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Lee Jae-yoon completes Heart to Heart’s main cast

The main cast has been secured for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy drama Heart to Heart, the latest project from Coffee Prince PD Lee Yoon-jung. Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Chun Jung-myung (Reset) have signed on to play the leads, along with second leads Ahn So-hee (of the Wonder Girls) and latest cast addition Lee Jae-yoon, of Gold Rainbow and Heartless City.

The 16-episode drama is one of (way too) many January rom-coms about people with psychiatric issues. This one is about a heroine who blushes uncontrollably, and disguises herself as a grandma to hide that fact. The hero is a psychiatrist who’s a shut-in because of a trauma related to his older brother’s death, and the drama is about them healing each other.

Ahn So-hee plays the hero’s little sister, not a love interest, while Lee Jae-yoon has been cast as a rival for the heroine’s affections. He’s a stalwart manly man who’s a detective in the violent crimes unit, which so fits Lee Jae-yoon’s type — gangster or cop, basically. He’s had a seven-year-long one-sided crush on the heroine, and he’s the type to show his affection by just silently being by her side.

He’s a Daddy Long Legs character, and what with the heroine having the “mental stability of glass,” he’ll probably be helping her a lot. I just hope the hero isn’t her doctor, though that seems like the obvious connection, this being a mental ward rom-com and all. This is definitely a drama where I’m hoping the result is totally different than its description on paper, and surprises me with its warmth. Right now I’m just picturing a mishmash of Level 7 Civil Servant and It’s Okay, It’s Love, and that seems dangerous for everyone. Maybe cops and mental illness don’t mix after all?

Heart to Heart follows Friday-Saturday drama Misaeng, and premieres January 2.

Via Osen

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Is that person 2nd from L Choi Kang-hee? Eh, a lead actress shows up at a press conference to promote an upcoming drama looking like she's drunk and just rolling out of bed, with a no-bra look that is more dagga than sexy?

Neither the cast nor the story excites me. No thank you.

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Stupid auto-correct: daggy (not dagga).

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I think it's an old pic not for this drama. Coz i've noticed they all have different background and usually they do presscon a week before drama air. Since they're just finished casting so i don't think they promote yet.

But I can't like her i don't know why, so i'm not really interested in this drama.

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me too..i dont know why but i just dont like everything that she is in..

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Since you do not like her, please, please could you kindly keep your dislike to yourself. I think that is an ethical thing to do. I wonder how you would feel if someone disliked you the same way you dislike Choi Kang Hee.

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Agree...everything about this drama is 'YAWN'

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Gosh your comment is so condescending, how does she look drunk in that pic?? Choi is smiling and has great hair.
I understand if you don't like her acting, but c'mon.

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I actually think that pic of her is nice :D... though unfortunately of the dramas I've watched with her in the only really awesome role of her I can think of was in "Thank You". I didn't really enjoy Protect the Boss.

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Tell me about it, some people it seems just like to hate and make up stories about people they don't like, in which world does she look like a drunk?, i also think she looks gorgeous and bright, anyway i got the answer to why they posted those kind of comments about her appearance and stuff, they don't like her, very childish excuse tbh.

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Very simple, they call it "envy", and try to be softer, "prejudice". I smell here whenever Choi Kang Hee appears.

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Thank you, for throwing more light on these "hate" thing. It really bothered me. I believe you are very correct about the envy and prejudice. As far as I am concerned, I just love this lady; I see her as a very attractive person, not just her person but her personality and it pains me when people senselessly run her down. I really hope she never takes it to heart and understands that it is just the green monster talking.

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I love her and look for anything and everything she is in and make sure to watch it. Agree with the envy part: she's attractive and fit, a great singer, and donates blood and her bone marrow. Of course they hate her.

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I thought it was a press con to promote the drama, and was surprised to see a lead actress showing up with messy, disheveled hair and a no-bra look. That's the way they'd present a drama char who is drunk. The hairdo and way of dress calls up that association for me. What's condescending or mean about it? I call it the way I see it. I'd say the same if an actor/actress I like very much shows up for a press con looking that way. So it's not a press con to promote her own drama, but a random pic.
FYI not that anyone cares, I liked her in PTB, and defended their casting her in L7CS.

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They just finished casting. Press conference won't probably be until the end of December.

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Don't watch, please.

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What on earth...? It's just a pic from a random press event, so what if her hair is a bit messy. She doesn't look drunk.

I don't understand why you would make a comment like this. It's so unnecessary and mean.

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I love Chun Jung Myung!!! But *cough* Choi Kang hee.......nooo! But I'll watch it for him unless the story is too makjung.

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He he I go on a short hiatus and come back to find psychiatric rom coms are the hit thing now :D guess stranger things have happened in dramaland !

Still blushing uncontrollably as a premise, hmmm... Getting stranger by the minute !

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Wow I understand that u didn't like "It's Okay,It's Love" but comparing it to "level & Civil Servant" is absolutely unfair. I never find any of the characters in IOTL irritating and actually I believe that drama had a lot of heart and story to tell. The fact that now everyone is trying to do a psychology drama is definitely bcz of the success of 'IOTL"

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I know right! IOTL all the way, though I haven't seen that police drama, the combination sounds weird.
But not necessary bad, I think the drama can work I love dramas that think out of the box. January isn't a time I am looking forward to(too cold) but these dramas may be worth it.

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I completely concur. The only thing the two have in common is it's a "romantic-comedy", other than that, they're both on opposite ends of the spectrum. IOIL may not be the best drama of the year, but it is certainly a contender! It wasn't just laughs and rainbows and sunshine. It's way "deeper" than the latter.

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It's her personal opinion and her blog, she's entitled to it.

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I think she was trying to say that a combination of the two wouldn't work, which doesn't necessarily mean she's saying that IOIL is comparable to L7CS in terms of quality. Though I guess it could? Haha, I don't know. In any case, I def agree that the comparison just seems way too harsh, even if GHJ's character seemed to annoy a lot of people. I never loved IOIL but it was a decent drama.

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I didn't get that inference? I don't think she was saying IOTL is the same as is the same as Level 7 Civil Servant, just that a combination of the two shows would be, well, dangerous(ly bad). It's like if I suggested cooking a hamburger with orange slices instead of buns. There's nothing wrong with liking oranges or liking hamburgers, but the two things mashed together would be a mess.

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Really dislike Choi Kang Hee I'm probably gonna pass on this drama!

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She's attractive and fit, a great singer, and donates blood and her bone marrow. Of course you hate her.

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Ouch... not a fan of Choi Kang Hee by any means but I didn't know the hate towards her was so strong.

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i'm sorry but why choi kang hee?
not just i don't like her acting buy her looks too
She is not pleasing to the eyes

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Then don't look at her.

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I'm hoping she gets to show off her exuberant personality and her legs, both of them outstanding features.

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hmmmm I wasn't really into It's okay it's love and this premise sounds a little wacky... I'll probably check it out though but I'm liking more of the lighter shows at the moment so I hope it's not too dark.

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I'm really really leery of how little dramaland is equipped to deal with mental illness. At least time travel didn't come with any, y'know, factual parameters, or basis in reality. Here I'm afraid we're going to have like five Dr. Jins on our hands, and no Nine or Queen In-hyun.

IOIL was not as bad as I thought it would be, but it made some pretty serious mistakes, and was annoyingly preachy/prescriptive. Which I guess is better than milking mental illness for melo, but still. This premise gives me a bad feeling, it could go wrong in so many ways. And it still sounds exponentially more promising than the split personality chaebol dramas coming up.

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Lee Yoon Jung & Choi Kang Hee sound perfect together but I really don't know about the rest of the cast. It's been a while since CJM's acting became stiff and it doesn't seem to have improved much seeing him in Reset.

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YAY! Choi Kang Hee. I love her and am glad she's back. I don't really have any feelings towards the rest of the cast, though.

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Lee Jae Yoon - Kim Man Won from Golden Rainbow! Handsome hunk oppa - i will watch for u!

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Heh, IOIL + guns doesn't sound like a safe mix by any stretch! especially if it's got anything in common with L7CS :) (sez the dummy who actually watched L7CS to the bitter end)

Sounds mildly interesting. If it's a busy start to next year, it might be one to marathon once it's done, but nowhere near the top of the viewing list!

Thanks for the news byte, though!

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Uh oh. Reading GF's blog and the comments, I'm suddenly realizing that "rom-coms about people with psychiatric issues" are my favorite genre! But the line between good and bad is thin and hard to pin down. I think the variety of opinions on It's Okay, It's Love reflects how many different ways viewers think about mental illness and personality.

I originally avoided That's Okay after reading the one-sentence synopsis with a shudder of horror. It sounded every bit as awful as "woman with uncontrollable blushing." But as usual, the synopsis (at least the one I read) was almost entirely wrong. A few words of it, like "and" and "the," weren't wrong, but the nouns and verbs were pretty dodgy. (When I did start watching IOIL, I fell in love with everything about it, even its flaws and problems.)

I guess I have a thing for damaged people! A couple weeks ago, I got bored of Naeil's Cantabile--even though it's totally good!--and I'm now hooked on Pride and Prejudice--a show about damaged people! So while everyone else watches happy music students, I'm watching people a show where the heroine thinks the hero ruined her life... And loving every minute of it.

Heart to Heart sounds incredibly dopey right now, but maybe I'll end up hooked.

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I am in looove with Heart to Heart! The days could not pass any faster, until next episode!
Choi Kang-hee is a wonderful, spectacular actress - she should really get an award for this role - she brings awkward and dorky to a whole new level.
The whole cast is great, but my personal favorite is Jee Jae-Yoon, who plays his part to perfection.
From my point of view, this is second only to IOTL.

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