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Poseidon casts Choi Siwon, Lee Shi-young

Never mind, I’m back on the Poseidon train. Er, boat?

I pretty much thought this show was a sinking ship (and, okay, it still could be), but now it’s gone and cast Choi Siwon (Athena) and Lee Shi-young (Playful Kiss), and now I can’t help but be suckered back in.

The show has been floundering for a while now, struggling to cast even after getting a second shot at airing and hopping from SBS to KBS. With just a month left till it airs, it’s finally secured its leads and will get right to work — not a moment to spare! — with script readings scheduled for the 2nd.

Choi Siwon and Lee Shi-young will both play members of the maritime police force, which I like; I was afraid she’d be mere arm candy as the love interest, but she’ll be the force’s sole female officer. I do wonder if this means the drama will take a different direction than its initial rival-frenemies storyline, which would have been played out by Eric and Kim Kang-woo in the first version of this show. Also, I don’t see mention of the counterterrorism unit in these new reports — in Round 1, the two leads were to be recruited out of the police force into a special unit. This doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but I wonder…

Lee Sung-jae (Lawyers of Korea, Stranger than Heaven), meanwhile, plays the police chief.

I’m glad that the show finally seems to be finding its footing, and am both happy about the casting and a little worried in case the drama should tank, since I like both Lee Shi-young and Choi Siwon and don’t want them to suffer. I think Lee is the better actor — she’s so spunky and awesome — but Siwon’s got tons of charisma, and I think this kind of role is the perfect type of vehicle to take him to the next level as a leading man. He did headline Oh My Lady, but I don’t really think that’s a big leg up in terms of his long-term career. (It’s cute and amusing, but forgettable even for fluff.) After playing with the big boys in Athena, though, he seems ready to move onwards and upwards, and we’re happy to let him.

Oh, I hope this show works out. I mean, it’s used up its quota of setbacks and obstacles, right? Things can only look up, right? (What do you mean, it doesn’t work like that?)

Poseidon is set to air in September, following Myung-wol the Spy on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Via Star News, Osen

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wow, i like it!!!

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What pleasant news JB! NOW, I'm looking forward to Poseidon, all for Choi Siwon! And, I do love Oh My Lady!

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Siwon! I'm really exited for this drama now. Totally not only for eye candy...totally not.

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choi si won!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

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They've gone through so many obstacles to air this so I hope it ends up being successful. Maybe they'll find a clever way to use the scenes that they have already filmed with the previous cast.

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Oh.. Siown now he had to deal very packaged schedule more and more.. They are having Super Junior Comeback this Aug 5th with promotion time and will followed with SS4 World Tour.. Not too mention repacked Album Promotion activities and also Taiwanese drama "Skip Beat" promotion..

I hope he wont collapse.. T_T

But Yay! For seeing himmore on screen :D

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I'm not sure about this drama, but I'm so looking forward to Extravagant Challenge (Skip Beat). :D

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i am with you. i am a huge ELF and with the comeback and everything, my poor siwon :( i am happy for him but ahhh, last time this happened, he ended up having to have surgery during Oh My Lady and Bonamana promotions

BE HEALTHY OPPA

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YEHEY LEE SI YOUNG AS THE LEAD!!!!
finally!!!!

I am gonna watch out for this cause I SUPER LOVE HER!!

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I super love her, too! If there is a Season 2 of City Hunter, and the decision is made to pair up Lee Min Ho with a different female lead (even temporarily), I think Lee Shi Young would be an awesome choice. She could totally be both the nurturing noona and the kickass partner that our City Hunter deserves.

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good call on the season 2 city hunter. she has the moxie to make it fun, and she literally knows how to kick-ass! i've been a fan since her crazy turn in Birth of the Rich...hysterically bipolar

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MW-the spy has been playing with my head again because I had to double take at the Eric-KangWoo sentence :D

I'm glad that Siwon has a leading role now; hopefully this drama can be just as amazing as it's supposed to be intense.

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I'm happy about this news but I'm even happier for uri Viola-- it appears the Drama Gods are rewarding her for all of her hard work. Congratulations, Mrs. Choi!

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ROFL!!!!! Thank you grateful1! I don't think I have said this lately, so: I love you! :)

*goes back to staring at the first picture* *giggle*

Siwon the Sea God has a nice ring to it, no? :P

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Viola and Grateful1! *HUGS and HUGS*

Well wouldn't it phonetically sound like this?

Schwann the She Cod?

*Laughs Hysterically!*

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Holy shit!!! I saw this and immediately thought, "Where is Viola???" LOL. Oh, Vi, it's hilarious how whenever I think of Choi !SIWON, I immediately think of you. This is going to be so awesome.

@Javabeans Unni, you are virtue and wit and light. Preese too much to be recapping this dlama! Sarangheyo!

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@ Viola~ awww..... nado sarang hae! :D

@ MJP~ *hugs and laughs* You're right-- "Shwann the She Cod" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it?!

@Lahlita~ Welcome home! Your presence has been missed 'round these parts. (Seriously! I always get a kick out of your comments and I was on the verge of asking "What happened to Lahlita?" on the OT.)

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I read Choi Siwon and immediately thought of Viola *chortling*. Then I think, I bet Viola's here, scrolled down and HERE YOU ARE!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA Congrats, Viola! I'll pray hard for your sake that Siwon will keep taking off his clothes, jump overboard and swim at every opportunity.

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The ELF in me is torn... coz SuJu is coming back with a new album, I want Siwon bb to promote it alongside his members... well, he kinda doubled duty during the previous comeback... ah... I am torn... I just hope bb get enough rest... and that Poseidon... floats... the very least...

But then... maritime = wet = hopefully lotsa half nekkid Siwon... have anyone seen his teaser pix for the comeback... O.MO.NA..

I mean as much as it looks like some disco soccer meets gay pride get up... but that bod... yum...

So yes once again I am excited for this drama... (though Eric and Yunho would have rocked it!)

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I thought he is casted solely because of that promotional picture :D

Whoever behind Siwon casting, is clever, the timing is just perfect.... I mean after that picture who will miss watching Siwon plays at beach. I won't

O.O

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Link to the "disco soccer meets gay pride" picture please. The picture in my head is quite funny, but I want to see the real one!

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http://www.allkpop.com/2011/07/super-junior-reveals-siwons-teaser-photo

Cute comments I read included... ooh... he looks like some cute clubber... maybe on a neon themed nite :D

I love SuJu more than air... I love Siwon... but these had me lol-ed like I was on some crack... stylist noona like what r u smoking?!

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Holy cow. Your description was spot on! Wow. His bod is fab... almost didn't look at the other members of SJ. Which would have been unfortunate... I got such a giggle out of what they are wearing... their "radical new style". Some are "radical" indeed... some are almost disturbing... I'm talking to you Leeteuk.

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Leeteuk... I have no words... and I stan that man so hard... and I can't even...

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O.M.G! That picture....... I don't even have words........

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I do: "Captain Underpants!" :P

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Man, this is going to be rough on SiWon. Yikes! I hope he stays in good health...

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oh yeah.. totally back on too. love the new casting.

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I like all three cast members. For their sake, I hope that the drama doesn't tank.
I don't envy the insane production schedule they're going to have. I also hope all the obstacles, setbacks and jinxes have totally evaporated. Good luck to them.

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I don'T understand
so,it means eric and yunho won't appear in this drama called "poseidon"
but i really happy for siwon he got casted in poseidon.

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yes, those were the previous cast whom drop out when the drama couldnt firm things up. the production team had to scramble for actors. Now choi siwon is the confirmed lead.

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The premise/plot isn't my cup of tea. Choi Si Won?! HELL YEAH! He's so gorgeous and I adore him to pieces. I'll watch for him :)

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I feel so sorry for Siwon :| Talk about being busy, with a drama that really, really needs to get going and probably will have a really tiring/full shooting schedule, and at the same time Super Junior comback this week.

Oh well, he probably knows what he's doing and I'm looking forward to seeing him in this!

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5JIB

SCREAMS

POOR SIWON

SCREAMS

BLOW MY MIND

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This also ok but the first cast had 3 HOTTIES!!! such a waste but I like this cast also.. ^__^

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LOVE!

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but but...super junior is having their comeback like NOW. how is siwon gonna promote mr. simple and film well? D: anyhoo, i cant wait for this.

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I did not read much about this movie, not for the lack of info. but for the lack of interest. But now I must admit that the cast arises my interest.

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@porcelain: Your "disco soccer meets gay pride get up" really had me laughing. I couldn't have described it better! As much as I go gaga over Siwon....I'm still wondering about all the open mouth kissing on stage during concerts among the band members.

I'm sure I'll get bashed for this.....oh well.....

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Yeah I didn't know what to think when I saw the promo picture either, I mean he's really hot but.... And then I saw the other member's promo pictures and they're all about the same as his-which makes me wonder as well....

Ahhh those are real??? Gah now I really don't know what to think....

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Well... ELFs like me were like... omg is Siwon going to perform in that? GLUES TO SCREEN... waiting for it to happens when they starts promo this weekend...

Not... The whole teaser pixs series was just to troll us! When I saw the MV teaser... they are very covered up, very classy and handsome thank you...

Oh the description... I took inspiration from comments I read haha...

Oh the kissing bit... I don't mind... like it too, just for show thing... Yaoi and all... they do as fanservice best I say... but some were going like... oh no its too much coz apparently Suju have really young fans !!! And I was like... oi... oh... really? They are one of the oldest boy/men group out t here now...

Anyway I really hope Siwon bb survives this double/triple duty... bb hwaiting!!!

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Wait, they kiss each other cause their fans like it? o_O
And I thought their members were mostly in their late teens and mid 20's right? That doesn't seem too old for an idol group.

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O_O oh my gosh this news made my day! Choi Siwon ♥ I can already see the sea scenes with water on him and the shower scene beacuse i presume that will be a shower scene, there's need to be a shower scene!!!!...i'm less sure about Lee Shi-Young though i find her to skinny

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Best news ever! I'm soooo happy he's back in a drama! He has so much potential to totally rock at acting. But I guess my dreams for Siwon to be in The Hana Kimi remake are doomed then. But I think I'll live ^_^

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cool

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OMO, those beautiful eyebrows (perched upon a gorgeous face)!!! I know that's weird, but I love a man with groomed, but manly brows. Must watch Poseidon!

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Just when I thought the Poseidon was going down for the third time, somebody throws it a LifeSaver!

Siwon really did a decent job in Athena and he's hungry for these types of roles. I'm not surprised that he's grabbed onto this offer, regardless of his Super Junior promoting - and after seeing his new album still shot in his gay disco drag (featuring his **ahem** package), he's going to need a role that full of testosterone.

Just picturing Siwon in a military uniform brings up all sorts of comparisons to Richard Gere in "An Officer & a Gentleman" - comparisons in a GOOD/UBERHOT way.

And Lee Shi-Young in an action drama?! She's going to be a total kick-ass - let's hope some of her action sequences require her to pound on some bad guy - the way she boxes should be put to use.
:)

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siwon??

IM IN!!!

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I love Choi Siwon! But if this thing (insert your own metaphor) had such a hard time getting off the ground, how is it going to be any good?

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Lee Shi-young.I hope she kicks butt when the lead is being an ass-which they always are-I'll be looking forward to it.

Oh Si Won fans-don't kill me.I like him too but LSY oh yeah!I need a change from the weak heroine.The latest crop Myung Wol and Ha Na are looking great.Even KSA is spunky.

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Siwon's on board? WOO HOO!!!!!! I'm definitely watching now. *goes away dancing happily*

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Eeek! Now, Siwon won't be getting any rest at all...a drama and the comeback album promotions? *sigh* Hope this works out well.

LOL @ “disco soccer meets gay pride” comment. As much as I'm a Siwon/SuJu fan, the flamboyant "Ubersexual" avant garde concept is not working for me. Except for Heechul's teaser photo which looked normal compared to the rest, I'm laughing AT the rest of 'em. And the first teaser for the new single "Mr. Simple"? What happened to Siwon's hair? Bad enough it's colored, but the style? I've waited quite a long time for a good drama for Siwon after OML, but Athena sucked and I really would hate the audio dub for Extravagant Challenge. At least there's something to look forward to, right? *crossing fingers*

LSY! Yay! I wanted her to be "Nana" in CH, but good for her that she got this role! Love her!

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Siwon, keep up the energy, You are one busy dude!!! Poseidon--revives and I love Lee Sung Jae from Lawyers of Korea... LSY is truly talented whether in drama or comedy... FFFFighting!!!

Ace--whew, well--the SUJU teaser pix psychedelic funk look--hopefuly will stay with the teasers since the video teasers show the SUJU siblings in simple monotoned suits...

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MTE... Ubersexual... apparently is an upgrade of metrosexual... and I am like lolwhut... I am ok with most of them teaser pixs... except... Teukie... no never... and when Siwon's came out... I pretty much died... And it all turns out to be a big troll... MV is so classy if the teaser is anything to go by...

I didnt see Athena yet... lying on my HD for a while now... NO TIME!
I loved OML... Light & fluffly but I like!
I will hate Skip Beat dub, but I will endure for SiHae...
This... I really hope Poseidon make it... might be a different story... but I really hope this production stablize... and get it off the ground!

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I think Eric will curse a bit more if Poseidon would have better ratings... in the same timeslot just after his drama... ohh well I know I would

LSY I want her to kick ass so badly...and to see her muscular body too ( usually her neck muscles on an evening dress its a horror, but in this drama it would rock my world and give the heroine more credibility)

Choi SiWon - it's about time baby to prove urself an A lister in klala world too

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That's a great cast. Love Siwon of course. And Lee Si Young is such a talented actress.

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I am really happy about Lee Sung Jae. He was charming and charismatic in Lawyers of Korea. After seeing him in LOK I tried to find other dramas or films that he appeared in but there didn't seem to be much available. Maybe he doesn't get many roles. I wonder what it is like for actors in Korea, do they also wait tables between gigs?

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oh my god, oh my god....i finally get to see Lee Sung Jae in another drama! I'm so excited that he's back, even if it's not for the lead role. Have always enjoyed watching him. He's such a talented actor. I sincerely hope this drama works out for him.

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I love Choi Siwon, but worry about his health. Since he'll be shooting this and simultaneously working on Super Junior's comeback. (If he passes out from exhaustion in the near future, I won't be surprised)

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I was think the same thing..how one earth will he ever get any sleep with SuJu and this??....and lets not forget the fact that he's already done 2 dramas (1 K and 1 T) this year...jumping from one set to another as soon as the first was over and now the third one....I love him too but this has gotta be tiring for him

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also since this drama is a little behind on schedule..it will probably be m ore crazy as drama schedules go...just hope people wont get into more accidents

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Siwon hasn't had a vacation since 2009. He's been working almost nonstop since then >_<;;;;

He was sick and had to have surgery after OML.
He was sick after Athena ended.
He had to go to the hospital during Skip Beat filming.

I'm very worried for his physical and mental health with the news about his grandmother T_T

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I'm in since Siwon's in it, but I wonder about how he's going to handle the schedule. 5th album promotions and he'll probably have to do promotions for Skip Beat in Taiwan, too.

I hope the storyline is better than Athena's >_<;;;;;

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Lacus!!!! SIWONiee's super busy--chug a lug a lot of those herbal tonics and vita supplements dear boy... We're all back in for our lovely young man!!!

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Mel! Yep. We'll be here to support our boy, as always! I just hope he gets some rest :)

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Skip Beat will air on December so dunno... maybe they'll do promotions around that time too...

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Like the replacement cast so far, though I still feel like it doesn;t top the awesomeness of the Eric+Kim Kang Woo...also love Lee Shi Young , though she's no Kim Ok Bin....and she's already kicking ass as a kickboxer, so I cant wait to see her pull a Kim SO Yeon or Ha Ji Won on us...yea..definitelt back on the Poseidon ship, thoughwith much more caution...just hope Si Won wont collapse by the end of this

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YES!
Eric's drama followed by Siwon...Love love love.

Also, there is a HUGE age gap between Siwon and Lee Sung Jae - so I am guessing there isn't much a love triangle possibility here? Where is the fun when there is no conflicted love stories? hehehe...

Lee Si Young is also older than Siwon...but at least they look like they can be the same age. I hope he does not go for the "Nunna" thing again i.e Athena or Ahjumma love story in Oh My Lady...I want him in a fully developed love story!!! LOL.

Also, Siwon can definitely kick-ass and looking good while doing it too. =) No worries..

Poseidon - I am definitely watching you!!! I hope all the best for your safe delivery!

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I think this is a great paring. I loved LSY in Playful Kiss she was very dynamic. And Siwon, well he's Siwon, who does everything well! But I am so excited for this change of plans.

And Yes, I so totally agree with #38 Lacus, please don't let there be any bad writing with this one!!!!!

But I have to say with Athena, Siwon's brief spotlight was shining brightly (episode 8 or 9) and I am so glad he got the lead role in this one. I really didn't like the lead actor's character in Athena, poor writing... So, let's not let that happen here, okay Korean "powers that be"!

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Looks like I'm never going to get any sleep. NEVER. I was hoping fall would be a dry drama season but nope, here they come. T_T

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YES! I'm going to watch this drama!!! Cant wait.

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Oooooooh............O_O

Is that Lee Shi-young from "Playful Kiss" ?? Fufufu, that's great & I admired her when I watched her in that drama, yups! I didn't really watch Choi Siwon much in any dramas, whoops. @[email protected] I didn't meant that I don't like him, no way..... and I've never attention to him so much since he was in any dramas.

Anyway, I expect that this drama will be definitely hit, hopefully so!

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oooh, look at all these happy comments

now Poseidon makers, let's work to make this as awesome as it was in your teasers and plans

good luck!

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so....no eric? didn't he already film some episodes? :\ awww. it shouldve been siwon and eric!

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My heart couldn't take it...ah, my brain cells are exploding just thinking of it. Thank you very much, Sarah. ;)

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hahaha i know right? :D

gahhhh. i love siwon! but i wish he'd come in rom-com dramas too. i tried watching athena (read: forwarding to his scenes) but it's not the same. he was such a cutie on oh! my lady

*12 year old fangirl scream*

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Oh wow, Choi Si-won is going to be working extra hard this month! Super Junior comeback is next week, not to mention this drama will air in a month, he's going to be back and forth. I really hope he's going to be OK.

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I wasn't planning on watching this one, but after hearing the news about Siwon, I'm excited! I do hope he takes care of his health. This is going to be a crazy schedule for him :-/

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great cast! but as for the drama, I'll believe it when i see it!

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Lee Shi-young and Choi Siwon!!!!!!!!! I JUST DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN :D

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