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Reading faces (and minds?) in Dr. Frost’s animated and live-action teasers

Ooh, OCN’s upcoming Dr. Frost keeps looking better and better. While the setup is pure procedural—geeeenius psychoanalyst reads people’s behaviors and helps solve cases—the execution looks quite interesting, with a different angle than your straight-up crime investigation show.

Based on a popular webtoon, Dr. Frost stars Song Chang-eui as a psychoanalyst who suffered a brain injury, the upside of which is that he’s able to read the most minute details into people’s facial expressions (a handy skill), and the downside of which is that he cannot feel regular human emotions (probably a bad thing?). While we joke that many a dramaland hero is an emotionless robot until he’s cured by the love of a good woman, in this case he actually is emotionless in a clinical sense, and that makes him fascinating. Also, that frosty platinum ‘do on Song Chang-eui doesn’t hurt; I wouldn’t have guessed he could wear that look so well, but I’m not complaining.

In the trailer directly below, Song Chang-eui examines the suspects brought in for a police lineup, and in under a second, he’s taken note of all their responses and pinpointed the culprit, to the shock of his colleagues Jung Eun-chae and Sung Ji-ru.

In the next video below, the trailer makes a nod to Dr. Frost’s webtoon origins with an animated preview. To be honest, it’s so well-done and slickly produced that I almost want to watch the animated version of the show.

This clip goes into more detail about the theory behind Dr. Frost’s methods (Dr. Frost is a nickname; the hero does have a normal name as well). He explains that in examining the flickers of changes in a person’s facial expressions—which happen in 0.2 seconds—one can read into their true feelings.

To put that theory into practice, he observes a couple at a bar where he serves drinks—oh right, Dr. Frost is also a bartender—and notes the tiny movement of the woman’s mouth when her boyfriend proposes with a big diamond ring. When the girlfriend excuses herself, the guy brags and puffs himself up, feeling pretty good about himself, only to have Dr. Frost offer that the woman will likely reject the proposal. Just as the boyfriend is huffing in offense, he gets a text from his girlfriend rejecting him. Spooked, the guy asks who he is, and the hero slides over his business card: “Me? I’m psychology professor Frost.”

Dr. Frost will be a Sunday-night drama on OCN, to premiere on November 23.













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is the culprit in the first teaser the writer of the webtoon? he's one of the players in genius 3 right?

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Right! I was wondering too if that was really him. How cool is that! *legit impressed*

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Yes! The culprit is the author, and he's in The Genius 3 :)

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Lee Yoonji?

Lee Yoonji is in this?

Why was I not informed? :DDDDDD

Chang-eui looks GREAT as Dr Frost. And the teaser looks good too. And it's OCN, which is my new tvN. (If that makes sense.)

I'm gonna watch out for this show. ^_____^

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And it’s OCN, which is my new tvN. (If that makes sense.)

Makes perfect sense to me. I actually had the very same thought as I read the post!

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+1 *Starts praying it will be subbed fast* How come no ones made a deal with OCN yet? They are about to steal the other broadcasters' thunder...hopefully its not dramafever though. For some reason I've had a hard time playing their videos recently. And the subs are meh as it is...

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I love the sound of this! I'm totally watching.

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It looks pretty awesome. Hopefully, the subs will be faster than for Bad guys lol.
I am still waiting for episode 2 subbed. It's so damn hard being an International fan :P

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It's up subbed at My Asian TV -- but the last 10 minutes are pretty wonky sub-wise ... but show is awesome.

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This is shaping up really nicely. I like well done procedurals & Lie to me, Mentalist kind of shows + OCN camera work is so beautifully stylish. Yes, I'm in.

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Song Chang Eui is rocking the platinum blonde look. I do wish too watch the webtoon. Too bad no subtitling is happening for webtoons :(

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Some of the manhwa is available in English translation, not all of it, but the first 90 chapters or so. There haven't been any translated updates since the end of last year, though. Anyway, do a search for Dr. Frost manhwa or Dr. Frost manga and you should find it.

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Here's the link for Mangafox:
http://mangafox.me/manga/dr_frost/

I've read in the forums that new chapters are blocked; only Korean citizens can access them, so it was dropped by the scanlators. There's news of an official English version before, but no updates has been found yet.

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Despite my aversion to manhwa, I'm willing to give the webtoon a chance, the plot seems great

And i'm taken a liking to the writer after watching him in Genius 3 XD

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Ouuu... looks good!
I love his silver hair. He rock it. Feels like the male Storm (X Man) ^^;;
Definitely going to watch this.

I like OCN's Reset currently.

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OMG!!! I had that exact thought (male Storm)!!! He looks so damn hot @[email protected] I mean he always does~ been a fan for years but good lawd he is something else with this hair style *___*

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Since I saw this on DB a while back, I've been reading the webtoon and now I really want to see this show. The subbing may be tricky because it'll probably have a lot of psych terminology, but I hope someone will be up to the task.

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The manga does a pretty good job explaining what everything means, so i'll imagine they will do the same.

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Looks amazing!!! I'm gonna read the webtoon too, I'm quite a fan of several Korean webtoons, they've intriguing plots.

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OMGG He really rocks that hair!! And man, this looks like fun!! Hehehe lol Thanks for posting JB :)

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Agreed! I would not have beilieved it but he really is rocking that hair.

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He reminds me of Yoo Yeon Seok... Or does YYS look like him?

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To me, he and Ji Jin Hee looks similar, like siblings or something.

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Firstly, Bad Guys

Now, Dr.Frost

Two dramas to catch from OCN

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I am so happy. I need to find the pal who recc'd Dr. Frost to me several months back and show her these trailers. Then force her into watching the drama with me(she cannot stand live action adaptations)

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Gosh. This sounds interesting. Hoping that this would be subbed somewhere reliable.

I would love to watch this.

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Sooooo, he's basically a geeeenius level INTJ.

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This reminds me of the American TV show Lie to Me. It looks AWESOME!

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Ooh, I thought I was the only one who thought so! The trailer with the close ups on the micro expressions makes it seem really similar to Lie to Me.

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yes! lie to me is perfect! i love it!

the micro-expressions, psychology, doctor stuff reminded me of the american drama series lie to me. it only has like 3 seasons unfortunately, but i loved it.

i love the "white lie" song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TblCwn-g6lU

I say I'm ten when I'm nine and a half,
My uncle tells a joke and I try to laugh,
In gym I fake a headache when I want to quit,
I say I love the sweater that my grandma knit,
But that's a white lie (white lie),
That's the kind you want to tell,
A white lie (white lie)
So you're mom won't have to yell,
A white lie (white lie)
Everybody does it 'cause it feels all right,
And it's more polite,
But a lie's still a lie, even when it's white.
I pretend I'm asleep when my dad walks in,
I said I ate my chicken but I just ate the skin,
Your face can say you're lying,
When your mouth says you're not,
Your pants are on fire but they're not too hot
When it's a white lie (white lie)
That's the kind you want to tell,
A white lie (white lie)
So you're dad won't have to yell,
A white lie (white lie)
Everybody does it 'cause it feels all right,
And it's more polite,
But a lie's still a lie, even when it's white.
While it might be hard to say what's true,
Would you want a white lie told to you?
But that's a white lie (white lie),
That's the kind you want to tell,
A white lie (white lie)
So you're mom won't have to yell,
A white lie (white lie)
Everybody does it 'cause it feels all right,
And it's more polite,
But a lie's still a lie, even when it's white.

the emotionless part reminds of the japanese drama mr. brain though. also a good watch.

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i also suggest that everyone should check out the american show lie to me, even just the first few episodes.

i really think you won't regret it.

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November is too far awaayy

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Sooooo Excited to see it. Now it needs a Lee Sang Woo cameo. Missing his LIB days. :)

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