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Big Man steals hearts (literally)

Hmm, KBS isn’t really selling me on Big Man, which is disappointing since it marks my Kang Ji-hwan’s return to television and I miss seeing him in good things. Daniel Choi is another selling point, with his ability to be alternately assy and adorkable. How much would I love it if their chaebol face-off actually turned out suspenseful and interesting?

Here’s the teaser for the drama, which lays out the main premise: The clock is ticking on somebody’s heart, and a new one is needed. A voice says ominously that one must be procured from a family member—”or make somebody into a family member”—even if it requires killing. Cue car crash and our hero, who winds up in the hospital; the caption reads, “Somebody’s trying to steal my heart.”

The trailer ends on the line: “I needed a family. They needed my heart.”

Okay, so now I see why Kang Ji-hwan would get upset after being told he was really a chaebol heir, if in fact they were just hoodwinking him to harvest some organs. That’s a pretty awful thing to be a victim of, even if I’m left wondering how this whole family-heart-theft thing works anyway on a logic level.

Y’know, I can’t write off a show just because its teaser is kinda hokey (so many teasers have been inaccurate to a show’s actual quality), but let’s just say that I won’t be terribly sad if Big Man turns out not so big a hit after all. Though I’d rather it steal my heart (metaphorically, of course) than break it.

Big Man follows Full Sun on Mondays and Tuesdays; it premieres on April 14.

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Thanks JB! I am with you on this...I am going to hope for the best. Seeing is believing as they say.

Show, I want to like you...help me do that!

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I got a "I don't know about this one" feeling going on after seeing the trailer.

I will wait for the recaps to make up my mind.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but that trailer was awful. I'm a KJH fan, and I can't even pretend to say good things about it. There's no vision.

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Yes....not feeling excited by the teasers but I like most of the actors here...so definitely I'm going to give it a try!

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That's how I feel too - not a super exciting or original premise, but I've LOVED the cast (all 4 leads) in various things, so....

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Here's hoping...

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In addition to the incredibly long list of reasons this is a ridiculously implausible scheme, I can't get over the fact that if you are going to steal someone's vital organ and therefore kill them anyway AND you have the power to find said matching organ donor/kill them, do you really need to go to all the trouble, time, and effort of convincing them they are family and therefore to die for your relative (the only reason I can think of for the ruse)? Why don't you y'know... skip a few steps and take their organ without their permission? You're telling me that getting your hands on some kidnappers, a morally bankrupt doctor, and an operation room would be HARDER? My guess is this cockamamie plan is still going to require you to get your hands on 2 out of 3 anyway...

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hahaha...you probably just wrote there ep 1 and the final episode in one paragraph

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hahaha...you there probably wrote just about every character's thought and plans for ep 1 through the final episode in one paragraph

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No seriously... I can't help but be reminded of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMSHOPkcVv8

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I agree! Stupidest plot ever! If they're going to commit a crime of murder by stealing his heart then why bother taking him into the family & leaving evidence that connects back to them. Better off looking in the black market. But alas then we don't have a drama. But still! LOGIC please drama writers! Use logic please! We drama addicts are not some feeble minded ajumma in some small nick town in the countryside. Oi.....??

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+1
Watching lots of Kdramas, we all know that most of them are a little weak on logic, but this one top the list tbh.

It is easier to pull 'the trafficker' imo than this drama.

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If financial reasons weren't a concern, he should have waited for a better project. This is just rehashing his character on Incarnation of Money, but with a mediocre screenplay. That scene of him with his head bandaged was straight out of IoC. Now that KJH's gained some "baby fat" on his cheeks, whenever he tries to look serious, it just makes him look slightly ridiculous (I think it came from drinking too much) Sorry if I sound harsh, but here is a quality actor who is being given sub-par work. KJH should have been the male lead in You From Another Star (IMHO, of course). There were so many projects that he deserved to have been cast in.

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Kim Soo Hyun is pretty good enough as the male lead in You From Another Star...also IMHO too. In fact, he was MORE than good enough....so much so that many are clamouring that he be given an award for his role in that great drama.

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I love Kim Soo-hyun but in the eyes of most people here, the actor who MADE that drama was Jeon Ji-hyun.

KSH is popular and his performance was good, but it's not his personal best.

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Appreciate your comment. I agree, he was just okay, but he didn't ROCK the role, the way more experienced, charismatic, and emotive actors could, such as KJH. By coincidence, I have actually seen ALL of this screenwriter's works, they were all really great (ex. Queen of Housewives, Unexpected You) But I've noticed that the screenwriter tends to cast bland actors instead of exciting actors with strong on-screen presence. She tends to write really strong female characters, while her male characters are just in the background, and sort of useless. It's a shame, because it would be great if she writes both strong male AND female roles. It doesn't have to be just one.

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Honey, you should see KJH in Incarnation of Money. Now that was an award-winning performance :) Check it out! It was so good.

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Well...
I just hope its good for KJH's sake

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I agree with you. Also, a good drama starts with a good screenplay and director. I'm not sure these two parts were in place. There's not much even a good actor can do to keep viewers on-board when the ship is sinking.

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omg Kang Ji Hwan looks really good in the photos. Especially that first one omfg. I'm pretty excited for this drama! Please don't disappoint!

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This is just . . . seriously stupid. More so than that computer cop getting burned and getting plastic surgery just to impersonate another cop in that computer hacker show last year.

What they really need to give this show credibility is a gumiho who also wants the guy's heart, so she can love as a human. There are a wide selection of good actresses who've played gumihos, so it shouldn't be hard to cast.

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Sounds rather ridiculous, but Kdramas aren't exactly famous for realistic depictions of life.

As for Daniel Choi, I really can't stand to look at him onscreen anymore. He was good in School 2013, but then I made the mistake of watching the special with all of the cast members present. Choi's comments about the bromance between the characters of Go Nam Soon and Park Heung Soo were so homophobic I was disgusted with him. I realize the taboo in Korea of suggesting the two could have been more than just best friends, but the other cast members, especially Uhm Hyo Sup, were very professional in their comments on the relationship. Choi acted like it was too gay for him to see the friends sleeping in the same room, one with his sock off. Oh, please.

I wish I'd never watched that special. Now I can't stand to see Daniel Choi in anything.

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that small moment really makes a turn off.. LOL.. same with me, watching lee min ho's shocking pink pants (city hunter)

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OMG I thght I was the only 1 with those pink pants yay I'm not alone

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Wow I didn't know of these comments by Daniel Choi about the bromance in School 2013.

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All I can say is lol, what? This premise sounds absolutely ridiculous (and not in a fun way).

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I've been on the fence on whether to watch or not and right now, it doesn't seem likely that I will.

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*whispers* Um... I don't get it. Someone needs a heart transplant, ok. So instead of getting that person on a transplant list, the family happens to find a compatable donor in KJH so they adopt him into the family, then try to kill him via car accident and hope he dies so they can give his heart to the other person who needs it? So then what? Does KJH live and pretends not to know what they were up to so he can take revenge?

Is that it? What am I missing? I don't get it. If that is it, it sounds like crap.

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This drama reminds me of the chinese drama 'Sanmao' a bit. The little boy in that drama thought that he was adopted into a rich family, but they only wanted his eyes for their blind daughter.

Kinda sad that Choi Daniel hasn't taken up a lead role in a while... Well, he was technically the main character in Ghost but that doesn't count. Still looking forward to the drama though. We'll see how it turns out!

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probably won't be watching this. why is everything so gloomy and full of angst!??! someone hand me a fun romcom....i just can't wait for 'Your all surrounded'

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Oh My.
That was a bad trailer......

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Sorry Daniel Choi but I'm skipping.

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aww man i missed him so much...speaking of kjh...trailer doesn't tell much...hoping for it to be a good drama...

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i'll try this when it comes bcoz of KJH i don't think i'll like the lead actress didn't like her in Secret or I hear your voice dramas! she's too stiff & her face is too plastic sorry

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The plot is totally disgusting+weird+ridiculous.I was a hell lot impressed by KJH in Hong Gil Dong(as this was the only one I saw with him as a lead) and I am not able to understand why KJH even chose this drama!!??
Please KJH ,DO NOT disappoint us.

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Oh, you have to watch Incarnation of Money from last year. It was funny, touching, moving, thought-provoking. Also, Be Strong, Geum Soon. These are my favorite dramas starring KJH, because of the screenplays. His acting is always good, no matter which project. But the quality of the screenplays vary.

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i really missed kjh.. And i want to watch in a good drama.. I dont like the lead actress also..uffffff

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I'm so nervous that it's following Full Sun. I can't imagine what the ratings are going to be like. I mean it is another melodrama.

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Its ratings should be slightly higher than Full Sun because of KJH's star power and acting abilities :) But I am more worried about the SBS drama with Cha Seung Won premiering in the same season, same time, different days. You know so many people are going to be staying up late watching that. I just think later in the week is better for late night ratings. Mondays and Tuesdays, people don't feel like staying up late. Cha's drama has a strong screenplay. The screenwriter commands super high ratings. In fact, he wrote KJH's first breakout drama, Be Strong, Geum Soon that made him a household name. The ratings were like, super super super high.

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What the...something has to be missing from the premise, some twist they have yet to tell us. I can not believe a writer would pitch such a ridiculous idea and it would be picked up. Oh, wait...Dr. Jin and the gummy fetus in his brain...never mind. I understand it now. smh

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I like kang ji huan . I really liked him in Hong gil dong but after watching many of his dramas I accepted the reality that there is no hope for his dramas to be good anymore!

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