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Superpower meets superstar in You From Another Star

Here’s one last peek at the other new Wednesday-Thursday drama that’s set to premiere this week, SBS’s You From Another Star. The fantasy rom-com stars Kim Soo-hyun (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) as an alien who’s lived on Earth for over four centuries, and Jeon Ji-hyun (The Berlin File) as a diva actress and the first woman to complicate his life in all that time.

The character descriptions tell us that Kim Soo-hyun’s character’s age is unknown, but he’s been living in Joseon since his alien spacecraft crashed in 1609, waiting for the day when he’ll return to his home planet. Besides his eternal youth, he has superpowers like the eyesight of a hawk, the hearing of a wolf, super-speed, and he can even see glimpses of other people’s very near futures from time to time. He doesn’t use any of his abilities though, and chooses to suppress them while living amongst the humans. In the present day he works as a university professor, and has a generally cynical outlook on human ideas such as love, thinking they just misinterpret common emotions like jealousy and compassion.

Jeon Ji-hyun plays a Hallyu goddess who lives the quintessential star’s life—surrounded by people but always alone. She’s back in school to get her college degree at age 28, which is where she’ll run into the hero. I’m looking forward to her prickly character, because I expect Kim Soo-hyun to be the unruffled stoic type since he’s literally seen it all. In the teaser below, she asks him in genuine shock, “You don’t know who I am? Are you from North Korea? Or an alien?” Hur.

Park Hae-jin (My Daughter Seo-young) plays a chaebol heir and an old classmate of Jeon Ji-hyun’s. He’s been in love with her since junior high, but she won’t give him the time of day and it drives him crazy. Yoo Inna (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) plays her frenemy, also an old classmate who’s now a rival actress. She’s been in love with Park Hae-jin since their school days, which just adds fuel to the fire in their constant jealous rivalry. Hopefully there’s enough comedy all around to temper the second leads, and a little romantic whimsy wouldn’t hurt either.

You From Another Star premieres tomorrow on SBS.

Via Hankooki

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All that, and she is apparently possessed by the spirit of Dokko Gin. Should be interesting.

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When it comes to Dokgo Jin... then... ding dong! lol

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Dokko Jin and Ding Dong - 2 of the more memorable characters and relationship in a K-romcom.

The look/expression in the 1st pic is what JJH is known for.

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I would have absolutely no problem with a female incarnation of Dokko Jin. That would be amazing actually.

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On the other hand, she is peeping at men in showers, so has something in common with many Kdrama fans.

. . . And I say that as someone who is on the record as favoring more shower scenes for WOMEN in Kdramas.

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K-dramas are woefully short on women shower scenes :(

And I am not so hot on that whole superpower thing either. Unless he can see through shower curtains...

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Definitely need some female shower scenes!

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They did it though..fully clothed.

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Check out Miss Korea. There's a Lee Yeonni shower scene.

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I love Kim Soo Hyun, but I'm more excited for Miss Korea. I <3 Voice Ahjusshi~

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i'm more excited to miss korea too,esp the story

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I'm more excited for Miss Korea too, but I still can't believe I'm actually seeing Jeon Jihyun in a drama.

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Yoo Inna--relegated to bitchy second lead. *sigh*

At least there are pretty people to look at.

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That's what we said about Heirs...*shudders*

At least this time, our leads look like they have chemistry.

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Why does he sound like Edward??

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Noooooooooooo!

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Why did you copy my name lol

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I got the Edward-vibes too, from the character description..i hope not.. can't imagine how the story will go..

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I have to say Kim Soo Hyun looks the most delicious that he's ever been.

I didn't think this would be my cup-a-tea but I'll be watching it just for him.

I like Yoo Inna too, though after QIHM, I wonder why she's taken the second lead role.

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QIHM was on cable, and quite a few actors who headline cable dramas as leads often end up playing second leads on network tv, especially when there is a bigger 'name' like Jeon Ji-hyun in the mix (see: Sung Joon, Jung Eun-ji, Seo In-gook, Im Joo-eun, Yoon Shi-yoon and now Choi Jin-hyuk....you get the picture)

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Can you please explain the difference between cable and network tv in k-dramas I kinda don't get it, if possible use American programmes to explain Thanks!

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Cable is paid subscription. Network such as KBS, MBC, and SBS are public broadcasting (available to the public). Hence, Cable doesn't get alot of views in comparison to those top 3 Networks.

In analogy to American programs, NBC is available for all. Food Network, Disney Channel, History Channel, and MTV are cable (paid subscriptions).

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What "dearly" said, and therefore Cable tv doesn't pay as much for their dramas, and so can't afford to hire big names to star in their shows. If sb has a breakout performance in a Cable show, it can propel them to more visibility, but not necessarily to A-list status right away.

By contrast, the networks want Big names to anchor their shows, which cost more, and need many product placements. Sponsors want big names. Having JJH wear or use sth in a show has a diff draw for sponsors than YIA. It's worth diff amts of money to advertisers. JJH is the Queen of CFs mind you.

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Perhaps I'm in the minority but although not hating QIHM I don't really get all the love that other people are feeling for it. It is a good show but somehow I just can not love for it. I think the main reason is because I have no love for both of the main leads.

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Yea I agree with you, like it but didn't love it. I managed to finish watching QIHM with a lot of fast-forwarding lol

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Same here. Liked it but didn't love it.

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I felt the same way about the leads in the beginning, not cos I hated them, but cos I barely knew them. Then I checked it out on acct of all the good word of moth.

I fell for the smart writing, and found their performances if not excellent, then at least more than adequate.

In the final stretch, thanks to their real life love affair, their crackling chemistry was enough to burst thru (if not burn a hole) the screen! So QIHM became a fav of that year for me.

But then of course if you don't like time travel or fantasy type stories, then nothing can make you love it.

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I didn't want to watch it to be honest but I read the recaps and by eps 4 I couldn't hold my excitement so I have JB to thank for that lol.
QIHM became my favorite for the year even though I wasn't 100% satisfied with the ending.

What a great surprise from a noobie writer who have written 2 great time-travel dramas so far. I hope her next project will be something different.

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I have always said it gets a lot more squee than its actually watchability is worth. But it gets it for a reason-we have two characters that react chemically and emotionally to each other and deal with it openly, not in denial. They are openly sexually attracted to each other. And there is a ton of flirting. I find the QIHM intself as a whole not that interesting to watch. But the male lead CHARACTER is really awesome, he's so smart. The female lead character is not really all that interesting. She's pleasant and engaging, but the kicker is that she pretty much knows who she is, and she owns her sexuality, and that is what makes her a standout character because we just do not see that often. The two lead characters are the value in this drama. To be frank, I could not sit through the whole thing again, but the scenes with the two leads are magic.

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I recently started watching Will it Snow for Christmas with Kim Soo-hyun as baby Kang-jin. Such a good performance! Even back then, everyone knew he was going to be at leading men status eventually. He's definitely come a long way, getting to work with actresses like Jeon Ji-hyun.

Anyway, can't wait!

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Although, it was only like four years ago hahah ^^;;;

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That was the role of his i fell in love with, being the first and all.
And then his dream high performance sealed the deal for me.
It's amazing how far one can go in such a short amount of time, but i like him. And i wish him the best.

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For me it was Giant.

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Have him in sageuk gear. Not every good-looking man looks good with that silly-looking hat. He does wonders for it!

And his crazy prof hair w round specs. LOL.

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"Lo"ve him in sageuk gear.

Sorry for the Freudian slip!

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In the posters, more than anything else, I get the impression that Jeon Ji Hyun looks like she's getting ready to enjoy her drama comeback, haha.

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As long as they have the chemistry they had in The Thieves, I will be one happy camper.

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and as long as he doesn't have the same end as in The Thieves x)

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Yeah, that too.

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OMG!!! I LOVE Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun soooo much...BUT... I believe this drama will be all talk but now show, kind of... Everything looks great and perfect but....at the same time it looks cliche... Fingers crossed...I hope the drama excels and exceeds our expectations...

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WOW finally HEIRS ENDS.......................
now this cast is awesome full of beautiful and sexy people and love the story..

cant wait to see soo hyun in this character...he used to lovely and soft......
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can someone help me find the long teaser with eng subs.

hi dramabeans hope you guys are subbing this :-)))

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I watched the long preview and I'm not sure If I will like this drama. I was excited but the main female character annoyed me in 8 minutes preview, imagine watching a whole episode.

Like someone said she seems possessed with Dokko jin's character and I dropped Best love because of his character LOL

But I'll check of course because sometimes the preview misled us.

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Are you serious?! I loved Best Love BECAUSE of Dokko Jin. And also his amazing chemistry with Gu Ae-jung. That's one of my favourite dramas ever.

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I'm serious. I liked the main girl, thought she had chemistry with the main guy, and I also liked the other characters, however it wasn't even the character Dokko Jin but the way the actor acted him, that no matter how I tried I couldn't like him. Maybe because of the overacting - that bothered me. Don't worry it is more a problem I usually have with Hong sister leading man. Curious thing I did like JW from Master Sun...

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Dokko Jin was supposed to be an over-the-top character, kind of a caricature of a spoiled, egotistical, preening K-celeb (tho deep inside, really insecure) - and that's what made him so hilarious.

But Dokko Jin had his serious/reflective moments as well as Cha Seung-won more than held his own opposite Gong Hyo-jin.

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You are not alone. Dokko made me crazy. He was so friggin weird and offputting. I made myself watch Best Love again to do some commentary on it, and I can say I enjoyed it a bit more, especially the secondary characters.

The comparison between the lead female character and Dokko will not stop me from checking this out tho. :)

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@ Iviih. Funny! I dropped Greatest Love for the same reason as well. I just couldn't stand the character of Dokko Jin as much as I love GHJ I just couldn't finish the series. For some reason, Dokko Jin's beard really turned me off.

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Looks like it could be fun~!

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Lol viki alerted me there was a new video of this show and I was allk hype then I went there. and it said 0 episodes I was soooooo mad lol I was like this is false advertisement LOL I really can't wait KSH looks sooooo HOT I can't wait........ N I really hope its a comedy cause I just finished Goddess of marriage and I feel like I'm mentally unstable soooo pleasseeeee let it B SUPER CUTE,HAPPY,AMAZING and u know NORMAL ?please and thank you

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Oh, but they had the 8 min preview..must've have been the notification about that..

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SO, Jeon Ji Hyun, a popular actress, is playing a popular actress? I like her but does anyone else fell like it's a little lazy for an actor to play an over dramatized version of themselves or their persona, I should say?

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It's just the role. Lazy isn't really the right word here. Actors can have really different behaviors and etc as well. With your argument it seems like no actors should ever take up a role as an "actor" because it's lazy of them and I consider that... a little fallacious.

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No, not really.

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Please change the hairstyle for Kim Soo Hyun!!!!

I'm only little bit excited for this one....maybe I'll marathon it later...

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i thought i was the only one who didn't like this hairstyle.

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Right? That hair makes him looks so young, and even if JJH is a goddess you can't help but notice the age gap with him in that idol hair. I kinda prefer his hair in with the white suit. It's Dr. Who-ish but it fits the character better. But other than He's. Still. Damn. So. PRETTY. sigh~

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My interest in this drama is fading as the premiere approaches. Everything sounds and looks cliche. But this will be a hit because of big names attached, just like Heirs.
I looking forward to Miss Korea more.

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As much as I really like JJH, this one isn't one of the most interesting projects coming out. I dunno, it could be the lacklustre promos or the chemistry I am yet to see. But I think it's mostly those godawful posters! If they insist on having literal stars, then I wish they'd make them look a tiny bit more classier than the ones they hung in those posters. It's such a turn off!!

But I won't judge a drama just because of posters and promos. I'll wait for this and see if it's worth the time. I think everyone's pretty excited about JJH's return to drama land so I hope it's a good character she's playing.

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OMG Kim Soo hyun looks super hot in dat gray suit and gramps glasses. How does he do it?

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I dont like the poster. Like I've seen it before, aha it's Kim Soo Hyun in his usual CF pose. But I like you boy, I hope you will nail this role.

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Man, DramaFever is sure plugging the pants out of this show.

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I don't know why people keep saying its cliche when everything in dramaland IS a cliche. It's not like we watched The Heirs because it was so new and refreshing to have a chaebol fall in love with a candy girl. Ultimately, we watch and fall in love with dramas because of characters and chemistry and once in awhile, we have a great compelling story to fall for too. I don't know how this story will carry out but I AM certain of the cast - they can act and I believe in the chemistry therefore I will ride this train even if it's a wreck but I think not. The fact that JJH chose this as a comeback drama makes me interested and I loved her and KSH in The Thieves.

I will be watching this and Miss Korea and it's because of Mr. Voice. I love him and think he's great but as many of you know, the weakest link is LYH but who knows, she might surprise us. I'm excited for these new Wed/Thurs dramas because it looks promising with likable people. Here's hoping for addictive crack to carry us into the new year!

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You have a point, but I think what people really mean is "overused cliché", ie: chaebol prince + poor Candy.

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Yeah I get that which this drama doesn't have. He's a professor alien and she's a hallyu star.

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Man i don't understand what goes through sbs editors mind when they edit these posters ...it looks cheap and cheesy but thanks god the cinematography in the drama is stunning. Ive never regret watching jun ji hyun in anything( watched almost all of her movie) and she shine even if its a bad project. She have great screen presence and always in character plus she's just gorgeous!!! I hope more internation kdrama watchers know abt her through this drama. I thought she would never do a drama again but she cameback withh kshhhh eeep!!!<3. He totally stole my heart in dream high and i still think that its his best role to date. Park hae jin and yoo in na is like a cherry on top of ice cream, loved the cast. Lets hope their chemistry can be sizzling like secret garden. I hope the best for this drama and i hope the drama is a good outcome whether the rating is high or not.

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I went to check for it on viki and I was like why isn't it up yet?!!! *flips table*
turns out it's tuesday not wednesday....ma bad
way too excited for this

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Is it just me or did Jeon Ji-hyun get another nose job or some other plastic enhancement surgery because SERIOUSLY I didn't even recognize her???!!!!
Why can't actresses get one or two procedures and be done after that??
Sorry for going on a rant here..*ashamed*

Now, the upcoming romcom with the supernatural aspect and a possible female Dokko Jin gets me interested if only the feeling of a script written badly didn't leave a bad aftertaste.. Hairrrs f.ex., and many other dramas got an awesome start only to disappoint with the bad execution of dialogue, plot(and yes acting!) and all the other little details.. Let's hope this fantastic duo can convince us otherwise.

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im 100% sure jun ji hyun is natural...she looks different because of the editing and makeup plus shes aging yeah? lol
p.s i don't really like the heavy makeup that she have in this drama..but i meant its a top star character so i guess its necesssary..

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Even for regular folks who are into plastic surgery, it can get addictive. You keep wanting to do sth else to your face to make it more beautiful. It can be a never-ending quest.

It is esp. true for actresses. They want to beat the clock, to beat the younger, newer competition. Much pressure. So for many K actress, they look slightly diff every few months, which can make them hard to recognize. But then, I don't feel that JJH is one of them.

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Park hae jin!! I love him since he guested in the early episodes of family outing season 1 ♥

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Hmm I haven't watched any dramas in a while but I have high hopes for this one! Since loving Yoo In Na in QIHM, I'm on-board for any of her non-serial projects :D

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Possible spoiler alert . . . I have heard the rumor--actually, it is running through my head--that, at the end of the series, when Jeon Ji-hyun triumphs over Yo In Na, she shouts, "Ha! This tall, good looking, gentle scholarly man who looks good in Joeson garb is MINE!"

At which point Yo In Na flips her the bird, puffs out her cheeks adorably, and says "Get over yourself, movie star, I've already got one, he plays the guitar, and he's back from the army soon."

At which point, In Na pulls out a blood-stained talisman, chants the edritch phrase "Rule, cable ratings!" and disappears in puff of bad story logic.

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bwahahahhahahaaaaa :D

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Too funny and true. Seriously, I'll take QIHM's over this one...any day. The looks our scholar player kept throwing her way of his sincere and undivided devotion. :)

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Yeah.... dreamy. Wishing he will be out of the army soon. Can't wait to see pics of them together in real life.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA *nice imagination

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If that's true, this one will be remembered as the drama that replaces BIG in the viewers' memory of the biggest WTH of the century ^-^

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JJH is beautiful, but too old for KSH. Also, KSH looks too young to be a professor. He likes like a high schooler.

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Can't wait for this! The chemistry between the leads is just smokin' hot. <3

I love Yoo Inna too, so I hope that the rivalry here is just as strong as the sisterhood. Would love for her to develop a cutesy loveline with PHJ's character as well, so that we'll see two love relationship build and unfold. Crossing all my fingers and toes on that one!

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so I am ending my 6-month k-drama drought because Jeon Ji Hyun

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you won't believe me ... but I squealed when I these posters bearing Jeon Ji Hyun ... is fanboying a taboo in kdramaverse ???

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am really looking forward to this drama coz of Jeon Ji Hyun.. the 8 min preview wasn't very exciting though. something seemed off. Also, I don't know what to expect from this show(which can be a good thing sometimes).. gonna go into it with an open mind..hope JJH's character is more layered than what i saw in the preview.

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Okay Kim Soo Hyun. This drama was way too inviting. Please Dramabeans, recap this!

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Ah,

This brings memories of My Sassy Girl , never seen her in anything else, but she looked really familiar.

My first korean actress I had a crush on, way back in the days when I was still into japanese dramas, and watched only one korean movie.

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I'm pretty sure when this guy smiles the angels sing, and maybe they wail and beat their breasts when he cries because that's a pretty stunning thing to witness too.

I am hoping this show brings it. We could really use a drama that can bring us some energy for the end of the year. Hoping for the best.

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(hope it's ok to post it here, seeing that it's the last related news about the drama)

I was planning to wait to see whether people like it or not, but then I saw in Viki's app that the first episode was already subbed and I couldn't help it ^^;; Overall, I liked it, even though there are some things I would like them to change or explain further (but I guess they'll do so in the following episodes). I was a bit surprised by who Yoo In-na's character's mother was, I had no idea that actress was going to appear (I'm not saying who in case it might be an spoiler). Also, I loved the meta jokes (and maybe spoiler-ish: the fact that their roles' personalities are reversed from 'The Thieves') lol;;

I don't know, I really wanted to watch it but after the trailers and the stills were revealed my interest disminished. But I guess it's quite good if I'm planning to continue on watching it~ ;P

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