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The Time I’ve Loved You regains PD, makes writer swap

Hm, so there’s definitely some drama going on behind the scenes of SBS’s The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days, because in the last three weeks, the show has lost a PD, found a replacement PD, convinced the original PD to return, and swapped out the writer. Well, I guess now we know where that non-discordant discord came from.

The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook as lifelong best friends who fall in love. The adaptation is being produced by I Will Media, and was originally being penned by writer Min Hyo-jung of Full House and Attic Cat, and directed by PD Jo Soo-won of Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice.

A “difference of interpretation” regarding the script and direction caused PD Jo to leave the production on May 15, and a replacement PD (Kang Il-soo of Emperor of the Sea) was brought in to take over. But then a week later on May 22, PD Jo Soo-won was brought back (yay), with no real explanation of what had gone on behind the scenes.

But now it’s been announced that writer Min Hyo-jung is being replaced by two new writers — Jung Do-yoon of Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child and Baby-Faced Beauty, and Lee Hana of Sly and Single Again. I’d wager that writer-PD discord was the problem from the outset, and it looks like PD Jo Soo-won came out the winner if they switched writers to bring him back.

I wasn’t really excited about the first writer anyway, and it seemed from the comments that fans of the original drama weren’t happy with the proposed direction of the remake, so perhaps this is the best news all around. The new writers will rewrite the entire drama beginning with Episode 1, and shooting begins next week. Yikes, that’s a tight schedule, but hopefully all the backstage drama is behind them now.

The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days follows Divorce Lawyer in Love and airs on weekends starting in mid-June.

Via TV Report

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awesome :D

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definitely! Also, a best friends turned lovers drama?? I'm so in!!!

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Drama behind drama, hope for the best since it's dramatic turnover.

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If ever King of Dramas gets season 2 and needs some inspiration, this one can be very good story..

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That drama will never go away. I need Anthony back.

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Etched in my mind like it is obsessed to make me feel the delight of greatness once again. Right on CK!

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Ugh, that drama was a gem!

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King of Dramas is the gold of all golds. The finest ruby, the most fragrant rose, the main ray of sunshine, the most meaningful treasure. Ugh, I am sooooo missing that drama with the infamous character Anthony Kim, it makes me want today be 2012 again.

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Should be renamed The Time We Searched for a PD and Writer instead...

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Brilliant. +100.

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lol nice one :D

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oh how I wish we had the 'like' buttons again....

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Excellent!

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this is awesome... thumbs up for making me laugh :)

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And I Will Media should be renamed Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won't... Media.

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Bravo!

Can also be called The Time We Had The Drama Before The Drama

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Clever! LOL I really liked the Taiwan drama. The two leads make me hopeful, despite the production/writer issues!

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So funny ?

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Please, please, please can we get a loving mother/son relationship like in the original. None of this estranged parent stuff. These were two friends from fairly normal and average families. I liked that.

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Not just mother, the father as well. Heck, the supporting cast and characters were just great.

I didn't hate Maggie though occasionally find her poutiness annoying. So I hope they don't go evil clingy 2nd lead girl with her in the remake. Also, Korean 2nd male leads tend to be swoon my but ex-boyfriend in the original was an ass and we delved too long on him (in my opinion) so we'll see how this goes in the remake.

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He didn't HAVE a father in the original. Only "Uncle" Bai - that sweet STP which was like an older mirror of the OTP in their bickering closeness. If the rewrite restores that, I just MIGHT check it out.

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I'm relieved. Not a huge fan of the Full House writer, and her style rally just doesn't fit the story. I just hope the remake will have the same warm feeling of the original, without any evil family drama.

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Drama. Then again, good to know that there ARE people with artistic believes who are gutsy enough to stand their ground.

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What would Anthony do? I believe Anthony would say "you did the right thing".

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I'm honestly happy about this. At least now we know everyone is getting along well which can only be good for the final product. My only concern now is how they're going to manage the little time they have

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Beanies, it looks like the execs behind the drama read dramabeans!! Yay ?. Just like us, IHYVoice' Pd didn't agree with the direction the writer was taking. But the schedule is very tight now, I can only hope everything goes smoothly for everyone involved.

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hmm. which drama should we use our influence on next?

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*beanies leaning back against a CEO chair and twiddling thumbs*

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The writer switch here makes more sense but that said that they still have the same cliched characters in place that differ from the original and make this drama lessn appealing to me

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OMG, SOOOOOOO happy about this switch. Honest to goodness, I was really scared that the Full House writer was going to make a whole arrogant man first lead that is typical of many dramas and I was very turned off by that idea. I LOVED IHYV and would much rather have that PD large and in charge than the writer.

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Honestly was NOT a fan of the changes so I'm here for a rewrite

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yeah a sucky writer can really mess things up, and if they got Jo PD to come back, it probably means at least some of the more 'wtf' sounding changes have been toned down. I hope.

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Agreed with the rest of the commenters.

The direction the story was going did not sound good, and the pd seemed to have better credentials anyway.

Hopefully, the cast and crew can make up for the lost time, but considering they have source material to work from, it shouldn't be too bad.

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Wow, so much drama before the drama even starts shooting!

Anyway, I'm very happy with this news! Love PD Jo Soo-won's past works. Not familiar with the writers, but it's gotta be better than what the original one proposed for the script. *fingers crossed*

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#MESS
Let this be good , please Drama God I beg you, we cannot waste this perfect pairing !!!!

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This honestly does make me happy. Even though I don't think I Hear Your Voice is a fave the directing was fantastic, I also really enjoyed most of those dramas named - Baby-Faced Beauty and Sly and Single Again were both touching, funny, and down to earth. I can see them doing a good job and I'm excited that they might revert all those changes the other writer had planned.

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I wasn't gonna watch this, but now with all this chaos, I think I'm gonna have to. Just to see if it'll be a train wreck or not.

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I enjoyed the works made by the PD and writer we have now (at least the Sly and Single Again writer) so I'm happy to have this combination!

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With all the mess you wonder if they go through with the proposed extension of Divorce Lawyers in Love and 2 more episodes.

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"it seemed from the comments that fans of the original drama weren’t happy with the proposed direction of the remake"

Anyone know what was the proposed direction that old writer trying to make? It must be big that cause all this drama and opposition from basically main PD and everyone

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Well, it wasn't the PD I believe (I think him and the previous writer just didn't work well together). What they are referring to are comments here from viewers of the original on the previous writers changes.

Basically: Lots of relationships were changed, especially good family ones to be ones of a more makjang fair. It seemed a character (or two) had been cut out to throw in a new character that was never in the original. Things like that...basically, a lot of what made the original a nice watch (with minimal drama for the genre that it is) was switched up completely. Pretty much a new show.

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I hope this turns out well. That is one heck of a time crunch and I hope they manage it well.

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Lee jin wook lee jin wook lee jin wook!!!! That's all I care about at this point :D

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After all this I am not keeping any hopes of this being as good as the Taiwanese version...at least that way if it's good then I'll be pleasantly surprised lol.

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As long as they don't mess up the drama
And I actually really like Sly and Single again (a lot actually) so I'm kinda excited for that writer to be joining. As long as it's heartfelt like S&S and well written, I'll be fine but all this switching is making me nervous

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hope this will be the best thing of this sort in the K Drama sphere since 9 in 2 outs! That really was a classic!

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They should just hire that writer! She also wrote the film Il Mare and I loved it too. In 9 Ins 2 Outs, the tone, humor, characters were perfect!

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As "In Time With You" is one of my *all-time* favorite dramas (of any flavor) and I've been patiently waiting for a Korean remake. It will be distressing if they make a mess of this. The original Taiwanese drama was remarkable for it's superb writing, direction, and acting. This drama could easily be as good as the Korean version of "Fated to Love You" *if* done correctly. But they only get one chance to do this properly.

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Okay, this drama is back on my PTW list now. I hope it turns out well.

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Great! Now can we switch the cast if they don't work for their parts? Okay, okay, as long as they make the roles more similar to the original I'll make do, but they just better make those necessary changes.

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Glad they switched out the writer. I hated Full House because of its nonsense and cliche stuffs. I hope the new writers can make this work. Make it work (*snaps fingers)

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Last minute changes.
Hope they could cope up with the little time they have.

Anyway Im still excited and I cant wait for its airing soon!
Oh JUNE!
C'mon, hurry up!

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well...if anything they have the tw version completed. Time crunch...take parts of it? haha. I don't know how they can write it in a week. Good luck staff and casts.

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Hooray.

Although, Emperor of the sea. I have such a soft spot for it, it was the first epic historical drama that I watched with both my mum and sister, waiting impatiently for the videos to finish being recorded from the Korean rental store before we stayed up until 2am screaming at the screen before dad would come in and tell us all to sleep. Ah, one of those jobs that have become redundant thanks to the Internet. Loren grocery shops used to love being paired next to them because they were so popular.

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Yayyyy! And so, I have now regained hope for the drama. Just no makjang please. I want to see the bffs-relationship-turned-lovers in the show!

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The drama is live-shooting from the start. Wow.

Maybe Divorce Lawyer In Love would get an extension to give them more time.

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I've been looking forward to Ha Jiwon but they need to shelf this, it's not going to end well. They're already crunched for time and are now just starting to rewrite it... I'd be more surprised if this drama doesn't turn out sloppy. Normal dramas tend to slip into live-shooting midway through the show and that's already tough enough, if this drama starts with live-shooting then there's no hope.

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I've gotta say I'm more relieved now that they changed writers. I really do quite like Sly and Single Again. It wasn't perfect or anything (hate the Gook family) but everything related to the OTP worked well. And I'm glad the PD is back. I liked his previous works. Hopefully the PD + writers can work well this time and work their magic. ITWY is too good of a drama to go to waste and so is the main cast!

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The Gook family had an android. And had too much airtime though! Hahaha! For a rookie, writer's work came out good (for a romcom).

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cant wait for this drama to begin.
these two are my favorites. ha ji won is one hell of a good actress and lee jin wook is one hell of a good kisser. enough said.

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Haha
Your comment nailed it!

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OMG WHAT IS THIS?
1) The drama starts in 3 weeks.
2) They're only given 1 week to find direction and write the first few eps.
3) Suppose that is even possible, it means a 2 week lead time.

I suppose it's almost a live shoot scenario from the get go then. We prolly won't have previews from like the third week into the show.

The odds are against them, but I hope they do well. I mean, it's my favorite taiwan drama...

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HJW is always amazing. Right behind Son Ye Jin for my favorite korean actress. Hope this turns out well. :)

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