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Jang Dong-gun and Kim Haneul confirm A Gentleman’s Dignity

So the contracts have been signed and statements have been made: Jang Dong-gun (Warrior’s Way) and Kim Haneul (Blind) have signed on to star in upcoming SBS weekend drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, the highly anticipated drama from the team behind Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris — PD Shin Woo-chul and writer Kim Eun-sook. I’m ecstatic about Jang Dong-gun returning to dramaland and I like Kim Haneul; the big question mark and potential wrench in the works for me is the story, since this writer tends to be divisive, which is putting it mildly.

The drama has been described as a 40-something male version of Sex and the City, but I’m so tired of that description because it tells me nothing other than it being guy-centric (a potentially happy change) and let’s face it, is probably completely inaccurate anyway. Thankfully we have the first little nuggets of story released: Kim Haneul will play a high school ethics teacher (which seems like an extremely specified field for high school, but whatever) named Song Yi-soo, who isn’t exactly rough or mean, but is stern and determined. She’s also an amateur baseball umpire on the side. That’s random. Ethics and baseball. Sure, why not.

Jang Dong-gun plays Kim Do-jin, successful chief architect, known mostly for his incendiary vicious tongue. Oh noes. The one-line character description is that he’s an asshole? Why, dramaverse, why? Is it basically Secret Garden minus the whimsy? Okay, his friends Kim Min-jong and Kim Suro had better be awesome, ’cause if it just stars a quartet of assholes, I’m gonna have a hard time finding the dignity in all this.

The concept is described as both a romantic-comedy and romantic-melodrama about love and loss. (Pick a lane or you’ll cause a traffic accident, I say.) It centers around four men who have crossed north of forty and feel like nothing in the world can captivate them anymore, and four women who miss the faint memory of first love’s excitement.

Jang Dong-gun: “My movie schedule in China made it a difficult situation, but because of the effort and kindness of the producers we were able to negotiate, and more than anything, I decided on the project because of my confidence in the producers.” Kim Haneul: “I’m so happy to be reunited with writer Kim Eun-sook and director Shin Woo-chul after On Air.”

A Gentleman’s Dignity will air on weekends in May on SBS.

Via Star News

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Great actors in this drama..something to look forward to.

I haven't seen JDG acting on small screen yet.

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I always laugh at the dramas' so-called descriptions. Aren't they almost always inaccurate in the funniest way! xP

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I really need that dictionary you own, girlfriday! Or maybe both of you should start to make one!!

"Pick a lane or you'll cause a traffic accident, I say"

words!!

Oh, yes. The news. Never saw Jang Dong Gun before *ducks*. I like Kim Haneul. I enjoyed secret garden. Crossing finger for good drama.

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Yeh !

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Jang Dong Gun, YAY.
Kim Ha Neul, NAY.

I'd rather see Lee Na Young. I'll judge when the poster comes out. Hopefully, it's not identical to Sex and the City with all the flashing lights.

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ditto. I am secretly praying that a Dramagod will swap the roles of Kim Haneul & Ha Jiwon for their respective up-coming dramas. Jang Donggun & Ha Jiwon for this and Lee Seunggi & Kim Haneul for The King;- it just seems so, so fitting in my world >.<
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My first Korean crush with my fav actress. Plus my fav writer for kdrama. Not looking forward to it at all...kkk Just kidding.

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Ok. I suppose i'm doomed to wait the real thing on screen before judging because i'm so-so about Kim Ha Neul, but there is one minor thing bugging me. No, not the assholery ( it can be utterly fun isn't it Kim Joo Won ? )... But the baseball ingredient : How many dramas had baseball in it for the last 3 months ? Are women so in love with that sport in korea, or is it a particular way to convey strength for a character ? ( Or do they sponsor dramaland ?? ). I'm so tired of that, just want something new.
I love the ethic teacher fact : And it would be even more fun if the woman is good in theory but completely sucks when using it for her life.
I agree with the " pick a lane " and i pray so they would choose rom-com one.

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Next year, the girls will be the sporty ones, participating in synchronized swimming. They'd be on the same team but then they would fall the same guy and try to drown each other. Just wait, Mystisith.

I'm interested in Kim Ha-neul's work but I'm still undecided about this one.

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LOL Ricky! In the end, the girls decide the guy's a jerk and drown HIM instead together.

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Nothing like team work, that's what i say. And nothing scarier than a cheated woman. Han river, winter, a tragic accident. Body still missing.

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"They’d be on the same team but then they would fall the same guy and try to drown each other. Just wait, Mystisith."
Please write this drama Ricky

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Titles can be so misleading. I thought this was about a man who is very dignified, turns out he's anything but that. They should just name this "An Assholey Gentleman".

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Ah ! An oxy(moron) !

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Yeah!! KHN, great. Am so glad that it is not CJW (stands for Choi Ji Woo)!!

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not a fan of Kim Hae Nul Project, she always bland, her new movie with JGS is such a mess. I regret to bought the DVD just because I am such a big fan of JGS. Well maybe I can trade it to another DVD,hehehehe

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Don't be so hard on them, Secret Garden was fun, no? Plus I can totally see the witty comments coming in to just bite at life and laugh about it.

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Granted, i'm a bit grumpy here. Must be the cold.
And that writer used ( i dare say deconstructed :) ) the clichés so well in SeGa. Please dramagods, let this be fun !

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I was hoping for Kim So Yeon but since she's busy promoting Coffee, Kim Ha Neul will be just fine.

So, hoping that this JDG and KHN combination will be impressive since JDG is making his first comeback in TV.

Is it me or does the storyline seems a little similar to Secret Garden. I mean we've got a strict teacher and a guy who has that jerk aura to him?

Well, whatever it is, this is a must-watch on my list.

On a random note, I did find KHN to be cute on 1N2D. She's pretty bubbly and funny.

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Weekends in May? Oh boy, my exams will suffer...

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OK what is the deal with Absolute Boyfriend with Kim Haneul and TOP? Is that not happening anymore. I am all most relieved as I didn't really like the casting but would like to see TOP in a drama somewhere soon!

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he probably won't take any roles til the end of the year or even next year since they'll be too busy going on tour. wooop!

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Kim Ha Neul: Legs
Jang Dong Gun: Best Boyfriend Ever (All About Eve)
Lee Dong Gun: Where are you? Pls come back soon. I miss you

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LDG is in the army..we'll see him back later this year... I think

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hahah gf that was so funny xD
somehow nowadays I'm less interested in kdramas... Maybe it because their getting boring or I'm facing reality xD

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whatever if its Jang Dong Gun, it must be good

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Don't know Jang Dong Gun.

Kim Haneul. After seeing her in You're My Pet that I can't get very excited about her. :-\

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You're my pet was dreadful. My thoughts exactly. I'm not very excited about her after watching that mess.

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I want to say the You're My Pet mess wasn't her fault, but as much as there was bad writing in that film, the way she played her character was still uninspiring.

The only other thing I have seen her in is My Tutor Friend, which I'm not a fan of either.

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Well that's some star power, but screw the romance, there better be some epic bromance going on in this drama.

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Amen to that

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"cause if it just stars a quartet of assholes, I’m gonna have a hard time finding the dignity in all this."
LMFAO...I love you GF!!!
SIGH...so they basically described the male lead of every Kim Eun Sook drama ever in that one line...and KHN's character also seems very similar to her character on On Air...that's not a good sign for me....I love these actors...but I am done sitting through bad or boring dramas for my favorite stars..We'll see....I mean it is Jang Dong Gun;s come back drama in like forever

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To be honest if I picture them together it doesn't work for me somehow. Well let's wait and see though I wished for someone else than KHN. I don't know even though I liked her in 1N2D I could never get through her works.

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Hmm...will probably give it a try when it is out coz I like Jang Dong Gun. Story doesn't seem very interesting but then again Secret Garden didn't really attract me at first too!

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Ooh i Love Kim Soo Ro since family outing :)) I am hoping for some epic bromance as well:D

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Not watching because of Kim Haneul. Going to save myself the stress and annoyance.

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Kim haneul! I'm in!

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Oh nooooo. Why her? For me she is a good actress but also lifeless. IMHO she never had a good chemistry with her love interest. *sigh*

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I'm both excited and afraid for this drama. Excited cause GAAAAH it's Jang Dong-gun's project after many, many, many years. And I'm afraid cause I'm not a fan of either Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris.

And oh no. Why does the lead male always has to be an ass?? Sheesh.

And before I end my comment, the name Song Yi-soo sure brings some sad memories. >.<

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Kim Ha Neul? My excitement level is down a little now. I watched soooo many movies/dramas of hers actually, but none had really been captivating.
Anyways, I still gonna watch because of JangDongGun and Kim Min Jong. My mom will love this drama for sure

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Three Assholes and an Ump?
I dunno.

I started to copy my favorite line from this article, but kept picking a new one. So, I need to say that every single thing you wrote in there was MY FAVORITE LINE.
I'm dying here:
Kim Haneul will play a high school ethics teacher (which seems like an extremely specified field for high school, but whatever) named Song Yi-soo, who isn’t exactly rough or mean, but is stern and determined. She’s also an amateur baseball umpire on the side. That’s random. Ethics and baseball. Sure, why not.

If we go back to when they announced SG and the cast and writers, we were all kinduv saying, "Well, they certainly have power in this one." They're pulling down the stars from the big screen to come into our homes for a little bit.
It won't hurt their future box office numbers.

Let's hope they don't give us the noble idiocy in the end, and make Kim Haneul cry all over the place. Then everything will be dandy!

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I'll definitely check this drama out because of Kim Ha Neul. Love her!

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I feel like with this writer, the male characters are intriguing and the female characters aren't as interesting. Anyways, I'm glad this drama is focused on an older crowd.

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“Pick a lane or you’ll cause a traffic accident, I say” ... ha ha ha ha.. It did happened to me JB. You are genius. I picked the lane, but the lane was occupied by the workmen from RTD, so I moved into another lane so that I won't step on them, and then came back to the original lane , in no time someone hit me from the back on the left side. It's dented and a loss for both sides.

Now JB, which lane do we need to pick? The romantic- comedy or romantic melodrama? Who is doing some road repair in the middle of the lane? I don't know JDG will be good in R-C than R-M.

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Oops it's GF not JB, here we go again, picked the wrong lane.

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khn is under am mgtco.(jdg's mgtco) she has to work ! he needs cash badly after hb gone..

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hmm il probably watch this becoz its from the team of SeGa. how i miss it. -_-

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kim ha neul? Totally IN...!!
Gotta love her project....

Plus JDG, now, that's one drama i've been waiting for quite sometime... U know... After so much annoying teenage drama spread all over stations lately...
I'll need something with much mature story and yup, actor and actresses....

Not to sure about the writer though..... Even others said, SG was such a hit, for me, its just so so....

On Air was good, thanks to the 4 main actors who play the char.... But not a very interesting story, mostly skip fwd others than Kim ha neul's story with Kim bum soo....

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Watched the whole drama in Aug 2012 ! Still keep repeating it ever since! Love the chemistry between JDG and KHN! Like all the characters in GD! Do not have enough of JDG and KHN in the GD! I Wish the drama have lasted longer or better still never ended if possible...hahaha....!

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Yes AGD was great coz I'm a JDG fanatic. I love this guy so much. So whatever project he comes up I will surely watch it. And just like Chiew Eng, I've been rewatching my fave episodes of AGD!;)

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