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Premiere Watch: Suits, Mistress

It’s remake week in dramaland, with two new adaptations on the way based on well-established series abroad. Not that this is any guarantee of a remake’s success, mind you, since we’ve seen many adaptations crash and burn on just such expectations. But when has that ever stopped me before?

 

Suits

Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Broadcaster: KBS
Genre: Legal drama
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: I’m eager to check out the Korean adaptation of Suits, the slick USA Network show about a genius college dropout who makes a living illegally taking the bar exam for other people. He accidentally ends up going on a job interview for the city’s ace lawyer and becomes his newest protege at the firm, despite not having a license to practice law. The original is zippy and quippy, but I’m in this for the all-star pairing of Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-shik, since I expect them to have all sorts of bromantic chemistry. At the helm will be PD Kim Jin-woo, who directed the first (and by far superior) season of Mystery Queen and was the second PD on Healer, so I’m expecting something stylish. You can’t get my hopes up about a meaty role for Park Hyung-shik and disappoint, right? I rest my case.

 

Mistress

Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: OCN
Genre: Mystery thriller
Episode count: 12

Reasons to watch: The 2008 BBC series Mistresses has already been remade into an American version once before in 2013, and is now getting a Korean adaptation on OCN. I haven’t seen either of the previous versions, but they’re definitely playing up the mystery thriller aspect in this one, about four women with dubious morals and conflicting motives, all bound together by one murder. It’s directed by PD Han Ji-seung of Valid Love and Alone in Love, which is definitely a reason to check it out. I wish I could say the same for the cast, led by Han Ga-in, but I just can’t, because even in the teasers her acting makes me cringe a little. She’s had six years off; maybe she’ll have improved…?

 
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Am. So. Excited. To. See. Hyungsik. On. Screen. Again.

Oo, never knew HGI had "bad acting", I've actually only ever watched snippets of Moon That Embraces the Sun because the ratings for that were so high. I don't normally watch mysteries/thrillers/action/crime (I'm a rom-com girl), so it surprises me that I started on Return/Misty/Switch but it might be saying something that I'm quite stuck on them and can't seem to find the motivation to continue. Drama rut again. T_T

It's been a rom-com drought for me these days. Come on, dramaland!

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Hi, lezah. Haven't seen you for a while here around... you busy? Are you watching any of the airing dramas at all???

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Hello! Not busy, but I've been lurking around here just reading with not much to say because there haven't been much recaps up recently. Currently watching Switch + Great Temptation, but I really have to get around to finishing Return and Misty, argh... Will definitely catch Suits once it premieres though. (I haven't watched the original American version before, and don't intend to either.)

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You are right about the lack of recaps, but at least the airing shows are really good, at least three or four of them.
I highly recommend you a poem a day. Wow! It is amazing. I am liking it more and more each episode. 😍
And we have a pretty tight and friendly shipping battleπŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€ for there is a love triangle.

See you around!!!!

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FINALLY! AFTER A YEAR AND 10 DAYS (SWDBS finished airing on April 15th, 2017), MY PUPPY IS FINALLY RETURNING TO MEEEEEEE ~!!!!

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I'VE BEEN WAITING TOO. It's been so long!! Hope Suits captivates me in full glory.

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I know for sure that HE will captivate me in all his glory 😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏

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πŸ˜‚ It's safe to bet that HE will also make you swoon.

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HEHEHEHEHEHEHE

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What? You've even been keeping count? That's some dedication!

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Yea, I really miss him =)

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YES. AT LAAAAAAST!!

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I must say, PHS is a temptation. But with Jung Hae in right now found pretty noona, I honestly don't have eyes for anybody elseπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Haha I won’t hold it against you 😊😊

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I already have three dramas on my plate, but I can't not watch Suits. I'm thrilled for Park Hyung Shik getting to work with big-name Jang Dong Gun, as I was for Jung Hae In getting to work with big-name Son Ye Jin (and as I was for Yook Sung Jae getting to work with big-names Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook).

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Excited for both these remakes

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I go for Suits!

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Park Hyung Sik. But legal drama - didn't even like the original.
Park Hyung Sik. Legal Drama.
Park Hyung Sik. Legal Drama.
Park Hyung Sik. Legal Drama.

#kimdaebangstyle.

Would check out both if I had the time, but I'm already doing three dramas. *sighs* When too many good dramas air at the same time.

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The hashtag is killer. I started shaking my head from one to the other while re-reading the post Daebang style :'D

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You just have to take lots of "study breaks" Joo-yong Joo-yong Han Joo-yong style.

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HAHAHAHA I suspect my K-pop dance routine knowledge is about to get much better. ^^

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That is exactly what I thought, and that if the reason it made me laugh. I like PSH, but the legal part of it is kind of heavier, so.... I will have to pass. 😳
Also, again. Why would I want to watch him, or Yoo Seung ho, or Lee Jong suk, or anybody else, when I have Jung Hae in????

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LOL!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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I only see HGI in Moon Embrace the Sun, I watch it only for KSY. I Can't say anything about her acting, but the other actress is good.
I just wait for Suit and Jun Ho drama in my drama list. Can't wait to see Park Hyung Sik in legal drama.

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Definitely expecting a lot from Suits, not just because of the cast but because of the PD as well.
Speaking of Han Ga-In, isn't it funny that I'm rewatching her hubby's show while hers is going to start airing soon?

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Park Hyung-shik! Jang Dong-gun!
I hope that I can squeeze this one in.
So many dramas to choose from, I'm overwhelmed by all this goodness!

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Between these two drama, Mistress plot is attracted me more. Despite of not impressed with Han Gain's acting, I am excited to see more female centric drama in thriller genre. Besides, the line up of the casts are pretty good, so if Han Gain end up giving a lackluster performance here, maybe the other casts can cover for it. This is kind of drama that you wish they have casted someone like Seo Hyun-jin or Seo Ji-hye instead of Han Ga-in.

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Ikr? I hope we'll hear some good casting news for Seo Ji-hye soon.

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I'm currently watching Jealousy Incarnate and even though I wasn't particularly drawn to Seo Ji Hye's icyness in Punch( I didn't dislike her, no), I'm loving her here. Plus, she's sooo pretty!!

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I've been waiting for Suits for about a year. So I'm HYPED up and ready. With Mistresses I found out about it a few days ago but the plot seems really interesting and if it centers around morally grey characters I'm all in. The cast makes me a bit wary but I'll still give it a try.

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Ooooh so that's the premise of Suits! It definitely sounds interesting!

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I'm interested in Mistress. I'm not excited about Han Ga-in's acting, but from the teasers, this seems to be an ensemble drama, which should make up for it. Besides, the short episodes really appeal to me. I just hope this one will be subbed much faster than the predecessor.

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Short episodes as in? Will this be fewer than 16 eps so is the length shorter than 1hr. I couldn't find much info 😒

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It's a 12 eps drama. As for the length per eps, I think it's the usual 60 minutes.

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Oh ok if it's 12 eps I'm all in. Tvn's longer eps are messing with my brain πŸ˜‚. So 60 mins feel like a breather in comparison.

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Watch Korean TV Shows and TV Dramas Online free download

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Love the original Suits, and have been eagerly anticipating this Korean remake since news broke of Park Hyung Sik playing Mike. I'm soooooo IN!

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I only managed to watch 1 episode of the Original Suits( life got in the way). I'm still really looking forward to this one, now that I know Park Hyun Shik is in it.

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Excited to watch Suits or as they say is Shoots!

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Oh, new drama news! Its been ages. I wasn't aware of the Mistress drama. Don't know the original either, but I'm curious. The premise reminds me of Return( which I didn't watch).

Park Hyun Shik, in the header pic with that hair looks like a mix of Lee Won Geun and Kim Soo Hyun.

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saw that VIKI just got license to Mistress! seems like Suits gonna be in the black hole... even KBS WORLD is not planing to air the drama and instead gonna rerun Love in the moonlight.

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Woot!!!! At least I have one that I can watch.

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Says it's not licensed for my region, the U.S. What's going on?

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Netflix is probably getting it for the US at some point.

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I loved loved loved the original Suits. I wonder who's gonna play the role of Rachel in the Korean version. Anyway, I'm all for seeing Jang Dong Gun back in small screen again. I won't set my expectations too high but I really hope that they will deliver.

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"You can’t get my hopes up about a meaty role for Park Hyung-shik and disappoint, right?"

Hwarang.

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I LOLed

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😝 stop it you guys! LOL, that was a meaty-ish role!

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LOL PHS was the best thing (only good thing??) in hwarang! πŸ˜‰

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I guess I'm in for some bromance this year from Suits and also shout out to my anticipated womance from Secret Mother !
Oooh.I really can't wait!

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Super excited for Secret Mother (though I hate the title).

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Oh, I just saw the preview for Secret Mother! When does it premier? It looks all kinds of scary, but maybe that was just the teaser?

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It's still three weeks away T____T I'm waiting for it because it has my ultimate unni crush Kim So-yeon and that random cutie-- I forgot his name Bong Jae-lim?

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Oups this was a reply for @veeee also Kim Tae-woo is there as a mysterious husband and we're already betting he killed someone.

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I might have to check this one out. Is it based on the book Secret Mother by chance? I will probably be googling this tonight.

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In other news, Let’s Eat 3 w/ Baek Jin-Hee & Yoon Doo-Joon airs in July.

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I didn't realize Mistresses premiered this week! I watched the original BBC version and loved it (though the last season and series finale was so lackluster and disappointing). I'm super excited for Suits as well. Now I need to find out who is getting this. **crosses fingers and prays to Drama Gods that either Viki or Dramafever gets these**

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What's going on with Dramafever (which hasn't really stepped up to the game lately to show current/popular dramas - very close to canceling my premium subscription) and Viki? I'm finding that a lot of new dramas are not licensed in the States - What The Heck???

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Yeah, they really need to do better. The only reason why I keep my Dramafever sub is that I'm grandfathered in so I have the super cheap annual rate. I read that the two creator/founders were just promoted at Warner Bros and I'm like how/why? Good for them, but DF has gone down the tubes.

I think it's gotten so much harder since Kocowa came around and the big 3 networks have no reason to license to Dramafever or Viki if they can just stream on their own funded site. From a business standpoint I don't blame them, but as a viewer it's SO frustrating. Even with Kocowa's partnership with Viki, I don't think you get everything so what is the point. Grrrrrrrrr.

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I'm planning to let my annual subscriptions to Dramafever and Viki expire when they come up. Between Kocowa and Netflix, I'll get most of the big shows. I don't blame the networks for trying to make more profit with their own website or selling to Netflix to gain a wider audience. I thin we'll continue to see this trend as dramas become even more mainstream worldwide.

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I need Suits to be good. The cast made a ratings promise - if they go above 15%, they would consider Season 2. Personally I think the casting director is a genius, and I genuinely see each character in the actors.

Hyungsik-ah, hwaiting!! I can't wait for you to grace my computer screen again :DDD

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I'll be watching both of them! We think we will be recapping both of them as well. Or maybe at least one of them?

We might not recap Suits because our Wednesdays/Thursdays will be very happily filled with My Ajusshi, Switch, and Come Here and Hug Me (which premiers on May 16th).

But we might recap Suits because I have been waiting for it to air for what feels like ages! I didn't get a chance to marathon the original, but I think that only plays in the remakes favor since I won't have any preconceived notions. I did try to watch the first episode of the original, but I couldn't get past the machinations to make the smart kid an actual fake lawyer. I did here that it got way better after that though.

With Mistresses, I really just want to recap it because it is on OCN so maybe Viki/Dramafever won't pick it up? Has anyone heard who will be streaming it? I really loved Children of a Lesser God, which was my first OCN drama and gave me high expectations of the network. If Mistresses goes well then we may as well continue with Life on Mars up next.

Come Here and Hug me airs about two weeks into May and is a drama that I want to watch only for the two leads. I really don't want to watch a melo again, but I love Jang Ki-young in Go Back Spouses and My Ajusshi so I feel like he will deliver a great performance. I also love Jin Ki-ju from Misty and am happy that she has a lead role so quickly. Her acting is still questionable, but only because her role was so limited in Misty. One drawback is that this show is on MBC, which almost guarantees that it will be bad. I hope it isn't though.

I am so excited for May, there are so many drama's to watch!

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Park Hyung Shik! He looks like his 'what's with my family' days. This one better be good and not end up like entourage.

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Here's my reaction to all Premiere Watch news now: πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ oh yeah? Let's not hold our breaths until we know who has the license to broadcast it where we live. I am very sour grapes lately πŸ‡(cough Noona and Miracle cough) πŸ˜’ Big sigh 🌬

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Right! What is going on with Kdrama's lately? It is like we are back in the stone ages before streaming sites. I forgot how to be resourceful in finding Kdrama's to watch, but now I have to dust off all my sleuthing skills and make sure my virus blocker is up to date.

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LOL!!! Yeah... let's thank netflix, Kokoa and all these monopoly broadcasting places. (I don't know if you get my sarcastic toneπŸ˜’)

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I got it and laughed! :-)

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Park Hyung-shik!!!! *screams*
Piano Kiss!!!! *swoons*
Low voice and intense eyes!!!! *Gasps for breath*
"Take a step closer.

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"Take a step closer. And that one step changes the relationship. One step."
One of my most favorite Korean Drama quotes ever.

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My Mom was just asking me when Park Hyung-shik's next drama will be out and I said it will still be a little while away. I didn't realize it was only a week away! I never saw the original Suits so this will be like a whole new show for me.

I've never even heard of Mistress, the originals or that there was a Korean remake. It sounds very interesting. I am thrilled there are more and more women-centric dramas coming out. But I am severely disappointed Han Ga-In is in it. I've only seen her in Moon Embracing the Sun and she was like a board in that. Hopefully she has improved since then, and if not, hopefully the other 3 actresses can help carry the drama.

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I remember being a little bored with the original Suits, and I think kdramatizing it would make it more interesting.

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I am not familiar with both of the original versions, so I don't have any expectations. SUITS is definitely on my must watch list. Jang Dong Gun was like, super swoony in A Gentleman's Dignity that I kinda consider him as one of my #foreveroppa already. Haha. Loved Park Hyung Shik in SWDBS. #foreveroppa + #foreverdongsaeng = #SOLD

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Will there be any drama recap? Drama recaps seem to beof low priority on this site now.

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I only watched the first season of the original suits but l loved the dynamics between Mike and Harvey, that's what really drew me into the show. The legal cases were hard to follow but I can tell the relationship is going to be just as great. Now.... only question is where can I watch Suits? Doesn't seem to be on Dramafever or Viki.. :[

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My guess is Viu got it? Someone is doing professional subs, and they were up on the grey sites quickly, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere legally in the states.

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Ohh! Darn :( I like keeping up with shows as they air. Oh well guess that opens up more time for other dramas.

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Anybody know where Suits will be airing? Is this gonna be just like Pretty Noona, with no legal way of watching it in North America?

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Same question from me.. really frustrating not being able to watch either dramas right now.. i even downloaded KBS2 streaming app for Suits and they won't allow on US views.

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Looks like it. The other remakes of American shows haven't gotten N American lisencing either (Good Wife, Entourage, Criminal Minds). I think they think we won't want to watch a cross-cultural remake of a show we have already seen. I think they should research how many different versions of Mischeivious Kiss I have watched and reassess.

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I looked up the original Mistresses and it really doesn't seem like a mystery thriller at all, more of a soap opera really. It just looks like they're just taking the name and doing whatever they want.

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First heard about the Suits remake from Sebastian Lee at the KCON 2016 Dramabeans panel. I was excited to see one of my fave USA shows be remade. At the time it sounded like Lee Min Ho was going to be lead. Then in 2017 it was announced PHS was cast and that made me even more happy. Esp after SWDBS!!! The US cast and producers have tweeted support and have given shoutouts to the SK Cast. This show has so much potential with these leads. I really love PHS and want him to do well. My expectations are really high! Can't wait!!!!

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I'm about to download the first episode so fingers crossed. I'm desperately waiting for the first episode recap and dare I say I'm here for Park Hyun Shik. Also as a long time fan of suits (I'm in season 7) I can't wait. :)

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Watched ep 1 of Suit and regretted it, because now I want more. Huhuhuuu

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Me too
PHS represents Mike so well. I'm still waiting to see if Chae Jung-Ah would do justice to the character of Donna. But for now I want more

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watched 2 episodes of Suits and love it. The casting is flawless for the main and supporting casts. Almost like the 1st two episode of the original but with sight variations.

I loving it

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Where did you watch it? Seems like it's not available on both Viki and Drama Fever in the US

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Maybe it will end up on Netflix like Pretty Noona who buys me food?
Everytime a drama is not available on Viki or DF is ends up on Netflix (or so it seems to me). If that is the case it will popup next week since episodes are always delayed by a week.

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DB staff, please write regular recaps of Suits episodes!

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Wait, where can I watch Suits? Didn’t find it on Dramafever and Viki.

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I watched Suits and I loved it from the flashiness to the charisma and boldness of Jang Donggeun plus the nerdy Park Hyungshik. I don't know how the American drama went because I never watched it but I think I will probably check out this drama and watch it until the end~ It was quite entertaining.

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I just finished watching 2 episodes of Suits. I have never watched the original of this, but i swear i am glad that i did not watch the original.Otherwise i would be comparing the quality to this and that and that would make me seem to less like it.
Anyways, i really loved the 2 episodes i watched. A great start and i can say i am HOOKED to this one.

Park hyungshik looks so different here than he was in Hwarang and SWDBS. He seems like a totally different person. And that is a sign of a good actor.

Jang dong guen really gives the feeling of the ace lawyer. His body language , his looks. everything screams rich, suave high level attorney.

Can i say i want the friends gf to be with Yeon-woo. They have such sizzling chemistry together. But sad that they will not be the end game.

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Does anyone know why KBS World didn't air Suits after Mystery Queen 2 ended?

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