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Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man

javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump.

girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in a vacuum, but when you start with Ji Sung and Shin Se-kyung…. let’s just say that’s not the direction I was expecting them to take.

javabeans: I still don’t understand what this drama is. Every time we come across stories, I recheck the description just in case we misinterpreted it the last dozen times we wrote about it, because surely it’s not actually about a man with knives in his body?

girlfriday: I know, and I read another dozen stories to see if maybe someone has just ONE other description that makes sense.

javabeans: The thing is, it could be a metaphor. But it’s written not in the metaphor way, it’s written in a way that sounds literal. So I keep questioning whether Iron Man is really Wolverine: Knife in the Heart, or if it’s just a terribly written press release about a guy who’s just really sad and mad.

girlfriday: Right, because a guy with mutant powers who sprouts knives from his body is very different from a guy who sharpens the metaphorical knife of revengey pain in his heart.

javabeans: Although calling it Iron Man supports the first interpretation — instant evocation of a dude with stuff wrong with his chest — more than just Emotionally Scarred Hero Meets Meddly Heroine in Love Story.

girlfriday: Otherwise known as every Park Shin-yang drama ever? See, now his casting has me leaning the other way.

javabeans: Also, there’s the part where his love is supposed to help him transform into “a real person.” Again, are we talking “real person” as in “let’s work some therapy and get you in touch with your softer side”?

girlfriday: Or is this Pinocchio’s “I want to be a real boy”? At this point I think we’re more interested in what the heck this drama’s about, and less the casting merry go ‘round, since it’s hard to have an opinion on which actor is best for the hero when you don’t know the premise. Though the character description does call the hero prickly and short-tempered, which I guess is Park Shin-yang’s specialty?

javabeans: How did his career take such a backwards turn? I remember when he was new and good, so nuanced and emotional (remember The Letter?), and then I saw his more recent work and was kind of shocked.

girlfriday: I think at some point he decided that shouty was suddenly the height of emotional expression. I would say that’s the point at which I lost interest in him.

javabeans: Well, maybe his shouty, pointy knives of emotional turmoil will cut through Shin Se-kyung’s armor of cold indifference.

girlfriday: Iron Man Meets Iron Woman.

javabeans: I think you mean Triathlon: The Untold Love Story.

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LMAO, Park Shinyang and Shin Sekyung? One overacts for a living, the other can't even muster up 3 facial expressions.

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Haha. I swear, I want to watch at least the 1st eps, just to know which man-pain theory is the good one.
I certainly won't come for the cast...

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He was good in Sign, haven't seen him in any other drama that I can recall. If SSK is as bad as everyone says than she cán learn a thing or two from this man...

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Fab, let's just say that SSK has more expression in the photo above than in her dramas.

Now perhaps, just perhaps, her characters are written such that she is not supposed to express much if anything (doubtful, but I am trying against my own better judgement to be Devil's Advocate). If this is the case she needs to pick better roles which allow he to express more. Yeah, I am not really buying this either. LOL!

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I rewatched Sign 2 mos ago. Still loved it. He was good in the classic Lovers in Paris, w/c im sure you've seen already hihi. Ahh worth the rewatch ahhhh

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The moment I read "Park Shin-yang" I'm in. Park Shin-yang is love. ;-) tho the premise is still unclear so psy will be confused too? But it's PSY and that's all that matters to me hihi

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O_o o_O
To me,this is the WEIRDEST pair-up!
I don't wanna be a cynic.But this drama may become one of a kind flop of K-drama.BUT 100 times better than
Doctor Stranger!!

WHAT IS HAPPENING in KBS broadcast?! (this drama will be aired on KBS,am I right?).
I have become disappointed by so many KBS dramas.(Apart from Gunman in chosan currently).

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I REALLY liked Park Shin Yang's acting in "Lovers in Paris",a Kim Eun Sook hit drama. He had great chemistry with the lead lady!
why some say he overacts?!
Truth be told,I just watched LIP from him & I wanna know if he has had deteriorated in acting

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I finished LIP thanks to the female lead and because of the writer: This actor had the charisma & the physical sex appeal of a taxman (decent acting though). I doubt he got better in time...

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I really really liked him in that, too. I fell in love.
Also Painter in the Wind, he was sweet and not as shouty as everything else.

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"Well, maybe his shouty, pointy knives of emotional turmoil will cut through Shin Se-kyung’s armor of cold indifference."

Agreeeee!

She killed my total interest in SSH in When a man loves even before the drama comes to its dropping point.

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I don't even have to see the male lead's name because if Shin Se Kyung is the heroine, it's a skip for me....but I don't know anything about Park Shin Yang either ;)

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HAHAHA!

I'm cracking up - at the hilarious post and the even more bizarre pairing. I have a feeling this will be Dr. Jin levels of bad. And I would've watched it for the laughs, really, but I can't tolerate SSK in 30-second CFs - let alone a drama.

The casting tag-game is funnnn though. Keep 'em coming. I'm always game for more casting dramas.

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LOL, I have no idea how my comment ended up being a reply to you snow. It wasn't supposed to be, sorryyy!!

But I totally agree with ya! Even if they cast Seung-gi, JGS, Hyun Bin or Go Soo, I'll skip it the moment I know SSK will be in it. That's how much I dislike her!

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Hahah I don't know how you guys can skip a drama of someone you like because of someone you dislike! I envy you lol! I tried to avoid FTLY because I just can't stand the second male lead but my huge crush for jang hyuk is just impossible to avoid.

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Well....I can consider watching the drama for my most favorite ones....but it would be a veryyyy difficult task :P

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Oookay then, so I may have exaggerated a little lmao. I'll consider if it's an actor in my top list, as long as it's good (like FTLY - which is by far pretty awesome). But even Seung-gi can't make me see SSK in a mediocre drama lol.

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Oh, bollocks! I can't even! How come Shin Se kyung is even getting roles! I went through hell watching her in TWDR and died watching When a Man Loves! And yeah her facial expressions were excactly the same in both dramas! Go figure

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Ewww, the only thing I have seen either of them in was PSY in painter of the wind. Guy was not good. I think the writers worked around his fantastical expressions which saved the drama, but anytime they even hinted at romance with moon geun young, it was like someones crazed drunk uncle getting a little too handsy. Needless to day unless Hugh Jackman or Robert Downey Jr. make a cameo, me thinks this drama belongs to the skip pile.

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It kind of sounds like the Japanese movie/manga "Dororo."

That story is about a wandering swordsman whose father bartered away his son's limbs/organs to demons before he was born. When he was born, it was discovered that he was deformed and he was abandoned but a kind hearted man took the baby in and fashioned magical prosthetic limbs that hid swords inside them.

So his swords are actually his arms and legs. He just pops off his forearm and voila, a sword. lmao

But I kinda feel like that's the kind of story that only works in Japanese Absurdist movies/literature.

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Maybe this can be a show where I can laugh at their pain ... Like Fall in love with me ....... I'm srry I have to say this HOW THE WORLD DO U GET SLAPPED BY A CHICK IN A WHEELCHAIR HOW ???????????????????

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LOL that drama doesn't even make any sense to begin with. Why in the world would you even share the same hotel room with a total stranger just to bathe after having a bit of stupid pink powder dust thrown over you.

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maybe they should recast the female lead and give it to kim jung eun. this is a year of reunions.

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maybe they should recast the female lead and give it to kim jung eun. this has been a year of reunions.

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Zero chemistry xddddd

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I'm surprised Shin Se-kyung is offered ANY role. I gave her a chance but watching her makes my face cringe into weird shapes. The girl can't act for beans. She must have family connections or something because I really don't see her getting roles on her own merit.

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Yeah I'm with you. I think she's cute off-screen. Better off as a model. She's worked with a lot of famous and seasoned actors too and still has that stone faced. If it wasn't my love for Song Seung Hoon and Yeon Woo Jin I would have not finished When A Man Loves. Also I think her character in WAML was one of the worst female characters in Kdramas, however, if a better and different actress acted, I wonder how that character would have played out.

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Only to be out-worsed by her character in Fashion King.

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Amen - She was ok in TWDR, but probably because she played a solemn unemotional mute....good casting job. I'm seeing this drama shaping up as Fashion King 2: Wives with Knives. Not gonna expect much.

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I have an idea.
Let's not watch this en masse.
See if they notice.

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I have seen a lot of drama from Park Shin Yang and I thought he was a good actor. Not the best but for me he was good. He was able to express all the emotions needed for his character and his eyes are very expressive as well. I also have not seen anyone in Naver, Nate or Daum criticizing his acting and even in soompi or other international forum etc. so I guess it's just here huh? It's my first time realizing this, maybe I should go and check his other work were he acts bad. What drama is it?

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I actually told my parents about this drama, they looked at me like I was an alien, the story sounds very weird, and it makes little sense... But hopefully we'll soon get a better picture of what we'll be dealing with.

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I've missed PSY! I must be out of the loop because I also don't identify him with being a mehhh actor. I second @uncle kim; a recast for a PSY + KJE reunion would have me in, no matter how traumatizing, err.. messy the premise sounds.

SSK.. in both her appearance and acting, there's just something that just doesn’t interest me ever. I've never committed to any of her work, but did manage to finish R2B for other reasons. She does better in still photos, definitely. I really do hope she'll work harder to prove all of us wrong.

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