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Jang Hyuk tries to read emotions in Beautiful Mind’s first teaser

Honestly, it’s amazing that Beautiful Mind was even able to make a teaser at all, what with the crazy scheduling conflicts that have been plaguing it. After finally securing a leading man in Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015), KBS’s new medical drama ran into new trouble when lead actress Park So-dam (Because It’s the First Time) couldn’t confirm the series because of the chance that it might overlap air dates with her other show, Cinderella and the Four Knights. In the end she confirmed, and both Jang Hyuk and Park So-dam are due to begin shoots for the drama next week. Eep, that’s only three weeks until it has to premiere!

Try as they might, KBS couldn’t manage to extend current Monday-Tuesday drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho, so the 4-episode drama short Baek-hee Has Returned will be the only buffer that Beautiful Mind gets before it has to hit the air. Park So-dam is conspicuously absent from the teaser below, and as far as I know, Jang Hyuk is still in China until the end of the month, so they must’ve filmed his portion remotely.

The medical mystery series comes from the writer of Sungkyunkwan Scandal and tells the story of a skilled neurosurgeon who has a frontal lobe injury, preventing him from feeling any emotions. As a mystery unravels at the hospital, he’ll undergo a transformation and learn to feel emotions for the first time in his life, and fall in love. It’s got a hefty supporting cast as well, including Yoon Hyun-min (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), Park Se-young (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), Oh Jung-se (Vampire Detective), and Heo Joon-ho (Jumong).

I wouldn’t call the first teaser all that engaging, but it is different — the supporting cast demonstrates a series of some basic human emotions, with Jang Hyuk trying to decipher them. They display everything from happiness, anxiety, calculation, contempt, defense, nervousness, lying, and pain. And Jang Hyuk says, “Look at me and say it, so that I can read you.”

I’m interpreting that to mean he needs visual cues in order to match facial expressions with emotions, which seems like a good way to go about things if you can’t feel anything. If he’s any good at that, he might not have as much trouble in the workplace as I imagined. I mean, he won’t be warm and fuzzy, but how many drama heroes are?

Beautiful Mind will air on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning June 20.

Via TV Daily, Xports News

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Hmmmm

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Ooh, I like most of these actors and I found the teaser intriguing. Let's hope the sjow has better success than its wild attempts at casting. (Though they did land a very solid cast, so...yay?)

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Jang Hyuk looks so fine in suit!!!
But I must say it's a bit weird we don't get to see the female lead in the teaser.

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Interesting teaser, but the scheduling for this drama still has me worried. It seems unlikely that it won't affect the quality of the show, at least later on. If it's good I'll totally eat my words, but I'm hesitant right now.

Also lol at the Fifth Harmony song.

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I couldn't focus on what is happening in the teaser because of the song, 'Work From Home'.

Who on earth thought that it would suit a drama teaser? Like, in what? It's a freaking song about wanting to have sex and here we have it in a drama teaser about doctors...

What a mess.

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To be fair, the person who chose it probably doesn't understand English well enough to know what the song means, they probably just thought the instrumental was cool LOL.

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Hahahahaha

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LOL! If it weren't for the lyrics the instrumental did create an intriguing atmosphere.

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Jang Hyuk returned to Korea for a short while to renew his visa end of April, so this teaser was filmed during that time together with the rest of the cast. He posted an Instagram update during that time, so this was not filmed remotely.

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Ugh.

Such a stupid premise. Love can't fix brain injuries....

Too bad, because the cast looks promising.

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I am a sucker for JH. If his acting on par with Thank You, I am in. Poor Guy, his last few Seguk were not to my liking due to script only. Fighting ??

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Omg! Can't wait...JH and PSY....

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They should have picked Cinderella and the 4 knights first, then there would have been plenty if time to film it

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This is actually a good idea since, Cinderella doesn't have a broadcaster yet KBS could pick it to fill up the time for the prep of Beautiful Mind. ;)

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they can't because cinderella is going for 100% pre-production before airing and they don't have any new scripts beyond ep 13, hence the stop in filming. it's actually kinda ridiculous that they're being so stubborn about july date, when they were supposed to be done with filming last month.

they never had a broadcast station secured either, and it looked from the get go that none of the three major stations plus tvn was interested in picking it up for their prime time slot.

even if they put cinderella before beautiful mind that means all the other drama after BM like moonlight and hwarang would've been delayed further, and that throws off everybody else's schedule.

in short, kbs is just not interested in cinderella.

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He cuted his hair ! Although i liked his previous hair cut but this cut also looks good on him
Looking forward to this drama

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Jang Hyuk was fantastic in 'Thank You and 'Fated to Love You', but I won't be going near this drama. It's too much of a train-wreck.

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He also did well in Shine or Go Crazy, but the laugh got to me after a while. I think it is because I watched it almost on the heels of Fated to Love You and at that point, had about enough of it. It's been a while, so I'll give this one a try.

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I won't be watching this drama as well, but this has all the potential to become the next KMHM (I didn't watch that too). Casting problems, check. Ridiculous premise, check. Tight schedule, check. I mean, this is the perfect scenario for an unexpected hit really. It'll be fun to see how everything works out.

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I am glad the 4 episode drama on KBS is back.
But what happens to Cinderella and Four Knights with Park So Dam filming for this drama???

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So excited by everything in this post...Jang Hyuk *sigh...kerplunk*

And the 4 episode show before it with Kim Sung Oh!

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The teasers a bit of a mess. The female lead isn't in it and to top it off their playing Fifth Harmony song (which I'm pretty sure is a sex song) that doesn't fit with the theme of the drama or the concept of the teaser at all. I guess someone in production liked the song and just tossed it in there. Messy teasers aside, I still plan on giving the show a watch to see what it's about.

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I wish this show will be good. My love for Jang Hyuk won't be enough if the story sucks. D:

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Love the cast and storyline- medical mystery, will watch

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Jang hyuk looks young and hot with his cute hair, most of the cast are familiar faces in Vampire detective, birth of beauty, MDGSW etc. All solid actors, no flower boys. Love jang hyuk, pretty park Seyoung, handsome YHM. I love mystery too. Can't wait

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The supporting cast has already started filming:
http://osen.mt.co.kr/article/G1110423561

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Dr. Frost feels, this is giving me.

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