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Three’s a crowd in time-traveling sageuk comedy Joseon Survival Guide

Oh, so it’s not just one time-traveler but three? Interesting, since I feel like time travelers tend to go solo in dramaland. TV Chosun is churning out the promos for their upcoming fantasy-comedy-sageuk Joseon Survival Guide, and has released a new teaser featuring leads Kang Ji-hwan (Happy to Die), Song Won-seok (Switch), Kyung Su-jin (Meloholic), Park Se-wan (Dance Sports Girls), and Lee Jae-yoon (Mother).

This latest teaser starts with Kang Ji-hwan and Song Won-seok’s characters hiding among the trees as they’re chased by masked men on horses. The teaser caption reads, “A cold reality you cannot escape from,” and then we see shots of Kang Ji-hwan in his prime as a professional archer, and then as a deliveryman. Offscreen, his sister says that no matter how hard they try to rise even one step above, they will never be able to.

Lee Jae-yoon, who sounds like a pretty cookie-cutter villain, menacingly says that Kang Ji-hwan only needs to do “what is given to him,” or basically take orders from above like a good little underling. Lee Jae-yoon is engaged to marry Kyung Su-jin, who has a history with Kang Ji-hwan’s character. She stops Kang Ji-hwan as he dejectedly walks away from her, dressed in a fancy gown, and asks whether he has nothing to say to her.

So, it looks like Kang Ji-hwan will be joined in his Joseon exploits by Park Se-wan and Kyung Su-jin, and I’ll be interested to see exactly how and why these three are transported back in time (if there even is a reason). A man offscreen notes their odd clothing and behavior, as Park Se-wan wonders if they’ve really been dropped into a different world. I’m looking forward to Park Se-wan and Song Won-seok’s potential loveline, since they look really cute in the two seconds of them we see in this teaser. The teaser ends with Kang Ji-hwan using his archery skills and saying that they’ll have to “face it,” presumably referring to their survival and efforts to return to their own time.

Joseon Survival Guide will premiere next Saturday, June 8.

Via Hankook Kyungjae

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The last time a group traveled in time we had Rooftop Prince. Lets hope this is as good. I will give it a try.

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Their scenes learning about our period were so funny!

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My favorite scene is when they leave their shoes on the street to get on the bus. I'm giggling now just thinking about it!

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I miss rooftop so much. Let's hope.
Arrg! Park Yoo Chin!!!

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It looks interesting @oppafangirl ,@shindy

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Yes, it does...

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this looks so fun! i am interested in it and i do hope it does the time travel well.

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This looks fun!! I'll give it a try~

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This doesn't really interest me but I liked Kyung Su-jin a lot in Plus Nine Boys and am glad she got another leading role.

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This looks fun. I don’t know if I can handle the violence in ARTHDAL CHRONICLES so this looks like my sageuk fix.

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@wishfultoki,
You probably know by know that JOSEON SURVIVAL’s episodes 3 and 4 are now available with English subs at OnDemandKorea.

As I mentioned I bit the bullet and paid for a year’s subscription to ODK. As a little test this morning (EST-USA) I sent an email to ODK (via the contact us link) inquiring when subbed episode 3 would be available.
Within 3 hours I received an email from the ODK Service Team to say that subbed episode 3 was now available.
At least I got a response!

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Yay! I was waiting to watch them with subtitles, thanks! If it passes my 4-episode rule I’ll be back soon and send an invitation to other beanies who might be interested to convene here.

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I love time traveling dramas, but I'm not a fan of any of these actors (not a hater either). Some of their latest dramas were terrible, kinda affect my interest on them.

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I don't feel any which way about lee jae yoon, kyung soo jin(well, i did like her in shark several years ago...), and park se wan, but I'm a sucker for time traveling dramas and I do like kang ji hwan, so I hope this is a good one.

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i have a special love for Kang Ji Won brought on by, surprisingly, Children of a Lesser God. Definitely going to check this one out for him since i really HATE the time travel trope. i dont know what it is about the trope that just sets my teeth on edge

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Kang Ji Hwan. Facepalm. And i supposed to be a fan!

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