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Miss Korea’s preview introduces its cast
by | December 7, 2013 | 43 Comments

This preview for MBC’s Miss Korea has zero dialogue, but still manages to deliver a pretty efficient intro to the show, which looks (I hope) easygoing and cute. At least, that’s what I expect of the writer-director duo who are reteaming for a third time after Pasta and Golden Time, Kwon Seok-jang and Seo Sook-hyang.

Okay, so medical drama Golden Time was hardly full of rom-com shenanigans, but I’m confident this is a team who knows how to make the most use of their charismatic leading man, Lee Seon-kyun, another repeat customer in this production lineup. Rock band Every Single Day will also be returning as music director, which makes me happy; their inclusions in Pasta and My Princess (another of PD Kwon’s projects) were pretty key in stirring my emotions at crucial moments.

As we know by now, the story revolves around Lee Seon-kyun spearheading the scheme to turn former high school princess Lee Yeon-hee into Miss Korea to save his cosmetics company. In the preview, she makes her way to take the stage at some big event, and along the way we get a glimpse of the other players: Lee Sung-min playing someone called Teacher Jung, beauty salon owner Lee Mi-sook, Song Sun-mi making a drastic image change to play one of the cosmetic company employees, rival contestant Go Sung-hee, and Lee Ki-woo as a macho businessman trying to elbow our hero out of his company. (Huh, there are a lot of Lees in this cast.)

Miss Korea premieres in another week on December 18.

Via Wow TV


43 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. whitewire

    Seems interesting!

  2. snow

    I’m so looking forward to this drama….looks cute and funny πŸ™‚

  3. damai

    feel excited. full of energy. yay for winter rom-com!

  4. miracleloveuknowfireinlove

    what happened ?

  5. 7bong


    • 5.1 Starstruck.

      I like your username! πŸ™‚

      • 5.1.1 kstalls

        I hope his character has some good qualities..

        • kstalls

          (other than his face) πŸ˜‰

          • MeLiYasha

            (and his abs)

  6. kuxi

    I want to waich it now!! Not fan the actors,but It seems unique story

  7. Perevell

    Lee Ki Woo is gonna break my heart again isn’t he? Just like in FBRS…Someone give him the main lead already!

  8. maldita

    Yeonhee looks so pretty here! As expected, really, but OMG so pretty! ❀

  9. klir

    I can`t believe SM is producing two potentially good dramas. Looking forward to both Prime Minister and I and Miss Korea.

  10. 10 Ivy

    Such a pretty and atmospheric preview XD
    Hope the show will be good!

  11. 11 ellfer

    Is this going to be on cable/says on the top label?

    • 11.1 canxi

      Not cable. MBC (:

  12. 12 chane

    Lee Mi Sook β™₯

  13. 13 Quiet Thought

    Hey! That was actually creative and fun! I’m encouraged.

  14. 14 OMG

    M excited!!!!

  15. 15 damianna

    if i like the actors, i’ll watch anything they’re in. well at least i tried a few eps, but i rarely didn’t stick with it till the end. kinda stubborn like that. just wanna say i’ll do the same this time for lee seon-kyun.
    and don’t be fooled by cute trailers, look at where it got us with mi rae’s choice.
    hoping this one will be breezy and fun. pasta was easy to watch for the conflicts were kinda harmless and the cuteness were in abundance.

    • 15.1 Dody

      agree the trailers might be cute but we don’t know what’s gonna happen. god, I’m still frustrated with MHIYD, still can’t get that drama out of my system, I hate it when we don’t have closure >.<
      hope this one gonna be better

      • 15.1.1 damianna

        hahaha. i was like, damn we’re left with just mi rae’s choice. do we need to choose for her? do we need second season called, mi rae’s decision? oh god, i’m so hoping this will be fun. i need a good rom-com.

  16. 16 Penny

    Wait a minute, is this the same writer from this article?


    Are they working together again after that debacle?

    • 16.1 Malory

      Actually, no! Pasta and Golden Time were written by two different people. I think Javabeans made a mistake there.

      • 16.1.1 damianna

        i think it’s the same pd, different writer

  17. 17 Malory

    What I wouldn’t give for a recap! Hope drama start and stay good to the very end.

  18. 18 canxi

    Looks cute. The very end where Lee Yeon Hee and Lee Sun Kyun walk through the door together was a nice shot. They looked nice side by side, too.

    I’m looking forward to it. I like premise and the voice and the pillar, haha.

  19. 19 Quiet Thought

    Who’s the women with the short haircut and the drink?

  20. 20 jubilantia

    PANDA! Ok, I’m in. Also, nice like symbols! Just noticed them.

  21. 21 Lisa-Loo-Loo

    I hope it’s cute. Heirs looked cute and totally traumatized me. Mirae’s Choice looked cute, but the ending made me want to find the writer and…
    These previews can be so misleading I am starting not to trust them.

  22. 22 Audrey

    Didn’t know Song Sun Mi was part of the cast too.
    Another plus, loved her and Lee Sung Min in Golden Time. Hopefully they will have a loveline here too?

    • 22.1 anon

      I believe they will, which I’m looking forward to.

  23. 23 matinsoleil

    Don’t know why I’m not excited by the drama even after the 1st trailer. I’ll wait for the 1st episode to decide. Lee Ki Woo will break my heart though…

  24. 24 soiia

    I’m exciteeeddd πŸ˜€ Hopefully the main couple willbe oozing of charisma πŸ™‚

  25. 25 Abbie

    Looks cute! Looking forward to it!

  26. 26 Noelle

    Oh when was the thumbs up put in? I like it.

    Can’t wait to watch this seems like it will be all kinds of cute!

  27. 27 Cubby

    (Huh, there are a lot of Lees in this cast.)

    … sounds like the cue for a song!


    Lee Sung-min? Lee Mi-sook? I’ll definitely give this a gander.

  28. 28 spark

    hope it’ll be good and lee yeon hee’s acting will be decent. if all fails, i guess i could watch cuts of lee sun kyun.

  29. 29 Wens

    Lee Yeon Hee is beautiful, I am looking forward to it.

  30. 30 goldeng

    Yaaay I didnt know ramyun oppa would be here!! Im gonna watch! Well, ifthey dont turn out to be an undercover makjang!

  31. 31 anon

    Actually, Kwon Seok Jang and Seo Sook Hyang are teaming up for the 2nd time. Seo Sook Hyang didn’t write Golden Time.

  32. 32 Ace


  33. 33 LangitBiru

    Who is the last actor name that appeared. I don’t recall it. The teaser looks promising. Lee Mi Soo truly in her character.

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