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Explosions and destruction rock Seoul in JTBC’s D-Day

Time to check back in with JTBC’s D-Day, which has released several teasers in the past week, as well as promo images of the disaster-ravaged series about a large-scale earthquake that rocks Seoul and the emergency medics who race to save lives in its aftermath.

The drama boasts a large-scale set, spanning a full 1,500 pyong, which converts to (hoo boy, let’s try to get this right) approximately 5,000 square meters, or just about one and a quarter acres. Well, I suppose you need a lot of space for all that stuff you’ve gotta blow up, cave in, and/or raze to the ground. That includes buildings and streets that have been created to represent Seoul’s streets, which’ll take a beating when the 6.5-magnitude temblor hits. (The price tag on all that production? 15 billion won.) The drama is aiming to be over 80 percent pre-produced (probably necessary, given all the action and effects required), and thus started filming months in advance.

The teasers are pretty self-explanatory, with Kim Young-kwang in the hero’s role as the doctor who swears to do whatever to save lives, “even if there’s just a 1 percent chance.” Classic hero line, if a little cheesy, though Ha Suk-jin is the more pragmatic force on the team, telling him he was rash and gambled with a patient’s life. It sounds as though they may be butting heads regularly, and Ha Suk-jin admits at one point, “All I’m doing is walking a different path. I’m not wrong.”

Jung So-min plays a fellow rescue doctor, as does Lee Kyung-young, with Cha In-pyo cast in the role of chaebol and national assemblyman. Also on our team are Kim Sang-ho playing a firefighter, Kim Hye-eun as another doctor, Yoon Joo-hee as an emergency services nurse, with Kim Jung-hwa rounding out the cast as a psychiatrist. I’m crossing my fingers D-Day capitalizes on its potential (it sure looks good for a drama, at least what little we can see of it so far), since it’s always refreshing to see dramaland trying to stretch past its boundaries. Also, it’s just oddly satisfying to watch big things being destroyed, isn’t it? It’s practically a summer tradition.

D-Day follows Last and will premiere in JTBC in September.

Via Chosun, Ten Asia

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I thought sungyeol from infinite was also in this drama... I must have read wrong...

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He is in it. He's an ER intern.

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Cha In-pyo <3. I hope this is not going to have the same fate as "The end of the world" which was a good drama. Still bitter at JTBC for cutting it.

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I can't stand to watch Kim Young Kwang in anything after I read what an a-hole he is in real life, which is a shame cause he always plays such nice guy roles.

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THIS!!!! So true, every time he acts remotely decent now makes me think he's putting up an act considering what he's actually like.

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Same, I really couldn't get behind liking his character in Pinocchio which sucks because Seo Bum Jo was such a good guy. Makes you wonder if all of KYK's model friends are just as shallow and self absorbed. Not Kim Woo Bin for sure, and Hong Jong Hyuns a gentleman too. Sung Joon definitely gives off the same douchey stand off-ish vibe as KYK and same with Lee Soo Hyuk.

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Normally I wouldn't put much emphasis on hearsay but I once saw a clip of this guy shooting with Lee Jong Seok and it looked really bad how he aimed to hit him 2-3x harder than what you would actually go for in any given scene.

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3n9h52-difA it's around the 1:28 min mark. Man this guy doesn't hold back...

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He's playing his part...he apologizes and hugs him right after and obviously LJS isn't mad. This seems like inetz exaggeration to me tbh

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Yup! He immediately cupped LJS's cheeks, hugged him and apologised. Even if you don't like him, no need to go overboard. It's witch-hunting.

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I don't really care for KYK but I'm going to agree with the original postes of that link, he does go overboard on hitting that actor and then he doesn't care until 2 seconds after the fact when he sees how the film crew reacted and THEN he cups his face and seems "apologetic". Watch the link again, there's definitely a moment where he doesn't seem to give a damn about hitting him UNTIL he sees how the film crew reacted

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Me too. Can't respect or appreciate him after that. Idk about others but Lee Jong Suk was a model too and he had this scandal in airport when he was rude too his fans. Idk KWB seems nice though

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That wasn't really as big of a deal as it was made out to be though, he wasn't out of his way disrespectful the way KYK was in his interview, Jon Suk just shrugged off some over eager fan who grabbed at him at the airport and his co stars have mentioned before how he's awkward with people he doesn't know and he's said he has a phobia of being in the spotlight.

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Gotta agree that's not really much of a scandal, it's on the same level of when netizens attack Woo Bib over then fact that his ex girlfriend wore a sweater a fan gave to him as a gift. Both were isolated incidents and were blown out of proportion whereas with Sung Joon, KYK and Lee Soo Hyuk there just seems to be a vibe that they're elitist high maintenance model types.

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Agree with the LSH comments. I watched a video of him filming a CF with Gong Hyo Jin and he didn't seem shy or reserved in the least. Where most rookies would have been ecstatic at an opportunity to work with a huge star like her he came off as just arrogant and entitled.

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A journalist revealed that “scandal” was actually created by internet journalists who intentionally cut and abused his airport pictures and video on that day for clicks. When journalists don’t have any controversies to milk for clicks and money, they simply create them… and LJS’s case is a well known example among Korean netizens.

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OMG i so agree with Lee Soo Hyuk with an a-hole vibe. I saw this instagram vid on Lee Joon Gi dancing. Everybody was like enjoying (lee yoo bi, changmin, kim so eun) and there he is giving LJG a "wtf-look"..haha..maybe it's just me.

but i'm glad i'm not the only one who noticed this..girls seems to gaga over them..

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I've ALWAYS gotten that a-hole vibe from LSH and when he starred in King Of High School with Seo In Guk and didn't hit it off with him it just kind of confirmed to me that I was right about him cause Seo In Guk is famous for getting along amazingly with all his co stars, no matter age or gender.

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I think it's just you and you need to watch it all. When Jun-ki was dancing LSH was smiling and he hardly crack a smile throughout the whole interview.

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i watched the whole interview. yes he smiled sometimes but he looks detached from the group. maybe it's just his personality. and it's just my personal observation ( i don't based it just with this video) and i'm not saying that he 's actually a douchebag.

i was just surprised that some made a similar observation as mine..

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Btw I'm not a fan of LSH. I just don't get where this a-hole vibe is coming from. Seriously....

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It's only natural that his friends are being lobbed in the same category as him because with the exception of Kim Woo Bin they all have this thing about not making friends outside of their little model clique to the point that they're often stand off-ish and rude to their co-stars

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they all have this thing about not making friends outside of their little model clique to the point that they’re often stand off-ish and rude to their co-stars

Do they actually say that?

Because I have to say, a cursory examination of Lee Soo-hyuk's own instagram belies that claim. This week alone contains birthday greetings to G-dragon (not a model or actor, but apparently his good friend) and selfies with costars. As for Sung Joon, Jung So-min specifically mentioned that they had a great working relationship and got along well on the set of Can We Get Married, despite initial awkwardness. That doesn't sound like a costar he was rude or standoffish with.

(and before anyone tries to imply that I'm biased or trying to excuse them, please let it be known that I have no love for Sung Joon after the mediocrity of High Society, and as a rabid Lee Jun-ki fangirl, I would have no mercy for any whippersnapper being rude to him - but Lee Soo-hyuk simply wasn't)

The only one of the model clique aside from KYK that I have heard being criticised for a bad attitude, is Hong Jong-hyun, who apparently doesn't read his scripts properly before rehearsals.

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I understand being put off by the kind of things KYK said in print, he deserves to be criticised for it.

But as for the others being tarred with the same brush, I have to say it - some of you are really projecting hard. And it's not as if I am predisposed to excuse them, I'm a fan of Lee Jun-ki myself.

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@pogo

i'm not saying that my observations are true. that's why i called it "vibe". and i don't have anything against him either.

i was just fascinated to hear some people had the same observation about him...

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i'm talking about Lee Soo Hyuk..

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I agree with most of you, what KYK said was completely insensitive. But I think to judge the rest of his friends just by association is quite unfair.

As for LSH, I've heard that he is shy in nature. So that can be why he seems aloof and standoffish. I may be wrong since I don't know him personally.

The rest of them, I haven't heard or seen anything overly bad of them as well.

Oh well, to each their own. Peace. :)

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@endz - A "vibe"?

Nice of you to qualify it, but let's not turn into some witch-hunting kpop-level fans, please. That sounds like the kind of thing they say as an excuse to hate someone with no proof.

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I think you misunderstood. I did not judge LSH because he's friends with KYK. Please re-read my comment. I got the "vibe" because of how cold he look whenever i saw him in premieres and interview.

I wouldn't even comment on this blog if i hadn't read the comment that had the similar observation as mine.

And no i'm not a "witch-hunting kpop fan" (the term doesn't even make sense. A kpop fan that witch hunt? Interesting).

I'm not a LSH hater. Not a fan either.

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Aw, not Sung Joon. I actually think he gives off a really down-to-earth vibe in interviews...

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I loved Sung Joon in SUFBB but than I saw him with one of the actors in an interview and he seemed kinda rude and looking down on him. He's like that with some of his leading ladies too, unless of course she's Suzy. He said something about UEE being a boring kisser in his promotions for HS

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What douchebag thing/s did he do?

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He's a pretty douchey guy in his personal life, but while back he gave a pretty mean interview hating on pretty much anyone who doesn't look like a model. And he's had a few variety show appearances where he's a pretty major jerkoff.

http://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/10481875.html

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Long story but you probably would find it if you google him.

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The best part is that he said what he did, in a magazine aimed at teenage girls. Because teenagers aren't sensitive to criticisms of their appearance or anything.....he really was a douche.

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As i usually don't follow personal lives of actors and don't watch their interviews, I always thought that he is a sweet nice guy.But now after reading your comments I think I really need to watch and follow their news more .

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See, this is why I don't keep up with any actor's personal lives. I just want to see them on-screen, playing their roles and don't even like looking at walking pics.

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good hi five :) .... I was thinking about clicking on the link about KYK, but then thought I really want to watch this, why to pollute my mind?? KYK is not going to stop acting if I wnt want to watch him, I am not even a Korean

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And this is exactly why I don't read or watch their interviews, it can alter how you view someone even if they are in character.
Tbh I read what he said and still don't care, it didn't bother me as much as everyone else.

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whoa. i agree with what you said about their personality altering their roles in drama/movie..

but not bothered with what he said on the interview?

if this guy is shameless about what he said on national tv. what more behind the scenes? can you imagine? he could say the worst..

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So true...Endz.

For me, I rather be part of supporting a nice guy/gal and see him/her be a great actor/actress and reach for the stars and be famous, successful and all. But that's me. :)

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I can tell he's the a-hole type along with his other friends (Lee Soo Hyuk included) when they visited their friend on WGM. Unfortunately, I know guys like them and they have the same vibe. It's annoying. lol

They're not even that attractive and their acting is barely average. They need to get off their high pedestal.

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Can't blv is the same KYK from Happy Together w/ Joo Won. He seems so chakagae, very polite, & humble, even when he speaks, Joo Won nods his head several times agreeing how humble and good guy KYK is.
But hardly to say, Joo Won is too humble to do harm to anyone, lol.

I still hope is misinterpreted & word-twisted so the way KYK said make it body shaming n shallow.
Tbh, he really doesn't give the a-hole stuck up vibe for me.

Sung Joon did give me this vibe, but myob. Woo Bin is totally NOT, lol, look how lovely the RM's always greet him as guest everytime (2nd family after YongHwa). He is nice guy.

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There's no disputing he DID say those things and that they weren't misinterpreted in any way because his publicist made a public apology after the fact and said how "regretful" he was of his comments

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How come KYK beat Ha suk Jin for lead role??? *sigh

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You and me!

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You, you, and me!

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Agreed! Ha Sukjin is a phenomenal actor with palpable charisma. this is a travesty (of minor proportions).

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I ageee you.

actually. In Korea, in-the-field, korean people don't understand Kim Youngkwang is main role. Many korean People Ha Sukjin takes main role in this drama.

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Pre producing that much for a drama is rare, so I'm really curious about the visual effects.

KYK's moppy hair though...xD

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OK what's with the horrible perm?

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It shows off the dust and holds up well under smoke and blasts of steam. All the action heroes will be wearing them in a few years. I look forward to Tom Cruise in a perm.

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Tom Cruise as Les Grossman was the best ever lol.

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lol I sincerely hope not, perms would only look normal on flower boys I can't recall the last time a serious Hollywood actor got a perm like THIS that wasn't for comedic purposes or Saturday night live appearances.

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Dat perm...

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They used Heart of Courage in the teaser! Woo-hoo! Sorry, can't help it, whenever epic music in used in trailers, I go crazy :D

Let's get back to the topic...not my favorite actors and not my type of drama, but I'll give this a chance, I'll watch one or two episodes and see if it's interesting enough to continue. I worry about the budget, hope they manage to make a lot of profit...

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I'm ready for this, please don't let us down ! I'm still wondering how HSJ ended up being the second lead here, but I'm really glad he is part of the show.

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how cute is the height difference between KYK and jung so min doeee?

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I am afraid this will end up as a $50 million worth of special effects and $4 worth of acting and decent writing.

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I feel more confident of the acting here than the writing of a disaster scenario for Seoul, at least Jung So-min's been good in previous roles.

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JSM is always around douche co-stars (main leads) . Poor girl.

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Like who else? She's hardly in anything, tbh (unfortunately so, love her).

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wow, 15 billion won? That's expensive.

and yeah, I hope this is as good as Last.

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I'm really not a fan of Kim Young-Kwang (highly overrated) or Jung So Min so this already is not going to the right direction for me. lol

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With how big the budget of this drama is, you'd think Young-kwang would have a decent hair-do. What is that awful perm on his head? Just why?

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My only concern with disaster stories is that they are always WAY OVER THE TOP!! It's a 6.5 earthquake, big yes, but not earth shattering toppling skyscrapers big. So please drama, be a fun adventure that stays (mostly, it is tv) true to life. A lot of factors need to go into this drama to make me believe this shit can happen. Maybe I am more skeptical of the storiline because I have real life experience to compare it to (as a Californian and someone who experienced the Loma Prieta earthquake, magnitude 6.9). If they can satisfy my pickiness, I will be tuning in.

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well... if they aren't over the top, then it would be boring

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True. Happy medium?

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KYK is 1st main role.

Sungyeol is 2nd main role???? why HSJ??

i want sungyeol, KYK is main character. not HSJ.

HSJ play the villain. interrupt KYK.

I don't understand why HSJ cast this drama.

I love sungyeol. Sungyeol is deserved main role.

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