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Premiere Watch: My Secret Terrius, Heart Surgeons, The Third Charm, Player

The Chuseok holiday means it’s pretty quiet here in dramaland for the next few days, but we’ve got plenty of new shows on the way to make up for it and then some. Hope you’ve got some sick days saved up, because between this week and next, you’ll probably run out of hours just trying to sample a little bit of everything.

 

My Secret Terrius

Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Broadcaster: MBC
Genre: Spy comedy
Episode count: 32 (half-hour episodes, 16 hours total)

Reasons to watch: So Ji-sub stars in this spy comedy as a black-ops NIS agent who’s trained for saving countries, but somehow winds up babysitting a neighbor ajumma who gets herself embroiled in an international spy war. Listen, nobody said it was going for realism! She and her kids have no idea what their ajusshi neighbor is capable of, and So Ji-sub very reluctantly brings himself out of hiding in order to become her protector. The title is a reference to the manga character Candy Candy and her Daddy Long Legs suitor Terrius, because the covert operation in the drama will be known as Operation: Candy. I expect mountains of adorable fluff, and will settle for nothing less.

 

Heart Surgeons

Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Broadcaster: SBS
Genre: Medical
Episode count: 40 (half-hour episodes, 20 hours total)

Reasons to watch: A drama called Heart Surgeons is pretty self-explanatory, but coming from the PD-writer team of last year’s hit thriller Defendant, I expect a fast-paced drama with a tight story, loads of plot twists, and likely some award-winning performances from the cast. Go Soo, Eom Ki-joon, and Seo Ji-hye are headlining as — what else — heart surgeons, who face ethical life-and-death dilemmas on the operating table every day. You’re definitely signing on for high drama with this one, but it should (hopefully) be more intense and entertaining than your average medical drama.

 

The Third Charm

Time slot: Friday & Saturday
Broadcaster: JTBC
Genre: Romance
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: This drama will ride or die on the chemistry between Esom and Seo Kang-joon, because it’s nothing but one relationship told a zillion different ways. It calls itself a poetic drama and it’ll tell the story of a couple in various stages of courtship, at various stages of life, through the lens of changing seasons. I love the concept, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what PD Pyo Min-soo (The Producers, You’ve Fallen For Me, Coffee House, Worlds Within) will do with it. Autumn seems just right for a contemplative romance, doesn’t it? Bring on the swoony angst!

 

Player

Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: OCN
Genre: Heist action
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: OCN seems to have cornered the market on heist capers featuring ragtag crews that steal from the filthy rich (and morally depraved, of course), in an effort to enact some vigilante justice, or redistribute the wealth, or both. I liked it when Police Unit 38 took the unusual tax evasion angle to do the same plot, so we’ll have to see what Player brings to the table to keep things fresh. Song Seung-heon leads his crew of master thieves, and based on the teasers, he seems more like a cheeky bombast than a mastermind thief, which is definitely one for the plus column as far as I’m concerned. Serious Song Seung-heon makes me run for the hills, but comedic Song Seung-heon is pretty damn endearing.

 
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DUN DUN DUN SHINAMMON IS BACK. THIRD CHARM IS HERE. 💕💕
Although I'm surprised I'm excited for all of them (minus heart surgeon)... #bringiton #nolife #what'ssleep?

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Awesome! I've been waiting for Terrius Behind Me. It's about time we had spies and kids together in a kdrama. ^^; Let the comedy begin!

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As I wrote to Seoul_searcher... I hope the comedy will not only begin, but will also stay till the end.

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Oops... now I'm worried...

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I just watched it and I liked it! It’s so good to see SJS back to dramaland :)

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Yay! Can't wait to catch it.

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I’ve been waiting for terius behind me the whole year can’t believe it’s finally here. Spy comedy + romance = count me in.

Also excited for ‘The players’ since I’ve been deprived of team chemistry.

Gotta fill my drama plate with more happiness and less tears. Pls be good shows 🙏🏼💕

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I just hope they will stick to the comedy... I still mourn Spy Myeong Wol (the first four episodes were hillarious, but then, sadly, it changed the tone... and went downhill...).

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I trust the writer since she did the same with shopping king Louie. I was worried it was going to get angsty and serious but it was cute and funny till the end so fingers crossed

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Third charm and Player for me. I like So Ji Sub, but the lead actress makes it a no for me.

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I’ll probably check Player, sounds like something I’d enjoy. I’ll wait for Terius behind me first impressions before I watch it.

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Please writer-nim and PD-nim, use the comedy angle... and definitely use So Ji-sub's comedy chops... I loooooved him in Master Sun!

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Lol, his expressions and hand movements in that show made me laugh. Plus, a good dry humor which might work in this.

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I'm all in for Heart Surgeons because I'm excited for Kijoon and also Seo Jihye leading!! Aaaaaa I love women

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Haha I sorta expected you to pop up because of Kijoon.

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Local Tadpole In Love With Stubbly Musical Men

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Looking at the cast listed on HEART SURGEONS' Wiki page I see Ahn Nae-sang has a supporting role. Another favorite of mine.
I do like medical dramas and with LIFE finished I think I will watch HS. I wish it was 16 episodes (rather than 20) however.

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I'm excited for Terius Behind Me & The Third Charm. So Ji-Sub & Cinnamon Roll is back.😍😍😍
RL is already hectic but need to focus more on dramas to balance life.😂

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@mimu1234 Mimu, what is the reference to Cinnamon Roll about? Does it refer to actress Jung In Sun?

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Its for Seo Kang Joon. His endearing portrayal of Nam Sin 3 earned him this nickname from beanies

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I first saw it pop up in YA book reviews about certain types of Male characters. Cinnamon rolls. Then some clever beanies started using it for their show as a play on the characters name.

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Thanks @manichan and @bcampbell1662

I guess it was because of the character, Nam Shin 3 which is supposed to be closer in sound to Cinnamon or Shinnamon 😁 Amazing how we manage with word-sound associations. 😂

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Totally looking forward to Terrius and Third Charm.
Terrius - Who can resist.... SJS with ahjumma and kids is a deadly combination. Hope I will like the lead actress (I didn't like in Circle)
Third Charm - I need more SKJ after the excellent performance in AYHT. Love Esom performance in First Life and am sure will be excellent leading this drama. The colours and hues look so romantic and the leads look so good together.

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Heart Surgeons has a terrific cast. OMG Seo Ji Hye and Eom Ki-joon in one drama. Unfortunately, Why medical drama? Why? WHy?

And If we talk about "Like A Fairytale " kind of plot to go by as a reference for The Third Charm plot, It will be a good ride. Lee Chun-Hee and Choi Yoon-Young were so good in that drama. That drama is also a story about up and down between the two soulmates and break up three times in the process. Though that drama is more like a melodrama than Rom Com.

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Yay, I've been waiting for Terrius Behind Me!!

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Player seems fun. I might tune in. Plus lee si eon is in it. I remember him as kang min ho's secretary from my repeated watching of FFI 🤣

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He’s my favourite supporting actor ❤️

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Also the Best Noona's Sidekick ever in W!

But I don't know if he's my favorite supporting actor. He'll have to duke it out with Kang Ki-young.

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Sorry @mary. I basically reiterated your comment.

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When I think of Lee Si-eon for some reason it is as the webtoon artist's Assistant in W--TWO WORLDS. He was always yelling: "NOOONA"! LOL.

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Shouting "NOONA!" either in worry or shock at his noona's brazen Kang Chul skinship hahaha

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Going to watch Terius because I really need a good comedy and So Ji Sub was really good in Master's Sun. Also going to watch Third Charm because of well, Seo Kang joon. Oppa I'm coming!!!!!

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A few of these look really fun. I'm all for the fluff.
But I have a few I want to finish up first, otherwise it starts to feel stressful.
Maybe as I finish one I can add one.
Finish My ID is GB add Terrius.
Finish Queen In Hyun add Third Charm. Esom!
The two I really want to be ready for do not start until October at least.

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I want to watch them all!

Sadly, that won't be possible ...... but it would be really cool if I could!

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I haven't seen enough So Ji Sub dramas so I'm excited for Terrius and the mix of serious spy + little kids sounds like fun and cute.

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Excited for My secret Terrius and player. Will also check the third charm.

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I can't wait to watch all of it. As i have got time......

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Dang, for once, I'm interested in trying them all (and more dramas are premiering in the next couple weeks that I'm interested in too). Good news is there doesn't seem to be any licensing issues this time. Yay! The trouble is finding the time. Of course this is also the week that the Fall shows are starting in the U.S.

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I have been looking forward to Terius Behind Me. The whole plot sounds like it will be tons of fun. Can't wait to see the super secret black-ops NIS agent getting befuddled by an ajumma.

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This is gonna be a good week.

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Shopping King Louie was so full of charm that I have high expectations for Terius Behind Me to be as endearing and funny. I especially love So Ji Sub when he's not being serious. Tonally I'm hoping for something along the lines of US spy-comedy series Chuck.

Heart Surgeons looks incredibly dramatic, the trailer is just the 3 leads crying lol. I honestly couldn't get into Defendant but I'm happy to see Seo Ji-hye in a lead role, she more than deserves it.

The Third Charm is so my kind of drama it's unreal - and with SKJ's much improved acting in his last few projects I'm really looking forward to this.

I do love OCN dramas but Player doesn't really appeal to me? The only SSH I can tolerate is comedic!SSH though, so there is that. I'm sure it will be fun and I trust OCN's track record for quality, it's just not for me.

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I am sorry DEFENDANT didn't click for you. I think it was my favorite drama of 2017. The ratings were very good and two episodes were added. Notwithstanding that I did not pick up Ji Sung's latest drama FAMILIAR WIFE. That's the way it goes.

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I'm all in for Player and Third Charm!! Although my sleep schedule laments its demise, my heart is ready and excited!

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Me listening to people talk about the upcoming television premieres on American network television: I have no idea who or what you are talking about.

Friends listening to me talk about the upcoming shows I'm excited about: Who and what are you talking about?

Also me: some of the new shows better be awful because there is NOT enough time to watch them all, but also So Ji-sub with littles, Esom in a romance, and comedic Song Seung-heon better be good. Aww, who am I kidding, I don't sleep anyway. Bring it on.

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"I don't sleep anyway" when we have so many wonderful dramas about to start who needs sleep at all....

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Me: *Watching my drama's on my phone*
Husband: Are you snorting again?
:D

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And that's not counting the 4 or 5 more shows premiering the week after this >_____<

When will jb, gf, or lollypip share their Time Turners with us?

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I KNOW, and dramas starring Lee Min-ki, Jang Hyuk, Kim Hae-sook with Kim Young-kwang, as well as Bae Doo-na are not to be dismissed due to a pesky little thing like time. I am going to wait on Jung So-min and Seo In-guk though, because that one looks to be a heartbreaker, and my eyes will be swollen enough from not sleeping. I don't need to add tears to the damage.

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Just one episode of The Ghost Detective this week :'(

So I'm happy that Terrius will finaly start ! Spy and kids seems to be a nice combo :D

I want to try Third Charm too. With all the horror shows, a romantic drama seems good.

If I like the actors of Heart Surgeons, I don't want to watch a serious medical drama.

For Players, I really liked SSH in his last drama but didn't like Go Ah Ra and now it's Krystal... I think I will pass this one.

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More like two. I read it on Viki discussion of episode 13 and 14 this week.

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Ah yeah, I still count as one because they just separated for technical reason, but at the end, it's one hour :p

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Pass for now...

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Finally after so many days I am getting 2 dramas to fill up my week...
So Ji Sub and SSH... i dont need anything else... I am content.

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Terrius and Third Charm!!!

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I'm in for everything but Heart Surgeons! Be still my heart - So Ji Sub AND Song Seung Heon both in one drama season. <3
And Esom - I've been waiting for a lead role for her since Because This is My First Life. I hope this show ends up being good for her sake! :)

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Yay! Finally, hopefully my drama slump will be over.

The ones I am really looking forward to, are: My Secret Tarius/Terius Behind Me and The Third Charm! I have high hopes for both these dramas, so hopefully they won't disappoint!

I will give a chance to the other two, but I don't have high hopes for them.

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so many new dramas so little time!

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Dangnabbit! I want to watch three of these four but I only JUST finished my crazy drama schedule.

I'm already being dragged out of bed by a certain someone to watch The Third Charm so I guess it's just that for now. I'll pick up the others later in October.

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On Viki in anticipation I followed THE PLAYER and Seo In-guk's new drama but somehow I missed HEART SURGEONS ( now added).
Maybe it is fortunate that both THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN and YOUR HONOR both came to an early end this week.

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Looking forward to My Secret Terrius for some funny. Im Se-mi and Son Ho Joon are in it and they are a lot of fun to watch.

I didn't see SKJ's transformation into good actor in AYHT, but he and Esom gave me such warm feels in the trailer for Third Charm.

SSH was awesome in Black and he's so charming in comedy. I do find that I need to be in the mood for heist shows to watch one and I'm not in that sort of mood yet. Will probably binge The Player once most of the episodes come out.

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really want terius behind me to be as funny as the trailers but the trailers for 100 days my prince promised lotsa laughs too and 1/3 done its as full of laughs as a barium enema so i aint holding my breath for anything different.

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Yes i love SoJiSub and already drop Terrius. But sorry i'm not interested with female lead.

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Player & Terius looks interesting & different than the rest but Player has SSH whom last performance on Black was exceptional for me (never been a fan of him before) & it's on OCN so I think Player will be my priority & Terius will be the 2nd worth trying for.

As for Third Charm eh idk, SKJ didn't impressed me that much on AYHT as like many other beanies seems did so I need to see their feedback & premise first to decide whether I'll watch them out as the cast itself hasn't sold me enough.

As for Heart Surgeon, medical drama isn't really my thing so I think I'll pass.

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ESOM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PERFECT LEAD IN TERIUS BEHIND ME!!!

Ugh! I just dont see the chemistry between So Ji sub and the Waikiki girl😩

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I really wish that's the case to be honest. Jung In Sun would be a perfect Seo Kang Joon Partner. win win

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I'm surprisingly interested in Heart Surgeon, I think it's because of the beautifully intense posters. Plus even though I'm not some huge fan of Seo Ji Hye( seen her only in Jealousy Incarnate and Punch), I'm curious to see how she fares in a lead role.

Players and Terius are both comedy, so

Now Third Charm, that's definitely one I wanna see. I love the description and hope it's as poetic but lighthearted as reported. I fell for Seo Kang Joon's boyish charm in CITT( pity how that turned out. Who to blame will remain a forever WTF), and I'm curious to see him lead a cute romcom.

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Terius: My cable tv is all out promoting Terius and that constant promotion now having effect on me since I kinda look forward to watch it first episode? hahaha.. Probably wont continue watching since those premise always lost in the middle but yeah, look forward to the first episode.

Heart surgeon: Probably will watch this since I like the leads and plot. I always like medical drama anyway, altho most pissed me off in the second half. Will it become something like Romantic Dr or it will be a mess like...the others that I abandoned...

Third charm: Probably not watching. No reason, just I'm not into rom com rn

The player: Will watch if SSH not become emotional and trying to be serious. lol.. #notreallysorry Plus, I saw a snippet of the filming thru 'I live alone' and want to see that scene in the drama and SSH seems like a cool ahjusshi

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Will probably be tuning in to Terrius because SO JI SUB and his acting chops! Also, is that leading lady the girl from Waikiki? I liked her. Hopefully it will be good!

Also may be tuning in to Seo Kang Jun's drama. He's so good to the eyes and his acting has improved a lot. Liked him a lot in Are You Human Too?

Player seems to be led by 2 actors who can't act though :( Pass.

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When I saw all these posters together, it crossed my mind how wonderful it will be if Seo Ji hye is the female lead for Terrius, Jung In sun for The Third Charm and Esom for Player. I love Eom Ki joon and the idea of him and Seo Ji hye in one drama is great, however medical drama.... is a no for me. lol. I don't decide which one I'll watch but I think I'll watch Terrius first.

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