Not all Moon Chae Won fans are like that. I'm sorry that some of us don't seem to be happy with Lee Jin Wook. Personally I feel a little indifferent as I haven't seen him in anything but I'm looking forward to see him with Moon Chae Won in GMB. I think people - not only MCW fans - should get over themselves and move on and accept LJW as the main lead. I think this drama will be better than we think. Even with the - supposely - strong competition.
Hello Pretties! Thank you so much for roll call @nonski! I haven't been here for a long time and just wanted to say I haven't abandoned the drama or this thread. But I have a new job and I'm either working pretty early or really late. So I don't have much time left to post here. I will probably post a final review as soon as the drama is done airing. Until then I hope you all have a lots of fun.
Yes I think it's going to be tough for GMB. But I wouldn't give up on it. I mean let's be honest DotS has the star power especially with SHK but the plot is pretty vanilla. The only thing good about it - and it could bring people to tune in - is the promotion for it. I mean the drama is pre-produced and will probably air early 2016 aka March. But they already release many promo pics and even BTS vids. With Saimdang... I wouldn't underestimate the power of a sageuk drama. I mean this drama smells of "old school" in a good way. It could bring back the quality k-drama lost in the past years. Especially with the cast. With GMB... it could surprise us all. The cast is solid. So it all depends on the production. Instead of making news like this they should give us the script reading and an idea of who will be the director. I wish we would get a different writer. I just hope it will have a proper budget.
I think the problem is the press really. They write articles without giving real informations. Before they even have informations. They don't know what they do to the cast or the potential viewers aka us.
@mulberry9 @skyangel Sounds to me like MBC was concerned about the potential rating rivals aka Saimdang and DotS as well and moved the airing date back. I would say that's a smart move. IF DotS airs early 2016 with what? 16 episodes?! It will be done airing after 2 months which means the biggest contender for GMB is gone.
But according to this article it seems like MBC denied the rumors!? Please correct me if I'm wrong. But if it's true I'm not sure if I want MCW with a drama project that is accepted then denied and accepted then denied.
I guess with SBS dropping the drama there was no time for obligatory script reading but don't worry we will get it. For the production company if it stays with the drama the people behind it did: "What happened in Bali" which was pretty successful rating-wise, "Take Care of the Young Lady" (Moon Chae Won was in this; ratings were decent), "Empress Ki" (good ratings) and "I Miss You" (the same writer who will write GMB). In the end it all depends on the writer and director.
I don't think MBC would've taken this drama if MCW and LJW weren't on board. But we'll see. And like @mulberry9 I think it's good this drama will air early 2016. This gives them more time for pre-production and filming. And yes thank you so much @irilight! You made my day!