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Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi confirm The King

Aaaaand, we FINALLY have a king. I seriously thought this drama would never secure a cast. But now the production team behind highly anticipated miniseries The King has announced that Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi have been confirmed as the soon-to-be royal couple to hit the small screen this March. Looks like the king’s in for a noona romance, but considering that Seung-gi’s basically the poster boy for noona love, it only seems fitting.

The King is the new project from the team behind Beethoven Virus (PD Lee Jae-kyu and writers Hong Jin-ah and Hong Ja-ram), and is described as both a romantic comedy and a “human melo black comedy.” Uh… so basically you have no idea what it is. If it’s actually a dark comedy, all the better, but I’m not going to get my hopes up about that. The story takes place in a fantasy world where modern-day South Korea is governed by a constitutional monarchy. Lee Seung-gi will play the crown prince, Lee Jae-ha, who is just the face of the royal family. He quite literally only has a handsome face and cares nothing about politics, and is described as horribly spoiled and materialistic, and extremely blunt. That’s pretty much his Brilliant Legacy character taken up a notch to royal pain in the ass, yeah?

Meanwhile, Ha Ji-won plays Kim Hang-ah, a legendary North Korean special forces agent, now an instructor for the special forces. They begin their unlikely romance with prejudices about each other, but eventually come to fall in love. So… Pride and Prejudice meets Shiri?

I’m excited about the cast, but confused as hell about the premise, and just praying to the drama gods that it’s not Myung-wol the Spy Redux. I feel like with this production team it’ll go for a more serious version of the modern royal family rather than the goofy one, even if it’s a rom-com at heart. It’s the kind of premise that rests entirely on tone, so I guess we wait, and hope for some royally funny, kickass romance this spring.

The King follows The Moon That Embraces the Sun and premieres March 14 on MBC.

Via Star News

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All right. *gets out pruning shears*

Seriously, guys, this is getting out of hand.

(1) Not everybody has to love Seung-gi.

(2) Not everybody has to hate Seung-gi.

(3) Everybody does, however, have to play well with others in the sandbox or you get taken out for time-out.

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I felt like his role in the king is very much similar in his role in 1n2d? I got this really strong feeling about it,but the only difference is he will not demonstrate his fun personality or smart quiz answers. But through being high of himself and materialistic. So yeah,I may watch the show if I got time.

Just wondering,why you have to post such a note? I dont quite get it.

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The comments have been cleaned up supposedly. Before there were a lot of heated bashing and defending going back and forth like a warzone.

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There still is. Look below =) Anyway, I'm kinda excited that Lee Yoon-ji is supposedly Seung-gi's sister. That's the second time she's played a prince's noona. I hope she has some rocking side romeo for herself. She's jjang!

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MBC comeback?

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first!!

It seems MBC about to have a good year, with Moon/Sun and this one look promising.

Seunggi! YAY!!

there'll be YAI on Monday-Tuesday and Seunggi on Wed-Thu. can't wait for March!!

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Never really thought that Lee Seung-gi has active online anti-fans. I know he doesn't have much fanboys, but I didn't think he had all these anti-fangirls as well.

To think that I only see comments like these when there are posts about KHJ, LDH, GHS, YEH, Yoona & other idols. The world must really be ending this year. ;)

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A sad story but true, the more famous you are or the more famous artists you work with, the more antis you get, haizzzz

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Yay!!

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ME 2 TOO ~ ~ I am looooking forward to this cuz' of Ha Ji Won....ALSO, Lee Seung Gi, too ~ ~

BANZAI ! ! ! \\ ^0^ //

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I'm excited for Ha-jiwon comeback but why Lee seungi??? Sorry to his fans but his acting does nothing for me and his cute-humble boy persona on variety looks fake(to me).

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same here. lee seungi gi is too new in the acting business to act opposite someone as talented as ha ji won.

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I thought he started acting since 2005? But granted he only have 4 under his belt.

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So what? Because he's a singer, he focused on his career. Is challenging a new career a bad thing? And he's just 25.
I remember Ha Ji Won used to release a album too.

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It just make me remember about how Ha Ji Won acted with Jang gen Seuk (when he is a new comer) in Hwang Jin Yi.
Granted, Lee Seung Gi is not acted as much as the others do, but took a breath and act is not wrong.

I don't like to prejudice let's just see what'll end ^^

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seems you don't know LSG well. he's a singer first and foremost. an MC then an actor. he can't do drama more often with his busy schedules. but managed to have two wonderful dramas while being a mainstay in 1night 2days, plus Strong Heart.

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tbh,,i'm agree that LSG is not good at acting,,
but i still feel (or hoping) that his act could be better in the future..
just hope that his act will be better here, since he will play with someone as talented as HJW..^^

HJW,,please teach our seung gi...^▽^

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yeah, he's an alright actor.Hopefully practice makes perfect and he gets better as her acts more. Excited to watch this.

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LSG had mentioned before its his hyungs that made him looks better and humble on the screen.

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ya. I don't think he is acting humble because it'll be kind of hard for him to act nice and humble to everybody 24/7 , both on and off-screen. Considering how he is one of the top few idols/entertainers in Korea, he would have long been caught by the paparazzi if he really wasn't nice to others. I think he's a good kid.

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Nop - he isn't the humble boy - he just respects Korean good manners - he can be pretty mean when he wants to - but his brain is wired a bit differently than us

he is too smart to make stupid mistakes even though here and there he can be quite blunt even though generally he is subtle enough to not raise some brows.

I remember quite well the scene in Strong Heart when NMW told him Let's be friends and LSK said" this remains to be seen" or something like that, NMW is a 8 months older than LSK and both debuted in 2004 LSK in June and TRAX in July with Paradox - therefore if LSK can make himself to have the upper hand he will do it without reservations but without being on the headlines for hitting old ladies. He is just smart enough to know when he can do it.

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Wow, I guess that's a kind of joke right? It's like how someone tell a story, that depend on how people deliver it.

I remember about the davichi member who doesn't like seunggi's gift and she change it into something more suited her. She admit that she make that story to made people laugh, never expecting people will sent him threat afterwards.

Plus, I don't see the connection of the humble (or fake or what) thingy here, remember about Choi Min soo? He is a GREAT actor, but he has terrible personality. So why does offend someone just because the personality?

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this again? any other prove that he isnt a humble boy..
i've seen you wrote about this on MGIG recap couple of times before.

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lol at antis comments..
so, lsg is bad at acting but can make people believe that he is a humble boy where he actually is not? :/ such a contradiction..

anyway,,whether he is a humble boy or not irl,,
i don't care..
we don't really know him, we know him as someone on screen, which is looks humble..so i'll go with it..
and even if he is not humble in reality,,means he have been doing a very hard work...it's hard to act nice to all people, you know? :)

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that is because, he's like that in real life. he doesn't act out in real life. and that was already proven by the people who was with him in 1n2d, strong heart and the dramas he had been into. there was no bad mouth about him. not a single thing. it's hard to believe? because one good soul is there in a world of chaos.

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This was in the Strong Heart MGIG Special. Did you watch the whole story? NMW even agreed to LSG's explanation afterwards: LSG was (at that time) in the personality of his MGIG character as Dae Woong, and the director told him not to be too close with NMW since they will act as rivals. I remember this because it crossed my mind that LSG was acting arrogant, too.

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yes looks BETTER, which I mean, if he don't have the base that'll not appear as that right? Plus o don't think that'll affect with this drama

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about his cute-humble personality looking fake,

just want to share a post from http://tryp96.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/11-04-27-news-tidbits/

Sports Seoul is probably the most well-known (or should I say, infamous) paparazzi in Korea. They were the one that first reported the shocking news of Seo Taiji and Lee JiAh’s marriage and divorce, as well as many other scandals over the years.

It turns out that they were pretty ‘curious’ about SeungGi too.

They staked out in front of SeungGi’s house for 6 whole months!!! But they did not see ANY misbehavior or wrongdoing. So they eventually had to call it quits (which only happens extremely rarely), and the only thing they published was this: SeungGi caught on camera by paparazzi http://tryp96.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/929913917/ .

The article was actually full of praises for SeungGi, like how well-mannered and how sincere he was even in real life, and he was indeed an UmChinAh.

Sports Seoul stalked him again this year, and again its just full of praises
http://tryp96.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/seunggi-caught-on-camera-by-paparazzi-again/

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Love you, wanne for this post...but I think it's not the place :)

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please don't even post that site. it's that site that "hopes 1N2D ends soon", "hopes Seunggi does another variety show with only Jiwon and Na PD" since "Sugeun was mentioned by Seungwoo for not being nominated in the Daesang therefore we hate him" and "Taewoong splashed water on a sick Seunggi and he took the pice of paper out of Sugeun's pockets and put it back to Seunggi's so Seunggi got the punishment for the morning mission", or the site that "wants KBS to apologize for a mistake in the caption of Seunggi's height" that did not even last 3 seconds in a 1 1/2 hour show, or "KBS is purposely lessening Seunggi's height because he is leaving KBS soon" and all that crap.

seriously, those kinds of fans are the most annoying ones.

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Ha, this is exactly how netizens ruin someone's career that I've seen several times. Talking without thinking and having enough information.
If you're truly humble and kind, ect., someone who doesn't even know you clearly judge this and that and call you fake, what will you feel? I think anyone will experience at least once a life. So careful with your words.

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dont judge LSG if u know nothin bout him..if u think his acting does nothin for u, then its your problem bcoz there's a lot who enjoyed it out there including me. dont just go around and making a star with good image looks bad in front of others..

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Is his humble persona anything to do with his cast in this drama?
Do you think he hides his true colors for almost five years in variety?
It's so impossible. We talk about years, not days, weeks, or months.

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a good point here. ;P Though I'm just happy that Seunggi has been cast for this drama. The criticisms will disappeared once LSG proves himself, YET AGAIN. xD

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Ha Ji Won is a goddess actress to me and I sympathise with Lee Seung Gi, but he also does nothing to me with his acting skills. Anyway, I'm way more concerned about the plot, I really don't want my queen to go into another train wreck drama so soon... *ahem, SG, ahem*.

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Nadia said " I’m excited for Ha-jiwon comeback but why Lee seungi??? Sorry to his fans but his acting does nothing for me and his cute-humble boy persona on variety looks fake(to me)."

Ditto....sorry to the fangirls, but in my eyes he's an overrated ersatz actor. Would have preferred CSW or LBH...much more gravitas.(now self-preservation sets in so I'll run and hide)

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Read a lot of comment.....Some rude and Some with hope in seungi acting.

I LOVE SEUNGI but i do not want him in this drama.He doesn't have enough experience under his belt to work with Ha Ji won....I am saying this with the best intention but i think this drama would either show how lacking he is as an actor or How much he has improved since GUMIHO....My bet is on Lacking not because i don't like him but because i think that Shin Mina variety in acting was what made the chemistry work.

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Wow! What's with all the rude comments against LSG? I think he's one of the few rare, genuinely nice actors on screen and off screen.

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AGREE!

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HAKUNAA MATATAAAAA

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haha! yeah, no worries! :)

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waaah! i can't wait to see how this noona romance unfolds. ^^

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I'm with you. I think this story has a lot of potential. Plus, I like Ha Ji-won, and I thought Lee Seung-gi was funny in MGIAG (the only drama I've seen him in).

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then you should also check out his other drama Brilliant Legacy, it had a ratings of 40% viewers share.

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LSG better deliver his role as the king perfectly. I have no doubt about HJW since she is one of South Korea's top actresses.

LSG has been slowly improving his acting chops but barely. Honestly, I wanted someone with more experience to act opposite the lovely HJW.

I'm predicting high ratings for the drama since HJW's acting has been highlighted in increasing ratings i.e. What Happened in Bali, Secret Garden, etc.

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couldn't agree more...

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FYI Lee Seung Gi's Brilliant Legacy topped a ratings of 40%

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Just because one or two dramas were hits does not mean every drama of his will be a hit. The life in the entertainment business means ups and downs, high and low ratings dramas. I'm not saying this drama will tank, and I'm not saying it'll soar. I'm just saying that an actor attached to a project does not necessarily guarantee an all out ratings success. The story comes into play too and if it can hold the viewers' attention/intrigue. We'll all just have to wait and see.

So chillax. Kick back and wait it out.

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and not because an actor only had one or two dramas under his belt makes him less of an actor. why don't you chill out.

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Whoa. I've never said anything bad about Seunggi. Why am I getting attacked now? Mother of Moses! I'm a 1N2D fan. For the love of... See, this is why I hate commenting on an article when fan wars are about. GEEZUS!

I only pointed out that ratings of a past project is not a sure fire way to guarantee that another project from the same actor would be a ratings sweep. It was an explanation why it's pointless to use ratings as a way to prove an actor's worth.

And yes, because it MUST be spelled out apparently I'll get an attacked, the size of their resume is not a real way to evaluate their worth too.

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@Ani don't reason with her. she's one of those oversensitive Seunggi "fans" that think Seunggi is the second coming of Jesus.

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ani: all I said was about the viewers ratings. then you rant more than what I said. I didn't mean to attacked you. who first said to chill out? now I'm attacking? great.

please ryuu99 don't mention Jesus name here. SeungGi is nothing to compare to Jesus.

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Love both of them separately. Not sure if they'll have any chemistry together. I'm hoping yes.

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Aw, man. I really wanted to see Cha Seung-won in this role. Got all excited and everything.

I love Lee Seung-gi, but he and Ha look like siblings. Maybe they'll have chemistry? We can only hope. Or she might just eat him alive. Then again, that was fun in MGIAG. Not gonna lie though, I'm getting a little tired of the noona-romance.

The writing sounds very... shaky. Then again, BV was not a well-written drama. The only thing that made it worth watching was Kim Myung-min. (And, ok, Jang Geun-seok looking like a real guy.)

both a romantic comedy and a “human melo black comedy.”

I feel like they do this when they actually haven't started writing yet and they want to cover all their bases. I mean, if there was already a clear idea of the story, they wouldn't have tried to cast such different leading men, right?

Really, really love Ha Ji-won so I'm hoping all my cynicism will be disproven and this drama will kick as much ass as she does. :)

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Yeah I was hoping for cha seung won as well. I'm pretty disappointed.

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me three.. I was so ecstatic when Cha Seung-won was announced as one of the contenders for this role T_T
the dramagods just kept messing up my dream pairings this year- first Kim Soo-hyun & Moon Geun-young in MoonSun, now it's Cha Seung-won & Ha Ji-won X(

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I'm not a big fan of Lee Seung-gi's acting but I don't think I would mind all that much if not for the rumors of Jo In-Sung and even Cha Seung-Won in contention for the role.

Way to hipe me up (Jo In-Sung, specifically) and then slam me down to earth with....Noona Boy.

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Agree completely !Lee Seung-gi isn't anywhere close to being in the same league as Jo In-Sung...Cha Seung-Won...Lee Byung-Hun. Sorely disappointed w/ this casting!

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For me, I am thanful these three dropped out ! Thank god.

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Seriously, way to build a fan base up and then present them with someone completely different. This stings more than any casting rumor I ever recall.

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Don't you remember Best Love, the script at first was writen based on LSG's image, then they casted CSW and adjusted to suit CSW, turn out not bad

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Well, I like both actors. Hope the script comes through and kicks ar*e.

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I wonder why they signed up for such a mess of a premise. But it has some headstart advantage in terms of ratings as a follow up to TMTES.

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I like both of them. but, I don't know why this pairing looks odd for me.

anyhow, let's just see how good this one will be.

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I love them both! So excited. LSG really fits with the noona love. He's just so likeable.

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Yay! I'm super excited about this as I love both Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won... But I'm abit worried that our poor Seung Gi will be eaten alive by his female lead...

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just trust seung gi.dont forget he is an A list actor now.I know he can handle it.

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MBC is back in the game! Woot~

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I love Seung-gi and all, but I had hoped he'll get a role different from his stuck up rich boy roles. That's strike-four. Anyway, still excited and still rooting for this. I love it already!

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Becoming type-casted is career suicide.

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Yeah, IKR? But well, I truly hope he'll show other things he can do as an actor in this drama. That even though he'll be rich-snob boy again, he'll somehow show more. I know he has a lot more to offer =)

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"but considering that Seung-gi’s basically the poster boy for noona love, it only seems fitting."
I laughed out loud at this!

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BLESS THIS CAST. :')

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Yay, finally, seunggi's back in a drama!!

the changing in actors doesnt give a good impression, and the storyline is worrying too what with the unsuccessful north-south korea romance dramas recently.

but seunggi has yet to be in a bad project be it acting or variety, so i'm just gonna trust this will be a good one also.

and boy always has good chemistry with any of the actress he has been acting so far, including Shin Min Ah where people initially doubt they can make a good pair yet look how it turns out.

so, yeah, i'm completely excited! and it's timing is perfect too. i can just transfer my obsession to it once Moonsun is done heeee

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Oh noo he'll compete with his beloved yoona for yearly ratings, really hope they're not on the same time slot, cause yuri vs yoona is already bad enough

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nope
He'll be competing against Yoochun and Han ji Min
but he has HJW so that should give him an edge

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Nope, this air on Wed-Thu

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YEAY, the dream comes true,
argghh finally Lee Seunggi drama comeback
with Ha Ji Won too, ^^
Happy, Happy, Happy

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me too , cant wait for them

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Nope, this air on Wed-Thu

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Yay!! Seunggi is my FAVORITE, and this is premiering on my birthday!!! The best gift ever! Guess what I'll be doing on my birthday!!!!

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wow, I love them both. I miss Seunggi in acting after his drama hit MGIAG, looking forward to it. And I think Ha Ji Won can make this drama more interesting...

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oh no, now ahjummas would need to turn on 2 TVs at once, since both Seung-gi & Yoochun are battling it out on the same timeslot.

casting Seung-gi the last minute was one helluva smart move, MBC.

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I totally LOL-ed at 'oh no, now ahjummas would need to turn on 2 TVs at once, since both Seung-gi & Yoochun are battling it out on the same timeslot.' Your comment was more than apt.

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I think the producers of the said drama has better judgment as to why they chose Lee Seung Gi for the lead role.His acting is good and we know he's improving.So We're hoping that those who doesn't like him won't judge him just because of that. I think he'll do good with HJW on this drama.
I don't think he's FAKE like what most people say (perhaps those who dislike him the most)..A lot of the actors/singer who has worked with him said nothing but all praises to him for being well-mannered,true personality and all.Just give him a break from all the negativities please.

As for the ratings,I think his fans will contribute a lot on this aspect.^_^

Anyway,I'm really excited about this drama.I have nothing but high hopes for this one..^__^

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lee sung gi drama brilliant legacy averaged 47.1 tv ratings in 2009. in 2010 despite the huge sucess of baker king his drama mgiag was able to acheive 21% ratings.he clearly won the competition over kim hyung joong playful kiss which crashed. despite all the sucess in dramas yet people taunt him here which is hard for me to understand. he has most cfs, and varied talents as nation singer,mc and appearing 1st on all poles. probaly now he is korea 's biggest superstar after even surprassing rain and others on all polls.even rain drama fugitive crashed and suffer lower ratings than mgiag at that time. so plz don't taunt him if you can't support him/

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BL was a weekend drama though

I would say he is Koreas Boy Next Door
instead of Koreas "superstar"

and MGIAG ratings are 14.6% average

which is quite solid and i would say a hit but not really a blockbuster hit

I think its fair to say he is quite loved but whether it is more for his variety show personality than his acting skills is debatable

i dont think its wrong to say that HJW is a better actress
coz its the truth

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then what about surprassing rain,won bin.hyun bin in all polls. if he is not korea's superstar i wonder then who is. why the senior actors praise him and love his work. in recent interview baker king lead actor choose lee sung gi the best actor which impressed him the most. i agree hjw is a better actress but for me lee sung gi is up there with won bin,hyun bin etc,ithink shin minah recently admitted tha mgiag gave her popularity which she never felt before and how worried and happy she was to star in mgiag. i won't say hjw is lucky to cast opposite lee sung gi or vice versa.so both have aura of their own. both will prove to be a sucess

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o.O

What kind of polls?

You put a DBSK member or an SNSD member or a BigBang member and i guarantee you even if they had LSG against them they would win because they have more hardcore fans

Why? Polls generally indicate the size of fanbase and from what i can see Lee Seung Gi's fans are just as hardcore as any kpop fandom and operates similarly too

"i agree hjw is a better actress but for me lee sung gi is up there with won bin,hyun bin etc,ithink shin minah recently admitted tha mgiag gave her popularity which she never felt before"

O.O
*headdesk*
i sincerely hope you dont mean in terms of acting talent

1n2d doesnt really make him a cultural icon no matter how popular he may be with the masses

and i actually like LSG

take a chill pill.

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Lee Seung-gi has won lots of popularity polls against lots of popular idols and actors. I can't pin-point you to any particular one because there has literally been a whole bunch he's won. Unlike DBSK, SNSD, and pretty much every other idol or actor, he maintains his popularity even when not promoting a new song or drama, and yes, it's because he's a well-liked fixture in variety. Also, unlike most male artist, actor or singer, he's really popular with both sexes. And not just with teens or young folks, but with ahjummahs and ahjusshi's as well (perfect son/son-in-law material). Anyway, long story short, he's very popular. Writing this up is making me chuckle because I'm not even a hardcore fan of his but even I know this about his appeal.

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@sherry

i know that and i agree with you

but it is possible for him to beaten in polls
and i dont really consider polls to be an accurate indicator of popularity

my main objection was equating Seung Gi's status as an actor to won bin and Ha ji won

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Re: T.

I think one or two polls are not that accurate to determine popularity from, but if you're consistently topping or rating pretty high in tons and tons of them, year after year, I think it's safe to say you're rocking on the popularity scale.

Oh, I don't object to your objection (pardon my redundancy, ha) on the comparison made on his acting. He has a lot of room for improvement. He won't improve unless he's given the opportunity, though, so I'm pretty receptive of him in this role. He may just bring it. And Ha Ji-won? Well, she gets to romance a hot young thing (subjective, maybe.. but I'm sure if you ask HJW she won't say he's ugly), so, why not?

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yes lee sung gi will improve more in acting as he does more work. if you consider his age and the acting skills he displays for me he is in the same league as won bin, hyun bin,rain..the other distinguished actors expect rain very much do only acting.and have done a lot of work.lee sung gi is only done 3 dramas old .so if you take into consideration what multiple work he does at the age with not so much experience he is in the same league for me. i don't need to mention his popularity in think the post below will give you a clear indication. i think yesterday he beat sj and snsd for popularity award..conscecutively being in top 10 stars in 2009,2010 in all surveys and magazine posts. in 2011 even though he has not done a drama he is in top 10 actor list for 2011.that's his starpower. you can CHECK IT IF YOU WANT AT LSGFAN POSTS if yuou want by top critical acclaimers. still if you keep taunting you better take a chill pill. don't use terms like*headdesk* as it poorly reflects on you. we may have different opinions but still can be cordial.

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You have no idea how big he is in Korea. He's not superstar because he's MEGASTAR and I'm not in a illusion or bias.
Although I'm a Airen, sometime I surprise about how much he's popular in Korea but still down to earth. If he's not popular, how can he 1st place favorite CF model for 8 moths consecutive, CF King 3 years consecutive, all his product he endorses increase sales, he's chosen 3 years consecutive model for Samsung, Pizza Hut, KB Bank and more.
Yes, he hasn't a great actor YET but I trust him, oneday he will become a great actor because he's the kind of person who continuously improves himself .This is a good chance to act with HJW, he will learn from her a lot.

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All this hoopla about big ratings over a weekend drama? I can understand if Brilliant Legacy was a weekday drama and had aquired huge ratings, then you have bragging rights. But bragging over big ratings of a weekend drama...do that in korea and they will all laugh in your face.

My Girl is A Gumiho getting 21% ratings was laughable since it was competing against Playful Kiss, so it's not something worth bragging about either.

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Did you forget:
- Secret Garden is also a weekend drama, best rating 31.4%
- MGIG: why don't mention the big rival Baker King 50%+ and Fugitive Plan B

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That's exactly my point, its EASY to get good ratings during weekend, so good ratings on a weekend is not something to boast about unless if they got huge ratings like that on a weekday. Baker Kim Tak Goo has bragging rights over weekend dramas such as Brilliant Legacy and Secret Garden cause it was aired on a weekday Wed-Thu with a new actor, yet it still kicked butts!

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EASY? I don't think so, it's more about the story line and actors/actress performance. If the script and cast are good, high rating, not airtime exactly. Some air on weekend like Style, Smile you or Family Honor, ect. are not as high as BL that year. So I don't think any wrong to brag about that. No comment about BK, I love its story very much, waiting for every week but honestly don't have the interest to watch again and again like some drama

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Bottomline Brilliant Legacy would never have gotten that kind of ratings during weekday. Everyone who lives in korea knows how hard it is to get good ratings for weekday dramas.

I guess he can consider himself lucky cause he will get paired up with Ha Ji Won, who'll be responsible to draw in the ratings...poor her.

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i think it was also competing with hugely sucessful baker king which acheived almost 50% ratings inspite of it mgiag was able to acheive 21% ratings. after baker king ended gumiho was no. 1 on time slot and plaful kiss further crashed

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Heaaarrrttttbrreeeaaaakkkkkkk
Jo In Sung no more
JIS - HJW v2.0 no moreeee

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Let's trust Lee Seung Gi. He wouldn't have gotten that role if he weren't great in the first place. Saying he isn't worth it or he fakes everything in variety is not right :) Lee Seung Gi is a sincere person. I hope everyone discovers and realizes that :)

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lee seung gi! yay!!!

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Why do you need to offend me about your comments to seunggi, seunggi is really a good man, There's no FACTS that seunggi made MISERABLE, AND EFFIN' things, from his debut last 2004 and until today 2012 THERE'S NOTHING BAD NEWS HAD SPREAD WORLDWIDE ABOUT HIS PERSONALITY, I don't care if he is really BAD in his real life, but as long as i don't see any bad things that he does i will NOT STOP TO SUPPORT HIM, AND I'm proud to be an AIREN. ALL OF YOU GUYS SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RESPECT OTHERS, THIS IS JUST A CONFIRMATION ABOUT 'The King' yet you're complaining about seunggi? Guys, I don't care if he has only 3 dramas, AS LONG AS HE'S BEEN AN ACTOR! I'm not angry, I'm just telling the truth, and you guys don't need to COMPLAIN ABOUT HIS PERSONALITIES cuz u guys can't do anything about it, You can't care about his true feelings, YOU DON'T CARE EVEN IF HE IS GOOD OR HE IS BAD, You should learn not to JUDGE people! That's all.

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bravo allyssa!!!! cheerssss!!! u took out the words out of my head..im at loss for words with the negative comments about LSG..WHY BOTHER JUDGING HIS PERSONALITY IF YOU KNOW NOTHIN ABOUT HIM..IM SO PISSED!!!

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THANK U ^^ I did it because i was too pissed off and it was so irrittating! I really wanted to say that because it's the most EFFIN comment that seunggi's goody-goody image is FAKE! Wutu hell! Did they saw seunggi everyat and night to say tha seunggi's personality is Fake?! You guys should know him first before you act like .. UH,, :|

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Allysa, I love you!

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Hahahaha thank u!!! Cheer airens!!!

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I really dislike noona romance. I wish CSW had taken the role instead.

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It seem odd too for me, since the age gap is 9 years (HJW is older) but I believe in HJW's act,she'll be able to deliver it well. More importantly, I hope HJW can hone LSG's act, she is the perfect ne of that.

I know many people underestimating Seung Gi's here, but he has that 'will', the will of doing better, and I guess that's what that count, because hardwork is doing better than just a merely talent.

I wish the drama will be a huge hit

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"I know many people underestimating Seung Gi’s here, but he has that ‘will’, the will of doing better, and I guess that’s what that count, because hardwork is doing better than just a merely talent."

I totally agree with you here. Just like what Seung Gi said before, "Talent can also be achieved through hard work" :)

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LEE SEUNG GI got the role because he deserve it! :) Of course they need something that is being embraced by the the people at all ages so their show will be loved by everybody and SEUNG GI happens to be so perfect for that. HE IS NOT FAKE you just don't know him coz you're into other artists. Seung Gi is the King so be it! Airens Fighting!! cheers to our emperor! x

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Mannn! I'm so looking forward to this since I love both of them. But looking them being together is just not right. This is just like my first impression of yoon shi yoon and lee ji ah but I ended up adoring them and find them really cute. So I'm just gonna patiently wait and see (:

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so much for the negative comments regarding SeungGi's acting ability or if he can catch up with her. Aigoo, he experience the same thing too before but make those commentators shut with how he improved and make his role good enough. He is a hard worker and i believed that he can portray the role better than anyone else.

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Wow at the comments.
It's a weird pairing for me but who knows? It might just work. It's a pity it will go against Rooftop Prince in the ratings.(and probably win that battle)
I'm not sure if Seung-gi chose a right kind of role for his drama comeback to be honest, he's already played similar roles. HJW on the other hand is pretty fun to watch in everything she does. Can't wait for the drama influx!Hello sleepless nights!

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YOU WON'T BELEIVE BECAUSE OF SENGGI AND HYOJOO THEIR CHEMISTRY, THE RATINGS HAD BEEN GO UP AND BEAT OTHER DRAMAS, LAST 2009 THE MOST EXCELLENT DRAMA, THE BEST COUPLE, THE BEST CHEMISTRY, AND BEST IN POPULARITY IS SEUNGGI. I BET NO ONE HAD BEEN LIKE HIM.
SMART
HONEST
KIND
SWEET
BEST ACTOR ( YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM FIRST BEFORE YOU ACT LIKE SHIT)
BEST IN SINGING (YOU MORONS SHOULD KNOW THAT HE'S A GOOD SINGER HIS FIRST ALBUM HAS BEEN POPULAR, AND HIS OTHER SONGS, EVEN IF IT IS NOT YET BEEN INTO CDs ALL OF HIS SONGS WAS ALREADY POPULAR)
AND HIS DANCING WAS IMPROVING!
You guyys should not JUDGE! You dont know who is seunggi! Do u been w/him everyday to say hat seunggi's humble side is FAAAAKEEE?!?!?! HIS CO-STARS NEVER SAID ANY SUPID COMMENTS ABOUT SEUNGGI! THEY EVEN GIVE UP(even hodong) ABOUT FORCING SEUNGGI TO BE A BAD GUY, EVEN IF HE IS PURSUING TO BE A BAD GUY IN 'REAL LIFE' He cant because seunggi doesn't want others to be dissapointed especially his FANS!

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Oh Allyssa, you are right! 100% agree with you! :D Well, I know why people talked bad about him, maybe they are jealous of his multiple talents.

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Thank you! Cheer airens!

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If you hate seunggi, you better WATCH HIS DRAMAS! Maybe you'll be wrong with your comments here, ou guys are really dissapointing, i know u love jiwon but what if i'll commwnt here about bad things to jiwon, of course you'll get mad, YOU SHOULD NOT DO THIS TO US! Seunggi is very innocent of all of this, if he'll read this, I'm sure he would be sad and thinking that what did he do to you to make things bad . Seunggi is very innocent you guys doesn't need to do this, ..|.. :\

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LOL some of Ha Ji Won's fans, Jo In Sung's fans, Cha Seung Won's fan and some fans of others even not involved in this drama TOGETHER offend Seung Gi from the previous post to this post, how ironic !!! Think about your stars and their status before say anything if you don't want others think bad about them and gain them some antis. Offending anyone doesn't a good way to support you stars.

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Why? Is it wrong to at least hope that the stars we favor would be paired up with Ha Ji Won? Are you saying that the fans of the stars in the drama are the only ones who can comment or express opinion? Come on! And you know, some people don't really offend Seunggi. They were merely expressing their observations about him--simply stating their opinions

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Don't you see I write SOME OF not ALL, read careful

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Just so you know, I read really carefully. and my point is not about you referring to some or all or whatever

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The point is, the message you're trying to get across is that fans of celebs who are not involved in the drama can't share their opinions

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Whatever, this topic make my head hurt. If you refer about these questions "Is it wrong to at least hope that the stars we favor would be paired up with Ha Ji Won? Are you saying that the fans of the stars in the drama are the only ones who can comment or express opinion?", so YES and NO but when I said that in the first comment ,the ones I mentioned is the ones who OFFEND him, not all. If you're not one of them, that's good. These people will know who I'm talking about.

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Sorry, NO and NO *headache*

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People, behave or I'll shut this thread down. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. The world won't end if someone doesn't like Seung-gi.

I love Puppy as much as the next girl, but damn if I'm not tired of people freaking out that everyone doesn't think he's awesome.

Chillax, everyone.

Here, have some abs. Abs make everyone happy!

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HO.HO.Ho.this sure would change the mood.no bashing of favorite stars..The show hasn't even started yet.Just give him a break and let's hope for the best on this drama..^_^

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Haha! you're so cute, girlfriday, lols.. abs make everyone happy XD

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Deus ex machina gf style. LOL

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LOLed with your appetizer... I don't care what they say about my beloved Prince Seung Gi.. they are not worth explaining how precious Seng Gi is... Will just enjoy staring at your pic hahaha... Looking forward to this drama^^ yohooooowww,,, leggo Airens,,, make some noise on March,, Hwaiting^^

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owww my bad... it should be Seung Gi,, not Seng Gi, hahahah those abs ~~ making me nervous ahahaha

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er, forgive my ignorance, but.. is that for real?

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I was thinking of the same thing! I've searched a lot and I couldn't see a moving Seunggi (not a mere picture) with those abs..hehe :D

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Hehe, thx girlfriday for saving the day. He did show his abs at his 2009 concert, fancam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGPCXkW5DhA

I'm highly anticipating the comeback of Ha Ji Won & Seunggi. Let's trust the production team, the writers, the PD and all the casts. They will surely give their best to the viewers.

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I've seen this one too..but is there any clearer version? :D

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Those abs are SUPER REAL.. Seung Gi just don't want to
show it, he's too conservative to show his perfect body^^

Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGPCXkW5DhA and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwfwgZwqcE :)

WARNING: Please don't lose your sanity after watching the videos :D

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that is because he only showed his abs twice, one during his 2009 hope concert and one for this poster. that pic might be a liitle odd for you to believe, but here, check out his concert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwfwgZwqcE&feature=related and jumped to 3:08 for the abs.

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you mean, those abs??? yup it's real,, just that they have to put more make up to make it more visible^^,,

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I just finished eating when I read this. Chocolates with Seung Gi's abs is the most delicious dessert in the world. *burp* Hahahaha!

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HAHAHAH XXXXXDDDDDDDDD youre damn awesome! XD

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Oh no, I can't see like this *shields eyes*. I think he's a good-looking fella, but I [s]saw[/s] see him as the cute harmless dongseng.. This is not good..

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Oops, darn code didn't work. Maybe it's a sign..'it's too late, can't unsee..abs!' ㅠ.ㅠ

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Hahaha girlfriday, WE LOVE YOU!

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hahaha! suddenly i want to watch his abs dance in his concert! go Girlfriday, you nailed it! ^_^

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love this comment GF.

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omg why did I not see this sooner! ;P ...

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Let's just all agree and enjoy the abs. Yay for abs!

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not me..i'm not a abs-fan..
but i'm absolutely is a seunggi fan..^_^

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Uuu chocolate-flavoured! Yum!

I'll have to admit I smiled at this. :)

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His abs it looks FAKE ! this is amusing with heavy air-brush..Even if with real abs I still dont like him..

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HaHa OMG awesome Post

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Does it even count as a noona romance when HJW looks exactly the same as she did like 10 years ago?

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Exactly !!!

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yeah!! it's like she never ages .... she paired with jang geun suk in hwang jin yi and it was like they have the same age! So I am confident that they will look together in the drama.

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I Love you GF!! (me Luurve the choc abs)

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happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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March, please come faster...
I can't wait to watch this drama.
YAAAAAY....

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random fact: there are 2 teams of scriptwriters in South Korea with the same name and ocupation. they write together as well.

Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun - sisters. They are drama scriptwriters (my girl,best love,you're beautiful,hong gil dong)

Hong Jin Ah and Hong Ja Ram - sisters. They are
drama scriptwriters,too! (beethoven virus,over the rainbow,beating heart)

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So it's official! this won't be a JIS-HJW pairing! This better be good so as to ease my broken heart!

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Hahaha. GF came just in time to save the day.
*showers you with kisses*

not so excited about the pairing. but i'll give it a go, since it's HJW's comeback drama. and to see seung-gi owning a sageuk hair and pulling off the look?

i'm signed up for this.

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I am so excited for March, can't wait anymore. We can watch our Prince on the screen once again. We can watch him show his good acting skills. I don't care if some are asking why did they chose Lee Seunggi. Isn't it obvious? Because he is the King...:) and that is confirmed. I was so happy to know that he'd be paired with Ha Ji Won because I like her so much since Hwang JinYi time and I even cried with her Daddy Long Legs movie. And I expected that this issue will come. I believe in LSG's acting talent. He is a good actor and I am confident to say that. He's been paired with Han Hyo Joo and Shin Min Ah and we all know that they are one of the great actresses in Korea. Cheers to Seunggi. We are so happy you. Just keep the fire on! :)

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So this is really the King's season? All kings come out?
We have The King, I Am the Joseon King, I am the King, and also... Fashion King?

And this is amusing, I don't know that there are so many who don't like Lee Seunggi here.

Anyway, too bad Jo Insung won't be the lead...I always wish he and Ha Jiwon would be together in a project again.

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But there are plenty more who love him.

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I was more excited about this pairing until I read the premise.

Rather than see LSG again as a spoiled rich, etc, with a heart of gold, why not a damaged, bitter, LSG pretending to be fine?
I don't want to see righteous anger, or disappointed tears, or pouting from him, but downright naked selfishness that doesn't apologize. That could turn his image around.
Perhaps I am thinking of how JIS captured my imagination in WHIB playing across from HJW.

HJW can do whatever she wants, she'll be great.

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"but downright naked selfishness that doesn’t apologize."

Sometimes I feel that all I ever wish to accomplish in my drama addiction is to find something that made me as full of emotions and thoughts (the latter being the the better of the two) as WHIB.

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This is getting pretty ridiculous. With the assumption that this site has a crowd of the more mature followers, I cant believe some of the comments I'm reading. I can understand it if the drama already aired and he performed poorly- then you are within your right, but for most of you to jump the same bandwagon bashing him because your favorite star is not casted is revolting.

-The same negative remarks were said when he was casted with SMA for MGIAG- yet both marvelously pulled through with their amazing chemistry ending the show with top ratings.
-Again people prematurely voiced their doubts that he couldn't do it when it was announce for him to host SH solo- and yet he managed to proved them wrong again- receiving many praises from the viewers and the press.

Have we all not learn anything here?

If you must bash someone for their so call "lack of skills" and personal character- then at least have some facts to support your ignorant statements. Otherwise, never underestimate the ability of another, only to cover up for your own short comings. Spare us the hateful comments and use the time more wisely to reflect on your own character before judging someone else.

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I totally agree with your comment. Thanks cheekie!

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Thank you for this comment. I'm not exactly a Lee Seung Gi fan (although, between him & and Ha Ji Won, he's definitely the reason I'd even consider watching THE KING -- not HJW) -- but people should wait to see him IN the drama before criticising.

To bash him merely because their preferred male star is not casted is just ridiculous.

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Finally! Someone who talks sensibly. I bet if they didn't say how CSW and the others were orignally contenders for the same drama, no one would have started complaining. The thing is, the other guys ARE NOT casted for the drama. Live with it. No point creating a mountain out of a molehill.