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Man to Man teases bromantic wrist-grabs and slo-mo runs

Hee, now I’m looking forward to Man to Man most of all in the new drama lineup. The latest teaser for JTBC’s new spy bromance drama starring Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War) is the best one yet. It features a classic rom-com slow-motion run with Park Hae-jin leading Park Sung-woong away by the wrist like a swoony hero, and I swear that Park Sung-woong looks a little smitten in the moment.

The action comedy stars Park Hae-jin as a ghost agent who specializes in undercover work where he takes on a new persona for each mission and disappears without a trace. The story begins as he takes on a peculiar mission where he has to go undercover as a bodyguard to an actor. Park Sung-woong plays the top Hallyu star who made a name for himself playing badass villains, and Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong) is his biggest fan who turned her love for oppa into a legitimate career when she became his manager.

The new teaser opens inside Park Sung-woong’s celebrity van, where he complains to his driver about being late to his shoot because of all the traffic. New bodyguard Park Hae-jin says there’s another way and suddenly gets out of the car in the middle of the highway. Park Sung-woong: “Is he quitting three and a half hours after he started the job?” But the van door opens and Park Hae-jin wrist-grabs him out to street and says, “Just trust me. I won’t make you late,” and starts running with Park Sung-woong in tow.

From the staff car behind them, Kim Min-jung just sees the new bodyguard kidnapping her oppa and gives chase, screaming, “Oppa! Where are you going?! Opppppaaaaaaaa~!” But then it gets really hilarious as the men run in slow-motion and Park Hae-jin looks back at Park Sung-woong with a little smile, like they’re suddenly in a rom-com. My favorite touch: Park Sung-woong’s flower pajamas and flip-flops. Park Hae-jin gets them onto the subway just in time, still wrist-in-hand, and adds a jaunty little wave to taunt Kim Min-jung who’s been left behind.

The second segment of the teaser introduces our three main characters. Park Hae-jin says he’s a ghost agent and calls himself “a nameless shadow.” Park Sung-woong is the “bad guy Hallyu star,” and Kim Min-jung is the “zenith of fandom” manager who praises the new bodyguard on his chemistry with oppa, heh. But by the end things take a darker turn with a real kidnapping, and she says, “There’s something strange about that bodyguard. I have a bad feeling.” Park Hae-jin says to someone, “No matter who you are, you’re going to die by my hand.”

I have a better feel for the show’s tone and its sense of humor from the recent teasers, and it’s getting pretty hard not to get my expectations up for all the secret identity hijinks and bromantic chemistry to come!

Man to Man follows Strong Woman Do Bong-soon on Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 21.

Via JTBC

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bwahaha smells like another crack to fill my weekends

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This drama looks funny and interesting. I think I will give the first two episodes a try to see if it can be my crack drama after DBS.

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I am so conflicted. On the one hand I don't want DBS to end, because I lovee CEO MH. On the other hand, when PHJ gives that sidelong look and that half-smile, i dies...

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I'm keeping my expectations small but if it keeps getting stronger, I'll have to call it Bong-soon.

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does it have a lanky drama queen named ahn minhyuk hanging onto its tail?

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See I'm hoping it WON'T pull a Bong-soon and give me a whiplash juggling between light comedy and dark thriller.

Spare me the gratuitous violence and bring on the bodyguard hijinks!

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If this drama is bong-sooned, the guys will soon be bonding over huge bottles of poop wine.

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I laughed my head off at the slow-mo run, and the look in PSW's eyes as he glances at PHJ, like he's falling in love hahaha...and the last part there, shes kidnapped and crying and she has this hurt look in her eyes, I think PHJ's the kidnapper.

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stop releasing teasers jtbc...
I'm trying to keep my excitement in check and you making it harder~
park hae jin looks so darn good in suit... *oppa~*

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yeay, another a must watch drama, feel empty after goblin
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True lol, even the current jtbc's drama are no fun, so boring & childish lol.

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yah, totally agree with u. SWDBS was fun in the beginning but now boring. Hope Man to man is not childish.

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LOL i got goosebumps during the slowmo ?? kekeke

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Omo omo PHJ in a suit lookin fine is blowin my mind!

That slow-mo wrist-grab run was everything. Please don't let me down drama!

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Am I the only one who couldn't keep my eyes off his chest in that shirt?

Tell me I'm not the only one.

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No, you're not the only one.

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Definelly not the only one

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Omg! Ur killing me park hae jin!

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Park hae jin!!!!
Dibs on having a slo mo run with park hae jin!
Dibs on having myself kidnapped by park hae jin!
Yeah, basically dibs on everything that has anything to do with park hae jin!!!!??????

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This looks great..Cannot wait for SWDBS to end so I can get to watch this drama soon ??

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This looks a bit too cheesy/fanservice-y (though its not a term,but you get the gist). PHJ looks too thin.

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Although I cannot wait to watch this drama, but I hope jTBC wont keep producing fanservice drama only. This one looks like it will be one, and the current SWDBS also is more on fanservice.I hope Kim Hee Sun /Kim Sun Ah drama will be good.

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Agreed. Too much of anything is not good.

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SWDBS = 25% Romance (It's cute though), 35% SNL borderline offensive comedy & gangster shenanigans, 20% Characters with no common sense & 20% Actual Plot

I'm seriously hoping they'll wrap up this drama nicely.

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Women of Dignity will be written by Strong Woman's writer. I wouldn't pin my hopes on that one.

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But I kinda liked her previous drama My Beloved Eun Dong. I just hope Woman of Dignity actually has more plot especially with veterans like Kim Hee Sun and Kim Sun Ah as the main leads.

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I haven't watched Eun-dong, but Strong Woman is just so shoddily written, this writer has landed on my shit list.

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This drama looks so interesting!! Love the whole rom-com mockery. XD

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I'm excited despite myself. It looks so good and i love the cast. But I was so disappointed in strong woman do bong soon that I'm worried this will be the same. I used to have faith in jtbc but not anymore... ?

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I'm still in disbelief we are getting this partnership haha, let's hope it's all worth it.

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Not sure I'm feeling the female character so far. A crazed fangirl going "oppa! oppa!" left and right who's also a damsel in distress doesn't really make the best first impression on me.

And on the whole I was much more interested when the show was promoted as a sleek mystery thriller, and while I'm sure we'll still get plenty of that, I hope the tonal shifts won't be too jarring.

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Yeah, what's up with every woman having to become a damsel in distress. It's the male actor who supposedly needs a body guard, but of course it's the female agent who has to be rescued.

I even recall two dramas where female bodyguards got kidnapped and had to be rescued by the people they were supposed to be protecting.

Come on writers, give us something new...

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I'm glad Choi Jin-Hyuk is back. He is really right on top of his game in this role.

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hilarious!! i'm in.

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This is the drama I'm most looking forward to.

Butttt, I need to stop reading posts about this. My enthusiasm grows each time and I am worried I will be let down with how excited I am getting. So no more Man to Man articles for me!

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I am just wondering will PHJ's character fall in love with KMJ's character

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So looking forward to this drama. Sadly, so far no indication of license from either DramaFever or Viki. Please send license request forms.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuXiW1XwtSRt0H_ehdDMABJYJNQWA1xj78ni06l4m_OG-ZHg/viewform

https://vikiinc.wufoo.com/forms/title-request-form/

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It looked like the bodyguard was twisting the action star's wrist when they got on the subway. And I think action star was in pain, he was grimacing out the window

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bwahahaha, just see the pics and make me laugh :-D

PHJ is just so handsome and i will surely cant wait this drama

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Oh drama, please deliver now that you've given me such trailer. Please, please be good.

Did anyone notice that PHJ even had a slight smile on during the slow-mo? The smile is the one we usually see reserved towards female lead XD

Now I know why they give the female lead such plain hair cut. She is actually not part of the OTP, the actual OTP is the bodyguard and the actor ;-)

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