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Kim Yoo-jung, Seo Joon-young reunite in drama special

There are always too many drama specials that go by each year to keep up with all of them, but I’m definitely going to tune in for this one. It’s a sageuk one-act short for KBS’s 2014 Drama Special series called Funeral Singer, and Kim Yoo-jung (Gold Rainbow) is headlining. She’ll be reuniting with Seo Joon-young (Unemployed Romance) four years after they were both in Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child. I really adore them both so I’m excited to see them in something new, even if one hour is way too short.

The drama special comes from PD Lee Eun-jin of Anticipate Love and Don’t Worry I’m A Ghost, and is scripted by a newbie writer. It tells the story of a young girl who was born into a family of funeral singers in the Joseon era (they’re the people who wail the sorrowful song in the funeral procession through town for noblemen’s deaths). That makes her a slave by birth, and also fated to become a funeral singer like her mother and grandmother before her.

Seo Joon-young will play a nobleman’s illegitimate son, whose mother is a gisaeng. The drama will be about the heroine’s resistance against her predestined life, which sounds like a great setup and character arc, and makes me wish all the more it had a few more episodes. It starts shooting this week, and meanwhile Kim Yoo-jung has one movie in the can and is slated to star in a horror mystery short film in the U.S. called Room 731, opposite Tim Kang (The Mentalist). That one is due out in July.

Funeral Singer airs mid-March on KBS.

Via TV Report, My Daily

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Wait.... he is the Grand Prince in the Deep Rooted Tree. I remember crying so hard when he died. Of course Han Suk Gyu too.

This plot like Deep Rooted Tree a bit in regards of KYJ character or maybe I mix up with 194898x saguek drama out there.

Another saguek again for KYJ. I want to see her wearing pretty dress, skirt and what not.

Brb watching Powerful Opponent with her HOT daddy on-screen.

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Of all the deaths in TWDR (and boy were there deaths) his moved me the most. He had a small role but made a big impact. He's been turning out underrated but impressive performances for years. What must we do to get him the lead in a full-length drama? Tell us and we'll do it Dramaland! We'll do it!

She's a doll--such grace for one so young. Am I the only one who has this unrelenting desire for her and Yoo Jin-Goo to re-uinite as the leads in a drama in like 5 years when they're both adults? I'll be patient, just please say yes!

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i'm with you in your desire for Yeo Jin Gu - Kim Yoojung to reunite~

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A lot of that for me had to do w/ HSG's great acting as Sejong's reaction upon hearing of his son's death.

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This is great news, the story sounds really interesting and I'm glad that KYJ is actively trying different kinds of roles.

And all this when she's only 14 - if she stays on track, she could well become the next Jeon Ji-hyun (I feel like they look a bit alike, if someone cast her as a younger version of JJH I would totally buy it)

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it is definitely time for her to try out a full character instead of "younger versions" which always seem like half a character. too bad it is just one episode.

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Seo Joon-young was in Gumiho? I'm drawing a blank, I totally don't remember him. Then again, there's a lot about that drama that I don't remember. Anyway, this sounds great, hopefully it will be on KBS's YouTube channel.

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i think he played chun woo. Remember the mute character that was very protective of yeon yi and her mother. He was sooo hot in this drama. :D

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Ah, Chun Woo. Wow, he looked totally different back then, never would have guessed.

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OK I love him.
Sorry Heads, I believe you have dibs.

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She looks so pretty at that age (14!) i bet she'll be a goddess when she grows older.
Love how she chooses different roles.

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yeah, if she's this cute at what is usually an awkward age, she'll probably be absolutely gorgeous in her twenties.

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"Room 731, opposite Tim Kang (The Mentalist)"
She is doing a film with the one and only Tim Kang!? Awesome.

I love her, KYJ has a bright future ahead of her.

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Too bad it's just one ep drama special. I want them to star their own miniseries.
Love KYJ, she's charming and beautiful!

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yay for kyj!!! can't wait to see it. :)

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Just 1 episode drama special? Not enough KBS. Make it 4 please, like Sirius. Now that Yoojung-ie & SJY reunite, how about Kim Yoojung&Yeo Jin Gu?

p/s: Everytime I see Kim Yoo Jung, Yeo Jin Gu & Seo Shin Ae, I'll realise I'm old TT_TT
She was such a cute talented kid in Illjimae

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sigh...I hope when this drama will be aired that I will not forget about it..
loved that guy since Sirius!

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dont worry im a ghost broke my heart in a billion pieces! im still recovering but I'll def watch this one even if it sounds I'll cry a river with it! yayy for this being a project from a newbie writer! The premise sounds interesting enough to be a drama but its a start!

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Wah! Love the premise. Excited.

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I only saw him in Unemployed Romance and luffed him...wow i should watch the gumiho one for him then...its been at the back of my mind. Somehow forgetting to.

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SO excited!!

Now just waiting for Kim Yoo Jung and Yeo Jin Gu to be paired up again!

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My fav female child actor and especially in sageuks. I'd watch her and Yeo Jin-goo in anything. I love them both equally.

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Dang it! Not with Yeo Jin Gu. (sigh)

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They're always illegitimate sons of noblemen. But this sounds interesting, I wish it was a drama.

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Yep. Because working class people are so damn boring, unless they own small, adorable restaurants.

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Did somebody say Tim Kang?!! I adore him!! I remember once in the mentalist someone called him that Chinese guy or something like that and he's like "thats Korean for u"! Too awesome!

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I don't care if it's only a drama special as long as I can see Kim Yoo-jung in a sageuk again. :D

Where is Yeo Jin Gu?? lol

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She's so cute. I can't believe she's only 14, girl's got talent coming out of her ears. They should totally pair her with Yeo Job-hunt again. He's already done like 2 dramas opposite his other co-star Kim So-hyun.

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* Yeo Jin-gu. stinking autocorrect.

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sounds great...

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Love this girl! She's amazing, and will just grow as an actress. I have high hopes for her, and wish her well. I'm impressed she's doing a short film in the U.S. with Tim Kang. I love his character on The Mentalist!

I don't usually watch KBS drama specials, but I do like them, as long as they're not depressing. At least KBS puts them on YouTube now.

I liked Seo Joon-young in Unemployed Romance, too. I'll be looking forward to this!

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anything with kim yoo jung...is good for meh hehehe...cant wait

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Ah~ seo joon young is so charming. I'm so into him. Yoojung, she's still young yet so gorgeous. this drama going to be interesting.

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