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The boys slug it out in Man of Honor

Aw. I’ll admit I haven’t been in love with any of Chun Jung-myung‘s roles of late (The Duo, Cinderella’s Sister), but could he look any cuter in his baseball uniform? Here’s a first look at Chun and co-star Lee Jang-woo for their new drama Man of Honor, where they play rival sluggers on a pro baseball team. Okay, if they go sports drama with this, I might be suckered in, despite the impending melodrama.

Chun plays the washed-out once-great hitter, and Lee the golden boy who upstages him at every turn. I love stuff like this. Couldn’t we just forget about the other plots with chaebols and conglomerates, and just do this story about the two boys and their competition as teammates and rivals? I want it to be a sports drama so badly, but I feel like they’re going to move past the potentially awesome stuff really quickly, and land in the drama safe zone of boring business deals and obvious birth secrets. No! Less makjang, more baseball!

Both guys have been training rigorously for the last three months so that they can shoot without body doubles for the baseball scenes, which is pretty cool. I just hope the drama makes full use of it and throws its all into the tears sweat and glory of a good sports rivalry instead of wasting it. C’mon, rivals in love, rivals at the plate… can’t you just feel the tension? Sigh. I’m getting my hopes too high. I should just watch the first season of Friday Night Lights and call it a day.

Man of Honor premieres Wednesday October 12 on KBS.

Via Sports Chosun

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C'mon, you didn't love CJM in The Duo? I can't believe it! He was great in that role.

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I don't think he was that great either, he seemed very awkward to me. Or maybe he was outshined by Gwi Dong who looked mighty fine in his uniform.

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OMG, didn't he just?
I would have liked to see him as Dr. Brain, too.

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Me too, major disappointment for me.

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The Duo, younger version was great, but CJM, not my favourite actor sorry.

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i expect more shower scenes. possibly even group shower scenes.

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LMAO. We can only hope. *crosses fingers*

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i would watch FOR SURE if that were the case

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*nods nods* agree!!! ^_^

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LOL...that's one way to get the ratings

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Yes, please.

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`mmmmmmmmmm' ~~ N i C E ~~

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My grandmother always says: "Nothing like baseball to bring on the sweat, angst and shower."

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ahahaha if that's the show i guess i'll stay tuned with this drama..LOL

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Gahh I love CJM!!

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ah men in uniform. love it.

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I'd love to watch this...but I'm not really a fan of makjang galore~~

I want to see the guys fight!!hahaha

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baseball? sports never work kdrama

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bromance...? :D looking forward to this drama. its been a bit quiet lately.

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molkhang molkhang!!!

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I'd rather we get a Kdrama version of the j-dorama Rookies than suffer through makjang. I say, let's aim for Koshien!!!

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Oh I would definitely enjoy it if they focused more on the competition of a sports rivalry. That would be great for a kdrama. And girlfriday, you should definitely watch Friday Night Lights. One of the best American tv shows i've seen and i love the relationships. Clear eyes, full hearts, cant lose!!

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Clear eyes,full hearts, can't lose :(
I miss that show

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Oh my god, Jang Woo is looking so so good. I will watch just for that man-candy, tbh!

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Friday Night Lights is seriously one of the best dramas I've ever seen. It takes a little while to become completely absorbed in the Dillon, Texas universe, but once you do, you're never disappointed. Also, the Taylors have to be my favorite married couple depicted on TV ever.

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Love FNL! Oh, Matt Saracen, you've ruined me for non-fictional men. But yeah, looking forward to CJM.

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I've been debating watching that show forever since I absolutely loved the movie to bits

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It's a great show. I stopped watching when the original cast/premise changed, but the first season is AMAZING.

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GF, I agree. The first season was GOLD

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I am OBSESSED with FNL right now. In fact, watching the last episode of season 3 as we speak. So if there is going to be a marriage of a kdrama + fnl-esque sports drama greatness, SIGN ME UP. Keep us posted on if CJM can channel some Matt Saracen/Smash Williams/ or Tim Riggins.

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Naaaah...this will have about as much to do with baseball as Baker Kim Tak Gu had to do with baking....expecting lots of baseball metaphors...idk if I'll be watching this

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Anything with CJM should be good.

From Foxy Lady, Cinderella Sister amongst others, CJM always delivers as far as acting is concerned.

I'm in!

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oh yeah yeah!! I hope they focus more on SPORTS and not relationship! since until now I cant accept he's pairing with Park Min Young. lol ofcourse CJM looks great here!! its like we're seeing CJM as he is!! :) this is one of his fave sports!! :D his hobby!! watching baseball! and might have played it too. This is him! :P I still love his Ki Hoon best though!

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Does anyone think that this is going to be a rehash of the relationships in Baker Kim Tak Gu and have
CJM be the Tak Gu to Jang Woo's Ma Jun? :D

I hope the man-love/hate will be fun to watch. That was the draw for me in the last series.

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Also, I would love a Korean version of KimuTaku's Pride. That would be an amazing find.

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I love how you and I are asking for possible kdrama versions of our choice sports jdorama (see my comment number 9 above). Although, I don't know if I can handle another overly devoted heroine who just waits for her man the way Aki did. But if we can get a smoldering hot Kimura Takuya-type character (ok, more like misunderstood coldness on the outside, fuzzy wuzzy on the inside, with hotheadedness thrown into the mix), or even a Rookies-type bromance sports drama out of the Korean variety, I would be downright thankful.

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I love sports dramas! I've always liked Chun Jung-Myung and watched Lee Jang-Woo on WGM so it's a plus-plus point there for me to watch this one. All I hope is that it will live up to my expectations! Been following all or most of the articles about the drama on the site so I'm really all psyched up to follow this one as it airs, sleep deprivation or not.

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At the risk of sounding shallow: mmmmm... Sweaty PIE!!

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Imma check this one out, only for Lee Jang Woo and if he does n't get a lot of screen time I'll be tuning out heheh I just love him I think he has a lot of charisma and screen presence :)

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PIE in tight pants and knee socks, oh my!

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I love apple pie

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Is it just me, or does CJM look mighty fine in that baseball uniform? *stares*

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Thank you for the info, Girlfriday!

I totally agree with you abt wanting to see the sports rivalry be stretched till the end instead of resorting to the same tired, formulaic and repetitious plot of the haves and the have-nots and out-of-this-world-mind-blowingly-insane birth secrets...

And after what you said abt Friday Night Lights, I am now interested to watch it.

Btw, I have been wanting to ask this for the longest time but only now remember to do it. May I know how I can get the drama Sandglass? Im not sure who mentioned that it is the BEST Korean drama ever, whether it is you or Javabeans. But I have been searching for it like FOREVER. Thanks for your help in advance. ;)

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Not sure if you mean how can you watch or buy, but
Dramafever has it, although it's cut up at parts - sometimes jumping from one scene before it actually ends and the subs don't include any of the written stuff, which is annoying.

Or you could buy it at Yesasia (HK version)
or US Version here:
http://www.asiandb.com/store/detail.php?num=4736.

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Thank you so much, Jomo! God bless you for your kind heart in replying to my query. ;)

I shall try all the ways that you have suggested. ;)

Thanks so much again!!! ;)

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I think CJM was made to wear a baseball uniform. I love sports dramas (when they're mostly about the sport). I'm not a big fan of baseball, but somehow I love it when used as a drama plot (Yamada in H2). Likewise, I hope this drama is more sport than some other subplot.

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I was thinking the same thing..Yamada was awesome in H2 and the tension btwn him and the friend was awesome. I really hope the tone down the makjang

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i like him in " Cinderella " and Jangoonim of WGM's - T-ara Eunjung husband . I'm going to love this - can't wait

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can't wait. I love him because he's sexy lefthanded!

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I soooooooooooooooo love him since whats up fox? , he is very handsome, talented and the cutest thing ever , we also cant forget his killer smile , I will watch whatever he does, CJM , FIGHTING.......................

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surely with the hard training they are doing for the baseball scenes won't go to waste! my hope is with yours! but CJM will draw me in no matter what!

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Oh my..when i saw the primary pic of pretty boy CJM in this thread i automatically put my palm on my mouth and let out a small squeal..

am i this shallow.. >_>

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HOLY SMOKES!!! I'm all about the eye candy is this drama :D I hope the writers can really pull off this drama and keep the story balance and I hope it doesn't go down the tubes like so many dramas lately. Cause if this drama strikes out 3 times ...I'm OUT...so hopefully we get a great HOME RUN....

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This is why, ladies and gentlemen, I love baseball. Hot men in baseball uniforms? Yuummmmm...

We should just focus on the guys not only to see them in uniform, but to see the development of their bromance! Chant with me: Hot bromance...hot bromance...hot bromance...

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CJM never look old ^ ^ definitely will watch this, thx for the stills

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