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Ji Sung, Han Ji-min team up with Weightlifting Fairy writer for tvN

Okay, I’m excited about this comeback. Writer Yang Hee-seung of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, Oh My Ghostess, and High School King of Savvy is back with a new drama for tvN, and this one’s going to be a fantasy romance called Familiar Wife. It even has a confirmed cast already, with Ji Sung (Defendant) and Han Ji-min (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) signed on to play husband and wife.

The drama will be a time-slip love story about a husband who travels back and forth between past and present, changing the events and lives of everyone around him. So like Tomorrow With You in reverse… and better. Ji Sung stars as a very average salaryman who’s been a middle manager at a bank for six years, and Han Ji-min plays his wife. Five years into their marriage, a choice he makes in the past suddenly alters everything about the present.

The drama is described as a cheerful romance about choices and fated love, and aims to portray a relatable, realistic marriage. It actually sounds very similar to Go Back Spouses in theme, though I think this one will be much more focused on how the couple’s present lives are affected by choices in the past, rather than a journey back to youth. Best of all, with this writer, we can expect quirky characters, fluttery romance, hilarious dialogue, and lots and lots of heart. And I know I’m not the only one excited about a rom-com hero Ji Sung. Heart is ready to be snatched!

Familiar Wife will be directed by PD Lee Sang-yub of Shopping King Louis, Mr. Back, and King’s Daughter, Su Baek-hyang. It’s being planned for a broadcast on tvN later this year.

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I liked both Oh My Ghost and Weightlifting Fairy so hopefully this one is gonna be good too!

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Holy crap this is excellent, so hyped!

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i really don't know what's going to happen to my real life.. first LJK then NGM then SJS and now JS.... how will i be able to go office and work when all my oppas will be on dramas....
excited for his comeback.....

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I feel you. Hwaiting with your work and love for oppas. :D

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hehe.. thank you chingu.
i just dont hv enough hours in a day to start my to watch list of past dramas and now future to watch list is even more tempting so my life is really going to get tough..
but yes oppas are here to save me....❤️❤️❤️

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I think we are on the same boat, ji sung how could I say no to him.
Prays *db should recap this show*
Bcoz that my way, keeping track of dramas in db😋

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absolutely. i cant say no to JS which i did once (Dint watch KMHM when it was aired and will regret it for while my life) so will never do it again in future.
DB has to cover it otherwise ill not be able to survive on my own...

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Aw..kill me heal me was stellar and ji sung is no doubt a versatile actor. Especially Yo-na, common who could picture a teen fangirl more better than that😂

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Can I just say I love all the acronyms? For a second, I was like, "Huh?" then..."OH, I know these names!"

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IKR, I think it was the first time ever for me when I didn't have to think hard or google the acronyms. I knew from the very first glance. I like this pairing so much. He is phenomenal - I mean a gazillion characters in one drama, all believable and all different - and I really liked her, especially in Padam, Padam and Rooftop Prince and I think she can shine if she is given a suitable role, a well written character and a good partner. I am looking forward to this.

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The Power Couple are indeed taking turns in dramaland. I didn't watch Defendant and also his drama with Hyeri so I hope I'm in the mood for this one.

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Entertainer was pretty meh but defendant was really good it suprises me how ji sung keeps choosing characters that expand his acting range

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Ji sung is Bae but I'm not fond of Han ji min. She was good in Rooftop prince but Hyde and Jekyll was horrible.
Oppa fighting!! He will give his best for sure.

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i am sure being JS in it he can pull off any drama on his own shoulders so you need not to wory just enjoy seeing him on screen.. thats what i am planning to do

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Well, he couldn't save the drama he did with that idol girl (can't remember her name), so he can't create miracles, but HJM, as limited as she may be as an actress, she's far better than one-expression idols, so maybe it will be good. Time travel dramas are nothing new, but this reminds me of ''In Time'' movie which is very cute and light.

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Not In time, but About time. So many movies with ''time'', it's easy to get confused.

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I guess you are talking abt Entertainer or Defendant (both bad idol girls). and i loved both... so may be i never over expected from the dramas but still i enjoyed both without thinking to even drop them.

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I think she meant entertainers, although I didn't watch defendant, so I am not sure. But by the way... some of us thought Entertainers didn't need a defense, for it was actually a very good drama, fun and intense at the same time. It is just that people kept comparing Ji sung with himself from "kill me, heal me", and they were totally different dramas. Ji Sung was extraordinary in both, my opinion. And in regard with his relationship with Hye ri, it is true that the romance didn't work as you could expect from an OTP, but the show was not about having the boys get some girls, but it was more about bromance and self made family and achieving your dreams. I personally didn't like Hye ri soooo much, but I didn't dislike her either. Overall, I was happy with Entertainers to the point I watched it twice.

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got that Entertainer should be the one she is talking abt, but i thought of defendant cause it had Yuri (girl generation's) in it. And i loved how you explain abt Entertainer so beautifully.

It was a entirely different drama from KMHM. but seeing JS there in such variety of roles poeple must have had expectations that he should do something of similar level. But thats not possible, every drama is different and an actor of his Level must have had his valid reasons to select that drama. so comparing both and belittling this one is not good per me.
second.. it was indeed a great one. It was indeed not just abt the romance, it was more of how relationship between boys n JSs character grows n changes, how boys get to fulfill their dreams and JS get to know more abt his own self. Romance was just side story. I love Hyeri also.
i too enjoyed the show very much.

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To be fair, Hyde and Jekyll was just horribe, I don't think it's because of Han Ji-min. XD

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Touché 😂

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i was like 14 when i watched it and even then i only watched like 4 eps and just dropped it😂

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First So Ji-sub, now Ji Sung, tomorrow will there be Gong Yoo news?

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One can only hope I guess

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Fingers crossed

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If only!

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i need Jo In Sung with good actress too.

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Sounds awfully a lot like The Time Traveler's Wife, don’t you think?

But I’m excited nevertheless! Dramas about already married couples are still rate these days.

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Except theyre making it a romcom lol but clare never really 'change', whereas here the guy will be 'changing' the past..

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More like In Time, TTTW was too sad. This is supposed to be cheerful.

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It's actually About Time, mixed up the movies lol

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You mean western original version of About Time? Because there’s Korean drama called About Time too 😀

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Big profile people on the move, one after another casting news, I hope I'll be able to finish this one. I wonder if Hwang Jung Eum might make a comeback anytime soon.

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Casting season this week apparently. So many dramas to look forward to. And My Ahjussi, Live, and Pretty Noona hasn't even aired.

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I'll be walking on air if she actually gets the offer to act as Jung Eum in SBS's new rom-com partnering with Namgoong Min

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, Oh My Ghostess, and High School King of Savvy - I liked all these shows so I will be looking forward to this one.

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Writer ✔️
Director✔️
Ji sung and Han Ji Min as a married couple✔️
Nothing could possibly go wrong right??? *fingers crossed*

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The plot is not new but I believe this one will be like those heartwarming dramas with lots of realistic lines. I trust Ji Sung.

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Wow. I love Ji Sung and Han Ji Min. Plus WF and Savvy are two of my favorite dramas.
I'll look forward to this.

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Kim Sun-Ah, So Ji-Sub, Son Ye-Jin, Ji Sung, Lee Jun-Ki, Namgoong Min,..
Is 2018 THE year I`ve been waiting for the whole my life? ^^

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same sentiments here as well

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2018 might be the best year to all of us

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This is the year of veteran actors taking the reigns! Thank God for that 🎉

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Aww the premise sounds like such a sweet, and innocent story already 😊😊😊 After “Defendant “, I’m glad Ji Sung has chosen something lighter, and watching Han Ji Min in the short film “Two Lights: Relumino” she did with my Puppy, Park Hyung Sik, late last year has made me realize that I’ve missed her in dramaland 😊😊😊 I know that with this writer, there will be a lot of heart, but fingers crossed that the overall plot will be able to hold as well

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I love love love Weightlifting Fairy, a romcom with one of the most realistic picture of young love and college life, plus adorable heroine.
Oh my ghost, didn't finished it.
I think I've never been consistently like a writer's projects. I could love her more recent work but dislike her past works or vice versa.
But time slip is my favorite trope and I like jisung, I will check it.

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its me or tvn is making a lot of dramas this year.

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They added a new time slot months ago, so 3 dramas in a week. That's a lot.

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Jtbc also started with Monday-Tuesday dramas. Then OCN decided to add romantic dramas in addition to their thrillers.

This is why I'm having trouble keeping up with current and upcoming cable dramas. Too many to keep track.

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I love it, there is so much variety being offered at one time. More to pick and choose from!

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The thing is, even with more choices, I'm having a problem picking one to watch.

Yesterday, I ended up rewatchig first episode of Secret Love Affair, when I could have started Misty or Mother or finishing episode 6 of Wikiki. Or for that matter I could have started Weighlifting. I've been holding off on that one for so long.

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i think i can get on this ship... The Time Traveller's Wife-esque tho it seems... will welcome any new drama with Ji Sung, as always...

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Speechless!!

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Dang! First Lee Jun Ki and now Ji Sung. I was like *yes. bring it on. 😁🙌

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This writer seems to improve with each of her projects so I’m looking forward to see what she comes up with this time! Savvy and Ghostess were both fun shows (despite having problematic elements) and I’m currently rewatching WFKBJ and remembering just what a gem it was! Definitely looking forward to this one!

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I also rewatched the best I liked about WFKBJ and I laughed and cried again. That drama is honestly pure gold.

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I trust Ji Sung. It’s Han Ji Min I’m worried about (her last drama flopped pretty badly). And the time travel genre has been done to death. If it’s handled well, it could be interesting like Go Back Couple. If it’s not, it could be another Tomorrow With You, or even worse, a boring, bland Longing Heart. I hope the writing is good. Ji Sung has the ability to elevate the performances of everyone around him, so I’m hoping that his energy rubs off on all the cast. Fingers crossed 🤞🏾.

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LOL 😂 We are all saying the same!!!

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Wow, exciting news! Ji Sung is awesome. One of my favorite actors. I haven't seen Han Ji Min's acting so I'm not sure about her. The plot isn't really unique, but I gotta at least check this out for Ji Sung! I started and stuck with Entertainer for him.

This is his first cable drama too! O:

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Savvy is the only one I really enjoyed, but I'll try anything for Ji Sung

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I really like the writer and the story is interesting (if not exactly fresh). I have never seen the leads in anything before (surprisingly), so I have zero expectations from them. This sounds like something to definitely check out!

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It feels like the british movie About Time which I loved! I'm excited for it!

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this is great news! i love both these actors and i need ji sung back into my screen again! it sounds like a more happy story with i am sure poignant scenes and feel good learnings.

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I've been waiting for news about Ji Sung's next project!

I'm not really a fan of fantasy or time-slip dramas, but I really like this writer and director, and Ji Sung's one of the few actors I will watch in just about anything.

I like that he's playing an average salaryman too.

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I will check it out, in the hopes that it will achieve what "Tomorrow with You" came close to achieving, but ultimately failed in successfully pull off. The writer is not bad (I really liked Weightlifting Fairy), but her writing seems to be more teenbopper, but maybe here she will go for a more grownup approach. Both Ji Sung and Han Ji Min have had some flop dramas, but I am hopeful that this one will be a hit! At least I am hopeful that I will like it. I also hope that HJM's character will be good, because she has yet to play a female character that I feel is organic and real (so I hope this will be the one!).

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So many big names on TV this year. With so few dramas with decent ratings last year, networks seem to be bringing out the big guns this time around.

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Yes. I adore Ji Sung :D

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Ok. This is exciting. I have to agree. I didn't like "tomorrow with you" even though Shin Min-a was there, but I loved FWKBJ and Shopping King Louis!!! 😍... Ji sung is very good at comedy as well. I don't know Ha Ji min, but whoever would be with Ji sung will be ok, because he is like Lee Jung Suk but 15 years older, which is ok... we all cannot have young and pretty all the time... plus, Ji Sung may be better actor for sure... he has earned his place. I am happy.
This drama doesn't tickle me so much like the pretty noona, but it is not about a murder and jerk chaebols and prosecutors and lawyers trying to undercover corruption etc etc etc.... So I am happy, and I will be waiting for it 😀😀😀😀

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"And I know I’m not the only one excited about a rom-com hero Ji Sung. Heart is ready to be snatched!" totally with that!! 😊

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yes!!!!!!! I wanted him in a rom com and that's what I'm getting!!!!!! so excited!!!!!

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Defendant made me a Ji Sung fan for life so I am in notwithstanding the fact that this a genre I would not generally be drawn to. I like gritty crime dramas. First Yoon Hyun-min and now Ji Sung.

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Ji Sung will be good in doing Rom-Com just like Protect the Boss and Kill me heal me (Although this one is a bit darker). Can't wait to see him doing rom-com after watching him in Innocent Defendant. He is a great actor and I watched most of his movies and dramas. Saw him in person in MAMA Awards in Singapore like really close and I was just standing next to him and he is handsome in personal than on screen.

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PLZ BE GOOD PLZ BE GOOD if anything for ji sung's sake lol

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I'm a little tired of the guy doing the time-travelling, but I like the pairing and the writer/PD combo seems solid!

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So a bit like The Time Traveller's Wife but with hi changing past events instead of not messing with the time continuum? Happy to see JS back on the small screen with a fluffy drama.

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Sign me up for this!
I love all three shows mentioned here and Ji sung is one of my favorite actors, this sounds great already!

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Good writer. Cross fingers.

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Oh wow! This pairing could be dope.

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I think it's been awhile since I last saw Ji Sung being funny. I loved him as Ahn- Yona from Kill Me Heal Me. If he is able to show more of his comedic side it'd be great.

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