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So Ji-sub pumps iron for Oh My Venus

You know what they say: One man’s teaser is another man’s workout. No, seriously, this new teaser clip for KBS’s upcoming rom-com Oh My Venus is just a bunch of shots of its star, So Ji-sub, pumping iron. Huh.

Sure, he does it very well—some of those moves look equal parts awe-inspiring and painful. And So Ji-sub does play a fitness trainer in the drama, so it’s not like it’s entirely irrelevant. It’s just that the video looks pretty slapdash for a teaser, though I’m sure the drama will be following up with more proper ones soon enough.

Oh My Venus is calling itself a health and healing romantic comedy, using a diet challenge as its central conceit. Its heroine, played by Shin Mina, was once a popular beauty in her high school years, but has grown heavier and less attractive in adulthood. I’m trying really hard not to cringe at the premise alone (much less throw things at it), and am hoping that there’s more to the plot than a beautifying regimen. There has to be more to it, right? You don’t just cast two stunning stars and then waste them on silly plots with little meaning, do you (…Warm and Cozy)?

Well, the starpower is enough to get me hoping the drama turns out well, and I’ll just remind myself repeatedly that another drama with a similar-sounding premise, She Was Pretty, turned out to be a much more pleasant surprise than its she-was-pretty-and-now-is-ugly setup. There is always hope! And when hope fails you, there is internet rage.

Oh My Venus follows Sassy Go Go and premieres as a KBS Monday-Tuesday drama on November 16.

Via E News 24

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Men i cant wait

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That last move of his killed me. That is insanely hard to do!!

I'm so excited for this! I always wanted them to work together as I always found them so lovely to look at in their Giordana ads :) they have so much chemistry together ^^

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oh my god, this is the best teaser ever. cause with or without a good plot, I am gonna watch that show for so ji sub.. If the plot is bad, I can just mute the show and swoon for SJS while hating shin min ah for being so pretty :)

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"If the plot is bad, I can just mute the show and swoon for SJS"
100+ agreed with you... !

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OMO *gasp*

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Damn. Best teaser ever.

Don't even remind me of Warm and Cozy. Ugh.

Stardom cast always gives you hope, and when it fails rage everywhere, lalalalala~~

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SJS's body is the ideal body for me. Not too big, not too small. Just right and perfect. <3

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lol this Goldlilocks and the Three Bears callback.

Though in that case it was a bed that was the perfect size for her ;)

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Honestly, I know I'm going to try this show because of the cast.....but I have no idea if I'm going to like it at all.

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frankly, the cast is the only reason I'm even bothering with this.

Not just because they're gorgeous, but they're also fairly selective with drama scripts - Shin Mina especially goes years between dramas, so I hope the script she saw had something in it to convince her it was worth doing.

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Yeah, the cast for me is really because I just love watching them both on screen. It's not a visual thing (although they obviously have that) but they're just really engaging and seem to pick things that suit them well.

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please don't be as stupid as your premise sounds, Show. PLEASE.

But KBS has really dropped the ball on promoting some of its best recent dramas, their teasers and publicity sell you something totally different from the (much, MUCH better) actual drama. See: Sassy Go Go.

I just hope OMV turns out decently and gets a good reception. I can only tolerate one pointless waste of talented leads in one year, and Warm & Cozy is it for 2015.

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You mean you saved your soul from The Time We...zzzzzz ? GOOD.

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ooh, forgot about that one! I guess my self-preservation instincts kicked in and told me to drop it after episode 6, ha.

and yeah, that means this year's quota for dumb waste-of-good-leads dramas has officially been exceeded. We really need this not to be casualty No. 3.

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Ouch, but that's when I bailed on Cold & Uncomfortable. Win-win?

Quick reminder: the writer is very green, she might have something up her sleeve if she can get such a high-calibre cast to sign for her fist prime-time drama. Glass is still half full. (:

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I really wanted to like The Time We Were Not In Love because of the cast, but it's the ONLY Rom-Com I've seen this year that bored me. I think the only one I haven't seen was that one with No Min-Woo.

I was fine with Warm and Cozy, and actually liked Virtual Bride and Ex-Girlfriend Club.

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I agree........"The Time We Were Not In Love" was like such a disappointment. Idk if it was da story line or da actors or both...but it just didn't make for da kinda show I was hoping it wud be..... sigh...

But SJS...dat body.. wow...

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ahhhhhhhhh sjs my first ever kceleb crush ahah so good to see him back w shin minah <3 heres to hoping the writing + producing wont fail us...jehball!!!

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So, it really is 'Oh My Penis'? :O
Worst name ever.

Leaving this crappy title aside, sadly this show has all the potential to become the worst of 2016. Proof me wrong, drama gods!

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......this is not the place for racist and unfunny jokes about the imagined hilarity of Korean accents in English.

And also

1. No one even pronounces the name of the drama in the teaser

2. The hangul spelling of the name of the drama doesn't even come close to 'Penis'.

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This is a. not a joke, but an observation and b. obviously I learned a different kind of hangul than you.

Let's hope for the best.

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Ngl, I read it up there as 'oh my penis' too, but to be fair that's the closest they can get to a v sound in writing. Properly, I think they actually use the higher p sound like '페니스' of hangul to spell out the english word of penis instead.

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Shouldn't the v sound lean more on the b side?

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@Fab♥Hilleo

b/p sounds share the same symbols in hangul.

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@soapbox - not really.

b/v sounds are represented by 비, while p sounds are transliterated using 피.

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It's very interchangeable though. The first thing you learn about hangul is to never relate hangul symbols to definite sounds in the english language. ㅂ can be used in many ways.

For example: 박신혜 (Park Shinhye) and 김범 (Kim Bum) -- both use ㅂ but Park and Bum use it in different ways.

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@soapbox - yes, but I was talking about English-to-Korean transliterations.

The V sound doesn't exist in Korean, so the hangul used to rep it is 비. Where the English word begins with P, the hangul used is 피, in my experience.

And since this all started because someone made an 'observation' that Koreans will mispronounce the title of this drama in a particular way, when does Venus - transliterated as 비너스 - sound like 'Penis'? 너 is pretty unambiguously not an 'I' sound like the 'ni' in 'Penis', unless that person has learned some special hangul that teaches them that it is.

Anyway, the issue is that it's not cool to mock people who don't speak English as a primary language, for the imagined mispronunciations of English words. And then try to justify it by saying the script of those people's language justifies your (not you specifically, more like a general you) ignorance.

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"yes, but I was talking about English-to-Korean transliterations."

That's the thing though. Any English speaking Korean person (or at least the ones I know) will tell you there's no such definite thing or that it doesn't matter. ㅂ is both p and b because the best way to describe it is a mixture of the two sounds, there's no definite sound, you can use it for both. I don't know if the original person was making fun of it or not (if they are, that's not cool), I brought up '페니스' (which is the correct spelling of hangul penis) because I thought I was being helpful lol. Because I, in fact, think 비너스 sounds more like penis in English than 페니스 actually does, I thought maybe the person was confused too. Just like how 비 (Bi/Rain the singer actor) pronounced out loud sounds more like Pi to me.

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Oh wait, I gotta correct myself, I read this part wrong “English-to-Korean transliterations.” I thought you meant Korean-to-English. That's really my bad. I believe v does go with ㅂ, but that doesn't change the sound of ㅂ which can be pronounce with the interchangeable p/b sound.

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@soapbox I think @pogo pointed out that the sound of 'Venus' in Korean is like Bhi-NEO-su, while the other word is Pi-NI-su. At least two points in which the Korean versions are different, even if you don't accept that the first part has different sounds, the second part's vowels are different.

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That's true. Maybe it's because in english the pronunciation of penis and venus sound the same to me, they even rhyme, adding to that the sound of b/p/v is shared with ㅂ in hangul (while the hangul word for penis '페니스' sounds more like peh-niece to me). I'm sitting here talking about sounding out v/penis and hangul like a simpleton, you guys are defending the pronunciation because you think Newbie is making fun of Korean people so I back your reason.

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an 'observation' that makes fun of what you imagine a native Korean speaker trying to pronounce that English word, might sound like. Still not funny.

The 'Venus' in the title uses 비 as the hangul, which is more like a 'B', while a word with a distinct 'P' sound at the beginning would have 피 at the start, as was done in the case of Pinocchio the drama.

And if you really want to claim that the hangul gave you the excuse to say 'Venus' sounds like 'Penis', I suggest taking another look at it - 비너스, if you want to be absolutely literal about it, would sound more like Bi-neo-s(u).

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So it's ok for you to make this kind of "observation" against people who speak English with an accent? That their pronouncing a word from English, sounds like a joke rude word to you?

Do you ever maybe think that there are other commenters whose first language is not English, but who try to speak the words anyway even though people like you mock the way we pronounced them? But then you keep on justifying with the excuse that hangul is confusing? Shame on you. (I wonder, if you heard that in my accent you would make some 'observation' about what funny-sounding words I said,, too. Even though I'm not Korean)

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Well, actually I'm neither an English nor a Korean native speaker. And my accent is ridiculed through out the world. Guess what, I deal with it.

To automatically insinuate racist intentions after a tiny and btw not far fetched comment is outrageous and childish. You really shouldn't draw conclusions about others based on yourself.

The internet is a great place for all those holier-than-thou folks without a flaw, isn't it?

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Stop trying to justify your comment. It's offensive and even incorrect, and you keep claiming that other commenters pointing out your fault is the problem?

Your accent being ridiculed does not make it ok to make fun of how people in other countries speak English.

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Tried to post this before, but I guess it was too explicit. In case it appears twice I apologize. Now to my answer:

You assume quite a lot, my dear.

What exactly did I do? I said, the makers chose a crappy title, because it is open to a lot of misunderstandings.
Suddenly chaos ensues as selfproclaimed defenderes of the Korean pride know exactly what I intended? How? Telepathy?

Korean series are sold into a lot of countries. Many South-East Asian countries speak English. This name is a bad business move. Big companies invest a lot of money to find brand names, that don't create problems in other countries. Think of Toyota's MR2, which is MR Deux in French and sadly resembles Merde which means sh*t. (Which reminds me btw of another awful title like City / Sh*tty Hunter.)

Come on! It can't be unimportant to the makers of such a series what mental connections their product creates?

And it must be possible to point this out, without getting crucified as racist, because you can only think of one possible intention I could have had.

Otoh is your willingness to judge people and start sort of a witch-hunt based on anything but facts shocking and far more disturbing. You should really mind your own business and be less judgemental.

Nuff said. Now get a life.

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I wonder how much this show will make off of PPL of diet and beauty products.

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Nice, So Ji-sub, nice.
Now show me an unattractive Shin Min-ah and I'm sold.

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Yes, I agree. How are they going to uglify Shin Min-ah? Bad hair; ugly, bulky clothes and glasses? Fat suit and makeup? Hmm, we will have to wait and see.

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Can someone really make shin Mina look unattractive ..I doubt

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*slides Kang Dong Won's stylist business card to you*

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@mary Oh I can't tell you how much I freaked out when I saw those outrageous man heels and that leather zippers(refuses to count as pants) I had a major shock,now I think it will be possible like totally

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OMG
Even that and Hye-jin's hair and red cheeks won't make her close to unattractive.

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It's really hard to concentrate on details or anticipate anything with So Ji Sub shirtless.

Is it just me or is it really getting hot in here!? *phew*

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u r not alone, girl!

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Gawd so ji sub so freaking hot drama please be good!

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Dang! Teaser indeed!

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Hope the story will have some meat to it and not waste the two leads and kinda sad Sassy ends at 12 episodes after other pages(../wiki) put the show at 16 episodes

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So Jib Sub

That's an enough reason for me :P

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@TurkishRose,
Hiiii there, I was just about to send you this link! Nice teaseer, isn't it?

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Count me in @turkishrose.. We are doomed

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@Fab omg I can't believe you were this late missy? how could you deny me such pleasure :P

@Sumee I can't even imagine what goes on in that clean mind of yours watching this teaser lol :P

but that lifting and side way thingy he is doing looks incredibly difficult. I was in the playground the other day with my son and he was doing the monkeybar like it was the easiest thing. I tried lifting myself, and let's say it wasn't the most pleasantest experiences lol, and mind you I'm 115lbs. I think now my son is too embaressed to go with me lol, but perhaps I can learn a few times here and there from our So Jib Sub :P :D

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@turkishrose I really meant in my comment that's it's very difficult (no other meaning ..seriously)..when I go to the gym this is the last thing I want to do..

Kids are really great at doing monkey bar,my son does it like a pro too.. And being 115 lbs it's difficult for you to do it ..I am a whole lot 130lbs and pull ups is shit

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Oh @sumee, now we only need to watch sjs more carefully to find out the tips for doing push_ups. ;) see this show will be a great learning experience for us, something we can apply in daily life :P

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Oh I like push ups.. In all the forms ?

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But one part of me is sad.. Sassy will have to really go go ..I love that drama to pieces

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@TurkishRose Can you blame me?? What did you do since you first saw this "teaser"? Exactly!
No matter how this drama turns out, we'll at least learn how to do those lifts. I mean...

@Sumee
I refuse to believe SASSY is ending. *cries*

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Fab, hahaa lol I guess I won't blame you anymore :P

Sumee, Yes sassy will be go go, I'll miss Yeol's smily eyes and Eunji's adorableness,' and Hajoon's protectiveness :D

I really hope this show will be good though, so no regrets will be felt later on ;)

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They could film 16 hours of Si Ji Sub working out, eating, sleeping, trimming his toenails and I'd watch. It's not like he's the world's greatest actor but he sure is fine to look at.

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Huh, that's the teaser? When this came up on my newsfeed, i honestly thought it was a behind-the-scenes clip. I just for their sake (and ours!) that this show turns out to be good.

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Everything about that video is my favorite thing.

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Don't forget leg day jisub!

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HAHAHA I now have proof of other r/fitness dnizens here

But seriously, his calves are not there when compared to his upper body. Don't forget leg day jisub!

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The pull ups had me..they are so difficult to do ..I am so watching this ...just keep on with the shirtless routine every episode and I won't complain ..

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omgg lol @sumee, I think I'll have to come back to dramabeans comments just to see how you comment lol :P

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@turkishrose I seek pleasure in all little things in life ...
(I hardly comment these days,I just read a few recaps,but I think this drama will make me more cheesy )

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@sumee love your cheesiness my dear, and although I also don't come as often as I would like to, but this show will make me. :) I really hope it will be good

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Let's gang up again @turkishrose .. Will come out firing from all fronts

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I am going to screencap every scene he does a workout, or goes shirtless in the drama. Although I'm still skeptical about the show, I just can't resist this.

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@Nessie and lol can you like paste those pictures here for all of us to stare at pretty please? with a cherry on top :D ?

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@turkishrose ..what on top? Excuse my imagination here

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Omgg @sumee your comments give me life rofl :) seeing this, I know our old sumee is back :P

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@turkish you know that I love you right ? Let the sweating start

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Yess I'm gonna post it on tumblr and link it here for all the fangirls to salivate!

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omg Nessie thank youuuu, I will be waiting anxiously :D

Sumee, I can already feel the sweats ;)

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He needs to be shirtless every time he's in gym? did any one seen him movie "always" where he plays a boxer. It was good too.

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Promo reaction: omomooooo......MO!

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I didn't know there was more than one kind of Hangul. Tell you what, read the following in your perfect Korean pronunciation:

보비 뽀삐 포피

And if you still can't tell the difference between 오 마이 비너스 and 오 마이 피너스, maybe you shouldn't diss Koreans for their imperfect English pronunciation.

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Am I being naive here? I don't think anyone was making fun of the way Korean people pronounce the word since the clip doesn't have anyone saying it. I think we're just discussing the written hangul and how it sounds when people here try to sound it out using the hangul (particularly non-native speakers learning hangul).

I'm not sure where people are getting "피너스" from, that's not the hangul writing for penis. It's 페니스? I even had to look it up to be sure lol.

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After drooling over my poor smartphone... I will surely watch this just for the beefy eye candy!!!!! *o*

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Talk about timing. I'm in the middle of rewatching Master's Sun. Which was the first thing I ever saw him in.

So Ji-Sub...is Sexy. I don't care what the plot of that story is. Just hope they have a couple of minutes each episode of him just working about. *sigh*

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my phone is wet....wet of drool :P so ji sub is so hot

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Looking good babe looking good ♡♡♡♡♡

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Dang, that last workout move is crazy! Definitely awe-inspiring. Ha, I love how most commenters don't mind at all that this teaser was just teasing us with So Ji-sub's body. While the idea of uglyfying Shin Mina is something to scoff at, it's still fun to look forward to.

As for this drama following Sassy Go Go--NOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm totally loving that show to pieces and don't want it to end--not yet! IT'S. SO. GOOD.

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it's midnight and, um, thank you

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omo ?????? *wipes drool on my chin* must persuade my hubby to gym right now!!!

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ooh... look at those muscles! *drowwwwliiingggg....!!!!!

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Are you sure this was an actual drama teaser and not just someone stalking SJS at the gym?

Not complaining; the workouts were more than fine *swoons* ... but that video editing looked more like stalker-cam-went-viral.

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Like everybody else I'm also watching this because of so ji sub !!! The plot doesn't excite me but since it's so ji sub I'm gonna give it a try !!!
The saddest part is that SASSY GO GO IS GONNA END !!! It's heartbreaking !!! Why couldn't they have 16 episodes like all the other dramas !!!! Y ?????

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Oh our Man is back, it's all I was waiting for!!!!!!!!

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I'm all for the gym workout, heh, ....... I just don't want So Ji-sub to hurt those great hands of his.

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So Ji Sub, does it all with such elegance; the last routine, the pull-ups before the mirror, was done so gracefully. Makes me want to do them too.

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What kind of move is the last one where he does side twist while doing pull up? It looks really hard. SJS can make anything hot.

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Not bad - pretty decent definition and mass.

Still could bulk up in certain areas.

Not talking about Kim Jong-kook bulk which is too much, but out of all the Korean actors - would say that Mr. Hand Towel has the best combination of muscle definition and mass.

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Dani305,

That second to the last move looks like his own variation of a pull-up.

It has the arm movement similar to an "Around the World Pull Up". The leg movement is similar to a "Tornado Pull Up". We'll just have to call it the SJS ^‿^

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