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New idol star drama in the works


Clockwise: 2NE1, 2PM, Wonder Girls, Shinee

Hmmm. With the idol-group trend on the rise lately, and a new idol group popping up seemingly every month, SBS is planning a television series all about them. (No, the above-pictured stars aren’t (necessarily) in it.)

In contrast to all those variety shows featuring pre-existing idol stars (which are more like reality shows), this one is a drama about a fictional group — and it’s written by the scriptwriting duo the Hong sisters (Hong Mi-ran, Hong Jung-eun), who brought us Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, My Girl, Fantasy Couple, and Hong Gil Dong. (As far as drama scriptwriters go, they’re among the more famous.)

The drama will be called You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요] and will look at the birth of and behind-the-scenes life of an idol group as the members encounter various developments, setbacks, and loves. In that sense, it’s sorta like what the 2006 MBC series Over the Rainbow did — which, ironically, was written by the other group of Hong sisters (Hong Jin-ah, Hong Ja-ram). Only, hopefully this drama will showcase the Hong sisters’ trademark quirky characters and zippy comedy (Over the Rainbow was rather slow and painful, wasn’t it?).

The drama has not yet begun casting and is being planned to broadcast sometime this fall on SBS.

So now the question is: Will it star any actual idol stars?

Via Hankook Ilbo

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i don't know if this drama will be my cut of tea, but i do hope they portray the "behind the scene of making an idol group" more realistic and not just some fantasy world that everyone can attain. i wouldn't mind seeing some actually idol groups in this drama..like say 2PM especially Nickhun =)

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hopefully the likes of Cho Si Won (super Junior) gets casted, since thers's not enough of him in dramas
can't get enough of 18 vs 29 flashbacks, while legend of hyang dan was only 2 episodes but he was so memorable in those

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I would really like to see 2pm Nickhun in it. Well, I don't know if he can act or not, but a cute and pretty face would really be easy on my eyes.

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hopefully it wont star any idols cause 90% of the time they just simply suck at acting! AKA Kim Hyun Joong / Hee Chul / Sung Yuri and so on...

whoever in interested in idols just cause they're eyecandy can put a pic above they're TV/PC...
not that eyecandy is bad but at least have the talent to back it up - otherwise just stay with modeling, look pretty and shut up!

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maybe they should get sandara park.

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I can see Dara in this, since she did have some acting experience when she was in the Philiphines. I heard she was in Return of Iljimae. How big was her part in that drama? anyone know?

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i'd totally go for a drama like this.. but i wonder whether i'd like it more WITH or WITHOUT actual "idol stars."

but just looking at that picture of shinee makes me ridiculously happy :D:D:D

had no idea there were TWO pairs of k-drama script-writing hong sisters!!

i'd also totally go for a k-drama that depicted korean fob life in new york... LOL. i bet korean americans would lurve [email protected]

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Haha...for one sec I thought BB, WG.. were gonna be in the drama! haha... so much so for the excitement..

Anywayz, my fav comedy writers are back! YAY!
Hopefully they'll do better with this script as I have not been very impressed with their latest 2, FC and HGD. I'm curious as to how the sisters will write off the story as it has to be realistic right? To portray the reality of how idol-stars work off-screen and on-screen? The Hong sisters have more so dealt with more slapstick comedy-ish scripts in the past.. let's see how they'll do with this one..

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@4; I wouldn't say 90%. Sung Yuri isn't that bad, and there are people like Eugene, and Youn Eun Hyun.

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Somehow the plot remind me to a manhwa called 'Chocolate'. Inpired by Korean group god.

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Yay, the Hong sisters are back...but this'll be cast with mainly young'uns..let's hope they can sing and act.
Hm...won't they need a manager?
Let's see, who has worked with them before...KJH!...(when's Jae Hee being discharged?)

@ That guy

Sandara Park was in 1 episode of Return of Iljimae. cute, but nothing impressive

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This could be interesting. If anyone else was penning the script I would be incredibly uninterested but hey, it's the Hong sisters! I've enjoyed everything they've written so far. I could watch DGCH and My Girl over and over again.

As for the casting of actual idol stars, I'm not sure how I feel about that. I guess as long as the acting doesn't make me barf, I'm okay.

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aww you got me so excited for a second!!!!!!
I don't want it 2 be scripted but all varity shows nowdays are......
but I really love seein their own personality instead of tryin 2 act!!!!OHH wEll

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what? what is this?????? JYP & BYJ are already planning a high school based movie....... wth is sbs thinking..they are going to get accused of plagiarism like ALLO was...hahaha

nvm…. not the same premise…. watch the people taking on the role become idol stars themselves….blah

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really curious to see the cast.

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@14 dogstar... JYP doing a high school movie? hmm... he did get the wonder girls to open for the Jonas Bros. So there is a Disney connection. Do I smell a Korean adaptation of High School Musical???

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@ That guy:

"@4; I wouldn’t say 90%. Sung Yuri isn’t that bad, and there are people like Eugene, and Youn Eun Hyun."

It's Yoon Eun Hye ^^

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Unless it's like Super Junior's movie Attack on the Pin-up Boys where the movie is suppose to be taken lightly, acting isn't suppose to be taken seriously, a complete idol boyband movie, other than that, I dont really care for teen idols in dramas -_-

Unless they actual do well at acting, many of the times it's just "ok".

I remember when news of BOF came out, fans wanted members from their boy-groups to be the F4 - which made me irk. Especially when all members act together. (I liked Hyun Joong in BOF, but that was mainly because I realized I couldn't take BOF as a serious drama or anything. Just watched it for fun, so it's completely different.)

Idols that can't act are fit for those Banjun Dramas or those shows hosted by mnet -_-

@13-Anonymous

"aww you got me so excited for a second!!!!!!
I don’t want it 2 be scripted but all varity shows nowadays are……"

Variety shows aren't 100% scripted. Scripted in that they know what event will come next, or the games they might play, etc. But their actions are not completely scripted. And it's shows "having a script" have always been around. From Love-letter, to the old x-men, and even beyond.

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oh! it's sandy! haha.

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hmm Hong Sisters of 'DGCH' 'My Girl' and 'HGD' eh? ....I am totally Borg now!

@hjkomo
"Hm…won’t they need a manager?
Let’s see, who has worked with them before…KJH!…(when’s Jae Hee being discharged?)"
LOL - clever clever clever! ;)

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Hong Sisters!! i'm curious to see who will be casted in this drama...
but like some other comments above, i really do hope they show the actual life of idol star-wannabe, the constant practice (day and night), how they have to eat ramen every night coz they don't have enough money, the pain and tears.... (why am i like this?? sorry everyone :P)
well if they aim this to be comedy idol drama, the acting shouldn't be as strict as in the serious dramas, but at least they should have a decent acting skills (not saying great here, decent should do).

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@20, bbm -

I think every career path that starts at the bottom has the same workaholic beginnings - 24/7 training for little or no pay, ramen every night without even eggs or spam if their benefactors don't supply the dough, the pain, the humiliations, the pipedream hopes for the future, the tears and emotional trauma from degradations and / or dashed dreams...

The only difference is the setting (be it an idol-wannabe, a singer-songwriter, a visual artist, a golfer, a lawyer, fashion designer, chef, writer, reporter, whatever...) and the specifics of the story.

I would rather not see any current idols take part in the casting, so as to not give bias to the story.

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wow. if they are really gonna cast REAL idols...as if these idol groups are not overworked already...but at least it's at the end of the year where all your "again and again", "fire" promotions and super show concerts are all finished. so...

but yes, i agree with someone who commented here. it won't be and cannot be something taken seriously...like BOF. Let's see who's the director. If it's your BOF PD....I see a trainwreck ensuing. let it be a better PD at least.

so, can we have siwon please????? hankyung also? :)

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Actually sounds like an interesting premise and I definitely will check it out for the Hong sisters.

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@22; the last drama that combained the Hong sisters and BOF's PD wasn't that bad. What was it called? oh yeah... My Girl.

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I really hope that they don't cast ALL idols!!! They should cast somebody like Go Ara or Jang Geun Suk. Somebody young who can act. PLEASE!

Is this the drama Yunho and Minho are rumored to be casted in?

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@6
well hopefully we can see DARA in here,.LOL i'm so excited,...well about your question?Dara is featured in return of iljimae in episode 7(i think),.she plays as a ninja there named Rie,...

Hoping it would actually star our idols,...(my idol DARA)LOL
but please i would rather prefer a documentary rather a fantasy drama,..at least we can see them as it is

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wow this drama seems will be the next buzz after BBF. i would love to see behind the scenes of creating an idol group and hopefully it's realistic and will mention the plastic surgery issue.

for the casting it will be cool to have our favourite member from each existing group to be all in one group. that will be fun to watch.
but after BBF and what we suffered from Kim Hyun Joong.
i would say cast good actors with good singing ability. hence Kim bum. loved his voice and song of the F4 album.

but please no for Lee Yeon Hee specially that she was rumored to be part of SNSD. to sad i once really liked her but i was disappointed in EOE.

i rather to see great acting instead of my favorite idol members to be casting if they don't know how to act.

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I'm all for idols making a cameo appearance, being themselves, but for the main characters I really hope actors are cast.

The best way might be a compromise, have the leads be a mix of idols who can act and actors who are passable singers.

BOF's producer needs to stay far away from anything I'm potentially interested in.

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Oh! That's interesting news :) I rather like that theme, but yeah please let it be better than "Over the Rainbow"... that one left much to be wished for if you ask me <____<

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New talent, please. These production companies depend to much on the popularity of current idol groups and singers. This news is a chance to make it believable withe fresh faces that show the dark and lite side of the entertainment industry, Hopefully this has nothing to do with the 'Dream High' sitcom with the Wonder Girls.

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I think some of the idols can act if netizens give them a chance. Not everyone who are idols cannot act. I think Choi Si Won has potential to be a good actor. Heechul, on the other hand, don't count as actor, because I think he's more like comedian in a way. He's good DJ, but I don't think of him as actor type. Kibum, maybe, maybe not? And many more idols can prove themselves to be an actor. Just like how Kim Bum can sing (though I don't think he is a good singer type, but he manage to pull some high notes) has the potential to act.

I feel like Korean casting directors start to act a little like Japanese casting directors who always cast the non-talented idols in dramas, which the very fact irks me. I, like many people, want to see actual acting. And I pretty much sick of seeing *coughJEboyscough* in every Jdrama.

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yes another Hong sister drama! The plot doesn't sound too interesting, but I'll check it out because I have loved their past drama....well unless they cast someone really annoying.

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Yes! Yes! YES!

Hong sisters are back! I've been wishing for it and it came true. I am very very excited about it. I hope it'll be good.

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hmmm. still giving the plot a 50/50. please, please, pleeeease don't let it turn out like over the rainbow though. :S as for having real idols? idk. . as long as it's good to watch i'm in! LOL.

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I'm not sure how I feel about this plot. It seems almost Real World-esque and we all know how those shows go.

p.s. It's sort of weird to see pictures of these groups on your site. haha. It's like they got lost or something. Don't get me wrong (<3 for 2PM). It's just funny. ;)

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wow.... i believe some would get really famous afterward but some might get anti- fans!!
i wish they would have a really good drama!! :]

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i would rather they NOT cast actual ideals, for one, as many have pointed out, their acting is horrible to watch, for another, it forms biases against some idols, and i dont want the makeup ideals to already have connections with an existing idol group, through out the drama ide be thinking about their actual group or something, it wont be as fun.

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shinee <3

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I have watched the first 2 episodes and I love this drama!!!! When I first heard of this, I didn't think I would be interested in it. But I decided to give it a try, and I am VERY glad I did!!!

Just watch the 1st episode, and believe me you will be hooked!!!

Oh and it is not like a RealWorld reality show like someone said. It is an actual drama. I thought it was too by the synopsis, but it's not!!

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omg #25.... you are so spot on... jang geun suk LOL

BEST DRAMA EVER

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jang geun suk and love

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BEST Drama ever!!!!! Totally can fight with meteor garden!

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Jang Geun Suk <3

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YAB is still my no1 and it made Jang Keun Suk and other ANJell members so popular after that drama

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