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Lee Soo-kyung sheds comic image for melodrama

The basic premise of I Love You Ten Million Times [천만번 사랑해, also translated less literally to Loving You a Thousand Times] caught my interest because it seems to be full of dramatic possibilities: a young woman becomes a surrogate for a childless couple, then marries into that family.

With more information coming out (and the teaser poster, above, featuring surrogate Lee Soo-kyung and her husband Jung Kyeo-woon), however, I’m thinking this drama may not be for me — it sounds awfully “makjang.” That is to say: chock-full of potential histrionics. Money problems for the main character, in-law clashes, illegitimate children, hateful stepmothers, extramarital affairs.

As the main character, Lee Soo-kyung plays a woman preparing to take the exam to become a teacher, whose family is poor because her father suffers an illness. She takes the surrogate position to a childless couple because of the money, while the husband in that couple (Ryu Jin) cheats on his wife with someone at work (Lee Shi-young). And her future husband (Jung Kyeo-woon) is Ryu Jin’s younger brother, but was born out of wedlock and suffers his (step-)mother’s hate, which he accepts with understanding. Thus there’s brotherly tension as well, because the mother insists on leaving the sole inheritance to her son, which puts even more pressure on Ryu Jin as the eldest to have a child. Hence the surrogacy. Super Junior’s Heechul and ex-Sugar member Park Su-jin have also been cast, but it appears their roles are outside of the main family.

Through dramas like Golden Age of the Daughter-in-Law, Lawyers of Korea, and Soulmate, Lee Soo-kyung has a bright, innocent image from comedy-infused roles, which she says will completely change for this drama. Because her previous image was so strong with viewers, she explained that she wasn’t sure if she would be able to pull off such a turnaround, but we’ll soon see.

I Love You Ten Million Times takes Can Anyone Love‘s place and airs on SBS weekends, beginning August 29.

Via Asia Economy

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coooool
now this is a kdrama!
lol

ya i knoww, i loved her image in all those

i cant wait to see how she pulls this one off

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really looking forward to seeing this drama!

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Wow. That teaser picture (and the new information) is the complete opposite of everything I've seen so far! From the look of the official website and the basic premise, I thought it'd lean more towards the... happy, I guess? Not so much comedic, because the premise sounds too dramatic for it, but I thought it'd be a lot more lighthearted. That teaser picture screams "tragic melodrama" to me.

What a shame; I was interested in catching it before, because I've been hankering for a new weekend drama as addictive as Family's Honor, but this doesn't sound like my thing.

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i really love lee soo kyung, in seoulmates, in lawyers of korea, and in her movie with mr. voice romantic island. This drama really is different from her previous ones, so im excited as to see how it turns out.. though like you it's not my cup of tea but ill still check it out

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wow I can't wait for it to come out, I've always loved watching her act.

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hmmm...all those typical kdrama cliches contained in one drama? Not sure if I can handle it.

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The poster reminds me of 90 Days of Love and that worries me. I recently came to really like Lee Sookyung so I guess I'll still tune in to see if I can handle all the family dramas.

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I love Lee Soo Kyung for Soulmate though the basis for this drama makes me wary,

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Sounds like it's going to be very tragic. I'm more into 'laughs' right now so not sure if it's my cup of tea.

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MAKJANG?! Noooooooooo. *runs away*

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I just finished seeing this Kdrama - WOW it impressed me. The plot is unusual, the casts are great. For me of all family dramas I've seen, this is the best Kdrama ever produced.

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I don't know if anyone will read this, but there's no harm in asking :) Does anyone know where to find this drama? I found the subtitles, but no RAWs. Would be glad for any help!

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