Drama Casting & News
Moon/Sun’s child stars reunite in new drama
by | September 10, 2012 | 85 Comments

This boy is going to be so beautiful when he grows up. Sigh. I mean, he’s already most of the way there, but 15-year-old Yeo Jin-gu still has a bit of growing up to do, as we noonas and ajummas should probably keep in mind for the near future. (Fifteen!)

Anyway. Yeo Jin-gu has been cast in a new drama, which is great news; he was probably the surprise star of his last drama, The Moon That Embraces the Sun, since he did such a lovely job grounding the character in his teenage ardor and heartbreak. (It helps that he exited the drama early enough to avoid the frustrating back-and-forth-and-back-again that characterized his character in later years.) He’ll be teaming up with his Moon/Sun co-star Kim So-hyun, who was most recently seen in the short-and-sweet tween drama Ma Boy.

The drama is an MBC Wednesday-Thursday melodrama called I Miss You, and it’s about a man and woman who are first loves (of course), whose love story is likened to a round of “hide and seek.”

So while these two kids may have been a mismatched pairing in Moon/Sunβ€”seriously, she was the lonely wife whose dark energy was so strong that he basically had a heart attack anytime he tried to consummate the unionβ€”they’ll be on the right side of Fate this time around as the main pairing. By which I mean: They’ll have a lot of pain and heartbreak, but at least this time it’ll be worth it?

Yeo Jin-gu plays a character who seems reserved and taciturn, but that’s covering up his hurt and lonely spirit. He meets and falls in love with our heroine, played by Kim So-hyun, and that painful first love stays with him as an adult.

Hm. As much as the first-love thing makes groan, I see the appeal in the idea of a love that just keeps missing its timing; it’s the very cornerstone of Answer Me, 1997, for instance, which handles it masterfully and with lots of pathos and humor. The premise also reminds me of Will It Snow For Christmas, which I enjoyed even with all the grown-up angst.

Plus, the writer and director have a solid track record of dramas that infuse their stories with a lot of heart, even when things get heavy, so I’ll say my interest in I Miss You is tentatively positive. PD Lee Jae-dong directed the lightly funny Can’t Lose and the heartwarming Thank You, while writer Moon Hee-jung wrote two successful weekend family shows, Can You Hear My Heart and Smile You.

I Miss You hasn’t yet confirmed the adults who’ll take over the story from Yeo Jin-gu and Kim So-hyun, but I’ll bet we hear something soon. It replaces Arang and the Magistrate for an October premiere.

Via My Daily


85 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Noelle

    Eh. I liked her in Ma Boy but I skipped Moon/Sun. Probably skip this.

    • 1.1 Jayyq1


    • 1.2 ~Feather~

      Yeah, me too. I loved Ma Boy, but I only read the recaps for Moon/Sun.

    • 1.3 Cam

      Really..? She was really good at acting in Moon/Sun! I just recommend you to try to watch Moon/Sun drama & you will enjoy watching all young child actors in 1 through 6 episodes, hm! πŸ˜‰

      That’s great!!!! I will looking forward to this because of Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun ~ Woooot! πŸ˜€

    • 1.4 Abbie Patricio

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    • 1.5 Abbie Patricio

      this is the best drama ever I LOVE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN forever …………………………………………………thrilling drama of the year…………

  2. mskololia

    The boy is handsome, and he can act.

    I’ll pass on this, 1st love, hide-n-seek melo.

    Thanks for the news.

  3. silver

    angsty angst it is! Well, I’ll give it a try if they cast interesting adult actors…. Sigh!

    • 3.1 twittie

      i was thinking about lee minki and son yejin will play the adults of yeo jingoo and kim sohyun. they kinda look like the younger actors.

  4. QIII

    `i would love to see these two young ones teaming up
    i just hope so hyuns character will not be vindictive this time around

  5. Jossy

    These (not-so) child actors continuously impress me with their fantastic acting, good on them! And the other half to the moon/sun otp totally killed it ( in a Good way, of course) playing Han Jihyes younger character on may queen, Kim yoo Jung, another moon geun young in the making no doubt.. augh I might not even venture past ep 8 when the adults roll in, il miss the kids and also *spoiler alert* a certain ahjusshi just needs to stop being pussyfoot and man the hell up >.<.

  6. kaeseorin

    Thanks for the age reminder. /sobs

    • 6.1 (:

      Only three years older. πŸ˜›

    • 6.2 ~Feather~

      I’m only two years older. ^^

      • 6.2.1 (:

        Don’t rain on my parade. >[

  7. Saa

    Can’t we just have a drama with them, STARRING THEM?
    Kim So Hyun was adorable in Ma Boy (who knew she had it in her after Moon/Sun?), and I’ve liked Yeo Jin Goo since his Baek Dong Soo days. It’s time they get their own drama (even though Kim So Hyun technically already had hers), even if it’s just a tween show. Hey! Tween shows can be enjoyable too!

    • 7.1 Arhazivory

      I’ve loved him since he did Iljimae, and then everything else he was in after that. Didn’t watch Moon/Sun but I know his capability.

      I want them to star something too.

      • 7.1.1 ilikemangos

        i’ve always liked him in baek dong soo too, but moon/son really elevated my appreciation for this kid!
        i remmeber constantly rewatching certain scenes where he brought the angst because he was that good.

    • 7.2 Rovi

      You mean, she had it in her after Rooftop Prince. She was there, remember??? The girl who scarred her own younger sister with an ironing tool.

      • 7.2.1 Saa

        I’m saying who knew she could act so adorable, sweet, and innocent after her evil/scheming role in Moon/Sun. Rooftop Prince came AFTER Moon/Sun.

  8. Jacek21

    Love him so much!
    And she was pretty good in Moon/Sun.

  9. SweetiePie54

    I remember him in Giant and he was so adorable and handled the drama stuff so well. He has really grown up.

  10. 10 canxi

    Gosh, Yeo Jin Gu is so handsome! If I had to be 15 again for anyone, it would only be him,lol. Him all grown up is gonna be awesome.

    Not sure about the drama yet, but I’ll keep an eye on it O:

  11. 11 queencircles

    I only watched the first ep of moon/sun.. Didn’t get into it, but these actors are pretty cute. Maybe I’ll check it out. Probably not though to be honest lol

  12. 12 Eileen

    Nooooooo I thought this would be Yeo Jin Gu and Kim Yoo Jung! They really need to pair them together again. Their sparks were flying on and off screen. Ahhh but I guess there is still plenty of time…..

    • 12.1 KDaddict

      My thoughts exactly!

  13. 13 crazedlu

    I wish it had been Kim Sohyun to finish off the rectangle in Warrior Baek Dong Soo. Can’t wait for Yeo Jingu and all his little co-stars to grow up. Gonna be good.

  14. 14 Taber

    Beauitful he is!

    • 14.1 twittie

      how about lee minki and son yejin?
      they kinda look like yeo jingoo and sohyun

      • 14.1.1 canxi

        But, they did a movie together already ): . The one thing I notice about Korean entertainment is that you never seem to get the same OTP twice.

    • 14.2 twittie

      how about lee minki and son yejin?
      they kinda look like yeo jingoo and kim sohyun

      • 14.2.1 twittie

        oops sorry for misplaced wrong double post, i’m having with the computer .

      • 14.2.2 twittie

        oops sorry for misplaced wrong double post, i’m having trouble with the computer .

  15. 15 beppu10

    Oh, is this the same melo that was apparently to be starred by Yoochun? I have read somewhere in DB about this…anyway, I my dramadar’s not up yet on this one but let’s see more news/updates and judge later if I’m gonna watch or pass. πŸ™‚

  16. 16 Eye Candy

    I wonder how old the female actress is, but I really liked her in Ma Boy, and yeah that boy will be very very very attractive when he gets a little older. I’ll definitely be checking this show out sense it seems like it could be very adorable, and I’ll try not to focus on how young he is…

    • 16.1 moose

      She’s 13

  17. 17 Lucky

    At that angle, he reminds me of the Taiwanese actor Jiro Wang. Does anyone else see it?


    • 17.1 howforwardsale

      Yes, I totally see that.

    • 17.2 lenrasoon

      yeah the first time i saw this actor it reminded me of Jiro, they could play brothers πŸ˜‰

    • 17.3 tigerl21

      That’s exactly what I thought the first time I saw him (in Moon/Sun) and I was going to comment about it. He really does look like a young (Korean version of) Jiro… and it wouldn’t be a bad thing if he grew up to look like him either…

    • 17.4 Carinne

      Yup… doh…… he’s merely fifteen *close slackjaw*

  18. 18 aX

    I liked the other young actress on the same drama but oh well!

  19. 19 kelinci biru

    thank you for the reminder! fifteen. fifteen.

    I love him though, so will keep an eye on the project. as I’m now watching May Queen and it fairly standard makjang fare but bearable with such cute actors (Park Ji Bin!), Kim Yoo Jung also adorable. I don’t know whether i’ll keep watching, even for Jae Hee.

    the good news is Park Ji Bin is now seventeen. can’t wait for Yeo Jin Gu to turn 17 already.

    • 19.1 Rovi

      Yeah, now Park Ji-bin now looks unfortunately like Justin Bieber. Urghh~!

  20. 20 Ladytron33

    This looks pretty interesting. I really liked Can You Hear My Heart and Smile You, so I might give this a try. Thinking about it, they are the only two family dramas I’ve actually enjoyed, so…

    On an tangential note, does anyone know what happened to “The Secret Lovers”? It was supposed to be the drama remake of the movie My Girlfriend is an Agent, and was to air after Arang ended. That sounded fun and I was looking forward to it.

  21. 21 ck1Oz

    Oh they are so cute might watch it even though it’s a melo just for them.Then quit.

  22. 22 gusya

    I adore Can You Hear My Heart and Smile, You so this definitely gonna be a watch for me! Plus the kids are adorable^^…wonder who’ll play the older counterparts..

  23. 23 cHRi5

    didn’t the adult version will be Park Yoo Chun and Son Ye Jin…I think they choose Kim So Hyun because she really have SYJ face..they look alike..Yeo Jin Goo absolutely the best child actor at the moment..For me he is no 1 ranking for child actors..but i really doesn’t want him to be here..this drama look like will be bored..

    • 23.1 javabeans

      Sohn Ye-jin backed out. Yoochun is still considering, I think.

      • 23.1.1 Gaeina Lee

        Ohhhh, that’s too bad… I love SYJ soo very much and hoping to see her back in small screen.

  24. 24 Jagi

    These two are such cutie pies. Good thespians, too.

    As much as I enjoy trendies with interesting premises, it’s the traditional ones with heart that stay with me longer. Thank You is one of my all-time favorite dramas–so will definitely check this out.

  25. 25 maldita

    These child stars grow up before we know it anyway. Prime example: Yoo Seungho, Moon Geunyoung, etc.

  26. 26 Callie

    Yesss for Yeo Jin Gu…. and Noooo for Kim So Hyun. >> .<<

    I want another Yeo Jin Gu-Kim Yoo Jung reunion! I sound like a pedo but gosh, those two are so sweet and cute together! Totally reminds me of the whole Eunji-Seo In Gook chemistry on Reply Me, 1997! But what's with year-ends and melodramas? Tho I'm quite looking forward to watching Joong Ki's Nice Guy.

  27. 27 djes

    My dream is, Yeo Jingoo, Kim Yoojung and Kim Soohyun in a teenage drama, as leads, puppy love, friendship, something like in Ma Boy’s tone. ( not the cross dressing part tho! )

    Prob will watch the early eps for them.

    • 27.1 Rovi

      Haha, and no angst and jealousy FTW~! And no sinister grandma in between please~!!! XD

  28. 28 girlatsea

    “This boy is going to be so beautiful when he grows up. Sigh.” Oh JB, he’s already so beautiful it hurts.

    I don’t really go for younger guys but Yeo Jin-gu kills me. Six years older isn’t too much, right???

    Also, never got around go finishing it but I really enjoyed the first 30 or so episodes of Smile, You. That OTP is forever one of my favorites. And I’ve heard good things about CYHMH. Hopefully this means good things for I Miss You. I’m excited to see the adult cast~~ ^^

    • 28.1 girlatsea

      Hahahha aww man, why is he 15??? γ… γ…œγ… γ…œγ… γ…œ

  29. 29 red

    Writer of Can You Hear My Heart? I am so in.

    And Yeo Jin Gu is an added bonus, loved him in Giant!

  30. 30 kewbie

    Damn, if that’s what he looks like at 15, imagine what he’ll look like when he’s 30? *drops dead*

  31. 31 ss

    I loved can you hear my heart! Yess!! Urghhh:( can’t believe I’m older than him-.-

  32. 32 Asana


  33. 33 becca_boo

    Call me a cockeyed optimist, but I think it it could be… good? … better than mediocre? It has possibilities. I’m fine with the old-fashioned premise, but I’d like to see it presented in a new way.

    Thanks for sharing the news, javabeans!

  34. 34 Village Mrembo

    Well my melo heart is already up and running as i finally decided to have a wee peep at May Queen and surprisingly am quite enjoying myself, makjang elements and all! Altho i gotta say i feel terrible for Korean 2nd,3rd…nth loves cuz it looks like they’ll never mean sh*t to their significant others!

  35. 35 tikaa

    He’s fifteen but his voice is so manly and sexy.. *pedononnaalert*

  36. 36 cree

    LOVE Yeo Jin Goo. I completely fell in love with him (15?!) in Moon/Sun.

    I’d LOVE to see Jin Goo and Kim Yoo Jung unite to do another drama together. they play off each other so well

  37. 37 MariePhils

    as their adults, I’m Thinking Kim Rae Won and Song Yoo Ri team up this time around…

    • 37.1 Rovi

      You mean Sung Yu-ri.

  38. 38 sarah

    Why not Kim Yoo Jung ..i miss the 2 of them together…

  39. 39 bd

    Yeo Jin-gu was already a good actor in his very 1st role in the film “Sad Movie” as a little boy.

    Good to see that talent being rewarded but he needs to graduate to starring roles quick (and not just be the younger version of the male lead).

  40. 40 J

    Yeo Jingu as teenaged Yoochun? I’m IN! If they find a likeable female lead that is. But the thing about YC is, he’s the type of actor who can easily form chemistry with a block of wood so I have faith the loveline is in safe hands keke~

    If I have my way, I’d cast one of these girls:
    Yoon Eun Hye (I want her to tackle melodrama for once)
    Kim So Eun
    Han Hyo Joo (she’s busy doing movies these days, though…)
    Lee Min Jung
    Im Soo Jung (she’s never done any tv since MISA, hasn’t she?)

  41. 41 paper

    Gonna watch this one for Yeo Jin-gu πŸ™‚ I need more time in a day -_-
    Thank you JB <3

  42. 42 Lisa

    Sounds like the show was inspired by this great indi French film


  43. 43 k-soup

    i thought it’s Kim Yoo Jung πŸ™
    skip this one

  44. 44 Roro

    Too bad is a melo <.<8

  45. 45 matinsoleil

    Yeo jin goo is just the cutest thing on screen plus he can act!! He blew me off first in Giant, then Warrior BDS and in The moon. I vote for him in anything! Just bring it lol
    Even though I’m not sure about that drama (a melo -_-) I’ll watch the children part and skip the rest if needed!!

  46. 46 graygirl

    Love story about first love!!!

  47. 47 myra

    wasn’t the drama SECRET LOVERS supposed to replace arang?

  48. 48 Viki

    OMO YEO JIN GOO!!! He’s soooo hot…it’s so inappropriate for me ‘cuz I am already in my early 20s

    …is he in a childhood version? I want him to play a teenage part in a drama that doesn’t go back in time.

  49. 49 srkambbs

    Am i the only one who thinks that after this kid grows up he will look more like the main guy in reply 1997 than kim so hyun lol

  50. 50 MissT

    Hmm… At first I seems that a hide-n-seek type of drama would be cute. Then again if it’s only that, then there is a limit to how many “near misses” we can take before it seem like it’s going in CIRCLES. Just thinking of that, I hope Yoochun will think carefully before taking a role that may not progress in a meaningful way. It’s near October and I don’t see any signs of confirmed roles for the leads.

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