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Dr. Frost gets his leading ladies

Now that cable network OCN’s new psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost has its hero in Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), it’s time to give the genius a team (of lesser geniuses). The show went on a casting spree, and secured Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family) and Jung Eun-chae (Fatal Encounter) to play his coworkers and romantic interests. I really like both Lee Yoon-ji and Song Chang-eui, and though they were in The Great Seer together, I’m pretty sure this will be their first time playing (possibly romantic) leads opposite one another.

The drama is an adaptation of a popular webtoon, and Song Chang-eui stars as the titular Dr. Frost (by nickname — that’s not his character’s given name), a thirtysomething genius professor of psychology who teaches at university, works at the school’s counseling center, slings drinks at a bar, and also somehow finds time to consult on criminal cases. The webtoon character sports a head of white hair, so I picked a blonde picture (from his musical “Blood Brothers”) in anticipation of the new ‘do.

His character sustains a frontal lobe injury from childhood that makes his reasoning centers heightened, while making him unable to feel certain emotional responses. I don’t know how much romance could develop in that case, but it’s a good source of conflict; I’ll give you that. Lee Yoon-ji will play his colleague, a psychology professor with a cold personality. She was his classmate in university, and they’ve maintained a love-hate relationship to this day. Jung Eun-chae plays Dr. Frost’s cheery teaching assistant who’s on the fast track to graduate early. She works in the school’s counseling center as well, and while working together they’ll also develop feelings… that is, if he feels feelings.

And yay, the always funny and fantastic Sung Ji-ru (You’re All Surrounded) has also been cast. He plays a character that isn’t in the original webtoon — a veteran detective who brings Dr. Frost the cases that need his expertise. It’ll be like he never quit being in You’re All Surrounded, and then we could have crossover cameo fun! If only.

I don’t know the original webtoon, but it sounds like a fun character for Song Chang-eui to play, and OCN has their genius-crime-solver-and-trusty-team-of-squints formula down to a science, so we should be in good hands. Dr. Frost starts shooting this month and follows Reset on Sunday nights beginning in November.

Via Osen, Star News

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Colour me interested!

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I have suddenly become interested - this is a great cast. Lee Yoon-Ji has been great even when the show has been lacking and Jung Eun Chae has a really natural charm about her. She was great in Nobody's Daughter Haewon.

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Ooooooooh. Love this casting.

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Lee Yoon-Ji as an intellectual should be fun. Her characters always seems more intelligent than their station in life.

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Song Chang Eui and Lee Yoon Ji did play a couple in The Great Seer, and they had decent chemistry together. I didn't expect them to sign on the same drama again so soon. I think I should check out the webtoon before the drama airs.

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You should check the webtoon!! Especially if you like psychological,mystery, and detective stories.
I just try to read it at first n getting hooked. The hero is one of interesting character, especially with his silver hair.
I can't wait to watch this drama :D

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taro_miktea ~

The webtoon is available, in English, at Naver , Here

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I'm getting more and more excited about this drama with the addition of Lee Yoon Ji! I really like both Song Chang Ui and Lee Yoon Ji, so yay! I love OCN's previous drama series like Vampire Prosecutor, TEN and God's Quiz, so I really hope this one will be good, or even better!
Can't wait for November to come :)

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So does OCN only make crime procedurals? Because those seem to be the only kinds of shows I ever hear about them producing.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Every network has its brand, after all.

Anyway, yay Lee YoonJi!

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Yep. Procedurals & Forensics/Medical/Thriller kind of shows. Trying to catter to the male audience, I guess.

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I was already pumped for this drama, I loOoOOOooOove Jung Eun-chae and I'm really really looking forward to see her in this drama. And with the addition of Sung Ji-ru this drama sounds really promising. GO OCN!!! GO!!
Can not wait for november.

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Lee Yoon Ji! Lee Yoon Ji! Yay! love her, but have missed a lot of her projects due to lack of interest so it'll be great seeing her here. Hope this is a good outing for all the cast.

It be great if OCN did black comedies in addition to crime procedurals. It would take certain writers but it would be a great way of branching out for them without hitting polar opposites to their current programming in tone. I suggest a drama adaption of Villain and Widow, my favorite K-movie ever starring Kim Hye-soo and Han Seuk-yoo. It'd be great if they kept the original cast too but I doubt that happen anyway it would be worth seeing.

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I loved lee yoonji in dating agency cyrano even tho it was only a cameo.. She played the part of a mystery loving librarian to perfection.

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One word: Pavlov

They had better cast Pavlov.

Oh boy, they have developed the detective character for the show? Okies...I want to see how it goes...but if they leave out Pavlov, we will need to have a talk

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I'm afraid we wont see Pavlov :(
At soompi, they said we only get 10 episodes. So maybe only one or two cases. Certainly there won't be Pavlov in there as Pavlov only appear after 4 cases...
Although Pavlov and Frost together really amusing to watch.

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Nooooooooooooo....why? WHY?

Pavlov and Frost interaction would have been awesome. My goodness, I am going mad.

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This is good news :)

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İt sounds like Perception without schizophrenia.

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Lee Yoon Ji? Count me in! Her character was so totally robbed in TK2H, a pointless destruction of one of the best 2nd OTPS ever, for which I blame the stupid extension. I hope she gets a more satisfying ending to her arc in this one.

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they develop romantic feelings? That wasn't very blatant in the webtoon

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The romance is pretty much one-sided in the webtoon and even then, very subtle... I hope they don't feel the need to overemphasize it in the drama... It would be too strange.

But I am super happy with the casting. I adore Lee Yoon-Ji. And I guess they'll be making his crime-solving a big part of his story. Sung Ji-Ru is a great addition. And I like Jung Eun-Chae.

I'm excited now.

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Lee Yoon-Ji! And the drama sounds interesting. I'll watch out for this. :)

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Just wondering if there is a drama where the main lead is a woman in this kind of drama with the same kind of tonal feel?

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I'm happy to see that most of us are on the same page regarding the always outstanding Lee Yoon-ji. No matter who the leads are in nearly every one of her dramas, it is usually her presence that has me tuning in to watch. Congrats to her on her upcoming drama, and marriage.

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woo! jung eunchae, my pretty babe.

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Omg, when I saw the title, I thought to myself, could it be? *scrolls down* It is!! Dr. Frost is so good. Hopefully, they'll do a good job with adapting the manhwa.

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i haven't heard of the webtoon, but this sounds like the japanese drama mr. brain.

well, sort of because he was a host who had an accident, and then he became super smart but he has no emotions. he was told he loved looking at gravure/sexy pictures before his accident, but he had no emotions after, such as what he likes or doesn't like, etc.

anyway, the psychology discussed in mr brain was interesting, and has applied uses. like feminine/masculine side of faces, and that if you want a person to like you, and you're a guy and you want to seem masculine, you stick to that person's one side of vision, and the other if you're a woman and you want to look feminine, etc. i can't remember the specific sides, which i regret...

anyway, i'm curious about this drama, i hope it will have subtitles as i cannot speak korean, but i might check it out.

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i really love the webtoon!!! though Dr Frost wasnt really into criminal cases there. anyways, ill be sad if there is no Pavlov!! huhuhu noooo :( Looking forward to how Song Chang Eui portrays our Nam Bong! hahaha

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oops i forgot to add, even if we only have 10 episodes based from Soompi, maybe like Vampire Prosecutor we can get follow-up seasons! :)

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