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Lee Sun-bin, Cao Lu to be part of Picnic party

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Lee Sun-bin, Cao Lu

MBC’s castaway comedy drama Picnic has added Lee Sun-bin (Police Unit 38) and Fiestar’s Cao Lu to its party of stranded idols. Originally titled Gaia, Picnic is about the survival of the members of an idol-filled plane, which crashes onto an uninhabited island. Young beautiful people in forced close proximity, golly gee, I wonder what could happen. I would gladly give up my second toe to be on that plane…

The main storyline will feature Kang Haneul (Misaeng), as the cold, prickly but extremely popular male idol, who falls in love with an ordinary girl, played by Girl’s Day Hyeri (Entertainer). Lee Sun-bin confirmed her role a couple days ago, and she will be playing Hyeri’s arch rival, the glamorous and fresh-faced, number-one female idol Ha Ji-ah. It says that they’ve been fierce competitors from their trainee days together and that the animosity has only intensified since then. So I’m assuming Hyeri’s character got booted from her talent agency somehow, and she gave up her dream of becoming an idol.

Cao Lu, who will be making her first real acting debut through Picnic, is to appear as Cai Ming, the Chinese member of girl group Blue Angel. Cai Ming is the cutesy one, who unfortunately can’t sing or dance, so she is relegated to being on the edge of posters and dance formations. Desperate for attention, she barely survives the brutal entertainment world by becoming a regular on variety shows. Through her sense of comic timing, practiced body gags, and funny see-through scheming, Cai Ming is supposed to be like a female Kwanghee. 
 
More cast members who were offered Picnic and have since confirmed include: EXO’s Chanyeol, Abnormal Summit‘s Zhang Yu-an, and Oh Jung-se (Beautiful Mind). This joint Chinese-Korean drama project plans to broadcast sometime next year. 

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Haneul officially take this drama?

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I hope he gets paid a lot if he does confirm, because this drama sounds disastrous. No pun intended.

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Weird that it's still pushing through as a Chinese co-production...

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I...don't know what to make of this drama. Weird storyline.
Are they gonna make it ala Blue Lagoon style?
I don't know if its a variety show full of idols, but drama full of idols? I worry somehow.

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Wishing that someday my baby Lee Sun-bin would get her own leading role. Her acting is awesome!

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Yeah she's better than this drama and role. I wish she didn't sign up for this. Although, being a newcomer in the industry she's going to take what roles she can get, I suppose.

I'm afraid her acting is going to make Hyeri's pale by comparison. They are both relatively rookie actresses, but miles apart in talent and performance.

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Agreed.

LSB was an eye-opener in 38 and she has the looks and talent to take her far - but, unfortunately, that's not all what is required to make it in the entertainment industry.

The premise of this show doesn't interest me, but probably will check it out just for LSB (hope they don't waste her).

This girl is deserving to be a mega star (already a better actress than most A-list actresses of her generation or a little older).

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I like her a lot, too! She was a head-turner in Police Unit 38. She's a good actress and she has the looks, too, to get her far. I hope this project ends up surprising all of us instead of ending up to be the disaster we all think it to be.

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the story is weird...full of idol. i dont say idol surely be bad, but why Kang hanuel shouldered the drama himself ? Hyeri was very good in Reply88 but stiff at Entertainer to the point her screentime was reduced (though i must say Minhyuk is more stiff than her...and also the other boys).
Chanyeol EXO would surely gathered the crowd fans, as well as other idols..but Kang Hanuel, can you run away from this project ...pleaseeee....

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So did Kang Ha Neul officially sign on? errrrr...you can do better hun.

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No. He is considering. But I think he will accepte, i never see he decline any roles.

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Lee sun bin is sooooo gorgeous. She looks a like RV Irene & killed her role in 38. ^^

here's her IG. she's a good dancer so I assume she'll have an idol role?

https://www.instagram.com/sunbin_eyesmag/

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she's also a good singer. i was surprised when i saw her face in the thumbnail for Mnet's channel. lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbtvy_mMsQ

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Oooooh. that's a great show!!! wat a coincidence. kkkk kshowonline just released the subs for her episode and I just watched her episode an hour ago. Ma dong seok and seo in guk were so cute in the clip, and i cracked up when the panel said that ma dong seok didnt know how to lie and just wanted to promote Squad 38. lmao.

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OMG... she's freaking perfect. I have a girl crush on her after Squad 38, and I didn't even know about the singing or dancing. DEAD.

She and Seo In Guk should have a duet together!!! the two of them are filming Law of the Jungle right now with eric nam and changsub so I hope the two get close and get a chance to sing a duet!!

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It seems Changsub's segment will follow SIG and Subin's despite all of them filming in Mongolia. SIG has already returned but CS just got there. That's too bad bc I really wanna see SIG together with CS.

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She's perfect! *moony eyes*

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I have a girlcrush on Lee Sun Bin after 38.
I might be getting stoned for this, but her character in 38 leaves bigger impression than SY's character.

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Definitely agree. I was hoping for a love line between mi joo and jung do instead.

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Glad to see I wasn't the only one who felt the same. Girl was the bomb on PU38! I have a girl crush on her, too. She looks like a mix of many different actresses and idols IMO -- RV's Irene, Song Hye Kyo, Kang Sora, etc.

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She *is* an idol. LSB is a trainee under Imagine Asia (nee Wellmade Yedang) and she's going to be in a new girl group. In fact, she and Hyeri will be label mates, since IA acquired Girl's Day's agency in 2013. She also used to be in the group JQT under Lee Ji Kyung.

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(*Lee Jin Kyung)

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Lee Sun-bin! Lee Sun-bin!! I've missed you so much (in the week or so since PU38 ended)

Plus she's a triple-threat? I knew there's a reason I love this girl! *fangirling away*

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I hope Lee Sunbin's second female lead is witty and interesting. Please don't waste her talent!

Cao Lu is basically playing herself.

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Same. My only worry is that she'll be the typical one dimeonsional under utilised second lead like every other Kdrama has

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They should make it like Lord of the files...imagine what drama it will be if the trappings of civilisation falls away and they unleash their primeval instincts!

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Ha, that's the first thing that sprang to mind when I read 'deserted island'. I really, really hope it doesn't come close to that!

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First thing that came to my mind is, this drama sounds like fanfic LOL

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Certain angles of Sun-bin remind me of the taiwanese actress (from the 90s?) Joey Wong - http://static.flickr.com/3263/2606577795_a1358583a8.jpg. She's quite captivating on screen, I think she'll go far.

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I'd be more interested if they explore dark themes like in LOTF. I know they wount go that deep but at least something other than the loss of eyeliner and of course, Subway!

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Oh man, why can't LSB be the lead, I wonder if we'll have female SLS this time? Probably not since second female leads are usually bitchy characters in dramaland. I still hope KHN declines.

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Why do I get the feeling one or more of them will end up becoming vampires?

Will it be the kind of show that has lots of meta references to Reply 1988 and PU38 and Misaeng?

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Shitty drama

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I like Hyeri, but I'm having "second lead would be better" symptoms. From what I've seen of Lee Sun Bin, she can carry half a show. And now I wish that pairing had happened.

I'm going to hope they casted her for second lead because they want a complex second lead. More than just the perfect Barbie description she has here. In that case, the casting makes sense.

As a pcy creeper, I'm disappointed. I had blocked this from my mind and hoped Channie would deny the role. Please don't be second lead. Please don't be a daddy long legs msl. Please don't be a clingy, annoying, scheming msl. Be a cheerful pop star or slightly burned pop star *this is dramaland*. That I think you can do. No anti-fans need to be gained because of this drama. My ultimate K bias should get out safely.

Even if I still question one of my acting biases, KHN's, decision to be in this. He was going for unique roles, though that sometimes meant int'l fans couldn'tsee him right away. What happened?

Anyway, yay LSB! Mi Joo eoniee, I just learned your name.

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Well to be fair, we were going to get Yuri as female lead. Should be thankful we're getting Hyeri instead.

But this drama does sound really bad. Kang Ha Neul can do better.

Chanyeol needs supporting roles right now if he wants to work on his acting, so I'm happy he took this one. No idea how he's going to get the time to shoot it though.

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If this is a movie, I think it'll be more acceptable for me. But a drama? Now, I'm scared.

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Cao Lu's image took such a blow...Anyways the plot sounds awful but I'll still try it 'cause Hyeri + Lee sun bin and who knows \__/ However I don't think I'll be able to last more than 3 episodes just like Entertainer, I couldn't bring myself to watch more even for Hyeri.

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