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Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia

And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead.

The drama’s about a young single mother raising a five-year-old daughter on her own, maintaining a positive attitude while working part-time jobs. So Candy grew up and has a kid now? At least that’s one way to give a familiar character a new facet, and I do quite like Kang Byul’s energy; she’s spunky and expressive, and I’ve liked her whenever I’ve seen her. I could see her doing the straight Candy in a way I’d enjoy (which is saying something), so I’ll remain optimistic about her take on this single mom version.

Joining Kang Byul in the cast is Seo Do-young (of both Thorn Birds and Thorn Flower), who plays the department head of a wedding event company whose name is Yoo Myung-han, HA. (It means Famous.) He’s a man who seems perfect on the outside, but has his gaps that most don’t see, which is a type of character I always enjoy. He’s got sleek looks and a silver tongue, which comes in handy when dealing with his clientele, as well as the company chairwoman.

Han Go-eun (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, Me Too Flower) has also been tapped to play the daughter of that chairwoman, and mom seems like a crafty sort since she pits her daughter against her favored director in professional rivalry. Expect fun bickering and cheerful banter as the drama follows the love lives of four women (the others have yet to be announced) in a humorous way — so, not quite as heavy as the PD’s prior works such as Thorn Birds and A Rosy Life.

Since it’s not a high-concept series, there’s no knowing what kind of show to expect until it arrives, but there’s certainly a ready audience for lighthearted, modern stories centering around careerwomen and urban singles. Miss Mamma Mia will be a 12-episode drama premiering at the end of November.

Via BNT News, My Daily

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Seo Do-young! I've always had a soft spot for him (Spring Waltz was the first drama I ever watched), so I'll keep this in mind as I finish my semester up. I plan to watch all the dramas of this half of 2014 in the next two months!

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Seo Do-young is like my guilty pleasure haha, so I might just check this out if subs are available...

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Oh! This is the girl who played LDW's sister and the Red Demon's girlfriend in Mandate right? I adored that couple and wish they would get paired again.
Prior to this I had no idea who Seo Do-young is, but judging from this picture, man I'd like to be.
I might check this out.

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Awww, Kang Byul! I last saw her in Rooftop Prince but was positively charmed by her spunkiness in Creating Destiny. It's a modest start for a leading role but I think she's got the charisma to pull it off.

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My mistake—I think she's had other lead roles? Still, might check this out bc I think she'll do great as a quasi-Candy, heh.

Also never seen Seo Do-young before, so it'll be a first for me!

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it's been a while Seo Do Young! ♥♥♥
*humming spring waltz ost

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omg Seo Do Young!! Spring Waltz feels all over again..!
his last drama that i watch is Thorn Flowers, and it's good to see him coming back.. it's been a long time..
and i looove Kang Byul in Ugly Alert..
not really sold with the drama story line though, so it's the upgraded version of Candy..? but might give it a try..

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Red demon's girl, am I correct? Waaaaa I loved her since then! I'd HAFTA watch this! Fighting unni, so pretty!

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Aw, Kang Byul! I love her since Mandate of Heaven and, really, I'm still holding on to that tiny sliver of hope that she will be paired up again with Song Jong Ho pair up again in a romcom...

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SEO DO-YOUNG!
.(¯`v´¯)
..`•.¸.•´

I wrongly assumed this was gonna be a long weekend drama since it'll be about four women an all of their stories. And man, I am pleasantly surprised that it'll only have TWELFE episodes, thank you cable. Squeee.

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I like a good Candy story and I'll give this one a try. Besides Han Go-Eun, the rest of the cast is new to me--can't wait to see new faces. I hope the writer gives the four female characters some personality. I've seen too many one-dimensional women in K-dramas lately. With a drama focused on four women, it could be great or go horribly wrong.

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Is KBS N related to KBS?

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Hmm..sometimes I really like Han Go-eun and sometimes, I just don't want to watch her dramas. She always has this air of snot to her characters that I don't like.

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So disappointed that no one is subbing it.

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