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Jin Sae-yeon replaces Kim So-eun in Age of Feeling

KBS’s big-budget 1930s action noir drama Age of Feeling has had its share of setbacks and then some, with casting changes and broadcast delays left and right. But it looks like the production is finally setting sail for a January broadcast, for realsies this time, they swear. The thing is, in securing that January timeslot, they lost leading lady Kim So-eun (sad), so the drama had to undergo yet another casting change, and now Jin Sae-yeon (Five Fingers) has been cast to replace her. Oddly enough, it’ll be her second occupation-era drama since Gaksital, and the second time she’s been called in to replace a leading lady since Five Fingers.

Age of Feeling is an adaptation of a manhwa from the writer of Damo, about a fighter in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation years. It’s called an action noir melodrama, and features characters of multiple nationalities (Korean, Chinese, Japanese) and a story about “the loves and friendships of those who are young, ambitious, and in pain.” It’s vague but it’s something. Kim Hyun-joong (Playful Kiss) stars as a loyal fighter who’s tough but would do anything to protect the little sister he loves.

Im Soo-hyang (IRIS 2) plays a love interest whose love turns to hate when the parents she reunites with are lost at the hands of the hero’s father, and Jin Sae-yeon plays the other love interest, a singer with a tough, courageous attitude who eventually fights on the side of the independence. So… after playing Mok Dan in Gakistal, she’s pretty much playing Rie this time? I’m pretty iffy on this cast, but I hope there’s some big production value and sweeping period drama to tune in for.

Age of Feeling is set to air 24 episodes on Wednesdays and Thursdays following Pretty Man in mid-January.

Via Osen, Hankook Ilbo, TV Report

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Thank you for the update!

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Not sure how I feel about this. She hasn't really impressed me yet. I was really looking forward to Kim So Eun.

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Same here :(. Oh well, life goes on.

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Same here. But maybe it's a good thing? Kim Hyun Joong isn't the best leading man...

I just hope KimSo-Eun doesn't do another 150+ episodes drama -.- as a non korean it'll be impossible for me to keep track of her :(

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me too. her acting hasn't touched my heart. And I am actually easy to please.

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Yes, me too :(

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I was hopeful for this, but she might be a deal breaker for me. We already have the fear of the leading man and his horrible acting (which will hopefully have improved), but her too? Nah. She deserves her second chance, but I am scared now.

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I think his acting will improve. I really hope it will be. Kim Hyun-joong, I HAVE FAITH IN YOU.

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Woah is that KHJ?? He looks soo different in a very good way!

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Yeahhh, looks like he gain some weight or something

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haha, i thought it was shinhwa eric~

the expression is good, pretty beliveable, seems like his acting improved.
premiere in january? so it will against I need romance 3?

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Not too pleased about the casting... But the premise sounds nice... I loved Gaksital, will this be anything like it?

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It sounds just like it but nothing can ever compare to the awesomeness of Gaksital, yup I'm still fangirling about a one year old drama! !!!

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A few days ago, I went back to read Gaksital recaps randomly and all the feelings I felt while watching that drama came back to me in full force and I could hear the Gaksital theme song going through my head. Seriously, what a powerful drama...it made me cry all over again. Indeed, nothing could ever replace it.

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I clicked the Jin se yeon tag accidentally and I saw all the past recaps of gaksital and it just made me feel overwhelmed, I was compelled to watch it again but it's too painful to relive, such a powerful drama that it still makes me feel like this.

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I know! I can't go back to actually rewatching it....it hurts my heart too much. But to think the recaps themselves would still affect me so strongly....Gaksital is just one of a kind.

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Well she was the only lead in Gaksital that didn't impress me much.. at all. But I didn't know if it was because of the way her character was written as a plot driver or her acting was flat, or both. The 3 other leads were amazing and elevated the show for me. As for this one, I like the premise, but acting wise I'm not sure how it'll turn out :S

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Han Chae Ah stole the show from her in Gaksital.

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While it cannot be denied that Jin Sae-yeon was very pretty, Han Chae Ah was just gorgeous in that drama. On top of which she had charisma and camera presence.

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Uh . . . okay. Hopefully she gets better use this time than as the disposable Lois Lane she got stuck playing in Gaksital. The writer lost interest in her character as anything but a plot device a few episodes in, and she didn't have the acting chops to overcome that.

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WOW he looks amazing!!!

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Meh, I guess it's isn't too bad since I'm not too fond of KHJ but DAYUM he looks drastically different here I literally had to double take and make sure that it was him!

But I was really looking forward to seeing Kim So Eun in a drama again! :/

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I don't know about the plot or cast, but KHJ sure looks good in those pictures!

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This drama has been received lots of comparison to Gaksital and I think using the same actress (Jin Se-Yeon) is not really a good idea. And I have the same feelings as the previous comment, this girl hasn’t really impressed me yet. I just hope they chose another actress.

And despite of Kim Hyun Joong's acting issues, I'm holding this drama and really looking forward to it just because of Kim So Eun. But now she quits and I'm out.

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I'll be watching this for Kim Hyun-joong, but if it sucks I'll drop it, regardless of my love for him. But it does sound vaguely interesting. I'm not familiar with this actress though, since I didn't watch Gaksital.

Anyway, what kind of fighter is KHJ's character? An independence fighter? A boxer? A street fighter? Why can't they be more specific.

I hope this show doesn't disappoint!

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Aw, it's Mok Dan. She was okay-ish. I never really focused much on her but still thought she was decent enough to get the job done. 'Cause seriously, all the awesomeness revolved around Joo Won's and Park Ki Woong's characters.

Anyways, it doesn't matter to me if she is cast into this drama because I certainly won't be watching until there are raving reviews about it. It's because I feel like it might go the Basketball way....me being excited about the premise but it turning out to be a disappointment.

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So many disappointments this year so I decided to watch some old favorites instead.

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you know he is really good looking and i really love his personality..a little airhead but manly...i watched Barefoot Friends just because of him...too cute!!!

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the premise sound interesting. i have feeling aof can surprise ksh's drama. ahjumma like this type of drama right? historical melo like gaksital. it will be slap in ksh face if aof really doing well rather than his drama man from star :-)

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and between three days and age of feeling i can feel the winner is age of feeling if we depend on storyline aof has good storyline than three days which sound boring and unlogic to me
peace

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And three days will be compared with two weeks which has low rating because of premise storyline and park hasun as leading actress there, and I think age of feeling will be winner for rating if khj and rest cast's acting and direction are good like in gaksital

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But if we're to compare acting skills, tho...Just saying.

A great storyline will be ruined by bad acting and a mediocre storyline can be saved by good acting, esp the veteran actors in Three Days

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But this drama will compete with KSH's drama right..3 days will premiere end of Feb if I'm not mistaken which will replace KSH's drama but I guess it[3days] will clash with AOF maybe for only 4-6 eps?I dunno..

speaking about Two Weeks, that's one of my favourite underrated drama and I'm glad they've won some awards in Apan Awards about a month ago..So, ratings doesn't bother me much right now..

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Her name is Jin Se Yeon, not Sae Yeon.

I was really excited about this drama when I first heard about it but then one after another the terrible cast came about. Im Su Hyang is nice though. I just hope it won't ruin it all. The theme and setting is like made for me, so I have to watch it. I'm just left thinking about how awesomely great it could be if they secured a grand cast.

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Isn't 세 usually romanized as Sae?

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No, it's Se. I'm pretty sure Sae only is used for 새

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Jin Se-yeon is preety, OK acting but she's forgetable in the awesome Gaksital. Ooopps. Sorry girl, I know you suffered a lot but I just cant really feel the impact of your acting.

And... Wow, I like what I see here, nice stills of Kim Hyun-joong :-) :-). I love his effort in changing his image this time. I hope this drama will change my view about his acting. It's sound like a heavy role for him to carry... Good luck boy!

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I was wondering, the young man who smiles in the compilation photo-the one in the bottom, is that the guy who plays in Puberty Medley? I remember his smile, but I foget his name.

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my main problem is KHJ in serious drama????if his role is big like Joo won in gaksital, i'm not sure he can do it successfully, i just think this drama need better lead actor

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I for one is about to give him a chance, I mean the director must have seen some improvement or something in him to give him the lead role, I hope even if the drama flops KHJ manages to shine through his acting and prove his critics wrong...he does look like he's been taking some serious acting classes during the time he was out of the acting business. I sincerely hope that's the case .

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Are those stills from the show? I didn't know people wear leather and denim jackets in war torn Shanghai in those days

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me too

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I don't know why some people complaining bout khj in dramas. 0_o if you don't like, don't watch.
I like him just fine as a singer and actor. He's neither good or bad---means he's got rooms to grow yet.
KHJ, fighting!

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I like KHJ. Though Kim So-eun's out, Jin Sae-yeon's okay. I like her better than Im Soo-hyang. I was looking forward to this much more than Pretty Man so hope it turns out good (writing and directing-wise).

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This has nothing to do with this drama in particular, but read an interesting item about how advertisers don't like period shows much - no chance for product placement.

It might be hard to work the latest Samsung tablet into this...

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LOL I heard his agency keyeast entertainment join the production team with some producer in china

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I don't know why but those stills of him getting down and dirty gives me hope that MAYBE just maybe KHJ will be giving a decent enough performance for me to tune in.

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I love the cast...specially the veteran actors in it. Though it has an image of Gaksi, it would still be different coz' this is a Kim Hyun Joong comebacking drama after Playful Kiss. I wanna bet on his performance here. And thank goodness that Jin Sae Yeon isnt his main love here.

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I heard there will be some plot changes, jin seyeon will be khj's love interest and she will be female lead. I think it's good thing because she's having lead for 3 dramas before and her acting is better than im soohyang.

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................ wow. I absolutely cannot recognize that as KHJ... T_T
Anyway, I'm okay with the cast change. I love KSE, but I'm actually okay with JSY. Plus, somehow I feel in terms of compatibility, I feel like it seems JSY might look better with KHJ in that time period... lmao

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Ahhh, her. She was very boring in Gasiktal. I hope she has improved since then...didnt watch Five Fingers...

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Very little hope for this. ~

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I pretty much said that in another article, I totally said she's playing a Rie type character this time. And I dunno how I feel about that, considering that it MIGHT feel deja vu-ish to see her in another occupation era drama. She was also the least interesting character in Gaksital, that plus her satisfactory acting doesn't really make me excited to see casting news about her.

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oh no not Mok Dan again. She was terrible in Gaksital. def losing interest in this drama now.

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@XiaXiaXia

what really important is storyline. you can cover your bad acting skills with great plot and camera technic. example suzy, GFB still can get high rating even though her acting is weak. my prediction three days will get low rating like two weeks.

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I'm actually quite excited for Jin Se-yeon. She wasn't outstanding in Gaksital, but I think that was more on the character writing and less on the actual actress. Also, she's been doing theater and acting classes, so it's not like she hasn't been doing acting. It'll be interesting how she does a Rie type character as opposed to a Mok Dan character.

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Pretty bright girl with a passable acting. I think she and KSE have the similar acting ability. Both her and Kim So-eun received the KBS Best Newcomer Awards, So-eun in 2010(?) and JSY in 2012.

At least for me she's not that boring like the main lead Im Soo-hyang. Huuuu.

I want to give an A for effort to KHJ in changing his image. Impressive transformation from the beautiful guy in Boys Over Flower to this. Acting wise, I need to wait and see to comment any further.

Seems like KHJ is also taking risk with this drama, the background is during the Japanese Occupation and he's like a HUGE star next to his boss Yonsama in Japan. But KHJ not only huge in Japan, he is a big star in China too... Huge sponsors for this drama comes from China.

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*sorry instead of sponsor, it's investment :-)

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Finally KHJ drama on TV. It was so sad that his last drama not aired on TV. All the best.

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KHJ is definitely very good looking bordered on well..not manly..in a good way if you know what I mean. But those pictures of him . WOW!! Just wow! Gorgeous! And oozing with such masculine sexiness that is alien to him in my opinion. I always like his acting and can't wait to watch this.

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Eh, she's rather bland as an actress - not impressed by any of her work so far, but maybe she'll seem ok when her costar, this time, is not an actor who's miles and miles better than she is.

Kim So-eun is more engaging as an actress and would have been a far better prospect in the lead, even if the Boys Before Flowers reunion I've been waiting for was not her + KHJ.

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Love KSE (tho the new gal is cute) - would love to see KSE in a well-written rom-com.

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I like Jin Se Yeon a lot even though I do love Kim So Eun more. I hope Se Yeon's role is a lot more feisty and tough and kick ass than her roles in Bridal Mask and Five Fingers.

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I'm so haPpy KHJ is making a major comeback in dramaland.

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Why Kim So Eun dropped from this drama? Is she really dropped? Or she drops this drama for another drama? Please answer me. I'm waiting her for over 5 months after hearing about this drama. How can she left just like that? I'm not going to watch this drama, I promise.

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Due to her scheduling conflict, bcause the it was postponed until January. Maybe she has another project to follow thats why she finally dropped this drama...

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I like JSY I dont care if so many people didnt like her. she good on The Duo because her act in that drama SBS trusted her to be the lead on MDITF. I admit in gaksital shes not too good but it doesnt mean she always bad in acting, if you dont like her dont watch it. for your information shes already finish her performance on musical theater Closer. she got positive comment in that show. I like KSE too,I dissapointed when she leaves this drama, maybe she had another project and has signed it and if i'm not wrong when she take the role in this drama I read so many negative comment in here too. so, what the different? Like KHJ too, why everybody say he's not good. I dont like KHJ on BBF but I Like him on PK hes more better, we should watch first before we comment about acting. people changed and I'm sure he has more practice to increase his act

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so sad to know Kim So Eun was replaced. i'm looking forward for her new drama!!

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i'm so sad that i won't be able to see kim so eun in this drama. Hopefully she has better dramas lined up. I really really love kim so eun. All the best unnie wish u all the happiness and success want to see you on screen soon. Take care kim so eun

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