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Dueling press conferences: Descended From the Sun vs. Come Back, Ajusshi

Set to air head-to-head in competing timeslots later this week, it seems only fitting that we also pit the press conferences from Come Back, Ajusshi and Descended From the Sun against each other for our own entertainment. What else are we supposed to do with this slew of pretty pictures?

And while the two shows couldn’t be any more different in terms of premise and tone, the differences in the amount of fun the cast gets to have seems to disproportionately favor comedy over drama—it looks like the cast from Descended knows they’re in a Serious Show and must act accordingly, while Ajusshi’s cast gets to mostly just play around in front of the cameras.

But whether the tone is happy or sad, serious or silly, there’s one shot all press conferences will have in common: the “Fighting!” shot.

Followed by a shot of the main couple, or whichever cast members are closest. I’ll let you figure out which is which.

 

Let’s not forget the single images of prominent cast members, like Song Joong-ki looking adorably surprised for Descended From the Sun, and Oh Yeon-seo looking like she’s kiiiinda joking about making us watch Come Back, Ajusshi, kinda not. (Love her look though.)

 

Then there’s the stately and classy second leads, who in this case are Honey Lee for Ajusshi and Jin Gu for Descended.

 

But for every season, there is a silly shot. Intentional or otherwise.

 

And lastly, a formal (or gleefully informal) full cast photo. Even the clothing is darker over on Descended’s side, though you gotta love the guys who wore jeans, otherwise known as the tuxedo shirt of news gala fashion. Ah, the privileges of being an ajusshi.

Via Top Star News, StarN, Break News

 
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Thanks for the news. DOTS cast looks beautiful. CBA cast looks fun. Hope that they will both deliver.

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I'm watching Ahjussis first!

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Me too!

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Me three!

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Me four!

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it looks so fun!

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Both seems very interesting. I for sure will be checking it out.

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So my favorite actress and my favorite actor from Full House will compete for the same time slot. From the photos, CBA has 8 main leads while DOTS only has 5 main leads.

I will check both of them out. Which one has subtitle first I will check first.

And may I ask if this website will recap them both?

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Hehe..never notice (about full house leads will be on competition) until you mention it.

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What is the official name of the show? Is it "Descended from the Sun" or "Descendants of the Sun" or both? Will you recap it dramabeans?

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KBS World uses "Descendants of the Sun," Viki uses "Descendants of the Sun." I'd say that is as official as your gonna get. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Taeyang-ui HooYe directly translates Sun's Descendants.

So i guess whatever floats your boat. Haha!

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It's "Descendants of the Sun." 후예 is a noun, 의 is a possessive particles. Sorry dramabeans but your "descendend from the sun" is a bad translation (not a verb in sight!) and will always and forever piss me off lmao

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I saw clips of DOTS' presscon and woah, for a cast that spent more than 6 months filming a drama, they sure seem very awkward and uncomfortable around each other. No chemistry anywhere to be had for the leads (which was honestly quite evident from the teasers itself - guess there's none in real life too).

Ahjusshi, on the other hand, ironically had some drama going on behind the scenes, but the cast seems like they got along well enough since. I see sparks everywhere in the teasers/interactions lol.

Excited for both tbh. One out of genuine curiosity due to hype and the other because it looks genuinely hilarious and fun. Let the ratings battle begin!

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May be that's what they were doing. They wanted to show chemistry onscreen but they also wanted the audience to understand that there is none in real life so as to not create any baseless rumors.

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Lol, ookay... So showing chemistry in real life is a no-go because it causes baseless rumors so actors should purposely act aloof and awks? Well.. that's a new one, lol.

Too bad I don't see no chemistry on screen either and I see no excuse for that. Maybe the drama will change things. Maybe.

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Yes, Mandy, that's what I heard. I heard that, in order to avoid unnecessary rumors, some choose to intentionally/purpose act aloof but respectful towards each other. It looks to be the case here because they look very sweet in the teasers I have seen, including this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeFubiw6sUs

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*gets popcorn out*

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Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I can't die now, I have to watch this muahahahhahaha , DOTS we're waiting :)

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That's as explosive as 2 inert particles coming together.

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haha. funny to read this comment after the drama ended. you are 100% wrong. the BTS even shows how close the casts are. SHK n SJK are very good on screen that people thought they are truly dating.

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The DOTS conference stills look very "cold". There's no warmth between the leads. SJH looks like she wants to stay as far away from SJK as possible. haha. I hope those pix are just unfortunate. The drama itself won't be that bad chemistry-wise, perhaps?

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hahaha. after the huge success of the song-song couple, are u ready to admit you are 100% wrong?

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I heard you @Mandy

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Weew...Now 41.6% vs. 9% LOL
Battle concluded--> Come Back, Ahjussi=Raped ratings
Battle concluded--> Descendants of the Sun=Sky-rocketed ratings

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So..the main leads of full house will have head to head fighting over rating
Can't wait to see the result and absolutely the dramabeans recaps

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I was actually late to realize this but now, really interesting indeed~ I was a big fan of their FH chemistry and 12 years later I'm still hoping for them to reunite but now we get this.

To think 2 weeks later Goodbye Mr. Black will join the battle so Nice Guy costars ChaeKi will battle it too. What a coincidence.

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DOTS cast definitely coordinated their outfit or the colors of their outfit because the colors look match each other.

Ahjusshi, on the other hand, shows that each of the case is trying a different take.

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The two leads OYS and Rain def matched their outfit and they dress according to their character in the drama lmao.
Imagine if the 3 women wore dress similarly.. The journalists will be enjoying and writing much more dramas.
With them wearing totally 3 diff style of outfits, they already putting out battle of the 3 women articles

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Agree. There was already a battle between them on whose name should appear first.

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Regardless of whatever people write or compare, I am gonna enjoy each of the show. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Rain and Kyo fighting!

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The cast of Ahjussi seem to be having fun on press con and Rain V app esp the female leads who are being targeted as the one figting over credits lmao.
OYS, LMJ, and Lee Honey are all so funny.

I know the rating winner will be DOTS no doubt. CBA may be placed last but i don't
care i love the teasers and i def support the 3 dramas.

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Song Jong Ki and Oh Yeon Seo will be a great drama couple.

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I reckon this^^

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Yay? Wednesday is coming soon. So excited to watch the first episode of DOTS.

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Descendants of the Sun, for the sake of Song Joong Ki and those billion won investment, please do good. I just can't imagine the amount of fury from the all corners if the drama turns mediocre.

Meanwhile... since I'm not in the mood of heavy things, I might/probably/will likely watch Come back Ahjussi.. hehehhe

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Waiiitt.. is there Jinki?? i mean onew from shinee in Descended??? owh... okay. im gonna watch this one, haha.. jk.

Ajjussi looks promising but im not so into the actors... but well, who knows... they look fun and 'crazy'.. gotta give it a try :D

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for me, descended from the sun is the bigger draw because of song hye-kyo, and the writer is kim eun-sook. despite heirs, most of her dramas have been worth at least tuning into, at least for me. but i can see rain's drama being hilarious to watch, which is what i'm in the mood for.

i guess it'll depend on whichever one has the best quality, writing, and chemistry between the actors.

and oof, i do hate song hye-kyo's dress. she's so ridiculously beautiful, but even she can't pull off that print. i wouldn't go near that print even with a ten foot pole. interesting choice, when i'm sure there are so many other gorgeous dresses she could have picked from...

looking forward to wednesday!

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Me too. SHK is known to be careful when it comes to selecting script. In the last decades, she has appeared only on Full House, Worlds Within and That Winter, all considered of decent quality. That's why I'm optimistic about this one.

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world within got bad rating tho. under 7 i thought. but well... SHK is still A list actress in Korea.

im a fan of the writer-nim.. sooo...gonna give it a try.

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Well, you aren't wrong with SHK, SuperTuesday. She is really careful with picking scripts and what roles to play to. Even though worlds within didn't receive much love from viewers, the story was written fantastically. Many can really relate to their lives being portrayed there (SHK and Hyun Bin's roles). And tons of feelings will be mixed if you gonna watch it.

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Will probably wait for DB's reaction to the first few episodes before watching it. But I'm certainly in a mood for something fun ??

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Can't you guys stop comparing and just enjoy the shows? Both are very anticipated dramas. I hope we can get interesting stories. Goodluck for them!

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+1 :)

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I was so frustrated with CITT & Madame Antoinne lately, so excited to watch Come Back Ahjusshi to at least heal my broken hurt!

Will watch DOTS too, maybe after several episodes. ;)

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Support both of them, Song Hye Kyo and Rain. We should be able to enjoy either show or both of them without having to engage in a fight.

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I prefer DoTS...i love the genre and the leads.

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am i the only one who thought saw kim tae hee??? i love kim ji won with yoo rachel hair style. anyway, cant wait to watch the series :D

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Why the fight and bashing though?
Just enjoy both dramas. They are of different genre, well acted, and seems high quality.
All the ladies are stunning and the male leads are hot

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CBA for me.

I barely recognized Kim Ji-won in the pic. Song Hye-gyo is so pretty, I like pic #10.

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I will watch DFTS for Jin Gu & Ahjussi for their storyline. Btw, who is wearing jeans? Cannot recognize who he is.

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Song Joongki looks like a wax figure. No poressss!!! flawless lol

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Will watch DOTS 100%. Too much beauty.
Ji Won and Jin Goo weren't too awkward but the Song Song were probably cause SHK always gets caught up in dating rumours with her costars. Jin Goo is marked so I doubt Ji Won has to worry.

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I lov Rain but DOTS seems better acted and has much more going for it. Fighting to both shows but I'll definitely be watching DOTS

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I'm ready to fully enjoy both drama !! Let's hope for the best.

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I would keep DBS my first choice coz its casts my fav star song jun ki ........ but rom com always wins hearts over teary melodramas ..i guess we will see what happens
I was never much interested in Rain ^^ ;)

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Song Jong Ki, Fighting! Jin Gu is always wonderful too. He turns out strong performances.
Rain on the other hand should stick to singing and dancing. But hey, no one said you need to be a good actor to get viewers in k-drama!

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I will just wait for "goodbye mr black" to air

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Who is the female lead in Come back Ahjussi? I thought it was Lee Min Jung....

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It is OYS but LMJ has a supposed love line with Rain.

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Oh Yeon Seo is the female lead but there's no love line btw her and Rain

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I'm gonna support both dramas. They sound promising

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I wonder why oh yeon seo looks like kim tae hee sometimes

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Will watch both dramas, but DOTS will come first : watch the serious, maybe depressing one (with the teasers, song released, and the pattern of dramas, Song Joong Ki will not get the girl in the beginning), then medicine with laugh with awkward situations and so on with CBA, with fan service : Rain muahahahahaha.
And it will be the transition with the upcoming end of CITT, oh the preview of ep 15 scares me T_T .

Fighting to both dramas, I will save One more happy ending for the weekend since the recent developments was so so.

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I think I'm going to watch both. Ahjussi looks way more fun, but I'm so curious as to how DOTS will turn out, so I'm watching this first. I so want it to work because I love SJK. And I'm not going to lie, SJK looks AMAZING in that suit.

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What is the drama behind CBA that everyone keeps talking about??

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is it just me, or does someone else also feels that Lee Minjung's wedding "ruined" her (popularity). Tbh, I feel bad for her, but also keep wondering why on earth would she marry him?! He is one of those actors I would like if I didnt have any context, but their scandals have made me feel completely disgusted by them (see also, Park Sihoo, Kim Hyunjoong, etc)

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Nope, you're not the only one. I feel bad for her, too. She's getting all the hate purely for being married to THAT guy.

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is she getting hate? i didnt know that. I just feel like her glow is gone, she used to get star roles and now she's barely getting any attention... i just get the feeling she is unhappy (ever since their wedding photos) and that it all started with her wedding...

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Ooo the full house couple are pitted against each other ?im all for rain's drama.

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Look at Rain and SHK on a separate drama now. #FullHousefanatic :)

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I am sad the producers of DOTS picked a easteuropean country to show their story.
Sorry, but the disaster there will be awkward when the locals suddenly start to speak Korean :(

Anyway, for thos e who don't know - there is no war in any part of Europe.
I hope the cast enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Greece when they filmed their imaginary tragical story.

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omg to see Onew and SJK -the look-alikes- side by side O__O love them both...! I also like Ji won & JinGU over at DOTS but man, CBA looks like my cup of tea... a fun & crazy story... I dont really like Rain that much but like most of the cast so i'll watch! I only have one question: if OYS is the lead, Honey Lee is the second lead, then whats LMJ?? the third lead??? O_o

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I'm going to watch dots!!! While writer kim wrote heirs which is one of d worst I have seen , she has also written gentleman's dignity which is one of my absolute favourites ...so I'm going to trust this writer one more time and watch dots. But I'm keeping my expectations low.

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