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Man of Honor’s production press conference

A week from its premiere, KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Man of Honor held its production press conference, with its main cast in attendance: Chun Jung-myung, Park Min-young, and Lee Jang-woo take the main three roles. Already I can see the Baker King-esque dynamic in the stills; nothing like a rich-boy-poor-boy rivalry in childhood to up the ante in adulthood, is there?

(Side note: Nice of them to keep the same hairstyles for their childhood counterparts, for ease of identification — but I’d hate to be the kid who stuck with the same haircut for over twenty years.)

Chun Jung-myung plays the Young-kwang of the drama’s title (it means honor), a former baseball star — the kind who delivers a home run with bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning and two outs — who has been pushed back to second string. Given the sports milieu, the role calls for some action. Chun unfortunately suffered a fall from a horse while shooting his recent drama The Duo, damaging his spine, knee, and leg, giving him difficulty walking. It was a pretty bad accident and at the time, he’d undergone both medical and naturopathic treatments to get in shape to resume filming.

He said, “I was a bit worried because I’m not entirely recovered yet. I like physical exercise, but for a few months after the accident I wasn’t able to do much. Young-kwang is a pro baseball player so I would need to get my body comfortable with his movements, so I worried that my physical condition wouldn’t be up to it.”

Yikes. Although he says all is well now, I’m not sure I believe that’s possible, considering he needed constant treatments and physical therapy. He said, “After suffering a severe injury, I’m more mindful of needing to take care of myself. And I have to do that in order to get fully into the acting.”

Park Min-young plays Jae-in, a nurse’s aide with a bubbly, energetic character. She only had two months off after City Hunter ended before taking on the new role, and admitted she was a little nervous about the time squeeze. “But I enjoyed the script so much, and really trust the director and writer.”

She also cut her long hair off for the first time in 14 years, in order to play up Jae-in’s bright personality. She’d been enthusiastic about the change, and found the thrill of chopping off her hair so exciting that she’d asked for a shorter cut.

Lee Jang-woo plays the other leg of the love triangle as Young-kwang’s rival In-woo, “with lots of fighting scenes with Chun Jung-myung and Park Min-young.” He added, “In most of my scenes, the scripts indicate, ‘Dismissively, not listening.’ Aside from his father, he treats everyone rudely, and acts like he’s king.” You may as well just call him Ma-jun v.2.0, while Young-kwang gets to be Tak-gu the Second.

Lee Jin plays a cool, confident design manager in an outdoor apparel company. Her character went to school with Young-kwang and has feelings for him, making her a romantic rival with Jae-in. Naturally, where Jae-in is plucky and poor, Lee Jin’s character is chic and fashionable. Because it would just be too much to have two nice women vie for the same guy, right? One has to be bitchy so we know who to root for, yunno, just in case promotional billing hadn’t made that clear.

Meanwhile, the supporting cast includes Choi Myung-gil, Kim Sung-oh, Lee Moon-shik, Sohn Chang-min, and Kim Yeon-joo

Man of Honor replaces Princess’s Man and premieres October 12.






Via NTN Seoul

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6 min of highlights for this drama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTV2MAavOM4

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Thank you for the hyperlink.

I enjoy the 6 minutes highlights of Glory Jane.
8 more days to go for 08-OCT-2011 the release date get here.

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I almost forgot to mention:

According to http://asianmediawiki.com

Man of Honor is also known as Glory Jane (International English title)
Revised romanization: Yeongkwangui Jaein
Hangul: 영광의 재인

There are 3 Trailers.

And Glory Jane takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The Princess' Man".

While http://wiki.d-addicts.com states Man of Honor

Title: 영광의 재인 / Youngkwangeui Jaein
Also known as: Young Kwang's Jae In

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JB dear..can u do recapping this drama?i hope u do..jaebal..

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From these highlights, Park Min Young still acts the same as in CH. I am getting the KNN vibes, but the 2 male leads are eye-candy. It did not give the feeling that it is going to be different from the typical cliche. Might watch it if the review is good. Will check out Tree with Deep Roots first. I must say the dramas coming out in the cable network sound interesting. That's only that much time in a day. Sigh.

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where did all that luscious gorgeous hair go, Park Min Young??? Crashhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......

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Oh, I do love me some CJM! I am interested in it just for him. As for the pics... is it just me or does it look like PMY out grew her dress. How can she do anything other than stand still in it?

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I was thinking the same thing. I know short girls usually can wear shorter without looking skanky, but that dress just made me think - um, did she leave out the trousers?

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OWWWWWW...WOWOWOWOWOW!!CANT WAITTTTTT>>>>AAHHHHHHC:

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CJM HWAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)) im watching it too just because of him :D

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MMmmmmmmmm, PIE!
I HATE to say this but they look cute together, though I still think we are getting sweet + sweet here.
Her hair makes her look about a thousand times better short - grown up.

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Jomo is very HAPPY!

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Jomo is super happy!

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Isn't that one guy on the left bottom three photos from Secret Garden?

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Yes, he used to play bad guys in every film/show he was in before SG.

I wonder what he will be in this.

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Secretary Kim! I MISSED you!

Okay, I was going to skip this because it looks as boring as Baker King, but I'm going to watch at least some of it now, just for him.

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He was a very believable psycho in Sign. Right down creepy.
But I still miss him whining "Joo Wonnieeeee!!!!" in Secret Garden :)

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This looks like a great cast filled with some of the most beautiful actors
But,
This has nothing to do with the show, but even if I had the great legs the women actors have, how do they walk and sit in those dresses without showing their lady parts or as one contestant on Project Runway said "The Good China "

Oh Dear is my age showing ?

cheers, parsnip

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Usually in interviews or at press conf. actresses are given blankets to cover their legs when they're wearing dresses or skirts.

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Mhmm, Yeah I noticed that when I was watching WGM and Nickhun kept taking his coat off to cover Victoria's legs- I dunno why they do it though- can't you just buy a slightly longer dress where you don't flash people..?

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IMHO, if you have to have a blanket to sit and not show "the good china", your dress is too short.

I love PMY, love the new short "do", not crazy about the uber-short dress.

I'm so far behind in my drama watching now, I'll catch this in 2014 if anyone says it's any good. :0/

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Haha. I was Thnking the same thing too then I got all distracted at how tiny their legs are. Sheesh!!! All my dieting will never get me there. Sigh. Oh well, time to eat a haagan daz bar

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WOW PMY is sure is showing her sexy side in that super mini-skirt..talk about legs ..I'm sooo jealous...she gets great legs and my Hubby, life sure is not fair....

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am highly anticipating this drama just for my CJM , I cant wait to see him again in another great drama although I would have prefered his leading lady wasnt PMY but anyway am happy that its only a week and the drama begins , hope it will be a great success , CJM , FIGHTING........

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ohh me too!!! it'd be great f Han Yoo Joo accepted this drama!!! >.< but yeah, we cant do anything about it anymore! LOLs. im watchin this all for CJM!! :D

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That pink dress on PMY is way too short, it's all I'm saying.

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I remember Lee Min Ho once said he doesn't like girls wearing short skirts, even his sister. Maybe it doesn't apply to his girlfriend.....

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maybe it doesn't apply to short dresses

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i noticed that too!! she looks kinda conscious about the length in the second pic :O maybe her stylist is aiming to make her look taller by letting her wear shorter dress....but whatever...she has fabulous legs!!! And the color suits her perfectly :D

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PMY ( in press con pics) styling looks exactly like Ma Hye Ri's from PP

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Ditto!

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agree..........they missed the bling bling shoes!!! ;D

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on a random note, isn't Lee Jin wearing the same dress that PMY wore in City Hunter? just saying :p

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm96/javabeans122/drama/2011/city/city1/city7-00285.jpg

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Places To Watch

Title: Man of Honour/영광의 재인
Also known as: Glorious Jane
Genre:
Episodes: 24
Premier: October 12th, 2011
Broadcast Network: KBSTV
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

1. http://www.mysoju.com/

2. http://www.dramacrazy.net/drama-index/

3. http://www.dramastyle.com/drama/

4. http://www.dramafever.com/

5. http://www.viki.com/

6. http://www.asiancinematic.com/

7. http://www.kimchidramas.net/

NOTES: For Updates check back with the websites listed above .

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R u getting pais by any chance?

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LOL meant paid

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No I am not getting paid by any chance.

I just being helpful to those--who do not know where to search on the World Wide Web--who wish to watch Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong Dramas and Movies Online SUBBED in ENGLISH.

That's all, folks!

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I wish people would do this more often! I appreciate it!

CJM looks good even if he has the same haircut from childhood. <3

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I didn't mean to offend, I just meant it as a joke which clearly fell flat.

Sorry if I offended you.

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Thank you would be the more appropriate thing to say. :)

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Thank you would be a more appropriate thing to say. :)

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While I love both the leads, I'm still super ambivalent about this drama because watching Tak Gu was like being dragged along an endless rocky road while tied to a speeding truck -- you just couldn't catch a break.

BKKTG Spoiler ahead:

In BKKTG, Tak Gu didn't get the poor resilient girl of his dreams. Over the course of the drama, she ended up with Ma Jun. I was rooting for Eugene's character. If the lead won't get his girl, who's to say it can't happen with this drama? Oh yeah... the billing. But who knows? The writer seems to have a really sadistic writing style where the happy ending barely deserves its name.

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I actually approved of Tak-goo not getting the girl, because really the other girl was a much better fit for him, and I felt like Eugene's character was the only one who could help Majun redeem himself at all. But I also had a ridiculous fondness for Majun (even if Joo Won can't really acttttttt~) so I wanted him to have his happy ending more than I wanted Tak-goo to have one.

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i loved Joo Won's Majun though :3 god, he was so hot.

i LOL'd at JB's comparison of Lee Jangwoo's character to Majun. frankly, i don't think LJW could ever pull off BK's Majun :3

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ugh don't remind me of LJW's scowling face from smile donghae. he was such a bland, annoying character along with that crazy wife of his. at least here, i hope there will be enough cute to offset it.

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Ugh, it sucks so much that the other girl has to be bitchy whereas the other male lead is like prince charming.

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Yay! Can't wait for this show. I've been off my kdrama watching mojo for a few weeks now, ever since Scent of a Woman ended. I haven't even been watching anything on my ever-expanding list of "To Watch Later," but I think this'll be the drama to do the trick. Mmmm, love Park Min YOung, and love CJM.

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The kids look awesome in the stills.

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I thought so too!

*Waves* Hi Carinne!

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exactly, my interest was much more piqued on the kids.. especially the BTS where they're waving to the camera

uber cuteness!

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I am totally excited to see Lee Jang Woo..I totally love that guy! :)

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Ooooo, this drama is sooon airing, yay yay!! :)

Gosh, Park Min Young seem very similar to me as same as City Hunter, yups. (Ah, that's great for her to already have boyfriend Lee Min Ho, how cute. They will work it out, mm!)

Man of Honor, Hwaiting!!! \^__^/

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all i can think of: WTH is Lee Jang Woo wearing??!!

(that aside, I'll check it out - praying it won't be BKTG v2.0)

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LOL a scarf under his jacket pulled out as a makeshift collar? he looks about ready to enter the playboy mansion haha

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i like park min young; when she smiles she looks like she's actually smiling. the second and third photos of her especially look like she's smiling her heart out, not just posing

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The little girl is so so cute.

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Really, really looking forward to this drama. I'm familiar with the 2 main leads, love their dramas, love their acting abilities, cute.
Lee Jang wook has got my attention & interest after watching him play the rich, spoilt, selfish immature, evil character against Donghae (JI Chang-wook, my new found most adorable Kdrama actor) in SMILE, DONGHAE Impressive performance. Cute too!

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meh... doesn't look too interesting

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can I say no to Jang Woo's hair? he has to let go that hair seriously lol..

can't wait to see this drama ~~ Man of Honor Fighting! although i'm gonna miss TPM so bad

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I for one think baker king was a fluke, if they use the same formula again it....may work with the slightly better cast but fingers crossed cos I like both the leads

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is it just me but after Park Min Young cuts her hair short, which by the way looks super good and cute for her, she kinda looks a bit like Eugene..?? (like how her hair was set in Creating Destiny with her onscreen and offscreen husband)

When I look at the first picture of Park Min Young in the orange sweater, her smile and the way she looks at the camera makes me remind myself of Eugene, yes they are different but they definitely/possibly pass for sisters.. :)

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Yes, she does indeed. Even with long hair, I can see the resemblance between them.

Check this out: http://www.allkpop.com/2011/10/eugene-reveals-her-old-school-s-e-s-im-your-girl-hairstyle

Eugene is like a dead ringer for PMY!

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Javabeans, dear.

Thank you for such a well written article. I truly appreciate your ability to convey to your readers such character and depth and fun and everything.

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i just known Lee Jang Woo in a reality show called We Got Married..his wife is T-ara's Eunjung...and they're cute together! well all I can say is I don't know why he's given the evil character all the time when he is so far from it in real life...anyways I wish the cast for the best in this show...

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pmy looks like plastic face..the dresses 2 short?? idont think so, since she ussually use sexy dress and more than that..

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great casts - can't wait. Now Lee Min Ho was tall stand next to PMJ and now confirm that our WGM' Jangoonim is just as tall ( and handsome , of course ) - she like have on 4" sitletto and still not eye to eye w/ him . My shining general - good luck w/your new drama - expect nothing but the best from all 3 leads

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Jung Myung oppa...
Jangoonim,Mr.General!!!

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Lee Jang Woo's character (in Woo) is so typical.

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The reason why I watch baseball/football/beach volleyball/soccer: cute men in tight uniforms. And now CUTIE PIE in a tight uniform? I died!
PMY looks gorgeous with short hair.

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oh yeah! Lee jin! i missed her so much. Happy to see her back. I hope she does well.

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