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Kim Soo-hyun eyes alien fusion sageuk drama

This casting is nowhere near final, but it is certainly worth talking about because ALIENS! TIME TRAVELING! THROUGH JOSEON! Yes, really.

It Actor Kim Soo-hyun is reportedly looking at a new drama to continue his hot streak (he’s on fiyah these days, with his spy-action-comedy Covertly Grandly, not to mention his box-office-blockbuster The Thieves), and SBS has one they’d love to lure him in with titled Man From Another Star.

At the center of the drama is a handsome and capable alien who first landed on Earth (via UFO, naturally) 400 years ago during the Joseon era, who lives through to the current era when he falls in love with an actress. How is this NOT going to be awesome? Wait, don’t answer that. But it’s such a wacky premise that I can’t help but want it to be a smash hit. In the way that it succeeds, I mean, not in the way that I want to smash and hit things.

This could be a great role for Kim Soo-hyun, who has tried his hand (and succeeded) at a variety of genres already. We know he can do sageuk (Moon/Sun) and melodramas (Will It Snow for Christmas, Giant, Father’s House), and he’s got a lovely groundedness to his dramatic acting. On the other hand, he’s also got a mischievous streak a mile wide and is great with comedy too (Covertly Grandly, Dream High). He’s perfect for this! The only other option who might be better is Kim Woo-bin… and now I want them to play time-traveling alien brothers. Pretty please, SBS?

Granted, this drama sounds a little bit Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith, and we’ve seen these plot parts in many a drama already. But here’s proof that while there is nothing new under the sun, you can make something old fresh again by dressing it up with just the right tweaks. Writing is Park Ji-eun of the zippy and popular weekend series You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly, so we can expect light funnies, while PD Jang Tae-woo has more serious fare under his belt (Tree With Deep Roots, Painter of the Wind) that’ll come in handy for the sageuk bits.

Man From Another Star is being prepped as a Wednesday-Thursday drama for SBS later this year.

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Time-travelling bros?

Sounds perfect to me, Woobie My Wuv looks like a very beautiful alien anyway and I am all up for zippy, funny sageuk-y Korean versions of Roswell. (which is what I saw Koala compare it to, and which I loved)

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OMG I ADORE Roswell, I have all three seasons on DVD, and yes I petitioned for it not to cancel along with my older sister during that time. I will never forgive the WB! Thank god for Buffy, because a Dawson's Creek fan I was NOT!

I always wondered if the would make a drama of that kind of story, heaven knows it would be my type of crack.

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ahaha did you send in bottles of tabasco sauce too? Season 1 was so perfect, but it went a bit downhill with all the random sci-fi stuff in Season 2, even though I loved it anyway - I was watching for the awesome chemistry of the two OTPs, not some random stories about clones and weirdly named spaceships.

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Another Roswell fan here. Loved that whole royalty from another planet angle. It got ridiculous towards the end though, and Liz and her lisp, tucking hair behind her ear, annoyed me to no end. Loved Maria and Michael.

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Me too!!! I LOVED Roswell. That was drama crack for me -even before I started watching K-dramas. I loved the OTP and decided to just shut my brain off during the 3rd serason. (I too own all three seasons on DVD.) Now y'all are making me want to go home and watch it!

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just streamed some episodes online for nostalgia's sake.

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Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith!?

Hahaha..hehehe..heh :D You crack me up LOL.

This show sounds... good, may check it up when it final onair ^^

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Can we change the title to that? Please? :D

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This title cracks me up too XD

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Don't forget Dr. Jin! :P

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Yay for Kim Soo Hyun's new drama....now I want one of my favorites to star opposite him.....Kim so eun....Jung so min...Han hyo joo.......Park ha sun.....

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DramaWorld is trying to KILL ME DEAD.

My tombstone should read that I died smiling, though.

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ROFL JoAnne! Smiling while swooning at our beloved Baksa ;)

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Baksa Before All, forever and ever, amen.

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Poor Bad hair cop guy.. We all have forgotten he exist. It's all about Doctors son!!

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Every now and then he gets his hair out his eyes, or flexes a muscle, or bends over...something. And I remember.

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Wait so it's Baksa, not Park Sa? :o I'm confused.

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Park is how that name is usually translated, but Bak is closer to the original. So really, you can use either one.

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heard of this yesterday, and it sounds GOOD. the writer has a great track record; she also wrote queen of housewives and queen of reversals. i didn't watch queen of reversals all the way through, but i absolutely loved the other two. you who rolled in unexpectedly is a stellar example of how a weekend family drama ought to be executed.

kim soo-hyun + writer park ji-eun = totally onboard.

ps. i'd love love love to be able to watch his new movie somehow!!

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I'm excited for this writer too because she's known to write really zippy rom-coms with a bunch of heart.
Added on top of a director that is really good (tree w. deep roots, painter of wind) i think this will be a hit.
And that's also because ANYTHING new nowadays is something people want to tune into.
And plus, Kim soo hyun. That boy has so much star power everything he touches turns into gold even if the project itself is not critically acclaimed.
*tear. seemed like just a few years ago i watched him in Will it Snow and told myself he WILL be a star with those captivating eyes and compelling performance. Wait. it was just a few years ago.
Hot hot star. He deserves it!

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I just felt the same way as you when I watch Will it snow. He captivated me on this role, he's such a talent actor.

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i have to agree about "has so much star power everything he touches turns into gold even if the project itself is not critically acclaimed" that is moon/sun n i heard the thieves not really awesome too

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Read this on K-wave tho:

*spoiler*Movie's ending not too happy. For the three of them.*spoiler end*

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Sound fun and all. But I will only check it out after it finish airing. I seriously don't want another fantasy drama like Gu Family and Faith. Although Gu Family was A LOT better than FAITH, but that ending still getting to me. I even had a dream about it lol.

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Darnit, just went back and read it's the PD that did my #1 sageuk drama. "Tree With Deep Roots" just upped my interest a bit. I've yet to watch anything from this writer tho.

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I'm kind of sick of the Joseon era half ass sageuks lately but PD Jang Tae-woo so and Kim Soo-hyun? There is hope.

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OMG!!! Finally he is back. I've been waiting his new drama almost for a year. Sounds so interesting. :) but it'll air december,,Right??? Omg how can i wait this????? :( i hope lead actress'll be good. Han Hyo Joo is the best..but jung so min, kim so eun, ....ok probably ha ji min. Pls choose the same age as him.

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Kim So Eun is very good in sageuk. She rocked her first sageuk role as the young Hwang Bo Soo aka Empress Chun chu. Horse Healer was boring as hell but she made it worth watching even with her limited screen time.
I'd love to see her get a role that will make her "shine bright like a diamond" :).

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YEAH YEAH YEA-A-A-AH!!! :D I agree with you, Kiara, that would be DAEBAK if Kim So Eun work with Kim Soo Hyun in this draaaaama together! She usually act in some of weekend dramas at mostly, ofc. I really hope that she will become a BIG shine (like my best top actress Ha Ji Won) in this drama, hm!

Aha, what's that, like, 'Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith'....?! Bwahahaha, how funny. XD

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Yes. Kim So Eun. Love her spunkiness and energy. She has lots of charisma also. Lately she hasn't been in anything that screams youth, so this would be perfect for her.
I am looking forward to Kim Soo Hyun being pair with someone I finally like, and Kim So Eun would be perfect!

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I totally agree with all of you. Kim So Eun is really such a good and charming actress and she's totally indeed good in sageuk too.

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Agree! Kim So Eun is very good in sagueks! She was actually the best thing happened in Horse Healer even with her limited screen time!

Lee Won + Princess Suk Hwi = SOUNDS AWESOME!

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"Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith!?"

So funny!!! Thanks

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This title cracks me up too XD

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"Granted, this drama sounds a little bit Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith"

Couldn't have said this better myself, haha~ ^_^ Kim Woobin WOULD be perfect for this too, lol!~

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This drama is so wacky that I am going to tune in to see where it goes.

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It sounds like a lot of fun, but I don't really get the time travel bit. Is it because his space ship (hee) lands in the Joseon era?

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Heee... but what puzzles me more is that he decides to stick around for that long on earth. Couldn't find what he was looking for all this time? Hmm, what might that be? LOVE!! That must be it - the source, cure, evil and reasons for all things K-drama! That girl's better be good for that kinda wait time ;-)

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Or his space ship is broken and he has to wait until the tech is more advanced (i.e. 2013) to get the parts to fix it?

And of course, just as he finds said parts, he meets the girl and then has to decide: to stay with his love, or return to his home planet? Dun dun dunnnn.

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i wish there's a "LIKE" button so i can click it for your post.

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oh such good news!!!!

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"Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith" I said it aloud on the bus and now dyin from laughter, (just only one granny thought I'm a bit crazy.....) say it aloud 3 times as fast as you can. :D:D Still laughin

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"Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith" I think might be the best drama title ever!

I completely and utterly second you on the whole Kim Woo Bin alien brother part.

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I WOULD WATCH THAT DRAMA!!! LOVE Kim Soo Hyun! And LURRVEE WOOBIE~~ <3 <3 <3 Plus, it sounds potentially epic! :D

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Sounds like a lot of fun! :D
I really hope they choose a talented, interesting actress though and not just another pretty face... But no matter what Kim Soo-hyun rocks my socks :)

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Sounds beyond amazing!

Though this post has made me me miss Woo-Bin. <3 someone put him in another drama! Or this drama even!

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You won't have to wait too long. He's going to be in Heirs with Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, and Choi Jin Hyuk in October.

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I actually think it will be more like twilight rather than rooftop prince, because he lived trough that 400 years and not jumped over it. But then, maybe I'm lost in translation.
Aniway, I love KSH, so I will check this out for him.

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Twilight? PFFFT.

Kang-chi lived for 422 years MORE. And that's even more HORRENDOUS.

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Now I understand all the rumors about him dating Yoona... maybe they were in anticipation of a possible drama pairing?

OTOH, it would be hilarious with a capital H if Park Ji Eun continues her collaboration with Kim Nam Joo ?

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I almost feel they are gonna cast Yoona!

Park Shin Hye turned down Sword and Flower so she could be cast opposite Lee Min Ho!

Yoona also passed on Sward and Flower......so she could star opposite Kim Soo Hyun? We`ll see!

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Please, drama gods, don't make that happen! Hajima, hajima 하지마!

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Second That!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
*screamin' out loud*
I don't wanna cring over her face anymore, puhleaseeeee :(((((

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there were rumors about him and yoona even before those with him and suzy.

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My God.

I'm not an anti-S♥ne, but any drama with Yoona in it is a possible disaster. Bitch can't act (Sooyoung's the only decent one), seriously SM keeps on fueling my hate towards the management.

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I vote for Kim Soo-hyun aaaaaaand Kim Woo-bin, dear SBS...
Being greedy is pretty. Lol...

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omg bring this to my eyes NOW dramaland! It sounds like it will either be frickin' amazing, or terrible. Let's hope it's the former.

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just brother him with Lee Minh Ho ( The Moon Embracing The Sun) and there you go! a perfect fusion !

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And let's bring in the Joseon X-Files team in to investigate him! Please, purty please!!!!

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Pfft, I immediately thought of Shin Dong-yeop's "Lee Oung-don's Food X-File". XD

Anywhoo, please guest Kim Soo-hyeon at SNL~!!!

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mhmmm, idk how to feel about this.

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How to make it better? How about the love interest being a dedicated teacher, someone that works for social or environmental welfare issues, like famine relief, AIDS Research, greening issues, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, you know, someone that contributes to the betterment of our world. That would be so great.

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To be fair, it's not like male leads in Kdrama tend to be men of accomplishment either.

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True that!! I'm terribly cranky today. I think that came out more harsh than intended. I was thinking of if an alien guy lived on the planet for centuries...love interest...an actress? Really? Then again, Liz Taylor was instrumental in getting AIDS research off the ground and lobbying the US government and Heddy Lamar was instrumental in developing code that was a big part of the basis of wifi and bluetooth.

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I did not know that about Heddy Lamar. Cool.
You learn something every day.

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Please no idol as the female lead! Give a capable actress the job instead.
Otherwise this sounds like it could be super hilarious and cute.

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YESSSSSS. although, i was kind of bummed about the love interest being an actress. bleh.

pleeeease cast well, drama! if you HAVE to choose a noona or an idol, please choose one i like. ha.

but really...

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Same here. Why couldn't the love interest be a regular person, a cop, or... a paranormal investigator? That would be awesome. Ok not really, but eh, beats being an actress.

Then at the end of the show, have him do an... "E.T. go home." instead of an "E.T. phone home."

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Question for the premise.
Will the setting be in modern times most of the time or will we have flashbacks/ jumping around in time like queen in hyuns?
The heroine is supposed to be an actress... So i'm assuming it'll be set in modern times, but of course he'll be the one out of place.
ALIEN? that's one we have yet to see. lol.

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Dang, this drama does sound weird, but catching my attention at the same time.

I wanna see Covertly Grandly and more of Kim Soo Hyun. I actually haven't watched his dramas yet. *-*

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Now I want Kim Woo Bin as the second lead! Anyone else will be a disappointment

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Whoo! Looking forward to this drama, woot woot! I pray that Kim So Eun will possible to join in this drama with him, for sure! ;)

LOLOL ~ "Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith" ~ Haha, that's a good one! (shakes head)

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yoona not please. an actress not an idol

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Best. news. EVER!

Make my day IF Kim So Eun will be a female lead role in this drama. <3

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Kim Soo Hyun. CONFIRM! *crossing fingers*

Kim So Eun. POSSIBLY....definitely confirm! *crossing fingers*

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I'm in! Aliens, time travel and Soo hyun. Looks like the doctor regenerated into a korean.

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Agh. now I want a Korean spin-off of doctor who, with maybe a bit of sherlock thrown in? DARN.

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This is a bit off topic - the picture of KSH up there has his skin looking really "oily" ;-)

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"Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith" - priceless!

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Kim So Eun!!!!!! She would be too cute!!

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So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am very down with these Kim Soeun love calls!!!

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wooot! I love this news! I think he loves winter, he do his projects every winter season. haha!
'cause I miss Kim Soo Hyun, I'll watch whatever he choose for his drama comeback but having read the sypnosis, woah, accept it please! choose a great female lead and same age as you and yes I'm ready! yay! :D

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WITH HIM AS THE ALIEN!? He has alien face.

Maybe I should read the post lol.

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Yes! This excites me!

Kim Soo-hyun is so awesome and the alien premise sounds like great fun!

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*****
But wait ... is the actress he's in love with actually his SISTER? He's torn between love and the taboos of his alien race. Don't worry, though - the UFO-truck of Doom is ready to help!
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ALIEN MAKJANG. LET'S DO THIS.

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*SHOCK*

We know who to call in.

ANTHONY and his PPL'S~!!!

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Ohhhhhhh this reminds me of joseon x files with the alien saguek theme and whatnot

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This sounds so outrageous that it actually might work.

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ANOTHER time travelling crap!
I'll pass

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This is not time-travelling.

It's staying put in time, like Kang-chi did.

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"Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith"...LOL ...salut ..javabeans ..you always find the right word..

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Alien fall in love with actress?? OMG..,
than that actress should be Shin Min Ah<3
I wish for Moon Chae Won.,but she definitely need a rest after Good Doctor..
so SMA is the best option!!
Kim Soo Hyun!! accept this!

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Wooo, Kim Soo Hyun is coming back to dramaland!! Aghh, I've missed him so much on small screen.

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