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Girl Who Sees Smells writer returns with idol drama Dance With You

If you liked last year’s rom-com-slash-serial-killer drama Girl Who Sees Smells, and/or 2013’s harder-edged story of ruthless ambition Yawang, you may be interested to hear that the writer of those two, Lee Hee-myung, is working on another drama for SBS, tentatively titled Dance With You.

The plot description is very thin, giving us only that it’s a story of idols and producers. My first reaction was “Another one?” since we’ve had such a slew of those dramas in past years, some that have been pretty good (Dream High, You’re Beautiful), but also a lot that have fallen short (She’s So Lovable, Trot Lovers, Dream High 2…). I’m sure the concept still has a lot of good stories in it and I’m not ready to write it off, but I’ll be waiting to hear more about that plot details before I know what to feel.

Even so, looking at writer Lee’s resumé, I’m reminded of all the genuinely funny and heartfelt shows he’s written, and that makes me feel more optimistic about the idea: Tomato was a cute, old-school classic; Successful Story of a Bright Girl was another solid rom-com that and early-2000s hit; Bad Family was heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny; and Rooftop Prince was laugh-even-louder hilarious. So really, it’s Yawang that’s the anomaly in a sea of light, bright comedies.

Writer Lee is currently assembling his team with aims to cast shortly, and will reunite with his Girl Who Sees Smells director, PD Baek Soo-chan (also of Pumpkin Flower Soon-jung, Dream, Tazza, and Golden Bride), for the series. Dance With You is being planned as a Wednesday-Thursday drama, and is being considered for the slot following Rain and Kang So-ra’s Please Come Back, Ajusshi, which follows current thriller Remember—Son’s War. If it lands that timeslot, it would premiere in April.

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Hmm while the topic of the story doesn't really make me so excited as i'm a bit bored with it yet on the other hand i really like the writer and liked the last drama she made so i'll watch it,curious more about the details as story and the cast,hope it will be that drama in a long time about entertaiment that will actually be good

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I've liked a lot of the works by Lee Hee-myung so I am already on-board for this!

My dream team would be Ji Chang-Wook and Han Groo or Park Bo-Young.

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^That really is the dream team!

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Honestly, I like K-pop so I'm open to this idea, but I'd like to see something new in terms of the concept. Maybe exploring the nitty gritty side of idols, or something like Sassy Go Go that was heartwarming but presented realistic problems.

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I wonder what the chances are that they'll stick with this name. If they do I wonder what the chances are they'd license the song Dance With You by one of my favorite bands Live as the theme song.

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I love GWSS but... im not too fond with this concept. Watch or not to watch, will decide it later.

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Kang So Ra is out on the Rain drama.

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Yeah, I think Oh Yeonsoo is the one who play as heroine.

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yeay, I like this writer! please cast beautiful actresses/idols. I like Rooftop Prince and Sensory Couple, even though I was missed Yawang.

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Interesting update and good to know. I loved Rooftop Prince and Girl Who Sees Smells, so I might check this out based on cast and plot. ^^

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Wait a minute...

He wrote Bad Family?! That's pretty much one of my favorite dramas ever.

I like some of his others too (though I think they have their weaknesses) so I'll be looking out for this one, even if the plot description isn't drawing me in.

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Bad family yeah seen it a few times, these day if they remade it they likey get the gangster killed off or something silly just for a bit a drama, rather than staying to theme ie 'comdey' romance, for myself i alway found ending like that in what is a c/r just ego trip by the director or writer, rather than looking to pander to the veiwers.
Successful Story of a Bright Girl for me was THE drama that broke to hold the heavy melodrama had in the ratings [it had a 40+ratings] and started the run of com/rom that has continued to today while also pretty much being the blueprint of the same for the last 10 years and more.

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Idol drama? Well, yikes. We all know acting ability is strictly optional when it comes to casting those, but I hope the cast is at least better than Dream High (which I was never really able to love because the idol leads' struggle acting was apparent even when Park Hae-ryun went out of her way to disguise it as a character tic).

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BAD FAMILY! Guhhhhhhh. When they entered that contest to win their furniture back. Lol. Guhhhhhh!

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Just reading the title Bad Family makes me start giggling again. What a sweet show that was.

Let's have Park Bo Gum do something completely different and lead this new show, he sings well and is a musician and can easily look like an idol.

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Aren't there enough talentless idols getting acting parts they don't deserve already? Do we really need a drama specially designed for this?

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I'm sick and tired of seeing those talentless idols get lead roles while good actors and actresses are stuck in second lead and supporting roles.

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preach!

I don't mind when the idols who get cast can act, but when they can't and get lead roles anyway...... it just feels like a real insult to rookie actors.

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Even though some deserve to hear about their bad acting, I feel sorry when I read about how some actor/actresses can't take that well.
I felt sorry when Suzi teared up when she received comments on her bad acting during 'Dream high'. Also felt bad when Seo Gang-joon said he didn't want to get off the car because he felt like people will attack him after he read comments about his bad acting during filming 'Hwajung'.

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I'll be blunt, if they are doing work and getting paid for it (they are doing dramas/movies that go on air, not some film school student project or community theatre play), they should be prepared for criticism if they suck.

Ordinary people get bitched out for doing inadequate jobs all the time, so I'm not sure why idols or actors should be beyond criticism of their abilities/performances in dramas or movies especially when they're getting paid for it. If they can't take it, that's the fault of their management for encouraging them to look at it all (it's virtually unheard of for western celebrities to be made to check out what is being said about them online, the same way Korean celebrities seem to be).

and when it comes to criticism of acting, the only valid response is to actually improve, instead of continually mention how upset you are by it.

Kim Min-hee used to be called worse names for her acting than anything Susie or Seo Kang-joon are getting, but she actually had the courage to ask Noh Hee-kyung to give her a small role in Goodbye Solo and then slayed that role - which then completely reversed people's opinions of her as an actress. I can respect that approach way more than people who are aware that their acting isn't up to the standards of the roles they take, but continue to grab lead roles anyway because they think they're big stars.

Hell, if you want a recent example, just look at the criticism IU was getting before Producers or Lee Soon-shin, or what Hyeri got pre-Answer Me 1988. I don't recall either of them complaining about the hate, only getting on with their jobs and turning in good performances.

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On the other hand, idols will always land roles but this gives a chance to rookie actors who still need to step up their game and improve before they take the lead. Chances are the drama will become at least semi-popular due to its cast and its here that more people could get recognized (plus they'll stand out with real acting).

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please cast D.O as the male lead , please!
and for the female one , please cast Park chorong of Apink!

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not sure I'm going to be sticking around for this one.

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I really liked Girl Who Sees Smells so I'll be looking forward to this.

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I really liked Rooftop Prince but not so much Girl Who Sees Smells— maybe it was just the time travel/fish-out-of-water aspect I enjoyed. Girl Who Sees Smells had questionable writing (really, who goes to a murderer's house? and stops to have a coffee break on the way to rescue a friend because of RAIN?) and I feel like the entire "concept" of seeing smells was underused in terms of its potential.

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