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Latest Teaser for “Faith” Provides Glimpses of Other Characters

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!

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13 Comments Post a comment
  1. never2muchcoffee #

    *squeals with glee* Also, the dude with the long blonde hair? Totally love that look.

    July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      That’s another thing I like about sageuks that are not set in the Joseon era. Much more interesting styles. Plus, since this is a fantasy…

      July 16, 2012
    • That guy is really Sung Hoon? Wow, now I have to check it out. NTOG is so boringly… twisted, except for the OTP. They burned my screen even if ISH is wooden. Sung Hoon was practically hot of the stove!

      July 17, 2012
  2. dangermousie #

    I am much more excited by politics than medicine. So yay!

    Sung Hoon looks gorgeous.

    July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      I’m loving the intrigue of the white hair.

      July 16, 2012
  3. mizweng #

    OMO OMO OMOOOOOO Lee Min HoT is enough reason for me to watch this drama but with Phillip Lee and Sung Hoon…whoaaaaaaaaa IT’S RAINING HOT MEN OUT THERE…………. I just don’t care if LMH’s love interest is old enough to be his aunt!!!! hmmmmm I AM OLD ENOUGH TO BE HIS AUNT!!!!! MUAHAHAHAAAAAA

    July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      LOL. Phillip Lee and Sung Hoon are not my type but their looks work wonderfully in fantasy drama so I’m happy with the casting.

      July 16, 2012
  4. britener #

    I can’t wait!!!

    July 16, 2012
  5. tarianant #

    This drama had me at LMHot’s mane of glory but that trailer looks awesome, I’m crossing my fingers for the story now.
    And yes the dude with the long blonde hair is hot. Thank you for the update.

    Speaking of medical drama, I’ve never watched any medical drama but I’m enjoying Golden Time right now, anyone watch that drama? The Voice is awesome. Totally different from his shouting routine. I loved seeing him sweating bullets as an intern.

    SPOILER
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    Lee Sun Gyun’s character is a western medicine doctor who hasn’t done his internship more precisely doesn’t wanna start his internship, he chose the easy way by accepting a fellowship position in an oriental hospital, he had 6 figures paycheck for 2 days/week work, oops sorry 3 days/week work (he insist on that details). And mostly his job in that oriental hospital is to order CT scan and he does a subtitle work for an American medical drama series, I think it’s a fansub work. I love the character from the get-go. LOL.

    July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      I think the only truly medical drama I have loved was Dae Jang Geum. That was an amazing drama that balanced medicine with politics so well.

      I’ve seen the long trailer for Golden time and it made me interested in The Voice’s character. Very surprising and unexpected character type. But alas, I hate shouty senior doctors and I saw a bit of that in the trailer.

      July 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      Saw the first episode. Lee Seon Kyun’s acting is wonderful and I like the premise but the pace is way too slow.

      July 18, 2012
  6. jaz #

    Ahhh…the Lee Min Ho craze…here we go again! The wind has blown and the boat has sailed. Everybody is already on board the Faith ship. Glad to see the sleeping bodyguard there. Hmmm…maybe that’s why he fights awesomely because he gets enough sleep and rest, noh? What yah think? 😉

    On the side note, I love Sung Hoon oppa’s hair…he reminds me of my Legolas’ fangirl days…hehe! I don’t care if he’s the villain as long as he’s blonde…much appealing for him and for me…hehe! ^^

    July 18, 2012
    • joonni #

      So all he does is sleep and fight, sleep and fight? Heeheehee.

      July 18, 2012

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