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Campus meetings and musical instruments in Cantabile Tomorrow

So far I’ve been satisfied with the casting behind Cantabile Tomorrow, KBS’s remake of Japanese drama/anime/manga Nodame Cantabile, and now that we’re starting to see stills of the cast members in character, I continue to be cautiously optimistic.

These first four images feature four of the more visible supporting characters, and at least visually, I feel like they’re spot-on: Go Kyung-pyo (Potato Star 2013QR3) as the endearingly goofy rocker violinist, Do-hee (Answer Me 1994) as the diminutive contrabass player, Park Bo-gum (Wonderful Season) playing cello as one of the rare characters not from the original story, and Jang Se-hyun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) as our cutely emotional and frizzy-haired timpanist.

Below that, we get a glimpse of our drama’s hero and heroine together, with Joo-won as our perfectionist pianist-turned-conductor and Shim Eun-kyung as the eccentric piano player who adores him. These stills come from their first shoots on the drama, and depict the aftermath of him unintentionally crashing at her place after passing out drunk; their (hitherto nonexistent) relationship then gets misunderstood by fellow students. The more I see of Shim Eun-kyung, the more I allow myself to be hopeful — because although she’s a character who’s difficult to portray without running the risk of appearing (how do we put this nicely) like she isn’t all there mentally, if somebody were able to draw out Nodame’s oddities in a lovable way, it would be Shim. We hope.

Cantabile Tomorrow will premiere on October 13.

Via Ten Asia

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Joo won lookin hella hot in those button ups and black pants

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That was exactly my thought! Haha

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are there any Korean drama dubbed in English? There are tons of dubbed Animes, and some dramas are dubbed in Spanish like Dream High, but English ._. ? even for the Asian market, isn't English a major language in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

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Never in english.They do give you the choice to watch it in dubbed Bahasa or Mandarin.

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It only takes a bunch of dedicated volunteers. Subs are already there, now just give your voices to the stills.

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I'd take subtitles any day over voice dubs. For some reason, voice dubs just creep me out. You can tell that the characters are speaking another language and it seems out of sync to me. Anyway, how better to learn another language and culture than to hear the character speak their own language? LOL.

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If you are convinced that to watch dramas in the original language is better, then no use talking about preference of subs. :P

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He erased Chiaki Senpai already, in my mind and replaced with Cha Yoo Jin...

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Because he looks so convincing to pull off Chiaki's character with his own way.

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eeee

ok visually this cast looks awesome =)

here's to hoping they can play their instruments convincingly because ok no matter how good the acting might be, this series spends enough time with the actual music playing part that if they can't do it well....that would be awful....

eeee!!!!!!

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I agree...as someone who played violin for a very long time, it always makes me cringe and cover my eyes when I watch a show and they can't even make make holding the instrument look convincing much less "play" it convincingly..so here's to hoping they did their character studying well..

the stills are looking hopeful so I'm going to try watching this with an open mind and try not to make too many comparisons since I loved the original Japanese version so much

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Ditto. Use to play the violin when I was young, but played very badly. I do know when they are "faking" it. Hope the actors can play the instruments a little to make it look convincing since the classical music was an integral part of the drama.

Can't wait to see this version. Loved Joo Won in the Good Doctor. He has at least a musical background..I'm hoping he can pull this one off convincingly too.

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Joo Won practicing violin and how to use baton for conducting since 4 months ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4jEPNSwcgQ

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That makes three! Playing violin since I was 10, and still playing today. I will be watching they're playing like a hawk. The acting has to be there, as well as the music. That's what brings them together :)

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You the classical-music-trained commenters all know that the face of an orchestra is the conductor (even when a soloist performs a concerto with it or when the orchestra provides accompaniment to a vocal solo). The charismatic image of Herbert von Karajan (and many others like him) is burnished in our recorded culture for eternity.

Here, I am guessing that Joowon will play that role. Let's hope that he rises to it. Merely looking young & pretty (or even hot, as some put it) just does not cut it.

Unless performing classical music is just a window dressing for this drama. It won't be the first time.

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im staring to get really excited for this. I haven'y seen the original japanese one, so if it doesnt follow the same plot or doesnt pay homage to the original its not going to be a let down for me. Im jsut looking foreward for this, just as a drama, on its own.

Love Joo won, he can really get into his character and has fantastic range. I havent seen shim eun kyung in anything, so i cant say much about her, but many people seem happy with her casting so im going to go with that.

on a side not, can someone explain (if its not really a spoiler or anything) what her oddities are? or why she might be considered a bit, not all there, depending on the actor? Im just curious, odd as in quirks, or odd as in full-blown crazy?

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She is Quirky and messy but not in the obnoxious kind of way more Adorable like but if u haven't seen the original I highly suggest u do so its a really good show ;?

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I would say she can come off as someone slightly off but functional in society. Maybe off enough that she has a diagnoses of something, but nothing to terribly major.

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her messyness comes from her practicing until her ears are boiling. she doesnt shower, wash her hair or clean for days cause she gets absorbed so completely in a piece of music.
but some of it comes from her not really even noticing her surroundings cause she lives in her dreamverse

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She lives in a happy world of her own making, is sweetly naive, does not care about anyone's opinion (except Chiaki), and lives blissfully happy playing her music for her own enjoyment...nobody else. And she is super messy and sees no problem with it. lol

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Hopes that this will be a good show ?

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Excited to see this just because Shim Eun Kyung. Like javabeans said if there's a young actress that can play Nodame, it's Shim.

Joo Won and SEK look cute together. Hopefully it delivers.

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the vibe, the pic where joo woon and eun-kyung seems so heartwarming.. don;t know why, i'm moved so much..

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i mean the one where they're holding hands and smile to each other.

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I have a good feeling about the cast but I am worried about the show being on KBS because they seem to have issues with the writing lately.

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I have faith in the casts too. Joo Won already looks like a walking talking Chiaki, though I hope he wont scream excessively in this drama. SEK looks like a cleaner, more organized Nodame but her character is not only abt appearance, its her oddity that makes her stand out.

All in all, I can tolerate some bad acting or directing but I wont allow mediocrity in writing (quoted from Milch Holstein. Love that name!xp)

So, KBS, please dont mess up with the manga and J-dorama. I hope they can bring out the best of the music, acting, writing and make it into their own with a dash Korean flavour. No white washing the characters, no amnesia, no noble idiocy, no makjang or any stupid kdrama tropes allowed!

Looking forward for Tomorrow's Cantabile

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Lookin' good, lookin' good so far. And it's true that Mine's role look the most convincing to me right now. Nodame doesn't look too far from how Juri-san portrayal too. Joo Won lookin' spanking hot ;)

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I'm actually starting to feel quite positive towards this adaption. Since there are now more pictures to see, you can get a proper feel for the direction this drama is gonna go. I like how subtle some of the characteristics of the original manga appear in the actors costumes.

Is it just me or does Dohee's contrabass seem extra photoshopped?

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Joo Won is so hot. I'm not really expecting much from the story but so far this drama, Misaeng and Secret Door are my 3 anticipated dramas this season.

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mukyaaaa! These pics look so promising :) I feel like re-marathoning nodame !!

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Haha i missed that sound! I used to use it alot before xp
So far, this drama is looking good!

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Oh good Lord, Joo Won. This may not be my favorite hair on him (I have spent A LOT of time thinking about his various hairstyles!), but he looks FINE.

Also looking fine: that cellist. Though I obviously hope that all the actors are good at pretending to play their instruments, I hope it most for the cellist, because in my experience there is nothing more attractive than somebody playing the cello well.

Can it be October yet?

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omg yes im so happy go kyung po is part of this cast! now if only kim seul gi was part of the cast :D other than that, im getting excited to see the other castmembers as well. they seem to match really well. i just hope the directing does not let us down T-T

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That blue jumper over the checked shirt. So reminiscent of the original. I find myself looking for Nodame's iconic piano tote though XD

I love that the stills evoke the spirit of the original but the actors are making the characters their own too. :3 And I'm glad for this, because while I absolutely loved Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri, I don't want to look for them in Joo Won and Shim Eun-kyung's interpretation (the same way I ended up comparing the original cast of You're Beautiful to the new one in Fabulous Boys).

Wait a moment. We have our Mine... who's playing Kiyora? Don't tell me there is no Kiyora in this version.

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there's a cello player in Nodame Cantabile, Osamu mukai character XD the playboy who loves to date married woman. But the different is maybe the K version intriduce him earlier.

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aww they look super cute together! they're both so baby faced!

i just googled shim's profile and was flabbergasted to discover that she's twenty. TWENTY. i swear i thought she was fifteen, and she LOOKS fifteen. so the age gap between the actors isn't nearly as wide as i thought... werd. mind blown.

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looking forward to it

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Wow, these pictures are actually encouraging. Shin Se-kyung and, more surprisingly, Joo-won look the part not just in terms of how they're styled but their expressions and how they're interacting. I really didn't expect for there to be any chemistry (romantic, at least) between these two, but maybe I'll be proven wrong! Hopefully Joo-won is understated with his acting and doesn't go overboard with the chic/aloof, prickly, and cold (i.e. asshole) aspects of his personality, as that will sink the whole show and make his Chiaki a caricature (one Kdramas are way too fond of) that you don't root for and, thus, don't buy into the heroine's interest in him - give him some genuine vulnerability and sensitivity, make him engaging.

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heh, I think you mean Shim Eun-kyung. If Shin Se-kyung were attached to this project I think more people would be running the other way :p

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Yikes! lol

For some reason I always have trouble with Shim Eun-kyung's name.

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same as me :D

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Omo. I'm suddenly nervous... but why.. why...
My heart can't take the anticipation of this being good..
Dramagod, please let this be good :l

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LOL I love how Do Hee is wearing heels and she is still shorter than the contrabass.

The pics look good. I hope this show delivers. Man I am begging.

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haha yes, such a cutie pie! Her character's one of the ones I'm most looking forward to (the others, I'm still holding my breath for)!

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Masumi's hair not big enough.

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LOL was waiting for someone to make this comment

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Lol....also no stache...but you know what, I'll let it slide and let this adaptation have it's own flavor

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Thankfully, I think, Masumi's giant afro wig is my biggest problem with the original..

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nah it looks nicer

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Yeah, I miss Masumi's big afro, and Eita's spiky hair. They feel like they had a personality of their own!

What's with Joo Won's hairstyle though? It ages him. Still doesn't feel like a Chiaki.

I dunno about these stills, they feel like they're in a photoshoot. I mean, they're nice to look at. They just look somewhat photoshopped and unreal.

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We heard you, we heard you, we hear you.

You may not know it but I do. Joo Won will never feel, look or be Chiaki to you. Not before this drama starts, not after it ends, never.

By the way, he is Cha Yoo Jin.

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Not Chiaki Shinichi? Aww, I'm so glad :D

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Case of sour grapes....PASS!

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Hmm, but why? I genuinely don't feel Joo Won looks or feels like a Chiaki. That doesn't mean I'm sour grapes. He doesn't need to be a Tamaki Hiroshi, but this is an adaptation, no? He does need to get the basics of the character right. At this moment, he just doesn't feel like the character to me. I look at his pics and I don't go "Hey, that's Chiaki senpai!" (or "Cha sunbae", in this adaptation).

Just because I disagree with the majority here doesn't mean that it's a case of sour grapes. You guys can feel these are great stills and that's entirely your prerogative, but I don't feel that as yet. I mean, till this day, there will be manga fans who don't think Tamaki captured the essence of Chiaki, but that's their prerogative too and I don't tell them they're being sour.

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Don't worry snow, he doesn't feel like Chiaki to me either. I'm also not convinced Joo Won's acting is as good as Tamaki Hiroshi's. That's just my opinion, others might think differently, no problem.

Funnily enough I think with the character pictures of Mine and the rest, it looks like they are trying (it doesn't look like an average kdrama anymore) even if the hair isn't as long/spiky etc.... I'm confused by Park Bo-gum though, she looks the same as Shim to me except that her clothes are quirkier (which makes no sense).

Joo Won and Shim Eun-kyung still look like they could be out of any drama, any rom-com (which is perhaps fine with Joo Won, but with Nodame we should know it's Nodame in one nano-second).

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Well, technically, he is playing a Chiaki. He needs to feel like a Chiaki.

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Of course, he does. At least to me and quite a number of people here. I know there will be some who don't see that in him but we can always differ in opinions.

What I meant to tell snow is that she has been saying the same things about Joo Won ad nauseam in this blog and elsewhere. Just as I would find fangirls who keep going "Oh my oppa is so handsome" irritating, this is the same.

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He feels like Chiaki to me though, hehe.

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I'm so excited, I can't bear it...I'm loving Mike's look (go kyung pyo)... Please be good show!

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Isn't Mike but Mine... :D

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I know that... Its a typo

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I can't wait for October!
Hope this drama turns up very good.

and yes, Joo Won is smoking-sizzling-HOT!

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I love Masumi-chan's pose! It's really subtle but it feels like he's expressing Masumi's personality. Getting excited!

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love Ma Soo Min's smile :)

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OMG Joo Won looks so very much like the Chiaki of the manga/anime and the J-drama. And Shim Eun Kyung will make a smashing Nodame, I bet. She certainly looks the part. Please let this be as good as it appears from the posters!

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korean actors make black pants+whirt shirt look so sexy
a la Kim woo bin,Cha seung won,Kang ji hwan,Gong yoo....now Joo won
and some you cant but stare at their feet because they wear shoes so damn well a la park seo joon,Gong yoo.....

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Joo Won looks so convincing, he'll be fine... :D

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Hi I am back from Croatia!
serious internet diet for 13 days.

Go Kyung Po is looking so cute and goofy I can´t take it! I hope he brings that vibe into Mine character as well.

I bet nobody will use the korean version of names but keep calling them by the japanese names. I know I will.

and Masumi is cute too. the looks at least are spot on I think.

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OMG.... Joowon...

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omo!!! im SUPER excited!!!! October, please come sooner!! :)

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i think the cast so far is really good. i don't care if they are going for a shot for shot remake i would still watch this.

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Why does Mine look so prim and proper (the upper part). I miss spiky hair Mine.

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He looks cute, but he does look kind of preppy and proper here, right?

I was trying to put my finger on what was missing: it was the wrist/arm warmers!! The quintessential Mine accessories! (and the spiky hair too :))

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This may sound weird, isn't SEK too clean or not messy enough...? Her clothes looks like ironed !! I kind want to jump in the picture and mess up her hair a bit.

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Hah yea I'm still getting typical kdrama cute vibes from the stills. But maybe it's just because they're stills and not a clip so it's hard to tell?
Trying to keep an open mind even as I weep in fondness for my forever beloved jdrama.

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well, Joo Won, do try to look even colder and hapless.

and do please throw Nodame around like in the jdorama cause thats what you do.

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Looking good !! I'm looking forward to it !

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MUKYAAA!! lol...joo won looks so gooood. I CANNOT.

the stills look awesome...i'm suddenly excited...i was hoping jang se hyun's hair to be more afro...hehe...

and the BAAAG!!! nae-il's bag!! one thing i totally love about nodame was her bag...lol...thank u for still keeping that detail!!

who by the way is playing kiyora?? i hope they won't turn it into a love triangle between nodame, chiaki and mine...

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That actress name is Jeong sung-ah, member rookie girl group TOP.IC as violin Lee Dan-Ya (Kiyora)

http://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&sid1=001&oid=057&aid=0000436521

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Me too! I was so ecstatic when I saw her with the exact bag. Though I believe Nodame had a black one but still! Kudos for the efforts.

So far the from what the castings to promos has been laid out to us it keep me interested enough but also I know I just HAD to remind my expectation low so that it wouldn't be hit too much hard for me to take if it didn't

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yes nodame's was black with piano keys...i'm still glad that they gave her a bag...lol...it was like nodame's accesory...and you'll know its nodame if its that bag...in short i really like that bag...haha...

the casting is awesome but i don't think i'd watch it the moment it gets subbed...i've just finished watching the jdrama version...and i'm thinking of watching the anime first before this one...

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I had the very similar bag that my parents bought in Hong Kong yesterday...!! Ahahaha :D

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Isn't Mine suppose to look uniquely stylish, not 'richy-type' stylish? Here, he looks like some chaebol friend or something. Miss the spiky hair~ I can't wait to know his father and their restaurant's menu of Mine.

Yeah, I remember Osamu Mukai's character as a cellist~ We don't know if the cellist here will join A-oke or S-oke, might be S-oke though; hence newly introduced.

October, please come fast!

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I think Ahn Kil Kang will cast as Yoo Il Rak's father (Mine's father)

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Hmm... After reading about this drama here for months I started reading the manganese and really loved it, soo I'd really like to watch this drama as well. Especially because I totally love SEK despite never actually having her seen acting in something xD
(She's just SUPER cute in those Hi-Mart ads with JJS though :3)

My problem though is... and I'm a bit afraid to admit it - I don't like Joo Won. At all. I actually find him really unattractive. And when I tried to watch the Happy Together episode with him, I couldn't make it till the end...
Buuut, of course I'll always let myself be convinced! Maybe he's just one of those people you have to see moving in a drama.

Since I only have time to watch exactly one drama a week right now though, the chances are probably rather slim...

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yeah,, maybe he's so underappreciated , (he just so down-to-earth) but his acting range is tremendous meanwhile many popular actors only take “Just stand there and be pretty” roles.

Have you ever watch "Bridal Mask"? This is the best korean drama I ever seen..

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NODAME! I'm anticipating day by day for this. Gotta love the casts, I really hope this drama wouldn't disappoint because I'm all in.

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Haven't seen the original and am not particularly interested so I've pretty much been an on-looker on all the hubbub. Still, while I don't think anything looks bad I was expecting something different. A more manic feel I guess based on the comments. Case and point: I thought Nae-il would pop more. Either way I like SEK so I think she can pull it off. It's funny that we've seen some rather...errr eye-catching clothing on characters who are ostensibly normal, but when they finally have the liberty to go all out--kinda underwhelmed.

As for Joo-wan, I'll suspend judgment since on paper the character's a familiar arch-type and though Joo-wan's good, I don't see him doing anything new with said arch-type. (I also can't consider him hot; I didn't to begin with though I respected him, but ever since 1N2D, though I'm considerably younger than him, I have a grandmotherly affection for him, I see him as a kid playing cool).

Do-hee looks adorable, looking forward to her. Go Kyung-pyo I also really like, and will stomach the blonde for what should be an entertaining part. The other two I got nothing. Judging by the tense feelings on both sides of the divide I hope the drama goes well; The comments are gonna be a shit-storm aren't they?

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I can't wait!!!!!! Despite my self imposed caution, I'm getting reaaaaally psyched about this drama!!! Drama God, PLEASE DELIVER!

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TBH, will get ratings <10, I'm sure.

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This drama will get good ratings, be optimistic dearie... ^_^

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I think ratings in general are lower now than few years ago... It's not even a surprise a drama get under 10% ratings.

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okay.. i'm falling for Go Kyung-pyo and Do Hee's character. they look awesome in this image, Go Kyung-pyo looks like an easy going person with those colorful clothes and hair while Do hee looks like a cute little sister with those cello bigger than her body. But their expression is the one that caught my attention. wish this would be GOODDDD

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Shim Eun Kyung and Joowon seem to have good chemistry in those stills. I can hardly wait !!!

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They really need to rent some *real* instruments. Those in the shots look hella cheap and hella fake. It can't cost that much money to rent out a few old string instruments? I'm not talking about Strads or Guarneris or Guadagninis. There are plenty of affordable 19th c - early 20th instruments with the aged varnish to make the visuals look convincing. I hope they aren't using those plasticky new instruments for the actual drama.

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"she’s a character who’s difficult to portray without running the risk of appearing (how do we put this nicely) like she isn’t all there mentally..."

I finished watching this drama a couple of weeks ago and when I was watching I always thought Nodame was autistic or has asperger's syndrome. Did anybody else felt the same way?

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I hope they make this a classic version instead of the Anime Humor in the J-drama live version. I think the Jdrama live version could have done without the body slamming and chiaki pretty much "abusing" nodame. I watched the live jdrama version first, and I had to wait til the second part to really like it. The Jdrama live nodame looked the part, but I didn't like how she played the character as someone who has a physical problem. When I watched the anime version, I fell in love with it after the first episode. First, Nodame does not have a physical problem that the Jdrama Live version portrayed, she walked normally and have normal hand gestures not like the live version where I thought nodame had a physical problem where she coudn't control her hands or arms.
The anime version made Nodame normal physically, just that she is in her own universe like all Child prodigies tend to be.

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what´s wrong with having a physical problem? I did not notice her being portrayed with any physical oddity, but I would see no "problem" with it. I wouldn´t highlight that. that´s ableist thinking. and if she were a bit different, that shouldn´t be called a problem. it wouldn´t stop her from being ABLE to do anything she wants. I find a problem with someone calling that a problem.

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So far so good. Me like, expect the random cello player?! But will see,how this play out. :)

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I have faith in Joo Won, Shim Eun Kyung and Go Kyung Pyo. I'll tune in for them!

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The first thing I searched was Nodame, I mean Naeil's, bag. Awww, it's different. I was rather obsessed with the bag in the manga/anime/dorama hahaha. I'm loving the cast so far.

and Joowon is sooo Chiaki.

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