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Esom up to romance Seo Kang-joon for The Third Charm


Esom, Seo Kang-joon

Esom, who made an impression last year in the tvN rom-com Because This Life Is Our First, is looking to fill the leading lady role in an upcoming drama titled The Third Charm. Given that she’s the third actress to be considered for this role (at least, the third name who’s been publicly bandied about), this is prime opportunity to hope that the third time’s the charm. (Pause for groans.)

Seo Kang-joon is also in the mix (some outlets are reporting him as being cast, others state that he’s considering), and looks ready to pack his busy schedule even tighter. His most recent project to be released, Are You Human Too, was pre-produced and has been done with filming for a while now, but given that it only just started broadcasting, it seems like the guy never takes a break.

Third Charm comes from veteran PD Pyo Min-su, who has a number of hits to his name, such as entertainment-world-themed The Producers, entertainment-world-themed The World They Live In, bubbly rom-com Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, breezy rom-com You’ve Fallen For Me, and international sensation Full House.

This drama is described as a romantic comedy that’ll show us “real dating” between a couple, which I might have interpreted as a specifically realistic approach if we hadn’t already seen what passed for “reality” in The Producers. That is to say, not very realistic; I’m expecting standard rom-com here, not that that’s bad, I don’t know why some people keep trying to run away from that.

The other actresses who were at one point up for the leading role include Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) and Sooyoung (Man Who Sets the Table), who both passed. Esom has reportedly received the offer and is considering it positively. I’d love to see her headline a rom-com after seeing how she rocked her sidekick role in Because This Life Is Our First, and while I’m not entirely sure this is a pairing that gets me excited, I’m willing to give it a shot.

Writing are Park Eun-young of the 2006 film Maundy Thursday and Park Hee-kwon, who has writing credit on the film The Flu. It is aiming to secure a 16-episode run on JTBC later this year.

Via TV Report, Hankook Ilbo, Osen

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What a busy Cinnamon Roll he is <3

Welcome back, @javabeans ~!!!!!

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Esom would totally eat up Cinnamon Roll.

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What am I missing? Why is he called cinnamon roll? 😀

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His robot character Nam Shin III in Are You Human Too is the purest sweetest lil cinnamon roll we all love and want to protect from the mean world he's got himself in!

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LOL, that’s true 😀 If Esom’s character from BTLIOF was to meet NSIII she would devour him 😂

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@aisling - I'd totally watch that

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Yes, the Cinnamon Roll needs to be protected at all costs.... Especially from Trucks of Doom

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@lollypip Gave Seo Kang Joon that nickname in her Episode 1-2 recap for "Are You Human, Too?" :) And it's been a continual thing that the Beanies have kept

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Nooooooooooo

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Cinamon Roll LoL

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We have @lollypip to thank in giving this new name to Seo Kang Joon :)

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Still very haunted by the fact @javabeans and @girlfriday seem to have brought news back... Enjoy it while it lasts?

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Don't think too hard about it, just be glad 🌞🌹☘️🐰🦋🌻🍕🍩🍾 🙇🏻‍♀️!!!

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If Esom’s wonderful, and since SKJ has moved to my good list, I’m excited!

Also cheering for the return of more recaps and news! Thank you so much for all you do, @javabeans! It’s good to see your @!

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well cheese in the trap did what it meant to do :) or rather the PD and TVN :) .. they finally got their blue eyed boy in the A grade .. (no complaints for SK.. he was always sincere with his work)

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uh everyone's career from that show is doing well? phj is still doing dramas and film lol. (as is kim go eun, lee sung kyung, nam joo hyuk etc). so im not sure what is being said here....

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lol PHJ and KGE were already doing well. On the contrary PHJ hasn't had much luck post that. Anyways the comment has nothing to do with other actors. What it means is, the accusation back then were that TVN and PD were trying to push SKJ too much because they wanted to promote him and make him 1st lead material. Soon after, TVN announced a super expensive investment with Entourage. So , basically TVN was willing to invest in SKJ. The fact that today SKJ is well accepted by the audience and is a A list celebrity shows that TVN + PD's tactic worked. TVN has followed up super flop entourage with a more expensive investment in sKJ in are you human too. This is not to say that SKJ doens't deserve it. It is more to point out that, the industry/ agencies are more powerful than audience any given day. If they want their way its very easy for them to manipulate audience (audience can keep cribbing..eventually will give up)

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and CITT did no one as much benefit as SKJ. Kim bong so got NJk and LSK fame. NJK got his initial popularity from scarlet heart as well. KGE is the only one i would admit benefitted in terms of immense popularity. Wasn't a household name..people were super skeptical of her.. but her acting cemented her talent power

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Well, if anything cheese got Seo Kang Joon tons of haters

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nah..people were angry.. but hate was primarily for the PD.. SKJ got what TVN wanted for him.. be the new blue eyed boy.. TVN has invested so much in him.. first that incredibly expensive remake of entourage.. and now this

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Exactly! Seeing his most recent project and loving Are You Human Too, I am actually really excited about this...

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I was completely pleasantly surprised watching AYHT, and he's my favorite part of the show! He's playing the robot versus human excellently, and I've been completely endeared to the robot. I definitely think he has promise.

I'd always thought he was a hit-or-miss actor, but I like him in this, and hope he can continue to improve and get good projects that suit him.

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Exactly! Not only is he good in the drama so far, but he's actually carrying it...totally not what I was expecting lol

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I know! I was just hoping he'd be decent in it but he's quite good!

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Every time he comes on-screen I’m smiling like an idiot at my TV. Every time he’s not on-screen I’m about to nod off to sleep.

I did NOT expect this, but I will not complain about liking another actor/character!

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Definitely! So happy!

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yes yes yes!

exciting news. love them both.

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Oh, wow, Esom, I was wondering about her when her boyfriend in Because this isMy First Life made a cameo in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim last night. and with Seo Kang Joon,too. Looking forward to this.

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OMG! Park Eun Young, a writers who write Like A Fairytale? Please accept it Seo Kang Joon!

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Won't this be SKJ's 3rd drama this year with AYHT and Between Us? He seems to have not taken a break! If Esom accepts I'm definitely watching this because she was the definition of a spot light stealer in BTIOFL.

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Between Us is on? I was wondering about it..

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Good to see SKJ getting so many dramas.
*praying dramagods to give LJH another lead role*

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So a rom-com without the rom-com tropes? That's an interesting premise. If it does give me another conflict-free and mature relationship like what APAD surprised me with, I might end up liking this drama a lot.

Esom was very impressive in BTLIOF, while on the other hand, I find myself decently optimistic for SKJ (I'll reserve my happiness till AYHT ends with him pulling his weight as the lead). Would have wanted him to do something else, but I guess you take whatever work comes your way since experience is important.

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Tired of Seo Kang Joon. He can't act and he's not charismatic at all. His sponsor must be rich.

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What happened to Seo Kangjoon's Between Us? Don't tell me its scrapped again T.T
I'm excited for this pairing. Both are actors I like.

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I am also curious to know if he's still doing 'something about us'. There was something about the story which I would love to see onscreen so if this doesn't get finalized I would be quite disappointed indeed. I hope he still does it though. Dramas based on webtoon have solid scripts comparatively.

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Yeah he already confirmed for "Something About Us" (go check asianwiki), and it seems impossible for him to be in this drama

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A lesson of dating from SKJ...count me in😍😍😍.

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Please please just don't murder this rom-com by showing us what's "real dating" the Pretty Noona way. I much rather chow down rom-com comfort food after that 16-course meal.

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I'd like "real dating" the 1% of Anything way.

To be honest, I liked Esom so much in BTLIOF that I'd watch this however it turns out.

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IKR. I didn't watch BTIMFL properly but until I stayed it was mostly for Esom. She is just so charismatic.

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Esom is so badass in BTLIOF! She became my favorite female character by the end of the show. (Bo-mi might come close second especially if she had more screen time to develop her story, Ji-ho was fast becoming my all-time favorite and then.....*coughs*)

Now in hindsight BTLIOF deals with workplace sexual harassment in such more satisfying way (albeit smaller scale) which gives me even more appreciation for the drama.

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Ya know I’m watching this!!!! Not for Seo Kang Joon, though I like him a lot but for Esom, this phenomenon, amazing actress!!! I hope it airs on a channel I can watch!!!! I’ve been consistently impressed by everything I’ve seen her in.

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I don't know about Seo Kang-joon (he did pretty well in Cheese in the Trap, I am not watching Are you human yet), but Esom is AWESOME. She was amazing in Because this is our first life and Like for Likes (a movie not a kdrama - highly recommended).

Definitely adding it to my to-watch list.

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Was she the one who played Suji in BTIMFL? If so, she is good and this casting is good if she accepts. I hope that this drama will turn out good as well. SKJ has moved to my "like" list, he is doing well in AYHT, and I hope that this drama will be more realistic but cute and sweet as well.

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>> I’m expecting standard rom-com here, not that that’s bad, I don’t know why some people keep trying to run away from that.<<

I'm running toward that 🏃‍♀️! I'm head over heels for Secretary Kim right now.

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I’m warming up to Seo Kang-joon and I’m really liking him in Are You Human, Too?, and I absolutely love Esom despite only seeing her in Because This Life is Our First and Whote Christmas (and LMK’s “Eternal Summer” MV, lol). This isn’t a pairing I would’ve envisioned, but I’m intrigued!

SKJ sure is busy this year. I know AYHT finished filming last year, but still. His pretty face is set to be on our screens all year, it seems.

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I'm glad to see Esom in contention for a lead role. I loved her in BTLIOF, and she also did well in a more traditional romantic role in the film Like for Likes. I fell asleep during the first episode of AYHT, so I don't have much to say about Seo Kang-joon, but I'm always game for a rom-com whether it is traditional and tropey, or quirky and subversive. So like JB, I'll give this one a shot.

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I was just thinking yesterday that there are numerous actors and actresses who've given us great, memorable performance as secondary or even tertiary characters, and who deserve to be in the spotlight more. I'm thrilled for awesome Esom!

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Love SKJ and definitely want a nice leading lady for him if he is going to take up a romance drama. I like Esom a lot too, so all is well. Just hope the writer is good enough.

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Anything on JTBC definitely gets a closer look and at least a first episode watch from me. I wonder if JTBC is shopping a "real" dating TV show similar to it's hit Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (aka Something in the rain).

I can get behind that because I loved the reality part of Pretty Noona and how every scene was shot in a 90's movie-esque style. The mom went kind of wacko and the heroine also dropped her marbles somewhere, but the actual cinematography/visual style stayed solid throughout.

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Nah don't get your hope up with this director. I hardly get through the producer because of his style of directing alone. He is not an Ahn Pan Seok level.

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Ah, good to know because I was really starting to get my hopes up. I did try the Producers but ended up not watching it all the way through.

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ooo interesting choice of a leading lady

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not a big fan of pd pyo's past works but.... esom?? seo kang joon??? 😚
fingers crossed!

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Esom! Welcome back, girl! But I don´t dig Seo Kang Joon too much

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I adore Esom, but why Seo Kang Joon, why? *sight*

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