Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum joins That Winter, The Wind Blows
by | October 23, 2012 | 93 Comments

It must be the week of casting confirmations. Is somebody handing out door prizes? Kim Bum has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of the new Noh Hee-kyung melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows, due out — you guessed it — this winter. It would just be wrong otherwise, no? He’ll be re-teaming with the writer and director duo from his last drama, Padam Padam.

The melodrama stars Jo In-sung as a high-class gambler, playboy, and general misanthrope who doesn’t care about anything after the death of his first love. He’s a con artist who preys on the rich and sets his sights on a new target: Song Hye-gyo, the sole heiress to a giant conglomerate. She tragically loses her parents, and her eyesight, and then her brother goes missing. Did someone kill her puppy too? Damn, universe.

Kim Bum will be playing Jo In-sung’s bestie and right-hand man, Park Jin-sung. Jin-sung is a character who could be laughing one moment, and then suddenly turn on a dime and be icy cold the next. Ooh, I can see Kim Bum playing up that duality nicely. The two BFFs meet in college, and Jin-sung is actually a good-hearted guy who dreams of saving up enough money to buy his father an organic cow farm. How sweet. He won’t be without his downsides though, as he has a quick-temper, and is the hothead to Jo In-sung’s cool, collected hero.

It looks like the bromance might be the thing to watch this drama for… so… it’s pretty much Padam Redux?

That Winter is planning for an early 2013 broadcast on KBS.

Via Joy News


93 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. JIW_sobangnim

    Yay yay yay! πŸ™‚

    • 1.1 nanomu16

      I know! It’s a YAY:D Cast couldn’t get any betterβ™₯

      • 1.1.1 guerrero

        i am not sure :S korea should stop trying with these soap opera like plots,soap operas are easily forgotten and cant become franchises,even in united states the most popular shows are action or supernatural,even the most liked korean dramas are like that,gumiho,49 days,city hunter; even japan with naruto or sailor moon have that,i think the korean wave is more about the kpop because music is loved!! but in entertaiment not so much as i though,most korea fans are more into the kpop than the korean dramas because they’re too much soap opera

        • np

          disagree, a lot of people here couldn’t care less about kpop and action and prefer little silly dramas ( which are way not soap operas). me included.

    • 1.2 Cam

      YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! πŸ˜€ Wakababadakam!! I will definitely loooooking forward to this actor KIM BUM and JO IN SUNG!!!

  2. Nokcha

    I’m currently rewatching High Kick and boy has he grown up! It’s so strange to see him as an adult and in these serious roles…..

    • 2.1 SD

      Same here, I’ve been recently catching up on High Kick. Boy, he was so awkwardly hilarious back then.

  3. Llamaesque

    If somebody is indeed handing out door prizes, I want mine to be Kim Bum πŸ˜‰

    • 3.1 Rachel

      But he was already delivered to my door..

      haha…shorry. supposed to be a joke.

  4. Lila

    Yay for Kim Bum! But it’s another remake of a movie, and a previous J-dorama.

    On the other hand, it should be great watching Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo together. It seems they should have been in something together previously.

  5. Mystisith

    Padam Padam almost killed me last winter: Too intense. Glad they knew how to give a “good” ending though. Despite its cast, I’m not sure I want to repeat that experience. Maybe I will marathon once it’s over…

    • 5.1 glace

      lol me too! I became seriously depressed, even though the drama was so good!

      Looks like Kim Bum will be playing Guk Soo all over again ._.

  6. kopytko

    Great! I hope I won’t need to FF all too much because of other characters, as I am positive Bummie will do well. The character description seems like written to suit his skills. Actually, this is his second drama by this writer, so maybe it was indeed written for him?

  7. crazedlu

    ooh! yes! i’m in, i’m in. well, to check it out and give it a shot to keep my interest, at least. ha. hope they cast someone nice for bum too. wouldn’t mind a jung eunji confirmation within the week here. =’D

  8. Fishy

    Padam redux? I’m there xD

  9. becca_boo

    Padam redux, you say? I could deal with that. Kim Bum’s bromance was my favorite thing about that drama. Drama land could use more bromances like that.

    • 9.1 Anao

      The bromance and the makeshift family was the reason I watched Padam Padam so I was pissed that in the last ep wasn’t enough of that.

      • 9.1.1 becca_boo

        I know! It’s one of the few dramas where I wanted less of the romance (though I do love Han Ji-min) and more of the family stuff.

  10. 10 Danna

    Did someone kill her puppy too? Damn, universe.
    Looks like I’m going to have to watch this movie afterall….also can we have a little romance on the side for our Bummie with Jung Eun Ji’s character? I’d like to see that…afterall I don’t thing there will be any nice things happening for our main OTP

    • 10.1 Danna

      *i mean the movie this is based on

    • 10.2 ck1Oz

      Ergh the movie was great.I watched it after I found out about the drama.My heart and eyes after the movie.Not so great.

      • 10.2.1 danna

        hahaha….i had that impression from the trailer alone…but I’m a sucker for anything MGY…girl can cry like a champ…so I’m totally in…idk why i’ve been putting it away for so long

      • 10.2.2 Dee

        kim joo hyuk was awesome in it…as always

  11. 11 Mawiie

    But … how can anyone buy the fact that Kim Bum is Jo In Sung’s college buddy? *raises eyebrow*

    • 11.1 canxi

      He was his college donsaeng??????

      • 11.1.1 ilikehim

        Mawiie meant the drama’s character description…
        And I was wondering the same, actually ;P

        • canxi

          Yeah, I know,lol. I wasn’t being sarcastic just proposing an answer.

    • 11.2 kopytko

      There are two possibilities – either Jo In Sung enrolled late or he is an eternal student, although I don’t know if there are any in Korea when you need to pay a small fortune to go to uni…

  12. 12 jomo

    I was so planning on NOT watching this – considering it would be once upon a midnight dark, dreary and a downer.

    But put Bummie in and I just may have to take a little peek.
    Just for a moment…

    • 12.1 D

      LOL, who are we kidding here?

    • 12.2 alualuna

      I know what you mean. Not into the melo, but Kim Bum is making me reconsider. At least a little peek, as you say.

  13. 13 p3rk3le

    and now the cast is just perfect!

  14. 14 Ivoire

    Leaf, where are you? This is about … πŸ™‚ (fill in the blanks?)

    • 14.1 Leaf

      I KNOW!!! I’m here!!! Ready to take on any girl who thinks they can take my Boyfriend!! (fat chance!!!)

      But seriously… you know I will be watching this! <3

  15. 15 Eye Candy

    I was already intrigued by the plot but the addition of Kim Bum guarantees I will be tuning in to this show! Thanks for the news!

    • 15.1 zsa

      yay…bummie…i liked him since TWWSWTM….luckily iwatched that before BOF(hated him there)…now i’m tuning in for sure!

      • 15.1.1 ilikehim

        Lmaooooo, sorta sidenote: with an acronym THAT long, you may as well just spell out the drama’s name.

  16. 16 Jade Butterfly

    Kim Bum was good to watch in Padam Padam. Well,at least ,I prefer him as a fledgling Angel than a walk-about wall flower. I must the minority that didn’t like that Flower Boy show.Boys looking unaffectedly cool is yummy to me, boys looking like over-decorated cupcakes, isn’t. I think , he’s shd be good to watch here too .If Padam is anything to go by , then he’ll slay it again playing someone’s dedicated bestie & RH man.
    Jung Eunji ? Is she signed up? I hope she is cos I really loved her debut in Reply 1997. So natural! Hope she’s good even without her Busan comfort-speak.

    • 16.1 canxi

      His acting has really improved! I really prefer him as the rough and tumble/serious type rather than a flower boy (which makes him kind of forgettable).

      • 16.1.1 Jade Butterfly

        Yeh, I think , no , I hope he has left those flower days behind.

        • canxi

          What? lol that was the point of my comment XD

    • 16.2 MsB

      Totally agree! If you have not seen Fly High 2009, you must!

  17. 17 kdramapedia

    My Kim Bummie is back on a drama?! *squee* I can’t wait! This character seems right up his alley as far as his skills go.

    I’m just waiting for him to land a lead role as opposed to the bestie/bromance. Bromances are cool, but I need for him to be a leading man, too!

    • 17.1 Eunice

      it’d be great if Kim Bum and Kim So Eun can collaborate again in a romantic comedy as the OTP =)

      • 17.1.1 SD

        Couldn’t agree more! A Bumsso reunion would be perfect! It doesn’t matter what the genre is. May it be a rom-com, a melodrama, or even an action drama, I’ll be all in for sure! Anything will do as long as we get to see them together again!

  18. 18 MsB

    Girlfriday? You made my day! I was just thinking the other day when was Bummie coming out with a new drama! JIS’s bestie? I guess I’ll accept that! As long as he gets to get a girl too! Alas, he did not in Padam which I loved! Cant wait!

  19. 19 Gabby

    Hm. I really like Kim Bum, but it’s still hard to get excited about this drama, considering:

    A) It’s a melodrama. And after Nice Guy I’m going to need a breather from melo for at least a few months.

    B) Even though Jo In-sung is one of Korea’s A-list actors, his turn in A Frozen Flower totally left me cold. Maybe it was just me, but his acting seemed glaringly mediocre, stilted, and charisma-deficient. But perhaps he’s shone in other roles.

    C) And Song Hye-gyo is better than the Kim Tae-hee/Song Seung-hun, purely-looks-over-talent brand of acting, but she’s never particularly impressed me either. I never saw Full House, though, so…

    • 19.1 canxi

      You can wait until it’s over and then give it a try. You’ll have a good 3-4 month breather,lol

      I liked Jo In Sung in What Happened in Bali? as this spoiled/messed up rich guy. Also in Madeleine w/ Shin Min Ah (this is a movie) and The Classic w/ Son Ye Jin (also a movie). So you can try those instead? (Frozen Flower was definitely more Ju Jin Mo’s time to shine, anyway.)

      Full House, imo, was just awful. I wouldn’t really recommend watching it unless you really really like Rain or something. I liked her character in World’s Within (kind of bossy & argumentative at times but she was cool) and also like that drama a great deal. It’s the only role of hers I like (of which I’ve seen). This drama puts her in a similar character type which is why I’ve no complaints,lol.

  20. 20 JO

    I loved the movie,
    I loved PADAM’s directing and writing (except! the last episode I think. It was weak compared to the rest of the drama)
    BUT I dislike SONG HYE GYO and sort of don’t really like Jo In Sung either.
    I wish Kim Bum was the main character……and someone else for the lead woman.

  21. 21 JIW_sobangnim

    Uh oh. EUN JI IS ALSO CASTED. Just consider this an answer to my prayer πŸ™‚

  22. 22 djes

    Jo In Sung and Kim Bum, bromance? *dies*

  23. 23 malta

    He is so cute. gah.

  24. 24 saltandpepper

    may be now i can think of watching this show..

  25. 25 ajj

    Is he supposed to be the same age with Jo In Sung in the drama though? I believe he’s too young.But anyway Im lovin this drama with those two.
    Love the word ”misanthrope”.lol..

  26. 26 Cristy

    I haven’t seen Padam Padam yet, but YESSS. I’ve missed seeing Kim Bum on my screen.

  27. 27 Lilian

    Kim Bum has been making great choices in roles so far. A different variety to try each time =) Cannot wait to see him here although I hope he gets a lead role soon.

  28. 28 jandoe

    Padam Redux, totally but I am LOVING the cast. And mad love for Noh Hee Kyung as it is, so definitely onboard!

    (Kim Bum’s really portraying his acting array though)

  29. 29 saltandpepper

    i have a question….why you guys always mention the source of the news??

  30. 30 Lanalas

    Since EunJi was casted here too, and i will probably have a melodrama withdrawal after Nice Guy is done…….. Count me in!

  31. 31 Ennayra

    Aw, Kim Bum. I haven’t watched him in a drama since Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, which I liked him in. Maybe I should watch Padam Padam before this drama comes out…

    • 31.1 PurpleJam

      Yeah, me too. Maybe while waiting for his new one, we can start the Kim Bum momentum by watching his Padamx2 first.

    • 31.2 SD

      I recommend that you watch Padam Padam. You won’t regret it. Great acting, brilliant actors, substantial plot…what more can you ask for? πŸ˜‰

  32. 32 M


    He has grown to become so manly looking.

    T_T Seeing him makes my fantasy runs astray.

    Must stay focus on reality, must stay focus.

  33. 33 A

    Something tells me this is a Wed-Thurs drama. Now, I will have another perfect cast of beautiful people in one drama to watch. I am loving this…

  34. 34 pogo

    He’s growing up so nicely, he’s the only version of his Boys Before Flowers character I’ve ever liked – hope this drama does well and that we get to see him in leading man mode one day!

  35. 35 exquisitemelody

    omg, I totally just reread (yes, reread because I don’t have time to rewatch, so yayy for your awesome recaps) BoF this weekend and was wishing there was something else I could see Kim Bum in….and now I have this to look forward to!!! And I was afraid there wouldn’t be dramas for me πŸ˜€ Yoochun is coming soon then I have Kim Bum to look forward to after that!! COLOR ME EXCIIIIIITED!!!

  36. 36 Bu Young

    This sounds kinda like nice guy…lol

  37. 37 anon

    Haha, now we just need Kim So Eun to be casted as Song Hye Kyo’s bff ;))

    • 37.1 belle

      Agree with you there! That would be epic. I think that’s something that everyone’s long been waiting for. πŸ˜‰

  38. 38 emm

    ok nw i am really lookin fwd to this.
    btw why must they always lose their sight.sounds like a major melodrama!!

  39. 39 loveless

    omg how am i supposed to handle all the pretty… so many beautiful people in one drama…

  40. 40 redfox

    ahh that character sounds like me, I sometimes even suspect that I am bipolar. going from euforic to raving mad and then depressed.

  41. 41 mulan


    Song Hye Gyo + Kim Bum + Eunji = DAEBAK!!

    I hope Kim So Eun will do cameo appearance here! Oh please, God. I’m dying to see Kim Bum and Kim So Eun AGAIN.

  42. 42 Ruthie08

    I knew it! He’s not gonna turn down this drama coz JIS is his idol. Now the cast is perfect. Can’t complain with that.

  43. 43 Suzi Q

    Why is he always doing the BFF roles?
    His acting is really improving…I hopes he gets a lead soon.
    Looks promising…Love the cast!

  44. 44 yoyoyomonkeysss

    YAY!!! Im excited XD
    so many good news!!! I’m a happy camper πŸ™‚

  45. 45 Jam

    Omgasdfghjkl!!! Jo In Sung and Kim Bum in a drama?! Count me in! γƒΎ(οΌ βŒ’γƒΌβŒ’οΌ )γƒŽ

    • 45.1 Fab

      Heh I love that smiley!

      Yeah bring on the gloomy doomy Winter…

  46. 46 Czak

    Super happy and excited for this drama…
    My in sung is coming back to the small screen, what else can a girl ask….
    I am so happy for Kim bum, he will be near his role model!
    This bromine is sure to be one my most wanted and desired!

  47. 47 im_eve

    wow just….2 of the most beautiful men in korea..also..it just suddenly sunk in that Jo In Sung IS BACK IN DRAMA! whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  48. 48 Sammy

    Oh didn’t Answer 1997’s Eun Ji also join the cast? I wonder if she will have a love line with Kim Bum. That would be something to look out for.

  49. 49 Melody

    I wonder if Kim Bum and Lee Min Ho will ever act in a drama together. I’d like to see the bromance of that.

    • 49.1 Ruxandra

      They’ve already done that with Boys Over Flowers some years ago (4, I think)…

  50. 50 Village Mrembo

    Its so weird that i haven’t seen any of JIS’s past works but i’ve watched him twice on Infinity Challenge and totally fell for him! Looking forward to my first JIS production~yay!

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