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Cable network OCN courts Park Hae-jin for new drama

I love that Park Hae-jin is getting so much love lately after playing the pining second lead in You From Another Star. It goes a long way to be something so rare in dramaland–a second lead who’s never hateful. The actor is being courted to headline a new drama for cable channel OCN, which has been steadily building an identity with original programming all cut from one cloth: crime procedurals featuring strong male leads.

The new drama will be called Bad Boys, and so far all we’re told about it is that it’ll be a story about rugged, rough-and-tumble men. Well that’s vague. Don’t we even get an occupation or premise? Is he animal, vegetable, or mineral? Vampire? Ghost-seer? Run-of-the-mill bad boy cop? I know, you’re probably thinking what I’m thinking: Darn it all, I’m probably already going to tune in for Bad Boy Park Hae-jin anyway. *shakes fist*

The show is still in the early planning stages, and there are mixed reports about when the drama is being planned for broadcast. Some sources say as early as May following current drama Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, while others say it’s more likely that it’ll be a September show. OCN has plans to air Season 4 of God’s Quiz (the forensic medical procedural starring Ryu Deok-hwan), and also Ten Days Ago starring Chun Jung-myung this year, so we’ll have to wait and see what order they plan to air them in.

Park Hae-jin is considering for now, and he’s due in SBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger in April.

Via Osen

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Love him and love the idea of him in an ocn show simply because a lot of them get multi seasons which could mean even more of him ...

Also cant wait for gq4 hope that airs next

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YAY! I want him in a lead role! Excited for Doctor Stranger, but was a little bummed to see him as a second lead again despite how much I wanted Lee Jong Suk as the lead too.

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hehe, will tune in for his sake XD

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His star is rising! If only it doesn't turn into Genius Bad Boys.

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What about Flower Bad Boys....Cram School?

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I would love to see him again. I will remember Hwi Kyung for a long time. It turned into an independent story and should have been a separate drama perhaps, if more thoroughly developed. he was just awesome.

I hope Bad Boys is some sort of police or detective drama. or maybe a Prison Break kind of story.

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I can't imagine anyone could possibly shoot 2 dramas at once where he's second lead and main lead. So I think it'll be in the fall season. I'll wait for the actual premise and then decide but I feel like dramaland is swimming with action dramas these says. So there's 3Days, Dong-gap, God's Gift, You're all Surrounded... possibly this. Kinda miss the romance already lol.

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Haha, true that. Rough and tough, scary and glaring dramas everywhere. Where's the sweet? :P

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Bad boy huh? with park hae jin? count me in on the party :D ....how can we stay away?

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Loved him and his rivalry with Jaesuk in Family Outing. :D

"Is he animal, vegetable, or mineral? Vampire? Ghost-seer? Run-of-the-mill bad boy cop?"

I bet he's going to be a genius of sorts.

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Totally love this, guy!! I'm watching You From Another Star and he is my favorite character in the show and is actually making the show for me along with Song Yi. Would love to see him in one of the gritty crime dramas that OCN likes to roll out but hopefully one embedded with humor as well. I mean, with a title like "Bad Boys" there has to be some laughs right?? And he has such great comedic timing.

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Bad Boys don't wear shirts sooo me watchyyyyyyy ?????

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I love him! But he doesnt look like a bad boy. I hope they also cast someone like Kim Woo Bin as his buddy in crime.

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Ehhhhgbi think Kim woo bin pass as a bully not a Bad Boy maybe someone like Kim bum he perfect for it ?

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woah i thought that was seo jiseok at first

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I'll definitely be one of those who would tune in anyway because it's Park Hae Jin!

I freaking loooooove the guy!!

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I hope he signs on because he's pretty. Yes, I am that shallow. :)

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I'm so happy to see all the love for Park Hae-jin. I really think he deserves it after the nuanced performance he put in in YFAS. You know, I've been noticing a lot of standout second (and third) leads in dramaland over the past year or so. Some of these actors have been working for years, but for whatever reason seem to be coming into their own (or at least onto my radar) in these recent projects.

Here are some of the actors who have really stood out for me recently -

- Shim Hyung-Tak (in Let's Eat and Can We Love, both of which are ending this week *sob* )
- Yu Ha-Jun (the cute baby daddy in INR3)
- Ko Gyung-Pyo (I'm totally going down with his ship in Potato Star...)
- Seo Kang-Joon (he had crazy charisma in that silly After School series)
- Park Seo-Joon (OWW )
- Yoon Hyun-Min (a sympathetic sociopath in Heartless City)

I'm glad some of these guys have been cast in current and upcoming projects, and hope to see the rest on my screen again soon! Preferably in very long shower scenes....

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He's such a cutie. I'm happy. But sometimes in YFTS the makeup made him look like he had pinkeye...

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Yeah I noticed the pink eye too,always made him look tired and like he just finished crying

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Yay!!
He's so adorable and those LIPS I could just die!
I would definitely watch it for him
Park hae jin hwaiting ง

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Hello Laden,
I don't know if you will see this message, however I thought I would say "Hello!" :-)
I also wanted to say "Thank You!" so very much for your kind words on INR3, ep. 16. I appreciated your comments. I hope all is well with you. I will check here, to see if you saw this comment. Could you please let me know if you did? :-)

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Hey ivoire,
A big hello to you too!! :D
Hope you're good as well
And you're very much welcome :)

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Hey Laden~

Good to hear from you :-)!!!! I am glad you saw my message. I loved your post about PHJ. When you mentioned his lips, I had to scroll back up and look at them (I had never paid close attention to his lips before), and you are right: he does have beautiful lips :-)

What dramas are you currently watching? I am watching 3 days, and I am thinking of checking God's Gift out, because of the buzz it has been getting, even on the 3 Days recaps' comments.

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Hey ivoire :D
Nice to hear from you again
I'm not following any currently airing drama not interested in watching them yet just following the recaps,I'm currently watching the cable drama Bride of the century and I just finished YFAS
I might check out Lee Bo Young's God's gift soon tho

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He's getting more work thanks to YFAS!! Why I only know him now is beyond me.. He'll be super busy from now on

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Hurray for Park Hae-jin. I get to see him twice this year, that'll make up for Soo-hyun oppa going away soon. I felt everything his character felt in YFAS, his turn as Lee Hwi-kyung will always remain with me because that's his first role for me.

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W-what? God's Quiz season 4?! I'm....so excited. I hope it happens.

Yes...I'd also love to watch Hae-jin in any drama. He was really good in 'Alien'

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wow, I love that he's getting so much love and roles. I remember him on "Family Outing" and loved him since♥

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All I could think of was the 90s show Cops... Bad Boys Bad Boys whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you x5000. hahahaha

But definitely I'll be tuning in for some Bad Boy Park Hae Jin <3

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My strongest memory is actually from East of Eden (that monster Song Seung-Hun vehicle) and I realized he was pretty quiet on the showbiz scene until YFAS (which I haven't watched).

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He spent about 2 or 3 years doing Chinese dramas before coming back in 2012 to be in My Daughter Seoyoung, so yeah, he was pretty quiet for a while.

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I was watching YFTS and marathoning My Daughter Seo Young at the same time so was getting a lot of PHJ. Seeing him as a bad boy would be interesting, though, as it seems against type for him.

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Aww man! I like that his star is rising and he's getting more recognition now. I have liked him since his Famous Princesses days. ♡

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@Agata: I totally agree with you. I've always loved the second leads on dramas. First leads are always annoying.

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What?! When do we ever hate second leads? :D There's always hate on the main character, the second guy is always a saint haha

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Ikr. It's more the female second lead that is often hateful...

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OMG, I want this to happen so bad!! Loving OCN's crime thrillers and I've liked Park Hae Jin ever since his Famous Princesses days! :•)

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"a second lead who’s never hateful"
HA! second MALE leads anyway. second female leads always get the bitter/hateful end of the stick :\

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God's Quiz Season 4!!! Can't wait for that~

Good to see Park Hae Jin getting more roles~

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Park Hae-jin has been doing good work since My Daughter Seo-young.

Fantastic in YFAS.

Certainly one to watch.

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Is he a animal, vegetable or mineral ?

I lol'd so hard at that ! :D
In public ! ;)

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I was obe of the few ppl that didnt loved hwi kyung from the star because to me he came off as a love puppy that thought he could get everything with money but then he showed he was more than that...! the brother's arc in the drama felt like a drama on its own with how intense it was!
Im still waiting OCN to give me more Vampire Prosecutor and TEN but considering how hae jin was once appointe to play evil Jae kyung, now Im curious how would he look as a "bad boy" even if hes mineral, vegetable or animal! xD

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Ugh. I absolutely HATE it when they force us to choose between pretty boys. Why can't i just have ALL?

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I hope he plays the first lead this time! 'Cuz Lee Jong Suk is 1st lead in Doctor Stranger and I really need me some Park Hae Jin!

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He was the best part of You From the Stars in a chain of 'best parts'. He infused so much life into it for me. Then I watched My Daughter Seo-yeong and now I'm sold. He's flipping amazing. Plus, he's hot...and he's old enough for me to drool over without feeling pervtastic.

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All I got from this is "Season 4 of God’s Quiz" YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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