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Arang and the Magistrate releases teaser, pushes premiere date

Good news and bad. The Good: The first teaser for summer spook drama Arang and the Magistrate is out, and it looks awesome. The Bad: We’ve been waiting on pins and needles already, but MBC has pushed the premiere back three weeks, so we’ll have to wait that much longer to see Shin Mina and Lee Jun-ki in action. Dramaland giveth, and dramaland taketh away.

Originally slated for late July, Arang was set to follow I Do, I Do and compete against Gaksital and Ghost in the tight Wednesday-Thursday ratings game. Not the ideal situation you want to launch your drama into. So it’s probably a godsend that they’ve had to delay the broadcast due to the Olympics. Rather than deal with preempted shows and all that chaos, MBC will just be holding Arang until the games are over.

It’s really a win-win for the production, because now they have three extras weeks to get more episodes in the can, and have fewer weeks in which to go up against Gaksital. Not to mention that fewer overlapping weeks with the masked crusader also means more sanity for us. And we’re always running low on that stuff around here.

The teaser makes me even more excited for what’s to come — humor, action, romance and mystery, topped off with even more funny. Shin Mina’s Arang looks like a ghost who has fun with her job, (Well you’re not much of a ghost if you’re not spooking the locals and building up some lore.) and she seems just as brash in the romance department as her gumiho was. Love it. Can you blame a girl for wanting to haunt the new flower boy magistrate in town? Gah, just when my excitement’s gaining momentum, I have to reset the clock.

Arang and the Magistrate now premieres Wednesday August 15. The countdown begins now. Are we there yet?

Via Hankook Ilbo, Osen

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This show seems interesting. I'll be watching Faith on Mon/Tues and Arang on Wed/Thurs. Guess my weeks will be full in August. Goodbye sleep.

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ha, me too! very excited about this summer line-up ... can't wait for mid-August!!!

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Don't forget Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won. Gosh, August is going to be crammed pack.

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I'm sooo looking forward to double wed-thurs Gaksital and Arang!

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I can't wait to see Shin Mina and Lee Jun Ki back in a drama!

I was so looking forward to a July premiere.

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It just came back to me how much I utterly LOVE Lee Jun Ki. How could I have forgotten? This looks like it will be gorgeous. I know I'm probably in the minority but I prefer my sageuks and ghost stories to be heavier on the drama than on the comedy -- I hope this show will balance the two well.

I'M SO EXCITED!!!! (p.s. count me as one who does not mind the date being pushed back. I already have way too many shows on my hands and this will give me time to finish them so I can give my full attention to Arang. Yay!)

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Can't wait for this drama to air!!!

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thanks GF,

August , oh ! it will also be in the same month but different days - five fingers - joo ji hoon !.

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I am so excited!! This shows looks awesome but I will attempt to quell my anticipation for one more month!

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"...humor, action, romance, and mystery, topped off with even more funny"

Doctor's order. Looking forward to it and I love them both.

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Yay and aww. Well at least they can get some rest with the date push. Looks great too.

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This drama looks like a blast, can't wait.

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Omg this looks amazing!

I seriously can't wait! I knew Shin Min Ah + Lee Jun Ki would be awesome!

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Can definitely see some funny with Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah ^^

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"This guy (More like jerk, bastard flavor), what do you think you're looking at?"
*caps of coming action*
*Magistrateputs hand over chest area*
Magistrate: *coughs* "Uhh... It's not like that."
*Shin Mina gives him the "do you want to die look" at the same time as the "indignant" look*

That's laughs on my end. Especially with a ghost that's not afraid to swear.

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Watched the teaser and surely this year builds up to be really good (best?) k-drama year. I love everything about this teaser.

only one concern : please don't go "big" on us. i was waiting for Big with this big hope and then it blew.

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I actually agree with you...lost interest in "Big" about, umm, ep.6 or 7?? Forgot, but I totally trashed it...

...meanwhile, "Arang and Magistrate" looks like THIS should've been a Hong Sisters, since these 2 are veterans...and certainly wont hold back on the funny...

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*finger crossed*

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Thank you, girlfriday, for the write up. I cannot wait for the drama to start, but in the meanwhile, I'm enjoying the teasers being released.

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it's okey if you push the premiere date...
it's okey if you really wanna torture me with that's awesome teaser...
it's okey if the teaser has succeeded to teased me until i am half to death

I'LL STILL WAIT FOR MY LEE JOONGI FAITHFULLY, hehe
the teaser only makes me wanna die rather than waiting for it a month more, good thing, i still wanna live, haha!

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That was an awesome trailer. I was iffy about the whole tone but now, I am all set.

3 weeks delay is killing but I am darn happy it is only clashing with Gaksital for 3 weeks. Those 2 are darn cute, really really adorable. Looking forward to this series a lot.

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thanks for this! the teaser is so good, it makes it feel that much worse knowing it's going to be pushed back.

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aw for last picture. :-*

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Speak for yourself girlfriday, my sanity was lost long ago - as soon as I started K-drama. I wonder why they haven't locked me up in the looney bin just yet. But, I appreciate the delay of premier, as much as I want to see Lee Jun Ki back in dramaland, I kinda need a little breathing roo before diving head first back into the whole back to back weekly drama. It's crazy as it is... Dr Jin, I Do I Do, Ghost, Gaskital... What does a girl have to do to regain sanity when dreamland keep throwing hunks and flower boys at her?

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Speak for yourself girlfriday, my sanity was lost long ago - as soon as I started K-drama. I wonder why they haven't locked me up in the looney bin just yet. But, I appreciate the delay of premier, as much as I want to see Lee Jun Ki back in dramaland, I kinda need a little breathing room before diving head first back into the whole back to back weekly drama. It's crazy as it is... Dr Jin, I Do I Do, Ghost, Gaskital... What does a girl have to do to regain sanity when dramaland keep throwing hunks and flower boys at her?

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Speak for yourself girlfriday, my sanity was lost long ago - as soon as I started K-drama. I wonder why they haven't locked me up in the looney bin just yet. But, I appreciate the delay of premier, as much as I want to see Lee Jun Ki back in dramaland, I kinda need a little breathing room before diving head first back into the whole back to back weekly drama. It's crazy as it is... Dr Jin, I Do I Do, Ghost, Gaskital...

What does a girl have to do to regain sanity when dramaland keep throwing hunks and flower boys at her? Seriously!

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Speak for yourself girlfriday, my sanity was lost long ago - as soon as I started K-drama. I wonder why they haven't locked me up in the looney bin just yet. But, I appreciate the delay of premier, as much as I want to see Lee Jun Ki back in dramaland, I kinda need a little breathing room before diving head first back into the whole back to back weekly drama. It's crazy as it is... Dr Jin, I Do I Do, Ghost, Gaskital...

What does a girl have to do to regain sanity when dramaland keep throwing hunks and flower boys at her?

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right on...I'm glad there's a bit of rest for me after I do I do and Ghost end...finally some sleep and work!!! Oh yes, the sanity part too...

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For some reason my phone hates me and made me post the same thing multiple times...

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Butbutbutbut, she's a ghost, which means she's dead, which means we need to get hundreds of tissue boxes again. :( I don't care if the happy ending doesn't make sense and a phone call/magic talisman/mysterious ahjumma brings her back to life, or they can even pull a Just Like Heaven Twist on us - I just want my happy ending!

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I'm right there with you. I try to avoid dramas where there is an unhappy ending, but this one...yurgh!! I'm going to have to watch it. I'll be hoping for that "phone call/magic talisman/mysterious ahjumma brings her back to life, or...a Just Like Heaven Twist..." Time to invest in Kleenex stock.

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15th of august? i was already counting the days... nooooooo! *sigh*

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Pft! Why, I mean why so late?

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Okay, the teaser just sealed the deal. I'm watching this one just because Shin Mina seems to be one badass ghost in all aspects. Sooo many premiers to look forward to in the next two months though...

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i wasn't very interested but i looks really good, i guess i will chech this out

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the teaser is torturing me, they said to wait, but they teased me with that damn attratctive teaser, they wanna kill me softly, gah... okey, i am waiting!!!

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i've said this before. gonna say it again. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

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AAUUGGHH!!! You mean I have to wait ANOTHER month?? *stops; breathes* Okay, let's look at this rationally: another month is good (no, it's not!). With another month we can avoid weird scheduling from the olympics, they'll have more time for filming and writing, so less worry about the story taking a nosedive thanks to the live-shoot system.

Yeah. When I look at it objectively, I'm actually glad. But when I don't... ANOTHER MONTH??

That aside, I love the teaser. Is it too early for my victory dance? A little bit? Okay, then, I guess it'll hold a little longer, but watch out 'cause I'm gonna be all over the place if this lives up to my (skyscraper high) expectations. If not... I'll still be all over the place, but as a puddle of tears instead of a dancing machine.

Thanks, gf!

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This schedule change actually works better for me. I'm sure that's the real reason it was done. ;)

Now I'll have Faith on Mon/Tues and Arang on Wed/Thur. Can't wait!

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Works for me too because I'm a sport fan and will definitely watching the Olympics and cheering for the US swim team.

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iljiame kick ...

HIYYYA >>> !!!!

can't wait

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wah, is that what they called good acting from Shin Min Ah? yeak, don't like it especially exaggerated pouting scene-so typical.

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Based on the snippets, have to agree.

A bit overexaggerated and not natural like in MGIAG or Shina Min ah's other romcoms.

But I guess we'll see how it is (hope the PD isn't going for an overexaggerated = funny thing like so many PDs do).

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It occurs to me that I've never seen Shin Mina as herself angry on camera. How do we know that nasty face isn't her REAL angry look? And the other might be how she actually looks pimp-slapping her agent for slipping a million off her last CF contract?

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They look cute together... And how long has it been sine I last saw Lee Jun Ki?!? Cuz I felt I haven't seen him forever!!! It is so nice to have him back. Want t

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You really haven't seen him in like forever.

His last project was the (1st) Iljimae, and that was before he went to mandatory army.

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Arghh... why are all the anticipated dramas being pushed back? I was hoping to enjoy them while on my summer vacation... But now they will be airing during the school year. Seems like we've been waiting for this one awhile now, it looks so good! I miss Lee Jun Ki!

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Yipee! Hahaha. Yeah, we're low on sanity here in dramaland. I've missed Shin Min Ah a lot!! Her gumiho was daebak! And Lee Junki? Man, I am more than happy to welcome you back to dramaland, more than happy.

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wow...awesome teaser, i'm totally teased! (wails..) oh no, i have to wait another 33 days?!?

I've been looking forward to Arang, simply cos' it seems to have the "freshest" story of the upcoming batch of kdramas. Plus, we get Lee Junki, Shin Mina, Yoo Seung Ho, Maknae oppa & General Choi as bonuses!

And is that a bed/kiss scene i see up there? My anticipation has just sky-rocketed!

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Why does this always happen to the dramas I'm waiting for... it's a whole month now... nooooo!

I really love Shin Mina and Lee Jun-ki, so I know this drama will be one fun summer ride.

Everything good is happening in August, the month of the Blue Moon.

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the teaser is even more than i could have hoped for. so excited for this drama!!

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Oh! DAEBAK!! DAEBAK!!! :D :D :D

I am reaaaallly looooking forward to this!! But, I can't believe that this drama will start in mid-August, oh jeez. It means I will go back to school and study hard for my future career. =/

Oh well....anyway.....Banzai! \^_^/

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The last bit of the trailer is so funny. XD

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This looks like a blast! Hopefully it's not too melo... anyway, I still need to catch up on the last four dramas.

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have you watched the 40 second version of the teaser, haha, i love both teaser, they teased me successfully, dang!!!

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So excited for this show! 2012 is currently the best year for dramas!!!

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Observation: Shin Mina is still The Most Beautiful Woman in the Known Universe.

Another: Shin Mina loves making faces when she does comedy. She can't do that much in drama.

And, finally: Koreans are a very dusty people. Hitting one of them is like beating a rug over the porch railing. Cough.

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Heeheehee :D

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Ahhhh i'm so excited for this! Too bad it starts the same week classes start for me ):

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they look cute together!! omg i can't wait already!!!

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@Rovi actually his last Project was Hero, not Iljimae, after that, he went to military

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