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2013 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2013 | 172 Comments

New Year’s Eve was the big night for the SBS Drama Awards (and KBS as well, which will be up next), and Lee Bo-young came out on top for one of the year’s unexpected successes, I Hear Your Voice. (I say unexpected because the drama was given its timeslot hastily when another show fell through and premiered without many expectations, then built week by week to be a ratings and audience hit.) I’d say she also ruled the night in terms of red carpet, because man does she look amazing. She hardly ever doesn’t look good, but she was in full-on goddess form tonight.

None of the awards came as too much of a surprise, as SBS pretty much gave awards to expected names; like MBC, the other broadcasters absolutely reward dramas and actors that drew high ratings, but I suppose the difference here is that SBS had a generally stronger year in terms of content, so there weren’t too many wins that raised eyebrows. I mean, it’s too bad Gong Hyo-jin didn’t win anything (and she wasn’t at the awards show), but I can’t argue that she wuzrobbed by either Lee Bo-young or Song Hye-gyo (who was also absent, being busy with a film shoot). I would’ve liked to see Choi Ji-woo get an award, but I can see how the other dramas were much bigger hits than Suspicious Housekeeper, so.

And maybe it’s a little silly to be inventing awards just to make sure you could recognize both Jo In-sung AND So Ji-sub, but speaking of silly invented awards: Lee Min-ho for best dressed for Heirs? How is that a real award and not an ironic one?

WINNERS LIST

Daesang: Lee Bo-young (I Hear Your Voice)
SBS Special Award: Jo In-sung (That Winter, the Wind Blows)
Top Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress: Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows)
Top Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actor: So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun)
Top Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actress: Lee Yo-won (Empire of Gold)
Top Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actor: Lee Min-ho (Heirs)
Top Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Nam Sang-mi (Goddess of Marriage)
Top Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actor: Jeon Gwang-ryul (Passionate Love)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress: Sung Yuri (Birth Secret)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actor: Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice)
Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actress: Park Shin-hye (Heirs)
Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actor: Sung Dong-il (Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Wang Bit-na (Two Women’s Room)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actor: Kim Ji-hoon (Goddess of Marriage)

Producer’s Award: Lee Bo-young (I Hear Your Voice)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Sumi
Popularity Award: Lee Min-ho (Heirs)
Best Couple: Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye (Heirs)
Best Dressed Award: Lee Min-ho (Heirs)
Special Acting Award, Drama Short: Kim Mi-sook (Case No. 113),
      Jung Eun-woo (Strange Person)
Special Acting Award, Miniseries: Jung Woong-in (I Hear Your Voice),
      Kim Mi-kyung (Heirs)
Special Acting Award, Mid-length Drama: Lee Hyo-jung (Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love),
      Kim Sung-ryung (Heirs)
Special Acting Award, Weekend Drama: Jang Hyun-sung, Jang Young-nam
      (Goddess of Marriage)

Top 10 Stars:
Jo In-sung (That Winter, the Wind Blows), Nam Sang-mi (Goddess of Marriage), Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice), Park Shin-hye (Heirs), So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun), Kim Woo-bin (Heirs), Lee Yo-won (Empire of Gold), Lee Min-ho (Heirs), Lee Bo-young (I Hear Your Voice), Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows)

New Star Award:
Lee Da-hee (I Hear Your Voice), Kang Min-hyuk (Hiers), Kim So-hyun (Suspicious Housekeeper), Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun), Kim Yuri (Alice in Cheongdam-dong, Master’s Sun), Jung Eun-ji (That Winter, the Wind Blows), Im Joo-hwan (Ugly Alert), Kim Ji-won (Heirs), Kang So-ra (Ugly Alert), Choi Jin-hyuk (Heirs)

 

Just stunning. Lee Bo-young played one of my favorite characters of the year in I Hear Your Voice, and it was a case of the actress doing well with the written role as well as adding personality beyond what was given to her. Must’ve been nice cuddling up with hubby Ji Sung that night, who wasn’t at her show with her because he was busy winning stuff of his own at KBS’s ceremony. She took home not only the acting Daesang but also a Producer’s Award and another Star award.

I love both looks on her, and while I will almost always gravitate to the bright color over the neutral one, I think I prefer the navy dress this time around. It’s perfect.

 

Perfect isn’t a word I’d use to describe Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice), and in the words of one appalled girlfriday, “What did they do to my baby’s head??” But the Transylvanian royalty look oddly works on him, in an I’m-an-idol-and-I’m-different-dammit sort of way.

 

Let the parade of bridal gowns commence! There was an overwhelming amount of white on the red carpet, and while not all white gowns look like bridal dresses, the ones selected for KBS’s awards tended to. On the upside, they were mostly all beautiful dresses. On the downside: just so much white.

I wondered if Lee Da-hee had a tough time picking which awards show to go to, because she was in sleeper hits for both SBS and KBS: I Hear Your Voice and Secret. (Turns out she dashed to both.) The only thing that mars this look for me is that you can clearly see the underslip, especially in the brightest lighting, and I don’t think this is a design meant to show multiple layers. Still, it’s a very elegant look, for the sophisticated bride.

 

Okay, so it’s kind of BS that SBS gives out acting awards for Excellence and Top Excellence for each category (which is divided into short, medium, and long dramas) and then also gives out “Special Acting” awards to those who didn’t win in the main acting categories. Is a trophy no longer special if everybody gets one? Still, it’s nice to see Jung Woong-in pick up one for playing a psychotic serial killer villain for I Hear Your Voice.

 

I… don’t really know what to say about this. It’s… a look. Is it pants? A skirt? Palazzo tuxedo slacks with a Dickensian flair? I’m not even questioning who would want to wear such a getup, I’m questioning who would make it in the first place.

And yet it’s So Ji-sub, winning an award for Master’s Sun, which owed much of its hilarity (and one-half of its sizzling chemistry) to him. So pretty from the waist-up (and eyebrows down). And while it’s a ridiculous getup, I kind of can’t argue with it. Mostly because I’ve lost the ability to words, but hey. Way to go, So Ji-sub. You be you.

 

Kim Yuri had something of a breakthrough year (on a smallish scale) with two roles, first in Alice in Cheongdam-dong and then as the hilariously ditzy Little Sun in Master’s Sun. She’s doing a melo next (Full Sun, haha for pun coincidences) but I do hope to see her back in comedy soon, because she’s got a knack for it. Her black-and-white look is classy and classic, and fitted impeccably.

 

And here’s Master’s Sun co-star Seo In-gook, also looking crisply classic.

 

Is this the bridal gown for the more mature bride? I don’t love it but I also don’t hate it, and Lee Yo-won looks regal and statuesque in it, winning an award for Empire of Gold. You can’t even tell she’s pregnant (she recently announced that she’s expecting her second child).

 

Another great year for Sohn Hyun-joo, who took home the Daesang for last year’s The Chaser and has the same producing team to thank for his role in Empire of Gold. He didn’t win an award for it, but he certainly put in another commanding performance.

 

Kim Mi-sook was another Empire of Gold castmate who didn’t win for that drama, though she did win for a short drama she did earlier in the year, Case No. 113.

 

Did Lee Min-ho come in character to receive his award for Heirs? But perhaps the more pressing question is: A best dressed award for Kim Tan? Does that include the ugly sweater brigade or blatantly ignore it? I don’t even know which is the better answer.

Fine, fine, I still think he looks hot, but I’m blatantly ignoring the pattern on his tux. La la la la, if you let your eyes unfocus you can hardly even tell! I don’t think his was the best acting performance in that drama, but he’s a huge star for SBS and also the star of their star drama with its star writer and was the leader of its many star co-stars, and there’s no way they were going to snub him at awards time. Star star star.

 

Park Shin-hye (Heirs, as if you didn’t know) models the look for the chaste Victorian bride. I wonder if this was the hairstyle Ha Ji-won was going for at yesterday’s MBC awards, as the concept and shape seems pretty much the same. The effect is quite different, though, and Park Shin-hye softens the look to be romantic and sweet.

 

What’s with the messy perm, Choi Jin-hyuk (Heirs)? Sadface. Sadhead.

 

Aw, Kim Woo-bin (Heirs). I wouldn’t normally call him adorable (not when there are words like quirky and beautiful alien to choose from), but that’s the vibe he’s channeling tonight.

 

Kang Min-hyuk (Heirs) was probably not intended to be one of the more popular characters at the outset (just considering who else he had to act with), but damn if he didn’t run away with the comedic moments with Krystal as his cutely possessive girlfriend. Glad to see him working his way up steadily in small side roles; the acting is still getting there, but he has the charm.

 

Kim Ji-won (Heirs again) has something of the princess bride thing going on; the rosy pink look seems appropriate for a rising starlet in her big night out. The huge skirt may be on the verge of swallowing her up, but the overall look is pretty and young. It’s not something her snippy Rachel character would have chosen (too sweet, not enough edge), but it works for Kim Ji-won.

 

Kim Sung-ryung was so fantastic as Heirs‘ rich-ditz mom that I think she really made the role; I was expecting a snootier character and was charmed by the one she gave us. Her dress is rather boxy on top (and a little bit aging hippie bride) but I suppose those lacy cutouts give it the edge that the overall shape doesn’t.

 

Kim Mi-kyung first played a loaded-to-the-gills chaebol in Master’s Sun, then went completely in the opposite direction to play the housemaid in Heirs, where she developed a winning Odd Couple friendship with Kim Sung-ryung. I love that she got recognition here with a Special Acting Award. (Although it’s amusing that Kim Sung-ryung’s Heirs award was in the mid-length drama category, and Kim Mi-kyung’s was under miniseries. Way to be transparent, SBS.)

 

Jo In-sung had a strong performance in a pretty well-received drama (That Winter, the Wind Blows) so I can see why they felt the need to give him a “special” award in the absence of an acting one… although I don’t see why he couldn’t have gotten the Producer’s Award instead. In any case, congrats to him on a successful drama comeback.

 

Jung Eun-ji (That Winter, the Wind Blows) had one of the rare pops of color on the red carpet, and rocks her fiery orange-red number. I do kind of want to rip off the shoulder bow, but I’m willing to overlook it because I’m just happy to have something bright and bold in the mix.

 

Hm, what kind of bride is Sung Yuri (Birth Secret)? Fifth-time’s-a-charm-bride for the mature lady?

It’s strange how I dislike the look, but still think she’s gorgeous in it. Luminous, even. The things an amazing fit (and makeup artist) will do for you.

 

Aw, Im Joo-hwan . I’m still sad that his army comeback role was a daily (Ugly Alert), but glad he’s back to dramaland in any case and eager to see what he picks next. He’s looking dapper (and amazingly still baby-faced at 31 years old).

 

I could sweaaaar I’ve seen Kang So-ra (Ugly Alert) wear this before. She has, hasn’t she? No matter, she looks fantastic, and the heels are the perfect touch. (I don’t love the white satin bridal heels on Lee Da-hee or the nude heels on Sung Yuri, but the sparkly ankle straps on Kang So-ra are a fun touch.)

 

Now I know I’ve seen this dress before. Wang Bit-na (Two Women’s Rooms) is wearing a gown Uhm Jung-hwa wore to the recent Blue Dragons, where I described it as “killing a giant bat and wearing it on her boobs as a warning to us all.” It doesn’t look quite as frightening here, but I still think it’s weird. What’s with that dangly ball in the cleavage area? It just provokes my child’s impulse to grab it and yank it.

 

Oh, prettttttty. The gown is part of it, but I think it’s Jung Yumi’s (Wonderful Mama) hair—those romantic, glossy locks of hair—that are my main point of envy. Sooooo pretty.

 

Congratulations, Nam Sang-mi, for not only sticking it through an infuriating drama with infuriating characters (admittedly par for the course when we’re talking family weekend makjangs) but also winning an award for it. (That’s Goddess of Marriage, by the way.)

 

Kim Ji-hoooooon (), are you wearing white socks with your tux? Eeeee. I know a certain snarky lawyer lady who’d have some Words To Say about that, and a handy Daesang trophy to hit you over the head with. Although ankles aside, Kim Ji-hoon looks about as yummy as ever.

 

Jang Hyun-sung also won an award for Goddess of Marriage, and while I did not see much of that drama, I cannot understand when/how/why. His character set my teeth on edge—and that’s setting aside the fact that whenever I see Jang in a drama now, I automatically assume he’s either a killer or secret villain. He gives me the heebie-jeebies.

 

Jeon Gwang-ryul picked up a Top Excellence award for his weekend drama Passionate Love; I have not seen it, but Jeon is reliably strong in everything he does so I don’t doubt he earned it.

 

What’s with the I Hear Your Voice boys showing up with bleached-blond hair? Choi Sung-joon played one of the public defender colleagues in that, though he looks like a complete different person here, all slick and smooth. (Well, his character was a bumbling sidekick.)

 

Jung Eun-woo is a face I don’t recognize, but he did win a Special Acting Award for a short drama (Strange Person). He was also in Five Fingers and the current daily One Well-Raised Daughter (both SBS), so perhaps we’ll be seeing more of him in the future.

 

Kim So-hyun wore a shorter dress the night before for MBC, but stuck to the white color scheme with this bias-cut number with a train. I think I slightly prefer the shorter look on her, but she’s fresh and sweet in both of them, and is doing everything right as she grows up onscreen (and on red carpets) in front of us. She was here to pick up a New Star award for (Suspicious Housekeeper), which I didn’t think was a role that required much of her (not compared to what she can do, for sure). Still, she’s certainly a new star to watch out for, so it makes sense to send one trophy her way.

 

Kim Sumi (Incarnation of Money) always has interesting looks on the red carpet; you can tell she has fun picking out fun gowns to wear. She was the Lifetime Achievement awardee tonight.

 

Kim Su-ro and Kim Min-jong had one of last year’s big hits with A Gentleman’s Dignity, and I love that they came together to the ceremony. Aw, brojusshi love.

 

The gown isn’t really draped or fitted or anything, but Park Eun-hye (Two Women’s Rooms) looks regal in it. Is that the power of colorblocking?

 

And last but not least, we have the child actor crew, with Kal So-won at far left. You probably know her better as the winsome girl of Miracle in Cell No. 7, though she also had a few drama appearances this year. She played Sung Yuri’s daughter in Birth Secret, and the other kidlets with her on the red carpet are Kang Ji-woo (the youngest sister in Suspicious Housekeeper), Lee Re (Oh Ja-ryong Is Coming), Hong Eun-taek (one of the neighbor boys in Master’s Sun), and Jeon Jin-seo (I Love You Because It’s You), who apparently performed a rendition of Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar.” A-dor-a-ble.

Via TV Daily

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172 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. JD

    In the words of Park Sooha, “Jjangbyun, you did well”.

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    • 1.1 Reena

      So glad Jjangbyun won that award! She definitely deserves it!

      Can I just say that Jo In Sung Oppa is just soooo freaking… ugh *melts in a puddle of goo*

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    • 1.2 marsbray

      Yes, I appreciate JB doing the hard work of watching this year end award shows for us. It’s so ridiculous how bad the drama awards have become, and they now rival the mess that is the music (now just Kpop) Gayos.

      Making up awards, lack of consistency in determining which dramas are large, medium or small. And then we have some stations given Daesangs to rookie actresses that can’t act their way out of a paper bag.

      When you turn your whole entertainment into a popularity contest on the whims of entertainment companies, the whole industry becomes a joke.

      I wonder when these powers that be, will realize that their shortsightedness is making them step over a dollar to grab a coin.

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      • 1.2.1 Lord Byron

        You have a good point – that in the end this can’t be beneficial for those who are in on this together. There is one tried-and-true solution, but I don’t know if there is a will: third-party organized award ceremonies such as Emmy, Tony, etc., rather than the ones organized by each network. Won’t be perfect, but shows (and their networks) will have to compete harder for the honor.

        It is great to see that the attendants are having a ball, judging from their choice of attire and all. This really is a party for them. Happy New Year to all!

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  2. True2U

    So Ji-sub???? *Facepalm*

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    • 2.1 Honeymylovesosweet

      my reaction too. Haha. I can’t even… ugh.

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    • 2.2 Noelle

      I’m gonna go with losing a bet and that he was man enough to wear that disgusting, um suit? It’s like something out of Dumb and Dumber.

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    • 2.3 Ash

      Setting aside the skirt-pants for a second because whaaaaat even, I am personally offended by how badly fitted that jacket is.

      Lee Min-ho, though, seems to have gone the opposite direction for his trouserly needs. Like, is it just me/my monitor, or is that an uncomfortable level of anatomical detail happening there?

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      • 2.3.1 dfwkimchi

        No – it is NOT you/monitor.

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        • 2.3.1.1 Cynthia

          And I must say that if the proof is in the packaging, then Lee Min-ho must be one proud guy!

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      • 2.3.2 Rashell

        Ha, I totally snorted coke through my nose. Normally I don’t mind seeing more anatomical detail of Lee Min Ho, but the pattern and the color kind of ruin it for me.

        And the less said about So Ji Sub the better. Maybe he just needs to find a good woman to dress him.

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        • 2.3.2.1 True2U

          “Maybe he just needs to find a good woman to dress him” lol, I thing many of us here will jump at that chance.

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          • 2.3.2.1.1 Crazynoona

            or undress him.

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          • 2.3.2.1.2 Thursdaynexxt

            @Crazynoona: I like your approach!

            Maybe this is one of those occasions where forgetting to put on his clothes would’ve been a better look than wearing … whatever on earth he’s wearing.

            I half expected him to put on stilts and run away to the circus.

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        • 2.3.2.2 PlumWine

          I wouldn’t be that woman. So Ji Sub would actually be afraid to leave the house, especially in the winter. ;)

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        • 2.3.2.3 Newbie

          Ha, ha, So Ji Sub’s outfit proves, that the recent dating rumors must be false. No woman in her right mind would let him leave the house like this.

          I don’t know what’s worse. The illfitting hat, that swallows his head, the bow tie, the skirty trousers, that might work within another combination? The shoes?

          Oh boy, you sure are unique, Ji Sub-ah. Love you to death!

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        • 2.3.2.4 epuda

          I looked again and again and again and I definitely think LMH either forgot or intentionally did not wear his underwear. :P

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      • 2.3.3 nxa

        hahaha! I even moved my head a little to see if it was some weird reflection I was getting XD

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      • 2.3.4 True2U

        lol, Someone was saying “Hello”.

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      • 2.3.5 xelloss

        i couldn’t take my eyes off the front of lmh’s pants ;p

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      • 2.3.6 Reena

        Oh my God…LMH anatomical detail, is just… well, let’s just say it didn’t leave anything to the imagination!

        Finally! I’m so glad I was able to see Jung Eunji’s bangs swept to the side. I’ve always seen her in full bangs.

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        • 2.3.6.1 Mooon

          All the more reason to like the suit…for us to see THAT :) hehehe

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      • 2.3.7 beggar1015

        Ah, so I’m not the only one who looked at that picture of Lee Min Ho and thought, “Hey, what am I seeing there?!”

        As for So Ji Sub – I’m convinced he did this on purpose. After all, who is everybody talking about the next day? So Ji Sub. When you look at that group picture of everyone on stage, where do your eyes automatically go? So Ji Sub’s top hat. He knew exactly what he was doing when he put his outfit together.

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      • 2.3.8 Kandiboo

        LMH – there is such a thing as pants that are way too tight for him! who would have though!?

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      • 2.3.9 TJ101

        I wouldn’t be surprised if LMH has lost his ability to bear children.

        He’ll probably sue the designer for that.

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    • 2.4 Honeymylovesosweet

      I think so ji sub oppa was channeling a magician look. By the looks of it.

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    • 2.5 pinkrabbit

      the hat is good but his knit just make me laugh…

      most beautiful is JUNG YUMI… im waiting her next leading role.

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    • 2.6 Peppy

      LOL. I refuse to sway my illusion! I will forever see sjs as joo joong won in his colourful suits!! I managed to catch a snippet of the awards show live last night, and at one point they were talking about their outfits and I just kept thinking… “oh dear god, don’t pan down….. don’t pan down…” then, “oh godddd don’t pan up either!!” sigh… can’t win.

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      • 2.6.1 True2U

        LOL!!! I just had to go look at what he was wearing again, and I must say I can’t stop laughing. I think that’s why he did it. To start our new year with a little laugh (Maybe A LOT).

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    • 2.7 RyeBlossom

      Yeah, I know!
      Of all the ugly and what-is-s/he-wearing outfits, what he’s wearing made me wonder- do people ever start laughing when they see something TOTALLY ridiculous and unexpected?

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      • 2.7.1 True2U

        lol, I’ve convinced myself that, that’s what he was going for. Something to make us laugh.

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    • 2.8 themugen

      Thought it looked cool and comfortable…and not just juse it seems to let the soldiers breathe…

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      • 2.8.1 Suzi Q

        Seriously…So Ji Sub….. he is trying so hard to be fashion forward, but he looks totally stupid. What a mess!Totally fashion confused. Upper torso is kind of steam punk wardrobe and the bottoms are like a samurai warrior pants.

        So Ji Sub is desperately in need of a fashion stylist. I would volunteer glady… smile…

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  3. Messi

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    LBY, SJS, LJS, LMH. They had great success last year. They deserve it.
    Lee Min-ho got 5 awards last night. That’s a feat.

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    • 3.1 skelly

      It’s not a feat, it’s marketing. I can’t think of one of them that he actually deserved, but fangirls must be appeased, and this is really the only way to try and convince everyone that Heirs was more than just an overblown piece of shallow puffery.

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  4. baND

    I kick my own door when i read Heirs win more than others.
    when you see impressive dramas like IHYV,TMS,TWTWB n Yawang…i’m expecting Heirs wouldn’t get anything except KWB..damn!! this is ridiculous..

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    • 4.1 eny

      drama award in korea mostly about doesn’t matter about the acting n the story, more good actor/actress which didn’t get many award

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    • 4.2 alua

      I agree. Honestly, although I know it’s got ZERO to do with quality of acting, these award ceremonies make me despair about drama land and the future of dramas (good ones, that is).

      It seems it might be better to judge someone’s acting talent by the trophies the persons didn’t get.

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      • 4.2.1 skelly

        Every year these awards prove once again that they are nothing but marketing hype and public back-patting. For example, this year we have Suzy winning a top acting award, LMH and PSH winning a couple award, and so many good acting stints – Gong Hyo-Jin, Kim Woo-Bin – totally ignored. And did they really give LMH a best dressed award? That must have been before he tore down the drapes in the bordello and tied them around his naked body.

        Stuff like this always makes me laugh when someone justifies poor acting by saying …”but [insert name here] must be good at acting! They got an award and everything!” Yeah, and everything.

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    • 4.3 pogo

      I was expecting it to win over better dramas, but this:

      Best Couple: Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye (Heirs)

      is utter bullshit. Even if Gong Hyo-jin’s absence meant SBS could skip out on recognising her as half of their true best Couple, Lee Jong-seok and Lee Bo-young were both there. At least give the award to a couple with SOME chemistry, or were they following the MBC pattern of just handing it off to a couple that had no spark at all? (MBC’s went to the couple from Gu Family Book).

      Ah, well, at least I got to see the Heirs supporting players (who were actually good, Kim Ji-won, Woobin and Kang Min-hyuk look adorable.)

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  5. milkmustache

    Lee Bo-young looked stunning! I loved both of the dresses she wore, and congrats to her on winning the Daesang! Looking forward to her acting in 2014! :)

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  6. Jolyn

    Well, at least SBS drama awards made slightly more sense than MBC drama awards (seriously, two weeks not winning anything?)

    But still… disappointed that Gong Hyo Jin didn’t win anything cause I thought her character together with Lee Bo Young’s character are the most well acted out female protaganists!

    Korean drama awards need to learn how to give awards to absentees :/

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  7. Honeymylovesosweet

    Lee bo young’s a real goddess. Lee Jong-seok seems channeling captain hook (I still love him though). Jo In Sung looks dapper and hawt. So Ji Sub? What are you? Is that even? Can you please? Oh, forget it. I love you.

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  8. kate

    LOL SO JI SUB WTF LMAO

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  9. Noelle

    I was looking so hard at the first pic just wondering who the frick was the bleach blonde. LOL. Is that for a new role? Still love LJS!

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  10. 10 dearly

    The Special Awards are an insult to those actors/actresses. It is such a WTF for me. And Best Dress?? Really?? -__- Such a random award. Might as well have Best Hairstyle.

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  11. 11 Tom Brady

    Happy for everyone who won. Just a little sad for Jo In Sung. They could have given him Top Excellence along with SJS.

    LMH didn’t win Best Dressed for The Heirs. He won Best Dressed for the night – and it was a purely fan-vote kind of thing. I didn’t love the color of his suit but he looked hot in it – his build and how it fits him. SJS though – I wanted to cry at his outfit HaHaHa!

    I was disappointed in 1st half of The Heirs but for me, LMH turned a completely different performance starting at when he finally got angry at ES on episode 10. His scenes with his father & brother on ep 15 were gold. I don’t like the way that KT character was written, but man, he still managed to get me to emphasize with him. Hope he chooses his next drama role well.

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  12. 12 Messi

    That was expected. Heirs was big hit with 25+% ratings and biggest earner for SBS last year.
    You should not be surprised when a popular drama wins big at awards, it happens every year.

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    • 12.1 pogo

      Actually, SBS’s biggest ratings of the year came from Yawang and IHYV, the former broke the 25 mark on Neilsen ratings and Heirs didn’t.

      Yawang’s stars were absent, though (as was Gong Hyo-jin), so I guess SBS just awarded whatever was popular and had stars showing up.

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  13. 13 shim

    kim woo bin and kim ji won look so nice

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  14. 14 Noelle

    LMH oh honey. Uhm your pants are maybe a little too tight. Or they are playing some weird optical illusion.

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    • 14.1 YxoR

      Omo..what have you done.. you made me go back and stared at his crotch.

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    • 14.2 Nia

      Me tooooo.. Hahaha

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  15. 15 hydramirage

    I have to say it. I’m sorry. But geee, Min-ho’s pants are waaay too tight in the crotchal region.

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    • 15.1 PlumWine

      LMAO !!! “crotchal”. Ohhhh, my stomachal area. :)

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  16. 16 Belle

    Lol I really liked So Ji Sub’s attire (or maybe I’m just extremely biased…. he is my future husband anyway!) I like that he dared to be different. He can pull it off, I mean he IS So Ji Sub after all. Dude can wear a potato sack and still look good.

    This was my first Korean awards show that I livestreamed only because I wanted to watch So Ji Sub and Jo In Sung (too bad Gong Hyo Jin didn’t attend, SJS looked so lonesome at his table) but what surprised me was how long it was! Almost 6 hours holy cow! I couldn’t keep my eyes open after the 5 hour mark (surprised I lasted that long) so went to bed.

    I’d pick Jo In Sung and Lee Bo Young (so stunning!) as best dressed. Also I didn’t like how biased the awards show was to The Heirs (I mean yeah it was one of their biggest hits but still it was getting annoying) and Best Couple Awards should’ve gone to the perfect pair of Master’s Sun. GHJ and SJS had more chemistry that the entire cast of The Heirs dammit.

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    • 16.1 Grrr

      agreed. That guy can pull off anything with that attitude. Love him (Y)

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    • 16.2 Minaya

      It lasted 5 hours? I streamed it and after a couple of hours, the streaming kind of stopped.

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    • 16.3 Nia

      Yea.. Where’s and why for gong hyo jin case.. She’s good and had a good chemistry with our magician pants ahjusshi sjs. Too bad.. Happy for lee bo young anywayyyyy

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    • 16.4 Crazynoona

      yeah guy got balls wearing that magician attire with a straight face thru out the night, still adore you SJS <3
      and agree with you on "GHJ and SJS had more chemistry that the entire cast of The Heirs dammit"

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    • 16.5 pogo

      I kind of believe we wouldn’t have minded SJS’s getup as much if he had GHJ beside him, she’d be as good an influence on his dress sense (she’s still pretty sharply dressed herself, or she would have been if she’d shown) as she was on his acting.

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  17. 17 Annie

    Unf, Lee Bo Young. Total yeo shin.

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  18. 18 ML

    competition for SBS drama awards r definitely more intense this year as many of the top dramas of the year are from SBS.

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  19. 19 Ace

    Sad that Gong Hyo-jin didn’t win for Master’s Sun. Anyway, loved this cut they made for LMH/KWB loveline for Heirs and the gwiyomi of Joo Joong-won (Master’s Sun) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD0EeRk_dsQ

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    • 19.1 cheekbones

      Lee Jong-suk wasn’t amused, though. :D

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    • 19.2 PlumWine

      Thanks! Only understood about very 6th word but that was funny. Especially the Master’s Sun Giyomi. :)

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    • 19.3 Lowrease

      The gwiyomi section sums up everything I loved about that character basically.

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  20. 20 Fishy

    Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub should have won Best Couple!!

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    • 20.1 Messi

      You should have voted harder for them.
      LMH and PSH have millions of fans. No surprise they grab all popularity awards.

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  21. 21 canxi

    LOL, I thought Lee Min Ho’s look would just be the patterned jacket (and black pants) then I scrolled down more and bust out laughing! HAHAHAHA. Yaaaay, a nice big laugh to end the year with. Maybe there will be more in the few hours left, right?

    Lee Bo Young looks beautiful! I think I like the yellow dress, more but both looks are great!

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  22. 22 callmeadreamer

    I haven’t watched yet so based on the photos and winners list…

    So Ji-sub look like a magician. LOL. I really don’t know what to think about him. He looks hot from the chest up, but in a full length photo he looks like he’s wearing a skirt. Most of the men look good, even Lee Min-ho in his dizzying outfit.

    The ladies look lovely as well, although I’m not too fond of the bridal/prom dress them most of them managed too look good. Park Shin-hye reminds me of Suzy from the MBC awards, down to the headband. Suzy > Park Shin-hye

    Happy for Lee Bo-young! She was fabulous in I Hear Your Voice.

    Most of the other winners are fine, but I’m a bit baffled at how Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye won anything for what was, imo, a mediocre performance.

    Best couple should have gone to Gong-Sil/Joong-Won or Soo-Ha /Hye-sung.

    And haha… how did Heirs win in both Miniseries and Mid-lenth drama?

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    • 22.1 Mooon

      In what part did the heirs win in the mini series drama?

       (0)


      • 22.1.1 callmeadreamer

        If you look at the list JB posted these were two of the awards.

        Special Acting Award, Miniseries: Kim Mi-kyung (Heirs)
        Special Acting Award, Mid-length Drama: Kim Sung-ryung (Heirs)

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  23. 23 saranga

    LOL regarding so ji-sub’s attire. i kinda love it. i really enjoy it when celebrities go eccentric on the red carpet. eccentric, but not so head-scratchingly bizarre that you really can’t find the fashion in it.

    i’d have thought kim woo-bin would have gotten a new star award with the heirs cast… or has he already received one similar?

    i loved song hye-kyo’s performance in winter, the wind blows, and remembered hoping that she’d finally win an acting daesang for it, but if she had to lose it out to anyone, i’m glad it was lee bo-young (whom i think wholeheartedly deserves it).

    i’d really love to see kim ji-won finally hit it big. i think she’s an adorable actress—she’s proven to me that she can pull off both cute and haughty. i think what’s up should have been her launching pad to mainstream success, but that drama got stalled so long, so many times that none of the (many) talented actors benefited significantly from it…

    LOVED eun-ji in the red dress. she looks amazing in those photos.

    i’m currently juggling holiday festivities and trying to watch all 3 broadcasters’ awards shows with my mom (we keep running around…) so i’m thankful for your posts! :)

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    • 23.1 alexis

      I totally agree about Kim Ji Won! Why is she not getting more opportunities? She wasn’t given very much material in the Heirs but she still put in a great performance. I was also so impressed with her work ethic in “To the Beautiful You” when she did rhythmic gymnastics. She’s awesome.

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      • 23.1.1 Bauhinia

        Second this. Have been a fan of her ever since High Kick 3. I hope more CFs and acting opportunities come her way in 2014 and beyond.

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    • 23.2 pogo

      Seconded on Kim Ji-won, she’s a true gem of a young actress – she played what could have been a hateful caricature in Heirs with more nuance and depth than what the script gave her, even in her ‘hateful bully’ moments. I really hope she benefits from the success of Heirs and it doesn’t stick her in bitchy second lead roles for the next god knows how many years. And she is a total chameleon, I went to check out What’s Up and literally did not recognise her at first because she was SO different!

      And I agree, Eunji looks gorgeous. She should be scoring more roles too, she’s such a natural.

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  24. 24 Yoori

    LBY had the best look at the awards show! I love her vibrant colour choices. Her confidence made it even better.

    Lee Min Ho … Please, don’t let it just be me and my unknowingly perverted eyes, but are his pants are a little TOO tight!?
    “Best Dressed” awards, how obvious was that SBS made it specifically for him, just to give him something, satisfy his fans and his star-power.

    Top Actor Excellence Awards – I think JIS deserves it more than SJS, considering the heavy role he took on vs a romantic comedy. They’re both amazing actors though.

    SJS – LOL. I shouldn’t be so surprised by his fashion choices anymore, but I just can’t help but scratch my head and laugh every single time he appears with his real life fashion style…

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    • 24.1 Mooon

      SBS didn’t choose to award LMH on the best dressed of the night. It was purely voted by the fans on twitter. Same with the best couple and popularity awards.

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  25. 25 iaahero

    Meh. Most of the awards SBS gave out were plainly predictable and expected. Can’t believe they gave Lee Min Ho an award for “Best Dressed”. I thought this is a drama award for acting… le sigh.

    I think SBS was just lucky with their dramas this year.

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  26. 26 Sakura

    I still love Lee Jong Suk, and I’ll willing to give him a month’s time to enjoy this beach blonde vampire look and then resume living as a normal human being, or else…

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  27. 27 Messi

    Totally WTF @ SJS and LJS :-) Why they have to do that?
    But thanks for laughs, both.

     (0)


  28. 28 Ace

    Maybe So Ji-sub & Lee Jong-suk were invited to a costume party afterwards. Theme: Magicians

     (6)


    • 28.1 juja

      Now it all makes sence, lol, I think pretty the paralegal will be joining the after-party, too.
      Yeah, and the theme? It should be WEIRD magicians.

       (0)


  29. 29 Rachael

    I’m just tickled by all this as I’m (finally) watching The King of Dramas and at the awards section. It makes this year’s picks extra hilarious and wondering what Anthonys are working behind these scenes.

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  30. 30 Panda

    So Ji-sub I’m lost for words. What are you seriously wearing?

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  31. 31 JenJen

    Loved most of the ladies’ dresses, hair, and make up. Wish I could say the same about the guys’ suits.

    This has really been an outstanding year for Lee BoYoung. Congrats to her!

     (0)


  32. 32 Liz

    LMH pants…
    Really honey I already have a 3D TV…

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  33. 33 KS

    I actually liked LMH’s blue patterned tux… something different from the boring black tux.
    Robin Thicke is actually wearing the same outfit, only in black, at the New Years Eve show in Times Square.

     (5)


  34. 34 blegh

    Kang Sora really looked pretty. I literally awed at the sight of her.

     (1)


  35. 35 coffeenlucia

    I was kinda hoping that Gong Hyo Jin unnie would win…

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    • 35.1 pogo

      No chance of that since it was announced a few days ago she wouldn’t be attending (word was that it was thanks to a dispute between her agency and SBS, they also kept Su Ae away for that reason)

       (1)


  36. 36 nabi

    I dont know but have you guys notice that lee bo young and ji sung both were same colour . as LBY wore a navy blue gown and jisung wore a navy blue coat. OmG looks like they truely matched each other even not been together in same ceremony

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  37. 37 blegh

    also, am I the only who was sad that there were no jong seok woobin interaction? other than woobin smiling at him.

     (1)


    • 37.1 pogo

      NO, you’re not the only one who is sad about that!

      Now those two are a Best Couple, all right. I’m really happy for their success, and it makes me smile to think that they were in two major SBS dramas in the same year – good for them!

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  38. 38 snow_white

    SO JI SUB…..!!!!! Hahaha :-D

    Notwithstanding the designs on LMH’s tux, he is looking HOT :-)

     (5)


  39. 39 H2O

    From what I’ve heard, PD’s Award winner is chosen by all the PDs from the 3 broadcasters (KBS, MBC, SBS) combined. SBS couldn’t just give it to JIS just because they want to. That’s why the award is presented by a rep from another station.

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  40. 40 SH

    Best couple, popularity and best dressed for the night awards were all voted by fans. Your faves didn’t win because you didn’t know/or didn’t care to vote/or not having a large enough fan-base to compete.

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    • 40.1 megumi

      yeah i guessed that much as soon as i saw best couple award, if it was chosen by the pd’s or critics the award would surely have gone to another couple…

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  41. 41 ayczach

    Lee Bo Young! She totally deserves it! Year 2013 undoubtedly belongs to her. Standout performance and generally winning personality.

     (1)


    • 41.1 pogo

      yeah, she deserved that Daesang all right – she was absolutely perfect as Jang-byun, we wouldn’t perhaps have loved IHYV or even our puppy as much as we did, if it hadn’t been for her.

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  42. 42 Susie

    I wish Kim Woo Bin would put up his hair. He looks so much hotter that way, ugh.

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  43. 43 topper

    So many awards, SBS just giving it out like a year end bonus.

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  44. 44 pinkrabbit

    i dont know but this award make me upset…

    they dont give any award to GHJ??!! i dont get it… GHJ acting n caracter is better than all the actreess who win.. n master sun hit the rating… sad but i say to my self… dont take this award to seriouly because they just kidding…

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    • 44.1 megumi

      i don’t think all the actresses were worse than GHJ coz Lee Bo Young clearly was the best among this year’s drama actresses and totally deserved her daesang, but i can’t say the same about Park Shin Hye whose character was the weakest point of The Heirs, too weak, GHJ totally deserved some award but not daesang…maybe an excellence award…

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  45. 45 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    Y did Goddess of marriage win I had to watch playful kiss and Goong to clear what I just watched Gah but Kim ji-hoon looked awesome 😘😍

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  46. 46 Viki

    LMAO So Ji Sub…but I don’t have anything negative to say about him though…I just love him for picking this outfit too hahahaha

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  47. 47 jyyjc

    Ok I don’t get why jang hyunsung won for goddess of marriage either because his character wasn’t one of the biggest characters and he didn’t have thaaat much screentime and there was nothing special about his character so like….why?

    Lee boyoung, Lee dahee and kim yuri looks amaaaazing~~~

     (0)


  48. 48 Valleydale

    Really So Ji? Really?…..(ugh, *facepalm*)

     (0)


  49. 49 jennie

    there were definitely some disappointment for this award show.
    I think Lee Jong Suk deserved more recognition for his role in IHYV.
    And I don’t really wanna remember So Ji Sub’s outfit for last night, but so glad he won something :)

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  50. 50 TP

    Man, Lee Bo Young looks gorgeous.

    But Choi Jin Hyuk? What happened to you? You’re supposed to be freakin’ hot and sexy, and you show up like that?

    By the way Javabeans, for the best couple award, you put “Kim Min Ho” instead of “Lee”.

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    • 50.1 KS

      I think that was intentional… Kim Min Ho aka Lee Tan. ;-)

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    • 50.2 petmink

      I actually googled to figure out who the heck was Kim Min Ho before I realized it was Lee Min Ho

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