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Ha Suk-jin cast as rival in sitcom Standby

Is Standby just lousy with hotties or what? (Not that I’m complaining.) The new MBC sitcom already stars two handsome leading-man types, Ryu Jin and Lee Ki-woo, who play brothers; now Ha Suk-jin (When Tomorrow Comes, Can’t Lose) joins the cast, giving rise to the dilemma: Where to look??

The sitcom is set in a fictional TV station, and Ha Suk-jin plays a successful announcer with sharp on-air skills, making him popular among viewers. That means his confident, forthright character (who’ll be named Suk-jin as well) will be the foil for Ryu Jin, the guy who makes bumbling mistakes on-air and watches everyone pass him by on the career ladder.

Ha’s character seems like your standard rival type — handsome, rich, perfect — and therefore a little less interesting than the quirky brothers (Ryu Jin’s the desperate pitiful guy, Lee Ki-woo’s the mischievous one). But given that this is a long-running sitcom, I hope we’ll get to see more than just that one-note perfection from him, which would be great since I think he can manage comedy. Ha’s one of those actors I’ve always thought would have become a bigger star by now; he hasn’t necessarily shown serious-actor skills, but he does well with his charm and camera presence. And I did enjoy all of his exasperated, dryly funny moments as the brother and voice of reason in Can’t Lose.

The only loveline that has been set thus far is the one between Lee Ki-woo and Jung So-min, who play neighbors who bicker their way to romance, so I’m not sure if Ha Suk-jin will play a spoiler there. But in any case, it sure must be nice to be Jung So-min, surrounded by so much eye candy.

Stand By Me premieres in April and will air daily.

Via SBS

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I don't usually watch weekend dramas, but this sounds like a lot of fun!

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Guess I gotta read the whole article...thought this was weekends! Even better!

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Oh man it's Mon to Fri right?
Okay I am in... just in time because Inborn Pair will have ended.

Hope you guys like it enough to do a weecap. Anyone? If not I am still watching it anyway. Woo hoo... yeah. Where does a girl look?

Won't Jung Su Min have so many oppas? Oh man :-)

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CK10z, you are from viki, right? Nobody there interested on this drama? With so many hotties lol~ and the episodes are like 30 minutes long ~ nobody interested? T__T

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I wonder what the odds are for getting this subbed? I've been banging on the door over at DramaFever to include this one (after all, they've done the High Kick seasons), so maybe they'll have it.
:)

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More popular actors generally means more interest to sub it. While Playful Kiss may not have been everyone's favorite, Jung So Min certainly came out of that one with a lot of popularity and fans, and there is plenty of manly eye candy in this sitcom as well to attract potential subbers. I hope it will be. :)

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♪ Hot ♪

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When I saw your comment, "Hot hot hot" by Arrow came to mind. Which is totally different from the Hot you were thinking about. XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGgdIBX1to

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LOL! Didn't even crossed my mind!

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Yes, good one. He was remark(able) in Can't Lose. To be honest, i didn't feel like he was a sibling. I thought there was some tension of another nature with the female character...

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Woah, I'm so jealous right now. This will be my new eye candy crack after SUFBB endds:(

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I love this guy! He was so cute in I Am Happy, the SBS weekend drama from awhile ago.

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Noticed him (ahem aka abs) since Hello Miss. Something tells me I'm gonna be enslaved. What are the chances of getting decent subs for a daily series? Sigh!

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Can Jung So Min and I switch places for a bit? Lucky chick.

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"giving rise to the dilemma: Where to look??" Hahaha!

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“giving rise to the dilemma: Where to look?

must practice REM whilst awake and watching this!

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HOTBAR

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Oooo, Nice. This actor is really handsome and cute, of course. I hope it will be interesting and fun (I assume, ofc), yups!. :)

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I'll always remember him as a math challenged CFO, lololol.

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Jung So-min's too lucky! She's been partnered up with Kim Hyun-joong in Playful Kiss, and now she's got Lee Ki-woo, Ryu Jin, AND Ha Suk-jin...

Tell me, what do I have to do to have the same luck as her?

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She also got paired with Kim Nam Gil and was able to play with Kim Jae Wook on Bad Guy, LUCKY.

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You probably have to save a nation in your past life. XD

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she also paired with kim soo hyun in worst friend

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Wow, can the casting get any better! They've got all the cute funny guys! Now we need some more funny ladies to round out the group. We've already got Jung So Min, who's wonderful with comedy.

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I know you guys didn't cover it, but Supreme Team's Simon D is also going to be in Standby. Fangirls love him too.

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*raises hand*

I'm one of those fan-girls. He is HILARIOUS.

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Me too. He's awesome on variety shows but.... Will he be ok as an actor? For his sake I hope so.

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I think his role is small anyway, a recurring character, so I don't think it matters much right now lol

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LOVED him in Once Upon a Time in Saengchori, Cant Lose, etc. Though I thought Unstoppable Marriage the movie sucked, he was pretty charming in that as well.

I wish him well in this role :)

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I really think I'm gonna watch this. At first I was like I don't know, but I really think I will.

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I loved him in saengchori. Anyone else saw that?
That was a cute drama.

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will you be considering recapping this sitcom?

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I just have to watch this sitcom now. The cast is awesome plus Suk Jin was funny in Once Upon A Time In Saengchori

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Wow, I just happened to start Once Upon a Time in Saengchori last night and I'm loving him in that! I was just thinking he needs to do another drama and tada - how serendipitous. I will fill my HK3-shaped void with Standby, for sure now!

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HSJ--He was quite funny with Eugene in Unstoppable Wedding! This has to be subbed somewhere!!! ... and JB...GF how about recaps, mini recaps once in a while... Pretty pluz...?

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jung so min very pretty , . , . aND SO SMART , . , . ,

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100001795498329

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I haven't seen Ha Suk Jin is like forever! He is a good actor, so I was wondering why I hadn't seen more of him. I heard the "lead" leads are supposed to be JSM and LKW, so I guess by rival they mean he is gonna be LKW's rival. But then again, he works with RJ, so I don't.

Standby sounds really interesting, really hoping it'll get subbed. If not, I'm still watching lol

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Jung So Min looked tiny next to Kim Hyun Joong, but now she is going to look like an adorable midget. She is like 163 cm, while Ryu Jin is 185 cm, Ha Suk Jin is 182 cm, and her main love interest Lee Ki Woo is a whooping 189 cm. Heels ain't gonna help here, LOL.

Height difference between couples look uber cute though, so we will see how it goes.

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Hehehehe i lovrle weekend dramas and this one is def on my watchlist! Hehe ryu jin :))

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I was like, wait, who is this??? *stares

Hot Bartender!

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Oh hey! Hot Bar is back! lawlz

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Kim Soo Hyun in Worst Friends
Kim Nam Gil and Kim Jae Wook in Bad Buy
Kim Hyun Joong in Playful Kiss
and now Ryu Jin, Lee Ki Woo, AND Ha Suk Jin.

Wow, if this is Jung So Min's luck with costars, then I wonder who her real life boyfriend is, lmao.

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Ha Suk Jin has been one of my favorites since Hello Miss! Still waiting for the project that makes him huge though cuz he deserves it.

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i'm gonna be watching coz of one of my faves Ryu Jin, i hope they sub/upload it

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The most characteristic quote from Suk Jin in Standby that I vividly remember: "Patience is the way for you to train yourself to overcome anger and depression and develop a good future. I SHOULD BE PATIENT!!!!". Often he said that when he felt being humiliated by his colleagues.

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