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Park Jin-hee and Oh Ji-ho added to KBS tearjerker Oh My Geum-bi

Park Jin-hee (Memory) and Oh Ji-ho (My Little Baby) have signed on to KBS’s new drama Oh My Geum-bi (formally called My Fair Lady), the tragic story of a father and his eight-year-old daughter Geum-bi who suffers from a rare disease known as Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC). The rapid mental and physical deterioration that occurs is akin to Alzheimer’s disease, hence the moniker, “childhood Alzheimer’s.”

Park Jin-hee is set to play a woman named Go Kang-hee who searches for and retrieves stolen cultural artifacts even though that may not be her actual job. She is, however, a researcher of trees and shrubs who prefers dealing with plants than people. She lives a life of solitude in a museum-like house filled with old artifacts left by her father and is on the lookout for a golden national treasure that went missing from the excavation site. To locate it, she meets with the granddaughter of a deceased black market arts dealer.

Go Kang-hee’s lonely life is the result of a past wound, but when Geum-bi and her father enter her life, they patch up her fractured heart. She develops feelings for Geum-bi’s father and learns how to comfort others through Geum-bi.

Taking on the role of Geum-bi’s father Mo Hwe-chul is Oh Ji-ho. He once dreamed of becoming a chef, but turned to a life of swindling after he lost his sense of smell. But he’s not a very good swindler as he lacks the smooth speech and aggressive demeanor to hoodwink the unsuspecting. His “childhood-Alzheimer’s”-stricken daughter Mo Geum-bi (Heo Jung-eun) is an otherwise bright and punctilious girl with a picky palate and a stubbornness as firm as a cable wire. She holds tight and never lets go of whatever she needs for security. Her mother Jang Joo-young (Oh Yoon-ah) is a cold and intimidating woman who says very little, but elicits fear with her actions.

I’d say this is a pretty solid core cast that’s capable of bringing on the waterworks. Park Jin-hee is stellar; I cried with her when she played a bereaved mother in Memory. And well, if cutiepie Heo Jung-eun cries, I can’t not cry. Ugh.

Oh My Geum-bi, which won in a KBS script competition, will be directed by PD Kim Young-jo (Cinderella’s Sister) and will air in November after On the Way to the Airport ends. It will face some stiff competition against SBS’s Lee Min-ho and Jeon Ji-hyun’s Legend of the Blue Sea.

Via Osen,Daily Sports

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Err good luck with the competition. May you be the shining underdog. After Moonlight/Moon lovers, I think we can expect anything. However, JJH and LMH are enough to pull in numbers for a show added with a star writer and pd.

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We always love the underdogs :D

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Oh Ji Ho? uhh pass

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Look who's talking. Maybe your idol can't act. Get a life!

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Wow... the casting is perfect!

But PJH's character description is (again) hilariously detailed. Even more than Oh Yoonah's! I'm not even gonna try to paraphrase her story. Hahaha

Still, I'm glad to see her again. She had this quiet elegance in Memory and her voice is so lovely and full. I can just listen to her describing 2000 year old vases and skeletons for days.

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Agreed! She can read an instruction manual, and it'd just be music to my ears! :)

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Eottoke? I had already decided to pass on this one because it sounded like it would be too devastating for my poor little heart... but I've really been missing PJH. Why is she only in dementia-themed dramas these days? Ack!

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Love her! But, I still can watch this tear jerker.

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Will watch anything with PJH in it. Even if i know i'd cry a river.

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There's still MBC Weightlifing Fairy.. :)

Seems like mid Nov onwards is a exciting month for wed-thurs time-slot while mon-tues take a break from limelight with love in the moonlight ending in late oct & scarlet heart ending early nov X.X

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I love his dimples but not his acting. I love her and she is decent actress.

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I loved his looks more than his acting. LOL. Wish they can cast someone who is better actor, I was hoping for Kim Rae Won but it won't happen.

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Its Nam Joo Hyuk second lead role after, Who are you school 2015.. My first opinion was kind of disappointed that he picked up the role.. Of course, idk the story, so i shall wait for the show then comments on that.. But the impression of his role in the new drama seems to be pretty similar to his role in school (which expose him to fandom and also lots of critics on his acting too) Would love to see him play a more different role.. And also quite alot of comment on the female lead lee sung kyung who is a model-actress playing a weightlifting character might be too much for her, but i do admire her effort in gaining weight for the role 0.0..)

His performance in cheese in the trap and scarlet heart was better.. (of course it could also be because that was just supporting roles, so u see lesser focus of him and the two roles was quite well-likable in the first place and suits him well, so generally audience should be able to accept it readily)

But i think the combo is a pretty good dark horse contender.. Both leads from YG and i dont think MBC would cast them anyhow.. Which is making me looking forward to it that it doesnt seems as simple as it looks.. Hopefully i wont be disappointed..

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Sorry about that, NJH isn't the lead for Weightlifting fairy

The male lead is Lee Jae Yoon

(Was confused cause NJH was casted earlier.. but seems like this role is quite a heavy second lead role anyway..)

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But kim rae won is an ugly bloke lol

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I am still unable to catch up with Airport (because I am in the middle of finishing Mama : Nothing To Fear and this drama made me cry a river and I still have few episodes to finish)..:(
I can only watch one melodrama at one time..

This one looks good, and I know I will cry a river. I know it. Going against JJH's new drama - good luck with the competition. Hope the rating is decent.

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I got excited when I saw director for Cinderella's Sister - but then I remembered... are we talking about first 4 episodes director, or you know, the other guy?

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The first four episodes. :)

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Oh, excellent, thanks @Dakchigo! :)

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I just do not like Medical and Illness dramas but to each their own.

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Oh man, I'm gonna be watching this and at the back of my mind, I'm gonna be thinking about little 'Ji Bong" a.k.a. Oh Seo-heun, Oh Ji Ho's little girl T.T

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But it's produced by SM. And Oh Ji ho?

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