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Lee Seung-gi to re-team with Hong Sisters?

Oh HELLS YEAH. I knew Santa was on my side. Singer, actor, MC, Puppy Extraordinaire™ Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, Brilliant Legacy) is in talks for a possible re-team with the Hong Sisters writing duo Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, You’re Beautiful) to star in their next drama. If this deal gets signed, I’m keeping Santa in whiskey till next Christmas.

The Hong Sisters’ seventh drama (in seven years) is called The Discovery of Affection [애정의 발견], about a romance between a has-been actress and a rising actor. So, noona romance set in Chungmuro? The setup isn’t original, but I’d put my money on them finding ways to spin parody gold out of it. I’m thinking the “discovery” in the title speaks to being discovered as an actor, and knowing the Hong Sisters’ penchant for title-name puns, how much you wanna bet the heroine’s name will be Eh-jung [애정=affection]?

Running the show will be PD Park Hong-kyun (Queen Seon-deok), and the drama is slated for MBC’s summer lineup, to premiere in late June / early July. There’s already buzz about the “Dream Team” of PD Park + Hong Sisters + Lee Seung-gi, and you can probably guess that I’m all in if these stars align.

Lee Seung-gi has been all over the news lately, with rumors of activities in Japan, which would lead to leaving his weekly variety shows, 1 Night 2 Days and Strong Heart. He’s been confirmed to leave for Japan in April, to record and promote an album there, and then return in the summer for the drama. (Non-specifically a drama, although what other drama would you be returning for, hm?) There haven’t been official statements from either show on his departure, but unless Seung-gi has found a way to defeat that pesky space-time continuum, I don’t see how he could do all three.

Perhaps it’ll be a temporary leave or a permanent one, but he has expressed in the past that he plans to stick with 1 Night 2 Days until he goes to the army. His springtime absence will be missed, but hopefully his return to dramaland will herald a return to varietyland as well. Selfishly, I’ll miss seeing him on my tv twice a week, but it looks like he’s got world-conquering to do, and I’m sure he’ll be back to triple-duty in no time.

If not, we will have words, Universe.

Via Hankook Ilbo, Nocut News

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~

Okay, this is exciting. :3

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Yes! Best news I've heard this month. Let's just pray for a strong female lead, that we actually like.

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son ye jin? song hye gyo? jeon ji-hyun? yoon eun hye?

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Son ye jin and Yoon Eun Hye! Two of my favorites.

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Me too! Either one would be awesome! YEH please...

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Me too,,, I hope he will be pairing with Yoon eun hye,,, they are so cute in Samsung Zipel cf.......

Btw,,,its made my day,,,really-really good news,,miss him so much,,,,,,,I became Lee seung gi fans since Gumiho (don't like him in briliant legacy)

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Although I would love to see him reunite with Shin Min Ah, I can accept a pairing with Yoon Eun Hye or Son Ye Jin.

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Oh NOs! Oh NOs! 1N2D can't afford to lose anymore cast members! ARGH! I'm happy for him but... ARGH! And what's Strong Heart without the Dynamic Duo? How can Ho-dong be the muscle if we don't have the small guy there next to him? How can Ho-dong be the "dummy" if his genius MC isn't there to counter him? Argh!

On the other hand... Hong sisters are back and we're hoping for a whole new drama formula from them. X)

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I know how you feel. I can't believe he's leaving 1N2D! (He made a "contract" in the bungee jumping episode to be with 1N2D his whole lifetime!) They really can't afford to lose members especially with the current situation. I'll just hope that this new member (reportedly, an actor born in 1972) can find his niche and the group will be re-energized.
Apparently Seung-gi thought of leaving since a year ago, and I can't blame him for moving on because of commitment to other parts of his career. It's sad to see him go, but at least he'll still stay busy.

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oh noes! he's leaving 1n2d? I just read a few days he wasn't.. But I love the huh-dang/faux PD Na so damn much...

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THIS IS PURE WIN!

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HONG SISTERS??? + Lee Seung Gi??? count me in! ;)

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This ahjumma is dancing the chicken dance of happiness! Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah!!!

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Yes, please let this be true! Though it's only been a while, I've missed LSG and the Hong Sisters from kdramaland.

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oooooooooo awesome!!!!!

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hong sister for me are one of the best korean writers , it makes me laugh and they never disappoint me in any way, they make a drama exciting and they let u see a drama in many levels even if the plot the same but the way ti was presented is way better

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whatever drama he is in i will surely watch it!!!

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My sentiments exactly.

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EEK I'm dying of drama overload!

First, What's Up is going to be airing soon. Then, Lee Hong-ki starring in a Japanese drama. And now, Lee Seung-Gi in a drama ANOTHER Hong Sisters drama?!

Seriously spazzing out now. <3

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Oops typo!

*Lee Seung-Gi in ANOTHER Hong Sisters drama?!

Too excited to type properly. Ha.

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OMG I love him ..but i would love to see Jang Geun Suk with Hong sisters again ! ;-)

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my thoughts exactly :))
recently rewatched hong gil dong and you're beautiful and i miss seeing JGS in a good role :(

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Yes,, yeah,, if not jgs then i would be so hapi if lee seung gi female lead wil be park shin hye

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I hope not! I want to see a different face with Hong Sisters Drama. Maybe one who does look mid20 at least.

Sorry but I think his "Ladies" always overshadowed him. He is cute but not really hot and I want a hottie next time :P.

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True,, i think shin min ah is so prety to paired with lee seung gi,,, no min woo and shin min ah had more chemistry

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OMG, Park Shi-yeon could do this, if she's already turned down that movie anyway! XD If she feels better soon, that is D:

It'll be interesting to see who'll be casted XD

I did kind of hope for a different plot for their new drama, though D: The entertainment industry has been in their stories so many times already! XD Oh well D:

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Park Shi-yeon and Lee Seung-Gi? I LIKE :D

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The planets have aligned! Looking forward to this!

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You just made my day, girlfriday. :D

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Yay! I can't wait to see him in dramaland again! And omg. The writers and the PD O.O

I hope he won't leave 1n2d though, there are only 5 members left and I don't think I can bear to watch it without him. I also love the other members especially Sugeun. But I think, 1n2d won't be as good as it is without him.

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OH HELLS YES.

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I want Song Hye Kyo to return in a drama! I haven't seen her in ages!

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OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I JUST DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN.

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<3
i hope he doesnt go to the army too soon T_T but it will be better if he goes early and comes back so we can have him for the rest of his life (a little selfish but oh well)
i REALLY hope that he will be the lead in this drama. i love the hong sisters too! this is the best news of my day.

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I wonder who they would cast as teh female lead...it will have to top the utter cuteness of the Gumiho couple! I hope Shin Mina makes a cameo like UEE and Park Shin-hye did.

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WHOAH!!! AMEN to that...a cameo by Shin Mina in a Lee seung Gi drama would be next best to her being casted as the female lead..Im missing the Hoi-Hoi couple again...!!!

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As much as I like Lee Seung-gi, he only made up about 50% of my love for MGIAG and that fluctuated because there were times where Shin Min-ah was THE REASON to watch. I'm hoping the Hong Sisters knock this one out of the park and give us another amazing lady lead.

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i hope he deviates a bit from his real life personality (which is infectious) and shows us a bit of RANGE

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Awww...I would be sad if he leaves 1N2D permanently ... it wouldn't be the same without him.

on th up side: Hong sisters + PD Park + LSG gets 2 thumbs up fromme.

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actually its been confirmed that he wont leave 1n2d until such time that he would go to the military that means we still have him for at least two years maybe since he said he wants to come back to the entertainment industry before he turns 30..

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Goo Hye Sun and Lee Seung Gi team up will bring back Non Stop 5

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AH Goo Hye Sun! That would be perfect.
or............... Kim Sun Ah?

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Awwww man. If they want to reteam, could I put in a good word for my Jang Keun Suk? Pretty please??!! He could use it after M3!

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i have exactly the same thoughts ;-)

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Wow....I'm so happy about this news I don't even know what to say. XD Yes! LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <3

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erm yaaaay for the hong sis's new drama...not so much for LSG...he was jus ok for me in mgiag...shin min ah was the driving force in it! she was <3!

hmmm noona has been actress heh...kim sun ah, go hyun jung, are the names tht popped into me heads but i know tht wont work out cos the age diff will be a bit much...maybe yoon eun hye, sohn ye jin, kim ha neul???

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I love the Hong-sisters!!
And this sounds great, it's like Christmas came early.
Any rumours about female leads yet?

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ok everyone lets go! one two three---loud cheering and hoopla everywhere! lets (lets) go (go) team (team)!!!!!
hwaiting! i'll be there (in front of my computer) for sure!

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

HONG SISTERS!!!! I don't even need the LSG factor to be thankful.

(Although, the one person I'd like to see re-team with Hong sisters is Jae Hee!)

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I love LSG in his previous dramas, from his minor role in the seven princesses to his main lead in BL and MGIAG. I will watch whatever drama, variety show etc as long as he is in it.

I must admit that LSG did not impress me at first sight but as I got to listen to his songs and watch him in the dramas, 2D1N, SH etc, I became really, really addicted to him. His smile does wonders for me !!

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I love seung gi, but I wouldn't mind if they used a new face xD

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how funny, I was JUST thinking to myself this morning "y'know, it's been a while since My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. I wonder what the Hong Sisters are up to." And then BAM this. Can't wait for their next project!

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bore to the storyline, but i have faith in the HONG SISTERS. whooot!

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o wow....this is certainly a break in tradition for the Hongs who've never casted the same actor twice before...they usually cast fresh faces which is one of the things that I love about them...not that I'm complaining cuz its Seung Gi!!and the setup is also very different from their usual crazy ones but early drama descriptions dont mean much anyways

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not really, jang geun suk was in hong gil dong and you're beautiful...so i guess seung gi could be in another hong sister genius drama! so excited if its true!!

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He wasn't lead in HGD so that doesn't count I don't think.

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I have mixed feelings abt this. Love LSG, but also would like the Hong Sisters to choose a fresh face.

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for the life of me i cant see what you like about him looks ? talent ?
and we are tired of seeing the same faces over and over again

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do you have to put it that way? you havent seen any of his works didnt you?...he's one of the most diverse and hardworking actors out there...Actor+Singer+MC+CF king....I understand its a personal preferences, but bashing him just doesnt feel good to any of his fan out there, like me for instance...:((

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Looks like this is probably a done deal, but personally I loved that the Hong Sister's have always picked new faces for their leading couples.

Other than JGS, who did a second lead role in HGD and then a lead in YB, I don't think the sisters have picked the same actor/actress in repeat in any of their projects.

I like Seung Gi, but this will be his third romantic role (after BL and MGiaG). I kinda want to see him flex his more serious and dramatic chops.

I would have loved to see Yoo Ah In do a noona love story.

Oh heck, I'm sure I'll tune in regardless. And the Sisters always pick the right lead actors for the most part, so I'm sure the role is probably tailor written for Seung Gi, hence his involvement. ^__^

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ooo~ I like Yoo Ah In! Crossing my fingers now!!! ~

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I would like to add in an extra prayer for Moony. and then if Lee Min Ho could have Gumiho for his costar in City Hunter, that would make my year. I could die peacefully in Dec knowing that life could never be any better.

What is there to discuss anyway? If they offer, I can't see him saying no. Any chance this is just reporters linking him to the series since he was their last choice?

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oh hell yea!!...yoo ah in would have been awesome

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i totally agree Yoo Ah In should have a lead role already the guy is good actor and freaking *eye candy* :D

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Agree! Agree!!

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I cant wait for this drama I love the Hong Sisters!!!

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this made my day!

i really hope for a new LSG drama and together with the Hong sisters again is really amazing!

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I'll be in Seoul this summer. I'm going to stalk this show! It should be fun!

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i love Lee Seung Gi, i do, but another Hong Sisters drama for him just doesn't fit with me. Hong Sisters have always picked their leads to be the up-and-coming actors, and their dramas help these actors shoot to their well-deserved stardom, so having LSG back would kinda take that away right? i'd prefer it if they picked someone different, doesn't have to be an unknown, just someone different to experience the HOng Sister's writing. Also, when I see LSG, i keep thinking he's Dae Woong from MGIAG...haha. will still watch if LSG is the lead though...cause i still like him lots! also, wow, how do the HOng sisters do it....one drama a year?! is that rare or normal for most writers?

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Yay! I really hope it'll come true!

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i put my vote for song joong ki! new face definitely! and suae maybe? i'm (kinda) upset she's not doing kimi wa petto...or jang shinyoung or gong hyo jin
anyway a strong lead actress who can act! sounds like fun! can't wait
gosh what about im soojung and gongyoo again (loved the pairing can't get enough of them together)

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so this is paradise.seung ki and eun hye?please

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Woong-ah!! <3 love him! :D can't wait for his newest drama or a new Hong sisters drama, and if they can be combined...yippeeeeee :)

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YES YES YES and YES!!!! PLEASEEEEEEEE make this come true, I promise I'll be a good girl this year if only Santa gives me this. PLEASEEEE

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LEE SEUNG-GI!!!! WAAAAAAAHHHHhh... -_____-
*Sigh ~ I need to be more patient

LEEEE SEEEUUNG-GIIIAAAH!!!!

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HECK YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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