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Occult rom-com Ghostess adds a cop and a PD

I’ve liked every addition to Oh My Ghostess thus far, so I’m happy to hear that Im Joo-hwan is also joining the cast. I haven’t caught his latest projects (Ugly Alert, Shine or Go Crazy), but I have liked him whenever I’ve seen him (Tamra the Island, What’s Up), and I definitely like that the character seems to be a bit of a departure for him.

Im Joo-hwan will play a guy who seems nice on the outside — he projects warmth, honesty, and virtuousness — but that image hides a “devilish rage” inside, which seems a dangerous sort of person to make a cop. Hm, what does a drama set in a restaurant and dealing with a heroine possessed by a pervy ghost need a police officer for? (I would love it if they actually explored the mystery of the ghost’s (Kim Seul-gi) death, which would give that role much more depth. She could just be a punchline and a comic gag, but why not make her much more, a la Arang and the Magistrate?)

Park Jung-ah (My Daughter Seo-young, Smile Dong-hae) has also been cast, and she’ll be cocky chef Jo Jung-seok’s first love, who’d known him in their years studying abroad. Now she’s a broadcast PD who works with Jo Jung-seok on a cooking program and is one of very few people he holds dear. She seems like a modern woman who has it all together, though she also believes in fortunetellers, fate, and talismans. I wonder if she’ll be of help to our heroine once she gets possessed by the virgin ghost who goes on a man-seducing tear.

I like the detail about Park Bo-young’s timid heroine character actually being quite interested in the opposite sex; it’s not that she’s a mousy prude about men, it’s just that she doesn’t have the confidence to actually talk to any of them. When the ghost enters her body by chance (while body-hopping to make women seduce men), she finds that they’re actually well-suited to each other, which allows her a “perfect possession” of the host.

Oh My Ghostess is scheduled to begin filming later this month, and will premiere in July.

Via Segye

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lol. somehow this ghost reminds me of moaning myrtle lol

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Exactly my thought when I saw her first posted!

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oh my hahahahaha that's very apt observation

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LOL. funny!

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Great cast so far and the role descriptions also sound interesting.

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I'm really excited to see this and Im Joo Hwan makes it that much better. I'm 50+ episodes into Ugly Alert and it's so good.

Fun fact - Kang So Ra's ringtone in Warm and Cozy is the same one a bunch of the characters in Ugly Alert use.

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Im Joo Hwan was so good in Ugly Alert! He and Kang So Ra are are one of my fave OTPs. I hate that he's been back in 2nd lead territory, and I don't think his role in Shine or Go Crazy was a very good fit for him-- at least he won't have to wear that horrible wig in OMG.

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Junsu and Dohee are my favorite otp!! their comfortable and romantic relationship are beyond amazing..

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Ha! I was thinking about him when I was watching warm and cozy last night. Ajumma in Jeju Island reminded me of Tamra the Island (Yes! that awesome Healer Ajumma) , which triggered thinking about IJH, and then to Ugly Alert and Kang SoRa.

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Oh My Ghostess keeps getting better and better with each casting news, doesn't it? And the premise sounds quite funny, so... totally watching it :P

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I've always loved him for some reason, even with his terrible mane in the first half of Shine or Go Crazy. I'm definitely going to check this out!

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I'm so excited for this one!

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He is one of those underrated actors that never quite get that break-out role but that charm you – often more than the lead – with their screen time, however brief it is. (In that way, he reminds me of Kiritani Kenta.)

I won't complain though, Jo Jung-seok was also one of those underrated ones who at least has been getting some lead roles now. And it's generally very pleasing that this is a cast of actors that seems solid all around.

I feel like, of the underrated ones with talent, we are just missing Im Joo-eun now! Or maybe Kim Jae-wook?

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Yeah, Im Joo Eun even for just a cameo.

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This is why I think why What's Up! was so incredible, it cast a bunch of excellent, underrated people, and it had all three of them; Im Ju-hwan, Jo Jung-seok AND Im Joo-eun! (Also Kim Ji-won, who I do adore.) I miss that show now, such a good show imo.

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And I just realized this drama will be IJH and JJS reunion since What's Up! Yeay!!!

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I literally just started bouncing in my seat. This definitely makes me happy.

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Park Jung Ah's character sounds similar to the one that Kim Yoon Seo portrayed in " You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin", which also starred Jo Jung Seok XD But then again, it just might be my memory playing tricks on me and meshing all dem drama plots and characters together lol

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I'm pretty sure his character's a cop because the pervy ghost's death is going to be investigated. That's usually the case in dramaland from what I observed. Cop character means there's some kind of criminal case involved.

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Woot woot to the What's Up reunion with Im Joo-hwan and Jo Jung-seok!

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What's Up cast.. Kim Jiwon has her drama so now all i need desperately is Im Joo Eun in a drama!!

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What drama Kim Jiwon is playing right now?

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It also sort of reminds me of 49 Days too? Similar premise with a ghost possessing a human.

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Why is Im Joo-hwan still playing second lead? I thinks it's time for a Tamra rewatch.

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im joo hwan was just in seattle filming with han sang jin!!

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/A-Little-Seoul-In-Seattle-302684731.html

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Oh, yay! Love him. ^^
Always a pleasure to see him and loved him a bunch in Ugly Alert.

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It's too bad that Park Jung-ah hasn't had the opportunity to do more in music (which us why she has mostly been doing acting after her departure from Jewelry).

PJA has one of the better voices (strong and clear) in K-pop and it's just too bad she never made it big as a solo singer or cast as a singer in a drama/film (she did sing, playing the singer in a rock band, in the film "Madeleine" starring Shina Mina - which was great).

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omg, it's a What's Up reunion!! With the tables turned on the first and second male leads (although WU was definitely very ensemble.) I wouldn't have imagined I'd be very excited about this drama somehow, but the more they cast people I think are perfect, the more excited I get. This honestly looks like a drama coup to me, in terms of the actors.

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According to bntNews, he plays a police officer which also Jo Jeong Seok's brother-in-law.

The best thing is I can see him in uniform.

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OH, so that's what he looks like without sageuk hair!

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