Rating:
Average user rating 4.0
67

Song Ji-hyo courted to join Byun Yo-han’s Ex-Girlfriend Club

Hm, the last time Song Ji-hyo played someone’s ex, it wasn’t as much fun as I had hoped — Emergency Couple did have its outlandish moments, but it wasn’t exactly what I’d call a healthy relationship that needed a second go. Perhaps she’ll have better luck with Byun Yo-han (Misaeng) in tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy Ex-Girlfriend Club. She’s been offered a leading role, and both she and Byun Yo-han are both considering for now.

This is will be the first tvN drama from PD Kwon Seok-jang of Miss Korea, Golden Time, and Pasta, which does make me anticipate the show. Writing is Lee Jin-mae of My Country Calls and I Am Sam. The romantic comedy will be about a man who can’t stop stressing about his current girlfriend’s past lovers, and a woman who’s just as preoccupied with her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend.

I guess that doesn’t necessarily make Byun Yo-han and Song Ji-hyo exes, since we’re not told how they’re linked romantically. Byun Yo-han is up to play a social butterfly, a webtoon artist and philanthropist who makes friends wherever he goes. It drives his girlfriend nuts, but he’s a bit hapless, if well-meaning.

But this, I think he’ll probably get multiple kicks to the nuts for: He creates a webtoon about all of his past girlfriends (hence the ex-girlfriend club). Does he have a death wish or something? That webtoon then ends up being shopped around to be made into a movie, and Song Ji-hyo plays a movie producer that’s involved in the adaptation. I’m not sure about the pairing, but maybe it’s because I can only ever picture Byun Yo-han loving Jang Geu-rae?

Ex-Girlfriend Club follows Superdaddy Yeol (after Heart to Heart) in May.

Via Xports News

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , ,

67

Required fields are marked *

ㅋㅋㅋㅋ that description is hilarious.

Kinda reminds me of Gu Dae-young in Let's Eat being nice to everyone. Lots of room for misunderstandings!

I need to finish Misaeng soon so I can join in the Byun Yo-han love :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm so thrilled ><

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Another romcom for jihyo. I hope she accepts it. Emergency Couple was good but in real life I don't think it was a good idea to get back at your ex who emotionally abused you to the point you were going bald. I do love Song Jihyo in a romcom more than sageuk.

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

i guess you mean 'get back with'. For getting back at is a great idea xD

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Emergency Couple was good?

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

NO not exactly. Watch it for Lee Pil-Mo.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

^ Totally. His adorableness papered over a lot of cracks.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Exactly he's adorable in Emergency Couple AND in Pinocchio too! Double bonus man, I'll tell ya ;)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It was terrible. I hated that drama soo much. Stuck to it because of Ji Hyo & Pil-Mo.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I actually really like this pairing. Very unexpected, yes, but I think they could make a cool couple. And I like this premise much more than Emergency Couple and that includes the character descriptions so far.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Keeping my fingers-crossed that Song Ji Hyo does this drama, sounds hilarious and I need to see her do another rom-com drama. Still can't believe it had taken her so long to do one and although Emergency Couple left a lot to be desired I enjoyed seeing her in that genre, it fit her really well.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I agree! And it's been ages since I last saw Ji Hyo in a drama! (it really feels that long for me) I've been really waiting for her new project. And.. Yeah, She's pretty good in romcoms that's also why I'm looking forward to this, and Byun Yo Han, I don't think I've seen enough of him in Misaeng cause man, I honestly think this guy has potential. Oh well~ Jebal! Ji Hyo unnie please say yes to this drama~

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Song Ji-hyo's character was the best thing on Emergency Couple. Sadly the drama went a bit too dramatic for its romcom tag, but Ji-hyo was great throughout. I'm hoping she'd take this, alongside Byun Yo-han. I think those two can pull off comedy real well.

And if it's directed by the man who made Pasta, probably one of the most theoretically boring yet surprisingly super pleasant drama in the universe, then I'm on board.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Seems like an interesting pairing.
Love Byun Yo-han in Misaeng.
I actually was hoping he could work with Kang Sora again.
Love them both in Misaeng.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Sounds like a concept that will require some complex romcom writing. Song Ji Hyo's acting was better than the writing on Emergency Couple or Mandate of Heaven, so she should do well in this story.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

All sounds good so far - Byun Yo Han, Song Ji Hyo, Miss Korea, Pasta!

I hope BYH gets a good wardrobe again, I loved his outlandish fashions in Misaeng (is it too much to hope for the same hairstyle? It's so wrong, but on him it was adorable).

(on a side note: can't believe they're already talking about what's next after Superdaddy Yeol! I haven't seen the first episode yet!)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I seriously need Song Ji Hyo in a good project to wash out the painful memories of the mess that was Emergency Couple. Still can't process how such a good actress could be in such a bad drama haha Anyway, hoping it works out!

0
15
reply

Required fields are marked *

is EC really that bad ? Because I think I read positive comments about it compare to Cunning Single Lady and even won Best Drama at DramaFever Award

0
13
reply

Required fields are marked *

when does DramaFever become a standard measure for good drama and acting? Does winning People's Choice Awards make Twilight a best movie?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ha, ha.

Can't but shake my head at some of the dramas that end up getting 4-5 stars.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I watched both EC and Cunning Single Lady, Cunning Single Lady has more more thought than EC..

0

Emergency Couple won the award for best drama? That's frickin' hilarious!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

CSL is better by far, and I think that's just because of the misunderstanding that happened when they were a married couple. It's definitely a marriage worth saving after all.

EC on the other hand is more of the teenage-hate kind of marriage, that has a foundation not too solid. And has enough reasons for couple swapping. Imagine, I watched it for CJH. But! I personally rooted for (someone new to me) second male lead Dr. Gook (Lee Pil-mo) and became vastly devastated with it. Sigh. NOT. worth. saving.

CSL is better by far I reiterate. ;-)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I actually went to the DF award show and I was very confused by Emergency Couple winning that award. Granted, I didn't actually watch it, but I wasn't hearing good things about it. There are other shows that I felt better deserved the award, but it is voted on my DF viewers so...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Please never judge anything by Dramafever standards. case in point Blood is currently one of their most view dramas ( eeek!!).
Also Cunning Single was the better drama. Just by the fact that the couple was never vicious to each other. Yes he had a low point when he takes her to see their "dream house", but he feels so guilty about it. You never quite hate him for it. Then there's EC.. Where he verbally abuses her to the point where she has a nervous break down, he treats her like crap for 3/4's of the drama & we are expected to cheer for them as a couple? Nope that was one unhealthy relationship.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Seconded on EC's flaws. The first few episodes are full of inexcusable psychological violence and abuse, nothing romcom about them. Throw in wrist grabs and forced kisses as part of the "romantic" revival, and you've got a chauvinist's wet dream.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's not bad at all. I wouldn't classify it as much of a comedy, though there are some nice laughs you get out of it. I enjoyed Cunning Single Lady as well (a lot more!) so overall you have to just give things a shot and take everyone's opinion with a grain of salt (including mine, lol). See what you think!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I haven't watch Cunning Single Lady. There was too much divorce getting back together genre that time. I only have time to watch one so I choose Emergency Couple.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I quite liked Emergency Couple. twas fun and addictive. and I loved the second leads. the cast did a good job methinks

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

If you ever watched Eugene's "100 Year Inheritance", EC is just like that. Frustrating, torment after torment, and chemistry developments aren't even that good. I have a black list of drama and writers that I hate and will avoid future projects of those writers: Both "100 Year Inheritance" and "Emergency Couple" as well as "Hyde, Jekyll, and Me" fall under that black list of mine. I would not recommend any of those dramas at all. Horrible script and a waste of talents.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Emergency Couple had both comedy and melodrama that for the most part was balanced. Overall it was a fun watch and the positives (actors/characters) outweigh the negatives (weakness in some of the writing) for this drama.

In my opinion, the main highlights from EC are:

Baby Gook — You just have to meet him. :)

Oh Chang-Min — Is not perfect. Far from it but Choi Jin-Hyuk has an undeniable screen presence that makes you want to tune in and see his character’s journey from beginning to end. Choi Jin-Hyuk was able to portray and balance out the character Oh Chang-Min with varying degrees of emotion (affable, confidence, lovesick, yearning, sullenness, jealousy, grief, comedic, brazen, passionate, domineering, motivated, competitive, etc.)

Kook Cheon-Soo — Lee Pil-Mo's character definitely stood out as a nice contrast to the rest of the main characters.

Sim Ji-Hye — A second lead that was never jealous or nasty to leading lady Oh Jin-Hee.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I didn't see Emergency Couple but I'd say that DF isn't much to base anything off of. I voted in them and I was seriously stumped by their options. Like seriously none of the ones that were my favorites last year were even options. And that's even taking into account that they're naturally only going to nominated shows that they air on the website.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Awwwww my two darlings pair up together?
I love them both <3
Hope we will get to hear the confirmation soon~

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yay! This sounds like a good match. Looking forward to this.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nice to see "philanthropist" included in a character description for a change.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

yeah such a change from cold unfeeling chaebols

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

*fingers crossed* that the drama will turn out to be as much fun as your description xD

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Is this going to be shown at the same time as kbs producer? Since its Friday and Saturday too

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I didn't really like her in 'emergency couple' but w.e she is quite likable with the right script..I was really hoping for han groo though.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Since it's the PD from Pasta and the writer from I Am Sam, I can look forward to this. The story sounds good. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Would love them together, I feel like that would be fun.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I am a little bit worried for her health though.
She is going to be so exhausted filming for that drama AND Running Man.
Of course, I am happy that despite the rise of popularity of her acting career, she isn't quitting the show but yeah', it must be really exhausting. She is truly a hardworker.
The same goes for the other members though. All of them (except our Big Nose Hyung, haha)have busy schedules after RM so yeap', they are freakin' awesome for trying their best <3

Whatever, it sounds fun so I will wait for more updates to see if I am going to check it out or not :)
It's pretty awesome how a hit drama can do so much good for your career though.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I think cable dramas are less tiring Emergency Couple just happens to be an exception since they didn't have enough time to prepare. Choi Jin Hyuk always mention how hard their schedule was and he wasn't doing RM imagine how tiring it must have been for jihyo. All Choi Jin Hyuk has to say after filming EC was that it was really tiring they had to film for long hours they even sleep and wash on set. I haven't heard him say the same about on his recent drama.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ohhh now that we see more about his character, I do think he has a death wish but well, i wanted to kill Seok Yoolie too for being so nosy and ended up looving him to death... depending on the number of exes, he might go broke asking for their permi$$ion to be in the movie... copyrights aint cheap lol

Ji hyo was like sleeping everywhere in RM while filming emergency couple so I hope she gets to balance things out and stay healthy if she accepts this role... i hope she does! and hopes this can lead to Yo han appearing in RM *winks*

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah she was even sleeping on top of the giant jenga.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ji Hyo naps more adorably than anyone I know. Especially on top of the giant jenga.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

she's always sleep everywhere. i heard she can sleep for 48hours straight!!!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This actually sounds interesting.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I really hope she accepts this drama. Sounds fun and rom-com totally suits her. EC, for all its plot problems and bad writing, had its moments of goodness. Maybe its the natural use of medical terms that you know the actors put lots of effort, or the general fun the actors are having in the show, but it appealed to the public. Though the plot really sucked. At least, it showed some serious potential for Jihyo. She's hilarious and I can't wait to see another great side of her.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was quite interested in the drama but now reading about the webtoon? I am just dying. Does he want to get slapped by every ex?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

As a man, I have to say I find a credibility flaw here - looking like THAT, how would Song Ji Hyo be anyone's EX? ?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I know. She even makes beige look good!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love her. And she's one of those few actresses who looks naturally beautiful. I hope she accepts the role. Excited.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

sounds cute! love them both...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Loved her since Emergency Couple. I had issues with that show but I liked it. The leads were a saving grace until some Noble Idiocy and Caveman attitude came a calling.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

unnie jihyo!!! can we have running man cast.as cameo aka monday couple, ace couple siblings couple? i hope she wont sign this drama. im done with exes story/drama lately.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh please not monday couple again. Can we just concentrate on jihyo being an actress and leave monday couple to RM. As a jihyo fan I do want her to accept this drama its been a while since she appeared on a drama/movie and plot is promising and I think the writer is also good. Plus its on tvn a cable station she won't be live filming episodes and have more time to rest.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL you're contradicting your statement - you wish for a cameo but hope she won't sign for this drama?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"I’m not sure about the pairing, but maybe it’s because I can only ever picture Byun Yo-han loving Jang Geu-rae?"

guess i'm the only one still spazzing all the way to that statement...lol.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm still gushing over the fact that Byun Yohan is going to nail it. It's a perfect role for him! And adding Jihyo into the equation is a good thing I guess!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ah I absolutely loved watching Emergency couple with Ji Hyo, so I was expecting more romcom from her. And this is excactly what I get now, yaaaaay.

Please accept it..!!! :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Unpopular opinion.
I love Running Man Song Ji Hyo but find her acting quite lacking. She's yet to wow me in anything and her onscreen presence is a bit bland too. Hope this one is better!

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

I somewhat agree with you, but I've never completely finished a drama(Emergency Couple, Goong, and Hevaen's Mandate) with Song Ji hyo.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm a huge Song Ji Hyo fan btw.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

But pretty accurate.

Love Mong-gi, but she has the tendency to do the "blank" look while acting as well.

She needs to do a well-written romcom and hopefully, this will be one.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I have to agree with this, There were couple of times where she accidentally looked at straight at the camera too in EC.

As an actress I feel that she still has long way to go. I do Love her in Running Man, although her screen time always very short these days.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

omg byun yo han and jang geu rae. unlikely otp but oh so lovable. I still can't get over what an unlikely masterpiece misaeng was. I live for this kind of moments. Having the privilege to watch masterpieces. There are dramas that are awesome in the beginning. Dramas that are awesome at the end. But to be able to sustain a masterpiece for months is amazing.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *