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Ji Chang-wook offered lead in rom-com thriller Beware This Woman

Beware This Woman, the new SBS drama that currently has an offer out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), is courting Ji Chang-wook (The K2) to be its leading man. This might be our last time getting to see him before he heads off for his two years of mandatory military service, so I’d be all for him taking the role.

Beware This Woman will be a mixed-genre series, combining elements of romantic comedy with thriller and legal drama, which is a mix I can easily envision given this writer’s previous drama, I Remember You, which had an interestingly offbeat tone that was both funny and chilling. I also see some similarities in the description of Beware This Woman as a cat-and-mouse, chase-and-be-chased thriller involving an amnesiac killer whose memory loss causes a crucial moment to keep repeating in an endless loop. He/she is out to kill our two leads, who end up relying on each other throughout their ordeal (which also involves “very funny rom-com” elements).

I hope the two leads mesh well here, with Ji Chang-wook up to play Noh Ji-wook, a prosecutor in the Central District Prosecutors’ Office who ends up switching professions to private attorney, somewhat unexpectedly. He possesses a wide range of talents, whether it’s music or athletics or writing, and also harbors trauma stemming from an event in his childhood involving his parents and first love. Lee Sung-kyung’s potential character is Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee who was a Taekwondo athlete in her youth who’s tougher than she looks.

I know it sounds like tonal hodgepodge, but I’m really hanging a lot of hopes on the I Remember You connection, because that drama mixed its genres skillfully and was heartbreaking and heartwarming to boot. Although it didn’t fare well in the ratings, it was well-loved as a small cult show; if this drama ends up like that one, I’d consider it a positive thing. Beware This Woman is scheduled to follow Saimdang, Light’s Diary, SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday drama, and will premiere in May.

Via Asia Today

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Ji Chang-wook AND Lee Sung-kyung? I ACTUALLY SCREAMED. Brb gonna pray to the drama deities for this to happen.

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Me too omg! I saw the news in class and I couldn't contain my smile

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yeah exactly!!! i jumped up in class and my pupils were just staring wondering if their teacher is okay loollllzz

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PLEASE LET THIS HAPPENNN hhheheh in science rn

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Lmao, me too!! I had to cover my mouth on public transport.

This pairing is too good to be true!

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I'm so into this pairing, it's not funny.

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I bet when she heard who was up to be her co-star, she probably squealed a little too.

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Totally

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This writer! This pairing! 2017 ain't so bad after all.

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Haha we just talked about this. ?

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I don't think I've ever seen Ji Chang-wook in a straight-up rom-com. I hope he doesn't get any action scenes in this drama, poor child needs to rest from all the stunts. I LOVE Lee Sung-kyung. Beautiful, funny, fabulous and a pretty decent actress. I look forward to their chemistry.

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Since we have a taekwondo athlete as a heroine, this is the perfect opportunity to redefine his image with a beta-male character a la Park Bong Soo. Definitely time for him to do away with the heavy action and bring on the comedy! Leave the stunts to her!

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Yes yes yes yes I'm so down for Lee Sung-kyung being like a Strong Woman DBS to Ji Chang-wook

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Oh that little cutie patootie Park Bong soo. I want him back too but his character description "He possesses a wide range of talents, whether it’s music or athletics or writing..." might disagree and disappoint us otherwise.

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Yeah I do so agree that with this pairing, 2017 doesn't seem to be so bad at all. I actually listened to Healer playlist today and Eternal Love and Run with fanmade MVs from Healer scenes.. ooohhh.. I so miss the nerdy, quirky Ji Chang Wook.

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metoo. @MM
since 2015's Feb 10th. i have never really left Changmin-couple or stop being Healerites. still shipping them religiously. i missed Young-shin protecting and yelling "Park Bongsoo..." i missed the plenty night-chats.... i missed hand-porns.... i missed Eternal Love... i missed Bat-cave of Junghoo.... i missed little things like< "High places, first snow, small hands, white blankets, those strands of hair.". highplaces he looked down at her... first snow kisses. small hand clasped in the dark... white blankets and movement beneath... strands of hair he gently moved away from her brow.... this OTP.
Second to none.

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@mary_of_bethany

hehe seeing from your comment, you definitely are a true fan for ChangMin couple. Well, I don't doubt that since the chemistry between JCW and PMY is really out of the world. Yeah.. those clingy, white blanket scences.. and his eyes.. Can't think of people who can possibly resist those eyes.. *melting

In Thailand when the chemistry between the leads is out-of-the-world like super awesome we say (litelral translation) "We die peacefully in pink corpse" something like this lol.

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I am all for this pairing but can we get less legal dramas. The current batch doesn't interest me at all and the next one too and the next too because we have mostky legal or other workplace dramas lined up and a few sageuks which I already don't watch.
But besides my own choice of not watching legal dramas, we are getting a lot of these which leaves less optionsand monotony.

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I agree; it was all about doctors and now we have moved on to lawyers.

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Before it was Alzheimer

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I am on the opposite, I like legal/crime thriller /workplace and sageuk so I am watching mostly of the current and will do the same in the upcoming drama too.

However it wil be great if there is great romcom as an option to watch - so there are Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (but also had some crime, mystery aspect lol). Even the other currently airing romcom like Introvert Boss and Perfect Wife are having some mystery element. The Liar and His Lover will start in few weeks, maybe it will suit your taste.

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Sageuk and workplace dramas are my favourite as well. :) No wonder I find myself agreeing with so many of your comments Sera.

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I think me, you, @Grapes @Flightey Gazelles and maybe few others have same interests. I see familiar names in most drama recap I am watching / watched lol. ?

Honestly I am everywhere nowadays because most of current drama I am watching lmao.

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Hahaha I do see Flightey Gazelles in all the dramabeans articles I open. ^^

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I didn't think I liked workplace comedies until I watched Ms. T&NJG.Now I want to watch more!

Romcom thrillers are a match made in heaven for me like IHYV, CITT( that one's a little more complicated) etc.

I don't think I'm overly fond of legal thrillers ( although I enjoyed Punch a lot).

I've only watched fusion Saeguks so far but I'm enjoying Rebel right now.

So, I'm looking forward to this show.

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Oh yes you are right. Ms Temper & NJG was also the first workplace drama that I enjoyed and now I am enjoying workplace drama more ; Chief Kim and look forward for Radiant Office next week. ?

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Ms Temper has been on my to-watch list for so long now. Sera clearly recommends it as well. :) Must actually watch it one day.

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Sunbae! I know why you like this genres. I am also looking forward to this show. ?

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Hi hoobae! I hope you still alive despite of stressful life in gour law school ? I like legal shows but not all I was able to show. I especially love Defendant and looking forward to Whisper more.But this one looks fun as well.

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OMG Love ur id??? I ate the cake named like that and I really thought I was gonna get a stomache due to the amount of chocolate but it was soooooo good???

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heheheh I love that dessert as well.

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As a lawyer myself, I have mixed feelings towards legal dramas. On the one hand, the plot can be pretty interesting (such as Lee Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk 'I Hear Your Voice') but on the other, the procedure and law is just ridiculous (such as Lee Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk 'I Hear Your Voice'). I don't know whether to enjoy it or to scorn at it >_<

I definitely Korean and Japanese legal dramas more watchable than American ones though. Suits is so ridiculous I wanted to throw my laptop out the window at one point.

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Bummer, I'd wanted to watch Suits.

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It's slick so people like it. But if you know anything at all about law and procedure, you'll find it incredibly silly.

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how about The Good Wife? i loved that show but some of the scenes are way too over dramatic.

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Hello fellow lawyer! ? I just decided to ignore those ridiculous things about law procedures etc and just enjoy the plot and characters. Maybe because already stress with real life that I no longer have the energy to care about those things?

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No way! You're a lawyer too?! Haha hello indeed fellow lawyer. Don't stress too much :D

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Fellow Legal Beagle here! I could never watch the American blockbusters of the day, like "L.A. Law" and "Ally McBeal," as I would constantly be throwing things at my television screaming THAT'S NOT HOW YOU OBJECT TO INADMISSABLE EVIDENCE, yadda yadda yadda. *sigh*

Knowing as much as I do about International Law, Korean legal dramas tend to veer off into those WTF plots that have no relation to real life scenarios, but I much prefer the Japanese bengoshi dramas as they pretty much stick to the facts of legal procedures.

Regardless, this is the Last Gasp before Military for My Previous. It ticks all the boxes he checked in what Wook wanted for his next drama. And ticked one of mine because HE'S FINALLY PLAYING A LAWYER!!! *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*

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"THAT’S NOT HOW YOU OBJECT TO INADMISSABLE EVIDENCE" - exactly my point!! I hate it when a party produces a *surprise* witness, with some *shocking* fact that no one can counter. I mean...sure, let's just forget all the legal procedure that makes this kind of thing impossible.

I haven't seen any bengoshi dramas. But Ji Chang Wook as a lawyer? Yeah, I'm in. :D

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Haha my long-time dream is actually Ji Chang Wook playing law-enforcement, like prosecutor, lawyer or detective. And it's happening!!!! *throws confetti*

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@cherkell btw, are you the Cherkell of Ji Chang Wook Kitchen... wanted to ask for a while.

i think he's dying to put down his fist, and display his wit instead... like him to be like Seo InGuk in I Remember You that kind of witty role, or a smart-lawyer, thinking out of the box that kind.... like what you gals said..... let LSK kick butt instead.

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Seo in guk was hawt in i remember you

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Yup, that be me. One and the same. :D

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Yay one more lawyer joins the group.

I just take law dramas as they come - I doubt they will ever do a drama with corporate lawyers (which is my specialism).

I want to see a hot-shot actor playing a lawyer negotiating a share purchase agreement.

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LOL corporate thingy could be some boring plot I guess and viewers may hard to understand. Criminal law is much more interesting to watch.

A drama which actually deal with corporate matters is Empire of Gold- the plot has on restructuring of companies, corporate take over etc. But it is not some legal drama, more on fights on the company in chaebol family. But it is well made, imo.

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A share purchase agreement? That could happen.

Ji Chang Wook, for instance, is a young lawyer rising quickly through the ranks of one of the firms in the Magic Circle. He successfully negotiates a difficult share purchase agreement and is praised and recognized by his superiors.

He returns home after midnight, only to find the house empty and cold, the lights off. His wife has left him for another man...

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Whilst all this is happening, some evil partners are scheming to force a merger between the law firm and to keep their drawings, they decide to get rid of the back-room staff and force the paralegals to do triple the work on zero-hour contracts.

Then the "Roll On Friday" website gets involved with a plucky reporter exposing the truth behind the evil law firm and the law firm gets awarded the "Golden Turd Award 2017".

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It amazes me to see all these drama lawyers and prosecutors dressed up in the latest Gucci suit and Jimmy Choo shoes, having a sizzling romance with a hot love interest half their age while adroitly circumventing all the civil and criminal procedural laws, due process etc. etc. and still coming across as extremely successful, glamorous, and brilliant lawyers. Meanwhile here I am pouring over discovery demands and writing summary judgment motion papers in my extremely chaotic drab office. What am I doing wrong?

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@O_o No clue. Your comment really hit me in the feels. I'm empathising deeply.

@Bashful82 hehehe but we've deviated way from the share purchase agreement, which was meant to be the star of the show, along with Ji Chang Wook.

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Yup, yup, yup. I sighed during this scene as well. Quite a bit.

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@Bashful82: Or even worse, trying to finalize some SEC Form D filings:

[Pushing midnight at a blue-chip law firm somewhere in Downtown Seoul...]

JCW: All I have is the CEO's name to fill in, but this upload needs more information! And it's already the 15th day after the stock sale! Why aren't they responding to my email requests?!?

Starts sweating profusely, so he removes his shirt and fans himself with it in order to cool off. Sighs are heard up and down the hall.

[JCW's paralegal is seen quickly hiding some documents behind her cubicle.]

JCW: Hey, what do you have there? Is that the paperwork stating the aggregate net asset value that I so desperately need right now?!?

Paralegal: No, sir. I haven't seen them at all. BTW, you look like you're cold. Shall I turn up the heat for you? *runs giggling to thermostat*

End Scene.

*******
Yeah, this stuff practically writes itself. Make sure you spell my name right on the checks, juseyo?

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This is one of my fav comments ever!
"on the one hand, the plot can be pretty interesting (such as Lee Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk 'I Hear Your Voice') but on the other, the procedure and law is just ridiculous (such as Lee Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk 'I Hear Your Voice'). I don't know whether to enjoy it or scorn at it >_<"

All you lawyers, what a fun thread this is to read ?

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I agree, and wow! I am impressed by the number of lawyers here (and people who's opinion I've come to respect).

By the by, my favourite lawyers on screen at the moment are the Go & Goo trio in Chief Kim.... they always save the day, making me remember my starry-eyed youth when I thought I wanted to be a lawyer... you know, those superheroes who fight for justice, looking and speaking smart. Sigh. Chief Kim is doing wonders to make me remember the good in this world.

But I digress - Ji Chang Wook yeaaaaaaaaah!! The end.

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I know this feeling even if I am only a law student right now.
I don't get why Korean writers insist on making SO MUCH legal dramas, without consulting with lawyers.
Normally layered characters are enough for me, but in these case plot holes/lazy writing just hurts my head. I remember how much I wanted to watch Remember (Yoo Seung Ho's drama), but even a good cast didn't stop me from disliking it.

I wonder if doctos felt the same way while watching DOTS or Beautiful Mind

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TBH with you all viewers which are professionals like doctors and lawyers stop to care so much on the ridiculous procedures and just into the plots of the drama. I have heard many doctors complaint about the procedures in medical drama

At least Korean drama is much better than in my country. The drama we always have is hundred times ridiculous. The job like CEO, lawyer, doctor is just a JOB. CEO in the drama becomes the most person with no-work in the co. All drama are all about love and cheesiness, and have family interference. Even Korean weekend drama is better lol. OK I just surrender.

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Yeah I count this batch of dramas alone and currently there is a slew of legal/crime dramas either airing or planned to be aired soon.
Voice & Defendant - still airing
Tunnel & Whisper - will air soon
Be Careful of This Woman, While You Were Sleeping, Mystery Queen, Lookout, Criminal Minds, well I dunno if there's more.

By the end of the year, we'll be burned by so many thriller and crime dramas.

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wait what happened to : " the happiest time of my life " ?? wasn't ji chang wook offered the lead of that drama too ??? did he drop out ?

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I'm curious about this too. When I heard he will acapect one more drama, i thought it's 'The Happpiest Time Of My Life'. Please cast some one just like Kang Ha Neul, Byun Yo Han.

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He has mentioned in a few interviews that he really wants to do a rom-com, which could explain why he turned down a melo right now. He's done quite a few of those.

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Ohmygod the drama with Lee Sung Kyung as a taekwondo athena, and now Ji Chang Wook might be the male lead?!?!?!!?
UM CAN THIS COME OUT, LIKE, NOW?

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I'M SCREAMING PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!!

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Another legal really! The synopsis doesn't sound interesting either....sigh
seems like SBS writers are running out of fresh ideas all thier upcoming dramas are legal!

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Sounds like a good pairing and I'm sure it can turn into smthing interesting, it s my personal opinion but I feel that Lee sung kyung overact sometimes, if she takes the role I hope the PD nim can give her advice and she can improve as an actress?

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I do think she kind of overacts sometimes especially on romcom role, and need to adapt with her acting in such roles. I think it is because of how she approached the roles and such roles need her to act overacting. However she was good in Doctors. But she without the 'overacting' acting seems less interesting,imo.

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Imo jin seo woo is her best character so far.
Sure she will improve

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I agreee.. Seo Woo might be her best role so far. I don't like her performances in Weightlifting Kim Bok Joo. Much prefer her in Doctor.

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I think acting style is quite a matter of personal taste. I don't like over-acting much either but LSK does this style really well imo and it does fit her characters. Like she made me really believe that characters like Baek In Ha and Kim Bok Joo do exist and like to overact in real life as real people (!)

So unlike you, Seo-woo is my least favorite character that LSK ever played. I found her much less charismatic in that role than when playing In Ha or Bok Joo.

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I think she overacts to suit the character she portrays and also the genre but I have a feeling she's capable of nuanced and toned down characters. We'll see. I've not been dissatisfied with her so far.

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Yes I dont mind too.Some ppl may not a fan of 'overact' acting. :) There's always room of improvement. When I first saw her in It's OK It's Love, at first I was annoyed lol. But slowly I started to like her.

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I've only seen her in Weightlifting Fairy, where she was awesome.

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Oohh interesting pairing here. Will check this one out.

On a different note, isn't JCW attached to like 1-2 other dramas aside from this? Whatever happened to those? He's filling his plate before enlistment, I see.

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I'll take ji Chang wook playing a donkey for all I care!! I really like him in rom coms. BONG SOO YAA!!! BONG SOO YAA!! BONG SOO YAA!!! PARK BONG SOO!!!

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Your comment just made me snort milk while eating my breakfast. But... BONG-SOO YAA!!!

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Yeah.. your comment really puts a smile on my face. :D If he plays a donkey role, he'd be the donkey with the most beautiful eyes. *lol*

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Sure... Can a donkey have those mesmerising eyes... that sweet smile.. that greek God like body... not to mention those killer moves!!! Well if Chang wookie played that role.. that's how it would be!!!
Now if only ji Chang wook played donkey in shrek!!!

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This can't be right, unless he's filming 2 dramas at once or "The Happiest Time Of My Life" got cancelled and no one said anything. Filming for that's starting this month.

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Perhaps, this is one of roles he is considering. I also never heard anything more on The Happiest Time of My Life.

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But his military service?

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He may want to do last drama before enlistment.

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Yes, that's the one!

I was wondering if I remembered wrongly that he was named in another drama.

Eh...I think I'd rather he takes this. Although I agree with javabeans that this story sounds like a tonal hodgepodge and I'm actually quite tired of legal/thriller dramas, I think Ji Chang Wook is better suited for comedy and romance. I find him fun to watch in these genres and there are better actors to do melo or angsty.

I am quite excited to see how this pairing works. Visually it's all good although LSK is quite tall while JCW isn't. But that makes it more fun, isn't it? Why must the guy always tower over the girl?

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LSK is 176cm. JCW is 182cm. He'll still be taller, but yeah, not by much. But I actually don't really mind. :)

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JCW is 182cm? I always thought he is not that tall. lol.

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Me too! He looks like he's below 1.8 although his profile says 1.82. Not to worry, guys can wear shoes with heels especially if they are in suits.

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I know right! Hehehe

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His profile height is probably an inch or so up from his real height but that's what shoe lifts are made for.

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Wook is definitely 182cm, if not a shade taller. I know from personal experience from standing next to him while both of us were wearing sneakers. :D

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@cherkell, I wish I can "measure" his height the same way you did...

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If you want taller than her, I think you have to go for Nam Joo Hyuk, haha!! :D

Hope JCW takes the role, there are very few actors that I can imagine making a better pairing with LSK...I love both of them and my bet is that the chemistry will be awesome. JCW always nails characters that love a strong woman (Empress Ki, Healer); he portrays so well the longing, the admiration and desire that the situation involves, making you believe that he fell head over heels for her... And LSK can definitely play her part as the prosecutor-athlete :D Awwww, I want them back in my screen already, fingers crossed that the story is good.

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He really doesn't need to be taller than her. I hope this won't stop her from wearing heels in the drama. Elsewhere, I was reading crazy comments about switching LSK to a shorter actress just so that JCW can look taller! Why is that even necessary? So by the same token, it's fine that JCW isn't tall like Nam Joo Hyuk. Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk will forever be one of the dearest OTP to me but I'm not one of those who refuse to see them paired with others.

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http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/12/ji-chang-wook-eyes-swift-return-to-dramaland-with-happiest-time-of-my-life/

Supposedly start the shooting on March. but seems like everything yet to be finalised. But maybe I prefer JCW in romcom. Happirst Time of My Life sound quite interesting, melodrama and looks like slice of life drama. I hope this drama still happen though. The writer is my favourite.

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Outside: Huh, that looks promising.

Inside: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

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perfect comment is perfect!

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The pairing can't get any CUTER!!

YES YES DOUBLE YES

this already makes me want to rewatch healer once again and reminds me that healer had one of the biggest fandom here... I mean, remember that we got over 10k comments for the last ep? yeah I miss those days too.

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Man, DO I. Those days were cray cray! In a crazily good way.

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I was just thinking about the Healer days. Longing for them, actually. I just love that collective SQUEE feeling that was all over the site! And even the people who tried to be downers and be like, "This drama isn't that good, you guys are overreacting!" just got totally drowned out and no one cared about negative comments because the frenzy was so strong.

No drama has elicited such a reaction on this site since. Some like Moon Lovers had a lot of discussion but it was always a very critical assessment. With Healer everyone just let loose with their adoration for the show. Similar to City Hunter and King2Hearts... I guess us Beanies and our Overlords like a good action/thriller/rom-com?

When will such a frenzy hit DB again!?

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I do recall 'I Remember You' thread being full of collective squeeing over Seo In Guk's shoulder (and the legendary pink sweater) or Park Bo Gum's eyes. There wasn't as much comments as Healer thread (is there one? Lol) but the combination between this writer and actor (and the genre) might be on to something good.

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Yes, the people who did watch IRY loved it to death (myself included). And that pink sweater. Ugh. So good. <3

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Man... I just went to check the comments on Healer's final ep, and it's at 11124... makes me wish I'd seen it when it was airing to be a part of that! Especially since it's my favourite drama/tv show of all time. Alas I had only been watching dramas for a month then and didn't know about Healer... D:

Nevermind that 11k comments is insane... like, holy shit.
@Mindy... still waiting for my Healer 2.0 also...

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@Mindy @Sicarius yes. Healer-ya-days! once you experienced such days, it never really left you, healer just branded you for life, and bonded you with JCW and PMY forever... i was here at DB during dec2014-feb2015. much later i proceed to soompi forum site, now parking at changminers-shippers paradise for glimpse of Bongsoo and youngshin in "Changwook and Minyoung". nothing ever the same after that spring.
because of those days, no matter where i wander, soompi, couch kimchi... koala's PG, i will returned here to lurk. its this topic is JCW's project. i am back here unlurk. this is the magic of Healer: unlurking many, everyone healerites come out of the bat-cave for him.

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Yes, Healer is such a special drama (at least for me). I was job hunting at the time, and felt a little depressed at times, and watching that drama and seeing all the love shared on DB made me feel better. It was actually my first time (and last time until recently) writing comments on a recap ! I am more of the lurking type ^^
Reading that JCW will work on a drama written by the "I Remember You" writer... It's just awesome !

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If you are aware, you already report this in December.

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That was for different drama.

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I was "Ji Chang Wook i a rom-com?!! I'd love that!!" only to see the thriller part and I'm "sorry I forgot we're talking about Ji Chang Wook, he can't stay away from thrills!!" not that I mind!! ;)

I'm all in and full of "YES" for this!! I loved I Remember You so much so I can trust the writer and I don't need to say anything about Ji Chang wook's talent as it's already known and I loved Lee Sung Kyung in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo so I totally would love them the sign in!! ^__^

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Considering I Remember You (lead by Seo In Guk, Park Bo Gum and Jang Na Ra respectively), i hope it will be a great drama. I dont really care about rating as long as I enjoy the drama. The tone and story telling it's my cup of tea. Feel pity to the boys who fell victim to their father's occupational hazard. The transition of SIG from playful in High School Savvy to matured person in I Remember You, was so much attracted to me. He he.
Since I love Ji Chang Wook in Healer and K2, I am looking forward to this drama.

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Omg. I wish I didn't see this because now I have my hopes so high!!!!!

Happiest Time of my Life or this? I would prefer this, it sounds closer to my tastes.

Ji Chang-wook, Lee Sung-kyung, AND I Remember You's writer!?

This is bad, if he doesn't take it I'll be crushed!!!

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The gods have been good to us in Dramaland this year, I swear... <3

Goblin ended off on such an amazing note, then we got Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Running Man's no longer cancelled...

and now Ji Chang Wook and Lee Sung Kyung? Please make it happen!

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I'm pretty sure Korean Writers' Association has come up with a theme every few months...
X: How about fantasy this time?
X1: Oh sure I'll write about goblin.
X2: I'll write about mermaid.

X: How about legal dramas next time?
X3: I'm covering a death-row amnesiac defendant.
X4: Err.. how about a story about a detective and a judge?
X5: I'm gonna write about a newbie prosecutor and private attorney. Let's start writing, folks!

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Yeah, korean drama land always put similar dramas together. When someone start a trend and sucessful, they will follow the trend.
Can we have more drama with children as lead? I miss Heo Jung Eun so much.

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Can we have more dramas about pure romcom?
I mean the one when there's no single serial killer, truck of doom, curse or time-traveling problem in sight? Only a bunch of cute puppies like Shopping King Louie will do.

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i was about to comment on the same thing- do they have year end conventions on what will be the running theme next year? lol
last year it was medical drama, this year it seems like everyone and their grandmas are prosecutors

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I have always loved Ji Chang Wook and Lee Sung Kyung earned my love and respect by slowly working her way up with improvement in her skills in each step and Bok Ju was a joy to watch. I look forward to this. K2 didn't do much for me, it was too convoluted yet had thin content and as much as I liked the thought of Yoona-JCW on paper and visually, I was underwhelmed by the results on screen. So, I know theoretical expectations on paper hardly means solid translation on screen but I really still have high hopes for the pair and the writer involved. Fongers crossed for this.

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I feel like the key to good chemistry is acting styles - based on that, I think Lee Sung-kyung's stronger screen presence/acting style will be a much better match for JCW than Yoona was.

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Maybe actually Ji Chang Wook works better with noona - like Ha Ji Won (Empress Ki) or Park Min Young. He and Yoona were visually pretty but when they started to act together, the chemistry was lacking.

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He also had great chemistry with Baek Jin-hee in Empress Ki, and she's younger than him.

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Oh you are right. I think Yoona was never really had the chemistry with her co-stars in the past, as I recall she was also lack of chemistry with Lee Bum Soo - maybe the reason because the age gap but some actressess will work great even the co star is lot older. Anyway she really need it in her upcoming drama - not only for one but for two male leads. It will be bothersome if she lacks the chemistry with both especially since she is described to play Scarlet O'hara of Goryeo.

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Weird as it sounds but I actually though Yoo Na has far better chemistry with Lee Beom Su. They both looked like they were in love with each other genuinely and given the setup, where he was a worldly man twice her age and she was the polar opposite of him, the level of ease their dynamic was expressing was quiet baffling to me. But in retrospect, I think it had to do more with Lee Beom Su than Yoo Na. But I still think she can do better than most given the right roles, K2's anna just wasn't the role for her.

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Park Bo-young too. They acted together in a music video. It was short, but I thought they had good chemistry! (Which makes me long for a reunion in a drama sometime in the future. It will be glorious.)

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He generally has good chemistry with noonas, as you pointed out, Ha Ji Won, Park Min Young, Song Yoon Ah, even older actresses who play as her mother like Do Ji Won and Chae Si Ra. But he has good rapport too with younger ones, like Baek Jin Hee, Park Bo Young in a short MV, or Shim Eun Kyung in his latest movies.

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It's not quite the dream pairing I had in mind for Lee Sung-kyung ( http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/winegums/13059455/19533/19533_900.gif ) but I think she and Ji Chang-wook will look gorgeous together.

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Wae, pogo? Wae?

My heart can't take being reminded of that dream otp.

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/sigh

We can dream, right? Even if it doesn't look like he'll return to dramas for a while yet.

but seriously, if they were allowed to retain even 10 percent of the charisma they usually have onscreen, they'd blow our minds.

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Wow! That is one very hot pairing.

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oh yes, they are.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_g0RcwflDLk/maxresdefault.jpg

I really hope she gets paired with him sometime, they'd have amazing chemistry. I mean, if Lee Jong-seok and Park Shin-hye got cast in Pinocchio at least in part because people liked the way they looked in a jeans ad, I can keep my fingers crossed for Woob and Lee Sung-kyung getting a repeat too!

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I blamed you for all the KWBxLSK gifs which give me both death and life ><
Please could you link me more DDD:
Finger crossed that they will meet in the future, LSK is building her way up as a very potential rom-com actress (I love her acting style so much) and KWB would definitely come back to dramaland some day. Or a movie will be good too.
Never stop dreaming!!!

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this is very late and I have no idea if you'll see it but ask and ye shall receive:

http://68.media.tumblr.com/ca6a5d66d40d62c331a28837ab6ae87b/tumblr_mkeqtqTxtR1qc9xhwo3_250.gif

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the one on my mind was Lee Jong Suk but then I just HAD too see this!!!!??? NOW I CANT UNSEE IT HUHU DRAMAGODS PLS MAKE THIS HAPPEN

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I am sure he'll be fine in a legal drama, but i wish JCW'd play in a saeguk again. When the drama comes out i am afraid we'll be already on overdose with the legal procedure by then.
Also he did a really good job in Empress Ki as a powerless and lovesick emperor. He and HJW rocked it and the setting was very pretty... all those shiny swords and costumes vs the legal dramas which sometimes look bleak or dark, to the point that you cannot make up who's on screen.

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I agree with you.He displayed variety of emotions in Ek.And chemistry with HJW was burning

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I like both of these actors. Keeping my fingers crossed that this pair will happen.

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I am concerned about the chemistry. I think their acting skills are rather disparate, and she is still new. I really want someone who matches well with his acting.

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JCW is an epitome of acting and everybody knows that.He comes under the category of "Great face Great acting" actors.He displayed thousand of emotions in EK(his best drama in terms of acting ) and even in healer and k2.As for rom com is concerned we all know how great he is at comedy for ex: Empress ki's initial episodes.Lsk is also good at comedy but she doesn't match the acting and experience that JCW hold.Anyway,All the best for show.
PS: JCW,I love your deep eyes.

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I'm sure before JCW became an established actor, he also started just like LSK, who has potential but needs to be given a chance. So I hope people especially Korean netizens will give her a chance, the girl has talent and potential, nobody became great overnight, even JCW.

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I never see Ji Chang wok have chemistry with any leads be with ha ji won or park min young..the reason why I never found him a good actor.

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Because for the chemistry to be called good, both actors should know how to act. In K2, he had chemistry with song yoonah who was the powerhouse of the show but, sadly, he was paired with yoona. Everyone shipped SYA x JCW, why? Because their acting was balanced not like one is good and the other is bad.

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I did not watch k2 since its just healer 2.0. He's just those typical emoting actor like most of these actors nowadays but not really an in character actor to me thats why I never see him having chemistry with his co star.

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K2 was not even remotely Healer 2.0. If it was, it might have been infinitely more enjoyable. I don't recommend you watch it, but I just wanted to point that out.

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@MIKAN because you did not watch K2... and i did both Healer and K2 and many of his past drama including the Five Fingers which he played villains... okay, K2 is nowhere near Healer.. to date there is none that can rival Healer... to some here, none can rival EmpressK.... but definitely K2 is neither second to H nor second to EK.... hahah. this is judged from experienced in watching him while not liking him till Healer... i was surprised that i did watched all his dramas even those Bachelor Veg-Boys, Warrirors.... only the very early ones like "Brothers something'i didnt managed to watch....
so judged from experienced not from tinted glass, he is not what you said about Emoting Actor, esp of late. its just the roles thrown at him, and he 'unwittingly' took up sort of stereotype him as just an action-rom star.

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K2 is my favourite not because of him, but only because of Song Yoon Ah's factor. I didnt watch Healer because it was quite a boring drama for me, but je was great in Empreas Ki and some other earlier works.

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I think one can be a good actor but not excel at having great chemistry with his co-star. The reverse is also true. An actor can have great chemistry with his co-star but is not that good an actor in other aspects.

I don't think Ji Chang Wook is a very good actor but he is not that bad. Like most actors, he will do well if he is cast in a suitable role. At this point, I don't think he is ready for roles which requires him to play a character very different from his own or one which is very intense. This is why I think this role if the drama sticks more to romance and comedy will suit him. He seems to be quite a funny and a dork in real person plus I think romance is probably one of his strengths. I thought his chemistry with Park Min Young was the best thing in Healer. The rest of the show was pretty meh.

K2 was just simply badly written and directed. Only a strong actor like Song Yoon Ah can overcome the script. I've read that she was blamed instead of making her role more than what it should be. People like JCW and Yoona weren't at that level to do what she did, therefore their characters were terribly bland. By the way, K2 isn't Healer 2.0. If it was anything like it, I am sure fans will be screaming bloody murder.

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HAha, I wrote that up there before I read your comment. Sorry for the repeat Mikan.

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yes, @ET Song YoonAh was badly blamed for the flaks K2 was getting. esp when loads of fans started to 'ship' JCW's character with SYA's character.... all hell broke loose against SYA.... even the PD or some crews doesnt help, instead blame SYA for 'over-acting' her part to snatch attentions...

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I am learning that fans will go to extremes to ship their OTPs but what disgusted me was the PD and team. While I understand that acting or conveying emotions which are not called for in a script is as bad as under playing them, I don't think SYA was at fault here.

PD could be hampered by the writing but from the way he directed the scenes, he wasn't much better himself. If he understood how to lead JCW and Yoona to get into their characters and how to do lovey dovey scenes right, they might be more palatable. Instead, a few stood out to be the most awful cheesy love scenes.

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I am seriously still mad because someone can blame her to do the best she could do for her role. It is not her fault that she can overcome the script. If she wont get any award for her stellar performance in K2, I will be seriously angry though. lol.

I hope Song Yoon Ah will be back with new project this year.

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Ji changwook is male version of gong hyo jin in terms of chemistry.

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Hah? no. I dont think so. I will say Jo Jung Seok is the right male version for Gong Hyo Jin in term of chemistry ?

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Yesssss. Pretty much why I loved them so much together.

Ji Chang Wook is definitely wonderful with the right partner though.

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Yep, JCW is good with the right partner. GHJ on the other hand has the capability to create the chemistry even with wood.

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Same goes tp JJS. He can have chamistry even with stone.

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Huh? Nope. He's good in action but his acting is meh. His funny scenes always turn awkward.

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JCW better do atleast 1 drama before he leaves for the military. We need to get all we can before the 2 year drought.

I loved I Remember You but I thought the romance was very underwhelming. I think the show would have been better without any romance and just had her and him friends. So I am hoping if this goes ahead and it is planning to be part rom-com that the romance in this will be a bit better handled.

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I don't think the romance in I Remember You was supposed to be anything but lowkey.

It was never written as some burst of feelings, violin revelation of love or something. The reason why you felt it was underwhelming was because it was never the priority. I'll always remember that staircase scene where they maturely acknowledged their feelings but admitted it was so not the time for twu wuv( in Rumpelstiltskin voice).

Everything was understated I loved it!

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I agree! I thought it was exactly how a crime show that is not primarily a romance should handle the romance. And the way their relationship progressed was totally in line with their characters and their circumstances.

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The show prized partnership over romance. It was about partners learning to trust each other and romantic attraction growing as result rather than an OTP coming together and learning to trust each other as partners. I don't know if I'm explaining myself well but I mean to say that romance was just a bonus, not an end goal.

Bromance was the romance, heh!!

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I was smiling to myself when I read this ! No matter what others say and think, I will watch this as they are both my favorite. I think it will be fun! I'm on for the ride!

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This means his melo (The Happiest Time of My Life, I think?) is not happening? Bummer, I wanted to see Wookie in melo. But pairing with Lee Sung-kyung? Not bad at all. I would say it's a pretty awesome alternative.

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OMO. can't believe this, what a good pairing

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I feel like this potential is the OTP we all needed but didn't know it. So, yes, please and thank you this drama needs to happen.

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As much as I love ji Chang wook but I decide not to watch this.
I'm still in that alternate universe where park bong soo and Chae young shin do their reporter job by day and making adorable babies at night..lol!
So not gonna watch this to preserve the HEALER magic...lalalalala....

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@Vittoria. if you are still lost in BongSoo/YoungShin realm.... you may find yourself , your way to soompi forum changmin couple thread.... we still squeal there, not many, just a handful left. Healerites is healerites forever.

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