Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok cast as Pretty Man
by | June 18, 2013 | 245 Comments

Well, duh.

They could not have been more literal with the title if they tried: Jang Geun-seok, poster boy for the pretty-boy set in dramaland, is heading back to television with a show titled… wait for it… Pretty Man. Yes, really. It’s both entirely appropriate and a terrible title.

But don’t write it off, because writing it is Yoo Young-ah, the screenwriter of one of the biggest hits of the year (and also of all time), The Gift of Room 7. That movie earned not only top box office receipts but plenty of praise and viewer love for its heart-warming and sweet daddy-daughter comedy. Writer Yoo also scripted heart-tugging sports movie Korea (As One), so the talent isn’t lacking on the writing front.

Pretty Man is based on a manhwa of the same name, and features a main character named Dokko Mateh (Matte? Matei?) who possesses “the most beautiful face in the world.” The story unfolds as he goes off in search of both his lost family and true love, and somehow decides that said true love will be found among ten of the “top 1% women in the nation” (one wonders what criteria he uses). The subtitle in the image below reads: “To conquer ten women.” Uh.

Despite that thoroughly off-putting description, the project has got my interest, albeit mixed with some wariness. Jang Geun-seok can be fantastic when he’s on, but he’s not immune to bad projects. And manhwa adaptations have had mixed results, so there’s no guarantee there. Producing is Group 8, the company behind manhwa-turned-drama blockbuster hits like Goong and Boys Before Flowers. Sure, they’ve had a few misses (Playful Kiss, Birdie Buddy) but they seem a natural choice to be doing material like this.

Pretty Man is currently casting, and is aiming to broadcast in the latter half of this year.

Via Newsen

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245 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. kakashi

    weeeeeeell ….
    Let’s hope he gets his act together. Can’t say I’m impressed by him recently.

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    • 1.1 blyssxoxo

      same here. sometimes i asked myself why i like him so much last time =.=

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      • 1.1.1 coby

        me too! I was like, where was the JKS that I love?

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      • 1.1.2 Rovi

        Hmmm, maybe it was either “Beethoven Virus” and “Hwang Jin-i”, or “Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do” or “Baby and Me”???

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        • 1.1.2.1 misz_di

          Baby and Me, definitely… I mean he’s in his best look

          And in acting in Hong Gil Dong :)

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        • 1.1.2.2 misz_di

          And in You’re Beautiful… not the best story but still one of my favorite kdrama of all time, it has it’s charm :)

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    • 1.2 Shortie

      Agreed! let’s hope he cuts that ugly mop top he’s been sporting for what seems like forever too!

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      • 1.2.1 Soo Won

        i just want someone to MAKE him SEE he looks waaaaay better with short black hair! that could be my birthday wish this year! :)))))

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        • 1.2.1.1 itaeonni

          Oh..you are SO right about his hair..!

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    • 1.3 Advance

      I love JkS the best in Love Rain. The techniques and depth are deepest and hardest. I appreciate the ambiguity and conflicts he played choosing his mom or his father or girlfriend yoon a

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  2. Annie

    I don’t think he’s looking for love – he’s trying to seduce the women at the behest of some jaded ex-chaebol wife. The female lead is a plain Jane type who hankers after him and has low self esteem.

    Yuck. This sounds utterly squalid and I for one will not be watching.

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    • 2.1 TS

      Hmm, I think you’re right.

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    • 2.2 Lea

      Yea i think I remember reading this waay back when, cause I remember the strange way it was drawn. It had several looking down on women moments, and….. I can’t say I’m all that excited for it.
      Possibly a Playful Kiss redux

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  3. Aleena

    Wierd-ish story but the writer is good, so hopefully this will turn out to be not too bad. I like this actor too, so.

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    • 3.1 Jo

      I love the writer’s works, but she had strong actors in the movies she wrote, actors that could manage sparse scripts and evoke a lot of depth…but Jang Geun Seok a vulnerable, detailed actor? Umm, not really. Also, I really don’t like ANY of Super 8′s dramas. They cheesify everything. sighhh

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  4. Ivoire

    Thank you for the news!

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    • 4.1 Ivoire

      I like him as an actor, I think he is good. I am not sure that I will be watching this however. I might check out a few episodes, but I don’t see myself committing to the whole series.

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  5. Gaeina Lee

    Like the writer, not so into JGS tho’.. Duh! @_@”

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  6. snow_white

    I really hope this drama will be good as Jang Geun Suk didn’t impress me in anything after You’re Beautiful and he was awesome in it……

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    • 6.1 Maris

      You are so right. I liked him in Beethoven Virus too

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      • 6.1.1 Lilian

        Yeah..I only liked him in You’re beautiful. Gave Mary and that drama with Yoona a try but I was bored to death =(

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        • 6.1.1.1 snow_white

          I’m glad I didn’t even try those as everybody gave negative reviews about them :)

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          • 6.1.1.1.1 ra

            actually love rain is one of the best drama i’ve ever seen it’s not boring, and he looked gorgeous and even pretty man is great! Just watch!

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  7. rianna

    PRETTY MAN? IT SUITS JUNG IL WOO MORE THAN HIM THO..

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    • 7.1 Yuaekito

      I love JGS but I agree with you there!

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    • 7.2 Soo Won

      YES! but that would have been “MY pretty man”! not just “pretty man”! ;)))

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    • 7.3 Lea

      Actually I think this suits Kim Jae Wook more, but I wouldn’t want him acting like that regardless. :/

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    • 7.4 bd

      Neither term really applies to JGS.

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  8. Maris

    The storyline not appealing. In fact, it is actually off putting because I wanted JGS to come up in a project showcasing his acting talent in a completely masculine character with his hair cut short. ” Pretty” and the longish hair above seem to be an extension of his appearance in real life. Since, I really admire his achievements in life and truly believe him to be a talented actor …….this project is disappointing. For his sake, I hope there is more than meets the eye.

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    • 8.1 Lea

      Me too!! His overall look in Beethoven Virus, Happy Life and Baby and Me were by far my favorite. He looked confident, handsome and had a really masculine vibe.

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  9. maymay

    Project sound ok, just not too keen on JGS. He is one of the actor I feel will benefit from an army stint. When is he due for enlistment anyway?

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    • 9.1 katmoo

      My best guess for army enlistment will around the same time as Lee Min Ho, Lee Seung Gi, Joo Won, Seo In Guk, Top, and the rest of 87-88′ers.

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      • 9.1.1 innit

        Agree, JGS really is in need of some TLC from MS.

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      • 9.1.2 me

        that period will be so sorrowful

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  10. 10 jayne

    JGS has good potential. He should try to get more challenging roles, which emphasize more of characters, not his, yes, pretty face only.

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    • 10.1 eny

      absolutly agree

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    • 10.2 Mystisith

      Ditto. As for the pretty face, I liked the old one but not the current one, sorry.
      That project seems like a drama for little girls: Potential of cheese and saccharine is enormous. Also, a writer who made a buzz with a successful movie signed to remake this? Something’s fishy (old debt or blackmailing, choose your scenario, lol).

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    • 10.3 pogo

      I agree – but at least this time, he’s not playing some dude with a rock star/idol image, and the writer has the chops to make it good so I’ll give it a shot.

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  11. 11 Heelie

    I used to be such a fan of him but since “Mary stayed out all night” he kind of went even queerer than before. It’s like he is still in the same character and never left. He was such a good actor before he become “Hallyu Star” with crazy hair and heavy eyeliner…

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    • 11.1 Soo Won

      he was damn gorgeous in his earlier movies like Baby & I or Doremifa… when he was still a normal good-looking boy! not a crazy lunatic in need of attention!
      just what the heck can a person bring upon himself!… sigh…

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      • 11.1.1 chris

        you could not have said it better girl

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  12. 12 QT765

    Let’s hope that JGS will cut his hideous long hair for this drama cuz I hate his hair. He hasn’t look pretty ever since Baby & Me, he look so good in that movie >_<

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  13. 13 Issy

    I’m sure they really wanted to go with the title “Pretty Woman” …
    Do we really need another drama about how pretty and irresistible JGS is to men and women? Hadn’t he had enough of showcasing his physique and S-lines in previous two dramas and the movie? I guess not for an ego as his.

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  14. 14 Eun

    I heard he is planning to have his hair cut for this drama. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will get rid of his long locks coz it was like forever since he had it.

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  15. 15 min

    JGS is a very good actor, he just needs a project that can bring out his full potential. Although love rain is not a good project, he was quite good in it.

    I am not liking the general plot and the title. But the scriptwriter has a few good movies. I like her way of writing. I hope she will make changes to the original script.

    Still looking forward to it. Hope this drama will surprise me in a good way.

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    • 15.1 mari

      My thoughts exactly. The plot doesn’t really sound promising (and neither does the title), but JGS and the screenwriter are both really good imo. But I suppose we’ll have to wait and see..

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    • 15.2 skelly

      Is he a good actor? I’ve only seen him in bits of You’re Beautiful, Mary Stayed Out…, and Love Rain, and I couldn’t finish any of them. He wasn’t the reason, but I also didn’t see anything in him that would make me want to ignore all of the other issues.
      What has he been really good in? Is there something worth going out of your way for with this guy? Can he be something besides petulant?

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      • 15.2.1 min

        I would say he is a versatile actor and a pretty good one for his age. His team just did not know how to select projects for him.

        If you did not finish any of his dramas, then it is hard for you to judge his acting. Because when you watch the whole drama, then you can see how his character grows. I would say his weakest work is You are my pet, but that is because it was a stupid plot. Even kim ha neul was bad in it.

        Overall, despite a lot of people hating him, his hair, his style, his choice of work, you can see that the general comment is most people think he is a decent and good actor for his age.

        anyway, i really hope this project will turn out good. He is a good actor who deserve more recognition for his acting ability. I think an actor personal life should not affect people’s perception of his acting ability.

        Still i hope after this project, he can choose more serious roles and less manga works.

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        • 15.2.1.1 Rham

          I agree with you.

          It has to be made in objective way. JGS is a genius as he could act and deliver at his best.

          When I look at how he speaks, he speaks in good manner so I do think he is a good man. I really do.

          However, I kinda hate how his appearance recently with the girlish look and other. Does he need to prove something to those who discredit him?

          Hopefully this drama will do for him.

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  16. 16 Jade Butterfly

    Just based on recent runaway success of Gift of Rm 7 , Lets hope Yoo Young Ah cast his top-grade fairy dust ( a truck load..maybe MORE) on JKS .
    ‘You’re beautiful’ is both bane & boon for JKS.
    It brought him crazy fame & fortune in Japan & other South East Asian regions but many other discriminate viewers, are getting tired of waiting for him to shed his flower boy persona. He’s stayed in character long enough. So if he wants to be seen differently & have a hit , its only my opinion, that he needs to look & act totally different.
    Well, an African leopard or an Arabian Leopard is still the same species.
    SO ‘real’-life pretty man to reel-life pretty man…is how different ?! BAH.
    Com’on JKS , choose something else mindblowingly challenging & different. We know you can bring it !

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  17. 17 Uhnny

    Pass.

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  18. 18 Mina

    I honestly cannot stand him anymore, used to like him and I didn’t mind Love Rain, but the guy just seems full of himself to me and the character description seems to fit him perfectly.

    I might check out the first episode though, never judge a book by its cover.

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  19. 19 Maricel

    Yay! I`m not sure about the plot…even so i imagine it to be emotional and dark…and he will be sexy xd…i hope he cuts hs hair and look manlier…i ask nothing more. I`m so glad he is back!

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  20. 20 mskololia

    Ugh, an awful title and premise.

    He’s basically performing the same character “image” as before….Pity/Pass.

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  21. 21 cheekbones

    I’ve been questioning his choices for acting projects after You’re Beautiful. It really is a shame since he’s got great potential. I want to see him in a “strong” project.

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  22. 22 eternalfive

    Tbh, I’m a little sick of JGS. He’s got such good potential as an actor, but he’s wasting it. =.=

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  23. 23 Kaybee

    You should watch his MV- Nature boy/ Indian Summer…He looks so not right- his mannerism actually…He does all the feminine pouts and expressions… Not that I am against any of it actually if he is actually gay but he is marketed as ” the Asian price” towards female fans and I am certainly not buying it! I liked/ loved him in his initial projects but he has become queer in a not a very nice way… I LOVE queerness- Johnny Depp anyone and Visual Kei artists or remote impression of it and is a huge fan of Miyavi but Jang geun Suk’s queerness is creepy…..

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    • 23.1 OxyR

      I watched that mv, what have you done to me? My eyesssss…my eyesss!! I need that incense stick!

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    • 23.2 Soo Won

      oh plz! i had just forgotten that nightmare!! and here i am, shivering dreadfully all over again!

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    • 23.3 ilikemangos

      I think i buried those few minutes somewhere deep, deep down.

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  24. 24 mini

    The most pretty man in the world?PFfffffffft.pass.

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  25. 25 amy

    yawnnnn……

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  26. 26 Reya

    yay, they’ll adapt a manwha by Chun Kye Young? Now I’m excited :D For JGS.. not so much. Oh, well.
    I tried to read Beautiful Guys for years now because I loved most of her previous works, but there doesn’t exist any English translation. So, at least, I might be able to get to watch it as a drama adaption. But then I wonder, whether the drama version will be as distinctively Chun Kye Young than her manhwas are. hmm..
    Everyone who complains about the weirdness of the premise, it’s supposed to weird. The manwha artist only writes weird stories full of weird characters. I hope they retain some of its weirdness for the drama adaption. :)

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  27. 27 Sumee

    am not tooo sure ….JGS not happening…he is too girly these days ,i mean look at then make he piles on these days & the clothes wohaaaaaaa…& on top of that a drama like this ..

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  28. 28 Laurita

    I would rather choose Handsome man instead of Pretty man. Then we at least could expect something… really worth watching…;)

    Although I am slightly worried about the storyline, I think that if manga was popular, the storyline should be good (and most stories of mangas look kind of weird until you start reading it)… It depends how they make it to screen. I wonder who they will choose as the man 10 women…

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  29. 29 Eh

    I like the writer a lot but I swore to never watch anything of JGS again. I’ve seen enough dramas with his eyeliner (which I’m dead tired off) and I don’t really find him attractive. I guess knowing his personality is trash doesn’t make it any better either. MIGHT pick it up depending on the cast but seems unlikely at the moment.

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  30. 30 Ilona

    JGS what are you doing with your life? Oo

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  31. 31 bboingbboing

    And this makes me wonder why they didn’t just name the whole thing after him.

    Liked him in Love Rain, but this just seems too much like his other roles.

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  32. 32 kumi

    I agree that “he’s not immune to bad projects”, and this one sounds like one of them, story-wise. :(

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  33. 33 fatma

    I can never get tired of sukkie’s hotness!!! Can’t wait, definitely!

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  34. 34 alua

    Unless the reviews are especially good, I’ll pass on this one.

    He does have acting potential, but this film sounds mostly terrible (catering to an audience who wants to see a pretty boy and nothing more) and more like another project to stroke his ego. You’re My Pet was enough self-promotion and that was terrible (and that’s an understatement). Honestly, at this point he’d have to do a serious-themed project that thoroughly challenges his acting skills, not one that serves to showcase his prettiness.

    Plus, I can’t buy the “most beautiful face in the world” part… I don’t know if JGS has had any plastic surgery, but he looks different than he used to (I’m thinking the fresh-faced Do Re Mi Fa So La Di Do), too fake. (I feel mean saying that though but that’s my gut reaction…)

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    • 34.1 pogo

      I agree, he looks different from even his You’re Beautiful days, and I wish he hadn’t done it/had stopped there, because his face was perfection in that drama.

      I still think he’s an actor worth watching and am not really bothered by his offscreen image (perks of being an international fan, ha) but he needs to make better choices – I found him and Yoona quite watchable in Love Rain, but he can do better than playing endless variations on Hwang Taekyung for the rest of his career.

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      • 34.1.1 owl

        What about Love Rain (start with ep 5, my broken record advice for this drama, but after that – he’s adorable!). I’m so looking forward to this!

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    • 34.2 katmoo

      I’m thinking that the changes to his face are from too much partying and it is making him age badly. He is my age but he looks about 10 years older.

      JGS… stop drinking and smoking… it is aging you, and not in a good way.

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  35. 35 aulia

    I did fall for him since ‘Baby and I’, then continuing with You’re beautiful but after he played Marry2, I can’t feel him anymore. I know he’s pretty but I love when he shows his masculin side like he did in Baby and I. I miss him.

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  36. 36 superficial

    Really? I don’t think he’s not even pretty. He’s not bad looking, though there’s something about his eyes/nose that looks off. It is an actor’s face though.

    It’s UEE’s face that I cannot watch during the crying scenes.

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  37. 37 Mj

    Doesn’t really sound interesting but loveee him as an actor so I’ll be watching

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  38. 38 la dee dah

    I seem to be the minority here. While I don’t really care for his music, I don’t have a problem with how he dresses or his hair or eyeliner. It’s obviously he likes how he dresses and looks like, even if some consider it “girly”. While I can’t say I like the style or hair, it’s how he wants to look. It’s not obscene or indecent, so no problems with me if he’s comfortable with it. I don’t want to go around dictating how someone should look in their real life. And I find his “prince of asia” act to be just that, I take it as just an amusement act. He comes across as self critical and with lower self esteem than I originally thought in some interviews, so I take his act as just a way to hide it by doing the extreme opposite. Just my opinion, I don’t take his act seriously, so it doesn’t bother me.

    The only problem I have is how he picks his parts recently – He’s a good actor, even in crap like Mary and Love Rain (though I liked the first half of Love Rain), but he was playing pretty much the same scowling character – he should try a different kind of role to stretch himself. I’m not sure about this role here…

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    • 38.1 canxi

      I don’t mind his style (OK, sometimes! lol, there are some things that he has worn which I’ve just shook my head at, lol). It’s just I don’t think the “prince of asia” act is an act anymore, lol. It may have started out that way for fans, but now I think there is a part of him that is really that way and it has a lot to do with the roles he keeps taking. I assume as an actor, he’ll pick the roles he’s most attracted to/can relate to–and they’ve all been the same type for a while. I’m sure he is still a sweet guy, but I miss the guy who would stretch himself more in his field with his characters. I feel like now he has this image and he is trying to keep that image.

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    • 38.2 pogo

      la dee dah – I’m in that minority too, his offscreen image/style does not bother me, but I do agree he needs to start picking different roles from the ones he’s been doing since YAB.

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  39. 39 Nihah Catz

    No matter what he does all i want to do is look at him, he is a star that shines so bright that i can’t take my eyes off him…he is not perfect to some people but then who is perfect?or rather what is perfect?I love you JKS oppa :)

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  40. 40 canxi

    I think I agree with the gist of the comments — pretty much that Jang Geun Suk has sorta fallen off as an actor. Like, whatever I fell in love with him for is barely there anymore, it seems. I miss the Jang Geun Suk who starred in The Happy Life starting a band with ahjussi’s. Now, it seems like all his characters just have to be a pretty-boy type with an ego and he has also become that type, himself.

    I am still a fan, though I feel it’s only a matter of time before I don’t care much anymore. I hope this show will have more heart than it is letting on. I will remain optimistic about it since it does sound interesting. And please change that tag-line…o.O

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    • 40.1 eel4ever

      I agree with you canxi. I think this is an unbiased accurate point of view. There’s no even need to check the numbers to know it. I don’t feel offended with this comment.
      I’m also a fan however unlike you I do care about him. That’s why I’m worried about him and the decisions that he has made in the last years which I think were not the best. Anyways I still want to support him always.

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  41. 41 sukkiefiedeel

    Hello haters and ex-eels! Oh wait, should I even call you eel? Thank you very much for such bitter comments. Just a friendly advice, don’t hate what you can’t imitate. ^^

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    • 41.1 toinks

      Take a chill pill, blind fangurl.

      Just because people differ in opinion with you doesn’t make them a hater. Ratings of his previous projects doesn’t lie. This is dramabeans. Comments here are more sensible than allkpop.

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      • 41.1.1 amy

        like!

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        • 41.1.1.1 toinks

          Avarage ratings of his past projects from YAB to LR Nationwide

          YAB- 9.2%
          MSOAN- 6.3%
          LR – 5.4%

          this dude’s going downhill. LOL

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    • 41.2 kristin_ez

      lol, agreeee sukkiefiedeel!

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    • 41.3 pogo

      I love him and am very much still a fan but you need to chill.

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  42. 42 whilethemusiclasts

    Hmmm… I generally like Jang Geun Suk. At least, as an actor. I’m hoping this is a good one for him. Love Rain and Marry Me Mary left much to be desired, and don’t even get me started on You’re My Pet. So the last good thing I’ve seen him in was You’re Beautiful… It’s about time he’s cast in a show that could showcase his acting chops. Here’s to hoping this is it…

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  43. 43 QQeyes007

    This drama will be a hit for sure and salute to JKS for trying out roles that many others would be afraid to challenge – a young Korean male eel fan has made this comment on live radio program just the other day and that resonates many how eels feel.. Zikzin!!!
    How many actors will keep their hair long to play the role of rocker in MMM and how many would take the trouble to keep a mushroom hair style and gain weight for role in 70s and few months later shave his hair short and slim down for a modern look in Love Rain.. how many actors would slim down and put on eyeliner to play the role of a lead singer in idol group in YAB.. all these roles are challenging styles if an actors want to look the normal way in normal roles..

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    • 43.1 Maris

      It seems that the look was not just for the characters he played in the drama since he has continued to stay in the same mould in the real life too. I wish he would get rid of his long hair and darkened eyes so that one can totally see the character being enacted rather than the actor, JGS. I believe him to be a good actor and a person and it actually saddens to see him less than what he can be. Hope to see him with a completely new look from the past 4 years since YB days.

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      • 43.1.1 QQeyes007

        eels get to know of his real life through many interviews and documentary.. in fact, we always trust the project he has chosen.. as reported by media, he got many offers after Love Rain but he took a while to pick on the project and the role he wants to play in.. many actors couldn’t play this role because they can’t bend to change their usual image presented to audience.. I know some did try but fail and some are afraid of their image being affected.
        Here is one KBS documentary to know more about JKS as it is created by JKS following him for 3 months to film his life as artiste.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJUGp4BgOs

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        • 43.1.1.1 Maris

          Please don’t get me wrong. Although not an Eel, I see many things in him to admire. I have seen the documentary before and also read all his interviews. He surprised me with how mature he is when talking about various matters and his approach to life. He is a remarkably creative person, an innovator, an intelligent person, a very good human being, son and a friend. He sincerely cares about people. He has exceptional mental and physical strength that has made him achieve so much at such a young age that many don’t in their lifetime. I do not question JGS, the person. I like him.
          ( all this really does not stop me from disliking his long hair and kohl eyes. I know its his personal choice but I don’t have to like it)
          I just wish to see him act a totally different role than what we have been seeing him in. I also really don’t like what I read about this particular drama and the character that he will be playing. He is a much better actor than what this role will be challenging him with.
          I am sorry to disagree with you as regards to there not being other actors who can play such roles. Good actors can do so based on their own interpretations and strengths. Do you think it could be that they may simply find other projects more up their sleeves instead of them being afraid of their image
          I like JGS enough to wish him well in this project and to hope that we will see a different side to him that shows how good he can be

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    • 43.2 toinks

      Avarage ratings of his past projects from YAB to LR

      YAB- 9.2%
      MSOAN- 6.3%
      LR – 5.4%

      Pray hard for it. :p

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      • 43.2.1 QQeyes007

        In fact many don’t watch the TV dramas via TV… so it doesn’t contribute to the number for the TV rating in Korea…On the other hand, many high rating TV dramas in Korea are not doing well overseas. so most smart viewers don’t blindly look at the TV rating in Korea as they may only refer to a small number in the survey compared with the huge number of viewers in other channels.

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  44. 44 Mita

    What? the most beautiful face in the world?? LOL
    I don’t want to sound snot nose-y but I don’t think he’s pretty at all and Omgosh his looks have changed for the worst nowadays! -.-

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    • 44.1 amy

      like!

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  45. 45 dramacafe

    I miss the old JGS, the one when he looks normal and his movie and drama projects were a great choice. I don’t know if I should blame YB (cozI love YB so much) but he went downhill from there.

    I’m crossing my fingers that this drama will turn out for the best.

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  46. 46 Urnaa

    Hope they choose the right actress for him or else it is gonna be end of him after Rove Rain and Marry Me Mary.

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  47. 47 sPark*

    I used to be a big fan before he went to…who knows where-dom with his choice of projects. I can’t say this drama gives me any hope that he is back to honing his craft. If anything, he is still milking his popularity in Japan and hoping that maybe he still has people who like him in Korea. I really want him to get back to taking acting seriously because he does have talent. Playful Kiss, BOF, and Goong were crack dramas when they aired. I will probably tune in since I do like my fluff dramas. Maybe this drama will make me like him again since I have been getting turned off more and more.

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  48. 48 ione

    JKS, unpredictable as he is, is ready again for another drama, finally!

    oh well, I noticed that every project in which JKS is in, receives either a rant or rave reactions..and he’s the only actor who receives that. So either you just love him or just hate him. That’s it.

    But there’s definitely no question on his acting ability (which I observe surpasses other actors who doesn’t receive outrageous comments the moment their names are on the cast of characters). And it’s also not his problem, the way he dresses, since we dress according to our comfortability. kkk. the problem in that case, is in the eyes of the beholder.

    And I agree, he’s the actor who’s just not afraid to accept such kind of roles, and that’s what you call a real actor.

    In short, gonna wait for this new role. For sure, he can pull it off. :)

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    • 48.1 liayn

      Agreed, ione…100%!

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  49. 49 Trina

    Pass…… I have a feeling that the will have his Mary drama hair again….

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  50. 50 QQeyes007

    eels all over the world are excited of the new drama.. we are “With you” always Suk.. just like this vid with song created by Chinese eels all over the world.. get ready to 10 millions weibo fans in China soon..Zikzin!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EAaGWrCQMw

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