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Lee Jun-ki and Moon Chae-won’s picture perfect family cracks in new Flower of Evil teaser

In the latest Flower of Evil teaser, Lee Jun-ki (Lawless Attorney) feeds his daughter, while his wife, played by Moon Chae-won (Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter), watches adoringly.

This family of three seems loving and harmonious on the surface, but dark secrets are lurking beneath. The suspense drama stars Lee Jun-ki as a man who has played a part for his entire marriage. His costar Moon Chae-won plays his detective wife, and she’s been happy throughout their fourteen-year-long marriage. But that happiness is put into jeopardy when she begins to have doubts her husband’s identity and starts to suspect that her beloved husband may in fact be a serial murderer.

The teaser shows an affectionate, intimate family breakfast moment with a beautiful, scenic mountain view. But suddenly the glass cracks and reveals an interrogation room containing Lee Jun-ki and Moon Chae-won.

Moon Chae-won narrates: “I didn’t know anything about the man I loved.” The adoring wife Moon Chae-won looks shocked to see a handcuffed Lee Jun-ki in the interrogation room staring back coldly at her. Detective Moon Chae-won glares at suspected criminal Lee Jun-ki, and Lee Jun-ki narrates: “A man who pretended to be human. A woman who loved even the dangerous side. Flower of Evil premieres in July.”

As a huge fan of Lee Jun-ki, I have a lot of thoughts: He doesn’t have the best track record picking projects. I am praying to the drama gods this doesn’t turn out like Criminal Minds because Moon Chae-won and Lee Jun-ki had almost negative chemistry in that drama, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t their fault; it had a dull procedural format and a duller script. This double identity character harks back to Lee Jun-ki’s Time Between Dog and Wolf days, and I’m all about it. I also wouldn’t mind if he went all out American Psycho on us. I just hope that this drama is worthy of his talents.

Upcoming tvN Wednesday-Thursday drama Flower of Evil will begin airing on July 22.

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I forgot they were in CM together, I really killed that in my memory, lol, but I'll look forward to this

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CM suffered from the second episode curse, which was quite bad in my case as I’ve seen more than 20 seasons of the US show (all the versions). It was too bad.

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He was really great in Lawless Lawyer (Viki) - I really enjoyed it. Also starring the stunning SEO YE JI.

It's on my drama drought re-watch short list. Which means I've watched it 3 times so far. Or was that 4?

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Agreed. Lawless Lawyer was fantastic, thanks to sizzling chemistry amongst entire cast. Seo Ye-ji is a goddess and the bad guys were as entertaining as they were eeeevil.

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Choi Min Soo and Lee Hye Young were fantastic as villains!

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Busan Satoori <3. Lee Jun-ki is from Busan but Choi Min-soo was on another level.

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Choi Min-soo had a blast in Lawless Lawyer. I'm sure he loved it. That was my first Lee Jun-ki and my second was The Scholar Who Walks the Night. I can't imagine ever seeing too much of either of them.

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He is having fun because he has nothing to prove.

Choi Min Soo is Lfe! Really. He is bad ass on screen and in real life.
Its so worth going back to the golden era just to watch him during the height of his career. Amazing talents! His parents and grandparents were well known actors too.

Choi Min Soo is the bad boy that K-Netz can't handle lol.

When I have a bad day I watch this video and just laugh my head off. Everything about it is hilarious.
Shake it to the left. Shake it to the life🤣.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnt0_SuOdyU

I love Choi Min Soo to pieces. Same reason why I love Jang Hyuk. They are cray talented and unique.

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Oh my goodness, he is hot. So talented. Thanks for the link, I'm watching all of his songs now. Why are bad boys irresistible. Same Jang Hyuk). Have you seen CMS in Extracurricular? Heart rending. (I knew he was acting royalty. Can you imagine having your grandparents in North Korea?}

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Mother's lullaby is my favorite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09HRdzKkLSA
He was also on King of Mask. Love his voice.

I haven't seen "Extracurricular" yet. PD Kim Jin-min loves casting CMS. I'm glad because I love them both.

It's so sad. I think Mother's Lullaby was a tribute to his grandparents too.

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dude..he is so fun..made running man episodes into a legit 1.5 hr movie..and the scare was real, very real

and then you watch his episode in knowing brother, talking about his life..

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I love Lawless Lawyer and waiting for a free weekend so can watch the rest of the episodes.

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A couple of comments: (1) I think this would ultimately prove to be more interesting if Lee Joon-Ki did turn out to be the killer a la "Jagged Edge" rather than having a third party frame him for [take your pick] a childhood incident, multi-generational family feud or previously dismissed romantic rival.

(2) I do not know what would prompt less of an eye roll when characters have jobs subject to conflicts of interest (lawyers, doctors, cops) -- flatly ignoring the issue and relying upon suspension of disbelief or a convoluted justification for disregarding the conflict of interest.

(3) I say this only in half-jest: I have seen much of Moon Chae Won's earlier work (Innocent Man, Good Doctor, Princess' Man [really lovely, that one] but nothing more recent -- is this the same person? She looks really different in the stills.

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Loved her in WAR OF THE ARROWS. One of my fave sageuk/action films.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I20kFySI6rI

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I love Moon Chae Won and enjoyed watching her in her earlier works - war of the Arrows, Princess's Man and Innocent Man. Her recent works were disappointing - that fairy role and CM. I want to enjoy this one since it looks promising.

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Even "Painter of the Winds" with Moonie (Moon Geun-young).
We don't have sageuks like these any more :(.

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Have not seem that one yet. But I like sagueks in general

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I recommend it.
I love the story and the acting. The two Moons had great chemistry! They even won best couple awards lol.
Moonie is still the youngest actor to win a daesang award for her role here.

This is based on a novel by Lee Jung-Myung. The same author of "TREE WITH DEEP ROOT."

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Tree with deep root is a show ive been wanting to watch because of the reviews but have not gotten around to yet. I will take note of Painter of the Winds and hope to watch it soon. Thanks for the recommendation. 😊

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I just finished re-watching TWDR last week -- it was just as powerful the 3rd (4th?) time as the first.

For years, I watched nothing but sagueks and did not see any ones set in contemporary times until Descendants of the Sun. It's a toss-up between Dae Jang Geum and Dong Yi as my single favorite kdrama of all time.

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A lot pf people like TWDR and since its available in netflix. It will just be a matter of when i will get to it. 😅
The episode count is daunting though. Recently I have favored 16episode dramas or less. I think part of the reason I have been procrastinating is I dont have the attention span for longer dramas. I started SFD and have not finished it yet. 😅🥺

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I'm a sageuk fan myself. "The King and the Clown" was my first sageuk film and "Dae Jang Geum" was my first sageuk drama.

I tend to follow writers since I'm more interested in Korean history.
While I enjoy writer Kim Young-hyun and PD Lee Byung-hoon's sageuks I prefer Jung Ha-Yeon and Jung Hyun-Min's sageuks because I've learnt so much of the actual history from their dramas.

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@kiara - accurate Korean history has been a problem for me. I am sensible to take any dramatizations with a grain of salt but I am old enough to remember what the limited number of "scholarly" works translated into English were like during the era of the 5th Republic. Although times have changed, I have never been able to shake my prejudice against native history books and I prefer not to get my Korean history from non-Koreans.

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I hear you.
I can't wait for the translations of the Annals of Joseon to be done.
Only 13 more years to go lol.

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Discussions about episode counts always remind me of Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-Shi. I can't remember whether each episode was just under or over an hour but there were more than a 100 of them. And if you think subtitling on Netflix or Viki is bad, the translating I had to sit through makes the former look like Churchillian eloquence.

But the show did introduce me to Kim Myung Min -- if you told me someone had cast him to play Park Geun Hye, I'd likely still buy-in.

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Haha I sat through 100+ episodes of " Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-Shin" for Kim Myung Min and dang he was worth it.

The longest sageuk I've watched was
"Emperor Wang Gun" 200 episodes.
So much history of the 3 Kingdom era and Mrs Korea subbed all of it.
I'm not doing that again, 20 eps is my limit now lol.

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Agree! I almost couldn't recognize her as Moon Chae-won in these stills o_O

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I follow her since 2014 and she has never been so thin than before. I’ve always known her chubby image. I think she seems different because of important loss of weight

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Hmm, I have read a lot of comments about how much Chaewon has changed, but I also noticed that people have not been following up with her lately... The last project many watched was Nice guy (9 years ago), or Good doctor (7 years ago).
Yep, she got old. Years passed.

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I thought I was the only one who noticed, she did look a bit different

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Criminal Minds was boring as heck. PD Lee Jung Hyo (Heartless City, Good Wife) left in the middle of it and I had hope that both of them and Son Hyun Joo would've left with him.

I'm liking this evil Jun-ki. The only other time he came close to being evil was when he played his alter ego in "Scholar."

American Psycho? 😱 @tineybeanie I didn't know you are that bloodthirsty lol. Bale was a hawt psycho but too much blood and gore. I couldn't finish it.

I love PD Kim Chul-kyoo (Hwang Jin Yi, My Beautiful Bride, On the Way to the Airport , Chicago Typewriter and Mother (first K-drama to compete in Cannes).
I haven't seen any of this writer's drama and seems like a greenie so all hope and trust is on PD Kim and the leads.

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@kiara,
I am a relative newbie in regards to Lee Joon-gi but I became a big fan with his performance (and outstanding physicality) in LAWLESS LAWYER (Viki). It was one of my favorites of 2018.
Since the completion of HOSPITAL PLAYLIST I have been saving my one tvN slot for FOE.
I figured before FOE begins I could work in a tvN drama from 2019 that I was sorry I missed when it aired so I started and love Junho’s CONFESSION (available at ODK). Right. Until I looked up FOE’s PD work on AisianWiki (because of your reference) I had no idea Kim Chul-kyoo also directed CONFESSION. (I love the teaming up of Junho and Yoo Jae-myung). Also I am a big fan of CHICAGO TYPEWRITER (Viki)
Will Lee Joon-gi go dark on us?
In regards to the writer, I did enjoy Writer Yoo Jeong-hee’s
four episode (not really) NAKED FIREMAN (Viki).

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@marcusnyc20, bong-soo

I have a spot saved for FLOWER of EVIL too. I've loved Jun-ki since "The King and the Clown."
I keep hoping he'd go back and do a movie with my fave sageuk director Lee Joon-ik.

I didn't get to watch CONFESSION (Yoo Jae-myung forgive me :(. Now that I have time I should go back and watch it. Thank you!

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CONFESSION is a great summer rerun.
In the cast is a very active character actor.
The “other“ Kyung-ho, Yoon Kyung-ho who is also in another drama I am watching right now TEAM BULLDOG.

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I LOVE Confession. Have rewatched it many times.

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Now I'll have to lock myself in my room and binge watch it.

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I’m here for you LJK. Please, don’t break this beanie’s heart.

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LJK is always a good reason to watch a drama. 😀

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I sure hope their chemistry will be phenomenal here. I was disappointed with CM since I like both actors. Maybe second time is the charm?

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I like both lead actors, they have depth and can do the emotional and conflicted stuff very well. Here's hoping this drama will be good!

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This making me think about Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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Nope. The wife in this one is a police detective.

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So...is he a serial killer or a contract killer?

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“As a huge fan of Lee Jun-ki, I have a lot of thoughts: He doesn’t have the best track record picking projects.”

@tineybeanie, oh no you didn't. You've thrown down the gauntlet.

As a huge fan of Lee Jun-ki, them‘s fightin’ words! You have called me out of the woodwork. I may not like all of Oppa's projects the same but he’s done well with his choices and memorable Kdrama characters. Furthermore, I most certainly appreciate the fact that Lee Jun-ki is willing to take on risks as an actor and give his fans something new and different (genres: saguek, action, comedy, thriller, etc.) each time with his projects. For the record, he’s not one of those actors who can easily be pigeonholed and characterized as stagnant!

Most Memorable Performances & Favorites
• My Girl 💘
• Time Between Dog and Wolf 🐕 🐺
• Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief ⚔️
• Arang and the Magistrate 🍑 🧩 ♟ ☁️
• Two Weeks 🩹🔗 ⛓ ⏱
• Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo 🌓 🌙 😭
• Lawless Lawyer 💼 💰⚖️

Oh the Timeless Stills & Screenshots - Hard to Dispute LJK Owns these Looks
• Scholar Who Walks the Night 📚🩸
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I think he has done well with his choices of dramas. Definitely, better than choosing rom-coms. Only the hype up rom-com fanatics would say LJK didn’t have good track record choosing project.

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I have been watching k-dramas for about 4 years now and I still haven't seen a drama with either of the leads so I'm hoping this will be the one. I was in the mood for something dark anyway. I'm praying this goes well. Also has anyone noticed how this year's most anticipated dramas are all from Tvn. They are definitely doing something right

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Wow is Moon Chae-won gorgeous or what? Did she age backwards? I love this cast and I cannot wait!

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Does this seem like a familiar plot? In any case it is not my style so I wish them well but will not be watching.

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Ever since someone on this site or elsewhere mentioned that Moon Chae-won was as dry as bland fish or something to describe her acting; its been ingrained in my mind since. For some reason, she's sorta boring as a presence onscreen? Pretty, yes but kinda unmemorable as a performer imo.

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Her performance in Shining Inheritance and A Princess's Man is anything but boring. I haven't watched her recent shows but she was phenomenal in those two shows.

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Yeah I think its more of a matter of preference but also the roles being offered to her in recent years aren't the best use of her talents. I feel like back in Nice Guy/Good Doctors era, it seemed like she was the next big actress but I think she took a bit of time away and it kinda undermined her momentum. She is a natural beauty, and seems quite shy and reserved in rl. Maybe this might shine her back into the spotlight again?

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I've watched her in Mood of the Day, Criminal Minds, and Tale of Fairy. I didn't like her any of those, although, in fairness, none of these three projects were particularly good (the only thing that redeemed Mood of the Day for me was YYS, who was just plain sexy in that movie).

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I have to say her best works are what I call "Moon Chaewon's KBS trilogy" from 2011-2013: Princess' Man, Nice Guy and Good Doctor.
But I also love her in Painter of the Wind...
Just like you said, none of the projects you've watched are good.

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Wouldn' it be cool if the wife turned out to be the killer and the husband was just protecting her?

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ey, now that's a twist that I'd want to watch!

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Like some kind of personality disorder on the part of the wife?

Either way, that sounds almost romantic if it weren't so horrifying.

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The wife is a psycopath. We watch the drama through her eyes, and she chooses to leave out things, which we only find out later, as the story unravels. The case of the unreliable narrator. The husband struggles to cover up her crimes, while going to pieces slowly.

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Again, sounds almost romantic if it weren't so scary...

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That'd be such an interesting drama!!!

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Will give the 1st episode a chance. The premise sounds a bit like my all time favorite sitcom Dexter.

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Dexter was amazing! Once I started it was hard to stop. Except for a couple of seasons in the middle. But I finished it.
Great show!!!

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Season 6 was a bit meh but I LOVE every moment of the first 5 seasons.

I hope OCN will someday create crime masterpiece like that one.

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But Dexter had a conscience! This guy, on the other hand, sounds like he's evil incarnate.

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oooh this looks intriguing! Both of them are good actors so I have high hopes for this and the storyline.
Count me in!

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I know I will be watching this because Lee Jun-ki is here but damn that plot and teaser definitely got me excited.

I'm all for suspense especially with a side of family drama and Moon Chae-won is with him again. I never did get to finish watching criminal minds so hopefully this one delivers.

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The plot reminds me of "A History of Violence" with Viggo Mortensen. That movie was very intense and involved interesting choices made by the FL. Now I'm intrigued at how this drama will spin the story.

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The teaser is in superb quality. It’s very intriguing, I shall look forward to this one.

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haven't anyone here watched Iljimae?! It's one of my favorite Kdarama. Is it so old style for this generation or lots of dramas overusing the masked hero theme made it boring?! OR maybe my taste just sucks.

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"I just hope that this drama is worthy of his talents." Yes, yes yes, drama Gods are you listening?!

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Not looking forward to MCW, whom I've never really liked (I find she's very wooden). However, the premise sounds very cool and LJK is always a yes from me.

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I think it's a matter of preference. I am one who like her for her subtle acting.

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It’s the same with Lee jun ki. I’ve never watched his dramas and not interested in actors who are feminine

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Is Lee Joon Gi feminine? I’ve only watched action dramas of him. That’s new.

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Is Lee Joon Gi feminine? I’ve only watch actions dramas from him. That’s new. Can someone fill me up?

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This one I am looking forward to! The premise is really good and so are the actors!

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"He doesn’t have the best track record picking projects." Lol, truer words were never spoken. Things I've loved him in: Scholar who walks the night, Aarang and the magistrate... and that's it. He's a GREAT actor (I also enjoyed Lawless Lawyer, and his acting in Joseon Gunman)... I just... his projects lately.. (I still need to see Two Weeks, though, heard nothing but good things)

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PS I am still really looking forward to this one, though, all the promo has looked really well made :)

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Teaher needs his own variety show thats what he is funny as heck but they barely ever use this ability!!!

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Teacher and kids tho.

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Can’t dramaland give LJG the chance to be a happy father for once??? 😅😅😅😅 Guy can’t catch a break when his drama children are involved

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Here is what I hope: The male lead IS a bad person who is who they suspect he is, or has at least done some of that he is accused of doing. He does "love" the female lead, but in a dangerous way, and he is manipulative and makes her constantly doubt herself. She must also work to protect her daughter, as the male lead is also possessive of them both and might use her to get to the female lead, or something. Meanwhile, the female lead is is having a battle of minds against the male lead, trying to not fall to his level despite his manipulations.

I don't know, I just want another drama with a douchebag male lead and a female lead as the heroine battling him, but With the male lead being actually evil and dangerous and not pathetic and toxic like in A Couple's World. I am looking forward to this, if only a bit. My experience from Moon Lovers tells me that the lead actor could be very hot as a possessive guy on the brink of evil, so... XD

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