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Experimenting with romance in Madam Antoine

Oh this looks light and fun. Maybe that’s obvious, since Madam Antoine’s posters and stills were quirky and cute, but it’s always nice to see the chemistry in action when you’re heading into a rom-com. The new JTBC series stars Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) as a phony fortuneteller and Sung Joon (High Society) as a shrink who’s an expert in love… but doesn’t believe in the stuff. He runs an experiment on love that in effect gives us a contract romance between them, where he’s trying to convince himself that he’s just courting her for the sake of science, and she’s reminding herself that she’ll be the loser if she falls for him for real.

The teaser starts with the leads introducing their characters: Han Ye-seul’s quack fortuneteller is especially good at reading people, and she wants to believe that true love exists. Sung Joon’s “soul doctor” psychologist researches love, but doesn’t believe in it.

He starts to falter while doing his “research” with Han Ye-seul though, and while he’s wiping sauce from her lips, he tells himself, “You’re just doing this for the experiment!” She freezes at the touch too, and tells herself, “If I like him more, I lose!” Clearly this does not stop them from amping up the skinship, which is just fine by me.

I always love that a contract romance builds in a reason for two people to continue digging themselves deeper and deeper into a relationship hole, all because they have pride and denial to fuel the folly. We don’t know how he ropes her (and Jung Jin-woon and Lee Joo-hyung) into it in the first place, but how hard of a sell could it possibly be to faux-date Sung Joon?

Madam Antoine’s contract romance experiment begins January 22.

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I can see him declaring "it's for science!" every time he wavers :D
This looks promising, I hope it delivers.

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Oh My God! Sung joon so handsome!

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I was worried about the chemistry between HYS and SJ but now I'm happy to see it can work after all! Hope it turns out well.

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Jung Jin Woon in another contract dating drama...LOL

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Oh tis is so cute. Goodbye worries, I am so gonna watch this.

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Is it too bad that I love Sung Joon that much that I break into a grin and blush everytime he's on... on the teaser vid? ?

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LOL!!!! That's so me too!!!

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I'm drawn to contract romances like a moth to a flame. And now all that's left is for me to burn lol.

As long as there's no evil dramaland parent involved, I'm in. And moreso if there's not a lot of physical comedy. I loved MnD but it was certainly not my cup of tea.

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BAH! I just love Sung Joon's smirk/smile. It kills me everytime I see it.

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+1000

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The chemistry is sold! Loving sung joon here,he's too good with these kind of characters.I'm hoping this time he's getting the correct drama after the dull act from 'high society'.

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I admit out of many upcoming dramas, MA is one i'm particularly looking forwards too. From the posters to teasers, even the photoshoot got me interested. the otp chemistry is just electrifying, gahh and now the newest teaser looks so quirky and fun! feel like i'm in love with HYS character already <3

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Yeah, you and me both. This drama looks like it's one I'll love, because the leads are ones I really like in the right roles (which these seem to be) and the plot sounds cute and fun! I can't wait!

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I lovelovelove the red touch in HYS's hair....

Ok, the chemistry looks believable and I love that SJ is back in romcom and not high handed melo *cough*high society*cough because romcom suits him best. That grin should be permanent on that handsome face.

Also, I just love HYS no matter what she plays because it's a given that comedy is included. The girl does comedy well!

I'm soooo going to watch this, come hell or high water... For the love of HYS and SJ...

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And the hair.. SJ's I mean... The hair should be permanent too..he looks adorable beyond words with that hair...

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Man, I could use a beautiful people in cute clothes drama to start 2016. I've got high hopes.

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Wow their chemistry is superb
HYS is so beautiful ahh
And SJ has never looked hotter

Seems like it's gonna be lots of fun

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good actress but bad actors everywhere

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Han Ye Seul, so pretty!!

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The synopsis sounds almost like how to lose a guy in 10 days...almost.

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True that! Let's hope the drama has more...

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Oooooh, this looks like so much fun!

Ugh, during the school year I prefer to watch just one drama at a time, and Cheese in the Trap starts today... I might have to pass this one up for now :(

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lv both leads, cnt wait

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i feel like im left with nothing good to watch.............. frnds can u plz suggest something good to watch. if its really good chinese or taiwanese will also doooo plzz

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For Taiwanese drama, I'm watching Bromance right now. XD It's once a week and not done airing, but I like the series.

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Chinese: "Boss and Me", "Lan Ling Wan", "Female Prime Minister", & "Best Get Going"

Taiwanese: "A Good Wife" <--- lots of viewers agree that this is a 'heavy' drama, "The Fierce Wife", "In Time with You", "Autumn's Concerto"

Japanese: "Midnight Diner" (all season), "Detective vs Detectives", "Galileo Season 1", Doctor X (all seasons), Liar Game (all seasons), Hero 2014

Korean: "I have a lover" (Watch ep 1-3 then skip to ep 9 and watch it from there), Punch, The Chaser, Capital Scandal

Dramas on my To-Watch (Waiting for it to complete airing): Love Me if You Dare & Marry Me or Not & Splish, Splash Love

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thnku....i watched boss and me and it was nice and lets try out others toooo, hey dont miss love me if u dare its a rare nice chinese drama

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Colour me excited!!

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I might check this out. I stopped watching High Society after a while and still haven't had a chance to go back to finish it. XD But I do like Sung Joon and moreover, there's Jinwoonie in this.

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I will wait for the recap if you guys are going to do one (till the very middle episode) despite the cute due to my own reservations.

*shivers* I stupidly watch High Society despite the raging madness i saw in the comment because it was airing on my television and i have no reservation on the main couple and stupidly wonder how bad can it be. It was okay at first then it turns really baaaad.

I kind of get paranoid and swore off watching the leads in any drama. LOL Personally i thought Sung Joon has some chops but lacking a bit of presence and it is so painfully obvious in High Society, even his lead actress (UEE) which i always thought was okay and likable.. is not doing it for me.

Instead, i will choose to not touch any of the writer works because it is so polarizing and hope that this drama will erase my nightmare of 'the drama that should not be named'. Please Sungjoon! Generate that intense chemistry by your eye beams. I don't even care if it is with a rock. Sincerely: a scared viewer

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Forgive me for ranting about a previous drama. I need to let it out. It is kind of a disturbing experience for me. LOL

And yay Han Ye Seul. She always delivers in rom com especially in ridiculous one. So i will be tuning in to read for recaps and consider my next move lol

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It looks good and I hope it is! I'll definitely give it a watch.

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Sung Joon was in I need romance 3. He was good in it. Sweet

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Yeah, I really liked him in that, too. High Society was a dud, but I didn't really think it was any of the actors' faults. It was just kind of pointless.

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Duke Ellington song from the 30's in a Korean drama ~ I love it! Looking forward to watching the Madame and the Shrink.

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Hope it will be as good as the teasers hints us and Han Ye-seul is soooooooo beautiful,can't take my eyes of her jajaj

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They are both gorgeous and I like their acting a lot.
I'm totally on board with this one :D Hope the contract romance will give us lots of fun and hot chemistry between SJ and HYS.

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This synopsis sounds like the ongoing Marry Me, or Not in Taiwan, a pretend romance where the guy, a divorce lawyer, does not believe in love and the girl is aware that she cannot fall for him (bonus- her mom is a fortuneteller). Turns out, the two are more compatible than expected.

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I'm not really into her but I like the young men in this drama. Sung Joon needs to redeem himself with me. I hope he didn't lose his mo jo with that horrible pairing in his last drama. HYS is at least more charming than the idol girl from High Society.

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yeahh excited for this!

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Hopefully this drama will help fill-in the void after Oh My Venus is over?

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sj's kisses are the best

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"It Started with a Kiss" is an amazing Taiwanese version of "Itazura Na Kiss" anime & "Playful Kiss" kdrama. The acting is superb. Ariel Lin is perfect! It even has a season 2 in case your dry spell last long.

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I still can't believe she is that old. She looks 25 max. :P

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OK, I have hopes ! Praying that they could become one of my favorite drama couples.

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I'm happy that Han Ye Seul has bounced back (?) and has this positive image and aura again (well, at least for me). I still remember her during one of her dramas where there was a scandal when she left and then came back. Maybe it was a publicity stunt, idk. But still, I'm happy to see her continously taking these bright roles.

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OMG I am so in love with Sung Joon!!! that smile and that voice!!
will definitely watch this solely because he's in it

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