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Hong Sisters back in 2012 with their eighth drama

Woot! No better news for the drama year to come. The Hong Sisters writing duo has announced that they’ll be back in 2012 with a new drama for KBS. Nothing else has been decided; just that they’re going to do a drama. But that’s pretty much enough to get the anticipation dial set to 10. The genre, the story, the stars… it’s anyone’s guess. Will it be another inside look at showbiz like Best Love or You’re Beautiful? Or a journey into fantasy like Hong Gil Dong or Gumiho?

People always call various actresses of the day “Rom-Com Queens” (or in Korean, Ro-Co Queen, which always sounds like “loco queen” to me). But I’d venture to say that the real queens of rom-com are the Hong Sisters (Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran), who have branded their own version of the genre, where the com isn’t just an afterthought. They’re known for a lot of things — their meta-on-meta in-jokes, their puntastic wordplay, their pop culture savvy — but in the end I think what makes them stand out is that they don’t forget the FUNNY.

So many dramas that call themselves rom-coms aren’t actually comedies at all. It doesn’t mean they aren’t good, but they’ve tended towards the lighthearted feel, rather than laugh-out-loud humor. Sometimes a Hong Sisters drama is as liberal with the toilet jokes as it is with the wordplay, but in the end, I never fail to bust a gut.

Here’s a refresher on their impressive resume of seven dramas over the last seven years:

  • Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, KBS 2005
  • My Girl, SBS 2005-06
  • Fantasy Couple, MBC 2006
  • Hong Gil Dong, KBS 2008
  • You’re Beautiful, SBS 2009
  • My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, SBS 2010
  • Best Love, MBC 2011

Raise your hand if that just made you feel really lazy.

Already the speculation’s begun for possible leading men, because as we all know, having a swoonworthy leading man is pretty much a given in a Hong Sisters drama. Oh, like YOU wouldn’t use your powers as the queen of rom-com to hire your favorite actors over and over. Of course, it could be anyone, but they do like to reuse familiar faces. Let’s see… Lee Dong-wook just came back from the army and tangoed his way to the top of the hot guy food chain. Most recent second-lead Yoon Kye-sang is getting in more comedy practice with High Kick. Once-second-lead Lee Jun-ki is due out of the army in February. Oh, yeah, and there’s SEUNG-GI. Do I need to show you the picture with the puppy again? Or maybe they’ll surprise us and go with someone totally new. I’m pretty sure I don’t care, as long as he’s what a Hong Sisters hero always is — funny, and HOT.

Let the fantasy casting rounds begin!

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YAYAYAY!!! I am FIRST!! :D :D

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Okay you're first. lol XD Anyway, I'll just add a more sensible comment on this post. :)

I love the Hong Sisters and I loooove their way of writing. Since Lee Jun-ki will be out from the army early next year, can he play the lead role and get the girl this time? Pleeeease? ^^

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I really liked Lee Jun Ki in Time between Dogs and Wolves, and My Girl. But, sometimes he comes across as precious rather than manly (Hero for example). I really would like a leading man with a bit more "umph".

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Well, yea true. I find him 'too pretty'. But a part of me believes that with a right character together with his acting abilities, he can be a male lead who can sweep everyone of their feet. :)

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i vote 4 LEE MIN HO!

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I think Yoon Kye Sung will be sooo great as the lead! I love him in every single drama he is in, ahh that smile <3

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with you 100%.

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Are there two more beautiful people than Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye?

Every press release, every article, every interview, every behind-the-scenes photo or video, even every episode of the ill-fated drama Lie To Me screams, "We are SSOOO CUTE together!"

Every k-drama fan can hope that, with some common sense as their HALLMARK, the delightful HONG SISTERS writing team will bring these two leads back together in early 2012 and give this crackling chemistry a series that WILL go down in K-drama history!

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I vote for TOP and Yoon Eun Hye. They look smokin mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn I need them on screen doing a drama!

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While any of the old faces would be highly welcomed, personally, I'd love to see Ji Chang Wook because hello! his smile is amazing.

And while we're at it, add YSH just so we can see another bromance between the two!

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Oh, why can't we HAVE THEM ALL AND Chang Ji Wook~ And while we're at it, let's add in a Yoo Seung Ho so that they can finally have their sweet moment of bromance. Include a Lee Hong Ki and Jang Geun Seuk (after we give him a haircut for good measure) too~ ;D
But really, I need more Yoon Kye Sang. I don't see him enough in rom-com DRAMAS.
AND Cha Seung Won...HAHAA, DDONGKO JIN IS DAEBAKK~!!
Lee Seung Gi is just adorable, even if I couldn't stand him in Brilliant Legacy...oh well, he more than made it up enough in My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and his subsequent cameo in Best Love.
Lee Dong Wook? ADD HIM INNNN~
Add in an Uhm Ki Joon while we're at it! Yeahh!!
And if we have Uhm Ki Joon, let's pray he drags his lil' disciple Kim Soo Hyun along~
Jae Heeeeee, how I miss theeeee~~~!!! NOW THAT HE'S OUT OF ARMYLAND, I DEMAND HIM BACK IN ROM-COM-LAND.
If No Min Woo comes back, I WOULD BE SO HAPPY, HAHAA. Let's just hope his role here will be significantly more compelling than the other one back in...MGIANTF... And I hope this won't interfere with him being an alien vampire prince who came to Earth to become a K-pop idol but ended up in high school... I NEED BOTH, OKAY!?
LET'S ADD IN A KIM JAE WON FOR GOOD MEASURE SINCE HE'S NOT DOING I'M A FLOWER, TOO ANYMORE. KAJSBDGLKSJDBGLKD
Who else... Can Wooyoung have a minor role or something pleaseeee? ;3
AND OMG WE NEED TO GIVE JI SUNG A ROLEEEEEEEEEEEE~<333333333 *Swoons* Please, please, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE make him a man-child again!! A steadfast, loyal man-childddd~<333
And I won't mind Jaejoong either~
PARK SHI HOO, anyone? ;DD
OSKA? xDD

And finally...
WANG JI HYE NEEDS A ROLE. HOPEFULLY THE MAIN FEMALE LEAD!! Seriously, she's amazing. Even if she gets the second female lead, I have no doubts she'll turn a bland Hong Sister second female role into an interesting one. I mean, JUST LOOK AT WHAT SHE DID WITH IN HEE BOT. Hopefully though, she'll be less annoying than In Hee and as charming and cute as Na Yoon.
I also like Moon Chae Won...just putting it out there~ ;X
Kim So Eun~<3?

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OR JUNG IL WOO.
OR SONG JOONG KI.
OR YOO AH IN (seriously, I want to see him get humiliated by the Hong Sisters pretty badly...since he's known as a "bad boy" and all xDD ).
OR ERIC.
OR DANIEL CHOI.
OR KIM BUM.
OR SLGNS;DFLGNDFGDF.

Seriously, will 2012 come NOW?

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Or Kim Nam Gil? :D

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(B/c I wanna see him in a rom-com :D)

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He is still in the army

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SONG JOONG KI!!! Pure YES.

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i second every word you wrote! really, the hong sisters with anyone will be a hit. they have the magic and i can't wait to watch it!

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I vote for Daniel Choi! He is perfect casting for the Hong sisters.

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Ji chang wook will be awsome! He'll be great in a rom-com. YSH, I just can't see him--haven't seen him in a rom-com before but he's good with the mysteries type hero though. ^.^

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My case for YSH:
1. You're Beautiful cameo: his wtf? face had me doing a spit take.
2. FoA: When he's all vulnerable but maintaining a stiff upper lip, it's perfect for capturing our hearts as a rom-com lead
3. WBDS: He kicked ass. He can kick ass in a rom-com. I'd love the return of the double swords, but heck, I'd be satisfied with just one.
4. He's intense: not always the best technically or even the best looking but he has insane intensity going for him, when he's onscreen, you're not looking away.

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LOL. I don't think I've seen YSH in a rom-com but hey, there is always a first time right? :D He's so young, only 18. :D But still, I just can't see him in a comical role in a drama after watching him play such a serious person in WBDS. Now that was a good drama until the end.

(I guess I'm never really happy with quite a few dramas-ending...except a few.) :P

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Cha Seung Won and Ji Sung are excellent examples of dead-serious guys becoming successful man-children in rom-coms, if you needed any examples to help change your mind.
Or we can just put Yoo Seung Ho in a Hong Sisters rom-com and have him directly prove that instead~ ;D

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I don't!

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Have to agree, too many of the rom-coms of late seem to have taken a veer into Russian/Swede comedy. Glad to hear the Hong sisters are doing another one in 2012! They really improved with Best Love with how so many of us kept going back and forth between the 1st and 2nd male leads. Maybe they'll start creating a dimensional 2nd lead female?!

Otherwise I hope for something completely off the wall, not-going-to-happen with an LGBT rom-com. Cause it'd be great to see the Hong sisters take.

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YAAAAY!!! Already excited for this. If it's fantasy I'm in like Flynn :D

I want Kim Soo-hyun to be the lead! I think he'd pull off the humor extremely well. Plus I miss him on my TV screen - what is he doing these days?

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I hope they go with older actors like in Best Love. Anyway I can't wait for the next installation even though I have only seen 2 dramas on the list.

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It seems like they offered the lead to Lee Byeong Heon but he hasn't accepted it yet.

I won't mind if he is the lead as he has awesome charismatic presence in IRIS.

http://www.hancinema.net/lee-byeong-heon-together-with-the-hong-sisters-the-king-34371.html

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That's the another Hong sisters (Hong Ji Nah, Hong Ja Ram of Beethoven Virus) and the drama scheduled on MBC.

But sure hope he'll take the offer, really want to see him back on the small screen again.

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There are two sets of Hong Sisters? I didn't check carefully, my mistake. Thanks for correcting me.

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It's no problem, I had the same reaction at first and didn't realize there were 2 sets of Hong sisters. Like.. how random is that? ^^

Anyway.. both news are awesome Kdrama updates that we hope will materialize in 2012. I totally love The Best Love and can't wait to see LBH back on the small screen. Hope it happens.. both ways!

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Now that's something to look forward to for the new year. I just adore the Hong sisters. Can't wait for any news bout this.

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Woohoo! That is exciting news!

I can't wait to see what they'll come up with next, because it's bound to be excellent (and the stars of their shows are always perfectly cast, imo).

:D

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Yes please YAY excited already! HAHA will ALWAYS watch a Hong drama ^^

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Yoon Kye-Sang Yoon Kye-Sang Yoon Kye-Sang need I say more? He's just so adorkable! BUT a new face is totally welcomed, as long as he's hot and funny, I'm in.

Hong Sisters dramas are always greeeeaaat.

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i trust these two like how i trust my closest friends...

at first i was like huh?!? when they announced the synopsis and the character description for greatest love...(really, where does the oriental doctor fit in a showbiz romcom?)... but they always manage to pull it together and hook line and sinker us every wednesdays.

gahd!!! i'm already excited!!!

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I vote for Lee Jun-Ki!!

Just like LDW - Out of the Army and back into our hearts. It is a perfect match of needs. He needs the ladies to remember him, the Hong Sisters need a pretty actor to humiliate, and we NEED TO SEE LEE Jun-ki being funny and heartbreaking.

He isn't really like any other K-guy out there with his supernatural beauty + manliness combo.

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someone totally new...I like to be surprised.....but if they insist on using on familiar faces then I want Lee Jun Ki!!!!!

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Do the Hong sisters audition for their leads? Meaning will there be a line of wannabe-Hong-Sisters-Male-Leads outside KBS building in 2012 trying to get casted?

Or are they that influencial and good with casting that they basically already know who they want and will get the actor desired?

Just wondering if they will consider any leading actors knocking on their door looking for an opportunity!

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Yay! this is going to be awesome. I will watch everything that they will write, ever. They have written some of my all time favorite dramas. You're Beautiful, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and My Girl.

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I completed 6 series from those seven
and YEAY, BANZAIII the best duo writer ever make their comeback drama <3
highly anticipate
#p.s : SeungGi with his milk is HOT ^n^

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Excited!!
I would love to see Yoon Kye-sang as the lead this time..

As for new faces,I want Chun Jung-myung a.k.a Mr PIE or Kim Soo-hyun to be the lead!

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My first reaction: WAYAYAYAYA izydjcaykfpebkaskfu and then I go incoherent!!! If it's the hong sisters I am definitely in!!! But I think it's a good idea to get someone new? No? Um.....I can't think of anyone now, my brain is goo!! Help?!

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I vote for all those guys to be in the drama and the main romance to be the best romance of them all: a bromance :D

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I concur!

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Yes.....muahahha. $^&**(##

-waiting very anxiously-

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I think I'd die of joy if they were to cast Kim Soo Hyun or Jung Il Woo as their male lead =D

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my top hong sister's dramas :
-my girlfriend is a gumiho
-my girl
-you're beautiful
-choon hyang
i want something like that

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BANZAI!!!! \^___________^/

I reaaally LOVE both of Hong Sisters who are always AMAAAZING ever!! I will be looking forward to Hong Sisters' 2012 drama, of course!!

HONESTLY.....I reaally VOTE for my special guy LEE JUN KI!!

ALSO......(smirks)....KIM SOO HYUN !!!!

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LEE MIN HO. LEE MIN HO. LEE MIN HO.
what, can't i dream?

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I just realized that I have a copy of every Hong sisters drama.
Does that make me a die hard fan?

Love their work. Of all the kdrama writers, they're the only ones that stand out for me.

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YEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :D

I can't wait to see my beessst HONG SISTER DRAMAS sooon....keke!! I really want to see LEE JUN KI so badddlly!!!

(yells repeatly) I want Lee Jun KI!!!

I want Lee Jun KI!!

I WANT LEE JUN KI!!

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I love all those guys including JAE HEE <3 I watched all their dramas and never even forwarded any of their scenes. I love HONG SISTERS so much. They're are the best writers in my book harharhar. I hope they cast someone I like or any of their old leads.

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YES!! ME 2 TOO --- I want JAE HEE so badly, too!! ^___^

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Man I'll take anyone they cast. There are so good I trust them. Àlthough if they cast 2 hot guys I would literally be like a yo yo trying to love both :-P

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Maybe Kim Jae Won? Actually, I hope the male lead is someone dignified-looking and manly. It would be awesome to see him go through the Hong-sisters-male-lead transformation!

I actually wouldn't want to see a repeat of lead actors. The Hong sisters' OTPs are pretty epic in romantic and comedic chemsitry, it would hurt to see Jae Hee have an epic pairing with anyone other than Han Chae Young. Same with Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae. Or Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri.

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Hoorah!!! that is awesome news

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(SCREAMS) HONG SISSSTTEERRSSS!!! They're BACK!!

Ooh Ooh, I vote for:

Lee Dong Wook
Lee Jun Ki
JAE HEE
Jo In Sung
Lee Seung Gi
LEE HONG KI
Kim Soo Hyun
Yoo Seung Ho
Jang Wooyoung
Won Bin.......

......AND, last one: YOO AH IN !!!! <3 <3

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GUHHH BRING BACK JAE HEE.
he needs a drama that can actually showcase his talents.

plus i need the eye candy T___T

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Damn, I would LOVE it if they recast Jae Hee. He can definitely bring the FUNNY and make you bust a gut laughing.

*smiling fondly from DGCH memories*

But really, I'm up for anyone they choose. :)

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Hooray! I am glad to hear about this AWESOME news of Hong Sisters!!

I pray that YOO AH IN would love to join this drama with them!

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Oh yay!!!! Hong Sisters!!! I don't care what it is, I am glued to the computer whenever they're on!!!

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Yes!!!! Praise the drama gods!!!!! :D :D :D

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Woot! Great news!

How about Song Joong-ki as a hot and funny lead?

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LEE JUNKI <3

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YES THIS NEWS MADE MY DAY!!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR WHAT THEY'LL HAVE IN STORE FOR US!!!<3333

YAYAYAYAY :D

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YOO AH IN~~~!!!!!

please, make it true~ ;)

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I cannot tell you how stoked I was to read this. I have only two more Hong Sisters' dramas to watch before I'm completely current. I really enjoy their work as well and your enthusiasm for them really makes for some great reads in your recaps.

STOKED!

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All those boys next to each other *-******** *faintsssssssssssssss*

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As long as the leading male doesn't look like a 12 year-old, I'm in.

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Is Seung Gi with a ... milk bottle?!?! And posing as if it's beer? hahaha. I will be very happy with any of the four you posted above.

Looking back, there are still some Hong sisters drama that I haven't seen yet. Best Love is on the top of my list. I just can't like fantasy couple storyline enough to watch it and Hong Gil Dong is the only saeguk drama that made me interested enough to watch parts of it. Regardless, I'm just happy they are doing a new drama because their stories are fun to watch!

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Kim Soo-hyun
Yoo Ah-in
Song Joong-ki
Lee Min-ki
...and just want to throw in Lee Min-ho too!

As for a young actress, Jung So-min please!!! If a bit older, Wang Ji-hye!

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THANK YOU! I can't wait for their new drama!

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Yah, I love their dramas :)

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OMO! Lee Junki is due out in FEB?! Time freaking flies. I miss him.

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Yay! Hong Sisters! You know who else I'm looking forward to writing a new drama? Kim Eun Sook, the writer of Secret Garden and City Hall. I've noticed a pattern that her works are always released towards the end of the year, I hope I'm right and she releases another amazing story! (: Other than that, Cha Seung Won was seriously the best is Best Love!

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Yes! Would love to seethis writer come out withanother drama. I love both SecretGarden and Cityhall! I think i've watched each drama three times already. (sigh)

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i wish they cast Eric, he needs a break out role after the spy disaster drama and he is amazing with comedy.

but of course i'd watch anything the Hong sisters makes.

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I totally agree with ERIC. This man deserves some special consideration. Sex appeal? Hell yes.

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yoon kye sang pleaseeeee

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Please put Lee Joon Ki as a lead. Please. Please. Pretty please.

Please.

I'm so excited my favorite Korean actor is almost baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!

It's been way too long. I'm sure his comeback will be killer. He's such a great actor, I really think that he will be prominant in the industry for a long time. I've watched everything he's done and I need MOAR!

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