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High School King of Savvy team returns with new tvN drama

Oh I’m excited to get more from this PD-writer team: PD Yoo Je-won and writer Yang Hee-seung, the crew behind tvN’s hit 2014 drama High School King of Savvy, will be making a comeback this summer with a new series. The only thing we know about the show so far is the title, Love and Soul (and in Korean, it’s a title that immediately conjures up Ghost associations — yunno, the 1990 Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze movie, which goes by the title Love and Soul in Korea). Whether the connection is intentional or just happenstance remains to be seen.

There hasn’t been a huge Monday-Tuesday hit for tvN since High School King of Savvy aired last summer (though there’s speculation that the second season of Let’s Eat might break the 2% barrier and finally top Savvy’s 2.09% record before it). This new project will take a stab at the network’s prime Friday-Saturday slot, which fills the programming gap between Ex-Girlfriend Club in May and Answer Me 1988 in the fall.

High School King of Savvy had some major flaws in the concept and the romance, but I really really loved the loose conversational writing and the directorial style: It had a very free-flowing comedic sensibility that promoted ad-libbing and let the actors truly shine. The mistaken identity setup was rife with situational humor, the side characters were given lots of attention as long as they were funny (and they were), and Seo In-gook and Lee Hana were the best they’ve ever been as performers.

The show was unusual enough to stick out even in the slightly quirkier tvN lineup, and remains one of the most memorable shows of last year, half for its weirdness and half for its brilliance. Let’s call it weird brilliance. I’m interested to see if the team can recreate the magic, no matter the concept or the cast. Though getting Seo In-gook back wouldn’t hurt.

Love and Soul is slated to follow Ex-Girlfriend Club in July.

Via MBN, Osen

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This is exciting! I'm with you, I really loved both the writing and the directing of HSK. Definitely looking forward to this. I hope they get as great of a cast this time. HSK didn't just luck out with its leads but the entire ensemble cast.

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I thought High School King of Savvy was hilarious! Seo In Guk and Lee Hana definitely nailed their eccentric characters.

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I'm rewatching HSK with my mom and sister and they are loving it. I keep saying to them, 'I can't wait to see what these guys put out next!" So..I'm really looking forward to this. HKS is in my top 5 dramas for sure!

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YEEAAAAHHHHH! Savvy is probably the most consistently and thoroughly funny rom-com I've seen in k-dramas hands down. I was just wondering about this team the other day too. They had such a great ensemble.

I just hope that they can recreate--no SUPERSEDE the magical hilarity that was Savvy. whispers: with less plot...dubiousness. *cough* PLEASE let the cast be good! My poor heart couldn't take it if this show gets caught up in all these weird casting issues going around lately.

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On a slight tangent, does Seo In-gook remind anyone else of a mischievous fey person? If he ever goes on the stage he should play Puck.

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He does! Him and Lee Junki make me think of naughty elves for some reason. Imps?

Then they turn on the hawtness and you're like, "buh... more naughty please" @[email protected]

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lol but if we amp up the naughty any more then they're just satyrs and that's somethin' different altogether. O.o

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Hopefully it will be reunion with Seo In-guk

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Oh yeah,the show was one of my favorite from last year and Seo In Guk best performance to date in my opinion,he totally shined...really hope they will have a reunion again

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Im really looking forward this. Savvy has LSH & SIG but i ended up crushing on PD-nim instead, kekekek

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Why I want Seo In Guk and Kwon Yuri... they will make a drama hits...

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Oh yes please!
I need some Seo In-guk on my tv screen..so please Dramagod..Reunion please!
Thank-u-very-kamsa!
♡♡

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oooh, I like the fact that this team is coming back! I suppose Seo In-gook's graduated to broadcast tv lead by now but I trust these guys to find good leads.

And tvN franchises seem to do better on the second instalment, apparently Let's Eat episode 2 already broke 2% in ratings for episode 2.

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Thank you very kamsa !

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High School King of Savvy was such a cute and fun series and I had no problem with anything there. Seo In Gook went from mark 0 to mark 9 with his performance - honestly a guy I just wrote down before that. and Lee Hana was so natural as the unnaturally enthusiastic secretary. The writing... maybe some things were completely unnecessary. even the main plot line... the brothers revenge running out of steam in two clicks? sorry, but... maybe it would have worked better with the brother still in the same town, but... um.... like, he wanted to do something else and totally used his little brother to live double life while he was studying film or something.

my favorites were the office dudes omg those parts were the best.

the writing should give better motivation to characters and a relevance to the plot. the directing seemed very in tone with the story, so all well in that part.

Love and soul.... reincarnation? cohabitation in one body? I have been meaning to write something about that myself. I wonder if that´s what it is going to be?

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Thanks for the good news, gf! Here's to hoping tvN get their quirky mojo back with this one!

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Yay! thank you very kamsa indeed!

One of my favorite dramas out there so I am so excited to see the team back for another drama. I love how they direct and write and let the actors ad lib as much as possible to be funny. I hope they will continue with this style in their next drama. It made KOHS all the more charming and lovable.

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YASS!!!!
OMG.
YASSSS PLSSSSS

MORE EPISODES PLS
AND SATISFYING WELL-THOUGHT OF, EXECUTED ENDINGS!!!!

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Ah good news! Savvy made me fall in love with Seo In Guk so much, but the story and the attention to the side characters also made me really like the team to.

Let's see what new rom com magic they can come up with this time~

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Yay! Couldn't be happier... I liked the show very much, and hope this PD team will bring some of that quirky fun back!

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SIG is loyal to tvN (and to his hyung-nim, Lee Sung Jae) so if they want him they can get him.

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