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Eric confirms Myung-wol the Spy

It’s official: Eric’s post-army comeback drama will not be the action-packed Poseidon but instead the lively spy romance Myung-wol the Spy (as previously rumored), co-starring Han Ye-seul.

She plays a North Korean spy; he’s the South Korean Hallyu star she falls in love with. Can you see the hijinks ensuing already? His character is named Kang-woo, and his fame level is about on par with Best Love’s Dokko Jin — which is to say, at the very top of the showbiz ladder. From the Italian suits he wears to the fancy mineral water he drinks, everything he’s associated with skyrockets in popularity.

The drama isn’t being described as a straight-up romantic comedy; it’s a “fresh new entry in the spy-melo genre.” Anytime the word “melo” gets added to something I get nervous about excessive angsting, but it sounds like this drama is aiming to be fun and entertaining more than intense. Plus, we’ve got the director of Sungkyunkwan Scandal onboard, and he’s shown he can balance the lighthearted with the serious in a refreshing way.

Eric’s last drama was the 2008 fusion sageuk Strongest Chil Woo, which had some nice moments but was also very silly at times. But if you want to see him actually acting in something good, my vote goes to Que Sera Sera, where he played a character who was often hard to like but compelling in his intensity.

Myung-wol the Spy premieres on July 4, after Baby-Faced Beauty.

Via Yonhap News

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Bring it on~!!!

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YES!! Eric!! Welcome back! I missed you!! ^^

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hehehe second!..? sounds awesome! im a newbie here.

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Does that mean poseidon is going to recast the lead or is it dead?
i think i like the sound of spy romance better anyways.

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poseidon is pretty much dead.

it'll be interesting to see eric and han yeseul in a drama. he was pretty good in que sera sera.

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he was good in QSS. Man, i loved that drama...

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yehey! at least i'm going to be seeing him REALLY soon. i was really hoping to see him in poseidon, but this is more than good enough.

eric - fighting!

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yehey yehey
yey!!!!
Thanmk the Kdrama Gods for this...!!!
I think this new drama is more interesting than Poseidon and Han Ye-seul my fave is his leading lady!!!!

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wa!!!!!!ok, can I till handle all this drama...heheh..there is this Warrior (something), this..huhuhuhuh...this better be good

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im always hearing/reading que sera sera. it must be a worthy show, huh?

btw, im comment here for the first time. woohoo. i feel like i joined a sisterhood of the traveling koreans xD

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que sera sera was really good to watch... I love ERIC in it! Can't wait for Myung wol to air.. hehehe

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I was rooting for the second male lead though :P and the lead female character (not the actor)Yikes! cringe, cringe, cringe

If you like a drama with good character development, this is the one.

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I second this comment.
Eric was well amazing in QSS and QSS was just wonderfully intense, just as JB mentions in above post.

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This reminds me of his "Parachute Agent" which I LOVED (so funny/cute).

Sign me up! I need more quirky romances... so sick of melo-romcoms (with a few this season being star exceptions :D)

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me 2!!! I really hope this drama will be more of a quirky rom-com over melo rom-com too.

Wonder who'll be the 2nd female lead, there gotta be one right? XD

Not sure what to expect with the 2 newbie writers, hope it will be good. I can't wait for this. They must start filming this week right? since there ain't much time to its premiere

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I hope it will not follow Poseidon's footsteps....

Side note: ever since 49 Days almost every kdrama I encounter has a main character named Kang in it. Or is my awareness of the name Kang just heightened because of my love for HK? hehehehehe

will watch out for this drama in July. thanks for the update.

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Most of Eric's characters have Kang in the name actually...Kang Ho, Choi Kang, Kang Tae Joo....

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AWESOMENESSSS! I can't wait to have him back on my computer screen. This makes me want to re-watch Que Sera Sera, but alas, I can barely keep up with the currently airing dramas. Where does the time go? *sigh*

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aaaaaaand Poseidon bites the dust....HuhuHu! :(
no more Eric, Kim Kang Woo and other hot emi nekkid me for me
sigh...well at least we'll have two hot people burning the screen here (hopefully)

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I *LOVE* this summer of dramas! I can't wait to see Eric return. He was amazing in Que Sera Sera especially in the hard bits of it.

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YES! *adds to growing watch-list*

I saw Que Sera Sera and interestingly, I didn't like the series as I watching it but it sure stayed on my mind after doing a marathon. QSS is not really for everyone, and it's kind of hard to explain in words why there's something about it that pulls me into it (or to finish it). But yeah, Eric was one of the reasons why I was drawn into it.

And Han Ye Seul? Owned Jo Anna in Fantasy Couple, so-so in Miss Gold digger but likable in Will it snow.

So yes to this show.

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yaay! eric's finally coming back! after a disappointing turn out for poseidon -__- anyways~ looking forward to this!

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You know, I was never a fan of Eric during his Shinhwa day (he was the last on my list, or at least on of the last), but I'm glad he's not letting Poseidon weigh him down. HWAITING~

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wow!!! Han Ye Seul and Eric?? Sounds interesting.... definitely must watch :))

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YES!!!!!!!!!! Finally. I need to find time to re-watch QSS again to relive Eric in all his glory.

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Eric=yum :)
HYS=bleh...

If she wasn't in this project I'd be veeeeeeeeeeeery interested. I like spy stuff.

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OHHHHH YEEAAAHHHHH! This guy is hot hot hot :D :D
I kinda wish the female lead wasn't HYS, I think she is very pretty but she just hasn't grown on me yet. Hopefully this drama changes my mind cos anything with Eric, I'm going to have to make myself like! :D
Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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YESSS!!! ERIC OPPAAAAA!!!!!!!

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I love him....but isn't she kinda nondescript?...Wish the actor pairings were more equal, but, I can dream, can't I? (sigh)

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Although I' m a bit bleh on the recent wave of rom/coms, I thought that because of the current popularity of this drama, Poseidon was gonna tank in the ratings anyway. Fortunately, Eric does anything well and I will look forward to this one. But gosh, I really wanted Kangwoo and Rick in unis!

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MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I like the premise of the conflicted heroine, in this acse the spy charcter. I wonder if they will spend time on the change in prespective/outlook the heronie must go through in this

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YAY.. ERIC Love him XD.. Glad for him.. hope this project will be huge and make him even more popular..XD

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This sounds kinda odd...but interesting!

I really thought this was an action/melo like Iris when I first saw the title and then had to laugh when I saw "She plays a North Korean spy; he’s the South Korean Hallyu star she falls in love with. "

Whaaaat....?!

haha but it sounds interesting nevertheless. Too bad about Poseidon though

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sexy sexy eric...finally! now when is gong yoo coming out with a new drama?

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Han ye-seul's involvement really has me on the fence about this one! She is one of my kdrama allergies.

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ERIC!!! sooo looking forward to seeing your hotness on the screen again.

Que sera sera was freaking beyond awlsome!!! Every one should watch it....RIGHT NOW!

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I agree with Javabeans comment on "Que Sera, Sera; it was a good story, the acting was good and I really liked the soundtrack too.

Looking forward to this new project.

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sooooooo need my eric fix!! was really bummed out about posideon being shelved but now...bring it on!!!!!

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SO excited! I fell hard for him in QSS. Can't wait for this.

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YEAH!!! its confirm..i'm craving of Eric~ finally!
Route for 3.5D couple <3

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read on fancafe tt he's gg to be gg to Singapore to shoot a small segment and tt they need fans to go round to help cheer him on!

the scene they're shooting is a showcase and will take place on 12 June, from approximately 10am to 5pm, at Titanium (next to Esplanade Mall).

last deadline to sign up is 6th June and you can contact
[email protected] if you're interested!

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