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Yoo Inna and Lee Dong-wook to reunite for Reach of Sincerity

After weeks of speculation, Yoo Inna (The Lonely Shining Goblin) and Lee Dong-wook (Life) have confirmed they will join the legal romance drama, Reach of Sincerity, as the male and female protagonists.

Lee Dong-wook will play a high-flying workaholic attorney named Kwon Jung-rok. He’s the perfect man, and is above all things professional. He regards his work as being sacred and this attitude makes him very popular with both his clients and his law firm.

Yoo Inna will play Oh Jin-shim, his secretary. She’s no ordinary secretary though, she’s hiding her true identityโ€”Hallyu star actress. After becoming entangled in a dating scandal, she was forced to retire from the industry. Though she was well-known for her beauty, our heroine was notorious for her terrible acting skills. In order to silence her acting critics and make a splashy comeback, our Hallyu star decides to take a break in the “real world,” which is how she ends up a secretary. Oh Jin-shim is described as not quite grounded in reality and lacking common sense. She tends to treat everything like a scene out of a drama. She’s a little wacky, but charming and lovely nonetheless.

Iโ€™m excited to see our Goblin couple reunite! Lee Dong-wook plays straight-laced characters so well and always manages to inject humor and charm into them. Yoo Inna brings so much charisma to her roles and I can’t wait to see her tackle this loopy Hallyu star-secretary role.

Attached to direct is PD Park Joon-hwa (Whatโ€™s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Because This Is My First Life). Reach of Sincerity is based on a Korean web novel by the same name and the drama is scheduled to air in early 2019 on tvN.

Via Korea Kyungje, Osen, Snapp

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This. Finally!

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They were the best part of Goblin. Also, I have faith in BTIMFL's PD. No question, I'm sold!

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YAAS!! I'm soo gonna pretend they are the reincarnations of their Goblin characters in this drama! Sunny and Reaper reunite!

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It's comforting knowing I won't be the only one.

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The premise doesn't sound the least bit interesting to me, but I did like the PD's other works. Hopefully it'll have some fun office dynamics and good friendships, at least.

I didn't much care for their characters in Goblin, but that's mostly because it didn't seem like hardly any time was spent on developing their relationship. Now they will have a whole drama together, so maybe I can finally see what everyone loved about them.

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Bothering me when the main female character becomes the one who is written out as reckless and unprofessional. For how many times? To show some character growth? Sorry I can't take that. It pissed me off. ๐Ÿ˜

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I dunno, I don't see this as reckless. I see this role of one more like Joo Sang Wook's role from Fantastic. He was super famous but terrible at acting and very dramatic/arrogant.

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I get that, no problem. What's not computing is how this ditzy recent-bad actress becomes the secretary of Mr Perfect Lawyer? Surely he has very high standards and requirements? Oh well, it's kdrama and they'll explain that fully and logically from the start, won't they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It'll probably be like a Legally Blonde situation. Maybe she's the only option left for him since he has such high standards. I'm willing to bet no one else wants the job. XD

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I wanted to audition for the role, but I didn't want to eclipse Yoo Inna. So I settled for the lesser role.

I play a high-flying elevator, so I'll be in each episode. I have an intriguing backstory. I rise to the top, and plunge down to the depths, over and over. I'm so excited. Wish me luck, guys.

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How do you come up with this stuff YY? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Your elevator character is surely gonna give all tragic leads a run for their money.

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@yyishere, I wondered that you haven't declared yourself yet for @hotcocoagirl's brilliant new production (OT #12)! Waiting . . . ๐Ÿค”

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Female leads in series are one of two types - either super-competent and needing to lighten up an humanize, or super-scatter-brained and needing to become grounded. Men are simpler. They're always arrogant and heedless of others, needing to be redeemed by the love of a good woman. Welcome to K-Drama land.

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I agree that making the female character as less than competent is annoyingly stereotypical. But I need to admit I LOLed at this line, "Oh Jin-shim is described as not quite grounded in reality and lacking common sense." Though stereotypical, I can totally see Yoo Inna slay this role. I really like her when she plays a bit zany.

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I just realized her name is Jin-shim, which means sincerity in Korean. So, is she supposed to be an earnestly sincere type?

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What's Wrong with Secretary Kim PD directing another secretary drama hmmm.........

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That is SUCH a dashing photo of Lee Dong Wook!

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This was precisely what I came to the comments section to say but you beat me to it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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... thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m here too...

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Am I the only one getting a "Harry Potter" vibe from the photo?

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I see it too! Messy hair plus wire rimmed glasses. ๐Ÿ˜

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Okay, this is what I came here for. My God, I totally gasped when I saw the header pic...*sigh*....Lee Dong Wook and his soulful eyes...

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Awww yay! I'm just so happy to have Yoo In Na back in my life. I can't wait to see my baby girl <3 ^^!!!

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MAN I WAS SO EXCITED I SQUEALED AND DROPPED MY PHONE!! The grim reaper + sunny couple goblins magic mashed with the PD of BTIMFL and WWWSK and KABOOOM I can't wait to see what happens. I was so excited to see lee dong Wook and Yoo in na reunite for this drama, tbh it can be any storyline but I would still watch it anyway, the pd is a bonus. There was so much more to their story in goblin and a huge part of me wishes their storyline could have been further explored but the drama lords have given us this reunion and I aint complaining.
I absolutely loved the directing style of PD Park and what's else oh my JUST CANT WAIT!!!!

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*goblin, excuse my typos I was too excited my fingers started flying unconsciously

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I really donโ€™t like secretary or legal dramas... but I did like Reaper, and Yoo Innaโ€™s wacky character sounds like her Queen In Hyunโ€™s Man character. So hereโ€™s to hoping thatโ€™s just a convenient way to get our leads together...

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Yeah, her character description sounds like the one in QIHM, whom I was charmed by. I just remembered that romance....Give me a respectful and smart male lead, anytime!

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Oh yasssss! I hope Viki gets the license for this :)

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Yes me too! Now that DF is gone...

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:( I'm still heartbroken and pissed..Can't believe they just kill DF like that!

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Sigh...

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*Smiles from ear to ear and hopes we get LDW wearing glasses. Swoon.*

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If this is how he will look in glasses I am ready to offer sacrifices!

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Ahhh! The plot doesn't excite me too much, but I gotta give it a try for these two

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have this show up on VIKI!

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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YASSS!!! This is going to be full of fun! Be good show.

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Premise: *yawnnn*
Main leads: *yayyyy!*

I'm a bit sick of legal/secretary dramas but like both leads enough to give it go for 2 or 3 episodes. I've watched two secretary dramas this year (What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Jugglers) and while I enjoyed both, I honestly don't know why they keep returning to this set up - the boss/secretary dynamic automatically puts the woman in a subordinate position, and often it's so frustrating to watch. ๐Ÿ˜ 

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Yeah but it puts him in a lot of suits and white button down shirts. That right there helps make up for the tired plot. They are also both pretty darned funny.

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I was that one in a million person who missed the Goblin hype train, still haven't seen it and am A-OK with that. However if there was one thing I would've watched it for other than the bromance, it would've been Yoo Inna, cos I think she's fantastic. So I'm glad to see her in another lead role, and with someone she already has chemistry with.

I can't believe I'm saying this but the PD actually makes me nervous (holy shit don't lynch me please Beanies); I couldn't finish WWWSK and I'm still salty at BTLIOF (yes I did just say that). However we don't have a writer yet? So that could make all the difference, and this could still be good! I hope...

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l might be lynched too, for the same reasons... This PD can make me laugh though, so Iโ€™m willing to give it a try.

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hahaha *high five?*
Yeah I'll definitely try it- see if I get third time lucky... lol

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Yay!!!! Love Yoo Inna

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YES!

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"Lacking common sense" *cringe* *sigh*

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i really like this pairing and remember hoping that they have a love line in goblin because they suit each other so well and im glad we got to see their hilarious but heartbreaking chemistry. To think they'll lead their own show with no barriers is so exciting. I wonder if the PD watched goblin and thought they can continue their reincarnation story for this show since she was an actress and Lee dong wook was a straight laced cop haha.

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That was a snippet on what they can do with this show. I can already tell this show will be loads of fun to watch. ๐Ÿ˜„

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YAY THE DRAMA GODS HAVE LISTENED

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Absolutely happy about this news!!!!
Looking forward to seeing them both onscreen. Grim Reaper and Sunny were my favorite characters in Goblin.

I am already imagining Yoo Inna as the loopy self-entitled hallyu star/ secretary who doesnt know her place. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yoo Inna can pull it off!

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I have loved Dong Wook long before Goblin. Jeez that a gorgeous picture of him too. She had to grow on me. I don't think I liked her in the beginning because I was fooled by her looks. She looks like a living doll. I like her though, I can see she has range and she's more than the sum of her just her baby faced looks. I think she has great comedic timing. I'll look forward to this one.

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๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Reach of Sincerity sounds awfully close to Reaper and Sunny.

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now, this is the couple that i genuinely ship..
not like that fake suzy thing to cover up political scandals

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Yay they are couples in their next reincarnation!

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a movie actress and straight faced cop.. wasn't it? :P

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and which drama is his still from.. that's the best pic of his ever

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I think it's from an editorial mag, he has many of those. Used to have plenty saved on my phone for....erm, research purposes.
Google some but warning: proceed with caution if you're prone to heart attacks

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I love Yoo In Na! And Lee Dong Wook has never looked as handsome as he does with glasses in that photo. Who's the writer for this drama again? The premise is nothing new but for these two I'd gladly watch providing the writing's decent.

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Canโ€™t wait!

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I love this pairing and I love these actors. Can't wait for this!

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I cannot wait but will still wait regardless. I have so much hope for our Goblin couple and our PD-nim has a really amazing set of dramas under his name. Excited for this drama.

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Oh well, I have been waiting for Yoo Inna to get a main lead role again!! I couldn't care less about Goblin so I didn't even try watching, but this will get my 4-episode trial period...

Inna's character sounds a lot like her character in Queen In-hyun's man, one of my absolute fave dramas, so if the writer manages to write her as lovely as Choi Hee Jin was, I will call myself blessed. I hope it'll be good.

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I made the effort to log in just to say how great LDW look with that hairstyle.

That's his best hair style yet. Stick to it oppa!

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Nice!!! Can't wait!

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I love this couple but I am so tired of the women secretaries. Are men not allowed to be secretaries in Korea? Or are they just not allowed in kdrama-land? The woman catering to the man's every need creates this almost sexist power dynamic in their relationship that I do not find appealing. It's one reason I could never get behind the relationship in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, even though they were cute together. I know Yoo Inna will actually be an actress, but she is still a secretary.

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I love her in Cafe Amor.
Okey, early 2019? See you then!
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OMG. I'm sold.

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