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Suzy bows out of Cheese in the Trap

Can’t say I’m surprised that Suzy won’t be headlining the drama adaptation of Cheese in the Trap after all—not after the swift and loud netizen outcry to the initial announcement that she was considering. It’s funny how most of it was along the lines of We like Suzy, really we do, but please not this drama! Which I get, because that was basically my reaction too.

Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys) is still the only actor attached, but the drama does have a writer now, to work alongside director Lee Yoon-jung (Heart to Heart, Coffee Prince): Kim Nam-hee has signed on, which is a difficult choice to examine since I don’t believe she’s written much other than 2006’s melo Heaven’s Tree and 2008’s Little Mom Scandal 1. Let’s hope there’s a solid reason she was picked after all these years of hiatus.

For now, the search for the heroine continues, which is an unenviable task since the hardcore Cheese fanbase is so invested in the casting. Understandably so, given the popularity of the webtoon, although it makes the decision-making process trickier than most dramas.

At least they still have plenty of time to find the right person; Cheese in the Trap is set to air on tvN as a Monday-Tuesday drama in October.

Via Osen

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How about Han Groo or Park Ha Sun?

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Oh yeah!

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+10000000, I need her back on my TV

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Omg, I love Park Ha Sun and didn't even think of her. I think she would be pretty good in the role plus I don't think she is doing anything but she's been out of sight for so long I don't even think they would think of her.

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yes... yes... yes!! han Groo it'll be perfect!

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good choice suzy..

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Yes!!!!!

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This is like Yoona and Nodame Cantabile all over again. The power of netizen reactions.

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Ikr! Why do I feel like this show would flop? Just like what happened to Nodame?

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Flop? I really enjoyed Nodame Cantabile...

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People's enjoyment and/or opinion doesn't equate good ratings.
I too enjoyed Nodame Cantabile but rating-wise and story-wise the drama is a flop. Considering how J-drama and the manga/anime have so much fanbase and praises when it comes to good storytelling, the Korean remake was certainly not as good as the J-version.

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Granted, I've never read the manga, but I liked the Korean version a LOT better...and this is coming from someone who speaks Japanese, has a long history with Japanese dramas, and doesn't speak a lick of Korean beyond common phrases. The Korean version seemed a lot more toned down, which may not have been representative of the source material, but something I appreciated much more given the medium (what works in manga or anime form doesn't always translate seamlessly to live action).

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Yeah. But in that case Yoona later had reason to be thankful for that decision. The character didn't work out so great even for the actress they liked.

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True, we're so worried about the actress and forgot about the writing. I hope this time everything will be good.

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That's what I'm curious about. All this concern about the actress, but no worries about a writer who hasn't done anything in almost a decade.

I read on here how great of an actress the lead in Masked Prosecutor was supposed to be. Man!! Either everybody was lying or a bad script will doom even the best talent.

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So you prefer crappy script+terrible actress, to crappy script+ +decent actress (who has some small chance to save the role like Kang Sora in DS)?

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No we prefer a good writer. What's the point of watching a half way decent actress if the script is terrible?

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Yeah, what Adai said in 5.1.1.1.1 *heheehehehe*

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If anything, the worst thing to come out of that whole Tomorrow's Cantabile mess (besides the drama itself) is that Yoona seemed to have been their first choice. Over Shim Eun-kyung. Yeah. The role wasn't worth it, but still.

I don't know, this system has a way of burying real talent in a mountain of pretty faces, poseurs, and hacks, both in terms of cast and crew. For every Jung Ha-yeon and Ahn Pan-seok, artists who have succeeded without compromise, there are like fifty monstrously talented and creative people who're always scraping the bottom of the barrel--people like Shin Eun-kyung, Oh Man-seok, Kim Yong-soo, Kim Heung-dong, even Kim Jin-min of late. It took Yoo Sung-yeol years to get Cruel City on air. Kwak Jung-hwan was almost fired by KBS for doing Conspiracy in the Court. Meanwhile, soulless hacks like Kim Eun-sook get rewarded with massive budgets and epic projects, and empty suits like Yoona and Suzy have the world at their fingertips. And wonderful source material like Nodame Cantabile keeps getting butchered into formulaic tripe to make the grade.

/rant. Sorry haha.

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I dunno...I actually enjoyed Yoona in The Minister and I. She was good there.

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This conversation is a never-ending vicious circle! As long as major agencies keep on promoting their un/semi-talented idols and/or actors (just because there's lots of money invested in their careers) in every single project regardless the real cost (ratings, quality of the final project, restrictions in terms of their image etc) the outcome will practically remain the same: Real actors won't stand a chance!

So why don't they invest in something that's worth all that trouble after all? That's the question! And why has the industry become so dependent on those big agencies and their "products"-celebrities-(you can add anything here but the word 'artist")?

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@kalel. Exactly! Kdrama needs to think of its future and reorganize its priorities. Ratings are tanking across the board, so at this point this desperation for buzz is like the industry chasing its own tail. And when you add idols to the equation, it's shooting itself in the foot. They just need to buckle down, commit to quality first and ratings second, and live through a tight couple of years. At this point the average Kdrama has no artistic integrity and is an insult to the viewer's intelligence. And it sucks, all the more because it doesn't have to be this way.

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@juniper and kalel

I think you are a tad prejudiced when it comes to idols. There are idols doing good work in the acting department (examples Rain, Eric, Im Si Wan, IU, Seo In Guk and many more). Some are equally as good or even better than regular actors. It is true that some idols suck. But don't paint all of them with the same brush.

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@Adal. I don't necessarily agree with all the names you listed as being good actors, but point taken. I have my own list like that, too. Jeon Hye-bin is a phenomenal actress for instance. However, while there are always a few exceptions to every rule, the reason I'm painting them with a broad brush is because it's not personal, it's systemic. Hiring practices are dishonest, effed up and moreover based on disproven formulas to generate money and ratings, meaning idols (and other stars who aren't famous for their skills, let's put it that way) are privileged over more talented people on a regular basis for no real reason except that the system is broken. I won't even get into how much money must be wasted every year on star caches for people who are not bringing in the ratings anyway because nobody is, money that could have been better spent on the production and paying the rest of the cast and crew a fairer wage.

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@Adal,
I could add at least 15 ex-idols who are capable of acting in that list of yours. The problem is that these names come from 2 or 3 generations of idols-turned-actors while we're unable to mention more than a couple of dozens who can do a decent(or a fine) job for that matter.

Besides, that's why I've talked about semi-talented actors, too. I can think of plenty who are almost adequate and yet their agencies use the artificial buzz through social and mass media promoting their careers. Meanwhile, other actors on the same level and alas, better than just mediocre struggle for years.

So, my question still stands: What's wrong with the talented ones? Why do agencies hate them or do not promote them properly? Why don't they invest in them but prefer others instead? Especially nowadays that ratings and quality keep on deteriorating exactly how @juniper has vividly described.

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If only Hyeri had enough decency to drop out of Answer Me 1988.

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lol if I can 1-up this comment I would

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I don't think that's the same, honestly. I'm not a fan of Hyeri either, but the previous Answer Me installments have taken unknown leads or actors with bad reputations, and turned them into winning characters that the audience could love. I think if anyone can make Hyeri likable, it's that team, and I feel optimistic that she might come out of it a better performer.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Answer Me franchise and it will really, super duper suck if the newest one turns out to be a dud. But I still feel like we should give Hyeri a chance to impress us. I wasn't too thrilled about Go Ara either, but she totally won me over. And Hyeri is not entirely without charm. I'm willing for her to do a good job and maybe kickstart an awesome future career! Hyeri fighting!!

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I actually think like you, the AM team has done a really good job with the previous installment despite having casted people who never acted or people who had bad acting reputation. That's why I don't mind them casting Hyeri, because I strongly believe that they wrote a character that Hyeri can actually play within her abilities. So fighting Answer me and fighting Hyeri !!

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Go Ara was actually decently good in the drama Who Are You? with Yoon Kye-sang (not the most recent one, but the first one).

Of course, Yoon Kye-sang stole the show, but she was fine as the lead/straight woman.

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Good,now I can consider watching it again. I'm happy.

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My thoughts exactly!

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Thank God.

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the character looks like me in the webtoon. just sayin´.
but I dont like acting.

hmm, who could it be. Yang Jin-Sung seems a little pouty like that...

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Oh I like her acting a lot. She could definitely pull off the hard acting a lot of CITT fans say the character needs.

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I really like many of the actresses people are recommending. I like this actress but I've never seen her do a more...dark role. I think Sul is a bit of a dark character as far as female leads go. It would be interesting to see Yang tap into that.

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She did the right thing. I agree as someone mentioned Han groo will be perfect for the role. she has the acting chops ☺

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Still not sure PARK HAE-JIN was the right choice. Meh. Skipping it. Totally rejoicing with the fans about the Suzy bow out though. Yeah! Except... now she'll be scouring all of Dramaland in search of a leading role and end up with an actor I actually do like! Noooooo.

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Ah shucks! You are right ?

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wow! [DELETED. -jb]

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...can someone report this to db please? I'm sure it's against the roles for commenters to say things like this.

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If by insulting each other, we could resolve our disagreements wouldn't that be lovely?
Unless you're suffering from Tourette's Syndrome ( in that case you have my sympathy!), hate to break it to you but this is NOT AKP! You should crawl back to the dungeons you came from!
+1! Report this "fine" creature a.s.a.p. :-(

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I know people get emotional about shows and actors, but most people who comment here are really respectful about differing opinions and really great at talking things out. Open hostility in the form of cursing is just so unwarranted, and you probably missed out on a good conversation because of it.

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Disagreeing with someone's opinion is always welcome as long as you do it respectfully. I've always loved this site because almost all the people in here who comment do not go ballistic when it comes to disagreeing with/correcting/debunking other comments.

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Aaaaaaahhhh, that's comforting...

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I want Jung Somin. She was the first person I imagined for this character.

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YES! and i think she will be available too! initially i was hoping for kim ji won since she has more of a cat-like appearance but she's already doing descendants so she probs won't have time :(

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Jung So Min is filming that earthquake drama now, just like Kim Ji Won is doing the KES drama. Their schedule can't allow it.

But Kim Ji Won really has a cat-like look! Good actress too.

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Kim Ji Won, gosh, she would be perfect!

She is not too baby face and portrayed mean character (Heirs) and emotional plus cuties character (Gap Dong) well!

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Now that you said it, I found this fanmade video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly1VImpW_hY&feature=youtu.be&t=180

I can imagine this scene as Sul saw Jung with his trademark smile.

Funny how when I watched it I always want to scream RUUUN for Ji Won's character although their twisted relationship is also intriguing.

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Jung So-min was one of the first actresses I thought of too, but I think she has the jtbc disaster drama.

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han groo, please.

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I know Park Bo-young doesn't fit the role of Hong-seol but can we just give it to Park Bo-young? Can we just give her all the roles? Is that ok?

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I don't know, I think Park Bo-young would probably make a good Hong-seol even if she doesn't seem like a perfect fit. The magic of being a good actress is that you can adapt to roles that aren't tailor made to suit your image. She's not like Suzy, where what you see is all you get.

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I'd love a film actress in this role – Park Bo-young, Go Ah-sung, etc. But I have got no hope for this, given that they started with Suzy as their first choice. Park Hae-jin isn't that impressive to me either – he's okay. I'm also worried if they take this sort of approach to casting, that the writing/directing might not be that great either. One of the dangers with "Cheese in the Trap" is that there are a lot of characters and they're all three-dimensional, complex and unpredictable, but I could see some of them be turned into the usual kind of second leads that serve as plot devices rather than being characters of their own.

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Ive been thinking about Go Ah Sung as well!!

and I agree with you, those characters are complex. Im not really sure that the drama will be as good as the webtoon. Or, it's just gonna be hard to execute

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Go Ah-sung would be AMAZING, I'm still blown away by how perfect she was in Grapevine, and how she held it down for 30 episodes straight. She's definitely one of the great talents of her generation. But she's busy filming a movie, I doubt she'll be free.

and I'm also pessimistic about the initial choice for this role being, well, Suzy. It's not exactly encouraging re: what the writer and PD see the characters as.

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I'm worried, too. If Lee Yoon-jung is really signing on as the PD, we're in good hands, but if the writer misinterprets Cheese in the Trap and ignores the creepy undertones and complexity that make it so great, there's not a whole lot she can do to compensate. Setting that kind of mood on your own would require someone on the level of Kim Yong-soo.

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I YES THIS SO HARD. i'm friggin obsessed with PBY in oh my ghost right now. her and jo jung suk are fast becoming my 2nd OTP after song joong ki and moon chae won xD

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There is a god after all. Even visually she was a miss.

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Fans whine, whine but then the perfect casting is made. And the drama is a flop because of the writing! Like Nodame. Perfect nodame, a flop because of the writing/plot.

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You just said that. Nodame was flop because of the writing and not much about casts and acting. If Yoona got the role, that drama was flop harder from acting to writing. Actors with good acting skill wont suffer much from flop projects. They can just move on and prove their skill with better projects. However, bad actors like Suzy and Yoona, flop projects will follow them forever.

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Nah. Shim Eun-kyung overacted like her pants were on fire so she didn't save the drama but rather ruined it further in many people's opinion.

As for 'flop dramas following the likes of Suzy and Yoona'... Hmmm, I dunno about Yoona but maybe you should double check Suzy's main lead track record. Dream High, Architecture 101, Gu Family Book - those are ratings and/or cult hits.

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What i mean is that a flop project will follow them forever. Suzy, even with good rating works, has never made people to forget her bad acting. Thus the combination of bad acting and flop project would be harder for people to to get over it esp with a popular webtoon like CitT

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Shim Eun-kyung on her worst day>>>>>>>Yoona on her best. The problem imo was that Kdrama simply can't connect the dots as far as manga goes. Nodame is a character very particular to manga's far-out, low-key sensibilities, and was lost in translation in the most disastrous way possible. It's an understatement to say that the writing and directing did SEK no favors.

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What a relief. The character of Hong Seol doesn't need to be pretty but she needs to convey emotion in a natural manner. Which is the exact opposite of Suzy. She may be a nice girl but as an actress she is a lot like Han Ga In. ...nothing to offer except " visual".

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hm, I think Suzy is srill better at showing emotions than HGI, plus she is improving bit by bit every drama she acts.

Same can't be said about HGI - 10 years and still the same acting. Even KTH improved!

In the movie that made Suzy famous, she was better at acting than HGI (she played HGI young self) lol

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Her fans keep saying she's "improving" but she is still held to a really low standard compared to other young actresses or even idol actresses who are close to her age and experience level.

Like the kind of performance that Jung Eunji gets criticised for, people would praise Susie to the skies if she could even reach that level. Even IU who debuted with her and is close in age, did better in her acting than Suzy has ever done, including the "nation's first love" role.

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Lets see, actress that have acting that are not considered good, KTH is an actress for years now, Hsn Ga In, young actress Jin Se Yeon, Goo Ara (who improved through reply 1994) SSK (who was ok in girl who see smell but is terrible at melos) etc

Jung Eunji is a special case. Girl is just natural. Plus she even confessed her character and herself are so much alike, it was like playing herself. Put her in another drama with a very different character, and she won't as good as Reply 1997.

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Jung Eun-ji even in her not-as-great followups to Answer Me 1997, still delivered better acting than Suzy ever has.

And I too believe that if Suzy had ever put in a performance that was of the same standard as JEJ in, say, Trot Lovers (a performance Eunji was criticised for), Suzy fans would definitely be trying to sell it as the second coming of Shim Eun-ha. Though honestly, I don't think she has it in her to even reach Jung Eun-ji's level.

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Go Ara wasnt that good until Reply 1994. However, she was pretty watchable in her past dramas, much better than HGI, JSY, SSK or even Suzy.

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Well, both Suzy and HGI were very beautiful frames in Architecture 101, period! Besides, if HGI had been dating the "right" mega-star actor, fangirls would have praised her "improvement" in acting by now, right?

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I disagree with your comparison, kalel. There is a big difference between professionals and "celebrities".
Han Ga-In is a professional. No Sarah Bernhardt granted, but someone who knows she's casted complimentary, lets her more talented co-stars act without ruining his or her scenes and seems to fully comprehend her limitations.
Celebrities in current trend (people who aren't exactly actors nor singers nor artists in general) get included in projects by their representatives to promote their "persona" without much consideration for the actual project or the longevity of the "persona". And that's not a korean eccentricity, but an international phenomenon.

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lol you are so wrong, who cares about LMH, now I'm suzy fan because of him? BS. Plus he is a big jerk, I really dislike him.

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So elaborate, by all means! Where's exactly Suzy's "improvement"?
I agree with @korini that comparing an actor and a celebrity is extemely wrong and insulting to the real professional; I'm one of those people and I know I shouldn't have done it either. But in order to establish a mutual code of communication, I myself did this bizarre comparison.
I can't honestly see Suzy's acting development in any of her (few, that's true) works; I can very well see, however, how being a celebrity has turned her into a lazier and a more inadequate actor-idol than before :-(
I'm an open-minded person, nonetheless, and welcome every reasonable argument against mine - so long as it's not "whetever", "it's my bias" and "you're biased against(put any name you want, here)" :-)

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lol if han ga-in was dating anyone rn it'd be a huge scandal, as she's been married for ten years :p

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Give this also to Kim So Hyun!!!

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OH YEAHHHHH!!! Thank God, Suzy was wise enough to decline the offer ╮(╯▽╰)╭ I'm so relieved it feels like a stone was lifted up from my chest. Now tvN, all you have to do is cast a very decent actress for hong seol. You don't want to anger the k-netz again do ya? I'm still hoping they'll somehow succeed in casting chun woo hee even if it sounds too ambitious now. Well, I'm fine with oh yeon seo too, or han groo or park ha sun or seo hyun jin or park min young or min hyo rin or anyone, really. As long as she can pull off hong seol convincingly, I'll be over the moon

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just curious but why would chun woo hee be too ambitious? i cannot see anyone but her, kim ji won or jung so min playing sul. i would watch this drama soooooo hard if any of them played sul.

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Because CWH is busy with new historical movie with Yoo Yeon Seok right now. the filming just started 2 weeks ago, and will take 5 months to finish. Thus CWH is out of the picture.

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Hmm...how about Jo boa? Missing Noir M has ended.

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+1 I thought of her too.

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Yes Jo Boa!

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+4 for Jo Boa....

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I would actually like it if she or Han Groo were among the candidates considered. They're incredibly talented.

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Hmmm~

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She really has no choice but to decline it given how loud the outcry and how vocal the passionate fans of the webtoon were. Who will invite hatred these days, since ratings are so important? Bet the producer is happy that the adaptation has so much publicity! lol!

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why didn't hyeri listen to the knetizens too? LE SIGH

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tvn dramas don't lack ratings, the CITT adaptation got enough public interest on its own. They don't need someone like Suzy to generate publicity for them.

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Hmmm.... I think sung yuri could be perfect for e role

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well @kayla, i read in a forum somewhere that chun woo hee might not be avilable but the person didn't actually explain why. My guess is she's a big name in movies, or should I say blooming? And she hasn't done any drama since 2011. Maybe she'll focus more on building her reputation in the film industry before going for a drama. But I don't see the problem if she chose CITT coz 1) it already has a big fan base, and 2) the character seol is not any typical kdrama heroine. Seol and her thoughts can come out to be really judging and perceptive, but she's really adorable, quirky and loving it brings out the best of both jung and inho

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Chun Woo Hee will be busy filming her new movie also I don't think she wants to do drama since she is doing so well in movies.

Perhaps Kang Sora since she is available or Han Groo like someone mentioned.

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Yes, as much as I want a good actress in this role, CWH is simply not available. She's currently busy filming.
Being mainly a movie actor is not a problem because this year many movie actors also act in dramas. But IMO I think she would be better doing movies than in cable drama like this.

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I think of Kang Sora as well, I can actually picture her becoming sul. Or han groo is a good choice as well, or perhaps go ah sung?

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.....Sung Yuri the lip biting tic lady?

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Good move suzy good move. Anyone with a great acting chop can make a good Hong Sul, as the story revolves around her. And to have said that, is moon chae won free?

Now dramgods lets make this writer n pd make a good drama out of it.

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Thank goodness! To be honest, I'm not sure I care who they cast, as long as it's not Suzy...

Maybe this is totally off base, and I'm 90% sure she won't be in the running, but I'd like to see Kim Ga Eun take this role. She still hasn't had a primetime headliner role, but I've just enjoyed her so much in everything I've seen her in so far, and I'd love to see her do this! I could see her having good chemistry with Park Hae Jin too.

I won't hold my breath or anything, but if I were casting this drama, she'd be part of my Dream Cast.

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Lol nope Kim Ga Eun is NOT a good actress. Her over-acting is so cringeworthy and annoying. No wonder why she's still a nugu and she always get really small roles in most of her dramas.

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I personally would like Yoon Eun Hye!!! She needs a good storyline/project like this!!!!

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I know!!!!!!!!!!! But she may look to hold for the part T T.

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wow... I watched Heaven's Tree and it was such a terrible drama. Suzy's fans would be better sigh a relieved breath that she bowed out, because once the writer messing the drama, it could be the end for Suzy. Better save the time doing other project. I like her but when I read few first part of Cheese in the Trap, first actress who came in mind was Ha Yeon Soo. Hong seol character kinda reminds me of Ji Na's character in Potato Star, which was portrayed perfectly by Ha Yeon Soo. Then came Park Hasun... but I think she's a bit older for Hong Seol.

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I just hope that one day I'll see an artist gets this much negative reaction, still gets the project and prove everyone wrong!

Is this what Hyeri is trying to do? hehe

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didnt that what Go Ara did with Reply 1994?

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i'm just hoping that the third installment of reply won't be a miss ... once you do too many sequels it loses its touch.

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Han Groo, Go Ah Sung, Kang Sora anyone?
Dr.Stranger 2nd leads reunion...

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Yes I would love a reunion of Park Hae Jin & Kang Sora.

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OMG, I thought about 3 of them as well!!!

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I really want Han Groo in this drama too. Or any really. I haven't seen her in what feels like years.

I kinda like the idea of Moon Chae-won and Park Hae-jin too, but I'm not sure if she's too big of a name for cable. tvN might be getting bigger but they're still not at that level yet.

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Moon Chae Won and Park Hae Jin would make a beautiful couple! tvn got stars at the level of Park Bo Young and Choi Ji Woo as leads, they won't havr s problem with at least asking for MCW. But would she be suitable as Hong Sul or considered too old for the role? Her age gap with PHJ is right but will tvn cast both leads older?

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I'm sorry Suzy but thank God you didn't accept this role.. I love you in Gu Family Book, but I don't think you fit as Hong Seol..

I'm voting for Oh Yeonseo now!
The more I see her, the more I think she will pull off Hong Seol very well ^^

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My sentiment exactly!
I'm still cringing if I remember about Reply 1988.. what whill that season of Reply do? T.T
Objectively speaking, Hyeri is so lacking seriously.. I cannot stand to watch her in Seomin and Hyde

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I'm supposed to reply to one of the comment here, but instead I make a new comment..
my bad

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*sigh* I really wished Suzy had chucked the proverbial middle fingers (yes, both of them) at the dissenters and took the role. I know the professionals destroy the most promising dramas, films, songs, videos, clothing, etc. with a regularity bordering on trolling, but "Netizens" (which I'm still amazed are a real thing) show signs of such questionable reasoning so very, very often I hesitate to accept anything they're this positive they're right about.

She's already dating Lee Min Ho, so it's probably better that she doesn't incite any further animosity from the delu-side of the Netizentry by taking the role.

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I love Suzy as a person but acting-wise she's overrated... I have not seen any of her drama except dreamhigh. She should just stick to CF imo.

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Seriously she should just stick to cf/idol activities. She can keep making her money and we don't have to see her in dramas/movie roles.

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Yeah how do I report this to db mods please?

(More reason why we don't need Suzy in acting projects.....her fans are always messy and leave comments like this on db)

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As opposed to the COMPLETELY sane and rational hate Suzy receives on this site? Honestly, not a Suzy fan, but the hate over just some drama entertainment role some actresses get is just astounding.

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See I don't take it personally that foxy or whatever insulted me.

but no one here has ever said anything bad about Susie as a person, only criticism of her acting skills which is her JOB.

and yet, you people think it's ok to personally attack other commenters here for some celebrity you don't even know? That really is pathetic.

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You completely misunderstood my statement. In no way am I justifying personal attacks, in fact, I am merely pointing out the hypocrisy of people attacking Suzy blindly like you who hate on others who attack you blindly.

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@Bobee - If you're trying to liken personal attacks on commenters here to said commenters' critique of some kpop idol's acting skills (who, as has been pointed out, you most certainly have never even interacted with personally), that speaks for itself.

I mean, seriously, you want to get that invested in some celebrity that you go around attacking others/justifying attacks on their behalf? Just because you like their looks and image?

Sounds like you Suzy fans are the hypocrites here. Big fat ones.

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and yeah, it's been an observable pattern here that Suzy fans tend to lash out at individual commenters here. Noting and commenting on that isn't "hate" either, just a plain fact.

I don't care what kind of victim complex y'all have going on for her, I'm reporting foxykit's comment because that is simply not language that is acceptable to use against ANY commenter, no matter how uncomplimentary they've been about your idol.

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All the so-called "hate" comments on this post are barely attacks. I've seen worse on other actresses. You can't compare comments like "I'm glad she dropped it." or "I hope we don't have to see her in dramas" to actual INSULTS and attacks to others. And most of them actually say they LIKE Suzy but just not acting. so no, I don't think that's exactly hypocrisy.

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I have just thought about this - Moon Geun Young might be a nice Hong Seol. Her physique might be not match how Hong Seol looks in the manhwa; but Moon Geun Young can nail the nuances of her character. I looked at MGY's pictures just to check if she can do the part despite the differences in physical appearance. I believe that MGY's pictures in Marie Claire last year (http://www.soompi.com/2014/05/15/moon-geun-young-takes-on-a-mature-concept-for-marie-claire/) proves that it might work out if she gets the role.

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A Daesang winner in a TVN drama? Not a chance. They don't have enough money to pay her.

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Moon Geun Young was actually offered Kang Sora's role in Misaeng first but turned it down.

And if they can get star power in the league of Park Bo-young and Choi Ji-woo, tvN doesn't have to be shy about wooing top actors. Hell even Park Shin-hye did Flower Boy Next Door!

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I really hope she would try venturing into cable dramas. The old stations might have the money to pay her; but, her latest dramas, which were offered by the big three, were duds.

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I respect your opinion but MGY is WAYYY off for me as Hong Seol. Also something about MGY's acting just grates my nerves lol

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Did anyone hear news on exo's xiumin joining the drama? I saw it on twitter but nothing more..

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.......as In Ho?!

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Oh god..Why does SM try to shove their idols into every drama? At least give them some acting classes first. ughh

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Exactly, pretty disturbing!

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oh lord.

This guy was ok for a silly little fanservice webdrama, but definitely not for a major role. Not unless he got acting lessons with the same people who taught D.O.

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DO is the only idol i want to see acting tbh. Kid has some serious acting chops.

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is he too short? In Ho is a tall guy (186cm) and that s Exo guy is about 170

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Suzy never showed much interest beyond confirming she had received the script so the hysteria surrounding her casting always seemed premature to me.

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Well, that's a relief... I'm still on pins and needles about the casting of not just Hong-Sul but also of the following:
In-ho, Eun-taek, Bora, In-ha, Ah-young. Those are the characters I look forward to seeing. If they are not cast well, I'll probably just bow out of this drama.

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I´m most curious about In-ho.

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Yeah, I am really curious about the casting for everyone and not just the leads. For Eun Taek I always had Lee Tae Hwan in mind. Black hair, and super tall, young and very cute. I think he suits him perfectly but I have low hopes, lol.

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I think it is really unfair and at the same time disappointing to read everyone playing the role of an expert. Who are you to judge if someone is suitable or not when you don't even know the outcome yet? You have not seen Suzy acted in a drama for the past few years since GFB and how would you know her acting is still bad? Everyone is so quick to judge as if they are in the production team. I am sure there are some very vocal netizens who probably have not watched any of Suzy's show and are making sweeping statements because it is easier to do so behind the keyboard. What I am trying to say is everyone deserve to be given a chance to prove themselves and who are we to decide if someone is good enough or not.

How would you feel if someone is judging you based on their little knowledge of you and just keep pumping negative thoughts and judgement about you? Wouldn't you feel hurt and unfair because you didn't even have the chance to show if you are really not up to standard?

K-version Nodame is a good example. So much negative feedback around Yoona's casting and pushing for Shim Eun Kyung to be casted because she is the most suitable. So Yoona rejected and they got the actress for their beloved remake. Nodame K-version is not just bad writing, Shim Eun Kyung was a unnatural and didn't do a good job as she was expected to.

'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.'

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Any actor/actress who gets cast in a remake of a beloved drama will always have that deficit because, honestly, the people who love the original will always be comparing and almost no one will be good enough to equal or outshine the original cast. Look at Shim Eun Kyung.. I think she's one of the best actresses of her generation and she only fared decently because, let's face it, no one can really do Nodame like Ueno Juri. Yoona and Suzy fans should not take stuff like this personally.

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> You have not seen Suzy acted in a drama for the past few >years since GFB and how would you know her acting is still >bad?

In truth I have no dog in this fight because I don't know the webtoon and I've only seen Suzy in GFB. That said, if she hasn't acted SINCE then, it makes sense to me that people might be dubious about this next possible outing. She could, indeed, have been taking acting lessons in the interim, but I don't blame people for being worried.

> Who are you to judge if someone is suitable or not when >you don’t even know the outcome yet

Past roles, which is a fair thing to base expectations on.

>What I am trying to say is everyone deserve to be given a >to prove themselves and who are we to decide if someone >is good enough or not.

Agreed, but there's no reason to be upset that people are concerned, provided they express that concern in a polite way. This is the entertainment industry, smack dab in the public eye, in a career that *relies* on people to watch you and think good or ill of your ability. If you're not up to whatever their standards are, people will be upset. I don't think that gives the public free reign to be rude, but people should feel free to air their displeasure, too.

I don't know how Yoona would've done as Nodame, but once the character was allowed to settle down, I liked her (Shin Eun Kyung) so much better than how she started out, despite that not being as close to the source material. And as much as I like Ueno Juri, I couldn't stand the Japanese drama version (and Japan and Japanese and Japanese manga have been my "things" for the last 20 years).

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Sorry, I don't really understand this. What's wrong with fans expressing their opinion about a project they care about? You make it sound like all the people criticizing Suzy's acting are out to get her personally. I can like Suzy on a personal level and still have issues about her acting skills.

And anyway, why should I trust in Suzy's acting skills at all? I've been waiting for an adaptation of this webtoon for nearly four years now. Sul is the voice of the series. Why does Cheese have to be the project where Suzy gets to prove herself? She's had plenty of chances. I don't think she could pull it off. Call me mean and judgmental if you want but it's my opinion. Considering she opted out, I think Suzy didn't feel ready to prove herself in midst of the (admittedly) very vocal fandom either.

Also, I for one thought Shim Eun-Kyung's Nodame improved after the first stretch. And while I had my protests about that series, it's unfair to blame her singularly for its faults (ahem, the writing and the narrative choices). And I don't see how YoonA would have made things better, lol.

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Told ya she is going to back out just like Jin Se-Yun.

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I am equally relieved about this as I was about SWWTN and its ultimate casting. But honestly, I also wonder about how they could even think to offer a role like this to someone like Suzy in the first place (since it requires wayyyy more than a pretty face or cuteness, which is her sole 'ability' as an actor, so to speak). It really makes me fear they dumbed down the role of Sul to make it fit any pretty face.

Pretty much anyone they pick at this point is guaranteed to be better than her. No matter how butthurt her fans are and how strongly they insist she deserves the chance to muck up one acting project after another despite not showing any of the vaunted 'improvement' they claim.

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If this was a regular rom-com, I would actually be quite interested in Suzy being the lead since Lee Yoon Jung is directing. She's the same person who directed YEH in Coffee Prince and Choi Kang Hee in Heart to Heart, which I think was the best performance I have seen from both actresses. I'd be real interested in what she can do with Suzy.

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honestly, both YEH and Choi Kang-hee, despite their flaws, started out at a much higher baseline level of acting ability than Suzy has ever been able to reach. YEH in particular never had a problem with emoting.

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Yeah but Lee Yoon Jung is so awesome at getting a good performance out of actresses that she might do wonders for Suzy's acting image. It's easy to discount Suzy as a bad idol actress and be done with it but she still keeps getting offers for roles so might as well help her improve faster.

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honestly, I think she's a junior Han Ga-in - will always get offers because of her looks/popularity, but just lacks the substance to do better.

I'd respect her more if she was willing to do what Kim Min-hee did, but it looks like the roles she does take are more tied to her perceived image and status than any desire to actually, you know, improve as an actress.

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all's well with the world again!

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I love this. It's like the search for Scarlett O'Hara except in Korea and the fans have the "democratic" power of the internet to sway producers.

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Hmm, I think Suzy will be the perfect cast if the gender is reversed. She will perfectly pull off a rich sweet girl but slightly manipulative like Jung’s character.

I think the reason she is a bad choice is more than physical appearance. She will always gives off ‘princess’ vibe so she’s more suited in character that is rich and a bit spoiled (like in the Big).

Hong Sul is the typical candy who works part time job here and there (before meeting the-daddy-long-legs Jung) so it won’t suit her character.

I thing Sung Jae would be perfect playing Sul’s brother and Sulli would be perfect for Jooyoen or whatever girl who bullied Sul in the earlier manhwa.

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So many of the idol dramas are actually ratings flops though.

I wonder how many have to flop miserably for MBC/KBS/SBS to finally get the message and stop trying to make so many of these talentless mediocrities play lead in the dramas we watch.

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The sole reason for idols to play leads in most cases is due to the high earnings that stations reap from overseas syndication rights. If you notice how many idols go over to act in China (including Choi Si Won, he was in a a terrible chinese drama; though he is now proving his chops in She was pretty). This is an entertainment industry whereby artistry probably comes secondary especially within the television sphere since advertising drives so much of the decision making. But yes, Suzy isn't great but she's still young, give her a chance.

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Everyone thought Go Ara had cold princess image, and looked how she changed it with Reply 1994. If the actor/actress has enough will-power to prove him/herself and is able to forgo CF, image is the last thing he/she cares.

However, in Suzy's case, i dont think she would ever try such dramatic thing like Go Ara with all her CFs. ( To be fair, without those CFs, Suzy is nothing)

And when you said Sul is the typical candy, it proves that you havent read the webtoon yet. Sul is anything but typical candy.

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I read the webtoon, thank you.

IMO, she IS the typical candy. The unfortunate girl with sad sob story. She is scraping scholarship to fund tuition (although most money goes to fund his brother in US) because his father doesn't think it worth it funding a girl's education.

In character, she is kinda similar with So Young in MDSY but more richer and less asshole father (So Young has a gambler father who took all her money).

I thought my reference to candy is the heroine comes from non rich (sometimes dirt poor) background and her life magically changes when a prince or a daddy long legs comes in.

She is not the typical DOORMAT candy although in the beginning she is quite passive and turn a bit of gangster in the end (Min Soo's arc).

The point of manwha is, the main characters are almost stereotypes like candy girl and rich prince (don't forget the protective second lead who always shows up in the perfect timing to protect the heroine from trashes such as : Yong Gon, the jerk in the academy) but the twist is the rich prince is a manipulative psycho. Sometimes I feel sorry for him but sometimes I just want to punch him in the face.

I actually enjoyed the manhwa and equally loves both male lead and the main girl though.

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Poor (can't pay her tuition unless she works part time and find scholarship)+ Hard Worker (study all the time) + Always Do her best (2nd best after Jung) + Nice to others (implied by so many scenes in the manhwa) = Candy

Stay silent after being yelled at + Always receive sub par treatment but doesn't do anything about it = Doormat

Sul isn't exactly poor but his father favoritism put her in that position.

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Oh my . I was desesperate for this to happen.
I think that kpop idols are used for ratings , for the beautiful face , and not necessarily for adequacy . Some of them really have talent , such as Hyung Sik and Eun ji ( oh my , I love her ) , but not all of them. It's sad because great actors/actresses lose their chance .
Anyway , Han Groo would be sooo perfect in this case . Hope is now renovated yey \○/

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Networks don't use idols for ratings, they use them to sell the dramas at a higher price abroad. Money doesn't come from ratings, it comes from this type of deals.

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Yeah , money is the language. You are right.

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poor suzy, it's so unfair!!

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Good decision. She may be a nice girl but honestly, she is a terrible actress (she should just stick to cf modelling - unlike Won Bin, she'd be no loss to Korean film and dramas. Like someone said, she can just keep making money and we can be spared from her attempts to 'act').

I mean, if you absolutely have to hire cookie-cutter beauties, at least hire ones who can, you know, emote.

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I totally agree with you @pogo . Finally found someone with the sabe opinion haha .

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Ops *same

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lol.

truthfully I also won't miss her fans, if she has no acting projects then they have no reason to come here and throw tantrums and ruin what is usually a pretty decent commenting environment.

(why are idol fans so immature, seriously, it's pathetic)

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