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Kang Ji-hwan becomes a daddy for new MBC drama

This new drama sounds like it’ll probably be a comedy, so it could be a fun new project for Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man), an actor I much prefer in comedic roles. He’s good at dramatic stuff too, but he’s got a particular zing when he’s playing something for laughs, and the more outlandish the comedy, the better. He’s considering an offer to headline the new MBC drama My Little Baby, about a detective who unexpectedly has to raise a baby on his own. Does one get left on his doorstep? In any case, hijinks are sure to follow.

The new series purports to mix documentary realism with drama, but mostly to me it sounds like a drama version of variety shows like Superman Returns or the old Dad, Where Are We Going, about dads and their adorable babies. It’s definitely a scripted drama, but I think they intend to show parenting in all its gory detail, because they describe it as “infant warfare.”

Kang Ji-hwan is up to play the leading character, a detective in the violent crimes division. He was once the ace on a special investigative task force, but he’ll go from a “war on crime to war with an infant” when he suddenly finds himself responsible for a baby. That’s basically all it’s about, though I’m sure they can mine a whole lot of comedy from Kang Ji-hwan being a hapless but endearing new daddy, especially if you start him out as a tough cop who’s rough around the edges. Like Runway Cop, but less gross.

My Little Baby doesn’t have a fixed timeslot yet, and the network is still working out whether it’ll air once or twice a week, either on Thursdays or Fridays. Perhaps it’s another attempt to get in on the Friday night drama slot that cable now dominates. Either way, it’s scheduled to premiere in early March.

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He did comedy in Runway Cop and he was a hoot. Hope leading lady is good.

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That film was really hilarious!!! The scene with his super stinky sock cracked me up for a good half hour. I still remember it.

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More importantly, I hope the leading baby is good! ^___^

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Love him.
Loved Big Man--well, except for the superfluous Drama Cliche stuff. Loved Coffee House--where he didn't end up with who I thought he'd end up with--and I was THRILLED about that. Also, Hong Gil-Dong, The Hero, was good until the almost ending. And I even liked it IN SPITE of that.
I'm looking forward to this as well.

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Coffee House will always remain my favorite show because of KJH and how uncliched it was. I always love when I come across another fan of it!

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Another Fan of Coffee House Present Here!!!

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Coffee House will always be in my top dramas list BECAUSE he didn't end up with the one you're made to think he would end up with. That is, the heroine of basically every other Kdrama - the kooky one who gets him to be a betterish person - is actually the second lead. And I looooooooved that. I mean, why shouldn't the friend who's stuck by his side all this time and is a little rough around the edges NOT be the perfect one for him?

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Coffee House!! I love that drama! And I was sooo happy he ended up with the right girl!

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Cannot wait!!!!

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I Volunteer!............................... to be the baby's mom.

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My first oppa! He definitely needs to come back to dramaland soon, and I love his comedy. So good.

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LOL this sounds like it will be fun to watch. And Friday nights need something now that Reply is ending.

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I'm a huge Kang Ji-hwan fan since Capital Scandal, I've watched pretty much everything he's done after that... Loved him in A Movie is a Movie (having So Ji-sub starring opposite him helped a lot haha), 7 Grade Civil Servant and Runway Cop (films) and Hong Gil-dong and Coffee House (dramas), less in Exhibition of Fireworks and Lie to Me though...

I'm pretty sure he will nail the adorkable role of a detective taking care of a baby! I hope the script is going to be good, as well as the actors starring with him in this drama.

Thanks for the good news :)!

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Lie to Me was good, even though the writing went stupid after the second half IF ONLY for that cola kiss.

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YES! My goodness that show was so tight at the start. All that stuff where they played the Kung Fu Fighting riff as the rumor about the leads being in a secret chaebol marriage just SLEW me. Him and his prickly exterior with a creampuff interior... one of my faves.

I actually really liked Big Man even though it had some really extra stuff in it.

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I really like him, so try catch all his dramas. I just hope it doesn't turn into a drama where the all the adults scream at each other around the baby...makes me uneasy.

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Love him, so I'm in. I skipped Big Man, so I missed him on my screen. I adore him in Coffee House and loved the ending. Also a big fan of Lie to me. I'm just hoping for a great female lead.

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can't he be my daddy.. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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I've never been a big fan of his but I like him nonetheless. And this sounds like it will be hilarious. Can't wait.

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Same.

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this could be awesome! i haven't seen him on screen for awhile and i don't know if his movie he made in china will ever be shown, but if he accepts then yay. he is a talented actor and does drama well, but i agree that he does comedy better (he probably feels the opposite lol)... for the reasons already listed. ☺ i hope he accepts!

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He's one of my favorite Korean actor, I've watched all his drama and actings are great ..hope that the female lead is a great one too .. Looking forward on his new drama.

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Love this news... More doting father and their adorable babies are always welcome in dramaland..

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Yes ! finally one of my favourite actors come back!

Hope to hear news about Lee min hoo and/ or Lee sung gi soon!

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I have wanted him to come back forever! Miss seeing him and love him in comedy. Looking forward to this is he signs on.

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The plot like the adult version of movie Jang Geun Suk 'Baby & Me'. This gotta be lot of cuteness. Wonder who is the baby and hope there will be a jealous little kid too.

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Love KJH very much. He's one of the KOREA'S versatile ACTOR. I'm super excited that he's back. I wonder whose gonna play the Mom of the baby.

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I miss Kang Ji Hwan in kdrama. The last one he did was Bigman which was almost two years ago. I know he is busy doin movies , first in China and now in Bali.

Yeah, he is very good in comedy . maybe that's why I like him. He always make me laugh. If the story is really good, I hope he accepts

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simplesmente tudo de bom adoro ele

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