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My Sassy Girl aiming for double revival on big and small screens

Rom-com classic My Sassy Girl wasn’t merely a box-office hit, it propelled its two leads to stardom, bolstered (or maybe even kickstarted) the spread of Hallyu when it was still in its incipient stages, and set the bar for rom-coms to follow. So it’s no surprise that there have been numerous attempts at spin-offs, remakes, and adaptations in the 13 years since it released in 2001 (there were U.S. and Japanese versions, neither of which made much of a dent).

Now we’re looking at not one but two potential (and separate) projects: one a movie sequel, another a drama adaptation.

The movie sequel, My Sassy Girl 2, is a horrible idea that I hope dies a fiery death before production gets underway, because you cannot recast Cha Tae-hyun but leave out Jeon Ji-hyun, and paint the movie as a follow-up to the original movie wherein our hero falls in love with a second sassy girl (to be played, possibly, by idol starlet Victoria). This is a travesty in many, many ways and whoever thought it up should be fired. And slapped.

News of the movie production broke a couple months ago, but now we also have fresh reports of a second version that sounds more like the original movie reimagined in drama format. The announcement did not disclose details of the plot, merely stating that production house RaemongRaein (producers of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek) has been planning this drama adaptation for a couple years; in 2012 the drama script earned runner-up status in an open scriptwriting competition. The producers had hoped to prepare the series for a late 2013 airing, but production stalled.

However, as none of us need to be told, the insane popularity of You From Another Star recently reignited interest in Jeon Ji-hyun and the movie, giving this drama project the push it needed. Now producers hope to get the drama ready for an early 2015 broadcast.

Aghhh, I don’t know if I like this idea. I’m less averse to this drama idea than the movie (which should be shot and buried, stat), but we’ve seen hit movies mangled in drama remakes (ahem, Level 7 Civil Servant) and I’d rather they just leave My Sassy Girl to enjoy its place in Chungmuro history and our collective memories. Don’t mess with a good thing!

Via Mk.co.kr

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Ugh. No no no no no to that movie. If there's a 2, bring back CTH and JJH. And better to just write another great script instead of doing an extended epilogue of the first movie.

As for the drama, I was gonna be excited until you mentioned L7CS. LOL why??? Why did you have to remind us, JB?

Y'know, maybe they should change something up. Reverse the roles? The guy gets to be the quirky, moody, time-travel obsessed hero this time around.

Aaah, I can see it now! "My Sassy Rim" :D

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Okay, whenever I read "Rim", I directly think "there she iss" XD Go go Maryyyy!!

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As for me, whenever I see JOB in the comments, I always think at the back of my mind that it's Mary masquerading as someone else..

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mary ~

The Age of Unfulfilled Love: The SoSo Files

A spunky sidekick tracks down the man that left her hurting for some hot loving.

The opening scene shows SoSo tickling a man who tied to his bed.

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A big no to the movie, but a drama if done right could be a fun.
By the way mary did you see Kara- Secret Love miniseries, Song Jae Rim has a cameo in the second part, titled ,,I miss you" and he looks fiineee

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I wrote this song dedicated to Mary and her Rim..

"Mary beanie has a crush.. E-I-E-I-O...
And we all know her crush's name.. E-I-E-I-O...
With a Rim Rim here.. and a Rim Rim there..
Here a Rim, there a Rim, everywhere a Rim Rim..
Mary beanie has a crush.. E-I-E-I-O... "

Proudly plagiarized from Old MacDonald Had a Farm...

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THIS IS THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO IVE SEEN THE CHINESE MY SASSY GIRL SEQUEL IT WAS AN ABOMINATION!!

KILL IT KILL IT NOW!!

jjh is irreplaceable my sassy girl is my favorite rom com of all time god no

the ending to the movie is absolutely perfect hence it shouldnt be touched !!

someone in the comments section suggested spinning the original off by using the device of their daughter which is an idea i like far more than this ridiculous bullshit

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I think just like you!! just forget it production company!!!don't ever again think about it!!! specially if they are going to recast Cha tae-hyun but not Jeon ji-hyun!!
I remember SECRET Sunhwa once said she would like to play Jeon ji-hyun character in this movie, and I told myself she looks like her but she better never think about it, cause that's impossible they make a remake!!! what I'm saying is, just don't make a remake!!:D

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Sunhwa looks like a mix of Kim Tae-hee and JJH (but more KTH).

She has comedic ability but more in the variety sense (her acting still needs work).

A drama reworking I can kinda see if they get the script and the right actors (tho, I don't see how the essence of the plot can carry a 16-18 ep drama' maybe more of a short drama - 6-10 eps), but a sequel with a diff. cast will likely be no better than the sequels to films like for that of "My Tutor Friend."

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imo one of the reasons the japanese/american adaptations sucked was because they lacked jjh and the dynamic between cth/jjh from the original

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Omgah, NO. Poison-tipped mind bullets, JB! Poison-tipped mind bullets! Hope you've re-stocked since after "Level 7"!

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No Jeon Ji-hyun, no Sassy Girl for me in either movie or drama version.

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Oh dear that movie sequel sounds AWFUL. D'8
That project proposal needs to be shredded and burned, stat.

And I wouldn't mind a remake with new actors-- but producers, please: it's all or nothing. >__< Recast both Jeon Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun, or just come up with a brand new cast instead.

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Dear me, when on earth are they going to stop their hopeless tires to reincarnate legends and start thinking about creating new ones instead?

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I want to say this is just another Dae Jang Geum 2 but this might actually happen if MBC is not involved lol.

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This movie is TOO HUGE and deserves to be just left alone. I highly doubt any sequel or a drama adaptation could ever live up to the movie. I'm all for another CTH and JJH reunion on TV (Happy Together was what, 1998/1999?) but as different characters please.

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Two words: Hell no!

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Nothing to be said

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I dunno... I kinda like the drama adaptation idea if they don't shove it in our faces that this is Sassy Girl drama version and that every character is exactly how it was in the movie except with different faces. If they do more like an inspired version, I think it would be kinda neat provided they can cast someone with as much spunk and 'sass' - duh! lol - as JJH.

As for the movie sequel... If it happens, I'll just pretend I was living under a giant rock until everything fizzes away.

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The drama version sounds less potentially disastrous than casting anyone to take Jeon Ji-hyun's place in a Sassy Girl movie......but I don't actually want either of these to happen at all.

JJH was iconic in that role, and even more impressive considering she was only 19 at the time (it was also my first ever encounter with k-ent/Hallyu)....any actress who even goes near that role has a massive pair of shoes to fill. I don't even think it's possible.

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I've been meaning to watch this. Anyone know where I can stream it in good quality and eng subs?

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It's on good drama.net and Viki.

Although admittedly, I tried watching it the other day and I could NOT get into it. I thought it was terrible, plot-wise at least so maybe it hasn't aged well? Or it could just not be my kind of humour. I was disappointed tho - I was hoping to like it.

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JJH not at her best in this movie-over the top acting rather than sassy.
She's good in the STAR by the way.

CTY, is the star in the movie.

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another people that shares the same opinion, JJH acting in this move was a turn off to me - but her character in the movie also didn't help. She improved a lot though

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Don't ruin my fave romcom movie!!!

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I could never stand that movie, but even I'll say that a remake without JJH can only be a disaster waiting to happen. And replacing her with an idol starlet... hahahaha.... Well, maybe that'll make some people realise that you can't just cast an idol in place of an A-list (in terms of quality!) actress.

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Funny, the wife and I didn't finish watching it.

We did watch Cha Tae-hyun in Highway Star and Scandle Makers and enjoyed both of those, but My Sassy Girl fell flat for whatever reason.

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NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo.

Please. No. Don't tarnish the memories we had of this classic please.

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Just rewatched My Sassy Girl last Monday aND OH GOD PLEASE NOOOOOO DON'T RUIN THIS BEAUTIFUL MOVIE

And as much as I love f(x), in fact my favorite girl group from SMent, Victoria's acting is uhm......

Anyway, classics must remain untouched.

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Big NO!!!! Agreed with you JB, don't mess up with a good thing. Its impossible to have actors like Cha Tae-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun for the casts. They're IRREPLACEABLE!!! I don't hate victoria, but she needs to learn how to sing first, then act. Let it be.. My sassy girl itself is history. You CANNOT replay the history..

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Talk about horrible ideas! No surprise though, those big stations and producers would do anything for profit.

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Meh. Like Alua, I didn't even like the original movie. It was kind of retro but in a bad way. Man had a low IQ & was a doormat and girl deserved to be punched cause she was a harpy. Sequel, drama or whatever, I'm not interested.

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This film only works because of the specific place and time in Korean history--dramatizing and expanding upon the internet stories from which it was adapted. A sequel is simply a preposterous, dumbheaded money grab and would, as JB notes, ruin the original.

I also don't think there was enough material in the film or the original stories to really build enough of a story for a serialized adaptation either.

No, the only adaptation that might actually work is a stage adaptation--into a musical. 'Cause that's all the rage these days.

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No, please don't name it My Sassy Girl 2!

I balked that I read Victoria was going to be the titular character. A spin-off is fine, but naming it after the original but not casting the main leads is just a recipe for disaster.

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Already has F A I L written all over it.

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It would be kinda cute if she was their daughter. His Sassy girl died and he's dealing with their daughter who takes after her mom's sassiness...
I would hope they would have the brain s to figure out that no one want CTH to fall for another...

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Level 7 Civil Servant? *war flashbacks*

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You know I just saw saw My Sassy Girl for the first time at my birthday last year, I got it for a gift because you pretty much have to buy it before you watch it now, and loved it. So I have to say the people that came up with the ideas for both the movie sequel and the drama need to be slapped then pickled so they can no longer spread bad ideas.

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Meh, I still don't understand how people got into My sassy girl. I didn't like the movie at all, and I hoped it was really good as everbody kept telling me, but I found JJH annoying and her acting was like forced imo.

I still prefer The classic and SYJ.

JJH, imo isn't that great of actress, she does brat roles well, but drama or anything more serious ... no. Like I loved her in You from another star, but that is it.

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"she does brat roles well, but drama or anything more serious...no"

Yes, and i'm sure you've actually gone beyond watching my sassy girl and YFAS and ventured into her more serious roles like daisy, il mare, blood, and windstruck to arrive to that conclusion.

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Il Mare, that was a great movie but JJH acting was a bit boring there nothing to call home, Windstuck - couldn't get into it too.

I guess JJH is just a no for me.

When JJH first debuted she was bad - and people back then thought the same - just after some years and after this movie and others her acting started to get more love, back then people thought she was famous for being pretty and a cf star, but she improved a lot through the years.

Still she is a godness for her looks but acting? No, her is good but not that good. She killed her role in YWCFAS because she was similar to her character in real life - KSH and herself said so.

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Seriously, are you kidding me right now. I can see jealousy coming out from every pores of your body. You are acting like an arrogant dam in the year of Byungja. Go calm yourself in the Han River, jealousy is not a good trait.

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how I'm jealous if I say she is gorgeous and a godness but disagree about her acting? She and KSH said because she is alike in real life it was better and easier to ´play her role, sorry if I mentioned something JJH and KSH THEMSELVES talked about....

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Girl, may The Lord be with you, and guide your parasited pair of eyes. May the earth and the sky bless your poor analyses of Jeon Ji Hyun, Amen.

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Rude, now people cannot have their opinions, I watched most of her works and never warmed up for her acting - she is a good person in real life and really beautiful, but sorry I don't think her acting is amazing, everybody has their own opinion,

But is ok, I already knew I would be bashed for it, makes me remember when I "dared'' to say Won Bin acting is overated and he improved a bit but his acting isn't also amazing. There, now I'm sure people will kill me here.

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Since you can post your opinion, can I not post my opinion? Contradiction much??

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one's opinion of her acting does not have that much impact,as it is not true that one voice is powerful enough that it can change or influence one's career improving as you have implied with won bin's acting..are u saying that because of your comment,won bin became better in acting?u mean he read or somebody who can influence him read your specific comment to improve his acting skills?!?man!!u are one influential woman..its amazing i only knew of u now.

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wait ........what? girl/guy don't twist my words like this, I just said I''dared'' to talk about "bad" about WB acting skills, because if you say this one thing fans get worked up over and also bash me.... never said what you understood, I'm really confused tbh, what are you thinking about? I never said what you understood...

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MWORAGO?!? Really?? Unbelievable!! JJH is National Goddess!! Her acting is not normal, not nooouurrmal ya jinjja... Her acting is special..Special!!

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LOL I read that in Cheon Song Yi's voice.

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DAEBAK! Never expected that there will be a comment like this! Do Manager, where are you? Cheon Song Yi is in need of your help!

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Liz, Jae Kyung oppa has something to say to you

Jae Kyung: Liz, how's your health these days. You know I like you right. Please take care of your health.

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lmao, thanks for that, I laughed way too much than I should. It is ok, it is just words, it won't kill me, I have a different opinion and share it

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In my opinion, I think you are playing the brat role pretty well too in this comment section. Just complimenting you by the way.

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What...did u watch all of her projects to make that comment?
Lets say that you did why would u do that if u find her acting annoying and isnt great~
And u loved her in yfas yet u said that she isnt a great actress *someone hold me*

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I think she improved a lot and killed it in YWCFAS (maybe being similar to her character made her more natural, comfortable about it, idk ) what is the problem? You never liked an actor in one drama/movie and disliked his other works?

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Liz, is that you? Those bastard who sat on beotigage at night in byungja year?

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Be aware! Do Min Joon might come and avenge for his Cheon Song Yi!

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Yah! I have been a fan of Jeon Ji Hyun since her debut! She have done an amazing job throughout her life career, and she does have the potential to act. Although I get jealous of her sometimes, I still respect her as a wonderful actress. Peace!

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Just leave My Sassy Girl alone.

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i hope it doesn't happen. never touch a classic, never!!!!

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i like the drama idea...i mean it could be enjoyable to see the story unfold in a 2013 set up with pretty new faces but the movie sequal idea just seems to be a 'fatal' insult to the real one...hope the movie idea gets burried.

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Watch Pakistani and Indian dramas online at Dramas corner

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I'd still watch it but I'd be probably feeling pretty lonely without Jeon Ji Hyun in it T_T

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It will never be the Sassy Girl if it's not Jeon Ji Hyun :'(

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