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Hong Sisters idol drama to be led by Jang Geun-seok

Looks like the Hong sisters scriptwriting team enjoyed writing for Jang Geun-seok in their drama Hong Gil Dong, because the young star has just been cast as the lead in their new drama series. The writing duo (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran) are following up their string of hits (Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, My Girl, Fantasy Couple, Hong Gil Dong) with the idol-themed series You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요].

You’re Beautiful follows teenage pop idol group members and their growth, love lives, and conflicts as they progress in their careers. Jang plays a young simple country boy who becomes part of a idol boy band.

When the project was first announced, there was some speculation as to whether the production would cast actual idol stars in this drama, perhaps as a natural springboard for some pop singers wanting to make the crossover into acting (such as DBSK’s Yun-ho in Heading to the Ground).

Of course, that also led to worries that we’d be faced with another case of idol stars making awkward acting debuts when headlining dramas (see: Kim Hyun-joong in Boys Before Flowers, Se7en in Goong S). I think Jang Geun-seok is the perfect choice, given that he’s about the closest thing we have to an idol star who can actually act. As we know, the guy enjoys a spectacle, has outlandish fashion sense (see exhibits A, B, and C), can sing (pretty well, actually), and has attempted to rap (somewhat less impressively). He’s halfway there already!

You’re Beautiful is scheduled for its premiere in October. It will follow SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday series Swallow the Sun, and marks Jang Geun-seok’s next drama project follwing last year’s Beethoven Virus.

Via E Daily

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I'm glad he got the role...He's a good actor & I agree w/ you, "he is the closest thing we have to an idol star".

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Yehey! Jang Geun Sok follow-up drama. I love this man (errr boy...i feel like a cradle snatcher...hehe). I fully agree with your comments that this is excellent casting.... he's not a k-pop idol but certainly popular enough, has the acting chops for it, can sing well (check out DO RE MI and other movies, or B. Virus soundtrack).

Looking forward to this one because of him. I've been looking for something to watch now that City Hall and Shining Inheritance is done and Partner almost there.

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Good choice.

LOL exhibit A, B, & C.

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I've always associated idols as the boy/girl groups in K-pop. But JGS does have that idol feel, even though he's not actually a singer and such. Actually when I first saw him, I thought he must have been part of some boy group -_- But is he an actual "idol" or is he just a really popular actor -_-"?

Who is Jang Geun Seok ?

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i'm slightly disappointed that a Hong sisters drama will reuse an actor (i wanted to see a fresher face), but I totally agree with you that JGS is the closest thing to an idol - and can act. He was AWESOME in the movie, Doremifasolatido, and can sing pretty well (depending on the song). i wish he will go back to the hair he had in that movie!! since it's a drama about idols, i hope JGS would start dressing and styling his hair appropriate to his age. for the past 2 or 3 years, it looks like he's trying really hard to look older. i hope this drama will allow him to revel in looking his age.

Now i'm curious as to who the female lead will be!!!

i hope they're sticking with the title, You're Beautiful. too many alternate titles/title changes for dramas these days.

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Let me say how excited I am about JGS's return. I was smitten with him after Hong Gil Dong. But after Beethoven virus, I was head over heels. I'm excited for his new project which sounds like a good match for him. Does anyone know who the leading lady will be? Any rumours circulating?
Thanks

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I'm getting more excited for this drama! So far, I love all the Hong sisters drama, hopefully this will continue their winning trend! Plus JGS is in the drama too!, I liked him in Hong Gil Dong, not really with Beethoven Virus though.

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Hahaha @2 you said it exactly everything except for SH, haven't seen that. Looking forward to this, hope they get a great leading lady for him. Cradle all the way here...lol

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At first glance at the pic
'What what what - is HE heading to the army too!!!'

Phew then read the rest! Am glad he is going to be in something else. Yes agree he is a talented idol who can act. Have not checked out Beethoven Virus (on my long To Watch List) nor his singing - but from his performance in HGD keeping an eye out for his ventures.

Now if only the Hong Sisters would convince the other star from HGD - KJK - to appear in this or other dramas!!!

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Too bad because for some reason, Jang Geun Seok turns me off.

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Yay! News for You're Beautiful! I've been waiting it for these days. Thanks Javabeans.

I'm also slightly disappointed because I was expecting the lead actor will be someone who haven't acted in previous Hong Sisters drama before. But I guess it's okay.

Who might be the female lead? About 2 months to go. Can't wait.

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I miss him, finally some real actors, remembered me of his role in doremifasolatido

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Good choice, I should say!

JGS is one of the best in his generation!

The plot is not exactly my type but I am a fan of the Hong sisters and the lead actor ;)

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Thanks for sharing this news. After watching Beethoven Virus, I must say I look forward to anothre drama from Jang Geun Seok.

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He reminds me of Jo In Sung, don't they look alike? Is it just me or what? Nice to know he's got another drama to lead his perfect in BV and love to see him again. So far I’ve enjoyed watching done by the Hong sister especially Delightful Girl Chun-hyang and My Girl hope this is another hit series.

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Cool~ Wow, so this is scheduled for an October airing? That's not too far off... Gonna look forward to this! I wonder who will fill the other places in the idol band... any chance for Boys Over Flower's Kim Joon? ;)

And yeah I also hope that Jang Geun-seok will sport another hairstyle this time ^^;;;;

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So happy reading this piece of news Jang Geun Seuk is my current fave. He is really perfect for the role.:-)

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He looks a little bit like a young Orlando Bloom?

I like the picture, he looks happy.

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that's gooooood news, i lov JGK !!! can't waittt

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Yikes. Jang Geun Suk failed to impress me during Hong Gil Dong but maybe this time around he won't be so wooden and dull. I'm just glad to see the Hong sisters are back in action!

Orlando Bloom? I don't see it. haha

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omg!! jang geun seok's new drama!! ahhhh!! i cant wait to see him. hopefully his role is enjoyable.. im watching hong gil dong right now.. its damn good but kinda too less jgs in it.. however, i cant wait for this drama and his upcoming movie!
go geunseokii, youre truely my idol :]

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I hope Kim Hee Chul get's cast!
Jang Geun Seok had such great chemistry with him when they were MCing Inkigayo!

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I love the way he smolders on screen. He may not be the most good looking guy out there but he is charismatic and hot as hell. He makes that Yonsama guy look like a granny!

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Sandara Park as the main leading girl??

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very good choice.

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Wow! I love jang geun Suk , I miss him so much since Beethoven Virus, I'm very happy that there is another drama with him in it.
Thanks so much for good news !!!

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Jang geun seok is also one of my fave K actors since Lovers in Prague where i first noticed him! He's got potential as a young actor & he demonstrated this furthermore in BV! I'm happy for him that he got the lead role in this drama. Another one to watch for! javabeans you're great! thanks so much for bringing us the latest news of Kdramas/Kactors!!

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i am agree with You dramabeans ..
even i don't like him.. but i admitted that he IS talented

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He does look a bit like Jo In Sung, but at first glance I thought it was Chun Jung Myung...which gave me pause, because I know he's serving in the military at the moment.

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Hello, I'm back...even for a little while.

With the last month of university sitting on my head, I'm so behind times! :( And now this....I want to watch also....now I have to speed up my downloads :P

THis is pure madness, really. HAHA.

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i don't get what's so radically different between this drama and Over the Rainbow...lol this isn't something new but they're making it out to be with all the publicity...OTR was an awesome drama btw

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Jang Gen Suk is perfect for this role. H e is sooo talented. He can act and sing! I hope he gets the girl this time. Can't wait for You're Beautiful to be out.

Please Please translate it into English ASAP.
Thank you!!!!!

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hes a gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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...Prove it!!! How can you say that he's a GAY!!!??? you betcha!!!

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Jang Geun-seok in the picture above compared to his looks in the "you're beautiful" kdrama actually shows that he is a guy. while he can act, the character could have been less feminate and still projected the proud-sweet-hurt-caring role he was playing... i don't know if it was suppose to be like that (as instructed by the director) to project an exaggeration (for fun or whatever) that would seem funny or show the conflicting good/bad role... but i think a real guy behavior/ movements/ actions would still have projected the same. i think his face looks more female in "you're beautiful" than park shin hye.

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