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From pretty boys to figure skates

The adorably apple-cheeked director with the resounding belly laugh — Coffee Prince‘s PD Lee Yoon Jung, that is — is taking on her next project: a figure-skating drama for MBC titled Triple.

The drama may not be that much of a stretch for her; prior to hitting it big with Coffee Prince, Lee Yoon Jung directed the Olympic-sports-themed short series Taereung National Village, which also showed her trademark ability to mine small moments out of big events and highlight emotion with a humanistic touch.

The drama will likely air near the end of the year as a Wednesday-Thursday series, and centers around 18-year-old figure skaters who aspire to success in a competitive field. The drama’s currently searching for its young female leads, and will cast till the end of the month.

Despite not having named its writer(s) or set its cast, you can be sure you’ll get a few things out of a Lee Yoon Jung drama: lots of poignant moments and a great soundtrack featuring lots of Western artists amidst indie Korean ones.

Via Star News

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Wow! I really enjoyed Coffee Prince and I can't wait for LYJ's next work, especially because I used to skate myself.

I hope theres some nice eyecandy too! :]

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This is something Song Hye Kyo would be wonderful in as a mentor to the students. But it would be difficult to do a drama (as opposed to a movie, where it's easier to hide) unless you have actors who has reasonable figure skating experience. Well unless they want to teach double toe-loop jumps in 2 months.

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First of all WOW.. figure skating? That's so gonna be different and interesting.. Kdramas have been branching out into different areas lately huh? Talking about diversity.. Kdramas are slowly reaching there..

Anywayz, I wasn't a fan of Coffee Prince.. didn't get the hype... but I'll definitely be looking forward to this for sure..

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I'm looking forward to her new drama. there would lots of surprises:) hee*

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Interesting! I'm withholding judgment until I hear more news about it, though. Writers are key to any drama, as are, often, the actors. But figureskating? Interesting...

Still, I like Lee Yoon Jung's directing style. I am hesitantly optimistic?

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The writer is 김경세 Kim Kyung Se.
The writer's works includes : The canceled 'Wolf", Drama city's Doctor Love

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Thanks for the post!
oooh Lee Yoon Jung's new project - that's definitely something to look for!
But as for the actual theme of the drama...I'm still holding back on that...I wonder who the cast will be (haha will there be another Lee Eon? =P), and the writers.

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Hello

Dear Javabeans
Thank you for this interesting news.
I'm looking forward to this drama. I'll waiting for it. I love coffee prince and I bet that Lee Yoon jung new drama will have the same beautiful point of views and great ideas.

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thanks for the update. At last, something to look forward to.

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Writer is Kim Kyung-Se of such masterpieces as 2424, Dance Dance and 동해물과 백두산이 (Sorry, don't remember English title). Producers Olive9... this is going to be a huge mess. But of course ratings will be good.

Good luck getting anyone to look believable in the ice ring in a few months, and with that writer... oh mama.

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wow!!!
a figure skating drama?
how are they going to pull that off?
where are they going to find skaters who are willing to take 3-4 months off training to become stunt doubles?
i also used to be a skater, usfsa novice level...and i can tell you, it's really going to be hard casting....^ ^

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Tks for this update. Am a great admirer of the director and have watched Coffee Prince countless times. Wonder if you have any information about her. Have googled her and there was nothing on her (in English anyway).

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OMG!!! I loved Coffee Prince. I am am a huge fan of figure skating. Can;t wait to watch this drama!!!! I have a feeling that LYJ will be awesome in it!!

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