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Kim Min-jung considers becoming a fangirl for Man to Man

Oh cute, there’s finally a character description for the heroine of JTBC’s new drama Man to Man: She’s the head of the fan club for the Hallyu action star played by Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War), and she becomes a fangirl success story when she gets a job at his management company. That’s a much cuter setup than I was expecting — it could be a rom-com if it wanted to be — though of course the spin will be when she then meets the star’s mysterious bodyguard, played by Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap). The offer is currently out to Kim Min-jung (Master of Trade–Inn 2015) to play the part, and she’s considering favorably. I hope it’s a fun, light character, because I tend to like her more when she veers away from melodramatic roles.

The drama from writer Kim Won-seok (co-writer on Descended From the Sun) and PD Lee Chang-min (Remember—Son’s War) stars Park Hae-jin as an elite black ops agent known only to the highest tiers of national intelligence. He never fails at a mission and keeps everything hidden behind a poker face, and when he takes on a secret mission to protect a Hallyu star, he’ll meet his greatest challenge. Park Sung-woong co-stars as the stuntman-turned-star, an actor beloved for being a bad guy onscreen, who has a fatal secret in his past.

Kim Min-jung is up for the role of Park Sung-woong’s biggest fan, ever since her high school days. She’s the head of his fan club, and actually manages to get a job as a manager at his agency, where she’ll get to interact with Oppa. It’s also how she meets Oppa’s bodyguard, and ends up caught between them.


Chun Ho-jin, Jang Hyun-sung, Tae In-ho

Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask) is confirmed to play the main villain, a chaebol who lost his father very suddenly and lives according to his grandfather’s wishes. He hides his vast ambition and though he managed to marry the woman he loves, played by Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer), he knows that she loves Park Sung-woong’s character and is determined to see his downfall. Hm, didn’t she play this character in Yong-pal? Here, she’s a Miss Korea who became an actress, and she shares a tragic past with Park Sung-woong.

Also joining the cast are supporting players Chun Ho-jin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) as a powerful politician in cahoots with Yeon Jung-hoon’s family, Jang Hyun-sung (Doctors) as a national intelligence agent and deputy director, and Tae In-ho (The Good Wife, Misaeng) as a black ops agent and alpha team leader who goes head to head with Park Hae-jin. True to its title, there are a lot of good men in this drama. Hopefully not all of them are hiding a dark side.

Man to Man (to Man to Man to Man to Man) will be a fully pre-produced drama and plans to begin shooting in October, for a 2017 broadcast on JTBC.

Via OBS, Herald Pop, Ten Asia

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She's my role model then. ♥

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I have higher hopes than you just working with Rim. You guys are my OTP.

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♥ ♥ ♥

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"True to its title, there are a lot of good men in this drama."

Finally completing casting
On this, the latest show
According to our sources
JTBC's the place to go

'Cause starting next year
In Man to Man (to Man)
For the first time in history
It's gonna start raining men

It's raining men
Hallelujah
In Man to Man
Amen

It's raining men
Hallelujah
In Man to Man
Amen

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Amen.

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OMG, YOU'RE THE BEST. I'm already singing~

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It's always raining flower boys in South Korea,

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Fangirl Goals right there. I wonder how she got the job? Maybe sleeping outside his house in a cardboard box for a week until he got her an interview just to make her go away? Or writing her CV in blood? Now I'm just imagining if Sung Shi-won had ever gotten a job at Tony Oppa's management company hehe.

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LOL everything she did just made her Oppa go "Eew... stop"

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LOL I'm sure the boring, realistic explanation is that she was really good at managing the fanclub so they offered her a job for the good publicity.

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At first I thought it was LEE Min Jung and I thought hmm...

And then I realised its KIM Min Jung and I'm like Yeah! I was watching a Happy Together episode with her (one with Gaekju cast) and I found out that she's been acting since she was 6?! Woah.

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The lineup for this drama is actually so amazing.
Sad it won't be airing anytime soon, I wanted to watch this live when I visit Korea.

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"He hides his vast ambition and though he managed to marry the woman he loves, played by Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer), he knows that she loves Park Sung-woong’s character and is determined to see his downfall."

I thought you had written "he knows that HE loves Park Sung-woong's character" and I got very curious for a second. I was thinking a drama where the male antagonist tried to gain the hero's love, you know, "Man to Man". Be honest now, even though the plot already does sound a bit interesting, wouldn't this increase that interest-factor even more?

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Um, YES. Yes, it would. I mean, Park Hae-jin did tell his fans to expect action AND bromance, so here's hoping that the guys realize that they'd rather be badasses together forever! No? Just me? Okay...

I'm guessing they'll just become really close buds, which is good enough for me. Love good friendship! :)))

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I would certainly be on board with that. Can we change some things around??

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That would be pretty hot. Surely there's still time to tweak a few things? Heh.

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For some reason I always found this actress very blank and plain. Maybe it's just me. There is something about her face that just bothers me. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

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Appearance- shaming aren't cool girl...

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It's just my personal taste. She just looks blank to me when she acts. She is pretty but doesn't appeal to me. I didn't called her names or made fun of her appearance. That wasn't my intention.

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I didn't always like her but she grew on me. She has been pretty good in her last few dramas, at least to me.
Master of Trade was not a sageuk to write home about but I really like her in it.

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I've only seen her in Gap Dong, but she seemed pretty bland then. Here's hoping she has a better, livelier role.

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Yeah , I get what you mean
I saw her in New heart with Ji Sung and her acting felt really weird

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Caught between Oppa and his bodyguard?

For some reason I immediately thought of Moonlight- Prince Yeong and Byung Yeon.
✋ yes please!

But seriously, it's every fan girl's dream come true.

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So much veteran cast. I hope script will good.

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More reason to watch Man to Man. I miss her on my screen since The Third Ward. Could we get cameo from Choi Soo Young as herself, please?

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I always remember her from New Heart, but since then I haven't really watched anything of hers.

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She was the highlight of Gapdong, I love herrrrrrr. I hope she takes the role! <3

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Chun Ho-jin doesn't take a break. Rooting for him to go for 100 projects before he retires.

Does this mean that PD Lee is parting ways with SBS? Seems like the good ones are migrating to cables.

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He's such a reliable veteran <3 I hope he agrees to this one. It's preproduced so he could get a vacation from live shooting at least lol.

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I enjoy watching him in Moonlight and the other veterans. Ahn Nae-sang, Lee Dae-yeon and Kim Yeo-jin (from Shin Don). Kim Seung Soo whom I didn't use to care for until lately. I think he's gotten better with age. Lee Moon-shik did a cameo on the first eps.
This is kind of a daddy daughter reunion for Kim Yoo-jung and 3 or 4 of her tv dads.

Yea I hope he'd get to rest. I'd still love to have him around for 20 more years if he live as long as Park Geun-hyung.

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Such a good veteran cast. Moonlight never quite clicked with me, but with that many familiar faces, plus Kim Yoo-jung, I can definitely see why it'd be worth watching. By the time KYJ gets to be their age, she'll have done over a 100 dramas lol. You can tell veterans really enjoy working with her too--she's always had good chemistry with her TV families.

We've been blessed to have Park Geun-hyung with us for so long. He's stayed really sharp, too. The Chaser has to be some of the best work he's ever done imo.

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Well, Moonlight and Scarlet Heart will make you want to pull your hair and nails out so you are better off staying away.
I'm too much of a fangirl so I'm watching for Yoo-jung and Jun-ki then Shin Don after that because it makes me miss Jung Ha-yeon like crazy /tears.

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I actually did get roped into watching Scarlet Heart with someone ;_; It's just about the worst sageuk I've ever seen in my life, and that's counting stuff like The Moon Embracing the Sun and Hong Gil Dong. I feel so bad for Lee Joon-ki, Kang Han-na and some of the veterans. I watched The King and the Clown with my parents the other day (they loved Yeonsangun at first, till he started killing people lol) and it made me weep it was so beautiful. That's the power of a real sageuk.

Jung Ha-yeon <3 I've picked Age of Warriors back up myself. It's not something I can marathon (I like more women and human drama in my sageuk), but it's so well-made and it really knows its history.

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This cast is awesome, I look forward to this drama

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Love her. She can be a bit uneven, but she stole the show in Fashion 70s and Ireland, and was the only bright spot in Master of Trade. If she joins it'll be very reassuring (along with Jang Hyun-sung and Cheon Ho-jin <3) because while I haven't been feeling the casting up to this point, I really enjoy Kim Won-seok's work and want this to be good. Here's hoping this team actually takes advantage of preproduction!

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I'm not familiar with this actress, but I am pleased she is not an idol, has lots of acting experience, and will make for an age appropriate pairing with Park Hae Jin. (Hallelujah for the latter because I am quite tired of the age inappropriate pairings.)

The team behind this show has quietly put together such a killer cast, particularly on the male side which is fitting for a show called Man to Man. After some pre-produced and high profile projects have hurt themselves right out of the gate with poor casting choices (Scarlet Heart, UF), I am liking how the people behind this show have seemed to focus on a solid core of experienced actors over and above anything else.

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This cast is the most amazing I've seen in a long time.

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