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MBC’s melodrama Triangle confirms leads, gets scheduled

Triangle, the drama formerly known as Hidden and also Three Foolish Brothers, has secured a slot on MBC’s upcoming lineup and also confirmed a few of its lead actors. It’s not a huge surprise since most were previously floated as contenders, but at least we have the final word now.

Lee Beom-soo (Prime Minister and I) will take the lead in this melodrama as the eldest of three brothers, while idol-actor Im Shi-wan (The Client, Standby) will play the youngest. I know it seems odd since the age gap is pretty vast but at 18 years apart it’s feasible, and Shi-wan does have one of those exceptionally young-looking faces (he’s 25). The three brothers are separated in their youths and grow up without knowing anything of each other’s lives, and are brought together as adults. A “story of love and success” unfolds, which is too vague to glean any interesting details out of.

Lee Beom-soo’s hyung character is a detective who loses his father and brothers in his childhood. (The word loses is frustratingly vague, but in this case I suspect there’s some sort of tragedy and trauma at play.) Im Shi-wan gets adopted into a wealthy home as an infant and thus grows up in much nicer surroundings than his brothers. However, for some undisclosed reason he lives in constant worry that he’ll be un-adopted (eek), and thus develops a cold outer mien to hide his fear.

Song Seung-heon was considering the role of the middle brother, but no word on that casting yet. Oh Yeon-soo, on the other hand, is said to be in the final negotiation stages to play a profiler. (She has not only worked with Lee Beom-seoo but also this company, Taewon Entertainment, producers of IRIS 2, which explains their castings.) Writing is hitmaker producer Choi Wan-kyu (All In, Swallow the Sun, IRIS, Light and Shadow) and directing is PD Yoo Chul-yong of Swallow the Sun and Poseidon. Gonna be honest: Not super-thrilled with the producer lineup here. Sure they get big flashy projects made, but they’re so not my bag.

Triangle will take up the post-Empress Ki slot on Mondays and Tuesdays, which puts its premiere in May.

Via MBN

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Hmmmm I might watch I guess it depends on who plays the other brother .... I Love love love SSH with a passion but I don't want him 2 take this role another gangster role is something he doesn't need ....... Thts just my opinion

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Lee Bum Soo and Song Seung Hun together again?
Didn't you learn anything MBC?

This project could go wrong so many ways, this is going to be awesome
Bring out the popcorn everyone!

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To be fair.. Dr. Jin's failure was more on the writer and director.

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The story sounds so much similar to old Hindi films where brothers used to get separated in childhood and then there was a dramatic reunion after growing up. Those films were great and fun.

Anyway, this looks like another long drama. Plus, it doesn't sound like my cup of tea....

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Yep, it will be like Amar Akhbar Anthony all over again. :)

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Amar Akhbar Anthony is cult! The blood transfusion scene is hilarious. Lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ztNjAg3Vs

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I doubt it - Amar Akbar Anthony is comedy gold, this will be played straight and any laughs will be unintentional. Although, watching LBS burst out of an Easter Egg would be pretty daebak!

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Or Yaadon Ki Barat. Loved that movie.

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hmm.. i remember one tht yado ki barat it had a song lyk tht..!
p.s: u wud understand wt i said given the condition u r indian or else u wont even get pronunciation r8 my budy!
ny ways i find kdrmas a better n superiour version of indian drmas ( which i watch hardly)
but here i have drawn certain similarities:
1. minimal or no sex scene!
2. gal acts all cutesy & n epitome of kindness n generousity!
3.wicked n vexacious mother in laws!
4. they too are culturally bit conservative!
but as they are fast paced with generous doses of good lookin' cast n brilliant cinematography tht wt makes it a bttr package and an ideal visual treat to my eyes!

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Haha...yes, I totally understand....I liked Yaadon Ki Baraat :) and there is also Amar Akbar Anthony...

Anyway, yes...Indian TV shows that are airing currently are simply disappointing...even I've stopped watching them after starting Kdramas....agree with everything you said about them :)

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I also gave up on Bollywood when I discovered Kdramas. Before then oh dumped Hollywood for Bollywood. The last Indian drama I watched was Radha kind betiyaan kuch kar dikhayengi.

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For me one of the reason I watch / am fan of kdramas are for it's conservative nature.
This is something you can't find in Hollywood where jumping into bed is the way to go or else you are the strange one with a bad personality. For example, how they make fun of characters who are virgins O_O
*sigh anyway, I hope this element does not change otherwise I won't have anything to watch again.
I do know SK movies are not the same and do contain a lot of 18+ materials, I just hope we would still have some dramas with more than just one night stand or showers of bf/gf in one lifetime.

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Completely agree with you. Many American shows and movies (many, not all of them), I can't watch because of the vulgarity. I personally like it to be a little more conservative. Plus, the innocence gives us so much cute. XD Just the holding hands, or hugs or just playful banter is cute enough for me.

Anyways, just my two cents there. :)

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YES, and the families used to be reunited because of a childhood song they all used to sing.

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Lost siblings? Sounds like Giant.

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that is so true, especially with lee bum-soo appearing in it as well. nothing will replace giant for me though, that was an epic drama that was worth my time to get through 60 episodes!!

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Those MBC dramas which I have watched made me disappointed so I don't think I can even FORCE myself watching a MBC drama despite ratings,..
I prefer 2 stick 2 SBS dramas CAUSE they are REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT & NEW!

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I'm Really Tired of Idols in Dramas, so frustrating.

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Personally, I think Siwan's acting is a cut above most idol actors/actresses. When I first saw him in Moon/Sun I didn't even know he was an idol and thought he were just a regular actor because he performed really well. He also killed in Equator Man. I look forward to seeing his works.

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Same here. I saw him in Equator Man and I thought he did a really good job. I found out later that he was an idol.

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"He also killed in equator man" Literally..

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There are some idols that shouldn't even try to act again but he isn't one of them.
I've seen his acting chops in METS, Equator Man and that special drama starring BoA and Choi Daniel. He did quite well in those.

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Stop lumping people together and riding on your high horse.

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Acting opposite Lee Beum Soo won`t hurt him, it did wonders for Yoona.

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You realize "idols" are performers, right? Which is a type of acting. Just like someone who performs in a musical is also acting.

This odd separating out of one sort of performer from another is a strange trend for me. One I honestly don't get. Yes, some "idols" are worse at acting than others. Some "actors" are worse at acting than others. That's the nature of the business.

Im Shi-wan is a good actor. I have no idea how well he does as an idol (I was surprised to find out he was part of a group in the first place) -- but he definitely holds his own in drama-acting. And that's how he should be judged -- not by what other aspects of performing he takes part in.

(I'll get off my soap-box now. This is just something I've been more and more confused by as I've read the various cries of outrage.)

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I hate that idol actors who are obviously bad, keep getting cast in leading roles. But when they prove themselves right away like Im shi-wan, I have no objection to them.

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That's not fair, considering this one can actually act and has proved it across multiple projects.

I hate it when idols who show absolutely no feel for acting continue to score role after role in high profile dramas and suck, but Im Shi-wan actually has talent.

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but it will more shame when some idols can act better than proper actors..TBH, I don't think SSH is a great actor either..sawreee

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Taewon Entertainment? Melodrama? MBC? Not to mention the possibility of Song's amazing acting skills leading (yes, this is sarcasm, bless him). This is shaping up to be a glorious disaster.

It's ok. After 'Dr. Jin', 'IRIS2' and what they did to 'Prime Minister and I', I can honestly say I am numb to anything that can be done as far as destroying potential goes in Lee's works.

Bring it on. This might just be so bad it will be good.

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If ssh signs on I'm in otherwise I I'm a little ify since I truthfully don't like either of the other brothers

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Wasn't Im Shi Wan in "Equator Man" as the juvenile version of the prosecutor (with a smarmy dad)? He was pretty good there.

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It's been a while since MBC slotted a non-sageuk in a Mon/Tue slot.... I don't quite remember the last time, but it definitely wasn't last year. They have dominated the slot though, 'cept for that little blip called Goddess of Fire. So just maybe this would work out well... Or not.

Not of a fan of LBS or SSH or the plot and length. So it's definitely a pass for me.

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lol prior to what most people think, if SSH signs I don't think I'll be following this at all. I actually like LBS and ISW and their ability to act, SSH's past projects (ack Dr. Jin) haven't really woo-ed me as of yet.

As for idols in dramas? I'm totally fine with it, as long as they CAN act. It's no biggie, I just think whoever who does the casting should be abit more focused on good quality acting than the ability to gain more popularity..

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The casting and the drama itself are both intriguing, but the rest is sort of meh-territory. I love Lee Beom-soo and Im Shi-wan I'm not too familiar with. Is he apart of the idol group ZE:A? Or Infinite? I always get those groups confused. In any case, his character sounds the most interesting so far.

Not sure if I'll watch this. The rest of the cast and more pot info will decide me.

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*plot! I meant plot info, lol. :)

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He's a part of Ze:a. Siwan's an actor I really like. I think you may be confusing him with L. The Secretary in Sly Single Lady is L of Infinite. And a random side note: Dong Jun of Ze:a (who looks like the son of Han Ga In) is also a great actor. Dong Jun was awesome in Girl K (then again everyone was really badass in that).

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Thanks for clarifying that! Maybe I did confuse him with L, I don't know. But now I do remember that there is a Shi-wan in ZE:A, because Kwang-hee talks about him a lot. :) I did watch Girl K (it was on Netflix, and I think it still is) and I remember Dong Jun I think. He was the boy who had a crush on the main lead, right? I hated what happened to him!

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Speaking of Ze:a, they seem to be spoilt for choice when it comes to being good actors - Shi-wan, Dong Jun, and Hyung-shik have all been great in their acting projects so far. (and L could really stand to take some lessons on line delivery from them)

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Will check out pilot for Lee Beom-soo.

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They look more like father and son to me. I mean if Chanyoung and his father in Heirs could be father and son.

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they were a really cute father-son duo <3

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i've never gotten into any of the dramas from these producers...but the cast in this one makes me wanna tune in...let's hope for the best :)

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I don't get why people are hung up about the age gap between LBS and ISW. Siblings with this sort of age difference are not at all uncommon, even in my small circles I know several, some with even bigger gaps. Poor LBS had his last very promising romcom destroyed by this fixation on age, I hope that if THIS Drama gets panned it's for legitimate reasons, like being the bastard spawn of Dr Jin & IRIS2, and not because its lead is a grown-up.

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LOL at 'bastard spawn of Dr Jin & IRIS2'!

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This is Dramaland. Anyone above 35 or 35-looking being cast as anything but the types of roles drama fans are comfortable seeing "old people" in makes them stand out. Dramagods forbid we remember that people don't suddenly expire as heroes or men/women after that age.

With Taewon Entertainment leading, the premise and the genre, I am pretty sure we'll get those legitimate reasons to facepalm, don't you worry.

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Right? I didn't even bother commenting on it but yea... My mom's eldest and youngest sister are like 21 years apart, so I really don't get the biggie.

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We're so used to youth culture fed by the media that people over 35 something are considered old. But in real life 40 something is actually a young age imo. We're not in Joseon time, and even if we were the age gap between siblings still exists.

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My mom and my youngest uncle is 20 years apart. I don't see a problem.

Without Prime Minister and I, I have known couple with 22 years apart and perfectly happy. I feel with Yoona being so young and a huge idol, the drama was held back a lot.

Why K-drama so fixated on age ?

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Just read about KMM's possible new drama. Why is MBC getting all my favorite actors, first JSW, LBS, and maybe KMM? XD

Anyway, this might be interesting, or a big fail (?). Considering the past works of the writer-PD collabs, it might not be too bad. I do wonder how many episodes this drama's scheduled. Their previous works, All In and Swallow the Sun, are both 20+ episodes. The plot of Triangle sounds like it can be 50 ep long, but ideally I hope it's about 24-32 episodes. Ideally, I mean.

If casting of the ladies and the second brother turn out to be good, I might consider following this drama instead of checking out the first few eps.

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Isn't that the kid that played the young Bong Ma-roo in Can You Hear My Heart? He looks a lot like him. He's 25?! Wow.

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nope. he's not in that drama. he's in Moon Embracing the Sun, Equator Man, Standby

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What's the big deal about the age gap anyways? I'm 17 years older than my littlest sister, I could be her mom.

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On the one hand sounds too much like LBS's Giant.

On the other hand, it's LBS, so I'll most likely give it a look-see.

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The losing father n brothers part reminds me of giant. N shiwan has been doing quite a bit of mbc dramas, hasn't he?

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If the middle brother turns out to be a con man of some sort, the plot would be very similar to an old Bollywood movie "Amar, Akbar, Anthony." Which, no lie, a couple months ago was thinking that it could be serialized for a great kdrama.

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Regardless of what project he's in, Lee Beom-soo is always in fine form.

He's always a pleasure to watch.

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Song Seung Hun, brothers, 1 adopted...hey, sounds like East of Eden again...

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I heard Kim Jaejoong is in talks to act as the middle brother

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