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The four unlikely heroes of OCN’s Rescue Me

I feel a little like a broken record, but honestly, I start each teaser for OCN’s upcoming cult thriller Rescue Me with some apprehension, and end them all feeling like I need a long, hot shower. They’re just so creepy and disturbing, and I do wonder whether the show will be able to maintain that sinister undertone without having it overwhelm the audience. ‘Cause these trailers are really treading that line very well, and it would be awesome to have the actual show follow suit.

The teaser begins with Seo Ye-ji’s (Hwarang) family first moving into the cult’s compound. A cheery voice greets them, saying that he really likes the people here, whom he describes as innocent and hard-working. How deceptively innocuous; his pleasantries sound more ominous than they should. The family of “new believers” settle in, and one of the first things they do is go to a group prayer with the cult leader, played by Jo Sung-ha (The K2). Eugh, do they really have to show that disgusting thigh-grab so often?

Needless to say, Seo Ye-ji finds the cult members strange, and yells offscreen that they disgust her, just as she catches Jo Jae-yoon (Defendant) creepily staring at her from just outside a car window. Taecyeon (Bring It On, Ghost) hangs out with his buddies on their motorbikes, and wonders whether they’ve had anyone ask them to rescue them, sure that Seo Ye-ji did so. In fact, he’s not the only one she’s approached, since she’s seen in a taxi begging the driver to save her. Poor thing.

Aw yeah, I’m pretty glad to see more of the four boys that will fight to free Seo Ye-ji’s character from the cult’s grips, as well as aid her in rescuing her family. I can also tell Woo Do-hwan (The Man Living in Our House) is going to steal the spotlight as a gruff troublemaker type, with the motorcycle and lone-wolf-esque attitude to match. Lee David (Bring It On, Ghost) plays a bit of a dork who has an online streaming channel where he does stupid male high school things, like filling his mouth with Mentos and drinking some Coke. Lol, and eww at his spit-take all over his mother.

Newcomer Ha Hwe-jung looks like he’s in bliss as he stuffs his face with barbeque (I can relate), even while he gets smacked for gorging on so much food. Taecyeon’s character, on the other hand, is the only son of a widely-loved governor, and it looks like no one at school messes with him because of his father. Unfortunately, Jang Yoo-sang (The Magician), who plays Seo Ye-ji’s older twin brother, doesn’t get such preferential treatment, and is quite roughly bullied with no one intervening on his behalf. It’s sad to see just why everyone in Seo Ye-ji’s family found such refuge in this cult. It comes quite close to the end of the line for the twin brother as we see him stand on the ledge of the high school building, and only then does Taecyeon make a move to help, having rebuffed Seo Ye-ji’s earlier pleas for her brother’s sake.

Jo Sung-ha leads a fevered service as he yells that this world is overrun by evil, while Seo Ye-ji calls them the devils and Satan. Oh dear, this “service” is so disturbing, with people contorting and screaming; if I hadn’t known any better, I would’ve thought this was the beginning of some zombie film. We see flashes of the boys running, and Seo Ye-ji and her family bawling, though for probably very different reasons.

Run, boys, run! Get her out of there! Those will probably be my dominant thoughts while watching the show. Rescue Me will premiere on August 5, in OCN’s Saturday-Sunday slot.

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Is it possible to already have a favorite from the trailer alone? Cause that lonewolf has already stolen the spotlight for me.
I'm really building tons of expectations as we get closer to the premiere and this trailer is just assuring me that we are in for an awesome and thrilling story!
Please drama, don't disappoint me!

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I thought that lone-wolf was Seo Kang Joon's sibling.. He looks really similar with SKJ in all of his pictures/scenes !

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This series is something different for me, but I'm glad I've looked into it, and am planning to watch it (With the lights on).
However, I can't really say I "Can't wait for it". Because it looks so creepy I don't. But I do.
This is going to be the death of me.

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I think I'll just follow through recaps... *Shudders*

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Really intrigued! Whoever planned the publicity did a great job. I hope the series can live up to it.

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This looks frighteningly good...For some time now OCN became one of my favorites ending up watching like all their shows...I already know Woo Do-Hwan will steal the spotlight for me...

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It feels weird seeing Taecyeon in a uniform whenever I think of his age haha. I'm terrible at anything related to horror or thriller so I think I'll stick with reading the recaps for this one.

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He's nearly 30, for heavens sake! There must be a terrible dearth of young actors in Korea right now (not) ?

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I know right...I mean he is young looking but you honestly can't pass him as a student lol

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will there be a time lapse in this drama? he won't wear a uniform forever, correct? I am just glad to see TY in a drama again.... hee hee...

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Honestly, I think I'm most excited to see Woo Do-hwan again. He really impressed me in "The Man Living in Our House" and I've been looking forward to seeing him again!

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He was the one playing Kim Young-kwang's gangster brother, wasn't he ? He caught my eyes then.

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yup, i second this! glad to see him in something again... he certainly has charisma and screen presence, not to mention that wonderfully interesting voice...
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Hopefully either DF or VIKI will carry it but I haven't seen any Coming Soon.

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Maybe we have hope with VIU...

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I trust OCN will do a job on these thrillers , Voice was really good.
As for Taecyeon, he must be trying to create a niche in horror/thrillers, he did Bring it On Ghost, that movie where he played a priest and now this one.

Any how , I will read the recaps so I am a bit prepared first.

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He does seem to gravitate towards supernatural scripts, huh? Even Who Are You? was in this wheel house.

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Yucks!! I love thrillers like these but it seem to have gone above my threshold.....I'll wait and see the reviews before deciding.

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That "service" part was scariest! It really looked like some zombie or ghost possession movie, *shudders*

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I never consider watching anything with cult. Those cult-thing I encountered when watching procedural always make me uncomfortable. Ergh... But, I've to say that the trailer makes me consider watching this drama. It seems like it'll be good. I'll wait till the premiere and see ppl's reviews.

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This is one of the upcoming dramas that I've been waiting patiently ever since they announced the main casts for this drama. Two more weeks to go for this drama to premiere!

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I am terrified and an a wuss when it comes to horror/ scary shows but OCN has done such a great job with the publicity i am terribly intrigued!! Think i will watch it in the daytime with a blanket over my head..lol

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I am sooooooo hyped for this show. The trailers are stunning and feels like previews for a movie more so than a tv show. I truly hope it lives up to the creepy, fear, disgusted, 'boys, get this girl out of this creepy Jim Jones, Jonestown esque cult stat!!' anxious, scared feeling I get whenever I watch a preview. Please please show be as good as your trailers.

You are spot on that Woo Do Hwan will steal the spotlight. From the trailer he along with Seo Ye Ji really stand out for me. Swear the boy has a stereogram face. Each time I look at him I see a different actor. Before from stills alone I was seeing a mixture of Choi Jin Hyuk, Ryu Joon Yeol, and Ji Chang Wook mixed with Kim Jung Hyun. Now I see Soo Kang Joon and Lee Sang Yeob. Can't wait to see and learn about him and the other boys. I'm also very curious of the family and how the mom will respond to things (especially the very obvious sexual predator vibes the leader is giving off -man I love my chameleon Cho Seong Ha).

August 5th cannot come soon enough.

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Am I the only one who feel The Wailing vibe from the trailer??

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I am so stoked for this. I wonder which cult they will draw inspiration from, it seems a little like some Jonestown, but also like Yoo Byung-eun and the Evangelical Baptist Church he created. OR that one in Japan, Aum Shinriykyo or something?

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Hmmmmm. I'm torn whether to say

Here we go again.

Or

Interesting timing.

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Man this looks really good. I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

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