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Yoon Doo-joon and Kim Seul-gi’s time-slip fantasy romance

This looks like such a cute drama — why is it only two episodes?? Yoon Doo-joon (Let’s Eat 2) and Kim Seul-gi (Oh My Ghostess) make a pretty adorable pairing for MBC’s new drama short Splish Splash Love (Pongdang Pongdang Love), a time-slip fantasy drama about a high school girl who gets transported to Joseon and falls in love with a young King Lee Do (the future Sejong the Great).

Kim Seul-gi stars as a high school senior with the ability to zap herself through spaces on rainy days. Math is the one subject stopping her from achieving her dreams, and she’s given up on the subject entirely (it’s okay—lots of us have). On the day of her college entrance exam, she feels so oppressed that she runs out crying, and falls into a puddle that suddenly transports her to Joseon.

There she meets a young King Lee Do, played by Yoon Doo-joon. He’s a workaholic with a competitive streak who succeeded to the throne at an early age. He’s the opposite of her in every way — he loves math while she hates it, for instance — which I’m sure will come in handy. I’ll die laughing if he teaches her math and she “invents” Hangul for him.

When their paths cross, Lee Do is struggling to build power at a time when his influence is weak, on top of which he’s saddled with drought and disease among his people. Then he meets this absurd girl from the 21st century, who enters his heart. The drama is a coming-of-age romance between two young people who are unsure of their futures, discovering love and asking themselves what it is they really want for their lives. Seriously, why is this not 16 episodes? I love these two and the story is so great! Sigh, I’ll just have to watch it eight times over.

Writer-director Kim Ji-hyun (of Kim Seul-gi’s other drama short Won-nyeo’s Diary) is at the helm. The 2-episode drama short plans to be previewed online, and hopefully will get a broadcast date on MBC soon.

Via Xports News, Chosun

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Laf the pictures! <3
They look cute together. Why oh why story (and actors) like this only have 2 eps? *cry*

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Plus these specials don't get picked up very much! ARRRGH!!!

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I think they are unsure if the lead actress can put audience in. This is the first time she is the lead, if this drama does well. I am sure we will see more of her.

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so excited!!

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Oh and how i wish there will be foodgasm moment from Joseon era!
It'll be interesting right :D

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Oh Drama God, why??? Why do you have to tease me with such made in heaven cute pair????? Yup, like GirlFriday, I will just rewatch this drama many times.????

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OMG he looks AMAZEBALLS in ancient garb!!! Why is he not in sageuks? And I concur, why is this ONLY 2 episodes?!

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This is actually a pretty smart move for him,really - he gets to stick a toe in sageuk waters without having to commit to a full 16-20 episode series (and potentially exposing himself to that much more criticism of any inadequecies in his sageuk mannerisms/speech).

I bet if this does well, we'll see more of him as a lead, it's high time.

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Yup. Agree. Hope he does well, so he can do more sageuk in the future.

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I went back and watched Let's Eat 1 and was floored it was more of an ensemble and the female lead was really the lynchpin. No wonder they broke up the couple offscreen so he could do Let's Eat 2.

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Should i be excited for this drama or be grumping over its length? Only 2 eps of these two??! Tch tch..

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So cute!

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I'm down for anything with Kim Seulgi and the storyline sounds so great. I do hope someone subs it. Please, International Drama gods!

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Not gonna hold my breath since this is MBC. Still waiting/looking for subs on A Resentful Woman's Diary.

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Then I suppose we could hope that any of the Beast-devoted subbing teams will pick it up~

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They look so adorable! I love these two and I think they are going to be really cute as a couple.

2 episodes is so short. Wish it was longer, a full drama. Aww...

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I find it amusing that even though he's only two years older than her, he gives off the air of being much older than that. But it fits the image of a young Type-A king beautifully.

They really are going to be cute, which is good because I need something to tide me over Yeol/Yeon-doo withdrawal after this week :( I wonder when this is expected to air/go online?

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NOOOOOO Sign me up for kdrama rehab once I hit my Yeol/Yeon doo withdrawal syndrome! Like I haven't read recaps for eps 9 & 10 just because I'm in denial about it ending and I think reading more about it will make it more real (It doesn't make any sense I know).

But yeah, KSG & YDJ look absolutely great together. Why is this not a full drama again?? I wonder if these short dramas even get subbed?

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Short dramas usually are not subbed, but this one has a chance because of Doojoon and his fanbase. He in in a popular idol group called Beast. Pretty good group with amazing songs.

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yeah, Beast is one of those rare kpop groups where ALL the members can sing! (no lip-sync either, from what I saw).

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And he kept using BEAST songs as his ringtones and Karaoke numbers in Let's Eat 1 & 2. I was dying with the self-references.

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I swear when I first heard of Beast, I thought they were a metal band just based on the name alone, I didn't expect them to be a kpop group whose singles seem to consist mainly of breakup songs?

But I find it really cute that they call their fans Beauties (Beauties and Beast, I see what you're doing with that!)

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lol I feel you but with me, it's the reverse - the recap and fan-squee is the only thing that actually helps with the withdrawal! I'll miss our eye-smiling chipmunk couple so badly :(

And yeah, like Marina said, Doojoon's idol fanbase is practically a guarantee that this will get subs.

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I just saw your reply and I still haven't read the recaps or watched the final two episodes! Or in other words, I've just entered the avoidance and denial phase of withdrawal woohoo!

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If this drama were longer, I think they could be as cute as Yeol/Yeon-doo and I would not go through withdrawal. >,<

I'm still grateful for two epis with Doojoon and Seulgi as a couple, though.

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yeah, I think these two might actually help a little with Yeol/Yeon-doo withdrawal, if their drama airs fast enough.

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The stills are pretttty and Seul-gi and YDJ are a vision in those garbs. The premise and these actors deserve much more than two episodes! Unless the episodes are 4 hours each?? I guess we'll re-watch this forever.

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oooh I KNEW IT, they are going to be adorable together! Why is this only two episodes long, and can someone give these two a full length drama lead already, they've earned it several times over. Especially her!

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This looks like fun.

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:-D That' s great news! She is so great on screen, I hope she will get more opportunities, not just second leeds. I find her so cute and naturaly pretty, not the beauty which is needed as for Koreans as for the leeding actresses, but she is the one, who makes those dramas unforgettable and all of those hated plot holes are covered by her acting skills and charisma.

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I couldn't agree more. She has the talent and would make a fantastic leading lady, but I really hope K-ent gets over its stupid looks hangup (and the subsequent dud castings that result in people getting cast for literally no acting ability at all) and actually gives her a shot at things, because she could be a next-gen Gong Hyo-jin if given even the slightest chance.

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Yes,the next hyo jin.Though I really find ghj a lot pretty than the conventional beauties.Pretty is also boring..while those with distinct features stand out,in this case,kim seul gi.She looks so pretty in the hanbok and the hair bun.I hope she gets a main role someday.But girlfriday actually by speaking out loud is making me wish too that this was a 16 ep drama,or at least 10.The story seems convincing too,and it could have been going on for weeks...considering how pretty these two look together,side by side.

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Sometimes I have the impression that even the awards for best drama, etc. are just beauty contest competitions, via Yong-pal... It doesn't meen, if there are few episodes great, that everything all together is perfect as well or if the leading lady is or was considered as the most beautiful woman of Korea once, she should be awarded for best acting skills of the year, but there is a lot, which I can't understand...

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Love love love Kim Seul Gi. She's funny, talented and a total cutie. I'd take her over Kim Tae Hee or Suzy any day.

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Same.

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So would I! 'Cute' doesn't cut it when there's no talent to back it up, no matter how pretty the person is.

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The two episodes got to be 8hours each right? Because that's the only way I can have peace of mind. Why do they have to be sooooooooooooooo good looking *deep sigh*

Wait, what's with her hat? She going back in time as a scholar????? Bliiiiiiiiissssssss

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Haha..8 hours would serve right.

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Couldn't agree with you more. 8 hrs per ep, 4 parts each for commercial break. 2 days marathoning 2 eps drama? Bring it on, show~ ^^

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im with you for 8 hours per ep! hahaha

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I don't know whether to exclaim "Yay!" or "Why?!"
I miss well execute and act sageuky romance. Hope this one, and the upcoming JJH-LJA's Snow Lotus would lessen my hunger of such romance. Oh, drat! It's also only 2 eps! Why do the upcoming dramas on fall in love across time and in dreams are only 2 eps? *pout*

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Group hug for the pain, maybe? ???

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@gaeina Lee, haha haha haha hahaha. Your thirst just got real ???

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Gah! Quit teasing us with short dramas for Kim Seul Gi and give us a full blown 16/20/24/50 episode drama. lol She is too awesome not to have her own full rom-com.

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From the looks, she's gonna be an eunuch. Looks fun.

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They look so cute! Love seeing Doo Joon in sageuk clothing! *o* Wish this special was a longer drama. :(

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this sounds so cute!!! I agree! why is this not 16 episodes?!!?

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I adore her! ❤

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I bet if it does really well, they'll bring it back for more seasons/episodes. Let's hope the Korean citizens watch it-- they seem to like Doojoon pretty well, even non-Beast fans.

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And of course Seul-gi is really hot now!

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THEY LOOK SO GOOD TOGETHER OMG WHY JUST TWO EPISODESSSS WHYYYY

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Can't wait to watch this needs more more episodes!!!

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Don't think he could teach her math, or at least not all she would need to know for college, seeing as how he lived in the 15th century and calculus wasn't invented until the 17th century.

If I were him I'd be disappointed to meet a time-traveler who knows of these important future developments in math but couldn't tell me about them!

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Seriously why is this not 16 eps? Heck, I'll even take 12 or 10! This sounds really cute. I honestly love time travel drama, not the NINE type, that just kills my brain. I'm dumb.

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I generally do not read the author's name until I finish it, and I noticed that I am partial to girlfriday's writing. Some on the newer recappers don't have the same flare. I come here for recaps because it feels like I am rewatching the drama with gf/addict. It's fun to squeal, cry, be angry, etc all with you guys.

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Is this like an 8 hour episode each? Then im okay with the 2 episodes...

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why is just 2 epsㅜㅜ i like doojoon oppa acting with seulgi.. and finally seulgi act as a lead... hope we can see another drama as a lead actor from seulgi..fighting!

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yes! so much yes!!!! sooooo sooooo excited for this!

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Her role at the king's court seems to be . . . Keeper of the Royal Chamber Pot? Or is that a spittoon?

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OMG, I love these 2 especially Kim Seul-gi! That girl is awesome! And my sentiment is the same - Gah, why can't it be longer - per say 12 episode! *tears*

Cannot wait for this one. The plot is promising.

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NOOOOOOOOO! THE PLOT SOUNDS PERFECT FOR A FULL-LENGTH DRAMA. They could have given us at least 12, like SGG. Honestly, as much as I enjoyed the Yeoldoo ship, I think this tandem will floor the SGG OTP. I mean, the photos alone here are adorkable to the maximum level! ???? I'm (sort of) a Beast fan, and YDJ is one of my bias (since life is hard, and one really can't have just one bias in groups). Yes, Yeol was adorkable, and Yeondoo as well, but couple-wise, I think this ship would sail the adorkability threshold to a whole new level in dramaland.

So again, dramaland rulers, WHY JUST 2 EPISODES!? WHY DON'T YOU JUST RIP OUR HEARTS OUT WHILE YOU'RE AT IT ????????

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I really liked her in OMG. Hopefully DramaFever or Viki will pick this mini series.

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Looking forward to their drama short even though its only 2 episodes. Yoon Doo-joon & Kim Seul-gi sure do make a pretty adorable pairing. Of course, if this was a 12 or 16 episode drama, that would have been nice to see too.

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Sooo cute these two!! I'd totally watch this if it were a full drama. Why only two eps??? ㅠㅠ

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The story sounds really good. Why only two episodes??? WHY?!!!

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I am super excited to watch although I'm already sad cos it's only a two-episode drama. ;~;

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Huhu. The plot seems very good. I think it is worth more than 2 episodes. Seriously drama? 2 EPSODES ONLY? Ya!t is Kim Sul Gi!

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AAAAAHHHHHHHHH. I knew they were gonna be in a time-slip together, but I had no idea what the plot was. Having read this now, I AM BEYOND EXCITED. This ought to be really cute. And yes, WHY ONLY 2 EPISODES?

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Oo dey are so cute together,i cant wait to se them . Buh two episode .... Too short

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I would watch it even without subs. Just get me the links. They look so adorable!!!

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They look so cute together. What is the blue thing in the third picture? Is it pencil case?

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This sounds really sweet. I dont mind the 2 parts. But what I fear is the ending. Surely the SeulGi character will have to return home? It might be a love that is not meant to be.

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can seulgi get lead roles already, she is too good just to be a sidekick. Btw these two are so adorable together, unexpected pairing ❤❤❤

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Both of them are just too cute !!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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Time travel, fall in love with the King...

This plot is like Bu Bu Jing Xin....

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