Drama Casting & News
Go Joo-won to play Yoo Inna’s love interest
by | February 7, 2013 | 49 Comments

This drama sounds cuter by the day. We’ve got another lover boy joining the ranks of weekend family drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, to which there’ll probably be no end, given the family of three daughters at the center of the story. Now that we’ve got youngest daughter IU squared away with Jo Jung-seok, it’s time to turn our attention to second daughter Yoo Inna, and her onscreen beau-to-be Go Joo-won (Kim Suro), in his first project post-army duty.

Yoo Inna plays second daughter Lee Yoo-shin, a marketing exec for an outdoor brand. (What IS it with k-drama and its obsession with outdoorsy-wear product placement? Hardly anyone ever goes camping, but everyone in a drama’s got like seventeen scenes of shopping for hiking gear.) Anyway, outside of her family life, she’s great at everything — art, sports, her job, even dating. But at home, she’s the middle child and constantly overshadowed by her unni (played by Sohn Tae-young) and the maknae (IU).

Go Joo-won plays the boy next door, literally the kid who grows up in the next house over, and is classmates with Yoo-shin. He’s a dermatologist and a particularly sweet oppa to IU’s character Soon-shin. In fact, growing up next door to the family, he’s always seen the second sister give the maknae a hard time, and has had a one-sided crush on the little sister for a really long time.

So while he’s sweet and nothing but nice to the little sister, because he’s friends and classmates with Yoo-shin, they have a totally different relationship — he’s constantly bickering with her and they drive each other crazy. Which of course means they’re doomed to fall madly in love someday. They sound like an adorable pair of characters, and I really love stories with old friends who bicker their way into romance. Here’s hoping for good things.

You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin premieres March 9 on KBS.

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49 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Ivoire

    Thank you!

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    • 1.1 Ivoire

      This does sound interesting. I look forward to this drama…

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      • 1.1.1 a_diva

        it does sound interesting but i wish kdramas in general had better titles. way too many of the titles in kdramaland detract from the initial appeal of the project. i’ve learned to ignore the names but this title is an example of the times where if i relied on the name only i would not be interested in watching the project . . . oh well!

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        • 1.1.1.1 JO

          a lot of times they work so much better in Korean. It’s the translations that are…awkward.

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  2. Annie

    Sounds refreshing; I can imagine them having mad chemistry.

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  3. jigglybelly

    looking forward to this drama. :) hope it’s an refreshing as FBND and Answer me 1997.

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  4. ElainesTale

    omg their story sounds incredibly cute already

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    • 4.1 altair

      I will be watching it.

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  5. Ilikemangos

    Totally checking this cute drama out.

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  6. Mic

    This actually sounds really cute and sweet. :)

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  7. jomo

    I’m down with that. I like him lots.
    We know she can bring the heat, too. Maybe enough to make JHW jealous?

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  8. skelly

    I actually think it’s great that she will be working with someone who just got out of the army, and just getting back into the trade – maybe she can get some pointers to pass on to JHW, and it will make it easier for her to understand what he is going through when he gets out.

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  9. jshin

    this is kinda unrelated…but
    to the “Hardly anyone ever goes camping” remark..

    camping is actually a trend in korea!
    the whole trend is called “글램핑” (glamping)
    because it’s for the richer people in korea..where they go “camping” with high-tech stuff and expensive outfits to places designated for camping and not really “in the wild” or anything haha

    on a more related note,
    excited to see this because i love yoo inna!

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    • 9.1 kay

      LOL oh Korea and their love of new mashed up words. thanks for the info.

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      • 9.1.1 TS

        Glamping has been around as a word for a while. It’s from the UK.

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        • 9.1.1.1 jshin

          oh i didn’t know that! interesting

          either way, it has been a fairly recent trend in korea haha

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          • 9.1.1.1.1 Emily

            I live in Korea and I’d say the trend isn’t camping but more that people enjoy hiking and always want to have the best gear. I used to live near Nambu-san which is like a 25 minute hike. Everyone always had jackets, hats, packs, sticks, the works. I thought it was ridiculous and made fun of them…until an ajusshi pulled my ass up a steep part of Bukhansan using one of his sticks. Karma.

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          • 9.1.1.1.2 fiske

            A lot of Koreans certainly have a ton of hiking gear. When I was living there I’d go for a walk on a mounain* in my normal clothes and pass tons of Koreans with two sets of “ski polls” and full hiking uniform, usually including a hat.

            *To me if there’s rock under the dirt it’s a mountain not a hill.

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  10. 10 UJ

    I am loving all the “You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin” updates!!

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  11. 11 crazedlu

    Seriously, plot sounds better and better each there’s an update. Woohoo. Will be checking it out.

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  12. 12 Daisy

    Only watching for their love story now :D

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  13. 13 Reese

    The more I hear about this drama, the more I want to watch it. I haven’t been this interested in a drama in months!

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  14. 14 nozomi05

    Now… I am interested.

    I wasn’t really feeling the story with IU but now with info on Yoo Inna’s character, now I am beginning to want to watch this.

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  15. 15 Rashell

    This drama is an absolute for sure watch at this point. I now like the 4 leads we’ve seen and can imagine rooting for both couples. That’s all it takes for me to be sold. Plus the descriptions sound adorable and fun. Can’t wait!

    When does this one premiere?

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  16. 16 lemondoodle

    This pairing sounds a lot cuter than the IU/Jo Jung-seok one. I’m getting more and more interested in this now.

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  17. 17 snow_white

    wow…..this sounds interesting……can’t wait for this drama….

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  18. 18 Lovebug

    Ok so I am mildly appeased with this update (storyline sounds adorable) though in a perfect world Yoo Inna would be the lead (cause she’s awesome). Anyhoo I am definitely going to watch either way so I am just going have to let that go.

    How is this guy? I have never seen him in anything but he’s cute. (He kinda looks like Song Seung hun to me?)

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  19. 19 shopgirl

    OMG, this drama getting better and better every day

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  20. 20 kfangurl

    Wow, my interest in this show just keeps growing!! I am So. In. :D

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  21. 21 Ji Hyun Woo

    I just want Go Joo-won, and casting director to know that Yoo Inna is already taken by Yoo Inna’s man…

    Signed,
    Ji Hyun Woo

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  22. 22 Yuelis

    tq gf,

    The last time I watched Go joo won’s his drama was

    My Woman, he didn’t get the girl he loved .

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  23. 23 Sajen

    sounds interesting I love bickering friends that turn into lovers, but uh I loved Queen In-Hyun’s Man so I’m going to have to struggle not to smack Go Joo-won and yell get your hands off Ji Hyun Woo’s woman.

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    • 23.1 Ace

      Haha. The first thing I thought of was, Hey, what about Kim Boong-do? He’ll spray you with water to punish you when he gets out of the army. ;)

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  24. 24 shepo

    “second sister give the maknae a hard time”

    Just like me..That’s what an older sister does…

    hahaha.

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  25. 25 canxi

    Well, this sounds and looks adorable. I love how the “sweet oppa” is only sweet to the girl he’s interested in. Accurate oppa behavior, lol.

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    • 25.1 canxi

      OH YEAH! Just realized Go Joo Won was the sweetie doctor from OB/GYN! AHHH! Second best elevator kiss! YEAH!

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      • 25.1.1 jomo

        First best from Que Sera Sera, am I right?

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        • 25.1.1.1 canxi

          YES!

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  26. 26 DAEBAK!

    I will watch this drama now for Yoo Inna and Go Joo Won only because their’s the kind of story that I love and I am more attracted to and it sounds super adorable^^

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  27. 27 Laurita

    I’m waiting for this more and more :)

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  28. 28 shi suisen

    Shall look forward to this couple’s storyline. :)

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  29. 29 eternalfive

    Aww this couple sounds so adorable already!

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  30. 30 apple

    I am hoping for good things too.
    So far so good.

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  31. 31 ck1Oz

    Hang on thought everyone goes hiking during the weekend.

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  32. 32 Rachel

    If this is going to be a daily drama, ohh the hours I’ll be spending on this show..

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  33. 33 geegee

    i’ve always like go joo won & glad to see him back again in another drama i look f/ward to this one

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  34. 34 Lilian

    Ooh ..bickering their way into romance?! Sounds like the couple in Reply 1997. Haha….have not seen Yoo Inna since a long long time but I don’t really like long dramas. Still in a dilemma whether to watch.

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  35. 35 Ciara

    Ooh! I’m exicted! I’ve never watched a weekend drama, but I will have to check this one out when it is released!

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  36. 36 hot_saranghae

    I’ve always kinda liked Go Joo Won, but I cannot give people an explanation of why. He’s good looking, but not very strikingly good looking like a lot of other korean actors. Moreover, he doesn’t have the charm/charisma to carry the weight of a main character and he’s definitely not a good actor. On top of that, he doesn’t seem to be very picky with his projects and doesn’t seem to be putting in a lot of effort into becoming a “real” actor.

    Despite all that, I’ve always just kinda liked him. He seems like a decent guy and I appreciate his calm/quiet demeanor.

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