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Siwon, Kang So-ra courted for tvN rom-com Revolutionary Love

Aha! Finally, casting possibilities are being discussed for tvN’s upcoming Revolutionary Love, which teams up the director of Oh Hae-young Again and Introverted Boss, PD Song Hyun-wook, with the writer of Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, Joo Hyun. And while everyone’s being very careful to say that no decisions have been made yet, I’m suddenly really excited now that Choi Siwon (She Was Pretty) and Kang So-ra (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) are in the mix to play the leads.

Siwon’s management, SM Entertainment, did confirm that he’d received the offer, which is one of multiple possibilities he is entertaining as his comeback project (he’s been away for army duty for the past two years and will complete his service in August). Kang So-ra’s management, Plum Entertainment, made a similar statement about this being one of several potential projects under consideration.

As for plot: The drama centers around three main characters, one of whom gives us our punny title; his name is Byun-hyuk, which happens to also mean revolution(ary). (Just in case anybody was thinking of holding the drama to such an overstated promise!) Byun-hyuk is a third-generation chaebol “hidden” amongst normal folk living in small studio apartments in the suburbs, while the leading lady is (what else?) a “dirt spoon Candy” who works a bunch of part-time jobs and doesn’t let anything get her down. There’s also a “copper spoon” character who dreams of earning his place among the gold-spoon elites with hard work. The drama follows their friendships, loves, and youthful hopes.

So yes, these characters are pretty familiar, but I love these two actors and have faith that they can bring something extra to the screen than is on the page. Siwon played a hidden celebrity in She Was Pretty, and was the best thing about that drama for me; Kang So-ra hasn’t had a hit role since Misaeng, but if somebody had to play a Candy, I feel like I could put my trust in her to make that Candy’s hopes and dreams resonate.

Most of all, I’m hoping that this writer-director team-up will bring out the best of both, and give us a charming rom-com to look forward to later this year.

Via Star News

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Wasn't the Neighbourhood Lawyer show a big hit (or am I showing my ignorance of Korean drama ratings again!)

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Ah, I should have clarified. Neighborhood Lawyer was a big hit, but she was hardly in it. It's kind of like they didn't know what to do with her!

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What a pity - I like her too, and had it on my watchlist mainly because of her. :)

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She was underuse in the Show... I dont know if it because of the Plagiarism issue.
I really wish she could find a show that could show her potential

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Her character was the only one in the Scooby gang that wasn't OTT wacky. The character didn't really add anything to the drama.

I'd guess that her scenes were cut. That's too bad since it wasn't her fault.

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Yes please. I need a good addictive sleep-depriving soul-engrossing rom com! Feels like ages since I watched one live airing.

Haven't watched these 2 in a drama yet but have only heard good thing. Hopefully this will work out and be awesome!

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* waves at michykdrama*

If you don't have time to watch SHE WAS PRETTY, then you might sneak a peek at HYANGDAN for two episodes of inspired sageuk lunacy by some of the future ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE crew. Siwon's send-up of magistrate's son Mong-ryong put him on my radar.

As for SWP, I think that may have been one of my first rom-coms, and I watched it for Siwon. I couldn't stand the tsundere male lead, and never warmed up to actor Park Seo-Joon. (Maybe he was too convincing?)

Siwon's character, Kim Shin-hyuk, initially comes off as a wiseacre goofball who nonetheless knows his stuff in the magazine publishing business. But there's a lot more to Shin-hyuk than meets the eye. I contracted my first case of near-fatal Second Lead Syndrome and didn't know what hit me. ;-)

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Woaah ,,, all teens and ahjummas are ready to scream and shout over this pairing :D :D

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Well, I certainly am. I guess I count as an ahjumma more than a teen! ;-)

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Yes to Kang So-ra! Especially because this writer/PD team seem to do female characters well.

I mean, I like Siwon too, but I really need Kang So-ra to do something that removes her Warm and Cozy taint in my memory. She was actually good in that (though this character seems similar?) but the drama itself was all over the place and had made me question my Hong sisters love.

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I had to rewatch Misaeng after Warm & Cozy

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While Warm and Cozy was a big NO, I loved Kang SoRa in Sunny so I'm looking forward to her next projects <3

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I think this would remove that taint. Seems like she'd have fantastic chemistry with Siwon.

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Great PD, good writer and awesome two main leads casting (if confirmed). Looking forward to this drama.
Btw curious as to who is offered the third lead.

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Both the writer and PD of Oh Hae Young Again are working on new projects, so I keep mixing them up with one another...

But WOW, this is an attractive pair. I smell a second lead in the copper spoon character though. And yeah, the character descriptions are a little uninspired... but maybe it'll work out? I'm kinda wary of the PD after Introverted Boss tbh, even if OHYA was one of my faves.

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Yeah, Choi Siwon is back.
Hopefully, he will accept this offer.
I am still not over his character in She Was Pretty.
Hoping for a good cast and good chemistry.
Aja Aja ^_^

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Oh man, I love the idea of this pair so very, very much. Siwon is always gold and Kang Sora has been so misused since Misaeng that I'd love for her to really have a decent role.

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Very familiar set-up but I hope the story somehow gives a fresh take or deliver with sincerity. I like these two and I miss them in kdramaland.

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My two SLS being the lead couple ? YES !
Kang So Ra is going to film a movie but I don't know when. I hope there's no schedule conflict so she can accept this role. She made me like her character in Warm and Cozy so I believe she will bring something more to it.

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Her Movie would be done filming if i remember correctly somewhere around August :)

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i can get into this... i like the pairing, i can see them working together quite well. i'm so glad that Siwon's role in She Was Pretty had such a long-lasting effect, that it hardly seems like he's been gone for almost 2 years...

oh wait, maybe it was because i saw him at Kcon LA in 2015... he's more handsome in real life!
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Great point about why it seems he hasn't been gone that long. (That performance is still fresh in our minds.). I never would have thought about it that way. I think you're right!

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So my friend told me about this, and I straight away log in into DB no matter how busy I am. My GOD!! It's Siwon!!!!!! Thank you God, thank you. I've missed him so much ever since he enlisted, but now I can't wait for him to come back!! I'm so excited! He's my no 2 oppa that I'd a crush on (when I first into kpop wold) after Jaejoong. Crush for 10 years and I still am in love with him. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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My fav writer! Siwon (and his abs) will be back! I almost forgot who is Kang So Ra because it has been ages I've heard about her lol.

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bhaha his abs really something XD I hope they chemi will beat Eric-SHJ wkwkwk

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At least Siwon's abs is on the same level with Eric's ??

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*their chemi

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Please Make it happen, dramagod....I love this pairing...
I love Siwon since she was pretty, and I miss him so much...
I like Kang Sora too, she need back to drama too,,,

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I wasn't that interested in the story since the last post about this drama, BUT if the leads are
- SiWon , wow can't believe it's almost been two years since She Was Pretty, he was awesome , playful and so funny in it
- and Kang So Ra I loved her in Misaeng, she can play "candy" on another level w/o us fearing a blank character
then I'm in for sure :) !

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Reading the title I was like "didn't Shiwon just enter the military?" Boy does time fly!!! I feel like I just watched She Was Pretty yesterday! Hahaha Can't believe it was almost 2 years ago. Plot doesn't sound too unique but will hopefully make up for it with great characters, acting and chemistry.

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I'm on board with this. I adore Kang So Ra and have full confidence that the writer would give her character reliability and complexity. I hope Siwon would get to be quirky since I think that's what he does best. Fingers crossed that they both accept.

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So Siwon will possibly romance his ex-sister-in-law?? haha..

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True I didn't think of it XD

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She is Hyun Bin's bae!
But I like the her onscreen pairing of Siwon rather than his leader. Hope this drama casting happens!

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The first thing I thought about xDDD

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Finally, a leading role for Siwon <3 (if Oh, My Lady doesn't count)

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Nice pairing!

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This pairing can totally work. Looking forward to it!

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This would be a good duo. Fingers crossed.

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Great news, javabeans! I loved Siwon's performances in HYANGDAN and SHE WAS PRETTY. Keeping my fingers crossed that his comeback from the service is a blast and a half. ;-)

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Omg this is the best news ever! I've pretty much loved Siwon in every single role he has played be it a spoilt foot actor in King of Dramas or the goofy buddy in She was Pretty. Although the latter did rip a whole in my Heart and left me crippled with second lead syndrome! ? He has a way of infusing his characters with his own brand of charm and makes even 2-D characters interesting. This would totally be an awesome comeback project for him and I hope he decides to take it.

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OMG finally something I will look forward to! Siwon is hilarious in She Was Pretty and he sure as heck will be hilarious too to play another undercover chaebol. Kang Sora is <3!

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Best casting news yet! Si won was hilarious in she was pretty and king of drama. I have always had a soft spot for Kang Sora, she was super in Miseng. Hopefully they say yes!:)

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I just want Kang So Ra to be in something as good as she is, OK.
I did love Ugly Alert and Misaeng but I can't live off just that forever, OK?! OK!

Lol, I like actor! Siwon too.

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I think they will cast younger actor like PBG, but this casts is really good, can't waittt XD

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bhahaha Kang Sora's body is nice too, and her BF is one of the hottest namja LOL she's so lucky XD

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In all those heart-breaking news about various actors enlisting (Ji Chang-wook, don't go!) I completely forgot that there are also few guys that are returning to us (I'm looking at you Lee Seung-gi. Can't wait!) This pairing sounds awesome. I love both Siwon and Kang So-ra, so fingers crossed it'll happen!

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YAY so happy Siwon is getting first lead, the SLS on She was pretty was too real!!! this would be a great come back, welcome back Oppa

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Oh, I think both of these actors have potential and I hope they sign up to this. I agree that his character was the best thing in "SWP" even though I like PSJ. As for the female lead, I've only seen her in that drama opposite YYS, and that drama didn't do either of them justice, but she has potential.

However I don't understand why the chaebol (refreshing that he will be the hero in this and not the second male lead), has to be hidden though? I also really hope that this drama won't have the annoying trope of controlling parents (specifically for the hero). I really hope that they will take a fresh approach with this drama, and since it has older leads (if they sign up), that it will be steamier too.

I look forward to check this out, and hopefully it won't disappoint

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Siwon! Oh how I've missed you. How did 2 years pass by so fast? I remember SWP was not so long ago?? Looking forward to him being lead in a drama and hopefully a good bromance along with that.

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Does anyone know what drama will air on TvN after Bride of the water god?

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It's name it's "Argon" it's a politics/drama genre with Kim Joo Kyuk and Chun Woo Hee(major drama comeback as she is mroe in movies) so i guess we can say it's a heavy one

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Oh boy,i hope both of them will agree as i adore both of them!!!

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While the plot has all the clishe plots(i bet there are more included) with one that i started to kinda hate aka the dirt poor famous Candy that smiles 24/7 it does matter more how it's delivered and while may focus in the PD i'm more as main the writer so hope we'll get a breey light heartwarming story and having this two as main it will be a major Thumbs UP(Dabong!)...Also i miss Siwon badly!!!

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Can we have Da Bong, I mean Yoon Shi Yoon as the "copper spoon"?

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Oh no, Da bong as second lead? no no no.

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Has started prayers to the drama gods to make this happen.

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I hope this can be another hit for Kang Sora, she's one of my favs and its been saddening to not see her in the spotlight for so long. The Hong Sister drama is one that shall not be named lol I can see this being a typical kdrama but Siwon isn't bad and you know you can always rely on Kang Sora's acting chops.

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That drama was so pretty to look at. But it seemed like there was no romantic chemistry between the leads. He gave off an entirely different vibe.

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This couple should be a hit, hope the writing is worthy.

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Cautiously excited.

Siwon has only ever impressed me in She Was Pretty, and he was a supporting role there. Kang So-ra likewise in Misaeng. Both have been mediocre to terrible in other dramas.

Willing to give this a try though because maybe they'll do better.

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Is too much to ask for Yoon Shi Yoon to be included as well since there will be 3 leads? My Da Bong!

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Luff these actors. But...Siwon is done already?!!!! First, where did the time go? Second, ?YAY?!!!

Luff the team.

And even luff the tropes. I could happily watch candy dramas every day of the week. And moving the plot using tropes and insanely wacky coincidences is okey-dokey with me. Noble idiocy?...throw some in if it makes sense from the perspective of the character's values. Even an inconsistency or nine is ok.

Just don't move the plot or build conflict by having the characters make nonsensical choices. *? Seven Day Queen ep.16*. That's the only thing that truly drives me batty.

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YAY! I love both of them!!!

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Siwon is so hilarious. I was just so blown away by his performance in She Was Pretty I think he stole the show. I will watch any sort of romcom he does at this point, I have that much confidence in him.

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"The drama follows their friendships, loves, and youthful hopes."
Is this for audience in their 20s? I guess I'll watch for Siwon, because he's funny but... the plot.... shut =(
I have faith in the director u.u

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When are they publishing .

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