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Vampires get schooled in Orange Marmalade

More vampires! Although KBS’s upcoming Orange Marmalade is set up to focus on the younger cast — led by Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3), CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and AOA’s Seolhyun — I’m glad to see Song Jong-ho (Mandate of Heaven, Answer Me 1997) being added to the cast. Mostly because I really enjoy him, but also because for some reason, the description of him playing a warm and gentle vampire teacher totally cracks me up.

Oranage Marmalade is the webtoon-based fantasy-romance drama set in a world where vampires and humans coexist, and focuses its story on the pure love story between two high schoolers, one vamp and one human (that would be Seolhyun and Yeo Jin-gu). Despite looking like he’d be perfect to play the typical cold-blooded and chic vampires we’re used to seeing in popular culture, Song Jong-ho’s character is affectionate and nice. He hides his vampire identity from the world and will play an important role in connecting the leads and bringing them together.

Song Jong-ho’s one of those actors I always find myself enjoying even when I don’t love his character, because he has an easygoing charm that I find very appealing. So when I do love his character, well, then that’s just the best thing. (See: Mandate of Heaven, where his deadpan humor and side romance stole the show for me.) I feel like he’s due for his leading role breakout, but as long as he puts in solid supporting roles, I suppose I can’t complain too much.

Orange Marmalade will premiere in May, and airs as a Friday-Saturday drama on KBS.

Via Joy News

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Awww...I missed the red demon from Mandate of Heaven.

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Me too! I was searching for that vampire guy in Blood and ended up skimming through Mandate of Heaven recaps again just to recall Song Jong Ho's story with Lee Dong Wook's sis.

They were so cute. :D

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They really were! :)

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NOOOOOOO!! I love him too much to bury him in a cast of idols in a show I don't want to watch. I wasn't too psyched with Yeo Jin-goo being cast, but I figured, hey at least he gets to play his age.

But but but my Red Demon deserves his OWN spotlight! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Well at least since it's an adaption of a popular manhwa, assuming it doesn't flop, maybe he'll get offers afterwards? (trying to think positively, but I'd rather get my way)

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Hmm. I don't remember there's a male teacher role in the webtoon? And as a vampire?

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I don't either. I remember a couple of adult male vamps, but neither one was a teacher. I'd say who they were but I don't want be a spoiler.

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I think I know who you're talking about... I don't think he was a teacher in the webtoon, but I can definitely see why making him a teacher would add to the "drama" of the show.

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To be honest, I'm a little bit disappointed. These days Korean dramas are reporters theme and multiple personality disorder theme and even vampires theme. Why are trying to do the same things? ??

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Last year it was serial killers. It appears the drama writers almost get together and say "hey, let's do vampires this season or serial killers and see who can come up with a hit".

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Well, Kdramaland has always been about "seasons". We had a ghost season some time ago, then a time-travel season. Now it's multiple-personality season, and with spring will come the vampire season. It sucks and I don't really understand what's the advantage of having several dramas with the same theme come out at the same time, but it's been like this for at least 3 years, and I'm over it.

What's really bugging me is that it's not even refreshing "seasons" lately. I mean, how many vampire stories have we heard/seen? The vampire thing is sooooo overused, it's sickening just to hear of it *Sigh*

I'll give the historical vampire story a try (maybe), just because it's a historical, but I can't watch this, even for Yeo Jin Gu. Really, Kdramaland needs to step out of the goo and come up with more interesting themes.

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Song Jong Ho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was already really excited for this, but now even more!

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the original didn't have a vampire teacher so first tought would be him being Jaemin new dad and part of why he hates vampires but maybe they made modifications,if so it's sad the teacher that was conecting them,the women was very important

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Now here's a guy who deserves to headline his own drama! I absolutely love Song Jong-ho and am yet to find a character he played that I didn't love despite flaws. He's extremely versatile and I'm kinda sad he has to babysit a bunch of idols. At least he has Yeo Jin-gu for company. Hopefully we'll get lots of great moments between the two.

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I have to agree. I often wonder what criteria is used to determine who gets offered starring roles and who gets doomed to the back burner of 2nd lead-dom and "sunbae-dom". He's not a old guy. He's a handsome guy and obviously can act as well as any. Another good example is Kim Ji seok. The dude is personification of 2nd lead syndrome. Forever doomed to be the viewers heartthrob and never get the girl.

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His last drama was Dr. Frost. He will be in this drama. Be so good. Can't wait. Teacher Vampire. yep, like what other said, there's not character of it. Must be new character or they changed another character.

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I love Song Jong Ho!!! I wish he was a lead in something, there's just something about him, I never fall for a second lead but I did for his character in answer me 1997.

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LLOOVVEE HHIIMM Mandate of Heaven sooooo good in that role!!

He has a very sexy slow burn charm that I wish they would use more. He doesn't have to be in the background.

I was on the fence for this, but I will check HIM out in it.

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He's an amazing actor. I hope he shines in this character. i don't think i've seen him with play supernice character yet. he was always the tough smart guy.

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I loose my patience when reading OM webtoon T__T....... the progress is really slow

I hope they make the drama interesting. Yeo Jin Geo as a lead is worth watching

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Looking forward to this drama, anyone know when it will air? Thanks

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I meant when exactly it will air in May like the first week of May or...?

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I am so looking forward to seeing my oppa star in this drama!!!! Jonghyunie....so excited ♥♥

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