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Lee Kwang-soo joins Nice Guy

One more addition to KBS’s Nice Guy comes in the form of Lee Kwang-soo (Bachelor’s Vegetable Store), which means he’ll be reuniting with his old Running Man castmate Song Joong-ki, who plays the (sorta) titular role.

I say sorta since the whole title seems to be riffing on how very un-nice our “hero” is, using one woman (Moon Chae-won) to get back at an old flame (Park Shi-yeon). (Although, I keep reading this drama as Chicken Man, since the Korean title is purposely misspelled and resembles chicken more than nice. Bak-bak-bakaaawk!)

Lee Kwang-soo plays a character from a prominent wealthy family with an outstanding education. In a word, the character is “perfect”… which, if you’ve seen him in, well, anything, is hilarious. I suppose we can say goodbye to his bumbling, hapless City Hunter and Running Man persona, although the role calls for a pure nature that gets him taken advantage of often, which I can immediately picture. It seems he’ll be much more of a true nice guy than the hero. A source with the production explained that upon reading the synopsis, they thought of Lee as the ideal casting for the role and sent it to him without considering other actors.

The drama features one main character who has lost her memory (Moon Chae-won), and we can expect memory to become a recurring motif, as the characters “try to remember the precious values that they have forgotten along the way.” If you’ve seen writer Lee Kyung-hee’s previous dramas I’m Sorry, I Love You, A Love to Kill, or Will It Snow For Christmas, you’ll probably have a good understanding of what kind of “conventional melodrama” Nice Guy will be; Lee has a moody, poignant touch and can write some heart-tugging relationships.

Chicken Man Nice Guy follows Gaksital and premieres in August.

Via E News 24

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Aww the same-aged friends are back together!

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should make for some awesome bts shenanigans!
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Oh. YEAH. Wo-o-o-o-o-o-oooot!!! :D

THAT. SO. FREAKING. AWESOME. ;)

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The title should be:

The Chicken Nice Guy.

Does it have a nice ring for a new drama title.

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seeing that makes me think of the "nice chicken guy" ^_^

(sorry, couldn't resist)

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Assuming LKS plays SJK's rival, in my head this drama is now "Chicken Man vs. Giraffe".

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So.. Am I the only one who read "Chicken Man" and instantly thought of the Radio Show?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenman_(radio_series)

Hahaha. I feel so old.

And great use of the Kwangvatar's RM animal. XD

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Chicken man vs Giraffe... LMAO!!

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They are good friends, aren't they? Yay to seeing them together on screen!

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Chicken Man..LMAO

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Yey for Kwang-soo! This is definitely a step-up from his usual roles.

"Perfect but always taken advantage of" sounds a bit like swoony second lead territory. Except I'm not sure if I'm going to fall for Kwang Soo because, well... he IS just Kwang Soo, underneath that chaebol layer of perfectness.

Oh man. The RM fans might get a Joo Won-esque experience (ie Gaksital vs 1N2D).

*prepares to be confused again*

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How cute is that? These two just can't stay away from each other, lmfaoo! They hung out in Thailand together too. I'm shipping this bromance.

Kwang Soo, fighting.

I really want to see Joong Ki's acting though as main lead...

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Kwang soo as a perfect Chaebol? Then he won't be a chebal Chaebol. (제발 재벌)

Does this mean Joongki will be back on Runningman?

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Song Joong-Ki just made an appearance on RM - the Soccer/Thailand show with Ji-sung. The coverage of SJK was superficial, at best - one got the feeling that RM was forced to acknowledge his presence as he was seated next to Spartakooks and Gary. It was rather odd.

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I know, so I'm not counting it--that's not a real guest appearance... I've watched ALL of the running man episodes from the beginning... Wondering if Song Joonki will be on 100.

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My fav RM member was Song Joong-ki...followed closely by Song Ji Hiyo. So whenever he comes back I tune in. Cynthia's right about how odd (if not down right petty RM treated him). Anyway looking 4ward 2 "Nice Guy".

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I thought they didn't show a lot of Joong-ki to be more respectful of the actual guests. Grasping at straws about whether the relationship is strained between the RM Cast and Crew and Joong-ki doesn't do anyone any good. Sometimes reading too much into a situation and seeing things that aren't there will drive a body mad. Joong-ki has guested on RM even after he left and the love is still there between him and the RM cast and crew. The relationship between him and the cast is still pretty strong behind the scenes so I wouldn't worry if I were you. X)

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@Javabeens: I thought you can speak Korean. Than you would know that the title is spelled wrong on purpose. Because the "Nice Guy" is not so nice or the other way around.

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Sorry, I mean Javabeans.:-)

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Yes, which is why I noted that "the Korean title is purposely misspelled..."

차칸남자 - Nice Guy (misspelled)
치킨남자 - Chicken Man

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LoL 치킨남자

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in the Philippines, when they say "Chicken Man", it means someone who is afraid and will always runs away when faced with challenging things, specially women. The way a chicken literally does. Is that the same with Korea?

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Lol not at all.

When Koreans hear "닭", which is the animal chicken, they usually only think of the animal.

Or when Koreans hear "치킨", they usually think of fried chicken.

I don't think Koreans associate the chicken with anything else.

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Oh i see, coz i was wondering why writers are associating the "nice guy" to "chicken guy". =)

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oh, so it's not 착한남자, but the 차칸???

Maybe it's a shortcut? or even an (un)grammatical trend??? 'Coz I saw in M!Countdown 120607 (while Tony Ahn was blabbing in front), a fan holding up a signboard where it says "승호오빠 생일추카". Besides the fact I understand the message, and the identity of who "Seung-ho oppa" is a moot point, 추카's supposed to be "축하", right???

As I said, maybe it's an (un)grammatical trend? Kinda like how the Filipinos purposely misspell words just to look cool???

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if this is the case then....JOONGKI ON RUNNING MAN!!!!

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i am seriously slow! i hadnt figured out that nice is pronounced as 'chakan' hence the chicken joke...nice one JB! and LKS is my main reason to watch this, Joong Ki comes a close second tho ; )

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awww same-aged friends reunion! looking forward to watching a sophisticated Giraffe :)

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sophisticated Giraffe... iLike hehe.

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Still can't get the fact that they are the same age! Joong-ki will forever looks like a high schooler.

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*squeals of joy* *flailing* *incoherent babbling*

GWANG-SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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what's the hangul for the drama title?

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차칸남자 (For those who don't read hangeul...)

ㅊ-ch(aspirated) ㅏ(ah) ㅋ(k-aspirated--it's a fricative) ㅏ(ah) ㄴ(n, non-nasal) ㄴ(n) ㅏ(ah) ㅁ(m) ㅈ(j, singular, non aspirated, non fricative) ㅏ(a)

cha-kan nam-ja

좋은 (cho-hon) is good in Korean. (T h sound glides over to replace the silent consonant at the beginning)

You can also read it as "car spaces" if you want to add a pun in there. (cha-means car. kan means spaces.)

Was that overkill?

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namja is obviously a guy... but just in case people don't pick that up...

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Flub.. sorry...

좋은 (choh-heun) cho-heun where the ㅡ is an uhhh... (like when you are lost what to say--just shorten the sound) kind of sound (Similar enough)

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"I suppose we can say goodbye to his bumbling, hapless City Hunter and Running Man persona.."

-- Can add his bumbling, hapless Dong Yi persona.

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KWANGSOO!!!! My favorite Running Man right after Gary.

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YAY Yet again another part in a drama, the boy's really on a role. And even together with Joonggi ♥.♥
He also used to be called framer Gwangsoo, so much for pure at heart but he's so adorable and lost so this role will probably suit him. So looking forward, boy needs to challenge new characters anyways!

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I'm was afraid of him getting type cast - especially because of his personality on RM.

I'm really glad that he's playing the perfect chaebol second lead (and that might be first & last time I ever say that about an actor!)

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I just did a little happy dance. I might just check this drama out for the same age friends reunion.

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Awwww...

makes me more interested to see this...

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Wow, I lok forward to the entire drama because I like the entire cast! Although the first-love-as-the-evil-woman setup is overused, and frankly, a little annoying (not every girl who leaves her boyfriend to pursue her dreams/advance her career is a cruel, heartless bitch -_-). However, I'll check the drama out just for the awesome cast alone..

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looking forward to this one and i hope we'll see running man members cameo^^

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YAY excited!

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I was contemplating watching this for Joong-ki alone, though I'm not one for melodramas. However, if Gwang-soo is also there, count me in! I love him so much and am excited for him to (hopefully) break out of the geekier roles he's been typecasted in...

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Yay! Lee Kwang soo...and with his buddy SJK. Really looking forward to Nice Guy. I've watched & enjoyed LKW in dramas. I've grown to like him even more in Running Man. So adorable. In RM he's respectful of his noona Jyu. +++

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I mean LKS...Lee Kwang-Soo, tall, funny & cute. When serious, still cute. Can't wait to see him play his role inNice Guy.

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same-aged friend in one scree <3 I still cant picture him being the perfect character as opposite to his RM persona xD

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Bravo. Bravo. BRAVO. Isn't it beautifully wonderful news, right? Am I right? XD

I can imagine my picture in my mind that Lee Kwang Soo and Joong Ki would be awesome & work together in this drama. :D IT. WILL. DEFINITELY. BE. HIT.

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Wow! perfect chaebol second lead..
i just imagine, and still feel awkward plus a bit giggling..

all the lead are my fave. while the plot doesn't buy me.
so i give it a try for the lead..
SONG, Moon, Park and Lee, don't disappoint me!
:D

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Yay Kwang Soo!
I love him and I wonder if his perpertual wimpy guy character will ever change. I hope so :<

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So basically Song Joong-ki's and Lee Kwang-soo's souls were switched? I'm going to love this drama so much now.

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Finally Kwang soo gets the second lead.
Wow, he really improves from the previous roles this time. Hwaiting Kwang soo ! I'll be waiting for ur upcoming drama. ^^

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I hope his schedule is not too busy to join Running man show. Running man can't be as funny as before if Lee Kwang Soo is not there. He is such a joker.

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Yaay for Kwang-soo! I was a bit worried too that he's gonna be always so underrated in dramas. I am glad that he got this role at least...

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Just can't wait to see both of them together in this drama, please make them best friends in the drama as well. Don't make them become enemies.

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Thanks God, Lee Giraffe is here

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Giraffe kept out Running Man was handsome

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