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Eric and Jung Yumi up for possible dramaland reunion

Well, we’ve already got one pair of drama co-stars angsting together on the weekends, and another reuniting this summer. Why not make it a whole dramaland couples reunion tour? The offer is out to Eric (Myung-wol the Spy) to take the leading role opposite Jung Yumi (God of the Workplace) in her new romantic comedy drama Discovery of Romance. It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been seven years since they worked together on Que Sera Sera.

The new KBS summer rom-com comes from the writer of the I Need Romance franchise, and Jung Yumi is being courted to play a furniture designer who runs a workshop space that she shares with other designers. Eric is up to play the president of an interior design company who will become romantically involved with her. The drama is about an ex-boyfriend’s reappearance in the heroine’s life, which forces her to reevaluate her romantic history and go searching for true love.

The setup sounds rather obvious, but the I Need Romance franchise has succeeded in veering away from the constant rotation of chaebol-Candy stories in favor of a more realistic take on contemporary dating life. That said, this rom-com isn’t airing on cable, so I should probably readjust my expectations. *dials kiss-o-meter down to tame*

I’ll try not to get my hopes up, since this drama already tried to pair Jung Yumi up with her I Need Romance 2012 co-star Lee Jin-wook, but that press announcement lasted all of three hours before being shot down. At least this time the news is that Eric is “considering favorably.” I was sad about him turning down Trot Lovers, but this should make up for it twofold since I like these new pairings for both Trot and Discovery better. Everybody send out your best I-want-to-do-this-drama vibes.

Discovery of Romance will air on Mondays and Tuesdays following Trot Lovers in August.

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I really hope this one will pan out and be decent.

Still haven't find the time and courage to watch QSS but it would be nice to have a light romcom to offset the heavy.

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QSS is worth a watch even if it's a bit heavier. I love these two and hope this reunion happens. I hope this will be good too because Hotel King is not good and we'll see how Fated to Love You and Joseon Gunman will do.

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Jung YuMi was such a little weirdo in QSS. I actually want to see them both again in a different setting.

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Oh goody! I want to see them in a rom-com!

I read your QSS recaps but they seemed too heavy. I just wanna see these two flirting and being happy and sekshi together.

(Preferably with Song Jae Rim as a side character. Seriously, SM C&C? How hard is it to get Rim a silly role like Cutie Soo's in Witch Romance??? *shakes tiny fists*)

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I am proud of you, Mary. Three full lines before a Song Jae Rim reference. :)

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Thanks.

Rim Anonymous is working. ^^

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I wouldn't say heavy but rather super intense !

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Oh yah! That's the right word. :)) Thanks!

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I scrolled down to see if you managed to sneak in something about Song Jae Rim here too, it's becoming a fun thing for me.

And lo and behold you did not disappoint.

Three cheers to the biggest fan girl I've had the pleasure of observing.

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O_____O

Observing...? Where are you hiding that spy camera??? WHERE?!

*inspects teddy bear for bugs*

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You and me both. I was cracking up last night when I saw the comment on another news thread but I reigned in the urge to comment for fear that I might be mistaken for a stalker.. :)

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True that! Its becoming fun to check your Rim comments our. You're like an Exo fangirl :D

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This was funny... Especially the last sentence.

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Noooo~ *crying*

You know I have an ongoing war with my sister who's pro-EXO and anti-Song Jae Rim.

Saying I'm like an EXO fangirl was the most effective way to stop my craziness.

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Do. Not. STOP. I need someone to keep feed me my new SJR picture a day. You are contributing to spreading beauty across the planet. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Why not you?

(*off to break Mary out of Rim Anonymous. I wasn't just called MacGyver today at work for nothing*)

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So funny trotwood... (your comment, that is).

@ mary: has your craziness (been) stopped? (I am just asking because I am curious :-) )

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Hello mary,

You are indeed quite funny with your Song Jae Rim comments. I did see that on another thread as well (very recently). You have actually made curious about who Song Jae Rim is, so I need to go check now and see if I know him (or her?) and if I have seen him (or her?) in a drama or movie.

One of the best things about watching Kdramas and kmovies and being part of a kdrama/kmovie community is that the fangirling never gets old. I am thoroughly enjoying yours. Apparently, you are now part of "Rim Anonymous" :-( , however still keep the fangirling up :-)

P.S.: I have visited and read your blog a few times. I love it, btw. Keep that up as well, please :-)

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Here are some:
-He was My Il Hwa in Age of Feeling/Inspiring Generation.
-Woon (the King's bodyguard) in Moon That Embraces The Sun.
-Junki's rival (storywise and in hotness) in Two Weeks.
-Pantene Commercial Hair-boy in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.

But if you want to see him own the screen and be awesome, watch Nail Shop Paris. ^___^

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@ mary,

Thank you for the info. I just came back from spending a couple of hours on your blog, and trust me, I know who he is now. I actually remember him in Inspiring Generation, however, I didn't watch the whole drama, just a few epis. here and there. I definitely remember him though, I just didn't know that it was him, you know (meaning that it was SJR).

I have not watched the other dramas (only a few epis. of TMTETS and of FBRS), but it was 2 years ago or so, and so I didn't remember him from those shows. I sure know who he is now. Also FYI, I did leave you a few comments on your blog :-)

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I'm okay with Eric, but am TERRIBLY SAD about NOT having LJW. I mean what has a girl got to do to have her favourite pairing reunite again? Do I have to wait 7 years too?

I'm sure Eric will be great in the role

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I'm up for this...QSS was one of my favorites, and there is just something about him that turns me on.

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Seems KBS chasing over Eric like anything XD. After Golden Cross, Trot Lovers, then Discovery of Romance. Eric + CEO = suits...OMG...I hope he'll take it this time

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Trot lovers sounds like a disaster. I'm glad he didn't take it. This sounds much better.

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yes please. their characters annoyed me in QSS (all four of them in the love square, tbh) but i actually loved the drama. so yes, i am all for this potential reunion ^^

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This year all dramas all about Ex-Couples reunion.

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Wow...now I just wish yoon eun hey and goog yoo reunite too... A fan gal dreams...

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I'm with you there girl...I'm praying for that ....Dramagods please hear our prayer!......

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Oh yeh and then all the guns blazing chemistry .. And one more wish on cable network .. This time ..

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OMG. now I NEED that to happen. quick someone write some fanfic!

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Oh lordie, that would be awesome.
Her low-burner sexy with his flames-on-high sexy make some nice sexy...stew. Not sure if that's a thing but I want some.

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YES! YES! YES! Yes, please.

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Lol, this setup sounds JUST LIKE I Need Romance. That writer really has a thing for re-connecting with old boyfriends/re-examining old relationships through taking a break and experiencing new love.

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This would be an awesome re-pairing. QSS is still in my top ten. Both Eric and JYM were so good. It was one of the first marathons I ever did early in my kdrama addiction...watch episode, read javabeans' recaps and all comments, re-watch episode. All while ignoring cooking and cleaning duties (my kids ate a lot of sandwiches those few days).

Makes me want to marathon it again!

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LOLLLL!! I could totally relate, not so much about QSS (I haven't watched it), but about the addiction and kids eating sandwiches due to it :P

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Say yes Eric. SAY YES!
They had all the chemistry in QSS.
Just typing that makes me want to rewatch it.

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Aw! Starting a trend of reuniting couples sounds far fetched but if it happened, it would be a dream come true.

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OMG HE NEEDS TO DO THIS! One, I would love to see them back together onscreen, in a ROM-COM no less! I mean, I loved Que Sera Sera, but that drama kept me in a perpetual state of emotional chaos. No excessive crying for them in this drama, yes? And two, I just need him back in dramaland, period.

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OMG! YES!! I can't believe he turned down trot lovers. I was very sad, BUT, kinda happy with the pairing in trot lovers and I am so hands up for this one!! It's a must watch with this reunion!!

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omo omo omo!!!! please let it happen. QSS is top 5. i love jung yu mi. i would love to see them in a rom com now.

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Guess I'll get the ball rolling for the obvious need for a White Christmas reunion, perhaps like a school 2014 scenario but set in college with Kim Woo Bin and Sung Joon. There will be cameos aplenty

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yes!! I love them and QSS so much~~!!

I'm excited about these reunions (loving LDW and LDH on my screen together again) :)

I bet people would get all crazy if Yoon Eunhye and Gong Yoo reunite, but honestly the one couple I want to see together again is never going to happen; Hyun Bin-Song Hyekyo... TT

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Hope GY and YEH would feel the same way we feel from them to be reunited again… For sure it will be a big hit again not just in Korea but in other countries as well… How I will GY and YEH reunite will trend worldwide…. as they will hear our request….

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THIS.MUST.HAPPEN!!
Eric and Jung Yumi are gorgeous together. And they're both quirky to boot.
But...why do i feel dissapointed that this is not on cable? For me, its not about the kisses.....much.....(though you will never see me complain about more lip action and spooning in kdramaland.) Over the recent years, cable stations have build a steady rep for dramas that defies the wash and rinse troupes of the big 3. With cable, you get the feeling that writers are more focused on their intended story and that they dont tend to veer off-course come hell or high-water or dismal broadcast ratings or viewers preferred OTP. I really want actors and actresses that i like to pick cable dramas instead. I dont like face-palming.

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Omg, oppa, please say yes, and drama, please be good!

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Meh, i'm not feeling this paring. I'm just not fan of Eric as an actor, I dont find him convincing. I really wished she will be paired with Lee Jin wook in this but oh well

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Actually Eric was paired with her before Lee Jin Wook. Maybe you should watch Que sera sera. It was good drama. Very realistic drama, I think. I think Eric is great actor. He could portrait different roles, from the silly character, chaebol, arrogant hallyu star, bad boy and one historical drama too. I'm one of his fan. So, I'm hoping he'll accept it whoever the female lead will be. That's just my opinion *peace

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I watched him in Phoenix and i couldn't even finish Myung wol..ihe's just not my cup of tea. I just really enjoyed Jung yumi's chemistry with LJW in INR2...but i suppose they wouldn't be paired up for a similar contemporary romance with the same team they already starred in.

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Then try to watch Que Sera Sera^^ You can still find Jung Yoo Mi there…maybe you'll turn out to be Eric's fan….kkkkk (just kidding)

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I don't hate him or anything, i dont mind him as a singer:)

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I love all the QSS supporters! It is one of my very favorites but does seem to be polarizing. I'd definitely check this out (atho LJW would have been awesome, too!)

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I tried to reply but it thumbing up lolol

I don't mind him being singer/rapper and actor ^^

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that is ok. You don't feel this pairing. We do ^^

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I guess i just havent seen him as a lead in a drama that i really enjoyed, One of these days i will give QSS a try.

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*Dials kiss-o-meter down to tame and 2 episodes* ;-)

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OH MY GAWWWWWD!

I threw this casting possibility out there when you guys wrote about him turning down Trot Lovers role but I never thought it would actually maybe happen. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE! This is like my version of Javabeans' 'My Girl' pairing love. I will probably cry.

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I think Eric probably just wants to concentrate on Shinhwa.

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It's about time he consider his solo. Beside, there's no more Shinhwa Broadcast, so it's a bit easier to take on dramas if the timing is right.

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I am not a fan of the I Need Romance franchise. Not at all. I tried to watch the first one, but could not get into it. Still, though, I do like Eric, and I'm a huge fan of Shinhwa. I'm not overly familiar with Jung Yumi's work, but what I've seen of her, I've liked. So, I may watch this.

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I liked the two on QSS so I'm all for it. Well... also depending on how this one turns out as most romance dramas hardly do it for me. QSS, on the other hand, left my heart bleeding on the floor. I loved it. :)

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*clap clap*
Drama Gods MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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OH MY GOD YES PLEASEEEEEEEE. YESSSSSSS.

Their chemistry in that show was FLAMING yo. To the show's credits, it was also well done and well-written but my god these two were on fire there. I will watch this new show even if it tanks if both of them signs on.

PLEASE SIGN ON. *DOES CRAZY MANTRA*

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I'm a big fan of Eric, so I do hope this will be his return to dramaland...he's been gone for so long!

I actually have not seen Que Sera Sera...I did watch Strongest Chil-woo (where I became a Yoo Ah-in fan) and Super Rookie. It'll be interesting to see how the writer is gonna take their usual I Need Romance-type story for this drama...

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i heared that this role is offered to rain . and rain shuold choose indian summer or discovery of love

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Rain was offered this too? I heard of Indian Summer but didn't know about this. But I heard Lee Jin Wook was offered Discovery of Romance.

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OMG how did I not realize this possibility when he didn't take on Trot Lovers?!? How did I not? Because I certainly mentioned it before. I LOVE THEM. I want this now. They were so endearing in Que Sera Sera despite how dark that drama got and I was always impressed with their chemistry! I would love to see them in something where they're path to romance is a little more smooth (haha but not too smooth, of course, as this is a drama after all).

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From Golden Cross, to Trot Lovers, to Discovery of Romance, KBS seems to throw their scripts to Eric huh? :)

I like this over Trot Lovers... and with the I Need Romance writer... gosh sign on, both of you!!!

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I also wish it were with a cable network instead of the big 3. With not so much restriction & interference, the writer can take his/her piece to full potential on cable TV

Yumi-Jinwook chemistry might not be as it was if it were with the big 3 broadcasters instead of tvN

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True, thank god it was on cable and we got a lot of sexy times from them. So i guess i'm fine with them not reuniting for this one.

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this is exciting news!!

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Yessss!!!

On another note, the plot sounds vaguely similar to 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', a Hong Kong rom-com.

But yes! So anticipating this reunion.

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I saw the news that Eric was offered a drama from I Need Romance franchise's writer yesterday on twitter and got all excited.
But then I read the news here and realised it's a KBS drama,, "*dials kiss-o-meter down to tame*" that is. And hopefully if he does accept it later ratings won't affect the story at all.

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...........now if gong yoo and YOon Eyn Hye could please get paired once more, the throwback shall be complete!

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Oh wow ....... haven't seen Eric in, like, ages!

It would be nice to see him back in dramaland.

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OMG. Que Sera Sera is one of my absolute favorites, chemistry, intensity just loved it and I think he is a great actor just some crappy scripts. He is so fiiine too, Yum! I watched Myung Wol spy crap just to look at his face.

I just hope the writing is good on this one and I really hope he accepts. Its been so long!

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oh, I'm so excited to see ERIC act again, but can he be paired with YOON EUN HYE instead for this upcoming project? how I wish YEH and ERIC can work together as they were supposed to be original pair for QUE SERA SERA, . . .just my opinion. . . but I do hope KBS take notice of this

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please sign on eric, please sign eric, please sign on eric *repeats and repeats*

i adore everything about QSS (such a heavy heart breaking drama full of flawed characters and flawed choices) and man do they have chemistry *them kisses were cable hot and heavy* i would die a thousand happy deaths if he sign on.

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Hope GY and YEH would feel the same way we feel from them to be reunited again… For sure it will be a big hit again not just in Korea but in other countries as well… How I will GY and YEH reunite will trend worldwide…. as they will hear our request….

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