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Posh posters for SBS’s I Heard it Through the Grapevine

So do you think the Secret Love Affair art director gave this production team a discount for coming back to do the posters for I Heard it Through the Grapevine? Not that I’m complaining — they’re gorgeous posters… as were the ones for Secret Love Affair. It just makes me laugh to think that we could probably collage them together and make it look like Kim Hee-ae and Yoo Ah-in were lounging on the other end of the couch there.

Posters and a new teaser are out for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama, a black comedy about a scandal that throws a picture-perfect family off course. Lee Joon (Mr. Back) stars as the bred-for-future-greatness heir of a wealthy prominent family, and Go Ah-sung (Snowpiercer) is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who ends up pregnant with his child.

Yoo Joon-sang (Birth Secret) and Yoo Ho-jung (Would You Give Love Away) are his parents: He’s a powerful lawyer father who’s extremely proud of himself for teaching his son not to overtly let on like he’s better than other people, because the commoners don’t like that sort of thing. Lol, is he for real? And Mom is wound so tightly that her son secretly wishes she’d just get angry and blow up at him from time to time, instead of always being so perfectly pleasant on the outside and totally repressed on the inside.

Lee Joon’s character is just as by-the-book as his parents have taught him, that is until he meets Go Ah-sung and falls madly in love with her. He doesn’t even know how oppressive his life is until he meets this carefree girl from an average family. The teasers are still choppy and feel weirdly unfinished, but the second one is a little better.

We get to watch Lee Joon’s parents’ horrified reactions to meeting his very pregnant girlfriend, and Mom’s pearl-clutching standard mother-in-law rant: “How dare you insinuate yourself into this place where you don’t belong?” Go Ah-sung angrily jumps into the river, and after pulling her out, Lee Joon kisses her and wails in all his teenage melodramatic glory, “I will love only you until the day I die!” Hee. It’s twisted, but I’m starting to see the potential for comedy in this.

I Heard it Through the Grapevine follows Punch and premieres February 23.

Via DongA

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I'm definitely going to see this drama.

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this will be good...

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CAN I HANDLE SO MANY DRAMAS AT A TIME?

I think I can.

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Wait - I just found out that it's 32 episodes?! I can't sit past 21 episodes... and that's for mini-series. Cos I basically fast forward 50 episodes weekenders......

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I'm going to miss PUNCH...
Woah, this series is 32 episodes. I wonder how they will stretch the story to be that long. With makjang style?

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After watching Secret Love Affair I have faith that this is gonna be a good show.

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I am so excited....!

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Cant wait for go ah sung!

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Why are the teasers so dark?

The older actors look too young to be his parents, honestly, even though I know he's supposed to be a teenager here. I'm really curious about the comedic slant in this. If they do mine humour from it, I'd be interested but otherwise, I'm not sure I can sit through the typical evil rich parent machinations.

Go Ah Sung looks like Han Groo in the shot where she's smiling.

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I really that smiling pix of her.

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I thought the same thing, that the "parent" actors look way too young. Was his dad a child bride, LOL?

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By dark humor, do they mean cynicism? Because I'm not sure how they'll bring comedy to this plot. The only way I can think of some sort of humor is if it's subtle, like the whole show being a satire of society and teenage love. Otherwise, it would feel too pushed and misplaced, I feel. Anyway, will watch the first episode! :)

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I think they mean black comedy--taking horrible people, oppressive social mores, and a bad situation to their farcical extremes and thereby revealing how silly they are. So in this case, we have chaebol parents with caricatured, absurdly classist views on commoners dealing with their son's pregnant commoner girlfriend, a "crisis" that will probably drive them to crazy extremes and reveal what a farce their lives are. So if it's good, it should be satirical in some sense, as you said.

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his parents are... young... lol. front the posters, they look like his older brother and sister instead of father and mother.

well, i know i'm looking forward to this. i think lee joon is one of the better idol-actor out there. he doesn't feel awkward on screen and his acting is believable. if he works enough, i can even guarantee he will be one of the best actors one day.

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looking forward to this drama!

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Thank you for spoiling two unwatched dramas at once for me... A spoiler warning would have been nice, as this is not a place where one could expect to read the endings of two other shows...

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lol. those 2 dramas was wayyyy long over and the recaps and spoilers are everywhere on forum/websites/internet. Still, sorry if it does spoils it for you. didn't know that a comment abt a drama that's already long over can spoil it for a person.

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I kinda look forward to this actually. i hope it will be well made and fun to watch.

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I don't know if it's okay to post links but here are the teaser in english subs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8irk1-bQ7g

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I don't know why, but I am strangely interested in this drama.

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O___O It's so strange seeing Yoo Joon-sang play an evil in-law when he was so charming as the husband-who-won't-let-family-abuse-his-wife in Unexpected You.

But I know and like everyone (except the mom, I dunno her) so I'm hoping this will be a good drama. :D

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I saw Yoo Ho-jung in "Give Love Away" and I liked her there... though I liked then her drama husband more ;-)

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the cast is good but lee joon has long way in acting

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good

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Looking at the posters makes me think this is a live-action adaptation of the board game "Clue". Ahah

The plot intrigues me, but I'm not too sure about the genre. I hate dramas that suffer from identity crisis.

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It DOES! LOL

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Lol! I agree:)

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I like the actress that is playing the mom ... she's hot.

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aghh.. after all the novelas I've been exposed in my life, all i can barely handle now are 20 episode dramas! I only recall watching ONE weekend drama completely -I summon you, gold- and after ep. 30, it was difficult to watch -but it might be because the plot fell apart-... If they do it with asarcastic tone exposing the BS chaebol seem to pull on regular people in every drama then it might work...

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I think the actors who play the parents are at the right age. Both of the actors were born in 1969. However, Lee Joon looks too old to play a high school student. He is 27 yrs old, that's why the parents look too young for him. Imagine if Yeo Jin Goo plays as LJ's character, I dont think anybody will say something about them looking too young as parents.

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No one can be a parent of teenagers without some wrinkles, somewhere. My first clue that this story is NOT meant to be anything near realistic...

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Except me. I am flawless. My teenagers will not defeat me.
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And I have a mirror somewhere showing the reality...

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Yes, maybe part of the "humor" is about how good Korean plastic surgery is?

I laughed to see how much these pictures resemble what I saw of SLA. As if they both used an ochre filter.

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my mother had no wrinkles when I was a teenager - there is photographic evidence all the way up to my departure for university! (though she did have me quite young, so.....)

but I agree that these two 'parents' look a bit too fresh-faced to be super rich people and parents to a teenager......though at that income level, plastic surgery is almost 100% certain to be a part of their lives.

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Even dad and mom look too young for their real age. I don't know about dad but this actor is really looking young.

i think pd choose Lee Joon for some reason. we're gonna see what he want from Lee Joon. Or should switch to be Ahn jae hyun? lol he's got problem for too young to be doctor.

anyway, the casts are really interesting. waiting for the first ep, then we can say more.

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I am shallow enough to watch it just for Lee Joon. Unless they keep crying the whole show then I will be bored. I really liked Secret Love Affair so I am hopeful.

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Great cast and team, but I trust there will be enough to fill out 32 episodes with and it won't be all crying and nothing else.

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Honestly, all the expressions in these posters look a little stiff and self-conscious.

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I think that was the whole point - they are supposed to look self-conscious.

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Crazy handsome, Lee Joon is.

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never watch Lee Joon's a drama before. Maybe this one will worth a try *fingers crossed*

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I was stunned by one scene in the teaser; the girl gave birth in his embrace!! Whoaaa this drama PD/ writer are sure something. Definitely will watch this.

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I just found three episodes on HuluPlus. LOVE IT! Finally, a drama that's believable and relatable. Filmed well, natural acting. Can't wait to see the rest.

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