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New Noh Hee-kyung drama Dear My Friends lines up cast


Go Hyun-jung, Jo In-sung, Shin Sung-woo, Lee Kwang-soo, Sung Dong-il

We’ve finally got a title and a cast for the latest drama from writer Noh Hee-kyung (It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter, the Wind Blows) headed to cable network tvN this coming spring. The drama about the elderly and their “twilight youth” is called Dear My Friends, and leading actress Go Hyun-jung has signed on to headline, along with a hefty cast of veteran actors.

As previously teased, Jo In-sung and Lee Kwang-soo have signed on as well, and joining them is fellow It’s Okay, It’s Love alum Sung Dong-il to round out the old share-house trio. The press release calls their roles “special casting,” which I think amounts to something like an extended guest appearance, though it’s not specified how long they’ll be sticking around. And actor Shin Sung-woo (My Happy Home) is also confirmed.

The other big headliner that everyone is anticipating is Yoon Yeo-jung (Wonderful Season), who’s currently being courted and reportedly working out contract negotiations. It’s always great to have Yoon Yeo-jung and Go Hyun-jung acting together — they’ve worked together in a number of projects (Actresses, Queen’s Classroom, What’s Up Fox) and have a fantastic rapport that can only be described as fabulousness squared.

The veteran cast is already star-studded, to say the least: Na Mun-hee (Feel-Good Day), Kim Hye-ja (Unkind Women), Go Du-shim (Strange Daughter-in-Law), Kim Young-ok (Please Mom), Joo Hyun (Heart to Heart), and Park Won-sook (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) have signed on to costar. It’s practically all of dramaland’s mothers packed into one drama. Who will out-mother them all?

There’s still not a lot of detail about the plot, just that it’ll be a realistic, cheerful story about “twilight youths” and the young people who befriend them. I say we get some of the flower halbaes to join the cast and make it a party.

Dear My Friends is scheduled to air on Fridays and Saturdays beginning May 2016.


Yoon Yeo-jung, Na Mun-hee, Kim Hye-ja,
Go Du-shim, Kim Young-ok, Joo Hyun, Park Won-sook

Via DongA, Xports News

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Whoah what a cast!

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+1000

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All of my favourite people and one of my favourite writers, why isn't it spring already?

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Daebak with the mother casting!

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holy shiiiiiiitttt
what a cast.

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Wow tvN is not slowing down with hiring big stars for it's dramas.

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wow! what a hefty cast, all veterans young and old!!! I'm so looking forward to watching the rapport among these actors.

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Wow, tvN just ninja'd every major actor out there for this show. I don't think we have to worry about any bad acting in this one. Hopefully the story and directing will support this cast!

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*jaw dropped*
This cast! All this and TvN! Ohhhhhhhmygod?
Dazzling potential.

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Whoaaa... this indeed is a star studded drama. But, May 2016? Seriously show~! Ugh. It's oh-so-very long time in dramaland..

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So many amazing veterans <3 And GHJ <333

Basically all that worries me is that Noh Hee-kyung has escaped Kim Gyu-tae only to end up with tvN...and well, Noh Hee-kyung herself, unfortunately. Really, really hope they don't try to re-brand her and over-produce this drama, but if she can't step it up it won't matter, anyway. Kim Gyu-tae and Pyo Min-soo can take a lot of blame for ruining the last ten years of her career, but tbh her writing has really regressed, too. I want another Goodbye Solo or another More Beautiful Than a Flower...I don't want another That Winter or It's Okay, That's Love.

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I completely agree. I'm hoping that the subject matter of this drama - the elderly - will bring out her strong writing skills from her older dramas.

I predict this drama will have everyone bawling while thinking of their parents.

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Do we have a director yet? This sounds like a great change for her. Here is hoping for the best.

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Definitely a "Must See"! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️??????????

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Wow. I'm 101℅ sure that I'll be watching this!

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Such cast and tvN - I'll definitely check this drama out!

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Holy mother of all that's good in dramaland! Is TVN spending all of the money they gained up until now to pay these actors?Otherwise I don't see how they managed to convince all of them to star in this drama.

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i'm confused, i thought jo in sung was only doing a cameo??

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"The press release calls their roles “special casting,” which I think amounts to something like an extended guest appearance."

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Go Hyun-jung and Sung Dong-il casted? My goodness. Veteran-master-moments here!

OMG I just realized -- It's a project REUNION between Go Hyun-jung and Jo In-sung. I pretty much enjoyed their "Spring Day" (2005).

I remembered watching that because of Ji Jin-hee. [I got addicted to him in Dae Jang Geum as Min Jung-ho, hehe]

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I watched Spring Day for Ji Jin Hee, too! Boy, I wish he'd do a good show again ...

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Oh my! This cast!!!! This has to be good. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in kdrama land especially Jo In Sung!

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i wonder if kwang soo have time to sleep.

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gosh, those ladies are like the super-league.
the only thing I am not sure about is whether they aren´t all too "strong", too dominant, with their personal charisma and all, but I hope experienced actresses know when to give others space and when to step up the gear.
otherwise, lovely concept and I am glad Dramaland has acknowledged them like this.

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zo in sung is just camo?? sign...

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Finally a drama with a majority of actors who aren't under 30!! I'm really looking forward to watching this.

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definitely a must watch!!! all those veteran actresses, daaang, it's noh's power! :D cant wait!!! specially to see those trio "boys" interact with those kdramaland mothers, must be so fun! :D but God, it's freaking 6-7months of waiting..... =_='

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Whoa! Awesome TvN! Hoping this is good like Twenty Again. :D

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To say that I am looking forward to this is an understatement!! What a cast!

It's Ok, It's Love is one of my all time favorite dramas. Noh Hee Kyung started the psychological rom-com trend last year, and I love that she is thinking out of the box again with a show focused on the later years.

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What an awesome cast!

Jo In Sung needs to sign on a leading role soon....it has been too long since his last drama and I feel like everyone is making a comeback to TV but him in these upcoming months

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Go Du-Shim never runs out of work, huh? Very busy for such an aged lady.

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Yes she really is very busy these days.

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The Most Busy-eeeeest actress In dramaland :D :D

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The engrish title is really annoying me, more than they usually do. It's so close! MY Dear Friends, MY Dear Friends people! Wish I could call the network and just give them a hint...

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yeah it is so ridiculous

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Dont like the actress. I wish Jo In Sung will drop the drama or they hire another actress.

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Oh please, JIS is not the lead, he's only a cameo, or as the news said "special casting".
Other than that, Go Hyun Jung is awesome actress.

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Oh he is only a cameo. Thank god. And whether I like an actress or not is irrelevant to how good her acting is. I just dont like her.

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Wae? She is one of the best in dramaland.

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A line of veterans are good enough. I have a confidence in TvN :)

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I think this type of drama with focus on the elderly is lovely. To say the cast is amazing is an understatement, I am so blown away by the confirmed cast. Yay for Kwang Soo & Jo In Sung, it's nice and sweet to see them on the small screen again.

TvN has earned my trust so far, so I'm really anticipating a good drama.

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Dayum! TVN is really pulling out the big guns. What a cast! Just hope the writing is as awesome as the cast.

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Sung Dong-il is enough for me to try this drama, but my goodness - that's like a "Who's who" for older actors (including a mini "Coffee Prince" reunion).

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Younger its ok it love cast might the elder's younger selves

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WHAT A CAST man.......
from leads to veterans.
it must be sooooo good. I hope because I love Go Hyun-jung

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Omg finally..... I miss ghj on screen

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WOW!!!

The anticipation!!!

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i like Mama shin Shin sung woo being cast here! he's a good actor/singer & liked him a lot from Country Princess to Home Sweet Home & lately Mom, Moorim School! He seems under-rated up to now so i hope he gets more projects in the future!

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Isn't there any news on the drama ? ?

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oh my god i just heard on the news they are going to film it in my town.....seriously freaking out!

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