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Faith releases additional teaser, character stills

A new teaser’s out for Faith, and it continues The Epic that we first glimpsed in the first preview, melding action, history, and fantasy elements in what looks like a pretty badass blockbuster.

It also reminds me quite a bit of 2007’s Legend with the special effects and costuming, but that’s not a bad thing in my book. Legend had its flaws, but I did enjoy it, and it definitely delivered on production value and visual grandeur.

So, the premise, in case you’re new to the Faith bandwagon: Lee Min-ho plays a Goryeo-era royal bodyguard with an indifferent, “que sera sera” attitude about everything. Kim Hee-sun is the 21st-century plastic surgeon he kidnaps back to his time period, needing her medical skills.

Based on the trailer, it looks like Mr. Bodyguard has found a way to tap into some serious mojo, because he’s wielding some kind of mystical energy and purposely uses it to capture the doc. And this lone fact sets Faith apart from every other time-traveling drama we’ve seen, where the time-skipping mechanism is intentionally induced. (Operation Proposal allowed the hero to jump back somewhat at will, but he was kind of slow on the uptake about how to jump himself forward each time.)

(Even without making any judgments on Dr. Jin regarding quality, I can’t fathom how the Jin people tried so hard to block Faith, arguing that Faith ripped it off when… dude. Two different planes of existence entirely. One’s a medical whodunnit with small, episodic cases, and the other is sweeping action-thrills with a serious fantasy vibe.)

We also get a few more details on supporting characters, such as Philip Lee, who’s back in his third Song Ji-nah-penned series, after Legend and Story of a Man. I know I called him sex on legs for the latter, but I think he suits the look of a fantasy sageuk much better; he was gorgeous as Cheoro in Legend, when you got to see him without that mask.

In Faith, Philip Lee plays Goryeo’s best healer, which already tells me he’s at odds with Ms. Hostage. He’s professional and cool-headed, and a badass fighter to boot. His job description explains all the bloodstains he’s sporting in the still near the bottom of the page; he’s just come from treating an injured warrior.

There’s also Ryu Deok-hwan playing King Gongmin, pictured at the bottom, who ruled Goryeo from 1351 to 1374. He’s described as an intelligent ruler, and he’s the reason for Kim Hee-sun’s kidnapping; the bodyguard needs her to help the king.

Gurg. Excited. Faith premieres on August 13.

Via TV Report

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wooohoo! With the lackluster (for me anyway) dramas this 'season', I'm really excited for this to come! It seems to have all the epic vibes of the best type of manga series, combined with novel type settings and grandeur! Cannot wait :)

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they should have let faith air first. then i wont have to waste my summer break. sheeshh. now that school is going to start in 1 month time, i have to allocate 2 hours watching faith. hopefully, faith will be good!

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What? And give HeadsNo2 even *more* ammunition for poking fun at Dr Jin? Hahaha

Wait. On second thought, I'd want that. More Heads's DJ-bashing fodder. :)

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Heads should do this recap, too! I have Faith in her <3

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I loved The Legend too. I was reluctant at first for this one, but with such a good cast (I just recognized Mr God's Quiz)...

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ME TOO.

I like the teaser. Also Lee Min-Hot ...and now you throw in my fave actor from the cast of God's Quiz/Wrath? Hell, yes! Bring it on Faith!

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This looks great! What I like the most is that we get a different time period than most sageuks.

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So excited! Looks great!!

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Say, who is the guy in the second pic?

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That's Sung Hoon (whose last drama was 2011 weekend drama New Tales of Gisaeng, where he stole my heart playing the lead. NTOG was uneven but the main love story owned me). I believe he is playing a (very Legolas-looking) villain in this one.

/Sung Hoon fangirl

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He's soooo mysterious looking in that pic. Is he playing a sorcerer? Can't wait for this. Now its not just lee min ho that i'm going to be watching this for.

There are sooo many many reasons! Now i just wish the story will be gripping.

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/Sung Hoon fangirl too!

He stole my heart in NTOG too! Such a hottie flying under the radar. Love how he look in Faith.

Now this is getting exciting. First there is my all time favourite Lee Min-ho, now Sung Hoon! Woo! August is an exciting month!

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Here's another Sung Hoon fangirl! Damo stole my heart in NTOG and can' t wait 4 his drama "The Bodyguard".

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Ooh, me too! Sung Hoon totally saved NTOG for me, especially given the main female lead's plastic acting (not to mention plastic face). I totally broke down watching that scene when he cries after trying to disrupt the wedding.

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From the still, he is sexy...remind me Cheoro in Legend.

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He's a saeguk faerie!!--whisking our hero through time and space with a mere tweedle-dee of his lute.

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I was about to ask who's the hottie playing the flute? Wow...so ethereally beautiful.

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LEGOLASSSSSSSSS

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I would so LIKE YOUR REPLY IF I CAN! :D

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I would like to see Ryu Deok-hwan and lee minho combo.
Oh, Please make their relationship interesting and heart-warming. King and bodyguard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RYU DEOK HWAAAAAAN!

Gawd, I LOVE hiiiiiiim.
I was on the fence about this drama, but now I am in, lol.

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Me Tooo!!! He's the reason I.m into this drama...his first mainstream drama!!! (god's Quiz doesn't count)

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I know!! He's usually shooting that or movies, or directing. I'm excited for him and for me hahaha

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This is my second most excited drama to watch next to Arang. ^^

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Me too! except I'm not sure which to be more excited for.
Both seem so awesome, but in slightly different ways! <3 <3 <3

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I'm sooooooo excited for this series for so many reasons.

1) Lee Min-Ho
2) Time Travel (I know there is a lot of dramas with time travel lately but it is something I can't resist)
3) Lee Min-Ho
4) Philip Lee
5) That Silver haired beauty, Sung Hoon (Long silver hair just works for me)
6) How epic this looks
7) Lee Min-Ho
8) Stuff that can't really be put into words.

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You forgot #9:

9) Lee Min-Ho

*sigh*

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You're right, I did forget that. Thank you~~

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Lol,u so funny.I agree with you

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wow .. you made a list of why I'm NOT excited for this series .

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Really? I guess everyone has their likes and dislikes. Does this mean you aren't interested in seeing it at all or do you have different reasons for wanting to see it?

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OH I can't wait! This just looks beautiful and epic. And my man is in it. So excited Min Ho Ssi!

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I want that coat Philip Lee is wearing :D

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haha!!
Let me have his fan, then! (*has a feeling that boy will soon be stripped*)

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you girls go ahead and grab the coat and fan and what not.
i'll just grab the man...

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I'm a big Lee Min Ho fan so.....

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I was looking forward to this before, but my excitement just shot through the roof. Epic? I'll say!

And aww, smiley Lee Min-ho. : )

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Thank you!

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totalllly excited!!!! have a feeling this will be epic!

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Can't. Wait.

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Can't wait!! And what's this about Dr. Jin accusing Faith of ripping them off?

"I can’t fathom how the Jin people tried so hard to block Faith, arguing that Faith ripped it off when… dude. Two different planes of existence entirely. One’s a medical whodunnit with small, episodic cases, and the other is sweeping action-thrills with a serious fantasy vibe."

Yea, well let me tell ya, the Jin people had too much tequilla.

Gah, that drama(Dr. Jin)... It's like watching someone botch up a presentation and it ends up being funny... but the person never meant for it to be funny. And it's been 14 episodes and I still don't (1) know what the fuck the fetus has to do with anything 'cept that it cause poor Hyukie headaches, and (2) why the fuck Chun Hong won't tell us why Young Rae and Hyuk "Cannot Be."

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I know! There're really siblings!

Hey, it makes as much sense as everything ELSE in the drama. AND it's a cliche they haven't used yet!

:D

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This. Looks. Epically. Amazing. That is all.

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omg~ the white hair flute playing guy, he looks so cool <3

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hello, addictive new drama ... I know I'll be really, really, REALLY into you ...

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I know it too! I know am gonna go crazy!

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definitely excited for this.

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Can't wait! ^^

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Me excited!!! August is not tomorrow??? ^_^

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Niiiice! :))))

Two dramas that I'm really looking forward to: this and 'Arang and the Magistrate'.

Let's hope they can live up to the expectations placed upon them :)

J.

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OMG Same here!!! xD They both premiere in the same week too!!!

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I caught a glimpse of Ryu Duk Hwan in this trailer yesterday and thought I was seeing things at first...lol...but now I'm so damn excited that its for real...also MINE

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Seems exciting and promising, might follow, but won't download... (my poor disk space)

Yeah, we're in Goryeo, yeah...but why is it only now they announce it's in Gongmin's reign?!!!
I mean, the movie/drama loved that time period~!!!
Shindon & Frozen Flower are the main examples of why drama-land loved the waning Goryeo years...

...and I'm expecting the lead figures such as Shindon the monk, the Mongolian Princess-turned-Queen Noguk, and no less Gongmin's pederastic lovers...

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Wait, I thought the modern Doc was needed to save the princess who was attacked by assassins or something like that? I was looking forward to a love triangle with Doc- GORGEOUS Warrior- and Princess. xC Oh, well the trailer is still totally epic and has me on the edge of my seat, on pins and needles waiting for this drama. xD

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Ok, this has caught my interest. Kind of wish Kim Hee Sun were paired with Philip Lee though... can't wait till this airs!

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So excited for this drama! Bring on the epic...ness!
I will hold on to my Gu Jun Pyo time slip theory for now, though.:)

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Really, it's not fair that all of these amazing dramas are going to premiere in August. I'm gonna have to work my butt off in school,so I don't even know if I'll have enough time to devote to these dramas! (Y~Y) Life sucks.

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And judging from the third and fourth last pics...
Are we to assume that LMH takes out some of the police force and makes away with a shield as well? :)

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Whoa. Am totally excited for this to start! Yay!

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Oh no! Its mr evil from kim soo ro!!!

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mr evil? oh no no no

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Hope this doesn't let me down like Big did!

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Ryu Deok-hwan! Guy finally have his first mainstream drama role! Love God's Quiz Dr. Han

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continues too look more and more amazing. can't wait!

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Just can't wait.. Yeah! LMH is back!

Faith has to be definitely a lot better than Time Slip Dr. Jin which is such a dull dud. Loved the Japanese version because at least Takao Osawa can act better than Song Seung heon.

I was laughing so hard when they supposedly cut the horse's tail to make Dr. Jin (Song) top knot and when the people had cholera with everyone barfing and having diarrhea. An Image I wish I hadn't seen in a drama.

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GOD, I saw Lee Duk-Hwan !
Aye aye, gonna watch this for sure~

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Still not sure about it.

My problem: Lee Min Ho. The guy does nothing to me.

And yes I watched CH, but didn't enjoy it like I would if I loved the main guy. I actually watched it for sexy killer ahjusshi and hot prosecutor.

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Oh my gosh, drama Gods have showered me great Korean shows this August:

1. To The Beautiful You
2. Arang and the Magistrate
3. Faith

Dramabeans...can you also be my God? Please have these 3 shows - Recapped? P.L.E.A.S.E???? : (

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I just saw the trailer. Sold!

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and wait...with the latest teaser...

i'm seeing a bit of good chemistry between Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee-sun...or am i the only seeing it?

Hmmm...i guess the show needs to post pics showing the Ho-Sun couple. : )

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Am i asking too much...TVn's new youth drama entitled "Reply 1997" will be aired this July 24....can you recap its 1st episode? Thanks

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My God! Sung Hoon looks so cool and fabulous. Been waiting for this Faith ever since heard in April that he is joining the team. Villian or hero we Sung Hoon fans will be hooting for him.

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Im really excited! Finally a drama that got my drama addiction pumping again! Knowing that it's penned by the same writer as the one who delivered us the Legend and Story of a Man gives me tremendous hope that this one is going to be an EPIC! God of dramas pls. This year has been a lot misses and a few hits, let this one be a bang!

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EPIC!
Can't wait!

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OMG, RYU DEOKHWAN!!!!! I literally haven't seen him in anything since Dongmakgol. He's so grown up now!

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i'm not a big Lee Min Ho fan but he looks pretty good in that warriour armor. i will tune in for this! I miss Kim Hee Sun!

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Total epic-ness. I may have two live-sagueks to watch (this and Arang)!Gahh...I need a clone. One to watch kdrama and the other to study!

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