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The star-crossed lovers of tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017

Well, if nothing else, I can certainly count on this show to bring plenty of pretty. We’ve got another short teaser out for tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance Bride of the Water God 2017, and it’s just as moody and beautiful as the first one. I’m really hoping the colors in these teasers make it into the actual show ‘cause they make these scenes look gorgeous.

There’s nothing in the teaser that reveals anything about the actual story, but we see Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) and Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) catching each other’s eye on either side of a fish tank, a la Romeo + Juliet. How Baz Lurhmann of you, Show. I half-expected “Kissing You” to come on, but the Ghibli-esque background music is lovely, too. Nam Joo-hyuk, who plays the titular water god, then goes, “I’ve waited a long time for you. My servant,” to which Shin Se-kyung replies, “My god.” *facepalm*

Okay. So, I get that her being his “servant” is part of the plot, but the moment he called her that in the teaser I felt like I got ice water thrown on me when I was happily enjoying the dreamy atmosphere. Maybe it was the presentation of it that threw me off, because it almost seems like his line was supposed to be swoony or romantic. Anyway, I’m willing to turn a blind eye because I adore fantasy dramas and it sounds like the supernatural world in Bride of the Water God is well thought-out and intricate with a deity hierarchy and everything, which I’m excited to learn more about. I also just want Im Joo-hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) back on my screen in a good drama.

Im Joo-hwan’s hotel CEO character will play the other human in the love pentagon that also consists of our two leads, and Gong Myung’s (Individualist Ji-young) wind god, and Krystal’s (She’s So Lovable) minor water deity character. That’s a lot of criss-crossed wires, but is it bad that I’m kind of looking forward to the angsty merry-go-round of longing stares that’s bound to happen?

Bride of the Water God 2017 will premiere on July 3 in the Monday-Tuesday slot, after currently airing Circle ends its run.

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ONE MORE MONTH! Cant wait for Nam Joo Hyuk to be back on my screen although i do have doubts about the acting of the leads. but he's just so goodlooking!

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Is it just me or I haven't really settled down in seeing NJH with another actress who's not LSK?

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I know, especially after the dating announcement. I was such a huge fan of weightlifting fairy and thought maybe this drama would lack the chemistry because she's not LSK.

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I agree, though I am really hoping those two have amazing chemistry just so Nam Joo Hyuk can prove my doubts about his acting wrong once and for all. Weightlifting Fairy was amazing and he did amazing, but I've always had a nagging worry it was just because of his chemistry with LSK. With this drama, hopefully I'll be able to officially add him on my list of actors I can rely on to always put on a wonderful performance. Maybe I'll just rewatch weightlifting fairy again though in the mean time. Their chemistry is no joke. Adorable couple.

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I'm sorry, but this looks GOOD.

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Who down voted you? How dare they? 😂

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I was a bit disappointed by the choice of words in the teaser but the romeo and Juliet vibe made up for it. Hope this will be good.

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Yes, I got this feeling as well. However, if the Korean language version of it might be better than the translated English one, who knows?

Just to confess, I almost laughed when I heard the female lead's voice. Somehow I think I expected her voice to be more goddess-like. It's not her fault though.. just I think the teaser would have been much better with another kind of voice.

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As a native korean speaker... It sounds just as weird in korean lol. "Jong" literally means servant/slave and doesn't have any positive connotations.

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Wow thanks for the clarification. How nice to know that there are native Korean beanies here so they can answer some of your Korean-related questions. And Ahem.. if Jong doesn't have any positive connotation.. well.. how can I put this.. this teaser gives a strange vibe indeed, perhaps? :P

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Hope July comes fast

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This drama starts on my birthday! I will take that as a promising sign?

I am nervous about the modern take on this adaption ... I just don't know how this story will flow. I guess only time will tell! I used to read this manhwa when I was still in school. If it's anything like the original, I'll have to keep in mind to brace myself for the melodrama. I'm also expecting that the nobile idiocy rating will be off the charts for this one heh ... oh dear!

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I was thinking the same exact thing about the noble idiocy. Hopefully that just leads to a lot of angst ridden, sexy, wanting stares from Nam Joo Hyuk.

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This is so cheesy...

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lol i'm going to cry laughing if this drama ends up saving tvn's ratings slump.

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They changed the story to Goblin Lite for a reason...

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I can't see it tbh but stranger things have happened lol! The writer and PD are solid, it's whether the cast will deliver or not.

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Weirdly enough I think it will...it is by Misaeng's writer so if he/she works her magic...then we would get a masterpiece from this cringy show with not-so-talented leads

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Is it just me, or does Nam Joo Hyuk's hair look weird in this?? His head looks like a question mark which just *gasp* why???

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The back's too long... it's approaching a mullet.

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LOL

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looool

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Haha, exactly. In the first teaser something definitely felt off, and in this one I finally noticed it. Why, Nam Joo-hyuk? Whyyyyy????

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well more like: "why director, writer, wardorbe team?!" remember that the actors have no choice in what they wear ;)

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They have some say in their hair though.

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Maybe it helps the transitioning into sageuk-style hair down the line? 😜

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Yes!!!! I'm glad someone else said this. Its wayyyyy too long at the back. I kepp thinking of John Travolta.

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am I even weirder to like this weird style? 😅*lowkey wishes that ya'll would say no*

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hahah! Even though I am not into this hairstyle, I can totally sympathize with liking weird hair. I loved Lee Min Ho's weird curly hair in Boys over Flowers for some reason that I still don't understand today! Lol

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Can't really imagine a Water God without long hair. I have no idea why.

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Hahaha imagining a water god with Yoo Ah In's Chicago Typewriter hair . . . so wrong 🤣!

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I noticed that too but anyways he's still my handsome oppa😊

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Love the music, love the pretty, love Nam Joo Hyuk! Well built fantasy worlds always intrigue me, but I HATE love triangles, so I sure hope they make this love pentagon thing bearable.

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This spells crack drama for me.

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LOL you had me at your facepalm.

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Hahah me too

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Lol, cringe.

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This is going to be either really good or really bad😬. Please be good I need romance with fantasy element to be my W of the year.

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This teaser screamed ROMEO AND JULIET to me. It is exactly the same as the Leonardio DiCaprio and Claire Danes version which did not impress me. Don't get me wrong though, I am still looking forward to watching This!

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There a lot of things going through my mind right now:
- such a pretty teaser.
- the dialogue was funny and unpredictable so i liked it. I am hoping a lot of antics between a god and a reluctant servant. I am sure our heroin will try her best to get out of this situation.
- i am concerned about the whole pentagon thing. I am not a fan of such complicated relation ships. Last time i watched such a drama was reply 1988 and my heart is till scarred from SLS.
- am i the only one who thinks this hairstyle doeasnt suit nam joo hyuk? May be thats just me i am not a huge fan of long hair on any man :/ i hope it grows on me i really wish to enjoy this drama.

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Well, I kind of watched this without the subs and thought it was pretty swoony. But now that I know what he ACTUALLY said, well; I concur @tipsymocha ! *FACEPALM*

Also; was it me or did Nam Joo Hyuk was actually better in this snippet than SSK? :D

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Same! I watched it without any subs initially and now 🙈!!
Also I might be biased but NJH does seem to be working for me, in this teaser.

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You are not alone. I am not feeling anything from SSK. Is she even looking at him?

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I keep imagining what if it's Lee soo hyuk standing on the other side of the fish tank :/

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OMG, Lee Soo-hyuk is bae. I need him back in a drama soon.

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Agree with Lee soo Hyuk he has that Godly aura in him and his eyes can act.. I love actors who are good with eye acting and can deliver a scene just by their eyes.

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Oh, and now that you mention him I feel like Lee Soo-hyuk would have been a better fit for Habaek than Nam Joo-hyuk. I mean if they're going to cast model turned actors whose acting isn't exactly stellar, Lee Soo-hyuk would have been better. He even has the aura of otherworldly godliness.

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Yes, he was the only good thing in Scholar Who Walks...so ethereal when done up right.

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Emm....I beg to differ. Lee Jun Ki is phenomenal in Scholar despite drama itself is underwhelming. In fact, most of the casts are great, only that the writing was a disaster.

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Yes he will!!! He has the face that screams : IM A GOD!!!

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We had in fact mentioned his name numerous times here during the casting news, but no one is listening 😥

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Can you imagine if it was him as Habaek and Kim So-eun as So-ah? I mean I love Shin Se-kyung so much, but with Lee Soo-hyuk and Kim So-eun we're basically guaranteed that there will be fiery, explosive chemistry.

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Oh my God! The dream.
There would have been actual fire works.
I have been dying to see LSH and KSE together after SWWTN.

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This is my new drama dream right there!! Please please happen!

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Cringing soo hard at the cheesy lines...aaarrggghhh!

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The pretty is blinding. Maybe even blinding enough that I'll ignore the flaws *crossing fingers*

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Ooh, this is really really really....hmm dreamy. Look at his gaze. Who wouldnt swoon?????

I expect this to be a bit old fashion, you know, where men are in control and everything, which is not always bad if all the woman isnt completely timid. We might see some mutiny going on. But I'll keep my hope down coz Shin Se-Kyung always play the type of women that annoy me.

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Did you watch her in Six Flying Dragons?

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I'm fans of shin se kyung, and I admit her acting is so great in Six Flying Dragons. She improved a lot since the girl who sees smells (IMHO)

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Six Flying Dragons was hee first performance that I watched, I enjoyed her there largely because Boon-yi is such an amazing character and her chemistry with Yoo Ah-in is unbelievable then. While I was waiting for new episodes of SFD, I went and watched Fashion King and honestly I didn't think she was that awful. I wanted to watch Girl Who Sees Smells but I can't stomach watching Park Yoochun be all lovey-dovey so I didn't.

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@EkLadhki
No, I havent got a chance to watch that, but started to think I should. Thanks.

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I know, same here. I find it kind of swoony that he is going to be all powerful and maybe bossy around her. Never thought of this angle of the story until I watched this teaser, but I´m digging it. Don´t quite get why some people don´t like it: this is a fantasy drama, he is supposed to be a powerful god facing a mortal, so of course he would say things like that, their relationship is not exactly symmetric, at least at the beginning, until he falls for her...which I assume will happen and we will get tons of swoony moments. I´m getting optimistic about the romance here 😁 ...and let´s not forget how incredibly handsome Nam Joo Hyuk looks. ❤️
Counting the days for this to start.

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I truly really hope that this drama would be as addictive as the manga. With all the dreamy beauties shown in teaser 1 and 2, my expectation is high. *finger-crossed*

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when he said "servant," i only could think of "slave" because in modern korea, you don't use that word straight into person's face. when you hear using that word to call somebody else, it's in historical kdrama where master calls the slave.

i understand that this is historical manhwa getting modern au still with whole this hierarchy system, nonetheless i felt so uncomfortable hearing him call her using that word.

truthfully, i don't know anything about original manhwa, but couldn't he have just called him either my woman or my bride?

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In the manhwa she's always called his bride.

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That would've been so much better and sweeter...

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romeo and juliet's aquarium scene..

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HAHAHA what a mood killer, that line! The background music choice is interesting. It's what I noticed first even in the first teaser.

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Dear Drama, please be good

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I click the video first and.. Sooooo Romeo + Juliet 1996 !!!!

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Just here to say that the scene with the aquarium reminded me of Romeo and Juliet. Like...really drama? Wasn't there a better way of portraying this scene?

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Well, you can't deny that it's very ... watery.

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NJH looks more prince-like here than he ever did in ML, so I'm happy with that.

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That hair tho >____>

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I agree with tipsymocha, I really love the color grading of the teaser and it's dreamy-like atmosphere and hope some of it makes it to the show~

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Wow it looks so pretty!! I loved reading the manhwa so I'm excited to see how it translates to the small screen. Can't wait to have Nam Joo Hyuk back, it feels like so long since Weightlifting Fairy!!

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I like the first teaser more than the second one. This one sort of reminded me of Legend of The Blue Sea (though it made sense, since Habaek is a water god). I sort of prefer them to meet on the stream or waterfall. There is sth about an aquarium that is restrained, dead, or not so god-like, tbh. Is it because he is supposed to be a restrained god? :D

Will they release another teaser(s), or trailer, perhaps? I hope they cover other casts as well!

Tbh, I was skeptical about this drama being set in modern time, but then again, it would be fair to say that unless we have watched the first few eps, we wouldn't really know if a drama is good.

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When the real manhwa comes to a drama like this, i feel skeptical because i think the production team would cut some points from the originals. I already fans of Habaek&Soah in the manhwa and when i realize this drama doesn't have child actors in it, just because in the manhwa habaek was cursed to become a child (in a day) and also an adult (at night). So, i feel unsure but I will just see how it keep going ....

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The teaser.... So pretty

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Lol! Your *face-palm* comment was hilarious!!!!

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NJK looks dreamy and wish SSK showed a bit more smile or something than being pretty like a statue.

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thats one of the biggest reason i dont like SSK...

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Is it just me or NJH's eyes looks empty to me? and it seems it really can't deliver that longing stares needed? don't get me wrong though coz i do love him in WFKBJ.
sorry this is just my observation hope i don't offend his fans here.

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First time i felt like that then i watched again& again. Then i felt his eyes are full of love but SSK doesnt look like she is looking at another person. Or they just took them separately without another person being behind the glass and fixed them together. idk.

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I say this as a huge fan of Shin Se-kyung, but her eyes always look empty like that, except when she's smiling at which point they light up like the sun.

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i know the manga, i hope they can act up to it .... i still love it and im really excited to see it a a korean drama but i hope the witers dont mess to much with it. im quite disappointed with the lead actress...she isnt bad but i could only stand to watch one project with her in it to the end.. i dont know

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This reminds me of Goblin for some reason haha anyway I hope it does just as well! Something tells me this will be more of a serious drama than Goblin is, though. Nam Joo Hyuk will be amazing if he pulls this off, I'm not too sure he can but I hope I am surprised!

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I love hot messes so I'm officially going to watch this for a good cackle.

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Same like the K-netz, my pick for Habaek is Lee Jun Ki though he is no longer that young to be competing for a role with Nam Joo Hyuk.

Second in my list is Lee Soo Hyuk.

As for Nam Joo Hyuk and based on the teaser alone, he does not embodies that godly aura and handsome as he is, he does not own that god-like features unlike the two Lee(s) mentioned above. LJK and LSH not only have that mythical facial features, they also possess the charisma and charm down to the alluring voice.

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It's definitely pretty but I am still so unsure.

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I have to give the director credit. Who knew that two people could look that beautiful shot through a tank of fish?

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Well, they sure do look pretty.

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I also was thrown off but the, "my servant," line. No matter how I tried to work it in my head, I just couldn't get that line to come off romantic, even with it being in Nam Joo Hyuk's voice. Still excited for this drama, no matter how many warning bells are going off in my head about it. As everyone else is saying, at least it will be filled with pretty.

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For once I'm glad I couldn't understand Korean so I didn't get what he was saying at first, what a mood ruiner hahah Thanks @tipsymocha writing down what all of us would've done if we understood it.

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I like water' am seeing😂😂😂
Just came to my mind and wanted to share😊🙈 but anyways i really like the drama and the teaser wasn't that bad.

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Waiting for this!! So much pretty plus Joohyukie and Gong Myung back on my screen. ^^

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" the titular water god, then goes, “I’ve waited a long time for you. My servant,” to which Shin Se-kyung replies, “My god.” *facepalm* "...... ahhahahahahaaaaaa lol XD I don't think they intend for a romance tone here, I think they want to show the water god's arrogance, that is how it seems to be; I've known all that from my excessive manga reading experience lol. What I don't understand is Se-kyung's reply, WHO SAYS SUCH CLICHE LINES?! I got the creeps. *shivers*
But I'll still watch, for the beautiful scenes.

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