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Lee Je-hoon, Chae Soo-bin up to headline SBS’s Fox Bride Star

It’s been a while since the potential Hyun Bin/Park Shin-hye pairing for SBS’s Fox Bride Star fell through, but things are looking up for the upcoming melodrama. Lee Je-hoon (Tomorrow With You) has confirmed that he’s signed on to the project, and an offer is currently out to Chae Soo-bin (I’m Not a Robot) to co-star. I think they’ll be cute together, but honestly, I think Chae Soo-bin is cute with anybody.

Fox Bride Star is the newest drama from writer Kang Eun-kyung of the wonderfully layered workplace drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and the amazing, heartfelt family drama What’s With This Family (also Gu Family Book and Baker King Kim Tak-gu, among others), and she’s re-teaming with Gu Family Book’s PD Shin Woo-chul, who is most famous for his longtime collaborations with star writer Kim Eun-sook (A Gentleman’s Dignity, Secret Garden, City Hall, On Air).

The series will be another workplace drama centered around Incheon International Airport, so I expect it to get a lot of comparisons to On Air. I hope, though, that it’ll bear more resemblance to Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, which was a delightfully quirky take on the medical workplace drama (not to mention that it had a sizzling romance to boot).

The story is about two rookie employees who join the ranks of Incheon Airport’s passenger customer service department, and the various lives of intersecting characters in an environment where countless people pass each other by on a daily basis. Chae Soo-bin is up to play the heroine, a hardworking perfectionist who actually fails miserably at being perfect the way she wants, who tried three times before finally earning her position at the airport. Lee Je-hoon’s character originally dreamed of being a pilot, but his eyesight kept him from fulfilling that dream, and so he joins the general planning department at the airport instead.

The description isn’t anything particularly exciting, but I do have faith in this writer to make the generic-sounding “healing human drama” something to look forward to, so I hope they both sign on.

Fox Bride Star will air later this year on SBS.

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Both good actors underrated due to some bad projects. This sounds good (if it happens).

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Chae Soo Bin has had pretty solid projects for the last 2-3 years though, in fact I can't see anything on her filmography that is widely considered 'bad' either among ifans or kfans. Even when they're not high on ratings, her dramas seem to be considered good eg I'm Not a Robot.

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Well I think lee jehoon last drama Tomorrow With You is good, I enjoy it very much 👍🏻
As his fans I’m surprised that I’m late to catch up this news. And why is dramabeans hasn’t updated this drama at all? Curious

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Too Bad Park Bo Gum X Suzy Rejected this drama....

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You’re kidding, right? I think Park Bo Gum narrowly dodged a bullet.

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i couldn't see that Bo Gum/Suzy pairing... he would sorta seem/look "small/young" next to her? she seems so much older... WAIT, i just checked, he's one year older?? she looks older, i guess?

well, i like Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin... the 10 year span is surprising because LJH doesn't look that old, actually... or maybe it's because i think he can act very immature?
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@spazmo - I didn't realize they were that close in age either--I think it's that Suzy actually looks mature (not in a bad way) while Bo Gum has this innocent/charming youthful face?

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I thought the one he was considering was called People of Incheon Airport or something like that?

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This is that drama. Fox's Bride was the original title then for some reason they changed it to Incheon Airport and when previous possible casting feel through, they changed the title back to'Fox's Bride.'

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Sounds like a very down-to-earth slice-of-life drama that is meant to share the message of dreams unachieved, but for the better, because of all the good it brings with the new life courses our main characters will have :) Sort of like "A Poem A Day" :)

I'm all for it if Chae Soo Bin signs on :)

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She'll be a complete misfit in front of him. 10 years is too much, she's no match for him in maturity.

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I don't understand this comment, especially after seeing Chae Soo Bin with Lee Joon Hyuk and Lee Sang Yeob in Bluebird's House (both 10+ years older than her 20 at the time, and she looked fine).

Anyway, better her than Suzy, any day.

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I don’t understand this troll comment, either.... oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️

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the premise doesn't look like something that will make me stop making collages of her and YSH in my head every time I see her name but at this sad point I'd even watch a medical drama for her.

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There are so many healing dramas suddenly but I'm all for it as long as the execution strays from being bland.

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I don't really know what "healing drama" means anymore. Any drama is a healing drama if it aims to give viewers some fresh perspectives on their own lives.

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This is an unexpected pairing. I like them both separately but I can't picture them together

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They don't match at all. Its too awkward .

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And you know this how? Have you seen them already paired in a work we don't know about?

It's not even as if one of them is a good actor and the other bad, I would understand you saying they don't match in such a case or in the case of Park Bogum and Suzy. But here they're both good and she's 24 years old, not some kid but you seem to be very set on this idea that they "don't match".

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I'm healed just by looking at their faces, so count me in lol

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I was so happy about the casting news before I got to know who is the writer.
The only drama I liked of her was Kim Tak Gu which was makjang to say the least. I didn't even give a shot to second episode of Doctor kim after main lead told engaged female lead that he wants to sleep with her (IN 1 EPISODE)

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I don't really like her dramas but they have all been hits, from Kim Tak Gu to GFB to What Happened to My Family (I actually like that drama though, great weekend drama and it was a well deserved 40 percent ratings success) to Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim. The actors would be missing out on something to really raise their profiles if they rejected this, unless of course one of them got a Kim Eun Sook project in the back pocket.

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Chae Soo-bin is cute with anybody

Yes. Of course, kdrama-land is crawling with cute actresses, but she can *be* cute, not just look cute.

Anyway, I'll have to give this a try, but I'm not sure even her level of cute will make up for the dull-sounding plot.

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but HIS LEVEL OF CUTE might "make up for the dull-sounding plot"....
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sawry, had to just interject that in as a fan of Lee Je Hoon...
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The story isn't that engaging but could be a nice feel good drama if well executed. I'd like another actress than Chae Soo Bin , she was so-so in Strongest deliveryman , but well wait and see for the casting.

"Lee Je-hoon’s character originally dreamed of being a pilot, but his eyesight kept him from fulfilling that dream"
does that mean we might get unexpected Oppa with glasses scenes ? 'cause it's totally one of my catnip + if it's with Lee Je Hoon : count me in drama x) ,
I dropped Tomorrow with you so I hope this one will be good enough to let me watch again Lee Je Hoon since the awesome Signal encounter !
Thanks for the news Girlfriday ^^

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two cuties!! i can see the OTP -- i hope it's good!
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ill totally watch this show if these two sign up. hopefully the numerous casting falling through isn't a bad sign and this is good for both of them

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Listen, if she doesn't sign, I'll sign for her lol.
You've dangled this carrot, I want it now.

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Has there ever been a drama in which the female lead is NOT hardworking? All the sudden I really want to watch a heroine who is like Key in Drinking Solo.

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Yes please.

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I get what you mean! They're mostly hardworking Candies.

But just in case you were really looking for shows with laidback heroines... Kim Jung-hye from Buam-dong Revenge Club is one. She spends her days ordering others to make ramyun, planning petty revenge on people, and trying to buy her favorite Unni from her family.

Flower Boy Next Door, both Let's Eat 1&2 (same writer as Drinking Solo)... the leads aren't exactly like Key in Drinking Solo but the show isn't about their hardworking-ness, so maybe that counts. I'd argue there's Mystery Queen S1 too where Seol-ok shortcuts and skips her chores so she can run off and solve crimes as is her hobby. :D

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Buam-dong Revenge Club has been on my to watch list, but I keep forgetting it because it is only available on the dark side. Your description though is leading me to plan a binge while I huddle inside an air-conditioned house during the forecasted heat-wave this weekend.

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Aww... I hope you find a way to watch. Licensing issues suck when you just want to subscribe and watch a show. :(

(Oh and I just remembered, Choi In-ha in Pinocchio is also a bit of a slob at home haha)

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I'm not above skirting licensing issues when desperate, but as many family and friends are artists, whenever possible, I prefer to stay on the legal side out of respect for their work and time. But lately it's been hard, and I'm weak.

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I only watched Revenge Club a few weeks ago and it was great. I was a bit taken aback that they mostly spend the first half NOT getting revenge, but I kind of loved that about it.

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Thanks Mary for reminding of all these semi-hardworking heroines, even if not entirely anti.

All I really want for Christmas is a heroine I can identify with. Is that too much to ask, Drama Gods?

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How about Hye-sung, the rubbish non-caring lawyer in IHYV? She cracked me up, especially before she started taking her job seriously.

Maybe also Cha Hong-Do in Heart to Heart, who admits to, well, let's call it watching x-rated stuff, because she's locked in the house with nothing else to do...

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Girls just want (and are entitled) to have fun!
Cha Hong-Do for the win.

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Jung Ryeo Won's character in History of a Salaryman still takes the cake lol. Though she does get it together later.

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Are you watching Are You Human Too? The female lead in that one definitely isn't hardworking haha

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😆 She is certainly working her hardest selling her soul.

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My ultimate oppa 🤗🤗
I only watched chae so bin in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, so I don't know much about her. But looking from how much beanies love her in INAR, I have high expectation for her.

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Kinda disappointed that Hyun Bin isn't going to be on my screen like I thought, but I would be happy it see Chae Soo Bin. She is one of my new favorite actresses after watching I'm Not A Robot.

But seriously, is "healing drama" the trend of this year or what? It seems like every other drama coming out so far is a "healing drama".

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No worries! Hyun Bin will be back on our screen in November for Memories of the Alhambra with Park Shin-hye.

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Another "healing" drama, but this one seems to be lacking a genius. Are we done with geniuses now?

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Ikr? Geniuses are people too who need to be healed, in their own genius way. Chaebols though, they can just die happy on top of their pile of dough.

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It also seems to lack a fated childhood connection. (unless there's a twist where her drive for perfection caused his bad eye-sight)

Maybe we should skip this one, it seems to be a bit trope-light ;-)

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Has anyone put together a trope bingo card?

Sometimes the fated childhood connection isn't revealed until the very end (see Oh My Venus), almost as if the writer realized they forgot that item on their tropelist.

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@mary - I was going to say: where's Noble Idiocy? And then I realised that if you choose a new card, you get new tropes.

This is just brilliant beyond words.

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@mary I should know that you will always have the answer to these important questions. This is brilliant.

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I know! @cloggie the UI is badly designed. I keep meaning to improve that but I'm easily distracted >____<

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@mary - it's the content that matters! I'm laughing so hard at this (esp dirt-poor person with expensive clothes cracked me up).

I figured out that if you want to play Bingo you need more than one card ;-)

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@cloggie Are you one of the beanies who group watch on rabbit? Trope Bingo would be a good addition to the fun.

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@mary, once again, this affirms my belief that you are the true geeeeeeenius irl.

LOL at U-turn 😂😂😂. There are lots of them administered with renewed determination.

@cloggie, as the official spokesperson for Truck of Doom, please advocate for a spot for our favorite serial murderer.

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Lol Mary I clicked get a new card several times and every time there is a new batch. You are awesome hehe for making the generator. I do want to ask though , removing the phone battery, did that really happen? :S I don't remember seeing it lol.

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ooooomg, mary. Dying. "Quippy little bro/sis". This is my new place to go when I hate the world 😍

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@kimbapnoona, surely you didn't think that @mary would forget uri ToD? You have to click on Get New Card on the left to get new tropes.

The only one I haven't spotted yet is the little Motorbike of Love, that always propels one part of the OTP into the other's arms.

@egads that's such a good idea, we should totally play kdrama bingo at one of the group watches!

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@mary June 15, 2018 at 5:50 AM

ROFLMAO. I must have seen this a long time ago, but am tickled to see it again.

I can think of some more tropes I've seen to add to the Bingo Card Generator:

1. Dirt-poor but has latest smartphone

2. Neighborhood redevelopment

3. Gangster with heart of gold

4. Misunderstood villain

5. Barbecue scene (esp. samgyeopsal)

6. Premonition / nightmare of danger

7. Scheming ministers (sageuk) / politicians / executives

8. Making kimchee

9. Ahjumma pants

10. Financially ignorant / irresponsible parents

11. Paying off family debt

12. Blind date / matseon

13. Dropped out of school / college

14. Tsundere male lead

15. Poisoning (sageuk) / mickey finn (modern)

16. Collaborating with enemy (sageuk & modern)

17. King / Seja dressed by attendants (sageuk); necktie tying by female (modern)

18. Break / lose eyeglasses

19. Song plays on car radio

20. Traffic jam caused by accident / weather

21. Beach scene: strolling / horseplay, escaping pursuers (sageuk)

22. Half-noble child of concubine (sageuk) / chaebol heir by mistress

23. Feeding of lettuce wraps

24. Bullying

25. Enlisting in army

26. Prison release (eating of tofu optional)

27. Disembodied soul of coma patient

28. Time travel

29. Scene in church / temple

30. Funeral / cremation / memorial scene

31. Drunkenness / vomiting

32. Hangover soup

33. Porridge for sick person

34. Pervert in crowd

35. Running away to work on fishing boat

36. Missed last ferry & stranded overnight

37. Skincare / facial mask (hubby & namchin optional)

38. Massage of boss, parent, or sick person

39. Sleeping w/ family members

40. Stomping on bedding in washtub (skinship optional)

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@pakalanapikake
I am in awe.....this is just brilliant.
Along with Mary's list, we can put all of these ingredients into a blender and it will make a recognizable drama smoothie for 16 servings.

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@kimbapnoona I think we should get at least 20 of those tropes included in the drama that we're going to write. This is half our job done!

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What nerves that I might think @mary would leave out ToD, @cloggie
*gets down on my knee with forehead on the floor and proclaims that I deserve to die*

Let's also not forget that recently in addition to the Motorbike of Doom, in the very same drama we got some forced skinship with Segway of Doom. Is it time to upgrade ToD to Vehicle of Doom?

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@kimbapnoona Oh no ToD shall always have a place of honor all its own; however, all other vehicles of doom could be placed under a blanket trope heading.

@pakalanapikake That is a very intensive tropelist.

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@[email protected]@[email protected]
And to PP's awesome list, may I add "broken stiletto", or it can be combined with broken eyeglasses 👠👓

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@cloggie, I say we really challenge ourselves and include ALL of them in our drama.....hmmm...it will have to be a time traveling drama to include both modern and Joseon tropes...perfect! That's #28 on @pakalanapikake's list.

All we need to do is connect the dots and tie it together with a pretty hair bow. This may also be in the K-drama writer manual already!

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@egads, @kimbapnoona, @cloggie,

I've seen all of these tropes repeatedly, some of them in current & recent shows.

I overlooked:

41. Homeless person with huge coat wardrobe that fits in one rolling suitcase. (I'm looking at you, BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST.)

-- Which brings me to:

42. The weightless TARDIS suitcase.

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@bbstl:

How could I forget the Broken Stiletto Heel?!?! Auwe!

Which reminds me of:

43. Heroine falls down while running away. [It's on my most-hated list.]

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@pakalanapikake I don't think I saw these on your list

44. Meeting in the middle of the road and arguing/hugging/staring at each other

45. Staring with wide eyes as ToD approaches

46. Parent/sibling of future fated love interest killed saving life of immobile idiot in #45

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@kimbapnoona, all of them? Just getting through the 'added trope' list would mean 3 new tropes an episode for a 16 ep series.

*puts thinking hat on - okay, numbers 3, 4, and 26 can go into a single scene. That's one done.*

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@egads,

Sheesh! One can't have a successful Truck Of Doom performance without doofuses jaywalking, lingering in the crosswalk, or using a public telephone booth with terrible feng shui.

Which reminds me of yet another inexcusable oversight:

47. The Cliff of Non-Doom (sageuk)

48. Manes of Glory

Aside to screenwriters @egads, @kimbapnoona, and @cloggie,

Please make it a Three Kingdoms-era sageuk, not Joseon. Need Manes of Glory, stat. See if you can shanghai good-hearted gangster Jang Hyuk from the Happy Wok for epic sword fights while you're at it. Bonus points if you can finagle the Lawless Attorney into a showdown. ;-)

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Or Shopping King Louis where I found it completely redundant and somehow trite.

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@fay17 *shakes cane* you young 'uns would never understand. Once upon a time, before this Apple business, most phones had removable batteries. Removing it is the Ultimate Sign ™ that one wishes to be alone.

(And thank you for everyone's suggestions. The list is 3-4 years old. I'll update the list soon!)

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After watching the latest episode of SKETCH, I spotted another trope, and thought of some more. Mr. P. contributed #65.

49. Faked death

50. Bratty (chaebol) offspring / siblings (females outnumber males by at least 3:1)

51. Mother-In-Law From Hell

52. Seaweed soup

53. Claw machine

54. Stuffed animals

55. Couple rings

56. Couple outfits

57. Drunken whoopee (pregnancy optional)

58. Shotgun wedding

59. Family register

60. Envelope full of cash

61. Jajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce)

62. Protecting the beloved

63. Chicken and beer

64. Pochangmacha (tent bar)

65. Passing and not seeing each other

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@pakalanapikake, @mary, @cloggie, @egads, @fay17, @bbstl
Now it is becoming impossible to watch dramas without jotting these down! Apologize if any has been mentioned before:
-Protecting car passenger with extended arm
-Eating triangle kimbap from a convenient store
-Watching someone falling asleep
-Demanding someone to stay to watch you fall asleep (never get this, and never will, unless if I am a 5-year old)
-Veins (not so much a trope but becoming a frequent sighting)

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@kimbapnoona June 16, 2018 at 7:31 AM

Bingo!! Those are all new! Congratulations! Manseh!

Yay for triangle kimbap -- and learning how to open it without mangling it, a la Yoo Hyun-jae in THE BEST HIT. ;-)

You shook loose a couple more. ;-)

66. Escorting someone home

67. Arguing over who will leave or go inside the gate or front door first

68. Sharing an umbrella in the rain

69. Buying an umbrella in the rain to bring to someone else

70. Two people walking very slowly towards camera (actually done to make focusing easier)

71. Making kimbap at home / packing lunch box(es)

72. Music / singing / dance practice scene

73. Drama (sageuk / play / film) within a drama

74. Working in fields / garden / greenhouse (biceps display optional)

75. Kneading dough (bread / noodle / mandoo) as food preparation / tension relief

76. Trashing a marketplace (chase / fight scene)

77. Foot chase over cars

78. Oxcart / police van ride to exile / execution / prison

79. Spies lurking at the inn / gibang / palace (sageuk)

80. Getting soaked to the skin in rain shower

81. Martial arts practice / contests (sparring with swords, taekwondo, kumdo, archery, etc.; modern & sageuk)

82. Hunting / falconry (sageuk)

83. Trysting / hiding / fighting among lengths of cloth hanging in dye yard or laundry (sageuk) / on rooftop clothesline (modern)

84. Underdog athletic team

85. Flawed Seja / eldest son replaced by younger brother

86. Wire-fu battle in tops of bamboo (sageuk)

87. Mudang / baksu conducts ritual

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@mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @cloggie, @bbstl, @fay17, @wishfultoki

I suddenly realized I didn't see this trope listed anywhere:

88. Cross-dressing

Then remembered these:

89. Return of first love (bad timing and vengeance optional)

90. Incest (not fauxcest)

91. Coma / unconsciousness

92. Falling (cherry) blossoms

93. Bathing / washing clothes in river (sageuk)

94. Rooftop fight / escape

95. Building collapse (structural failure, as in MAD DOG & BLACK)

96. Playground visit by adults / riding swings (modern & sageuk)

97. Female who eats like a horse

98. Beta male

99. House call by doctor / royal physician

100. Childbirth (esp. of royalty in sageuk)

101. Street performers (sageuk) / buskers (modern)

102. Cram school / studying for exams

103. Throwing dead king's robe off palace roof

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This is so detailed I might have missed it but was there sudden illness from a little rain and tending to an ill person overnight?
Btw. great work, everyone.

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@mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @cloggie, @bbstl, @fay17, @wishfultoki

Just spotted this ubiquitous trope in ep. 5 of WHAT'S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM:

104. First aid for paper cut, post-fistfight bleeding lip, etc. (with optional obliviousness to skinship by one of the parties)

which reminded me of its corollary:

105. CPR as stealth kiss.

I'm going to try to turn off my Trope Detector now. This is becoming ridiculous. ;-)

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cc: @mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @bbstl, @cloggie, @wishfultoki, @allphryne, @fay17, @persianrose

I'd like to credit @persianrose with the Mandatory Trope:

One Loud, Screaming Character

http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/02/lee-jun-ki-offered-tvn-legal-action-drama-lawless-attorney/comment-page-4/#comment-3260238.

Nicely done, @persianrose! Welcome aboard, and keep those trope discoveries coming! ;-)

You reminded me of more tropes:

#122: Meta-reference to filming a drama during scenes of lovers' spats, car chases, fistfights, revelation of birth secrets, etc.

#123: Recreating / Spoofing a scene or line from another Kdrama or a famous movie (e.g., Kim Sun-a hollers "Ogenki desu ka" from the 1995 Japanese film LOVE LETTER to Kam Woo-sung in SHOULD WE KISS FIRST. In a variation on the trope, he also read her a passage from the novel Our Souls at Night in a restaging of a scene from the film of the same name. I felt as if I were getting lost in Fractal World.

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How about 124:conversation with a boss/friend/lover on a rooftop of high-rise and 125:party on a rooftop of your/friend's house? @pakalanapikake, you inspire me. Did we mention 126: breaking the 4th wall to talk to viewers (a rare gem)?

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@allphryne June 26, 2018 at 9:53 PM

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Re: #124-126, rooftop talks & parties; 4th wall

I just scanned a bunch of bingo cards and found only "Living in Rooftop" to go along with my Rooftop Fights/Escapes & Throwing Dead King's Robe Off Palace Roof. I didn't see Breaking the 4th Wall, which surprised me. (I think I saw Namgoong Min do it recently in THE UNDATEABLES. Or was it Park Seo-joon in WHAT'S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM??)

I was also surprised to note that this classic is not in the Kdrama Bingo Cards:

#127: Forced Co-habitation.

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*facepalm*

#128: Tonsorial Indicator of Evil (aka Semaphore Bangs).
Code: Bangs down = good. Hair up off of forehead = evil. As far as I know, this only applies to males.

Q: When females turn evil, can we tell at a glance? How?

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@pakalanapikake Don't! This is a treasure-trove for aspiring writers like me ROFL

Don't forget the cute tiny band-aid used in 104.

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@wishfultoki,

Your wish is my command. ;-)

CC: @egads, @kimbapnoona, @cloggie, @bbstl, @fay17

Yet another great trope here, thanks to @klmeri!

Original post:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/06/open-thread-557/#comment-3258384

My phrasing of trope:
Conversation with deceased relative / friend / lover / leader at their final resting place (gravesite, columbarium)

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Oh god. My fake shaman's intuition tells me we can keep this going until it's the longest thread on DB!

@mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @cloggie, @fay17, @wishfultoki, @allphryne, @pakalanapikake

PP made me think of two, maybe two and a half (not sure about the vaporizer one) more
106. Fall/face plant into (first) kiss
107. Plot change while main character has exited hospital room to get water for vaporizer
108. IV bag ripped out, no sign of blood

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@bbstl,

Be sure to credit yourself with

109. Fake shaman / fortune teller (as in FAITH) -- not to be confused with the merely inept ones (Bang-wool in ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE).

And then there is the

110. Rabidly demagogic Seonbi (sageuk -- such as Song Sabu in REBEL) or pastor (modern -- Jim Jones clone as in RESCUE ME).

111. Vaporizer as indicator of severity of medical condition (when a nasal cannula, tracheotomy, or traction just doesn't cut it)

[@wishfultoki - Note on #104's Cute Little Band Aid: While watching WHITE CHRISTMAS this past week, I spotted a kiddie bandage used as a signalling device to let the hostages know that Mireu had returned to the school. He stuck it to the edge of the kitchen counter, where it was spotted and grabbed by one of the prisoners.]

Additional medical tropes:

112. Performing CPR on a moving gurney.

113. Everybody and their uncle pushing a patient on a gurney through the emergency room doors. They look like a flying wedge attacking the ER.

114. Physicians (including fakes) who run off to work in field hospitals overseas or on a remote island or HOSPITAL SHIP to follow their dream or because of heartbreak (ROMANTIC TEACHER, DOCTOR KIM; DISCOVERY OF LOVE; MARRY ME NOW; CLOUD STAIRCASE)

115. Giving vitamins and dietary supplements to kin -- and superiors as a means of currying favor (modern; also functions as PPL, as in ABOUT TIME) and bowls of herbal decoctions (sageuk -- which look identical to the poison given to treasonous royals and high nobility, e.g., GRAND PRINCE)

116. Humongous VIP private hospital rooms that looks nicer than many hotel rooms

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117. Kidnapping by vehicle: ambulance (VOICE); palanquin (GRAND PRINCE); enclosed horse cart (FAITH; THE KING LOVES); cars & taxis.

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I have to save this whole thread. It is too gloriously k-drama!!
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@bbstl I hate nr 108 so much! I've had surgery, I've had drips, I've had IV. Taken them out hurts! It really does! And then it bleeds. And a nurse comes round and stick some cotton wool on it and a plaster (of the non-kiddy kind)

Not in kdrama, no, no they just pull the damned thing out of their veins as if it's been stuck on with sticky tape. (hint: it probably was).

(*rant over*)

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@cloggie YES to everything you just said. IV's do not come out with such ease. Heck, even the tape they use hurts when coming off, and sometimes leaves a rash.

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@egads and @cloggie Yes, indeedy! Hundreds of ripped out IVs later, and never a problem. But in a western scene, an IV ripped out will result in a blood bath that covers the room.

I suppose another related k trope is wandering around anyplace (including long taxi rides) in your hospital pajamas.

Since my mind is on health-related tropes, I'm going to push back on @pakalanapikake's No. 111 re the vaporizer. I think the Ktrope is simply The Vaporizer, being employed in every situation from exhaustion to congestive heart failure to brain tumor. Maybe in combo with The IV and Pole, which just about every household seems to have.

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@bbstl The Vaporizer trope actually led me to purchase a vaporizing. (I should have written that up for the theme of the month a while back) It really is a helpful little machine that helped curtail some bloody noses in the dry of winter.

I'm always surprised at how much wandering around hospital patients do in dramas.

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@bbstl June 25, 2018 at 3:31 PM

ROFLMAO at wandering around in hospital PJs.

Re: #111, Vaporizer. I may have gotten the impression that a patient's condition was Really Serious after seeing other hospitalized folks without vaporizers. (Is it really PPL in disguise?!)

I cracked up when you mentioned IV Drip and Pole. I nearly listed it separately. ;-)

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@wishfultoki, cc: @mary

Forgot to add the running number:

#129: Cute, tiny band-aid [especially for facial cuts]; recently deployed in ep. 3? or 4? of KILL IT.

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LOL guys this is fun. 😂😂
@pakalanapikake, @mary, @cloggie, @egads, @bbstl, @NothingIsWrongWithNoonaKimbap
, @pakalanapikake
I am sorry if I missed tagging anyone. But reading all the tropes makes me remember the most common one, has this been mentioned? Girl's heart racing when the guy touches her or is in close proximity. 😂😂
Also nosebleeds? Never in my life, I saw anyone having nosebleed except this one time when my mom had one. That's also because she's skinny and doesn't like eating foods. :S
Also, stomach growling when one of the leads are starving? Again never experienced it. 😂

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Oh, stomach growling is real, and just like in dramas, often happens at the worst possible times. Overlong meetings when I should be eating lunch have, on occasion, made my stomach a bit shouty.

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Wow egads, you are officially qualified to be a kdrama heroine. 😂😂

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Stomach growling is totally real! And also not limited to kdrama as a gag, I believe.

I think nosebleeds counts as a kdrama trope but they are either because 1) in the older dramas, a sign of cancer or 2) a character is studying/working too hard. Except when in Kim Sam Soon they made a joke of the trope and our couple got nosebleeds from overexertion beneath the sheets 😚

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Hahaha guys, I admit my stomach growled a bit too due to skipping meals sometimes, but I wonder if it's actually that loud for someone else to hear it.😂

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@fay17 Mine is. People have commented, which then reveals my magical ability to turn red out of embarrassment. I'm often not fit for society.

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Speaking of physical reactions, have hiccups due to embarrassment made it onto the list?

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@egads HAHAHA. I think this helps in being a stronger kdrama heroine candidate. 😂😂 On a perfect occasion, a curious guy might want to take you out on a date like it happens in kdramas haha.

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@kimbapnoona I don't see them here or on Mary's bingo cards so here we go:

118. The Hiccups

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@fay17, @pakalanapikake, @mary, @cloggie, @egads, @kimbapnoona

YASSSS (although it may appear in C, J and T drama as well, ) I can't believe it took us this long to get to romantically-induced hiccups! Hooray!

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@fay17, @pakalanapikake, @bbstl, @egads, @kimbapnoona

I'm really sorry if this one has been mentioned already but I couldn't see it on the list or on the cards so here it goes:

# 119: abruptly changing lanes in a car to indicate that character is in a hurry

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@cloggie June 26, 2018 at 2:40 AM

cc: @mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @bbstl, @fay17, @wishfultoki, @allphryne

Re #119: abruptly changing lanes in a car to indicate that character is in a hurry

It's not only the abruptness of the lane change, but the Failure To Use Turn Signal that makes me jump up and down every time I see this one.

Might as well add another moving violation:

#120: Weaving in and out of Traffic to indicate driver's urgency

This one particularly ruffles my tail feathers when committed by folks who should know better (such as doctors who patch up accident victims). Hrmph!

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@fay17 June 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM

cc: @mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @bbstl, @cloggie, @wishfultoki, @allphryne

Good catch with the Racing Heart Sounds. ;-)

Nosebleeds are real. I used to get them a lot when I was a kid. I had allergies, so that may have been a contributing factor.

I'll also cop to the growling stomach sounds. They can sometimes be mortifying in their amplitude -- not to mention timing. ;-)

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😂 The abrupt lane changing and the failure of signaling do raise my blood pressure. Seeing this makes me feel like these are characters who do not feel any sense of shared responsibility for South Korean public safety!

You know what particularly makes me nervous, @pakalanapikake? When the driver is staring at the passenger while talking.....EYES ON THE ROAD OR YOU'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!
*screams with my exasperated ajumma voice*

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Oh @kimbapnoona, I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

I actually muttered - watch the road, watch the road - during something I was watching yesterday. Seriously? Looking at the passenger for a good minute and having a deep & meaningful conversation?

This is why they need those self-driving M cars...

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Oh man, @cloggie, I vaguely remember watching a scene in a drama fairly recently that the driver activates the self-driving navigation mode so he can turn to talk to the passenger, and I believed that to be some legitimate PPL for the car....oh which drama was it.....what is it??? I remember thinking that all drama drivers need that car.

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Thanks for adding me, @pakalanapikake.
My brother had until recently often nose bleeds. How k-drama show the absolutely wrong treatment for it amazes me. And god gratious, I hate violations of public safety, especially when car accidents are so common. These tropes make my inner ajumma's blood boiling.

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cc: @mary, @egads, @kimbapnoona, @bbstl, @cloggie, @wishfultoki, @allphryne, @fay17

Thank you, fellow Beanies! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who yells at the screen when drivers take their eyes off the road while yakking with passengers. It makes me berserk.

Which reminds me of another automotive trope:

#121: Instantly finding a parking space anywhere, any time. And they're always conveniently located.

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@mary, @cloggie, @bbstl, @rukia, @fay17, @wishfultoki, @kimbapnoona,

PakalanaPikake April 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM

@egads,
I'll add it to the official Kdrama Bingo Trope-a-thon stat!

#131: Sexy Serial Killer(s). -- Not to be confused with Sexy Cereal Killer(s).

http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/04/song-jae-rim-cast-in-new-kbs-mystery-romance/#comment-3436870

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"A perfectionist who fails at being perfect" OMG I'm already so stressed for her!

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Lee Je Hoon is such a good actor. I've only seen him in Signal (my favorite drama ever, despite his over-acting in the first few episodes) and half of Tomorrow with You ('cause I dropped that one; pretty and melancholy but just too depressing). I've seen Chae Soo Bin in various shows when she's popped up as a supporting character, but I haven't seen her as a lead. This could be a sweet show, maybe I'll tune in...

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Omg, please watch I Am Not a Robot. She will win your heart and run away with it.

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I never tell people to watch INAR cause they might not like it and then I have to kill them :'(

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LOL! This comment was a ride. (But I agree!)

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All I need to know is that it's an Lee Je-hoon project for me to be onboard.

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I've never thought Hyun Bin and Lee Jehoon are similar but I realise K-dramaland keeps offering them the same roles. First, City of Star and now.. this.
Anyhow, this would be a cute pairing if CSB accepts. Both radiates warmth and cuteness and reminds me of... puppies. Lol.

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I may be in the minority that liked Gu Family Book. I don't think an airport lends itself to magical forest scenarios, but I know it will look pretty.

Plus, it's high time Incheon Airport had its own PPL drama. It's like the reigning queen of near-misses, fashion catwalk and reunited OTPs after time skip. I'm thinking CAMEOS for this drama.

And thank you @girlfriday for the news posts! It's good to see you around again.

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You're right, they should be able to make an exciting show out of an airport that's always rated in the world's top 5. There was one, Air City (2007), but I only mention it so that no one goes back to watch it because it was so dull!

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I though The Time We Were Not in Love wasted the potential to explore airports and airlines. The main dude and his aunt worked as flight attendants, but we hardly got to see them at their job. It was more like "and he's off on a flight... comes back in 5 days to resume the rom-com".

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When I saw the title had fox bride in it, I thought it had to do with bride and faux/fake marriage. But now that I see it's about airport staff sadly that won't be the case I guess? :(

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Or will a gumiho work at the airport?

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Loll. You never know haha with kdramas..

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Why is nobody talking about Chae Soo-Bin in Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People? I thought she was amazing in that drama, and had amazing chemistry with Yoon Kyun-Sang. Definitely one of my favorite sageuks, and Soo-Bin's acting really contributed to it. I'm not sure about this pairing with Lee Je-Hoon though. I just don't see her with an older actor, she needs a more innocent and sweet romance you know?

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ikr.. Maybe because Rebel's not popular among international viewers, Chae Soo Bin got more famous after I'm not a Robot.. (She's cute with Yoo Seung Ho tho)

She had great chemistry with Yoon Kyun Sang who's 7 years older than her, so I thought 10 years age difference with Lee Je Hoon won't be much of a problem 😊

Her Ga Ryung character was all sort of amazing wife, so I think she can pull off a character who's older and more mature than her actual age

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She sure can and she has "chemistry" with everyone. Imagine if they had cast Mori in this... dream cast *sigh*

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Rebel isn't a 'love story' or romance-centric kind of sageuk, maybe that's why it's not hyped among international fans.

I haven't seen it but all the comments about it that I can see are very positive and full of praise for all the actors including Chae Soo Bin. I think that says a lot.

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Sounds good. I've always dreamed of becoming a pilot, but I guess not everybody can be one 😂

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As long as they don't give LJH the hairstyle of TWY, I will check this out. I like CSB (she has potential), and am nuetral to LJH. Anyways I hope this drama will turn out good.

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My feelings exactly. I know Lee Je Hoon is a good actor but I didn't really feel him in TWY, I felt like Shin Min Ah was better at pulling off the romantic/romcom aspects and was carrying that aspect of the drama more than him. I hope he can improve that aspect here, if it's got the usual kdrama love storyline.

Chae Soo Bin on the other hand, girl is good in romance and has great chemistry with all her costars so far so I'm actually happier about the rookie young actress casting than the critically acclaimed actor here.

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I AM TOTALLY ONBOARD WITH THIS COUPLE

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I like the pairing.

Im still holding a grudge against this writer for Gu family book though.

But I suppose I will watch literally anything for Chae Soo Bin.

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Lee Je Hoon trying to do rom com part 2

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I have really high hopes for this one.

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Two of my favorite actors! Can't wait to see it

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CHAE SOO BIN
LEE JAE HOON
SIGN ME UP RIGHT NAO

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