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Cast of MBC’s Two Cops gathers for first script read

It’s good to have you back in dramaland, Jo Jung-seok! The cast and crew of MBC’s Two Cops gathered for the show’s first script read at the end of September, and we have our first look at the leads and supporting cast together. Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) is joined by Hyeri (Entertainer), Kim Sun-ho (Strongest Deliveryman), Hoya (Radiant Office), and Lee Shi-un (Reunited Worlds) in the body-swapping crime drama.

To be perfectly honest, I’m mostly looking forward to Jo Jung-seok alternating between two very distinct, polar-opposite personalities. His character, a hardened violent crimes detective, finds himself sharing his own body with the soul of a sleazy con artist. It’s not exactly clear why the con artist, played by Kim Sun-ho, needs a new body for his soul to inhabit, but I can’t wait to watch Jo Jung-seok struggle as the two souls try to coexist. Or not. That might be funnier.

Hyeri will play a strong-willed reporter and love interest to Jo Jung-seok’s detective. It should be pretty funny watching her react to what appears to be his bizarre and extreme mood swings. She’s pretty much the only character in the main cast that doesn’t have a job related to—or are targets of—law enforcement. Like Hoya, who will adorably play Jo Jung-seok’s “office wife” as the youngest member of the veteran detective’s team. Lee Shi-un, on the other hand, plays a gangster on the wrong side of the law, who’s hilariously named Yong Pal-ie. With this cast, I’m really hoping there’s a heavy emphasis on the comedy.

I’m still warming up to the fact that Hyeri will be romanced by Jo Jung-seok, but I generally really like the cast and director Oh Hyun-jong, who most recently helmed Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju. The script is written by rookie screenwriter Byun Sang-soon, who won a competition last year with this show’s screenplay.

Two Cops will follow 20th Century Boy and Girl in MBC’s Monday-Tuesday slot.

Via iMBC, Sports Chosun, Ilgan Sports

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Jo Jung-suk is my all-time favorite actor in comedies. Hopefully his romance with Hyeri won't be too jarring.

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I love him in basically everything he does especially on stage where he acts and sing.
I hope he'd do more sageuks.

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It's hard to make him sing and dance in a drama about cops and criminals but who know XD.
I think I need to give Jealousy Incarnate a rewatch!

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It's time for Chef-nim to experience what Bong-sun has been through! Coexisting with a soul? It's more likely than you think.

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I missed you Jo jung seok oppa

And I get to see Mr dimples so soon.
Definitely watching this!

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I'm excited to see my oppa again in dramaland. Same with @tipsymocha, I'm still trying to warm up to the idea of Hyeri as Jo Jung-seok's romantic pairing. But the director gives me hope that he can draw out the best acting out of her. After all, he make Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sun-kyung a great pairing in Weightlifting Fairy, when I was quite indifferent to their acting before. Hoping for the best to Two Cops team. Fighting!!

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I am pretty sure Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung needed no help in the romance department...

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Ikr... A shame they broke up

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Oh wow, it's finally happening! My mind is already going places imagining Jo Jung-suk doing radical personality switch between the serious and the sleazy. Throw in Lee Shi-un and Kim Sun-ho, I'm anticipating a comedy ad-lib fest! And Hoya...I'm sad that Infinite is no longer OT7, but everyone deserves to chase their dreams and do what's right for them. All and all, looking forward to see this show!

(Lee Shi-un, why are you standing so far away from Jo Jung-suk and the others...why are you so group photo awkward, lol.)

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didn't understand your comment on infinite? has the group disbanded? people have left..

By the way where is that guy from genius.. season 1 rank 4.. i think leader of infinite.. or was it some other group..

he has dropped off the charts

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hoya left infinite - that's what @sujeongi meant, i think.

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Hyeri looks super pretty in the photos. Sadly she turned me off in Entertainer. She had zero chemistry with Jisung but was better with Minhyuk. Hope the chemistry is good. As for her acting loved her in reply 1988 but Entertainer was just...
Please be good drama!

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Love Jo Jung-suk, but not Hyeri... why have they been pairing good actors with so-so actresses lately?? Budget issues?

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Jo Jung-seok! Kim Sun-ho ( double yay)! Sadly, I could not even tolerate Hyeri acting in Entertainer (not even serviceable for me).
I'll still check out the first episode for the two guys at least and go from there.

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Love Jo Jung Suk to bits and the plot is on my alley but i still hink here Hyeri was miscasted looking at the bigger picture....

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I wish Hyeri's groupmate, Mina was offered this role instead if there must be from the same idol group. Mina has proved her acting chop in Beautiful Gong-shim and even had great chemistry with Nam Goongmin who was a senior actor.

I'll watch this drama nevertheless. I love Jo Jung-seok and other casts.

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I LOVE JJS but i hate the pairing......jeez, why can't they have gotten an actress that is of his calibre. Makes me wanna rewatch Jealousy Incarnate all over again.

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I will watch this since Jo Jung-seok is always entertaining. Very good actor.

But Hyeri... she is a huge flaw. Ji Sung is great too, but Entertainer couldn't survive because he was surrounded by crap actors. And the fact that she's again a lead when she should be a minor supporting role at best means this drama could easily suck.

How the heck do you go from Gong Hyo-Jin as your co-lead to Hyeri?

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Good boy looking gooooooood~ Ack, Kim Sun-hooooooooooooooo~

Bong-sun! Is being possessed contagious?? Hahaha!

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mini reply 1997 reunion!

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Thanks for wonderful news, tipsymocha. Jo Jung-seok back in Kdramaland -- count me in!

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Why they add romance into this? Defendant did well without romance.

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Jo Jung Seok 💃💃💃 Lee Shi Un 💃💃💃
#dramaplsbegood

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Jo Jung Suk! and Mr. Dimples! and HOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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JO JUNG SEOK BACK ON MY SCREEN YASSSSS. It can't happen fast enough <333

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Love Kim Sun Ho and Lee Shi Un. Jo Jung Seok's good in funny roles, but I find his features a bit harsh and didn't always enjoyed his works. Hyeri, definitely not interested. So, may have to pass unless recaps say otherwise.

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Hmmm... Does Jo Jung-seok look old?

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Jo Jung Seok looks a lot younger than his age IMO. I can't even tell the big age gap between him and Hyeri here.

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Yay for all for guys. Kim sun ho won me over completely in Strongest Deliveryman. Killer dimples and I love his voice when he talks too. I'm hoping he'll get his own drama too sometime in the future.

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Jo Jung-seok, Kim Sun-ho and Hoya, that's all the reason I need to watch this. #OppaLove XD

Haven't seen any of Hyeri's dramas so no comment on her. We'll just have to wait and see.

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Jo Jung Suk's acting never disappoints. Plus Lee Shi Un, this drama will be a fun one!

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kim sun ho? DIMPLES from strongest deliveryman! i'm excited to see more of him.

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OMG Jo Jung-seok is baaaaaack!!!!! Took me a second to recognize him with the bang. His character here sounds like the male version of Na Bong-sun in Oh My Ghost. A bipolar Jo Jung-seok's gonna be so fun to watch!! I won't give up a Jo Jung-seok drama just because of Hyeri, no way. Gonna have a watch list full until next year I feel so blessed lol

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JJS, count me in!

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daddy from rescue me.. is he here in search of father's spirit :P

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Quoting "Jung-seok alternating between two very distinct, polar-opposite personalities. His character, a hardened violent crimes detective, finds himself sharing his own body with the soul of a sleazy con artist"
This reminds me of a plot from some old Hindi (Bollywood) movie where a strict hardened cop shares body with a goofy almost crazy guy's soul... something like only he can see him or something... that movie sucked but I hope this won't (fingers crossed)

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I'm anticipating all the pretty colours and can't wait to see the colour palette that will be used to film this, because "Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok Joo" was beautifully tones of beautiful tans browns, yellows, and some blues =D
As for the pairing, ehh, not excited nor am I turned off by it XD For me, the age gap in this one doesn't bother me as much, since Jo Jung Seok was paired up with IU before in "You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin" back in 2013, and IU is only a year older than Hyeri, so it could work XD In terms of acting level/gravitas, likewise with this situation here, Ji Sung could have been paired better in "Entertainer" from when that drama was in production, but that just wasn't the case, as is with this drama this time, it is what it is.... Take it or leave it? I loved Hyeri in "Reply 1988" and I honestly thought that it was only because Deoksun was such a relatable character that almost anyone who could have been chosen to portray her would have done a good job, regardless, and Hye Ri DID do a good job, but then she was cast in "Entertainer" with Ji Sung and I just CHOSE not to watch that, even though it had Ji Sung in it, because I just wasn't, and still am not, sure whether or not she's able to take on a role that requires her to act as someone relatively older and more mature than she seems irl, and at the same time, I may or may not tune in for this one, for the same reasons; It's really just a matter of choosing your dramas carefully, and I find all the comments so focused about Hye Ri on here not necessary? Just imo =D

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*beautifully filmed with*

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Well, I understand what you're saying to a certain extent. But if everything else about the drama sounds appealing to some viewers and Hye-ri's casting is the only thing bothering them then I don't think it's as simple as Take it or Leave it for everyone.

You're right, I can choose not to watch, but if I have to choose that when Jo Jung-seok is my favorite actor, then I'm going to be disappointed about the reason why I had to come to that decision. Not to mention, I literally wrote posts comparing Kim Sun-ho's performance to Jo Jung-seok's before news broke that they'd be in this together. So there are a lot of things drawing me to this drama and making me want to watch it.

For that reason, I can't help but dwell a bit on wanting a more capable actress. I do that because I care about watching it and I'm choosing to be optimistic that it will still live up to my expectations. But, if Hye-ri still proves that she's not up to the task, then I think I have a right to voice my disappointment.

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Posts comparing Kim Sun-ho's perf to Jo Jung-Seok's?! 😲 Where did you post that? I need to study them. 🤓😉

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That’s fair

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I MISS Jo Jung Seok's acting. His performance was phenomenal in Jealousy Incarnate last year. Haven't watch any of Hyeri's dramas so no comment on her acting, but they look good together in the pictures. Anw, Just Jo Jung Seok's acting is enough for me to watch this. Cant wait!

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Kim Sun Ho! Ohmygosh, I want to see him and his dimples again~ ^^

I really like Jo Jung Seok too, but I'm bummed about Hyeri being his love interest. Not sure if the romance will take a major part of the plot or not...

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Holy crap, the hair!!! I luuurv it!

Also: Jin-gyu is back!

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Woah! Jo Jung-seok, Kim Sun-ho and Lee Shi-un. I'll watch this just for them. @tipsymocha, you need to create tag for Kim Sun-ho because I'll be anticipating more projects from him.

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I like Jo Jung-seok but I am not sure about Hyeri ... please prove my feeling wrong and own the show Hyeri, don't make me miss the apportunity to enjoy Jo Jung-seok acting. please please

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How come Im Se Mi wasn't mentioned? I would have loved it it if she was Jo Jung Suk's leading girl. Anyway, I'll still see this for them two. And Lee Shi Un, he's a bonus. 😁

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The age gap makes me cringe…

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