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The sun sets on nighttime errand doctor Yong-pal

I have to say, Yong-pal has some clever designers working on its promos, with posters that are a lot more interesting than the standard cast four-shot. When so many shows in dramaland boast similar (sometimes nearly interchangeable) posters, I’m always happy to get something a little different.

The drama’s first poster trapped “Sleeping Beauty” heroine Kim Tae-hee in a scalpel and formed Joo-won’s silhouette out of letters (the drama’s credits), which had a cool effect. This new poster blends the two into the backdrop of the city, lit by the setting sun—no doubt a reference to the hero’s nighttime exploits as a doc for hire to the rich and shady.

Below we have a few photos taken from the drama’s teaser shoot, which you probably already recognize from Kim Tae-hee’s billowy clothing and wire harness, which was used to suspend them in air. (I always find it a little startling how Joo-won looks like a baby when he’s being himself behind the scenes or in interviews, and then transforms the minute he’s acting in character, like he flipped a switch. It’s impressive and a little jarring.)

At bottom, we have some shots of Chae Jung-ahn, who plays Kim Tae-hee’s sister-in-law, with whom she’ll clash. She’s married to Jo Hyun-jae, the half-brother to Kim Tae-hee who’s got a hand in keeping her comatose following an accident. Given that Joo-won’s character is described as witnessing all manner of dark and makjang goings-on in his wealthy clientele’s homes, I’m thinking rich people are nuts will be a recurring theme. Remember when rich people in dramas were symbols of wish fulfillment, like the sweet Prince Charmings who swept up Cinderella heroines, and not all harboring terrible traumas, personality defects, or rogue personalities? Ah, the halcyon days of 2000.

Yong-pal premieres on August 5 on SBS.

Via TV Report

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woooooooooooow I love that poster its creative and somewhat it looks like the drama show will be classy

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I can see no chemistry between these two.. I am not judging from those pictures alone. Anyhow looking forward to this drama. Hope it deliver the hype.

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There isn't much hype on this drama. The news happened to be blogged here but it's pretty normal or even low key elsewhere.

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well, remember that there wasn't much hype for Mask either, but look at it now leading in ratings and all the buzz around it, be it negative or positive.

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Korea loves their melos

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"Secret" (interestingly by the same writer) is another one too, but it was far more explosive in popularity than Mask at its peak IIRC.

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Hol... I thought as one of CF queen with prettiest face in town is enough to generate the hype despite her lack in acting skill. I will watch this only for JW. Just hope the story won't suck.

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i quite like that since some of (over)-hype-drama before turn out to be terrible and disappointing.. so it probably much better they stay low-key but then give such outstanding drama.. even not really sure about KTH's acting can match up with Joowoon's.. hopefully she will..

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Seems like the more hype it gets, the worse it is. Witness Heirs and Warm and Cozy.

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They're in the time slot following Mask, that's all the hype this needs for now since that's a major advantage to them.

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yah me neither

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I just noticed that Good Doctor premiered also on 5th August. So it has been two years apart between Park Shi On (1st year resident) and Kim Tae Hyun (3rd year resident).

Maybe there was some intents behind all of this. If you know what I mean :D

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Lol!
You remembeeeeer!!!!
Already miss Shi On >x<

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Too early to judge the chemistry. Maybe because we already have the mindset that the actress has a real-life boyfriend, so some dont see the chemistry. I feel like that if i know the actor/actress is married or has a partner.

Anyway, i love Joowon's projects coz of his acting. I hope there's not much love-line and instead focus on the backstory of Taehyun's purpose and struggles as Yongpal, and how they helped each other in revenge and discrete plans.

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What has an actor's relationship status got to do with their work, i. e. their on screen chemistry with other actors? I don't get it. It is first and foremost the casting director's task to pair actors adequately, but if it's not a viable option (i. e. you recruit two big names foregoing the audition process) it is literally in the chosen actors' job description to work on the chemistry or fail at acting. A terrible script or incompetent direction can also ruin even the best efforts of the performers. Certainly, terrible damp squids happen, but that's life for you.

Obviously, everyone perceives chemistry differently, for some it works, for some it doesn't. The actors' private lives shouldn't even come up in the discussion regarding this subject. That's why I'm often creeped out when some people ship actors who manage to create a blazing on screen chemistry, but remain firmly platonic in real life. They are NOT fictional characters, but living and breathing human beings who are just doing their job.

Rant over. It's way to early to judge the chemistry between Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won. They're not starring in a comic book, but a live action drama, so they should be judged only after they've been seen in said action.

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to each his own. i mentioned that that's how I feel about it. every time i see other partnered actors/actress project, i dont feel the sincerity in the love-line for their drama. i feel it's just actors/actresses acting to be in love. some managed to make me feel like they're really in love, but most made me feel otherwise. and i also mentioned that it's too early to judge their chemistry. but i hope their love-line doesnt seem too much like acting.

i dont really like Joowon's love story. which is why i hope the drama will focus more on other aspects as opposed to his love-story. if it does, i hope he does it convincingly. i havent watched any of Kim Taehee's project, so i dont know her acting levels yet.

wont make any judgement until the drama airs a few episodes.

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"i mentioned that that’s how I feel about it. every time i see other partnered actors/actress project, i dont feel the sincerity in the love-line for their drama. i feel it’s just actors/actresses acting to be in love. some managed to make me feel like they’re really in love"

Sometimes I felt the same way, .. you are not alone.

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The real question is, is it really their being in a relationship/married that makes you not feel the sincerity of their chemistry, or would you feel the same way even if you didn't know their relationship status?

Because Jun Ji-hyun has been married for the last three years and Jo Jong-seok is in a relationship with someone, and I will laugh in the face of anyone who tries to tell me they didn't have good chemistry with Kim Soo-hyun in YFAS or Park Bo-young in Oh My Ghostess, respectively.

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Totally agree with Hana...joowoon, when an actor/actress is married and has a boyfriend...the following happens..

The kiss is usually fake and the shots are. manipulated to make it look real and the camera pans out....( this is truly dishonest, as an actor you must be true to your craft) so if the script calls for a kiss....kiss honestly!
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Skin ship is always awkward and fleeting and you can tell that they are acting.....
Third....uncomfortableand awkward...

I think the only one who could do this well even when I know that he is a devoted family man is Jang Hyuk......

The

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I believe Ji Sung as well. His chemistry with Hwang Jung Eum is nothing short of amazing.

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"the actress has a real-life boyfriend, so some dont see the chemistry. I feel like that if i know the actor/actress is married or has a partner."

I would REALLY like to know if this is applicable to Ji Sung (married for two years to Lee Bo-young) or Hwang Jung-eum (had a longtime bf for several years while working on Secret and Kill Me Heal Me) for either of their two dramas.

Or to Lee Bo-young in I Hear Your Voice, Gong Hyo-jin and Cha Seung-won in Best Love, Jang Hyuk in Fated to Love You, Kim Woo-bin in Heirs, Han Groo in Marriage not Dating, Joo Ji-hoon in Mask, Cha Tae-hyun in Producer, Lee Jin-wook in Three Musketeers.......are we really to believe that all these people didn't show good chemistry in their roles just because they were married/in relationships at the time?

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IKR, i remember at the time KTH filmed Jang Ok Jung, she was already in a relationship with Rain. but still chemistry with her co-star is great. lol, is so wrong being in a relationship is somewhat will cause lack of chemistry between the actors.

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I think it has to with the fact that a lot of viewers love to ship the main leads in real life, so when they're not single, people get turned off and that affects their judgement on the fictional characters. It's pathetic, but this is how it rolls in most "fandoms". Most talk about chemistry and the physical appearance of the actors should be taken with a grain of salt really.

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Rain had many kiss and bed scenes after revealing his relationships with this woman. it's not a problem for good actor.

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Yeah, so many complains about the chemistry of this couple (kim tae hee x joo won) (because kim tae hee already have her own couple in her real life LOL). For me, the chemistry is not the important point for thus drama, the important thing is how the writer makes the story of this drama. Hope the writer can make a good storyline as good as 'Mask' or maybe better

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Having a relationship with someone in real life should never have anything to do with on screen chemistry. There are some who's married, like Ji Sung who always have a great chemistry with his co stars. For instance, twice with Hwang Jung Eum (and she has a boyfriend i think).

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Must be a cultural thing. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married for fifty years and no one worried about their chemistry with other actors.

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Yeah, this is one thing that's always bothered me about kdrama fandom. That people are like, oh no, I don't want him with that character because I ship the actor with this actress in real life.

Real life is one thing, you wanna ship a pair of actors, ship them but these are characters on a tv show and it has nothing to do with who these people who portray them are in real life.

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i don't think RL relationship give much effect for on-screen chemistry.. just like Joo Jihoon already has a gf but he's rocking the chemistry with Soo Ae very well..

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I think they don't have a chemistry because of the huge age difference

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yea...I could care less for romantic chemistry. Most of my favorite dramas had no romance and I wish this drama, unless it can use it to its advantage, will leave it out. Otherwise, I'll just ignore it as I did for Heartless City.

Never gets old seeing "nighttime errand". I am in need of a good suspense drama so hopefully, this one will deliver. Otherwise, I'll be tuning in just to watch Joo Won knock it out of the park once again.

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Truly a gorgeous poster, well-thought and well-made.
I hope Yong Pal delivers like its predecessor at least in a addictiveness and a fun factor that really keeps viewers glued to their screens despite plotholes and weak storyline moments.
I'm really keeping my hopes up for this drama, hope it doesn't end up as the second Hyde, Jekyll, Me this year.

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Oh god never talk about HJM ever again

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Joo Won's gonna nail it. He's the best actor out there of his generation.

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i just happen to be in this site because I'm looking for related article of Joo won's upcoming drama. I;m very happy that so many people like Joo won. I'm an avid fan here. There's no role in drama/movie he can't give justice to. He always exceeds our expectation. He's the best actor not just of his generation, but he can compare to the best actors from all generations.

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why i think that someone that responsible for the poster like having architecture background?? Because i am graduate archi student and a lot of friend of mine capable in producing posters like this. So creative and unique.

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There is nothing creative about the poster. It's rather misleading the viewers about the actual plot. How is showing tall buildings have something to do with errand doctor and comatose patient. Bad poster!

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if I had to come up with an interpretation for it, well, they have to show the main characters, so that's okay. And as an errand doctor, Yong Pal probably wonders through town a lot, so maybe that's why they'd show the city. And as sunset is the time between day and night, and Yong Pal seems to lead two different lives with a daytime job at the hospital and his nighttime skint as a mob doctor, showing the sunset over a divided city is probably a way of portraying that duality. The two leads facing away from each other coud mean they don't know each other and are leading opposite lives.

or maybe it just looked pretty, idk.

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Hmm not so sure about this... ? mainly because when so much effort is put into posters, promos and stills.. It's almost always a percursor of something else lacking in a drama. Not being a doomsayer but I have seen cases where the stills raise our hopes and then the drama just doesn't live up to the hype. I hope I'm wrong!

I love Joo Won and I'm getting a 'Sensory Couple' vibe. Yoo Chun practically saved that drama with his character portrayal that was very tongue-in-cheek. So long as Joo-won doesn't go too hardcore intense with this role, I think he'll do fine!!

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Nice poster!

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in an article, it states that:
creative director Lee Dong-ho, who was involved with productions of Hollywood movies such as "Ironman, "300", and Korean drama "The Family Is Coming", joined in.

no wonders the posters are really unique for kdramas~ Joowon will nail the role! he's perfect when it comes to a character with an emotional depth. plus action scenes too!

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I absolutely love the poster! Can't wait for the drama! Next week, please come sooner!

And for those of you who keep saying "I can't see the chemistry", you guys haven't even given them a chance yet. Maybe you guys can start judging after the first few episodes. However, to judge them solely on what you've seen so far, which haven't had much scenes of the two main characters together, is quite shallow, tbh.

Just my two cents.

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Oh goodness a split second it was Han Jimin on that poster. Lolol. (Excited to see Jo Hyun-jae now)

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Nice poster but I feel like I've seen it so many times. If I hadn't just tried to watch a drama with KTH, I'd be excited for this because Joo Won is a good actor. I hope its good either way. Its something a bit different at least.

Also Joo Won looks so cute in that first picture! I've always been fascinated by his unique face.

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I always thought Kim Tae Hee was overrated, but wow she looks flawless in this drama premiers and posters.
And Joo Won, what can I say. He is the man of my dreams. Partly because he looks like mix of TOP and Kang Dong Won, but mostly because of his handsome sculpture-like features.

I can't wait for this drama now!! I am losing my patience.

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The poster is simply gorgeous. The crew behind it is doing great, a lot better than the average at least.
Can't hardly wait for this. Can't hardly wait for Joo won actually!!

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So far, I loved every almost every drama that Joo Won has been in; however, KTH is pretty but her acting is MEH....
The poster looks really hot..It looks like a movie poster from a suspense thriller.
Can't wait..because of Joo Won!

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I love the poster designs as well. I'm anticipating this series cuz of Joo Won. Heehee... ^^

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I am keeping my fingers crossed for this. I know Joo Won will not disappoint.

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Intense Joowon will always be my favorite Joowon. Can't wait for this drama! It's like his character is as badass as Gaksital. The storyline seems promising, I just hope the people behind cameras would manage to make it great because that has been the problem with some dramas lately -_-

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I dunno who the actress in the white mini-skirt is, but she sure must be proud of her workout regime. Her agent has gotta be telling her"Never mind that they didn't see your face. I got four more bit parts in party scenes all lined up."

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The poster looks like a Mahattanhenge. Is Seoul a grid city?

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The first teaser of this drama felt like a CF. It feels and looks like a commercial for a high end make up brand that Kim Tae Hee is advertising. The close up of her face with the perfect make up and the fake but oh so pretty tears. Then her saying, "Yong Palie" at the end in a dramatic whisper makes you think "Yong Palie" is the name of the latest whitening product.

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hahahaha

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even KTH is not among the best actress out there, i will definitely watch this.

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joo won looks painfully awkward in the pix.

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Does this mean KTH will be in a coma for most of the drama?

I had zero intention to watch this but I have to cause of JHJ.

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for 5 eps as I heard

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This poster reminds me of a piece by an Indie artist named Budi Satria Kwan. The piece called I Want my Blue Sky.

Coincidence no?

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By the way, i am amazed by Chae Jung-ahn s beauty.. she looks exquisite

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Omg... finally a Joo Won drama after Bridal Mask that will be dark and angsty.. Yes. Yes. Yes. (Hopefully.)

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I am watching this drama for Kim Tae Hee. I had been waiting for her comeback after jang ok jung. As an outsider (non Korean), her's was the first face that I could recognize and I had followed her dramas since love story in Harvard. It amazes me that people still do not give her due credit for how much she has matured as an actress. As a fan, as a follower of her career, I am confident that she will give her best performance in this drama! ( We loved her in my princess; she surprised us in Jang Ok jung- but people still define her by her early performances! :( )
Anyway, the teasers are brilliantly shot and I really hope the plot doesn't dissappoint us! Not actors but the writer and director scare me ! Enjoy the show! ?

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