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Travelers sign up for Lee Yeon-hee’s guided tour in JTBC’s The Package


Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Yeon-hee, Choi Woo-shik

The cast has been confirmed for JTBC’s new drama The Package, and it’s an interesting mix of actors that they’ve gathered for this ensemble travel drama. I can’t say I’m very excited by Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong) teaming up with Jung Yong-hwa (Three Musketeers) — they seem similar, but not in a good way. On the upside, Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) has also signed on; on the downside, this has me conflicted since I like him enough to follow his work.

The Package is the new drama from writer Chun Sung-il of Chuno, Level 7 Civil Servant, and Runaway Plan B. It’ll be directed by PD Jeon Chang-geun of What’s With This Family and God of the Workplace, and is being planned for a fully pre-produced 12-episode run on JTBC next year. It’s called The Package in reference to package tours, because the entire drama will take place on a guided tour in France. The ensemble cast includes:

  • Lee Yeon-hee as the group’s tour guide
  • Jung Yong-hwa as a man who got dumped by his girlfriend and goes on a trip by himself
  • Choi Woo-shik as an office worker who’s been dating someone for ten years
  • Yoon Park (Age of Youth) as a mysterious man who came on the trip to follow Lee Yeon-hee
  • Ryu Seung-soo (Beautiful Mind) as man whose relationship to his partner is a mystery
  • Ha Shi-eun (Oh Hae-young Again) as a web designer who’s debating between marriage and dating
  • Jung Gyu-soo (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) as a stubborn old fogey who always picks fights
  • Lee Ji-hyun (Victory Tomorrow Too) as a woman who cared for her sick husband her whole life until she got old
  • Park Yoo-na (Sassy Go Go) as someone whose age can’t be guessed


Yoon Park, Ryu Seung-soo, Ha Shi-eun

The drama is described as a warm travel drama about very different people who have nothing to do with each other, forced to be together and make connections as they encounter unexpected events as a tour group. As all the characters take a break from their real lives to go on this package tour, they’ll open up to one another and listen to each other’s stories.

I almost want a darker spin on this, since it’s a good setup for a murder mystery, a la Clue. But at least the idea is somewhat quirky and interesting? I have liked Lee Yeon-hee more since Gu Family Book, and I think warm human drama plays closer to her strengths. I’m pretty skeptical of this writer doing “warm,” but I guess there’s a first for everything.

The Package plans to shoot entirely on location in France, and will air on JTBC in 2017.

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Choi Woo-sik , is still there a chance for you and Team TEN to be back in TEN Season 3 ? No ? Okay :/

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Oddly enough, I quite liked these two in the most recent dramas I've seen of them (Miss Korea, Three Musketeers). I know that she's taken a turn for the worst in her recent drama, but I'm still open to giving her a chance. Yong-hwa endeared me to him for the first time with 3 Musketeers, even though he was still pretty uneven there.

I adore Choi Woo-shik so there's no way I'm not at least checking this out. Plus, I really like the ensemble cast they're getting together for this.

The writer attached does puzzle me though...

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"The drama is described as a warm travel drama about very different people who have nothing to do with each other, forced to be together and make connections as they encounter unexpected events as a tour group."

i'm sold. i honestly love love love dramas with a large ensemble (i'm enjoying age of youth so much) especially when they connect with each other on a deep level

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See jung yong hwa name give me hope to see lee jin wook name headline in another drama soon

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There is a big difference between a scandal related to the stock market and being accused of rape...Even if both of their accusations were dropped, LJW's image definitely has suffered a bigger blow. It will take a lot longer for him to make a comeback. But it is not impossible. Look at Park Shiwoo...

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*Park Shihoo

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When I see rape scandal issues, I always take it as a government cover-up story. Why you may asked? To me, celebrity scandals seem to coincide with a government booboo that needs to be hidden for public scrutiny. How did I come to this conclusion? I was in Korea when a scandal about Yuchun being the target coinciding with the Seo-wol ferry incident.

Let's not be harsh judges. Just saying...

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Yoochun's scandal took place this year. The Sewol ferry incident happened 2 years ago. . . Just saying. You linked together the wrong events.

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Yes, the Seowol ferry incident happened over two years ago but a "behind the scene" look of why it happened only recently came about. I suppose, everyone knows what happened but sadly, not too many knows why it happened...You must be into Korean industry and entertainment, I suggest you go to Korea to get a first hand look.

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Does someone know any progress or details on the LJW scandal? I was watching three musketeers and liked it when I read about the scandal on OT and could no longer continue it. And now there is no news on it too. Was it resolved or a rumor?

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Google is your friend. DB doesn't follow K-ent gossip.

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Lee jin wook is innocent n the lady finally admit making false accusation, she's been charge for false accusation, i follow this case n feel it's so unfair to ljw, he lost money, his reputation n emotional damage n the lady still only known as "A"

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I'm upset because Choi Woo-shik's not the lead. I've been waiting so long for his drama comeback...

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Oh murder mystery will be good! And everyone's suspect is...... Subway!!
Though he is innocent, he swears.

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Those deadly olives are the perfect trap.

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Choi Wooshik!! Why did you have to pick a drama from the writer of L7CS?? That drama was so bad, it scarred me for life.

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Because this drama produced by JYP Pictures part of JYPE where CWS signed in.

Yoon Bak in drama What’s With This Family so it is reunion with the PD. He also under JYPE.

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I really like the idea of travel drama. But it would have been nice if Choi woo shik was the lead. Imo, Jung yong hwa is one of the worst idol actor. I guess the best way to make ppl forget about their scandal is to comeback with a drama. It seems to be the trend these days.

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This is type of casting that really turns me off when it comes to idol actors. Obviously Choi Woo Shik is the better actor here by a 100 miles.

I think Jung is a talented musician but he is terrible when it comes to acting. It's one thing to learn by taking supporting roles but they kept casting him in lead roles that makes his lack of acting skills so apparent.

I wish more idols were like Sunny. I can't imagine Age of Youth without Park Eun-bin. She is totally rocking it. She wouldn't have been part of the cast if Sunny took the role.

I can't really blame these idols for taking the opportunities to try acting. I'd blame the casting directors for approaching them knowing that don't have the skills to headline dramas.

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Why make life so difficult for yourself ... if you like, just don't watch it. For me, I am totally looking forward to see Jung Yong Hwa & the rest of the cast in this drama.

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@Mi yeah sad that CWS isn't the lead...he was so good on hogu's love right? It's disappointing that his talent is not recognized yet despite being the lead in a regular but noticeable drama.Him and LYH would have been a good pair.

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Some comments are alarmed at JYH's fast casting after the scandal but Im more alarmed he and LYH still get lead roles at all... specially him being the lead when you have choi woo shik in the cast! Something is off... Id like t watch for CWS but the casting of those 2 plus the drama being from the L7CS writer are making me doubt...

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Can anyone tell me what happened to Lee Yeon-hee. I've only seen a couple of her dramas and I think she's good looking. Did I miss anything. Why does it seem that everyone dislikes her?

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"I think she’s good looking. Did I miss anything".

So if she were ugly you would undestand it better and would not be curious about why people are not thrilled about her leading a drama?

Don't mean this comment in a bad way, just though your chain of thoughts was interesting...

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* thought

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Isn't being good looking important to become an actress. Don't make it like I'm shallow. Actress' looks are for sure way above average and people for sure love pretty face. If she's not pretty but is good in acting it will of course make sense. I didn't mention her acting because it was OK to me at least at a servisable level. I've seen worse ones but beanies did not show show that much dislike.

Sorry, I can only understand your comment in a bad way. You made it that way

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No one dislikes her, they dislike watching her try to act.

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JYH was really good in Three Musketeers...same goes for LYH in Miss Korea...so I'm not disappointed with their casting

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All three (Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Yeon Hee and Choi Woo Shik) have the same acting level, anyway (a little lower than decent).
The fact that is a travel drama and that is being filmed in France is fairly new and interesting. I'll certainly be watching it.

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Me personally thought it's because the roles they took on previous projects. For me Choi Wooshik is the best out of three, but he often got casted as sidekick, people thought he didn't have the lead material, when he clearly does (and TvN proved that). Lee Yeonhee is steps behind, because indeed she scored lots of lead characters, but so-so. The worst is Jung Yonghwa, he's not real bad, but his acting is simply not ready yet to be the lead.

Well, I guess we still need to see the premiere week to judge :/

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I can't comment for the rest but I am so excited to see this drama because of actor Jung Yong Hwa. For me, I see an actor with the X-factor, huge charm & big acting ability in Jung Yong Hwa. While some of his roles & their storyline are not well scripted in previous dramas, I am still drawn to those dramas because of his acting. Among them, I really like the three musketeers storyline. He is fine in lead roles and shine even in cameo role.... SOOOOOO excited to see him & the rest of the cast in #The Package!!!

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Apparently you dont watch movies from Korea, read drama reviews. CWS has had indy films that was acclaimed internationally, good drama leading roles.

You cant compare him to sucky idol who gets the starring role because he is a member of popular boyband.....

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Hopefully Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" will give him more recognition. He is one of only 4 Koreans in this movie. The rest are Hollywood actors.

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They keep giving boy band idols the lead hoping his fans will help with rating, but if they can't perform it will ruin their reputation

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I love Jung Yong Hwa acting and I have always enjoy dramas that he acted in. The Package will certainly be a drama that I will be watching too and I am excited to watch him interact with other actors/actresses who are not from his agency. It will be great if he sings/composes the OST(s) too. What a nice piece of drama casting news to start month of August!!!

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I adore Choi Woo Shik but I don’t know if that can overcome my avoidance of Yonghwa. I guess 2017 will tell.

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travel / road trip movie with trouble and havoc? mmmm.... I really like road trips - 80 days around the world, the Greate race, Oh brother where art tho? etc. but the writer of Level 7 Civil Servant... emmm... but endlessly capable of funny expressions Choi Woo Shik? yeaaah. But all these little known actors whose skills are a mystery to me... dunno.

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YongHwa is very good looking and a very good musician, but he is not good in acting, not even a lead material. Lee Yoon Hee was OK in Ms Korea but... really terrible in Hwajung (she must stay away from sageuk for good after this). Choi Woo Shik is really good in my opinion! its jtbc drama so I think I'll try to watch it later even though I'm not to convincing on YH and LYH. Crossing my fingers to see these two change my mind later.

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I wonder if this will be like a K-Drama take on the concept of "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium!"

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Wait wait, people still talk bad about Lee Yeon Hee's acting? When she was good in both Gu Family Book and Miss Korea? Unless there was a much recent drama where she did terribly on that I don't know about, I thought she improved greatly.

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See Hwajung.

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They were referring to Hwajung, I think? The sageuk with Cha Seung-won.

(I've never seen her last three shows.)

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OMG #ActorJYH is back!!! So it's a 12eps drama? how i wish the episode is longer bcz I have to wait for 2/3 years to see Yonghwa comeback to dramaland!
I remember Yonghwa once said Lee Yeon Hee is his ideal type, when he's still green on this industry about on 2010 when he does pictorial magazine after watching her movie A milionare first love!! What a pleasure!!

WAIT, what to do with that negative comments when He's acting skill Improved so much on Three Musketeers, No offence ppls I see must be because He's an Idol Actor, the fact that he's acting is perfectly fine!! plus the actor who is yet shooting a passionate kiss scenes on dramas seems claimed as a bad actors right i know you ppl's, even if some actors acting is bad, but If he's so good at kissing scenes, everyone seems enjoy the show, and forget about the acting --"

Since he's the lead on this dramas, I wish this time he get the girl, Lee Yeonhee is sooo pretty, LOVE IT !!!

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I wish Lolipip would recap this? or dramalama, or headno2 or gumimochi, or else since it's Lee yeon hee and choi woo shik? but lolipip is so kind, and she's the one who is recap Entertainer too, must be because of jisung not minhyuk?

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Choi Woo Shik! I loved him in Hogu's Love, but even before that in character roles.

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travel??? uh oh.. can i expect beautiful scenery of korea then?? then that can be a pleasure drama to see. just beautiful places without heavy drama in the village. hmm.. reminds me to a japanese human dorama ^^

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LYH was more than "OK" in "Miss Korea," but think like a # of similar actresses - needs a good script, a surrounding talented cast and a smart PD to get the most out of her.

JYH, otoh, was OK in the "Three Mustketeers" - didn't exactly have to do much when it came to emotional scenes.

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There were several emotional scenes in TTM for e.g. when he found out that his one true love was married and when his father died from poisoning. He showed great range of emotions as he conveyed his shock, pain and grief.

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Plus he was really funny in his scenes with YDG. And touching when interacting with the princess.

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Yonghwa's legal case aside, he's still a BAD actor BADDD! why give the lead to him? is Choi Woo Shik not worthy of a leading role? and Lee Yeonhee? ffed it! i'm gonna skip this one.

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Yes if you don't like his acting, best to skip it. Just don't want viewers who don't watch the drama when it premiers to comment when he/she doesn't even watch the show.

I personally like his acting and he has shown improvements with each acting project he takes on.

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Why make life so difficult for yourself ... don't like any actor/actress, then don't watch his/her drama.
For me, Jung Yong Hwa is a perfectly competent actor and I am totally looking forward to this drama. So nice to see the him and the rest of the cast having so much fun filming in Paris in some BTS pictures.

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Travel-related dramas now an official trend in Dramaland?

"On the Way to the Airport," the "Woman with a Suitcase" receives "The Package" from "The Man Living in Our House"...

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I know right!? it looks like for 2016 the trend for a Drama is Traveling our working in the Aviation industry, not that I would complain because as a Flight Attendant myself it feels kind of nice to see my job represented in K-Dramas.

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The general premise sounds interesting especially if this show will be filming in Paris. But.. if this coming from the writer of Fugitive Plan B & Level 7 Civil Servant.. I think I'll skip it, for sure. That writer is so talented to make exaggerated messy series.

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Yay Yoon Park, Im loving him in Age of youth right now.

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I personally think that Yonghwa was very charming in TTM and showed a lot of charisma and chemistry with his co-stars. If you're basing your opinion of him on his acting in YAB and HS that's not quite fair since YAB was literally the first time he'd ever acted (and HS the second) and his training is in music, not theater. In some ways it's pretty remarkable how much better he's gotten since then, all things considered. I'm pretty sure he'll do great in this new drama as he's a bright boy and a quick study. And since the show is an ensemble piece he won't have to carry the weight of the entire storyline all by himself throughout. I'm really looking forward to seeing this drama!

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My love Lee Yeon Hee. just love the girl to pieces. I am not very fond of Yonghwa in drama roles. Choi Woo Shik was amazing in a drama with UEE. I'd definitely watch it.

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So glad to hear Lee Yeon Hee in new project, adore her so much. Not really glad to hear she will be paired with JYH, but the other casts looks fine. Must watch it anyway for LYH.

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YESSSSS!!!!! I'm waiting for so long for seeing yonghwa on drama again, Excuse me I don't care about the bashing, i just want to see my baby on my screen again, end of story !!!!

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Lolz for someone who saying the idol actor/actress should be thinking like sunny of snsd to not take the acting project and stay away with acting forever, lol Who are you to stop other people jobs!
It's sunny who don't want to take project!!!
My Yonghwa has nothing to do with her!!! Because Yonghwa will continue his acting wether Movie or Dramas !!! Eat that basher!!!!

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How i wish this drama is not pre produced drama and airing this drama since CN blue has done comeback on april 2016, it will not too busy for yonghwa now, and its just 12eps?! it's tooo sort for my sanity too seeing yonghwa on dramas again!

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YongKing is back!!! Soo happy that he got a chance to prove him self as an Actor again with his favourite actress!!! Please writter, pd, staff, please make it a good drama!!! Fighting for everyone who worked on this drama !!!!

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I got surprised they don't cast another 2pm members, and cast Yonghwa as a Lead, maybe bcz Yonghwa is so damn popular in china, he is a Weibo king, and have a super BIG fandom on china it's called Mafan(only Jyh fan not Cn blue) Oh JYP Picture now i love youuu just for now!! please be good show i beg you!!!

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Jung Yong Hwa x Lee Yeon Hee, based on their initial it's YH x YH couple's ~~~ Or Yonghee couple, or Yongyeon kkkkk ~

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