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8 hours ago, stroppyse said:

2) In the US version, Parker doesn't fancy any of the guys initially, but in this version, it seems that Parker comments that RR is just her style of guy. So, perhaps this signals a change in the flirtation dynamics?

 

Haven’t watched the US version so I will take your word for it.  It does seem like there’s going to be a competition for her affections (implied in the pics at Press Con - see below)?  But then again the boys could just be clowning around with KSR. :lol:

 

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2 hours ago, nrllee said:

Haven’t watched the US version so I will take your word for it.  It does seem like there’s going to be a competition for her affections (implied in the pics at Press Con - see below)?  But then again the boys could just be clowning around with KSR. 

 

It does seem like fun whether they are doing it as foreshadowing or not. :)

 

Btw, KSR has grown up to be such a tall woman! I think she looks amazing. I hope that she gets a good feel for the character, and doesn't try to overdo the spunkiness or the quirkiness.

 

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3 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

Btw, KSR has grown up to be such a tall woman! I think she looks amazing. I hope that she gets a good feel for the character, and doesn't try to overdo the spunkiness or the quirkiness.

 

I adore her.  She’s tiny (frame) but she’s always had these fierce eyes which make me feel like she’s a pocket rocket and a force to be reckoned with.  It’s a hard act to follow when I read that there are a lot of “Parker” fans so she will be judged against the original.  Although from the teasers, it appears the Korean version seems to be giving the different characters a distinct alter ego?  Eg she’s spunky and Lara Croft like but she’s also afraid of mice?  And RR is a “human weapon” but at the same time turns to mush when it comes to his dog?  :lol:.  I am looking forward to these sudden shifts from danger to comedy to lighten the drama but I hope it’s not too slapstick.  I need it to be grounded in reality and not totally ridiculous, otherwise I will quickly lose interest.

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I am heartened by the previews. It feels like they are trying with this. It gives me hope that this will be a decent adaptation. Stylistically it looks top-notch although I have a niggly complaint that the three youngsters look like they are fresh out of high school. :P I always liked the fact that Elliot (at least) was older and had a variety of military experiences.

Hahaha... There's even an elevator scene between the Parker and squeamish Hardison characters here! The biggest surprise is that Lee Dong Gun's son is still alive even after the formation of the team.

 

 

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6 hours ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

The biggest surprise is that Lee Dong Gun's son is still alive even after the formation of the team.

 

 

Yeah that also surprised me. I mean how he is supposed to turn bad if his kid is still alive.  So there has to be a reason for the first heist. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

 I always liked the fact that Elliot (at least) was older and had a variety of military experiences.

 

Roy Ryu is also supposed to have had military training and is a bit older. I think his military background is perhaps the reason for his high and tight haircut. He just doesn't look that old? To me anyway, he definitely does not look like a high schooler.

 

Actually, Christian Kane was in his early or mid-30's when he first started his role in the US version of Leverage. Kim Kwon is 30 years old now, so KK is not that much younger than CK in the role. KSR and YHH, however, definitely look very young and are young. 19 and 25, I think.

 

In terms of comparisons to their US counterparts, I think the actors do have to try to establish their characters differently from the originals. I think the trick is to keep the essence of why their characters meshed as a team, both from a chemistry as well as a logical perspective, while creating their new roles.

 

I was initially expecting this version of Leverage to be a bit darker, actually. Possibly a bit more The Thieves, perhaps. So, I was actually nicely surprised by the characteristic flips in the preview and highlights. I also hope it doesn't descend into slapstick, but has a good hold of the humor.

 

1 hour ago, joccu said:

Yeah that also surprised me. I mean how he is supposed to turn bad if his kid is still alive.  So there has to be a reason for the first heist. 

 

 

 

In the highlight and preview reels, LTJ says that he's doing the job in order to save his son. So, the start is to save his son, but I wonder if his son is going to survive the initial episodes. If his son dies, going out to get revenge for his son's death while also helping others who have been wronged by those in power seems like a proper motivation for his character to continue to pull off scams.

 

Oh, that reminds me of another difference between the Korean version of Leverage and the US version. In the US version, Nate doesn't form most of his own team. Sophie is the only member of the team that Nate recruits. Rather, there is an overarching, multiple season story about a evil corporate guy who puts the team together and recruits Nathan as its leader to steal something valuable for him. In the Korean version, it seems that Nate gets to put his own team together.

 

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1 hour ago, joccu said:

Yeah that also surprised me. I mean how he is supposed to turn bad if his kid is still alive.  So there has to be a reason for the first heist. 

 

 

 

I think in preview we see that his son was killed some evil man, no? difference in K version is that team will have one bad guy and they will be fight with him... I think so. 

Well I like Parker and Hardison here too it seems that they still so fun like in original I like it so much.

What else .. I cant wait to see it

Oh forget to say, my my!!! Seron!!!! WOW!!! my little girl is so grow up!!!:love: And become so sexy and beautiful lady! Poor guys, she will break all of your hearts!  Cant wait to see her in action! She is so super cool in teasers.

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7 hours ago, joccu said:

Yeah that also surprised me. I mean how he is supposed to turn bad if his kid is still alive.  So there has to be a reason for the first heist. 

 

 

I don't think Nate Ford was ever "bad"... It's more the case that he was a man who really wanted to get results working within the system but got let down. It is true, however, that he constantly struggled with the ethics of what he did with the team which contributed in no small part to his dysfunctional relationship with alcohol for a time. I think in his own mind, at least in the early period, he always saw himself as the good guy who was "forced "to work with thieves out of necessity. It broke his heart a little, especially when he was trying so hard to be different from his father. I always saw him as a champion for the underdog who were victims of larger forces... and the legal system was inadequate to the task in terms of redressing those injustices.

 

As for the role of the son in this, I'm okay with these sorts of small changes. It is a K drama after all and I expect some melodrama. ;) But I can see why Koreans would take to the premise of Leverage. Five thieves with hearts of gold up against Big Business, Big Government and corrupt politicians.

 

On another note, I also enjoyed the inclusion of the FBI in the original series now and again... especially the one, Agent Sweeney, I think... who was crushing on Parker. I thought he was cute.

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I think I am secretly glad I haven’t watched the US Version (although I have been trying to track it down online and can’t seem to find anywhere to watch it).  My previous experience from having watched a US version which was subsequently adapted to a Korean one was not great.  I kept comparing the pair which meant my experience with the adapted version was vastly diminished as a result.  That was Suits.  I couldn’t get past Ep 1.  There could only be one Harvey Specter :lol:.

 

I enjoyed Designated Survivor 60Days probably more so because I hadn’t watched the US Version.  I can only imagine adapting a well loved cast from the US Version would be tough for the writer here.  Everyone had their favorites so comparisons would be inevitable.  It would be interesting to see how the writer pens it to suit the Korean audience.  The comedic elements already hint at a departure and into the more familiar KDrama territory.  Like @stroppyse I hope it’s balanced and not overdone.

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Relationship chart.  Can’t read Korean.  :lol: what’s a “grifter”? :huh:

 

 

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4 hours ago, nrllee said:

I think I am secretly glad I haven’t watched the US Version (although I have been trying to track it down online and can’t seem to find anywhere to watch it).  My previous experience from having watched a US version which was subsequently adapted to a Korean one was not great.  I kept comparing the pair which meant my experience with the adapted version was vastly diminished as a result.  That was Suits.  I couldn’t get past Ep 1.  There could only be one Harvey Specter :lol:.

 

 

I'm sure you are. ;) But it's just one of those realities of life that we all have to deal with. I don't abhor adaptations or remakes like I used to. Despite my whinging and whining I still take peeks, out of curiosity. There's a place for them... if done properly. (Although I'm still wondering about the wisdom of remaking The Princess Bride) I didn't know I needed a K version of Life of Mars until I saw it. However, that one was unusually good and it dealt with the world building properly.

The Chinese drama Vigilantes in Masks is also a remake of Leverage but done extremely cleverly by being placed in a anachronistic Ming dynasty based on a famous Chinese Robin Hood legend. I realised some time around the second episode... "Oh wow, that's just like Leverage... but with martial arts" 

It's one of the best IMO.

 

Let me know if you're still interested in watching the US version of Leverage. PM me. 

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6 minutes ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

Let me know if you're still interested in watching the US version of Leverage. PM me. 

 

Maybe after this one is done?  I don’t want to ruin my fun :lol:.  Thanks for the offer. 

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33 minutes ago, nrllee said:

what’s a “grifter”? 

 

A grifter is a term for a con artist.

 

 

And, a translation of the chart items and relationship lines:

 

Center top: Team Leverage

 

LTJ -> HSG  I need your help.

LTJ <- HSG That incident from 3 years ago! *shaking*

 

LTJ <-> RR  Yesterday's combatants, today's colleagues?

 

LTJ -> GNB  Double pay!

LTJ <- GNB  Cool!

 

RR <- GNB  His visuals are my style.

 

LTJ -> JUS  I need your help 222

LTJ <- JUS This isn't an undercover investigation, is it?

 

GNB <-> JUS  Whenever they meet, they bicker.

 

 

Bottom Left: The person chasing Tae Joon

 

Bottom Right: Tae Joon's people

From L to R: Tae Joon's ex-wife, Tae Joon's childhood friend, Tae Joon's trustworthy older brother, Tae Joon's work boss

 

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 So the first theft happens when the son is still alive well maybe he doesn't die at all(person can be hopeful). the kid look like he's in a hospital so maybe he's sick. to save his kid he turns to the wrong side of law. 

 

Nowadays i don't compare the original with the remake. Most time remake just doesn't hold if the original was so good. But there has also been good remakes .  

 

I'm totally waiting to see how the chem works with RR & GNB & LTJ( the original spencer, parker and hardison). I loved the those three.

 

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Has subs !!! 
Think I’ll enjoy this . :lol:

 

New stills 

 

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38 minutes ago, Table122000 said:

Any news on if this drama is being subbed? I don't see it at Viki or Netflix.

 

Is this on Netflix?  I can’t see it anywhere.

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3 hours ago, triplem said:

Viu is subbing . At least we know subs will be available 

Wonderful news!   Thank you @triplem.

Thank you to @0ly40 for starting the thread.

And hello to everyone here.panda-wave-smiley-emoticon.gif.   I have not watched the U.S. version, but I look forward to this drama because I love the cast.

Excited for it. Tomorrow's the day!
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“Leverage” Cast Is Ready To Bring Bad Guys To Justice

The five main characters of TV Chosun’s upcoming drama “Leverage” are looking like professional con-artists!

“Leverage” will follow the story of Lee Tae Joon (Lee Dong Gun), a former insurance investigator turned con man who gets together a team of con artists to target the wealthy and corrupt. It is a Korean remake of the U.S. TNT television series of the same name.

The stills released on October 13 show each of the con-artist team members gathered by Lee Dong Gun carrying out their individual missions. First, Lee Dong Gun shows off his charisma while watching the operation from behind the screen, giving orders to the members to make the mission a success.


 

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Kim Kwon, taking on the role of the human weapon Roy Ryu, is in a place that looks like a science lab, but his outfit is far from that of a scientist. On the other hand, Kim Sae Ron, playing the reckless and feisty thief Go Na Byul, is wearing a blue jumper, gloves, and a mask, ready to carry out whatever scientific experiment is needed to pull off a successful mission.

 

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Yeo Hoe Hyun, who will play the tech genius Jung Ui Sung who usually spends time behind the scenes, has left the headquarters and is put into work on the field. Jeon Hye Bin, the failed actress Hwang Soo Kyung, looks ready to take on whatever roles are given to her by their boss Lee Dong Gun.

 

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The production team stated, “Adrenaline-kicking and heart-thumping fraud plans will be played out for two hours straight. You will be able to witness great humor, lively action, and thrilling excitement even from the first episode as it shows the process of unique players gathering together to officially begin their project. Please look forward to it.”

“Leverage” will premiere on October 13 and air two episodes back-to-back every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. KST.



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