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Today is the 6th anniversary of Faith aired. 

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I was very surprised that CallieP said "He got a lot of criticism for his acting as being wooden." Actually this is the first time I read about "criticism". I read lots of articles admiring his acting in Faith, said he could proved that he's only 25 years old , but he could act with his voice, mood, eyes, expression, Adam's apple, and his whole body. Even someone praised him acting with his every pore.

According to galaxy0401 (she is a senior Minoz, familiar with Korean/Japanese/Chinese), the reason why Ms. Song Ji Na chose Lee Min Ho to play Choi Young (according to Ms. Song's website and K-news) :
 

Ms. Song chose the end of Goryeo and Choi Young, plus the factors of crossing. So she thinks Choi Young, who is familiar with the audience, she doesn't need to re-paint again. She chose Choi Young, a decadent general who was tired of the world and had no desire to fight. However, the Korean audience is familiar with the heroic and loyal Choi Young, who is afraid that her "Choi Young" will not be accepted by the audience. She needs an actor who convinces her "Choi Young" to the audience. She thought of Lee Min Ho. So in September last year, when the outline was completed, the first one she sent was to Min Ho. The first reason is that Lee Min Ho's appearance is suitable for the general. The tall figure and the staunch face also took the hunter's experience of martial arts. But the above are all attached conditions. Choi Young, who is written by Ms. Song, is still a general in the bones. And because of the settings of Choi Young's personality, the lines can not be too much. The actor who plays Choi Young should use a limited number of lines to express, "Although he was born noble, but for some reason, he became a general of a wandering warrior." Therefore, Ms. Song took a fancy to Lee Min Ho’s acting style. Song's evaluation of Lee Min Ho has a pair of "doing romance" eyes. Not only must you express feelings other than lines, but you can even express "mouth is not the heart." And it will also be expressed in body language, "naturally noble aristocratic temperament and the mighty temperament of the general." An actor wants to use the scriptwriter to give his gorgeous lines to modify himself, basically anyone can. But you can only express yourself with a limited number of lines, and there is a "real" behind the limited lines, and it is not easy to convince the audience and touch the audience. If that character is not the character in the audience's common sense, it will be harder.

 

But Minho played Choi Young very successfully, I don't think he got the best actor award just because he's popular and famous. His acting was really good enough to get the award and he really got lots of talented and senior female fans through Faith in Korea/Japan/Big China Area, some of them even didn't like kind of flower boys like LMH, but Choi Young broke their prejudices. 

 

And I have read before that LMH read the script and discussed with Ms. Song, he decided to accept this role. The title was changed from "The great Doctor" to "Faith" for him.
LMH didn't get paid, but he didn't sue the director with KHS and the crew. I think that's why KHS said Minho was really really kind- hearted at her interview in other show after years.

 


 

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3 hours ago, gtLmh0622 said:

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Hi gtLmh, thanks for sharing TODAY's pictures + the clip. :lol:

 

 

2 hours ago, gtLmh0622 said:

Today is the 6th anniversary of Faith aired.

 

cr. Minoz_Lucifer via MinHo_Yeah

 

 

I was very surprised that CallieP said "He got a lot of criticism for his acting as being wooden." Actually this is the first time I read about "criticism". I read lots of articles admiring his acting in Faith, said he could proved that he's only 25 years old , but he could act with his voice, mood, eyes, expression, Adam's apple, and his whole body. Even someone praised him acting with his every pore.

According to galaxy0401 (she is a senior Minoz, familiar with Korean/Japanese/Chinese), the reason why Ms. Song Ji Na chose Lee Min Ho to play Choi Young (according to Ms. Song's website and K-news) :
 

Ms. Song chose the end of Goryeo and Choi Young, plus the factors of crossing. So she thinks Choi Young, who is familiar with the audience, she doesn't need to re-paint again. She chose Choi Young, a decadent general who was tired of the world and had no desire to fight. However, the Korean audience is familiar with the heroic and loyal Choi Young, who is afraid that her "Choi Young" will not be accepted by the audience. She needs an actor who convinces her "Choi Young" to the audience. She thought of Lee Min Ho. So in September last year, when the outline was completed, the first one she sent was to Min Ho. The first reason is that Lee Min Ho's appearance is suitable for the general. The tall figure and the staunch face also took the hunter's experience of martial arts. But the above are all attached conditions. Choi Young, who is written by Ms. Song, is still a general in the bones. And because of the settings of Choi Young's personality, the lines can not be too much. The actor who plays Choi Young should use a limited number of lines to express, "Although he was born noble, but for some reason, he became a general of a wandering warrior." Therefore, Ms. Song took a fancy to Lee Min Ho’s acting style. Song's evaluation of Lee Min Ho has a pair of "doing romance" eyes. Not only must you express feelings other than lines, but you can even express "mouth is not the heart." And it will also be expressed in body language, "naturally noble aristocratic temperament and the mighty temperament of the general." An actor wants to use the scriptwriter to give his gorgeous lines to modify himself, basically anyone can. But you can only express yourself with a limited number of lines, and there is a "real" behind the limited lines, and it is not easy to convince the audience and touch the audience. If that character is not the character in the audience's common sense, it will be harder.

 

But Minho played Choi Young very successfully, I don't think he got the best actor award just because he's popular and famous. His acting was really good enough to get the award and he really got lots of talented and senior female fans through Faith in Korea/Japan/Big China Area, some of them even didn't like kind of flower boys like LMH, but Choi Young broke their prejudices. 

 

And I have read before that LMH read the script and discussed with Ms. Song, he decided to accept this role. The title was changed from "The great Doctor" to "Faith" for him.
LMH didn't get paid, but he didn't sue the director with KHS and the crew. I think that's why KHS said Minho was really really kind- hearted at her interview in other show after years.

 


 

 

***gtLmh, wow, time flies so fast. So, it's been (6) years now. :lol:

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Hi @CallieP, thanks for the background story on Faith. I've read previously about the misfortunes and challenges the staff encountered on the show, including the suicide of its director. So I was surprised to learn that Faith is LMH's favorite drama (even that he didn't get paid for it! I am told that he mentioned about it being his favorite drama during his latest FM, although I haven't watched the whole FM video yet.) But despite all that and its low ratings, I've also learned that a lot of Minoz like this drama, mostly on a personal and emotional level.

 

I came across this FB post months ago, and I think it was the reason why I decided, of all LMH's dramas, to skim through Faith. It's also about the writer of Faith, Ms. Song, saying very nice words on LMH's acting and attitude. After reading it, I had such high respects for Minho's craft, as well as his personality.

 

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Translation of Faith's writer Song's comments about Minho's acting and his attitude

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Normally, under such atrocious shooting conditions, even veteran actors are prone to do a rough job, but he was developing his acting steadily even in that circumstances.
Not to mention his acting with his eyes. And he scores<shows(?)> the accurate emotions of his character at any scene.
I thought he is very meticulous and has every calculation inside while looking loose outside.
When I watched his eyes in the Jeong Dong Haeng Seong fighting scene in episode 22, I thought, 'He has become Choi Young completely. I lost to him.'
He really did a great job in that scene despite adverse conditions!
Acting of being confused? and feeling of emptiness.
Frankly, I was surprised at that such a young actor at his age could express such internal emptiness!
It goes without saying his eyes toward a woman... a writer can get a free ride with such an actor like him!

[Anna's comment: I translated this sentence somewhat literally, but I'm sure you'll understand. She meant Minho's eyes can make writing love stories much easier for a writer.]

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While I set up a character and give an actor the lines and settings, it is the actor himself that makes the character real.

It is the Choi Young that the actor Lee Min Ho made himself. ^^

◆ About actor Lee Min Ho who I worked with lately.

Even at a young age, he was an actor who will listen to his shortcomings and imperfections rather than merits and praises.
As he is a rare young actor who speaks "I'm short of this and that" with his own mouth, I don't worry about him.
To such an actor, I think his fans could say, "You are short of this and please make efforts for it" on their own.

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[Anna's comment: This was a part of chatting with her fans before airing of the last episode of Faith]

◆ About his next role

I hope that Minho will act a more psychological thing rather than a romcom whoever his costar(an actress) will be.
I think Minho will do well a very painful character in a melodrama... like Heathcliff.
Actually, I had put 'Die Leiden des jungen Werthers' into the basis of the Choi Young character.

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This post is for those who have deep affection for Faith and Choi Young Daejang. ^^

Faith's writer Song Ji-Na wrote a couple of posts about Minho on her homepage in 2012.

As far as I remember, the title of the first post was "Talks behind Lee Min Ho's back".

But she didn't have any negative connotations about the title. I clarify it in advance in order that her intention might not be distorted in the translation of the title. It was just a play on words.

She wrote her impression about Minho without his knowing. And lots of Minho and Faith fans were grateful to her and happy for her post.

I translated only Minho-related part of that post.

The original post was written on an early day of Faith airing, but I cannot recall the exact date. The original post was deleted long ago, so I can't check.

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Frankly speaking, I never watched Minho's past works before.

After I joined the Faith production team and wrote some initial scripts, the director and the SBS chief PD in the drama department brought up Minho's name.

So I said to them, "Please give me some time." And then I watched through 'Personal Taste', and 'City Hunter' for a few days.

After watching his works I sent a text message to those two people. "I heard that he was young, but he can express love with his eyes, Aha..."

At our first meeting, my greatest concern was whether he could act with Hee-Sun as a couple or not.

Their age gap is as many as 10 years, so I worried about it, of course.

He came in black... And I felt 'Um? Well, it seems that they can make it...'

Then I made up various stories instantly in my head, matching up this and that.. Wow..

The more I imagined stories, the more I felt thrilled without knowing it precisely.

The next time when we met was the character meeting held in my work room. We talked about Choi Young's character written previously in the initial scripts.

In a case like that, I usually talk to the actor repeatedly and lead him to talk.

In my opinion, the best character is made from the genuine traits of the actor, only spiced a little by the writer.

Sometimes I can find the actor's character and charms which even the actor himself doesn't realize yet. And that is the writer and the director's job.

However, though we talked for quite a long time, it was hard for me to catch them from him at first... (Yep. I remind you, this is 'talks behind his back'...)

I could see only his well-mannered and decent aspects. I provoked him, and tried to make him angry...

But he just laughed "hehe", and blinked those big eyes of his repeatedly... -_-;;

And then something hit me... ^^ That has become Choi Young now.

(He may want to protest, saying "how can this be me?". But you did look like this to me, so now what?)

(I caught tiredness, loneliness, languidness, or whatever hidden behind his courteous smiles.)

And then, I totally changed the Choi Young part from the previous scripts to what we have now. (The previous Choi Young character was somewhat more macho and tougher.)

There were many features of him I want to show you fans.

For example, on the script reading session over 3-4 hours, he and the acting teacher practiced together including screaming, and he was in distress even pulling his hair with his reddened face.

He was in deep agony screaming "Ahhhhhhh~~" and folding his long body to the extent of falling from a chair.

Nevertheless, after that, he laughed his typical "hehe" laughs, and so on.

It was a pity that only I could see him at that time, but what could I do?

Ahhh.. I remember the day when the production team and I met Hee-Sun and Minho together for the first time. ^^

We were so pleased to death with seeing them sitting side by side.

I thought, 'Wow, it feels like matchmaking. Should we make them bow to each other?' or something like that.

Those two actors seemed to be match-made in heaven since their first meeting. On that day, seeing those two I could not help smiling inside.

I even thought that they could make their love story on their own even if I wrote rough scripts. What a relief...

Dear Minho, now sleep-deprived and busy shooting... I read an interview saying he already lost 7kg weight.

Please sleep and eat like Choi Young as much as possible on your own and I hope you will endure a long shooting schedule like a marathon. Fighting~!

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8 hours ago, syntyche said:

In my opinion, the best character is made from the genuine traits of the actor, only spiced a little by the writer.

Sometimes I can find the actor's character and charms which even the actor himself doesn't realize yet. And that is the writer and the director's job.

However, though we talked for quite a long time, it was hard for me to catch them from him at first... (Yep. I remind you, this is 'talks behind his back'...)

I could see only his well-mannered and decent aspects. I provoked him, and tried to make him angry...

But he just laughed "hehe", and blinked those big eyes of his repeatedly... -_-;;

And then something hit me... ^^ That has become Choi Young now.

(He may want to protest, saying "how can this be me?". But you did look like this to me, so now what?)

(I caught tiredness, loneliness, languidness, or whatever hidden behind his courteous smiles.)

And then, I totally changed the Choi Young part from the previous scripts to what we have now. (The previous Choi Young character was somewhat more macho and tougher.)

 

Thanks for posting this!  The Choi Young that everyone loves is LMH's Choi Young.  It would not be the same with any other actor.  So even though the drama might start out a little weird (low production values, hard-to-believe powers, ancient history), there is LOTS of good stuff to come!

 

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By the way,  Anna Jo (Facebook) is @zinnia here on Soompi.  It's worth looking through all her posts for her translations. :)

 

 

Talking about Faith at the 2017 fan meeting:

 

On 2/23/2017 at 1:37 AM, zinnia said:

Some lucky fans came up to the stage for receiving presents on the first day of fanmeeting, and the MC asked those fans which project of Minho's made them his fan. Surprisingly, all of them answered coincidentally 'Faith'. At that Minho said he wondered why many fans picked Faith as their favorite despite its low rating.

On the second day, Minho originally planned to make a little change in the first section, but the wrong script was handed to him. It was the same one with on the first day. So Minho was a little troubled but he decided to give an impromptu talk without script. He talked about Faith and gave his thoughts about why many fans liked especially Faith among his works.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKGywNp8pn0

Cr: goodboySR

 

MH: Ah, then I'll talk about Faith, which I wanted to talk about only to drift away yesterday. [Fans cheered] On a whim. Actually, I was curious. Though I don't mean to say that Faith was turned away by the TV viewers, it was not loved very much. [Fans protested] Nevertheless, why on earth do my fans keep saying that they got a lot of consolation and healing from it despite that? I don't know what you're thinking, but I guess that the character of Choi Young has the substance we seek for a person while we're living in this world and age. Therefore, regardless of gender, Choi Young is the kind of person I can believe in. I can have the faith that he will understand me, accept me, and stand by me silently. So I think many fans might have their wounds healed by this character of mine. I also realized many things through shooting this drama. Did I guess right?

[Fans clapped]

MH: (1:40) Frankly speaking, I don't think I can live like Choi Young. I still have many days to come to live for in the future. Though I have doubts whether I can live consistently like him, I will keep that intention deep in my heart. I will try to live well and become a person like him who can give somebody consolation and quiet comfort merely by being looked at. [Fans clapped]

MH: (2:18) Let's skip to the next topic.

 

 

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Thanks everyone for all their comments about Faith, started by Syntyche comment and question.

 

@1ouise  I did not know Anna Jo is Zinnia. I will check her FB. She said she was starting something and I did bookmark her link but there was nothing when I checked and then forgot about it.

 

After Faith ended many were interested in Song Ji Na writing a book about Faith which she did and someone I know did buy her book. I think there were several books but I saw the first book. Many Faith fans also asked it to be translated in English. I did sign the petition but nothing came out of it. Not enough demand to encourage an English version, I guess.

She did an interview and there were 8 or 9 parts which someone translated for us. I remember she said that at the part where CY faced off the soldiers at the 22nd episode or something, LMH was CY. That was praise for him from Song Ji Na. She did make other comments but not much that I could remember about LMH so Syntyche your translation by Anna Jo is much better and  there is more about LMH in this translation that I never knew about so it was an interesting read. Thank you.

 

CarolynH, " why did LMH select Faith?" I remember he announced that he found a drama that excited him. He was given the script and read a few pages and could not put it down. He was totally sold on the script and he wanted to do it.  That was the first time that I heard that he was going to do a new drama.

 

GTLMH0622, I read those comments in Dramabeans. In the end, I signed up to comment as well in defense of LMH, that I did not think he was wooden. Some readers agreed with me. There was another criticism that he did not have the gravitas for such a role. He was not tough or manly enough for a general like Choi Young. Since Choi Young is a real person in history. That his hands were soft, etc, etc. If I can find it again, I will send the link. Finally, I found Joonni blog where everyone loved Faith. There was another site that was critical of LMH and Faith too. Forgot the name of that blog. Dramabeans liked it at first but as time went on the criticisms increased by readers and by DB.

 

More on Faith history: It backs up what I had written yesterday.

Taken from Wikipedia:-

 

Production and trivia

"Faith" was ’90s drama queen Kim Hee-sun comeback project, her first TV appearance in five years after her marriage and childbirth.

The production of "Faith" was riddled with problems. The initial budget was 10 billion won (about 10 million USD). But the series got its budget slashed, and was pushed back multiple times because of the leading man. The drama was announced in 2009 with Lee Joon-gi as a main lead. However the actor had to be replaced because he was drafted in the army. Born in 1982, Lee would normally have time to enlist until the end of 2010. But he received his papers early, shortly after beginning his new film project. This forced him to drop "Faith", as well as his horse-racing movie Grand Prix, which had already begun shooting. Lee had tried to postpone enlistment to finish these two projects by the end of the year, but was unable to do so.[20]

He was replaced by Kang Ji-hwan (Coffee House) who, however, had to withdraw after a request by the Entertainment Management Association because of his ongoing contract dispute and legal fight with his former and current management companies.[21] The antagonist, Kim Seung-Soo, also left, with the majority of the original cast at that time. This was a severe blow to the budget, as 10 million won had reportedly been spent on promotion with Kang as the lead.[22] Actors like Oh Ji-ho and Lee Sang-yoon were considered for the main role, before finally deciding for Lee Min-ho.[23] It seems that at that time the story itself was rewritten to some extent. A released trailer with Kang Ji-hwan showed a different atmosphere, much darker, more epic and dramatic than what was finally filmed.[24]

Filming for "Faith" began May 24, 2012 and it aired from August 13, 2012 to October 30, 2012/ The ratings were mediocre but rarely dropped below 10%.

On October 19, a little before the end, the news was published that Philip Lee (who played dr.Jang Bin), sustained an eye injury and had to pull out of the drama. The injury did not arise during drama filming, but because he was scheduled for surgery next week he wouldn’t be able to continue shooting. Many viewers agreed that "It’s too bad that he leaves so close to the drama’s finale without getting to be a part of it. On the other hand, it’s both fortunate for the drama and a damn shame for him that he’s barely a presence in the show to begin with, despite the setup hinting at a much meatier role." [25]

The writer Song Ji-Na uploaded the original script on her website and it was obvious that there were considerable changes in the final product, some of them because of lack of money. However, Faith had financial problems almost from its start and they didn't finish after the drama wrapped. Six months after the end of its airing, many of the cast and crew of that drama had not been paid, The acting, editing, and producing salaries which hadn't been paid amounted to 1.7 billion won. Drama producer and direction Kim Jong-hak, whose credits include Eyes of Dawn, Sandglass, Daemang (2002) and Legend (2007), was accused of double-contracting the Faith OST rights (to two separate companies) in the fall of 2012 became the subject of a police investigation for embezzlement and breach of trust. Kim was sued in February 2013 under the charge that he had embezzled 2 billion for personal use and summoned by police for ongoing investigation. He took his own life in July 23, 2013, by carbon dioxide, in a gositel room.[26][27][28] This tragic death and many of the "ills" of Korean dramas have been attributed to the outsourcing of production to independent companies which struggle to cover the exhorbitant cost of writers and stars.[29]

 

 

The original trailer with Kang Ji Hwan. This is a longer trailer.

The one I saw previously is different. It is shorter and has 3D-like effects but I can't find it.

 

 

 

 

I found another one. Never seen this before

 

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On 8/21/2017 at 9:41 AM, Kris Silva said:

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Minoz,

First of all I would like to thank everyone for keeping this thread busy ..... making missing LMH more bearable. I mainly just lurk and doesn't has anything interesting to share. This is why I appreciated every posts here. The reason I decided to delurk is wanting to share my view point on acting award. I don't believe ones popularity or high status can influences the outcome of acting award. Otherwise we'll see many acting awards being handed out to popular idols. Others may think I am being bias but I truely believe Minho deserve all the acting awards he received. I used to be an anti-kdrama person but thanks to Minho he has changed my perspective.  When I have more time I'll come back and share how I became kdrama fan because of Minho.  Until then hope everyone enjoys this thread as much as I do.

 

 

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Hi gtLmh, thanks for sharing the clip. :lol:

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8 Male Celebrities Who’ve Completely Transformed Their Bodies Since Debuting

 

5. Lee Minho

In his rookie days, Lee Minho certainly went for a much slimmer, prettier look.

 

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Now, he’s turned into a hunky Hallyu star!

 

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@1ouise, I did not know that Anna Jo is @zinnia here on Soompi. Her FB posts are very interesting. I will try to go over her posts here.

 

@Calliep, thanks for sharing the videos/trailers. Now that's the "cinematic look" I was talking about. In fact, it's even on 3D. At first, I thought that the low production value of Faith was because of the available technology then. But CH was able to get that cinematic look, despite being filmed before Faith. So Faith must really have had budget issues. It's sad that it went through such dilemmas, and Minho had to endure it. But I guess him knowing that his fans actually loved the drama is a huge consolation on his part. By that, I think he's already managed to "become a person like him (Choi Young) who can give somebody consolation and quiet comfort merely by being looked at."

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12 hours ago, syntyche said:

@1ouise, I did not know that Anna Jo is @zinnia here on Soompi. Her FB posts are very interesting. I will try to go over her posts here.

 

@Calliep, thanks for sharing the videos/trailers. Now that's the "cinematic look" I was talking about. In fact, it's even on 3D. At first, I thought that the low production value of Faith was because of the available technology then. But CH was able to get that cinematic look, despite being filmed before Faith. So Faith must really have had budget issues. It's sad that it went through such dilemmas, and Minho had to endure it. But I guess him knowing that his fans actually loved the drama is a huge consolation on his part. By that, I think he's already managed to "become a person like him (Choi Young) who can give somebody consolation and quiet comfort merely by being looked at."

 

Hi syntyche, "Faith" has been mired in financial problems almost from start to finish. Its woes have continued long after the drama wrapped, news of which has cropped up every so often in headlines. "Faith" has still been unable to pay many of its actors, and PD Kim has been the subject of an embezzling investigation. May he Rest in Peace. He was sued for those unpaid acting, editing, and producing salaries under the charge that he had misappropriated 2 billion for personal use. "Faith" I know suffered its own litany of woes prior to airing. It got its budget slashed and was pushed back again and again & it lost multiple lead men.  Until Lee Min-ho signed on and the drama got rolling. Yet the cast and crew of that drama had not been paid. IDK if they're all paid now.  :o So happy that I think LMH has no problem about his TF in the drama since he was the lead. 

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On 8/12/2018 at 10:13 PM, gtLmh0622 said:

But Minho played Choi Young very successfully, I don't think he got the best actor award just because he's popular and famous.

@gtLmh0622

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When I made the statement that "They had to give LMH and award because he is so popular but none the other actors did." In no way was I implying that I did not think that LMH did not deserve the award. I think he did and I am happy with his excellence award but I have read a lot to know that the TV stations SBS, KBS and MBS give awards to all the successful dramas even if the actor did not act that well. As long as they are popular they will select him or her.  As I said LMH and KHS was not nominated for the best couple but fans loved them. I thought they were great and made the drama popular even if there were problems elsewhere because of budget issues.

 

\https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_SBS_Drama_Awards

If you check the link, there were many successful dramas that year, so they separated them thus everyone could get an award. The Chaser actor got the Daesang award so they put him in LMH's category so LMH had the chance to win that category. Rooftop Prince and Faith had a similar story yet they separated them in different categories so both LMH and Park Yoon Chun can win in their category.

Gentleman's dignity and Rooftop prince were hits then so they had to win the couple's awards. The nominations for couple's awards. I can't find them now but I remember 4 of the couples from Gentleman's dignity and the couple from Rooftop prince got the nomination. The winners were one couple from Gentleman's dignity and the couple from rooftop prince. But our Imja couple were not even nominated. I personally thought the Imja (Faith) couple were much better than the other two but no nominations because Gentleman Dignity and Rooftop prince were hits.) If Faith was a hit, I bet the Imja couple would have been nominated. How can you nominate all four couples from Gentleman's Dignity and none from Faith if it is not politics? Ratings are everything. In only one instance that I can think of, ratings were not everything. I will talk about that tomorrow.

 

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Lee Min-ho, really? Okay, so you’ll probably know very well by now that I have great love for Lee Min-ho, but Faith was the drama that made me fall a little bit out of love with him, so I have a bit of raised eyebrow at his Top Excellence. Well, he did propel City Hunter to great heights for SBS, so they’ll definitely want to keep him on their side. I can’t say that he really earned that award for Faith, except maybe by default considering the small number of miniseries on that list. No, not even by default, considering that Kim Myung-min and Lee Beom-soo had miniseries too. Sigh. Well, we’ll always have his Faith hair to look back on. Which I really miss.

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She did not think he deserved the award by the comment above.

 

Anyway, LMH came out ahead after all because he gained a lot of fans from Faith.

 

 

 

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Как быстро и как долго проходит время, пока мы ждем нашего воина.
Мы уже подошли к драме Мин Хо «Вера». Счастливое время ... счастливый Ли Мин-хо ... счастливая пара Imja ...

 

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Lee Min Ho: conoce los mejores doramas del galán surcoreano [FOTOS]

 

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Lee Min Ho continues to accumulate followers all over the world thanks to her doramas, in which she teaches how to make a woman fall in love and how to face life despite adversity.

Lee Min Ho is 31 years old and has a large legion of followers in different parts of the world. He is perhaps the most valued heartthrob of South Korea due to the fame he achieved with the romantic novels he starred in and which also aired in our country.


Lee Min Ho, one of the most popular Korean actors worldwide, began in the world of acting since the late 90s and early 2000s. But he was catapulted with the drama "Boys over flowers" (2009).

 

 

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On 8/12/2018 at 4:08 PM, CarolynH said:

@CalliePThanks for the background behind Faith.  I think many of us, who are here now, began following LMH around Heirs or after.  I do remember one part where I said "again?".  Since Syntyche hasn't seen all of Faith, I won't mention specifics until we reach the episode.  I wonder why LMH accepted the role.  do you know?  I have seen the SBS award video in which LMH won the award and he looked so sad.  Almost ready to cry.  I felt so bad for him watching it.  I'm glad that he now can look back at Faith with more fondness.  

 

Here's a question for everyone on Faith.  Why did the King ask CY for his opinion?  did he sense something about CY?  I guess he did.

Why did the King ask CY for his opinion, I guess he could see that CY is a born leader and has a lot of experience.

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Syntyche, the wikipedia gave a lot of information about the budget issues and the numerous actors before LMH. If you read it, they spent a lot of the money on promotion trailers with Kang Ji Hwan in it,  which was money wasted. The 3-D probably used up a lot of money as well. Fans who were waiting for Faith were disappointed when Kang Ji Hwan did not take the role. They thought LMH was not manly enough like Kang Ji Hwan to be CY so criticism already started there.

On the other hand fans of LMH did not like him to be with KHS which is 10 years older than him. I think that prejudice is one of the reasons they were not included in the nomination for best couple. Faith was jinxed.

They also changed LMH's hairdo in a scene which they re-did in a different hairstyle, maybe because fans complained. Those changes would eat up the budget too. It is filmed live and that caused everyone in the film to work 24/7 without rest. Very hard work. Now they are slowly increasing pre-production which is better than live shoot. I never knew if LMH got paid so thanks to GTLMH, I now know he did not but he kept quiet about it and did not participate in the lawsuit. He is really a decent person.

 

I was going to talk about Moon Lovers and Faith. Moon Lovers had ratings worse that Faith and many critics including Dramabeans panned it but it did so well among fans overseas and in China so when awards time came, they had a different reception. Most of the actors were there and won some award or other. IU and Le Joon Gi did win the couples award. I think the Imja couple had better chemistry than the Moon-lovers couple but the Faith couple did not get the recognition that they deserved. The LMH and KHS had chemistry off screen and on screen if you watch their BTS you will see it. Their chemistry is so palpable that scriptwriter Song noticed it at once when she met them together. Even until today, I feel that they should have won best couple even if ratings were low. I am still upset about it. They did win the Drama-fever best couple award though.

Faith is the only drama that I know of that helped many in their time of unhappiness and made their lives happier after watching it. How many dramas can claim that?

 

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1 hour ago, CallieP said:

The LMH and KHS had chemistry off screen and on screen if you watch their BTS you will see it. Their chemistry is so palpable that scriptwriter Song noticed it at once when she met them together.

Yes, I've watched a lot of their BTS, and I often see them both having fun. They do have chemistry. Well, Minho did say that she is his most compatible co-star.

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1 hour ago, syntyche said:

Yes, I've watched a lot of their BTS, and I often see them both having fun. They do have chemistry. Well, Minho did say that she is his most compatible co-star. 

 

Hi syntyche oh.............really? Did he say that? I love "Faith" & I find it good though, it was not as polished as City Hunter. There is a humorous offbeat vibe, though. Any good show has a cast of wonderful characters and this K-drama definitely delivered, especially with two perfect leads. Oh my goodness, I love LMH here, wearing that sageuk costume!  Having Lee Min Ho in this drama really triggered my adoration. This drama is full of so much crazy fantasy fun.  I wasn't able to follow this drama faithfully while it was airing in Korea since I lacked time.  It was not my kind of show because I'm not really into this kind of genre but the driving force that made me watch "Faith" was mainly LMH.  I knew that even all else fails, Lee Min-Ho is the lead so I will probably like it a teeny tiny bit. Because you know it's purely fantasy and that whatever illogical thing they come up with is not based on what rings true in this planet. The only thing that I don't like in the drama was there were tons of really annoying extra characters that made me go like, "I don't have time for this. Leave." hahaha - And the ending?  For people who expect an ending with a kiss to seal it, the closing scene might look like “that’s it?” - hahaha - At least, they made me so genuinely happy. Although, I think the ending screwed me.  I'm so happy they're alive. Yes, it's a happy ending, but I wanted more of it. I wanted him to actually go to modern-day Seoul and see him try to survive. Over-all, "Faith" is a fun sageuk experience. I have my own DVD copy of this drama & you reminded me to find time to re-watch it. I want to re-watch it - I do recommend this drama to those who still haven't watched this yet - especially if you've never seen a historical drama in the past, or don't really like historical dramas. This is sort of the middle between contemporary and historical (though leaning more towards historical), since the female lead is from present day and male lead is from the past. LMH & KHS have age gap but they have nailed their romantic scenes so perfectly in the drama…  “Was I lacking of my yearning to see him or was I lacking faith?”  This was a very strong line I remembered from the drama. :lol:

 

 

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According to galaxy0401, Minho really got lots of criticisms when he took the character of LYS in City Hunter, especially from the male K-netizens, they thought the lead of Japanese caricature City Hunter was a hero who they wanted to be and he could not be played by a 24-year-old flower boy. After City Hunter aired, Minho's action scenes surprised everybody, criticisms were replaced by admiration.
When the news of Minho decided to take the character of CY in Faith came out, she worried about that netizens would criticize Minho again. But fortunately, even male K-netizens applauded it, they said LMH was tall and sturdy, matching the image of General CY, and his action skills were great.

 

I'm not the fan of Minho at that time, I really don't know what happened, I just read many articles written by senior Minoz.

 

 

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