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Jin Yi-han romances Lee Soo-kyung in cable sitcom

Here’s an update for the MBN sitcom touting itself as a Korean-style Friends, which previously cast Lee Soo-kyung as its female lead. The drama was previously titled You Drive Me Crazy, but has changed it to the rather redundant-sounding You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here [왔어 왔어, 제대로 왔어]. Are they fans of Sally Field? I’m not loving the new title, which I’m just gonna have to shorten to Here-Here-Here or some such.

The sitcom has also cast its leading man, Jin Yi-han (Fine Windy Day, Hurray For Love), which makes me happy. I think he’s got talent, but hasn’t gotten to really show the most of what he can do. Jin plays a genius (sigh) lawyer with the usual perfect package: looks, Seoul University law school education, etc. At least this time the genius descriptor is literal; he boasts an IQ of 147.

He also might have a bit of an inflated self-opinion, described as someone who “loves himself more than anyone” and has decided he likes being single and unshackled and has no need for things like marriage. But he starts to change when he ends up living with a longtime female friend. I’ll bet. According to initial reports, there are actually three friends living together to complicate the situation, which should make for lots of hijinks and romantic confusion. Sounds like a good time.

Like I said, I really like Jin Yi-han; he first caught my eye with a one-episode appearance in Mixed-up Investigative Agency that left such an impression that I’ve been following his career ever since. If only I liked his choices more; I loved Who Are You but his villain’s role was standard stuff, and he’s been taking on dailies and weekend shows recently: Fine Windy Day, All My Love, Hurray For Love. Probably a smart move in terms of mainstream visibility, but none of those have piqued my interest.

You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here is set for 120 episodes on MBN, which is the new cable channel set to premiere in December with a full slate of sitcoms. In addition to this one, it’s also got Vampire Idol (starring Noh Min-woo as a vampire prince from an alien planet who comes to Earth to be an idol star) and Bolder By the Day (the army sitcom starring Park Han-byul as the military daughter of two officers, whose mother outranks her father) on its roster.

Via Mk.co.kr

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Ooh! I know this hottie! I looooved him in Who are you?
Is he really in Hooray for Love? I might just pick it up next!

I'll also have to check Here... too. Can they please make him a genius lawyer with a secret love for musicals and make him spontaneously burst into singing and dancing whenever he is alone in his apartment??? Pretty please??

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Just warning you, he plays human pond scum in HFL. Though he does a pretty good job of it, given the writing.

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Yes, I agree, he is good in HFL...a guy you love to hate; He was also good in "Who Are You?"

Jae Hee was originally cast to play the lawyer in Hooray for Love (the part that Lee Tae-sung has) but dropped out due to an injury. Does anyone know how Jae Hee is doing?
Just curious.

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Can they please make him a genius lawyer with a secret love for musicals AND SPEEDOS and make him spontaneously burst into singing and dancing IN THE SHOWER whenever he is alone in his apartment???

Ahem, Linda, I've made a few additions to your post.

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HAHA~ I like the way you (fan)girls think! However, I think shower-speedos shouldn't be allowed on cable TV. How about just "a genius lawyer with an affinity for singing and dancing in the shower"?

I got a good chuckle out of the Sally Field reference. :)

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Omo! YY you really are my long lost twin sister! Just, you know, different age, ethnicity, etc... But same line of thought and also, there's the ramyun hair :)

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He's somewhat of a cad in Hooray for Love.

The plot and Lee Soo-kyung = like for me .... so will watch out for this! Thanks!

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This sounds like a good move for him. I think he's a good actor, but I despised his character so much in Hooray for Love that I don't know if I can root for him as a romantic lead. Funny how that happens.

Love Lee Soo-kyung though, so maybe I'll bite the bullet and give it a chance. :)

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You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here aka YHYHYRH. -_-' Seriously, they need to change the title.

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If you practise saying it long enough, you'll get the hang of it :P

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wow I thought he was Lee Joon Hyuk. I watched Who Are You, I don't remember him at all. I only remember Yoon Kye Sang and Kang Nam Gil for the male actor part.

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he's reaaaaaaaally good looking.

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yes he is!

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I love this pairing and can totally see it working...but honestly wish I choice see him in more prime time stuff instead of dailies and weekend dramas

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I enjoyed the final 20 episodes of Fine Windy Day, or was it the last 30? Anyways, he was really good, not that the drama itself was challenging. He was also on the Variety Show from KBS called National Heroes but that was short lived before KBSWorld stopped including it in their subbed lineup... Not that it was any good mind you. Too bad this is going to be one long series because that means I won't bother to watch the whole thing just an episode here and there. Heh. But good luck to him.

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i love him first when he was in Conspiracy in the Court but not watching him in anything else at all after that.. He reminds me somewhat of Jin Ji-hee

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Oh he was totally great as the conflicted hero in Conspiracy in the Court. From the comments here, I gather that the rest of his roles weren't so satisfying.

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When are they going to realize that the charm of a flawed lead character doesn't always have to translate to "cold, educated, city man"?

Anyway. I'm really liking the sitcom's premise! Sitcoms work well with simpler storylines in general, where there's nothing too contrived in the plot framework. The complexities that'll reel us in should be in the relationships between the characters, seen in the episodic storylines. The roommate friendships & will-they-or-won't-they love angle is perfect for that.

I've watched a handful of K-dramas over the years, and I've come to realize that I'm just not a fan (I still love this site). It's just a preference thing. I prefer Korean sitcoms, and I'm really excited for this one!

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I thought that No Min Woo being in Vampire Idol was just wishful thinking on DB's part and that he was doing Full House 2.

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He's so cute!! Still..I am not sure if I can commit to 120 episodes.

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wow 120 episode cable show! I wonder what the reason is behind what seems to be a sudden rise in cable shows this year. Previous years, i would only end up watching 1 or 2 cable shows per year. Now it seems like there's so much to choose from!

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I LOVE Jin Yi Han. I love him so much I've been force-feeding myself "Hooray for Love" every weekend, even though it's god-awful and I see no redemptive path for his loser character

For the most part, his dailies and weekend dramas have been bleh....except one that, surprisingly, I came to love with a deep, deep passion: "All My Love."

Yep, I know that's the one with a shrill Jo Kwon from 2AM and Ga In from Brown-Eyed Girls...but hear me out! I really wish Jin Yi Han got more recognition for his work on that show, because he and his chemistry with the large cast were phenomenal. This may be nonsensical to most people, but my favorite OTP of all time may be his Jun Tae Poong to Yoon Seung Ah's Kim Sae Byul (Star-crossed lovers separated by a decade-old family feud? Falling in love with the daughter of your mortal enemy?? Squeee, I'm in!!)

For me, the show doesn't even really begin until Jin Yi Han joins the cast in episode 83. Then the storylines, romantic entanglements, and the revenge plot really take off. Plus, the show is actually legit funny. No joke. See for yourself :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwmmyyJkQ9o

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if his character in the show is bad that does not mean the show is bad it is a pretty good family drama and even koreans are saying that and whoever said that actors should not play bad guys

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Watched the clip ... so funny, thanks for posting. I'm gonna have to check this out.

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"Like I said, I really like Jin Yi-han; he first caught my eye with a one-episode appearance in Mixed-up Investigative Agency that left such an impression that I’ve been following his career ever since."

-I thought JB saw him first in Conspiracy in the Court which I super liked...anyway, I'm looking forward to this!

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Hm...does anyone know what episode of Mixed Up Investigative Agency was Jin Yi Han in?

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ah, thanks jb!

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Oh no, I beg to differ:D Jin Yi Han's role in Who are you definitely wasn't typical:D well, it was made to be typical but he portrayed it really really well. especially the last part where go Ara found out that he approached her initially with an ulterior motive and both of them were crying... floored me.

ok, i have a bit of an obsession with Who Are You... hahahaha I thought that was really great. Would love to see this drama!!

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Jin Lee Han! YES!

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he was really great in 'my lifes golden age' - he's so under-rated! good to see him getting better roles!

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Ah, that's great. Just found a link for My Life's Golden Age on Drama Fever, if anyone is interested. I'm definitely planning to watch it.

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/448/1/My_Life%27s_Golden_Age/

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can anyone pls help me? where can i watch this subbed? and what title are they using?

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