Rating:
Average user rating 4.0
79

Nice Guy releases posters, revs up for premiere

Man, it’s really been a Song Joong-ki week. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. That would be nutty. He’s just got two projects in the pipeline at the same time, so there’s more of The Pretty to go around. Plenty for everyone! Here are the official posters for his new drama There’s No Such Thing As Nice Guys, set to air on Wednesday. Is it wrong that I’m still too sad about Gaksital being over to be super excited about the premiere of Nice Guy? I promise I won’t hold it against the show once it’s actually on my screen. I just miss my heroooooooooo. Poutface.

I really like the first poster. Joong-ki’s knocking it out of the park with the big closeup posters lately. I love the clean design and the striking close-up, and the teary-eye-but-stoic-face. It also tells me something about the tone of the show, so I’m a big fan of that one–it’s evocative, moody, and makes me want to watch.

The other one featuring him with Park Shi-yeon and Moon Chae-won below, I don’t find interesting at all, mostly because it looks like every drama poster ever. Why are kdramas posters obsessed with the multiple-heads-sprouting-from-one-body thing? Am I the only one who thinks that’s not aesthetically pleasing, and vaguely reminiscent of those three-headed dogs that guard the gates of the underworld?

I think it would help if Moon Chae-won didn’t look like she might keel over and faint at any moment in all of the promotional material for this show, which I find strange because her character is supposedly a take-charge, strong-willed, extremely smart and capable woman. Which obviously she can do; I just don’t know why she’s been styled to look as damsel-in-distressy as possible.

Anyway, the long wait is finally over, and Nice Guy premieres tomorrow on KBS!

Via My Daily

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , ,

79

Required fields are marked *

Another revenge themed drama. Im not complaining. Cant wait but sad theres no more Gaksital.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Joong-ki is so busy that he can't attend Werewolf premeiring in TIFF tonight...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I feel the same way about Moon Chae Won in the promo material. I feel like they're jus trying to get everyone to pin their sympathies to her character early on and then have Park Siyeon's character be lain out as the "silver fox" character. You know with her red lips and her up-do. Advertising...lol.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Totally off topic... can't wait for a podcast.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

or Thing Vs Thing.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm going to have to second both of your requests....

...but back on topic, I actually like sprouty head posters that are done right. I'm not a fan of this one. I liked the 49 Days poster a lot. In general they reminds me of the Star Wars posters. And I think they are suitable for melodramas or dramatic kdramas because it gives the sense that the drama will focus on the character's relationship with one another in this so-convoluted-it's-unbelievable way. But then again, that's probably just me.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The mashed Up!

SKKS+Rooftop Prince+Fashion King+ Nice Guy

And my dreams will come true....

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yea! I've been eagerly hoping for a new podcast...for Answer Me 1997. HAHA

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Just what I had in mind. I second emotion! *wink*

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I feel like they're doing that because yes, she's supposed to be strong and independent but song joong ki's character is the first person in her life to make her become a dependant. As in like, he changes her enough to make her want to lean on somebody, and not just be the strong person that she is to everybody else in the world. And then when she finds out whats going on, it breaks her. idk. That's at least that's the gist of what I've gotten from the promos

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

moon chae won looks like she is leaning on joong ki but her head was edited to be smaller and now joong ki looks strangely big...
I definitely love the first poster.

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

*nods*

It looks fan-made. And presumably they have access to the three actors, so getting them to pose together for promotional material shouldn't be hard, and yet... they seem to have photoshopped three separate pictures instead. I... don't get it.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

so right. Even I the amateur can do that. tsk
the first poster is really beautiful tho.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ok now that you pointed it out, I can't un-see Joong Ki's big(ger) head..

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I know. Creepy. I spent like 3 minutes staring at it.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love this talented pretty boy who knocked my socks off in Tree With Deep Roots. I want to watch it for SJK but I hate melos.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love the first poster.

I wasn't really planning on watching this show 'cause I've been rewatching A Love to Kill, wich you all already know is the worst decision ever, so yeah, no revenge melodrama for me right now.

But since I laid my eyes on the said poster, I'm totally intrigued by it. I think I'll just have to watch the damned thing.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I miss Gaksital too :(!! I watched "Ojakgyo Brothers" to try and fill the hole cause Joowon is in it, but I finished that today!

Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of Moon Chae Won OR Park Shi Yeon, buuuuut the plot sounds good so I will give it a try!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Same for me! I'm actually not much of a fan of any of the actors, but the plot interests me a great deal. I'll probably change my mind about at least one of them after,lol.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Can't wait! I've already got my snacks and boxes of tissues.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ugly second posters.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ugly second poster. i hate seeing moon chaewoon looking incompetent like that. hopefully her character is not.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

She's far from incompetent, believe me. She's going to come out roaring from the first episode, even if her entrance is a bit late.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Same! It reminds me of her character in Brilliant Legacy instead of her awesome character in My Princess Man ~~

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm not keen on the posters, in a sort of 'that's all you could do with these actors?', incredulous way, and could not help but draw the contrast with the amazingly stunning posters for SJK's new film came out at the same time.

BUT. at the end of the day, they're just posters, and I adore the opening credits for the drama (and that's essentially what most people will be watching, not the posters), so I can live with these. I've loved pretty much everything that came out of Nice Guy from the day it was announced, and can't wait to find out if my gut feelings are right. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Moon Chae Won's expression gives me "I'm pitiful" vibe... I guess her character will eventually be like that. I also think the solo poster is the better one. I like that they didn't airbrush his face and make it perfect, this one is raw and more expressive.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

oh it's my first time seeing the korean title in hangul but uhhhh. isn't it supposed to be 착한 남자 instead of 차칸 남자? is that some kind of pun that i'm not aware of lol.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, it's a pun, but when asked why its spelled wrong Song Joong ki said in a radio interview that the real reason its like that will be revealed in the show.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I read somewhere the director saying that the mispelling was kind of ironic. Because Kang Maru (Soong-ki) was a nice guy back in med school years, and years later he pretends to be nice to Eun-ki (Moon) just to use her for his revenge plan, so the pun is related to the way he sounds/seems nice but not being nice/good at all.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ah, that would make a lot of sense...clever too.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I think the misspelling (where the final giyeok sound of the syllable followed by the initial hieut-and-vowel sound of the syllable is now substituted by the kieuk-and-vowel syllable sound) is kind of a trend these days.

One example: when Tony Ahn was still the MC for M!Countdown, and I think it was his birthday during the live broadcast, one fan was displaying 생일추카 (saeng-il chu-k'a). Now we all know it's supposed to be saeng-il chuk-ha, right?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

the happy birthday deliberate misspelling was also evident in Full House, I think. I remember that because that was when I started learning Korean and I was wondering what was that all about... guess it's a Korean thing.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

They look good, but Sooooo boring. Is that the best posters that they could come up with?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I actually love the contrast between her frail outer appearance and her strong personality. Its like a delicacy that makes people think they can break her when in reality she's absolutely icy and could break them instead. Then again I don't think its really worth anyone's time to read so much into a character poster....
I love melo so I'm extremely excited for this, even if Park Siyeon isn't always my cup of tea.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I know what you mean! :( I'm still in my gaksital withdrawal sad phase D:

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH no Gaksitaaaaaaaaaaalllll. My life has no meaning.
Actually I'm kind of looking forward to Moon Chae Won's new project. She has become one of my favorites afater Princess' Man. The posters do look odd, as I wonder why they couldn't just get all three actors to pose for a shot. After the promotonal posters of both Gaksital and Princess' Man, I have gotten a bit spoiled. Yet, I think the pictures are trying to aim at expressing her amnesic, pitiful state which is the state she will be in probably for the majority of the drama. Here's to hoping that the amnesic side only lasts for 5 episodes, as I NEED my heroines strong and fierce like Se Ryung in the Princess Man.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

My week will not be the same without Gaksital... And, even now the last scene still stuck in my brain...
Hope this drama (with Joong-ki) in it being a good replacement for Gaksital... or... Gaksital will never forgive you!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

yeah... Im still too sad about Gaksital to be properly exited for this. But it looks like it's gonna be awesome, an I really hope it is. Especially with Answer Me 1997 ending next week, oh imma need some new drama crack to keep me going. this better be a good, or Gakstial will never forgive you!!!!!! lol. but seriously, i really hope this drama delivers.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I can't help but picture him making hand hearts behind the scenes.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

BTW. I can totally see the camera's reflection in his eye balls.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i should watch it live tonight.....less than 12 hrs *counting*

btw, no background strory aka child story right?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nope. Episode 1 plunges straight into the college-era & then adult story with SJK, PSY & MCW (in the order of their appearances). Episode 2 will feature one or two flashbacks with kid actors, but that's it.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Not sure I'll actually like the story, but if it means I can watch Song Joong Ki's emotional range for 20 hours (is it actually 20 episodes then? I've seen 16 in some places), I'm in!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"Is it wrong that I’m still too sad about Gaksital being over to be super excited about the premiere of Nice Guy?"

No. I'm still crying too. I want see Bad Guy... but my heart still wants you, Gaksital. Why did you leave me when I'm clearly not prepared to let you go? :'(

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm sad because I'm all for the FIERCE and STRONG MCW but she will loose her memory and be the dumb / innocent / fool in love for Maru plan get forward, because wth strong headed MCW it would be hard some romance.

I just hope she looses her memory fall in love, get back he memory, is still in love with Maru BUT is the fierce girl that Maru better not play around with her.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm so happy Bridal mask ended and Nice guy will start!

I just hope, they better not give us awesome, strong, fierce MCW in the first episodes, only to her turn in useless fool in love girl in the next episodes.

Like Mo Dak. Oh please drama writer, please.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

From the full trailer I saw. Eun Gi is fall in love with Maru before she ever loose her memory. I think we will see strong MCW until at least episode 5 or so. However even she is strong she will become innocent and a devote lover to SJK at the same time though. I'm not sure when she will loose her memory and what will happen between her and Maru. I think NG will give us a surprise.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm looking forward to this, even though I don't really care for revenge-y dramas very much. I'll watch them, but it can sometimes get boring. Mostly because the first revenge-oriented drama I watched was Bad Guy, and that show left a bad taste in my mouth. Anyway, I hope this show is good and has a happy ending.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i hope this drama could giv us a twist though~~~
please let SJK love PSY till the end!!

but i don't thk that would happen

why i feel like i already can foresee the storyline~~

i will read ur recap n consider to watch this...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Me too i am really really sad there is no more gaksital this week and miss my kang to so much... But I like the the actors so will give it a try.
(Btw, can't wait to know yours ratings of Gaksital :) )

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Excitement to see Song Joong Ki is an under statement! I have seen almost all of his stuff since I saw him in "Triple"! Love him!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love the first poster. Same kind of up-close shot as Wolf Boy, but Joong Ki manages to convey a different kind of feel and aura.

I actually hate melos (can't handle the angst). My first melo was Stairway to Heaven and it was sooo tragic, I didn't fully get over it for a year, haha. But this revenge story looks exciting, and it's nice seeing a male lead take the revenge since its usually the women who change and take revenge. Plus, it's Song Joong Ki! Who I've loved loved loved since Sungkyunkwan Scandal.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

"My first melo was Stairway to Heaven and it was sooo tragic, I didn’t fully get over it for a year, haha. But this revenge story looks exciting, and it’s nice seeing a male lead take the revenge since its usually the women who change and take revenge. Plus, it’s Song Joong Ki! Who I’ve loved loved loved since Sungkyunkwan Scandal."

Ditto...Kwon Sang Woo's tears/sobs broke my heart, but I've simply adored Song Joong-ki since SKS/Running Man/TWDR etc.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

gaaaah, I am so afraid this will end in oceans of tears ... I want to watch it cause I adore SJK, but I'm seriously afraid I can't take it. my first melo was A Love to Kill and this is by the same writer, I think ... So I'm waiting for recaps (here or somewhere else) and fan reactions to see whether I should go on this journey ...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i actually love the second poster as mcw poses as a weak yet innocent woman. don't you guys think that you will lose interest once seeing mcw poses a strong woman but in the drama she's actually weak. why would she pose as strong girl since it just a short time in the drama

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"Why are kdramas posters obsessed with the multiple-heads-sprouting-from-one-body thing? ....."

hahahaha :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I feel that Gaksital's been way overrated. Sure, it was good for a while. But i felt that the extension didn't do it much justice. I reckon it would have been a better story if they had not dragged the second half of the story that long.

I just hope that Nice Guy have taken advantage of Gaksital's extension and come out a better show for us viewers! Can't wait for the premiere tonight!!! Song Joong Ki ~hwaiting! ;D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

am i the only one who's excited to see lee kwang soo more than anything else.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

am i the only one who's excited to see lee kwang soo more than anything else?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i'd totally write this drama off, makjang/melo not being up my alley, but lee kyung-hee is the writer... she wrote my very favorite drama ever, sangdoo let's go to school in 2003 (rain, gong hyo-jin). SO perfectly written, beautifully acted. in an interview some years later, she even stated that she felt sangdoo was her best work, and even if she were to revisit it, she didn't think she would be able to do any better, because she gave it her all.

and because of that, whatever else she writes/has written, i can't help but give it a chance.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

didn't she also write A Love to Kill? While I think that drama was really good (and I agree, Sangdoo was super cute, and I think we had that conversation before on one of the OTs), I just can't handle that type of melo stuff. Give me brutal things like Vampire Prosecutor 2, that's a walk in the park... but I'm not cut out for people who love each other but can never be together or die or both :-(

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

wow..I've been waiting for this like a million years :DD
SJK and MCW Fighting :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes, miss Kang To – Joo Won very much… Come back to me!

Song Joong-ki – good luck.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Have been waiting for soooooo long for this drama!!!! Hope it won't be disappointing!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Well well, let's see what do we have here.With Arang and Nice Guy in the same time slot, LET THE BATTLE OF 'JOONGKI's BEGIN! :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

God, everyone is lamenting over a poster... The most important thing is the drama not the poster. Yes it's weak, except the first one, but overall I don't care as long as we get a good drama. :-)

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Lol, but it's not like we really care that much. It's just fun to find the hidden meaning in things. And in my case, I majored in Graphic Design and all those advertising classes reallyget to you.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh yes, I understand! :-) I know the second poster looks... horrendous but for me the drama counts.

But I totally understand that for you, majoring in Graphic Design, this poster must be kind of a nemesis.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Me too! Actually pretty excited to see the drama. It seems very tension-filled. And tension is fun to watch!

And yes...yes, it is >__<

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

can't describe how excited I am for this drama... I'll drop Arang if it turns out great tonight~

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

THANKS GF

MCW and SJK has very good chemistry during the

conference - joyful with each other ! so somehow we know

the verdict !.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Sept12 its today.
Hope Dramabean recap this episode as soon as possible..Pllzzz Sooon
Thanks

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ooookay. I might HAVE to watch this drama. I'm loosing count of how many dramas that is. I'll probably wait until it's finished, if I can sit still, though.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Gilfriday, I'm sad that Gaksital is over too, today is wednesday and I thought * new episode of gaksital today* and then : wait, it's already over T_____T

I miss my hero too TT~~TT

but I'll be looking forward to this drama, it seems really good

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

today is wedenesday? it is not wednesday. Nope. It aint. If it were there would be G.... arrgghhh. I dont care if he is nice or not. there is no such thing as a guy as nice as Kang To. but it is still easier getting over Gaksital than Shut Up FBB cause that felt like it should continue in reality and when it did not, it felt like something died in me. Gaksital was an epic story in the past and I can accept it had already ended before it was told. modern-day stories and love stories, well, there are so many. those dont pull me in so much

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Currently Airing

Prime-Time Shows This Week
Monday-Tuesday (May 25-26) Wednesday-Thursday (May 27-28) Weekend (May 29-31)