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1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:


It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:

3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).

Date: 2012-10-13 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iviih.livejournal.com
I'm excited for That winter the wind blows and I wasn't excited to Can we got married? But I'll watch it just because SJ and SM and LMS... lol this teaser:

Date: 2012-10-13 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOL at the teaser.

I probably won't watch the JSM/SJ drama despite my love of them both just because the story sounds so much like not my thing...

Date: 2012-10-13 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weissman.livejournal.com
i am at a loss, I really was enjoying the last crop of Dramas, but nothing now peaks my interest. I am checking out May Queen , My love Madam Butterfly and Oohala Couple but aside from somewhat of a peaked interest in May queen its MEH

Date: 2012-10-13 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I dropped MQ 12 eps in but that's still longer than I kept any of the new dramas (Oohlala, Horse Healer, Gret Seer). I do have greay hopes for I Miss You and then the winter dramas like IRIS 2, Jeon Woo Chi, and That Winter The Wind Blows

Date: 2012-10-13 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karened.livejournal.com
That fanvid for IMY is fabulous!! It doesn't feel like it's spliced from different dramas. The ballroom/elevator/hotel lobby scenes felt like they were really in the same space! Wasn't excited for this, but am now!

Date: 2012-10-13 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
That maker is super-talented. I remember people making fanvids for Rooftop Prince before any footage even came out and, tbh, I liked them better than I ended up liking the drama.

Date: 2012-10-13 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleobulle.livejournal.com
Missing You: Not really excited about this one but will definitely try it. I like both leads well enough. But I'm mostly afraid the production will be a mess what with the leading lady only being cast now when the premiere is in 2 weeks. I know there are childhood episodes to be aired but still...

Faith & The Great Seer: *off to watch the MV after writing this message*. I read your post about The Great Seer and I just know I'll be left reeling like you were by the change in perspective. I was planning to give it a try by watching episode 1 this morning but now I might change my plans and watch episode 4 of Haven's new season instead. I'm really not a fan of all that you described in your Great Seer post. I'm not as obsessed with Fait as you are but it's still enourmously entertaining for me. I'm afraid TGS will be a snooze-fest in comparison.

That Winter the Wind Blows: Definitely NOT watching that one but I'll follow your posts if you write about it.

Joo Won's upcomming drama: I keep wondering about the leading lady as well. For now, I'm just super relieved that KTH has signed on to do another drama. I have nothing against her but I really couldn't see her and JW having chemistry. When YEH was rumored to have refused Missing You, many hoped she'd take the role. But that's not gonna happen now. The 2 names I've seen floating around are Park Min Young and Park Shin Hye. We'll see. I hope the casting announcement won't be as late in the game as Missing You.

And I'm following the same dramas except for Nice Guy. It's pretty nice because it gives me something to watch all week long without being too heavy on my schedule.

Date: 2012-10-13 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanaenam.livejournal.com
Actually TGS isn't a snooze fest. It may turn into one later on when the political machinations get ridiculous. But right now, it's exciting. I totally want to go primal with Ji Jin Hee. Never found him sexy before this. The difference in its treatment of Goryeo, King Gongmin, and Choi Young (as in lack of) is startling. And Faith does have better costuming, but it's still interesting. TGS's King Gongmin is only a year into his reign and trying desperately to amass the power that will allow him to do good, including standing up to the Yuan.

Date: 2012-10-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
actually YEH was cast from the beginning but she wanted to keep it hush hush till the last minute

according to some of her fans she accepted the project in august

Date: 2012-10-13 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Ooooh, really? Cool!

Date: 2012-10-13 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It's not airing in two weeks - to give it more time, the channel is airing a short drama in-between, I believe. I love the cast but, even more importantly, I have faith (ha!) in the screenwriter...

TWTWB - I'll let you know if it has a happy ending. It actually might as Noh Hee Kyung is not another Lee Kyung Hee of Nice Guy/MISA/etc fame and her dramas end well more often than not (even Padam Padam with supposedly terminal illness and potential death penalty ended well).

Joo Won's drama - I adore Kim Tae Hee but she is much too womanly for him - he can present older than his age but not enough to compensate IMO. Her last two drama costars were Song Seung Heon and Lee Byung Hun for a reason. (I think out of the younger guys, the only one who'd have a prayer pulling off being her costar would be Lee Min Ho but in any event, I am glad it didn't get put to the test). I like both PMY and PSH so I'd be happy if it was either.

Faith/Great Seer - as [livejournal.com profile] sanaenam's comment below indicates, not everyone agrees with my take that it's a snoozefest, but I do think it is - it's a much more traditional sageuk despite CGI dragons and thus moves slowly and has less of the elements I find fun. I think ones Faith wraps up, I might wait for Jeon Woo Chi for my sageuk fix.

Date: 2012-10-13 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
I'm still praying that Min Hyo Rin becomes Joo Won's co-star. The girl needs a chance to show her talent!

Date: 2012-10-13 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I don't think she's big name enough - they are probably looking for an A-lister, seeing that Joo Won's drama will be airing opposite That Winter the Wind Blows (Jo In Sung's drama comeback after 8 years, plus Song Hye Kyo and A-list screenwriter) and IRIS 2 (self-explanatory).

Date: 2012-10-13 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh! Yes! That would be Min Hyo Rin would be awesome. She has the comedic chops and I can totally see her pulling off a BAMF role.

I really hope Park Min Young isn't going to do it. I don't know why but she just annoys me. And I just don't see Park Shin Hye with Joo Won.

Date: 2012-10-13 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
Man I was both happy and sad that Yoon Eun Hye got cast for I Miss You. Happy cause she is great and now u can bet on some steamy kisses and great chemistry. but sad because now I HAVE to watch it XD. whereas before I was on the fence. I too wish Kim Bum could get a lead role already, he can certainly do it well! But I think his time is coming. He's shown some great performances in the last 2-3 years so its only a matter of time before someone snaps him up for the lead for their drama but you know failing that if he continues to impress noh hee kyung maybe she'll cast him as lead in her next project. ;) maybe an angsty noona romance plot? 8D (hey say what u want about me but I am nothing but consistent lol) and I'd love park min young to be cast in joo won's upcoming spy drama! She was so fun to watch in CH and SKKS. (but I would rly not be into park shin hye. maybe its cause every drama I've seen her in she was playing characters that I kept rolling my eyes at but....yeah I'd rather she didnt)
Edited Date: 2012-10-13 11:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-13 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
If I Miss You will be like Can You Hear My Heart, then it won't be too melo and will have a happy ending.

PMY is awesome.

I loved Park Shin Hye in Heartstrings (and Tree of Heaven, but that drama would be very much not your thing).

Date: 2012-10-13 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
That fan trailer was amazingly done. Fans can be so clever! I have a feeling it's not going to be my type of drama but I love Yoon Eun Hye so will watch it anyway!

And for some reason I keep reading The Winter That Blows and skipping the wind part. lol

Date: 2012-10-13 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOLOL. It will probably blow for the characters :)

IMY is very much up my alley, so combine that with YEH = heaven.

Date: 2012-10-13 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
for IMY trailers i vastly prefer this one

Date: 2012-10-14 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh, this one is gorgeous!

Date: 2012-10-14 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leslie (from livejournal.com)
OH REALLY PARK MIN YOUNG?? havent read about it though cause i was thinking it was about Min Hyo Rin or Shin Hye. But id love to see her in a drama w/ Jowon because i coudlnt stand Dr. Jin even if i love Minyoung haha

Date: 2012-10-14 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I have no idea who they will cast - but I hope it's someone I like :)

Date: 2012-10-14 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walkwithheroes.livejournal.com
I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights

This annoys me so much. Kim Bum is actually doing a great thing for his career. Padam Padam seems like it was the start of him working with very talented writers and talented seniors. These dramas have/will allow him to make connections and grow as an actor. Kim So Eun is doing something similar - taking smaller roles in projects with majorly talented seniors and impressive writers. Seo Woo is doing the same thing with taking on daily dramas/family dramas - full of long time actors/actresses that know the ropes and have pull. You just know all three are strengthening their acting talents while getting great advice about how to manage their careers. Fans may be annoyed or sad that they aren't in the lead roles in big time prime time dramas, but all three are going to have stronger careers because they are taking the time to learn and improve.

Date: 2012-10-14 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Exactly. Plus, it's better to play an important secondary role in a prestige drama with big stars (and hopefully good ratings) than be a main in an awful drama with bad ratings and no stars.

Out of the BOF boys, if we discount KHJ who can't act (but is apparently very good at idol stuff) and poor gangsta Woo Bin who seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth, I always thought that LMH was more of a star and KB more of an actor. (Not that LMH is bad at acting or KB couldn't headline, but that is the vibe they gave me).

Date: 2012-10-14 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walkwithheroes.livejournal.com
Agreed. I'd rather play the friend/sibling/co-worker role in a drama with big stars and a famous writer than the romantic lead in a mediocre drama.

KHJ seems very sweet and I think he's a solid idol; I wish he'd give up acting. Woo Bin, I had to look him up. He's doing well, I think. His group has a new CD coming out soon, he's modeling in Korea, he was in a musical in '10, and he's getting a Masters degree in cultural studies.

I agree about LMH and KB. LMH strikes me as someone who will play a lot of romantic leads in his career. KB strikes me as a more serious actor, whose willing to character roles and secondary roles. I'm not sure how to say it, but LMH seems like someone who will headline a drama once a year and work with many talented ladies. But, KM seems like an actor that would chose carefully and develop his craft a bit more. Both are great, though,

Date: 2012-10-14 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cecilialambiel.livejournal.com
The Faith fandom has been producing amazing MVs for weeks now, It always suprises me how inventive they are :-)

Date: 2012-10-14 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
This one is beyond gorgeous!


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