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The not-so-Candy heroine and the not-so-hidden chaebol in Revolutionary Love

After thoroughly enjoying this show’s previous teasers, I’m almost disappointed that this latest one actually includes clips from the episodes themselves, instead of more tongue-in-cheek depictions of part-time jobs. It is nice to finally see Gong Myung (Bride of the Water God 2017) join leads Choi Siwon (She Was Pretty) and Kang So-ra (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) in character for upcoming Revolutionary Love, though.

The teaser begins with a hilarious narration that Byun Hyuk (Choi Siwon) is “destined for greatness.” It’s not really all that funny as a standalone statement, but the accompanying scenes of the third generation chaebol heir throwing fits as he’s carried out by hotel staff and of him crying quite pathetically on the floor had me snorting at the prediction. There is a qualifier though, saying that it all depends “on what woman he meets.”

This woman is, of course, Kang So-ra’s character Baek Joon, the part-timer extraordinaire with the high-level education and experience that could easily get her a full-time job, but she chooses not to. I’m looking forward to her character the most, because Joon is described as the charismatic type to refreshingly say what she has to say without hesitation. I’m sure her forthrightness has gotten her into trouble more than once, though, as we can see from her hair-pulling catfight in the teaser with a hotel customer. I love that Hyuk looks smitten as she wins, and gives the evilest smirk.

But Baek Joon has her moments of weakness, and when Gong Myung’s character Kwon Jae-hoon asks how long she’ll continue to live this way, she cries that it’s hard for her too. Just watching that montage of her at her various part-time jobs gives me sympathy fatigue. Perhaps Jae-hoon is really asking because of his own frustrations with his position, as someone snidely comments offscreen that it must be hard taking care of the messes caused by Hyuk, and asks why he lives like this.

Aw, I want this bromance between Hyuk and Jae-hoon to survive; they look so cute as Jae-hoon straightens Hyuk’s hair and tie for a press conference. But, Jae-hoon has a pretty cynical mind underneath all of his mother-henning: “People get designated a value depending on what they do.” To be honest, I would get tired of being essentially the janitor who cleans up after Hyuk, too. I mean, even his poster shows him holding a book promising 101 tips on how to handle accidents and messes. The teaser ends as Hyuk grabs Joon and asks whether she’ll take him up on an undisclosed offer. Hmm, does that offer have anything to do with you getting kicked out and stripped of your chaebol privileges after getting into major trouble?

I look forward to watching Revolutionary Love, not just because this is the comeback vehicle for Choi Siwon, who left for army duty on a high with a winning performance in She Was Pretty, but also because I’m a fan of director PD Song Hyun-wook (Oh Hae-young Again, Marriage Not Dating), who has a knack for clever plot feints and subverting tropes. This is also apparent in the individual posters, which I love for the little details that belie what we’d expect of these characters from their on-paper descriptions. Like Choi Siwon’s, which has him very properly eating with a fork and spoon, only the noodles aren’t pasta, but ramyun. Or Kang So-ra’s, who at first glance looks like she’s dressed for the office and enjoying a cup of coffee at work, but is actually busing at a coffee shop.

Thankfully, there’s not much of a wait left until we see the errant chaebol, his babysitter, and the hot-tempered part-timer as they get up to hijinks. Revolutionary Love will premiere on October 14 and will take over tvN’s weekend slot from Live Up to Your Name.

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I am preparing myself by rewatching She Was Pretty and laughing and breaking my heart together with crazy Kim Shin Hyuk. Hopefully Siwon, and Kang Sora and Gong Myung will give us winning performances here as well.

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I feel really bad for Gong Myung, Choi Si-won's charisma completely pushes him off to the background.

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That shirt! Did he make it out of a fireworks advertisement? Those pants! Did he rip up some 70's kitchen tile? My eyeballs hurt. I guess this means I'll just have to stare at his face instead. ;)

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The outfit makes him look like his lower body is disappearing off into a blind spot and his head is just hanging there. Not a good look at all.

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LOL! Perhaps he's trying to pull an optical illusion on everyone who sees him so that they would avoid looking at him and thereby hide his identity as a chaebol.

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*doesn't know how to feel about this comment* loooolll

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I suppose that is about as logical as the cliche of all black + hat = invisiblity.

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This PD (or who so ever works with him in making/designing posters) is so smart with the posters. I loved the posters in Introverted Boss and Oh hae young Again and these are equally good.

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I'm curious to know why Kang Sora's character is working a million part-time jobs when she could get a full-time job. Did she have many feverish nightmares of a past life where she worked at a company and had to deal with corporate bs?
This character is shaping up to be my spirit animal though, us not-quite Candys need representation too.

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fear of committing yourself to one thing, maybe? or having experienced it before, like she perhaps spoke up against some injustice and got fired for it? or trying to prove something to someone.
I am sure Hyuk has a poem for that.

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I love love sassy and strong Kang So Ra, I really hope this role puts her more in the limelight.

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Isn't LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME finished last week? Does it have a special or something? Is there some special for Jae Ha- Mak Gae interaction and to finish Dr. heo and Yeon Kyung Story?

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You had me at not-so-Candy heroine. Oh and Choi Siwon of course

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I feel like this is going to be my crack drama of 2017 and i can't wait

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Why does Gong Myung look like he aged 8 years since Water God? 😕
Does black hair and a suit do that much?

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I think it's also the hairstyle, I quite like it. He doesn't look like a student anymore and is more mature looking.

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My thoughts exactly when I saw the photos and teaser! He looks so much more mature now.

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Will be catching this drama for sure.

Like all the three actors.
Choi Siwon is best at goofy roles so Byun Hyuk suits him. Love Kang Sora in this type of gung ho character. It will be interesting to see a different side of Gong Myung instead of his usual puppy boy image.

Can't wait for 14 Oct!

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what is that gawd awful outfit siwon is wearing??

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You guys don't understand fashion. The outfit is totally rad.

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😂

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Ohh this drama looks even more interesting, now! Also happy that it's in LUTYN's timeslot, that means I can continue waiting for a (hopefully) good weekend drama to come out every week <3

I liked siwon in She was Pretty (ugh, my first time feeling what people called Second Lead Syndrome). And Gong Myung was my cute lil puppy in Individualist Ms. Jiyong so I'm looking forward for them both + Kang So Ra! xD

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That dimple is BACK!

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My fave PD! ♥ So so excited for this! I have always found Kang So Ra pretty but in the teasers and posters she looks really bright and gorgeous - maybe because I've only seen her in Misaeng. lol

I never watched She Was Pretty but have read sooo many good things about Si-won's character. I don't think I will as I might get depressed knowing he doesn't get the girl. lol

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She Was Pretty was worth watching just for Si-won. Yes, it was sad he didn't end up with the girl he liked, but I didn't think she deserved him, so I was OK with it. I just imagined he went on to find someone more deserving. LOL

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Completely looking forward to this drama! It's on my birthday too! What a gift! I like all three leads!

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Oh, this looks fun! I have a good feeling this will get me out of my drama slump!

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I am delighted to see a Siwon starring drama, but I can't help but wish he had his She Was Pretty "look" in this drama too. I know that's a pie in the sky type of wish, and that he'll be awesome, hilarious, and hopefully lovable in this one, too!

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HIS DIMPLES

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