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Jae Hee (finally!) back with new drama

Jae Hee is back! YESSSSSSSS!!

The drama is an MBC weekend dealio called Hooray For Love, which appears to be the same drama previously referred to as She Never Loses, starring Lee Bo-young (Birth of the Rich). She plays Kang Jae-mi, divorcée who overcomes obstacles in the basic Candy-esque narrative trajectory.

Jae Hee will play Byun Dong-woo, a man with a well-to-do background, good looks, a stable job as a lawyer and good manners to boot, making him the perfect man…on the outside. That’s till you get a little closer and realize that he’s got some flaws, like the fact that he’s a total playboy. He’s also described as Jae-mi’s old enemy, who gets hired to invalidate Jae-mi’s divorce (presumably by her ex-husband). As her success story unfolds, Dong-woo becomes one of her solid supporters — and, of course, love interests.

Naturally, we need another lead to fill out our requisite love triangle, and it comes in the form of Jung Seok-won, who played the rival judo athlete and friend to the hero in last year’s Dr. Champ. He plays Lee Bo-young’s first husband here, described as a loser who betrays his wife (and hence the divorce). Clearly he’s not ready to give up on her just yet, so it oughtta be fun to watch the two boys in a showdown once Dong-woo realizes he’s fighting on the wrong side. (Now that I think about it, the whole lawyer angle is probably breaking a million rules of business ethics, but hey, this is a K-drama and we’re talking about a love story! What’s a little thing like ethics?)


Jung Seok-won

Jae Hee said, “Since this is my first project after army service, I deliberated a lot and felt some pressure, but I was drawn to this Byun Dong-woo character. He has a multi-faceted personality and seems perfect, but isn’t quite there, and also has a quirky and cute side to him. I feel like I’ll be able to show a slightly different side to myself than I’ve shown before, which excites me.”

Hooray For Love is a weekend drama, which is not my usual cup of tea, mostly due to the length of most weekend series. On the other hand, this is Jae Hee! Back after three years! He’s one of those actors I fell completely in love with (I mean talent-wise, though he ain’t hard on the eyes, either), but who hasn’t really lived up to his full potential, either through bad choices or long hiatuses between projects. I think he was at his best in 2004 and 2005, when he was intense and a little ominous in Kim Ki-duk’s 3-Iron, then completely hilarious and heartfelt in Delightful Girl Chun-hyang. He hasn’t been that good since, having done lackluster dramas like Witch Amusement and Three Dads, One Mom.

(Please, please, let this drama be a good one! I need my Jae Hee fix. There’s only so many times I can watch Chun-hyang.)

The producers involved are PD Ji Sung-woo of Gold Fish and Chun-ja’s Happy Events and Park Hyun-joo, writer of My Precious You and Golden Bride. Hooray For Love will follow Can You Hear My Heart? and premieres in July.


Lee Bo-young

Via Hankyung

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YES!!!!!

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FINALLY!!! been waiting for ages! looking forward to this!

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Me tooo!!! FInally! I was like where d hell is he??? YAY!

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Yehey!!!!I absolutely adore Jae Hee!!!:x

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ZOHMYGOODNESS. Jae Hee. It is about flipping time.

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No, see that's where you're wrong. There's NO limit to how many times you can watch Chun Hyang!!!!

Hee, at least, that's how I see it :)

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Amen.

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haha my go-to comfort drama

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MTE! the first drama i ever watched, and i'm so glad jae hee was in it. ^^

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me too!!!!

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me also!! I hope this get sub. I need my Jae Hee fix. :D

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Jae Hee...SO SEXY!

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YAY! I need a good Jae Hee project. The last things I tried to watch with him in it were 3 Dads 1 Mom and Mandate, which, lets face it, were both horrible. I'll even sit through a full weekend drama if they do a good job.

On a side note: Jung Seok-won. Has he been in a drama where he got the girl? I can't stop thinking of Creating Destiny, where I wanted to bust out the writer's eyes for torturing him.

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You just spoke my mind! I felt so sorry for him in creating destiny. I stopped watching when I read spoilers that he WASN'T going to get his girl after all he did. There was no reason to torture him like that, 'cos he wasn't even the third lead. :(

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<3 I already know that I'm going to love him as a lawyer.

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p.s: Does anyone know how many episodes weekend dramas typically are? I've only seen 16-25 ones before.

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I read somewhere that this drama will follow Can You Hear My Heart, which is 30 episodes. Before that in this timeslot was Flames of Ambition with 50 episodes. There were some more with about 30 episodes, one or two with 50 and a bunch around 16-24.

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they could range from 20 (Secret Garden) to 32 (CYHMH, The Duo) to 50 (Flames of Ambition, New tales of Gisaeng) and more if extended (Life is Beautiful had 63)

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The Duo is a MON/TUES drama, not a weekend one

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oops!

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ah x_X; I guess we're going to have to wait and see since it seems like there can be a pretty large span. Thanks :D

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Jae Hee is back!!!!
It's been so long! I had to read the title for the second time to make sure!!!

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This is totally off-topic...but 1N2D actress special! Been waiting since wednesday! Hahahaha.

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Good for you. I thought we're talking about Jaehee??...

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Yahoo! I tried to watch Three Dads, One Mom just for Jae Hee and couldn't do it. I've missed his happy, goofy, smiling face--so glad he's back!

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OH MY GOD. I've waited for so long for another jae hee drama and finally he's coming back on screen to grace us with his glorious presence! show, don't let me down!

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yay im excited! i loved him in choon hyang.. 3 iron was somewhat interessting hahah.. im watching witch amusement because of him now..what coincedence.

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Jae Hee!! Please let this be a good drama! Please ^^
Excited!

Wow..Lee Bo young is gorgeous! *jealous* LOL

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Yes, javabeans you are right. That lawyer angle violates the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (kind of like an ethical code for lawyers). And that can get you disbarred. But whatever :P It's a kdrama. If kdramas were realistic I'd have met at least 3 chaebols on my visits to korea. Which I totally didn't.

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Wait it does? (runs to go get her Rules of Prof Conduct)

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Conflict of interest probably?

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Actually, I loved him in 3 Dads! His timing was always perfect. And, he had us ROFL, all the time. Even now, I just think of him in the scenes with the baby and start laughing.

Jung Seok-won has been diverse in his roles. First, a disabled judo champ, in Dr. Champ. Next was an emotionally-unattached aide-de-camp, who just kills on the spot, in Midas. And, now ...

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Jung Seok-won was also in Creating Destiny as lead's best friend/love sick puppy...he was sooooo cute in his one-sided noona love... I'm happy he's getting a bigger role (hopefully) this time I was disappointed in MIDAS :(

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Hells to the yes! Hooray for Jae Hee!

Plus, playboy main lead? Don't think I've seen that in a kdrama before (not saying it doesn't exist, just that it hasn't been in any of the dramas i watched).

There was some discussion before about how Mr Darcy seems to be the default characterisation for the main lead in a lot of dramas, so this could be an interesting change.

Unless he's a Mr Darcy playboy. It which case yeesh.

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I am glad to see him back. I have been waiting. No news of marriage or girlfriend though. Someone had said that he went marriage hunting after he got out of service. I don't think that is true, since there has been no word of such.

It's also a great pick me up to know that once Kim Jae Won is done, Jae Hee will take the helm. Our weekends will hopefully continue to shine with another good drama.

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We all know that marriage hunting rumor isn't true because it wouldn't have taken a year.

All he had to do was step out of military service, say: "Anyone wants to marry me?" and hundreds of us will jump him in a sec.

(I don't even care that JB has been generous with her recaps, I'll still elbow her if she gets in the way.)

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LOL!!!!! Look out JB!!!

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JB, did you see him in The Art of Fighting. I actually liked his performance in that movie. And Witch Amusement...yea no I can't defend it. Anyway, I'm glad he's back.

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YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

I LoVE HIM. I AM SO EXCITED. I think Im going to be sick.

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OK... Everybody together... let it out of your system:

hana....

dul...

ses...

Fiiiiiiiiiinaaaaalllllyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

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Okay,

When I hear them counting it sounds like

Hana
Tool
Set

I know that the D is pronounced T, but what about Three is it ses or set?

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LOL

I don't know... I just copied what Google ahjussi told me :)

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OMG!!!! can I just say: jae-hee ssi I freaking love u!!!!! I loved him in three dads one mom and then watched him in delightful girl and then the witch drama XD loved him more after each one even if some *cough witch amusement* weren't so hot all together! I can't wait to get on this drama~~ I also like lee Bo young...I liked her in birth of the rich...jung seok won is hot...and I liked him in creating destiny, while dr champ just sealed the deal!! seriously cannot wait!

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Now that I'm calm... and read the post:

Jung Seok-won, loved his ass kicking, silent self in Midas.... very hot and dangerous!

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Too bad he's not playing an assasin again. I dont like him playing a loser :(.

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First project after the returning from the army?. Looking forward to his shower scene.

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hahahahahahahahaha
totally agree!!!

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JAE HEEEE!!!!!!!Defineltly My 2nd LOVE!!!!(WOn Bin is the 1st)
DARN!!!!July?so, CAN YOU HEAR MY HEART WILL END REALLY SOOOOOON ALREADY?NOOOO
This Guy may lack in height...but charisma OVERLOAD!
Dramabeans is my early moring dose of INSANITY!eheheh...thanx JB

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OK before anyone else has said it (hopefully), MY JAE HEE!

THIS is the ONLY news I've been eagerly anticipating since he completed MS.

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Just went back to read the actual post. I haven't seen the other two actors in anything, but ZOMG I will watch anything with Jae Hee in it, he made us wait long enough!

*does the super duper happy dance of epically gleeful proportions*

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JAE fRIGGIN hEEEE IS BACK BABY!!!!!! *jumps up and down, does a few sommersaults and back flips*
This guy is my first ever Kdrama actor love......I could care less if this is a weekend drama or if it sucks...heck, I'd just watch it on mute as long as I get to just ogle at Jae Hee!!!
now if you could excuse me I'm gonna go cry a few tears of joy in some corner

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also I guess no more "Where is Jae Hee?" comments every time there's news of another actor getting released from MS...hehe

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Thank God!!

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Oh. Right. That was me. Sorry.

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me too.....you weren't the only one :P

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At least I'll have a fellow zombie going Jae Hee-AAAAH (or whatever his character's name is) once the drama starts.

:)

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Was never a big fan of Lee Bo-young, but I'll check it out bc of Jae Hee. I didn't like his character in 'witch amusement,' which was a big disappointment, but I'll always remember him from 'choon-yang'... so I hope it turns out interesting. I've been enjoying some weekend dramas lately even though they are lengthy, but if they're good, I don't mind lots of episodes!

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I'm with JB. I can't wait.

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Finally! I was wondering where Jae Hee had gone...Hopefully he's all rested up and picking good dramas, because he is one talented dude. I want him to have a very, very long career.

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

YES YES YES ANDDDDDDDD YES

HE IS BACK! xDDDDDD

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YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!

I FEEL YOU!!! =D =D

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GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOOOOSSSHHH!!!!! =D =D

My BEST top favorite actor Jae Hee (Honestly, I really, really admired him ALOT!) are FINALLY back on TV Korean drama --- Woot Woot! =)

Thank goodness, I am really, really, really HAPPPY seeing him BACK after his military service and I can't believe that it's really FAST by time, of course. I enjoyed watching him in that drama "Delightful Girl Chun-hyang" and "Witch Amusement" but it's very fun and entertaining! ^_____^

I will be looking forward, JAE HEE & FIGHTING! =)

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YAY!! I really hope this is a good drama too! Witch Amusement and 3 dads one mom are both too painful to revisit (I've only made it through about 5 episodes of Witch Amusement and 2 episodes of 3 dads one mom).

I'm glad his character has a stable job and not some chaebol or genius.

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WOW...double WOW!

Woke up to this!!

Wow you guys...wow.Sorry repetitions.

I think I'm living my weekend drama heaven.

MJP you know I am on Can you hear my heart? on viki.Then I've picked up Scent of a woman starting July 16th with Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Wook.

Now JB says Jae Hee is in a weekend drama as well.Now you understand my brain's gone into meltown. 3 boys back from military service.OMG.....something more pertinent.

If he's been out so long,does that mean we still get our showers scene of not?

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o we definitely will...if memory serves me correct Go Soo did his first drama after a year too and we still got one :D
korea is justawesome like that

now if it turn out I'm wrong.....well idk wat then...btw we have yet to get one from Kim Jae Won in CYHMH right?

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I love Kim Jae Won don't mistake me.But which sane viewer will want a shower scene from him?

I already think he's too fair.

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No, I didn't know you are on CYHMH on VIKI!

*Goes to VIKI to check out SOAW, finds bio page too*

SOAW looks very promising! But it looks like *glances at calendar and counts* Jae Hee's drama Hooray for Love will start about the same time. What to do? What to do? I read one of your other posts about your hubby. Just what does he think you are doing on the computer so much?

As for the shower scene... I vote YES!!!!!!! Do I get to vote? Will the writers of Hooray for Love listen to us Fangirls? Hmmm.....

Are you a fan of Kim Rae Won? If I calculated correctly he should be coming out of MS Mid June 2011. But I am wondering if I calculated properly (22 months) because I haven't heard anything about him signing onto a movie or drama. Who knows he might just come out and rest like Jae Hee did. Even Gong Yoo travelled to NYC, USA after his MS.

On another note:

Wow! All those 11 men on your bio page. I want to guess to see how many I get right. There are three rows of men in the picture.

Row 1 Picture A - I don't know
Row 1 Picture B - Gong Yoo
Row 1 Picture C - Kim Hyun Joong

Row 2 Picture A - Song Seung Hun
Row 2 Picture B - I don't know
Row 2 Picture C - I don't know
Row 2 Picture D - Jo Ji Hoon

Row 3 Picture A - Mickey Park Yoochun
Row 3 Picture B - Kim Jae Wook
Row 3 Picture C - I don't know
Row 3 Picture D - I don't know

So, how did I do?

Finally, what type of method are you using to learn Korean? I am curious. I am not doing well at all (lack of effort on my part.) What is motivating you to learn?

Okay, I am done with my very long winded reply. :-)

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omggg finally indeed!!!! our adorkable guy is back :))) miss him so much, ever since DGCH! LBY is gorgeous :P keke and i love his character description kekeke

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The story sounds interesting... glad to see Jae Hee back!!
"its only so many times I can watch Delightful Girl" I agree.. hope this one is a good

and its nice to see the Jung Seok Won in a 'lead' role.. he was in a lot of supporting roles and I liked him. It's like seeing someone climb up the ladder.

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Awww.

It's cute to see Javabeans so excited. I have to admit, I wasn't his biggest fan (no negative feelings, rather, neutrality) I enjoyed him in 3-Iron though and am slightly piqued by the drama plot - hopefully they will get brave (and therefore) juicy with the lawyer/divorce business.

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ohyeah! my baby is back on screeeeen!!! *screaaaams

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After I've started longer drama with Can You Hear My Heart? Which I've come to love so much, a heart warming show, I wouldn't mind this one cuz longer drama seems to develop the character better, and the story won't be rush also come with complete ending, as long as, you can bare the pain of waiting. Then I started to find 16ep drama lacking, so will be checking on this one, cuz I love both leads.

Buahaha, talking about 'ethics', Romance Town one wife, one misstress, one maid as misstress co-habitation are so fun and hilarious in a way, you can't help laughing --which we all know JUST in a Kdrama.

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yes.Yes.YEs.YES. HECK YES!!

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YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! I love this guy.

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fighting JH!!!!

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YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! ^___^

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YAY!!! My all-time fave Mong-ryong-i is back~!!!

*dies*

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YESH. I can't wait, and I hope it becomes a fantastic drama - cause yeah, Jae Hee has the talent, he just needs a good drama to back him up.

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YES, JAE HEE IS BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK~<333333333333333333

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wowwww i am very happyyy

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cant forget the dr champ bromance. haaa...

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Oh no! I so would like Jung Seok-won to be the 'winner'.

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Lee Bo-young is really pretty !

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Great!!!!!

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