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'Descendants of the Sun' photo essay suffer a mass return

By jennywill   Sunday, April 24, 2016   83,329   11,196   71
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The 'Descendants of the Sun' photo essay has been massively returned.


The photo essay had been a best seller for a short time, but the low quality of the product made over 100 fans return the photobook. Fans had asked multiple times for a directors-cut DVD and Blu-Ray, but both have been rejected. There will instead be a regular DVD with making videos and unseen cuts.


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However, the producers are planning a novel and a movie. After the low-quality photobook that consisted shots of random objects instead of the actual actors, two-page photo spreads also placed main characters at the crease that frustrate fans on top of all this, the situation has many fans angry as the producers seem to be supplying low quality goods and taking advantage of the show's popularity by milking it as much as they can.


What do you think of the situation?

  1. Song Joong Ki
  2. Song Hye Kyo
  3. descendants of the sun


daFoolio Monday, April 25, 2016

riding the wave that's all.... trying to saturate with all things Descendents until it flatlines...

trboo Monday, April 25, 2016

DotS has reached such popularity that its publicity is starting to resemble that of k-pop than a k-drama: OST music specials. Fan meetings. Selling overpriced and plain merch that people will buy because it has the k-drama's name or other associations with the show. While, I loved both of the most central romantic stories for DoTS, and will continue to be interested in those 4 actors' future projects, the plot of the show didn't really do it for me. "My Love from Another Star" is still one of the best produced k-dramas ever IMO and still ranks in my top 5 favorite of all time. I was obsessed with finding a nail ring after watching that drama.

flaming1201 trboo Monday, April 25, 2016

yeahh the plot is not that great.. besides those background settings n high budget, i would say this drama is just the same as other drama.. if you have my love from the star as your best, I have "The King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo" as my favourite.. that drama is the real national drama😍

dfordawn Monday, April 25, 2016

This article is so terribly written.

kdrakent Monday, April 25, 2016

Milking it, man....

melon Monday, April 25, 2016

Try to squeeze out as much money as possible from the drama but doesn't produce anything of quality is a sad thing. Fans want the photo book to support the drama they love. How much does the photobook cost? if it was really cheap then I can totally understand the poor quality. I think they just want to quickly push out something to sell and make money so they can move on to making other merchandises.

katiririn Monday, April 25, 2016

Yup, I saw it in korea how everyone wanted to make money out of this drama. Even the certain cosmetic brand who with Song Hye Kyo works with seemed to take advantage of DoTS...

tippachan33 katiririn Monday, April 25, 2016

just so u know, the drama winter wind blows also being endorsed by that cosmetic brand, a lot of dramas do that actually, it isn't just this particular drama

katiririn tippachan33 Monday, April 25, 2016

yeah, but they used these huge posters about dots in their shops...

qybbomi Monday, April 25, 2016

Maybe because this drama is completely pre-produced, thats why so many people are anticipating it (including me)... but honestly it isnt a drama that is worth so much attention, at least for me.

exo_BAP_snsd qybbomi Monday, April 25, 2016

i don't agree with you...it was such a nice drama with a fresh idea rather than a typical kdrama

bj_YGfam exo_BAP_snsd Monday, April 25, 2016

Fresh idea? Well, I don't agree with you. Beside, this drama actually lack of exact details. Actually, the casts help boosting this drama.

exo_BAP_snsd bj_YGfam Monday, April 25, 2016

"lack of exact details"...???? that really made me laugh....please tell me, in what way did it lack details???? and YES it is a fresh idea..I mean, seriously, have you ever seen a drama similar to this???

jennkyube exo_BAP_snsd Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oh hey, you who disliked my comment. Lmao kid, go watch more dramas because you obviously are new at this. DOTS contains more kdrama cliche than any other drama I've watched, and I've been a kdrama viewer for close to 14 years. There's nothing "fresh" about this drama. Military setting? Medical setting? Main guys got killed and suddenly revealed they are still alive? Romance in work place? There are TONS of kdramas that did them in the past. This is another TYPICAL kdrama. But you probably are unaware because you are new at this. If you want something unusual, go watch "Innocent Man."

exo_BAP_snsd jennkyube Tuesday, April 26, 2016

i only disliked your comment because i didn't agree with...no bad feelings...it's not like i was rude or anything....i don't why your feelings so defensive just because I really liked DOTS .i already watched Innocent man and werewolf boy too. and also, if you have really been watching dramas for 14 years as you claim, then almost nothing would seem fresh to you, but DOTS is fresh for many people. and don't go talking as if you know me, because i am NOT new to kdramas, but now that you mentioned those things, i really do think it is similar to other dramas but it still was fresh and enjoyable to me

exo_BAP_snsd Tuesday, April 26, 2016

oops i made so many typos, excuse me for that

kimlj Monday, April 25, 2016

Producers, director and writers of Dots are still wrapped up in their bubbles to think that this is the best drama of 2016.  After the cake has cooled, viewers have more opportuniy to make careful comparisons as they are exposed to other dramas.  Thus the latest reviews which contradict initial positive response.

most_like Monday, April 25, 2016

who in their right mind would buy such goods

xx_minhye Sunday, April 24, 2016

After 5 years, still struggling to read Allkpop articles..I don't think it's my fault anymore...there's something called active voice

EJC (Banned) xx_minhye Sunday, April 24, 2016

This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

BornEpik xx_minhye Monday, April 25, 2016

You guys took it right out of my mouth haha

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