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Web drama Love Cells scores Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo-bin and more stars

Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo-bin, with Kim Yoo-jung to boot? That’s a pretty solid lineup for a web drama, but maybe that just means we’ll have to keep Love Cells on our radars.

Love Cells is based off a popular webtoon that ran from 2010 through 2012 on the portal site Naver, and is the “love story of turning the impossible possible” between an unemployed guy and a top star. I’m not familiar with the series, but it’s a fantasy romantic comedy that plays with the idea that you have certain “love cells” that affect your romantic success; the unemployed dude at the center of the story is named Dae-choong (which literally means sorta—as in, “Yeah, that’s sorta fine, whatever”) and his love cells are all dried up, hence his inability to date.

Dae-choong will be played by 21-year-old actor Park Sun-ho (Gold Rainbow), and he meets a cat (yes, a literal cat) named Nebi, to be played by Kim Yoo-jung, with the powers to revive dying love cells. (Yes I know, she’s a cat, I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. As far as I can tell there’s no mention of animation.) They decide to put him through a one-month-long prep course on how to turn him into a hottie with game, in order to win over the top star.


Baek Sung-hyun, Nam Ji-hyun, Park Sun-ho

That top star will be played by 4Minute idol Nam Ji-hyun. Unfortunately for Dae-choong, he’s got competition in the form of a hot idol star played by Baek Sung-hyun (Big, White Christmas), who also loves her.

As for our biggest names: Jang Hyuk will take on the role of Dae-choong’s neighborhood hyung who lives in the attic room next door. He trains in the martial art of Jeet Kune Do and faces every situation with a silent, charismatic stare, which I can absolutely see Jang Hyuk doing with comic aplomb. Kim Woo-bin will take on the role of a “god of love”—and while that could be a euphemism for a guy who’s smooth with the ladies, it sounds like he’s actually a cold-hearted god with the powers to decide whether your love cells live or die. Don’t get on his bad side.

I was wondering how it was that this drama could score these stars and then not give them the star roles, but it made more sense once I saw that it’s a project headed by SidusHQ, the mega-agency that represents all of them. I’m still not sure what to make of this project and have NO idea what to expect of it—it sounds at once both small-time and big hype, and web dramas haven’t reached the stage of being fully realized productions. But let’s wait and see; it’ll launch online via Naver’s TV Cast on October 13.

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dat idol doe

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Ugh. It was so perfect till that name was mentioned. -___-. I cringed.

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Why? I never saw her role in any dramas. Was she that bad?

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Actually Jihyun is pretty good :) you should watch my Please remember, princess. It has jihyun and sungyeol from Infinite! Jihyun also in "Its Okay, daddys girl" and "A thousand kisses"!! love her

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WOOT!

if anyone can turn weird into JJANG...it's Jang Hyuk

gimme gimme gimme some Jang Hyuk, Woo Bin and the cat!

:)

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Whaaaaaaaaat.

Now this sounds awesome.

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Sounds more like a huge mess. This is SidusHQ's attempt to be SM like. The strong stench of major FAIL, is already in the air, (just jk, but for real...)

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Sidus' last series that they produced was Vampire Idol though, and that was a good comedy series.. Unlike SM, they are not producing idol showcases, they have decent or at least not so bad actors who get roles in these.

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but there's only one idol playing a "top star" role. the rest are actually actors...or, model-turned-actors

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Storyline is soo weird & confusing but I like the cast! What to dooo?

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I was just thinking it's too confusing.

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What?!

Hahaha. Read the title and got all hyped up, Jang Hyuk and KWB AND KimYoo-jung in one drama??
But. Hee where the hell is it about?
For a sec I thought Park Jinhee was gonna be in it too, but that 4minute girl looks just like her.

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Jang freaking Hyuk? I'm in!!!

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it's modern day dae-gil...i'm in! hope it also means lots of abs....

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Did someone say Kim Woo Bin??? Count me in (*.*)

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Well the story sounds nothing like I have heard before, so +1...however the story being new is strange yet I am oddly interested in it. It feels like something I would enjoy watching after a long day..keeping this on my radar^^

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except the main leads I love everyone else!

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yeah, I adore Baek Sung Hyun but I couldn't stand Nam Ji Hyun in 1000 Kisses...hopefully she's gotten better...but the characters played by Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin sound really funny as well, I might just check it out for them and the whimsical storyline

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This sounds absolutely hysterical. I'm definitely in.

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This is probably one of the weirder dramas out there. But, it'll be online, so where does a non-Korean speaking American go to watch it? Hopefully either Dramafever or Viki will pick it up.

Sounds interesting, and I like most of the cast from past dramas. Not sure about Park Sun-ho or Nam Ji-hyun.

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Yes please! Don't leave us non Korean speaking Americans hanging. Any time I hear about fun productions only released on the Web I usually give up hope of ever seeing them. :( Dramabeans, please look out for us and tell us where to look!

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Sounds whacky. Me likey.

And Woobie as god of love? Me lovey.

I can wrap my head around the cat too, there was recently a J-film where one half of the pairing turned out to be a cat (no title revealed, as it was a twist in the story). We had Momo-the-dog way back in Kimi wa Petto times too, so it's all possible, somehow.

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What jfilm is this alua? I wanna watch!

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I don't want to spoil it for anyone
though .

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How about this: go to Koala's playground and search "cat" on the website. Then you'll find it.

Incidentally, I was also thinking if Kitty Cat is not a cat but a human girl, then we can have a human that is a cat.

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So will it have like 10-20 min per episode or how?that's how i know usually webdramas are,no?
So funny with Woo Bin's character,can't wait to see him a a God
Can't they make original waky dramas for the normal broadcasts or cable like this fantasy with a hand of gods full of boiling rivalry being sent to earth and from there the fun....why such lack of creativity boohoo

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This seems similar to the webtoon After School Bokbulbok, wherein the stars are newbies, while the cameos per ep are known actors/actresses from the same management company of the newbies.

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I was like whoaa many big stars, but yea turns out the agency is behind it so of course. It does sound interesting, and majority of the cast is definitely good.

Guess we'll have to wait for more news and stills to see.

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Jang Hyuk in a non-melodrama/non-Sageuk role? Sold.

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...so how do we access this to watch? I have never watched a web drama...

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Usually a fan will upload on YT and if lucky enough it will get subbed.

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Thanks!

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I was immediately drawn to this article at the mention of Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin!

I haven't heard about Love Cells (the webtoon) before....
It sounds really quirky. The story and the leads aren't really drawing me in.
But I want to check it out because of the 2 awesome guys I mentioned above. ^^

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Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin in one drama!!
Hotness overload!!
Not quite sure with the story, but I'll watch it for the casts.

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This actually sounds really interesting and cute, I like the twist about the love cells!

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Kim Woo.... Ok, not need to say more, I am in !

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While reading the caption for the pics, I was seriously confused because I though Nam Ji-hyun looked SO ridiculously different that its an obvious mistake. But this just proves my very limited knowledge of idols.

The premise is... odd. I like different and fun plus I'm very excited to see Jang Hyuk - even if he's just staring. I do wish they'd just make the big stars the leads though. It feels like a huge waste but maybe they want to give the younger people a chance to take center stage?

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Jang Hyuk always either doing work or lined up for work, he never 'not' doing something...makes you wonder if he the perfect husband and father, mainly because he never at home..lol

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look at it this way, he is bringing home the bacon.
he got 2kids to feed and actors dont knw when their nxt project will come. but i believe he is doing this for his long time agency.
this web drama shdnt take up much of his time since he is not
the lead.

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kim yoo jung and kim woo bin :)
i can't wait !!!!

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Huh well I'm curious since it sounds so weird...I'm familiar with a Japanese show so its not the cat that confuses me so much as the cells part; I assumed love cells would involve reproductive organs. Anyway most excited for Baek Sung Hyun whom I adore. The others I'm neutral towards and I like the brevity of web formats.

Aside: Am I the only one who wants to see Kim Woo-bin get something like Confession of Murder but a pseudo-documentary style? Because I've become convinced that Park Shi-hoo's character in that is him in real life--minus the plot twist)

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OKAY.
JANG HYUK. KIM WOO BIN. BAEK SUNG HYUN.
AND THE ADORABLE KIM YOO JUNG.
SCORE.

When I clicked on this article I thought they were the leads but after reading the synopsis I like the characters.

...however I might skip the leads scenes and just watch for the awesome A list actors/actress. \

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Kim Woo-bin, Jang Hyuk, and Kim Yoo-jung... I'M IN.

Glad it's a web series, because if it follows in the footsteps of 20's and Her Lovely Heels, it ought to be a quick watch. Not too angsty, with a lot of cute. And if it turns out to be terrible, then it's just a couple of hours down the drain, not 16 or more full hours. And it's very easy to marathon these type of shows. I actually wish they made more web dramas.

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This actually sounds great. sorta~

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Jang Hyuk AND Kim Woo Bin AND Kim Yoo Jung?!
Might be a strange disastrous storyline but count me in!

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I'm going to give it a try even though I do not like 4 minute Ji Hyun's acting since my love for Kim Woo Bin is strong and I also like Jang Hyuk and Kim Yoo Jung. And also I wanted to see Woobin as a cold hearted god. Luckily it's just a web drama so even if it turns out to be not so good, it won't take up much of my time anyway since web dramas are short. At least I'm going to see Kim Woo bin in a drama again!! Happy!! I hope he picks up a new drama soon.

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I'm in with the cast, but not the storyline. Not all webtoon are bad... I watched some which has good storyline.

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Sounds fun...Ji Hyun getting into a drama with Sidus makes me curious...her last webdrama with Infinite's Sungyeol was very fun

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kim woo bin's role though...hahaha...i'm imagining choi young do...and yey! white christmas people! lol

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Watching for the supporting casts LOL Jang Hyuk, Woo Bin and Yoo Jung !!!! (Man, I was secretly hoping for Jang Hyuk being the hero and Jang Nara being the heroine, delusional much LOL)
But I do hope that the leads will do a good job. I have never seen Nam Ji Hyun acting so I will judge later.

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Reading the premise for this webtoon had me do a double-take at Kim Yoo-jung's character (a cat. really???)...but this sounds quirky and offbeat enough that it might be intriguing. I don't know where I'd watch it when it airs, but I do hope some of the larger sites hopefully carries it (pretty please?).

It's hella surprising that the supporting cast is chock-full loaded with big names...Jang Hyuk as a secondary character?? And I'm surprised that stars like KYJ, Kim Woo-bin and Baek Seung-hyun (White Christmas reunion!) would agree to be secondary characters too...jeez, what I would do if those four were stars of a regular kdrama!

But the casting of an idol singer (Nam Ji-hyun) to play a "top star" kinda makes sense to me...since she doesn't have much acting chops to go on to play a meatier role. I've only seen her in A Thousand Kisses as bitchy bratty younger sis, and that wasn't "hard" for a newbie actress (it was similar to Han Seung-yeon's portrayal in Jang Bori is Coming).

I'd much rather see this just for the four stars, tbh.

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I would love to see Lee Won Geun (Wild Chives and Soy Bean Soup: 12 Years Reunion) in something new. I miss that young man so much. He was excellent in Wild Chives. He would be good in this leading role too.

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jang hyuk and kim woo bin...what do i need more. i'm all in for my hyuk

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It's not bad, but I'm still finding something a bit iffy about the idea of a 15-year old dispensing love advice.

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