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Lee Seon-kyun goes back to high school for Miss Korea

Pwahaha. Lee Seon-kyun is playing HIS OWN high school character? I’m going to go ahead and assume that this makes his new drama Miss Korea a comedy then, because there’s nothing not funny about that. I love the man, but he looks like an ajusshi pretending to blend into a room full of high school students when he’s really their undercover teacher. Maybe if they had cast some older extras and not real students… nah, he’d still look like the teacher.

MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama comes from the producers of Pasta and Golden Time, and stars Lee Yeon-hee as a small-town girl who vies to become the next Miss Korea, spurred on by a group of her old classmates who are now ajusshis and struggling to save a cosmetics company. They need to turn a nobody into Miss Korea, so naturally they go looking for the prettiest girl they knew in high school. I’m still confused about the part where Lee Yeon-hee and Lee Seon-kyun are even in high school at the same time, but clearly suspension of disbelief concerning all things school-related is going to be a prerequisite for this drama.

It’s set in the ’90s, so there should be a fun throwback element to the show. For instance, the heroine’s day job is as an elevator girl, which strikes me as a job that doesn’t really exist anymore. And get a load of Lee Mi-sook’s severe ’90s makeup in the stills below. She plays the owner of a beauty shop that’s known unofficially as Pageant Academy, and has a history of styling and training Miss Korea winners. I’m already scared for the part where the heroine has to go to pageant boot camp, ’cause that is one strict looking drill sergeant. Also co-starring is Golden Time/Pasta regular Lee Sung-min, and Lee Ki-woo (The Virus) as the second lead who breaks hearts wherever he goes.

Miss Korea takes over Medical Top Team’s slot and premieres December 18 on MBC.

Via Joy News

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I'll be honest, the plot doesn't really interest me but I'll tune in anyway just for Lee Seon-kyun and see what happens then :D

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Hahaha....but he looks adorable ;)

I'm really looking forward to this show....so many good actors like Lee Seon kyun, Lee Mi Sook and Lee Sung Min...

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maybe lee yeon hee and lee seon kyun are NOT actually classmates but just school mates? lee seon kyun could be a senior in high school when lee yeon hee was a freshman?

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Lee Mi-sook looks amazing. That 90s style makeup really suits her.

But I wish dramas would stop going back to the 90s. It makes me feel old. :-(

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Ha, ha, tell this someone born in the 60s! :D

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Hear, Hear. I'm still hoping for Answer Me 1977.

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LOL, Lee Misook looks terrifying.

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Can't wait for this drama! The premise is unusual and I really need a romcom after lots of melo this fall..

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Lee Seon kyun is the only element that is pulling me in!!!!

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I remember they did something similar in Romance Town and it was hilarious, these two halmonis playing themselves as middleschool girls hahaha

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Those might actually be the best looking part of spectacles I've seen on him.

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This actually sounds really interesting to me! LOL

I'll have to check this out.

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It reminds me of the movie Never Been Kissed.

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I love that movie :)

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I'm so excited. ^^
Sun Kyun oppa (I don't want to call him ahjussi-_-) looks so handsome. c:

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Omg this premieres on my birthday :') seeing Mr. Voice in a new (potentially awesome) drama is such a good birthday present.

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i wonder what kind of torture teacher Mi-sook will induce with those clothes pins she's holding...

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"Your nose needs to be taller!" *Clips one on LYH's nose."

"You need to shut your mouth and smile!" *Clips one on LYH's lips.*

"Your earlobes need to be ready for the huge-ass earrings!" *Clips one on each ear.*

"What is this (non-existent) tummy fat! Fat, be gone!" *Clips an entire row around LYH's waist.*

Hehehheheheheh

No, darling, don't talk back at me! The skin under your jaw needs to be pulled back more." *CLIPS*

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I guess he'll be playing a character that has an old face....lol

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I hope this is a good one. I need a good drama.

The cast so far looks awesome!

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i think high school scene is just flashback just like a gentlement dignity, who will believe jang dong gun is high school student, but it's comedy, doesn't need to take it serious

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Lee Mi Sook looks fierce.

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"Lee Yeon-hee as a small-town girl who vies to become the next Miss Korea, spurred on by a group of her old classmates who are now ajusshis"

Something is wrong here. Her old classmates are now ajusshis. So is Lee Yeon Hee playing an ajumma? That's as believable as Keanu Reeves in anything besides the Matrix

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Wow, we had Romulan spies in 7LCC last year and now we get Klingon beauty consultants for the new year.

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This reminds me of A Gentleman's Dignity, where the four ahjusshi's played there teenage selves in one episode. Hilarious.

The plot is interesting, but overall I don't know if I'll watch it. I'll have to see the premiere to decide.

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Haha. Been having a kind of bad day, but this right here just made it. Thank you, Oppa!

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OMG that whole lip liner thing takes me back. Reminds so much of how my sister used to rock the look. Good times.

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That middle pic, with his tongue slightly parting his lips...oh my.

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Wish...

Cameo by the actress who plays Wang Su Bak on King's Family. She reminds someone at least once an episode that she was a runner up in the Miss Korea pageant.

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LOL. That would be hilarious. Though as someone always points out, she was actually eliminated in the first round.

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lol, yes!

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Oh Hyun-Kyung the actress who portrays Wang Su Bak was the 1989 winner of Miss Korea pageant!

Source: Asianwiki

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"Swoon" his all kinds of Fine, love those pics.

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Hahahaha... He apparently felt very embarrassed himself and had a hard time saying his lines. But of course, a professional that he is, he eventually delivered. Can't wait to see the hilarity.

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If only Lee Seon Kyun is my HS senior. I promised to be good. Looking forward for this. Actually I love the plot already.

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probably my most fave korean actor

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