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Yunho finds honesty in two-faced Kyung Su-jin for OCN’s Meloholic

Based on these teasers, OCN’s second venture outside of its standard fare of crime thrillers and into the happier world of rom-coms, Meloholic, looks quite cute. There’s a touch of fantasy in the show as well, with a mind-reading hero in DBSK’s Yunho (Records of a Night Watchman) and two personalities inhabiting Kyung Su-jin’s (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) character. Also, I missed the part where Han Joo-wan joined the cast, but I’m very happy to see him back so soon after School 2017.

The first teaser shows us that Yunho’s character, Yoo Eun-ho, wasn’t born with his supernatural abilities, but rather through a terrifying incident: On a rainy night in Seoul, a bespectacled Eun-ho gets hit in the back of the head with a brick by a masked man, then gets struck by a lightning bolt as he lies prone on the ground. Yikes, what are the chances of that happening? But he survives, obviously, and becomes the most popular guy at his university, only to turn down every girl who confesses with a cool, “Sorry, I don’t date.”

His character teaser tells us why, as an exasperated friend asks why he doesn’t have a girlfriend, to which Eun-ho replies with one of the downsides to reading people’s minds. He asks his friend to imagine being able to hear his girlfriend’s thoughts while making out, which turns into a sobering scene when one girl thinks, “This is boring.” Ouch. Touch seems to be the means through which Eun-ho hears others’ thoughts, which would explain his poster’s rather eyebrow-raising copy, “Let me touch you just once!”

Kyung Su-jin is pulling double duty in Meloholic, playing the innocent Han Ye-ri and the sexually assertive Han Joo-ri. Ye-ri has sadly never managed to really date anyone, because, according to her character teaser, “As soon as other people find out I’m the subject of someone’s love, a hidden monster inside comes out.” Joo-ri does sound like a bit of a handful, pushing Eun-ho up against a wall to make out—at school, mind you—and constantly inviting him over to her house and her bed. I did a little facepalm out of mortification on Ye-ri’s behalf when Joo-ri asks Eunho who he prefers “doing it” with.

Aw, I do wonder whether her other personality is a rather extreme defense mechanism against getting hurt by men, though. The copy on her two posters, one for each personality, reads, “I’m crazy, do you still like me?” and, “See? Your love only goes that far…” But at least Eun-ho can literally see that Ye-ri isn’t crazy, but actually struggling to contain her other personality, via his supernatural mind-reading abilities. In the second teaser, he narrates that he can see it all: “What a good and sincere person you are.” Oh, this could be quite an adorable romance, if done well.

I’m actually a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see Han Joo-wan in any of the teasers, though we do have a poster for him. There’s not much information about his character, but I wonder how much he knows about the main leads’ secrets, because the copy in his character poster says, “Sometimes, reality is more like fiction than fiction itself.” Hm, I’ll be interested to find out how he factors into the show, either as a rival in love, or something more benign or sinister.

Meloholic will premiere in a little over a week, on November 6, in OCN’s Monday-Tuesday slot.

Via Top Star News, KBS Media, Sports Chosun

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Yunho reminds me of Jo Jung-suk. And the two personalities reminds me of Oh My Ghostees. Maybe I'm thinking too much about that show for some reason. I also can't help but think about the American film What Women Want for some reason. I haven't read the article in its entirety so I might be way off on that. Anyways, this could either be really interesting good or really really bad. I hope its the former. And we might get some hot and sexy scenes. Yay! Please don't disappoint. 😈

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They can actually pass off as brothers.

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I really enjoyed What Women Want, and I do see the similarities.

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I'm sorry but.. come on!
Yunho as an actor why? SM really needs to stop pushing all of their idols to become actors. Some are great dancers/singers, but to become an actor you need a bit more than that 😧😧

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Hopefully you might be pleasantly surprised 😀

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Honestly Kyung Soojin is the bigger letdown. She's grossly miscasted for most roles she ever did.

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If done right this could be quite a great suprise! Also what are the chances that Han Joo-wan's char is the one who hit the poor hero in the head?

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the bad idols actors, seems like we have a plague the last days

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How great is it that not only is Kyung Sujin the lead but she's is tackling a dual role at that. For some reason my brain tricked me into seeing Sohni Ye-jin in the first pic and that's not bad.

Literally have only read negative reviews about Yunho. He's one of those- hahhhh

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She even acted as a younger Son Ye-jin in Shark, they kinda look alike. Together with Kim So-hyun, the three of them can play sisters.

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I’m not his fan so I’ve never seen any of his previous dramas. I have no idea about the negative reviews back then but here in Meloholic he is a good leading actor.

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The premise sounds soo intriguing and I love that both male and female leads equally have interesting characters in this drama.. Hopefully it is done right. I don't find Yunho is a good actor, but after WFKBJ, I'm so ready to see Kyung Su-jin more and probably KSJ needs to carry the weight of the show which could be a good thing for her career. It's interesting that OCN romcoms from My Secret Romance, this drama and the upcoming That Man Oh Soo paired an actor /actress with idol for main leads.

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His expressions all the same

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I just saw the first 2 episodes of Meloholic. Yunho’s acting is good here and he shows different expressions. This is actually my first time watching Yunho in a contemporary drama.

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He not handsome enough to I forget about his acting when watch this drama, I think.

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I am blind to oppa's wooden acting and shall support him even during fish kisses.

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Now thats loyalty!

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I hope Han Joo-wan will shine more.

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ah it's here!!! It's here!!! I can't wait for meloholic, I'm praying so bad that this won't be a letdown because I have fond memories of this webtoon.

And Han Joo-wan in a completely different role from School 2017, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my body is ready XD

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Yup!! :D I'm already super excited about this one. Despite already drowning in all the new dramas from a few weeks ago, and a large to-watch list. This, and Wise Prison Life. Can't wait!!

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i think I'll go check that Wise Prison Life, I've been seeing it too much in the comments and my inte3rest is piqued. :)

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Really interested in seeing this one! Looks pretty good.

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