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Character stills and preview for It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl

It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl is set to premiere on SBS (as soon as Dr. Champ ends this week), and is in the thick of filming. With rising star Moon Chae-won (Brilliant Legacy) in the lead and peppered with a hot (albeit inexperienced) young cast of idol singers, I’m hoping Daddy’s Girl proves to be a light, sweet watch.

The preview, which you can see below, suggests a range of tones, from lightly comedic to serious and dramatic. It starts out showing Moon Chae-won’s character’s close relationship with her father, who spoils her. (She sees him as a source of unending cash flow and pouts when he can’t come to a promised shopping trip with her.)

However, he gets into an accident where the other person dies, and that throws our heroine’s family into chaos. At the end of the preview, she says as though trying to convince herself, “It’s okay, Daddy’s Girl.” The rest of the drama will show her pulling herself back up and growing into a mature adult.

Based on this setup, It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl reminds me in a lot of ways of Wish Upon a Star, another SBS drama that aired in the same timeslot earlier this year. (This can be both a good and bad thing: Wish Upon a Star was incredibly uneven, especially because of that messy range of tone, but also very winning. If you fast-forwarded the boring side storylines, the rest was lots of hilarious fun.)

Below are stills of four of the boys in the cast, beginning with Jeon Tae-soo, who will probably be known for his villain’s role in Sungkyunkwan Scandal for a while yet. (At least it gives him a nickname other than “Ha Ji-won’s little brother,” although I wouldn’t expect people to stop calling him that anytime soon, either.) In Daddy’s Girl, Jeon trades his Joseon-era hanbok for expensive suits as he plays Moon Chae-won’s close sunbae. He’s a law student in the States and has grown up in a privileged household; it looks like he’ll be second lead. (There are a lot of boys in this cast so it’s a bit hard to tell for sure, but of the supporting roles, his looks the largest.)

Jeon seems to relish playing the villain, and said that he’s considering playing this character “even stronger than in Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” Oh god, do we have to fear him popping his eyeballs clear OUT of their sockets, then? (Sungkyunkwan actually made me like Jeon quite a lot, and I think he has potential, but he has definitely NOT yet found the best way to channel his energies into a complex, rounded performance. I hope he keeps growing in this one.)

One of a number of singer-actors involved in the drama is Kang Sung (a solo singer and member of two-man group Cerulean Blue), who plays the son of a famous hospital director. He won this role by advancing from open auditions, which is promising since that means he had to go through a series of auditions and beat out a number of other hopefuls. Although he’s not a well-known name, he has acted in a few projects before, including SBS sitcom Let’s Go and musical Sinbad.

Another singer-actor in the cast is Super Junior’s Donghae, whose photos here show his character at a construction site. His character comes from a poor background, and construction work is pretty much the Korean drama shorthand for poor man’s work. (It’s honest work but used as a last resort because it’s demanding, difficult labor. On the upside, it doesn’t require fancy prerequisites in order to be hired.)

Donghae’s dependable, good-guy character is the younger brother to the main lead of the drama, played by Kim Tae-ho of Pasta, who by the way has just changed his stage name to Choi Jin-hyuk. (What the heck, actors who are always changing your names? I was mightily confused for a while until I realized that Choi Jin-hyuk and Kim Tae-ho were the same person.)

Choi, who is in his first leading role here, plays a poor law student who is currently on a leave of absence of school. In the last stills below, the two brothers grieve in a mourning scene.

It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl will premiere on Monday, November 22.


Jeon Tae-soo


Kang Sung


Donghae


Jeon Tae-soo, Donghae


Donghae and Choi Jin-hyuk

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It's about time for Moon Chae Won to be the lead in a drama! She has the potential!

Jeon Tae Soo looks different!! Better actually. I know somebody who would be excited for this! **coughKENDERcough**

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Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha~

Yes, yes I am excited. My love is irrational and I don't carrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee~

He looks ridiculously hot here, yes he does. Although I despise that green jacket, but glasses!Tae-soo is smokin'. *_*

Besides, I have to have somebody to obsess over while my husband is in the army. (Kang Dong-won, my baby~ ㅠㅠ)

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We are the borg..we will assimilate you....

Sorry, the earpiece just set me off. 8-) He does clean up nice though.8-)

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I hate those stupid earpieces haha. They drive me nuts.

I think he's beautiful all the time. :P And I'm just glad his hair here is better than his hair in All My Love. >.> I swear I want to chop it all off every time he shows up there. ><;

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how come almost all the SKKS boys look so much younger if they're off their hanboks?! argh! i'm torn if it's a good or bad thing really!

maybe bad for me coz i look more the part of the ICOYM member that i am!

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Haha, possibly because the hanboks made them calmer and more stately, and therefore more mature?

Although I think JTS looks about the same age-wise.. Maybe even a little older here.

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JB, are u sure Choi Jin Hyuk is the male lead? coz from these stills and the preview, it doesn't look like he has much exposure. I'm confused now...

On the other hand, why do i find Donghae more lookwise attractive in here??kkk

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Pretty sure he is. He's being described as the main lead in articles, and in an interview said he was excited about his first time in the lead role of a drama. Donghae is described as the younger brother to the lead.

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Falling in love with Choi Jin Hyuk already :) He remind of Daniel Wu

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Simply because he's Donghae I guess. 8DDD If someone does look attractive, well then he does, but really, it's his first time acting, putting someone who has like no experience into a leading role would be... a HUGE risk. XDD Cause you plainly don't know whether or not he'll do his job well in the end. (Although, from what I've seen in clips of Episode 1, he's convincing IMO :DD)
Oh and I can just confirm Choi is the male lead..XDD
I dun mind though...I can associate with (nearly) any male lead as long as the character is portrayed well. :)

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I love Moon Chae-won to pieces, so I'm glad she's finally got a lead role.

And aside from my afore-mentioned adoration of JTS (don't judge me >.>), I'm a little meh about the rest of the casting. I hope the adult actors and MCW can help save this show if the newbies don't do too well..

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as awsome as moon is this premise doesnt attract me...but i'll still skim through for all the eye candy and there seems to be plenty if that....lol....sigh..there seems to be plenty of dramas i want to watch as the end of the year approaches

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I think Jeon Tae-soo is really handsome. I'm currently watching SS, everytime he shows up, I can't help thinking how he looks like his sister. It's just like a male version of HJW.. :-)

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Jeon Tae-soo looks veddy veddy nice with all his hairs sticking out. Nice lips, too.

Don't these guys change their names so we will take them more seriously, or something?

And as far as Donghae... are you sure it isn't Super Junior first step towards transforming into the Village People?

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My eyes are on JTS only. Wish he were the lead...**sigh**

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ahhh I don't care anyone but Donghae<3<3
suju forever=))

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oh so donghae is from suju? didn't know that, lol. Thanks for the info :D

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I would second that... but I actually do like Ha Ji Won's little brother.. hahaha...

However the main draw is because of Donghae, because I really want to see him do well^^

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I am glad to see Moon Chae Won is finally playing lead in her own Kdrama! The male actors here aren't too bad looking either but I'm rooting for Jeon Tae Soo & Moon Chae Won's characters already! Not too sure why...

Anyway, I hope this kdrama have lots to offer! :)

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“even stronger than in Sungkyunkwan Scandal.”
i honestly don't know how he's going top Ha Insoo. judging from the first pic, he seriously needs more eye drops.... but darn isn't he handsome...

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Donghae's father actually died, so I wonder(from the stills) if it doesn't hit a little too close to home for him. :(

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Hm...maybe that's why the crying scenes came out so convincing...o: XDD
Anyway...before taking a role one reads the script (at least the beginning of it) to get to know one's character, and even though I'm pretty sure SM just ordered him to go and act that role (maybe not, but it's not really unlikely), Donghae did read the script as well. So he knew what he would be acting and he stil agreed to it. (Cause SM telling him to take that role without him wanting to because it reminds him too much of his father's death would be...really really inhuman.... D:)

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Choi Jin Hyuk!!! I'll have to get used to the name change. I think that last still of him has convinced me to watch this drama. I've wanted to see more of him since Pasta and it seems like his character will have more range in this drama. He has a wonderfully low voice. :)

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I'm still going to check out this drama (for Moon Chae Won), but I'm feeling a little meh about it after watching the previews. It looks like it could be another Wish Upon a Star, which I loved but really could have been better.

On a totally superficial note, Jeon Tae-soo is looking mighty fine in these stills.

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What happened to the CN Blue member ? He's not casted after all ? Did someone confuse CN Blue with Cerulean Blue ? :D

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It'll be nice to see Moon Chae-won

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AHHHH! Moon Chae Won! I'm so excited! One of my fav discoveries of 2009 - such acting potential! Definitely under-hyped. Thank god she's got her leading role - though I didn't mind her outshining or matching other actresses when she was a second-lead. She reminds me of Song Joong Ki. lols, hope this drama gives her the opportunity to strut her skills.

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omg, JTS looks really handsome here. He looks a little different from his secretary role in All My Love that just started last week. He looks better in these pics! Hopefully he'll grow since he now has two dramas he's currently working in!

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OMG forreeals? Donghae must be crying somewhere :[ The death of his father hit him hard just a few years back and he still hasn't really gotten over it.

Damn. This drama is seriously flooded with hot guys. Count me in!

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I knew Kang Sung sounded familiar. I finally figured it out! He's the singer who sang the theme song for The Rustic Period, right?

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Ahhh! It's Donghae from Super Junior... Or was it Shiny? Anyways, I sure hope he can actually act.

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he is from Super Junior.. if I end up watching it, it will be cuz of him :) (i know so very superficial .. )

I am excited to see him regularly (?) yet I don't want to chastise him for bad acting.. so here's me hoping he would do a decent job as a newcomer ^_^

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Yes he's from SJ, and I'm betting he can,^^ I always think positive when it's one of my SJ boys...

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I saw Jeon Taesoo acting 'normal' in the sitcom All My Love and boy, it was NOT a good sight. If it's possible, he's like a more awkward version of Kim Hyunjoong, so imagine that. I think it's a good thing he's gonna be a villain here, at least an extreme acting would be more fun.

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huh..? where's minhyuk? i'm pretty sure he was confirmed to be casted? :S

WHERES MINHYUK!?

anyways i'm so excited for this drama ~

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Jeon Tae-Soo and Dong-hae are mighty fine guys!
LMAO

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in soo looks darn good here. i think as long as he covers his forehead, i'll think he look cute. =]

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i dont want to get really excited , i been crashed so many times cause when it time it air i cant watch so i just wait for the recap hehehe my new addiction recap drama thanks to all your works

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donghae? dOnGhAe? DONGHAE!!!
wowowowowowowowow....
cool, chill, calm down~
damn...why didn't he act as a prince/rich person(if he does, we hw fashinable!)? bt watever, at least nw we get to see him act!!^^

he has always wished to be part of a drama, and nw, he got it! HWAITING, DONGHAE OPPA!^^

I am pretty sure i saw some where tht kang minhyuk of C.N Blue is in this...where is he?

ehh, watever~ DONGHAE THE BEST!

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Donghae is so cool whatever he wears!!LOL..! He's definitely the reason why I was waiting for this..

Still I hope he'll do well on this and receive more acting projects..

SJ hwaiting!!

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looking forward to this drama!

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is this a daily drama?

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or weelnend drama? or mini series?

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hae<3
&yea..taesoo looks sooo much younger&better...but i think JinHyuk looks good too..but i hope that Hae has a good story line

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WHERE IS MINHYUKKKKK.

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superficial: donghae <3

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I'm watching this drama just because of Donghae and Moon Chae-won...I really liked her in Take Care of The Young Lady.

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Donghae, Donghae, Donghae, Donghae, Donghae!!!!!!
(aka the reason I'm watching this show).

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THERE IS SOOOO MUCH CRYING IN THIS DRAMA!!!! but that's why its good. :D

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