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Premiere Watch: Live, That Man Oh-soo

Here are the premieres to pencil in for this week: Noh Hee-kyung’s new human drama Live is on its way this weekend to fill the slot that Hwayugi just vacated on tvN, and OCN has scheduled That Man Oh-soo in its newer Monday-Tuesday drama slot, which is becoming an unofficial fantasy romance time slot for them (Longing Heart and Meloholic came before it).

 

That Man Oh-soo

Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Broadcaster: OCN
Genre: Fantasy romance
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: Kim So-eun is the only draw for me here, but she’s a pretty big one, because she’s so adorable and great in everything. She stars in this light fantasy romance as a police officer who stumbles through life and can’t make heads or tails of love, and meets her match in the completely opposite hero, played by CN Blue’s Lee Jong-hyun. He’s an IT expert and barista who happens to also have the magical ability to see people’s love energies, and a dash of mystical powder served in his coffee can change the course of someone’s romance. Despite being a Cupid of sorts, he’s hyper-rational and unable to understand love, though that changes when he meets Kim So-eun’s character and grows jealous when her childhood first love re-enters the picture. You had me at jealousy. Who doesn’t like a good love triangle with two cute boys and a little magic dust thrown in?

 

Live

Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: tvN
Genre: Workplace human drama
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: Star writer Noh Hee-kyung is back together with PD Kim Kyu-tae for their fifth drama together after It’s Okay It’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, Padam Padam, and The World They Live In, and this time they’re going for a slightly lighter workplace drama set in a police station. I say slightly lighter because I’m expecting the comedy in this drama to be amusing foibles on the job at most, which will then somehow bring us to tears and wring our hearts out by each hour’s end. It is Noh Hee-kyung, after all. Live stars the delightful Jung Yumi and Lee Kwang-soo as ordinary police officers just struggling to do their best, and the drama aims to tell the human stories of cops as hardworking civil servants, rather than focus on crime-solving like most police procedurals do. It doesn’t have a catchy premise, but I’m pretty sure that with this cast and production crew, you don’t really need one.

 
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Wait, wait. My Lee Kwang-soo is FINALLY the male lead in a drama? Okay okay yes, he did The Sound of Your Heart but stillllll. ::girl squeal:: I can't wait to see him! He's so good, I've been waiting for him to shine more in the dramaverse and not going to lie--I want to see him be a lead in a rom com too simply because I think he'd be an unconventional one and we need more variety!

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Agree!! Now the real question becomes where to legally watch it and him??

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That's my question as well. Viki and Dramafever are not promoting Live. So probably not them. That leaves Netflix, which means I'll have to wait few months before o see it. Damn it!! I want my drama and I want it now, even at 86% subbed.

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I've been watching dramas thru gooddrama.net and kissasian. Won't this drama be there? I hope it does. I like Kwang-soo too.

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I watch via Netflix.

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god, the Sound Of Your Heart is a comedy masterpiece seriously, everybody was great. Sad that they changed all the cast for the second season.

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Watching That Man Oh-Soo right this minute, and surprisingly to me, I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Part of it has to do with the pacing of the story, a bit slower paced which I like. And I'm enjoying the leads and the rest of the cast. It's probably going to be a bit of fluff, but It's just what the "doctor ordered" for me right now.

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This is the drama I am most looking forward to, to fill the hole that I Am Not A Robot left in my heart. I love the leads in all their previous dramas and think that they looked adorable together so thank the drama gods that paired them! I have yet to watch the first episode, but from the sound of it, it's really promosing.

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I would also watch That Man Oh-soo live, or Evergreen in this part of the world. I look forward to fluff. :D

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The brother is so fin to watch. His and grandfather nagging is just funny

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They both sound like they have the potential to be solid shows. I wouldn't mind a nice charming fantasy romance.

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Live may not have a catchy premise, but it's got a great poster.

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Ditto on Live's awesome poster.

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Amen.

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I want wait to see this movie or read its recaps ( which is what I do than watching it)
P.S. does anyone here have any idea on how I will get the black knight recaps? Please reply if drama beans have uploaded it here Coz I can’t find it . Thanks

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Sadly, Black Knight was not one that the Dramabeans team decided to recap. Javabeans watched it, though, and posted her reactions to it in What We're Watching. They were a hoot and convinced me to watch it as well. Here's a link to the show page that will have those as well as news articles an videos: http://www.dramabeans.com/shows/black-knight/

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THANK you very much .... then link was a little helpful since i now have heads up .

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I'll be tuning in to LIVE for Shin Dong-wook. 'Nuf said.

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Ohhh..I totally forgot he's in this drama.

All of a sudden, why are there so many dramas to watch?!

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I liked the first epi of That Man Oh-soo, it's fast paced. I was quite relieved to see it isn't some WTF drama.😅 This drama seems to have some balance between romcom and melo, which hopefully is done right until the end. It isn't the best quality, but not bad itself.Besides around 50min each epi is nice.

Just some spoiler , the one who drank that magical dust was the heroine, instead of the hero as the initial premise. Well I'm so ready to see Kim Soeun to flirt with Lee Jonghyun and seduce him if possible LOL.

Looking forward to watch Live too! I have forgotten that it starts this week.

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Yeah, for me there was just enough to catch my interest. There were some pretty visuals, it has a nice magical, airy vibe. The lead girl is great. Even though he's the usual gruff male lead I like how matter-of-fact he is, that we do see him joke and smile with his friend and brother, and the fact that he seems to take his role as cupid very seriously. He actually gives really solid advice, too. It's a cool premise that the guy who can help others find love isn't able to find love himself (at least that's what I understood his brother saying, like it was a curse or something) .And I can see lots of fun happening with all of the different magical powder combinations.

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One thing I like with OCN romcoms so far, is the likeable and relatable main casts. The drama is not some A- class production, but some people just want easy romcom with some warm feeling. With Evergreen so far, I appreciate that despite of the hero is cold and lack of emotions, he isn't as cold as we thought he would be and not rude either.The heroine herself isn't so annoying and not weak either. One thing I noticed with Lee Jonghyun and Kim Soeun's acting style, they don't usually overact and able to approach their characters with certain charms. It's a pity that netizens' comments weren't too positive for Jonghyun but hopefully it will better next episodes.

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I watched the first episode coz I needed something light to cheer me up after Hwayugi... lol... and I like it so far... KSE is always a good actress & I have confidence in her performance. LJH is ok, but his voice control is a little odd at times showing his inexperience as a lead, hope he will improve in subsequent episodes. Talking about overacting, KSE's sister is absolutely annoying, who is she? She is terrible!!

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Haha I believe her sister is a newbie and yes her voice is a little annoying 😂 It is unbelieveable to see how old these high school kids looks and it cracked me up when they call KSE's character 'Ahjumma'. Hah. Anyway, we need to see more of LJH-KSE scenes together, I think she is helping him in many ways. And give some comical relief to his character, this guy is pretty good in comedy. It feels like his character is pretty heavy that I'm not sure of he can carry it or not. He was good in GG1979 but I think PD of that drama knew how to bring the best out of his actors, even Bona did well despite of inexperienced.

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I caught the first two episodes yesterday and will stay round for the next pair. Positives: the magical realism is engaging and the leads are likeable. The mystery of the “family business” intrigues me too.

On the negative side, the interior lighting is a bit harsh side. I hope the little sister won’t always be so awful and —as @seralovestteobokki observed— her thuggish high school friends look thirty. Maybe they’re narcs.

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Looking forward to Live. The trailers were so funny and just from them I could tell that there's a good chance I would love the characters and that the story is going to be heartwarming. Plus it's writer Noh Hee Kyung so I have high hopes its gonna be great *crosses fingers

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Based on the poster, I thought Live was a musical for a second...

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LOL! Either the precinct is starting the day with calisthenics, or they're practicing for the annual Seoul Metropolitan Police talent show. ;-)

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Lololol

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Lee Kwang Soo and Jeon So-min are two cuties, I'm definitely gonna have to check it out.

I think I'm also going to watch UEE's new drama My Husband Oh Jak Doo because it has a fake wedding/couple and I love those.

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Came to see if anyone else was planning to watch this and here you are! Hi 👋! I caught the first two episodes and surprisingly there is more plot than the summary let's on.

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Referring to oh jak doo- sorry wasn't clear on that

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I watched it and I was delightfully surprised! The first two episodes are good, light buto enthralling. The two leads really stood out and UEE''s acting is on point!

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Jeon So Min is From Running Man.
Kwang Soo's Partner in the drama is Jung Yu Mi

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Omg, my bad. I totally messed up their names lol. Thank you for pointing it out!

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The first two episodes of My Husband Oh Jak Doo were pretty good. Though, I had already made up my mind to give that drama my all (I'm a big uee fan). I like the "freshness" of the story, I guess. I hope it becomes the next "Money Flower" or even MGL in terms of ratings

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I watched both episodes last night. They were pretty good!

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I hope she will make a cameo. I just lub her. Something like the lobster fight in DS....

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I think I'm going to check out That Man Oh Soo to take away the sting of Hwayugi's final episode....*still bitter*

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I have a high hope of "LIVE." :)

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Fingers crossed we get some recaps. Especially since Hwayugi is over.

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I want to see both of them ! I love the actress Jung Yumi :) and the story of That Man Oh-soo seem cute and interesting. I hope it will not be too much cute.

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Lee kwang soooooo....

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My one burning question:

Is Lee Kwang Soo’s drama pronounced “Live” as in don’t die - Live! Or is it “Live” as in not pre-recorded but Live?

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The second one :)

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I've watch That Man Oh Soo because i like both the actors, kim so eun and jonghyun (i like him more when he sing and play guitar, but wouldnt say no to more chance of seeing him too :p) the story felt a little slow paced but light and fluffy. Tho i'm still not really sure whether its really good or no. Some scene are just... awkwardly happenned? (that sudden outburst of Beautiful song confused me a little)
Will dramabeans recaps this drama?

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That dried nosebleed is about as cringey as it gets.

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I'm liking That Man Oh Soo, although there isn't a presence of a police officer going on. I like the first episode it goes from business to barista which is a bit confusing but I don't mind it, I like pretty much the whole cast surprisingly! So, I will keep up with this.. Please recap :)

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Epi 2 was better imo and there's a presence of our Ms Police Officer. It somehow strange to see police in kdrama is in charge for some small cases, instead of big crime cases LOL.

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Aww.. I was hoping that Dramabeans would recap Kwang Soo's drama, LIVE. Seeing the list of recapped shows, i guess DB doesn't recap it?

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No, and I don't know why! I watched the first two episodes and it has the potential to be great, in a low-key manner. Noh Hee Kyung never disappoints, so I don't know why the Beanies aren't giving it more love.

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