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Kimbap and charged looks on the set of Third-Rate My Way

KBS has released their first still for Third-Rate My Way and it kind of makes me want to do a “caption this” contest for the look they’re sharing on a bench with matching rolls of kimbap. Third-Rate My Way is a drama about the growing romance between two people who have third-rate lives, but still want to live life their way regardless of what others say.

Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) and Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun) play Go Dong-man and Choi Ae-ra who have been best friends since childhood. They argue and tease each other all the time, but if someone else insults one of them, they are quick to defend each other. They’re calling this relationship ssamantic, a hodgepodge of “third-rate,” “bickering,” and “romantic.” But we’re also told that their ssamantic relationship will cherry-blossom into a new romance. Aww, I love these types of shows.

The teaser photo isn’t much of a tease, but it does sort of illustrate their comfortable, argumentative relationship. To me it looks like Park Seo-joon just said something to Kim Ji-won and she’s about to snap right back at him. But they probably won’t stay mad at each other for long, because they’ve been doing this since childhood. I’m interested to see who falls for whom first. Will it be an Answer Me-type scenario where one person has liked the other for a while, or will it be more like The Producers or Bottom of the 9th With 2 Outs where everyone around them knew they were good for each other and they were the last to figure it out? Whatever the case, I am always a sucker for the storyline where one person realizes they love their best friend.

Below are a few photos taken behind the scenes during filming. I try to avoid behind the scenes shots while the drama is airing, mostly because I don’t want to get spoiled. However, I love to get little tidbits before the drama airs, and the one still of the leads isn’t nearly enough.

KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Third-Rate My Way is written by Im Sang-choon (Baek-hee Has Returned) and directed by Lee Na-jung (drama special Yeon-woo’s Summer and movie Line of Sight). It is produced by Fan Entertainment, which has released a number of hits including The Moon That Embraces the Sun, Kill Me Heal Me, and Doctors, and is expected to air in May.

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ALL GOOD LOOKING GUYS ARE MY OPPA!

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Is that you Ahn Yoona? :D

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Oh my god I'm such a sucker for these types of plot lines!!! It's always so adorable and it makes the romance even more special because they know each other so well already.

They look adorable together I can't wait for this pairing.

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Caption

Him: Hey, gimme your kimbap.
Her: Um, it's not my fault you ate yours already.

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Him: Hey, you're kinda pretty.
Her: Wtf gtfo.

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Him: You just farted, didn't you?
Her: Wtf, it wasn't me ok!?!

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That's exactly what went through my mind...???

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Ohh childhood friends to lover. In manga world childhood female friends rarely win the heart of hero and i hope there is no annoying third wheel is added to cause some friction among forever friends.

This also reminded me of a korean movie where guy loves the girl and girl also knows about it but not commits into the relationship and keeps on leading the guy That actor who was once a prince and then became a king

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Oh - I enjoyed "Baek-hee Has Returned" (4 eps) very much! Will watch for the writer and Park Seo Joon (of course).

Looking forward to it - looks like i will be busy this summer watching lots of k-dramas!

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I enjoyed BHHR too, it was light and funny.

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You made this kim-bap? Maybe you should take the convenience store sticker off the box first.

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Call me biased but why i feel so much chemistry in just one photo? lol anyway, I love their clothes, the background, especially their gaze.. my bet is on Seojoon character who harbors feeling for Jiwon, but ofc for some reason plays it off as friendship. Unlike Yoonjae in Reply1997 who realized much earlier that he'd felt for his best friend. At first i was little skeptical but now i'm growing more and more curious about this drama. It doesn't sound like usual 100% rom-com but has slice of life, coming of age problems. it's more realistic and relatable in a way and i'm looking forwards to it ^^

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Aww I didn't know this drama was going to use the friends-to-lovers trope! I already like both leads so I'm even more excited! ❤️

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I am so excited to see Park Seo Joon in a rom-com again, as a lead! I'm sure he can create the right chemistry with any actress and I missed his charming smile.... :)

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Oooh, I love the bickering, the strong female lead with the strong backbone and a clapback that would make other clapbacks proud that was in Baek Hee has returned. That drama, although a mini drama wormed its way into my heart and I'm eagerly looking forward to third rate my way, especially seeing that they're both from the same writer. Bring me my female leads that won't take any crap from anyone. Give me my male leads who argue with the female lead but will defend them to the ends of the earth and would pluck out the eyes of anyone who dares insult and disrespect them. So much amazing dramas coming our way in May. Obviously the "M" in May is for "Magical".

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He, my expectations just went sky high. Amen!

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Give me more??

Btw this drama will follow which drama? Perfect Wife? I forgot! They needs to give us more and more just like how 'Suspicious Partner'gave us?

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OK I was right it will follow Perfect Wife and starts on 8 May!

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I think we should wait a little longer because if I'm not mistaken, on 9 May there will be a presidential election. So this drama will be postponed one week of broadcast if there is no change again.

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i'm very excited for this one! Finally, I can see romance in a drama after a long time. I'm anticipating Ahn Jae Hong performance actually, after Reply 1988 and saw the trailer of his new movie with Lee Sun Kyun! Please be a good drama!

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I'm here for Jae Hong too! And the bickering friends to lovers trope as well. Hoping it will be a good one

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I enjoyed Baek-hee has Returned. So, hopefully the writer can pull off another enjoyable show.

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This totally fell under my radar, but I'm so happy to see Kim Ji Won back on screen! I hope this character does her justice, as she's such a versatile actor. Yay for leading lady role too!

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My thoughts exactly! So excited to see her in a lead role and with one of my faves, Park Seo Joon! Plus a rom-com. Too excited for this!

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The first still really reminds me of that one set of Lucky Romance teasers. I hope it turns out better than that.

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Are both the writer and director female?? I love the premise, friends turned lovers is my favourite set-up! Gah this OTP is going to be the cause of major nosebleeds; May can't come any sooner.

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Also, I feel like the perfect 'caption' would be Seungkwan's 'Are you kimbap-i kidding me?' Don't you think so @mango ?

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Oh so... so genius !! HAHA

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lol im happy to see the reference here ;)))

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FINALLY!! I'm so excited and can't wait to see their bickering friendship and them having each other's back when a third person try to insult one of them!! awwwww and HOW MUCH I MISSED PARK SEO JOON ON MY SMALL SCREAN!! ^__^

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I am waiting for this show!! PSJ and KJS are a winning combo!! My May is looking really good with everything that I wanna watch airing!! ?

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I can't be the only one who thinks they look like siblings in that top pic.

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YEY. KBS and Arirang are the only available Korean channels in Palau, so I am happy this will be on KBS <3 Love it that their respective most recent dramas are also KBS, too hehehehehe. #Excited

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Wait, did you say Friends to Lovers? I am so in now!

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Same, I was about to pass this show because I have quite a lot of shows on my plate for May—finishing up Bubblegum/ TLAHL, watching Weightlifting Fairy and Reply 1988, maybe Ruler: Master of the Mask (probably not a lot of shows by Beanie standards but considering I used to only watch 2-3 dramas a year.. ?).

Then suddenly they drop this friends to lovers news and I am SO tempted! What little rom-com elements I saw from PSJ in Hwarang I absolutely loved + I have KBS World on my TV, I have no excuse to not watch it :O

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But, but... no time. It's a solid excuse.

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Also, purple buddies!

I wonder why that seems to be the color I see in usernames most often. It might be because it's my favorite. But then I don't remember seeing many blue, green, pink, yellow etc.

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yessss, I think that all the time, people really call out purple in their names ??
Maybe second is blue?

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Friends to lovers...there goes the siren call! Yes, I'm done, I'm sold, I must watch. Hopefully it can go on the mantel with loves like those noted here ( and top 10 list) minus That Time I Loved You which made me love it less and less the more I watched. Conversely the source drama material TWdrama In Time With You became one of my all time fave TWdramas.

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I'm sold too, there's just something about such storylines that grip me. YASSSS In Time With You ❤❤❤ Li da ren is so much love.

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Li Da Ren + Chen You Qing = ❤ !!

That said, this show wasn't on my radar until I read "friends to lovers". Love love loved ITWY (Taiwan version) and Reply 1997! I hope this one turns out to be all sorts of cute, as well.

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In Time with You immediately came to mind. As well as the kdrama I really, truly hated.

Hopefully at least the fact that we have no source material to compare this to will help.

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Yet ANOTHER May drama to add to the waiting list... blimmen' heck Korean, I can't keep up with so many shows.

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This is not a lot of info, but I love this type of relationship (the only trope I like more is straight up enemies-to-lovers... clearly this says something about me lol) and I love Park Seo-joon even more! Haven't watched him in anything for a while; if the early reviews of this are favourable, I'm likely to pick up watching this show.

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I sort of forgot this drama until this post. I was very excited about it - still am - but I feel the thunder is definitely stolen by the wed-thu dramas. I hope they can amp up the promos, the premiere is coming up and I really want to see PSJ and KJW's chemistry in more than just a picture. Recent casting has been pretty darn on point. YSH-KSH, YWJ-PMY, JCW-NJH... so many pairings of equally talented actors. I hope the trend continues.

Between this and Ruler, my weekdays are already looking so bright!

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What are the first two pairs?

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Yoo Seung Ho/Kim So Hyun and Yeon Woo Jin/Park Min Young.

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MY FAVOURITE TYPE OF CLICHE. I am so ready.

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Please be good T___T Park Seo Joon needs a better comeback post-Hwarang. I need to get that drama off my brain and only a better drama that has Seo Joon in it can do it. I love that he's paired with Ji Won. Such an upgrade from Go Ara, no offense. Can't wait to see!!!!!

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Really looking forward to the month of May with all these drama goodies! Friends to lovers trope are definitely one of my faves.

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PSJ: WHAT?.....
KJW: Where's your mane of glory?....

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? My favourite caption so far! I'd say more mane of non-glory though, considering the awkward hairstyle the Hwarang stylists left him with in the second half-ish of the show ?

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The funniest interview clip I saw from Hwarang was the one where PSJ confessed that the reason his hair kept changing in Hwarang was that the stylists couldn't figure out what would look good on him. I am looking forward to seeing him in this kind of dynamic - he has such a fun, straightforward personality in real life and I hope they let that shine!

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I knowww the other Hwarang boys were like "OH that was the real reason we thought it was plot-related lol"

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hahahahaha, she's saying,
"You ASKED for that haircut?"

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Falling-for-childhood/best-friend, one of my favorite romance tropes. Awesome casting of Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won! I can already hear the bickering. And the loving afterward. <3

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I already love them both for this drama. And I also love the kind of romance they will have too, friendship to lovers~ such a wonderful foundation for an epic romance~
I'm rooting so much for this drama~ And IDK if it's just me being bias or it's really what others see, but the chemistry in just that photo is so great.

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Oh yes!! I love friends to lovers dramas!!

May dramas are looking so good!

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They're sooo cutee aww?? I hope this drama turn out to be good... please drama god ???

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I love friends-to-lovers storylines!! Hoping this will be good~~

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Only one picture and my heart flutters
KBS is not doing anything to promote this drama compared with other May upcoming dramas in all the channels
Premiere this month seem to be not really good timing due to presidential elections
So praying hard for the good ratings and well-written script from beginning to the end
It's Jiwonnie first leading role and i wish this drama successful to solify her leading status
And so happy that Seo Jun is her partner. The way he looks at her <3. I can tell who fall for who first.
Wishing that his luck is on his side this time after that drama should not be named.
Will a Park- Kim combo once again save KBS monday-tuesday timeslot from darkness?

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The way he looks at her <3. I can tell who fall for who first.

Lol you may be wrong, my bet is on her, she fall first .

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You might be right :)
Or it would even better if they both fall for each other for very long time without realising.

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Sadly, it's true that KBS does not promote this drama so much :( But I think it's also because they just started filming about a week ago?

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I also hope it's the reason that the promotion is lacking.
The premiere date is approaching however they haven't filmed much
The live shooting will be very tired
Wishing all the casts and staff stay healthy and happy filming for the next few months
Good ratings will bring them joy and energy.
Hope KBS give them more support

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Can't wait to see more Park Seo Joon! ? Too happy he's already served military time, so it's just projects upon projects upon projects forthis oppa ?

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This sounds more and more promising, adding it to the watch list! Friends to lovers tropes are really my cup of tea.

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I'm so excited for KJW's first lead role! Also, PSJ is <3
Not going to get ahead of myself, but I already love that look on her face. It spells badass ha!

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This kind of plot is one of my favorite! Another drama add to my plan to watch list!

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Daddy Seo Joon
I AM SO READY!!!

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"did you hear anything?" - "No." - "I heard a "thump!" Wasn´t that your hear?" - "No, I think someones´ ratings dropped."

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ugh i hope this is good! i'm a sucker for friendship -> lover dramas lol :X

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I am soooo excited for this! I've been waiting for Kim Jiwon to have her own drama for the longest time and it's finally happening! I've seen Oh My Venus and I enjoyed it a lot. Meanwhile, I haven't seen the writer's works but seeing the reviews of BHHR, I have high hopes that this drama will be good too. Jiwon is such a versatile actress and I hope she could showcase her skills in here. And maaan, who doesn't love Park Seojoon? I couldn't get myself to finish Hwarang (it's terrible #sorrynotsorry) but I'm currently watching Kill Me, Heal Me and I'm loving his performance so far. And did they say friends turned lovers??? I'm such a sucker for these kinds of love lines. I better get my heart ready for their chemistry. I'm obviously biased haha May, please come soon.

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I want to watch this. I need simply romance ♡ ?

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Is it sad that I knew the top 10 list would be featured?

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