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More casting possibilities and confusion for Answer Me 1988

Okay, here’s a bit more information about possible casting for Answer Me 1988, but as always with this show, take it with a huge grain of salt. In a nutshell: Park Bo-gum (Cantabile Tomorrow) may be cast, and Han Groo (Marriage Not Dating) most likely will not.

I know, we hardly even know she was someone to consider, but news broke today that Han Groo was “the contender with the highest likelihood” to be cast. Almost immediately, a wave of rebuttals were released stating that she isn’t in the running, quashing my very excited hopes before they’d even had room to spread their wings and fly. Casting on this drama has been a minefield of incomplete and premature news, and one look at Han Groo’s current headlines gives you a taste of the chaotic press machine: She is either in the running, is likely the lead, is definitely not the lead, has only met with producers once, or has never once met with producers. Well then. She is also either a person or not a person. Just to make that clear.

(Also: Sad! She would have been so wonderful, as she is awesome in everything — feisty, bubbly, sparkling in comedies and totally kickass to boot. Alas.)

Meanwhile Park Bo-gum, like Lee Yi-kyung before him, is awaiting results from a recent audition for the show. At least that news wasn’t refuted, although the drama’s producers sound exasperated at all these knee-jerk casting articles being released so prematurely. PD Shin Won-ho explained that they’ve had a lot of meetings with actors just to talk about the show, and then the news would report on them as though they were cast. He did at least declare that finalized casting would be revealed soon, putting to bed all the mad speculation.

(Honestly, I hate the mad speculation because Answer Me 1988 is very likely going to be a strong show with intelligent writing and a fervent fanbase, but the chaotic news is making a muck of the promo cycle. Stop killing my excitement before it even has a chance!)

Answer Me 1988 plans to follow Oh My Ghostess on tvN and will premiere in September.

Via MBN, IS Plus, My Daily

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Gosh I want this series. And if there is no mystery husband I will be even happier still.

That's my expectations. Low.

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They say there's no more husband hunting. It'll be about two neighboring families or something.

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Actually, how about wife-mystery-finding scenarios?
Given the fact that may be a twist on Reply 1988...

But then again, it's a bad idea given with the experience I've to watch in 1994...now that 2nd series was wasting a lot of time though I enjoy the first half of the series and character development, especially the quirky ones.

Hopefully there will be quirky ones in this installment. ;]

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@daehoney i like your name!! hahaha

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But I thought she was not definitely maybe likely going to be cast? Hahahaha. Looking forward to Reply Me 1988. I do enjoy the long running gag of the eternal parents.

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That was before she was definitely not and never been considered, haha.

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I love the eternal parents too!! I keep seeing people complain that it is too ridiculous to have them be cast again, but I love it!! It wouldn't be Answer Me without them <3

Although, it was pretty ridiculous when the two Sung Dong Il's "met" in 1994. We can do without that in this next one, I hope. In my mind, each Answer Me exists in it's own parallel universe, never to intersect with the others, but in every one of them is an awesome Sung Dong Il - Lee Il Hwa parental partnership.

I wish they were MY parents! LOL

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"Although, it was pretty ridiculous when the two Sung Dong Il's "met" in 1994. We can do without that in this next one, I hope. In my mind, each Answer Me exists in it's own parallel universe, never to intersect with the others, but in every one of them is an awesome Sung Dong Il – Lee Il Hwa parental partnership."

In my head all the main characters from not just the Answer Me series but all of tvN's shows live together in one apartment building.

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I like the returning parents too. ^^ Them returning for 2nd time was kinda funny. But third time is just more :D (And if there will be a 4th time I will LMAO)

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Aw Park Bo Gum! I hope he's cast, it would do huge things for his career. He was really good in Cantabile Tomorrow.

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Ha ha well this casting process has been exciting... when the finally finalize the cast it's going to be a bunch of people no one even knew were being considered for the roles.

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I may be one of the only people who does not have a problem with Hyeri. I still need to watch Seonam Girls High School Investigators, but I thought she did fine in Hyde, Jekyll, Me. These other casting possibilities have me excited, though. Lee Yi Kyung, I've loved him in everything he's been in, even though I can't stop associating him with his School 2013 character. Park Bo Gum is adorable, including his bit part in Blind. Is he still going to be in I Remember You (Hello Monster)? Too bad about Han Groo. I'm still bitter she lost out on Scholar Who Walks the Night and High Society (Chaebol’s Daughter). Now I have to add Answer Me 1988 to that list.

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I had a problem with Hyeri in Hyde. Her acting was terrible and kiddish. She's not worthy of the second lead territory (and neither the main lead). I think she should start with small roles and build her way up. That way, she can improve on her acting and stop with her aegyo because it is really annoying and ruin the show.

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Gosh darn it it is so mean to keep throwing out names of people I like only to say "just kidding!!" To quote Andy Bernard, "It's not funny! In fact, it's pretty freakin' unfunny!"

Truth be told, I'm still looking forward to this drama and others that have played this game but..... gahhhh!! Just call me Charlie Brown, Lucy, and let's play football.

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Duuuuude. Really? This is like the 3rd time this has happened with Han Groo. Way to bum me out.

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Again? This is already the third time for Han Groo. Now I want her in a great drama that will make those producers(or casting staff?) feel so sorry for passing up a great actress.

They should probably disclose casting info when they're 101% confirmed.

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I don't think anyone's disclosing casting info. It's just the media stirring shit up.

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Yep. Leading us on and crushing hearts. That's K-ent alright.

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Han Groo is slowly becoming one of my fav actresses of this time, wish she was cast in it but hey, I know she'll pick something fantabulous ....till then I'll Marriage Not Dating again haha

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please don't give me another chilbongie... just give me another yoon yoon jae...

forever scarred from R94

LOL

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I didn't even know Han Groo had been associated with Answer Me 1988, now I'm sad that it looks like she won't be in it.

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Actually, what's happen with the casting? It's just going more random and random, and who's confirmed? So many news already, and no confirmation yet, except those 3 from previously series.

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I'd love these two to be cast! Drama Gods, please let it happen!!! I'll be a good girl this year ;)

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Maybe I should go to some anon site and claim Song Jae Rim is in consideration for the lead role.

At this point, anything could be true. O___O

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OMG I LOVE THEM BOTH! I wish Han Groo would be in a drama soon. Hope she picks up a good one so I can watch her rock it!

I would be so on-board if Park Bo Geum is cast!!!

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Sorry, javabeans, but now you are just trolling. What am I supposed to feel with that picture and headline?
You know, old guys like me aren't known for their resilient hearts ...

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LOL i just came from another site thinking that Han Groo was going to be considered to the lead role...way to kill my happiness in 30 seconds.

I'll try to keep my expectations low from now on.

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Aww. This is like 3rd time.. passed. I love Han Groo and watched Marriage not Dating and totally enjoyed from start to finish. She deserves really good lead role.

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I hope they'll settle with lead actors soon! I want Lee Yikyung and Han Groo to be true, actually. But certainly Groo doesn't seem to be in the running anymore?

I think the production knows that this time it's going to be either a hit or a miss since this is already the third installment and they can see people hesitating at this idea.
That's why all this casting frenzy happens; the production team is so cautious in making every little tiny decision because they feel the pressure? They're trying really hard to keep up the enthusiasm and satisfy viewers.

Hopefully they'll really satisfy us because if not then I'm afraid Reply series will have to be stopped for awhile </3

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woww ! another installment of the reply series yep yep haha !
although i think the casting process is already a bit of the drama itself haha.

and han groo ! although i think she would never be in this drama I'm totally loving her and has enjoyed all her past shows! as much as i love her though , no other installment would be able to erase the impact of the first installment on my entire as a being <3<3

oh and for me , as to them being the eternalparents , its all fine & all , but i will always think that all of the tvn shows exist on the same universe

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It sucks for the show-runners because the media is making a mess out of their show and it isn't their fault. I know the franchise is popular and all but the media need to chill!

Can't wait until we got the official cast announcement. I have faith in the show-runners and trust they will give us some great actors to play equally great characters.

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And by franchise I mean series. Whatever, lol.

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Hyeri, Park Bogum, Go Kyung Po etc. are now confirmed. Why hyeri why? My anticipation is completely lost now

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