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The bloodlust is awakened in Scholar Who Walks the Night

Guyliner? Check. Fangs? Check. Ladies and gentleman, we have a vampire. Joseon-era Jun-ki, make way for Vampy Jun-ki. The first teaser is here for MBC’s supernatural sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, starring Lee Jun-ki as a beautiful vampire scholar and Lee Yubi as a nobleman’s daughter who dresses as a man to sell books after her family’s ruin. There are new character stills as well on MBC’s homepage for the drama, which they’ve turned into a mini webtoon introducing the story.

Lee Jun-ki plays a scholar in the royal library who gets caught up in a mysterious conspiracy with the prince (cameo by Lee Hyun-woo) and becomes a vampire in the process. Lee Soo-hyuk is the evil vamp who seems to be at the center of all bad things, and he’ll be the hero’s greatest enemy. Changmin is the present-day prince, and Kim So-eun plays a young lady who looks exactly like the hero’s first love, who’s supposed to be dead.

The teaser opens on Lee Jun-ki’s narration: “A beast that could devour a person at any time — that’s me. I’m still human at heart, but my body craves live human blood endlessly.” He starts out protecting prince Lee Hyun-woo from the evil vamp, and is horrified by his own transformation into a beast. He cries, “It’s painful but I will endure it.” The action is cool, but it’s a good thing Lee Jun-ki is playing this character, because I don’t know if I could take him very seriously otherwise.

The copy reads: “Protect the world, and save your love.” Gee, no pressure. You forgot: Curb your bloodlust, keep your identity a secret, avoid direct sunlight, and whatever you do, don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse.

Scholar Who Walks the Night follows Warm and Cozy and premieres July 8.

Via TV Report

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Well...

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Well, why some things look sooo similar to twilight?

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None of the vampires is sparkling in the sunlight, there's nothing resembling twatlight here.

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[email protected] - please tell me that was intentional.

This actually looks pretty good. Love Jun-ki in character!

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I made a mistake in spelling on my phone, it wasn't intentional but then I saw your comment and looked up what the joke was...... I definitely did not know twat was a word with that meaning!

But it seems right for those stupid books and their fan's behaviour. So I won't take it back, hehe.

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oh, Lee Jun Ki, always fab in Hanbok. I was wishing he would be in a modern day Romantic comedy drama this ear but 'guess not, hmm, maybe next year then. One has to play a vampire sometimes. Show them fangs, my pretty!

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I never read Twilight or watched the movies; so don't know about similarity. The only vampire story that I enjoyed reading (or ever read) was Bram Stocker's Dracula. Because it was scary/chilling, and made me sit on the edge of my seat (I read it around 13-14 years of age). I didn't like the Dracula movies either.

I'm excited for this drama though. For Lee Jun Ki, Kim So Eun, and Lee Yu Bi. The trailer also looked good to me.

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"I never read Twilight or watched the movies"

Trust me, you are not missing out on anything. It's not even close to any of Dracula stories or movies.

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:) :)

Have you read Dracula? I really liked it, though it scared me. I felt that the movies (I have only seen a couple of them) deviated from the book. Is there a movie that stays true to the events in the book?

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Gosh, the generation gap! Why is it that all kids these days thinks of only twilight when there's a vampire movie? Before twilight, there were a bunch of other vampire shows and each of them has there similarities and differences on how they depict vampire mannerisms and weaknesses, so broaden your horizon!

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be glad if young folks can at least spell "horizon" these days...

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Just want "Warm and Cozy" to end so I can watch Lee Jun Ki. Don't even know if I'm excited about this plot but I know I am excited about seeing him on my screen again EEEEEEHH!!!!!

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cant wait....

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anything LJK!can't wait!

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YASSSS CAN'T WAIT

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Cross-dressing LYB sorta looks like Song Joong Ki. Reminds me of Nice Guy :p

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Didn't Lee Yubi play Song Joong ki's sister in Nice Guy? They really look like brother and sister haha

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Wow, Lee Yoo Bi really pulls it off convincingly. Looks like she really is meant for the role. Let's see how she fares acting-wise though I'm quite confident she'll nail it.

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Loving both of the girls here (look wise). I have no doubt that they'll both play their roles well.

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Yeah, she pulls off the crossdressing part very convincingly. I hope she's better from her injury!

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Kim So Eun is pretty as usual. the cross dressing Lee Yu Bi also a cutie...Lee Jun Ki is a pretty man for sure.

Cant wait for warm n cozy to end, what a waste of time.

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omg everytime i see pics of changmin in that joseon beard i just cry with laughter. HE LOOKS RIDICULOUS. soo hyuk's hair is kinda silly too. but he's rly gorgeous and i love long hair on guys tbh so i think i will enjoy his turn as an evil long haired vamp hahaha. this plot sounds and looks super cheesy but im so here for it if its the fun addictive kind (like Mask but with more goofy fantasy elements) been alot of disappointments this drama season for me. even stuff i liked wasnt as good as i'd hoped. i hope this drama wont follow that pattern.

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I think chami looks good though, like whoa, who is this guy. Its very different from his persona as a singer, which is good.

Look wise, he's convincing for me ^^

Casts aside, i'm pretty surprise with the teaser. It makes this drama look high quality. I hope the script is HQ too becoz i like what i see so far.

Ps: wow, kim soeun is very very pretty in the teaser. But why her hair isnt braided?

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I'm expecting it to be super cheesy, but I'm hoping it's going to be a fun kind of cheesy instead of the kind where you want to pull your hair out.

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Why does the plot sound or look cheesy? Some of the scenes shown in the teaser are horrifying, the decapitated heads, bodies in the pit etc. The manhwa's story and characters are both tragic and fascinating. The artwork is also fantastic, it didn't win an award for nothing you know.

And Changmin looks like an authentic Joseon character.

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Lmao Lee Soo Hyuk looks like my mental image of Dracula....but everyone looks good.

I just hope that this drama turns out decent though, don't end up being nonsense waste ofleading man talent like Night WWatchman Journal. Please let the story and script be good, I don't want to see another Warm & Cozylike waste of talented actors.

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If it's decent I'll love it. I don't expect it to be the best drama of the year.

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Also can anyone translate the text with the new character stills?

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LOL!! Was I supposed to laugh as much as I did? Probably not. This looks like it could be really bad, but hopefully the drama will prove me wrong. I'm watching regardless of the outcome.

"...and Kim So-eun plays a young lady who looks exactly like the hero’s first love, who’s supposed to be dead." <-- Of course! Wouldn't be dramaland without it!

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Why can't she be a blood sucking vampire too? I'd love to see a different side of Kim So-eun.

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Ow, Lee Yubi... thankfully she's get a not only 2-3 days rest and now start to filming again. Changmin? Even now I still think that his face is too modern to play sageuk haha. And, please doing something to Soohyukie's hair, at least don't make him crosdresser as an ajumma like the first picture yesterday. Lol. But LJK's sageuk never dissapointed me and I always love his character even though I'm not a fan of him so I can't wait for this drama. I'm give up to watch WaC since ep 4.

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... (*seeing ominously at Ms. Lee Yubi's agency and its high-ups*) HOPE SHE RECEIVED PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT... (older-brother mode taking over).

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The trailer looks good! It is mysterious and intense. July 8, please come fast!

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I wonder if it's possible to ship Lee Yubi and Lee Soo Hyuk in this....

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Or Lee Soo-hyuk and Kim So-eun. Since she's playing the first love that is supposed to be dead, is it too much to hope for that she became a vampire instead and is secretly evil? I also heard she's the crown princess. If Lee Soo-hyuk is also a vampire in the palace then they can get together and plot to overthrow the prince.

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They've actually been costars before, in Vampire Idol. And there is a whole episode where she pretends to have a bit of a crush on him to make Kim Woo-bin jealous (it works). So there's your shipping possibility!

fwiw she makes an adorable love interest to a vampire, I hope that pattern holds true here as well.

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"and whatever you do, don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse."<--- Buffy!!!

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mixed feelings.

you know, it could actually work if they overact intensely, too. like, pouring over totally

I dunno. I am all exited and stuff, but... a bit iffy too. I hope it is good even if it turns into a total camp and over the top slasher but with a sense of self-irony

I read the amnhwa - in russian, couldn´t find in english. that had a very... cool, elegant vibe, sharp, but it moved a bit slow. how far has the manhwa reached, is it complete or not? Cause I honestly don´t know even the start of the story from the first two volumes

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oh, and there was a scene in the manhwa, where they escape on a horse and are supposed to fall, I wonder if that´s how they got hurt, not accidentally but a badly planned deliberate fall? and then the cross-dressing characters hand got hurt and the vampire has to hold back his desire to drink the blood. running through the woods looks familiar too.

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I'm with you, redfox - I badly want this drama to be good and do well, but I'm also apprehensive, given the writer's past credentials. But the cast is good, so I just hope oppa has found a drama worthy of his talents. And as a fan of Lee Yubi, I really hope this drama showcases the potential she's shown in past projects, the girl is a good actress and earned her chops.

And yeah, the fall from the horse scene happens REALLY early in the manhwa, which makes me worried about just how much/how little footage they might have shot before putting the leads out of commission for weeks. I really hope it's not a case where the production got lazy and only shot one and a bit episodes in the month they had, thinking they had another month to go for filming more episodes before the premiere.

(please let this one be good, please...)

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I'm still excited about this drama, but from the few glimpses we've been getting, the effects, camera work, and directing aren't exactly wowing me. The images look pretty bland and low budget (and in desperate need of color) not slick and stylish at all. Hopefully it's intentional, and the writing and acting more than make up for it!

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well, the cuts we got were pretty much from all over the place and perhaps the actual scene in its length carries that slickness and style more than the tiny eclectic glimpses. I hope the pace of editing is good. this is the kind of story where long shots and pauses could speak as much as fast-paced action scenes.

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I hope so! Maybe it's simply the lack of color. With the dramas I've been watching lately, I've been spoiled with impressive cameras, bright colors, and gorgeous scenery, so the intentional use of muted colors are probably throwing me off. I'm going to keep my expectations low though, because that way, they have nowere to go but up!! ;)

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there could also be a lot of flashbacks kept in more muted color than the present. but I like muted colors, I am always bothered by how bright the fabrics look in dramas. if you dye with natural dyes, you cannot possibly get it that bright

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At first glance I thought this was put together by some high school kids in a video production class. I've seen better fan made teasers before. I agree with the bland and low budget look. I hope the official trailer would be a lot better.

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She was great, very looking forward knetz his appearance in this drama, performing the Soeun more please

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Omg. He scares me, though. That thumbnail. I cannot unsee it. I try to. It disturbs me.

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Lee Yoo Bi looks really good in cross dressing... Quite believable, I find the crossdressing idea of dramas really idiotic :P I can't understand Kim so Eun's character here, just hope she got an important character :)

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The cross-dressing idea is actually part of the manwha. I think it's necessary here. Omitting it would change part of the story but I do understand that it's getting REALLY old. Almost every sageuks past and present had to have a cross-dressing female in it.

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They should have a crossover episode with Orange Marmalade. Why? Just because. Why not? Don't you want to see all those pretty boy vampires running around together during the Joseon era? No? Oh well...

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there is too much pretty already. we´ll all die if there is any more.

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The teaser looks pretty good.

I'm so excited for this! Even if it become bad in the middle or to the end I'll keep on watching. I love vampire series when they're good but the bad ones can be still watched when there are compelling factors.

Lee Soo Hyuk's visual in the teaser makes me remember of Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola.

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As a big fan of vampire films and series I'm already sold and Lee Jun-ki challenges himself with a drama where in reality he acts all alone with no back-up cast. He does have a solid ratings base and he's into "solo" projects for some years now (with the exception of Arang). I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome.

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Looks great! Looking forward to this one.

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To be honest, I'm reaaaally over vampires. I can't read books about vampires or watch TV shows/movies about vampires anymore. I just end up rolling my eyes most of the time. After this trailer, I don't think I'll bother givin this a chance unless it turns out REALLY good.

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I totally agree... I'm still surprised how many vampire dramas get released these days. I'm hoping that this trend will pass soon and we'll get some other new type of storyline. I like the cast in this one, but I don't know if I can watch another vampire drama. I watched "Blood" this year, I think it was enough vampire for the rest of the year.
I wish Lee Junki would do another rom com soon...

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"사랑하는 여인의 피가 가장 달콤한.."

That.. kind of.. reminds me of Orange Marmalade. No?

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This drama seems like the combination of "Arang and the Magistrate" and "Sungkyunkwan Scandal". In the teaser, Lee Yu Bi reminds me of Park Min Young in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal".

I'll watch this drama because of the pretty Lee Jung Ki ?

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Lee Jun-ki in Joseon gear. That's all we need to know. Heh.

Seriously though, with all the action shown in the teaser, this is definitely Lee Jun-ki's kind of sageuk.

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What's hotter than Lee Junki? Gah! No one can beat LJK strong aura in Sageuk. Cant wait :D

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LOL GF! "The copy reads: “Protect the world, and save your love.” Gee, no pressure. You forgot: Curb your bloodlust, keep your identity a secret, avoid direct sunlight, and whatever you do, don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse. " LOLOL!

This is worth trying out for Lee Jun-ki, who inhabits his roles well, for Lee Soo-hyuk who at least really looks like a vampire even in everyday wear and for Kim So-eun whom I have not seen since Liar Game.

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mwahaha I see your Buffy reference and raise you a toast of pig's blood, gf!

I'm not really getting much of a sense of what this drama will be like, other than action-packed (which is good).

And Lee Yubi on sight alone makes a surprisingly convincing cross-dresser. Like she could legitimately pass for a flower boy.....I think her having slightly stronger features than the standard kpop idol/actress look, does help with that.

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what is weird about the cross dressing is that in the manga the boy version was really boyish and funny looking but the girl herself really feminine, long eyelashes, long hair etc, and I mean, huge difference as soon as the boy-gear was off.

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yeah, I mean that's the manhwa after all. We need to allow them their artistic liberties.

But for what it's worth, she looks funny and boyish in her sageuk boy gear (no idea about the voice and body language yet since we haven't heard her speak).....but in girl mode in real life, she's just as pretty and feminine-looking as Ahn Yo-na's ideal figure.

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Ahhhh I don't really like vampire movies, but why do they cast Lee Junki as the vampire??? I looovve Junki!

I can't wait to watch this. I love action-drama-romance, so LJK's movies are usually my favourites. I'm curious whether this one is gonna be good or not. I felt that Joseon Gunman's theme was rather cheesy at first, but then it turned out to be good, although not great. This SWWTN seems to have a serious tone, and with LJK's acting and action, that looked so promising.

Btw, I'm eager to know the manhwa. Is it available online in english sub ? I've tried to search for it but couldn't find any. I just wanna know how the real story is supposed to be, and how will this series gonna deviate from the manhwa.

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I've tried to find it, but I've only been able to find one website and it's in Korean. So I don't think there's any English translation yet :(

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I've only found a Chinese translation and it only lags the original Korean manhwa by a few chapters.

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"Don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse"- Bahaha, the Buffy reference. Seriously though, no vampire angst will ever ruin me like that did.

Tentatively looking forward to this.

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I just started watching "My Girl" and Lee Jun-ki is very very pretty with that hair (even with the super dated styles, that show is cute). But I have to say that Saeguk older Lee Jun-ki is my favorite! As in Arang and the Magistrate. Getting older has done wonders for him. The Saeguk garb really makes his face look less pretty and more handsome.

So suffice to say I am looking forward to Saeguk Vampire Jun-ki.

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"You forgot: Curb your bloodlust, keep your identity a secret, avoid direct sunlight, and whatever you do, don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse. "

LOL! Loving the Buffy References, Girlfriday :)!

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Yay! For Buffy references!

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;)

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Love vampire movies and dramas. ie. Vampire Prosecutor ,but hated the Twilight Saga movies. So boring....
Can't wait for July 8. Jun Ki is back! My favorite! Every one looks great in their costumes except for Changmin's weird beard and Soo Hyuk's hair.
Teaser looks great.. so dark and suspenseful. I hope they won't make it too CAMPY.

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"...and whatever you do, don’t fall in love with a slayer if you have a gypsy curse."

Love the Buffy reference ;)

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Please don't turn into another Night Watchman. Please be good. Please. Jehbal.

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LOL I'm comenting just to compliment the awesome Buffy reference at the end there ;) Oh Angel... Too Bad I've always been a Spike girl myself....

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I'm with you on that one :)

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Teachers´latest selfie from the set has a caption something like " Kim Soo Eun arrived and we are feeling new burst of energy, suddenly...."
awwwiii a little enamored?

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I'd probably be enamored too. She's a very good looking woman.

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Finally, a teaser!!!

CANNOT WAIT! I am excited for some Lee Jun Ki & Kim So Eun love!!! I just hope that the writers gives them a fair chance. I love that she has a dual role too and I'm sure she'll do well. Wished they showed more of her on the previews but I'd rather see more of her on the actual drama.

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Please, oh please, oh please let there be a Lee Yoon-Ji cameo, doing a crazy eyes vampire...

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... Do you think we will get a Byun-pyre cameo?.

Sorry, I couldn't resist :) .

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Lee Soo Hyuk! That is all.

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"Lee Yubi as a nobleman's daughter who dresses as a man..."

"Kim So-eun plays a young lady who looks exactly like the hero's first love, who's supposed to be dead."

*Rolls eyes so far back that they can't roll back*

I don't care about the cast, I like Joseon dramas but they really need to be more creative... I suppose I could watch another one of these dramas, one more or less what's the difference anymore... Please be decent at least.

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I don't want to put my hopes up with this drama. I feel like if I say it's going to be great ( Warm and Cozy curse) then it will suck. So, Im neither excited or disappointed... yet. I'm happy to see these actors together on screen and I think they will do a good job (cross- fingers).
The whole - she is poor so she needs to dress like a boy to make money and more than likely the main lead vampy is going to mistake her for a boy and fall of her or something like that- is definitely cliche and has been done who knows how many times now. But I can't get enough of it for some reason. I just hope they add something extra to make it original and unique to the story. July 8 Im ready!!

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he knows she is a girl, she doesnt know he knows, but he doesnt know someone else also knows.

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I will check this because of the ladies. :)
I like Kim So Eun, and mainly I'm a big fan of Lee Yu Bi, she is very talented. Hope she recovered well from the accident.

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Lee Jun Ki? Check. As a vampire? Double Check. Changmin? CHECCCCK. I will be all OVER this drama <3 I've been a fan of Jun ki's since King and the Clown...he has really grown as an actor! Gotta love him in Sageuks :D

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Please stop with the referencing to Twilight. Nothing similar aside from beautiful vampire. There are other vampire movies beside Twilight. This drama is more interesting and has an actual plot aside from the love story. Sigh...

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