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Webtoon adaptation Lucky Romance follows Mr. Black in May

There’s another webtoon-to-drama adaptation in the works, but wait! Before you grumble, Again?!, take a listen, because this one is hilarious.

The drama is titled Lucky Romance, but it doesn’t mean that the romance is literally lucky; it’s a drama where luck is the prevailing theme — the heroine is obsessed with getting fortunes read, observing elaborate rites, and basically being a nutty eccentric fixated on improving her luck. The press’ description sounds rather ordinary — a woman who believes in fortune-telling meets a man who doesn’t believe in luck who lives only by his own will, and they fall in love — but trust me, the story’s a lot more fun than that.

The first thing I did was go online to check out the webtoon, which I wasn’t familiar with but heard was quite popular. I got hooked right away by the zany humor and laughed out loud repeatedly, which made me excited for a drama to bring everything to life.

The story starts out with the heroine, fortune-obsessed Bo-nui, being told in very dire tones by a fortune-teller that she royally pissed off the cosmos in a prior life as a thieving raccoon who would steal a tiger’s hard-caught food, making it starve. It’s to blame for her bad luck now, and to right the karmic wrong, she has to have a one-night stand with a younger man who’s a tiger sign in the zodiac — and if she doesn’t do it in one month, she’ll have grave misfortune this year.

Bo-nui is so intense about her fortune that she’s arranged her whole life around it, letting it dictate where she lives, what she does, and how she sees everything. So she goes down the rolodex looking for a man to have a one-night stand with, and gets pretty desperate when the month nears an end and she’s still searching.

Enter the hero, Taek-hoo, who is incredibly, comically, ridiculously stingy. He lives his life to make and save money, and shamelessly argues over tiny discounts with the cafe, wraps up any food that’s left over at work, and scrimps like it’s an Olympic sport. That’s how he manages to buy an apartment building at the age of 29, and the first thing he does is see that a tenant has missed four months of rent and informs her that she’s getting kicked out.

That’s Bo-nui, and when trying to appeal to his sympathy doesn’t work, she hears that he’s a tiger sign and decides he’s her one chance to turn around her luck — even while grumbling about his manners and calling him “cockroach jerk.” She sets out to seduce him with comical results.

That’s just the initial setup, but it sets up the rest of the story to continue its quirky start, a little like Personal Taste could have been if it were written better. Morevoer, the characters aren’t just mildly offbeat — they’re actively weird and I really like that. I just hope a drama version doesn’t strip out what makes them so interesting.

Lucky Romance has already scored a timeslot, to follow Goodbye Mr. Black on MBC, and will have 16 episodes. Casting is underway with auditions in progress, and netizens are already putting forth their favorite fantasy casting picks. It will air in May as a Wednesday-Thursday drama.

Via Joy News

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I know the /perfect person/ for this 'cockroach jerk' role in my humble opinion /wink wink WINK

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Who who WHO

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Kim Taehoon 0w0 To elaborate, it's because of an insider joke, but the poor guy really needs a romcom role where he starts happy and ends happy, imo.

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LOL

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I quite like him in One More Happy Ending. My heart is now at peace when I see him. lol

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AHAHAHA, oh. I like him, he's cool.

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This would be interesting! Im actually not one of those people who doesnt like webtoon adaptations. Usually i dont read the webtoon before the drama p, so as to not get my expectations high so that must be one of the reasons. Webtoon dramas are also so zany and comic and heartwarming (usually) that i just cant not like them! I havent read this webtoon but it looks like it could be a good drama. Basically the most attractive thing about this story till now (from the summary) is that the guy is not a chaebol! THANK GOD! I was tired of the rich guy poor girl stuff! This looks like a different kind of story and yet is somehow connected to the old hijinks of dramaland! So yup! Looking forward to this drama!
Till now i havent made up my mind as to who should be leads but i really wanna see Kim Soo Hyun again, but im pretty sure thats not gonna happen! Oh what the hell!!

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I'm afraid the heroine will annoy me!

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Yeah... It's giving me Soon-ae vibes. Y'know, when it seemed like she had no boundaries and was taking over 24/7. But thank goodness for Kim Seul-gi, she still managed to make that character more lovable rather than dispicable. Let's hope they find an actress that can do the same.

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Or y'know, cast Kim Seul Gi ;)

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yes.. i thought seul gi too.

and of course.. Doo Joon BEAST.

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Kim Seul Gi, please!

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joowon please...

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I want Kim seul-gi and Doo-joon. PLEASE.

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Omfg yes!!!!!

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KSG - she will be perfect- she already did a similar acting in Oh my ghostess.

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+1
Kim seul-gi will work it out! Park Bo young is okay too! I loved her in Oh My Ghostess when she was being Soo-ae.

But I'm afraid a re pairinf of Prince Prince will be hard to happen. Too soon

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WHUUUUUUUUUUUT! We totally have the same candidates!!! I just posted my comment but you beat me to it! YES PLEASE! Yoon Doo Joon and Kim Seul Gi!!!

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Doojoon♡Seulgi ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

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But evwn if they offer, he probably won't take it since B2St usually makes comeback around June-July-August time ?

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True. OTOH, Kikwang did Mrs. Cop even if it coincided with their comeback last year. Although that was a small supporting role so maybe he was able to manage. I'm still crossing my fingers. I really think the role would really fit Doo Joon to a T.

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b2uty? *waves* Yeah DJ places group activities above personal ones so this seems unlikely. Too bad it's not on cable, live-shooting can be problematic.

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yeah! *high five* Although you know another thing which would make DJ run away from this project? Shooting the one night stand scene! HAHAHA I can imagine the hilarity BTS of him shooting that scene!

Exhibit A:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKO2T6MXOo

Exhibit B:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-e_xZYw24

WAHAHA. I can't stop laughing at these clips even if I watched it like a million times already.

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Yes! That would be ideal!

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OH MY GOD!! Preach you-who-needs-to-be-blessed-with-this-comment.

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Omg, after their bit w/ Splish Splash Love? Okay, I might be ready for their reunion.

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+1,000,000. Seriously, can we start a petition?

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I would so, SO start a petition!!! I need them back on my screen! Together!!!

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I will sign that petition! HAHAHA! Someone start it already!

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I would SO root for this, only webtoon adaptations on MBC/KBS/SBS are usually a mess.

They deserve better, let's hold out for something from an actually good writer, please!

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Yes to this!! It'll be a hoot!

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YES! I join the chorus...Kim Seul Gi & Yoon Doojoon would be perfect for this. :)

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OMG YES!!! Ugh but now im remembering splash splash love...brb gonna go cry in a corner.

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Omg yesssss!!! These two would be awesome! I can already imagine them in these roles.

The webtoon sounds absolutely hilarious!!! :)

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OMG, they were literally the 2 that pop in my head. I need a reunion of my splash splash couple!

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Yes yes please with a freaking cherry on top!

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HOLY CRAP THIS WOULD BE PERFECT @[email protected]

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How about Kim Seul Gi and Jung Il Woo?

Kim Seul Gi would nail eccentric, obsessed girl. And Jung Il Woo would be great as a stingy stickler after High End Crush.

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Yes. PLEASE ! *;*

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+1

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Yes! Doo Joon and Seul Gi!!!

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Kim Seul Gi & Yoon Doojoon yes yes YES!! I will sign that petition!

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Omagah...yessss!! pretty pleaseeeeee, it'd be a dream come true

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I automatically thought of Joo Won as I was reading this. And Kang Sora for the actress. But I know both cant do it.

Hmm lets throw suggestions guys
Hero - Lee Jong Suk, Ryu Jun Yeol
Heroine - Moon Geun Young, UEE,

Omg wtf I cant think of anyone else ?

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I've watched most of Jo Wons' dramas and I think he's a very good actor. The only thing is that he is not believable when he is falling in love with his leading lady. Even when he is acting out a love scene, I see a disconnect. He would probably act the same way if he was kissing a plastic doll or a bench.

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In my books, Joo-won is a very good actor. He's a natural when it comes to analyzing and portraying difficult characters.

But I did find his loveline with Uee very believable in Ojakgyo Brothers. It's just kind of sad that the rom-com he's given to work with just isn't all that rom-com we imagine it to be.

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Joo Won and Mon Chae Won ...

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Alright as someone suggested above DOOJOON and SEULGI please!!!!?!!!!!!

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IS IT MAY YET?!

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Somehow I want the leads to be Ryu Joonyeol and Kim Seulgi XD

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Omg, this pairing... ?? sounds hilarious already!

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Kim Seul-gi is meant for this role. It sounds right up her alley.

As for the male lead, I'm totally up for either Yoon Doo-joon or Ryu Jun-yeol. They both seem to be able to play this character.

Sounds exciting already!

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Ryu Joonyeol is in a scandal for the ilbe thing.

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I thought that had already been resolved?

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yes, the 'ilbe scandal', where even the most fervid digging into his past revealed that he'd given a 5 star rating to The Attorney on one of his SNS accounts.

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would 100% be here for that.

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OMG Youre a genius..Ryu Jun Yeol just got the role

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Ooooh this sounds promising. I do like me a good webtoon adaption. Just when I started getting excited about Goodbye, Mr. Black, I find out this is going to follow it!

So... erm... Does anyone know where I can find an english translated version of this webtoon?

Don't judge... I have needs....

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I have been reduced to watching the originals... even though I read like a pre-school kid... AND EVEN THEN IT STOPS BEING FREE AT CHAPTER 7!!! *CRIES*

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Where did you find the originals? What is the name of the webtoon? The premise sounds like fun :)

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You can find it on naver, but only until chapter 7.

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hey, where do i find this webtoon? i've searched everywhere and can't seem to find it at all. it would be a big help if you could guide me there

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I vote Joo Won

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Wow. We guys almost thought alike. Lol Yes to Yoon Do Joon and Kim Seul Gi. please please can someone make it happen?!!!

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plot sounds like a concern i've seen in KBS Hello Counselor. i'm so curious who will play the leads, so many to choose from. at least here there shouldn't be a demand for the actors to look exactly like the drawings Ha.

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The girl character practically screams KIM SEUL GI. Nutty eccentric is her turf. I have a feeling she will get the role. Okay, I NEED her to get the role.

Also, I dont know why, but I've always thought that MBC loooooves her, and this is going to be in MBC so fingers crossed!

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You're right, javabeans, this does sound like alotta fun.

I got Soon-ae vibes when I read the "must-have-a-one-night-stand" part, but I'm sure that they know better to find an actress that has the capabilities of matching Bo-nui's character description all the while still being likeable. Like Kim Seul-gi, herself, but tbh, I kinda wanna see somebody else take on this role just because it seems like familiar territory for her. #unpopularopinion

On the other hand, Taek-hoo sounds like a hoot! I loved reading about his stingy ways–discounts, saving food, etc. My friend and I used to save our school food from lunch and then share it with each other while we waited for our teacher to take us to recess. Ah, good times. Anyways, I'm already envisioning scenes of this webtoon-turned-drama in my head and it's hilarious. Haha. Can't wait for updates on this!

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I hear you on that - I don't want Kim Seul-gi to have to repeat elements of her previous performances when she's already been so typecast as is.

Splish Splash Love was a great departure (or at least variation) from her usual, this would just send her back to square one.

I still want that Yoon Doojoon/Kim Seul-gi reunion though!

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Hi, pogo!

That's my point, exactly! Like, we know she's perfect for this role/it was made for her/she's the obvious choice, but those are exactly the reasons why I'd rather have it be somebody else–because it's so predictable.

Idk, this is hard; I want somebody to take on this challenge and own the character, but when you have Kim Seul-go who's RIGHT THERE and would be SO PERFECT, it's like, ? AND we'd all love to see a reunion between her and Doojoon? ??? because their love story was just too bittersweet for my liking!

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For the female lead Kim seul gi is definitely the first name that pops in my head. She plays quirky characters so well! As for the lead the guy from Signal maybe? Or park seo joon? Tbh anyone good looking will do for the guy lol.

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Park Seo-joon has Hwarang under his belt. I don't think he'll be able to take on another drama this soon, unfortunately.

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Oh. not again. As if Cheese in the trap wasn't stressful enough.

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This looks promising! *crossing fingers* I hope they do find a good cast and prepare the script well, please!

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This sounds so hilarious!!! I'm curious about the casting. ^^

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This sounds so fun!! I really want to see Han Groo in something and this sounds perfect!

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yes please!

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Omg, YES! Han Groo! ???? Duh. Can't believe I forgot about her. ?? I completely fell for her in Marriage Not Dating. She's so charming. But also has so much raw talent and can bring emotional depth!

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+1 that would be great :D

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Han Groo would be perfect.

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I would love to see Park So Dam or Park Bo Young as the heroine.. and Lee Dong Hwi or Ryu Joon Yeol as the male lead..

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Ryu Joon Yeol or the Splash splash love reunion!!!
Please no idol as the female lead. That would kill me. I'm already scared because tvN isn't the one doing the drama :/

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The romance aspect makes me think of Oh My Ghostess which isn't a bad thing at all! Woman throws herself on the man for a one night stand! Hopefully the main couple will be as adorable and funny as OMG!

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Where can I read the webtoon? I tired webtoon.com but I couldn't find it. Does any one know the Korean name?

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Considering the younger man is 29, that means the woman is probably at least in her 30s. Heard a while ago that Im Soojung wants to come back to dramaland, wonder what kind of drama she'd go for since I'd love to see her in something light for a change.

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Where can i find the webtoon? Written in english, please.

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http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/list.nhn?titleId=613933&weekday=sun u have to download their button thingy for translation

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Actually never mind, the button isn't working for this webtoon...

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an actor who got mafia looking face and an actress with poor-desperate looking face would be adorable.
lets see.. maybe jo dong hyuk with bad guys criminal mode and jung so min boldness like on playfull kiss could be great :D

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Drama Gods! Yoon Eun-hye pleasssseeee...

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YEH really pullls it off in rom-coms, and getting paired with a famous, young actor can likely revive her career...

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I know who he is. It's Yoo Seung Ho! He was adorable and convincing in both Imaginary Cat and Remember War of The Son. Plus YSH and YEH's great chemistry has been proved through Harry Borrison and Zoe Lou in Missing You (MBC)

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I totally agree, but I doubt YSH will take on another project after his recent dramas, or he'll up end up going overexposed. Any suggestion guys? :)

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Oh how about Park Bo-gum? He has just begged out of 'Entertainer'.

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Hero's jaw already looks like Ryu Jun Yeol's.

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I want to see Ji Chang Wook again on screen . He is very good comical role!

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I dunno, for some reason I picture Lee Dong-wook for the role - he's probably the wrong age and I don't particularly want him to do it either, but I just imagined him first.

Park Bo-young would be totally adorable though. I think reading something so umm... extreme (?) can be fun but watching it on screen can be pretty annoying. The craziness can get to you like so the production definitely needs a strong actress who can make the character a believable human. Let's see who they lure in - casting should be out soon.

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Echoing everyone's sentiments that wants Doojoon X Seulgi!!! T.T

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At first I was so excited after reading what Javabeans wrote, then at the end when I read that it's been adapted to broadcast on MBC.. My confidence went real low. So far the only broadcast station with real success on adaptation is tvn.. Seriously hope I'm proved wrong this time :(

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We're gonna say this after Cheese in the Trap turned into a dull mess and with the original author, Park Haejin, and the public mad at them? People put tvn on such a pedestal lol.

And if we're talking about commercial success, MBC adapted the Moon that Embraces the Sun novel.

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Oh I forgot Goong could be a manhwa example. Though I was meh about the manhwa's/drama's plot in general, others were into it.

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I will vote on Do Joon and Kim Seul Gi too!

But... wait...

Should not the female lead is older than male lead?? If the man is in 29, should not the girl is in 30s? Am i wrong?
Kim Seul Gi looks so young to be in 30s I guess :(

For male lead, why do I feel like the offer will go to someone who his name is popped out everywhere these days?

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The male lead in the webtoon looks like Siwon.. I miss him in romcom, but he is in the army T.T
Any other actors born in '87 also heading to army so I don't think they'll take this, unless this is their last project before army.
Would love to see Park Hae Jin or Yoo Yeon Seok in this, and i'll pray hard the plot won't suck.

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From a broad angle, this is slightly similar to an older Thai lakorn "Nang Sao Mai Jumgud Namsakul" (Miss who won't limit her surname) about a woman who finds out she might die/suffer badly (don't recall exactly) if she doesn't get married within a certain timeframe. Cue wacky hijinks as she tries to secure a husband, including the necessary cosplay of quickly appealing to different guys. I loved that show when I was a kid, so this sounds right up my alley. Noona romances aren't so much my cuppa, but eh, since I'm a noona to most everyone, I should get on board, right?

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Park Shin Hye or Moon Geun Young

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양진성 / Yang Jin Sung from Bride of the Century and Jung II Woo
They will make à lovable couple.

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Im a bit wary of manhwa adaptations rn.. I dont really read the manhwas to see the dramas as different stories but with the the drama behind the dama in CITT i'm a bit wary of adaptations! I feel at some point, someone would get mad at the drama! -like the public, the original writer or the ACTORS THEMSELVES!- but well, this story sounds interesting!
Anyone knows what Han Groo is doing? she kinda fits that role in my mind.. Im joo eun too but shes in another drama and then as everyone said: Kim Seul Gi!! For the male lead: Ryu Joon Yeol and Kim Ji hoon came to mind... I hope they find actors who can play such extreme roles without making me flip a table! Im kinda worried about the age differences! maybe theyll lower the ages but then how would you explain the male lead -being like 24- having the $$$ to buy an apartment building without being a chaebol? lol

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OMG DO Joon and KSG

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If it's SeulGi I'm in, I totally adore her.

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Sadly i'm not korean netizen, I want Jung Yong Hwa & Jung Soo Min play as a couple... lol

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where can i read the comic of lucky romance? i cant seem to find it in webtoon? whats the title of the comic itself? thanks

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The name of the comic itslef is called Lucky Romance, but if you're looking for an english translated version, I don't believe one exists yet.

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Does anyone know where I can read this webtoon translated in english?

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