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New weekend rom-com My Love, Madame Butterfly

Rawr. Well don’t they make a nice pair. Here’s a sneak peek at the new weekend drama My Love, Madame Butterfly set to premiere this Saturday. Yeom Jung-ah (Royal Family) stars as Nam Nabi [nabi = butterfly, hence the puntastic title], a has-been diva actress who still has the ‘tude, but not so much the star power to back it up. The drama starts as she embarks on a new phase of her life after fame, fortune, and anti-fans: marriage. Kim Sung-soo (Suspicious Family, Bad Love) plays her tall dark and handsome husband, and also the source where all her troubles begin.

Nabi’s character is as foul-mouthed and foul-tempered as starlets come, and is more famous for her fashion sense than for her onscreen talent. In fact, she’s known for her particularly bad acting, illustrated by the hilarious collection of stills down below of Nabi playing all sorts of different drama characters all with the exact same facial expression. It’s extra funny because Yeom Jung-ah, of course, is friggin’ amazing. And it’s also just apt meta for a dramaland littered with inverse fame-to-talent ratios. I love the idea of Yeom Jung-ah playing a terrible actress, with a planetary ego to go with.

Kim Sung-soo plays her suave businessman hubby, a character shrouded in some mystery. Either he does something wrong right away, or pulls some kind of con (Or perhaps the marriage itself is one?), because the plot centers around how Nabi’s life starts to go haywire the second she marries him. And then there’s Park Yong-woo (Jejoongwon) who shows up in her life at just the right time, as the white knight. Hm, interesting.

She also has a rival in second lead Yoon Se-ah (A Gentleman’s Dignity), a shoe designer, and also Park Yong-woo’s ex-wife. It sounds like a complicated love square, but it’s definitely in rom-com funny hijinks territory in tone, so I think we’re in for funny twists on the melo setup.

The 50-episode weekend drama will be helmed by PD Lee Chang-min (Bride of the Sun), who was second PD on Midas and Giant, and penned by writer Moon Eun-ah (Smile Donghae). Given the big cast and the length, it looks like they’re trying to inject some rom-com miniseries flair into the longer family weekend drama. The trailer tells me Yeom Jung-ah is ready to mess herself up epically for laughs, which means I have another premiere to add to my ever-growing to-watch list.

My Love, Madame Butterfly premieres this Saturday on SBS.

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It took me 5mins to finally click who the actress was, the mum from A Tale Of Two Sisters - no wonder why I was getting bad vibes off from her LOL. Sadly haven't seen her in anything else but from the premise of this drama/the teaser it looks like fun & I adore Kim Sung Soo since Full House as well as a co-host on Win Win. Just might end up checking this out.

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Oh yah.. That's her from ToTS. Sorry for being shallow, but her nose really catches attention. (looks so fake, is it?).

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I can't help staring at all those nose jobs either! It's really distracting. The plot looks funny though..

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I agree about the noses. Did she have it done? I think she may have looked better natural.

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Episode 1 already throws in a tired mother-looking-for-long-lost-son plot, and guess who that prodigal son might be? This drama does not seem very promising.

I think 50 episodes are way too many, and it might follow the humiliating fate that befell on another 50-now-cut-down-to-40-episode drama. For the life of me, I can't recall the exact title of it - was it something like Delicious Life?

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whoever the hubby is...damn he is HOT! :Q____

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i second that! hehe

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i'm guessing Kim Sung-soo won't be the hubby for long or at least by the end of the drama...loon how small and diatand he is to the lead actress in their posters. too bad too coz i like him...

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that guy - I watched as he bounced the STUFFING out of a girl for pretty much an entire movie - the name of which escapes me - hot does not begin to describe the destruction of Pompeii levels of heat he generates

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Yep, movie was Sweet Sex and Love. And Kim Sung-soo was amazing, especially the scene in front of the refrigerator. Couldn't tell you a thing about the story though ;-)

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They had a lot of really GREAT sex and then they broke up. I think I should watch it again. As preparation for the drama. You know.

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Kim Sung-soo and Oh Ji-ho are about as close as you get to physical perfection face-wise (Jin Jin-hee would be close behind).

Jang Don-gun, Lee Byung-heon, etc. - not even close.

Btw, Park Yong-woo starred in a gem of a black comedy ("My Scary Girl").

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i AGREE ! Kim Sung Soo n Oh Ji Ho perfection is reaalllyyy in another level of hotness.

May i adding 2 more? Daniel Henney and Denis Oh.

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Not really counting those 2 since they're in a diff. category (hapas).

Actually think KSS is better looking overall than Henney.

KSS is kinda like the Korean Gregory Peck looks-wise.

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50 ep..wooahh..se ah will be busy with her wgm too

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OMG... the only thing that registered on my mind was Kim Sung Soo... I like him in Full House. All I can remember was how kind he was when we met him at Marina Bay Sands. Eventhough it was midnight (and he may be tired from MAMA) he signed some autographs and he let us photograph him. Nice guy. and I might sneak a peek on this drama because of him. ^^

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Kim Sung Soo also played such a goof in More Charming by the day. I just loved him in that. This drama sound fun!

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if only it had lesser episodes....sigh...

The actor who is playing the husband is the one who was the second lead in full house...

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Chaebols, geniuses, body swapping, time travel, now it's shoe designers!

This looks like it could be fun. I will check it out if it gets subbed somewhere. :)

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How many dramas we had with shoe designers these year? I'm in overdose! Can't they design hoodies, jewels, swiw suits or anything else? I guess Korean women are shoe fetish.

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Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that the heroines made jewelry? I could swear there was a string of them. lol

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yoon se ah is hot hot hot.those legs!

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I find her very pretty!

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It really does look fabulous with the cast and set-up and everyone's attitude.
But 50? Weekend? I am afraid nobody will sub this for a long long time.

This is my chart of how interested I am in long dramas over time. It starts out good, weakens a bit, totally numbscull bores me out, but gets better right before it ends.

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I have to ask myself, "Why are you watching this? Don't you have laundry that is more interesting?"

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lol

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I just finished watching "You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly" and that was 58 eps. It was a fun, fabulous watch and the subbers kept up with it quite well. Am hoping that subbers will pick this one up, too.

Loved Yoon Se-ah in AGD - she can really play the bitch. She's totally sweet and funny on WGM - you can tell she appreciates her young, hot 'husband'.
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It seems like shoe design is the next industry behind the resort industry in K-drama these days.

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Lol. I'm totally fed up with shoe designers. It irks me, when women are portrayed as capable only of maintaing good looks. Therefore: Long live May Queen!

On the brighter note, the cast seems very appealing...

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Sounds cute and fun, but 50 EPISODES! Gaah, why couldn't this just be a regular miniseries? >_<

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What? "Chérie" was married before dating Julien Kang? ^^
Dang. Kim Sung Soo is rawrrrr indeed!

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I love the idea of YJA and PYW together and love squares are my favorite quadrangles! I wonder if this will be the drama version of 'Switching Partners' lol...

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Kim Sung Soo and Yeom Jung Ah are pairing up again!!! Yay! They were fantastic in Say You Love Me way back when (2004 apparently). It was the first time I saw those two plus Kim Rae Won and Yoon So Yi.

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Kim Sung-Soo & Yeom Jung-Ah cast as a couple again! These two were draining in Say you love me, but this one looks to be lighter. They do make one smokin' couple!

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the only i know is kim sung soo like him in full house and bad love, he has big charisma

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did they get PSY's Gangnam Style as its OST?!

Kim sung-soo and Park Yong-woo - I am not sure how to resist them...

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PARK YONG [email protected]?#[email protected]#[email protected]#[email protected]#[email protected]#[email protected]?#

THE FFFF I DONT CARE I AM WATCHING THISSSSSSS SHIZZZ

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Kim sung soo.. Oh man, long time no see him!!

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Watched Bad Love because of Kim Sung Soo. Terrible drama....^^

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KSS is hot but 50 ep?? i miss ojakyo bro days with softy stalking one blog for months hmmmmmmmm good days

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Yoon Se Ah is so pretty!

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that man is so hot...and please add this drama and the great king's dream to the list with the dramas currently airing...the weekend has more dramas to offer than those there...

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Yeom Jung-ah is a terrific actress. And she looks amazing in these stils. Both men are good too though I prefer PYW. I will deffiantly check this out.

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I remember Yeom Jung Ah from 1N2D! She was so hilarious! If only this drama is abit shorter...

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Park Yong-woo!! I'm so glad you are back in another drama, but why this one? I hope this turns out to be funny and toned down on the makjang and any over the top acting.
I love that I get to see PYW for fifty episodes, so I really hope this is, for the most part, decent. If it isn't, I guess it'll be a good excuse for me to rewatch Jejoongwon. It's already been two years, but the power that word has on my soul... Hwang Jung!!

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Kim Sung Soo. squeeeeeee

Weekend drama, GD, long dramas. Bad vibes...

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1N2D got me interested in yja, so i watched royal family and her acting is just brilliant..
definitely gonna watch this

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For some reason Kim Sung Soo really reminds me of Daniel Henney but a much better actor.
I want to watch this but 50 episodes is huge. Hopefully someone will sub it. :/

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KIM SUNG SOO~~~SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONSSSSSS

but eek 50 eps >.<

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this looks so fun!!!

but 50. episodes. And hour long episodes at that...

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holy crap in the first picture, i thought for a second she was Ueno Rie from Gaksital.

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PSY... again. I saw a concert vid from SK where he sang for a crowd of 80,000! Thats just nerve racking. But back to the drama lol. So, It looks interesting but I don't know if I could stick around for 50 eps. Guess it'll have to be freaking hilarious premiere to get me hooked.

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Pencil me in as "skeptical", considering this writer's past. Another blingy package... we'll see what's in it.

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wow Kim Sung Soo welcome back to the small screen... be light okay since this is a rom-com...

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Am on episode 2. A bit confused - why was the picture of the husband of the female lead being mourned over in Episode 2? And by someone who knows the female lead.

Dramabeans, please write episode by episode accounts so I can be clear on this.

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That's not the picture of the husband.
That's her brother who was killed (she believes) by Nam Na bi. So she's exacting revenge on Nam Na bi by destroying everything she has.

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Love this drama. A must watch.

So far so good and lots of conflict to settle for a 50 episode drama.

Gotta try it.

There are english subs available from Darksmurf.

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love park yong woo in this drama.awesome actor

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I came to know the lead actor Park yong woo after watching My love Madamme butterfly and fell in love with him he's a good and natural actor. Google and found him acting in historical Joseon drama Jejoongwon and has very good review, just finished watching Jejoongwon his acting is so amazing.
I does not like the lead actress My love Madamme butterfly her whole face is so fake and she's looks so old and overacted. I came to know her from Kdrama Royal family I always considered this actress face very weird.

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I follow here is a very nice watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ9Xm_OmDCo

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