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Lee Sang-yoon and Yoon Jin-seo’s Santa Barbara romance

I find it an interesting clashing of worlds when my Korean entertainment fix crashes into my real life, i.e., comes Stateside for projects. The stories, language, and handling are all Chungmuro, but look! I recognize that street! That’s a city I’ve been to! And yet it all looks so different through a foreign lens.

Granted, sometimes this leads to painful and cringe-inducing results — Love Story at Harvard makes my insides shrivel — but sometimes the blurring produces an interesting, evocative effect. That’s what I’m hoping for in Santa Barbara, a new romantic melo film that has just cast its leads and is gearing up to start shooting this spring.

Lee Sang-yoon (My Daughter Seo-young) has been tapped to play the male lead, a music director who’s utterly passionate about his work. Yoon Jin-seo (Twelve Men in a Year) is his co-star, and she’ll play a sharp careerwoman, a confident and smart ad exec. The plot unfolds as the two are sent to Santa Barbara in California on a collaborative work project, and they fall in love. Sounds simple and sweet, and the film is classified as a romantic drama, which is in line with the director’s previous films, Second Half and The Winter of the Year was Warm.

Santa Barbara will begin filming at the end of April, and will head to Santa Barbara for location shoots. You know what that means… Stalkers, make your beachside vacation plans now! (Only half-serious! We in no way endorse criminal activity.)

Via No Cut News

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My town!!! Santa Barbara born and raised!!!! I will totally be there!!!!!!!!!!:-) so excited!!!!!!!

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Santa Barbara is soooo beautiful - I spent 4-5 days there for work a few years ago and was just amazed. Especially to realize that when I'd LIVED in Monterey for a year and a half 10-12 years earlier, I'd never even visited and quite frankly did NOT like the West Coast. (Cape Codder here, through and through.)

Thankfully as I left my early 20s and saw more of the world, I realized that so many places have much to offer - but truly, SB stands out among the places I've been.

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When we, here in Monterey, get a hankering to get out of town, SB is where we head. It's only a couple of hours away, and it's gorgeous.

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Shel, I gotta ask, how fast are you driving if it's a couple of hours? And on the 101? LOL... ;)

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Me too me too!!!!! How awesome to know there are kdrama fans in my hometown!! I am so giddy about this and had to post even though I've never posted before...I'm practically hyperventilating here and my husband is giving me weird looks!!! But I'm agonizing because I live in NC now...maybe I could get my mom to do some stalking for me... I just really hope I can watch this movie online somewhere someday!

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i also live in NC. I which i could go to the sight. Never been in Santa Barbara or California before. Been in NC my whole life.

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I highly recommend a visit to Santa Barbara some day! I am discovering many things to love about NC too :)

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Santa Barbara will be a beautiful location shoot!

Lee Sang Yoon did a really nice job as the male lead in MDSY - he has the sweetest smile...

Looking forward to this one and seeing how many 'Beanies' will be in the background shots - maybe they can display a secret hand signal just for us?!
:)

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Lee Sang Yoon requires no selling, as far as I am concerned. He will be great for this melo.

It is the choice of leading lady for him that baffles me. Couldn't they have picked an actress matching Lee Sang Yoon's look and age? She looks downright frumpy and old.

Keep in mind that this is a melo film.

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===Couldn’t they have picked an actress matching Lee Sang Yoon’s look and age? She looks downright frumpy and old.===

She's younger than he is! He's 31, and she's 29, and not frumpy at all. You just don't like her.

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I'm so excited! I'm currently a student at UC Santa Barbara =)

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Find the students of the Korean Club (of which my son was a member when he was a UCSB student) and create a team approach to finding the filming locations.

For sure, they'll be at the pier and probably the mission. I'm also thinking possibly the Biltmore Hotel, too. Or, they might even go to the ostrich farm near Solvang.

Good Luck!

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Omg yes please do as AuntieMame suggest and please meet them!!!
Totally endorsing fangirl fervently here.

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!!! Omg!! SQUEE!!! i'm also from there!haha we should get a group together and head on over ;)

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This is so cool.

Come on west coast dbeaners, get some photos with LSY. He's smart and cute!

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State Street! Montecito! Summerland! Homesick!

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I live 30 minutes away from Santa Barbara. So exciting!

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Hmm, isn't that actress the second lead in Fugitive Plan B (the one in love with the cop chasing Rain's character)? She looks like her.

Anyways, have fun Stalker Beanies! :P

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Yup that is her! I really liked her in Plan B and cried buckets when she died! Hopefully this film will be good, although its a shame that subs take ages to come out for them.

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Yey... Just up the coast fr my home... I hope we can get info when they star filming....! Thanks

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OMG YESSS TIME TO CREEP!! :D

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Haha glad I wasn't the only one whose insides shriveled when I recognized some of the sites in Love Story in Harvard. Hopefully there won't be too many Engrish lines in Santa Barbara like in Love Story in Harvard.

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Ha. Barely two hours away from Chez Moi. I SMELL A ROAD TRIP!!! *packing bags*

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Wow thats pretty damn close to me.

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Just read that Lee Ki Woo and Lee Chung Ah are dating.

I didn't watch Flower Boy Ramyun Shop but that's some irony right there.

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Squeee... I really like lee Chung ah! And lee ki woo is so good looking.

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I KNOW. And at age 32 he can pass for a high schooler. That blows my mind.

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Why? Criminal activity isn't all bad.

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lol...not when we stalking our k-addiction huh. kekekeke

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looks like a sweet romantic film

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santa barbara is one of my fave places in southern calif! woah lucky ppl who live there & am sure they'll get a chance to take a peek of their shootings! i'm in SF so i can't be there just in a jiffy :( woah

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Lee Sang-yoon, wow he's so good looking. Haven't seen him in any show before. I'm going to watch My Daughter Seo-young for him. Hope it's good.

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my husband, lee sang yoon is back!!! im picking this one up.

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Hmmm...gives me an excuse to visit my little cousin in college haha I'm only like an hour or so away anyways lol

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Lee Sang Yoon <3

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Santa Barbara...not that far from LA and such a lovely place...can't wait to see the movie though I am not a fan of either of the leads...but want to see the familiar place featured in the movie.

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!!! Omg!! SQUEE!!! i'm also from there!haha we should get a group together and head on over ;)

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Wow, just can wait to watch this movie. Good pairing, look forward to good chemistry. I always love Lee Sang Yoon. He is so cute and lovable.

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I love Lee Sang Yoon very much. Can't wait to watch this movie. Santa Barbara is succccccch a lovely place to shoot a movie. My sis lives there and I have been there many times. I am just excited. He he he !!!

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where can i get to watch this movie? search all around youtube, online website....there is no one with full movie of this santa barbara

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I want to watch this movie but cannot find a link. Can someone please give me a link or website? If English subtitles exits, its a bonus for me. I'd really really appreciate if someone could help me out.
Puthak tirikeyo :p
Komoyo. XD

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