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Jung Yumi up to reunite with Jung Kyung-ho in Missing 9

Okay, now you’ve really got my attention. I cared a little about this project when it was a castaway story called Gaia, lost much of my interest when there was a writer/cast/title change to Picnic that featured young idols as castaways, and perked up when a new writer came in (of Police Unit 38) and changed the title yet again (to Missing 9) and turned the idol (Jung Kyung-ho) into a has-been former K-pop star who crash-lands on an island with his stylist.

Now Jung Yumi (Discovery of Romance, Train to Busan) has been offered the leading lady role, and if she confirms, I will be so all over this drama. Not just because I love Jung Yumi (although I do really love Jung Yumi) but because I have a particular soft spot for her and Jung Kyung-ho together; they’ve acted a couple times together before, and 2010’s Drama Special The Great Gye Choon-bin really won me over. She played a weird Amelie-type character who would go around marking up posters to change words into other words, and he was the perplexed therapist who had no idea why she liked him so much. It was super sweet.

Exo’s Chanyeol and Lee Sun-bin (Police Unit 38) were both in the mix in earlier rounds, and have survived the title and writer change to play supporting roles. He plays an idol group drummer with a cute playboy personality, who’s weighed down by a drunk driving incident he caused that someone else got blamed for. She will play a “Hallyu goddess” who suffers from hemolytic anemia, which means that the smallest cut has difficulty healing, and in her efforts to keep her condition hidden, she deliberately gets snappish and loses her temper.

Missing 9 is aiming to air on MBC early next year, and I can’t wait to see the Jungs together again. I suppose merely casting them together doesn’t guarantee awesome cuteness, since we could end up with this:

 
But I’m going to keep my hopes alive for this instead:

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Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please,Please, Please!
I love both of them but I love Jung Yumi more.
This sounds so much better with these two as the leading roles. Dramagods make this come true!

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if they both confirm i am so in! i just love them both and together is a winwin experience. i will watch for them regardless of anything else!!!

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If this got Jung Yu-mi and Jung Kyung-ho as fixed leads, i'm tuning in. I was turned off with the premise before but now the leads are them, I'd not question the performance. And instead, i'm interested. HA.

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So Jung Kyung Ho is definitely in!?? Now I am really looking forward to this!

Also why did I not know about a Jung Kyung Ho show- The Great Gye Choon-bin! I mean I love him and would watch anything with him in it. Off to search for the show on drama portals!

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Ooh found the download link in Javabeans recap of the drama special! Yayy for Dramabeans:)

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That's how I got to watch it last year! It was so cute and quirky, definitely in for a rewatch now. On another note, 2017 is promising some great dramas with ditto casts.

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Yup! 2017 is turning brighter every day :P

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Okay so that link doesn't work anymore (or does not work in my region) But, I found the drama special on daily motion:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqiw15_the-great-gye-choon-bin-2010-part-1_fun

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Thanks for sharing!

I have not heard of this drama special before. I gotta check it out for JKH! *___*

Not familiar with Jung Yumi though.

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Jung Kyung Ho and Jung Yumi reunion. Lee Sun Bin and Squad 38 writer's reunion. Count me in, besides SM dramas are on a roll this year. Still a little skeptical though, the casting of actors and scriptwriters were a mess but if JKH and JYM are the confirmed cast Im tuning in

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such a pity that Kang Ha Neul is officially out. He has stated that Jung Yu Mi was his celebrity crush multiple times

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The twist is they all died, they just don't know it yet.

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Well if that ain't the course of life.

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Hahaha. When I first heard the synopsis I immediately thought of Lost.

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They find out they died and they all freak out until a 999-year old goblin (cameo by Gong Yoo) appears to guide them to The Other Side. He's so hot they calm down the minute they look at him. I'm sorry, I can't look at Yumi anymore without thinking of zombies and Gong Yoo.

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*looks at JKH's suit in Great Gye Choon-bin*

O__o

You're sure Jung Yumi is the weird one here?

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Haha.. I was like- are you sure this wasn't a 70s show?2010- that's too recent to excuse that pattern :P

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Lol, mary!

Have I been conditioned? I didn't notice it much until you pointed it out. Oh, no. I'm starting to accept strange suits as the norm ?

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What???

Now, I'm really excited. I hope they both sign on.

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Oh. And to think last week I was telling him to run far away from this production. I take it back. If they can actually attract a good actress this could be really fun. And if they make her character super-quirky, I'll be in love! Jung Yumi is best when she's quirky / weird.

I'll check this out for sure if they can get this cast.

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If Jung Yumi is confirmed for Missing9, Kang Ha Neul who had dropped/been dropped from the project must be crying HAHA. Hasn't he stated that JYM was his celeb crush multiple times and even said he wanted to work with her?

But Jung Kyung Ho and Jung Yumi reunion, Im up for this

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Ahhhh, poor guy. I remember reading that too. Hopefully one day he'll get a chance to work with her.

But, yeah. I'm so ready for this reunion. I find it interesting that so many of her co-stars have worked with her multiple times - Eric, Jung Kyung-ho, Gong Yoo, Lee Seon-kyun. She must be enjoyable to work with.

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Ah, I never knew. I'd like to see them act together one day.

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Why do I keep imagining it as a korean remake of 'lost'?

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Perhaps because it seems to have a 97% plot overlap?

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In what world does hemolytic anemia mean prolonged bleeding??? Unless she's REALLY sick and has a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia... in which case she would be clotting just as much and probably wouldn't be traipsing around getting lost on islands. Laughable.

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Stop bringing real science and med facts into k-dramas.

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Surely they meant for it to be hemophilia. But just announced it wrong/named it wrong. Because that's what the symptoms sound like to me.

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Whoa this is awesome! Love them both to pieces.

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Wow I love both Jung Yumi and Jung Kyungho but I'm a bit surprised they're both choosing a project like this one.

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Honestly, the addition of the Police Unit 38 writer & the plot changes already make it a far more promising project than it was originally, so I get why they'd sign on.

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I'm apparently the only one who is so not excited for this trainwreck. But I love Jung Kyung Ho and I adore Jung Yumi, so I guess this drama will be my guilty pleasure.

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Jung Yumi is actually very pretty. But in every single of her drama (except Discovery of Love), they make her looks 'weird'.

I hope this time (if she confirms), the stylist will give her appropriate outfit to show us how pretty she can be.

I was like "Gosh...how cute actually this girl", when the first time I saw her in Que Sera Sera with hottie Eric. But they made her appearance look so bad TT TT..

She's great actress. I hope she'll get success in drama just like her box office movies.

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I really wish these writers would at least Google the basic facts when they come up with some disease for their characters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemolytic_anemia

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OH MY GOD, MY FAVORITE ACTRESS. And I actually used to "ship" Jung Yumi and Jung Kyung Ho so much because of The Great Gye Choon-bin and really wanted them to be in a romance (that horror movie with Kim Saeron doesn't count), so I really hope this works out. She's also one of Kang Hanuel's favorite actresses or "ideal type" of actor, so I'm fairly sure if she'd been in contention before he may have accepted the role.

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Zoe, I still remember that you wrote such awesome analyses in the recap threads of Discovery of Romance!!! I really loved the drama already and its complexity but your analyses made it even 100x times more enjoyable!

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Spi, that's so very kind of you to say! I can't believe you remember those, considering it's been quite a while! That drama really made me want to write long meta pieces for it, haha. I trust Jung Yumi and her character choices, so I hope that she takes this up. Although I'm still waiting for her to do a full project with her real-life bff, Yoo Ah In!!

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All I care about is that Jung Yu-mi is back in dramaland!!!

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Yes please. I love them Jung Kyung Ho and Jung Yumi!

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I've been waiting for Jung Kyung ho to give a performance that rivals the one he gave in Heartless City. The guy is a chameleon, and he just needs a script that is worthy of his talent. Sounds like there will be an element of mystery mayhem in this drama which is right up his alley, as a pure rom-com would be wasted on him.

Keeping my fingers crossed that this would be awesome. Writer-nim, please don't muck up the script.

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Love them both. Double the waste if this doesn't pan out, though. At least there's something there for them to work with, and the writer does genre. It doesn't have to be the usual generic fluff piece...frankly would rather watch them in a disaster as long as it entertained some narrative ambition lol.

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Ugh, what?! Yes, pleaaase.
Jung Yumi is one of the GOAT for me and I would love to see her in something with Jung Kyung Ho. I'm sure they'll be hilarious together too.

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Please please please please please please please accept. Drama gods y'all owe me for giving me the reunion of her and Eric (so good together in que sera sera) but mucking it up with the mess of a triangle and chractering of Discovery of Romance. Yumi is one of my favorite kactresses. Please let her accept and please be a good drama.

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Sorry. I do not like Jung Yu-Mi acting. The only drama I liked her in, and in which I thought she was pretty was "A Thousand Days Promise." I have not liked her in anything since then. She tends to over-act her emotions in my opinion. Jung Kyung-ho - I never consider him a lead material. Barely a second lead material (Time Between Dog and Wolf, Endless Love). Nothing about this drama is inspiring to me.

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There are 2 Jung Yumis .One is JYM 83 and the Jung Yumi from 1000 days promise is 84

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The thing that's cracking me up about the comment is that there is a huge pic of Jung Yumi in this post and she looks nothing like the Jung Yumi they are commenting about.

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This JYM is the polar opposite from over-acting emotions and is a stellar actress (which is why she is a K-indie film darling).

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I obviously need to see more Jung Yumi as I really found her character in Discovery of Romance unbearably annoying at times. I am hoping it was just the character. JB has not steered me wrong yet.

Jung Yumi fans... which of her dramas or films should I watch to get a better idea if what she is like in other roles?

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Start with the film "My Dear Desperado" and then "The Crucible" and the Hong Sang-soo films "Oki's Movie" and "Our Sunhi."

Personally, I didn't mind Jung Yumi's character in DoL - while her character had issues, I like imperfect/flawed characters (as long as there is something else about them that makes them likable or endearing); Eric's character was the same way.

Some didn't like JY's character in INR 2012 either, but while she had her issues as well, was interesting and endearing (when she was starting a new relationship).

Haven't yet seen "Que Sera, Sera" - but many have liked it.

Seems like some people are off-put by the type of roles JY often does - imperfect characters who tend to be blunt speakers, if not have a temper.

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I've only seen her in R94 and Daring Agency: Cyrano. Forever getting the two girls mixed up, lol. But I look forward to Jungx2.

I can accept Chanyeol's character description. The playboy image will only be a teeny, tiny stretch for him. I can't wait to see how he handles weighed down by a drunk driving incident he caused that someone else got blamed for. On Lee Sun Bin's character, does the symptoms mentioned match hameophilia? Lay has that condition and he's always in the center of crowds to avoid injuries and thus excessive bleeding.

Mianhaeyo, my EXO-L encyclopedia came out because one of the members was mentioned.

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This drama just became 10x more watchable. Still not going to watch it though.

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OMG so happy she is back!!
I was a little worried that she would not be back again after Discovery of Romance in which, it seemed, that she (well, actually her character) was not very well understood by the audience. But yasss now I am also interested in this project!

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Wish she confirms. Both her and Jung Kyung-ho in on drama will be great. Both are good actors.

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oh my....manhole poster???
Well, now I'm excited. Aside from having JKH and JY, obviously. Lets change direction and turn it into thriller/psycho-thriller and/or zombie dramas guys~
Gong Yoo can cameo as the lead zombie together with Shim Eun Kyung..
I vote for the idols ones will die first...teehee

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Love her but I rarely like her characters in dramas lol. But I know she's really good actress and has very bubbly personality. Such a cutie girl.

I like seeing her with Eric the most. Don't know, but their so opposite appearance make them more suitable for each other.

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Had zero interest in watching this when it was first announced, but now with the writer of PU38/"Bad Guys" on board, will be really looking forward to this, esp. if JY joins the cast as a lead.

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First the PU 38 writer change, then Jung Kyung Ho, and now Jung Yumi??? YESSSS, I love love Jung Yumi! She's just so oddly cute, isn't she? I'm all in now if this news gets confirmed. With this new team I'm sure it'll be less airhead romcom and more clever and dark.

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