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Go Kyung-pyo takes on first leading role in Strongest Deliveryman

After seven years of supporting roles as the funny friend or the second lead who’ll never get the girl, it’s finally time for Go Kyung-pyo’s (Chicago Typewriter) turn in the spotlight. The actor has signed on for his first title role in the upcoming human drama Strongest Deliveryman, set for KBS’s summer Friday-Saturday slot. He’ll be starring opposite Chae Soo-bin (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People), who’s also confirmed.

Strongest Deliveryman is an underdog success story about twentysomethings at the bottom of the employment food chain: part-time workers struggling to get by on hourly wages in “Hell Joseon,” a reference to the way contemporary youths see the socioeconomic climate of Korea. The main characters are jajangmyun delivery workers, and the drama gets its title from Go Kyung-pyo’s character, Choi Kang-soo (choi kang = “strongest”), a “veteran” deliveryman with five years experience. He’s described as a human turbo engine with no brakes, who puts his life on the line no matter what he sets out to do, whether fight or love. The drama will tell the story of his growth as he goes from delivering jajangmyun to becoming the CEO of his own delivery company.

Chae Soo-bin’s character also delivers jajangmyun, and she’s so single-minded about making money that she turns down all advances from men. My money’s on the human turbo engine with no brakes. I’m sure they’re going to make an adorable couple, but right now I’m watching both of their currently airing shows and I can’t imagine them being in love with anyone except Im Soo-jung and Yoon Kyun-sang. On the upside, they’re both doing extremely well in their current roles (coincidentally, both devoted puppy loves with a bittersweet touch), so it’s probably a smart move to ride that wave of popularity even if it means jumping from one drama set to the next.

The drama is described as an upbeat and satisfying story about passionate youths, and now that they’ve cast Go Kyung-pyo and Chae Soo-bin as the underdogs, it seems impossible not to root for them.

Strongest Deliveryman comes from the writer of Joseon Gunman and the PD of Oohlala Spouses, and follows The Best Hit on Friday-Saturday in late July.

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I think they'll be a nice pair ?

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I've loved Go Kyung Pyo ever since seeing him in Flower Boy Next Door. He was miscast in Jealousy Incarnate, but this seems like the perfect sort of role for him. He's good at high energy roles. I'm looking forward to this one!

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I didn't watch Jealousy Incarnate for the fear of having a severe case of SLS. I love him too much I can't bear to watch him not get the girl again. ???

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He wasn't a compelling second lead in JI so I didn't worry. He was good, but Jo Jung Suk one me over right away.

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Oh I completely disagree that he was miscast or wasn't compelling. I thought he freaking stole the show. And his bromance with the male lead was JUST NUTS. It was so good. Now, Tomorrow's Cantabile, that was a waste of his time.

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i absolutely love jo jung suk so i was totally not prepared to have my heart completely stolen by go kyung pyo LOL i usually never get SLS, but this time, something about how GKP played his character made me fall for him completely, i actually couldn't even finish Jealousy all the way lol

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I was really sad when Yoon Shi Yoon turned this down, they would have been a heck of a pair, but Go Kyung Pyo makes up for it. Happy that he's out of second lead territory.

(Now just impatiently waiting for Ji Soo. Any..day..now)

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Come on Ji Soo!

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Me too! It will be Ji Soo's turn soon!

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Haha Go Kyungpo, welcome to the fluffy puppy territory!

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Ji Soo is the first person I thought of too. Poor puppy needs to be a lead ASAP!

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His acting on Strong Woman showed some weaknesses. He has a ways to go. He's good at his niche but he needs more seasoning.

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I agree with you. He does need to diversify and improve his acting abilities. And GKP sure is a better actor than JS. Still, my heart can't take it whenever a girl breaks his poor puppy heart. Hopefully he atleast gets the girl in his forthcoming projects. *Wishful thinking*

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His time will come soon

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I'M SOOOOO EXCITEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD

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Well done Go Kyung-pyo. He's good in Chicago Typewriter so I'll be interested to see how he does in Strongest Deliveryman.

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Congatulations to GKP for his first leading role! FINALLY! I'm anticipating it!

Actually, I'm kinda worried who will be the leading man after YSY turned it down but what a relief that GKP who will take it.

I only watched him fully in Tomorrow Cantabile. I like him there as a adorably goofy violinist and chemistry with his violinist competitor turned lover was delightful.

I think KBS did a pretty nice casting for their upcoming dramas. Starting from Ssam, 7DQ, The Best Hit and this one. Hopefully the execution will be good too. But I'm still curious for School 2017, it will be airing in July too but still no information who will be casted.

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Yayyyyyyy! Its been toooo long coming!!

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Finally! I'm excited for him! Hope everything goes well!

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First Kang Ha-neul, now Go Kyung-po? Who's next? Ji Soo?

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Did Kang Ha Neul confirm already? I hope he did! He's someone I wanna see lead a drama too!

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I think I missed some news there. What's the project that KHN being offered to? Would be very exciting to see him as a lead! Who is the female lead??

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The title escaped me (if there is one already) but it's a romcom involving vet and a cute dog that would connect the 2 leads. Being a crazy-dog-mom type, this kind of story is my dream come true. Now if only KHN would say yes, with Kim Seul Gi, and I wouldn't ask for anything from dramagods anymore.

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Aw! Sounds very cute! I like them in Happy Together! But if Dramagods failing us, I won't refuse Park Bo Young. I think they'd look good together on screen.

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Title is "Dog, Witch and Me"

http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/04/kang-haneul-offered-lead-in-pinocchio-pds-new-rom-com/

No confirmation, actress or broadcaster yet. Only one mentioned to have received the offer was KHN. Here's to hoping TVN or JTBC grabs it

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About time this happens! :) I can already feel the good chemistry~~~ <3

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He's nailing his role in Chicago Typewriter and it's about time he crosses over to the leading man territory. ???

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While watching him in CT, I was thinking he will probably land his first lead role after this. And here we are with this news. He earned it by working hard to get himself ready to lead a drama, getting the girl is just bonus part to be a lead guy. I still remember watched him for the first time in FBND and I loved him and Kim Seul Gi in that drama. Thanks KBS for reviving Friday-Saturday slot for drama, it means we will get more options for drama, and it will give more chances to rising actors in their 20s.

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Same here i had a hunch that he will be a leading man after CT, his role in CT is better than JI even though in both roles he was a friend of the lead actor and he had a crush on the same girl but he never was evil or a betrayer, now it's time to get the girl.

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I like that he is taking time slowly to gain experiences and he seems humble too. Being the lead not only to get the girl,but he will bear bigger responsibility for the drama. The success or failure of the drama is not on the actors alone, but they play active part. After all, success or fail, ppl will remember the actors first, not the PD, and not the writer as well. I am loving him in CT and despite of working with seniors like Yoo ah In and Im Soo Jung, he is able to play his part well. I am looking forward to see his first lead role and Chae Soo Bin as his pairing is really a bonus part.

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Forget to say, we will get to see a lot of jajangmyung which is probably a free gift. ? Looking forward to see jajangmyun as the next PPL in kdrama.

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Same thoughts here! Watching him in Chicago Typewriter made me think the lead role is just around the corner. Too happy for GKP!

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Same thoughts here! After watching him in CT, I thought he would get a leading role soon too. He's playing it perfectly. Well-deserved GKP!!

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Finally! So happy for GKP! I was wondering if he could get cast, but then dismissed the thought. Who knew this is the year of the underdogs? On a side note, GKP's friend bogummy's drama was also on KBS right, the moonlight one. What a coincidence. I loved gkp's look from CT, but not watching it since the chemistry of the otp is not working for me. Im soo jung has better chemistry with GKP somehow imo. Regardless, excited to watch this drama now. Hope he's in good hands!

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Yay! Good for him! I've watched him in other dramas before but CT was the one who really brings out the best in him (imho). So happy that he finally breaks into the leading role! Totally deserve that!!

He's been choosing his dramas wisely so far (Answer Me 88, Jealousy Incarnate and CT), so I'm hoping his lucky streak continues. And him as underdog? It's not everyday we get a jajangmyun deliveryman as a hero so count me in!

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This drama will make us craving jajangmyun, that's for sure. It is just like watching them eating ramen in the drama and make us want to eat ramen too. Good or bad influence? LOL.

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finally. am i the only one excited that our oppa has landed a leading role?

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I'm so happy for him. I've been following him ever since Reply 1998 and I have been anticipating when he'll get his first lead role. I'm so glad he accepted...

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OHMYGOODNESS. What a great news! GKP finally leading a drama! ? I was so happy I almost screamed my lungs out in a public place! Can't help but smile from ear to ear! Oh gosh, I don't remember the last time I got to visit DB (feels like a gazillion years already) but what a really exciting news!! Aah, my heart is so happy I almost used all caps for my intense emotions but I follow rules so... ? Truly looking forward and cannot wait!!! (And still smiling from ear to ear!)

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Great news these days after sending some of our oppas to the military! ???

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"..but right now I’m watching both of their currently airing shows and I can’t imagine them being in love with anyone except Im Soo-jung and Yoon Kyun-sang."

Haha.. THIS. At least Rebel will end tonight (so saaad~~), I guess I will be able to let Chae Soo Bin go to her next leading man

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LOL. I can't either. Esp after seeing her being in love with YKS the last 3 months. Maybe if we get a happy ending with 10 freakishly strong babies, I'll be able to let her go to her next leading man as well ?
I like GKP though so I'm glad that he finally landed a lead role!

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Just about the time.
I'm aching so hard for him in Jealousy--but at the same time I love JJS too!

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That's exactly how I felt back then too.. torn over 2 equally amazing guys. But YAY for this news! super excited for this show already

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Finally! I'm past ready to see him get the girl. Jealousy Incarnate was so hard to watch (even though I loved it) because I wanted him to be the lead.

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Lol same. I stopped watching both Jealousy Incarnate and Moonlight Drawn By Clouds because I foresaw heartbreak in my future.

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you're not the only one... I stopped watching JI at episode 8 as I'd predicted that my heart would be torn to pieces.

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I'm ready for this! Bring it on Show!

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I'm so happy for him! He really deserves it!

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"He’s described as a human turbo engine with no brakes, who puts his life on the line no matter what he sets out to do"

Yikes,I hope he doesnt overwork himself & get a disease like I don't know "cancer" when he makes it big & gets his lady.

Spoiler-Is this how he turned into a ghost in Chicago Typewriter ?

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Nahh.. in CT he's the human who pulls all the breaks. Including heartbreaks LOL

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Yay for GKP and CSB ! It's good to see more actors having lead roles !

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YES YES YESSSS!! Love both of them so much! They would be so cute together ??

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Yaaaaaay!!! Finally his the lead!!
Drama god!!! Bless this drama and make it a success!!

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I'm expecting very strong chemistry between these 2 since both of them have shown the ability and desire to push that extra step and actually SHOW chemistry. I love them both a LOT and am very excited about their pairing. He plays both dark and light with equal intensity, so I expect he will be perfect for this role. I hope he is given the opportunity to display his diversity. He can be very scary when he goes to his dark side.

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I'm so glad the Reply cast is thriving. I wished his "wife" Bora would also become successful.

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I'd love to see her again!

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Aww, finally! Well done GKP! I'm waiting for CT to end so I can marathon it but am itching to start it now that the comments and reviews are saying that it's in woah! territory. I watched him and Seul Gi in SNL Korea and now am hoping she will also get out of supporting roles too. I know she was in Splish Splash but a full-length drama would be nice

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So happy for GKP, it's been a long time coming.
Excited and curious to see how he performs. I think him and Chae Soo-bin will be an adorable pair.

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At laaaaaasssssssst!!!!! I've got a serious case of second lead syndrome with this guy since Jealousy Incarnate and now CT Hurray GKP!!!!!!!

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Yes, Go Kyung-pyo makes me have mad SLS, I'm so happy he's working with Chae Soo-bin. I love them both so much.

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OMG YASSSSS

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Good for them! They're both talented actors who always seem to settle for second string. Kyung-Pyo is just adorable! And reallllllyyy underrated as an actor. (I used to think he can only do goofy good guys - until I watched Coin Locker Girl. But even then, he was still able to tug at my heartstrings for wanting to get Mama's affections.) Chae Soo-Bin may be end-game as the leading lady but I feel bad that she had to feel second best in Rebel despite the romance that she has with Gil-Dong. I just want her to finally have a love story where she's assured from the start of the man's strong feelings for her. Or does her cameo in Shopping King count? ^.^

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OMG FINALLY <3

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Aww yay! I didn't know Go Kyung Pyo has not had a leading role yet. I really like him in Chicago Typewriter so I want to check out his new drama. ^^

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HURRAH!

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*adds to To Watch List* Korean summer shows are gonna kill me, I swear...

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argh, i'm so excited but I haven't even had time to watch Rebel yet :'(

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just one by one :D

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Leading man? It's about time. He certainly deserves it after working his way up as second lead for so long! Congrats.

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Go Kyung-pyo and Chae Soo-bin!!! Definitely on my watch-list. :) :)

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Bring it on! GKP will melt our hearts and he's doing that even as a ghost. CSB is okay and I hope they deliver well for their first lead role.

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I literally just went from the recent ep of Rebel to the recent (and finally subbed!) ep of Chicago Typewriter. I even was saying to myself just now, that after this role, Go Kyung-pyo definitely should be moving to lead territory. So this is awesome news to come back to!

I'm sure if they're making their love feel so genuine in their current works, they'll be able to do so here as well! I love the sound of their characters already.

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My heart. My heart. Wait. My heart is racing too fast. I am the happiest of them all!!! I've loved Go Kyung Pyo since his tiny role in Operation Proposal. Finally, she'll get the girl this time! Well, he did get a girl in Reply 1988, but this time he's getting THE girl!!! ??? And Chae Soo Bin! I like her, even that tragic role in Sassy Go Go! This is too much good news for my heart to handle ???

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I will be on the lookout for this drama. I hope it impresses!

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They would be so cute ❤

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He's just getting handsome here ?

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Yaaaas I've been waiting for this since I dropped Jealousy Incarnate halfway through it's run (he got me so bad I just couldn't bear to see him fall from grace). Yaaaaas. ^^ GKP, fighting!!

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Yesss,so happy seeing him moving to lead status!!!Hope the scrip will be good!!!Now i'm anticipating this because i'm anticipating it!

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What an adorable headshot! He looks like he's just heard the news that he's been cast as the lead. :) I'm happy for him.

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Oooooh so exiting! He is such a talented actor and it is seriously his time to shine as the main lead! Cheers to him :D

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They would look SO GOOD together!!! I've been rooting for GKP since R88 - so happy for him!!

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