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Brotherly love changes a hero’s fate in SBS’s While You Were Sleeping

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve found my OTP already, and Suzy (Uncontrollably Fond) isn’t the other half of it: SBS has recently released a teaser and stills for upcoming supernatural romance While You Were Sleeping that finally give us our first look at Shin Jae-ha (Wanted), who will play Lee Jong-seok’s (W–Two Worlds) younger brother, and the two siblings look like they have the most adorable bromance ever.

Previous stills of Lee Jong-seok have been predominantly of him in spiffy office attire, with nice dress shirts and neatly tied ties, but I rather prefer these recent ones of him with Shin Jae-ha in casual home clothes that seem to place comfort over aesthetic. Or at least, I hope that’s what he was going for, ‘cause that green velvet tracksuit… Questionable fashion choices aside, I’m already loving the brothers’ dynamic just from these shots, and in particular the one where Shin Jae-ha is holding a bag of chips close to his chest and trying to ward his brother off with his face. It’s a feeling I can strongly relate to.

Unfortunately, there’s no character poster for Shin Jae-ha, but we do get posters of Lee Sang-yub (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair), Go Sung-hee (My Beautiful Bride), and Jung Hae-in (The Lonely Shining Goblin), which are accompanied by a tagline that throws some light onto their characters. First, there’s Lee Sang-yub who plays a star defense attorney and former prosecutor: “Good results for both of us… that’s what you call a win-win.”

Go Sung-hee’s poster indicates that she’ll be that rare breed of dramaland prosecutor who actually believes what her robes stand for. The copy on hers reads, “Convicting and locking people up, no matter what? That’s not justice. That’s opportunism.” I’m slightly wary of Go Sung-hee as an actress, but I’m warming up to her character already. And last but not least, there’s Jung Hae-in, whose tagline says, “At this point, it’s not coincidence but fate.”

The latest teaser for While You Were Sleeping begins with the words, “I had a frightening dream.” The scene we saw in a previous trailer where Suzy is on the outer side of a rooftop railing replays, and she narrates, “I told you. There’s only you.” When she lets go this time, the teaser cuts to a separate incident that does end with the victim falling onto a parked car. This is the first of several accidents and crimes that are briefly shown sequentially, with Lee Jong-seok saying, almost ironically, that he’s a prosecutor who convicts criminals after the fact and is not responsible for whoever dies in her dreams.

Lee Sang-yub, whose character sounds morally ambiguous, assures someone that “the law might be slow, but I’m quick.” Uh oh, Shin Jae-ha is seen in the back of a police car, as his older brother struggles to reach him. The rookie prosecutor goes to Suzy asking for help, and she says, perhaps continuing her opening statement in this trailer, “Because you were able to prevent accidents that were supposed to happen.” The chyron reads that they must “change the flow of time,” as a calendar in the background goes in reverse. In voiceover, Suzy muses that time will flow differently, and he questions whether that change will be for better or worse.

I do really like how all the teasers are showing different sides of While You Were Sleeping: If the first two were more melo and rom-com, this third teaser introduces an action thriller aspect that I find consistent with some of writer Park Hye-ryun’s previous works (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice). Hopefully, her formula works its magic again for her newest show.

While You Were Sleeping premieres next week and will take over the Wednesday-Thursday slot from Reunited Worlds, which ended its run today. So close, and yet, still so far!

Via SBS, iMBC (1), iMBC (2), iMBC (3)

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well where can you sign me up for this ride?? and curiously the best LJS dramas IMHO are Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice... so I am hoping for a third helping of awesome with this drama!

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Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice were both splendid dramas! Definitely among his best works, I agree.

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Agree! I'll add School 2013 as well, so toching and poignant!

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*touching

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I love those dramas !!! They have an immovable place in my heart.

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I will watch this drama just for Lee jong seok alone. He always get the best drama, or at least watchable enough for me. My least favorite ljs drama actually is Pinocchio. Oh, and for few seconds I forgot there was Dr. Stranger. But it's too awful so I didn't bother to finish it 😂.
My most favorite are W and School 2013.

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My most favorite LJS drama is W (actually, my most favorite drama, period), followed by a tie between IHYV and Pinocchio. Oh, and I love School 2013, too! So yeah. I guess I know how all my Wednesday and Thursday nights are going to be spent...

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LOL! I was JUST thinking, "Ooh, is that a green velvet tracksuit he has on? Nice," and then I read @tipsymocha's next line: ‘cause that green velvet tracksuit… Questionable fashion choices aside. Hehe, to each their own, right? Anyways, that first line got me, too: I don’t know about you all, but I’ve found my OTP already, and Suzy (Uncontrollably Fond) isn’t the other half of it.

I'm not anxiously waiting and anticipating this drama, but I'll most likely check it out next week.

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Well, it's not a hand-stitched sequined Italian tracksuit, but velvet's pretty good too, I guess.

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LMFAO, I love how you don't even have to explain what you mean cuz everyone just gets it :DD

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It's iconic after all 😁

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Classic

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Well hell. Yet again I'm more happy for the guys and completely uninterested in the girl.
Really hope the writer pulls a IHYV and makes Suzy's character interesting, cause so far she seems like *insert typical female lead* + *insert superpower* 😡😴😴
Anyway I am happy + sad that LSY is the second lead cause the guy has been my fave second lead since Nice Guy (and no, Moon Chae Won did not deserve him, so I was very much not rooting for them to be together) , but at the same time I've missed him.

Please give us a good drama and great bromance Dear writer.
And take care with the romance, we actually want to root for them, not say "So, they met, they fell and magic happens". I hate those cases 😤😤

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Me too ! I first saw Lee Sang Yeob in Nice Guy but he really caught my attention after his appearance in Signal, he was able to left a big impact on me with such a relatively minor villain character, and that's only a good actor could do

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Um... does anyone else have the sickening feeling that this level of cuteness is so it really kicks you in the gut when the brother dies? Cause...y'know... I Hear Your Voice.

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First thing I thought too. (I hope we're both wrong.)

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I love adorable bromances. The one in Pinocchio broke my heart and I can already see this one will also break it. BRING IT ON.

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To re-live it, here's a video for you. This always brings out my Ki brothers' feels.
https://youtu.be/TJ8BxQZwF-4

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THE FEELS! That moment when he reveals he is his brother, that wrecked me. I need to re-watch this.

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Yes! That's personally why I like this FMV the most out of all the others - it plays out that scene with almost the full dialogue.

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Well. That made me want to add Pinnochio to my rewatch list. Ah. And then I Remember You because why not? If I'm going to have my heart ripped outby one pair of brothers why not let the other pair have a shot, right?

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Some IRY MVs:
Hyung you were my everything: https://youtu.be/4oPSayUdc5c (music goes well, so that's a bonus)

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And a 4-part series, that's pretty well done.
https://youtu.be/b2Uvh_O-U0k

(but for the feels, go with the 2 mentioned above)

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Ahhh, that video. Thanks for the reminder of one of the best brother plotlines I've ever seen (acted the best, too).

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After almost one year of waiting, its coming in a less than a week! cant wait!

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Wait is this a third reunion between LJS and this writer? Why did I just realize this? Did I just forget?

I mean their partnership seems to have worked out really well each time, so now I am even more excited!

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I already know I'm going to love the dynamic between the brothers. A good bromance always elevates a drama =P

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Are they orphans? I hope nothing bad happen to the little brother and wish they wouldn't be separated.
Give me cute and heartwarming bromance please...

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Liking that the show is looking less like a straight romance. Quietly looking forward to seeing this now.

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Heh. I'm laughing a bit too hard at LJS raising his spoon threateningly as his brother cowers away with his bowl of cereal. XD It reminds me of whenever my brothers try to steal some of my food and I'd whack them with my Spoon of Justice!

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haha Spoon of justice! LOL. Good title!
This is one of the most funny and familiar scenes for me too, and even when you eat slow to taste your favorite food, but you have brothers who are devouring yours in 2 seconds and go after yours later ... haha

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Not a fan of bromance in K dramas. In reality, how often is it that you see good friends lying on each other's laps? I've never seen it like that. K dramas treat bromance as a sort of fan service. And somehow people love it. I find it mushy and off-putting. Give me friendships like in Age of Youth, not bromance that's so freaking cringey.

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they were supposed to be siblings not friends

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Siblings don't make this any more realistic. In fact, it makes it even less realistic.

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Siblings are more tricky, when will trickyer become a word? - so verbose, besides they can always turn out to be non-siblings fated to have met. Or half-siblings as a result of 'whilst' father was acting strange or this week my wife will have an affair - what those are titles of actual shows? ... *watch listed.

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you probably a person who don't like a skinship, that's why it feels unreal to you.

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just to see these pictures so tender of these brothers makes me melt, I do not know what will happen to me when I see the drama

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Someone might have said it in the previous article, but it's funny to know that Shin Jae Ha who used to be the hyung now becomes the little brother :)

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haha
this only happens in the dramaland world.

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Maybe my beautiful bride bias affect my judgement but i really like Go Sun Hee's two previous project acting. Don't worry i can bet she will be fine. I might just watching the 1st 2 episode for her. She is sooooo fine and charismatic and impoving.

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You overrate mediocre actress go sung hee (who has history of horrible acting and not that pretty) but you have hated on lee Jong suk many times even tho he is a good actor.

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I love the picture where the two brothers are hugging. LJS is so cute there. He always looks sweet when doing physical displays of affection in dramas, it makes me think that he is an affectionate person himself 😊

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Yes, LJS seems to be a very loving person. I have seen BTS from him performing with Lee Bo Young, and was very affectionate. Even in the videos of the program of 3 meals a day with his friend, this is perceived.

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I just watched Page Turner and liked Shin Jae Ha's subtle performance in that mini drama. He was good in Pinocchio too. This should be a good pairing with LJS. I adore a good bromance so next Weds please come soon!

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I feel like the reason why the bro doesn't have a poster is because he's gonna die 😯

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Yeah, I wonder if he will be used post-death in flash backs. Or even more scary the 'Soothsayer' says she sees him here and there in her relentless premonitions...post accident? or death?

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no Please! I do not want him to die. It would be so nice to enjoy that relationship until the end !!!

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Did anyone note that the brother in a particular pic has W on his shirt 😂.

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yes!!!!

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Haha, yes. :) And in that other picture, you have LJS looking outraged while his brother cowers in what looks like the famous pink sweatshirt from W. "How dare you steal my couple shirt!" Lol.

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While the baby doll itself is considered a one-piece this flouncy item is usually sold
as being a set having a matching g-string or thong. Hold-ups
- These are self-hold stockings so you don't have to
wear a suspender belt. Satin nightgowns appear in various colors and shades that differ from bold and
sexy jewel tones like candy apple red and emerald green to more subtle romantic
shades like creamy white, pale pink and baby blue.

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what i'm thinking right now is that, might be kim sohyun cameo is the character that die, and shin jae ha, is accused as the culprit
if ksh really died, why must all her cameo have to die? just like goblin...

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