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Rising star Kwak Shi-yang up to join Yoon Shi-yoon in fantasy sageuk

Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) hasn’t made a final decision yet on whether to take the JTBC fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, but newcomer Kwak Shi-yang (Persevere Gu Hae-ra, Oh My Ghostess) is now up to potentially join him; his reps confirmed that he’d received the offer and is positively considering the drama.

Mirror of the Witch is the fusion-ified drama about real-life Joseon doctor Heo Jun, who wrote the book Mirror of Eastern Medicine. The drama follows Heo Jun in his youth, described as taking a romance-mystery-fusion bent on depicting the man’s youth and love, while also telling the “hidden story” behind the Mirror of Eastern Medicine. Yoon Shi-yoon is up to take the lead role, and while Kwak Shi-yang’s potential role is not disclosed.

For now, I find the show’s angle and description intriguing—sort of Secret Door-esque in taking a well-known personage and inventing a secret backstory for the drama. Granted, Secret Door really dropped the ball in executing its idea, but I did really find its intention of exploring a notorious slice of history amidst a fictional murder mystery to be conceptually exciting. (It just had all the actual excitement of a ton of bricks. Not falling or destroying or doing anything interesting, either. Just sitting there, being bricks.)

Of the casting possibilities, I’m much more excited about the prospect of Yoon Shi-yoon making his comeback after military service, but I do like Kwak Shi-yang. I found him sympathetic despite a being stuck with a frustratingly taciturn character in Persevere Gu Hae-ra, and he was cute in the small role he had in Oh My Ghostess. I do kind of think his management is pushing him faster than the audiences are ready to accept him, but I’m okay to see more of him so that’s something I can live with.

Mirror of the Witch is directed by Maids’ PD Jo Hyun-tak, and is in talks to take up JTBC’s next-next Friday-Saturday timeslot, following Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, which follows Madam Antoine.

Via Star News

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Cordooooooooon!

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+10000

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Yes, push him I'm very okay with that! Hope we get to see a lot of him a sap! He's the reason I watch WGM and ff'd thru the other couples to see "puppy and kitty"

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I watch WGM and well...
I can pretty much say he's real Cordon--he can cook and gentleman too.

So, he and YSY in one screen= I'd be glad

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Oh great. Now you're making me wish I was keeping up with that show.

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YSY & Kwak Shi-Yang...not bad. Started watching WGM just for the KSY couple.

Hmm, just realized I've seen all of KSY's drama projects (Glorious Day, Persevere, Goo Hae Ra, Oh My Ghost, and We Got Married) except for his daily All is Well.

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I agree! He's so sweet to So Yeon although I seriously wonder how he manages to prepare so much stuff for her. They're sooooo cute.

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Aaah... Definitely don't mind to see more Kwak Si Yang on my screen.
I am waiting to see him in a rom-com genre or something interesting like OMG, I've seen his cutie side lately and he may nail it.
But this one maybe okay, too. Especially if Yoon Shi Yoon confirmed it. I'll keep an eye on this!

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so cute, shi yang... yes, please!

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His old variety appearance that reappeared recently really turned me off of him, i cant stand to watch him on WGM anymore.

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koreans don't like him, he's so fake

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Great, they're really doubling-down on the flower boys now.

As far as Kwak Shi-Yang's management pushing him ... well there's all those male stars that are about to have to go to military service. They're probably trying to milk OMG's success to push him while there's a chance. He did that, We Got Married, the cameo on One More Happy Ending, now maybe this? The thing that more surprises me is that I think he and YSY are kind of a similar type so why they'd need two of them...

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When/where was his cameo in IMHE?
How did I miss it?

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It was at the beginning actually, Shi Yang and So Yeon were getting a divorce and he was the bad husband hiding his assets. So Yeon was hilarious.

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Thanks!

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"Not falling or destroying or doing anything interesting, either. Just sitting there, being bricks."

Lmaoooo, I died.

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LOL.. Secret Door!
Even the great Han Seok Kyu can't save it.

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Me too! I Lol'd hard at that.

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Can we have Jung Kwang Ryul make cameo as the adult/older version of Heo Jun. Just because I still remembered him as the doctor on the early version of that drama.

Kwak Shi Yang is fine, he doing alright with all his dramas before. Just that maybe people know him more with WGM and his recent daily drama.

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Total screen cuteness with those two.

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How did he still get a role? He is bascally hated in SK right now because his past controversial words resurfaced.

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