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Trot Lovers starts making some music

Production is underway for KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers, starring Jung Eun-ji (That Winter the Wind Blows) and Ji Hyun-woo (Queen Inhyun’s Man) in an opposites-attract romantic comedy about a girl’s journey to becoming a trot singer. The stills below are from the drama’s first shoots with the leads and the script read with the cast. I’m always startled when actors come out of army and look so different, but Ji Hyun-woo went the whole nine yards — braces, highlights, and a LOT of time spent working out.

The drama will be your classic bickering romance between the haughty top star and the plucky girl with big dreams. Ji Hyun-woo plays a star musician with snooty taste who won’t deign to listen to trot music, and Jung Eun-ji is the hardworking breadwinner of her family who lives for trot alone. Her mother was a trot singer, and she wants nothing more than to walk in her footsteps. So she gets in all the practice time that she can squeeze in, singing her heart out at noraebangs like in the stills below.

Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) plays a young agency president, and Lee Se-young (Hot-Blooded Youth) is a trainee there who will become Jung Eun-ji’s biggest rival in everything. Recently joining the cast is Lee Yi-kyung, who has had small parts in You From Another Star, Sword and Flower, and Nine, but I mostly remember him from School 2013. He’ll play Ji Hyun-woo’s hoobae and rival, a character who holds nothing back when it comes to getting what he wants.

I like the warm and happy premise, and even if it’s predictable, I hope the music and the comedy will make it worth watching. That is, if you’re looking for excuses to tune in that aren’t: To see army abs.

Trot Lovers premieres June 23.

Via Chosun, Osen

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ji hyun woo is getting a lot hotter after army.

Eunji also getting a lot prettier. .

Can't wait for the drama.. hope it will be great..

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Eun-ji isn't a conventional beauty, but there are very few women in the world who are more beautiful than her when she smiles. Her smile actually reminds me of my other fave, Gong Hyo-jin - their faces just light up.

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Yes, her smile is wonderful. She's so bright and bubbly.

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speaking of Gong Hyo Jin I'm waiting for the article about her and Lee Jin Wook

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I just saw that. Cute couple right there.

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me too, I'm happy to know she's dating again (and it's Sun-woo!!!)

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I agree I thought he was cute before but now he is seriously hot.

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Going with 'wow' on Ji Hyun Woo. Not sure if it's an appreciative 'wow' or a 'holy shit what did you do to your FACE wow' yet.

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Yes. It's is a horrified "wow". What happened to that sweet face. So much surgery... He doesn't look like the same person. I am not sure that I can bear to look at him anymore.
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I don't really see any surgery. Only his teeth are fixed and super white. Which can make a huge difference in a face.

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He just got out of the army when did he have the time to have surgery to his face??

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Surgery?? as in where? I see the same face just his teeth was fixed and he didn't hide that fact, but surgery? No, I'm a big fan of him and I see no difference between him before and now...

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I don't think that it's surgery. His time in the army changed his appearance a lot, as you'll see if you compare his enlistment day photos (e.g.: http://bit.ly/1tU7mmD) and his discharge day photos (e.g.: http://bit.ly/1hh3jyK and http://bit.ly/TXr7gI). And I don't think he would have had the opportunity to be getting surgery while in the army. He lost a lot of weight though, and you can see it especially in his face and the fact that he's fixed his teeth makes the difference even more dramatic. Personally I miss his rounder cheeks and his crooked teeth—they gave him a real unconventional baby-faced charm that I thought was so adorable. But I'll adjust to this new look (as if I have a choice).

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Thanks "Because". Seeing the photos was helpful. I really will miss his boyish face. I think that the mom in me really responded to his pre-army looks.

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i also loved his crooked teeth A LOT... and i was really sad when i saw braces :(

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It's just what army does to the men.

He looks great.

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Forget the rest, I'm still grieving his adorable quirky teeth :(

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I agree, but can't complain of his new look - which he hasn't changed much except more masculine looking and a nice haircut. I like that he got braces to fix his teeth rather than getting veneers like most celebrities. There is something earthy and raw about him that makes him more appealing.

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You're absolutely right! He was good-looking before, but a bit plain...but now, he's got a more defined manly look for sure :)

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I agree, I loved his teeth! But as long as he's still making that same smolder, I'll be a happy woman. I love his eyes the most, they're so expressive!

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to me it just seems his face is wayyyyyyy thinner which is armys´ fault definitely
so are his legs, to be honest. they seem like sticks on one picture.
wtf did they do to him he was one of the healthier looking actors
still looks good but feed him something

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Didn't he join the marine force, which is considered the toughest unit of the army? Poor thing, he must have worked too hard.

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No, he went into the entertainment section, back when that was still a possibility. He was in a musical, The Promise, with SuJu's Leeteuk.

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He's definitely hotter than ever. It's Yoo In Na's loss!

I'm so glad is back in my screen especially in a rom com with my fave gal Eunji. Let's hope they've got chemistry.

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definitely right!! :D oppa is so hot! :D great man <3

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Kind of shaky on how this'll do as a concept (trot?! Now that's a departure from your standard kpop OST) but I want it to be good precisely because of that. Plus all the leads are solid/good enough actors, despite the fact that Eunji and Lee Se-young are so very young.

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I'm actually looking forward to this...guess you can say my parents' music taste is kinda rubbing off on me, because I think trot is listenable ;)

Plus, looking forward to Ji Hyun-woo's return to dramaland...he does look "different," but I think it's for the better. Straightening teeth can do wonders, coupled with a stint in the military...so that in itself brightened up his face, imo.

He does look a bit on the leaner side than before, but correct me if I'm wrong--most male celebs that go do their military service come out looking more leaner anyway (Hyun Bin was the first that came to mind).

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So, I have no idea what 'trot' music is ...

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Thanks for that - I will be listening to it for the next hour! What fun!

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Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo…

Arirang gogaero neomeoganda.

That song no matter who sings it always put a smile on my face :). I love it so I end up memorizing the lyrics.

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There's this movie about trot that stars Cha Tae-hyun called "Highway Star". Good movie, good music...

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I'm so looking forward to this. Trot music is a little before my time, but I like it when idols sing it. Plus, I adore both leads, so I'm sold.

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Same, trot is before my time but its so addicting and it makes me want to sing and dance. Nothing makes me love cleaning my room like trot music lol.

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Eunji had a beautiful hair color and hairstyle and then thye ruin it by cutting her bangs like this again -__-

I mean...... look this:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/c87a7bf8e2e931db50891730d6366fd7/tumblr_n47ssrhy0i1qaf4i7o1_250.gif

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While I agree that her previous hairstyle was great on her, her current hair fits the character much more. Remember she's an aspiring trot singer working multiple jobs to make ends meet...not really a good fit for gorgeous colored hair!!

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Whoa, I'm actually rewatching QIHM right now, and Ji Hyun-woo really looks different... Not that I'm complaining! :D

Can't wait to watch this!

I'm also really looking forward to the soundtrack... because whenever they play trot song on Korean shows, I actually really like them, more than K-pop actually xD
I can't even count how many times I've listened to "Unconditional" by Park Sang-chul these last days :D
(That's that "Jajara jara jara jan jan jan" song from 1N2D S1)

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Shin Sung Rok, I want your shampoo. *twists ring*. and I AM gonna get it.

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My reaction to this post in it's succession:

JUNG HWA- SSI!!!!!!!!! <3 (For those who are watching "Angel Eyes", like I am, will know and understand my reaction to her ^^)

SON. HO. JUN *melts* I've missed him on my screen ^.^ Even if it hasn't been THAT LONG since "Full Sun"/"Beyond the Clouds" ended... but... but... he were sooo under-utilized in that drama, so...

Awwwww Eunji looks so cute ^.^ She's on of those people who have eyes that smile when she actually smiles. Cute

Shin Sung Rok... still creeps me out... just because I'm re-watching "You from Another Star" for the umpteenth time and I just can't get his creepy character from that drama out of my head... which isn't a bad thing, necessarily, it just means that he is good at what he does-- acting =)

Ji Hyun Woo... dang... DANG, he cleaned up good after army kekeke I wouldn't say that it is "Yoo In Na's loss"-- because we do not know, and possibly will never know, what happened to have made them break up-- but I will say that his future wife is one lucky gal ^.^ Yet... looks aren't everything.... looks will fade....

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Shing Sung Rok still creeps me out too, and I only watched that drama once. I keep scrolling by his face really fast, haha.

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I don't know why am so excited for this !
I don't know trot, haven't checked it out either and not a big Ji Hyun woo fan either !

But I so love Eunji !

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Ji Hyun-Woo is looking good :) I always thought his teeth were charming and cute, but still love the new look!

I am super excited for this couple! I love them both so much!

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I thought his imperfect teeth was part of his charm. I love that about Yoon Eun-hye too.

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I don't know but he doesn't look that different to me!

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So many dramas to look forward to this summer! :D

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Thought he was one of the few who wasnt bothered about having a hollywood smile and all that! Does that mean Yonghwa might do the same? Not that he isnt hot already but getting even hotter ain't no crime ;)

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I'm glad he went about it the old school way though! Braces!

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HE'S BAAAAAAACK!!!! Im very happy right now! If it wasn't obvious. Army did him gooooood :D

But did I miss something? Did he and Yoo In Na break up and why? They were so cute! QIHM was my second kdrama ever and it has a special place in my heart.

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Last pic, on the far right, is that the same guy who is Dong-Ha's friend in Witch's Romance.

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Nope! The actor on the far right is Shin Sung-rok and the actor playing Dong-ha's friend, Soo-cheol, is Yoon Hyun-Min.

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Aaah thanks for that :)
Off to Wikipedia to find more about them

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aww Ji Hyun woo looks a little sickly :( why?
Like he lost a lot of weight (post-army?)
And they tried to make him look younger with the haircut, still adorable <3 fighting!

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I miss his cheeks and adorable 'follow me into the fire,it won't hurt you' face

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JHW can do no wrong in my book. This guy has it all. I can't wait to watch this. Even if the script is cliche, his performance will make it better.

They say braces work best once you are grown anyway.

Kim Boong Do could never have perfect teeth, so I'm glad QIHM was filmed before he felt pressure to change them.

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ji hyun-woo cleaned up soooo nicely!

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You're sure the addition is Lee Yi Gyeong?
The person in the picture looks more like his School 2013 buddy Lee Ji Hun (second person from above on the right)~~

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That's Sohn Ho-joon (Reply 1994's Hae-tae) who takes on the role of Ji Hyun-woo's character's manager.

Anyway, LYK happens to be one of my favourite actors I admire, so hopefully (you may never know) his role in this drama will get bigger since being a rival to an arrogant superstar means something happened between those two before they become famous.

Hence, I'm looking forward, not only LYK's role but also the leads since I also like Jung Eun-ji as my role model of being a tough rookie since she admits she still has a long way to go. Proud of her being modest in that kind of way. :)

http://blog.koreaboo.com/post/87223201518/a-pinks-eunji-thinks-her-acting-is-still-not-up-to-par

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