MBC Releases New Drama and BTS Stills for the Lovely Miss Korea

I’m hoping both that Miss Korea continues the fantastic momentum its built up from last week’s stellar two episodes and that more people dive in now when the timing is perfect. Episode 8 was a great pause moment for the story and serves as a great dress rehearsal if you will of what’s to come. Lee Yeon Hee‘s leading lady Ji Young enters the Miss Seoul pageant needing to place in the top-3 to advance to the Miss Korea pageant and she fails to reach her goal. It was heartbreaking to see how far she’s come, and how sincerely her stalwart team at Vivi and her protective family have been cheering her on. When everyone cried because she lost, the sadness was palpable leaping right off the screen. Since this isn’t one of MBC’s highly rated dramas (that would be Empress Ki owning the Mon-Tues slot) there isn’t as much goodies around so it’s a treat to see new stills for the upcoming episode 9 as well as wonderfully cute BTS pictures of the cast having fun while filming. The spoiler stills show Ji Young and Hyung Joon listening to a phone call that appears to bring good news, which is likely word that Ji Young will get another chance after another contestant is disqualified for concealing her eligibility status. I love how Hyung Joon’s hand is just so naturally grazing Ji Young’s hand. They have such unique and indescribable chemistry together and the romance is also developing in this drama at the right pace without overwhelming the joint goal of the two leads. Watching MK brings to mind those great sports movies while the protagonist trains and overcomes all the odds to win a big match or tournament. I love sports movies and it’s a testament to how well-written MK is that it manages to make something that is perceived as shallow such as winning a beauty pageant and infuses it with warmth and grit and purpose.


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MBC Releases New Drama and BTS Stills for the Lovely Miss Korea — 8 Comments

    • YES, to our surprise, we LIKED Can We Love with Eugene and Uhm Tae Woong (now we are new fans of him)… Good acting, cute storyline so far, the only gripe is that most of the ladies talk like there is no tomorrow, like machine guns… Please slow-down and let us slow readers finish reading the subtitles. (^^)

  1. Perhaps I missed this in the drama’s synopsis but can somebody explain to me why the setting is somewhere in the late 90s where the cellphones were the non-smart, clamshell variety?

    • The drama takes place in 1997 when Korea was especially hard hit by the worldwide IMF crises. That setting is a central to the premise of the drama.

  2. Those two look so lovely in the picture. I am trying my hardest not to watch episode 9 raw so as to get the full impact of the story when subs are available later tonight. And I guess there are things like responsibilities to take care of although that never prevented me before. Anyone knows if ratings dipped due to Age of Feeling’s premier?

  3. I especially like the one with Song Sun Mi and Lee Sung Min! The tension is always so high between these two in the drama, that it’s nice to see them laughing like this behind the scenes.

  4. I love this drama even though I have to catch up a few episodes.. It cracks me up though that he has the same expression on his face in the first three shots whereas she meanwhile had time to change her clothing! 🙂

  5. It must be nice that the ensemble actors get to do so many different roles with such a wide variety of co-workers. Especially under the horrendous conditions of all night filming, no sleep, freezing cold sets, being able to keep each other going is part of the job requirement for them.

    The US shows keep the same team together season after season – there are pros to that, too.

    But I would love to be able to hang out with a group for a few months, start a new project and re-encounter some folks that I worked with a few seasons back, then meet up with some of them again in a year.

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