Arang and The Magistrate - The First Fascinating Teasers [Updated with longer teaser]

Even though the premiere date of Arang and the Magistrate has been pushed back to the 3rd week of August, I'm so happy that MBC released the first fascinating teaser of this fantasy sageuk drama yesterday.

Check out the teasers below:

40seconds teaser:

30seconds teaser:

*My rough translation / imagination of the teaser:

A new Legend is born

It opens with Ghost Arang being chased by an unknown man, but then she fights back. Go Arang! I fall in love with her character already. And how cute is she!

The teaser also shows the flower boy Magistrate Eun Oh fighting or maybe defending himself?

Wow, how come they are already in bed together? Arang & the Magistrate? And Arang first initiates the kiss to this nervous flower boy. Will they kiss on their first meeting? (*curious)

The Magistrate, now what are you trying to do to Arang? Touching the most sensitive part of her body? He pulled his hands back and confidently (but sheepishly) said "this... it's not thatt" ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Arang and the Magistrate will premiere on August 15, 2012.

The teaser mentions that this drama is Joseon Fantasy Romance Action Drama. And the teaser did show some comedic side of this drama. Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Action, Comedy - Bring it on, baby! =)

Pic credit: dcleejungi 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

A fascinating legend about Arang:

Arang (Korean folklore)

"Arang is a figure in the folklore of the Miryang area of Korea. According to the legend, she was the daughter of a magistrate (busa) of Miryang during the Joseon Dynasty. Her wicked nanny conspired to have the servant Baekga seize her at night and rape her; however, she resisted and Baekga stabbed her to death. Her father, thinking she had eloped with a stranger, resigned his position in shame. Thereafter, whenever a new magistrate was appointed Arang's corpse would appear; soon no-one would take the position. At last a bold man named Yi Sang-sa was appointed to the post, and he promised Arang's ghost that he would avenge her. He had Baekga seized and executed. Thereafter, her spirit ceased to trouble the town.

The Aranggak shrine, where Arang's spirit is venerated, still stands in Miryang, on the Yeongnamnu bluff overlooking the Miryang River. Traditionally, rites were held in her honor on the 16th day of the 4th month of the Chinese calendar."

cr: wikipedia

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