The media machine is slowly revving up its promotion engine for the August premiering dramas. But before the full onslaught, we are being tossed bite-size servings to wet our drama-hungry appetites. I guess I’ll take what I can.
Faith has released another teaser that provides glimpses of the other characters that will appear in the drama.
This time, not only do we get a glimpse of General Choi in action, but also of our sleeping beauty. Thank god Lee Min Ho looks beautiful no matter what he does since it seems that we are going to see a lot of him doing this. Lee Min Ho as General Choi: Hobby is sleeping and his specialty is sleeping for a long time.
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo, the plastic surgeon that gets kidnapped into the Goryeo Dynasty by our General Choi. (Yes, I’m already referring to General Choi as “our” General Choi. I can’t help it. Lee Min Ho makes me possessive.)
You know what I am happy to not read in her character description? That she is a “genius” doctor. Why are all drama characters a genius in their field? I know it works as a short-cut plot device but I wish writers would stop being lazy and spend some time creating more interesting characters.
Sung Hoon (New Tales of Gisaeng) also appears in this drama. There’s not much information on his character except that he is a villain.
Ryu Deok Hwan (God’s Quiz; Peach Tree) plays King Gongmin.
Yoo Oh Sung (Kim Suro) is Ki Cheol, a member of the royal family, and obviously by the earrings he is wearing, he is an evil guy out to destroy our General Choi.
Park Se Young (Equator Man; Love Rain) is Princess No-Kook, wife of King Gongmin.
There are other characters in the teaser but I couldn’t capture them properly.
Here is another BTS photo of Lee Min Ho is in general outfit holding a modern day police shield. The first photo looks serious and then in the second photo, Lee Min Ho flashes his brilliant smile.
Faith (신의) has officially changed it’s Hanja (Chinese) characters from “great doctor” to characters that actually mean “faith.” When the drama was first announced in 2010, the title “신의” (read in Hangul as “shin-eui”) translated into “faith” because when you read the plain Hangul without knowing the Chinese characters of the word, “shin-eui” means faith. But the Hanja of “shin-eui” actually read as “great doctor,” which suited the story of a modern day doctor that travels back in time. As such, Faith was sued by the production company of the drama Dr. Jin for plagiarism. But after writer Song Jin-ah boarded the drama, she decided to shift the focus from medicine to politics, and changed the Chinese characters of “shin-eui” to actually read as “faith/loyalty.” It was decided that the change better suited the overall theme of the drama.
I, for one one, am happy to hear about the shift in focus of the story. I’m not a huge fan of medical dramas so the change is welcomed. It also sounds like, then, that the drama will be more about our General Choi than Doctor Yoo. Yay for more Lee Min Ho!
Faith premiers August 13, less than a month away now. Yipee!