On August 30th, SBS refuted plagiarism allegations made against their upcoming scheduled weekend drama 'Cheongdam-dong Alice.'
allegations were made by the publisher of 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri' who
revealed that preparations for a drama production of the novel have been
ongoing for the past 2 years. "We made a contract with the author of
'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,' Lee Hye Kyung, and have been preparing for a
drama production (of the novel). But after learning about SBS's
'Cheongdam-dong Alice,' we were surprised," adding, "the characters,
setting, and (story) development are 90% similar to 'Cheongdam-dong
SBS responded to the allegations saying, "Other
than Cheongdam-dong in the title and the male protagonist being a CEO in
the fashion industry, there are no similarities between 'Cheongdam-dong
Alice' and 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,'" adding, "It seems due to the
similarity in the title, internet portal sites incorrectly publicized
('Oduri' as the original for 'Alice') and that is why this is
According to officials from SBS, "During the
past two years, writers Kim Ji Woon and Kim Jin Hee have been preparing
'Cheongdam-dong Alice.' Because there are no similarities in content (to
'Oduri'), we feel the allegations are absurd."
Meanwhile, SBS's 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' is Moon Geun Young and
Park Shi Hoo's comeback drama. It will begin its broadcast in December
following 'Five Fingers.'
New SBS weekend Drama “Cheongdam-dong Alice” answered plagiarism charges.
The novel “Cheongdam-dong ohduri” created a market, and now it is
alleging that the drama “Cheongdam-dong Alice” is plagiarizing it.
“Cheongdam-dong Alice” will star Moon Geun Young (25) and Park Si Hoo
(34). The heroine is a struggling designer who becomes the
daughter-in-law of a rich family in Cheongdam-dong.
SBS “Cheongdam-dong Alice” and the novel “Cheongdam-dong ohduri” both
use the place as the title and the profession of the male protagonist
is the same — CEO of the fashion industry. But that’s where the
similarity ends and the drama does not encroach on the original work.
The writer of “Cheongdam-dong Alice” has been working on the script
for two years and is aghast that somewhat similar content should lead to
“Cheongdam-dong Alice” is scheduled to be broadcast after “Five Fingers” in December.
source: newsis via nate
I hate that Moon's comeback project is being surrounded in plagiarism allegations. Although I'm glad that SBS has been quick to deny any truth to the allegations, I'm concerned that it might be bad for the drama. I hope it doesn't get tangled up in a big mess and result in the drama getting delayed. I've waited long enough for Moon's comeback!This kinda reminds me of Lee Min Ho's drama 'Faith' when it was accused of plagiarism. Hopefully, 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' can overcome this like 'Faith' did.
OMG! Her bedroom was covered in H.O.T posters back in the day kekekeke Never knew she was a fan. Can't recognize some of the other boy band posters though.
ngthuhien149 said:Anw I am very excited for this drama. Park Shi Hoo is one of my favorite actors. Their age gap is quite big but I totally don't see any problem. On the side note, both of the writers are very new, hopefully they won't disappoint me but I believe in PSH's script choice so far and both leads' acting is my fav ^^~
How is Moon Geun Young Preparing for Her Comeback in 2 Years in 'Cheongdam-dong Alice'?
Moon Geun Young is making her comeback in 2 years through
SBS weekend drama ‘Cheongdam-dong Alice.’ With her comeback ahead of her, through
excitement and nervousness, she is building her body.
One official said, “Because there is a lot of time remaining,
it is a situation where this is still time to spare. To not be hasty, she is
preparing one step at a time. While she is paying attention to character
analysis, because she hasn’t filmed a drama in a long while, she feels the need
to manage her fitness. Rather than having specific conceptions, the situation is for
her to (currently) draw an overall sketch.”
Meanwhile, ‘Cheongdam-dong Alice’ is scheduled to be
broadcast in December following ‘Five Fingers.’
credits to and translations by Soompi Moons http://www.facebook.com/SoompiMoons
文文9月11日有《Instyle BIFF》拍摄行程Geun Young will have 《Instyle BIFF》 shooting on Sept 11Instyle Special issue for BIFF (Busan International Film Festival/釜山国际电影节) wow! Im sure we'll be seeing some sneak peaks of this shooting! excited to see the new MOON! :-) especially that she had been shaping up by going to the gym and having kendo lessons!