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Go Ara up for cop role opposite Lee Seung-gi

Now we’re talkin’. I wasn’t exactly doing cartwheels of joy when Go Ara, who turned over a new leaf with her dedicated performance in Answer Me 1994, was looking at a supporting role in Song Seung-heon’s new melo Triangle. I wanted her to play the lead in something fun. Perhaps the universe heard me, because now she’s considering SBS’s upcoming police drama You’re All Surrounded, which is courting Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won to star.

Her reps were careful to say that it’s just one of the projects she’s looking at. The production hasn’t officially locked Lee Seung-gi or Cha Seung-won in either, though they’re reportedly in final negotiations to sign on. They did court Park Min-young to co-star, but she passed on the project.

The drama comes from the writer of Ojakkyo Brothers and the PD of History of the Salaryman, which makes me think it’s going to be good. I know, cop comedy brings up some bad associations. But Ojakkyo cops were NOT Level 7 Civil Servant cops… even though they were technically both played by Joo-won. But Ojakkyo Joo-won was earnest and good at his job, and regularly had to be nagged by his partner to occasionally change his underwear because he was so into the stakeouts. And coupled with Salaryman’s PD, only hilarity can ensue.

The drama will be about four twentysomething rookie cops and their journey to becoming good detectives. Cha Seung-won will play the hot-tempered captain of the violent crimes unit, and Lee Seung-gi has been cast as the hapless new guy on his team, though of course he also has a 150 IQ, because he’s a drama hero. Go Ara is up to play the enthusiastic heroine who applied five times before finally passing the test to become a cop. It’s a cute pairing and another lively role for Go Ara, so I hope this casting sticks. Puppy is going to make a terrible cop, but won’t it be fun?

You’re All Surrounded will follow Three Days in late April.

Via TV Report

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I been waiting for a good cop drama from Korea. Let this be it.

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oohh I was hoping for her to be offered this role.

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Please take it up!

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now PMY is out and now we are talking. how is go ara.? if she's with seung gi i'll check answer 1994 which i have been meaning to. how is she as an actress? she's prety but needs a different hair for the role.

im excited for the drama. hope everything shape out perfectly

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She was hilarious when she wasn't making you cry, and both were done at appropriate times. I had never seen her in anything so I had no bad impressions to erase, but I was impressed.

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Same here. I loved her in 1994.

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I approve.

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Soo much better than Park Min Young. I like her and she'd look great with Seunggi. I really hope she takes the role. She's perfect for it. The female lead sounds interesting too with the applied 5 times thing. Will they both be terrible at their jobs? That'll be cute.

Oh and 150 IQ, not quite as smart as Lee Jae Ha!

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"Oh and 150 IQ, not quite as smart as Lee Jae Ha!"

Haha.. that exactly what I was thinking when hear this IQ thing.. and is that mean our it's more low than Eun Cho Ding 160 IQ.. haha.. I think they should increase our Hero IQ for him to be a Jjang detective.. :D

And Now I'm excited to the female role too.. The character sounds attractive. sounds like some J-dorama character I really like.. hope Go Ara can portray this role too

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Since most girl cops have their hair cut anyways am thinking she's halfway there already! Just sign on!

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.....But Ojakkyo cops were NOT Level 7 Civil Servant cops… even though they were technically both played by Joo-won

HAHA. Agree. Why do you have put that 7th grader drama again.

I hope to see puppy Seung Gi to act with same depth for his role. I don't say the same character of Joo Won's Hwang Tae Hee in Ojakkyo Brothers, but with interesting layers of backstory.

I hope it will be a challenging one.

Seung Gi fighting!!!

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Go Ara go!

Ara fighting!

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Ara ya, take it up take it up please!!

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"Lee Seung-gi has been cast as the hapless new guy on his team, though of course he also has a 150 IQ, because he’s a drama hero."

And here I am, thinking that it is because it's actually how Lee Seung-gi is in real life :D

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LOL that also I was thinking. XD

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lolol my thoughts exactly. now i want to know what is seung gi's IQ . and it must be like 500 yr old gumiho 400 yr old Alien , and 180 iq king and 150 iq cop for dramafolks

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Last I checked it was 142...not that I stalk him...or have his info memorized ;)

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Where did you read that, I remember he said he took the test but his teacher never told him :P

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Me too - i wanna know where you read it, cos it's not common knowledge. But if it is, it's pretty high!

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I don't think it's that high though..he's more known for being book smart than genius-smart (there's a difference). You can be bookish but not have such a high IQ. :D I'd say he's around high average.
But then again, this is just from what I observed from 1n2d...(and no, its not because he's heodang)

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Sometimes despite having a high IQ, a person can looks normal too, like not book-smart and not genius either (like someone I know). I think IQ can't be guessed easily.

Sorry for being off-topic, I'll end it here ^^

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LSG is much more believable as the hapless type of leading man than as the dashing, masculine/action hero.

In MGIAG, LSG played a hapless character which was fitting, but one that was fawned over by girls and was an action film actor - not so much.

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Okay now I'm officially excited. I was really getting nervous since most of the better actresses have projects they are either doing or considering. This is definitely a good choice. She was awesome in AM94 so I'm looking forward for her to play a fun character again along with romancing Seung-gi. I think they'll have some fabulous chemistry! I do hope she gets her hair longer and have it tied up so it's a little different from her previous look.

Casting on full force at the moment. Which is good since I really want them to secure everything by the third week of February. Given three days has only 16 episodes, they have lesser time than other dramas to prepare although it is still early times for now.

When/If they all officially sign on, I'll do the happy dance and celebrate :P

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Puppy Seunggi and Bright Ara PLUS Hot Seung-won ♥
When they're all confirmed on doing this drama, I'll join in the celebration party :D

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Yes yes yes. I approve.

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I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of LSG as an actor, but with CSW and Go Ara I'm definitely on board!

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ohhh why?? Have you seen him as Lee jae Ha in K2H?? ommo I suddenly missed that drama..

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I like him for his variety persona but as an actor it is a different story. He is improving,though.
I'm not really sure if he is great in K2H or it was something do with him acting alongside Han Ji Won.

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I feel the same. For some reason I've just never been able to click with him as an actor, though I've certainly tried. I so want to be able to love him since I keep hearing so many awesome things, and particularly after I saw him on Running Man. He's wonderful in variety, so why can't I love him acting?!
Ah well, residual love from variety will keep me trying each new show he does, so I'll be checking this one out, especially if Go Ara is on board. I have lots of love for her post AM94. And Cha Seung Won got me after Greatest Love :)

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He was fabulous in K2H, and i don't know if it's because the character just somehow spoke to him, or because the whole cast were all experienced acting veterans that he felt the need to rise up to their level. I think his character in K2H is possibly the most 3D character he's ever played, which pushed him to display a much more diverse array of emotions. It was the role where for me, he went from "like" to "love".
I wasn't too fond of GFB because even my love for him couldn't keep me watching, but I'm sure he'll play this character well.

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try my girlfriend is a gumiho.it's one of the best rom coms ever

and no one can out cute the hoi hoi couple - seung gi + shin minah

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I think I can understand your thoughts now. In my case I decided to watch K2H because of HJW I don't even know who LSG is, but I think he had an awesome performance there.. I didn't saw him at any variety, so the only thing that comes out of my mind is him as Lee Jae Ha.. and after that I watched GFB and did'nt even finished the 5th Episode so I was thinking maybe it his character that I fell in love to not LSG as an actor.

I know how great CSW is but i didn't watched any drama of Go Ara so I will give it a try.I don't really have a high standard for any dramas(genre) happy ending will do :)

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gumiho was pretty awful, but try watching Brilliant Legacy and you'll like Seunggi again.

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MGIAG is worth watching for Shin Mina as Miho, alone, but the over-story and secondary characters were lacking.

But still, more enjoyable than the majority of dramas/romcoms.

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Me too. I'm here for CSW. LSG always plays same type of characters in his dramas- 'hapless guy who is bad at his job first and then becomes good in later episodes'.

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But that's like the bread and butter of bildungsroman stories LOL

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Because that's like nearly every other kdrama male lead. Immature guy who grows up, usually with the help of the woman who loves him. That or the poor little rich neurotic chaebol with mommy issues who becomes less of an asshole eventually.

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So, you're saying he's Korea's version of Ben Stiller.

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He's not the only one guilty of it. Lee Minho, Kim Woo Bin, Park Shinhye...the list goes on. Oh and even people like Hyun Bin (his two most famous drams were the exact same guy tbh) are guilty of replaying the same characters.

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YES!

Just do it Ara. Go.

I love Ojakkyo Brothers and History of a Salaryman. Both for their writing and directing and of course all the cast.

Writer of Ojakkyo Brothers and PD of History of a Salaryman will definitely worth watching.

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A genius...but a bad cap, LOL that should be fun. Love all the actors, I hope they'll confirm very soon, because here I was thinking Park Min Jung was already cast. This drama sounds perfect for Go Ara.

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He is going to be a cop not a cap Fab.

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awwww I can already feeling chemistry between puppy and go-ara . They will make such a cute couple.

sign it already both of you !!!

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ara, seunggi and cha seungwon?
sounds good to me!!

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I almost cried tears of joy at this possibility. First there's CSW and uri Puppy, add to that Ara's expressions topped off with the writer of one of my all time favourite shows and PD of Salaryman!

Kyaaah. I need this cast to happen.

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Can we have the same weird drunkness here too please? You know, the biting kind? hihihi, Go Ara played a funny drunk.

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This should be a golden opportunity for Go Ara, starring as lead with Lee Seung-gi & Cha Seung-won as co-stars. Still impressed with her acting in Reply 1994.

I kinda missed Park Min-young's acting though, she was lovely in SKKS :)

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Yeah, I miss PMY too and I was actually looking forward to her small-screen comeback.

Nonetheless, Go Ara is nothing short of awesome too. Her breakout performance in AM1994 turned me into an instant fan. I don't doubt her ability to rock this role. :D

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Woohoo Go Ara! If she picks this drama and it does well, it'll keep up the momentum she got from Reply 1994. :)

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i read that both lsg and csw signed the contracts..
Great that the female lead is going to be go ara..much better than pmy

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not true

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I love this... Go ara opposite seunggi... oh my goodness pure goodness....!!!!

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Does this mean she won't be in Triangle?

I'm excited, this drama sounds like it'd be fun and comedic!

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Does this mean she won't be in Triangle?

I'm excited for this drama, I hope it's as fun and comedic as it sounds!

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Go Ara is an SM Ent actress. He's dating an SM Ent Artist. Coincidence???? Well, probably. lol

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LOL if we think about it he's been associated with 3 faces that considered SM beauties , LYH she played he's mother in gfb, yoona who he is currently dating and go-ara possible co star . XD

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Read somewhere the sm artist is yuna. They live very close to each other too.

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It's official actually. Seung-gi is dating Yoona.

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Oh thank goodness. I don't dislike Park Min-young, but I really didn't want to see her in another cop/bodyguard role, and for some reason, I think Seung-gi and Go Ara would have far better chemistry. I really, reallllly hope she takes it!!

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I can totally see the chemistry here. they both have this really easy-going, hard-working charm in real life that when you put them together on screen they'd compliment each other.

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Cha Seungwon, Lee Seunggi, Go Ara...
I can't wait till I'm surrounded by them!

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This sounds perfect for her. I can already imagine her having all kinds of fun with Lee Seunggi

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Rumours said before Lee Seungi, the main role was offered to Jung Woo, but he decline.

I love Jung Woo but I guess Lee Seungi aura as a leading man is probably way bigger than him. I dunno, that's my opinion.

I don't want to see reckless Ara, I want to see the tough Ara who can kick ass puppy Suengi's ass.. Heee.

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No, Jung Woo was never offered LSG's role, he was offered another supporting role, SBS released the statement, LSG is the only name attached with the main role so far.

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LSG is the only one to be offered the lead role, the other guy was offered a different role.

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Aww, this is adorable, I want!

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Why is the female character rarely if ever the genius in these scenarios (if there has to be a geeeenius at all)?

Oh well. I'm happy about this development, since Ara does seem like a better fit for this role/pairing.

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After Answer Me 1994, Go Ara has found an ardent fan in me. PLEASE HAPPEN.

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lee seungi is one lucky guy.. he acted with almost al beauties of korea..lol i am girl but still..

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If this cast is locked then I'm totally in!

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I really like Go Ara! :)
I like her nice features & her acting!
A QUESTION! Is Park Min Young a part of the cast?? who is the lead actress??
I'm confused!

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Go Ara would be. PMY turned it down.

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I read that her agency fought for her to get this part, she didnt decline

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Interesting. I hadn't heard that actually. That makes a lot more sense than her turning it down.

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PMY Turning the role down came from nowhere and made no sense.why would she decline the dr stranger to consider this and then decline again?

made me wonder that there' s something wrong with the drama.

hope they will clarify it.

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I don't understand that comment. So you heard PMY's agency was pushing for her to get the role and the production didn't want her? I haven't heard that before but it that's reliable information, that's interesting.

I wouldn't imagine she'd want to turn down a drama that may star LSG and CSW after turning down LJS. Both has a good PD-writer combo... It's odd but I guess we would never know the drama behind both dramas.

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@scbound , Please don't lie, PMY declined the role herselve and her agency did not fought for this role at all. PMY declined the role because dorama is consentrated on 2 male lead and there is not much to do for heroine. That is why Go Ara is also still thinking.

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@ blossom excuse me I did not lie, as my comment stated I read that. I could care less why she is not doing it. your her fan so I appreciate your commenting on her behalf. I have not expressed an opinion on her, if you want to get defensive please do. But do not call me a liar. And no need to reply either.

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@scbound If you do not want to be called a liar, you should site the source rather than just expressing your own idea. As you said, I am her fan, so I have read much more articles than you did and here is one that sates that Min Young declined the role hersleve. http://news.nate.com/view/20140212n24134
I do not know whether you understand korean but if not, google.tranlate might help you.

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Yes,yes ,yes this was my wish all along. Love it!

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I didn't see who's writing this post. Until i saw the word 'puppy' and wondered 'this must be girlfriday's post..'

I was right!!! hahaha..

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Yes, please!

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SIGN THE CONTRACT! *sending her this message using telepathy*

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Joowonnnnnn....haha sorry, just had to :)

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:)

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Yes, Go Ara, please take up this role. Writing, directing, and casting seem promising. Will have to watch this one when it comes out.

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Can this happen? Can this happen?!?! I want this to happen!!! Please let this happen!!! (Am I annoying? Then try and slap me OR just let this happen!) But really though. I was already so excited for this and I adore all three of them. If Go Ara does decide to pass on this, then can the actors stay at least? I want this to work out so baddddd.

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Yay! This show just keeps sounding better and better! Can't wait for a new drama with puppy :)

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this sounds like a total 'sqee-fest' ...*squealsss* lol ...sounds so cute that...oh so cute ^^ hopefully this drama doesn't disappoint...too many drama's keep disappointing me...

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I am SO for this.

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Yes yes YES, please!!! Let's go with this cast - it sounds amazing!! So happy to see Go Ara back on screen soon.

As for Seung-gi-ya ... I'm having trouble imagining him as a cop. A cop who can't read maps and can't find stuff.

Ah well, he's not a traffic cop, anyhow. Maybe he'll be better in the violent crimes unit!

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Not a fan of hers but still better than PMY

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Awww dang I'm pretty upset that park min young will not be cast. I really wanted to see her pla

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I know I'm gonna watch this series but I feel like LSG portrays the same role in all of his dramas.

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Certainly not in GFB. And in this drama, he's no rich kid.

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I gotta agree, maybe not the exact same character but his roles often share the same personality traits...loudmouthed, hothead sort of type. But that's like every korean male lead character soo... I guess there's not much variety when it comes to male lead roles in kr dramas.

I kinda long for the day when he plays a subdued and introverted role though..

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It's fine to play the same type of character imo as long as they have depth. Kangchi was actually much different (despite being loud) from anyone else he'd played before since he was an actual nice guy throughout the drama. But there wasn't much there in terms of growth either.

Ja Hae was not unlike his other characters being a rich boy with a bad attitude, but he had a lot of layers that made him compelling. So, it does depend on the writing.

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Gonna watch this for sure. Love the casts! Anyway, this is not going to be the last drama of LSG before goin' to the army, right? Since he is 27 yo already T_T

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