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Uhm Tae-woong gets a little bro in Valid Love

Valid Love’s launch may have been delayed in favor of another drama (the remake of Liar Game) but the upcoming tvN drama from My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up Fox’s writer is still busily proceeding with pre-production: It has added Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded) to its cast, to play younger brother to its lead, Uhm Tae-woong. Aw, dork-bros unite!

The drama is centered around a married couple, played by Uhm Tae-woong and Lee Shi-young, who marry after first meeting when she’s a high school student and he’s a teacher. (I know. I’m trying to keep an open mind.) That marriage, however, hits a bump when the wife meets another man, and what happens from there on is what the drama will explore. Park Jung-min will again display his comic side as the hero’s brother, who’s been unemployed for three years but isn’t too worried about it, having been raised spoiled in a well-off family.

Normally the description would be a bit of a turn-off, but the writer has a solid track record of treating her subjects with thoughtfulness and humor, so we’ll have to see how that works in this show. In any case, I’ll look forward to seeing the two playing hyung-dongsaeng, especially since I can totally see them as a pair of goofballs. I’d gotten so used to seeing Uhmforce play charismatic and, well, forceful characters that it was quite a jolt to see his real personality on variety programs, until the new image of his corny sense of humor and terrible hand-eye (or, should we say, foot-eye) coordination took over in my mind, and now I can’t see him playing serious characters with a straight face anymore.

Park Jung-min, meanwhile, surprised me (pleasantly) in You’re All Surrounded, where his funny sweet side reminded me a bit of a young Cha Tae-hyun. What a far cry from his sullen role in Bleak Night—and who would’ve guessed that of the trio in that movie, Park Jung-min would break out as the comedian among them?

Valid Love will be a Monday-Tuesday drama to follow Liar Game; it premieres in November.

Via Star News

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I haven't seen Bleak Night(I will soon though, now that I'm watching Lee Je-hoon in Secret Door), but the first thing I saw Park Jung-min in was the drama special Adolescence Melody and he was pretty funny in that.

I already knew he was gonna be great comic relief when he was cast is YAS. I didn't even know he was capable of being a serious actor.

Now Bleak Night is a must-watch.

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I saw "Adolescence Melody" and really liked him in that. I was watching for Baek Sung-hyun but his [small] part was that of the adult version, Kwak Dong-yeon ("Inspiring Generation" and upcoming "Modern Farmer") portrayed the teenager.

I saw this on KBS World YouTube channel; so happy when I discovered their channel with so much programming and subtitled in English.

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Oh, just found "Bleak Night" on Hulu Plus.

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Wait wait UTW as in surplus princess UTW?

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Ohhh wait that's not him nevermind lol

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> who marry after first meeting when she’s a high school student and he’s a teacher.

Instant NOPE for me, there.

Note to drama scriptwriters: That setup isn't romantic, it's creepy and abusive.

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Dramaland Writers think many creepy things or more wrong in the real world are romantic in their land

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Apparently. ::gives side-eye to emotionally-abusive male lead characters in every other drama, but specifically the ones in Kim Sam-Soon::

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Ohh i really like this guy,he can play the comic side quite good because i've seen him in his project but hope to see him again into a serious role like he had in the movie Fists of Legend were he played the young version of the hero aka Hwang Jung-Min....

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woot! loved him at You are Surrounded. Glad that he is getting new roles.

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