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Iljimae readies for Round 2

Get ready for the next Iljimae series! If you’re not all Iljimae-d out, that is.

I don’t envy the folks behind MBC’s version of the story of folk hero Iljimae, following SBS’s popular series earlier this year with Lee Junki and Park Shi-hoo. Now MBC’s finally getting ready to launch their series, starring Jung Il-woo in the titular role, to take the Wednesday-Thursday slot after Beethoven Virus vacates it next month.

When I’d first heard of the two Iljimaes, I’d initially thought that MBC’s version, directed by Hwang In-roi of Goong and then starring Lee Seung-gi, had the slight edge in that they had licensed the original Iljimae manhwa upon which to base their story (SBS, working without the source material, essentially made up their own story). SBS had the bigger actors, but MBC had the famous story, and to me, that gave it the advantage.

But then Lee Junki’s series was a big hit, Lee Seung-gi dropped out of the MBC role, and Jung Il-woo left Triple to take over (thankfully for Triple — which, btw, has been postponed to next spring. Boo). Funny how Jung Il-woo was such a breakout hit star after his turn in Unstoppable High Kick — much more so than his co-stars Kim Bum, Kim Hye-sung, and Park Min-young, who have all since risen to make names for themselves — but Jung has since faded from the limelight.

Cast alongside him are Yoon Jin-seo (Beastie Boys) as his love interest, Kim Min-jong (Hyena), Jung Hye-young (East of Eden), and Park Geun-hyung (East of Eden). Iljimae airs in late November — will you be watching?

Via Heraldbiz.com

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Probably not. I'm not familiar with any of these actors and frankly, I could barely watch the first one.

I might watch the first episode though out of curiosity.

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I enjoyed the first one...
I'll prolly watch this one too...out of curiousity :)

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Naa, I passed the 1st and not interested in the 2nd neither.

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I didn't make it past ep 6 of the first one since I saw where the story was heading. I'll probably try this one out.

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Triple is post-poned!! I'm so bummed... what if the actors start dropping out... wah.

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Bummer about Triple! :(((

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I agree, BOO for the postponing of Triple, but maybe they are putting an honest effort into its production now that the likes of Kang Jiwhan, Yoon Kyesang and Lee Seon Kyun have signed on.

Just glad theres something to look forward to.....

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hmm....will probably try to watch this one since I enjoyed the first one....just to know how the story differs....though I must say am not familiar with any of the actors on the 2nd one....

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Unfortunately, i'm all iljimae-ed out. No more iljimae for me. I didn't like the first one enough to watch another iljimae >.<

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Ehh. Cannot muster up the enthusiasm.

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hmmm.. if there's nothing better to watch.
what the heck.
i didnt exactly watch the first iljimae.
cause i was really really anticipating
lee seung gi's version..
but well now that its jung il woo not that bad..
well ive only seen his movie and sitcom..
but i think he could do it..
ill wait and see..

im really sad about triple though..

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tip!

someone we have waited to debut will appear in the early episode of this drama!
gotta watch it!!
it's barely a month before it airs!
i suggest, go dig deeper into the casts and you'll find someone else worth to mention...
kkkkk!!!

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jung il woo seems a look a like jo ji hoon...?they have somthing in common..may be eyes or smile

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tat great news~~

the return of lijimae coming soon~~
let's watch it ~~ which is better IIjimae 1 or IIjimae 2~

success~~

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