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Gong Hyo-jin considers Producer opposite Cha Tae-hyun

I love it. This drama is doing so many things right, and it’s not even on the air yet. Producer, the new KBS drama from the writer of You From Another Star, is courting Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to complete the leading cast. If she signs on, she’ll play opposite Cha Tae-hyun, which would totally make my day (so far he’s the only one locked in to star; Kim Soo-hyun and IU are still considering their offers). They’d make one hell of a foursome, so everyone start calling in your karma points and doing your rain dances.

Gong Hyo-jin has been offered the role of a 10-year veteran variety PD, which puts her in the same starting year as Cha Tae-hyun’s character. She was a wide-eyed young innocent when she first entered the variety division of the television network, but has now become a hardened, contentious survivor. She’s smart and haughty, but also has a bumbling streak which lessens the overall effect of her arrogant demeanor.

Her character’s got a chip on her shoulder because of having been alienated in the past, so it leads her to be a bit childish, namely by trying to use her programs to showcase the extent of her power. She’s so prideful that she says whatever is on her mind, whether it’s in front of the department head or the director of the network.

Cha Tae-hyun will also play a veteran PD, while Kim Soo-hyun is being courted to play a rookie PD who ditched law school and came to television in the name of love. IU is considering a role as a top star, an ice princess who’s been burned too many times to trust anyone.

Writer Park Ji-eun (You From Another Star) is penning, and star variety PD Seo Soo-min (Superman Returns, 1 Night 2 Days Season 3) will be at the helm. I was already excited about the new series, but Gong Hyo-jin is one of my favorite actresses, so obviously I’ll be over the moon to see her being charming and funny next to Cha Tae-hyun. Fingers crossed.

Producer is hoping to start shooting this month for an April broadcast, tentatively on Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 17.

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YES PLEASE! Can we get confirmations in the next days please because that would be the first drama in long time where I like pretty much everyone of the main cast!

Gah I'm getting SO excited about this which is dangerous if in the end we're left with only Cha Tae Hyun and three completely other people^^ (who could still be ppl I like but let's be real here this cast would make my day!)

*starts prayer circle*

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Save me a spot in the prayer circle! *clasps hands together*

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*joins prayer circle then moves to the middle of circle :D

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Kim Soo Hyun confirmed today. So now it is a waiting game on the ladies.

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HALLELUJAH!

Spazzing at work due to this tid bit of news...

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Woah.. what.. how does this work? 4 of them must be leads. I sense a big hit coming if this really come to pass.

You can't put CTH and GHJ as second leads, that will be a waste.
But I don't believe KSH and IU relegated to second leads too. They're too 'big' for that.

Though honestly I'm much more excited with the veteran pairing than the younger ones.

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Same here at first I thought how can Cha be a second lead, but if Gong is also included I guess its multi-couples kind of thing with everyone being leads

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yeah a star studded foursome leadsome win win! I can't wait! xD

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please let the writing be EXCELLENT if all actors/actresses sign up...I was this giddy when I saw the line up for Heirs, only to be that much disappointed watching it.

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*joins this prayer circle* T____T

Please let this come true, kdrama gods!

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*graciously lends some of her Rimcense*

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According to Koala's Playground, KSH is confirmed. :D

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So happy GHJ has confirmed. She is one of my few K goddesses who makes every drama she appears in Better.

A two-couple drama, each one is Gold in itself.

It must be an attempt to lure viewers back in, and raise ratings. Hooray.

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*joins prayer circle* please drama Gods I beg you !!!!

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*joins in*

Do the drama gods want a sacrificial virgin Candy character to sweeten the deal? I can spare a roommate for that...

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*sidles up to the prayer circle, hoping there is still space*

Gong Hyo-Jin would so rock this part. And since Master's Sun and IOIL I have a deep respect for her acting abilities and range.

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1. Which drama gods do we have to make sacrifices to in order for this to happen?

2. What would be a sufficient sacrifice?

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Blood, of course

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IU? No sure...

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She could stand to improve, but I think with a good project with great actors around her would bring out something special.

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Unpopular opinion... But can we please trade out Kim Soohyun for Shin Sungrok/Park Haejin (since they were also part of stars), and IU for Jung Somin? Please?

I hate not being able to jump on the bandwagon with everyone else.... But really not a fan of Kim Soohyun nor IU.

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I love Jung Somin sooooo much! But I think IU is chosen because she sings well. Do Jung Somin sings too? If she does that would be amazing!!
I miss her so much T^T

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do they really need an actress who can sing? they can dub Suzy's singing in DH, they can do the same with whoever they cast as long as the actress has good singing skill. I'm tired of those who say that they need to cast idols, just because the roles require singing in some parts

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Still, I actually like IU a great deal as an actress. So I'm happy with this.

That said, It's been a long time since I've seen Jung So-min. I hope she gets a good project soon...

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i don't see her as being an ice cold princess.. it will be bizarre..

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I admit that my high opinion of her comes from her natural, down-to-earth acting in You're the Best Lee Soon-shin.

SO I do think this role, in particular, will be more challenging for her to pull off, but I think she can do it!

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what they dubbed Suzy's singing in Dream High?? Why?? Isn't she a singer? She can't be an actress she's quite bad. Then what is she famous for? o_o

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Yeah she's a singer but her character was meant to be a soprano which she isn't so for those parts she was dubbed.

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I like Sungrok as much as the next fangirl (probably a lot more) but the man's already done 4 dramas in one sitting last year. I want to see him in dramaland soon, but for now, I think he should just kick back and relax a bit first. He's currently on holiday in Japan, anyway.

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Lol, I can relate, I've felt that way. In this case I'm now interested because of Gong Hyo Jin's offer so we'll see...

I like IU fine, but I haven't been into Kim Soo Hyun since Dream High. I dunno what happened because I loved him in that and was rooting for his character all the way but his other projects have either not interested me or piqued my interest and then lost it somehow? It's a good way to make my love die ): Maybe if he re-unites with IU it could be fun, though? I think Shin Sung Rok and Park Hae Jin might be a little too old...or look a little too old, though.

I do like Jung So Min but I also kinda wanna see IU as an ice princess and not bright and bubbly. Anyway, only one person has actually signed on so who knows what will happen.

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True... lol. Just wanted to let the producers/script writer know that there were other talented actors in that drama they could have used.... Just incase they ever hear my pleas.

I have a sack full of young actors that I'd pick over Kim Soo Hyun anyday... But as for actresses... I have so very few that I love, and they don't get enough love from the mass public. ;(

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Yeah, me too. I'm sure the writer just really loves him, lol. But if he rejects I am wondering who else they would pick.

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KSH is a decent enough actor where I never really had an issue w/ his acting chops (aside from his crying pretty much exactly the same way every time), but at the same time, I have never noted his acting to be at that "next level" either (the fact that he won the grand award over Han Suk-kyu was a complete joke).

Definitely not a reason why I would give this drama a try (IU also, for that matter).

But GHJ and Cha-concubine - yes.

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Just because your opinion is that he isn't that much of a great actor does not make him winning Daesang and Best Actor trophies a 'complete joke'. That is really rude and borderline hating and bashing. You could have just stated that you think HSK deserves it more because in your opinion he acted better instead of throwing in an insult. People have different taste and opinions so I respect yours but do you really need to throw in insults just to state your opinion?! Clearly all the juries and critics who voted and watch all the dramas and deliberate the actor acting think KSH is the most deserving one. I think so too since I was so impressed by his acting in TMTETS and many also thought so. But I never go around belittling the other actors who I think isn't that great in acting but recieved the awards because my opinion doesn't necessarily equates truth or a fact.

I was just tick off that this was a GHJ article but everyone is talking about KSH, his casting, his popularity, his acting, his appeal and every single thing you could criticized and hate about him when this is not even his article. I just don't get it how people kept saying they do not like him, kept belittling and complaining about him but are the one who kept bringing him up every single time even more so than his own fans. Does that make sense? I like him but I don't even mention or think of him as much as the people who claim to not care or like him.

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you may like em you may hate em but you can't ignore em. that's star power

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@krys11 i do agree so much with you.. if you notice, other actors winning any awards much little recognition than ksh already received, you can see they brag about it how much their favorite actor win and need to explain the award is from critic etc.. when somebody said their fav not so good in acting, they counterback saying if not why they win this and that.. it just funny. but i never saw any ksh fans bragging how ksh wins many awards that mostly recognize by critic instead his haters bring it to say he is overrated. that show how jealous people are. but for real, rating, awards recognition show it all. no need to talk more.

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I feel a little responsible for getting bd5 some backlash here. I don't think they said anything wrong and it's only natural that people talk about all the casting offers in a related post...

They were just expressing their opinion and it didn't seem at all malicious. No need for any hurt feelings. ):

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It's obvious why people like to bash or put down KSH. Jealousy is a hugh motivation. Who is not envious of his success? It's always the same people saying the same crap. Could careless about these comments because ultimately what is reality is most important. He is popular and the most sought after actor whether you agree or not...

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Um, you do know that those awards shows are pretty much known as being "POPULARITY" contests rather than actually awarding the best acting - so more like The People's Choice Awards than the Academy Awards, but even the latter falls prey to popularity ("The Titanic" winning over "LA Confidential").

And yes, it was even more of a joke than usual due to Han Suk-kyu losing out for his phenomenal performance in "Tree With Deep Roots."

KSH was OK in TMTET, but do you really think he was worthy of the top acting award when Yeo Jin-go OUT-acted him as the younger version of the King?

And what? People can't speak the truth?

There are plenty of K-celebs that I really like (such as Yoon Eun-hye, Kim Tae-hee, Suzy, etc.), but I'm not going to gloss over the fact that their acting has been lacking for the most part (tho KTH has shown a lot of improvement recently, but some of her early stuff was painful to watch).

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Yeah, that LAME jealousy argument.

Have absolutely no jealousy of KSH whatsover.

Someone who I am jealous of would be Han Suk-kyu for his great acting ability or Kim Sung-soo for his cool factor and looks.

But KSH - no.

Oh, gee - I must then be "jealous" of Gong Yoo, Won Bin, Hyun Bin, Soong Jong-ki, etc.

And must then be more "jealous" of the ones who I find not be as good of actors.

Sorry if I don't equate popularity for you, know - actually being really good.

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I feel the same way - he's not been quite the same for me since Dream High.

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Wow, it really seems like this is a common feeling amongst people. It's a feeling I've been fighting against, frankly, because I still like the guy. I still want him to do well, but I admit I don't ever get particularly excited with his castings anymore :/

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What can one say, except that KSH has been extraordinarily lucky w/ his career and drama choices.

Can't think of one that I watched where he stood out in any way (YFAS - was all JJH and Shin Sung-rok, even if his role was a bit of a caricature of a "baddie").

In TMTETS, Yeo Jin-goo way outshone KSH (as did Kim Yu-jung did for Han Ga-in); much more excited about YJG's casting news, except sadly, despite his talents, he doesn't yet have the star pull that KSH has.

KSH was fine in "The Thieves" as well, but he didn't really seem to fit in (seemed too young).

But hey, the PD had to cast him to bring in the young/female crowd and it seems like that is what a lot of PDs are doing now, wanting to cast him so they can sell the rights to their drama for a higher price in China where he is now a huge star.

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@bd5: YJG way outshone KSH in TMTETS? Lmfao. Such a YJG delulu fan. Don't ever expect such a teen actor to have a star power at this age! Not yet.

And why not a young actor be able to beat a veteran in term of acting? If he was not that young, he may have even got daesang for that role, like Hyunbin with secret garden. And there was no daesang for that year. And yes, Han suk kyu and his secret door was a shame.

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"Wow, it really seems like this is a common feeling amongst people."

I don't know what people you are talking about. But I, for one, don't feel that way. I would love to see KSH (as well as GHJ) again in this drama.

I think people forget that we are talking about a very young actor here, meaning he has a lot of challenges to face in his career and a lot of room to grow in the future. He certainly has not matured and peaked as an actor, but a lot of people here are talking as if he has and as if he will stay one way indefinitely. I am happy that he is taking on more roles and working hard to hone his acting skills.

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so it's not only me who think like that i only like KSH in Dream high, this drama news haven't attract me too , it's seem like KSH drama/movie always have many popular cast in it, then it become public attention, i wonder that project getting popular because of the cast or the story, so far i see it's more about the cast

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No worries. I don't get Kim Soo Hyun either. He's like a mythical creature to me.

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Another unpopular opinion...can we have an actress who can sing instead of an idol? I can't stand IU...I have really really tried to like her in her acting projects...

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IKR?! Lee Yoobi's a voice major in her university. She songs freaking opera songs so she has enough skills and credibility to pull of a singer role in a drama.

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I'm all for Lee Yubi.. Yeeah!!. And I think she'd be able to pull off the whole ice princess thingy.

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Fabulous idea! And what a concept, hiring someone who can both act AND sing. No, the temptation to hire an idol is just too strong...

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I know Im silly, I don't watch You From Another Star but Im gonna watch this!!

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I haven't watched this drama as well, but I heard a lot of great feedback from it. :D

I'm going to watch this as well. Haha, I have some serious love of GHJ.

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Gong Hyo Jin is simply stunning

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I commented in the previous post; I think this drama can do no wrong with its casting and it was announced like two days ago! I'm was already so excited for KSH-CTH-IU and now with GHJ on board (hopefully!) this is going to be my most anticipated drama in years.

The coupling is interesting since they'll be going with the expected. I definitely think this will be a drama where all four leads are showcased equally which is very rare for a kdrama. I love it and hope this will set off a new trend.

Cameos for JJH, Suzy, KJK, Jang Hyuk, and many more please!

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What do you mean by going with the expected?

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GHJ and CTH, KSH and IU. Thought they'd swap up the couples but this is expected.

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Oh, gotcha.

I actually would have expected KSH to be paired with GHJ and CTH with IU as it would be much trendier. So the more realistic pairings here are unexpected!

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Yea exactly! I also expected GHJ and KSH because they're the more popular-Hallyu names. But who knows what'll happen in the drama. There could be a switcheroo somewhere down the line but this is ideal and I hope it stays this way. I'm tired of love triangles as it is, why add that when two separate love lines is perfectly feasible?

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If the leads don't get equal spotlight, I'll be sorely disappointed. CTH and GHJ deserve better than that.

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But in different article they never stated that CTH-GHJ is the pairing. In both Naver & Nate article I have read about this drama, in no where they said that it was CTH-GHJ and KSH-IU pairing. People just assume because of the age. I actually have a huge feeling it will be KSH-GHJ instead. And that the reason KSH's character drop law school in order to be a Variety PD was because he fell in love with GHJ character who is a Variety PD so he decided to be like her.

It made no sense that the one he fell in love with in his character description is IU character because if she is then he would have just give up law school and pursue being a celebrity instead. Either acting or singing. But he particularly chooses to be a Variety PD which means it is more logical that the girl in his character decription who he fell in love with was the Variety PD female lead role. So you know he can work with her (or maybe even stalk or made a move).

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if it is kim so hyun and gong hyo jin I am definitely all aboard.

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I know im probably one of the few people to feel this way but I sighed when I saw gong hyo jin's name :( I tend to avoid dramas cos she's inside lol but if iu and kim soo hyun join the cast I may consider watching

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Me too!

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WHAT!! how do you not like gong hyo jin.. she is a freakin AMAZING actress

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Oh GHJ, please say yes! It will be so fun to see her as this character. And please have lots of fully formed side characters too (might as well ask for everything at once)!

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Omg! I am not usually fond of Gong. BUT IF IT IS OPPOSITE CHA TAE-HYUN, it's mooooooore than welcome to me! Come on baby, Cha Tae-hyun ♥ Gong Hyo-jin. Bring it on! Now I am excited. Actually just the premise that Cha is a variety veteran pro... And has a leading lady. Just what more is better! (Now put Cha as top-billed now) hahaha

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If it's Gong Hyo Jin, I'm definitely on this drama!

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I'm always weary of getting too excited for drama's with top actors...I mean, we all saw what happened with Heirs.

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Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye in no way come with the same guarantee of quality as do Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin. I'd watch those two act out the crappiest daily drama that ever reared its head and still enjoy the heck out of it.

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word is that the OTP is apparently Kim Soo-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin's characters (as in, he starts out with a huge crush on IU and loses it in favour of variety PD sunbae GHJ).

Either way, she's in so I am too. You're right about the guarantee of quality, I've never hated any of her dramas that I've seen (almost all of them)

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No worries my child, look at the screenwriter. Amazing screenwriter. Watch "Queen of Housewives" and "Unexpected You" for what she is capable of. Your faith will be restored.

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Me too, but GHJ has never disappointed me with her choice of dramas so I'll trust her again this time.

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I love her! I miss her in dramaland. The last thing I watched was Master's Sun and that was, I believe, in 2013. Thats a long while in dramaland. I hope she accepts the job but only if it's a good part. I really don't want her wasted as some background character.

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You skipped It's Okay, That's Love? It's good, imo. Maybe try it one day when you're bored.

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You can't miss "It's Okay, That's Love!" Amazing chemistry between the leads as well as a solid relationship among the cast. Definitely a must watch.

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GHJ?!!!! Oh please let this happen :)
I'm so excited right now!!!
CTH and GHJ would be so great and funny together

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I'm still mostly excited for Cha Tae Hyun and the storyline.

I've only seen Gong Hyo Jin in The Greatest Love, but she didn't leave a memorable impression. I'm kinda indifferent to her and IU.

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This is starting to sound too good to be true.

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Right? I don't want to get my hopes up.

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YES YES YES YES!!!

Although I think Kim Soo Hyun is overrated.

YES YES YES YES!!!

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If this drama end up with this combination of lead... sure, I'm off. I'm not into the leading actress... and it make me don't have desire to watch this drama.

Still I'm waiting for another drama to confirm its lead.

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This role sounds a bit similar to Ji Hae-soo, in that she's haughty and prideful. The 'bumbling streak' seems to be a good distinct point that'll separate the characters. Plus, I'm confident GHJ will bring make this role her own. I'd take these kind of characters over Candies any day, and we all know GHJ dislikes Candies and Cinderella stories. If she accepts the role, it's probably a good one.

CTH was enough to get me excited about this drama, but I'm openly a GHJ fangirl. So this drama is 10x more appealing now. I'll tune in just for them. Please, dramagods, don't let these talented people be wasted.

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Come on, this better be true. My last comment was to see gong hyo jin and cha tae hyun together in a drama. I was just having my hope but not really expecting it. If she confirms, lets have cth-ghj love line compare to ghj-ksh. Can't wait. Please confirm soon and i shall dance in my rain to wait for the confirmation. Excited!!!

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Will it be too meta if the 1N2D boys to cameo on the show as the 1N2D stars themselves. Or just KimJongmin to cameo as he seems to cameo randomly on many TVN dramas previously?I just would like to see the KBS variety show regulars cameos.

GHJ will be styled after SeoSuMin PD herself?Lets see newer updates thus after.

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Lol we need the Babo brothers to be in the show. Or maybe the whole 2D1N Season 3 casts and Yu PD lol. Or maybe that sly trash ahjusshi ?????

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Definitely will check this out. Gong Hyo-jin is love. Though I hope her character will be much better than her last drama. Fingers crossed.

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Is that her in the picture? She looks so different...

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Omg she looks so skinny and starved in that picture! I wish korean female stars would just eat more.

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Now, can these actors just sign the contracts already??? I CANT FRIGGIN WAIT URGH CHA TAE HYUN. I'm thanking the drama gods like seriously for the awesome casts but let's pray hard for good executions of the drama bcs IM GETTING SO HYPED UP NOW

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OMG, please let this happen.

They would be too cruel to put this in the news just to tell us it's not for real!!!!!

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If Gong Hyo Jin's in, I'm watching.

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Ha. In the name of love?? Can I hope it'll be a playful/boyish character then (if he takes it)? I disliked his roles after Dream High

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It'd be so funny/fun if the 1N2D members make a cameo too! Fingers crossed

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Hahaha that would be great. I think i'm more excited about the meta cameos than kim soo hyun. Indifferent towards IU. Please please a cameo w Yoo ho jin PD and the 1n2d crew.
Btw, which one is Seo PD?

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Ok. I'm not the biggest fan of KSH but a reuion between him and IU I totally can be comfortable with. I actually silently wanted to ship them together in DH because I was shipping Suzy with TC, but then Jason happened. The adorable cutie...

Anyway, GHJ is a super powerful actress. Truth be told, she's my favorite actress EVER!

CTH I haven't seen in dramas. I heard that his collaboration with Jeon Ji-hyun in My Sassy Girl was a hit. Have to check it out coz I like JJH.

Anyway a cameo from JJH/CSY would make my day.

I'm really looking forward to this if they all confirm. I'll be really really happy, but might have second female lead syndrome... GHJ is too amazing to not give any love...

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Gong Hyo Jin is definitely my favourite kdrama actress to date. I first saw her in Thank You and just fell absolutely in love with her acting. She is versatile and her acting is so real and effortless. And she proved me right again with her spunky portrayal of Dr. Ji Hae Soo in It's Okay, This is Love. This sounds very promising. It is going on my watchlist. Thank you for sharing.

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I will now be heartbroken if Gong Hyo Jin doesn't confirm this!

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gong hyo jin added to the mix?

count me in!

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Gong hyo jin-YES love her and she certainly has the acting chops.
Cha tae hyun-not really a fan but at least he can act too so I can live with this.
kim soo hyun-overrated but he is not a bad actor by any means and I liked him in MLFAS and he showed his versatility in his perfromance in "secretly,greatly".
IU-She is one of the few idol actresses who I like besides Uee,she's not amazing but I have no problem with her being cast,she is certainly more watchable than the likes of shin se kyung and lee yeon hee(uugh),but I'm not sure she and kim soo hyun would have chemistry together.I like them both seperatly but IDK about them together.hmm either way if gong hyo jin signs on I'll definitely check this out!

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all the yesses in the world for GHJ-CTH duo. prrrrease!!

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I don't understand why everyone likes Gong Hyo Jin....I think she is really ugly and her acting is over-rated...come on kdrama world....its a visual medium. Can you really stand looking at her, and really I can let go of her face but her acting..so cliche...so ordinary...she delivers her lines the same way. She moves the same way, and cries the same way sssssssooooo get a grip people. Maria

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Ahahaha, I guess most of us are ugly too, so we can relate to GHJ. Ahahaha. That's part of her charm. The fact that she can also be a plain jane/wallflower. Also, I don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but GHJ has a very unique voice. It has a vulnerable/little girl/childish/natural/lovely quality that works really well in dramas. Her voice conveys emotions very well. Also, she has very beautiful and intelligent eyes. Also, her elegant/lanky build is very classy and looks good in front of the camera. She has a model figure, to put it in another way.

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okay first off she is not ugly,she may not look stunning like song hye gyo or kim tae hee or lee min jung but that doesn't make her ugly.Second she doesn't deliver her lines the same way okay?She is exactly quite versatile if you check her previous work.I wasn't too big of a fan of her character in "it's okay that's love"myself but can't deny her talent!

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Sigh. I can't believe there are still comments like these nowadays.

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i feel you

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I wish I had a more civilized way of responding to your comment, but I unfortunately don't. So I'll just say instead of giving out free advise to others, you should spend it on yourself and 'get a grip'.

Ridiculous.

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She may not be drop dead gorgeous but Ilike her acting. She acts naturally...Her character (at least the ones that I've seen her in) is usually a female who is vulnerable yet... strong. I just really enjoy her dramas and haven't disliked one yet

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Agree. She may not be as pretty as Jun ji hyun, kim tae hee and song jihyo but I do think she's a better actress than them. She also pick a drama with a good plot.

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Have you seen her in the film Crush and Blush? Her face was red throughout the entire film--she wasn't stunning or beautiful--she looked like an average woman you see on the streets. But that film didn't stop me from watching her dramas because there's something about her that pulls me in. I can't explain it, but I hope you find it--because once you do, you'll see how beautiful she is.

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GHJ, while not classically beautiful, is not "ugly."

And sorry, she can act.

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Stay watching kpop videos then,if you are so concerned about the "visual".

Gong Hyo Jin is not a classic beauty but she has talent and charms that make her prettier to me than many actresses with more 'perfect' faces. And unlike you, she is not hung up about her "ugly' face!

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Your Mileage May Vary.
GHJ drove me nuts until Master's Sun; I couldn't even finish Best Love because she just rubbed me the wrong way. But now I get the appeal.
On the other hand, there are some actress I just can't watch, ever, because of the way they look: Moon Guen Young's crossed eyes just drive me nuts, I can't watch her even though I will admit she is a good actress.
It just happens that way, sometimes

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I so agree with this comment! I can't watch Moon Geun Young in anything either , although I agree she acts well .

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I usually don't notice commercial photoshopping but in this pic, Gong Hyo Jin obvious arm touch-up really stood out to me. She is naturally quite slim so I don't really see the need to make her arm that drastically skinny. Was I the only one that noticed this?

But to the point of the article, I really love her as an actress and always watch her work - hope she takes the part!

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That's actually how thin her arm is - suuuper skinny! She lost a lot of weight recently after her accident and is almost all bones now. I hope she gains some weight soon.

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yup, that's right, she is so skinny now... so that's why actually my feeling is in mix right now, I prefer her to rest a little longer, I believe she still get pain on her knee and cant imagine how even skinnier she would be once she start filming this month.... even more it would have live-shooting >_<

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Damn. I didnt even notice her arm.

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Well now the question is just the leading ladies because the news is saying that Kim Soo Hyun has confirmed so right now both the male leads are confirmed and Kim Soo Hyun is finally coming back to drama land.

With Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun both locked in, I bet it will be only a matter of time before the confirmations for IU and Gong Hyo Jin make news. This has ratings lock written all over it so it would be dumb for IU to turn down since her last drama pretty boy was a flop and I see Gong Hyo Jin accepting the offer since CTH is one of the few male actors that she hasn't worked with before.

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I'm watching this only if Kim Soo Hyun is in it! I miss him so much!!!

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Kim So Hyun confirmed today.

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well, i dont know about ksh or iu, but im going to watch this drama if ghj unnie acc the offer.

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Can't wait for this drama to air... I hope they give all leads air time without compromising the story.

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As much I love CTH, I'm really hoping GHJ (if she signs on) will be paired up with KSH.
I think it'll be unexpected if this happens and also very fun. KSH & GHJ and IU & CTH.
I think it'll be interesting especially if KSH's character becomes a producer for IU's character, but then falls in love with GHJ's character.
I'm not liking the pairing of IU and KSH, it's just too weird.
But whatever happens, I hope GHJ and CTH gets equal screen time with KSH and IU, because they're veterans, they deserve much better than that. Plus they're so talented to be supporting lead.

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already like the plot
cha tae hyun give me 1 reason
kim soo hyun or IU doesn't matter, they good or other actor can be good too
but Gong Hyo Jin is deal breaker for me

she seems to always choose good script
so if she is there, so am I

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PLEASE THESE FOUR OMFG
I've always wanted Gong Hyojin and Kim Soohyun to be in one drama (whether paired or not) and sighs I just hope they both confirm for this.
And omg IU I find her really adorable. She wasn't paired with Kim Soohyun in Dream High but their chemistry in just one duet is enough for me to root for them.
I really really hope the three of them sign on; the four of them would be epic!

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Maybe I am the minority here.. I don't find GHJ's acting is that great, and I don't think that she's pretty.. I'm not jealous, but this is truly what I feel about her. If the subject is really pretty to me then I will not hesitate to praise.. Example like Shin Min Ah, Lee Bo Young, Song Hyo Gyo, Yoon Eun Hye, Moon Goon Young, Kang So Ra (just to name a few)..

As for CTH, I'm not really into him.. But will watch this for KSY & the cute adorable IU.. wish this couple were the OTP in DH..

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yup, you're in minority, it's for sure.
SIGH! I already very tire reading this kind of comment, I respect them who doesnt like GHJ for personal/subjective reason, and it's okay if you said you dont like her acting style though... but saying her acting isnt that great? duhh! =_='

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@readlead it her opinion.. why need to be butthurt? gong hyo jin fans can critics other actors or actresses but other fans cannot critic gong hyo jin? i'm ksh fan but i'm don't care other actors or actresses critic him. in this article you can see how many people critic him but no one of ksh fans replying them. i think you should just accept not all people same taste with us. i will not comment anything about gong hyo jin acting since she is less memorable to me.

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I dont even say that no one cant critic ghj, you'll be surprise if you know how open-minded me actually towards critics.... also, I pretty CLEARLY stated in my comment that I respect them who dont find ghj attractive or what, ofcourse I know everyone have different taste, but when it comes to talent, it doesnt matter of taste... like it or not, a talent is a talent. It's not only about you enjoy it or not, when it comes to judge someone's talent, you should be objective and open-mind as well. Unless.... :p

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*I dont even say that no one can critic ghj,

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Sorry if i hurt your feeling, guess u must be GHJ's avid fans.. actually i used to like her acting back in Biscuit Teacher Star Candy despite perceived her as not too pretty, but as years goes by i found her acting (or maybe the role? Not too sure) seems to be kinda of repetitive, hence not leaving too much impact to me. But again, i'm not a professional on this area, so this is solely based on my personal opinion.. you are free to critique me as you deem fit... peace...

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it's funny because among all ghj's project, "Biscuit Teacher" is the one that I like the least.... it's okay if you dont see it yet how versatile she is, how a rare gem she is... let's say her acting style is not your cup of tea then....

if you consider LBY is better actress than ghj, I respect that, it's your opinion. :) it's clear we have different taste and maybe different way to judge acting talent, as for me, only Jeon Do Yeon that I think better actress than ghj. and I'm sorry too if my reply earlier sounded too harsh :)

just in case you wanna learn more about k-actor/actress, this is quite good reading :) http://vaultofdoom.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/mvp-rating-the-stars-updated-0820/

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'No ksh fans replying to his criticisms'

Hahaha are you joking because there are long paragraphsand paragraphs of comments proving the exact opposite.

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You make some good arguments here: You say that, in your opinion, GHJ is not as pretty as many other actresses like Shin Min-a. You are right of course, as you are the only expert on your own prettiness metrics out there. (My personal prettiness metrics agrees with you on the subject of GHJ and SMA, btw.)

Now, you also argue that GHJ's acting is not that great, which might be the more important issue than her relative prettiness, considering she is an actress. You provided a list of actress who you consider more pretty (and I cannot disagree with you on this), but who do you think is a better actress than GHJ?

GHJ is not the most versatile actress, she pidgeonholed herself into a certain types of roles and she uses one particular acting method in all her roles.

But: She is doing so extremely well in this types of roles, produces, with her limited method, some of the most authentic acting on Korean tv screens and has an almost Jack Nicholson-like ability to improve the acting of her opposite actors and actresses.

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Thank you for agreeing on some of my points. About the issue on acting wise, i admit that i'm not an expert to judge on this, so my opinion might be the opposite truth if based on professional judges, it's ok to me because i just voice out what i saw and my personal perception. Anyway to answer your query about whose acting is great to me, i'll say that I'll pick LBY..

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well..i love LBY but love more for GHJ.. and its funny since the first offer for IHYV is actually for GHJ.. but since she turned it down, LBY got the lead

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LOL lee bo young..seriously?I watched her in "equator man" and she was awful so lifeless and boring so I decided to give her another chance thinking It may have just been the role she was given. I started watching "I hear your voice" and her acting was slightly better, though her facial expressions were super awkward when she tried to act "cool" and she just couldn't pull it off. The only reason she's popular is because she fits the korean beauty standard and people have somehow convinced themselves that she can act.I seriously don't get the hype.I mean she's not in han ga in bad territory but she's not good by any means. If you were going to mention good korean actresses who are also pretty you should've Son ye jin instead. You clearly don't know how to judge good acting so please stop.

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Sorry to GHJ fans, do not take my 2cents opinion too hard, I'm just an average drama fans who share out personal opinion.. Others might agree or disagree, i had no control over what other's thought just like other's can't force or convince me to like or adore anything. Likewise I will not force others to agree that LBY is great, coz you have your own perception and preference.

And I don't think Dramabeans prohibit anyone to voice out their opinion on this blog rite..

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@violet88
Did you watch "Master's Sun"??
Before it I would agree with you. But after Master's Sun I started to understand what a girl crush means.

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Thanks for asking.. Yes, I watched Master Sun but it still does not impress me, sorry to say.. I watched her in Best Love, but sadly could not finish.. I watched her in Thank You, thanks to Jang Hyuk I managed to finish watching, that drama is great anyway..

Perhaps just like Redlead mention above, that GHJ acting is not my cup of tea.. :) Sorry guys..

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After Kang Sora and Kim Woo Bin's casting news last week, this is another awesome news! I love Gong Hyo-Jin (in rom-coms especially) so I'm really thrilled for this. So many great casting news for now, hope they would all come true ! The kdrama scene desperately needs a revival after all the low ratings from the current airing dramas heh :'D

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i wouldn't have thought of her, but it does sound dreamy. her and cha tae-hyun together has the potential to be pure comedy gold. she does sassy and comedy so well, and cha of course is a natural. with kim soo-hyun in the mix, and the fact that the show is set in the entertainment world, we're sure to get ridiculously awesome moments. this writer is very fond of alluding to and poking fun at famous/infamous real life pop culture moments.

i'm still not thrilled about IU's potential casting... in fact, i really hope she hasn't been offered the role. but i really want this drama to be good, so if she IS cast, i hope she kills it in her role and makes me change my mind about her.

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Ahhh, this sounds so awesome! Love love looove Gong Hyo-jin!

I absolutely adore IU, but I keep thinking about Eunji as another possible candidate. Acting-wise, I think Eunji is better and I think she could pull off the cold demeanor. And as for singing, she's definitely not lacking in that area.

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I've been really wanting Kim Soo-hyun and Jung Eun-ji to pair up for a drama. Hee. I like IU, too, but maybe it'd also be totally awesome to have Eun-ji here.

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Yay! Always happy whenever Gong Hyo Jin gets casted in anything. I'm eager to see the dynamic between her and Cha Tae Hyun and not a single bit worried because Gong Hyo Jin always has chemistry with her co-stars no matter who she's starring opposite. Also possible Dream High reunion for Kim Soo Hyun and IU? I'm all in!

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I will only watch it if GHJ signs on.

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Imagining Kim Soo-hyun and IU... would totally work! And I love Gong Hyo-jin so my hopes are really high for this drama. Ah, this is going to be a GREAT year!

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