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Dancing before surgery in Forest’s new stills with Jo Boa and Park Hae-jin

Forest (formerly known as Secret) has released new stills of its main characters in the run-up to its broadcast premiere later this month. The drama stars Jo Boa (My Strange Hero) and Park Hae-jin (Man to Man), with the plot centering around the romance that develops when they’re forced to live together (for mysterious reasons of course).

Set against the backdrop of a mystical forest, Park Hae-jin is a man who’s got it all, but seems heartless. Jo Boa is a woman who seems to have lost everything but her heart. As they cohabitate on a secluded mountainside, they learn more about the secrets that surround them.

Jo Boa plays an ace surgeon with an unstoppable, refreshing personality. She is strong toward the strong and weak toward the weak. With her busybody nature, she tries to make justice a reality whenever she can. However, she has a childhood trauma related to her family that surfaces from time to time, impacting her in the present. The stills show her in her scrubs and also dancing to relieve the stress before going into surgery.

Park Hae-jin plays a mergers and acquisitions specialist with an extraordinary intellect and Midas touch when it comes to investments. He’s also blessed with good looks and keen, almost animalistic, instincts. Yet he’s tortured by the memories he lost from the time before he was 10 years old. His life journey takes him from the corporate world to joining a fire and rescue team, but it’s unclear how that fits in with his background in finance. The stills show him in a delivery man costume, as he tries to accurately assess a company’s situation incognito.

The drama wrapped production last year and was in limbo for a while; luckily it’s found a home in the KBS Wednesday-Thursday timeslot. Forest will begin airing on January 29.

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Thank you!

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You're welcome

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Forest of Secrets looks different than I remember...

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So it wasn't just me. Good.

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And I kept looking for the mentioning of cops and a murderer somewhere...

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It's in the Secret Forest with poor PHJ's career. Keep looking!

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*snicker* *snicker* *snicker* *snort* *laughs* *falls out of chair*

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You're breaking poor @azzo1's heart. She'll be here in 3, 2, 1.

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Park Who Jin?

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@yyishere I'm here, just silently reading all the comments.. my poor heart!

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@azzo1 Crying with you. @egads and @leetennant are meanies.

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Your autocorrect kicked in again @leetennant , you mean Lee Min who

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I thought it was just me, too. I was excited to see Hwang Shi Mok again, however baffled as to why I never saw the news about season 2. Only to find out it's a different drama entirely. The plot worth a headscratch, but I will try solely because of PHJ.

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There will be a season 2, they added some great new cast members too. I'm super excited, but this is not it.

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I am so confused. Wasn't it Four Sons? When did it become a forest?

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That's another PHJ drama that didn't make it to broadcast. I am not even sure if that drama had finished filming.

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It didn't. It's a whole thing. I'd love to read a post by somebody make sense of all this nonsense one day.

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@leetennant, it could be called PHJ and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Couple of Years.

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Maybe that could be made into a drama someone. Some kind of reality drama. The true King of Drama.

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@egads I will still watch it!

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@egads I love your choice of wording
Great title πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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It’s actually a popular children’s book in the US, may! Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But, yes, @egads is our bibliophile, for sure and a clever one at that!

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I almost screamed in rage and then, I read the 1st few lines again... pphhhheeeeewwww!

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I actually forgot this existed - Jo Boa is a busy woman right now!

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Korean writers seem to be specialist in showing character growth, after being trapped in the loneliness of their trauma. I never get tired of it, because it is so real and the attention given to these psychological issues is so different from Latinamerican productions.
I love Korean dramas! This one, for instance, I would like to watch it. πŸ˜…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†

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Are we ever gonna have a drama where the genius is not damaged or the female lead is just a well rounded person.

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Where would the fun be in that πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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Lol, it the woman is a genius and the man has the random trauma. Probably not.

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Simple.

I'm Not a Robot.

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Graceful Family?

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Maybe Weightlifting Fairy? Secret Garden, to an extent, too.

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WWW Search

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What are the chances that they met as kids? No matter, as long as there is no serial killer lurking in that forest, I’m in. We’ve waited long enough.

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From the teaser, I'm betting all my money on it!

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Everything else is there so why not throw in a serial killer for good measure. I'm betting he lost his memories because he bumped into SK when he was 10.

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His father murdered her parents. He saw everything. He blanked out all his memories after that.

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That’s it, I’m sure of it.

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That's right, grasshopper. I know everything.

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*bows deeply*

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*Cough* Come & Hug Me cough 🀣🀣🀣

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What are the chances that they met as kids?

100%

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I thought it was a drama about firefighters... Why I was thinking that?

I'm happy for the actors this drama finally found a broadcast network.

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Knowing PHJ's luck, it probably was at one point.

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He has fire hands! I still think he has superhuman powers based on the teaser. Ahaha

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Oh that's why - in those photos - he's wearing oven gloves to carry that box! Otherwise the cardboard box would catch fire.

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You're smart @cloggie but that isn't something new .
I just needed to announce it publicly 😊

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Lol! I didn't even notice he wore oven gloves. But someone really did have fire hands. Unless the teaser was trolling with viewers. Haha

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I thought it was about four men who look alike, and a secret agent plot.

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No, that was the other other drama.

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Sheesh. How many are they?

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Exactly , wae Drama Gods wae πŸ˜’
Didn't he offer a tribute ?? Or is it something else πŸ€”πŸ€” ??

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@waadmay I think my wish lantern didn't work!

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@azzo1 I think you should do more than wish lanterns

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However this show is going to go, I'm going with it.. so bring it on!

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Me too. The outline looks really bad but I do like Jo Boa and feel like PHJ deserves a break at some point. Let's watch!

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I am just going to watch it out of solidarity to a person having a really bad time umm few years!

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You should watch it and you will watch it if I liked it , I'm going to bleed your ears by talking about it to the point that you will be obliged to watch .

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I’m just going to watch it to read the comments of all the Beanies like azzo who love PHJ!

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We will leave so many comments to make it a successful drama atleast on drama beans ...

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Jo Boa + dancing = must at least check it out.

Also, it's nice to occasionally see a package being delivered that doesn't say "Amazon" :)

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1. With the plot centering around the romance that develops when they’re forced to live together
2. Park Hae-jin is a man who’s got it all, but seems heartless
3. Jo Boa is a woman who seems to have lost everything but her heart
4. Ace surgeon
5. She has a childhood trauma
6. Extraordinary intellect
7. Memories he lost from the time before he was 10 years old

Lol, I guess I'm watching this. To quote King Do-hwa(EY) "ClichΓ©s are the best".

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#2, 3 & 4 = heart transplant?

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I was thinking the same thing! But that will be too harsh for FL. The drama wouldn't take the ONLY thing she has left, would it? I am thinking #5 & 7 = childhood connection.

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The description sounds rather too 2015...!

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I would not be surprised if it was written in 2010either, poor PHJ is having such a hard time getting dramas to air TT

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OH! Right! I completely forgot about that!

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Let's hope his future projects be good and get aired

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I honestly want them to just air, i will watch them lol! I feel for oppa!

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He has fire hands. Mark my words, PHJ's character is supernatural. Hahaha

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An alien? A god? A monkey king wannabe?

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He sounds like a sunbae with commitment issue. Can't stick tk one profession.

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On the surface maybe but the underlying common factor is always chicken.

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Ah... he does have (almost) animalistic instincts....

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He is a death eater with no heart and hands of fire.

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Best comment to read out of context.

It sounds like a portent.

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His father murdered her parents and they are buried in that forest. Cue creepy music. *Wooooo* And strange cold wind

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Heartless. Why? Because *CRIES* he gave his heart to @azzo1.

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You sure it's not the other way around?

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Gosh, I read PHJ's CAREER is supernatural.

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If it is, then it brings no fortune to oppa.

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Then i hope atleast he was paid in a currency which he could use!

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Her parents were murdered. His father murdered her parents. He saw everything and was so traumatised he developed amnesia. I saw a movie starring Meg Ryan years and years ago. Dennis Quaid's father murdered her father in a robbery. Years later he met her and fell in love. He was horrified to find out she was the little girl cowering in the house the night of the murder.

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Are you planning on a cameo role for this one too, YY?

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I plan to cameo as water. Not tears though.

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Ooo.. debut drama? I will look forward to your cameo!

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I plan to protect the forest and show the way to lost people. I'll be the river of life for lost doctor JBA and lost souless PHJ.

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@katakwasabi. Already staring to make your own spin-off? 🀣🀣

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Lol. Looks like making spinoffs is second nature to me now @msrabbit.

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Hahaha.. Look what Vagabond did to you @katakwasabi 🀣🀣

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@msrabbit this is all because of Ki Tae Woong and his lack of screentime. Gahhh..Sunflower rock return to dramaland in a vampire rockband drama please πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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I plan to cameo as the strange cold wind that blows every time they go into the forest. A huge tree looms, @leetennant can cameo if she wants, a plot of thorny nettles, played magnificently by @egads, of course, beneath which the bodies lie.

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I think @egads got too much fun from being a landline and is now specialising in explosions. I can see her cameo'ing as some kind of accelerant.

For several reasons I, however, would be quite comfortable with being a huge tree.

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@leetennant I was trying to think of recent drama with landline and explosions and could not think of any beyond Mission Impossible. Then it realizes you meant landmine. 😁

When it comes to explosions, we may need to bring in @hebang. She is the expert.

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I remember Yeon Woo Jin in a 4 episodes drama with almost the same plot.

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That was a great drama actually! Just An Ordinary Love Story, I think it's called. Her father killed his brother if I remember correctly.

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I am sure I saw this plot in some KDrama already, not sure of name though.

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Come and Hug me. Not the memory part but the whole show was about that

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Wasn't that drama called Come here and hug me?

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...a mergers and acquisitions specialist with an extraordinary intellect and Midas touch when it comes to investments. He’s also blessed with good looks and keen, almost animalistic, instincts. Yet he’s tortured by the memories he lost from the time before he was 10 years old.

Now, this feels like a something that I would read from a fanfiction

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@leetennant ,@egads ,@azzo1 ,@yyishere ,@katakwasabi ,@msrabbit
You're all hilarious , I can't stop laughing .
Let's start a skit πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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Well, if it gets recapped, I'll be commenting. About stuff not related to the drama. Like Oppa's eyes. Hands. Abs.

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I am only interested in the bodies. Who murdered them and why?
That and will Jo Bo Ah's dance brings back Magic Horse. Yup!

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PHJ murdered them. Or his father. Or maybe both. He was an accomplice. He pretended to be lost. They let him in, and the father came in and bludgeoned then to death.

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Oppa finally got a lead role and a station to broadcast it and you made him a villain?😲
Looks like @egads is right. Oppa is having terrible years!

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D..d...d.... Dance πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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D...u...h

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Which 'd' word? There are too many of them .

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It's a d that a certain Bin has which might get @leetennant in a trauma if we mention it

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It's not Just Dance @ndlessjoie

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That starts with a J, @waadmay πŸ˜‰

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Telling you what the 'd' word is would mean mentioning the 'd' word.

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Thank you @kat23 snowy.owl. now I can live! πŸ€—

@egads no longer need to pout. Yay!

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I forgot to add something because of the amnesia I had , I can be the hogu which got a mistaken identity as a psychopath serial killer

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Oohhh... the plot's thicken.
So, you think you killed them because ... ??

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I think I didn't just kill them , I went on a rampage and killed you all only to figure out belatedly that actually PID did all the killing once The Trio came and helped me get my memories back

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Huh.. so you're not amnesiac, you are possessed?? 😲 At this rate, how are we going to get to shirtless oppa? Hmm....

My head hurt. I think I need to go to sleep. Maybe I'll just dream of shirtless oppa instead. πŸ˜‰ And hopefully not about PID, cold wind, huge tree, thorny nettles and what lies under. [Shudder]

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Shirtless oppa: because he will perform exorcism over may and get his shirt ripped! You see easy!

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@oppafangirl first of all I'm not possessed and I don't need exorcism , secondly I don't go around ripping off people shirts or oppas'.
Thirdly No need to rip PHJ's shirt , he will just take it off while he's getting broody taking a dive/a shower whatever .

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Noooooo, oppa did not know you were not possessed and just had Amnesia! So then he takes of his shirt again and takes the angst shower!
Scene #2
(I am not changing the original one may, just adding more)

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@oppafangirl let's get this straight if I wanted oppa shirtless I would either ask him to or unbutton his shirt , what did the shirt or the buttons did wrong to do that to them ?!
Second I don't have an oppa so I think you're mistaken , he might got his shirt ripped while running through the mysterious forest , just saying

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And no you did not rip his shirt in Scene #1
It was actually the assistant priest who did to frame you as posessed, that is why oppa did not realise you had Amnesia, and this information is discovered in a flashback scene,
Here is your shirt less scene #3.

Scene #4 has to be you asking my oppa to unbutton his shirt, because it may trigger your old memories back.

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No I don't think buttoning his shirt will help me with my memories , it might get me more amnesiac or give me a heart attack , one never knows πŸ˜‚

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But... but ... we haven't even got to the angsty shower scene and shirtless oppa with great abs!

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Oppa once said he's a little shy and doesn't like doing shower scenes.. so I don't know if we're going to get one!

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@katakwasabi is going to play the river where Oppa washes himself. Oppa goes to the river to do his laundry too. He swims and broods in the river when he's not washing - can I say bathing? - himself in the river shyly. Then I drift over and air dry his parts.

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@waadmay so the genre of this will be rom-com-mystery-psyco-thriller?

@yyishere I know we can count on you for plotline!

Guys, now I think I am ready for this drama! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜

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Sounds interesting!!! I think Jo Boa with Park Hae-Jin will be cool. Of course, the "they’re forced to live together (for mysterious reasons of course). " ROTFLMAO!! :D :) :D

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What a bunch of miserable nobody nothings on this site😠If you not a Park HaeJin fan so why are y'all here? I'm a HUGE Park HaeJin fan so GO PLAY IN FAST MOVING TRAFFIC and keep your negative remarks off his drama sites before I really go FANGIRL ON YOU LOSERS!

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