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MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City

Yup, you read that right. I don’t know what the appeal of Sex and the City would be without the sex, but apparently we’re going to find out. A new drama called No Sex and the City is being planned for a fall broadcast on MBC, about three thirtysomething virgins who fall in love for the first time. The series comes from writer Lee Sun-hye, junior writer on Answer Me 1997 and 1 Night 2 Days, and will be directed by PD Lee Dong-yoon of Fated To Love You, Queen’s Classroom, and family drama All’s Well With a Happy Home, among others.

The heartwarming romantic comedy is about the friendship and love lives of three single virgins born in 1983. Their romantic lives begin when the boy they liked in their youth shows up one day. They live in Oksu-dong in rundown apartments, and the warm human drama will be about neighborly affection, and the meaning of home, family, and friendship. The series aims to be a realistic portrayal of single women and their road to maturity, and through each of the women we’ll explore their relationships with parents and their roles as daughters in this day and age.

The themes are certainly in keeping with the Answer Me franchise, so I can see it being the kind of drama that highlights the girls’ friendship more than anything, like The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, or the Answer Me 1988 ajummas if we’d met them when they were single. We’ve seen actual Sex and the City copycats like I Need Romance already, so I hope this one actually sets out to be different.

Title silliness aside, it sounds like the drama will be an uplifting story about true-to-life girlfriends, and I can see the potential for hilarity and relatable warmth in the premise. I mean, it’s literally no Sex and the City (you set yourself up for that one), but who knows, maybe it’ll be something better?

No Sex and the City is in the works to air in the fall Monday-Tuesday slot on MBC. So the potential lineup goes: Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, followed by Lookout, followed by The King Loves, and then No Sex and the City in September.

Via Xports News, Joy News

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LOL I am thinking of Ha Ji Won as one of the three ladies as well....but I have a feeling they will pick three not too big stars for the leads and turn their careers around haha.

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Maybe for religion convictions, or just bad luck with guys/bad timing... I can see that coming.

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I miss Ha Ji Won in dramaland. But I think she might too big to share leading roles with other two actressess.

I want to see underrated actressess in 30s - someone like Yoo Inna, Han Chae Ah, emm who else maybe Kim Hyun Joo.

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Doesn't Yoon Eun Hye want to come back to dramaland?

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been hoping the same! but with all the compelling dramas the cables are churning out, I'm wishing she makes her comeback on TVN or JTBC though.

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There are plenty of reason for a pretty woman (or man) to remain a virgin. Religious reasons, phobias, asexual, commitment issues, health reasons, etc. Being pretty doesn't guarantee you to not be a virgin.

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Well said! And don't forget the age-old "just hasn't met the right person yet".

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daddy-issues and work...work...work especially in this day and age

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Not all virgins are virgins because they're ugly?

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Honestly the name sounds rather odd

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Kim Seul Gi? Yoon Do Joon? (Yes I say this to all drama casting news)

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The leads are born in 1983, she would be 33/34. Kim Seul Gi wouldn't match much.

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I missed the part about 83, but didn't she play 30 something in her last drama?

But yeah if they have older character in my mind, KSG wouldn't be right.

Seo Hyun Jin? Though I like it if they cast like Reply PDs and got female actresses that haven't got spotlight yet.

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Yep she played 30s something in Second To Last Love although she didn't look believeable enough as 30s.

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Seo Hyun Jin is 30-ish now, she'll actually fit for the role :D

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LOl Kim Seul Gi looks too young to be ahjumma if the roles are for 30s.

But when will we get KSG-YDJ's pairing in good romcom as main couple? Lets Eat needs to have next season and pair these two.

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Actually that's how almost all Korean actors are, they always look a few years younger. If it takes her to be one of the leads and I'd say go for it. Roles for younger actresses are mostly shallow any way.

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I know but Kim Seul Gi doesn't seems to have the aura for 30s something character, that was what I saw in her role in Second To Last Love where she played someone in 30s.

But like you said if that will take her first leading role in a drama, i think it will be alright. But actually I kinda hope for her to be casted in Age of Youth Season 2, as additional roomate or if the original casts cannot make it to Season 2.

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But actually I kinda hope for her to be casted in Age of Youth Season 2, as additional roomate or if the original casts cannot make it to Season 2.

I would die of happiness if this happened, though I am crossing my fingers SO HARD that the entire original cast makes it to season two.

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It actually would make sense to have an additional roommate because in season 1 Yi-na could only afford to have a room to herself because of her old "job". She would need a roommate to help pay now, right? I wouldn't mind if it were a good actress like Kim Seul-gi and someone who meshed with the rest o the cast!

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@Andrea @Mindy Imagine how hilarious it will be if Kim Seul Gi and Kang Yi Na as roomate? lol. Kim Seul Gi will nail it if she plays someone with weirdo character.

OK we are getting excited for something which is not certain. LOL.

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Yes!!!!

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As soon as I saw this I just thought Ha Ji Won.. please cast her as the main lead I know it say three singles but there will be the main girl like the Sara Jessica Parker in sex and the city ...

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But all female drama leads are virgins until they marry, right? :)

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Right? No sex in the city is pretty much a mantra and Title and way of life for 90% of Drama heroines in Seoul.

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They know sex is not for fun but for procreation!

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Tsk tsk. Now you know have a sex drive is only for bad girls and kissing will make you a wanton harlot ;)

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And you gotta make sure you don't compound your slatternhood by looking like you might ACTUALLY ENJOY the kiss once it's happening!

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Yeah most drama heroines have never been kissed. Only on cable dramas do the women act like they have any experience.

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maybe because in most dramas (with "innocent" female leads), the women are in their 20s. If the characters are written like they are old unwed ladies i.e. Gong Hyo Jin (in It's Okay That's Love), then that might give a different color and not just cutesy, "virginal" roles.

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* snicker *

Well silliest title ever. All I want to know; well not all I want to know is; please don't give us a college aged male lead. Or a wrist grab.

They can appear to be chaste but please goodness sake don't dumb the females down.

I wouldn't mind watching a drama about 3 female leads falling in love. Just give us proper kisses when it's appropriate and I will be happy with age appropriate pairing. Plus sizzling chemistry.

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Oh yes age appropriate male leads, no noona romance if possible ?

If possible get Joo Jin Mo, Ji Jin Hee on board lol. OK noona romance one but please not college or just graduated student.

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But now I want a whole bunch of American ripped tv show names because they'd actually be so funny.

Even Stranger Things or More Normal Things
Friendless or No Friends
Breaking Good or Repairing Bad
The Not So Desperate Housewives or The Desperate Househusbands
Pretty Little Truthtellers or Ugly Little Liars
Gossip Boy
Middle Aged Wolf or Toddler Wolf
Lawless and Orderless

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#lawlessandorderless

Already every kdrama ever!

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LOL touchΓ©. Having more shows with obvious titles could be funny too though. Like the Jdrama Rich Man Poor Woman. We could have Kdramas like:

Love Hexagon or Everyone Will Fall for This One Girl
Woman with Crushing Debts or Eternal Part Timer
Marrying the Rich CEO
Not Actually Incest or Secretly Not Incest
Car Accident as Plot Device or It Started with a Truck of Doom
Accidental Dead Fish Face Kisses
Cheeky Younger Man Romancing Noona
Plain Girl Gets School Hunk

But as I read over this list somehow it does sound like either titles of Asian web novels/light novels or softcore AVs...

Maybe the titles we currently have aren't so bad after all?

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Yes to "no noona romance". I would have enjoyed The Women Who Still Want to Marry if not for the romance with Kim Bum.

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I'd be fine with a noona romance, but like Sera the Ms Temper, I hope the age gap is 5-7 years at the most, not the 9-11 year age gaps that we usually see.

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My potential casts for three main ladies: Yoo Inna, Han Chae Ah, Kim Hyun Joo, Park Shi Yeon, Jeon Hye Bin, Jang Hee Jin, Cha Jung An, Kim So Yeon,. Who else?

I want the underrated ones given the chance to shine. MBC is steadily revealed their drama's plan this year and most of the drama look interesting.

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What about Han Ye-ri? She played Yoon Jin-myung, the hard-working sunbae roommate, in Age of Youth. She was also in Six Flying Dragons. She is an amazing actress, and she is 32, so she's old enough to play the part.

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I really want her but I want her in Age of Youth Season 2 as well. If AOY will air second half of this year, probably it will clash with this one.

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I'm praying that 'No Sex and the City' is a working title, but that aside, I'll love this if it has everything it's promising!

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Was anyone else instantly reminded of 'Last Cinderella'?

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Hope the title will change but that`s a minor thing. I can`t wait to see a drama about three leading ladies in their 30s. I am excited to see their friendship. I hope PD Lee Dong Yoon will call Kim SoYeon for another drama together after Happy Home. But I am fine with whatever cast they will chose.
Bring it on!

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Can Son Ye jin, Ha Jimin, and Song Hye Kyo Playing at this series... yes i know it's like impossible but gonna be awesome if it's true lol

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Interesting title, lol. Hmm, I'd love to see Yoon Eun Hye lead this drama with Yoo In Na (they were girlfriends in the Little Black Dress movie, right? ?), and Park Shi Yeon. I love all 3 women. They're all pretty, very good actresses, and in their 30s. ? They'll be the perfect trio for this rom-com. So, please drama Gods cast them! ?

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In addition to my dream fan casting for the main female trio leads...the male co-stars should be equally pretty and very good actors: Song Joon Ki, So Ji Sub, and Jo In Sung. They're all hotties and very good actors, and they'll match the leading ladies on my fan casting. ??

If not these men ^, bring back the usual favorites: Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, and Kang Ji Hwan. All these hotties had previously work with the aforementioned ladies (except for YEH and LDW, they haven't work together yet...)

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Love your cast!

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we lesbians in this drama

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we need lesbians in this drama

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I agree, I think that would be a really cool plot line for one of the heroines!

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The title makes me crack up. Well, if they wanted to catch my attention then they accomplished that. I'm interested in watching.

I do hope they change the title, though. It's just a tad embarrassing and bad... but in a funny way, I suppose.

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I was reading a Hollywood Blacklist and after just randomly scrolling, I came across this title that made me stop:

Gay Kid And Fat Chick.

Well, you best believe I read the slugline many times.

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My picks are son tae young, yoo in na, and gong hyo jin for the girlfriends. For the male leads....ji sung (defendants should be finished by then), song jae rim, and lee dong wook. :)

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I literally rolled off my bed laughing when I read the beginning of this article. That title ? what?
Look at all the other possible shows they could make following this principle:
No Scandal - we are for transparency in politics
No Suits - naked all the way
This is not us
Not Lost - knowing the way
No Law & Order, just Law OR Order
Orange is not the New black
Nothing Supernatural, just normal
Not an American Horror story

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I don't have a crazy ex-girlfriend
How I didn't meet your mother

They could even remake some korean ones:

Not White Christmas - damn global warming
Not Uncontrollably Fond - just fond enough
Nothing about 1 %
No Signal - try again
Still no Reply 1988
No more happy ending
Not on the way to the airport
Not marriage, dating!

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Let's just not eat
It's not okay and that's not love
Not an imaginary cat - it was a real one all along
Don't come back, mister
Don't cheer up! - be miserable

x'D sry I am having too much fun with this

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Oh my goodness I love this.

Not a weightlifting fairy Kim Bok-ju. She's weak AF. Or, conversely, she is in no way a fairy. More like a hag or a cyclops or something equally as disturbing.

I Don't Remember You. Sorry, I suffer short term memory loss. It's true, I forget things almost instantly! It runs in my family. Or ar least, I think it does. Hmmm... Where are they? Can I help you?

No-Good Doctor. A drama about a truly horrendous physician (who may or may not be a savant) who is constantly battling lawsuits for medical malpractice.

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Sassy No No - Just stop right there.
I Can't Hear Your Voice - Speak up!
This Week, My Wife Will Have No Affair - This week, at least.
Noping King Louie - Nope, I'm outta here.

And for the unhappy singles, I recommend these rom-coms:
No Cheese in the Trap - You'd catch more flies with honey, honey!
No Flower Boy Next Door - What to do?!
I Don't Need Romance - Oh yes, you do!

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My goodness, this is too clever @taml

"This week, at least"

"I'm outta here"

LMAO!!

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Hah, these are great! Loved I don't need romance!!

Here are few alternate versions:

Sassy come back
Next week, my wife will have an affair
The cheese is out of the trap
Flower Boy two doors away

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More potential titles:

"Three Outs in the Bottom of the Ninth Inning"
"Failure to Discover Romance"
"She Was Meh"
"Alone and Not in Love"
"Celibate in the City"
"Que No Sera, No Sera"

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"She was Meh"

lol, she really was.

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SHE WAS meh!

I'm dying.

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LOL!

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"She Was Pretty Meh"

"Dead Like Me From the Neck Down"

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LOL @ "Let's Just Not Eat" and "Not an Imaginary Cat". I'm snerfling in my office.

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NO SIGNAL = DEAD AIR -- speaking as an old 3rd-class radio operator ;-)

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Oh Lord, please let them change the title, I can't even say it in my head.

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Oh no! These are Hilarious!

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More titles:

Sexless City - a bunch of sad, sexless virgins wander the big city, searching for their missing sexual organs.

Ball-less City - a bunch of sad, ball-less footballers wander the big city, searching for their missing balls.

Headless City - a bunch of sad, headless chickens wander the big city, searching for their missing heads.

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There's already a music video under your first title:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane. My kids and I would sing along with that song in the car on the way to high school! Good times....

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What a blast from the past!

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Ball-less city: Tom Brady's quest for redemption

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Ball-less City: Eunuch's Quest

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Seo Hyun Jin would be perfect in this <3 + yoon eun hye and park shi yeon!

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Yes to SHJ! Pair her with Lee Joon-gi, please. Or a rematch with Jo Hyun-jae would be a switch from back in Baekje. ;-)

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Seo Hyun Jin and Lee Joon Gi - yes perfect pairing. I basically want to pair SHJ with every single actor, - Yeon Woo Jin, Ju Jung Seok,. Who else? lol.

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Yes Seo Hyun Jin! We can add Jung Yumi too!

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Eugene too!!

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30 something virgins, who were born in 83? Basically, my life.

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Hey, turn it into a zoo and cast some of the actors/actresses from HYENA. ;-)

So E-Hyun (Conch) and Shin Sung-rok in a rematch.

If Oh Man-seok is a bit too old for the role, swap Eric.

Is Kim Min-Jong (Leech) still baby-faced enough to pass for mid-late thirties?

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that title reminds me of the infamous joke about estonian language: we have no sex and no future.

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Can i have jo jung suk as main actor please? I miss him so much!

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OOOOOOOOMG!!!!

That's the title of a book written by the australian-arab author Randa Abdel-Fattah :O

It's actually a pretty good book, as it explores the lives of four women in their late 20's- early 30's who're looking for the right guy!

However, the twist is in the fact that it's according to their religions, traditions and backgrounds, which is why the title is "No sex in the city".

Wonder if this dramas' writer was inspired by the book, or if it's a coinscidence?

Anyways, sounds like a fun drama. Kind of rare to watch a drama where sex or sexiness (?) is not the main issue (or is it?). Not that all dramas are "sexualised" or focused on sex (compared to some series or dramas in many places, K-dramas tend to be very tame, although they seem to be getting there..). It's just that I feel so much is about sex nowadays it's almost become like some sort of obsession. I mean it shouldn't be hush hush, as it's a normal and natural part of peoples lives (not all, some are asexual) but also too much sex becomes almost... hmmm... dare I say boring *contemplating choice of word*.

I cannot seem to find the right word. So, I'll just leave it at that...

(Wow second time ever writing here! And not even on a drama recap, but a news notice LOL)

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#apremisethatwouldneverworkinamerica

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I love how this is half dream casting. And counter naming.

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For the 3 virgin ladies, I want:

Jeon So Min !!! (The one who did 1% with Ha Suk Jin)
Jung Hye Sung
Honey Lee

If they have to include an A-list actress in the list, then maybe Ha Ji Won or Soo Ae for Jung Hye Sung or Honey Lee's spot

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Fingers crossed for at least one noona romance!

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I could bet that it will be one noona romance.

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It should be Seo Hyun Jin + Han Chae Ah/Han Jimin + Jeon Hye Bin/Seo Ji Hye.

Better combination for Son Ye Jin + Song Hye Gyo + Kim Tae Hee

If they want younger cast then it should be Moon Chae Won + Han Hyo Joo + Lee Da Hee

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SONG YOON AH
PLS
PLS
drama gods, please grant my wish

SONG YOON AH as one of the actresses

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"The heartwarming romantic comedy is about the friendship and love lives of three single virgins born in 1983. "

OK I'm sold LOLOLOLOL

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Yoon Eun Hye please!

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+ and Lee El please.

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Except for the fact that I'm not living in Korea, this could be a drama about me. Three female roommates born in 83 (well, one was born in 82), all virgins (religious reasons), and dealing with parental issues? Check, check, and check. Now all I need in my life is to fall in love with a hot Korean guy...

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