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My Secret Hotel’s love triangle gets into its groove

Another set of new dramas is heading our way next week, and I’m terribly eager to watch the first episode of tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama My Secret Hotel, mostly out of plain curiosity to see what a “killing romance” is, and how they settle on the tone of the genre-mashup between murder mystery and romantic comedy. A new round of teasers shows us a little more of the setup between our reunited exes and their petty bickering relationship. Also, because this is a tvN show, there’s the requisite dance teasers where Jin Yi-han does adorable things in a tuxedo.

Yoo Inna stars as a wedding coordinator at a fancy boutique hotel, where she’s just getting a romance brewing with her boss Namgoong Min. But then her ex-husband Jin Yi-han shows up after seven years to have his second wedding at their hotel. In the first teaser, she confronts him about canceling the wedding so that she doesn’t have to go through the torture of planning it and watching him make cutesy noises at his bride-to-be, but he refuses, seemingly enjoying the chance to drive her crazy.

In his teaser, Yoo Inna gets her petty revenge by saying in front of his fiancée: “It’s like you’ve been married once before. You seem to know a lot about weddings.” And then in the third teaser, the ceremony reminds them both of their wedding to each other. She says, “I thought I had forgotten it all…” He says, “As if I had never once forgotten, I remember it all…” She runs up to him at the altar and says, “Do you know how long I’ve waited?”

Yay for the steady stream of rom-coms all year long. Keep ’em coming, dramaland. My Secret Hotel premieres next Monday August 18.

Via Osen

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Not really a fan of anyone in this show EXCEPT for Yoo In Na who I completely adore so I will be watching this one.

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Teehee. Ditto! She needs more leading roles.

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I'm a fan of everyone in this show and an even bigger fan of TvN! Can't wait.

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I never thought that I'd be a fan of a TV channel, but yup! I'm a BIG FAN of TvN!

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Love You for countering it so perfectly.

I don't know anyone in this show, but I am a big fan of tvN! Can't wait, either.

As the High School Savvy is bowing out with a mass-ass-pleasing wedding (sports is to guys what wedding is to girls, which never fails to make them - even the recapper - forget everything else), tvN already took things several notches up with Surplus Princess.

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AAAH Jin Yi Han. I'd take any chance to hear his deep sexy voice again after his turn as scholar Tal Tal in Empress Ki.

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Tal Tal was so hot . Empress Ki should have had him on the side for dessert.

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Waaaaaaaaaaaah Yoo Inna is cute, as always.

And tvN's teasers are cute, as always!!! :D

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Judging from the earlier trailers and posters, and now the background music, this drama really reminds me of Wes Andersen's Grand Budapest Hotel, especially with the murder mystery plot(or sub plot). All it needs now is better symmetry. Anyone else kinda see it?

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Did Grand Budapest Hotel have the plot of the ex husband getting his second wedding planned at and by the lead girl's hotel? Did it also have a love triangle as the main plot?
Planned on watching the movie but totally forgot...

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Squee. Tal Tal orabeoni is so adorkable. I knew he and Yoo Inna would have great chemistry and I was right. Now looking forward to this even though I'm going to miss Ricecake a lot.
*Dancing* Me me me me me me me, me me me sexy me me. *Finger guns*

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I know!!! That "me me me" dance is so cute, could watch it all day!

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JYH can dance! This show is too cool can't miss 'm!

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the phrase killing romance is just...i imagine they're gonna kill any romance that will happen in this drama every time i hear the word haha

i don't know what to feel about this drama yet since it's a new genre? are they aiming to create a new genre? idk man. maybe i'll check the first episode. please be good drama and by good i mean one that can stop me from re-watching high school king of savvy repeatedly in a day.

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The combination of Horror and Romance comedy is not a new genre. This was all done in Hong Kong movies and dramas before.

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The combination of crime and romance goes back a long, long way. My favorite is Alfred Hitchcock's 'To Catch a Thief' from the 50s and 'The 39 Steps' from the 40s.

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Stoked. Pumped. Psyched. Can't wait!

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I hope they are going for a dry, dark humour route and I hope they can pull it off *fingers crossed*

Girlfriday!! You are back from KCON! I have been stalking you and javabeans on twitter, thanks to some dedicated beanies posting pictures. I can't wait for this week's Odds and Ends and them juicy details (like you saesangifing Seunggi, what, you didn't? :( ).

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Completely random comment, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Yoo In Na's red dress. (Does anyone else find the so-short-skirted-clothes-women-in-k-dramas-sometimes-wear so ridiculously short that they are not even aesthetically attractive?) Seriously, when you need to carry around a napkin or a baby blanket so that when you sit your hem isn't around your neck, maybe it isn't sexy? Maybe it's just not proportionally pleasing?

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Thought for a sec I'd stumbled onto a Witch's Romance page - the colour palette's kinda similar!

It looks very cute and stylish - just like Yoo Inna - counting down the days!!

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I really liked the dancing teasers. Who knew JYH has some moves? YIN's black and white outfit in the teasers is really pretty too.

I didn't watch the Grand Budapest Hotel but just from the teasers, the outside of the hotel at the end of these teasers looks a lot like the one in that movie. Not a complaint, I just noticed.

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JYH is a good Dancer and Singer thanks to his Musical past :D there are some Vids of him dancing around the web :D

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Nam Goongmin's adorkable 'I-really-can't-dance-but-they-made-me-do-it' dance move. <3

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Work it! Work it! Jin Yi Han! Counting the days :)

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I want to see Yoo Inna shine in this. Bring on the comedy and the romance.

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cute hope this killing romance kills us all right ways

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Why I feel so strongly about Yoo Inna I may never know. She is just SO CUTE and I want all of her dreams to come true *sob*

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Saaaaaaaaaaame. She's pretty much played a mean girl in every drama I've ever seen her in too so it's not even to say that I have residual love from one of her characters. But she is so cute and adorable and spunky and always has great clothes and is friends with IU and seems so charming in real life. I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.

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Watch Queen In-Hyun's Man, where she is definitely NOT a mean girl.

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OMG!!!! How freaking cute are those trailers?! I am absolutely dying (ha) to see this killing romance! Yeah TVN - you rock!

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I want to like her, but I just haven't liked any of the characters she has played – in Greatest Love, You're the Best LSS and You Who Came from the Stars. (Don't remember her character in Secret Garden nor in Love Fiction).

Queen IH's Man I haven't watched because of the male lead (he gives me nightmarish flashbacks of A Thousand Kisses which I would rather not have). I'll take recommendations for any of her other dramas, if she plays a different sort of character.

I can't say I'm too keen on drama either, I would be a lot more if I didn't know that the two exes are the OTP – to me, this story would be a hundred times more interesting if this "required" romance wasn't part of the story. You could still have bickering and murder mystery, but the idea of someone who is getting married ending up with the ex just because that's how the laws of drama work isn't appealing. Well, maybe this drama will pull off a surprise twist...

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Ji Hyun-woo was so cool and awesome as Kim Boong-do that I totally forgot about A Thousand Facepalms, saw him in Trot Lovers and went right back to not liking his characters. Queen In-hyun's Man is one of the best dramas I've ever seen. I think you should give it a chance.

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Ji Hyun-woo & Yoo Inna sizzled in QIHM. Pure magic.

As far as Trot Lovers and YTBLSS goes, consider it the KBS curse.

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If it was trying to be, first and foremost, a murder mystery than I would understand not having the "required" romance. But the fact is, it's supposed to be a tvn rom-com just as much as it's supposed to be a mystery.

Also, I have to say. I DARE you not to love Kim Boong-do in QIHM. Like seriously, I don't think anyone could not love that character. It's impossible. Ji Hyun-woo completely transformed himself with that role (*sob* & then Trot Lovers happened!). And, honestly, QIHM is probably the only good lead role Yoo Inna's been given, so if you don't see her in that, you're basically missing her shining moment. She does amazingly. They're both some of my favorite drama characters.

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Damn, if that's her shining moment... I may just have to watch QIHM. I'm not worried about not liking Kim Boong-do, it's more about unseeing Ji Hyun-woo from the scar he gave me with A Thousand Kisses.

The "required" romance... it's just that I'm bored of it. Because 99.9% kdramas have it. And this one seems like one that doesn't actually need it – it could be a murder mystery rom-com without that OTP-set-in-stone.

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Queen Inhyuns Man was a very good drama. It is one of the rare ones that I can watch over and over again. If you think about it, there really isn't anything new in dramas or movies, but one should really watch dramas and movies for the actors/actress writers and directors interpretations and how they pull the story off. I always wondered why people say, "Ugh, same "Tropes" or the drama/movies are all "Cliche" but then they themselves can't write a new story or act in a drama. All this is Entertainment

If you really think about it, any story will have a Man, A Women, conflict, they fall in love? They fall out of love, then Ending resolution, either it is a happy ending they get together or a sad ending or a open ending. Ta-da, the formula for every drama/movie in the world.

I always just put 'Bad Acting' as a drama that I don't like. Not due to it is "Cliche"

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I don't quite agree.

A lot of stories in film and drama may have the same formula, but there can be more variations than you name. A man and a man, for example. Nor does every story need characters falling in love. Nor does every story build toward a conflict with an ending resolution. Proper slice of life doesn't follow that kind of formula – there may be lots of little conflicts. In literature, modern and postmodern and any kind experimental fiction often won't either. Films like that exist too.

Plus, even if you follow the most common formula, the details and how you combine them can make all the difference.

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You're obviously very hard to please!

For your sake especially I hope this drama will score high on everything. Jjang!

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Yeah, I'm a demanding viewer. :-)

Mostly, I just wish for more originality, not the same kind of patterns. The genre mixing is a good start though. We'll see how it turns out, fingers crossed.

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Does anyone know where you can watch it? Will it be on Dramafever or Viki?

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Well, Viki has a channel set up for it already, but the license is still pending. Hopefully they will get it. ;A;

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Viki got the license for North America. It was posted earlier today (Sunday).

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Seriously SO CUTE.

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I really have bad experiences with genre mashes, but this one sounds right up my alley. I love all the leads, and tvN is my favourite these days. I hope it's as good as it looks. I need a replacement crack since MND is gonna end soon and MLG starts a months later.

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I, too, am hoping this will be my replacement crack for MND! This and Nine Boys :)

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Nam Goong Min always looks soooo good in three-piece suits, as he evidently proved in the stills above. ...And he also never gets the girl.

(WHY)

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Thank you GF for the vids.

That 3rd one has blasted away any residual disappointment with High School King of Savvy.

Looking forward to seeing something new!

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Kyyyaaa!!! Yoo Inna!! Her dorky dance with Nam Goong Min was just too cute to behold. I can't wait for her and Jin Yi Han to burn up my screen. I am really anticipating falling in love with her and Jin Yi Han as the OTP. Even without the first ep, I am rooting for them to get back together. tvN, please give us more kisses! Thanks in advance. lol

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I finally got to watch these teasers (I was on my lunch break at work earlier) and they are adorkable! They instantly made me smile.

Yoo Inna is such a cute and likeable person.
I'm hoping this drama will be a great success! ^^

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wait, is Jin Yi Han the guy that played that soccer player in the 1st or 2nd episode of Master's Sun? I only recognize him from there

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Yep that's him. But man he has a good set of pipes. I do wish dramas he has starred in kinda show him singing some piece.

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I'm looking forward to this drama, it has me smiling already with the cute teasers.

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I'm watching this because of Yoo In Na.

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Is watching because of In Na-unni! I love how she portrays these kind of roles, like so effortlessly. I dunno why she was given mean roles she is so much suited for rom-coms. :) she's very cute and very pretty and the clothes she wears in this drama! Still watching ep 1 but i ♥♥♥♥ her white pantsuit? Aw.wish she didn't break up with Hyun Woo,but as a fan, what do i know?

Figthing!

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