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Stills and teaser for The Great Seer

Damn, that is one epic headdress. I’m not that wowed by the posters for the upcoming fusion sageuk The Great Seer (Daepoongsoo), but the stills of Ji Jin-hee as the savage warrior are kinda rockin’ my socks off. Is it too much to hope that the drama spends more time with war-paint-warrior Yi Seong-gye than stately-future-king Yi Seong-gye?

The 36-episode drama stars Ji Sung and Song Chang-eui as rival scholars of divination who rise to great power and determine the fates of kings. The historical figure at the center of this power struggle will be Ji Jin-hee’s General Yi, the person who will eventually overthrow the nation of Goryeo and become the first king of Joseon. Ji Sung plays a gifted seer who can read others’ pasts and futures, which — wouldn’t you know it — comes in mighty handy when it comes to winning wars and usurping kingdoms.

Jo Min-ki plays Yi In-im, the official who takes control of Goryeo in King Gongmin’s death. He’s Song Chang-eui’s father, but the complication is, his wife (played by Lee Jin down below in the early era stills, later to be played by Lee Seung-yeon) is also Ji Sung’s mother. So we’re looking at a half-brother (or step-brother) rivalry with a birth secret, in the midst of this seer war.

Kim So-yeon plays Ji Sung’s main love interest, and Lee Yoon-ji plays Banya, Ji Sung’s first love. She goes from gisaeng to king’s concubine and bears a future king of Goryeo, whom Yi In-im will enthrone at the ripe age of eleven. So the political war will really be between all the characters who pull the strings behind the throne, which seems to be the theme running through the whole drama.

I wish the posters were more interesting, given the stunning visuals in some of the stills, and the teaser is nothing but a tease, but I think I honestly might tune in just to see Ji Jin-hee workin’ that war paint. It’s interesting that SBS’s Monday through Thursday lineup from Faith to The Great Seer will be an almost continuous late-Goryeo chronology. Something tells me that Choi Young might have felt differently about the seemingly harmless teenaged Yi Seong-gye had he seen the grown-up version here.

The Great Seer premieres next Wednesday October 10 on SBS.

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Is it too soon to say it looks epic?

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yes. just think what they did to Faith! this looked soooooooo epic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yl_-jroLBk

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Hmm...true. Jeez, I want to watch THAT Faith, and I say that realizing that I am watching that Faith, it's just isn't near as epic as the teaser made it.

And now I'm vaguely concerned.

But it will be nice to be able to see manly men acting again; yes Ji Jin Hee, I'm looking at you right now. ;-)

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Yeah JJH forever

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Wow, that did look really epic. I still hope some of that (like the needles in the back part via magic) happens. Please?

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The directer needs to be spanked~~ Faith started out so good... the last couple of episodes look kinda fail at times (directing wise) T_T Still loving the drama though~<3 Lee Min-Ho & Kim Hee-Seon have such great chemistry that I always think they are the same age XD

I'm definitely gonna watch The Great Seer for Ji Jin-Hee~ the posters are kinda lame but the stills make up for it. The costumes are so beautiful in this~ also loving the faith costumes *__*

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I hope so. I couldn't deal with Faith. Although there might be some story, the pace and the cheapness of the sets and production made me cringe. I expect all or nothing for sagueks. Lol. We have been spoiled with Tree with Deep Roots and Princess' Man so now I expect the very best best best.

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yeah..it is..but still i will watch it because of ji sung..he's one of my fave actors..

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It's only because of him, Ji Jin Hee, and the leading ladies that I've kept up on this series to tell the truth. Oh, and the antagonists... Which is basically me telling you that I've kept up on this series because of all the actors in it. Man, I hope they don't bring the epic after having put war paint of Ji Jin Hee.

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*And by the weirdly worded last sentence, I meant that I hope they don't FORGET to bring the epic after having put the war paint on Ji Jin Hee.

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i agree...epic epic and epic..but the outcome only a zero..
I hate drama Faith though..when seeing the trailer a month ago,people always says this is gonna be epic drama..but when it's aired.,sometimes it's bored.,sometimes it annoyed..so bad..i just feel the same for the great seer..

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The epic expectations was based more on the past work of writer Song Ji Na and director Kim Jong Hak.They had some epic dramas under their belt with very high ratings. Sandglass was around 64% and Eyes of Dawn 58%, even the fusion fantasy Legend made it to the mid 30s.
I think Faith would have been epic if they didn't change the story and the original actors. The Kang Ji Hwan trailer looks more like director Kim's style.

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a bit behind on this, but what was the previous story/cast?

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Original trailer with Kang Ji Hwan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyMrcMdcT6E&list=PLE7FA3C65E09EB616&index=25&feature=plpp_video

Thats the badass Choi Young I wanted to see. I recognized Kim Byung Gi, he was probably the villain and Kim Seung Soo the driver of the car. Phillip Lee and Kim Hee-seon were the only one that stuck around from that casts.

I think they blew most of their budget here and thats why Faith currently look cheap and it does not feel like Goryeo imo. If you have seen other Goryeo dramas like Taejo Wang and The iron Empress you'll know what I'm talking about.

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Is that the Lee Jin who used to be on X-Man? She looks younger 0_0

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She does look different...without reading the names, I would've thought it was Son Ye Jin!

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I thought the same thing!

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Lee Jin looks the same, just a bit diff. w/ her hair up in saeguk style.

Actually thinks she looks a little bit older.

I'm glad she's getting larger roles (don't know why her FinKL bandmate, Sung Yuri, got such a big head start and leading roles considering that she can't really act).

Ji Jin-hee and Lee Jin are enough for me to give this a shot.

Hopefully, it'll actually be epic unlike "Faith" (lasted about 2 eps on that one and could tell it was going nowhere).

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lol. that teaser. did Ji Sung take ballet lessons? ^_^

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Ummm... balerino Ji Sung?? I do want to watch him!! ^^

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it's funny, but i thought his moves are similar to those of loreen in the eurovision song contest this year

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Painted warrior is wow. But sageuks are not much my thing. Maybe I'll give it a try cause I like most of the actors.

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Omg, Ji Sung's smirk in that last poster. The only thing it reminds me of his Ji Heon character. I'm due for a rewatch!

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Didn't Ji Sung already do the saeguk-half-brother-rivalry-birth-secret thing in Kim Soo Ro? Oh well, I'll probably check it out.

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Before reading your comment on Choi Young I was like "but no, I don't want King Gongmin to die!" (sadly that history, and beside only one of many portrayal of an historic figure ^^) and wondering if anyone else feel weird out when caracters "meet" each other by different works. ^^
I mean it's my first time seeing it like that, Dong Yi and YI San had link, (duh of course it's bound to happen, this is Korea History) but The great seer is almost the same timeline as Faith, and finally I remenber the korean names ;)

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I wonder why what I think, what I write or say, and what people understand always come out different. -_-'
Well maybe some will understand what I mean... I can only hope ^^'

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I get you dear. lol. I agree too.

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I wasn't planning to watch this becos of the title... but MAN Ji Jin Hee can rock war paint and fur and skull... HAHAH

Maybe just the start... since it looks like he will look more like that rowdy general sooner than later...

May I fangirl that can this man look the parts he is casted for or what?! Dae Jang Geum he's young and hot hahah , sooo annoyingly finicky in The man who can't get married, and now this awesome war paint warrior... *chills*

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Ji Jin Hee my dear, you totally rock the sageuk wear! If this is subbed, I will definitely give it a try!

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I thought it was going to be a conventional sageuk until I watched the other trailer with some major suck facing in it lol.
I like this cast, almost all the main characters have done sageuk before. This feels more like Goryeo with some realistic generals.
Beside the obvious, Ji Jin-hee and Ji Jung I'm excited for Jo Min Ki playing the baddie for a change. He was such a waste in QSD playing the useless pansy King Jinpyeong. Lee Yoon Ji as Ban Ya double yay.

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Please provide a link to this major suck facing :)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvCwEO8rZD4

Its major for a sageuk lol

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You know what's sad?
Whoever is kissing her is going to die.
It's pretty much a rule that if you kiss a lead early in a drama, you will be axed.

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And its usually the main lead's parents lol. I'm hoping its Ban Ya's parents because they were slaves.
I cant tell if thats Empress Gi in this trailer or not.

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I though Jo Min Ki used up all his baddie power in East of Eden. After that, I NEVER wanted to see him be mean again.

He's too good at it. I ♥ him in M2F...

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I hate his good guy image in sageuks. It bores me to death because I know he can do so much better. His character was so pathetic in QSD I thought it was a waste of his talents.

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who is the lead
Ji Jin-hee or Ji Sung?

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I'll be watching this for JJH too, he is my first favorite s.korean actor.Can't wait, please try to recap this show regularly, even thou I love watching the shows, I love your recaps with your own input on the show.

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I've figured it out—the seers' visions come to them in interpretive dance form. That's why the trailer has so many odd dance sequences—they're just visions. Which would also help with ambiguity, because they can interpret the dances however they want. Haha!

I think the war paint looks so much better on Ji Jin Hee than the weird beard does. But I'm excited to see him in this role.

Also, is it just me, or does Lee Jin look an awful lot like han Ga In from TMTETS?

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Once upon a time in Korea, the Abominable Snowman, the legendary Yeti, roamed free . . . until the Jurgen barbarians killed them all to use as hats.

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Lol so thats what happen to the Yetis eh. I had world of war-craft flash-back there.

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If it wasn't for the warpaint, I would be having an Inuyasha "Naraku" flashback.

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Makes sense since those Joseon boys really did love their hats! :)

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I wasn't planning on watching this before (it has a few too many episodes for my short attention span), but I'm actually quite hooked by the coincidental (or maybe not) historical progression betwen Faith and this drama.

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Oooh Does this mean we will see jin ji hee's character kill off choi young?

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Oooooh...this looks interesting! Faith has led me to learn a little bit about Goryeo period, so I'm definitely following this too. I like this continuity that SBS is giving us. Oh, and Kim So-yeon; love her. Can't wait :D

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is that ahjussi from me too, flower...LOVE him!

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the first interesting point in seageuk is the costume but the story seem not really interesting,

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Looks pretty bad-ass.
Would love it if it scares me instead of bores me.

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It's been ages since I last saw Lee Jin in a drama! Or maybe I haven't been keeping up with her works.

Anyway, Song Chang Ui looks waaaaaay younger here! I've always thought he and Ji Jin Hee looks a lil alike, but totally not in the posters here.

And yay Ji Sung oppa~!!

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Oh - I am super looking forward to Ji Jin Hee... the beard does drive me a little crazy but wow - the war paint.

I have no idea how I'm going to like this sageuk but with JJH and Ji Sung in it... I'm in :)

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I will be watching this for song Chang eui!

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hi
any know the name of the variety show where they write in and complain about a family member? it airs on kbsworld in singapore at monday 10.10pm
thanks

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This is not the right forum but I think it's called 'Hello Counselor'.

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Somehow i've come to equate Jin Jin Hee to Sageuk Royalty, he actually looks foreign to me when he plays a modern day character! He's got the whole commanding speech thing down to a freaking tee!

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i dont see kim so yeon...

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That's exactly my thought!
You cast Kim So Yeon (THE Kim So Yeon! That one!!) and you don't put her on the poster and release her stills?????)
Blasphemy!

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skull... looks like... it's made of paper mache... cannot stop laughing... HAHAHA

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i don't trust dramas that have the popular stars example; faith, love rain, the king 2 hearts, arang, marry stayed out all night, and some other more. but this one at least i hope that when people say it's good not because the actors but the storyline confusing?

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I don't like sageuk but I'm in just for Kim So Yeon ssi.

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Kim so yeon figthing

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So talk about timing... Were I a korean kid I'd rather learn my history watching Faith and then continue "studying" with The Great Seer xD

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Oh, Ji Jin-hee, why are you so hot... *fans self*
Gosh darn, now I have to catch an episode of this.

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I'm ready for Sageuk drama, too many rom-com for me this year. Buckle up my ears for Sageuk talks ^^

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It's going to be worth watching the show just to see how Ji Hin Hee keeps the headress on during the action scenes.

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WOW Kim So Yeon !!! I'M IN.. DEFINITELY

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I find the lack of Kim So-yeon stills disturbing.

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so who is the lead actor here? is it ji sung or ji jin hee?

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Gah...JJH, if I wasn't madly in love with my hubby of nearly 30 years, I'd be on a plane to Korea now. Not now. Right now. I would hunt you down. And when I found you, you would have to promise to keep that headdress on. You just became my favorite. No more pretty boys for me. You da man. :)

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The headdress reminds me of Tonto that Johnny Depp is playing right now... except Tonto has a dead crow there.

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The trailer told me nothing, but it's "purdy" to look at.

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Kim So Yeon could rock that headress, as well. But she' probably going to get stuck in a hanbok, being passive. Bummer.

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What is a sageuk without Ji Jin hee? ...but that dead animal headpiece looks cheap&cheesy. What critter has a skull and teeth like that? Looks low budget to me.

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Oooooooh the wolf headdress reminds me Princess Mononoke! Except, you know, Princess Mononoke is a girl.

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wow, loved Lee Jin from Heroes! Nice to see her in a saguek! hwaiting!

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I haven't been watching Korean historical dramas a few years after my disappointment with "Yi San". (I know many love it but just doesn't click with me.) HOWEVER, "Seer" may revive my attention on Korean historical drama because of this word " Feng Shui". I'm sucked to "Chinese" Wuxia/supernatural stuff. XD

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From here, it looks epic.

History:
Yi In-im led the (anti-Ming/pro-Yuan, since Ming was now powerful during the late 13th cen.) faction responsible for assasinating Gongmin (ergo, the guy behind the killing in "Frozen Flower", maybe behind the scenes). He enthroned the 11 year old Woo (U of Goryeo), said to be the son of Banya (orig. Shin Don's maid, but I guess they made her a gisaeng here).
By 1392, by which time Yi Seong-gye would have had usurped the throne after returning to Gaeseong (then Goryeo's capital, and was immortalized later by Hwang Jin-i's poems about its beauty), and had Young removed and later killed, he then deposed U and placed his son Chang; but a year later both were poisoned and replaced by Gongyang.

But someone please tell me to hold back and not expect too much of other characters, like:
-Yi Seong-gye's parents Yi Ja-chun and Lady Choi (the other Lady Choi, not Young's aunt)
-Taejong, since he's done most of the dirty work alongside his father. And maybe can we get some Kim Mu-saeng & Yoo Dong-geun reunion? "Tears of the Dragon" still is the best among the sageuks portraying the 1392 coup
-Shin Don, who so far hasn't made any appearance yet in "Faith". Maybe after Noguk's death???
-Jeong Mong-ju, faithful servant to King U and the last supporter of Goryeo, murdered by 5 men under orders of Yi Bangwon (later Taejong) on Songjukgyo Bridge
-Jeong Do-jeon, who is instrumental alongside Taejo in founding Joseon. Also, founder of Seonggyungwan and among the first propnents of the silhak, though it would take 4 centuries later and a certain Jeong Yak-yong for the movement to flourish
-also, if it's too much to ask, Lady Han and Lady Kang (Taejo's queens; the former the one who predeceased Taejo's coup, the latter the stepmother whom Taejong tormented)

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