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Poseidon releases posters

Upcoming maritime police drama Poseidon, aka Baywatch-meets-Cops, has released its posters. They decided on the super serious vibe, which I think was a mistake in the boring direction, but at least the faces are damned pretty. I’m pretty sure it’s the same font as Athena too, which is a step in the wrong direction, association-wise. Is there only one Serious Action Drama Font in the poster-making departments at the big studios? Is it called Windswept Wingdings or Shot Through the Heart Sans Serif?

At least the first one has an air of mystery about it, though the blue smoke (which I guess is supposed to invoke the sea?) just makes me laugh. The second one looks like an advertisement to join the police force. YOU! Can make a difference! The third at least features the three leads and gives some character info, which is nice.

Featured on top is Lee Sung-jae with the tagline: “A man who lost everything to the waves.” Heroine Lee Shi-young‘s tagline reads: “A woman scarred by the waves,” and Choi Siwon is described as: “A man who fights against the waves.”

The drama purports to be based on real-life stories ripped from the headlines, but it comes from the writer of IRIS, so while the action/romance should be good, I won’t hold my breath for realism here. Is it going to be the same “realism” that kept Siwon from showing his abs on Athena? Because I don’t care for any of that nonsense. The realism, I mean. Abs are awesome.

Poseidon premieres Monday September 19 on KBS.

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Looks like their graphics department let their interns do the posters. I mean, I could probably recreate these posters in photoshop. Ah well, nice to look at the pretty though.

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Ooh, pretty! Can't wait!

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No, it's not the same font. I'm a graphic designer. I just wanted to say that hahaha.

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I just realized it (took me long enough) but somehow this title+premise pairing seemed familiar : "Athena", "Poseidon"... Just you wait, next up will be "Zeus", where a bunch of electricians are the badass heroes !

More seriously, I second the abs comment. Siwon, ABS, pretty please ! Who cares about realism, when we're craving for fantasy - pun on the word's double-meaning intended.

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A dram about badass electricians sounds AWESOME, they should totally do that.

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mirabeau,

So how would Iris fit into that correlation of titles? Is there a Greek mythological figure Iris?

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google is my friend:

IRIS was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods. She was often represented as the handmaiden and personal messenger of Hera. Iris was a goddess of sea and sky--her father Thaumas "the wondrous" was a marine-god, and her mother Elektra "the amber" a cloud-nymph. For the coastal-dwelling Greeks, the rainbow's arc was most often seen spanning the distance beteween cloud and sea, and so the goddess was believed to replenish the rain-clouds with water from the sea. Iris had no distinctive mythology of her own. In myth she appears only as an errand-running messenger and was usually described as a virgin goddess. Her name contains a double meaning, being connected both with iris, "the rainbow," and eiris, "messenger."

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Has no one heard of IMing, short for Iris Messaging? Come on, Chiron would be so disappointed.

P.S. Leona, don't you just love google? I wish everybody got more acquainted with google... or wikipedia. XD

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LOL A Percy Jackson reader- and to the earlier comment yes Iris is a Greek goddess.

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Thanks Leona!

I truly appreciate your researching this information for me! You are the best, no better that the best, you are the most bestest best!!!!!

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As Leona said, Iris is the messenger Goddess. But as she's not an Olympian - and because I fail to see the messenger part in IRIS' plot, whereas the links to Athena and Poseidon are obvious in their respective dramas - it doesn't work as well ^_^

(That's a good question, actually. Why IRIS? Was it for the mythological reference or was it to stand for the part of the eye? Methinks the last hypothesis sounds better because of the whole spying motif... Could be refering to the flower as well, but let's leave that one out.)

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in that drama the motif was the flower

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These are funny, but wasn't IRIS presented as an acronym on the posters (i.e., I.R.I.S.)? Like, Internal Revenge Idiot Squad? You know, something like that?
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@mirabeau Sooo, would it be insane to ask for a drama called Aphrodite, in which the characters do naught but make love all the day long (with an occasional break for wine and grapes)?

If that's too X-rated, then I'll settle for Heracles, starring every hot Korean guy ever, with plenty of HoYay! and "Eye of the Tiger" training montages.

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Aphrodite sounds like a porno.

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"Aphrodite Love" would be great! And the promo pics would have Park Shi Hoo wearing nothing but grapes and vines. I'm assuming PSH's the lead. And he'll shower in grape juice, of course.

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HOW MUCH DO I LOVE YOUR IDEA, YY ?!!!
Best thing ever. I would SO watch it. Although all the wine-related business would make it more Dionysus than Aphrodite, heh (which wouldn't bother the soft-porn part, I am sure) :D

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PSH? Excellent choice!

(... I want stylish sunglasses included in the equation, please.)

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I don't really care for anything except his glorious mane of glory and his black ninja clothes. I'm so damn pissed at the prod for taking these back from him >.< He looked so fine wearing them *sigh*

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hahaha I have to say, your comment is awesome.

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lol if i remember correctly, back when poseidon had eric & yunho, it was supposed to air after midas, which aired after athena. i wanted poseidon to air at that time just for that.

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hahahhahaha.... the bit about the electricians and Zeus is priceless

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lol such a serious vibe. looks more like a supernatural mob drama or something.

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Quiz time...

From the above reading we can determine the following...

realism : bad

as

A) abs : awesome

B) nonsense : good

C) action : romance

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Lol, you must have taken GRE test, right :D

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Why, yes I did. It still haunts me... soooooooo many years later!

BTW, the answer is A, right? ;)

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Dang! They are looking pretty nice in those uniforms. ;)

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Yeah, except look at how baggy the pants are on half the men -- totally unacceptable for the military!

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What happened to lee shi young's eye in the second poster?

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the taglines are making me guffaw into my lunch, I seriously hope that the script writer didn't come up with them 'cuz then this is bound to be a cheezfest...now the people sure are pretty

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Yeah the tag lines made me laugh so hard, so cheesy and corny

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Yup, me too, so hilarious.

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"Featured on top is Lee Sung-jae with the tagline: “A man who lost everything to the waves.” Heroine Lee Shi-young‘s tagline reads: “A woman scarred by the waves,” and Choi Siwon is described as: “A man who fights against the waves.”

OMG - is this the only thing the Publicity Department could come up with?! Cheesy references to waves?!

Frankly, the only one of interest to me is Lee Sung-jae's tagline "A man who lost everything to the waves" - unless "everything" refers to his bathing trunks, I'm kinda not interested....
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LOL me too.

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lol same here.

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OK, “A man who lost everything to the waves”, I kind of get. But “A woman scarred by the waves”? What on earth does that mean? How can ocean-temperature water scar you? And don't even get me started on “A man who fights against the waves." That is the silliest thing I've ever read. I have a vision of Siwon running up and down the beach, trying to Taekwondo-chop the ocean.

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"A woman scarred by the waves" could mean she lost someone at sea or something like that.

"A man who fights against the waves" could be metaphor considering he's an Ace who got demoted pretty bad and has to fight his way back into good standing. It could also because they fight at sea and have to go up against Poseidon himself (hahaha) in order to do their job.

Corny and cheesy for sure, but still makes sense considering what we know and can assume about the characters and the show. Heh. X/

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Heh, OK, Ani. You have convinced me. I hereby declare these "waves" tag lines to be the most brilliant stuff I have ever read. :D

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Um, ooooooooh-taaaaaaaay. Le sigh. Sarcasm abound these days. Seriously though, I think they might as well have gone and said:

This is a man... a woman... and another man.

I cringe at the "wave" cheesiness, despite the fact that I understand they're trying to tie in their whole ocean theme and be oh-so poetic about it. Pft.

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Pahaha. I got the sarcasm, Ani, and I was appreciating your wit with a (failed) attempt at some wit of my own.

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She- won: The Sea Cod swimming in the waves? Yep. I like that better! :P

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*faceplam* Which one of you renamed my oh so brilliant "Siwon the Sea God" in She Won the Sea cod??? I think it was you MJP! Now I got it stuck in my head, and I can't think of him in any other way! *wail*

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I wonder how Eric would have done in this drama had it not been postponed???

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with lots of smexiness, abs and strong thighs

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With regards to the first poster's "mysterious" blue smoke: Who tooted? From the looks of it, I'm thinking the guy on the far left.

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Oops, I mean the far right.

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Wait a sec...on closer inspection, it could be the guy on the extreme right, the one with the surprised expression. I had that exact same fake expression in a crowded elevator last week when I had an unexpected 'release'....act surprised, you don't want people to think it's you.

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If by 'tooted' you mean 'farted' (pls forgive my language), I'm guessing the guy in specs, on the extreme left. There's a lot of foul blue gas pooling around him, so that's the source. I say foul cos they all look grim in the poster. They're really mad with him.

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*choke* you made me spit out my tea!! BAD YY! :P

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Just don't expect too much so you won't be disappointed. That's my motto post-City Hunter. ;)

Yeah, mr. writer, show lots of Siwon abs so even if the story sucks (*crossing fingers*), I'd still get lots of nice screencaps!

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Hmm.. Not liking the second poster. But I hope this drama does really well after all that it's been through!!!!

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So since this is the same writer from Athena, just what are we to expect? A story more like Iris (Hit) or more like Athena (Flop) ?

Siwon's character better not be stupid like the lead character of Athena! Seriously!!!!! That was a big mistake.

But I am glad that it appears someone was listening to our comments during the recaps of Athena because Siwon got his own show!!! Thank you!!!!!

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And CGI9 stands for????? I'm confused!!!

a) Computer Generated Internet 9?
b) Computer Generated Infamy 9?
c) Common Gateway Interface? Nein!!Nein(read Na in) in german means No)
d) Cougar grabbing I9 (I9 being the dude that we will drool over the screen)
e) Computer Garbage Included 9
????.

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Huh? Isn't it in the poster? Coast Guard Investigation 9?

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LOL.

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HAHAHAHAHA. EPIC!

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they said Yunho will do a cameo. i hope the production will keep it as is. i dont want this series head to the sea floor... (sorry, i couldn't resist! i hate that he's showing up in this.)

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"Head to the Sea Floor" LOL!

I love Yunho the person, but not Yunho the actor...

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"Is there only one Serious Action Drama Font in the poster-making departments at the big studios? Is it called Windswept Wingdings or Shot Through the Heart Sans Serif?"----> LOL!!!

Good thing they had released those fun stills earlier- so at least people know that the drama isn't a dark, super serious drama.

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the far left man looks like Liu Sung Jen ( Damian Lau ) - Hongkong actor....or is really him?

Windswept Wingdings or Shot Through the Heart Sans Serif -- LOL.

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no lee byung hyun... lame

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Hmmn, why do I feel this is just another flop like Athena.

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I don't want to be a downer but everything I hear news about this series it makes me miss the old cast. It would have been nice to see them instead but I like Lee Sung-jaw so I might watch it.

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I meant "Lee Sung-jae" Damn auto-correct. -__-;;

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Remember City Hunter... the poster does not make the drama.

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Sausage-fest!

One woman...to rule them all,
one woman to find them,
one woman to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them!

...in the land of Poseidon where the waves lie.

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HOT! Enough said.

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You girls (and guys) are so funny! I had so much reading this post and all of the comments. Way to boost up my mood in the morning. Kudos to you all!

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Is it called Windswept Wingdings or Shot Through the Heart Sans Serif?

The second one looks like an advertisement to join the police force. YOU! Can make a difference!

omg LOL

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Best commentary ever by GF, way too funny!

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To make people sit up and REALLY take notice, I propose a change of taglines; how about the following taglines beneath siwon's, older dude and girl's pics, in order:

Abs- the only thing in his life he was proud of....

Abs - the only thing in his life he would fight for....

Abs - the only thing in her life she would die for....

I think the title shoud be changed too, to
POSEIDON ABS.

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DAEBAK...

Seriously that would make a LOT of difference xD

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God knows I would die for them, so, yes, I vote for your revision! :P

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LOL. that second poster cracks me up.

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maybe it's just me but all these action type dramas never pull me in. they're just so serious and boring or well at least they seem to be. i need a bit of comedy in my dramas in order for me to watch it.

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The posters look really unappealing. Lol.

Lee Si Young's right eye (from her view, not ours) really looks weird in the 2nd poster.

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the posters are disappointing tbh. these look like fanmade posters :/

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I know all eyes are on Siwon but the biggest attraction of this drama to me is Lee Sung-jae.

Just finished re-watching The Lawyers of Great Korea for the 4th or 5th time. It is one fine drama that has gone under the radar - not a pure heart young love drama but mature take on relationships. Refreshing and witty!

Lee Sung-jae's performance is charismatic and mersmerising, giving his character depth and layers. Wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants something different but endearing.

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"I’m pretty sure it’s the same font as Athena too..."

It reminds me more of the City Hunter poster font, though.

But... aw! The drama's tone is serious? :( Why?

If Siwon won't bare abs in this drama, him in a thin, wet shirt would do. (Sorry Viola.)

Anyway, what's the Baywatch vibe for without "shirtless?" Isn't it that if you "fight against the waves," you tend to lose your shirt? (Did they say Lee SungJae "lost everything to the waves?")

And please, inject some comedy like City Hunter.

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Izzie, I know I have been away for a while but is that any way to behave? Tsk Tsk TSk! Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those abs!

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Oh nothing to worry about, Viola. When it comes to Siwon, I only stare. :) LOL!

You can call the pigeons back now. :)

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Wow. The taglines for this are laughable. Don't have high hopes for this one. I hope I am wrong. Surely they wouldn't keep Choi Si Won from NOT showing his abs, considering he will be working on a beach where it is the natural forum for fine men to throw their shirts to the wind, literally and figuratively. Him showing his abs would be 'realism'.

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I saw an ad on some video website that was much more like Baywatch (lots of bare skin and muscles) that the posters above.

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oddworld, the man who's interest in this show just got swept away by the waves

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Oh I wish this show would be like NCIS but I might be setting my expectations to high.

Hahaha on the blue smoke. Did someone break wind? Was it the guy all the way on the right? He does look surprised. Or was he surprised by the intensity of it? LOL.

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what is with the quality of those posters???? who made those........

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1st Poster Convo from R-L

Guy 1: Oops. *whining* I told you to let me go when I said I had to!

Guy 2: Damn kid. I am never standing next to him again.

Girl: I.need.to.cover.my.nose.now. But I have to look smouldering sexy... argh I can't stop my fingers....

Guy 3: I'm doing good. I'm standing way out here. I can still hold this ab-tastic pose, shirt on or not, my fans will know this is ab-solutely for them. Gotta show off them abs no matter what, coz my shoulders, they've been photoshopped away, so I only have my ab-sets left.

Guy 4:Kid.is.dead.

Guy 5: In my time, they'd fill the room with sulfer dioxide, and we still managed to look cool. Kids these days. Too soft.

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well, i was thinking all along that iris was some sort of pun name of eris, the goddess of strife and discord. u know it's not really smart to directly identify urself with such a goddess so u choose a name more neutral; or i could just overthinking.

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