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Jung So-min cast as Lee Kwang-soo’s girlfriend for KBS web/variety drama

The cast is now in place for the upcoming KBS “variety drama” Sound of the Heart, based on a long-running (ten years!) webtoon of the same name that’s earned a following for its comedic take on ordinary life moments. The project earlier cast Lee Kwang-soo (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to star and has now secured Jung So-min (D-Day) to play his longtime girlfriend.

The series, noted for its gag-like comedic sensibility, is based on real people in the webtoon writer’s life; the writer shares a name with his hero, Jo Seok, whose hyung is named after the writer’s hyung. Lee Kwang-soo will play Jo Seok, described as accident-prone, and since Lee is the very embodiment of bumbling and lovable, he sounds perfect.

The female lead was a role that was previously out to EXID idol Hani, and while I don’t know much about Hani, I do love Jung So-min, so good call casting her as the easy-going and playful Ae-bong, who marries Jo Seok after dating for seven years. She sounds like the dominant personality in the duo, scolding Jo Seok often as the person he’s most afraid of. She has a group of doppelgangers (called “the Ae-bongs”) and likes to cook, although the results are “nuclear bomb level.” Sounds random and quirky.

The broadcast format for this show is a little unusual in that it’s first going up on Naver’s TVcast in 10-minute segments as a 10-episode web drama, but then will also air on KBS as a “sitcom-style variety drama.” It’s the second project after The Producers to be tagged with the variety drama label, which I’m taking to mean will be entirely scripted but flowing more like a sitcom; I don’t see how variety fits in other than that the director is a variety PD, Ha Byung-hoon of SNL Korea and Superman Returns. (Honestly, I’m not sure KBS knows what it means by the term, either. They seem to be trying to figure it out.) SNL Korea writer Lee Byung-hoon is onboard to write.

Veteran actress Kim Mi-kyung (Healer, Yong-pal, Heirs) will play Kwang-soo’s mom, while Misaeng’s Kim Dae-myung will play his hyung. Well, they certainly put together an awesome cast, and now I’m disappointed the series will be so short. The original webtoon is over a thousand episodes long (with over 5 billion cumulative views) — that’s gotta be too much material to cram into 100 minutes!

Sound of the Heart is planning to broadcast in October, with a simultaneous broadcast in China.

Via Osen

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Prince of Asia

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Kim Mi-kyung will be the perfect mum for Lee Kwang soo! The fierce ajumma and the timid son! They kind of look alike, too =)

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So is Kwangsoo confirmed for this web drama already? Is it possible for him to shoot both this and Entourage? Because I really want him to play this character, but I also want him to take Entourage so that I can watch him in my screen longer. 😭

I think KBS chose to shoot small portion of it first. Then wait for the respond of it. If it get good review, they will continue it. Because there's no way they could cram 10 years material into only 100 minutes show. 😓

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Dont Forget:

He will be in the first episodes of Hwarang (As Park Seo Joo's Character Friend) i bet he will be die soon.
He Will Be as special guest with Jo In Sung in Dear My Friends
He Will Be in Entourage (Filming begins in may)
He Will Be in The Sound of the Heart
And in Running Man lol

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100-minute drama is like 1.5 episodes of regular tv drama which is probably equivalent to approx. 2 weeks shooting time for actors. So he still has enough time to breathe. Good on him, he is having the best time in his career.

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Totally gonna watch it because I'm a fan to both leads. Can't waittttt.. Hahahaha

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To be completely frank, this honestly sounds like a bit of a step back or regression for her career trajectory as opposed to a lot of other things she could be doing to elevate herself to leading lady status.

I mean, I feel like I rather take on another second lead role in a Big Three drama or even cable, then do something like this if I were her.

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This sounds better than D-Day and with kwang soo that show will be sold in all asia. She will be more exposed.
The webtoon is one of the most famous in korea.

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Webdrama is the thing of the present. There were few big guns in kdramaland who have done webdrama. So Ji Sub with Kim Ji won, which I thought the webdrama they were in was fantastic, and Jung Il Woo and Jin Se Yeo, to name a few.

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I agree... this role originally was for an idol (Hani of EXID) as her first acting role but she ended up rejecting it. It makes me sad that Jung So Min is doing a web drama and wasn't even first choice for it.

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wow
..can't wait for this sitcom...it reminds me rm when jung somin as a guest too...but at that ep she isn't partner with kwangsoo oppa..hehhee....anyway really anticipated for this drama^^

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sounds fun...
hahaha, jung so min unnie and lee kwang soo oppa, cant think of anything more than a good round of laughter...

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Nice to see her again.

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I'm expecting a cameo appearance from Kwang-soo's best friends Song Joong Ki and Jo In Sung.

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^YES praying to the drama gods to make this happen ^_^

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+10000

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They are really supporting each other. ;)

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October?!

We'll have to wait so long! Oh well, I've always like jung so min and hoped she would would get better roles in better dramas. And can't wait to see lee kwang soo!! Love him <3

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Loooooooooooove Kim Mi-kyung and Kwang-Soo

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Sorry but "SNL" what's that???

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SNL is Saturday Night Live. It's a comedy sketch show.

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This site needs a Puck's review, amazing special drama

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Lee Kwang Soo has a super busy year. But poor guy, always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Although, I fail to see how not having a notable leading role (he's secondary in It's Okay, It's Love) on his resume has hurt him. Next year, I hope he'll headline a full length drama of his very own.

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OOOOOH. I think they're gonna look super cute together! Can't wait~

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Do they have English sub in naver's TV Cast?

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I can picture LKS blushing now...

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The height difference though! She's super tiny and he's super tall. I can't wait, I love the both of them so much. It's going to be so cute.

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huhu- Still just 10 minutes per eps? I know it would b sitcom but I really hope he get serious lead role, coz I watched him in puck n confession, he really good with it! I was crying infront of my laptop with my roommate!

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Wow jung so min!!i love her..she is a great actress...n beautiful..love her all drama...hope she'll look cute wit kwang soo..can't wait anymore...

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Wow can't wait to see her again..she is one of the most beautiful n great actress in korea...jung so min i love u...u will always be my favourite actress....hope she'll look cute wit kwang soo

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Loves both of them😚😚😚

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