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Four Flying Dragons down, two left to go

I’m patiently waiting for the next teaser for SBS’s historical drama Six Flying Dragons to arrive, but in the meantime, at least we’re getting a steady trickle of still shots from the show, and so far the production quality looks impressive.

The newest stills of the bunch feature Yoon Kyun-sang, directly above and below, playing the part of warrior Mu-hyul, who later becomes Joseon’s foremost swordsman and head of the king’s guard. This is the character played in his later years by Jo Jin-woong in Tree With Deep Roots, who by then was guarding King Sejong; in Six Flying Dragons, he’ll be serving Sejong’s father, Taejong (played by Yoo Ah-in).

This drama isn’t officially a sequel (or prequel, rather) to Tree, but since it’s being produced by the same people, I think we can expect a certain amount of character continuity between the shows. It’s not something we often get in dramaland (inasmuch as we hardly ever get sequels and spinoffs at all), but it should add a layer of satisfaction for those who’ve seen both.

Below, we also have stills of Byun Yo-han as another warrior, though he’s on the opposite side, protecting Jung Do-jeon (Kim Myung-min). Jung helped King Taejong’s father set up the Joseon nation and was a key figure in founding its establishing principles, but his ideologies put him at odds with Taejong, and in Six Flying Dragons they’ll be political foes.

Complicating matters is the main loveline (isn’t that always the way?), since Byun Yo-han will play the older brother to our heroine, Shin Se-kyung, who’ll be the love interest for Yoo Ah-in/Taejong. It’s not quite Romeo & Juliet, but we’ve got similar star- and politics-crossed themes in play, so let’s just say I’m not going to hold my breath for a happy-ever-after. Her character is a fictional one where most of the others are historical figures, and possesses a bright and sweet personality.

The poor-but-bright-and-sweet heroine is a pretty familiar type in dramaland (it’s essentially a sageuk Candy), but I’ve really come around to Shin Se-kyung via her bright and sweet characters (Iron Man, Girl Who Sees Smells)—I hadn’t cared for her before at all—and would much rather see her as that than aloof or dour.

As for Yoo Ah-in, well, he doesn’t need much explanation, right? Young ambitious son of a king, with his sights on the throne? I do wonder if the drama will soften his portrayal for dramatic effect, since Taejong is remembered for being rather bloodthirsty, killing/fighting/deposing brothers to claim the crown (and he had a lot of brothers to get through—he was the fifth-born out of six). Will the drama reimagine him as a misunderstood character, a la Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love, or will it just round off some of the jagged edges?

These stills give us four out of the six main “dragons,” so we still have two left to go: Kim Myung-min as opponent Jung Do-jeon and Chun Ho-jin as Joseon’s founder and Taejong’s father, Lee Seong-gye. (The dragons have been identified as the six most prominent characters in the drama; I’d wondered whether the dragon imagery was meant to refer to the royals specifically, but nope, we’re not going quite that symbolic.)

Six Flying Dragons will premiere on October 5, airing as a Monday-Tuesday drama on SBS.

Via Osen, Chosun, My Daily, Hankyung

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On a different note : That first picture of Byun yo Han tho had me like ?????.. Didn't even recognise him at first.. Did a double take... New crush?..

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All photos of him are absolutely gorgeous. He looks like the hero in his own movie. I think he should be a swordsman forever!

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Agree! Byun Yo Han should be swordsman forever! With mane of glory and lots of brooding... *drools*

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He reminds me of James McAvoy in that picture.

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BYH with facial hair is soooooooo smexy o.O

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From Misaeng to this, damn! (Ignoring his project with SJH) He's a great actor from what I've seen so far so I'm hoping this will be good. Cast is stellar.

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Yeah, he is looking fine af!!

So different from his boyish charms on his other projects.

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Waiting for Kim Myung min (!!!!) SBS saving the best for last? :)

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Hyuuung..... Now i can finally watching u again. I can say that this role will perfect for u since i cant see u in ur recent drama.
Wait, is it byun yo han? Whua his pictures was so great. Now lets see how the story will be.

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So Byun Yo-han is sizzling like it's nobody's business and I'm here sitting in front of my laptop alone giggling like a maniac. Oh the things you do for hot actors.

Anyways... I'm honestly looking forward to this drama as it has many components of which I love, but the number 50 is hurting me a bit. I wish it was more bite sized like Tree (which I adore) but I might as well give it a shot.

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Omg so excited! I love 'Tree' and I shall take this as its prequel.
With casts like this, I will stick to it no matter how long the series is. I hope the story won't disappoint *cross fingers

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This series looks good and I'm really like the historical series and I'll watch this series finally....I love 50 episodes historical series

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ooof so THAT'S what Byun Yo-han was hiding behind his dorky middle part hairdo in Misaeng!

and UNF again @hyung from Pinocchio. I love that two of 2014's favourite dark horses have come together here.

and Yoo Ah-in on horseback..... consider me slain.

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also I guess Shin Se-kyung will be ok, she was fine in Tree With Deep Roots?

Though I rather wish we had Baek Jin-hee (the original choice for her role) instead, since she has a habit of making more out of even wafer-thin characterisations, I don't mind SSK.

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Baek Jin-hee would have been the best choice but SSK will be ok. This is the 3rd time she'd be working with these writers. They know her limitation and that's why she hasn't ruined any of their sageuks before.

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baek jin hee wasn't the first choice for the role, the writers offered it to shin se kyung first, they just didn't release any articles that they did because ssk was doing girl who sees smell at the time. baek jin hee is just one of few people who were offered the script and the news leaked. the writers confirmed that ssk was their first choice and was waiting for her drama to finish.

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really glad to hear that. i hope ssk can redeem herself with this drama..she gains the trust from the pd, means she really left good impression from them on her previous sageuk's work

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I hope story-wise it'll be closer to QSD than TWDR, which I couldn't manage to get through. QSD had a natural storytelling power & great, colorful characters. I thought TWDR was a whole different style of sageuk -- pretentious, talky, moody -- & I was bored by it, in spite of all the acclaim it got. Are we going there again?

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I dropped TWDR after SJK left.

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I couldn't finish TWDR for those very same reasons but absolutely loved QSD, still do.

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Unlikely considering QSD was not their original work.

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Much as I love sageuks, and on paper this looks good but the cast is all over the place. Not feeling the composition, looks like it's going to be combustible and not in a good way...

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Byun Yo Han is unrecognizable in a good way, he is so handsome asdfghjkl
And Yoon Kyun Sang looking good! Him in TTILY is kinda bleh maybe bcs of the hair lol.
Anyway does Jung Yoo Min confirm to join this?

The cast seems good i love all of them (even Shin Sekyung) but why 50 eps ._.
Please be good, show! Already plan to watch this >.<

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Yoon Kyun-sang has a heavy burden on his shoulders! Moo-hyul was my favorite character in Tree so I hope he makes me love the younger version just as much!!!

Byun Yo-han is really doing it for me here. Like, dammmmn son.

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This shoooooooooooooow. :)

I loved SSK in TWDR too so I don't mind if she's not a comedy girl in this.

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I'm excited and cautious at the same time about this show. Excited because of Yoo Ah In and Byun Yo-Han. Cautious because this is going to be a fictionalized segeuk. Since it will be fictionalized, the characters will behave as if they were not historical figures. That's what I hated about Tree with Deep Roots. ... Though I've read this is a normal thing in segeuks

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How does that woman's giant wig stay on???

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Hyunnngggggg!! Now I'm looking forward to this.

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I'm just telling myself before it starts that she is gna die the most terrible and pitiful death ever to soften the expected blow..that way anything dif is welcome.. (Its not gna work tho..)

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I agree. It seems like he is better looking in his Saguk get up. He was definitely not doing it for me as a geeenius pianist.

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oh my gosh! I soooooooooooooooooo want this to come NOW

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OMG Byun Yo-han Oppa !!!!!!!! Yoon Kyun Sang looks good too !! Challenging myself again with this historical drama ... 50 ep... let this be good !!!

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Wait, 50 episodes?! SERIOUSLY!?

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I think so not sure ...

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Haha....they say that Empress Ki is 50 episodes, but it turned out to be really good. So you never know, in looking forward to this one :)

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Yes.. 50 episodes!!
Oh the whole 6 months! The sacrifice I would make for Kim Myung Min ahjussi and hot oppas!

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ooof baasa javabean

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love love shin se kyung - the best
did great in TWDR got an award for it
and the rest of the cast are also great
3 powerful woman
down with misogynists

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No matter what, SSK got A LOT of criticism for really bad acting in various dramas. She just started to redeem herself in The Girl Who See Smells. Hopefully she will not suck and ruin Six Flying Dragons.

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she got a lot of criticism ONLY from netizen she got great reviews from all her co workers
but the most assuring thing is that she is being repeatedly casts
since the pd and writers chose the actor that can best bring to life their vision being chosen for so many different genre and always being casts mean a lot of pd and writers think she is a great actress and she can bring life to their creation

again - lets not confuse netizen\viewers criticism with industry criticism
when you say she was criticized for bad acting you should specify that it was done by viewers and not the casting or production ppl

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btw - this is the description of an actor - to bring to life the vision and images of writer and director
NOT pleasing viewers - thats a bonus

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Beautiful stills. I'm wondering if I should get hopeful?

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OMG If Sekyung's character is fictional, damn it. If they would do it the same way as Tree then she dies. lol.

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Wow, that last pic of Byun Yo-Han is reminiscent of Lesley Chang, the HK actor/singer... Hot!

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I was about to say the same thing. He really looks like Leslie Cheung here!

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Many sageuks claimed to have the best swordsman in Joseon. Such a cool title for the character that is most likely to die in the end. Good luck to you Yoon Kyun-sang.

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Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung together again! Hope this washes off the bad memory that was Fashion King. Maybe they should get Lee Jae Hoon to cameo.

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There is not a single young actor/actress in this that I don't already just love. I can't wait.

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That scholar in the last picture, was he in TWDR as well? Oh l love Mu Hyul in TWDR.

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Sorry I am no good with faces. So the one on horseback is Yoo Ah In? How about that guy in black 2 pictures above it, the one with brooding side view and messy hair? Is that YAI also ?

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The guy on horseback is Yoo Ah In.. The one with messy hair and sword is BYUN YO HAN!

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I love TWDR so I'm here for this

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I am over the moon, can't hardly wait. I love Yoo Ah In, the whole cast superb. Much love, and success ?

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Why is Byun Yo Han so damn hot... like please, I've been staring at his first picture (3rd in this article) for the longest time.

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Woooow. This drama looks epic! Can't wait to watch! ?

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Oh i am very anxious...but have to wait until the drama comes out.. let's wait..!!!

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Geez how can BYH look so manly here and look so totally not masculine in the 2 modem dramas?

And I didn't even know he can look like a man. Or manly.

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Everyone looks so effing good with that hairstyle!!!!
And Jesus Christ Byun Yohan I didn't know he could pull this style that well. He looks hot I'm so damned.

Sekyung's character is meh but I guess I can live with it since there's going to be a lot of political dramas to root for.

Still waiting for the mighty Kim Myungmin. Please don't disappoint us, show. Don't pull a Secret Door on us.

P.S. This is absurd but I was hoping Song Jongho would be cast, as anyone is fine. I really think he's a great actor and deserves to earn more recognition, especially through big dramas like this.

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Whoa, that's Yoon Kyun-sang? I saw the topmost pic and thought he was Yoo Seung-ho. Never thought these two as similar before but in these pics, he really did!

Anyway, everyone looks good! Hope the drama will be good too. TWDR is my favorite saeguk so this one have my full interest.. But 50 eps ugh....

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What's wif that girl's big wig? I thought early Joseon hairstyle looked similar with that of Chinese? No?

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Ah no, not again, pretty please! I know it might be "nothing" for a lot of people, but why, oh WHY when they do so well with historical clothes, can´t they at least mask those modern saddles and briddles??? It so irks me I can´t concentrate on the story. Just really, it´s not so hard!

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Yoon Kyun Sang has great acting chops, so for those wary, I seriously doubt he'll be a problem for the show.
I'm excited to see him and his dynamic with Yoo Ah In, they are great.

I missed them both!

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