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Ji-soo, Lee Won-geun up to play high schoolers in Sassy, Go Go


Jung Eun-ji, Lee Won-geun

Keeping in mind that none of these castings is confirmed yet, I’m glad to see the names in the mix for KBS’s cheerleading high school drama Sassy, Go Go—or rather, I’m really excited about ONE name in the latest crop, and that’s newcomer Ji-soo, who came out of nowhere and stole all his scenes in Angry Mom earlier this year. (He had us all screaming “MORE JI-SOO” and now we may have more Ji-soo, so basically I’m happy.)

But fine, let’s start with the leads: Jung Eun-ji (Trot Lovers) is still in the mix for the main role of a high school cheerleader who’s popular and outgoing but has bad grades. Lee Won-geun is up for his first leading role playing the perfect boy who has everything: looks, brains, grades. I’ve seen Lee Won-geun in a handful of roles but don’t really have much of an opinion of him; he seemed okay as a cute young member of the circus troupe in Hyde, Jekyll, Me, had a short role playing a spoiled rich ass in the sageuk Secret Door, and also played young Song Jae-rim’s child role in The Moon That Embraces the Sun. He’s okay I guess?

I have a slightly stronger impression of Chae Soo-bin from her recent turn playing a North Korean spy in Spy, and I have the vague recollection that she was pretty good in that. Her character sounds like the opposite of Jung Eun-ji’s, in that she’s got her ambitious path mapped out for her (thanks to her mother) with the goal of attending an elite American university. She’s smart, charismatic, and has leadership skills, and is head cheerleader, or at least one of them; Jung Eun-ji would be the main leader of the squad.


Ji-soo, Chae Soo-bin

Ji-soo, meanwhile, does a complete 180 from the neglected, deliquent, hardened street rat (with a heart of gold!) he played in Angry Mom, since his character has never lost his ranking as Number 1 in the whole school, on top of being competitive at the top of the nation-wide lists—he’s so smart that he finds university-level math problems easy. When the rankings came out for the first time at school, his were so stellar that they made everyone snap to attention, and he’s been the subject of scrutiny and interest ever since.

I’m still so stuck on Ji-soo as the gruff hoodlum with an adorably boyish crush (on Kim Hee-sun) that I’m not sure how I’ll believe that he’s a total brainiac… but Angry Mom proved Ji-soo is an acting talent to watch out for, so I have total faith he’ll be credible. I have even more total faith that I’ll fall in love with him all over again, and am just thrilled he’s getting more roles, even if it’s not leads just yet. [girlfriday interjection: “I am so offended that he’s not the lead!”] Okay, I agree with that statement, but we get to see him week after week on our screens! [girlfriday: “SO OFFENDED!”]

(And now, I’m left wondering how weird/cool/jarring it would have been to have had Kim Yoo-jung still in this drama with Ji-soo in it as well, where she’s the dummy and he’s the brain. Also, where he’s not being all threatening and maybe instead getting all pine-y over her instead of her mother. I kind of wish we could’ve had that reunion, but I’m kind of also glad to avoid that awkwardness.)

Sassy, Go Go will be a KBS Monday-Tuesday drama that follows Strange Daughter-in-Law.

Via IS Plus, TV Report

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Lee Won Geun... I knew his name was familiar. hehehehe younger Song Jae-rim ^^

This is 4/4 good casting news. Hope they all sign on!

Also, Bokdong as a brainiac... pffft!

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Ha! I haven't seen this guy in action, but I googled his photos and thought he looked a bit like SJR.

And also Song Joong-ki, Yoo Seung-ho, L and On Joo Wan. It's pretty amazing that he can have similarities to all of them (via image google), yet look like his own unique self.

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Oh the feels....2 of my cutie pies in one drama!!!

I'm sooooooo in!!!!!!

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OMG. I can feel this gonna be School2015 2.0. I got a feeling that I'll get second lead syndrome from Jisoo if there's love triangle between him, Eunji and the male lead

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OMG THIS CASTING NEWS HAS GOT ME SO EXCITEDDD, crossing my fingers that it'll be confirmed!!! >.<

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EEEEEEEEEEE bok dong ah, can't wait. God, what an awesome cast. Lee won geun was also in Wild chives and soybean soup. Loved his character there.

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+1

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Yes more Ji Soo!!!
Yes please!

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I LOVE Ji Soo!

I'm surprised they didn't cast him in Cheese in the Trap.

Now I'm having Ji Soo withdrawal and will have to re-watch his scenes in Angry Mom.

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I really like Ji Soo! Thought I'll just see him on Instagram.

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Omg Ji Soo!!!! I'm so excited to see him on my screens again. Like GF I wished he got a leading role but still very excited :D if he confirms, I'm so watching this!

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I love JiSoo but I am excited for Lee Won-geun. I super loved him in Wild Chives and Soy Bean Soup: 12 Years Reunion.
And even though I am a fan of Nam GoongMin I don't think he was able to carry the kind, caring, carefree yet with tinges of cowardness that just makes him more human and likeable than the usual perfect male lead. LWG portrayed so well that when NGM came into the picture I was super bummed out cause I felt like it was a totally different character.

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Not to mention NGM is much shorter as LWG. So funny how the adult version becomes shorter #sigh

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haha was perplexed at the height difference. but that usually would not be such an issue if NGM was able to carry the character that LWG carried. but man he failed miserably. That was one drama where NGM totally failed. a

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Yeah! Totally agreed! I really like the younger version instead of adult versiom in that drama wild chives and soy bean soup.. and yes lee won geun totally nailed the character! And also don't forget the younger version of female lead is good too!
And I'm okay with lee won geun as a lead.. even i like bokdong.. haha

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I totally agree with you...I actually dropped the drama after the childhood portion ended...The adults were so not interesting to me!

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I also loved him in Wild Chives and Soy Bean soup. That drama would have been perfect for me if they had just sticked to the young actors. So excited to see him in another drama. I will be keeping an eye out for this one.

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Yay for more Jisoo!! JISOO JISOO JISOO!! *chants*

LWG... I remember him from Hyde. So cute. =)

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Go Bok Dong!!!!!! <3

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@neyrie..

I concur.. the fact that lee won geun is a lot taller than ngm ... the difference is too noticeable. I wanted to believe that most of the characters changed after 'that' incident but im not sold by the messy writing and acting by the adults. But i did finished that drama - a very taxing feat as i was raging & screaming at the scene almost all the time. For me, wild chives ends at ep10.

Gahhh. I just adore him so im glad he's lead (sorry, girlfriday)

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I also noticed that very obvious 6cm height difference. it was way funny how the younger version was taller than the older version by a noticeable margin. super irritatingly funny.

Me too, I know that a lot can change in a person especially if they went through what they went through as kids. But the 2 main characters just felt disconnected that it felt like they were lobotomized. the supporting character were better in the character transition, especially Lee TaeIm & and Lee YongJoo.

I also finished the whole thing butt it was more on wanting to hoping that they would somehow salvage the hot mess that started when they entered the adult version. but sadly any screaming and raging was all not naught cause it really went from smooth sailing to train wreck.

The only silver lining for that drama is that I come to adore LEE WON GEUN. and i will take that with a happy heart!!!

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Jisoo. Jisoo. MORE JISOOO!!

Li'l sad he ain't the lead, but i'll watch anything with our Bok-Dong-ie.

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I wasnt really looking forward to this but now that Ji Soo's been added, this drama just went onto my MUST WATCH LIST!
Wish Kim Yoo-Jung was still in this!

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wow...jisoo♡♡♡ i really like him at angry mom.. me too.. really anticipated with his acting at this drama too.. i hope we can get
more...more drama from him^^ maybe someday we can see him and kim yoojung as a lead in another drama... and yeo jingoo too. ㅋㅋㅋ maybe rom-com drama.. ^^

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BOK-DONGIEEE!!!!! This totally upped my excitement for the drama. I hope he signs on. Ayyyeeeeeeeee!

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can't wait to see what he does with his character!!! :))))

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I feel that this is good casting!
Buy can somebody tell me what happened with Lee Hyunwoo? Did he decline the offer? Or is it not confirmed yet?
Please tell me...I wanted him as a lead~ it seems that I hoped for so much! :'(

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Wow if Eun-Ji confirms this casting will be daebak!

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Jung Eun Ji & Ji Soo - I'm officially in if those two are in
Too bad Lee Hyun Woo won't be in it unlike what was reported previously

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YES. JI SOO. Okay I guess I'll be watching this after all, then XD

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I'll be SO happy if we will have Ji-soo/Chae Soo-bin...they are just both so adorable and talented

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I really like this cast and even though I love Kim Yoo Jung I am glad that Eun Ji is the lead actress, her last drama was seriously crappy (I blame the writer for that)
and she needs to make us forget lol
If Lee Won Geun accept the role I would be really ecstatic, I have seen him that in the drama Wild Chives & Soy Bean Soup but he really stood (I am agree with some comments, Nam Goong Min was clearly below its performance, same for the actress)
I'm glad to see Ji Soo back in a drama as well ^^

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I have no idea why so many seems hung up on Lee Hyun Woo when as far as I know he was never offered any role in this drama. It was always Murim he was running for /:

Anyway, back to topic, I looove the cast - all of them. The only thing that made Hyeri in HJM tolerable was her cute romance with Lee Won-geun. I think he'd be adorkable with Eun-ji. And yay for Ji Soo too! Great cast all round, hopefully the writing and direction is good too.

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I think it was because some blog mistakenly reported that Lee Hyun Woo was being courted to star opposite Kim Yoo Jung in this drama.

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I'm pretty sure Ji soo and Han Groo should be the leads in a show together. I will hope for this to happen one day.

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Oooooh, what an interesting thought! Very glad to see him here in the meantime. Hope they don't make his brainiac a dull guy.

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Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Man, a perfect time for some Bok-dong's part rewatch while we at it.

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When I just have to post...

Bok dongie! Ji Soo! Should be the lead!! But...it's ok.. he'll get there. Ahhhh his role is math genius? is it like.. (good) will hunting..ha ha.

@TrinPie oh my... we have the same thoughts Waiting for Han Groo as well for new drama.

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Yey for ji soo! He's adorable)
I've seen the lead guy in a mini dorama with secret's song ji eun if I'm not mistaken. He played a horse rider/jokey. He was ok.

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Ji Soo is good. I hope he doesn't get typecast and gets stuck with high school roles in the future beyond this role, judging by his acting.

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My beloved Jung Eun Ji in a cheerleader outfit? @ . @

Make it so.

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Ahhh, I was so close to almost having it all. I so wanted Kim Yoo Jung to get the lead role and Ji Soo to be the male lead :( I low key shipped them in Angry Mom and aishi. Ah well even if I wanted him to be lead it'll be fun getting to see him twice a week again. Is there a way to get KYJ back in the running so I can watch h hopefully pine for her....

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I think it's actually a good move Ji Soo didn't get lead role straight away, it's better if he gets more experience and play a variety of characters before doing a lead. I read on some Apink forums that Eun Ji has pretty much confirmed the role. So this drama might have potential.

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Sooo sooo SOOOO offended!!!

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Me too!!! He was so cute in Wild Chives. The drama sucked but I live he young high school kids! He was soooo cute. His smile melts me every time!

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Wait so did Kim Yoojung turn down the role? If so, that's too bad. Eunji is good but why choose her if we can get an actual high schooler, right? Plus, it would've been great to see her 'reunite' with Jisoo!

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ohmyyyyy Jisoooooo.(fangirling mode on)..
ok..im definitely gonna watch this drama whatever the story is ( i hate school drama tho)
yeah why he is not the lead but at least we see him on screen two day in a weeks

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Jisoo... 'nuff said :)

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JISOO! YESSSSSSSSSS! Omg, watching this no matter what, just for HIM!

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So...are the cast confirmed or not?!!!! I am super confused now. The drama's premire is so close but they still didn't confirm anything officially~ when are they going to shoot? Seriously this is getting so annoying to me :(

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