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Joo Ji-hoon offered SBS melodrama Mask with Su Ae

Joo Ji-hoon might be returning to television this year: It’s been two years since his last drama, Medical Top Team, and he’s reportedly being courted to star in SBS’s new melodrama Mask. Is it a role with a lot of brooding? Because Joo Ji-hoon broods like a beast. Su Ae (Yawang) has been offered the leading role, and both actors are considering for now.

The new drama comes from writer Choi Ho-chul of Secret and PD Boo Sung-chul of Heirs, and so far the description remains pretty vague. It’s a melodrama about people who live wearing masks to hide their true faces. Su Ae has been cast to play a woman who happens to enter the world of chaebols (how, we don’t know), and it’s the story of how her life changes because of it.

There isn’t any character information on the role that Joo Ji-hoon is considering, though I’m going to wager a guess that he’ll play a second-generation chaebol heir. Maybe a little cold. Maybe a little arrogant. Maybe there aren’t that many character types in dramaland after all.

If they’re looking for two actors to wring tears and wreck hearts, I think we’re set. Maybe they can become friendly while trading stories about working with Kwon Sang-woo. It’s hard to say whether I’ll be tuning in since we know so little of the story and characters, but I do like the leads, and trust them to carry a tormented love story and play the angst to the hilt.

Mask will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May.

Via MBN

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he really is too good an actor to be wasted on nonsense like Five Fingers and second lead roles forever.

And I would love to see him with Su Ae, they're both champs at melodrama (The Devil and her last three dramas prove that). But I definitely smell makjang from the writer and genre...

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I read that this is going to be about mistaken identities and that Kim Min Jung is also considering an offer - given that Kim Min Jung and Soo Ae look remarkably alike, I'm betting that Soo Ae is brought into the family to replace Kim Min Jung (who might be an errant fiance, sister, or even sister in law) in some capacity.

Sounds so not like my cup of tea but I'm happy that Joo Ji Hoon may be climbing out of the hole he dug for himself.

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Man, this is a project worth watching if he says yes !!! But I really want to see him in a romcom (please a romcom for Joo Ji-hoon !!!). I hope he it's DAEBAK again, is so damn talented, cause damn, that 5 fingers thingy....and that top team thingy ..... It was just a big no, no. He was so brilliant in Confession !!!

The only thing is that I have a feeling that melodrama don't work as well anymore, in therms of viewer rating I mean, (unless they are a bit over the top) or maybe it's just my impression.
I wish you all the luck in the world Joo Ji-hoon !!! I hope you hit daebak again !! *crossing fingers*

By the way is he banned from any broadcast station since his scandal ??

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*hits

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I think he's still banned from KBS. Used to be banned in MBC, too, but obviously that went away with him appearing in Medical Top Team.

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Medical Top Team was a kbs drama, no? He hasn't appeared on mbc since the scandal.

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no, it was an MBC drama, he's only banned in KBS.

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He is a good actor and whilst I may not have thought his physically hot, that pic above is certainly helping improve his image.

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Tbh I didn't like Joo Ji-hoon before because his character in MNK pissed me off so much I avoided/was uninterested in everything else of his. I have a begrudging respect for him now since Confession. SPOILER He was still a terrible human, but he got his dues, so the blood lust I carried over was sated. SPOILER

He's not a bad actor though, actually a pretty good one, so this works for me. Granted I still kinda want her with Yoo Ji-tae for meta jokes but this isn't a comedy.

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Confession/Good Friends was a pretty decent movie, and without spoiling it, JJH had a pretty meaty role in it in terms of character and screen time.

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Good actors, awful writer/PD duo.

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YES PLEASE. WITH A SIDE DISH OF PRETTY PLEASE AND A SECOND HELPING OF HELL YES PLEASE.

Yes, I'm excited. Can't you tell? :D

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My favorite k actor with the writer on one of my all time favorite shows yes yes and more yes

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I think they would be good together. I enjoyed Secret despite the crazy, I wonder what that writer will whip up this time.

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Is jb on vacay? Haha. You've been cranking out articles left and right, gf.

Pretty much liking all this casting news. Hoping for a good season of dramas.

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+1
I kinda feel like it's Christmas with all my favourite actors getting offers left and right. Now all I need me is Gong Yoo coming back to drama, and I'd die happy.

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Hahaha I know right! JB better be on vacation b/c she'll be getting a lot of recap requests.

I haven't watched a lot of the projects JJH has worked on, but he can't do no wrong in my eyes since Goong. LOL

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Love the writing of Secret, but it was also directed well.
Esp the music.

Hated everything about Heirs.
Esp the music.

I think that everything that was wrong with Heirs can be placed at the feet of the PD. All the staring and bombastic OST.
Remember, this is the guy who thought it would be a good idea for LMH to surprise kiss PSH and filmed her pushing him away and kept it.
All the staring and bombastic OST.

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"All the staring and bombastic OST."

Where's the hug button when you need one? Jomo, you nailed this in 6 words. LOL

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God no, no more OSTs like Love Iiiiiiiiis The Mooooomeeeeeeeeeent

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So many good news in dramaland in the last few days, did the gods hear our prayers? *__*

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I think some of us may have prayed a little too hard. . .

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not enough confirmations yet, though.......let's pray harder!

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I love Joo Ji Hoon but can he be in something light and fun with lots of smiles and not brooding?

I would love to see him reunite with Shin Mina in a proper love story and not like The Devil (although the story itself was brilliant) and The Naked Kitchen.

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A thumbs up from me re The Naked Kitchen.

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Yes to a reunion with Shin Min Ah - they have smoking hot chemistry.

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Oh my Shin-gun! Let the brooding commence!

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I think he will be great in "In Time With You" with Ha Ji Won.

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Isn't he the lead guy from Goong?if yes, I too can confirm his brooding skills.

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LOL @ brooding skills

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How about she declines and the offer get passed to YEH....

All the fans of Goong all over the world will be thrilled!!!

Me included...

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I'm actually not entirely against this! Even though I want to see Soo-ae in a drama sooner than later, a Goong reunion is ❤ ❤ ❤ !

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why would it excite you to see YEH and JJH again?
i did like seeing them together in goong
until i found out he was dating song ji hyo (also in goong and now he's dating ga-in.
no hopes of them becoming a couple

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Love both actors, please drama gods, do not let this be a grown up melo version of heirs.

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I actually liked Medical Top Team ('cause of him and Jung Ryeo Won). He just gets better with age - bring back JJH!!

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I'm super excited! But I won't lie, I am still hoping that someday he will do a TVN romcom.

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If Joo Ji-hoon accepts the role, it'll be good to see him back in dramaland as the lead again. I marathoned all 20 episodes of Medical Top Team for you Joo Ji-Hoon.

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Oh yes yes please please!!!

Best news today!!!

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LOVE the leads.... Yes, PLEASE....

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Hmm, I'd love him to do something quirky and cute instead. Tvn had great projects he should do something for that network or ocn.
If he would do something darker, have it be something like the devil as that was one awesome drama.

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Good finally. He never really got a chance before his career was derailed. I'll watch.

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Queen beauty smile soo ae is the best ..i am little sad because i am dont see her beautiful smile in drama !!!! .... i am hope see soo ae in comdian movies or dramas soon .... fighting .

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Joo Jihoon for life!!!
sorry, fangirl since Goong.

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Glad he accepted this role in MASK! Great drama!

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