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Moon Chae-won cast as sageuk princess

Moon Chae-won has been cast in her next drama, titled The Princess’s Man. Yay, maybe she’ll be able to cast off the pallor of her last drama, It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, which was oddly watchable despite being a big wreck of muddled plotting and poor acting.

The Princess’s Man is being called a “Joseon-era Romeo and Juliet” and will be a fusion sageuk; Moon takes the lead role as Princess Lee Se-ryung, daughter to Grand Prince Su-yang (who was the second son of King Sejong the Great). She falls in love with the son of her father’s enemy, making for a “tragic love story.”

Princess Se-ryung is bold, inquisitive, determined — a set of characteristics not common or idealized in the ladies of Joseon aristocracy — but encounters a number of hardships because of her father’s ambition to become king. Historically, Su-yang (or Sejo) became the seventh king of Joseon, but in this drama he hasn’t yet secured the throne and plots to take the crown from his nephew Dan-jong. Naturally this meets with resistance from Dan-jong’s supporters, and therefore Su-yang is out to eliminate his opposition, which includes Kim Jong-seo, the father of Se-ryung’s beloved.

Hm. It’s an interesting way to incorporate a familiar and powerful love story into the crux of a sageuk drama, and I’m curious to see how it works out. Sageuks do include romantic plots, sometimes even feature them as prominent storylines, but historically speaking they’re more about the political machinations and power plays surrounding a monarch at its core, and the dynamics of the court. It’s really mostly been in recent years that romance has become such a strong player, and more so in the fusion series (Hong Gil Dong, Iljimae, Chuno).

This’ll be Moon’s second sageuk series, but third sageuk project overall; she first burst onto the scene as the gisaeng who fell for Moon Geun-young (in boy guise) in Painter of the Wind (see below), and has signed up for an upcoming movie titled Bow: Ultimate Weapon (which stars Park Hae-il and Ryu Seung-ryong).

The Princess’s Man is being planned for 24 episodes and takes to airwaves after Romance Town ends in July, and will be a Wednesday-Thursday KBS drama. Now, who’ll they cast as her Romeo? That’s the big question.


Moon Chae-won in Painter of the Wind

Via E Daily

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Bae Su-bin

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dunno why.. i smiled at your comment. Very simple.. but indeed, I totally agree!

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I felt the same way.

Haha

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Unfortunately, it's been written in the K-drama contract (aka the "Han Hyo Joo Clause") that Bae Soo-bin is never, ever going to get the girl.

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Which reminds me of Shining Inheritance and Dong Yi.
Poor Bae Soo Bin.

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don't forget 49 Days?

(haven't watch this one yet so I'm not entirely certain)

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Definitely not getting the girl in that one LOL

Worth mentioning, same PD as Brilliant Legacy and having a similar house, cast, etc. BSB's dad in BL is Ji Hyun's dad in this show.

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He also couldn't end up with the girl in temptation of angel. Seriously that poor guy.

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Well if they follow the original R&J, even if he's cast as the lead, he still won't get the girl.

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Oh, that's true...
Even hypothetically, poor BSB... XC

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that would be wonderful...he will finally be able to move on from second lead status..please dramagods!

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I second this! Despite my dislike for his Min-ho character in 49 Days, he so deserves to be the Lead!

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I third this....I think BSB is so under rated...he deserves a good lead role AND to get the girl for once...how hard could it be for him to get the girl...the man's goddamn perfect!

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I 4th this. I love BSB. He just has this suave air around him, and he's so manly. *sighs*

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He's really due. He's already been in 4 sageuks (EOTS, Jumong, POTW, DY.) He's been a Sexy Beast. He's playing a Sexy Bastard. He even played a Sexy Bisexual (Jumong.) He's married Lee So-yeon once and killed her twice (LOL) And Han Hyo Joo's used him as a doormat to glorious ratings twice.

Bae Soo Bin is due, yes Korea?

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OH YES, PLEASE.

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good choice :)

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I dunno y but i ll like that :P

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I totally agree...but I want him in a drama that he has to get the girl...:))

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if it is on SBS, then yes, very likely!

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"She falls in love with the son of her father’s enemy, making for a “tragic love story.”"

In other words, he drinks soju badly made by the apothecary and dies, she kills herself with his sword, and Bella chooses immortality with Edward. Great.

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Thanks for ruining the ending ):

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HAHAHAH

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Lol!! So true!!!

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Well Kim Bum probably isn't growing the mane-of-glory for nothing right? ( i hope)

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this was my thought today when I read the prev article about sageuks

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I hope so! He'd make a good romeo. Baby-faced romeo with mane-of-glory :D

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Maybe he'll take the role of King Onjo (the first king of Baekje). He's more of an interesting historical figure than this unkknown Romeo.

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Kim Bum and some Bae Su-Bin on the side, please (or vise-versa. Either way it will be delicious ;)).

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I've been speculating this ever since I noticed his hair growing out of control. I approve.

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He already cut his hair back to short again. I guess he's been busy with college. I heard he's having exam this past few weeks.

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Love The Great King Sejong both (history/drama) but I'm getting rather tired of this familiar story. It may not be the main focus of most sageuks but it's always freaking there.

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How about Jung Il Woo? <3

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"How about Jung Il Woo? "

Cast both Kim Bum and Jung Il Woo, and retitle the show "Princess's Man: Come at Me Bro!"

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i literally laughed out loud. maybe cuz i could imagine it in my head.=P

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OMG. ME TOO HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

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Hahaha so can we add Lee Min Ho as well . Kim Bum, Jung Il Woo , Lee Min Ho, fighting for the princess, the bffs in real life in the same saeguk together. Actually MCW is close with all of them. Everyone knew she is LMH's bff and she acted with JIW in My fair lady, and if I'm not mistaken, she also had a CF together with Kim Bum.Am I too greedy? Oh well a girl can dream right?

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If that happens, the three of them will eventually realize that Moon Chae Won is completely unnecessary . . .

Kim Bum: That #[email protected]#% Jandi got in the way of our flower foursome!
Lee Min Ho: I know I know. Why couldn't I see that your mane of glory is glorious?
Kim Bum: I can't quit you Lee Min Ho!!
Jung Il Woo: Brothers, you have officially 48 days left to have three tears in your . . . by Jove, your mane of glory IS glorious!
Kim Bum: *giggle giggle*

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LOlz =))

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HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!! =D =D That's SOO funny!

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HAHAHAHAH

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IM LITERALLY LAUGHING OUT LOUD!! LOL!! :D =))

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LOLOLOL :)

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LULZ!

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LOLOLOL i want to watch this drama!!!

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Bwahahaha!
Golden.

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A++++++ iDEA. i WOULD DEFINITELY WATCH

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Yay! I've loved her ever since Brilliant Legacy, and I'm glad that this sageuk is shorter than most because now I might actually be able to watch it.

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Actor No Min Woo as lead actor. My suggestion.

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submit! I want that so badly! but it would be awful to Lee Seung Ki - coz he wants a role in a sageuk so badly

I would love to see No Min WOo more than 30 seconds per episode - they wasted his line-story in Midas and his acting skills
besides NMW looks good with long hair and his sleep is already adjusted to daily sleep and night filming :D -

I don't think he will act in a sageuk coz somehow my bet is that after Midas he will prepare for his fan-meeting at the end of May and he will take it a bit slower with the kdramas

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OMG. I need that guy to be in a lead role where he gets the girl, like, now.

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Oh and I also suggest Kim Jaewook. Guy's got acting chops but was totally wasted in MSOAN. But I think i read somewhere that he's busy with musicals :(

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Kim Jae Wook and No Min Woo in the same drama? ppl would say that they are brothers - kinda I don't want to hear that - coz they have different acting type and different personalities with all their rock out - I would kinda want to see a drama with big bro issues and angsty and well done - they both do the bad brother quite well and sexy to watch

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Hey!!!!! x) I was just watching Mackerel Run! x)

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i remember reading somewhere that Lee Seung Gi was considering a list of new dramas that he was offered, and The Princess's Man was one of them!

Do I sense a Hwan-Seung reunion...? Now THAT would be something to look forward to :)))

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Oooh I found the link where I read about it!

http://tryp96.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/11-03-29-news-tidbits/

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would they repeat the Festival ups You fallen for me story?
they didn't verify that yet! the sparkle of an old couple:D
but the expectations would be too high! however I doubt they cast her before the main male lead - she is good but not ratings wise:>

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you literally took the words out of my mouth..i was just about to type that this drama was rumored to be considered by seunggi as his next project...plus he would always say that he wants to act in a sageuk next whenever he's interviewed about the type of role he wants to do next...

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Hwan + Seung Mi <3 That was a drama where I was really torn between the first and second leads; Hwan + Eun Sung was really cute, but I kept feeling sorry for Seung Mi there. If this ends up as a Hwan+Seung Mi (at last), I'll watch it, internet rates be damned, even if I have to change ISPs :P

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The little tidbits of Seung Gi dressed in sageuk garb while he 'acted' in MGIAG were so lovely to look at. I want to see him in a sageuk and a Hwan-Seung reunion would be awesome!

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Oh MY GOD. Me wants! Lee Seunggi! I know this rumor since the middle of April! It's said at first that aside Moon Chae Won (which is now already a fixed cast) they're also considering Moon Geun Young and Kim So Eun. While the main lead they're only considering one actor that is Lee Seunggi. *fingers crossed*

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LSG is due for a fusion sageuk. He was attached to the Return of Iljimae for a long time, before they went with Jung Il Woo.

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Really? So I hope we can hear some good news from him soon!

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Hrmmmmm.....No Min Woo and Bae Soo Bin....:)

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I never did get to finish her Drama "It's Okey, Daddy's Girl"....but I loved her character in My Fair Lady and Brilliant Legacy.....one day, I'll finish the series.

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I vote for Kim Soo Hyun.

(Is it too early for him to choose a project in the midst of all the CF and movie preparations?)

I'd really like to see Kim Soo Hyun try saguek...and if you ask me, I think he would be an incredible actor to consider.

Not that I know much about what type of person would really do the role of Romeo justice--I've literally always hated the classic/story theme (which has always gotten me into heated debates with friends)

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yes that would be gr8 but he's doing that ocean's 11 movie so i doubt it

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Ooh... Will definitely be checking this out. <3 Moon Chae-won.

Going off the synopsis it's sounding exactly like Ja Myung-go. With Jung Kyung-ho and Jung Ryeo-won as Prince Hodong and Princess Ja-myung respectively, from two opposing kingdoms who fall deeply in love.
So there's at least one sageuk there where the love story was the main focus.

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Bravo Bravo, Moon Chae Won! =)

I always enjoy watching her in that drama "Brilliant Legacy" and some half of "My Fair Lady", ofc. Oooh, who is the MAIN leading role??? (BIG beams)

KIM BUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR..........BAE SOO BIN!!!!!!!!

OR.......JAE HEE!!!!!!!!! =D =D

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or No Min Woo!!!!!! =)

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS! Love her!

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Gong Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :)

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JAE HEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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please dramagods let this be his comeback vehichle!

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I know.... I miss him. :(

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Eeeee, Moon Chae Won. <3 Will be looking out for this! [and hopefully your recaps?] :-D

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romance-themed sageuk, and only 24 episodes?! I just might be able to watch this. Depends on the lead guy I guess.

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Whoo hoo!! Another historical drama! She is so pretty. Who is going to be the main guy?

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I just love MCW! she has this bubly personality tht makes u smile. Especially adore her in my fair lady. She's good in brilliant legacy too..

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Sounds a lot like Ja Myung Go...which I loved so 'sall good XD

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hahaha, the posts and the retorts are all funny =). Everyone seems to be rooting for someone as Romeo =).

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i like MCW because she looks very intelligent. she will definitely fit the role of the Princess, who needs wit and intelligence to be able to hurdle all the obstacles coming their way =)

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PSH!!!!! He looks beautiful in costume.....remember Ijimie?

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Ooooooh I totally forgot my baby.
:O

He's already been Romeo before in Family's Honor and boy did he play that well. He killlllllz me.
:)

He was so effin hot in his costume. And shirtless. Gah. Gah.

He's perfect!

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she's so pretty and fun and cool in My Fair Lady! can't wait to check her out in this epic drama! she has to have good chemistry with the prince--shoulda picked reaper boy again :p

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male lead ----park shi hoo please! they would be a lovely couple :D

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definitely Seunggi.

he already said he wants a historical drama, where he is a high-class character.

he was totally foreshadowing this thing.

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She had great chemistry with Moon Geun Young.

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YES. YES. I am so looking forward to this. I hope she does an excellent job. Hmmm Romeo, Romeo where fort art thou Romeo!!!!

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Is it too soon to hope its our Reaper Boy Jung II Woo????
Oh Romeo!!!!!!!!

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OMO, this will give me a heart attack, especially if he sports his ROI mane of glory again! He is my love, in my heart of hearts <3 Come to think of it, though, MCW would have made a better Dal-yi/Wol-hee in ROI!

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Or Jo Hyun Jae !!

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But i gotta admit the first Romeo that came to my head was Lee Seung Gi. How I wish it would be true.

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WOW, I can ship any of the pairings you have given so far--just goes to show that the talent pool, not to mention the 'handsomeness-meter', for Korean actors is way deep and way high!!! But if it's a tragic love story, all I can think of is Lee Seung-gi all pained and anguished in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and I'm sold. THOUGH! I miss Jae Hee so damn much and I think he has the acting chops to pull-off the emo too! *SWOON* at all the delectable choices! And MCW is so pretty and intelligent-looking, she's the only devious 2nd lead that I have not hated in a K-drama (in Brilliant Legacy).

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I love watching MCW and she is also the only villain I don't dislike. I watched the BL special where they interviewed the casts, unfortunately she appeared very self conscious and not as confident as HHJ. I hope it's because she lacks exposure as a lead actress.

So excited and looking forward to MCW's new drama! I am hoping for Jo Hyun Jae!!

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she was awesome in shining inheritance!!! hope to see her in more dramas as the lead though :)

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LEE SEUNG GI!!! or BAE SOOBIN

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KSH in Sageuk!

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Yoo ah in :)

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NO MIN WOO.

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Waah, MCW at another sageuk role?
(we all know what Romeo & Juliet went through in the end, right? W/c makes me wonder, will they also meet the same fate???)

But, speaking aside, after this sageuk, then comes "The King and I" (if we're talking about history). Shuffling aside:
1) Did Yi Se-ryeong exist in real life? And if so, is she gongju (daughter to the Queen Consort) or ongju (daughter to a concubine, whichever rank she may be)?
(The latter question is because if she's "bold, inquisitive, determined", it would be hard for her to be like that if she's ongju over gongju...but then, princesses during Joseon weren't given much of a big role, d/t the ruling state idelogy at the time...)
2) Will Sejong daewang be present? Or if otherwise, will we see Suyang daegun's older brother (historical Munjong, 5th king, and Sejong's successor)? Also, will the 1453 coup and 1455 abdication happen???
3) Will we see the sayukshin (Danjong's 6 martyred ministers) here (and also their 1456 execution)? (because in "TKaI", some of the 6 somehow made their way in the drama)
4) Will Kim Jong-seo (MCW's beloved's father) be related to Kim Jil, coconspirator-turned-traitor to the sayukshin???

(sorry for lots of questions...)

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I was heard that lead male's candidates are KIM BUM & LEE SEUNG GI.i want JUNG IL WOO but i know he still busy with 49days & i want LEE MIN HO but he is shooting city hunter now., so they aren't :(

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The romeo is park shi hoo.. I really love it

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