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Kang So-ra considers Goodbye My Beloved opposite Rain

Dramaland seems dead set on making a RainKang So-ra pairing a reality — it almost happened for Warm and Cozy, and this time they’re both up for the new drama remake of the Japanese novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days (Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan). The new series, called Goodbye My Beloved, is about a man who comes back from the afterlife to take care of some unfinished business.

The original story is about a middle-aged department store manager who dies of overwork and is granted a seven-day trip back to the land of the living, as long as he doesn’t reveal his true identity. So he possesses the body of a young woman, which is the lead role that Kang So-ra has been offered. It turns out not to be Rain possessing her though (thank goodness for that — we don’t need a one-sided Secret Garden on our hands).

One source names Kim Su-ro (A Gentleman’s Dignity) for the role of the dead man who possesses her, but that hasn’t been confirmed. It would be awesome if he did play the dead ajusshi though, for the comedy alone. Meanwhile Rain is up to play Kang So-ra’s love interest… which kinda makes this a Rain-Kim Su-ro loveline, doesn’t it? Yes, please!

While the original work sounds more like a contemplative story filled with laughter-tears and real tears, the Korean drama remake is described as an upbeat romantic comedy. Yup, now it pretty much sounds like Oh My Ghostess with gender-bendy hijinks. At the helm are writer Noh Hye-young of the movie 200-Pound Beauty and PD Shin Yoon-sub of Rooftop Prince. Casting seems very tentative for now, as is the timeslot — it’s in consideration for SBS’s 2016 schedule.

Both Kang So-ra and Rain could use a better drama after Warm and Woozy and She’s So Mediocre, but will they have chemistry together? Or will they surprise us and be so good that it makes us wonder if Rain is really in love with Kim Su-ro?

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Please god, whatever her next acting project is, let it be better than Warm & Dozy. Another Misaeng is too much to hope for, but can whatever she gets offered at least be a decent story?

It would really be a shame for her to turn in performances like she did in Misaeng and Ugly Alert, and then have her prime-time public broadcast shot at stardom screwed up by incompetent writing every time. (I still haven't forgiven the Hong sisters for screwing it up for both Yoo Yeon-seok and Kang Sora, and the PD for the cack-handed directing, or even Kang Sora's makeup artist for keeping on putting her in shades of lipstick that make her stunningly gorgeous face look washed-out and lifeless).

Basically, I just hope she'll truly hit it big one day, it hurts to see talent held back by other people's incompetence.

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Warm & Dozy. Omg. Dead. XD I couldn't even make it to ep 8 of that show, and believe me, I love Kang So-ra and Yoo Yeon-seok. Oh well. Hoping for better in their future dramas...

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Not gonna lie, I'm a big Kang Sora fan, so I'm really excited for this. It was just yesterday that I was watching a interview of her in with she said that it wouldn't take long to see her again (after "Warm and Cozy" ended), so I guess it's truth??
I hope she will accept this drama offer, cuz it sounds promising. And it would be really great to see her with Rain.

P.S.: I really miss Soo Ro Ajusshi. <33333 I hope to see him in this drama too.

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I just want her in kickass roles like in sunny. Maybe with a little bit of dorkiness.

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Yes! Her role in Sunny was perf. The hair was <3 and she was totally kickass in it--they are were, really. Now I want to see her in one of the Answer Me/Reply series. Ooh, yes please. She'd rock it.

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THIS. She rocked that part, and I'm truly surprised no one has offered her a similar role - badass and heartfelt.

And now I just want to rewatch sunny again haha.

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Hahaha, this whole post is hysterical! Lol @ "She's So Mediocre"!
I'm a sucker for gender-bendy themes—so fun! I can imagine the body possession leading to LOLs, as well as tears. The thought of Rain's character falling for Kim Su-ro totally crossed my mind, too!
Anyways, love Kang-sora and Rain is a hunk! I'm down, but crossing my fingers it'll be good!

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Both Rain and KSR deserve better dramas than the crap-fests of She was Lovable and Warm & Cozy

This pairing seems like it'd be nice

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Hmm the leads will have to have crazy chemistry for this to noticed and liked by koreans because the plot is not very original and these 2 are not known to be ratings kings either, so it will take a miracle in my opinion for it to be a hit.

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All Rain's dramas were hits except for MLG but I know nothing about Kang Sora, she's unknown for me though

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I feel Misaeng was her best drama till date. I liked her character there even though she wasn't the lead and there was no loveline..

But at the same time, never been impressed by her performance in any of the dramas where she was the lead.

I feel like she fairs decent, when given strong,independent character but fails to deliver/ doesn't fair well in other situations. Warm & Cozy was so bad with lack of chemistry that it even topped "Big" in terms of worst hong sis drama. I was rooting so much for my fave YYS and sora. It was a letdown.

But this premise sounds interesting and reminded me immediately of Oh my ghostess. Again she is paired with rain, whose dramas i usually check out. So i m keeping my fingers crossed as he is also coming from a very bad drama.

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The funny thing is that Kang Sora looks somehow like a young Kim Tae Hee. anyway good luck my love^^ Rain, I with you the best of luck with this project!

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Well, tbh Kang Sora had it much better than Rain because while Warm and Cozy wasn't warm or cozy, at least it wasn't as cringeworthy and godawful as SSL. Still, they both deserve dramas worth their talents. I'm not convinced with the chemistry aspect tbh, and neither do I like the premise very much. But if they are in, I am too!

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yeah, I have my misgivings about the possible chemistry too - Kang Sora matches beautifully with Lee Jong-seok, Im Shi-wan, Kang Haneul and Im Joo-hwan (and also with Yoo Yeon-seok, when given even the slightest chance to play it right) but Rain...... I don't know.

This isn't a criticism of them as actors, I just don't want a repeat of Trot Lovers (two beloved and lovable leads with no romantic chemistry at all, while she was having boatloads of it with the second lead!)

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Rain, you're the best! Forward! You're always a winner!

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Rain is a wonderful actor. Good luck to you! I am waiting impatiently for his new role

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Seems more like that old 90s movie with Ellen Barkin, called Switch. Guy dies or something comes back as a beautiful woman and ends up with his guy friend after hijinks and more.

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"So he possesses the body of a young woman, which is the lead role that Kang So-ra has been offered. It turns out not to be Rain possessing her though."

Now that is more interesting.

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I'm surprised how much knetz dislike this pairing. Especially Rain.. It's not like Rain is the worst actor out there. And to his defense he's actually the best actor in SSL.
Kang Sora so far always shows wonderful chemistry with her co-stars. Cross fingers it will be much better than Warm and Cozy and She's So Lovable.

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KSR looks a bit like KTH in certain angle.☺

This drama can turn out to be good, if the story written nicely. Otherwise.. Even the perfect casts can't save the drama. I like Rain. So looking forward to his new drama.

On the other hand, I have no comment on KSR's acting so far. The only her drama that i had ever finished is Warm&Cozy which was almost total disappointment. I dropped Misaeng, because I felt bored. Dr Stranger was mehh.. I watched few episodes, but never like LJS in anything, so I dropped it. Yet to impress with her on anything but looking forward to see her. She is pretty and sexy, and has a luck in her career.

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Tbh, I've only ever seen KSR in Doctor Stranger. She didn't have much of an effect (it could be the character she was given but I'm not a complete fan of the acting either) in that drama so I don't have that high of an expectation for her.
On the other hand, I love love love RAIN so I hope to see her on a somewhat higher standard (especially now that she has a lead role) and maybe I'll come to love her as much as I do Rain.

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I hope Kim Su-ro accepts the ahjussi role! Nice to see his return to the small screen!

Don't know what to say about Rain & Kang so-ra pairing. Have to wait & see.

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Oh, I thought WC was good bcz everyone went gaga over it even before airing

That 'She's So Mediocre' makes me laugh so hard T_T

Goodluck for this drama ?
Oh Soraaaa.. Can I have your body? I'm so jelly ??

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NOOO to rain and YES to kang sora!!

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I would never have imagined them in a drama together but I need me some Kang Sora, especially after that fail of a drama I don't wish to mention, so YES!

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Yay. Kang so ra. I've been itching to watch her on new drama after I watch her in ugly alert. She so good in ugly alert though my favourite character is I'm just hwan's .

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For Sora, I love her in every project that she had done. Warm and cozy was a big disappointment. Hope this one will have a decent script.
Please No to Rain. I don't think he is a good actor.

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Yay Kang Sora!!! I'm a fan of both actors so I reeeaaallly hope this happens! I also loved Kim Su-ro in Family Outing where he's hilarious but I havent seen him in any dramas.

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Not that excited !!! But let's see !!!

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I wonder who Rain's character will REALLY fall for then. Now that there is a genderbent aspect, this just got more interesting

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Rain good luck, you deserve the best scripts. Also I love Kang So Ra, she is realy cute

Waiting with impatiently

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Rain - Kim Su Ro loveline? Yes, yes! Make it happen please... ^^

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Haha I wish Kim Soo-ro would take this. He has such a distinct voice/mannerism, it'll be a hoot watching Kang Sora channeling him.

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She is so mediocre...=)))))) Oh please, can I forget that drama?!!
Rain and Kim Su-ro love line?!! I totally ship!:D

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Please no Kang Sora, Rain has never had any substantially good dramas and I dont want you to be in another one of his flops. You're better than this!!!

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Pretty excited about Kim Soo Ro. Let's hope he is in this drama.

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