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You From Another Star gets extended

This probably doesn’t come as a huge shock, since SBS has a massive hit on their hands with the intergalactic space-cadet-loves-alien romantic comedy You From Another Star. After waffling on a possible extension and initially leaning towards a special to round out their uneven episode count, the production has now agreed to a one-episode extension. That brings the total count to 21 episodes, ending on February 27. More Kim Soo-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun sizzling up my screen can’t possibly be a bad thing, right?

I’m sure nobody’s forgotten Dark Thursday, aka the day that Star was pre-empted for the Lunar New Year holiday. Besides causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth, it also left the show ending on a Wednesday with an uneven airing schedule, and so SBS asked for an additional episode. At the time the producers were quite adamant about not being able to make it work on the tight schedule, and so it looked more likely that they’d go with a special. But after Thursday’s Episode 17 clocked in an impressive 27.0%, the conversation must’ve changed because now they’ve agreed to the extra episode.

…BUT… It’s entirely possible that next Thursday’s broadcast will also be pre-empted, this time for the Olympics (if the women’s curling team advances), which would just put them back to square one and off by an episode again. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there? I can’t imagine they’d do a two-episode extension when one was so hard for them, besides which, I’m wary enough as it is that the extra episode will just be a flashback medley. There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards. Just sayin’.

You From Another Star airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS.

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I am down for the fanservice.

Actually, put me down for some bedside nursing-back-to-health duty, too.

Not that I don't love Song Yi, because I do! But that girl is healthy - she doesn't need me.

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If dominion will kiss cheon song yi the way he kissed her in the movie "the thieves" then he will surely end up sick for a month! Oh, I don't care, long as they give me that long lip lock! Yey!

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I hope Do Min Joon does something sweet for his long time lawyer friend of 30 years like floating around some books :)

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I'm all for more Do MinJoon, but I just hope that this extension won't cause the story to drag...I've had bad experiences with extensions......*shudder*

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Lol!!! That's so true!!! Last time there was an extension on one of my all time favorites, and while it did give great conclusion, it ruined the perfect ending of not knowing it all but knowing enough to be satisfied...

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Btw, love the username :) *wink wink*

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"There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards. Just sayin’."

Seriously though, what's the excuse for all the other lacking skinship OTPS in dramaland?
Do min joon practically passes out in fever after a make out session yet he's still going in like a trooper.

Seeing as how they changed the schedule for eps 16/17 to air 30 minutes earlier than usual and it turned out to be successful, perhaps they would do the same for this upcoming week. Although im surprised they've still managed to get such high ratings even with all the olympic shuffling throwing off their momentum. They'd probably have surpassed 30% by now.
When was the last time a rom-com fantasy clocked in those huge numbers? Seriously, YFAS is everywhere in s.korea

I'm hardly complaining about the 1 episode extension because i feel like there's so much more material this writer needs to resolve in the next 4 episodes.

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I'm thinking it might be even better to air before the Olympics, as people who were tuning in for the Olympics might also have accidentally come across YWCFTS. Bam, new fans :)

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meanwhile let's tune in the YFAS memes....whoop!!

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yes many things to resolve: staing alive for MJ, murderous brother, Yoon jae and Dad, hooking up Hwi Kyung with Bok Ja somehow.

oh wait...what if Min joons´ fellow aliens stay on Earth too and Bok ja gets smitten with one of them?

and Song Yi being a mom to child stars who do miraculous stunts....being overshadowed by her own kids thats what I want

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hehe Bok Ja. She would be so happy!

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One more episode is not bad beside I don't think I'm ready to part with my favorite OTP yet especially Jeon Ji-hyun. You never know when or if she will ever return to dramaland.

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YWCFTS isn't just big in s.korea it's EVERYWHERE period, celebrities all over Asia are raving about this drama!

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YFAS isn't just all over Korea, its all over Asia! We're getting life broadcast of the show on chinese websites, so people (like me) who don't understand a word of Korean, are watching it live, without subtitles, just like Koreans.

And I saw on the internet yesterday that the view count of YFAS on a chinese drama site has surpassed 500 Million!! O_O

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TRUE!! i heard that YWCFTS is the highest korean drama ever sold to China even hitting billion dollars and that it was really popular there.. Even diff. Asian countries are now fighting for it's rights to be aired on their country..

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I knew you would post about this sooner or later!!! and damn after the recent episode! an extension about the drama or any special, may it be behind the scenes or bloopers, I wouldn't mind... AT ALL ;)

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Whoa! Okay, so I hope they really explain the girl from 400 yrs ago and Si Yung - are the the same? I don't know why not knowing for sure bugs me, but it does because the show made such a big deal about it.

More kisses (no saran wrap!!)

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who is Si yung? Do you mean Songyi?

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Yes, Song yi. I made up that other name, apparently, from my head which doesn't remember names very well :) - maybe combining Song Yi and Sing Sing from 2 diff dramas?!

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yes send Min Joon to the Olympics ...wait....I must be overworked and mixing things.

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Olympic kissing, you mean.

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"There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards"

LMAO! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
I agree :D

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Yes please! Fan service all the way!

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And the result of the fanservice should be making an appearance too. hmmmhmmm :3

It could go this way; like SY pushing MJ to help her in "confirming" that MJ has turned into a human, or something has happened that allows bodily fluid exchange between them, so she is sure he just hasn't developed immunity to kisses or something. And confirming the practical way.

Honestly, I'd love that.

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Don't forget they have to cover how blood cannot be mixed. in the beginning it was said that saliva and blood could not be mixed. The saliva issue was touched on. i'm really interested to see how this is going to play out - i'm just assuming it's talking about 2 different life forms not being able to mix.

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I agree, they should just go and try to exchange their bodily fluid in any form, like the movie "Upside Down" played by Kirsten Dunst ;p

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I love that movie. it's so sweet~

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YFAS preempted...for curling? sigh.

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I don't know you but I feel like the drama started to drag already.

If you think ''what happened this episode'' something new, I mean, not much about MJ's alien plot, or MJ dying/turning human, they don't even show if MJ realized the kiss didn't make him that bad this time or something like this.

JK is still free, and they are still dragging him being arrested, and poor YIN character is not even appearing that much.

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I saw it as an exploration of a theme (lies and their outcomes), done to advance the conflicts:

The consequences of the lies we tell others: MJ/SY and JK/justice.

The lies we tell ourselves (outcomes pending): MJ/SY

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I actually saw it as dragging too-a lot of frantic activity, but dragging storywise. Some dramas, like Queen Inhyun's Man, The Princess' Man, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and a few others have show that it's entirely possible to run the show all the way to the end without bogging down or selling out. So, with 4 episodes left to go, (that's a lot, from where they are in the plot right now), they need to get it right. Our fears may come to fruition, as, sometimes all the cuteness, angst, and silliness in the world won't save a story that isn't really tight.

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ops my bad! Wrong person!

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I know right, I think there's going to be public backlash from YFAS if there's another pre-emption. Everyone would be frantically waiting for KSH and JJH to light up their screens only to find... the curling team.

That said, I shudder to think what might happen during the winter Olympics in Korea 2018. Hopefully I won't be this addicted to any drama airing during that time! The pre-emptions would kill me.

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Hmmm, I have really mixed feelings about this. I adore this drama and probably love her more than I love him, but in my mind extension = kiss of death. I can still love something without having to see more of it. I really crave a drama wrapped up neatly in 16 episodes!

That being said, if any drama was to have an extension, I'm glad it's this one!

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I've been wanting to watch ever since I read they gonna make a story about alien, and lord behold..they casted KSH n JJH. I still wait 'patiently' each week till the drama is over then I'll start watching it. Now I have to wait for two more weeks.. ? Hey, I've been waiting for more than 4 mths, two more weeks won'ttttt be a problem.. *sharping my nails and scratching the chalk board*

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You are "waiting" to watch this drama?! Wow. Great will power.

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I was thinking of doing that too, but my will power can't hold it anymore. I marathoned it last week, despite my very slow internet connection. Now, i'm waiting for the next eps =)

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"There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards." - THIS!!!!

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Yay extension as long as it doesn't end like Roof Top Prince in Happy ............. seriously is it me or Is Kim soo Hyun getting hotter with each episode ??????

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Nope, it's not you.

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Definitely getting way hotter, hotter! And beefing up too, so it seems.

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I really hope the writer use her time wisely in the last 4 episode. So far im happy with the pacing and otp development <3 i care more about the psychopath plot now that park hae jin got more screen time. On the other hand, i really hope yoo in na have a chance to shine, she have do little screen time.
P.s i hope they release some bts clips of jun ji hyun haha xD

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I thought the jae-kyung plot got more interesting once Hwi-Kyung became a crucial role in discovering the truth since he's been so much more actively smart about it. It's just alot more satisfying to see him be the one to take down his own brother than just having the prosecutor/detective do so.

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Agree. It seems putting it out in the open also ties up some other loose ends, story-wise.

MJ said he might have to kill JK to get him to stop. I think the reasoning there was because he saw how, throughout history, the "noble" class can use money and influence to thwart justice. By HK becoming involved, justice can prevail.

HK also took himself out of JK's line of fire by helping the prosecutors uncover the truth. JK can't kill HK without becoming the #1 suspect.

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Don't forget that they didn't touch on the blood issue. in the beginning Do Min Joon said that saliva and blood could not be mixed, I saw that the saliva issue was touched on time and time again, but not the blood issue. I guess it may have something to do with 2 different life forms, terrestrial and extraterrestrial mixing. That should be touched on at least in one of the remaining episodes.

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cant they close it with 22 or more episodes? there are still things to do...MJ could investigate if there's a connection between SY and his first human love, SY still has to go back and regain her lost reputation caused by YRs death, HK has to stand up against his brother and probably his parents...and SM, surely the writer has other plans for her...there's still a lot, i wonder how they'll resolve all that with just an episode extension...we need more!!!

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I'd love a prequel episode. One that focuses on DMJ on his alien planet, on the ship coming over and on his first few years on earth.
I think it's safe to say the spaceship's arrival caused Yi-hwa's husband's death. But why was she getting married so early. But why was she married so young? Waht was their back story.

If a 22 episode could be managed, a behind the scenes episode would rock my world.

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Yi-hwa was married at an appropriate age according to the custom and tradition of that era.
The husband was already dead and buried before the alien spaceship arrived. I'm not sure it has anything to do with his death.

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Where did you get the idea that the aliens caused Yi-Hwa's husband's death?

Yi-Hwa was presumably in her mid-teens, which is entirely the right age at which females of Joseon nobility married. Oftentimes, they were even betrothed as children and the marriage consummated later in their lives. This oftentimes posed problems when the groom died before the marriage was consummated or the bride impregnated with a son. In which case, she was expected to be a (virgin) widow for the REST OF HER LIFE, especially after the 16th century.

As for their back story, there probably was none. It was probably arranged, as was the custom, by the families (by which I mean not just the nuclear family but the extended family).

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Actually, Yi-hwa wasn't even married to her husband YET; they were still engaged before the untimely death and was made into a virgin widow, which makes her as good as married, death or no, ceremony or no.

And BTW, I think her fiance is either Hwi-gyeong or his elder brother in their early 17th (not 16th, since Prince Gwanghae's 1st year is 1608) century past life.

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I don't mind the extension at all. They have so much materials they could go through like some explanations about his home world and MUST HAVE MORE of MJ getting sick (cough cough hint hint to witer-nim).

What I would mind terribly is any pre-emption next week! Dark Thursday, indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yohoooo!!!

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I've just been enjoying seeing more of her younger brother. That kid is great and needs to be in more dramas. My daughters like him, too. I'm glad to see less of the bickering moms thing. THAT, to me, was causing draggage. Wait, is draggage even a word?

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Normally I'll say nooo for extension, it's a huge mess and dragging even one more episode isn't doing any good But I'm totally fine here! I mean how many times we'll get to see Jeon Ji hyun on drama!

*cough* Just don't make it more than that.. We are waiting for You're All Surrounding to air! LOL

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*You’re All Surrounded

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If they drag it out a bit, the next guy to investigate DMJ can be Kim Boong-do, the rogue time-traveling Joseon scholar. They can share a laugh or two trying to explain the utter failure the attempted invasion of Joseon by time-lost alien brain-fetuses.

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If JHW wasn't in the army, I wouldn't put it past this creative team to pull something like that off.

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Maybe they will anyway-I'm serious! They're doing everything!

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I'm definitely down for an extension AND a special if the ep. next week gets taken over by the Olympics. ^^

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Why am I not surprised! (aside from reading this at the OT) Super happy, because there is still a lot to resolve.

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Hate that sinking feeling I get when the word "extension" is mentioned. Will remain cautiously optimistic tho'.

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Oh no! I'm on a plane on the 27th. I'll have to wait to find out the ending!

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if theyre going to extend it, I hope they talk more about the alien rules, if song yi is the Joseon's girl reincarnation or shes a relative/its a coincidence and why min joon thinks he would die or talk about jae kyung and give SeMi some scenes -yes, I still like Semi!!- because I wish they could give her some scenes with a guy that really likes her -since her crush was her main plot- Im kinda sad her character had like NO depth! when Song yi fell, I thought they would make her grow but they didnt. the writers have used lot of time on flashbacks when they could actually give her some scenes...

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Oh God! I used to hate curling but now I just absolutely detest it-ugh! Why?!

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"There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards. Just sayin’."

Lol, I am sooooo down for that!!!! I think that one of the things that I love most about their skinship is that is feels natural (despite those irritating limitations). That good morning kiss was about the most natural quick kiss I've seen in K-drama.

Let's just hope the extension doesn't make the drama lame.

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Yes, please give Yoo Inna some more scenes, she's such a talented actress!! I totally bawled when Se Mi said she would've given her life to protect Hwi Kyung, and asked Song Yi to accept him.

Please, Show, otherwise I'll be reduced to re-watching QIHM AGAIN!

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Maybe a special? Like a reunion of the entire cast and the members that were a part of the production. It would be nice to have everybody gather and share their thoughts after the drama ends. They use to do specials like this in the past when the ratings were especially high. I remember there was a special for Shining Inheritance/Brilliant Legacy.

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This drama is so popular in Asia right now it's not even funny. Celebrities in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc are spazzing about this on sns. It's top-searched on weibo everyday. Its no surprise that sbs would want to extend this. Usually, i'm against extensions but i dont think i would mind watching another ep of JJH and her craziness XD

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Seriously, I wouldn't care if they gave me a lot of fan service that barely moved the plot. Lol I usually hate fan service cause it's just too ridiculous sometimes but with these two, I will watch anything.

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Well, not surprising due to the popularity, but the last thing this drama needed was an extension (already too many dragging parts).

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Yesh! I'm with you GF! Sick in bed for a month. Phew! Just thinking about it gives me shivers. I'll be a puddle of goo then. The last ep left me on cloud nine and has me grinning like a fool at odd times of the day. Can't get those skinship scenes out of my mind. Damn! But they are the most natural couple I have ever seen in KDrama. If I didnt know any better, I'd say it was for real. DMJ and CSY are just a joy to watch.

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Yes please! An extra hour of KSH-JJH cuteness can't be a bad thing.

That said, I wouldn't have minded a special either and in any case, I really do hope that they do a special with NGs, interviews, behind the scenes, favourite scenes of audience etc. This drama is immensely popular and it's really a pity they don't air more BTS goodies!

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I think if the drama can get to the fan service without MJ dropping dead, then will I be able to focus on other equally interesting parts of the story! I just can't right now. Lol!
But it is so true that the writer has a few things to wrap up nicely for this drama to be really good. Extension or not, I sure hope it ends on a high and not crumble into a disfunctional mess!

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hahaha the shows we love do tend to have Dark Thursdays, don't they? (I still remember the teeth-gnashing and pouty sidebar icon when Master's Sun got the Chuseok pre-emption......and there is nothing I hate more than when dramas do this to us).

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I know I am probably a rare breed here who's getting a bit tired of the lovey-dovey moments. Don't get me wrong, I love the main couple, and they are cute, but episode 17 simply dragged, and I even dozed off. (Don't shoot, we can disagree - you're winning already cuz producers are listening to the romantic majority not to me^^) . Yes, they love each other, they kissed, confessed, rolled in the bed... time to move on to more interesting things. I'd love to see a richer plot , a bit more focus on other characters, like SM and HK, the lawyer friend, the young prosecutor... They are all awesome actors but all we see is the main couple ( I guess when you have Jeon Jihyun you must give her all the screen time that you possibly can/ or that she demands). It's a pity in a way, because others are awesome, too.

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Rolled in the bed? When was that?

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So next Thursday, Do Min Jun has to go to the Olympics again.

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don't extend this i want to see park yoochun in three days

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I wish that in episode 18, the bad hyung's problem will be solve already so that the remaining episodes will be about the aliens and the angst of whether Min Joon can stay or not.

Also, can i wish that all the Aliens be as good looking or maybe more than Min Joon (if ever that's possible). I remember him saying Earthlings are prejudiced when it comes to Aliens. Maybe they can guest those Aliens in the sitcom "Vampire Idol", ie. Lee Soo-hyuk, Kim Woo-bin and Hong Jong-yeon. You can throw in some tall models too, if you like =), and why not Lee Jung-Jae for the head alien?

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hahaha now i'm mixing vampires and aliens =)

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I don't think thursday will go to the olympics. South Korea didn't even make it to the semi-finals.

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for the fact that min joon and song yi are in the movie its a blast ;)

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