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Hey coco, woundedheart and sonicklism, welcome back or shall I say, welcome home? ;) Thanks a bunch for the updates and more importantly, saving me from the tyranny of "editing" the posts since there were no new posts. B)

Loads of new stuff to share but first.....

News update

So Ji-sub's ardent supporters show the world how to love

How much do you love your idol, So Ji-sub? Enough to dig deep into the pockets and pay for the advertisement wrap round the bus. For six months, the bus criss-crossed the country to promote the upcoming MBC show, which finally hits the small screen this Wednesday, 23 June.

Not content with this ground-breaking outpouring of devotion, the SJS's fans paid for a BBQ dinner and showered the production crew and cast with gifts when they were shooting in Wonju, about 140 km away from Seoul and scene of a battle during the Korean War.

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http://blog.naver.co...00/140109079667

http://www.cnews.co....211012421780469

http://media.paran.c...20617&year=2010

SPOILER AHEAD!!!

This is what you'll see on 23 June. Lee Sang-woo (played by SJS) and Kim Soo-yeon (played by KHN) will be sharing a passionate kiss onscreen as the lovers face separation brought on by the war.

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Source:(Article's auto-translated. All mistakes are mine)

http://star.mt.co.kr...ype=1&outlink=1

More BTS photos from cyworld:

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Decorations outside Sangmyung Art Centre, venue for the news conference last week:

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http://blog.naver.co...00/140109080089

And Lest We Forget

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Source:

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/06/21/2010062100410.html

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Hey coco, this is a nice surprise! :D Those photos from haruharu apparently came from a separate meeting with visiting Japanese fans on the day of the news conference.

Here's a chinese translation of the passionate kiss in episode 1:

《ROAD NO.1》苏志燮金荷娜热吻照曝光

MBC特别企划剧《ROAD NO.1》将于6月23日开播。日前,该剧第一集中苏志燮与金荷娜的热吻场面被事先曝光。电视剧《ROAD NO.1》以朝鲜战争(韩国称“6.25战争”、“韩国战争”)为背景,讲述了在历史与命运的漩涡中三名青年男女的爱情与友情。

随 着预告片中出现情感戏场面,观众对剧情格外关注。而在这种情况下,剧中苏志燮和金荷娜热吻的场面被公开。该剧从第一集开始就将播出苏志燮与金荷娜激吻的场 面。此次公开的热吻场面出现在张宇与秀妍在家乡的桥上离别时。秀妍(金荷娜饰)因为家境贫寒,不得不放弃想当医生的理想,为了秀妍,张宇(苏志燮饰)决定 参加围剿共产游击队的战斗。秀妍不愿张宇为了钱而冒险,但张宇的心意已定。要留下秀妍独自离去的张宇回过头来,为秀妍送上了临别热吻,并承诺一定会活着回 来。从剧照中就能看出恋人依依惜别的氛围,令人为之动容。

朝鲜日报中文网 chn.chosun.com

All translation mistakes are mine. SPOILER AHEAD!!!!

The circumstances leading to the kiss: Farewell kiss on the briidge in their hometown

As Soo Yeon's family is too poor, she has no choice but to give up her ambition to be a doctor. To realise her dream, Sang-woo decides to don the uniform and join the fight against the communist North. Soo Yeon is dead set against SW taking the risk for the sake of money but SW remains unpersuaded. Leaving behind his sweetheart, SW gives SY a farewell kiss and promises to return alive.

And ditching vintage for a vamped up look.....Kim Ha-neul in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar:

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KHN's bar at tieba baidu

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Latest stills on veteran actors guest starring in RN 1....(erm....minus Moon Chae Won, of course)

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http://www.artsnews.co.kr/news/85270

Cast list:

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Road_Number_One

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what's beautiful leg of KHN ... so sexy ..... thank for spoiler too :)

more showcase with Japanese fans / credit from tag via baidu

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Kim Ha-neul says "Road No. 1" once-in-a-decade drama

The prospect of having to wear shabby clothes and a grubby face in upcoming war drama "Road No. 1" did little to daunt actress Kim Ha-neul who thinks its script is one that comes along "once-in-a-decade."

The 32-year-old actress made the remark during a press conference held at Sangmyung University in Seoul on Friday as she responded to reporters' questions about how she decided to take on a role in the 20-part TV series set in times of the Korean War.

"I had strong belief in the director and upon reading all 20 episodes of the show, I could see how solid it was, to the extent that I wondered whether I would get to see such a script in the next 10 years," Kim said.

"I knew I would be wearing less make-up but I was also attracted to the character because of what a strong and confident woman she is...... I figured I could look much more beautiful if I did a good job of portraying her character," Kim explained.

In the series, Kim plays Soo-yeon, an aspiring doctor studying to enter medical school. She starts treating wounded soldiers with the breakout of the war.

Kim is joined by Hallyu star So Ji-sub for the role of Jang-woo, her life-long lover who is believed to be dead after fighting with a punitive force to make money to support Soo-yeon's dream, returns alive.

Former boy band G.O.D member-turned-actor Yoon Kye-sang plays Tae-ho, an elite general who steps into Soo-yeon's life as she recovers from the pain of losing her past lover.

The series has been garnering much hype ahead of its airing on June 23 due to its star-studded cast and blockbuster scale -- it was produced on a 13 billion won budget over six months after three years of planning.

It was also sold to major Japanese media group Hakuhodo Media Partners, according to its producer Logos Films in mid-April, although they had finished shooting only 60 percent of filming was complete.

Directors Lee Jang-soo, of drama "Stairway to Heaven" fame, teamed with Kim Jin-min to film "Road No. 1."

Logos is set on selling the show to other regions throughout the world which took part in the war such as the Americas and Europe.

Reporter : Jessica Kim jesskim@

Photographer : Chae ki-won ten@

Source:

http://10.asiae.co.k...062116154065667

More articles on the news conference last week:

On the directors....

http://10.asiae.co.k...062117543068771

SJS and KHN....

http://10.asiae.co.k...062117584781925

SJS and YKS....

http://10.asiae.co.k...062118040914312

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‘Road No. 1’ to feature war, love, comradeship

By Han Sang-hee

Staff Reporter

MBC will start airing the highly anticipated drama ``Road No.1'' this month and hopefully renew hope, love and sacrifice in the hearts of the viewers while commemorating the treacherous and devastating times.

The Korean War (1950-53) may have lasted three years, but it has left lasting scars on many during the 60 years since. Among them would be young and passionate lovers, who had to go through a separation they didn't see coming.

``Road No. 1'' hopes to highlight the sad story of such lovers, played by heartthrob So Ji-sub actress Kim Ha-neul and singer-turned-actor Yoon Kye-sang. Lee Jang-woo (played by So) and Kim Soo-yeon (played by Kim) are in love, but the Korean War tears them apart. Lee is forced to leave Kim to contribute to the war effort, and years later a note arrives for Kim telling her that the love of her life has died in battle. Struggling to move on, Kim meets officer Shin Tae-ho (played by Yoon) and decides to marry him and leave the past behind her. This takes a turn when Shin discovers that Lee is not only alive, but is in fact counting the days until he can return home and reunite with Kim, his lover.

The drama may be set in devastating times, but the bombs, guns and battlefields are not the only features of war that the makers had in mind.

The head producer Lee Jang-su, who became famous for his work ``Stairway to Heaven'' (SBS, 2003), joined fellow producer Lee Jin-min, known for his stylish scenes in the drama ``Time Between Dog and Wolf'' (2007), to add more drama and emotion to the sequences, while writer Han Ji-hoon from the film ``Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War'' (2003) managed to include movie-like battle scenes.

``We had two goals when we were planning the drama,'' director Lee Jang-su said during a press conference last week at Sangmyung University.

``First, we decided to work on something dealing with war since Korea was already famous for its romantic dramas in Asia. We thought the theme `war' would translate well not only in Asia but also in America and Europe. The second goal was to shed new light on the Korean War and also modern history for the younger generation who are only dimly aware of the tragedy over the years,'' Lee added.

Unlike other dramas which are filmed as they are aired, ``Road No.1'' was entirely pre-produced. It took three years and 13 billion won to complete the series, and the script was also finished completely before the start of filming. This is not common for Korean dramas, as writers and producers tend to change and edit their scripts and scenes along the way.

``Pre-production is something we have to follow in the future. Of course, this means we cannot change the script after listening to viewers' comments and feedback, but we managed to create a great drama in the end,'' Lee said.

The makers and writers had to fulfill their parts and match the deadline, but for the actors, the challenge was on an entirely different level.

``It was a grueling and hungry experience. We had to starve in order to experience the same pain our ancestors had to go through 60 years ago,'' Choi Min-su, who plays a South Korean general, said.

Fellow actors So and Yoon also explained their hardship in filming the war drama.

``There were a lot of dangerous scenes and whenever there was an explosion, we had to duck and try to avoid the flying dirt and debris,'' Yoon said.

Such dodging didn't secure everyone from damage, and So was injured in the eye after a dynamite scene while Yoon got numerous bruises all over his body.

For Kim, the intensity was more emotional than physical, and the 32-year-old actress expressed her excitement on working on such a big budget drama.

``This is my first period series, and I still remember the emotions I had when I was acting. I always wanted to play a character who longs for her lover,'' she said.

``When I laid in bed at night after a scene from the soap, I could still hear the director shouting `Cut! Okay,' and also all the noise around the set. I wasn't sure if it was a dream or not,'' Kim added.

Expectations are high, but the drama has some rough competition ahead. Fellow war drama ``Comrade'' (KBS) already began airing last week with successful ratings and positive feedback from viewers for its realistic war depiction and impeccable acting from the veteran actors. Beating the dramas during the Wednesday-Thursday time slot also looks tricky. SBS' ``Bad Boy'' has garnered fans with its cast including actor Kim Nam-gil and actress Han Ga-in, while ``Bread, Love and Dreams'' has captivated the younger crowd with its fun storyline and cast including Eugene and Yoon Si-yoon. Despite the pressure, the actors and crew are hoping for a successful ride, both in popularity and ratings.

``Of course ratings are very important! We've been through so much over the past few months, I do hope our drama will do better than the others,'' Kim said laughing.

``Road No. 1'' airs June 23 at 10 p.m. on MBC.

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http://www.koreatime.../201_67988.html

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Source:

http://www.koreaherald.com/entertainment/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100621000726

Korean War Retold in Two New Series

Sixty years have passed since the nightmare that was the Korean War broke out.

Since the war, films, documentaries and miniseries have done their best to serve as a reminder of the war that forever changed the history of this nation.

“TaeGukGi: Brotherhood of War” (2003) drew millions to the movie theater with its melodramatic story of two siblings whose love for one another went beyond enemy lines.

“Welcome to Dongmakgol” (2005) portrayed the tragedy of war invading the lives of a village of pure-hearted civilians.

With such stellar blockbusters having set a precedent, this year’s retellings of the civil-turned-proxy war faces several challenges.

Namely, from what angle will the incident be explored? How will the work set itself apart from its successful predecessors? How will it fire the imaginations of a younger generation of viewers for whom the war is primarily an incident taught in history books?

Amid tension heightened by the tragic sinking of the corvette Cheonan and on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, two new miniseries take a stab at retelling history.

KBS’ “Legend of the Patriots” pre-empted MBC’s long-awaited “Road No. 1” by airing its first episode on Saturday night.

The series nabbed nationwide viewer ratings of around 15 to 16 percent for its first two episodes, a good beginning for a series whose competition includes the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The placing of the 20-episode series in a weekend timeslot saves it from direct friction with the Wednesday and Thursday night primetime slot that “Road No. 1” will be slipping into this week, a boon for “Legend of the Patriots,” whose production costs stand at an estimated 8 billion won ($6.6 million) – lower than the 13 billion won injected into “Road No. 1.”

Furthermore, “Road No. 1” boasts heavyweight Hallyu stars So Ji-sub and Kim Ha-neul, and former boy band member Yoon Kye-sang. The trio will fill out the “Pearl Harbor”-esque love triangle that will surely attract female viewers who might otherwise be turned off by the gruesome battle scenes.

In contrast, “Legend of the Patriots,” a remake of the 1975 KBS classic war series, focuses on a primarily male cast, headed by veteran actor Choi Soo-jong, in a plot that may conjure up comparisons to HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), which hit Korean audiences via cable.

The focus lies primarily on Choi’s character and his squad, on their battles against North Korean and Chinese troops, their struggles to survive and the psychological and spiritual challenges they must overcome.

Unfortunately, the gritty believability needed to bolster such a devastating take on the war was not present in the first two episodes.

Battle scenes took on the staged nuances of a theatrical play. Operatic music in the background detracted from key moments of terror when Chinese intervention in October 1950 brought about the horrific realization that the war was far from over.

The key, then, to maintaining viewer interest will most likely lie in the human factor, on how well Choi and his co-stars are able to portray the personal toll that the war takes on them, on the heartbreaking bonds that their characters form, and on the connections that they make with the audience.

On the flipside, “Road No. 1” shows all the signs of a success-in-the-making.

A massive budget, two major directors -- “Stairway to Heaven” director Lee Jang-soo and “Time Between Dog and Wolf” director Kim Jin-min -- and scriptwriter Hahn Ji-hun, who helped script “TaeGukGi: Brotherhood of War,” form the backbone of what promises to be a solid series.

Filming for the drama was completed over a period of six months, giving production plenty of time to amp up the grit and add gloss to the romance.

Most importantly, the combination of heavy-duty action and high stakes romance gives “Road No. 1” the ability to attract a wide audience, both domestic and international, both male and female.

“I think Korean dramas have a specific characteristic,” said “Road No. 1” actor Yoon Kye-sang at the drama’s press conference on Friday. “Because they portray truly ardent love, love of the kind that one can sacrifice oneself for, I think it gives overseas viewers the ability to dream, to sort of dream of a love like that.”

Yoon, whose character courts Kim Ha-neul’s heroine after she receives news that her sweetheart (played by So Ji-sub) is dead, added: “I watched the first two episodes of ‘Road No. 1’ and, wow, they (So’s and Kim’s characters) really love each other.”

Romance, however, is not the only kind of love to be featured in the upcoming series. While both Yoon and So play rivals for the affections of one woman, the two characters end up bonding and fostering feelings of brotherly love for one another.

“If I was a woman, really, I would have hit on him (So),” Yoon joked.

“While one shouldn’t use the word ‘love’ to describe one man’s feelings for another man, while filming, we bonded, and there are so many heartbreaking scenes,” bantered So. “The only thing we didn’t do was kiss.”

“I loved him (Yoon’s character) more, more than Soo-yeon (Kim Ha-neul’s character),” So added in jest.

Intense battle scenes, as showcased in the preview highlight reel, promise to balance out the romance and melodrama of “Road No. 1.”

Dirt flying from bombs exploding -- which according to actor Yoon, was recreated with real dynamite that was chopped up into bits -- trucks overturning, catching on fire, soldiers coughing up blood say that this is not a glorified, gentrified take on the war.

Road No. 1” starts on Wednesday at 9:55 p.m. on MBC. 

“Legend of the Patriots” airs on KBS 1 TV on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:40 p.m.

By Jean Oh (oh_jean@heraldm.com)

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Thanks for all the pixs and videos. It's finally coming this Wednesday! :D

Can someone share the link to where I can stream this drama? Thanks so much!

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*Have tried cleaning up the post but there seems to be a problem with the editing function.......will re-post below.....<img class="bbc_emoticon" alt="tears.gif" src="http://cdn.vanillaforums.com/soompi.vanillaforums.com/style_emoticons/default/tears.gif"><img class="bbc_emoticon" alt="sweatingbullets.gif" src="http://cdn.vanillaforums.com/soompi.vanillaforums.com/style_emoticons/default/sweatingbullets.gif"><br><br>PREVIEW FOR EPISODE 1: SPOILER AHEAD!!!

장우는 수연을 위해 빨치산에 자원했다 생사를 알 수 없게 된다. <br>2년 뒤, 장우가 죽었다고 생각한 수연은 자신에게 호감을 표하는 <br>태호와 결혼을 약속하게 된다. 두 사람의 결혼식 전날 죽은 줄 알았던 <br>장우가 살아돌아온다.<br><br>한편, 군사기밀 유출로 영촌교 폭파가 실패로 돌아가고 <br>태호는 수연이 자신을 이용했다고 생각하는데...

<br><br>From the official website

<br><br>For the latest stills released on 22 June, pls click on the link below:<br><br>http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=806063307<br><br><br>Preview of Road No. 1:<br><br>http://10.asiae.co.kr/Articles/new_view.htm?sec=ent0&amp;a_id=2010062209095542885<br><br><br><b>MBC TV series "Road No.1" - Love blooms amidst the gunfire <br><br></b><span style="color: rgb(238, 35, 117);"><b>MBC "Road No.1" </b></span><br>- Written by Han Ji-hoon<br>- Directed by Lee Jang-soo, Kim Jin-min<br>-

Starring: So Ji-sub (as Lee Jang-woo), Kim Ha-neul (Kim Soo-yeon), Yoon

Kye-sang (Shin Tae-ho), Choi Min-soo (Yoon Sam-soo), Son Chang-min (Oh

Jong-ki)<br>- In one sentence: A story that blooms like a wild flower after enduring the hurricane of Korean War <br>- Premiere date: June 23, 2010, 9:55 PM<br><br>Soo-yeon

(played by Kim Ha-neul) has been dreaming of becoming a doctor while

solely waiting for Jang-woo (played by So Ji-sub) to return alive. But

she receives a letter -- one which informs her that Jang-woo has died

in the war. Soo-yeon goes into denial and is tormented by the

unbelievable news but as time passes, she gradually begins to accept

Jang-woo's death as reality. As her last thread of hope of Jang-woo

returning home wears thin, another man comes into Soo-yeon's life.

Military school graduate and elite army officer Shin Tae-ho (played by

Yoon Kye-sang) confesses his love for her and makes a marriage

proposal. But then, Jang-woo, who had been presumed to be dead,

miraculously returns home. Just when the two men are about to collide

with each other, a gun battle breaks out on Youngchon Bridge and the

country's history is changed forever as it reaches four a.m. on June

25...<br><br><b> Anticipation Quotient (1-10 points)<br>If "Charming So" and his small screen comeback make your eyes and nose watery - 9 points<br>Can the comradeship run thicker than love and survive till the end? - 6 points </b><br><br>MBC TV series "Road No.1" tells a love story that bloomed during the

times of war. "Road No.1," which drew attention with the casting of So

Ji-sub, Kim Ha-neul and Yoon Kye-sang, is a war melodrama that combines

the grimness of war, as shown in MBC's drama "Eyes of Dawn" [MBC, 1991]

and the melodramatic elements of SBS' "What Happened in Bali." Writer

Han Ji-hoon, who penned war epics such as the film "Taegukgi" and "Road

No.1," wrote about "the story of people who survived the war" under the

main theme of love. Writer Han explained, "In the beginning, 'Taegukgi'

was about a widower who could not find the remains for her dead beloved

but it changed to a story about brothers. In this drama, I told the

story of a widower with a long take."<br><br>It is a known fact that it

took over three years to just plan and prepare to make "Road No.1,"

which has completed all of its filming before going on air with a 13

billion won production budget. The drama tells the story of three

people who interact with each other over a long period, from the scene

where a young Jang-woo, who is the son of a servant, has a secret crush

on Kim Soo-yeon, the daughter of the master whose family was ruined, to

the major battles of Korean War and to their destiny sixty years later.

Jang-woo, who was planning to marry Soo-yeon, and Tae-ho, who later

falls in love with Soo-yeon, clash with each other over everything on

the battlefield. But one is curious to see how convincingly "Road No.1"

will deliver the complicated, intricate emotions of comradeship as the

two battle through life and death experiences together. Kim Ha-neul

expressed her anticipation for the series, saying "I could see how

solid it was, to the extent that I wondered whether I would get to see

such a script in the next 10 years." So Ji-sub, his face still glowing

with excitement, said "I saw the first episode after it was edited and

the quivering I felt watching it still hasn't faded away." Let us see

how the love that bloomed out of the hurricane of the war and the

comradeship will move our hearts when "Road No.1" premieres on MBC, at

9:55 p.m., on June 23. <br><br><br><br>Reporter : Won Sung-yoon<br>Photographer : Chae ki-won ten@<br>Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@<br>&lt;ⓒ10Asia All rights reserved&gt;<br><br><font size="3"><font color="#ff0000"><b>**EDIT**(2)</b></font></font><br><br>If you don't mind being spoiled, here's a synopsis of "Road No. 1" which you shouldn't miss.<br><br><a href="http://www.koreanmovie.com/Road_No_1_kd377/" class="bbc_url" title="External link" rel="nofollow">http://www.koreanmov...oad_No_1_kd377/</a><br><br><font size="3"><font color="#ff0000"><b>**EDIT**(3)</b></font></font><br><br>Here's a quick scan of today's news coverage of RN1: (All articles are auto-translated. All mistakes are mine)<br><br><img src="http://i46.tinypic.com/o8dlrr.jpg"><br><br>Source:<br><a href="http://www.tvdaily.co.kr/read.php3?aid=127718122367775002" class="bbc_url" title="External link" rel="nofollow">http://www.tvdaily.c...718122367775002</a><br><br>The picture shows Shin Tae-ho (played by actor Yoon Kye-sang) <font color="#ffff00">trying to destroy the Youngchon bridge to deter the advancing North Korean army</font>. <br><br><br><img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/11j68gh.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://i46.tinypic.com/2uonm7c.jpg"><br><br>Source:<br><a href="http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2010062213442804317" class="bbc_url" title="External link" rel="nofollow">http://www.asiae.co....062213442804317</a><br><br>The article highlights actress Kim Ha-neul's willingness to sacrifice her image for the sake of art and be totally absorbed in her role in RN1. In the drama, she will be <font color="#ffff00">tortured and whipped and in one scene, rolled in mud.<font color="#000000"><br><br><font color="#ff0000" size="3"><font color="#000000" size="2"><br></font><br><b><br><br></b></font><br><br></font><br><br></font>

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*Oh no, the editing function is acting up again and I don't know how to restore the old post coz when I went into the post, it was fine.....:sweatingbullets:

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The premiere of MBC's Korean War melodrama was held on 22 June at CGV Apgujeong, Seoul. In attendance were SJS, KHN, YKS and Choi Min-su.

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*ok...tried editing and it comes out gibberish again. I have no choice but to post these pictures here...:tears:

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*This is a re-post of the above post when it all went gibberish after using the editing function.

Latest stills of the drama, dated 22 June:

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=806063307

Preview of the drama:

http://10.asiae.co.k...062209095542885

MBC TV series "Road No.1" - Love blooms amidst the gunfire

MBC "Road No.1"

- Written by Han Ji-hoon

- Directed by Lee Jang-soo, Kim Jin-min

- Starring: So Ji-sub (as Lee Jang-woo), Kim Ha-neul (Kim Soo-yeon), Yoon Kye-sang (Shin Tae-ho), Choi Min-soo (Yoon Sam-soo), Son Chang-min (Oh Jong-ki)

- In one sentence: A story that blooms like a wild flower after enduring the hurricane of Korean War

- Premiere date: June 23, 2010, 9:55 PM

Soo-yeon (played by Kim Ha-neul) has been dreaming of becoming a doctor while solely waiting for Jang-woo (played by So Ji-sub) to return alive. But she receives a letter -- one which informs her that Jang-woo has died in the war. Soo-yeon goes into denial and is tormented by the unbelievable news but as time passes, she gradually begins to accept Jang-woo's death as reality. As her last thread of hope of Jang-woo returning home wears thin, another man comes into Soo-yeon's life. Military school graduate and elite army officer Shin Tae-ho (played by Yoon Kye-sang) confesses his love for her and makes a marriage proposal. But then, Jang-woo, who had been presumed to be dead, miraculously returns home. Just when the two men are about to collide with each other, a gun battle breaks out on Youngchon Bridge and the country's history is changed forever as it reaches four a.m. on June 25...

Anticipation Quotient (1-10 points)

If "Charming So" and his small screen comeback make your eyes and nose watery - 9 points

Can the comradeship run thicker than love and survive till the end? - 6 points

MBC TV series "Road No.1" tells a love story that bloomed during the times of war. "Road No.1," which drew attention with the casting of So Ji-sub, Kim Ha-neul and Yoon Kye-sang, is a war melodrama that combines the grimness of war, as shown in MBC's drama "Eyes of Dawn" [MBC, 1991] and the melodramatic elements of SBS' "What Happened in Bali." Writer Han Ji-hoon, who penned war epics such as the film "Taegukgi" and "Road No.1," wrote about "the story of people who survived the war" under the main theme of love. Writer Han explained, "In the beginning, 'Taegukgi' was about a widower who could not find the remains for her dead beloved but it changed to a story about brothers. In this drama, I told the story of a widower with a long take."

It is a known fact that it took over three years to just plan and prepare to make "Road No.1," which has completed all of its filming before going on air with a 13 billion won production budget. The drama tells the story of three people who interact with each other over a long period, from the scene where a young Jang-woo, who is the son of a servant, has a secret crush on Kim Soo-yeon, the daughter of the master whose family was ruined, to the major battles of Korean War and to their destiny sixty years later. Jang-woo, who was planning to marry Soo-yeon, and Tae-ho, who later falls in love with Soo-yeon, clash with each other over everything on the battlefield. But one is curious to see how convincingly "Road No.1" will deliver the complicated, intricate emotions of comradeship as the two battle through life and death experiences together. Kim Ha-neul expressed her anticipation for the series, saying "I could see how solid it was, to the extent that I wondered whether I would get to see such a script in the next 10 years." So Ji-sub, his face still glowing with excitement, said "I saw the first episode after it was edited and the quivering I felt watching it still hasn't faded away." Let us see how the love that bloomed out of the hurricane of the war and the comradeship will move our hearts when "Road No.1" premieres on MBC, at 9:55 p.m., on June 23.

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Photographer : Chae ki-won ten@

Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@

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If you don't mind being spoiled, don't miss this synopsis:

http://www.koreanmov...oad_No_1_kd377/

Here's a quick scan of today's news coverage of the drama:

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http://news.nate.com.../20100622n11793

Apparently, Shin Tae-ho (played by actor Yoon Kye-sang) tried to blow up the Youngchon bridge in an attempt to stop the advancing North Koreans in the onset of war.

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http://news.nate.com.../20100622n13000

http://news.nate.com.../20100622n12519

The articles highlight Kim Ha-neul's willingness to sacrifice her image for art and be totally absorbed in her role in the drama. In the melodrama, she will be tortured and whipped and dirtied as she rolled in the mud.

*Please delete this post when the computer glitch is resolved. Thank You. Am posting this purely because the previous post is unreadable after using the eiditng function.

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*ok....editing mode is working fine now.......:phew:

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http://ent.sina.com....502994473.shtml

新浪娱乐讯 北京时间6月22日下午消息,据韩国媒体报道,随着MBC新剧《Road No.1》开播临近,这部朝鲜战争题材的电视剧在韩国受到了越来越多的关注,最近《Road No.1》剧组耗资1亿韩元打造的T-34坦克首次曝光,吸引了人们的目光。   据《Road No.1》制作公司负责人透露,《Road No.1》是韩国第一部在拍摄中实际使用坦克的电视剧,在拍摄中使用的五辆坦克中有四辆是韩国国防部支援的M-48,而剩下一辆正是此次成为话题的T-34坦克。

  T-34坦克是苏联于1940年代到1950年代生产的中型坦克,在坦克发展史上具有重要地位,朝鲜战争初期,朝鲜军队正是凭借该坦克在战争中占据了极大的优势。

  《Road No.1》制作公司负责人表示,为了100%再现朝鲜战争时期的T-34坦克,制作组查询了许多历史资料,还请来了多名军事专家,耗费一亿韩元(约58万元人民币)才制作出了这辆假乱真的T-34坦克。

  《Road No.1》将于23日晚播出,而这辆T-34坦克将于《Road No.1》第二集和第三集登场。姜知勋/文 版权所有Mydaily禁止转载

(All translation mistakes are mine)

This piece of news came out earlier today but wasn't confident with the auto-translated version to write about it. Am glad there's now a Chinese translated version which I can understand. Here's just the main news points:

Today's spotlight is not on any of the leads....but on military hardware...the Soviet made T-34 tanks to be precise.

The T-34s played an important role in the initial stages of the Korean War (the South Koreans lacked combat readiness and had no tanks to speak of, if I remembered right. Neither do they have any effective anti-armour weapons till reinforcements from US army) and the North Koreans exploited the tanks to the fullest (they had 274 T-34, I think) to gain ground and the upper hand. From 1940s to 50s, the T34s occupied a crucial part in the development of tanks and armour warfare.

To recreate history and to lend realism to the war drama, the production company of Road No. 1 invested 1 billion won (about US$100k, rough estimate) to reconstruct one model for the show. But the drama needed five. Owing to budget constraints, the remaining four tanks were borrowed from the Defence Ministry and were not T-34s but M-48.

The article also highlighted the fact that this will be the first time tanks will be used in a drama. And the T-34 tank (and M-48s)will roll into action in episodes 2 and 3.

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Hey snowflake, thank you so much for the photos :) Here are some articles on today's special screening of "Road No. 1" held at CJ CGV theatre in Seoul

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http://10.asiae.co.k...062216322063092

http://10.asiae.co.k...062216501133843

(On KHN at the screening)

http://10.asiae.co.k...062216482717970

(Article in Korean)

http://10.asiae.co.k...062218203712554

And here's a huge photo of SJS with Molotov cocktail and accompanying article in Korean:

http://gall.dcinside...692&page=1&bbs=

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Latest stills from the official website, dated 22 June:

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Today's special screening:

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Hello! I can see the series online? almost start or already started ...

ohh and thanks for the OST and the picks!!

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MBC's Airing Schedule

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Date & Episode

2010-June-23 - 1

2010-June-24 - 2

2010-Jun-30 - 3

2010-July-01 - 4

2010-July-07 - 5

2010-July-08 - 6

2010-July-14 - 7

2010-July-15 - 8

2010-July-21 - 9

2010-July-22 - 10

2010-July-28 - 11

2010-July-29 - 12

2010-Aug-04 - 13

2010-Aug-05 - 14

2010-Aug-11 - 15

2010-Aug-12 - 16

source: MBC/Korea.com

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Hey woundedheart, thank you so much for the ost link :)

To watch it live, here are the links. However, I've not used any of them before.

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=806902650

Latest stills released to the press on 23 June:

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http://osen.mt.co.kr...gid=G1006230339

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http://thestar.chosu...0062301213.html

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http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=806593689

Does anyone know where to get hold of this preview clip? Would you like to share it with everyone here when you have it? Thanks a bunch! :D

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http://cn.joins.com/...category=003001

(All translation mistakes are mine)

歌手煥熙(音)將演唱MBC新周三周四劇《Road No.1》的電影原聲音樂(OST)。

煥熙要演唱的歌曲是主角蘇誌燮的主題曲《就算是成為風》。這首曲子藴含了對一名不向戰爭和分裂等障礙屈服的女子的愛。

煥熙方面6月22日說:“煥熙悲傷的嗓音與深情的愛情故事情節非常相符,會給觀眾們帶來感動。”

除煥熙外,輝星(音)和白智英也參加了《Road No.1》的OST製作。輝星演唱的OST將在7月1日被公開。

另一方面,煥熙打算在8月初發行第2張迷你唱片。

Singer Hwan Hee will be singing the ost of MBC's Korean War melodrama, Road No. 1.

He will sing So Ji-sub's theme song, "To become Wind" (the literal translation is "Even if (I was) to become wind). The song shows Jang-woo's love for a woman (SY) who will not succumb to the twin challenges of war and division.

A rep from Hwan Hee's company said on 22 June: " Hwan Hee's sad voice is a perfect fit for the melodramatic tone of the drama. His voice will move viewers.

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Source:

http://cn.joins.com/...category=003004

金惠秀的弟弟金東賢(音)將出現在6月23日首播的MBC周三周四劇《Road No.1》中。他飾演的慶尚道出身的分隊長張鬥植(音),在劇中是默默幫助蘇誌燮飾演的小隊長李長雨(音)的角色。

在劇中,他被刻画為一名即使自己的受傷也會首先照顧後繼兵士的非常具有犧牲精神的人物。金東賢說“時隔兩年之後,能以電視劇中的一個充滿活力的優秀角色復出,非常榮幸”。

金東賢現正在出演SBS ETV的係列短劇《eagle eagle》。

Actress Kim Hye-soo's (last seen as the editor in "Style") brother, actor Kim Dong-hyun, will be making a TV comeback after a two-year hiatus. He will play a captain from the Gyeongsang division in MBC's "Road No. 1". In the show, he will quietly help Jang-woo and is someone who will first save his fellow soldiers even if he's injured.

Kim Dong-hyun said that it's an honour to play such an outstanding character after two years away from the limelight.

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Here's a three minute version of the ost:

http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id=sojisub&no=943803&page=1&bbs=

This might be a wee bit old by now......

http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id=sojisub&no=943800&page=1&bbs=

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