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Child genius Seo Shin-ae in Drama Special

Seo Shin-ae has made her (albeit short) career playing precocious youngsters, so it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for her to play a full-on genius in her upcoming Drama Special episode, titled Boy Meets Girl.

Her character enters high school at the age of 12 and is forced into a rigid life centering around her education by a pushy mother. In these stills, she’s busy at the chalkboard working out a complicated problem in her classroom.

There was some confusion in the previous post about the title, because some read “Boy Meets Girl” as automatically romantic. I can assure you that there’s no creepy pedo overtones here; the “boy” in question is a bumbling middle-aged man, Hyun-choo, whom she meets and with whom she develops an unlikely friendship as they both mature. While Seo Shin-ae plays a young girl who has the attitude of a grown-up, he’s a grown-up with the mindset of a youth. Hyun-choo in turn has a romantic storyline with another (grown-up) woman.

Hyun-choo will be played by Yoon Hee-seok, Seo Shin-ae’s co-star from Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child, making this their second time working together. He is described as honest and pure, in his late thirties without a job to speak of (he was laid off and remained unemployed for a long time). Thus he appears to other people as incompetent when he’s mostly been hapless and unlucky.

Kim Hyo-seo has been cast as his love interest, playing a flight attendant who has never taken an international flight. She loses her confidence in her work and is hurt by a breakup with her boyfriend, but her heart is opened upon meeting the pure Hyun-choo.

Kim is probably best known for her most recent role in Won Bin’s thriller Ajusshi, where she played the young girl’s mother who worked as a stripper at a low-rent club and dabbled in drugs.

Writing this segment is Park Eun-young, who also penned the well-received Drama Special episode Our Slightly Risqué Relationship starring Lee Seon-kyun and Hwang Woo Seul-hye.

The Drama Special episode airs this weekend, on October 2.

Via Joy News

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she is a great child actres..
cried watching her on thank you and laugh watching her in higk kick on the roof 2..

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wow i can recognize those formulas! but i learned them at the age of 16 not at 12. when i saw her i was like gaaah.

i suggest they change the title because at first glance it's kinda romantic. should be 'Ajusshi meets girl'. errrr doesn't sound good hee hee

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"should be ‘Ajusshi meets girl’.

Ahhh, sounds like the newest AKB48 video. ;)

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LOL AKB48... Ohh don't even wanna go there.

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The title kinda misinterpreted as love in a young age.
Hahaha
Kdramas really have this kind of hilarious English title huh. :D
Anyway, this drama must be really something new.
I hope I can watch it.
;)

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The Korean title is not in English but in Korean. It becomes "Boy Meets Girl" when directly translated into English. The Korean words they used are "so nyun" and "so nyuh," which are used specifically to indicate a young boy and a young girl, and thus, it's not exactly equivalent to "boy" and "girl" as commonly understood in English.

The title actually sounds better in Korean, and there's really no romantic connotation as written in Korean. I think the title is appropriate to describe a scenario where a young girl befriends a guy who's a "young boy" at heart.

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Her school has yet to make the switch from chalkboard to whiteboard and SmartBoard?

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ooOoohh. seems interesting.

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equations...bring...back...bad...memories =_____=

but can't wait for the drama! ^____^

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I loved her in Fox Child...my 1st exposure to her talent. I hope to read a recap on this drama special and watch it with E-subs sooner vs later.

Thanks, JB!

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Be sure to check out her signature drama, 2007's 'Thank You' starring Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo Jin. Her work (as an eight-year-old!) in that one will blow you away.

P.S. Have a box of tissue at the ready...

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I automatically thought it was a romance too, haha oh pedobear, but I thought it could be like Snow Queen w/ Hyun bin and how there was a romance with a highschool student and middle schooler, after they grew up of course, but this seems like an interesting drama too

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I LUV THESE DRAMA SPECIALS! and seo shin ae is prty awesome so fighting my dongsaeng!

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I seriously hate her character in the gumiho drama!! Feel like just pushing her down the well! I guess she's pretty good, since her character makes me angry everytime i see her-.-

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