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Buoyant atmosphere at Suspicious Partner script read

SBS’s upcoming rom-com drama Suspicious Partner just held its first script read, and it looks so cute already. Ji Chang-wook (The K2)) is starring as a prickly tsundere prosecutor—the epitome of a sexy brainiac—while Nam Ji-hyun (Shopping King Louis) will be playing his love interest, an energetic new judicial trainee who breaks through the walls of his heart.

She’s an outsider who becomes involved in a suspicious case, and together they fall in love as they work together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Previous character synopses say that she is supposed to have been a professional martial artist who suddenly decided to pursue a law degree instead. I wonder if the catalyst for her career switch may be somehow related with the case.

PD Park Sun-ho, who co-produced Legend of the Blue Sea and Jackpot, is taking the lead on this project, and Protect the Boss’s writer Kwon Ki-young is in charge of the script. Welcoming their actors and staff, PD Park said: “Making precious bonds with each other, let’s have fun on set, and let’s work hard try to create beautiful pictures that we will be proud of.” Writer Kwon added that she was honored to work with everyone that she would do her best.

The two second leads Choi Tae-joon (Missing 9) and Hello Venus idol member Nara were also present at the script read. Choi, who is real-life besties with Ji Chang-wook, will be playing his friend in the drama, who is a lawyer that grew up without a lot of love. It was reported that the production staff were surprised at how reliable Nara’s acting skills were at the script read. So it looks like Suspicious Partner is coming along well.

Wednesday-Thursday drama Suspicious Partner will begin airing on May 10.

Via iMBC

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Oh my god Ji Changwook you sexy thing

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+10000000000000
He is the sexiest thing to date ahahahaha! Can't wait for this, Pali, pali, pali May!!!

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i'm so happy to see that he's back ! K2 was such a mess, hopefully this drama will deliver :D

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I agree! I love JCW, and he can do better than K2. I hope this drama allows him to use his charisma and acting skills more fully.

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You know there were politics involved in casting when the production is surprised about an actor's skill after casting and not before >.<
There's been a number of surprises this last year with idol casting, so hopefully Nara is one of the good ones.

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It's okay heart, it's okay. Wookie's not cute, nope not at all. The glasses aren't making you flutter, it's okay. Heart, we're immune. It's okay. It's okay. *wails in Korean, curses in French, and squeals in English*

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Hehe.. keep telling yourself that!
Also, nothing in an Indian language? From your name, I would have guessed that you were Indian.

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Lol, I am Indian (I speak Telugu), but I ran out of things to say. Maybe, *bashes head against wall in Telugu*? Lol.

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A loud nee yabba would do the trick methinks:P

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Oh yeah, that too. Lmao.

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*bashes head against wall in Telugu*

Hahahha.... i am still snorting at this (in Hindi- if that is possible)

By the by- hello fellow Indian *waves*

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*waves back*

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...It's okay, heart. It's okay... [recited @nehak0000 mantra]
*stroke heart*
Yup, I'm immune. I'm good. My heart isn't affected by his heart-melting smile. *stroke heart again* *froze* *look down at the hollow chest*
Duh! I forgot that he stole it years ago! No wonder it isn't beating nor fluttering.
Guess I die a thousand deaths for my cute whiny emperor... ^^

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Cue-
/It's a beautiful feeling...
what we have got deep inside...
We got a flame that will last forever...
Together you and I/

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ha ha.. this just trigerred a lot of memories for me.

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I'm definitely triggered. HOW COULD YOU?

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@imbuk I can relate. i shouldn't ahve gone back to that song. Now I want to see the show all over again!

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Aww healer feels ?

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Hehe! Luckily I was already reobsessing over Healer this week. My friend just watched it for the first time! Lol, I guess it doesn't really mean I'm immune though, since I've already been reinfected with Healer fever...

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...such a rush of emotions...there's no way we can push it away... lovely memories...Healer?

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I've watched Healer 3 times... it never gets old ???

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Oh my..so many Indian Kdrama fans..or should I say Indian JCW fans. Seriously those glasses!! I am a goner:) PS-Aussie Indian from b'lore here *waves* xx

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Yep. The JCW fever!!!
Watched 50+ epis of Empress Ki because of JCW, but nothing beats Healer. Another Indian kdrama addict here ... hiii fellow fans.

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Hello fellow Bengalurian!! :)

I wish has has those glasses on for the drama!!

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LOL. He is OK to for now as I'm still under Park Seo joon influence.

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We will have Park Seo Joon, Ji Chang Wook and Yoo Seung Ho in May!! Be still, me heart!

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We are so blessed this time around

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Always the mantra when JCW appears on screen.

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Nam Ji Hyun looks so different from her Bok Shil avatar! Her smile is infectious. Plus Ji Chang Wook and those glasses- damn sexy!! They seem to make a very cute couple and Tae Joon is like cherry on the cake.

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her smile is the prettiest.

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I still remember her first scene in Shopping King Louis where she appears on TV with that as-wide-as-possible smile! I became her fan with that one scene. Yes- it was like love at first smile (which is quite similar to Park Bo Gum's smile)

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yep, she got me there too!

but I still remember her in "Angel Eyes", I found her so endearing that became curious about her.

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I totally did a double, no triple-take, cuz I didn't recognize her immediately. She looks so different from Bok Shil! But even as one of our favorite country bumpkins Bok Shil, she was charming and endearing and cute in a very simple way. Now she looks like the modern young lady she is... ??

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Nam Ji-hyun has such a gorgeous smile. I also like the photo of her with her hair tied back. Happy for her that she has a new project.

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Yeah I loved the hair tied back one the most... atleast she is recognizable there. In the first photo I couldn't see anything of the Bok Shil I love!

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yes!! My first thought was that she looks so pretty & refreshing without the bangs! & both of them together also so pretty <3

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I cannot wait :)

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Sorry but I really need to say this; Ji Chang Wook is sooooo good-looking omg /ogles/
I wonder if Nam Jihyun's character here would be similar to the bubbly Boksil in Shopping King Louis...? Hope not.
Looking forward to this cute pair! ^^

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Yeah, me too. Both of her previous characters bok-sil and Seo-ul were similar, I like her being sweet and bubbly but I think it's time for her to try something different before she gets typecasted.

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I also hope Nam Ji-hyun's character is a bit different from her last two. She's great, but she needs more diverse roles. Ironically, the character of hers that seemed the least naive/bubbly was from Angel Eyes when she was still a child actress. I really enjoyed her playing a more prickly character there.

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Agree! I first noticed her in Angel Eyes, where the younger versions(Nam Ji-hyun and Kang Hanuel) of the OTP carried the show (in my opinion).

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Confession: I stopped watching at the moment Nam Ji-hyun told Kang Ha-neul to never disappear from her side (because we all know what that's leading up to). To me, Angel Eyes is like a really short and sweet drama special lol. I always planned to watch again if the adult part was up to par, but I never found myself tempted. The first episodes were plenty satisfying.

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@chandler I watched that whole show but I still consider those first few episodes one of the best mini-series ever. Kang Ha Neul and Nam Ji Hyun were adorable together! Oh now I am hoping for them to come together in a show again... Kang Ha Neul deserves a lead role now!

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Omg. I totally didn't realize that was her in Angel Eyes. All I remember from that show was that I liked the younger actors better and was disappointed when they grew up!

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I think a lot of us felt this way. As I replied above, I actually stopped watching before their separation. For me, the younger versions just got their happy ending :)

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Glasses!!!

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Ok, so I should probably be more coherent than that *squees inside at how hot an already attractive man looks in a pair of well placed frames* glasses!!! (plus, my #weareapackage roomie loves him, she needs to see this).

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I saw that # as 'wear a package' roomie somehow, and I spent at least a minute trying to get the joke. It was only later that I realised it was not a joke! :P

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Relieved to know i wasn't the only one!

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Lol oops. # we are a package. Or #package for short. I'm trying to get her to join DB, we'll see!

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Oh my heart. Ji Chang Wook in glasses is my new aesthetic.

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I desperately need for this to be good because lately I have not been hooked into many dramas... I need something to hit the crack o'meter ASAP.

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Aww, they look cute together!
I wanted to watch The K2 for Ji Chang-wook but heard it wasn't that good so I didn't. I really hope this is good, I miss him, I want to watch him in something awesome!

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I think it's worth it to watch K2 for JCW. I thought the writers didn't know how to develop Yoona's character and a lot of her scenes draaaaagged but besides that JCW was fantastic

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I dropped TK2 around episode 11. Even JCW couldn't save the show for me, cuz the logic was nowhere to be found in that series. Idk. It just didn't work for me, albeit the action part in its first episodes were kind of epic.

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I had the same feeling dear... Even JCW couldn't sell it... That's what made it so pathetic.... Casting alone will not sell a drama.... Maybe it does in Korea i guess....

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Yes totally agree - I did finish the series (but with loads of skips) but I just got more and more frustrated as the series went on...

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Yeah, you know a show is bad when not even the gloriousness that is JCW can save it.

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I endured Whirlwind Girl 2 just for JCW. I lost half my hair during the show! But he was yummy there..,

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I hope they don't make him use his martial arts skills as an attorney. I remember during filming of K2, JCW was getting physically exhausted because of all the fight scenes. Hopefully this time he can get a break from that. He's gorgeous any way you look at him - whether he's playing a thug or a prosecutor, and in whatever he wears - whether jeans and a tank top or a suit! Keeping fingers crossed for a hit drama for him & NJH!

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Looking forward to this. Hope its good. Nam ji hyun looks so pretty. I hope they have good chemistry. I really want ji chang wook to do a memorable drama before enlisting. *sends off a wish latern* :P

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Second this. "My wish is that your wishes to come true." *sends off the lantern :D

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So many good actors off to the military this year! ? Will definitely miss them! Hope this is a big hit for JCW, so he can go out on top.

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im looking forward to this, good actors and i like the leads. plus i need some good romance to sink my teeth into, so im hoping this can do it.

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You had me at "prickly tsundere prosecutor". But really, everything about this sounds right up my alley: legal drama, mystery, romance, and glasses. Not to mention a female character with martial arts training. I don't care how much of a cliché it can be, I always love to see women who can defend themselves (and their loved ones) if need be. Can't wait!

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Ji Chang Wook looks so handsome with glasses ? Kim Rae Won should make a cameo appearance, since JCW, CTJ, and KRW are neighbours.

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Really? That's so cute. I hope he does!

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Kim Rae Won mentioned it in his interview, they often hang out along with Lee Jong Hyun cnblue. He could be a prosecutor! ?

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I am Not sure i want to see NJH with anyone else than Louis... :/

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Haha. They both have past pairings I'm rather attached to. At least she isn't competing with Louis in the same time-slot! JCW going against PMY is going to kill me...

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Sorry i am ignorant but... who do you mean by PMY?

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Park min-young, they were together in Healer.

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I believe Chandler is referring to Park Min Young, who starred with JCW in Healer. Terrific pairing with awesome chemistry.

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Ahhhhh i have not watched healer yet.... i will, though. It is in my list ;)

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Haha, oops! I usually use full names, but I was on my phone. I definitely recommend Healer :)

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Now that you've mentioned it, i just realized that Park Min Young's new show is going against her previous partners -- Ji Chang Wook (Healer) & Yoo Seung Ho (Remember: War of the Son)

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Haha, yes. It's all going to be very interesting. They have their Warrior Baek Dong Soo connection also.

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I know what you mean. But perhaps it would help to know that JCW and Seo In Guk are friends... So she is still not going too far away from our dear Louis :)

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Oh my hearteu! Ji Chang Wook, dayyuuum. I keep trying to control it, but everytime I see his face, my heart skips a beat. Omgggg so cute. Lemme get off here before I write an essay about his cuteness. Anyeong life, fare thee well.

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Ill be honest, I wasn't that interested in this drama. But then I saw Ji Chang Wook in glasses... ? ??

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Yup! Same here! ***hides face at how shallow I realize I am*** LOL. But seriously just look at him!!!

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No shame! Just do what I do and tell yourself you are just appreciating the beauty in the world ~

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????? sure sure!

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I think a lot of us are shallow, no matter how hard we try to stay objective. Some are just afraid to admit it. lol

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Lmao, clearly we need more male leads with glasses in Dramaland.

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Who do we petition for this?

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Only the Drama Gods can deliver unto us such a blessing tbh. *lights candle*

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I can't wait to see JCW as a cold sexy lawyer who is good at everything. I guess he will show a bit of action stunt in this rom-com too. I think this drama will be fun to watch. Good luck to the cast and crew. :)

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I almost did not recognize Nam Jihyun with that hair.

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I didn't recognize her too! Had to check her name. She looks more mature here than in Shopping King Louie and WHTMF. Her hair! I'm so jealous ?

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I guess I'm not the only one who couldn't recognize her. She looks very pretty though. :]

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They look so adorable. I bet the producers are all so relieved bc at least they look like they all have chemistry. Now please be a good show!

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YAAAS. Always a must-watch when it's Ji Chang Wook!

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why, hello there Park Bong Soo! nice to see you again XD

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Ji Chang Wook!!!!!!!. . Here he goes again making people squeal. . . Waiting for this drama. .

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My weakness! Guys in glasses always gets me. I don't know what it is about it either.

This is one of my 3 anticipated dramas (along with Man to Man and Ruler: Master of the Mask). May 10th is looking busy!

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Yes! I can't wait for this. I hope the premise is executed well because I actually find the idea of the leads being stuck in the villain's own personal murderous time-loop to be really compelling.

I also love when leads are partners-in-crime before falling in love so I look forward to the romance. I really wanted a bit more working together between the leads in SWDBS. But, with the villain's amnesia, in this drama we can hopefully expect a lot to happen to our leads every episode! Lol, I probably shouldn't be excited about that, but hey, I like when there's drama in my drama.

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Since everyone already swoon over JCW, i will talk about how beautiful Nam Ji Hyun look she looks mature in those pictures, this little girl grew up fine.
Looking forward to this drama, the cast is great, I hope Nara can act so we won't have a hard time watching another idol crappie acting.

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She does look really beautiful here and I'm sooo envious of her hair!

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Hello my first chingu in new DB :)
Thumbs up for you

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It's always good to make new chingus ;)

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The mustard color is lovely on her.

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She is just radiant and gorgeous!!

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She looks very lovely in warm "soft" tones. I remembered when she was little Deokman and now she's the main lead in this and other dramas.

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I hope cast would not change their looks for drama. Am I asking for too much? I really like JCW's haircut and glasses and NJH looks great without (awful) bangs

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Thank you, Wookie, for blessing us with another drama before your army service. Mwah, slurp.

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I just wish Nam Ji hyun wears this color often in the drama. It suits so well with her hair.

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Anyone knows since when Ji Chang Wook and Choi Tae Joon are friends?

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A couple years now. They met through one of Wook's long-time friends.

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Is anyone else getting Park Bong Soo flashback with JCW? Maybe it's the glasses? Or how sweet he looks. Gah! I'm a sucker for a good tsundere, all prickly with mostly bark and little bite. Unless you have an alter ego like Healer, in which case yes please! I wonder if we will get that with suspicious partner.

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God bless Ji Chang Wook
only him can look good in that unfortunate color <3

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Omgg really excited for this pairing!

Wasn't that much a fan of Protect the Boss and Jackpot but hopefully this works out well!

But Choi Tae Joon just keeps reminding me of his character in Missing 9 :P Glad that he is playing the good guy this time!

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That amnesiac serial killer plot thread is still happening, right? RIGHT? And how about a crossover with I Remember You by having our favorite psycho Lee Joon-Young make a small appearance?

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Ji Changwook with those glasses on makes him so damn cute! On the side note, really looking forward to watching this drama since I wasn't able to give the K2 a shot when it aired.

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I am looking forward to this! Ji Chang-wook and Nam Ji-hyun seem like a great pairing. They look adorable together! Please be good, show!

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They look real cute together.

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I already have high expectations. Is it bad? Sigh. I could end up disappointed. Hope not.

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Can't wait

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Glad to see her in more prime time dramas. She did balance school and acting well. Since she graduated from university already she has the time to focus on her acting career.

Can't wait for Kim Yoo-jung, Jin Ji-hee, Kim Hyang-gi, Seo Shin-ae etc to be done with school so we can see more of them in dramas/films.

I love Korea's talented child actors. I've seen some of them grow up on tv into some of the industries finest young actors.
(Hi Yeo Jin-gu, Shim Eun-kyung, Moon Geun-young etc).

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I'm smitten by Nam Ji Hyun. I love her new look and she just breathes happiness ! Can't wait for this drama.

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yay a drama where JCW isn't an undercover-agent-fight machine! I adored him in Healer but dropped K2 after a couple of episodes. Even put myself through the Lotte mini-series for him lol
looking forward to this!

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Awww, JCW. He should be illegal to smile that sweetly in front of us, the weak hearts.. Duh!

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Ji Chang-wook, back on my screen. I absolutely can't wait!! *jumps up and down in excitement*

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Btw, did anyone else know that Choi Tae Joon and Ji Chang Wook are IRL bffs? I had no idea, lol. Did they act in something together?

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Dawww. Nam ji-hyun = automatic heartwarming cuteness guaranteed.

Also, OMG I just found out Kwon Ki-young is the write of I remember you/Hello monster! Gahhhhh one of my favorites. So excited for this.

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These pics have me so excited. Nam Ji-Hyun looks so good with this hair cut and colour. And nothing needs to be said for Ji Chang-Wook. They look so good together. Cant wait for May 10.

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Ji Changwook looks so goood *o*

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This is the first SBS drama in ages that I'm really excited about it! Fighting!!

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