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Jo Jung-seok gets a soul transplant for fantasy criminal drama Two Cops

After almost a year’s hiatus from dramaland, Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) is considering a return in the supernatural mystery romance Two Cops. It’s centered around an upstanding detective who is committed to fighting for justice until one day the soul of a con artist trespasses into his body and decides to stay. (Hmmm… this sounds eerily like a gender reverse version of Jo Jung-seok’s Oh My Ghostess, and that was amazing.)

According to the latest reports, he’ll be playing the man with one body housing two souls with very different personalities. He’s originally a detective in the violent crimes unit at the Yeongdeungpo District. A dedicated cop through and through, he won’t even take off his worn-out sneakers at a funeral ceremony, just so that he could chase a criminal down at a moment’s notice.

A macho man, he stops knives with his bare hands, and makes women passing by on the street look twice. His character, while almost always serious, has an awkward but endearing sense of humor; he’s inflexible in his morals and other principles in his life, but has the warmest smile.

So when the spirit of a lazy swindler ends up residing inside him, there’s bound to be mischief, especially because there’s romance involved. The woman he (they?) fall for is a prickly, feisty reporter, and casting is now underway for the role.

Two Cops is based on rookie writer Byun Sang-soon’s winning script in last year’s KBS criminal miniseries scriptwriting competition. The drama itself is being considered at MBC though, and is looking to broadcast in the fall.

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As long as JJS is there, so am I!

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Amen!

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Yay JJS back again!

Oh, it's MBC....hmmm, this could go either way

Let the actress casting roulette begin! I nominate Shin Mina!

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I'm actually happy it's on MBC, yes their ratings are a bit low but they seem to be more willing to be experimental than the other public broadcasts

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I nominate Seo Hyun Jin!

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Or Yoon Eun Hye who's looking for a drama comeback.

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Wondering whether Shin Mina will take an acting break to help Kim Woo Bin along in his cancer treatment.

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'A macho man, he stops knives with his bare hands, and makes women passing by on the street look twice. His character, while almost always serious, has an awkward but endearing sense of humor; he’s inflexible in his morals and other principles in his life, but has the warmest smile.'

LOL this role seems to be tailor-made for Jo Jung Seok :D I hope he takes it because It's been so long since I saw his emoting eyes and adorable smile on my screen! Simply missed him!

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FANTASY + CRIMINAL DRAMA + JO JUNG SEOK = I FEEL LIKE IN HEAVEN!! SUCH A GOOD BATCH OF DRAMAS THIS YEAR

Hmm maybe I should be a bit worried since it's a MBC drama and there's a rookie writer

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The last time I heard of a rookie writer at MBC was Shopping King Louie though, and that will always have a place in my heart.

You're right! So many good dramas this year!

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Oh, I am here for this. I loved him so much in Oh My Ghostess. Jo Jung Seok is such a good actor, this role sounds like it was made for him. I'm hoping that the actress they choose to play alongside him will be able to match him in acting ability. Very frustrating when an amazing actor/actress is paired with someone that is only so-so.

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he is one actor that can raise the level of any actress just by his awesome acting-you know-like bringing her level up with his!

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This. True! He's a phenomenal actor himself, and what I love is that he really does work with his leading lady to create a wonderful balance. Some people just steal the show or are obviously more talented than their co-star, and while JJS is lucky to have worked with talented people, you don't necessarily think, "Oh, JJS's just stealing the show" or "[leading lady] isn't quite up to snuff/matching his caliber." Goodness, I rambled. Anyway -- I'm excited to have him JJS back on my screen!

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That does sound like a somewhat lazy ghost that can't even posses a person right...This sounds like crazy fun even more having JJS as the lead as he is brilliant in comedy...Hope he will have a actress on par with him acting wise...This now became a top priority on my watch list thanks to JJS...

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OMG yes sounds like another version of the Jekyll/Hyde story...I wanted to watch the Hyun Bin drama with this type of story but everyone claims it's so bad.

Anyway I'm currently watching Kill Me Heal Me and loving it for that aspect of the story.

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Oh believe me, that drama is bad. I don't think I've ever seen a drama that I would call trash, but Hyde, Jekyll, Me is deserving of that descriptor. I don't know what the writer was thinking with that, but the entire romance in that drama is disgusting.

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Yessss!

Radiant Office and currently airing Lookout are both written by rookie writers. RO had some fresh ideas and a good slice of life drama. Lookout is also doing well - the drama itself and the rating also keeps increasing from epi 1. I don't really have a problem with a rookie writer for modern drama because so far it meets my expectation.

Crossing my fingers to see this drama does well.MBC has been steadily to give us different kind of drama although not high rated, so I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully he will get a female partner who is on par with him.

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How about Kim Seulgi as lead? Hahaha Oh My Ghostess was tons of fun. Hope this one is too.

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Oh oh! I like this idea! I would love to see Kim Seul-gi. Plus she often is a secondary lead or supporting character in dramas (at least the ones I've seen), so I'd love to see her as a main lead in something.

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Considering how disappointed she was about not being able to kiss him in Oh My Ghostess, that'll be a dream come true for her! Haha. She said he told her he'd love to work with her again in the future, so, that'll be fun.

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PLEASE THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

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+100000

Because my prayers have been heard lately (Son Seung-won returning to AoY and Seo Ji-hoon joins School 2017), I'm gonna start praying for this to happen too, who knows maybe I can hit the jackpot that is a reunion of Jo Jung-seok and Seul-gi baby. Please please pleaseee drama Gods *puppy eyes* *aegyo-ing a la Choi Ae-ra*

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That would be a flippin' dream come true. They are both so talented and give off so much energy. She'd be the best feisty reporter!

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i sure hope it is a yes for him! i need me some more jjs in my life! (my real life which is kdrama to take me away from my alterlife which is real)

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Ooh this drama sounds fun. I would love to see JJS in a new drama and I could totally imagine him in this role. I was reminded of his character in OMG where he had a cocky personality, but also had some funny, awkward moments.

"Mystery romance" drama though. Wonder what the main mystery will be. I really want a show that can develop both sides well too.

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Yeay!! Best news of today in kdramaland!! Really love his acting especially his eyes acting and "elastic" face. Him being a detective is good enough to watch.. having multiple personalities because of spirit of a lazy swindler.. that's incredible! Multiple layers in personality of the main lead.. He surely can nail it. Really can't hardly wait for the drama to come to my screen :)

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"His character, while almost always serious, has an awkward but endearing sense of humor; he’s inflexible in his morals and other principles in his life, but has the warmest smile."

Sounds like Earnest Bot, his character from King2Hearts.

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This sounds like a great premise. I'm already looking forward to the shenanigans.

Why is there animosity against rookie writers and MBC?

Lookout has been a fantastic ride so far and Radiant Office had a nice slice of life concept. Angry Mom was also the result of a script writing contest and it is a fantastic drama with a strange concept, which turned out to be great.

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The premise reminds me also of the film All of Me with Steve Martin. If it is as all as funny as that or Oh My Ghostess I will definitely tune in.

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This sounds awesome. I nominate Han Groo! I read somewhere she was looking to make a comeback!

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I'm not feelin' the pair, but LOVED Han Groo in Marriage Not Dating and would love to see her back in dramaland!

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Is it just me or does it seem like the female role is tailor-made for Seo Hyun Jin?

But Yay Yay Yay to Jo Jung Seok back in dramaland! I literally can't think of a part that he can't play. He's always brings his roles to life in a way that one can't help but love his characters, no matter how assy they are. I mean, Lee Hwa Shin should have been one of the most terrible leads to ever inhabit dramaland, yet JJS made him so wonderful and sympathetic, but somehow kept that core arrogance. Same to his Chef in Oh My Ghostess, though to a lesser degree. That takes skill. (I'll stop gushing now.) And EARNEST BOT. Oh my God, I loved that character so much! So earnest. I'm still in denial over that ending... (OK, I'll really stop now.)

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Oooohh yess! I would be down for Seo Hyun Jin as the female lead! I miss her.

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Uh huh very much yes. Seo Hyun Jin would be a fantastic choice.

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Excellent. I hope he takes it!

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Ooh this sounds interesting and I will watch anything that he is in!

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Yes, yes, yes!! *trying to calm self*
I'm so excited for his comeback to dramaland. And this role sounds tailor-made for him. Now, who will be a good female lead?

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I feel like I'm going to laugh so much with him in this drama, no doubt I will follow.

I missed him on my screen. One of my favorite actors

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Yessss, I just love these kinds of stories! I could watch them over and over! It sounds like the perfect thing for him. And I like the description for both his character and the spirit. Can't wait for more casting news!

Lol, he's actually technically only been gone a little over 6 months (or is that just indicative of how long it took me to let Lee Hwa-shin go?), but it definitely feels like it's been a year!

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Oooh this sounds like good fun!! I love Jo Jung-seok! Hope the casting for the female lead goes well!

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Looking forward to this. Can we get Seo Ji-Hye as the female lead?

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I would love this or Seo Hyun-jin! I'll have to think up some other dream castings...

Also curious about who the swindler will be played by originally!

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Oh good point. I hope they have lots of fun casting the swindler. It could be a great opportunity.

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Jo Jung-seoooooook!!! ?

Aw man, this one sounds like fun, already! The detective role sounds intense and eeep @ he stops knives with his bare hands!!! I haaaaaaate it when characters do that! I can totally see Jo Jung-seok being both a righteous detective and a sleazy conman, so I'm all for it, but I don't really like the sound of having a negative soul in his body because of Oh My Ghostess! Sung-jae! Gah, please don't let this spirit be a murderous one!

I'm excited for the casting of the female lead!

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This sound so right for Jo Jung-seok. He's such a dedicated actor I think he could pull of both aspects of the role with the realism, intensity and nuance it would require...because he's AMAZING. I'm loving the reporter casting suggestions everyone is whirling out. <3

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Dang, I hear Jo Jung Seok and I am in. THE END.

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Is it too hard to hope the soul he gets is Jung Sanghoon, Jung Woo, or Kang Haneul?

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Lol, omg. Jung Woo would be perfect.

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Lazy trash oppa alright!

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Looking forward to the lead actress!! I nominate Kim Seulgi!

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and the chants for who will be the female lead begin..

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Yes!!!! I need JJS back on my screen. I need him paired up with an actress of his calibre -- no idols or young girls plssssss.

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Oh My Ghostess with cops, and this time it's Jo Jung-seok who gets possessed?

Lol I'm in!

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Well, no matter how packed my times there's always space for Jo Jung-seok.

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I vote for Jung Yumi!

She can do this drama before she does Live :-)

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Like many of you, I nominate Kim Seul Gi! Haha~

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Oooh, guess who's reviewing the script as the female lead! Hwa Shin's blind date - Han Ji Min! Haha~

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I loved him in both Oh My Ghostess and Jealousy Incarnate, and King2hearts (broke my heart). This will be great, I know it!

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I laughed out loud when I saw this news. JJS is perfect for this role. Anyone who has seen the movie Hung will understand...lol. Hope the female lead is great as well. Excited for this.

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I'm not really into either lazy con artist characters or body possession, so this premise doesn't do it for me. However, I've been proven wrong before about shows that initially sounded unappealing to me but turned out awesome, so I'm going to keep an open mind for now.

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Ready for JJS

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It's Jo Jung Suk's drama everyone, a must watch.

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Yes! Best news of the year so far! Although I'm not a fan of bipolar Jekyl and Hyde stuff ...still if it's JJS I'm totally watching this drama.

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Ooh I hope the lazy swindler has a Busan accent lol. The role fits Jo Jungseok because he pretty much nails both the slacker and career-driven characters.

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I'm liking the sound of this....? But I definately miss, want and happy to have Jo Jung Seok back on my screen!!!

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Yehey!!!!

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Please please pretty please make Jung-seok oppa back to dramaland in no time because his acting skills is no doubt. He is gold and scene stealer. I love him so much in Legend of The Blue Sea although he fits in 2 episodes. Also, much love for Oh My Ghost and Jealousy Incarnate.

I'll be there seeing you on screen uri oppaaa! Saranghae..

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AHHH yes please I need more Jo Jung Seok in dramaland

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