This weekend is the premiere of A Gentleman’s Dignity on SBS, written by Kim Eun Sook and starring Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul. My feelings towards this drama keeps waxing and waning, liking the stills but not terribly enamored of the first trailers. Felt so…..contrived. The long ten-minute trailer was released at the press conference and I’m leaning towards meh all around. I love the male cast, the female cast is serviceable, and it all depends on execution and concept to win me over. As of now, I find the men too caddish for my taste and the situations feel so sexist and silly its turning me off. I’m still planning to check it out, but I already foresee yet another round with Kim Eun Sook throwing the stereotypes and symbolism everywhere. Here it’s clearly the red yarn of fate. Whatever, just write me something with heart, lady. AGD will be going up against Time Slip Dr. Jin, so we’ll know shortly whether Jang Dong Gun or Song Seung Heon will win the first round. Check out long trailer and press conference pics below.
Long trailer for A Gentleman’s Dignity:
OH. Hmmm … well, that mostly deflates my happier anticipations. General Disappointment looks like he will be heading up this drama, and I hate the General. 🙁 I hope it pulls itself around soon (based on the likely places the trailer looks to march us) or this will be a gigantic waste of talent.
Well at the moment I’m more looking forward to Dr. Jin. The trailer is pretty disappointing but I will watch the first episode, maybe I change my mind!:-)
A question ? could a drama be funnier than this ? seriously ! is it possible ? NO
I just adore it …how sweet these guys are . I am sure this drama is goona be a hit .like City hall,secret garden and the other super popular dramas of writer Kim Eun Sook and PD Sin Woo Chul…!
I love your oppa captain but i am definitely in this one .
That scene where KHN’s red dress came undone was a recycled scene..I’ve seen it in Taiwan drama and another Kdrama , just forgot the titles ..not so original 🙁 so far , I feel it’s just so-so …I’ll wait for a few episodes and read some feedbacks before diciding to watch it …
I remember watching it in History of Salaryman…
Yes , that’s it ! History of a Salary Man 🙂
honestly I think i’ve seen the whole dress unraveling scene just way too many times to find it funny anymore
That scene reminds me of this ad from the early 90s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFECzt44gyc
That Taiwanese drama is Endless Love with Wilber Pan and Sandrine Pinna. In fact the whole story is premised on that red-thread connection. I love that drama (I might be in the minority)!
I think this one, hopefully, will not hinge on the red-thread connection. I hope it’s more a story on the friendship between the 4 ‘gentlemen’… reliving my Sex And The City love (again, I might be in the minority here).
hahaha, yes , it’s Endless Love ! funny how most of us watched the same dramas …so if other dramas come up with the same scenes , it’s not interesting anymore 🙁
Hi, Koala! What happened? You were raving over the first trailer in an earlier post?
Hrmm… It was a tough call for me to which long trailer is good. It was a tied for the bromance of AGD and Dr. Jin. The actress of both is meh so that is tied which is better. AGD is at least was swoon worthy and I did get a laugh. While, Dr. Jin was interesting for me. Hrmm… My final verdict of which is better to see how many HOT Shower Scenes Dr. Jin and AGD have and compare to it. Therefore, overall, I think AGD would be a must watch later on. Then, Dr. Jin. So, AGD vs McHandTowel, McHOTSoldier, and LBS. Let the battle of ratings and HOTNESS, and OTP began.
I’m with you Trina…shower scenes are crucial.
But it seems I’m gonna watch it both.
Just watch the first episode and it’s quite entertaining.
yeah, I was having fun even if I don’t understand a single word,lol. more so if i could watch with subs….
Perhaps these trailers are akin to TK2H’s. And, we know that show turned out better than the first impressions formed after watching the long trailer.
AGD had the second best long preview of the five released for the upcoming dramas imo….but that really isn’t saying much considering I do I Do’s was mediocre and Jin’s was unintentionally hilarious, Sign’s waa just boring…Gaksital had the only good one
Not interested in Jin beyond Kim Bum Soo’s performance and SSH’s hotness. AGD is up my alley because I feel the point is of the drama is the machismo and sexist attitude of the boys. They are manchildren. I expect to like it and have tons of fun being annoyed but amused by their assumptions and insinuations. FUN!
Maybe it’s a case of bad trailer, good drama? *is hopeful*
I like it. 1st ep was pretty funny. I love Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul. They look even better than before. Their characters are pretty funny. Despite being in his 40’s, he’s pretty immature and a bit petty, and she’s really oblivous and dense. Funny combo. But best of all, I love the bromance.
I love the first episode and it surely won me over. I love the F44 and their interactions. Kim Ha Neul surprises me as I find her hilarious. I looking forward to the next episode!!!
OMG did anyone else notice that JDG’s hair is like Kim Joo Won’s hair from secret Garden? I dont know. I dont know.
Their hair styles…Were they drunk when they had their haircut?
I knwo right, for forties man I find their hairstyles a bit……… too young?
And they all except one have bangs!