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Jung Il-woo takes a roguish turn in newest Bossam: Steal the Fate teaser

Bossam: Steal the Fate is MBN’s tenth anniversary special project, featuring Jung Il-woo (Sweet Munchies) and Kwon Yuri (Defendant) as its leads. It’s a sageuk drama set in the Joseon dynasty, centering around the practice of bossam, a.k.a. bride-kidnapping.

Jung Il-woo plays a bossam hunter, someone who gets paid for kidnapping widows on behalf of others (with the end goal being marriage between the widows and the clients). In the teaser, he sneaks around on rooftops to acquire his target as a voice says: “There are people who do bossam to get paid. This must be their work.” Once it’s daylight, Jung Il-woo realizes that he mistook his target and accidentally kidnapped a widowed princess, played by Yuri.

He tries to take her back: “Since it was our fault, we need to take responsibility.” However, when he goes back to her house, they’ve already begun her funeral rites to cover up the fact that she was kidnapped. It looks like her in-laws, attempting to save face, claimed she followed her husband to the grave. Jung Il-woo tells Yuri, “You’re already dead.” Text appears on the screen: “A fate that was changed because of bossam.”

Shin Hyun-soo (Woohoo Waikiki 2) begs his father, played by Lee Jae-yong (When I Was the Most Beautiful), “Please save Sister-in-law [referring to Yuri]. I will convince her to live a secret life, hiding from everyone.” Chase scenes show her and Jung Il-woo on the run because now, she’s a liability to the family and must be eliminated.

Lee Jae-yong refuses his son’s request to allow Yuri to live. He refuses on the grounds that others are eyeing his political position, implying that Yuri’s existence endangers their family’s power.

When Shin Hyun-soo corners Yuri and Kwon Il-woo on a cliff, he is adamant about taking Yuri with him to a safe place away from his father. But Yuri steps in front of Jung Il-woo, saving him from Shin Hyun-soo’s blade and tells Shin Hyun-soo that she doesn’t want to come with him. Text onscreen says, “Stealing fate.”

Jung Il-woo picks up a pair of flower dress shoes and presents them to Yuri. In his narration, he asks, “Since you’re already a dead person, why don’t you use this chance to live a good life?” She initially kicks away the shoes. In her reply, she says, “It would be a lie if I said I didn’t resent you at all. However, you’re both my enemy for kidnapping me and my rescuer who saved my life.” The last scene shows Yuri on horseback, stretching out her hands to grab someone from the ground.

Written by Kim Ji-soo and Park Chul and directed by Kwon Seok-jang, Bossam will begin airing on MBN on May 1.

Via StarMK

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I hope the writing gods have blessed this tenth anniversary project writers' pens in the way they didn't bless the JTBC anniversary writers'.

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I haven't watched anything with Jung Il-Woo for the longest. That hair looks so sloppy

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Sounds fun, in an arch-typical kdrama-ish kind of way, and the writer (Birthcare Center, Surplus Princess) & PD (Woman With a Suitcase, Miss Korea, Golden Time) have good enough track records to justify a look.

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While this concept is uniqie I'm not a fan of the very wrong idea of "falling in love with your kidnapper"

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This sounds fun! We already have a "Slave Hunter aka Chuno" now we'll have a widow hunter. Widows were not even allowed to remarry legally back then until towards the end of Joseon so this is interesting.

Thank goodness there is a lot of sageuk veterans beside Jung Il-woo. Yuri looks good and hope her acting will be too.

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I wonder if he's a widower too. There's a kid in the teaser.

Yuri looks good here! I'm hopeful.

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Yes probably a fallen noble with a son. It makes more sense if they end up together as commoners where some rules were not strictly observed.

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I'm wondering (hoping?) if it will be a fallen family scenario as well. However, I will be annoyed if they were childhood sweethearts that were ripped apart because of political marriage issues.

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I read somewhere else that the FL's childhood sweetheart is the 2nd male lead but she was married off to his older brother instead of him. That's why he's hell-bent on saving her.

And yes, Jung Ilwoo's character is a fallen noble whose family was destroyed by the main villain / Yuri's father-in-law. So the leads are both "dead" because of the same person.

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Thanks jess,
It does make sense during the Joseon era for the king's daughter to marry the eldest son even if she loves the 2nd.
Rank was everything.

There is not much written about King Gwanghae's only daughter since his records was not included in the Annals of Joseon.
I'm most excited about the Princess' character since I haven't seen her in a sageuk before.

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jess (so many jess accounts, not sure which is yours in the options showing)- Thanks for that head's up. It relieves my concern.

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I'm always up for a good sageuk and I love that this one has a historical context that hasn't really been explored before (instead of doing Crown Prince Sado's story for the 100th time lol). I love the cast too. Always happy to see the good ol' sageuk veterans.

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Yeah, that time period/royal family line really has been rice boxed to death. (I'll see myself out.)

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😂

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Try II:

Oh dear...your mention made me realize how long it's been since I rewatched Chuno, and I simply can't fit that in as well right now. *frets* Now...I could post a favored "bathing" scene screenie on my wall as a, uh, reminder for when I have time though. Yeah. That's the ticket.

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Looking good. Can't wait for May 1st!

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I was not initially interested in drama but premise looks good. I would definitely tune in.

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Hoping BOSSAM will be on a legal streaming site in the US.
OnDemandKorea (ODK) may be my last hope.
This ‘Year of the Sageuk’ is turning into anything but for me.

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It's supposed to be on Netflix.

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Jung Il-woo looks amazing and the story sounds interesting. I only wish she wasn't a princess so we can avoid scenes of pearl-clutching and/or scheming ministers going "JEOOOONHA" every episode. Why not make her a noblewoman?

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AGREED! Like how in every drama with politics (sageuk or not) the old guys sit around laughing like “Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho” and exchanging ginseng. “Jeooonha!!!” is another pet hate.

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A Joseon princess doesn't get to go back to the palace after she is married so the majority of the drama is going to be outside the palace.

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i've missed Jung Il-woo. tooning in for sure

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Me too, I'm not crazy about sageuks. I'll watch this for Jung Il Woo

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