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Arang and the Magistrate adds to its cast


Han Jung-soo, Kwon Oh-joong

Fusion ghost-mystery drama Arang and the Magistrate has added a few more names to its cast list as it gears up to begin shooting later this month. The drama stars Shin Mina as Arang, the woman who is murdered and takes to “haunting” the local magistrates in an effort to win justice for herself, until the newest one finally listens to her (Lee Jun-ki). To fulfill the fantasy-romance quotient, the two leads somehow have a romantic development despite the fact that, you know, she’s dead and he’s not.

Supporting leads include Yeon Woo-jin as a villain and Hwang Bora as Arang’s shaman sidekick. Adding to the paranormal element, Han Jung-soo (Chuno, Poseidon) plays another mystical figure as a “guardian angel” who guides the spirits of the deceased to the afterlife and is the right-hand man of the King of the Underworld. But he’s also got one foot aboveground, as the “most trusted friend of the King of Heaven.” Hm. Interesting duality, although perhaps in this mythology Hades and Heaven aren’t necessarily at odds.

Then there’s Kwon Oh-joong (The Duo, Gourmet), who plays Lee Jun-ki’s manservant Dol-swe. He’s a simple-minded fellow, strong as an ox and loyal to the utmost. That makes him a protective friend and hyung figure to our magistrate, ready at the drop of a hat to charge in to keep him from harm. Aw. Already I feel the warm fuzzies of bromantic potential.

Yoo Seung-ho isn’t a fixed regular in the cast, but he’ll have a special guest role playing a king, sort of. He’s the above-mentioned King of Heaven, aka the supreme ruler of the skies, and while this one’s not a historical ruler I’m still amazed that it’ll be Yoo Seung-ho’s fourth king role when he’s only 18 years old. The king is described as having a carefree personality, and he’ll offer Arang and the magistrate an important clue. Yo, he’s the almightiest of the almighties; you’d think he could give more than just a clue. But then I supposed we’d have no drama.

The drama plans to air on MBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning in late July.


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Via E Daily, TV Report

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Woot Yoo Seung Ho! Bring on the pretty!

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YESSS this one is definitely on my to watch list, just for Yoo seung ho :)!

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Great casts. I'm excited.

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The plot is waaay too creepy for me, despite the interesting cast. I'll pass on this one.

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me not pass n.n i like supernatural dramas the best n.n my list of favorites is :49 days, secret garden, gumiho, vampire prosecutor, now queen in hyun; but my rule have its exceptions,i loveddd salaryman even without supernatural elements n.n

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Uggh, as dramas go (whether supernatural or not), SG didn't have much going for it.

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They have Yoo Seung Ho acting as the Jade Emperor in Chinese mythology. No way this is going the creepy path LOL.

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Not creepy at all.....the story plot & casts is too interesting to pass . You should watch it ...very good drama

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When Yoo Seung Ho comes of age, every male k-drama star who's about 4-10 years older than he ought to get a little nervous. Even Lee Min Ho. Yoo Seung Ho ought to give everyone a run for his money.

And to think he started out as the cute but infuriatingly bratty squirt whose ears I wanted to box for being such an ingrate to his saintly grandma in Way Home.

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How tall is Yoo Seung Hoo?

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Actually think they have more to worry about from Song Joong-ki and Yeo Jin-goo.

SJK is better looking than YSH and both SJK and YJG are better actors than YSH (not that YSH isn't a pretty decent actor in his own right).

YSH tho, is one of those actors who looks better w/ the long sageuk hair than the short modern cuts.

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Well, looking hot or not is purely a personal taste. So I guess it is no problem that I express a bit my taste. Regarding SJK, I do think he is a cute guy - for me, it is quite hard to find out which one is hotter, YSH or SJK. But as to YJG, well, I definitely vote for YSH. YJG is simply not my cup of tea - too tough or rough?

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Looking "hot" may purely be due to personal taste, but up to a certain point, objectivity takes over from subjectivity when it comes to having good facial features.

Subjectively, I may have the preference for one K-actress over another, but I can still regard the other as being attractive objectively.

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So let's just say objectively, I think both SJK and YSH have good facial features. As for YJG, I have no comment.

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yayyy i have been waiting for shin mina to return !!

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WHOOOOOOOOOO is the guy on the left up there? Because I'm rearranging my 'I Love You for Completely Shallow Reasons' List AS WE SPEAK.

And yay for YSH, love that cute boy!

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oh it's THAT guy. That guy from Chuno. Oh, I liked him. I liked him a LOT. I should really remember that name, since it goes with those abs. And biceps. And triceps.

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I know him as that guy in Chuno who showered a lot.
Is that correct?

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Ahem...that would be correct. 8-)

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*doing happy dance*

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I know him as the morose guy from Prosecutor Princess whose biceps were bursting out of his ironed shirts.

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*poof* PP just moved up to the top of my list.

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He was also that prosector from Prosecutor Princess, the kinda clueless one. he had longer hair. The one that Kim So-Yeon liked initially before Park Shi Hoo was all "NAH!Feelings.My direction.Now."

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Back away slowly and no one will get hurt - that's Han Jung Soo - and he's MINE!

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LMAO I think dramabeans has to start up some kind of user "MINE" list to avoid these things XD

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Oh it's ok, I have Rain and TOP and when Deeno's not looking I rub my hands all over Vanness Wu.

But dayum. I'll be watching.

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Say what?! We have to MINE the Taiwanese actors too? Hahahaha. Geez, I might have to work on my list of mines before they're all gone. XD

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I call dibs on Peter Ho. Or maybe Jerry Yan. Both.

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I call dibs on Alec Su and loverboy himself, Yuan Hong.

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I should have claimed him back in 2007. I have a thing for tall men with broad shoulders. Right now Ji Hyun-Woo is head of the class.

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All these MINEs are getting silly.

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well we know that, LOL...no one takes it seriously, except for the fans of So Ji Sub (his hair is pretty! I didn't insult him!) and Goo Hye Sun (talented director, I hear! Don't shoot me.)

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LOL!!

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Curious to know who'll be playing the King of the Underworld if YSH is the King of the Heavens

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For me, I am curious about who will be the queen of heaven~~

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4 King roles by 18? Well when u can practically be born a king then it makes sense! And i love this kid, my first serious cradle snatch since God of Study!

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I love magic<3

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Yoo Seung Ho! Ah, I love him. He's awesome and keeps getting more awesome!! And lol, I'm sorry but if I was an almighty god I'd only give a clue too. You know, just watching mortals struggle to think and such, hahaha.

I don't like saeguks, but I really want to give this a try. It sounds so mystical @[email protected]

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OK, this show just upped itself on my to-watch list (OR DIIIIEEE in regret) list.
Lee Jun-ki, AND General Choi AND pretty So Ji-sub-lite AND Kwon Oh-joong. Arghh!

Momosan may have had dibs on General Choi from way back then but Kwon Oh-joong is MINE! (I'm so random but... 'Tis those lips. Mmm.)

Honestly, premise sounds good, too.

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so it's a fusion saeguk = great visuals, a lee junki drama = lot of action and a fantasy/mystical story with ghosts, a hero who can see gosts since alwayse and "hot deities". what else do we need xD

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I cannot wait!!!! This is a definite must watch, no ifs ands or buts about it. I love the premise, love the leads, love everything about it so far!

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Aww this makes me think of the White Stripes song Little Ghost. Totally watching this!

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Yes! Nice to hear more about the casting of Arang ;) Can't wait for this drama. Can it be July already?

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"Yo, he’s the almightiest of the almighties; you’d think he could give more than just a clue. "

OMG JB you crack me up. Thank you for this news!

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damn, all hail the new almightiest of the almighties!

Yoo Seung Ho, you just HAVE to kill all noonas, don't you!!

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Ooo ~ OoooOooo!! :D I will be DEFINITELY looking forward to this!!! :D

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For a minute there I thought it was Song Jun Ki, n was about to scream! Yes, I am able to tell them apart, but it's my mind reading what it wants to!
I like the premise n the cast. Great news. Thanks.

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Han Jung-soo - another "Scheduler"???

Kwon Oh-joong's Dol-swe - our Joseon Earnest-Bot. XD

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so true i guess all schedulers are hot then....... can't wait for this drama

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Haha, got that right...XD

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I m patiently waiting 4 dis drama*ysy ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! August cum fast*

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so far, I like all the cast!

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I so love the pic of Yoo Seung Ho you chose to post here!!! gorgeous kid has grown up. sexy and charming.

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Agree with @cookie128 SJK is too cute so I figured he's not hot although he is older than me (>.<") sorry for YJG, i definitely vote Park Geon Tae (Young Yeo Woon)

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handshake!

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I'm excited. Bring it!

This show had me at Shin Mi Na, love her :)

And now the extra batch of hotties.

Oh I don't know if my Kdrama drug infused heart will be able to take all the goodness this summer but I will try!

YAY: Happy Viewing Y'all !!!

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ysh'll be like jeremiah in ghost fighter? hee cuute!

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Yoo Seung Ho is great and all but you guys are totally forgetting Lee Jun Ki!!!! He's the best

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