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Romance begins for Im Shi-wan and Shin Se-kyung in JTBC’s Run On

As more promos come out, JTBC’s Run On is seeming more and more like a nice, light, appealing romance. Shin Se-kyung (Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung) and Im Shi-wan (Hell is Other People) feature as the two leads who live in a world where communication is difficult even when people speak the same language and where everyone moves at their own pace. The video teaser and stills show a little insight into the different lives of our couple.

Enter Im Shi-wan escorting his mother, played by Cha Hwa-yeon (Once Again), on the red carpet. A fan spots him and recognizes him as her son. The narration begins with: “In a nation that remembers only first-place winners, there is one famous second-place figure.” It seems Im’s celebrity status doesn’t stem from his athletic accomplishments as a runner, but rather results from his family background. His father is a congressman, and his mother is a household-name actress. Even his older sister is a world-renown golf star. As articles pop up showing Im Shi-wan’s silver medal win, his voiceover says: “I want to win first place too.”

We transition to Shin Se-kyung who dashes after someone hurriedly. In the next scene, Shin Se-kyung’s character is shown as a foreign language movie subtitler who won’t stand for unfair treatment. When someone throws water on her, she immediately does something a little strange. She dumps the water on herself and begins blasting the person who threw the water at her, “What did I ever do to you? Why do you keep insulting me saying ‘Women this, women that’?”

Then we see her hard at work, while a voice asks, “Do you really want to translate?” A lithe swimmer is revealed to be Sooyoung (Tell Me What You Saw), playing a chaebol heiress and self-made CEO. She replies, “If you want to do it badly, you have to do it.” When she’s shown with Shin Se-kyung’s character, she asks (a bit crassly), “Miss Oh, do you have a lot of money?” Unafraid of wearing her heart (and finances) on her sleeve, Shin Se-kyung immediately replies, “Probably not?”

Shin Se-kyung bumps into Im Shi-wan on the streets, and he helps pick up her gun. He asks her, “If I shoot this, will something really come out?” She tells him honestly that she thinks he seems a bit crazy. In their next encounter, she’s holding a gun, and Kang Tae-oh (Tale of Nokdu) is in the background as well. As the whistle blows, she grabs onto Im Shi-wan’s arm and asks, “Why did you help me… twice?”

This question goes unanswered, and we see another encounter between our couple. Im Shi-wan confronts Shin Se-kyung: “You told me you were half-unemployed, but I guess you’re a translator?” When Shin is alone, she sees a billboard advertisement of Im Shi-wan, and she reflect, “He was a model? Damn, I guess he’s not available.”

The scene transitions to Im Shi-wan running toward (or past?) Shin Se-kyung, as her voiceover trails off, “Is the athlete I’m translating for…[him]?” The last scene has Shin Se-kyung stepping right into Im Shi-wan’s personal space bubble. Her voiceover is carrying a conversation with her friend, “Unni, do you believe in fate? I believe it, if he’s good-looking.”

JTBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Run On will begin airing on December 16.

Via Hankyung, Kookmin Ilbo

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That leopard print shirt is hideous.

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I'm in shock, tbh.

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We need to burn that shirt!

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As long as we keep ShiWan safe, I'm all in.

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You mean - anything to get if off him ?
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It's a travesty. Ngl

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On Siwan’s clothing. In this article in Soompi from 26 Nov. Siwan is quoted:
“He added that he had tried out some changes for the new role. “I grew out my hair and tried various styles,” he said. “Compared to previous projects, I wore a lot of nice clothes in bright colors and flashy patterns. I think that detail is important.”
Source: https://www.soompi.com/article/1440516wpp/im-siwan-talks-about-working-with-shin-se-kyung-and-how-he-prepared-for-their-new-drama-run-on

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I don't doubt that he wore the shirt for his role. I still wish the shirt didn't exist.

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I was pondering what his co-workers would have thought if Jang Geu-rae walked into his office at One International wearing that shirt.

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LOL! It would massively out of character for the shy introvert. This shirt screams, "LOOK AT ME!"

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Oh this drama looks a lot brighter than what I was picturing. I thought there would be a lot of natural sounds of the wind, his running steps, her typing etc.
Looks fun, I'm excited to watch!

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This looks entertaining, I hope it is good.

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I will still watch this but if Sooyoung and SSK had flipped roles, the show would jet to the top of my "must" list.

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I'm not interested in the story, but those two just look so cute together! I think I'm just a fan of that sort of height difference. I love how she can get up close, faces almost touching, and look him in the eyes without struggling.

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this looks so cute and warm..i can't wait to check out

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Gun???

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I think it is a starter’s gun for the track. I maybe wrong.

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This does look like "nice, light, appealing romance" (except for the leopard shirt) and am all for it, especially with two couples and no love triangle.

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Yes, the no love triangle thing is massive points in its favor. We've had enough of those in 2020.

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And enough of exes too, so hopefully none of those either!

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I will be there for Run On. At 34 seconds in the video I think the couple are at the famous Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway.
Our own @mich’s great site Korean Dramaland reports that that location also appeared in MISAENG (among many dramas):
https://koreandramaland.com/listings/deoksugung-palace-stonewall-walkway/

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am i the only one that didn't really understand this teaser? and that kinda keeps me skeptical about this drama. the leopard print shirt doesn't help either.

the chemistry between the leads though... sizzling!

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I think the teaser is so short and hardly gave anything away. But there is a 5-minute "highlight" video which is also like their trailer. It's very good and I honestly got goosebumps when I first watched it. I knew this drama had a lot of potential but that long trailer exceeded my expectations. Hopefully, the drama is as good, if not better.
Here's the link from the JTBC Facebook page: https://fb.watch/2krIXVjLmt/

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