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Reunited Worlds holds first script read, adds to supporting cast

Looks like Yeo Jin-gu (Circle) will be jumping from one drama set to another: SBS’s upcoming Reunited Worlds held its first script reading recently, which sounds kind of late considering the show is scheduled to premiere in less than a month. The show has also added Lee Shi-un (My Sassy Girl) and Kim Ga-eun (Jackpot) to its supporting cast, as Yeo Jin-gu’s high school friend and younger sister, respectively.

I will never say no to more Yeo Jin-gu, but I find it mildly amusing that he’s going from one drama with two timelines as a character that’s presumed dead for a time, directly into another one with essentially the same premise. Though, tonally, I don’t expect Reunited Worlds to be anything like Circle, since it’s described as a fantasy rom-com, which Circle certainly isn’t. He will be playing Sung Hye-sung, who should be 31 years old, but returns from the “dead” as the 18-year old he was when he supposedly died.

He will reconnect with Lee Yeon-hee’s (Hwajeong) character, 31-year old Jung Jung-won, who has been a chef’s assistant for the past five years in order to realize her not-so-dead best friend’s dream of becoming a chef in his stead. Jung Jung-won is described as bright and tomboyish, and coupled with her impressive loyalty, I think I’ll enjoy her character in spite of my reservations about Lee Yeon-hee. Here’s also to hoping that IOI’s Jung Chae-yeon (Drinking Solo), who plays Jung-won at 18, will develop a solid onscreen bond with Yeo Jin-gu so that the emotional weight carries over to their reunion 13 years later.

The third leg of our requisite love triangle is Ahn Jae-hyun’s (Cinderella and the Four Knights) Cha Min-joon character, a handsome, gentle chef-restaurateur who will fall for Jung Jung-won. After watching his stints on New Journey to the West and Newlywed Diaries, I was honestly kind of impressed by his cooking, so I won’t have any trouble believing him as a chef.

Lee Shi-un and Kim Jin-woo (Remember—Son’s War) will play Hye-sung’s buddies from high school, and I wonder if the men will have younger counterparts too, a la Lee Yeon-hee and Jung Chae-yeon. Although it might be pretty funny as a visual gag if they played their high school selves as well. Yeo Jin-gu’s two younger siblings will be played by Kwak Dong-yeon (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Kim Ga-eun, who I’m sure are in for a big surprise when their long-dead older brother shows up at their door, possibly younger than they are in the present. If nothing else, I’m pretty excited for all the age-identity-etiquette conflicts that’ll arise from Hye-sung’s return, and I hope they mine as much comedy from the premise as they can.

SBS’s Reunited Worlds will follow currently airing Suspicious Partner and premiere in the Wednesday-Thursday slot on July 19.

Via Dispatch, BizEnter, Herald Pop, TV Report

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Confusing OTPs seems to be the new IT in dramaland ?.

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Give it a few more dramas and it'll become a catnip for some already. :D Hehe!

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I actually dislike love triangle, love square, hexagon or whatsoever....I prefer two pairs of separate OTPs in a drama....but that is quite rare in Kdramaland....

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I KNOW RIGHT?! I've been saying this forever but it seems like the drama gods have rarely heard my plea. The secondary couples in both DOTS and Goblin killed me (and bromance of course) while I couldn't find it in me to care much about the leads' loveline, so it is clear by these two dramas (though I'm sorry I can't think of any other eg. not written by Kim Eun Sook) that it can be done well, and it can work very much in favor for the drama. So I can't understand why it can't be done more often instead of the messy and highly irritating love triangles/squares or who knows what these days. Worse still I hate it when the couple I ship does not end up together (curse u SLS).

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Miss Korea had an adorable secondary couple!

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The synopsis sounds promising. I think I'm gonna have a heart break as the main OTP may not gonna be an end game.

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Nooo! I just want YJG to be happy! He looks so cute when he's smiling. And hey, things worked out just fine in High School King of Savvy.

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I guess it'd be possible too. Noona romance all the way then!

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Became a fan of Yeo Jin-gu after watching him in Circle. Hope it's good since the story seems interesting!

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I can't imagine anyone watching circle without becoming his fan. He's just SO good. I've been thinking throughout circle's run that the U.K. Or US should do a remake because it could seriously benefit from a bigger budget ;however, after watching episode 11 tonight, I realized it really wouldn't be as good without the stellar acting. If there is a remake they've got to hire an actor that is as good as Yeo Jin gu. That will be no easy tasks.

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Ahn Jae-hyun!!! The premise of this drama sounds all kinds of weird and crazy but sometimes those really turn out to be the best dramas :P

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Um, why would anyone down vote that? Ha! I totally agree with you! Love the premise and age "difference", I'm excited to see the hilarious results. Seeing as it's romcom, I'm hoping for something similar to BIG (what it was) but please more comedy and a different ending. Lol

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It does seem like a late first reading considering its premiere date but it wouldn't be the first time it happens in drama history.
Despite my doubts over Lee Yeon Hee, the rest of the cast looks to good to not give the drama a try. I mean look at Yeo Jin Goo's bright smile! You can't say no to that!

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I will never say no to more Yeo Jin-gu. He is always welcome on my screen.

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And he'll be reunited with Kim Ga-eun. They didn't have many scenes together in Jackpot, but they made me laugh when they did.

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I remember that scene where she didn't realize he's a prince and he punished her by making her raise her hands. So because of that scene, I can now totally picture them as oppa-dongsaeng. LOL

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LOL! This made me want to rewatch certain parts of Jackpot.. ?

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Jackpot isn't so bad if you carefully choose the scenes you watch. ?

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LOL true.

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After Circle, I could probably watch Yeo Jin-gu do a dramatic reading of his grocery list and come away from it emotionally compromised, so no matter how this turns out I'm gonna give it a try

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Oh my baby YJG is so busy this year, ooops baby no more. I feel so old. Been watching him since he's a little kiddo I can't seem to let him go. Too much love for him! ?

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That's me right now. I've followed him throughout the years and I'm such a big noona fan.

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Hands up if you have watched Circle ep 11 and spontaneously scoff at "He will be playing Sung Hye-sung, who should be 31 years old, but returns from the “dead” as the 18-year old he was when he supposedly died."

Turns out Woojin got lost in drama world, and screams at how this drama premise picked up from where circle possibly left LOLOLOL

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Yuo. This one's done by Clone 2. He got away before Circle ended lol

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Yup*

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Can I have number 1 instead? I'm just gonna pamper him and give him all the great things in life and make sure he's well loved and taken care of.

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Maybe the clone was done by the villain in Duel ??

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HAHAHAHAHA, at least Woo-jin will be happy somewhere, right? Saw episode 11, then saw three more episodes of three more shows to distract myself and attempt to reassemble my shattered heart, but I'm still looking for pieces. What. A. Show. ?

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I'd pick up those pieces for you, but I am just as broken. T_T

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Yeo Jin-gu deserves to be happy in this drama.

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YJG deserves to be happy in every drama ???

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Right now I am emotionally scarred because of Yeo Jin Gu's character in Circle... hopefully tomorrow will heal some of my wounds. I'll definitely watch this in hopes that it'll give me a happier ending. please and thank you.

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I honestly have a weak heart for huge age gap. Tunning in for sure! It's even better that their premier is less than a month.
And of course I sound weird.

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Here's to hoping it's good! I really want to like Lee Yeon-hee again. . .

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I wanna be excited for this drama but Lee Yeon-hee... *sighs* I'm worried that when YJG and LYH are both onscreen that I won't be sold on the ~ship~ because while YJG can convince me of anything, LYH, yeah, nah. Will still watch this one though!

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Watched ep 11 of Circle... all I have to say is Yeo Jin-gu, I'm rooting for you! You deserve to some smile! Hope to see you again soon, after tomorrow that is.

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GOD HE'S HOT! I CAN SAY THAT NOW HE'S OF LEGAL AGE :) LOL

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Yeo Jingoo is such a ray of sunshine. Look at him being really cheerful. I'm hoping for a good story. Well since this is a rom-com, it's nice he's doing something light after Circle.

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So happy to see him in a drama so soon after Circle ends. This drama sounds interesting and will check it out.

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Oh, I loved Kim Ga-eun in Jackpot. And more Yeo Jin-gu is never considered a bad thing. I'm casually excited for this.

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I loved KGE in Jackpot too! Looking forward to see her as JG's sister in this drama!

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If Yeo Jingu doesn't get a happy ending in this drama, I'll throw a fit

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More Yep Jin-gu is never a bad thing to me. There's still one episode left of Circle, but I miss him already. Looking forward to laughing instead of curbing my tears for him.

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Dammit auto-correct... YEO Jin-gu!!!

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Well it still works for me because I just go, "Yep!" to everything that has Jingoo in it.

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I hoped Yeo Jin Gu would say no to this because I don't see him with Lee Yeon-hee. On the other hand I'm selfish and I want Yeo Jin Gu back on my screen as soon as possible. Good thing is he is able to have chemistry with a stone.

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I may try watching this. For my love of Yeo Jin Gu and Kim Go Eun(even though I'm pretty sure she going to get less than 5mins scene)

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Cant wait for the drama. I love Lee Yeon Hee and Yeo Jin Goo.

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This drama had me already with Yeo Jin Gu, now they added Lee Shi Un and Kim Ga Eun whom I love to pieces. If this drama add a loveline between Lee Shi Un and Kim Ga Eun I will be happier. It's a pity these two good actor/actress have been typecasted as supporting casts for some comedic roles when they can offer more. I love KGE in sageuk as well, and I was happy she got more screentimes in Jackpot ? Lee Shi Un really made me laugh whenever he appear in My Sassy Girl because he is so hilarious lol.

Looking forward to see these two together with Jin Gu in this drama ❤

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That's not Yeo Jin Gu. That's Reunited Circle 10.

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Circle 2 ? haha .... Woo Jin will continue with story in Reunited World after Circle: Two Connected Worlds ? :P

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*with the story

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After episode 11 of Circle, I will watch everything that Yeo Jin-gu does.
So, this drama is already in my list. : )

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Having deja vu from seeing YJG here. Lol even looking at him hurts. I hope to see some happy ending here, but please no mention of clone,memory loss or truck of doom please. Never got this much upset over a drama ending lol since eun tak died in goblin. ?

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Now the premise sounds like a mash up between the best hit and circle.

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Yeo Jin Goo in a noona romance?! Exactly what I need after Circle. The producers of this show certainly understand women very well!

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What is it with two worlds these days? We have W--Two Worlds, Circle--Two Connected Worlds, and now, Reunited Worlds. Interestingly, Lee Shi Un is in two of them... Hm. Maybe Soo Bong is secretly the key to all the parallel universes around here? :)

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In kdramaland we either have two timeline (time travel) or two worlds.

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LOL, this one also has the word "worlds" in the title like Circle: two worlds does. He's such a beautiful actor at such a young age. I can totally see him playing a 18 year old with the mind of a 30 y/o.

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Actually, I think that may be him in real life too. lmaoo

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Yeo Jin-Gu is great, but I'm here for Kwak Dong-yeon. I need him to get more roles (preferably main ones) stat!

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I will watch it! Yeo Jin Gu is an amazing actor! Tonight, I will finish watching Circle.
This story sounds interesting.

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I have the strange feeling that this drama will be like circle, only that this will be a fantasy-ROM-COM, while circle is FANTASY with a bit of romance. But you know, similar enough... Hoping for better script and directing for this show.

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First time commenting on Dramabeans haha. Just finished Circle and am so glad it won't be long before YJG is back onscreen again XD

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Yeyey welcome :D

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Hi @tokkita nice to meet you. Yeo Jin-goo did a great job in Circle, didn't he. Can't wait now for Reunited Worlds.

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