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Jung Yumi offered writer Noh Hee-kyung’s new drama Live

Star writer Noh Hee-kyung, of thoughtful human dramas Dear My Friends, It’s Okay It’s Love, Padam Padam and more, has announced that the synopsis is out for her next drama, titled Live (as in the verb, live or die), and a casting offer is out to Jung Yumi (Discovery of Romance) to headline. The new series will be about police officers, though coming from Noh Hee-kyung, I don’t expect the usual cop thriller or procedural.

The drama is about “grass-roots democracy,” portrayed through the lives of police officers who are considered “the people’s walking stick” or “the judge of the streets.” As with most Noh Hee-kyung dramas, it’ll be about people and relationships rather than the typical police genre story, and it’s said to be a celebration of police officers as civil servants who keep the peace. The drama will portray the cops as someone’s father, or sibling, or child, with a particular focus on portraying hardworking fathers.

Jung Yumi has been offered the role of a police officer, and no other details have been revealed yet about her character. All we know for now is that the cast will include middle-aged men and a crop of younger officers. I’m just happy that Jung Yumi might come back to dramaland, because I love her easygoing, natural acting style.

Live will be another collaboration with director Kim Kyu-tae (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), with whom Noh Hee-kyung has already made four dramas: It’s Okay It’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, Padam Padam, and The World They Live In. I can’t say that I’m excited for the reunion, given that the director’s work is a mixed bag, and he is the reason why Moon Lovers was such a mess. But Noh Hee-kyung and Kim Kyu-tae have a successful track record and a working relationship that’s going on ten years now, and his dramas with this writer do have a very distinct feel to them, not to mention that they are critically well-received.

While the police setting is something of a departure from the writer’s previous works, Live sounds like it could be similar to the multi-generational stories in her award-winning drama Dear My Friends, which was about the intertwining lives of parents and children. Here I expect veteran cops to mentor the rookies, like You’re All Surrounded, but with way less comedy and way more gut-wrenching emotion.

Live doesn’t have a broadcaster or time slot yet, but production is slated to begin late this year for a spring 2018 premiere.

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Love Jung Yumi. Last time I saw her was her short but meaningful appearance in This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair. Wouldn't mind to have her reunited with Lee Sun Kyun in a drama again.

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Are you me because I'm about to say the same. 😬 I want their reunion too!

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i'm hoping for the same too, love them <3

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The Noh Hee Kyung is back to bless kdramaland with her greatness.

Also, watching Mystery Queen made me want a cop show without the thriller stuff. And then this! Though its NHK so tbh I'd watch it regardless of the plot :)

Also excited for Jung Yumi!

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Politics. ugh. Too many bad guys with power & manipulating others from behind the screens....
If the plot is interesting I'll check it out though.

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Now I'm looking for who is the Male Lead because she has strong chemistry with Eric Mun. But I don't think Eric Mun will accept any offers within these 3 months lol

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He is getting married, right? 😃

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Shinhwa Summer Concert on Jun 17-18th 2017 and his wedding on Jul 2017 lol

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OK he is one busy guy this year!

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Just..... No more close-up shots, is that too much to ask, Kim PD-nim??

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Hahah yes like we get the actors have clear skin but plz let us focus on the story.

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It'll be great to see a drama about police that (hopefully) doesn't villainize a bunch of them. Based on the K-Dramas I've watched you'd think 80% of the policeforce is corrupt

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or just shitty at their jobs

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I love her!

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I hope one day she gets opportunity to be Yoo Ah-in's leading Lady in drama. Since both are good friends in real life, I guess they will bring sparkling chemistry..

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Same here! I didn't get to finish the movie but i've wanted them to reunite again since watching Tough as Iron

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Yeahhh, Jung Yumi & Yoo Ah-in are cute together lol

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and Yoo Ah In is one of those noona killers in kdrama. So yes for this. Honestly I've a thought it will be great to see YAI with her in this drama, but this guy is still not settling about his military service issue. If I'm right, YAI was also cameo in Discovery of Romance, right?

Kang Ha Neul once said his idol is Jung Yumi. But Ha Neul probably will do Bad Guys season 2,if not maybe this pairing is possible? 😍

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Heol~ I LIKE Kang Haneul! And I wish that he accept the role in Bad Guys 2. I want to see the other side of him... An evil side? Lol!

And, Yesss! Jung Yumi and YAI and off course if Kang Haneul join them in dramaland, it won't hurt anyone, right? LMAO

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Please take it. I trust writer Noh (Padam Padam and Dear My Friends are gems) and Yumi is my queen and acting chameleon I need back on a weekly basis (and hour or 2 in movies simply isn't enough). Please please take it.

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Jung Yumi is my girl crush. More i see her, more i love her.

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i'd love her to reunite with Kim Ji Suk anytime.

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or Sung Joon.

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Yumi unnie, please accept! Dramaland misses you very much. Can you bring along Lee Jin Wook with you? Perhaps this drama can help him to elevate his career and clean his image up..

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No, not Lee Jin Wook! I'm not ready to forgive him at all. And if he join, I will drop it. I heard that Nine Times Travel is good, but I can't stand his face, so I dropped it.

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What happened with him? I haven't heard of scandals, did I miss it?

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he was accused of sexual assault, and just yesterday the girl who accused him was found not guilty which means the accusation was true.

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It is very sad that you do not appreciate his acting. Nine is a good drama. I like the both of them in I Need Romance 2. I am sincerely just hoping for a reunion that's all. :)

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If so, it would be an I Need Romance 2 reunion... I didn't watch because I heard it wasn't too good, but...well, both are so pretty, I wouldn't mind watching them together.

Or, Jung Yumi with Eric.

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I always confuse Noh Hee Kyung's name with Lee Kyung Hee and was thinking...not that UF melo mess... lol. No Hee Kyung, I can get behind for sure. So glad Jung Yumi's career is taking off.

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I wish for Gongyoo and Yumi reunite as a partner and having so many scenes tgt as per their wish but I dont think Gongyoo will accept new drama this near. He said his next project is a movie. Haih

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Me too which I think is kind of greedy of me because they have been together in two films already. BUT they never played the romantic pair which I really really want to see. /fingers crossed/

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Lol, technically, they both had cameos in the same episode of Dating Agency Cyrano and they ended up together there. Still, I'd love to see them in a full-length drama together.

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i'd love to see her with Gong Yoo.

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because cameo is too short, we need full drama of these two as a pair. Heee

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I promise I'd watch every single episodes no matter how bad the drama is if these two are in it and have a love line.

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Still waiting for the day they get to play each other's love interest in a full-length drama...

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The directing of Kim Kyu-tae always a mess. Even in It's Okay It's Love, That Winter, The Wind Blows, and Moon Lovers, I stills feel frustrating with all zoom scenes. I dropped That Winter, The Wind Blows because it. I can't focus on drama content. Also, zoom scenes not suit for subtiles, I can feel actors confusing when camera zoom in.

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IKR? I can't focus on the story when he is so buzy zooming every face of every character to the next level.

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"Kim Kyu-tae always a mess"???! If you don't like his style it doesn't mean he is a mess. He has a very unique style, breathtaking cinematography and beautiful framing scene that will stay in you min for many many years. The problem with Moon Lover was mainly because of the brutal episode cut...The drama has too many characters and a story that supposed to cover a long portion of history but only 20 episode. Nevertheless as hot mess as it was, it is still one of the most memorable sageuk with lots of unforgettable gorgeous scenes and with powerful acting performance from LJG and KHN, etc. In addition KKT is famous for transforming unfamous young actors/actress to superstar...

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Not only Moon Lovers, I found that his style kind of frustrating in all his dramas.

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anything has jung yu mi counts me in!!! love her!!! ultimate girl crush right there

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MY MUM CAME TO SAVE 2017 (throws door down happily) I'M COMING, MUM

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Can we have Lee Seo-jin as a gruff police officer like Jang hyuk in Voice? 😃 I mean I can't....

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I'm waiting for you, NHK..to save dramaland in 2017! and you have a good eye on actress.. I approve Jung Yumi :) !!! Please accept the role Jung Yumi-ssi..

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I'm looking forward to this because I love DMF so much and I hope this will be just as awesome.

And from this article, I think it is said that they have proposed to an actor who was active on both big and small screen last year to play the role of a young (youth?) police officer and now awaiting for his answer? http://naver.me/G9NboNNJ

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I told myself that I will never watch another Kim Kyu-tae drama but for Noh and Yumi I'll have to watch this.

I love her earlier work the most. "More beautiful than a Flower" and "Goodbye Solo." I'm a fan for life so I'll watch anything from Noh.

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i love her latest works
Dear My Friends (tvN, 2016)
It's Okay, That's Love (SBS, 2014)
That Winter, the Wind Blows (SBS, 2013)

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I love Yumi but to be honest, I cant imagine her in a police officer character.

I was excited when she was 1st offered the female lead of Missing 9, even decided to watch it for her and Jung Kyungho when I didn't like the plot but end up she wasn't casted. Good thing I guess, since I really dislike that genre.

I will prefer if she's offered other scripts too and pick the best one. Hehe. Been waiting for her comeback so I really hope it's a good one. 🙏

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Padam Padam is one of my favorite dramas, in addition to It's Okay, It's Love. In those two cases, I didn't have problems with the directing and close ups.

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Man What Noh hee Kyung in the past life has been done to deserve collaborate with Kim Kyu Tae 4 times? I though they collaboration has ended? But man.. Jung Yumi with Noh hee Kyung? that's my dream come true. It's like if Song Jong Ki finally starring in a Park Yeon Seon or Noh Hee Kyung drama. My life is completed LOL.

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Yes, Song Joong-ki, Park Yeonseon or Noh Hee-kyun and An Pan-seok as director.

For an epic sageuk, Jung Hyun-min (writer) and I'm pretty sure Park Kyung-soo can write a sageuk if he wants to.
Kang Byung-taek (director) with epic battles like he did in Jeong Do-jeon.

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If I remember correctly, Director Kim Kyu-tae is the director who is overly fond of the extreme facial close-up. While the technique, with the right touch, can be useful, overdoing it doesn't always work. But then, also, directing is only part of what makes up a successful drama.

On a different note, it'll be nice to see Jung Yumi again. I don't see her too often it seems.

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She looks gorgeous in that photo. Last i saw her in was Train to Busan and Que Sera Sera. Liked her in both.

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Why

Jung Kyung-ho lines up serial-killer movie

Is in related posts??

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i'd love Jung Kyung-ho in serious drama.

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This is such exciting news for me! It's Ok That's love is hands down my favorite drama! And I think Jung Yumi is a really good fit in that type of a show.

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still trying to wrap my head around "grassroots democracy" and connection to police officers, guaranteed a mess but i hope its a marketing tactic and not actually part of the show...

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I miss watching her onscreeen... LOVED her in Que Sera Sera, which I only finished watching this year, and in Discovery of Love. Here she looks positively ethereal! #kbeauty

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I love her so much! I wish Gong Yoo would be her male lead! I really love their chemistry off screen/bts!!!! And they seem like really good friends too! Please make it happen!

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I've never watched a drama for her before, but her appearance in This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair had such an impact on me and I've had a soft spot for her since. And when IOIL was good, it was REALLY good so I'm kinda looking forward to this!

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Please collaborate with Eric again. This two always have amazing chemistry. I know Eric is getting married but this drama will be released next spring means Mr. Smexy will be free that time.

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As much as I love Noh Hee-kyung, I cannot stand this actress. Kim Kyu-tae's directing is pleasing to the eyes, when he's not shoving the camera up the actors' noses or doing weird close-up shots.

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