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Lee Sung-min returns to tvN to headline new drama Memory

They should just give Lee Sung-min his own parking space at tvN, don’tcha think? He and Sung Dong-il could high-five each other on their way in and out of the network’s high-profile shows. After starring in their 2014 mega-hit Misaeng, he’s returning to the cable network in 2016 to headline the new drama Memory, from the writer-director team behind Resurrection, Devil, and Shark.

The new human drama from PD Park Chan-hong and writer Kim Ji-woo is about a lawyer with Alzheimer’s disease who puts his life on the line to fight one final case before losing his memories. Lee Sung-min has been cast as the lead character, lawyer Park Tae-seok. He gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and takes on one last case even as his memories begin to deteriorate, and in the process, he’ll discover just how precious life is and how much he loves his family.

Clearly I’m going to be crying buckets of tears if Lee Sung-min is playing a family man who clings to every last precious memory. He does world-weary dad so well. This casting certainly differentiates the drama from SBS’s Remember, which seems really similar in theme. But that one focuses on a much younger lawyer — Yoo Seung-ho — with too much memory to contend with, and I don’t think I’ll be confusing them anymore.

Lee Sung-min is confirmed for the part, and casting is underway for the other main characters. Not much else has been revealed about the plot, but from this writer I think we can expect a tense and twisty battle. I’m in it for the human drama, but let’s be real — if he’s going to throw everything into one last case, he’d better win big and take some baddies down with him, hard.

Memory is set to follow Signal on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning in March.

Via TV Report

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Oooooh! I'm so excited he is back!! Count me in.

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Yes yes yes!!!

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ajusshi......looking forward to seeing you

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LSM finally got the big break he always deserved with Misaeng. He's one of my favorite Korean actors and one of the best in kdrama land. I saw him for the first time in King 2 Hearts and couldn't believe it was him in the next role I saw him in. He plays everything well!

Anyway, so excited he has a lead role and I can't wait for this! The only thing I'm weary of is memory dramas becoming the next trend of one or both these dramas are hits.

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HE was in king 2 hearts?? What role did he play?
Not the villain right? I hate that villain the most. And i love chief Oh soo much..

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Main character (Lee Seung-gi's) older brother.

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He played the king...urm, the older brother.

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He was the king, lee seung gi brother

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He played lee seung gi's brother.

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He acted as Lee Jae Kang, who was the King before he was sadly murdered.

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Yeah..i checked it on wiki after commenting here.
But he looked so different in Misaeng!
He was my fave character in K2H & Misaeng!! And that when i couldn't tell both are One Man. How embarassing...

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It's not embarrassing, it just means he is a great actor who totally transforms for roles!

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He's also in Miss Korea, and he is fabulous there! I really can't wait to see another drama with him in it.

Lee Sung Min, fighting!

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Too bad MK wasn't as popular as it should have been - LSM was really great in it as well as rest of the cast (and the writing).

LSM and SDI are 2 of my faves.

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I loved him in Golden Time and then everything after that.

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I can't believe the writer dared to insult him and the cast.....how ungrateful and unprofessional is that?

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He was really excellent in King2Hearts. Good he was awarded as Best Actor at Baeksang for Misaeng this year. He is the best amongst the few nominees and deserves the recognition. Shld not be a problem with the coming drama as he is really versatile.

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But he'll make me soooo sad! I don't know if my heart can take it!!

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if i have to choose between Remember and Memory..i'll go for Memory. far better actor to carry the role of an alzheimer's patient, mr. lee is. (besides, he's mr. oh!!)

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I like Yoo Seung Ho a lot, but I feel the same way as you!

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Chief Oh fighting!
( Thank you for Misaeng- it aired during a low point in my life but watching the drama made me put things into perspective).... Definitely a must see !

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How good or bad this drama would be....???? i will surely going to watch it no matter what... just because of Oh Sang Shik... MISAENG.. :) he is one of the best actor in korean industry for me... Daebak!!

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Remember is about losing MEMORY!!
Memory is about being unable to REMEMBER!!

How simple?!

Definitely watching out for both the shows. Tissue papers and hankies, handy.

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He played the King in the first 6 eps or so

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Exited and happy for his lead role yet i know i'll cry buckets,still i'm perverse and i'm totally gonna be watching his journey

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Lee Sung-min <3. Good on tvN for spending their money on talent instead of popularity.

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After playing supporting roles for years he finally got top billing. Well earned indeed!

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love him!

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They cast Lee Sung-min because they know he'll rip our hearts out and trample on them. It was hard enough to recover from the last drama about Alzheimer's, Soo Ae's a Thousand Days' Promise, heck I even skipped the end, I just knew I wouldn't be able to handle it. At least it was just SA and KRW, Lee Sung-min will have a family, that's a lot of grieve. Is it until March enough time to collect every tissue there is in the world.

In short: he's perfect for the role.

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Ok. So I am torn here on whether to watch this. On one hand I think Lee Sung Min is one of the greatest actors in the world and this sounds like a role that he will absolutely nail taking acting to whole new epic levels of awesomeness.

ON THE OTHER HAND, I'm not sure I want to cry myself into an early grave while spending my life savings on tissues. I just don't like dramas that make me cry all the time, and with LSM playing a character like this there is no way I want cry myself to death. Ottokae?

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Just in case you haven't watched it yet... please do!
Yes there is some crying, but not all the time, and most of the time it's not the desperate kind, but the sweet kind. You will finish this drama elated and refreshed, full of hope and love.

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LMS <333 I love this Ajusshi I liked his character in Miss Korea and I personally think he stole the show in Misaegn. He is such a good actor and I am happy he is getting recognition. Fighting!!!

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oh god, as much as i love lee sung min, i don't think i can watch this because i don't want my heart to be ripped to pieces

he'll be SO good though, i can already see it :D

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YES Lee Sung Min Ajusshi, My fave ! I'm so going to watch this. I already feel like I'm going to need a box of tissue ready to see this tough...

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He was so good in Misaeng! As much as I love his acting, I'm not sure if I can sit through a drama about Alzheimers. He will make me cry buckets.

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No not gonna watch it! Same way i didnt watch that one about the woman going back to her useless ex to teach him to take care of their kid before she dies. I mean you tell me he's gonna die and for me the story's ended b4 it's even begun. Awesome actor though-love him to bits!

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Which one, Super Daddy Yeol? That wasn't so good as a drama. ...

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oooh I love stories like this ? Sometimes I just love to feel sorrow and cry buckets ?? He was good in King2hearts when the writer off him I criedddddddddd! ???? It was nice ???

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TVN drama always blows me away with their quality, looking forward to this drama although I need to prepare a tear bucket for this one.

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I think LSM & Memory will be painfully good! Waiting for March 2016.

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ahhh... so.. nothing reunion between the duo PD-SW with UhmForce.. aishhhhh

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I just need to read 'Lee Sung Min' and I am all in!

I don't watch very many tear jerkers, but I will for him...he is awesomeness wrapped in greatness with a fantastical bow on top!

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I'll watch it. I'll definitely watch it.

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Okay! Now that we have Lee Sung-min, maybe they can put together my dream team of ajusshi actors.

How about Kim Myung-min, Sung Dong-il, Cho Jae-hyun and Jo Jae-yoon too?

And to round out my team, great ladies Lee Il-hwa and Yoon Yuh-jung.

Please, please, pretty please? Writers and PD are you listening? (There's nothing wrong with a little begging when it's for a noble cause!)

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Lee Sung Min is just so great. And I loved him in Misaeng, he was perfect for the role of Chief Oh.

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I first noticed him as that comic relief neighbourhood ajusshi in 'Can You Hear My Heart'. Another ajusshi stole the show though, the equally talented Jeong Bo Suk, actually the grandmother stole the show too. And wait Namgoong Min. And Hwang Jung Eum. Ok everyone was brilliant inside, Lee Sung Min is equally believeable whether it as petty side character or as an official with world on his shoulders gravitas.

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Sometimes Korean supporting actors are so much better than even the lead actors.... it's amazing.

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Lee Sung-min is sooooooo hot. Goodness. It's unbelievable. His hotness exceeds fire. You guys are right, his tandem with Sung Dong-il would be brilliant.

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Love him.
Crying profusely - confirmed.

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Agreed!

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Wait,

Isn't this the drama about a USB?

Or so Editor Kim thought.

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I am looking forward to this.

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Some PD needs to put together a middle-aged buddy film or TV series starring Lee Sung-min, Sung Dong-il, Ahn Gil-kang, Kim Myung-min, Lee Sung-jae and Jung Woong-in.

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yeah, like A Gentleman's Dignity but better/with less manhandling of female characters.

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Yay my favourite ahjussi! Hope the story would be written well, will cry buckets just for this talented actor <3

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