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L to romance Ha Ji-won in Time I’ve Loved You

Well if I knew that Ha Ji-won’s secondary love interests were going to include special extended cameos, I’d have started the rain dances sooner. I mean, where are Lee Seung-gi, Ji Chang-wook, and Hyun Bin when you need them, huh? Well in the absence of ex-costars, I guess pretty boys will do. Infinite’s L (She’s So Lovable, Sly and Single Again) is the latest addition to the cast of SBS’s new romantic comedy The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days — he’ll be dropping by for an extended cameo in a three-episode arc as Ha Ji-won’s love interest.

The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook as best friends of 17 years who dance around their feelings for each other and just can’t seem to get their timing down. As they turn 34, they start to feel the pressure to get married, and will work their way through potential romantic partners as they “help” each other figure out who they’re really meant to be with.

L will play Ha Ji-won’s co-worker, a newbie in her office who’ll share a noona romance with her that promises to send hearts aflutter. Well I certainly hope he’ll do a better job of being a romantic rival than he did in She’s So Lovable… not that the hero did any better in that respect, so maybe that drama’s just a wash. I really want to go back to the days when I liked L in dramas (Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, you were so long ago!), but I’ll hold out hope that a short but sweet noona-killer role could turn things around.

I’m still a little worried for this production, which has already had a number of setbacks and behind-the-scenes drama, on top of which it recently released a first teaser, which was discovered to have been plagiarized (from the animated short Jinxy Jenkins & Lucky Lou). Siiiiiigh. I’m embarrassed for the show and for dramaland as a whole that this continues to happen. The teaser has been taken down, so I guess we’ll be seeing a new first teaser soon. C’mon, Show. Get it together. I want you to be good!

The Time I’ve Loved You premieres June 27.

Via MBN, TV Report, Dispatch

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So the plagiarising was confirmed?

As for the secondary love interest, I hope they've found a way to improve that in this version, because it was one of the most annoying things in the original. A 3-episodes love line might be a good thing, because at least that means they won't be dragging it out..... That said, L romancing Ha Ji-won? Not sure about that at all.

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I heard that his role is that of Nick from the original. Which makes sense for a 3 episode love line, and can also make the age difference and stuff work. I have a feeling that the other second lead stories will remain pretty similar to the original though.

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Yea, I figure he's nick. Who's gonna be ex-bf?

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Choi Jung Won

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He's playing the Henry role, right, the sweet idiotic one from the beginning? Who has been cast for the Ding Li Wei role, the ex ex boyfriend?

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If you watch the animated short it's an EXACT replica down to the thing falling on his head to the umbrella. No way it could be coincidence. And the animated short was done last year.

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Obviously it's no coincidence, but I'm just holding out that they actually obtained permissions from the animators of JJLL – I haven't seen anything written in English that says they've definitely plagiarised (just people in drama forums pointing out the issue), but maybe there are some articles in Korean?

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Oh, yes from what I read it was confirmed as being plagiarized which is why they have taken down the teasers.

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Why is this plagiarism? Don't they have permission from the original Taiwanese writers? Not meant to be offensive, just trying to understand, thanks.

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edit: nvm i interpreted it incorrectly, thanks

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Yes, L was great in Shut Up Flower Boy Band.

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I don't understand plagiarists at all. :| It's so much fun to make up your own stuff and exercise creative control....

But back to L, didn't he play some funny sidekick secretary to Joo Sang-wook? Was it Sly and Single Again or Birth of a Beauty..?

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It was Sly and Single Lady. I liked L in it.

Would really love to see her ex-costars, like Ji CW, Lee SG, and Hyun Bin. But they are probably too big and too busy for such cameos?

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But LSG just had a cameo for Producer. He could have said yes if they called him.

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A pretty boy will be better suited for this particular character, if they stuck with the original. I can't imagine any of the above playing nic, lol.

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Watched the short animated version. goodness it's really copied to the t.. tsk tsk

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I finished watching it, too! Every little detail was copied...

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and what a really cute real version that was!!

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Give us Ha Ji Won's past co-stars juseyo!! JCW, HB, JIS, etc will do...
Sorta like Producer that has top star cameo in each episode.

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So, L is gonna be Nick in this version. Would be interesting to see how he fares in the role. If it's just 3 ep's, maybe they can keep it light and heart-fluttering as promised. XD

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eh, i think i've seen this plot somewhere else.. there was this old korean series about two very long time best friend who ended up living together because the female character were kicked out by the mother. There was noona romance as well.. quite similar for me to say.

looking forward for hjw-ljw-l performance in this one though.

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What you described sounds similar to 9 End 2 Outs, except it wasn't a noona romance.

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it had a noona romance with the female lead and the younger baseball player.

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Ha! I totally forgot about the noona romance in it.

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I agree. It sounds like 9 End 2 outs as well. I cannot think of another one (right now at least) that sounds similar.

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yes it sound like 9 end 2 out, but trutfully i will be excited seeing lee jinwook as a playboy like lee jung jin role in the beginning

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This is not same as 9end2outs. They do not live in the same house. They were just friend and the guy had a crush this whole time. in 9end 2outs, they didn't realize they love each others initially. Base on Taiwanese Drama "In time with you", the boy liked her since young but he did not show his feeling.

I am crazy about "In time with you" and so happy that Korea is remaking it with Ha Ji-Won. So looking forward to it.

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Well L certainly has the looks to play this role. It isn't exactly a difficult role for him, if the writers decided to make him the exact K-version of Nic.

Though I'd die a little inside if JCW were to cameo in this. :3

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ugh so maybe i'm the only one who find L's acting super awkward. he fits the role in SFBB as icy prince. i like infinite and L but he's still the typical idol foot acting.

well, if he's gonna romance HJW in a I Need Romance trilogy way --- with smooches and all. i won't be complaining hahaha

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I am a little conflicted. I want to see this because of friends that end up loving each other, but not so interested watching them have many other love interests when you already know it´s gonna fail...

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I really think he'll play Nick...[SPOILER DELETED]

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*Spoiler Alert (for those who haven't seen the original version!)*

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Oh, that would be a good twist.

Anyway, the boy is so pretty. I also liked him in SUFBB (actually, I like everyone in that drama).

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I've seen the original, but really, you should label it as a spoiler. Not everyone has seen it and some people would not appreciate this information.

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Ugh, please warn us about spoilers *before* posting them. I have not seen the original version!

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I knewwww he looked like he could play Nick (in the twdrama). Not that he's the best actor, but me and my sister discussed this months ago lol. Called it!

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L is terrible in everything and anything I've seen him in. Period.

But anyway, this drama keeps giving me more reasons not to watch it. Plagiarism is hardly a new thing for SBS. Just last year they did the same for IOIL's teaser. Why does a production feel it can just steal someone else's hard work and not get caught in this day and age? So distasteful. I hope they are sued and asked to pay fines. Seriously, they all need to learn a huge lesson.

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Were there any actual consequences when they plagiarised with IOIL? I mean beyond people being upset?

I didn't realise it was the same network – that's even worse.

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Not that I know of, which is the worse part tbh. If they don't even have to pay a meager fine what's to stop them from doing it over and over again in the hopes of not getting caught. Seriously ridiculous.

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Wow, that's terrible.

How they think they would not get caught, is mind-boggling. I mean:

– High profile remake of a popular original drama, with high-profile actors in the Korean version.
– One of the animators has a Korean surname, so chances are she's Korean-American or Korean, which makes it so much more likely that she'll find out about it at some point.
– INTERNET!!!! Everything's global now. People are going to watch, things go viral, and there's no escaping it.

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Ugh, I'm sorry for the employees but really, they should sack the guy/girl who suggested plagiarising something.

In school, we are expelled for cheating, but in real life, there are no consequences? WTF.

The reason why it keeps happening is because they don't actually treat it as an offense. Just an "oups sorry we got caught, brb making a new teaser".

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I haven't been watching Taiwanese drama for years but I did watch the Taiwanese version of this. Simply because I really can relate to the story. It made me cry buckets. So I already have more than enough reasons to watch the Korean remake. And L, my bb, I never liked Nic in the drama but I love L, I'm sure this is gonna be conflicting for me. I can see lots of comments on L's good and bad acting and am feeling nervous. I am a fan yes but I'm not blind to to see when it's good or bad and I'm just praying all his handwork will pay off and that he gets acknowledged by the viewers for this one. Go show them!

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I thought L was cute and adorable as the plucky secretary in Cunning Single Lady. So I think he could pull it off. Even if he doesn't he is just playing a cameo character so shouldn't be too painful.

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I couldn't care less about L as an actor tbh so I'm not really thrilled about this.

And that plagiarism issue, I thought they learnt their lesson from It's Ok It's Love /sighs

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The continued plagiarism points to the (imo severe) lack of creativity in kdrama world. I'm convinced at this point the best talent in the industry run to korean films and stay there.

I really like both leads and it is not their fault this drama production has had so many struggles. I just hope it turns out to be quite good despite all the internal problems.

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Nope, there are quite a few talented individuals in every field in dramaland. It wouldn't be such a huge industry if that wasn't the case. The continued plagiarism points out to lack of integrity and consequence as opposed to creativity.

This drama is already a remake which means they don't even have to put in double the effort in creating believable characters or a storyline with cohesiveness. That's already ready for them to copy - with license. So picking out something from the internet and claiming it as theirs just shows how low they are and how lazy they were to not put in time and effort. That's not dramaland as a whole, that is only a selected few production and dramas.

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LOL he is lucky he is cute and lucky he seems to have some good connections in the industry.

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nah.. he's lucky for being the most popular member of one of the most popular groups in south korea ...

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Worst actor ever, seriuosly a shame that this guy get roles, and the real actors not.

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Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou was extremely cute. A shame they stole the idea...if they were in a pinch they could have tried something more straight-forward. Plagiarism is never the answer. >:/

I hope the drama is good despite all the setbacks. It certainly wouldn't be the first time a good drama had behind-the-scenes struggles before airing but we'll have to see. I'll remain optimistic!

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I can't stand his acting. It's terrible.

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Do certain Asian countries possess cultural traditions that make them comfortable with intellectual property theft? I ask this because China has long been in the news for the practice of stealing copywrited art, patented inventions, and other works pretty brazenly.

Of course the phenomenon isn't unheard of here, but most American entities know enough to at least TRY to do it in obscurity, and not get caught. Something like a television production is pretty high profile, with countless observers who can potentially recognize pledgerism, especially if it copies the original as closely as the violation in this instance. In the U.S., a revelation such as this would be the kiss of death for a new drama. How will it affect potential viewership for 7000 Days?

What I find Kind of ironic is the fact that they state that is production is a remake of In Time With You, but then go on to give their own version such an unnecessarily long and awkward title. Remakes themselves are like kit builds, or like sewing a dress from a store bought pattern. A certain amount of success is already guaranteed in the template, but customization is what makes it extraordinary. Does this
production team so lack confidence in its own creative abilities that it has to lift custom touches wholesale from
another drama? It does not bode well.

I loved ITWY, and was really looking forward to seeing a Korean take on this it. Given the way I LOVE Ha Ji Won, I additionally had high hopes, but all the setbacks, drama, and shenanigans so far associated with this production have got me worried. I'll definitely still tune in for the first few episodes with fingers crossed, but I hope it doesn't disappoint me the way Jekle, Hyde and Me did such a
waste of Hyun Bin!) but I have this sinking feeling...

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L? Looks way too young to romance ha ji won in my opinion.

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That's how the original character was set up. He was supposed to be good in all aspects except the age.

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Why does typing with an IPad pose such risks for messy posts? Apologies for the look of the above post.

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L does not have to be brilliant. If he does as well with this character as he did with the assistant role in Sexy, Sly and Single, I won't complain. It's only three episodes, and he is a nice bit of eye candy. It's a Noona romance scenario, with Noona looking hot and youthful in her own right, so I'm not worried about L's age here.

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Is it wrong of me to actually want to see L in a mini noona- romance, even if Ha Ji Won is 13 years older than him?

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L fits the role if he is doing this version's counterpart of Nic. Fits it perfectly. Young and pretty and can do the smirk-y acting that L has perfected. Can't wait to see him prettify my screen, but not for too long because I can only take in his smirk-y acting in small doses.

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I take it as well that his role will be Nick from the original although original gave a surprise on Nick as to his type lol

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wow. so many here already watched the original version... i have no further comment on the comparison with the original since im yet to watch the original version. it reminds me on Liar Game, when so many fans made a comparison. but i enjoyed both versions..

peeps, let us enjoy the drama. if it doesnt suit with your taste, just leave it.. there are many other choices anyway.

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Shut Up: Flower Boy Band never ended. It's still alive in our hearts and in Rock N' Roll and in the tears I shed everyday remembering how much I love it

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hoping for a Ji Chang Wook cameo pretty please *internal screaming just thinking about it*
cant wait for this drama

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Myungsoooooo

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