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Gender-bendy hijinks from Oohlala Spouses

Okay, this drama’s already got a laugh from me, and it hasn’t even begun. If this is the result of a husband and wife swapping bodies, I’m all for the shenanigans. A peek at the poster shoot for new romantic comedy Oohlala Spouses shows wife-in-husband’s-body getting a smooch from another man. Either that, or the bromance on this show’s gonna be off the charts.

The drama stars Shin Hyun-joon (Gaksital) as a straight-laced traditional hubby and hotelier, and Kim Jung-eun (Hanbando, I Am Legend) as his perfect wife. Through the miracle of rom-com fairy dust, they end up in each other’s bodies, which you have to admit, should be a requirement for all couples. It might save tons in therapy bills.

The shoot features second lead Han Jae-seok (Merchant Kim Man-deok) laying a big kiss on Shin Hyun-joon. Shin tweeted the picture with the adorable message: “I thought doing Oohlala Spouses was going to be love love with Kim Jung-eun-sshi, but what is this. And Han Jae-seok-sshi, on days when we’re shooting scenes like this, please shave.” Han Jae-seok plays Shin Hyun-joon’s right-hand man at the hotel… who also happens to be Kim Jung-eun’s first love. Of course. If the poster is indication that he’ll know about the body swap but want to romance her anyway? That would crack me up.

Given the premise, the more traditional the couple is at the outset, the more fun we’ll have when things go belly-up, gender-wise. Both these actors are great at the comedy and the pathos, so I foresee a healthy dose of hilarity with heart. That is, if the writing capitalizes on the potential of the body swap premise. You’d think it’d be a gimme in Drama Writing 101, but as it turns out, body swaps (or perhaps all high-concept setups) can be a writer’s kryptonite. This drama will be penned by Choi Soon-shik, of Bad Couple and Please Come Back, Miss Soon-ae. Directing is PD Lee Jung-sub, of Baker King fame. It also stars Han Chae-ah (Gaksital reunion!), veteran actor Byun Hee-bong, Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha, and Juni (I Am Legend reunion!).

Oohlala Spouses follows Haeundae Lovers and premieres in October on KBS.

Via Star News

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Drama Writing 101 - If you use body swapping as a premise, go all the way and re-swap at the end. Viewers come and sign for this. :)

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Actually I disagree. I would rather have a Secret Garden than BIG.

Having them periodically switch back would provide more comedy than repeating the same jokes by having them change at the end.

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lol she was basically saying DON'T wimp out like Big did.

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At first, I thought, "what has the Tom Hanks film got to do with this?" It took me a while to remember the recent catastrophe; it was so bad that I just erased it from my mind...

But THIS. This I'm looking forward to! I've hardly seen much of his works, but judging from everyone else's words, Shin Hyun-joon is going to be a real treat. Gaksital was sad. Stairway to Heaven was sad. I think he was even in this sad (and rather ridiculous) MV where he was blind? Bring on the laughter!

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u should watch unstoppable familyif u still not,shin hyun joon one of the cast..that movie will blow yr mind with xtra funny,atleast for me..:)...

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I am soooo looking forward to this. And I agree with Mysti's comment above. Please come full circle with the swap, the viewers are not stupid and would like something that makes sense, please (I would even say "pretty please" if that would make a difference).

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(I would even say “pretty please” if that would make a difference)

lol XD, hey Ivoire

Agreed, I hope they don't hold anything back. I want them to keep it real (although body swapping can never happen, but you know what i mean ^^)

I've though of so many scenarios this writer can write about with a theme like this. Lets hope we get some "A" list writing from start to finish!!

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Kim Jung Eun used to bother me before but now I love her and I'm not exactly sure why. Hmm.

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You are my twin when it comes to KJE! Can't stand her in Lovers in Paris, but love her in Lovers. Or is it the effect of the chemistry between KJE - Lee Seo Jin? Whatever, I just know I have goodwill towards her. On another note, I genuinely think she gets better with age.

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Couldn't stand her contstantly damp eyes in LIP.
Did that go away, I hope?

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Less damp eyes. This much I promise you. But that deer-caught-in-the-light thing is still going on time to time.

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Kim Jung Eun, where my kdrama journey began... when I didn't care about acting or cheesy melodrama. I'd watch this for both of them!

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agree w/ you. kje is the culprit of all the korean addiction im into now. though she's not remarkable in acting but there's something w/ her "x-factor" that attracts viewers unknowingly. i just simply love her.

eagerly awaiting for this drama to starts. kje fighting!!!

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Narsha finally gets a good drama role! I hope.

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waiting and very excited to see this dramedy, go guyz!

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BWAHAHAHAHA Now I have to watch this.

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Oh Shin Hyun-joon, you make me laugh so much. I'm really looking forward to this and hope the writing doesn't stink like last week's leftovers. The premise has so much potential as long as they focus on he right things instead of just using the body swap magic for a little bit of laughs and toss it out. Fingers crossed!

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Kind of reminds me of the Kim Joo Won/Oskar kiss in Secret Garden, except the participants here actually seem to be enjoying themselves...which makes it even more hilarious!

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Oh.my.god. Yes. Two of my fav ajusshi actors, kissing? Count me in!!
While I don't really like Kim Jung Eun (she tends to over acting, IMO ) but the male leads are love. I definitely will watch.

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This is going to be so AMAZING! Ah, that script reading picture of Shin Hyun-joon laughing gives me a good sign along with his comment on twitter. I cannot wait for this drama!

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"Han Jae-seok plays Shin Hyun-joon’s right-hand man at the hotel… who also happens to be Kim Jung-eun’s first love. Of course. If the poster is indication that he’ll know about the body swap but want to romance her anyway?"

This is like Morinaga Ai's Boku to Kanojo no XX, except the bestfriend wanted to date the boy in the girl's body LOL

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The picture looks so funny already! Bring on the body swap!

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OMG i want this drama so bad!!!

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Or the right-hand man is gay and finally falls for her once she's in a man's body?

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I think we're going to have a Coffee Prince moment in this, the guy's going to think he's gay, but is not because of the body-swapping issue.

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Oh god, I would LOVE for that to happen instead of the typical love triangle, 2 guys fighting for the same girl, but guy and girl fighting for the same guy. Sigh.. if only.

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Please don't disappoint like BIG please be good!!!

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alright. i'm sold on that picture alone!! HAHA can't wait!

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I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!!! I've been at Hancinema ever since the news break. I didn't really like SC or BIG so I'm hoping to finally get my fix of a body swapping drama. I hope the writers goes all out on this one, they are adults and married, honestly there should be no holding back. We have some "A" list actors and actresses we definitely need some "A" list writing!

I'm sooooooo excited for this!! This years seems to be a year full of comedy for me. hahaha ^^

premieres in October? WOW could this be my early B-Day gift? HOPE SO!!! ><

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Yeah you're right. There are a lot of photos of them smiling while reading. Usually readings are more serious. Glad the actors think it's funny.

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Oohlalalalalala

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I'm trying to remember, did Rie and Hyung have any scenes together in Gaksital? Would it even be a reunion?

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Nope... they never did. She mentioned that in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. In fact she was joking in that same interview, asking him to come and pay a visit on set, and she can give him a slap :)

You can watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjjecXxTqNs&feature=relmfu

I don't think it will be a reunion. But maybe she can give him the slap that she wanted to give in this drama? :)

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Haha, Joo Won flicks that on/off switch so fast.

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Lolz, this scene is so epic. I thought kje will have her rival to a young girl Han Chae-Ah but not and instead it’s a boy. Excited much for this scene.kkkk..

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This looks promising. Haeundae Lovers sort of disappointed me so I stopped watching it but I love both the main lead so will see how it goes. kekeke

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*Signs* Another drama to add to my list. Does anyone know where I can buy some restaurant size Earl Gray tea leaves? A time-turner would be appreciated also, if you can get in touch with Hermione. If you find out, tell me: I'll be the Human Panda in the back of the room, fighting off sleep and rambling off names of shows I have to finish.

In all seriousness, I can't wait to see where they go with this drama. It's nice to see the actors having fun while doing the script-reading. Hopefully, I'll end up judging this drama on a scale of 1 to I Love Lee Tae-Ri, not little to BIG disappointment.

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Hurray! Han Jae-seok! Missed him since Woman in the Sun altho it looks like he won't get his girl.

However, seeing him is enough.

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I'm watching this for Shin Hyun-joon.

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hope you guys recap this drama,,,,shin hyun joon is hilarious....love the pace, the new style of talking with their conscience.... the funny misunderstandings.... one of the best.

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