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Hwang Jung-eum eyes a return to MBC in Tyrant

This lady never rests, but with all the hits she’s churned out for MBC, they’d hardly want her to. Hwang Jung-eum is becoming one of the broadcaster’s biggest hitmakers, and after kicking off the year with one MBC success (Kill Me, Heal Me) and closing it with another (She Was Pretty), she is now reportedly considering a new drama titled Tyrant, which was announced a couple months ago as the next series from Empress Ki writer Jang Young-chul. (Another show that did quite well for MBC. Execs must be beside themselves hoping for this drama match-up to materialize.)

Tyrant would reunite Hwang and the writer after previously working together on two SBS dramas, 2010’s period series Giant and the 2013 weekend drama Incarnation of Money. This drama spans twenty years, starting in the late 1990s in the post-IMF-crisis era, and is described as “a revenge story of a man sacrificed to the demons of greed.” It also promises to depict the ugly bare faces of the privileged elites who are wrapped in a thick veil of secrecy, as well as a love story that resembles “a flower that blooms even in a mud pit.”

So rich people greedy, bad. Love story good. Got it. Sounds like a dark story with lots of people doing unsavory things, which would return Hwang to more serious fare after a year enjoying the lighter side of romance and comedy.

The character Hwang Jung-eum is considering (her reps were quick to say this is only one of several projects she’s looking at) is of a woman who has to take care of her autistic younger brother following their father’s death, who lives “like a materialistic snob” (the wording suggests she’s forcing herself to appear that way rather than being that way naturally). She teams with the male lead to uncover who’s behind her father’s death, and becomes a driving force in the revenge.

Tyrant is set to follow current Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation, premiering in April.

Via Star News

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She's a hot commodity for all producers right now ??

Her Endless Love didn't do well, even cut several eps. But this one maybe will be good?
Considering the good track of the writer.

Who's rumoured to be the hero? JJM, no? JJM fans said the writer will make another one after the not so good EK. Or who?

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Ugh, one can only hope that the lead is Joo Jin Mo but Lee Seung Ki has been rumored for quite a while... if this ends up being the case, I'm going to be super disappointed because the role should be going to someone with a powerful and mature aura.

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I think Joo Jin Moo is too old for this role. The male lead in this drama was born around 1981-1982, the same age with Hyun Bin, Kang Dong Won. Also the story spends mostly during the time the male lead being in his 20s and early 30s so the male lead would be perfect if he's an 8X.

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Endless Love was in the SBS weekend drama Time Slot of Ratings Death - I'm not surprised even Hwang Jung-eum couldn't save it. It was a waste of her and Jung Kyung-ho, honestly.

if this is the writer behind Giant, I could SO get behind this. I just hope they find a good leading man.

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Endless Love was actually pull up decent numbers compared to most other SBS weekend dramas. It averaged 8-9%, even managed to got double-digits a few times, not bad for SBS in that slot.

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not bad for SBS in that slot.

yeah, but that's such a low standard, especially when KBS/MBC weekend dramas routinely cross 20 and 30 percent. .

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Even the rating for SBS weekend dramas were not good in recent years, surprisingly i did enjoy some of them. Maybe for weekend slot, the genre is too heavy.

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She looks so pretty in the picture !!!

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She really doesn't rest, but I really respect her for that cause she choose that and she is committed,
As much as I like her in Comedy, I totally buy her in Dark/Sad role like Secret, her acting is heartbreaking

This lady really work her youth! that's how she is still relevant, then to think about it she does have lot of show with good rating, High Kick 2, Giant, Can you Hear My heart, Secret, She Was Pretty and memorable role as in KMHM

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As one of HJE's fans, I know she'll come back to serious genre-role after 2 consecutive romcoms. While I prefer her to take this rather than Moon Lover (her previous casting rumor), since Tyrant has a much better writer & will be her 3rd collaboration after Giant & IoM, it reminds me too much of Endless Love, a period revenge she did in 2014. Not to mention Tyrant will likely be a long 50 eps drama. I don't want her to take a long drama like that. So I still hope for something else for HJE.

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Love her. Hope she reunites with Joo Sang Wook.

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+1, I was thinking the same thing.

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I Heard lee seung gi is rumored to take the lead. Hope its not true

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I hope it's not true either if Hwang Jung-eum is starring in this drama.

I like Lee Seung Gi as an actor, but I'll have to give this drama a miss regardless if Hwang Jung-eum is given a lead role.

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I'm not a fan of HJE, but LSG doesn't sound right for this drama.

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Sounds like a good drama! I think this is a 50-episodes drama, right?

There was a rumor circulated that Joo Won received the script for Tyrant too. But there hasnt been any news/decision on his side, because he's currently occupied with Chinese drama.

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This is 50 eps and Joowon will go to the army next year. I doubt he will accept this knowing that this will start on April and it will run for more than 6 months.

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'' It also promises to depict the ugly bare faces of the privileged elites who are wrapped in a thick veil of secrecy''

Somehow, that sounds hilarious.

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from twitter i saw many comment that lee seung gi will be male lead.. and news will be out after he finished his current movie filming.. arround next week

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lee seung gi need to be in the army soon, is impossible.

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Not true. Most people his age aren't going until late next year. He's the same. He's been rumored for awhile.

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I'm sure the ROK army is a great one, but does it really consist mainly of 29 year-olds? Or is that just among the celebrity draftees?

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Its basically that you have to complete your mandatory military obligations before you turn 30, but most of the civilians do it right after high school, in the case of actors they try to postpone it right to the last moment.

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Because most of them are late 87'er while seung-gi is a january baby so he has to go earlier maybe.

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the last year for 87ers is 2018, according to the comments from Koreans in DC drama. But the death year for 87ers (in case they were caught passing the MS at the end, after 32) is 2021, according to the new law, they expend the afe to 35.

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from twitter i see many comment that lee seung gi will be male lead.. and news will be out after he finished his current movie filming.. arround next week

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I like Hwang Jung Eum, but I don't understand why she's such a hot commodity? I like her, but she tends to play her happy roles the same way and very very loudly. I often have to turn down the vol when it comes to her excited scenes haha!

She does act well I'll give her that. But not more so than other Korean actresses.

Is there some reason why she's so much more popular currently than other leading ladies?

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I think she has really good script sense. She's the go to person for content rather than star power driven projects that would have succeeded with pretty much any one with minimally competent acting skills at the helm.

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I think you're right about that, the lady is smart in picking her projects (inasmuch as you can't control some factors down the line). I seem to recall that the casting for Kill Me Heal Me went something like:

*weeks of confusion with no one taking the male lead and the possible female lead quitting*

Ji-sung: I need to get out of the house. Send me the script. *reads* This is ridiculously complicated. I'm in.

Producers: We've asked everyone we can think of except Ji-sung's immediately previous costar who surely wouldn't be down for this. What the hell. Hey Jung-eum, Ji-sung is doing our drama and we--

Jung-eum: I'm in. Send me a script.

Producers: so you can decide?

Jung-eum: No you idiots we start filming in 2 weeks I need to invent my character and learn my lines!!

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I so believe this actually went down. As far as I'm concerned, this is now canon xD

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Hmmm interesting. I didn't think of that.

I thought maybe it was because she's happy to take on the role of the fool or the 'ugly' actress unlike other female stars.

But yes, her good script sense as you say makes lots of sense :)

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Hwang Jung-eum is something of a female Kim Soo-hyun - neither of them is the best actor out there even if they are very good, but like him, she has a great instinct for picking up on what could become drama crack.

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She is one of the Ratings Queen in Korea, her title is "MidBoHwang", means "the trusted actress Hwang". Everything she touches almost always successful. She has unique sense of picking scripts too, How many times already that many ppl doubted her dramas & characters before they aired? But look at the results. Koreans also dub her as "irreplaceable actress", since they think her acting style is so distinct that there are roles that can only be act successfully by her. There is a belief that she can lift anything to be popular, that was why Park Seo Joon immediately agreed to be in SWP after he knew that HJE would be in it.

Also, she has wide range. She can act in period, melo, medical, thriller as well as romcom, sitcom. All that factors makes her always get many script offers.

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Forgot one more thing. Her pairings also mostly memorable. Koreans still fondly remember her chemistry with Choi Daniel, Joo Sang Wook, Kim Jae Won, JS, PSJ. After all, who else could reunite with 2 former co-stars in just a span of 6 months and 1 year in Korea.

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They really are. I still adore her and Daniel Choi together and will go back to skim-watch High Kick 2 for them. That's saying something, considering that horrible ending (that totally doesn't exist).

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Love her n Giant with Joo SAng Wook.

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I also love her chemistry with Lee Sun Kyun in Golden Time. And, that drama did pretty well in ratings, too. It's a Mon-Tue drama and its peak reached 17%+.

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At least in this case, I think it has more to do with the fact that this team has a relationship with her and a habit of rehiring the same actors. Lee Beom-soo, Park Sang-min, Lee Deok-hwa, and Lee Ki-young are just a few other examples of this.

Outside of this case, I'm as clueless as you are.

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I'm honestly getting tired of the same actor/actresses starring in too many dramas back to back.

There are many talented actors and actresses I want to see given lead roles, but over this past year, we've had too many of the same people. Even when it comes to my own favourites like Joo Sang Wook etc. I prefer them taking more of a break. That allows them to better judge a new drama to take, and create more of a different feeling in their acting.

This is like Jang Nara who's also overdone it. Just please take on a different, shorter role, or a movie role or something. Starring in back to back dramas isn't a good thing, because often they're not able to create enough of a difference, and I'd prefer seeing other actors/actresses given a chance.

I get that it's a job, and it's better for them to work, but surely the production companies realise that they don't need to keep casting them back to back in dramas every few months.

With that said, I'm going to hope Hwang Jung-eum doesn't take this drama. I'm tired of seeing her, and will probably actively avoid this drama if she's cast in it. I'd rather not do that since it sounds like it'd be interesting.

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MTE. I'm tired of seeing the same actors/actresses over and over again but tbh I think the pool of actors willing to do Kdramas over Kmovies/lucrative Chinese products is dwindling. And the industry has *always* prized so called star power over content so it's going to keep drawing from the same small group of people.

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I agree with you. But from the point of view of the actors, they may not be able to reject roles that easily. I think especially in the case of JNR, she's getting older and her roles have never been diverse, she's kind of at the stage of her career where she needs to get every role out there that's available. HJE just hit her big break and she's 30. For male actors it's less of an issue, but there's always a reason why they are taking roles. It may be for financial reasons and whatsoever. Not everyone's like JJH, KSH who can probably reject every role and still have countless script offers coming in. The actors you mentioned all don't have a huge fan base as well. They need to strike the iron while it's hot. We can't fault them for that, but we can always not watch the drama.

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yeah, and Jang Nara also spent several years in China without doing any kdramas, it wasn't till 2014 that she returned to the kdrama scene full time (between 2006 and 2013 she did only two Korean dramas, Baby-faced Beauty and School 2013).

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I think her star power is waning. It'll be interesting to see if this upcoming drama of hers does well. Right now it isn't receiving much attention. And even though she has a great record with female-centric dramas, it's looking bleak for One More Happy Ending. (Just my personal opinion, I do like her.)

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There's no denying that her star power is waning (She said so herself in Healing Camp), it's been so since 03 or so, and her dramas haven't been any ratings hit ever since (except for Baby-Faced Beauty).

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Really? Because she only did one kdrama (BFB) between 2005 and late 2012.

After that, School 2013 was most definitely a hit even if she wasn't the centre of it. Fated To Love You was also successful, especially coming in the middle of the ratings slump. And Mr Baek premiered to the highest opening ratings of any prime time weekday drama in 2014 - 14 percent.

Of course, it backslid after that, but the fact that the opening ratings were so high suggests that the actors including Jang Nara, did have the star power to pull in viewers, even if it lost them to weak writing.

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Her big break was in Giant and that drama was really good.

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No, High Kick Through the Roof (2009), actually.

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yeah, she's been established for years and has a string of hit dramas to her name. There's a reason why She Was Pretty was centred on her character, it's because she was already a big enough name to be a viewer draw.

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Things need to be corrected here about @paroles notes for HJE. 1st, she has already been big since few years ago (certainly not "just hit her big break" like you said).

Your comment also somehow suggested that she's just starting to be prolific with short time span between works recently, since you said she just hit big break and is 30, while it has actually been her habit to have a new drama every 4-6 months or so since she was 24-25.

It's understandable to not know much about a celeb you don't like, but I think it's a common courtesy to at least find out the basic info.

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I just think we have very different ideas of what's called "the big break". I think she was popular after High Kick, good in Giant, but really only Secret or SWP should be considered "that" drama for her right? And I was always under the impression that she took one drama per year before this. That translates to approx. 10mths per drama. Unless they were 50 episodes long. I will admit that certain dramas like Full House 2 didn't register when I was typing my comment out. I think it's good that I forget about the bad ones anyway.

Also, I don't see anything rude with my comment. And I'm amazed that just one line can elicit such a long response. Clearly the point I was trying to make is that actors have reasons to be prolific.

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Honestly, I find your offensive offensive and I'm not sure why. Ah, perhaps it's the sense of entitlement in the comment. You don't want to see her, you are tired of her, so you want her to not take the job. That's the vibe I'm getting. And that's just...

I like Jang Nara. I believe she has brought something different to all the roles she has done recently and I appreciate that. I don't like HJE all that much but I do respect her drive to work.

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Expressing a preference does not equal entitlement as no viewer actually has the power to affect casting decisions. Sounds to me like you're a Jang Na Ra fan upset by someone not being thrilled that she's been in so many dramas these past few years... that's your prerogative and it's the OP's prerogative to think otherwise. Live and let live.

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I agree with you on Jang Nara, she's so overdone. I have stop watching her dramas.

Hope this won't happen to HJE...take a break lady if LSG is going to be the male lead.

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I adore Jang Nara, especially recently. So at least I'll be happy to see more of her :)

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As long as she's not trying to do comedy! She's so far over the top in both KMHM and SWP that she grated on my very last nerve. I won't watch anymore romcoms with her in it.

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She is a good actress when she tones it down. But I found her annoying in the first couple of episodes in KMHM and the first about 5-6 episodes of SWP. She did tone it down though as both shows progressed and that's when her acting really shines and the shows really got good. So I'm with you, as long as she keeps it toned down she does a great job.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder. While I like HJE and her acting has become more bearable over the years. Taking a break won't hurt her career at this point, she's established herself rather well in 2015. Take a break girl, enjoy the holidays and make your fans anticipate your return.

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I like her in melos. In comedy, she's OK when she's toned down and not doing the over-the-top shrieking bit. Nonetheless, I feel she's courting over exposure and should take a longer break between dramas.

Give us a chance to miss you some, otherwise we'll start dodging your dramas, lady!

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I like HJE but my favourite role for her is Giant where i first saw her. Would love to have Joo Sang Wook join her for this role and recreate the magic spark they had in Giant. I don't think he has any role lined up at the moment and masked prosecuter was a big fail last i heard.

I don't mind lee seung gi but i still don't think he has the gravita to pull this off, the last drama i watched for him was king2hearts where he was amazing but he disappointed me in both gu family book and you're all surrounded (but the main problem there was defo the script!). Also, i dont think he would match well with HJE but who knows he may surprise me here - he did with Ha Ji Won...

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Unfortunately Joo Sang Wook is in Glamorous Temptation right now, and Tyrant is slot as GT's replacement, therefore not possible for JSW to be casted in Tyrant.

Shame.. I too, would like to see Giant reunion. They have such a good chemistry there.

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Following the chain of co-workery that stretches back to Secret through KMHM and SWP, I would like to next see Go Joon Hee headlining something (though sadly since Siwon is in the army he can't be her first lead).

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Will it be the same production team? History of the Salaryman is one of my favorites, and Incarnation of Money had one of the most satisfying endings ever, so I have faith in them. Never watched Giant, though I plan to at some point. Whenever I feel like watching a 50+ episode drama.

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I certainly hope so! I like Yoo In-sik more than the writers, tbh haha. Incarnation of Money was such a mess in the first half, but the second half was impossible to put down! One of the most enjoyable revenge arcs I've ever watched. Glad to see someone else who liked it! :)

Giant is definitely their best work, in a critical sense, no argument, so I would recommend trying it when you're up for it...but I have to say it's also the one I enjoyed the least. Their characters often come off as obnoxious to me, and without humor to take the edge off, they can be intolerable. I hated almost everyone in that drama at some point, except Hwang Jung-eum's character, her oldest brother, and Jo Pil-yeon haha (best bad guy ever!). Plus their scripts often dip into extreme moral relativity if not nihilism, which is hard to take without levity as well.

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im tired of that plastic girl

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Then don't read anything about her.

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well then...take a rest ...for eternity.

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Can't she take a break finally?
So sick of seeing her ugly face everywhere.

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So sick of seeing ugly comments like these here.

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Such an ugly attitude to judge someone on her looks.

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No one's going to force you to watch her dramas.

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what do you know... the ugly girl has been an endorser of many beauty products...maybe koreans love "ugly"women like her...and you just can't take it coz u are way tooo beautiful to even endorse a cockroach mothballs.

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She's not ugly.

I have to admit though that she was drop dead gorgeous before all her plastic surgery. She had this sweet natural beauty and very delicate features.

She's been very open abt her plastic surgery though. Same as Hwang Kwang Hee. So kudos to them! Maybe its a 'Hwang' thing haha.

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Let's hope she gives a performance like she did in Giant, as opposed to Incarnation of Money.

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I love GIANT and Hwang Jung eum!!!
Want to watch! I can't wait to see who the other casts are.

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You can always guarantee there will be some mean hearted comments (not talking about opinions on her acting style) in HJE posts. I guess because you think she's ugly and/or can't act, you get pressed that she's so popular and hot in the industry and don't think she deserves it.

Not like she's come out of nowhere and established herself in ways we only mostly see with Korean male actors these days. Stay predictable!

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I mostly agree with you but people are allowed to opine that HJE can't act... that's hardly an irrelevant attack that has nothing to do with her profession like the trolls calling HJE ugly.

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I meant to remove that in the second part of my comment, shouldn't have put it in the first place. That's why I put "(not talking about opinions on her acting style)" in the first sentence to clarify. I don't see critical opinions of her acting an attack at all and they are rarely as malicious as comments about her appearance.

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@Alessar You are so on point about KMHM. Both leads were cast at last moment and live filming to boot - that is why first few ep did not have great production as it should have. Story, writing was so good but HJE acting in first few ep was over the top. Ji sung nailed it from beginning.

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I love HJE! She was adorable in SWP, and I'm looking forward to her dramas, because anything she touches turns to gold! She has great acting talent and seems really sweet in her interviews.

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I love HJE too!!~ I want to see her in some serious roles since I've already seen her do well in funny ones. ^^

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Had me at Hwang Jung-eum. Hardcore fangirl here. I loved Incarnation of Money, more than that I loved her in Incarnation of Money. Please cast a good actor opposite Unni, I don't want any talentless pretty boys.

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Good, I'm glad she's going back to some deeper, melo stuff! It's good to have a chance in genres after a while! Plus, now she can show haters that she isn't just "loud" all the time.

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Her romcoms are always too over the top for me because of her overacting, but her melos have been bearable. But, I do agree that girl needs to take a break. Didn't she say she was going to take a 6 month hiatus?

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"But, I do agree that girl needs to take a break. Didn’t she say she was going to take a 6 month hiatus?"

She should freak everyone out by signing up for 18 months of military service. That would make her unique among kdrama actresses.

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"It also promises to depict the ugly bare faces of the privileged elites who are wrapped in a thick veil of secrecy"

What thick veil of secrecy? Any given week on Korean television, the ugly faces of the rich are all over the the screens in a half-dozen drama series.

It's hell being rich in Korea.

All the awesome suits and dresses in the world can't alleviate their suffering. Or their frequent homicides.

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She's a terrible actress. Period. If I posted this comment earlier, I'd probably be accused of "bashing" or "hating" on her but I ain't changing my opinion. If I had to blame someone for not being able to see Ji Sung's geeeeeenius acting (or so I hear) in KMHM, it's because I wouldn't watch her.

If it really is her, I hope it's not LSG or I'll have to skip his drama. Not that I'd be watching it unless it's great though. 50 episodes is too much for me.

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Yah...terribly gooooooood actresssss...well condolence to you for not seeeing KMHM,SWP and many other dramas,again condolence to you if u will not watch this as well...u are one idiot viewer who will not even affect the rating even in its smallest digit.

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Lol, it takes one to know one ;)

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lol...it takes one to know many actually and the fang of envy is very much present in this article.pathetic!

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She's very uneven, which is weird because it doesn't seem to be from a lack of work ethic. At her worst she's unwatchable and generally she's way over the top, but the few times she's toned it down, she did fairly well. She did a good job in Giant, and a credible one in Golden Time.

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She's OTT on comedy, but in no way a terrible actor - I'd reserve that snub for people like Nam Gyuri, Han Ga-in, Song Seung-heon, Taecyeon and some others.

She overdoes the screaming in Kill Me Heal Me, but an overabundance of expressiveness is far easier to mould into a good performance than the alternative. And it's really down to PDs in the end - her cameo in Potato Star QR2013 was far more toned down but still believably funny, unlike the antics of early KMHM.

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That's quite the list lol. At that level, I tend to separate them out into the few bad actors who are genuinely amusing to watch (Song Seung-heon, or Jung Don-hwan) and the multitude that are positively painful (Han Ga-in, Taecyeon, and many other illustrious talents--Go Joo-won, Oh Ji-ho, Gu Hye-sun, Yoon Eun-hye, to name a few).

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*Jung Dong-hwan

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I think I've caught her in more doing her crappier version of acting than good. But maybe I just find her extremely OTT in everything yet. I haven't seen Golden Time and I thought she was actually decent in Giant (her only tolerable performance IMO). Mostly though, I just skip her dramas because I generally find her terrible.

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Yeah, Golden Time was a step down from her performance in Giant, and everything before or since then...well, you've suffered through it so the less said the better lol.

Sometimes if I've seen an actor at their worst, it's hard to even appreciate them at their best, because the associations are too strong. And when you've been burned so many times, you can hardly be expected to rejoice in their casting lol.

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Lol, I really agree with your second paragraph. In the end, no matter how hard we try to erase a bad impression, if its one that left the strongest mark, its hard to forget. But I've also seen actors improve immensely and paired up with a winsome character in a good drama, my opinions have changed. I just never found HJW in such a combination yet. Of course, there's a first to everything so this can be it lol

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If you skipped her dramas, how did you know she was terrible?and why do you waste your time commenting here for the crappy actress you say.If I am not interested in one person I will not waste time nor even give a gimps at her. Tsk tsk tsk ur a dumb ass liar.

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"a glimpse of her"

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...yet you've wasted the time to tell Mandy that she's a "dumbass liar," based on one comment you didn't like. By your own rationale, you should be above any kind of reaction to your source of irritation.

Hwang Jung-eum is an actress; it is completely appropriate to have an opinion on her acting, positive or otherwise. Mandy's personal thoughts, on the other hand, are not up for your review, and frankly it says more about you than anyone that you're willing to insult her so quickly, particularly over something so petty.

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You won't waste your time or "even give a glimpse of her" - whatever the heck that means - when you don't like someone? Good on you. Congrats. Too bad for you, I am not you. I do what I want to do. Deal with it ;)

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yeah! I have to deal with such losers like you.Just like I said If I am not interested in someone,I am not going to waste my time on her.So bye...Merry Christmas..lol.

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Oh Mandy.

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Really? I find her OTT in comedies sometimes but that is largely her doing as told by the PD - she is far from unwatchable, and if I can forgive Park Seo-joon for coming off so unlikable in the early episodes of SWP, I can easily deal with her OTT-ness. She's as good or better than many of the male actors in her generation, acting-wise (Lee Min-ho, Jung Il-woo etc).

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Honestly, I think comedy isn't for her. But then its weird because I find melodrama isn't her thing either. She was okay in Secret, but then her tortured expression - which spanned basically the whole drama - wore me thin eventually. She lacks variation imo. I could watch someone like Soo Ae in 10 melodramas in a row and it will still feel like she isn't doing a routine of the same thing over and over again. HJE has like two facial expressions when in tears while 100 while trying to be funny. She doesn't succeed in both, but this is one opinion I understand many would disagree with.

I do completely agree that she is at the same level (at times better and at times worse) than the likes of LMH, JIW et all. I just think that compared to all the actresses who gets equally praised like HJW, Soo Ae, SHK, MCW, she's so far behind.

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Oh Mandy, rather than terrible i will say she has the tendency to overacted in rom-com and I dislike her in KMHM and SWP.

But...

She is terribly great in Secret, Giant and Endless Love. Not a huge fan of her, but i do appreciate talent.

since you already decided not to watch this if she accepts, well it is up to you. There are so many of us will watch this, without u it will not affect this drama at all ;)

Ahh yes agree with your prayer that LSG will not accept this. ;)

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I think HJE is one of the best actress out there in KDrama land right now. I've enjoy all her dramas.

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Nice, I'm a huge HJE fan, so I'll probably catch this...after the drama ends. Unfortunately I'm too busy to follow a 16-episode drama live, let alone a 50-episode one.

I was thinking, Yoon Si Yoon returns from the Marines next month. He would be a perfect fit to be her male co-star, plus it would be a reunion for them.

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I liked her in KMHM, but not so much in SWP.. This drama is different from my usual tho..so I might give it a shot. I think it will be nice to see her in a different role..

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I'M a big fan of HJE unni.... I hope this time her change her style..especially her short hair.. she was always with her short hair since GIANT, SECRET to SWP.... and I hope she will wear a beautiful dress rather than jeans because she is pretty n must change her style ....

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Girl needs to rest a little, it's not good for her health, and sometimes over exposure doesn't go well.

Rumors for male lead is Seung Gi, I love him. I don't know if he'll really do this drama -50 ep is too much- but I hope he proves people above wrong iand does a good job if he's casted. He looks too baby-ish and good boy. He'll have to lose his babyfat cheeks and cut his hair first.

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I really liked her in Giant, was a big fan of her and Sang Wook's pairing.

Then I watched SWP. She screamed. That was the end of my liking her.

I then started KMHM. She screamed again. She's now on my unwatchable list. She's the first actress I ever put on that list. Le sigh!

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never forget her and ji sung (secret), amazing couple.... love them as couple on screen. :-)

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I prefer her so much in heavier and meatier role, I disliked her in KMHM and SWP (not that she is bad actress, but she overacted in rom-com) so if she accepted this, I will be in.

But..please no LSG. :( I will prefer older actor! I actually don't mind if Ji Sung and HJE reunite again. err. Ji Sung is so underrated even he was awesome in KMHM and he definitely need a strong project like this.

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She is good acting, but I would prefer in this character HaJi Won. I beleive she can pull the character better and if Lee Seung Gi is gonna be the lead, they would be perfect. The King Two Hearts was excellent eventhough is was not that well received (mostly for the North and South issue) but the performances were awesome and the chemistry between them is very important for a drama to success. I don't see Her as a good partner for LSG, I don't know they just don't seem to "fit"together. Eventhough many here said LSG is not good for this character,, I disagree. He is capable of doing it very well. Lets see what happens at the end, time would tell.

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