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News bites: March 25, 2017


Lee Je-hoon, Na Mun-hee

  • I’m getting warm fuzzies just thinking about this age-gap friendship: Lee Je-hoon (Tomorrow With You) and Na Mun-hee (Father I’ll Take Care of You) are confirmed for the film I Can Speak. Na’s character cannot stand the way her town is being run and files endless civil complaints to the city office. Lee’s a rookie civil servant who’s on the receiving end of her many objections, but the two will form an unlikely friendship when they find themselves the only two people taking an English language course. I Can Speak will be directed by Kim Hyun-seok (Cyrano Agency, the movie). [My Daily]
  • It comes as no surprise that there is a reward vacation in store for the cast and crew of Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, which is on track to reach impressive cable viewership ratings of 10%. Only two previous JTBC dramas have earned vacations, last year’s Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki (making this PD Lee Hyung-min’s second JTBC vacation) and 2013’s Childless Comfort. The cable station’s newest crown jewel concludes April 15, and the team is expected to leave the following week for their trip. [Newsen]

  • Sohn Ho-joon, Kim Hae-sook

  • Speaking of vacations, KBS’s Chief Kim may earn one as well, although the destination and length are still being negotiated. The broadcast show is inching closer to the coveted 20% mark, and if the vacation is confirmed, the cast and crew are expected to depart shortly after the show’s finale on March 30. [Osen]
  • Sohn Ho-joon (Blow Breeze) and Kim Hae-sook (Father Is Weird, Retrial) have been cast as the leads in Mom, a warm human story set in Jeolla province about the loving relationship between a mother and her son. The film will be directed by Kang Ji-eun (Love Phobia) and cameras will begin rolling at the end of March. [TV Report, Xports News]
  • Aww, PD Choi Gyu-shik has bowed out of Drinking Solo 2 after all, and his hoobae director Hang Sang-jae (the latter seasons of Rude Miss Young-ae) will take his place. The show is still on the schedule to air this fall on tvN, but instead of being an 2-cha to the first, the second season will head in a new direction. [Osen]

  • Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Yoon-seok, Joo Ji-hoon

  • Kim Ji-hoon (The Man Living in Our House) has received an offer to complete the leading triangle for MBC’s upcoming weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim. Seohyun (Ruby Ruby Love) was confirmed for the role of a police investigator early, and Ji Hyun-woo (Wanted) has also confirmed he’ll play an operator of an errands center by day, and a burglar at night. The show about thieves collaborating to take from the corrupt will fill the spot vacated by Father I’ll Take Care of You in May. [My Daily 1, 2]
  • Chungmuro veteran Kim Yoon-seok (Will You Be There) is mulling over an offer to appear in Deception and Murder, the film that’s also courting Joo Ji-hoon (Mask) to play a killer. [My Daily]
  • Despite viewers’ complaints about the most recent season, tvN’s Rude Miss Young-ae is coming back for another, and the 16th is expected to be remarkably different from seasons past (although I think we’ve heard that before). [Sports Chosun]

  • Choi Tae-joon, Ahn Jae-hong, Song Ha-yoon

  • Bringing their real-life bromance to the screen are Choi Tae-joon (Missing 9) and buddy Ji Chang-wook (The K2) in SBS’s Beware This Woman. Choi’s character grew up under complicated family circumstances and first met Ji’s character, Noh Ji-wook, when they were 12. Now an attorney, he thinks of Noh as his only family, and they’ll lean heavily on each other. The mixed-genre show is still searching for a lead actress (Han Ji-min turned the offer down) and hopes to begin table reads in early April. Beware This Woman will air after the conclusion of Saimdang, Light’s Diary on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May. [Joongang]
  • Pairing up in KBS drama Third-Rate My Way are Ahn Jae-hong (Answer Me 1988) and Song Ha-yoon (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol). Their characters have dated for six years, and largely due to Song’s efforts, Ahn has landed a permanent position at a home shopping network. He keeps putting off marriage due to various reasons and he begins to take interest in a new employee, Ye-jin, who’s actually the daughter of a wealthy household (that runs a jokbal chain). Song’s a consultant to the home shopping company, and even though Ahn has his faults (he’s the eldest child and has two sisters), she thinks he’s the best and is proud that he’s a permanent employee. She’s so careful with the money that Ahn has worked hard for that she never asks him to spend a penny, and she doesn’t realize that she’s beginning to look shabby to him. (Ahn’s character sounds peachy.) Ahn’s about to abandon Song, who’s like his wife, to climb the social ladder and go after Ye-jin, and Song will learn that his heart is leaning towards another woman. The realistic and comical youth romance will air on Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS after Perfect Wife. [Osen]

  • Nam Bora, Im Soo-hyang, Do Ji-han, Bora, Seo Ji-seok

  • Nam Bora (Twinkle Twinkle My Heart) is joining Im Soo-hyang (Blow Breeze) and Do Ji-han (Hwarang) in daily drama Moo Goong-hwa Has Bloomed. Im plays Moo Goong-hwa (which also means rose of Sharon), a constable who was previously a boxer. She’s lived a life of ups and downs since her husband passed away, and the show will be about her fighting back against various obstacles. Do’s the eldest grandson of a tight family and an elite police officer who graduated from police academy, and Nam is a 28-year-old cooking instructor. Moo Goong-hwa Has Bloomed will follow Shining Eun-soo on KBS in mid-May. [Xports News 1, 2]
  • Sistar’s Bora (Doctor Stranger) may be expanding her repertoire to the big screen. She’s positively considering an offer to appear in a movie called Sunkissed Family. [Osen]
  • Following up one daily drama with another is Seo Ji-seok (Witch’s Castle). Nameless Woman is about a woman (Oh Ji-eun) who was forced to give up her child and who had her whole world taken from her. In the drama, she’ll punish evil and achieve revenge, which sounds makjang but oh-so satisfying. Seo plays Oh’s first love and a corporate director who betrayed his woman in order to succeed. The cast recently held its first script reading, and Nameless Woman will premiere at the end of April on KBS. [Joy News 24]

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I'm seriously assuming Do Jihan is gonna be paired off with Nam Bora. I adore both of them and hope their chemistry is amazing. I need another fix that's gonna be left behind by Donghui & Director Han. ??

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I hope so too. I'm glad he is getting a new project.

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I didnt fully watched Hwarang, but I think he is the most good looking among all hwarangs. ?
Sigh. Nam Bora is actually a better actress than Im Soo Hyang, why cannot this girl be the lead. Im Soo Hyang is okay as an actress but Nam Bo Ra deserves better. Looks like Do Jihan and Im Soohyang will be a pair. Maybe I will watch this. The premise sounds great. I hope Bora will be paired with cute partner too.

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Hey, kinda Soohyang's fan here. It's okay, 2nd lead stil can steal the scenes right.
And I'm just sooo happy gonna seeing Soohyang again as lead. Let me dance happily first okay lol.

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I really wish that baek jin hee would be offered the lead role for beware this woman cos she was so badass in missing nine and deserves a good show

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Oh then it would be a reunion with her Empress Ki co-star Ji Chang-wook and Missing Nine villain Choi Tae-joon!

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Wow I actually didn't know she was already in a show with Ji Chang wook. Well their chemistry could work even better then.

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They acted together in Empress Ki. A bit spoiler, although it was just one sided love, but the chemistry was there. Baek Jin Hee even had the chemistry with Joo Jin Mo in the same drama imo. Sigh I miss her as Tanashiri.

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Ohh yes I want her too. She seriously deserves good show.

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I love Baek Jin-hee. She is a joy to watch because she is always good whether the show is good or not.

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Mee too. Don't care even it's long tiring drama like geum sawol. I still adore her so much since Hair Show wayyyyy back then.
Kinda hoping she gets the offer as lead opposites JCW. They could be cutest couple since empress ki.

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Yeah I also hope Ji Chang Wook will be paired up with Baek Jin Hee in another drama. Their chemistry matches well in Empress Ki, even though they're technically enemies, but cute immature enemies.

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I would love to see her headline a sageuk. A more historical and less fluffy.

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Baek Jin Hee as Tanashiri is still my favourite - who will have known with her cute and innocent face can do great as a villain.

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Stong Woman Do Bong Soon's cast deserve that trip!
I cannot wait for Choi Tae Joon and Ji Chang Wook's TV bromance ~~May the drama be good!! I have never been able to finish a drama in which Ji Chang Wook was starring.. although he was never the main issue that made me stop watching.
I will definitely watch the new Joo Ji Hoon movie with veteran actor Kim Yoon Seok.
Lee Je Hoon and Na Mun Hee's movie plot is not that attractive but both actors presence and talent definitely attract me...

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What about Healer. That was good all the way through to the end.

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Also you should check out the movie Fabricated City. That was really good even though some of the stuff Ji Chang Wook went through was heartbreaking.

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I seriously could not finish Healer's second episode, also Ji Chang Wook is always paired with actresses I do not enjoy at all... Fabricated City is on my list though, I will definitely watch it soon.

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I will admit I like Park Min Young a lot but the whole drama is good. The current storyline and the background story that ties all the characters together are well done. The interaction between most of the actors is good. Even the music is great.

Sometimes you need to push through and watch at least four to six episodes before you get invested. And if you still can't get into it, maybe just watch the scenes with JCW and fast forward through the rest because he really is very good in this.

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Haha Ahn Jae-hong's gonna play "the cheating partner" in Third-Rate My Way! It's refreshing because he mostly played the good friend or the guy who gets friendzoned or who has not reached his potentials yet.

Is the show gonna center around a potential couple (Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won) and a couple with cracks (Song Ha-yoon and Ahn Jae-hong)?

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I'm rooting for Do Ji Han to hit it big, I like the guy since that boring basketball drama, he has a potential and I rarely hear him as much as his other Hwarang costars, not to mention he's good looking too

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I like him too. He was one of the very few that was watchable in that one show.

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Another news.... park min young and yeo woo Jin have confirmed for seven day queen!!! Source: asianwiki

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He just finish Introvert Boss last week and gonna film a new one soon...

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Maybe he really liked the script.

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Because for him, he cannot wait for offers keep coming to him. Otherwise, he won't know when such good offer will come again. I want him to take a break, but I also want him take this chance, especially this is sageuk, and he needs to do different role this time after being known more for romcom.

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Kim Ji Hoon??? Noooo...

I miss him, possibly will watch this drama.. I hope he will be pair with someone who acts well.

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I like to know what he's doing whe he's not filming a drama. Does he have a business of some sort? I mean, he has to make a living somehow.

Him, Lee Ji-Hoon, and Lee Sang-yeob are my three underrated biases. So good looking, excellent actors, yet not very well known. And I'm fine with that as long as they can earn a living while doing what they love best.

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Maybe he earned money from other thing like real estate business etc.

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I lup him! Why can't they pair him up with Baek Jin-hee? Dramaland is so cruel to my bias.

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You're right. He and Baek Jin Hee will make a good pair. I think the last major role he did was Jang Bori Is Here.

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Joseon X-files season 2 with Kim Ji Hoon, Baek Jin Hee and Kim Kap Soo!!! I can dream....

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Don't lose hope: Im Joo-eun is also in this drama! Maybe we can get an IJE-KJH pairing. Granted, she's playing second fiddle to some idol who doesn't deserve the lead, shudder.

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Ironically true. She's a good actress yet playing 2nd for an idol who hasnt even given any good performance yet, sigh. Then... She needs sponsors, i mean... Strong management to support her. Sometimes, work is all about 'connection', sometimes...

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Omaigod. Thank your for this. I will absolutely watch this drama just for these two.

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Is there no news about moon chae won and lee jun ki's drama criminal mind ?? Did they confirm or not??

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i don't know, but have you seen how THIN he is now?? too thin!

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Yeah, I noticed that he's getting so thin even though he looks gorgeous In any appearance but I hope he's in good health

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What is up with Beware This Woman that actresses just keep turning it down - is the character too wacky? too candy?

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I have no idea..
But then again, for some reason Ha Ji Min is constantly rejecting all the offers given to her.. Like come on! Don't you want HJM out of our brains?! Erased with a much better drama? I wonder why she rejects so many? It makes her sound so much more in high demand.

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Probably she still has trauma. Her latest drama was a total flop. She got criticized here and there. Hmm... She needs a good script tho.

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I think she is trying to make a transition into films.

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It's been forever since I've seen the actor Seo Ji-seok. ..... since High Kick 3!

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So does that mean I won't get to see my Noryangjin Idiots trio in Drinking Solo 2? :(

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Me no likey new direction ☹
(said someone who adores Let's Eat 2)

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lol

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Me 3? @bigwink

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will watch third rate my way just for that ahn-song storyline !!

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