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Lee Jin Wook is a Royalty! (and Other Three Musketeers News)

Sometimes I feel that I was being pampered with lots of promotional materials when a drama aired and now, the week seems empty without much spoilers from Three Musketeers. That kind of explains why I am grinning widely while reading all the news from a press conference held on September 11 at the filming site in Gyeonggi-do. The cast seems careful not to spoil the plot but they promise that the story will take a new turn starting this week. I’m already invested in the series but for those who are still on the fence about watching it, this might be a good news for you!

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An Outsider’s Thoughts on Sageuk

With the currently airing Three Musketeers and the upcoming Secret Door, the focus is not only the characters in the dramas but also the historical figures who inspired the fictional people featured in the period pieces. Although the history could be a major spoiler for those who hate to be spoiled when they are watching a particular drama, to me, the process to reach the conclusion is more important, since it sets a drama different from the others revolving around the same historical figures. Sure, we already know the ending, but it is worth the time if the events leading to the ultimate ending are wonderfully crafted, enough to leave me breathless. Although breathless sounds like an exaggerated expression but that’s what it feels to watch a well-written drama, which is rare nowadays.

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Coming Soon: Secret Door

After what feels like an eternity since the news about Secret Door was first announced, SBS has finally opened the official website of the drama. It is the first sageuk for SBS this year and the anticipation for it is quite high, at least for me. I notice that the themes for dramas and movies are often intertwined and this year, Crown Prince Sado is one of the recurring characters in both television and movie production. Secret Door promises a retelling of the history that might be familiar to some people with a new approach.

[+Updated with the teasers+]

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September Spreadelicious: Girl Crushes

If the actors are taking turns to serve in the army, the actresses I usually see on dramas are also disappearing, mostly making their debut on the big screen. But the entertainment market has no time to rest and new faces are appearing in dramas. I don’t have that many favourite actresses on my list but one thing I know, I like to see these three young stars in their dramas. It might be a coincidence that they are all dressed in white and pastels for their September pictorials ;)

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Temptation: Episode 8

You’ll never know how a person feels until you put yourself in that person’s shoes. We can only give suggestions and advice to people with problems but the person himself knows it best how much it hurts to be stuck in such situation. The same thing goes for this drama: as much as I wish for the characters to be happy, they have experienced things which can’t be wiped off from their memories easily. Even if it’s hard to swallow, the most painful decision might be the best for the people involved.

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Temptation: Episode 7

I’m still playing catch up with this series but what I have seen so far makes me think it was a good idea for me to give Temptation a chance and sticking with it until now. Maybe it’s too early to say anything but the direction of the story might be better than what I expected when I first started the drama. Getting your guesses right when watching a drama is good but finding out that the drama exceeds your expectation? It’s something that won’t happen every day! Cheers to you, drama!

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Jung Il Woo – Harper’s Bazaar August 2014

Although I missed the news about this last month, it’s never too late to share the pretty! Jung Il-woo is featured in Harper’s BAZAAR for its August edition for a late night’s talk, with flowers in the background. The concept might have something to do with Il-woo and his current ‘flower pants’ style. No problem, he can pull off the patterns effortlessly!

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