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Song Joong-ki and Park Shi-yeon cuddle up for Nice Guy

Aw, well now I just want to root for this couple, even though I know we’re doomed to go down in flames. But I suppose that’s the mantra for a twisted revenge melodrama’s audience: BRING ON THE PAIN. Here’s our first look at the Song Joong-ki and Park Shi-yeon pairing in the upcoming melodrama Nice Guy (full title: There’s No Such Thing as Nice Guys).

The new drama from Will It Snow for Christmas and I’m Sorry, I Love You’s writer Lee Kyung-hee stars Song Joong-ki as Kang Maru, who begins the series as a med student with a kind heart, an actual unironic nice guy. He lives for his girlfriend Han Jae-hee, played by Park Shi-yeon, and the stills are from their happy days as students with big dreams. Maru would do anything for Jae-hee, and though we don’t know what yet, he “makes a big sacrifice” for her.

But despite loving him, Jae-hee wants desperately to escape poverty, and feels like a future with him is a ditch she’s trapped in. So she makes a cruel choice to betray him, breaking his heart and his whole worldview in one blow. He decides to get revenge and sets his sights on manipulating a chaebol heiress played by Moon Chae-won. She seems just as cold, but amnesia will figure into her story at some point, so we can expect a shift in her character as well.

At first I thought the revenge was more about some obsessive fixation to prove that he’s happier without her (even though it’s obviously still all about her), but now it seems much more to do with money, on both sides. And it fits that Maru goes from nice guy to scam artist and an homme fatale, if what the love of his life left him for was ultimately money. I’m excited for what sounds like a dark world with complex characters, and I hope they don’t chicken out of anti-hero-dom for Song Joong-ki. If we’re gonna go evil, let’s go all the way.

Nice Guy follows Gaksital and premieres September 12 on KBS. So… after watching Shunji’s dark descent into evil, we’ll follow it up by watching Song Joong-ki unravel and lose his humanity too? Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men?

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Damn! SJK looks like a baby on this pics.
I'll stick to my guns: As much as I love him, revenge twisted makjang dramas are not for me...

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Same here. I don't feel like dealing with the stress a drama world would give me when I already have stress to deal with in the real world. I feel like makjang dramas always leave me feeling depressed.

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His baby-face is so cute, I'm almost tempted to watch but....argh....I don't think I can go down that twisted road.

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I'll watch Song Joong Ki be anything. I'll turn the sound way down if I have to. Or just mute it when the other chars speak.
Hee.

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Agree!!! Especially with MCW...

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Maybe Seonggyungwan University had to deal with the issue of SJK looking so much like a baby...VERY often.

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Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men? Kinda like the side question of "...paved with good intentions?"...much much more fitting in the world of K-dramas...

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so purtyyy..

Sighhh, will add tissues in my shopping list..

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"Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men?"

HA. Tell me about it!

Am sooo looking forward for this.

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I had to giggle at that too...

We have to add JIW's reaper and Arang and the Magistrate to the mix...

Would it be wrong if I were to ask directions to "hell"?

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still wrong.. lol. but for this one maybe u can ask :D

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so that we'll follow them to hell.

the more the merrier? =X

can't wait for this to start!! bring on the pain!

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Park Shi-yeon is SOOOO pretty, and is it just me or has she not aged?! I think I first saw her in My Girl and she looks THE SAME. AND! She's a married lady now! Yeppoooo~

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Oooh, I'm detecting plot elements from my all time dark drama favorite Que Sera Sera....

And I can't quite picture that babyface scrunched up in pain yet, though Gaksital should have given me enough practice by now!

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In one of the picture i saw somewhere else, Song Joong Ki looks frightening. Those eyes. *shudder

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--- Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men? ---

I LOVE this statement...LOL!

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How can she ditch a med student because of his future?? That doesn't make sense.
But anyway, kyaaaaaaa!!!! Song Joongki!!!!

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he “makes a big sacrifice” for her.

which mean losing his future as a doctor too.

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Oh well, thank you for pointing it out.
They are too dazzling my eyes missed that part :)

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he goes to jail for her, that's the sacrifice he makes for her

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GAWDDDDD PARK SHIYEON IS GORGEOUS!!!

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I'm so there!! Luved SJK since RMan and he was outstanding in both SScandal/TWDRoots.

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Isn't Park Shi-yeon's hair pretty similar to the style she had for Coffee House?

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yup.
it frames her face perfectly <3
even though her character is much more dressed down here
Her wardrobe in CH was love.

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Remember her giant walk-in closet? I'm not really a girly girl but I would LOVE to have it!

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SJK looks like her little brother... I feel bad for PSY being typecast in the bitchy ex-girlfriend roles but it seem like she doesn't have the "innocent" face that appeals to Korean viewers.

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Lol, she doesn't. But, some people are just like that (i.e. me)

http://blog.krisatomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/krisatomic-cheeruplove.jpg?4c9b33

and the artist of above^ ahahaha.

For some reason, I haven't quite come around to liking her as an actress yet, though! Her characters never really stick with me, but I'm giving this a shot to watch her!

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Ahhh! Park Shi-yeon always has the leading men in the beginning of the story. The beginning of this drama reminds me of Story of a Man.

Can't wait to watch Song Joong-ki turn bad...

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Those stills they released for the press were pretty cool, but the ones that come up on the KBS drama twitter are a gazillion times better:

Maru with his baby sister

Maru and Jae-Hee

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Thank you!

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I can't wait for this drama! *____*

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Does melodrama always equal somebody dies?

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Usually, but not always.
Most of the time it requires one of the leads to exist in a no win PAIN FILLED situation in order to keep others happy. So that there is no way out of without huring someone else.

Melodrama: when you find yourself between a pain and a pain place.

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What Jomo said! Plus throw in surprise possible illness/car crash/head trauma/noble idiocy

Basically, if no one winds up in a hospital, I will be surprised.

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For some reason, no matter what types of second lead, bitchy roles Moon Chae Won(Shining Inheritance) and Park Shi Yeon(my girl) plays, I cannot bring myself to dislike them. And now they're starring in the same drama. Oh man. WHO TO ROOT FOR?

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That beauiful baby-face goes to the evil?!

Does. Not. Compute.

:)

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spoiler:

the big sacrifice is revealed to be: he goes to jail in place for her.. basically. he takes the blame for something that requires years of imprisonment

^read that somewhere last week

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this "spoiler" added to my excitement. Now, that's a viable reason why he will hate her.

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at first I was worried about the age difference between PSY and Joong Ki. But now I see PSY is working that young aura. Love her!!

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When it comes to melos, just pretend you hear Jack Nicholsen's voice:
Pain? You can't handle the pain.

A Lee Kyung-hee drama will make a Navy seal level-trained emotional wreck, able to withstand the harshest heartbreaks, ready to take on even more.

Chuck Norris cries at Lee Kyung-hee dramas.

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can't wait for this! Where is MCW? I'm lloking forward for her appeareance to appear

PSY is VERY prettyyy.....
She looks more and more beautiful.

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Ahhh lovely H. Potter photo!

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he looks like baby ...it looks so illegal ..... :-)

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Forever a baby! I wish I have a face like that. :\

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This drama pretty much sounds like Bad Guy with Kim Nam Gil and Han Ga In which i actually liked. The only difference is that the main character is/was betrayed as an adult and not as a kid. So the premise is nothing new, it depends on what they do with it. They have a good story with which everyone shoud be able to empathize with and they have an amazing cast( SJK was amazing in Sungkyunkwan and my all-time favorite drama Tree with Deep Roots, MCW also impressive in Princess Man and Arrow, Park Shi Yeon is already a veteran actress.

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I like Song Joong-ki. Alot. I dislike Park Si-yeon (as an actress its not like I know her lol) as much as I like SJK.
With the dark assumed premise, I don't think I can deal with the drama, pun intended. I will try to read recaps.

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"Coffee House" will change your mind about PSY as an actress; she hit it out of it park in that one.

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It's just one of those things where someone gets on your nerves and you really don't have a reason. I started watching Coffee House and PSY is the reason I couldn't continue watching it.

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I dislike PSY too. I've seen her in My Girl, Coffe House and La Vita Dolce and thought her acting really doesn't stand out for me. Glad that MCW will be paired with SJK too.

However, bring on the revenge drama! Bad Guy, Sorry I Love You, Equator Man, Story of a Man... this is one of my favorite genres. Can't wait to watch SJK in revenge mode! Looking forward to a good performance.

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Hell never looked so good? Haha. I would like to see Joongki's character descend all the way to evil. It'll excercise those acting chops we were teased with in Tree with Deep Roots.

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Why dowa the road to hell paved with such pretty men?

Because that's where all the girls would wanna go... LOL

The premise looks interesting enough, I dunno how well Song Joong Ki will be able to pull this off, but, I am hoping for the best. He have yet to disappoint and I hope it would stay that way.

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Lol SJK looks adorable, but I am gonna be honest and say that him,PSY,MCW are all actors I haven't come to like yet. I've never really connected with the characters they've played or felt for them.

I do however want to see this drama. I want to see how PSY does and because I feel like this is like a BAD GUY redux in a way. Bad Guy...Nice Guy...both good guys turned bad. Revenge stories...yeah..yeah.

OK, I just need KNG to confirm something now/unrelated.

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I was waiting for PSY get another lead role but I'll settle with what we have, along with SJK hehe
She is pretty and looks as young as him~

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Why is Park Shi-yeon always second lead?! I loved her character in Coffee House.

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PSY looks really young in the 2nd pic; but still, I can't wrap my brain around her character as a student b/c I still think of PSY as the businesswoman in "Coffee House" which she just rocked.

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The abbreviation PSY just makes me think of PSY the entertainer before it clicks in my brain that its not. -_-'

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same here, I kept on reading it as a name instead of initials. XP

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"Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men?" BEST. LINE. EVER.

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I love Park Shi Yeon so much! Kinda disappointed that she's playing a bitch but Moon Chae Won's playing a cold character so it's okay :) Everybody's watching this drama for Song Joong Ki but I'm watching it for PSY and MCW haha

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I find it amusing how the title Nice Guy VS There's No Such Thing as Nice Guys makes such a huge difference. Like, this is about a nice guy...oh no, we actually meant nice guys don't exist!

Anyways, I'm totally looking forward to this!

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Best line: Why is the road to hell paved with such pretty men? Enuf said!

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they looks cute and yet damn fresh looking!

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Ooh! This sounds like it will be a good drama! I'm excited to watch! :D

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A teaser just came out!!

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