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Character posters for Cheese in the Trap’s campus crew

Time to check back in with Cheese in the Trap, tvn’s upcoming drama adaption of the webtoon with a mania following about a mysterious campus romance. The show has been shooting steadily this fall, but with the premiere coming up in early January, we’re finally seeing posters and teasers and all that good stuff.

Park Hae-jin stars as Yoo Jung, the seemingly perfect guy with all the right specs and a charming smile, but he’s a mysterious character who could be hiding a whole other side that’s much more dangerous. He’s definitely the “thriller” part of this “romance thriller,” which I suppose is at least a twist on the cold-for-no-reason drama hero. Unless his mystery is that he’s cold for no reason, in which case I cry foul. His character poster reads: “Empathy? Communication? Isn’t it much easier to just manipulate?”

Thank goodness the heroine is much more relatable — Kim Go-eun plays Hong Seol, the everygirl who can see past Yoo Jung’s facade to his true self. Her copy says: “Get it together, Hong Seol! Don’t fall for that smile!” Well we all know how fruitless that’s gonna be.

Their main rivals will be played by Seo Kang-joon (Hwajeong) and Lee Sung-kyung (Queen’s Flower). His poster reads: “Dog Hair [his nickname for Seol]! Why are you always on my mind?” What a weird thing to call the girl you like. Lee Sung-kyung’s character is described as more of an antagonist who comes between the main couple, and her tagline sounds like a challenge: “Yoo Jung, the only person who will understand you is me.”

And finally, Nam Joo-hyuk (Who Are You—School 2015) and Park Min-ji (When a Man Loves) play Seol’s best friends who have a loveline of their own. His poster is cute: “Bora noona, I’m a pretty decent guy, right?” Her poster answers back: “Eun-taek, we can’t. Then Seol will be left out!”

The first teaser tells us the definition of the title Cheese in the Trap: “A figure of speech for a sweet but fatal temptation.” The point is driven home with a visual of Kim Go-eun as the mouse, and Park Hae-jin as the cheese. I dunno, I suddenly feel like I should be rooting for her to run the other way — it always ends badly for the mouse when cheese is involved. No cheese is worth your life, Mouse, no matter how handsome!

Cheese in the Trap premieres January 4 and airs Mondays and Tuesdays on tvN.

Via Chosun

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Awesome, god bless park hae jin!! Cant wait for this!

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Excited for this!! Great eye candy and a fun plot. Looking forward to this being the one to replace Oh My Venus for me.

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Looking forward to it.

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I am sooooo looking forward to this. a. currently reading the webtoon and it's fantastic, can't wait until it airs. p.s Seo kang joo does look like In ho, I fact all of them looks like the characters.

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So the big quetsion will be is our hero a sociopath or is he not ????the cast looks great,still need to warm up to Seo Jang Joon as i don't see him as Inho but hope i'll be proven wrong,if he nails his chemestry with Park Hae Jin and doess't look like a boy besides him(when he must look fierce) i would be more than happy

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Seo Kang Joon(darn typo)

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Seo Kang-joon looks like he's going to puke in that poster lol

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I love the posters! what i didn't like is the sudden bashing of the main leads.
i do agree they are not depicted well here (and that suprisingly beak siblings look the same as the webtoon) but from BTS we can see we they fit their role! it's annoying that netizens suddenly says that KGE looks ugly and that PHJ looks old after they approved them before!
Hope they will eat their hats when the drama starts..i'm crossing fingers it will be good and everyone will be happy.

CITT fighting!!

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I wouldnt worry about them..in the specific article there were only 150 upvotes, that's nothing!! Plus we all know that there are people that criticise every single detail just to find something to hate on!! So just focus on the positives!!

P.S Park Hae Jin in today's fan meeting looked gorgeous, i might even say that he looked younger and fresher than kang joon and nam joo hyuk...

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Both leads look great for the respective roles and quite fitting with the webtoon as well, Park Hae Jin looks like a college dude to me...hope he'll shut the badmouth of all his anti fans with his acting...Some people really live for hating...what i'm more worried and hope is the writer stays true to the webtoon and doens't destroy it as many other webtoons made dramas(that the story was destroyed and mayde into a lousy joke of plot)just for the sake of the sole purpose:the love triangle,when we know this story is far from being about that...i would be very sad if they destroy the complex characters and their stories just for that among the highlight story of Inho and our hero and the hero complex character

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It might just be me and it has been a few months since I read the entire webtoon (sorry if I'm remembering something wrong), but I never felt "the love triangle" was a part of it? It doesn't focus on any feelings between Seol and In Ho, they mostly just becomes friends and character & story developement happens? It's more about Seol&Jung's relationship and Jung&Inho's relationship than any triangle drama, Like it's such a minor part of all that happens I can't even recall any romantic moments between them?? Am I just forgetful? While the drama descriptions acts like it's the main thing happening, haha.

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I am reading it atm and yes, you are completely right. And I was hoping to see that they are not going to focus on Inha taht much either.. but I feel like they've made her have a bigger part in the drama than she has in the webtoon. (Prove me wrong, Show!!)

I would hate it if it happens, since, as you said, the triangle or quadrangle is not the centre of the story at all and that's what makes it so great.

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you are actally somehow right. (spoilers below for those who didn't read till season 3)

there is not focus on sul and in ho as a potential romantic couple but more like friends although in season 3 there are hints (or it seems like it?) that in ho cares about her in a way that is different than a friend.

there is a chance the drama will make the "triangle" more apparent but i do hope they won't go to that direction and stick to the webtoon pace (unless something happens after the chapters i read and that's another story)

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i think thouse of us who read the webtoon fear the most,that they make a love triangle ruining the actual original story well because dramaland loves it and even more when the sole 20 purpose is that triangle

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Why assume that those who "approved of them" are the same people who don't like them now? Its a matter of opinion and tbh, everyone's entitled to it as long as there objective reasoning to it.

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oy, sister, your hair is pretty red.
I don´t really understand the concept, if there is one, but lets see.

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I'm really looking forward to this drama.
KGE is a great actress, PHJ is a great actor. And it's helmed by Lee Yoon-jung PD who gave us my forever favorite drama Coffee Prince and most recently the quirky heart to heart, which I loved. I have faith in this project.

CITT fighting !!

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Looks great! Can't wait to see the results of the whole thing.

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Seol Hong's hair isn't like that, right? Anyway, i think Seo Kang Joon looks like In Ho in the stills.

I'm excited for this. It's one of my favorite webtoons. I hope they would also make a remake for Untouchable.

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I've read the webtoon, and I'm not even fond of her character, but I'm super excited to see Lee Sung-kyung lol. I really like her as an actor.

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i started reading the webcomic and... it is good. i can see why people like it so much because it just captures the way real-life people interact with each other perfectly. like, i know people like the main characters. heck, i'll even say that i identify super hard with the main girl.

...which is also why i'm pretty conflicted about this drama. i honestly strongly dislike the main guy in the manhwa (because he reminds me exactly of this guy i know irl and... everything is so similar lol). i can read the comic and just go along for the ride but, well, unless they change up the essence of who he is for the drama, the tone of the story altogether, i have a hard time rooting for the main leads' romance.

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Hope this time park har jin gets the girl!!! (i mean he is the lead and all but the webtoon hasn't finished yet)
#teamjung all the way!

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All those caharacter posters are so apt. I hope they'll maintain the slice-of-life spirit of the webtoon and all the complex characterization instead of only focusing on the romance portion.
#crossfinger

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I'm so excited for this drama but also super nervous that it'll disappoint. I hope they stick true to the manhwa because it's awesome. Everything looks very great!!! Can't wait!!!

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Everyone looks pretty bad in these teasers except for Baek Inha. WOW she completely embraced her character. Seems like the only character that actually matches from the webtoon.

Really disappointed in this early teaser from Hong Seol...it's like a completely different character. I'm not one of those "stick to the webtoon!!!" people but it kind of sucks when they take TOO much liberty. Did they think just dying her hair would make her look like Hong Seol??? Hopefully her acting will be the redeeming feature. Also Yoo Jung looks WAY too old idk what netizens were thinking tbh.

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Wow talk about negativity..so what do you suggest? Kim go eun to get plastic surgery to look like the webtoon version of hong seol? And you jung looks old? Did you see Park Hae Jin in the fan meeting today with kang joon and nam joo hyuk? The man looked young as hell..
Again, i don't understand this obsession that they have to look like the webtoon characters...that's impossible! If the story is good, and there is chemistry count me in! Why does it matter so much??

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u speak my mind dude. Anyway. As long as the drama will burst the rating i hope so.

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I've read the manhwa and I think all the leads really look like the characters... by real life standards.

You can't expect them to look exactly like how they do in the comic. That's just being unrealistic. -_-

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I agree, but for me it is not so much about how she looks. After watching the first episode, the Hong Seol character portrayed is cute and clumsy. I expected some dominant clever hardworking female figure.

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so. much. eye-candy

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I love the webtoon so much I just hope the writing can bring out Seol and Jung's inner conflicts! I wonder if they're the plot for the drama would be the stalking or the panty thief? Is there going to be as much flashbacks as there is in the webtoon (not that I'd complain, the flashbacks are my favourite parts of CIIT)

Side note : Lee Sung Kyung really does fit the role of In Ha! I thought she would be too young for it but she completely chanelled In Ha's bitchiness in the teaser lol

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I just want Park Hae Jin's pullover that he wears on his poster.

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It just clicked to me that Park Hae-jin was supposed to play Jae-kyung in YFAS!! LOL, I can see him playing the mysterious - or even sociopath - hero to the T. There's just something so nice and yet menacing about him. I dunno how to describe it but its just there. He's such a fantastic actor and he knows how to pick his dramas too, so even if I really don't like the overhyped-ness of Cheese, I'm excited to see how it turns out. Webtoon fans promised different, so I'm expecting different.

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have you seen him in Bad Guys? He's scary there, all right - but mixed with a dose of vulnerable, which somehow makes him even scarier.

CitT sounds a bit like the reverse of that, and though I do have concerns over him being (and looking) so much older than the rest of the cast, I do agree that he has the nice+potentially menacing thing down pat. I do wonder how they're going to boil the webtoon down to 16 episodes though.

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it's going to be only 16 episodes? noo it's too short and they will probably have to cut lot of scenes from the webtoon :(

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Wow! Lee Sung Kyung really look like Baek In Ha from the webtoon. But what happen with Seol hair?? I don't think it looks like that from the still. It looks more natural before.

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I am generally liking the casting... and lemme just say, Seo Kang-Joon and Lee Sung-kyung, from the posters above, look believable as siblings~!

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Definitely looking forward to this!!!

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Ahh so he is a manipulator. I've been following the english translated webtoons which is behind.

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I've never read the webtoon and I'm glad that I didn't so I can jump into this without any prior knowledge and expectation.
Sometimes it's difficult to enjoy a show when you have to keep comparing it to the original.

Anyway, I'm excited for this one because of Park Hae-jin. Though I have to say that he looks slightly too old for a college student.

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EYE CANDY!!! EYE CANDY EVERYWHEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i knew phj could pull off the character the minute i heard he agree the drama. His acting as a sociopath in Bad Guy gives me chills.

let's stay positive. Drama doesn't even start yet.
we can say bad things when the drama doesn't go well as expected.

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I really, REALLY hope the script/PD is decent. And some of the webtoon fans need to get over themselves a little - what's more important, Kim Go-eun's looks or her acting? What do y'all expect her to do, get plastic surgery to fit the look from the webtoon?

But I LOVE In-ha's poster. Lee Sung-kyung nails the expression for that shot, let's hope her acting is as good. And I can totally believe in her and In-ho as siblings lol.

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Pray to God that Kang Joon not gonna be as suck as he was in Hwajung. He was really really suck in that drama...

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Can someone who read the manhwa spoil me the whole thing? I got to chapter twenty something and I just couldn't keep reading cuz it was boring me so much. I still wanna know whats the "mysterious" stuff.

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I'm superr excited as CitT is my fav webtoon but also nervous how they're going to make it into great drama. Manhwa/webtoon are fine for everyday-slice-of-life story but not really great for drama. I really hope the writer can get the essence of the webtoon and make a great story out of it.

The last time I'm super stoked about a manga/manhwa/webtoon adaptation is Nodame Cantabile and it still leaves a big scar for me. Nevertheless, CitT fighting!

and LSK looked so great! she really expressed the inner InHa (bitch) in the poster.

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the posters look great! i don't know why netizens expect the actors and actresses to be exact physical manifestations of the characters. i think the leads can do a good job with it as long as they're given good material to work with.

the siblings really do match the webtoon pretty well, though. i think NJH could be decent, too (but i never finished School 2015 or saw him in anything else, so idk if he's improved).

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But....but... Baek Ho should have blonde hair!!!

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Oops I mean Baek In Ho.

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I really like casting for Seol, her pack and siblings (especially In Ha, that poster!) but as I love Park Hae Jin, I just can't stop comparing him to the other guys. And he looks a lot older. I know I'm nitpicking, he's still great, acting and all but I just can't shake this off. Damn, maybe he'll look better in drama, I dunno. For now I'm sceptical.

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I get tou girl, cause that's not the most flattering pic of Park Hae Jin.. But go watch the teaser that they just dropped on YouTube..you won't.be sceptical anymore..guaranteed!!

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I think the poster is the problem cause in the new teasers and fan meeting he looks hella young, like not much older than NJH and SKJ..

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I still think Park Hae Jin looks too old for this, but I love him, so I'm willing to let go of it.

Btw before you hate on me, I'm not saying he doesn't look hot. I'm just saying he doesn't look like a college student.

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Wonder how many episodes this will be

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park hae jin will save us all

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