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Jeon So-min romances Ha Suk-jin in 1% of Anything remake

The upcoming marriage-contract drama 1% of Anything now has a leading lady in Jeon So-min (Maids, Princess Aurora), who’ll star alongside Ha Suk-jin (D-Day) in the remake of the 2003 MBC series of the same name.

The drama, which was adapted from a popular internet novel, centers around a haughty third-generation chaebol who expected he would inherit everything from his grandfather, who is given a rude awakening when he discovers that his grandfather gave away his inheritance to a nobody teacher instead. The one condition for the chaebol to claim his inheritance is to marry the woman his grandfather selected — the kind schoolteacher who unwittingly became the main benefactor of the old man’s will. In the original drama, the leads were played by early-career Kang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa.

The heroine’s character is a plucky, bright, and enterprising young woman who teaches elementary school. She’s kind to everybody but can’t stand by watching things go wrong, and is tough against the strong and soft against the weak. She’ll start out in a bickering, antagonistic relationship with the hero, which gradually develops into a sweet romance — I presume as he begins to grow up and be less of a pain in the ass, because I’m pretty sure he’ll be the one needing the attitude adjustment, not her. I mostly know Jeon So-min from Princess Aurora, or as I like to think of it, that drama that went crazy, where she played the main character of Aurora. She does have a bright energy, and I have to applaud anyone who managed to make it through that fiasco still committed to the role.

I admit that this kind of character is a little old hat for Ha Suk-jin (I much prefer him being funny or quirky), but I suppose that his stiff, haughty characters have mostly been second leads, and being the leading man ought to (hopefully) bring out more interesting sides to him. Hey, I’m looking at Namgoong Min as a prime example of an actor who started out playing dull nice guys, who figured out some things while playing a few psychopaths, and now has come back to rom-coms with a crackling new energy. We can hope, right?

This version of 1% of Anything will be directed by PD Kang Chul-woo of both seasons of Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, and written by Hyun Go-woon, who wrote family drama Creating Destiny and also the original novel for 1% of Anything, as well as the 2003 drama. I wonder if that’s something we should find promising — will having the old writer back keep things on track, or is it better to bring fresh eyes on the project?

1% of Anything is aiming to be 100 percent pre-produced with simultaneous broadcasts in Korea, China, Japan, and the U.S. It currently does not have a premiere date set, though it is eyeing a run in the latter half of the year.

Via TV Report

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Airing in the US? That's interesting. I wonder who would be airing it. It doesn't sound like the normal streaming sites where we get most of our dramas.

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Yes - very curious!

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My guess is by airing in the US they mean Viki and DF.

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Now I'm imaging Ha Suk Jin in a psychopath role... *dreamy sigh*

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Ah I was hoping they'd make Ha Suk Jin's character a bit quirky ala Lee Gun' Fated to love you.

I've never seen this actress before, but that drama sounds wicked. Everyone click on the link, it's a hilarious read.

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Wow, that link to the Aurora story completely sidetracked me O_O. That writer is fascinatingly crazy.

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Me too! I ended up on the Aurora Princess Wikipedia page, which I noticed cited the DB article as a reference, haha!

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Jeon So-Min, Uri Dan Ji. She is so underrated but was so good in Maids. Love her, will watch.

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I'm fine with the original writer if they turn this into a 16 episode drama. My only problem with CD and the original was the length let things started to drag and go in circles. Otherwise, I'd be happier if we were getting a fresh take on the story.

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First drama broacast in U.S. Can't wait for it! I never see the 2003 version or the novel.

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Do you remember Ha Seok Jin in "Once Upon a Time in Saengchori"? He was definitely capable of portraying sweetness and humor that we have not seen in most of his dramas. There are plenty of opportunities for humor in 1%. Hopefully, he will have a chance to reveal that other side of himself again.

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Jeon So Min who?
Seriously I'm asking here because I never knew her name nor watching her project.

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I only watched her in Maids (Dan Ji) and she was really good in it.

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I just don't think this story needs a remake.

It's a pity that Korean drama makers are so stuck on rehashing old stuff – either by way of remakes or sticking to the same elements/formulas/stock characters in "new" stories. Wish there were more writers/directors that would dare to pave new ways. Personally, I really don't need another chaebol / kind heroine story.

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I just recently watched the original and agree that it does not need a remake. I also can't see how the same writer is going to bring something fresh and new and different to it. The story isn't even that great or different from the dime a doze marriage contract dramas, so why is it getting a remake?

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For a second I read the name as Jung So-min (Playful Kiss, D-Day) and got super excited :(

Jeon So-min is an alright actress in what I have seen her in thus far (Endless Love). I wonder how they will make this re-make different from the orginal.

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I'd be super excited if it were Jung So-min, too-- I miss her a lot!

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When I first heard about the remake of 1% of Anything, I was excited because I did enjoy the original, although it had its flaws. If they got a good writer to make a few changes to freshen up the storyline and tighten up the length, I think it could be a really cute drama. But after hearing that the original writer of the drama will be in charge of the remake script as well, I'm disappointed as I had some problems with the original script. I was really hoping for a new writer to bring a fresh take

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1% of Anything is one of those old dramas (though 2003 isn't really that old, but I was ten then) that I've often wanted to watch, but just haven't gotten around to yet. (Also, is the novel available in English? Does anybody know?) So, this remake has me excited. And I like Ha Suk-jin, but I'm not familiar with Jeon So-min. Still, looking forward to this very much!

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As a diehard fan of the original, I'm hesitant to know how I feel. I've seen Jeon So Min in Maids and most recently Tomorrow Victory. I opted to skip Princess Aurora and I'm glad I did, it really got crazy. This sounds promising but I hope they continue with the rom-com vein.

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Me Too, same LOL The name is reallya similar Jung Soo Min - Jeon Soo Min, But the real name of Jung soo min is Kim Yoon Ji if i'm not wrong, beside that I miss Jung Soo Min on drama.

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Ha Suk Jin is one of my favorite Korean actors. "Unstoppable Marriage" was the very first Korean movie I ever saw and I loved it instantly. I'm happy he'll finally get to be the lead on a big project like this.

Jeon So Min is good too, I remember seeing her in a bunch of different dramas as well.

I vaguely remember watching some of the Filipino-dub of this drama. But I hope it's more romantic-comedy than typical drama. Especially for Ha Suk Jin who can do rom-com so well even if he hasn't gotten as many opportunities as he should have.

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Another 100% pre-produced drama!!! Yay!!!!

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I had already seen the original some time back and it was ok but drawn out. The men's suits was something I would see in one movie called The Mask with Jim Carey,,or better yet Bettle JUice. I kept looking for a small head and a big body. LOL! Anyway the newest version was most updated with lots of romance and chemistry. Now onto the 2nd male and female co-stars romance,

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running man new member

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