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Noh Min-woo becomes My Unfortunate Boyfriend for cable

We can add yet another Friday-Saturday drama to the ever-growing list, with MBC Dramanet gearing up to launch its upcoming series My Unfortunate Boyfriend, starring Noh Min-woo (Greatest Marriage) and Yang Jin-sung (Bride of the Century). (Everyone’s hopping on the bandwagon these days, following the success tvN has found in that timeslot, even as most dramas are logging lower ratings all across the board than they ever had.)

My Unfortunate Boyfriend slipped under my radar, which I’m surprised about since I’m pretty sure one mention of that title would be all it took to pique my curiosity. It’s probably because it’s on cable station MBC Dramanet, one of the smaller ones around that puts out less original programming (some of which include Sweden Laundry and City of the Sun).

The drama is a 16-episode romantic comedy that features Noh Min-woo in the lead role, in a bit of a departure for him. After playing a string of chic types, he takes on a character who may look perfect, but for the fact that he’s so innocent and genuine that he appears unfortunate in the eyes of others. He believes that truth will prevail, keeping his Little Prince-like mindset well into adulthood. Is the hogu just the latest trend now?

On the flipside (there’s always a flipside), his love interest, played by Yang Jin-sung, is unfortunate in the opposite regard. Driven by a need to succeed by any means, she’s utterly lacking that sense of innocence. And dramaland math means that two extremes always strike a perfect balance point in the middle, right?

Secondary characters will be played by Yoon Hak (of idol band Supernova) and Han Hye-rin (Empress Ki). She plays an only daughter to a rich stockholder who struggles to get the man she wants. Her solution? To get a job as a probationary employee in a company in an effort to win him over, making her what the drama describes as a “Candy-style princess.” Which doesn’t quite compute in my brain, since those things are kind of diametric opposites.

My Unfortunate Boyfriend is a Korean-Japanese co-production; it was sold to Japan while it was still in its planning stages. The drama reunites Noh Min-woo with his Full House: Take 2 director, and is set to premiere on April 10.

Via E News 24

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No Min-woo is kinda growing on me since his snake role in God's Gift. His recent drama was a bore, even though I love Bae Soo-bin and Park Si-yeon. Hahaha!

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Noh Min Woo its gay for sure

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Gay? His look suggests transgender. In Korea, however, it seems to occur to no one.

You know what? I am sure he is as straight as any. Unfortunately, whenever I run into him on screen, I just can't get over his transgender face. But I do try to keep it to myself.

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These pics/promos are so tacky and unflattering. That pic of Yang makes her look crossed eyed and the others are just boring and uninspiring too. I get that it's on a smaller channel but c'mon, try harder.

Also not too fond of this cast. I used to like Noh but he's gotten so girly it's distracting, and Yang always looks the same.

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He's definitely one of those weird/androgynous looking actors.

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I know right? But how come I love him but can't stand Jang Geun Suk?

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I used to like Noh Min Woo too but recently I feel that he is trying even more to look like a girl. His make up is getting too thick and his acting have not improve.

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I dunno whether I should be happy about this or frustrated.

NMH's previous drama was a wtf for me and I watched it halfway. I really got mad at that. So I'm not sure whether I should watch it. Can somebody give me a solid reason?

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Try Full House 2. He is funny in that.

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Better still, watch Rock! Rock! Rock! he was so outstanding in there. I think he's genius !!

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Wow those promos look baaaaaaad. Like taken from a cameraphone, 1990s bad.

If this turns out a light watch like Sweden Laundry, I'll probably tune in. :) Always meant to see Noh Min Woo in something after MGIAG but his dramas kinda pass me by. I hope I remember to watch this one.

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I'm happy because I've been waiting for Yang Jin-Sung to do another lead role since Bride of the Century she was fantastic in that carrying multiple roles effortlessly and I'm sure she'll be good in this too. But I understood that to be one of the smaller networks as well.

I'm just sad her talents aren't being recognized by the big networks. She was offered second "bitchy" lead in one of their dramas a while ago, but she turned it down. Hope this one is as interesting as her last one.

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I agree. I think her range is broader than many of the other actresses her age. It's a shame, really. I'll tune in for her and see how this is.

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Yeah, she was fantastic in Bride of the century. But I think her crying act was just too awkward.

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+1
YJS is criminally underrated.

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Right. I've been waiting too. I like her a lot.

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Han Hye-rin, where have you been hiding?

I had shots from her Maxim photo shoot in my work cubicle. Someone asked me, "Is that your wife ? LOL.

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While I was reading this, I kept telling myself this sounds like a J-drama then boom, sold to Japan hahaha. Japan loves their extremes. I think the pairing is cute. Noh Min Woo is such a confusing guy because I still can't figure out what roles he is actually good for...maybe he's just better at being the ambiguous villain. He should try out for something at OCN.

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wow, too many kdramas, too little time. have months of backlog,as it is. Do I want to watch them all? Well, just the ones that really piqued my interest, but no RomCom shall pass unwatched. Melodramas can be skipped or if there's are recap here in dramabeans, I just read it to save time, if it seems interesting then I will watch some episodes.

No Min Woo is always interesting, just that it is kinda difficult to accept his "pretty" face nowadays knowing from his "Pasta" days when he was still a real hunk but I guess you just get used to it. The transformation happened gradually but it never fails to shock me each time from My Gf is a Gumiho to Full House 2 then recently "Greatest Marriage" where I was cringing at the first sight of him, coz he really looks like a gay guy now, no excuses, but he is a good actor so you just get used to it and concentrate on his portrayal , it'll be ok.

I'm so looking forward to this, he doesn't seem like the guy to play a simpleton but knowing him, he will certainly pull it off. I like Yang Jin Sung,too from Bride of the Century so bring it on!

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amie ~

If you want a good RomCom, I would recommend the JDrama Date. You won't be disappointed.

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I'm so baffled by the comments about Noh Min Woo's sexuality.

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Sorry, meant to respond to OP.

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Yang Jin Sung will forever be known to me as Ji Sung's dead girlfriend in the 2013 hit drama "Secret" XD

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NMW as a straight guy. Can he still do it? I hope so! :)
Full House 2 was borderline for him and in GM he went all the way. This time let's believe he can channel the guy from MGIAG who could be androgynous without being too obvious.

YJS was great as the good girl and bad as the evil lead from BOTC, since this time she will play only the nice character, she'll probably be her charming version.

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Yay, I've loved NMW for years now, and I'm excited to see him pick up an actual leading role! Here's hoping this drama doesn't suck, because the last drama I liked him in (and also the first) was Can You Hear My Heart?

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ohhh i totally forgot abt this..

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Well, pink lipstick on a guy=innocence, right?

Not after Ji Sung rocked it as Ahn Yo-na!

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No Min Woo tends to pick some horrendously dull dramas. Still, he's pretty.

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Huh. Either I'm too easily convinced by the suit or idol guy doesn't look like the usual idol-as-secondary-character...or is it just me? More importantly, if I were the boss, whoever dropped the ball on these promos would be receiving an extended vacation.

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Oh my gosh! this looks perfect! NMW has been playing horrible and icky. And he really didn't do well in those parts. I wonder if he'll do well as an innocent. Maybe this is the type he's good at playing. Gonna defibitely see this and keeping my fingers crossed about his skillz. thanks for thehead's up!

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Omg! I thought I was the only one watching Date! That drama was made to help me move on from Hana Kimi. I've already done a Kdrama recast if its ever done :)

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that's a horrible poster of yang jin sung

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He was great in Full House Take 2--making an unlikable character lovable-- and I think the director had a big part in getting that to come through on screen. I'm hopeful that the director will work his magic again.

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He looks like an actress.... The make-up.... Him with the flower and him pointing at someone, looks like what an actress would do and say, "Noh".

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I remember NMW used to look so hot in My GF is a Gumiho....these I agree with everyone how girly he's looking now... :(

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NMH was awesome in the Greatest Marriage; I loved that show.

Hmm, his image is aiming more appeal for the Japanese audience for certain. If this show does good, then NMH will definitely have a lot of fanmeetings all around Japan for certain.

I'm anticipating for this. Love cable shows.

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NMW has done good job TGM but I wonder why so many people didn't understand the concept

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