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Jung Il-woo sings for 49 Days

Jang Geun-seok has done it. So has Kim Bum. Even best bud Lee Min-ho has taken a crack.

Now it’s Jung Il-woo’s turn to sing for a drama OST: He’ll be showing off his singing skills (? — only ’cause I’m not sure yet whether he has any) for the first time with a track on the 49 Days soundtrack. The single is titled “허수아비,” meaning “Puppet“; it’s Reaper Boy’s theme song, and alludes to the sadness of blankly watching the one you love, unable to do anything. Seems like those sentiments could also be appropriate as Almost-Dead Girl’s theme song, but as many of us suspect there’s more to the exasperated Scheduler than we’ve been told so far, I’m betting it fits in nicely with future developments.

The tune is described as a “warm and dreamlike” modern-rock song, and will become available online on March 30 via various internet music portal sites. Jung Il-woo reportedly spent his free time with vocal training to prepare for his singing debut, which he recorded on weekends and breaks from drama shoots (which, as we know, can be quite grueling).

On top of that, we’ll get to see Mr. Scheduler playing the guitar in the drama’s Episode 6, which airs this Thursday. We’ve seen him with the guitar before — on rooftops and such, because, what?, you mean YOU don’t play in the night breeze on high-rise ledges? — but this’ll be the first time we get to see him playing it.

Via Hankyung

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The best thing about the photo above is that it shows that they definitely have a sturdy security line attached to his body!

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You are totally right, I couldn't see it the first time but it's there.

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I think I saw the rope coming out of his body below the jacket.

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I wish to be reborn in the next life as a safety line so I can give Reaper Boy a backhug.

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Haha. Wouldn't we all?

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I want to be reborn as his guitar. So he can hug me while plucking my strings.

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Agreed! It makes me so happy to see that line =)

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Agreed.
Reminds me of the non-retouched photos from Kiera Knightly's Pride and Prejudice where she is leaning off that giant rock.

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I will happily catch him if he falls. Kidding. XD

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I totally noticed this too, cos I was like damn... it would really suck if hottie reaper boy fell of his angst roof and died! and I was like phew! when i saw the butt rope.

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Well, they better not kill my Pretty Boy Jung.

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yeah. but this seems pretty stupid to ask but do they really have to shoot the scene at the edge of the roof? i know first hand it's pretty scary to look down from the edge. i tried rappelling face down and it scared me to the bone. i was almost hysterical.

but if JIW really shot that scene there. my. my. he sure is brave. says a lot what actors/actresses have to put up with for our entertainment. :)

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oooooer... I wonder if he'll be any good

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First!

Anyway, song from Reaper past life (Yisoo) to his (former) girlfriend, Yikyung.

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i'm re-watching RoI right now coz he had me cravin'. i can't wait for his storyline to get fleshed out in 49 days. :P ..yi kyung's ex-bf, perhaps? that's the popular theory, right?

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Really..?? So the reaper was actually human?
I does seem that he cares for the almost-dead girl but Yi Kyung? No way..!!

Well, if he was human once then that should be about 100 years ago or so, right? for his graduation to become a reaper and stuff (sounds creepy writing it..)

Anyway, i really wanna know more about him & can't wait to listen to his voice, hope it's as beautiful as his looks =)

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No, actually he is a reaper for like 5 years (Yi Kyung Boyfriend died 5 years ago in a traffic accident - Which I suspect to be involved with a motorcycle )

I also read some character chart that says he was punished to be a scheduler for 5 years because he commited suicide....

So... I'm sure Yi Kyung and him were a couple before.

People how can you not recognize his back and hair in that scene where they show her crying for his dead body?

That is why he feels useasy at her home, and the drama make it always like they missed each other.. and slow motion and all ^^

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i'm glad someone else also suspects him to be yi kyungs ex bf!

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I agree. When I saw the back of the head and the hair of the dead body on the ground, I had a good feeling it was the Reaper boy's hair. lol And I'm pretty much sticking to my guess that it's him bc k-dramas are quite predictable. And even in the first episode (or was it second?) where they showed a slow-mo shot of the reaper boy walking past Yi-kyung, I felt that there was some foreshadowing going on to show that they are connected in more ways than just Yi-kyung being Ji-hyun's host body. Well, why else would Yi-kyung be taken as host? Because all the characters have got to be connected in at least five ways since it's such a small world. That's how k-dramas roll.

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lol! especially funny when it takes place in such a large city like Seoul! And if you have some random character we've never seen before come in in episode 10 and announce him as the bf, people will be like "WTF, who is this random person? That doesn't make sense!" when it's more probably in real life that the bf is not the reaper. =D

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Yeah I agree, maybe the scheduler himself doesn't know, but even Him is connected in this situation, he said ''in my world things don't happen without a reason.'' There always have something in commom.''

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I feel like this scheduler job is like some sort of punishment as well. Maybe when he was human, he wasn't a nice guy. Maybe he never really loved Yi-kyung as much as she loved him, used her, and cheated on her. Only after he died, he realized he had wronged her or was really in love with her. (I'm putting a Skip Beat-esque spin on this...)

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I think it can be like this too. But what a big twist would be if she is the one guilty for his death? I mean like because of her he commited suicide, and couldn't go to hell or heaven before paying for his sins. It is said people who commit suicide have very hard punishment...

I think the scheduler job is a punishment.
He keep saying ''in the end of my 5 years''

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I agree, and if we go and put a Full Moon wo Sagashite spin on this, he may very well be alive but in a coma until he finishes his work as a scheduler ^^

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I'm totally a big supporter of the ex-bf of YiKyung theory but something in the last episode had me all ... o.0 about the theroy.

One of scheduler's lines: "Girls in this generation are so [fickle(?)]" (or something like that)

So that suggested to me that he's lived for a few generations. It makes me think he's a few hundrend years old.

But yes, I imagine he was human once and has loved.

The question that I want to know is ... If scheduler/reaper-boy falls in love with Ji-Hyun then is he to become human once again? Or is she to become the same as him; a reaper? ... Or are they tragically fated to be seperated by the human-reaper worlds?

P.s. What is RoI?

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Forget that p.s. .... Return of Iljimae ... Duh! ><

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or return on investment haha

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because right now he still not yet regain his memory when he was still human. That why he say words like that ^^

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If he really is Yi Kyung's BF then i go with the idea that he has no memory of the past..
but right now, isn't he falling for Ji Hyun? Is that even fair for Yi Kyung?
Even so, i want Yi Kyung to have a nice life with Mr.Stalker, he cares for her so much :(

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No he's not falling for JH. I dont know about later, but now he is only her watcher/guardian.

And it did written in his official character description that he doesn't remember his past life.

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I sometimes go "this generation of kids..blah blah" regarding people just a few years younger than me.

But yeah when he talks, it does sound like he's been doing this job for a long while, when it has only been like 5 years.

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lol..i go 'this generation of kids'to pplz the same age and a lil older than me aswell :p

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I'm leaning on that idea as well... I think his death is the reason why Yi kyung doesn't care about her life anymore.

Can't wait til they give out the details already...

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Someone posted that the chart actually says he's YK's brother.

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People, have more than one chart, the chart at SBS site don't tell if he is brother or Boyfriend, people are guessing he was her brother just because of the last name is the same, what don't mean anything, since Shin In Jung and Shin Ji Hyun are no related at all^^

Also, wanting to die for a lover than a brother seems more kdrama like and all :)

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What if it was lover AND brother? XDDD

Well, I don't know. Aren't Ji-hyun and Kang supposed to end up together? He kind of seems to be falling for her, though D: We'll see ^^

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didn't someone post that reaper boy is actually yi kyung's brother?!?!? so confusing!

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Yeah I'm confused too. I thought he was the bf then someone said he was the brother?????? You guys sure he's dead? He's not lying in a coma in hospital and taken over someone's body?

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It's too out of the world to multitask as 'scheduler' and lying in coma at the same time!!! hallelujah!

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That 2nd photo: Why are his pants tucked into his socks?
Worse yet, his socks have green patterns on them.
-.-"

oh and:

ㅠㅠ Marry me Mr. 저승사자가 / 스케줄러

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Hmm...Reaper fashion?

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It's cold up there at night on the ledge. His ankles are freezing. So he tucked his pants into his socks.

Or maybe he has hairy ankles, like Frodo's feet in LOTR, so he was shy and wanted to hide them.

Or he has ugly bony ankles, so he was shy and wanted to hide them.

He chose green-patterned socks cos he wants to send a message to the world: Go Green. If Reaper can, so can you.

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80s redux, though in the 80s the socks tended to be thicker and scrunchier.

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doesnt 허수아비 mean scarecrow?

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Scarecrow in the sense that it is not the real thing but a mere puppet. 허수아비 has an older sense of being a puppet (especially politically).

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i get a feeling that he's the reason why song yi kyung is messed up, like he's the dead person in her flashbacks to the scene of the accident

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And Hyun Bin for SG.

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Wait... so... *confuzzled* Reaper boy is Yi Kyung's old bf and she is the one that he loves? And he doesn't fall for Ji Hyun? Or is it that he WILL fall for Ji Hyun??? D:

or maybe i shall immerse myself with highschool until the next episode comes out.... -.-

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Can't wait to hear what he sounds like...I'm sure he has some skill, I wouldn't sing in an OST (or in public) if I knew I couldn't sing. But that's just me.

I'm also someone who thinks Reaper boy was Yi kyung's bf (or someone really close to her). Possibly so that he can complete his job/punishment as a reaper, his memories of his past life have been repressed, so he wouldn't interfere with those he left behind (Yi kyung).

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he didnt say "girls in this generation are so fickle"- which you probably got from the subtitles. If you arent korean, you shouldnt just take the subs for hard fact because honestly, they arent all that accurate. What he said was "Girls in this neighborhood are such badasses"- implying the difference between life on earth and life in heaven. The writers probably used the word neighborhood in replacement of heaven because they didnt want to offend any of the religious people watching the drama, or aethiests for that matter, because each person has different beliefs about what happens when one dies.
anyways, the point is, he probably isnt the 100 year old reaper that everyone is saying he is. like he said, hes been at the job for five years, and we all know, reapers dont lie ;)

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i'm a bit in love with him
ever since he did illjimae <33

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UH STUFF GETS CONFUSING...who's who's ex-bf now and what the eff about Jy Hyun then...? I mean, no matter how much I want it to happen, I think in the end Ji Hyun will end up with Kang, but still, Reaper Boy has to fall for her, I mean, there have been more than enough hints that he will. (I want it to happen becaaaause...well so far, we've seen practically nothing about Yi Kyung's past and character, whilst we know pretty much about Ji Hyun...also, I am more into a love-story when I can follow it right from the start (and see how they fell in love with each other)...not somewhere in the middle. AND I WANNA BE INTO THE REAPER BOY LOVE STORY D:!)
So yeeeeah... seeing that stuff looks like reaper boy will fall for Ji Hyun, but that he also is the ex-bf of Yi Kyung, atm I have NO IDEA where this is going romance-wise. Which is both a good and a bad thing...good because that means the drama isn't predictable, bad because I hate it when I can't be sure about what happens next and fear that i'll end up being disappointed. D:
This drama will be killing me...
(And if I was Ji Hyun, i'd totally fall for reaper boy ... he has this tough "Baaah-like-I-care-about-your-problems"-attitude, but any fool is gonna notice that he actually has a good heart...I mean even pabo Ji Hyun noticed. XDD

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49 days FTW!!!!!!!!

jung il woo <3

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hm...anyone else also a teeny bit disappointed after hearing the song? or is it just me?

*prepares to get bricked*

(I still love him though)

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I was disappointed too just sounded like a guy singing karaoke. But then he never claimed to be an aspiring singer once upon a time and I don't think he has attempted to sing for anything before. The song and singing will likely work better in the context of the drama.

Anyways, he doesn't need to sing. He's an awesome actor and hot as all hell...err..heaven?

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I thought him on the rooftops and whatnot was a nod to Wings of Desire, which was about an angel who willfully clips his wings to be with a mortal woman. The film had gorgeous shots of angels perched on European architecture, overseeing humanity. It also had an awful Hollywood remake City of Angels.

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I am so sad! I wanted to hide from the song--not his singing, but the tinkling chords that did not work with his voice. Someone bring in a bass! Please, ditch the windchimes and piano! Oh oh ... he has a voice for late night rock n' roll, not middle school dances...oh oh... a little sexy growl?...or melting into the honey dark notes?... ooooh, nuts. Nevermind :( I guess it was hard to fit the whole ensemble on the ledge, anyway; so cheers for that.

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Why do actors want to be singers as well and vice versa? He is not ready to release a single yet.If he chose a right song , he might get away with it, but not this one. Perhaps with more work and singing lessons, he will get better. On his role as the Scheduler, he is hitting the right notes! Love him at the moment.

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I don't think he intend to become a serious singer by singing the song. It's just part of drama promotion, me think.

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This is released as a single on the 49 Days soundtrack. Therefore you are expecting the public to buy and listen to it. A lot of times that's how it starts. If there is good response , they do more .

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I think he could shine with different production values as well. Its a very rock-pop/ ballad piece. I think his character, and his voice lend themselves to something more acoustic indie and expressionistic. [I also predict relatively high sales, it becomes familiar quickly].

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That's great and everything, but the only thing that comes to mind is, "Is he REALLY sitting on that ledge? OMFG." Yeah.

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they better realease his rap ringtone in the drama as ost collection, lol

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I hope his ringtone hilarious as well. Here's a link on YouTube that you can download into your own phone. Enjoy, fellow kdrama fan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X83M_omHFbw

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*find*

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mmmm.... i bet that he was the guy who was Yi Kyung boyfriend who died but can't remember because he died right?? i think it is but im not sure lets see!!!

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a bit disappointing... but then he's not a singer, so can be forgiven.... at least he tried

Can Nam Gyu Ri sing a song for KANG-ah? He is such a sweetheart, he deserves a song from his love, don't you think so?

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Kang-ah, I wrote this song for youuuuuu

My darling Kang-ah
You're so cute-ah
Your eyes so big-ah
Your lips so sweet-ah
I love you so-ah
My lovely Kang-ah

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Hahaha this made me LOL.

Luv ur song to Kang- ah, YY.
It's so original... and CUTE

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love it! just an itzy-bitzy change, if i may, you should preface it with Yahhh

Yahh, my darling Kang-ah
Yahh, you're so cute-ah
Yahh, your eyes so big-ah
Yahh, your lips so sweet-ah
Yahh, i love you so-ah
Yahh, my lovely Kang-ah...

nahh, i think your version is better.....

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Not fair. Why's Kang-ah not sitting on the ledge attached to a safety line and strumming his guitar? I bet Kang-ah will sing SOULfully with his big sad eyes mournfully filling with tears....ahhhh...Kang-ahhhhhh

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LAWL i loved the reaper ringtone, its freaking hilarious and seeeexxy . iwantit.

기달려 기달려 기달려
나 저숭사정 아니야
스캐줄러
전화를 못받을때
임무 수행중
잇다 전화 할개
지금 스캐주얼 수화중
ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
all the while hes hitting on all the girls at the pool . ugh hot bod. <3

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I don't get it - I just listened to this OST/49 Days - he's totally *meh* - and yet, he sang "TRAP" FOR MGIAG and was fabulous.
He did all the guitar and vocals for "ROCK,ROCK,ROCK"
and was excellent!
UTube has lots of live videos of him singing and playing - he does have talent (especially in Midas where he's naked in bed ....)!

And JB - I know you only appreciated KHJ for his curly perm, but you could have included him in your header naming of singers/actors - he did do OSTs for BOF & PK.
Just sayin'
:)

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Um, isn't the guy in MGIAG, Rock Rock Rock and Midas, No Min Woo?

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i don't think this dude is in Midas.... i think you are talking about the wrong actor.... lol

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Oops! I'm an idiot - sorry! I apparently have too many kdramas going all at once and the man-candy is getting mixed up - they're all so pretty.........
But in my own sad defense, don't these two guys resemble each other?

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KHJ is a singer first, in fact a member of boy band SS501, before he got into acting. So he's not really an actor-singing-on-his-drama's-OST. Even though I'm one of the few who liked him in PK (and kept defending Jung So-min against KHJ die-hard fans), I think he should stick to being an idol. =)

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Javabeans is talking about actors-turned-singers. Hyunjoong is a singer-turned-actor or idol-turned-actor whichever.

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Javabeans is talking about actors-turned-singers. Hyunjoong is a singer-turned-actor or idol-turned-actor whichever.

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Why is my comment not appearing where I want it to be? sigh. Anyway, I meant that for @Cynthia :)

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Sitting high on the ledge, right knee popped onto the left knee, strumming a guitar and singing? somehow, I find it ridiculous! It's dangerous, one must be properly seated when one is perching on the ledge! Then again, he's the grim reaper himself, he might even be strumming his guitar on top of a volcano. hehehehe..
on other note, I can't help thinking that this show's premise has similarity with the US show: Drop Dead Diva. Just sayin'...

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I found myself like the reaper boy more when he turned dark and serious, er....hawwwwttt!

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JUNG IL-WOO! :']

I think I'm hooked on this drama. I seriously can't wait for tomorrow.

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Wow. That looks dangerous. What if I fall and break my neck and die? Hey, wait a minute....I'm already dead!

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Jung Ilwoo!! My reaper! Oops! scheduler!
Looking forward to see his character development in the next episodes..

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Just listened to his single! It's a lovely haunting song and his voice has a nice timbre. Hope he sings in more OSTs. :)

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Why is his nose like that very feminine? Is it fixed?

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Really fall in love with uri Scheduler. I always imagine that he is the main character. Kkkkk. His past life was really mysterious. I hope he will be with Eekyung. Its fair. Since Jihyun with Kang, and Injung with Minho. So, Eekyung must be with Scheduler.;))) omo, but i can't imagine that Schedulers lover is a 'Noona' like Eekyung. I think Scheduler is too young. But if Eekyung 5 years ago, i thing they're match.

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I like the song. It starts off a little rough but as it goes on it gets better. I don't think JIW should quit his day job to be a singer but he did a good job all things considering...:)

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umhhh didn't know he could sing? it's just awesome how most Korean actors are multi talented, most the fave ones i have on my list can sing, like Ji sung, Song seung heun (spell?), Jo hyun jae, & i can go on & on! oh i hope he's really safe sitting on that ledge even with some straps for protection i get vertigo looking at his photo! :)

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Just so I know when I am watching, who is the main lead in 49 days? Is it Jung ll woo??

Btw I listened to the song.. I dunno I guess he can sing but his voice is too...raw for me to like... I really like hom in 49 days so I won't judge too harshly!! LOL :)

This is gonna sound really random but..... I LOVE HIS HAIR!!! I think it's soo cool and just want to run my hands through it!! Oh well i already know I am a bit in the crazy side ;D

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I think I know who the reaper guy is in the story. There have been some clues to his identity. Anyway, damn he is one good looking man. Even though at times he reminds me of an owl. A cute one.

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in prosecutor princess the ost is quite nice and i was hoping, i can hear a good soundtrack here too...

ps. heard JIW's voice; not remarkable but not bad either... it lacks intensity compared to other k-pop male singers, but his not a singer so its justifiable

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