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Stranger danger and high kicks on the set of Suspicious Partner

We have two new sets of stills for SBS’s new rom-com Suspicious Partner: the first promotional, and the other from first day shoots. Early in the morning on April 12, the main actors were out campaigning for their drama, literally. Ji Chang-wook (The K2), Nam Ji-hyun (Shopping King Louis), Choi Tae-joon (Missing 9), and Hello Venus idol Nara were personally asking for the people’s support in Yeouido, right smack in front of the Korean National Assembly.

With a bit of promotional flair, they decked out a pink campaign bus and booth covered in banners for their drama. The campaign slogans read “It’s Suspicious!” “Amazingly suspicious and insanely lovely!” and (the very on-point) “Your viewership affects the drama!” Ji Chang-wook told the crowd, “On May 10, 2017, the history of dramas in the Republic of Korea will be forever changed when new drama Suspicious Partner airs.”

Then they broke out in song and dance, La La Land style. It looks like the production team is drawing a cue from the real-life presidential elections happening in South Korea right now and turning it into promotional material for their drama. Way to be topical, Suspicious Partner.

In the drama, which is set in the world of prosecutors and the judiciary system, Ji Chang-wook plays untouchable, smart, and sexy prosecutor, Noh Gi-wook. Nam Ji-hyun plays Eun Bong-hee, an energetic Judicial Research and Training Institute trainee who is more than capable of defending herself as a former Korean Taekwondo representative. The two both experience a mysterious incident, and end up falling in love.

The second set of stills features a creepy man approaching Nam Ji-hyun, whose character is exercising in the park when a man in a raincoat (played by Park Sung-geun) suddenly approaches her. He starts taking off his clothing one article at a time and creepily says, “Is this the first time you’ve seen something like this?” She is startled at first, but then busts out her elite Taekwondo skills and yells, “Get out of here, you pervert!” This woman needs no rescuing.

Both sets of stills are good representations of the fun and eerie vibe that writer Kwon Ki-young (I Remember You, All About My Romance, and Protect the Boss) is so good at portraying. I’m still trying to figure out how she got me to cover my eyes in fright, laugh hysterically, and love a serial killer in I Remember You. Her writing, paired with the directing of PD Park Sun-ho (assistant director on Legend of the Blue Sea and Jackpot), has the potential to turn out a gorgeous drama filled with unexpected twists and turns along the way. Sign me up!

Suspicious Partner will begin airing on May 10, following Saimdang, Light’s Diary.

Via DongA, Newsen, Chosun

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Lol, I'd love to see this type of thing in person. I can't even imagine it.

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SAME! I wish they'll release a video or something.

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I want the video too because of the second picture.

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Me too! I am jealous of all the people who might have passed by when they were doing this promotion. In addition to being able to see ji chang wook and nam ji hyun in skin, it would have been super entertaining to watch!

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Buahaha. Ji Chang Wook sporting a pink bow tie and posing in front of the pink background is the best thing I've seen in a long time. The whole cast/staff looks bright and ready. The writer is A+++++

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I swear Ji Chang-wook looks great in anything. 🙈

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Totally agree with you girl! He is just purrfect!

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he looks better with nothing on!

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Ooooh, the drama just keeps looking more colourful and wackier by the second. I love it! Also I kind of hope Nam Ji Hyun's Bong Hee tosses the pervert's words back in his face. So after she's sufficiently beaten him within an inch of his life, she stoops down, pokes him in the forehead with her index finger and smiles all aegyo charm as she asks him "is this the first time you've seen something like this?"

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With a cool slick look right out of a Bond Movie she will then casually brushes back her hair, dusts herself off, and walk away like a bawse...I like simple things...

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Yass that would be amazing!

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I think my new favorite thing is Ji Chang Wook in that pink bowtie. All that pink indicates a different drama concept than I originally thought, but hey, I'm up for anything with this writer and those actors (at least, up for anything until I can see the teasers and judge it by those).

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Yesss, I love him in that bowtie. There's a lot of thrillers set in the prosecuting world lately so I definitely find it refreshing that this one isn't taking itself too seriously.

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Likewise here, I want to see a not-so-serious prosecutor. Been so heavy with the past SBS drama Defendant and now Whisper team of prosecutors/laywers. Jichangwook is uber cool and sexy and handsome. Cant wait for this drama. And NJH is such a darling!

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What a fun picture of the cast.
The pink bow tie is too adorable for words! 😍

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It looks... colorful! And funny as well as bright. I'm more and more interested.. I hope the characters will be original :)

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That pink bowtie is insanely adorable on Ji Chang-wook. Nam Ji-hyun looks sweet, too! If this is the vibe of the show, I'm down. Not that I wasn't already down. But that pink bowtie!

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The anticipation is killing me!!... I'm soo excited for this drama! I never knew I needed a JCW wearing a hot pink bowtie in my life!

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Ohhh my, that is one national assembly meeting I would not want to be present it...how awkward!

So excited for this though...

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I only watched Protect The Boss and dropped I Remember You. I love PTB so much and Ji Sung is really cute in it paired with Choi Kang Hee. I only watched like the first few eps of IRY. Though I heard many good things about IRY, idk I never really into the drama.

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I loved Hello Monster so much that i marathoned it twice.
So ithink this one will be great for me. I mean i love the leads;)

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Hello Monster really got going after episode 6 imo. The first one or two episodes were still a little shaky but boy did it up the ante after that.

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Alright folks, thanks for the recommendation. Probably I'll start watching IRY again when I have free time.

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The BTS is even more adorable.. Hahaha it's one heck of cuteness! I think they take a cue from MDBC team who danced Bombastic for a promotional teaser. Who knows Suspicious Partner may be the latest underdog-turns-winner since the competition is fierce (Ruler: Master of the Mask vs Suspicious Partner vs Seven Days Queen).

If you wanna see some more adorable dance...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSxCK_Ogtho/?taken-by=gem_0818

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Omg that is such a cute video! Loved how the actors were shyly dancing to the song hahaha

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Lmao, everyone except Ji Chang Wook who couldn't wait apparently. XD

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Exactly. Look at how he bounded to the front at the end of the video.

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And then the song stopped hahaha.
Among his fans, he's well-known as dancing-machine, he's always eager to show his moves, although sometimes it's awkward to watch.

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Yess!! I actually watched him in a musical in Korea and he is pretty good at dancing! (like excitedly good - if you know what I mean) :P

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Whoa thank you for this video!
@kanzcech

Was it just me, or yet somehow it reminds me of Bo Gum's promotional video for Moonlight? Was it even the same song ...?

I hope Ji Chang Wook's next drama will be much better than his last one. I had dropped it midway because it was getting absurd (imho).

Counting days to May 10th now 😊😊

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😪 sorry ... I missed it that you already mentioned about Bo Gum's video.

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OMG Ji Chang Wook jumping out of nowhere at the end hahahaha

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LMAO!!! Such a cutieee.. thanks for sharing

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I Remember You Writer + Ji Chang Wook + Nam Ji Hyun?

Excited!! Hope the 'mystery' is as compelling as I remember you :D

Also, I must say the idea of promoting using a campaign bus is so cute!! (Like Ji Chang Wook in a bowtie)

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Hopefully it will be the perfect trifecta of talent. This looks cery promising!!

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Okay, it positively piqued my interest now. *Add Suspicious Partner to my ever growing to-watch list*

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Bok-shil got a new job!!!!

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Come to think of it, this production can call for a perfect SIG cameo, if only he wasn't recovering for his military service. 😢

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I love your name Mango juice. and agreed.

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Thank you! 😊

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So true!

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omg that's gonna be awesome...SIG as a former co-star of NJH and a friend to JCW! please dramagods here our wish!

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And the writer's last drama was I Remember You, which starred SIG.

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I don't why but I was expecting this to be a bit more serious and mysterious? Maybe because I need something heavy or meatier on my drama plate. Well, it is just the first few teasers though. But still, the drama is looking cuter as we get to know more about it and I just don't know how to handle that.

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Same here! We haven't heard much about the serial killer plot point since the earlier news of the show and this latest promo makes it look like a very cute, inoffensive rom-com. It looks more as if they're promoting something like Shopping King Louie Season 2. I'm really wondering whether I should adjust my expectations for this or not. Then again, the I Remember You promos didn't exactly scream "heavy-on-the-serial-killer psychology" either and we know how that one turned out, so knowing it's the same writer makes me hopeful for a more serious and creepy backbone underneath the rom-com trappings.

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Lol! This looks fun!

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It looks more fun than I thought. I am really looking forward to it.

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Now knowing why they were doing this makes me so happy. I hope it's a nice blend of light comedy and romance and some dark serial killer moments as well. I hope both Ji Chang-Wook and Nam Ji-Hyun show off their skills well.

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Ji Chang Wook is looking sexy as always and it feels like Nam Ji Hyun's beauty has amplified since SKL. I'm so excited
for this drama to air. 😄

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Drama....you've got my attention.

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JCW! I have high hopes for this drama.

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I see the production team using JCW's musical theatre background for the promos, it's cute. I really hope this drama is as good as it seems! Nam Ji-Hyun and Ji Chang-wook are two of some of my favourite actors and I want them to succeed.

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What a cute cast and production ! I hope cutie Nam Ji Hyun will get more recognized with this role.

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I'm excited to see this show. I love both JCW and NJH!!

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God, I love Nam Ji-hyun so much. Everything I've seen of her so far, I have loved.

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I'll vote Ji Chang-wook for president any day. President of cuteness.

I have very high hopes or this show! Love the main couple and writer.

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Nice. Wonder if there is a video about this already. NJH looks nice. I was hoping she would look more sophisticated but not too much since she is still rookie.

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She have more years in acting than Ji Chang Wook.

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Yes, I meant her character is supposed to be a rookie lawyer. :)

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La la land style woot woot

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What a zippy and creative way to promote the drama! I wish I was there to see it! So excited for this 😍

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Finally! Ji Chang wook on a rom-com!
Can't wait for this drama to start! :)

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This drama "may" have bigger ratings than Ruler master of the mask, we all saw what happened last year moon lovers vs moonlight a pre produced vs live shooting..

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Oh, but ruler is not pre produced drama 😔

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Whoohoo.. pink bowtie...and dance moves...😆

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THE PINK2

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Their campaign looks so cute and everyone seems like they're having so much fun.

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I'm sure this rom-com drama will be a sought after drama and will be a hit from all walks of life

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You know who else I can't wait to see in this show? Dong-ha (Myung suk from Chief Kim)

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I had to look at the thumbnail multiple times before I was sure that this is really Ji Chang Wook. I thought it was some web drama and the actor just kinda look like JCW. Way to change your character Healer-ya~ (i Did not finish K2 lol)

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i was afraid at first that it is actually a scene from the drama. all that pink is no good, specially when JCW is more appealing when he is more serious. but i'm game for more lose and funny (not too pinky pls.) JCW.

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Wow, this looks fun. I loved Protect the Boss, while All About My Romance fell flat for me, so hopefully the writer can recapture the charm of the former.

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That is awesome. I can't wait for this drama!

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Ohmigid! JCW-oppa! I'm melting right now from all this cuteness!

Oppa, ur really bad for my heart but vitamins to my eyes! Lol!

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OMG such a cute idea! Props to the promo team.

Love how fresh everyone looks here.

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OMG. Yasss!!! Wait, May 10? So the same day of Ruler? Hmmkay, two new shows to look foward to. Heh. I can't wait for Ji Chang Wook to finally be in a rom-com. Nam Ji Hyun is looking good... I can feel the chemistrt already.. CAN'T WAIT!!!

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I love everything about this post! I didn't catch K2 but think its time for me to get some Ji Chang-Wook in my life.

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I'm quite excited for this, I hope Ji Chang Wook will have a different character in this drama,. I mean his good in action but why not try to be funny and romantic as well..

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I'd watch anything with Ji Chang-wook, so I don't even care at this point if it ends up being as tacky as I expect...

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Oh man am I happy for JCW-oppa! Finally he gets to shoot in the sunny day wearing a pink bowtie and getting the girl (and not getting beaten up in some dark alley!) He deserves some sun and fun before his enlistment! Hwaiting!

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