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The hapless and mysterious rookies in Incheon for SBS’s Fox Bride Star

Curiouser and curiouser. I haven’t been paying much attention so far to upcoming SBS melodrama Fox Bride Star, also called Where Stars Land, in spite of its pretty stellar cast which includes Lee Je-hoon (Tomorrow With You), Chae Soo-bin (I’m Not a Robot), Lee Dong-gun (Seven Day Queen), and Kim Ji-soo (Hwayugi). I like a good workplace drama, but it wasn’t really until these recent teasers released that I really looked forward to the show starting.

The basic premise of the show centers around Chae Soo-bin and Lee Je-hoon, who both play rookie customer service employees at Incheon International Airport. Chae Soo-bin’s character has been an employee at the airport for a year longer than Lee Je-hoon’s but she’s recently been transferred to the customer service department. She’s a bright, hardworking type, if a bit of a trouble magnet, according to the first trailer. She fails to talk down a belligerent passenger who kicks down a e-ticket machine, has to wrestle a woman in a bathroom, and gets attacked by a man wielding one of the line divider posts.

Lee Je-hoon’s character is much more of a mystery, and he likes to keep it that way: His primary goal is to not get “caught” by anyone. Caught doing or being what, we don’t know yet, but I’m sure it has something to do with his more-than-normal levels of strength, which we briefly see in the second trailer below, where he protects a small child from a rogue baggage cart, denting the metal in the process. People note how strange he seems, including Chae Soo-bin’s character who starts to suspect he has some kind of secret, but when asked, he stresses how much he enjoys working and being alone.

He’s probably in for a rude awakening then, as the trailer teases a fateful connection between the two leads: A voice says, “There’s no such thing as coincidence in this world. Everything that happens in this life has a reason.” Both teasers end as Chae Soo-bin asks Lee Je-hoon whether they’ve met, and remarks that she’s become curious about him.

I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to see more of Lee Dong-gun and Kim Ji-soo in these teasers, but I’m looking forward to their higher-level management roles. Reports say there’s a bit of a rivalry between the two, with her as the confident, no-nonsense customer service team leader, and him as the level-headed, friendly operations planning team leader with a hidden ambitious side. It’ll be interesting to see how they come into play with the newbies running around, putting out fires in Incheon.

SBS’s Fox Bride Star will premiere tomorrow, on October 1, and run for 40 half-hour episodes.

Via Sports Chosun, iMBC (1), iMBC (2), iMBC (3), iMBC (4), SBS Fun E, Seoul Kyungjae, X Sports News

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i like the tone of the show based on the teasers and anything with chae soo bin is a winner for me. looking forward to this one.

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She has pretty poor track record for drama selection though. Almost all her past dramas have failed miserably but to the most part she's out acted by everyone in the drama.

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Wha-- wait, this is a fantasy drama? *sits up in attention* I thought it was a sort of melo romance set in an airport...

Silly me, of course it's a fantasy romance. Lee Je-hoon's perfect nose alone gives away that he's a divine being.

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OMG KIM KYUNG-NAM IS HERE aka Tragic Marshmallow Hyun-moo from Come and Hug Me.

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I actually very surprise kim Kyung Nam in here.... I love his acting in come and hug me!

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Will he be playing a misunderstood baggage handler who does not "murder" luggage?

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He *tries*. But his heart just isn't in it.

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ROFLMAO! Somehow he just can't bring himself to live up to Psycho Baggage-Handler Dad's exacting luggage-mashing standards... and gets banished to cleaning and waxing miles of corridors. ;-)

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Hyun MOOOOOOO

I came out of lurking just to post this. Sign me up!

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Heehee I heard the first ep was good!

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**Squeals in delight**
I hope we can see more of Kim Kyung-nam's acting in the drama.
Even I thought it's a melo drama. They have changed the title and scripts so many times that it's confusing but I'm so glad it's a Fantasy Romance.
A perfect start to October.❤️

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SO PRETTY 😍😍😍😍😍😍❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

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I'm really curious about this drama. I love the casting and the posters look beautitul.

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This is honestly the October drama I've most been looking forward to. Honestly this is the first hint I've seen that there's a fantastic element to the story--I'm more ok with it than I thought I'd be, maybe since a lot of the dramas coming out this week are more on the "realistic" side of things?

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And I’d also welcome a fantasy themed show that isn’t about ghosts right now 😭

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Hear Hear!

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I hope it's something I can watch. I really want to watch Lee Je-hoon again.

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A solid young cast with questionable writers and director for me.

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I watched the press conference live just now with recap from Soompi. Anyone who would like to do so, can watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/soompi/videos/348664255707417/

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Will watch this one! I love drama with the setting in the airport! Airport is my sanctuary!

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Hmm I just have hunch from the title, Fox Bride Star.
Because you know Kdrama these day took their title too literally
*cough* #TheGhostDetective *chough*

It can't be just ordinary drama about people working at airport.
Lee Je Hoon could be some kind of Alien or might be an Gumiho from the star that fall down to earth to find his bride.

In his mission he can not let people now his true identity. That's why he choose to work on the airport. Thousand people come and go, so it will be perfect place to go undercover.

Hahahaha whatever Lee je Hoon might be, I just can wait to see him tonight...

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Hmm, I'd like to see this story...

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I was not going to watch this one but Kim Kyung-nam is in it and I cannot not watch it anymore! He was my favorite in CHAHM. ^^

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OMG, I love the posters! Don't know why, but I find them super cool. Maybe it's the colour; all sunset-ish/dawn and the way the characters are looking up at the sky, not anxiously and moody, but like they're contemplating their futures or reflecting about their lives, especially Kim Ji Soo's poster.

Lol, look at Lee Je Hoon and Soo Bin's suits, so ill-fiting and cheap looking, it's perfect! They look like rookies indeed. And who else is getting shades of Kim Soo Hyun in the stills of Lee Je Hoon with that haircut?
I'm currently watching Seven Day Queen so I'm looking forward to Lee Dung Gun in this. Kim Ji Soo looks fierce and capable.

Even though I've only watched Chae Soo Bin in Sassy Go Go, I'm happy for her success.

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I thought of Kim Soo Hyun from Producers too when I saw that hairstyle, like rookies must sport a bowl cut, lol. But this cut doesn't fit LJH because he looks too mature. KSH at least has a baby face and he was younger.

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Is it too much to hope that Chae Soo Bin's character be a bad ass that takes no shit....

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She looks more happy-go-lucky than No Nonsense, but doesn't seem like a candy.

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Yep...

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unfortunately this is customer service. They have to give in to whatever these entitled customers want. Must be super frustrating but I'll still check the 1st ep because of LJH.

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I thought this was going to be a slice-of-life drama set in an airport. And that Lee Je-hoon's character was someone who wanted to be a pilot but had bad eyesight?

Now I'm thinking that maybe he couldn't become a pilot because he's... not human? My Pilot From Another Star? Or My Pilot is a Gumiho? Neither one would make you get on the plane, so I can understand the recruitment panel's decision.

Or is it possible that he's so strong that he couldn't use the control stick without breaking it?

I'll admit to being confused and intrigued. Intrigued enough to watch it maybe

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Pilot: The Great & Lonely God? Would that make you want to get on the plane? Other options are:
Good Pilot
Emergency Pilot
Doctor Pilot
Pilot Princess
Fated To Pilot You

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The first one would make me run away from that plane as fast as my luggage would allow!

Good Pilot would do the trick. Even though if the announcement said: your pilot today is A Good Pilot, it would make me very concerned about getting on another flight with that same airline.

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Awww...I recommend taking the Flight of Fate. You never know what awaits. ^^; A handsome, rich Korean man who may or may not look like Jang Hyuk is the least of one's expectations.

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Would I sound too much like Kaeli if I said I wanted to watch a drama called Fated to Pilot You??

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Kaeli?

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Kaleidoscopic

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🤣 Um..if you were more obvious about your intent, instead of leaving it to (somewhat) subtle inference, you'd sound more like her.

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It's the first time in my life I've been accused of subtlety. I guess everything really is relative.

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@chingumode @noobita @cloggie - to clarify, this is not what I had in mind when I recommended the Flight of Fate to clogs. 🤣 Clearly, I have not paid adequate attention to @pervy@kimbapnoona's teachings.

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Sorry, @leetennant

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I TOTALLY believe the pure and innocent @greenfields

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@noobita - I TOTALLY do not sense sarcasm there. :@

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No, no, no. You have done well, uri Grasshopper on the @greenfields.....
best described by these couple lines from a song I couldn't stop listening to this week:
"I remember when I first met you
Before I knew it you have grown so much"

That being said, I would let Lee Je-hoon fate pilot me at his first Signal like he is My Love from the Fox Bride Star, as long as during our flight of fate he doesn't Kill Me, but rather Pilot Me to Heal Me.

Buckle me in, Je-hoon-si!

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@kimbapnoona
*gasp*
*trips and falls*
hehehhehe aww that took me by surprise.
Yay! *hugs*

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Witch's Pilot.
It's the Noona romance version.

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I would also happily fly with Pilot Princess and that would probably be my drama of choice

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*cough
I am amused with Fated to Pilot You.

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I'm actually disappointed that no one has suggested I'm Not a Pilot.

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Good point. The corollary would be Are You A Pilot Too?

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MY PILOT IS A NINE-TAILED FOX
STRONG MAN LEE SOO-YEON
FOX SIGNAL
TOMORROW WITH MY GUMIHO
PLANE TO BUSAN

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Pilot is Strange

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My personal favorite. <3

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GU FAMILY AIRPORT

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*takes lessons from you*

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Pilot Crush
Bride of the Luggage God

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"On the Way to the Airport" fits as is.
Six Flying Airplanes
Mr. Pilot
Missing Luggage

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A Pilot A Day? No - wait - that's not right.
An Airport a Day I meant.

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Flower Boy Ticket Agent
Let's Fly
Let's Fly 2
Let's Fly 3
Full Plane
Because This is Our First Security Check
Tomorrow's Flight

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Thank you for this thread. Am home sick today and these made me laugh out loud- which even hurt a bit.
Bride of the Luggage God - would be the best because she'd never have lost luggage!

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@cloggie
Would the airport in question have at least 50 Wings in the hangar?

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Come and Fly Me

especially because CAHM's Tragic Bro is in this as well

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This Fall, the Pilot Blows? -wait-
This Fall, the Wind Blows
would work just fine, just fine....whew.....
*wipes sweat

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One Fine Flight
King of Runways
Fuel
Circle: Two Planes Collide
Love Plane

@stpauligurl I hope the homesickness subsides soon. :)

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@egads, I don't think anybody is going to better Fuel

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@egads,
ROFLMAO at BRIDE OF THE LUGGAGE GOD! ;-)

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@egads October 1, 2018 at 8:14 AM

FUEL -- ROFLMAO! Brilliant! But I can't picture Lee Je-hoon as a killer. They'll have to cast Yang Se-jong as the entire crew of murderous manglers of baggage. ;-)

Bonus points for CIRCLE: TWO PLANES COLLIDE. Excellent!

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Why thank you @pakalanapikake if only I could channel this to more productive things. *wonders how to get a title pun gig that pays*

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Shut Up Flower Boy Crew

The Plane of Doom's appearance at the end of episode two will shockingly reveal that Lee Je-hoon's role is not as the lead, but rather a cameo that casts a large shadow. Many stunned viewers will be unable to continue watching.

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@egads October 1, 2018 at 11:43 AM

You've outdone yourself with SHUT UP FLOWER BOY CREW! I still haven't recovered from Lee Min-ki's sudden exit. I agree with your prediction that many viewers will "bail out." ;-)

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CONSPIRACY IN THE AIRPORT

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According to character introduction he wanted to be a pilot, but had to give up after an accident. He graduate from KAIST (science/engineering university). They also talk about a secret he have that he don´t want other do fiend out. But he get involved in chae so bin character life as she don´t have anyone else to lean on. also that accident involves lee dong dun character. So whatever happened in that accident changed Lee je joon life somehow. sound like a superhero origin to me...

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Ah, the mysterious accident. I can see it all now:

TAKE CARE OF US, CAPTAIN HULK

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What's Wrong With Pilot Kim?

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I was fighting the laughter but this broke me XD

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@bbstl, how totally marvy!

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Secret Pilot!

This whole Pilot thread is HILARIOUS! 🤣

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Oh my goodness. I'm giigling like an insane person here... *pffft* I will come back in a little while... You are such glorious Beanies, you!!!
*pffffft!!*

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Seriously, it's when I find conversations like this that I miss the Beans of Wisdom posts.
I spent most of the evening grinning like a fool after reading all of these very creative and clever titles. 💕💕💕

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@cloggie @greenfields @leetennant @kimbapnoona @egads @pakalanapikake @stpauligurl @bbstl @giegie0384 @mary
I just wanted to say I adore every single of your comments! ❤️ Your sense of humor made me bite my blanket to stop the sound of laughter because it’s almost midnight here and my parents might think I’m possesed by Park Il-do because of acting this crazy at 2a.m.

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I would make a pun about While You Weren't Sleeping but that seems kind of obvious, so go to sleep, and dream about Runway Princes.

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I was thinking
While You were Flying
might work better...

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If only Park Il-do made its human hosts roll on the floor laughing their butts off... Glad to give you a good chuckle. ;-)

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I kinda wanted it to be a slice of life drama about two people who are new at their job and start to get better at it. The fantasy aspect is new info to me but the cast is too solid for me to be disappointed. I’ve missed Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin and that’s all that matters at this point.

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Maybe the fantasy part is them getting better at their jobs? Or her NOT getting yelled at by her boss?
just sayin....

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I really wasn't planning to watch this one BUT Lee Je-hoon and a fantasy element?! I am in!

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What it's airing today already?! 😭
How am I gonna find the time to watch all these dramas? There are 3 new dramas this week (I think) and I wanna watch them all, plus The Best Divorce next week, which is also on my radar.

Why are all my faves headlining dramas at the SAME time, when I don't have much time? Seo Ji-sub, Seo In-guk, Lee Min-ki, Lee Je-hoon, Bae Doo-na! Someone make me a time machine.

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Which one is Lee Min Ki's drama?

So Ji Sub( being straight-laced) and funny...love

Seo In Gook being cute-ish and mysterious...love

Bae Doona in a comedy? With promise of lots of Lee El? Love

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Lee Min-ki and Seo Hyun-jin have Beauty Inside :)

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Have we ever seen Lee Je hoon in a romantic lead? I was beginning to wonder if he had some kind of objection to them.

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There's TOMORROW WITH YOU, with Shin Min-a. Time travel, but without a walkie talkie, which would have helped a lot. When things were going well, the cuteness overload was a marvel to behold.

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Ouch. I guess it doesn't matter that I missed it.

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there'll be two filipino actors here. >.< mesohappeeee

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Ejay Falcon, right? Can’t remember the other one....

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Thanks for the update, tipsymocha!

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It's curious that Lee Donggun is now relegated to second lead. His last drama is also a daily one.

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Didn't he do Sketch this year? That dark fantasy/detective show with Rain? And before that, he was fantastic as the insecure unraveling king in Seven Day Queen.

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oh really? so my view is limited. thanks! I'll check those out

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Seven Day Queen is just amazing overall. If you're a Lee Dong-gun fan, it's like rediscovering him. :)

I haven't seen Sketch, some people dropped it pretty early on so I assumed it wasn't good, but those who stayed said it was great too so I don't know what to think haha

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So, he's a.......alien from outer space.

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Ooh I love the posters and the effect in trailers!!! Will we get recap for this drama?

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:)

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I was hoping for a slice of life drama... but anyway Lee Dong-gun looks great in that long coat (priorities).

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Right? He looks glorious in that coat and so tall!

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this looks very interesting. as if i don't have enough to watch now! lol! but i can't pass up on lee je hoon or lee dong gun. love them both along with chae soo bin. looks like a winner!

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I was going to start it anyway. Now I have to see it it lives up to all the great titles above.

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now on my to-watch list

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I like it so far. Looking forward next episode!

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WHERE STARS LAND is one of the new dramas I have had my eye on and I am pleased it will be available on Viki.
I never really warmed up to Chae Soo-bin's Dan-ah in STRONGEST DELIVERYMAN. Maybe because I thought she was a little too rough physically with Kang-soo. Now I did enjoy her portrayals of Ji-ah/Aji3 in I AM NOT A ROBOT.
Lee Je-hoon was lead in the great SIGNAL and that is all I need to know so I am in on his new drama.

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the pic of lee je hoon holding walkie talkie is trolling us #signal2

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