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Park So-dam courted for You’re the First opposite Jung Il-woo


Park So-dam, Jung Il-woo

I was bracing myself for them to pair Jung Il-woo with someone disappointing, but I couldn’t be happier with this news. I really like up-and-comer Park So-dam, who was the big breakout actress in film this last year (Black Priests, Veteran, C’est Si Bon, Sado, The Silenced, The Royal Tailor). She’s been offered the leading role in the new drama You’re the First, a teen romance about a high school girl who moves into a mansion with three beautiful brothers: Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood), and CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin (Temptation).

The drama is an adaptation of a 2-part novella called Cinderella and Four Knights by Baek-myo, about a girl who’s treated like an outsider in her own home when her father remarries. She helps out an old man one day without knowing that he’s a chaebol, and he offers her a chance to live in a giant mansion with his three grandsons and one bodyguard. With his generosity, she’s able to attend a prestigious school, and forms a new little family with her new roommates.

Her character is described as smart, resilient, and good at sports, and she dreams of becoming a veterinarian. The boys are carefree and do as they please, but are cold and emotionally closed off. As they all live together, they’ll learn to depend on one another, and begin to think of themselves as a family. And of course, a first love will bloom among them too.

Jung Il-woo and Ahn Jae-hyun have been attached to the project since last month, and Park So-dam and Lee Jung-shin have just joined them in the potential lineup, with everyone’s official stance at: “considering favorably.” I don’t actually care who they lock in as the other two brothers, just as long as I get the Jung Il-woo/Park So-dam pairing. She was very cute in the low-key cable drama Because It’s the First Time with Minho and Kim Min-jae, but the drama never made a big splash. It’d be great to see her have a breakout year in TV as well, not to mention the fact that Jung Il-woo needs a good drama, stat.

You’re the First has yet to find a broadcaster, and is hoping to air in 2016.


Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Jung-shin

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Love love love PSD
finally JIW will get a good costar

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But unfortunately he will also be working with Ahn Jae Hyun, who is as horrible as can be.

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Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Kim Go Eun?

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With the short hair, I think she looks like Gouriki Ayame.

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+1

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I think she looks like Kim Go Eun too. They're friends and went to the same school, but KGE decided to debut first. I read a PSD interview and she said she liked school so much she delayed her debut.

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I thought KGE was her. When I saw HongSeul I was like, hey, it's the girl from because it's the first time.

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They do look alike, very much.

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Me too. I almost got confused, until I searched them up and realized they were two different people.. :O

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Yes they look alike, i think mybe because of her eyes.

But one for sure, both are talented ;)

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Always ready for Jung Il Woo =)
Also Park So Dam is so pretty in an unconventional way, and talented to boot!
Happy to see Jungshin return to dramas.

The plot sounds interesting, looking forward to it.

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Bits and pieces of the setup reminds me of "Atashinchi no Danshi".

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It made me think about Yamato Nadeshiko Chichi Henge, although the female is obviously completely different (and thus the overall vibe of the drama) – but something about four handsome boys in a mansion at the feet (by the end at least) of one girl... I think it's a set-up in quite a few Japanese dramas.

Not a bad premise, but not convinced yet – not a cast that particularly interests me so far.

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On the contrary it made me think about Atashinchi no Danshi since the girl is kind and the boys are cold and the boys are softened by the girl. But then in that one all of them were siblings. As girlfriday said Jung Il Woo needs a good drama. Hope they find a broadcaster soon.

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Agree, I also think it's a ripoff of Atashinchi no Danshi. Perky girl, cold fellows, dysfunctional family, freaky mansion. Girl brings the family together, finds love. It works OK as a sort of modern fairy tale.

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I hope this is a good drama. I like Jung Il Woo also. His dramas, not so much. I would like to see him in something good. Fighting!

Yeah, I am watching to much Korean dramas, or like my daughter like to put it, "them foreign shows".

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:)

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oops this was for niKai.

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Agreed, that was my first thought too.

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ha at a weird but great pairing

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I haven't seen her in any of the movies (shout-out if anyone has a rec!) but I'm always up for more promising actresses headlining in dramaland.

Side note: Does anyone else think JIL and her look distractingly similar in the pic above? Like I'd believe it if they said she was his long-lost twin lol. Maybe it's the hair?

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I thought I was only one who though they looked alike!

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is it only me they look alike to?

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Lee Jung Shin! Although I also wish to see Kang Min Hyuk return to screen one day too. Yonghwa (Three Musketeers) and Lee Jong Hyun (Orange Marmalade) already did recently.... Now there's only Min Hyuki left.

#Boice4life

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I tried her drama but dropped it after the first ep. Not her fault..

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this is her debut drama aside from the one episode drama special red moon.

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I read somewhere that it was going to be a web drama, and I remember thinking that was a shame. I am relieved to read that it will be broadcast on tv. Maybe this might be Il woo's last project before he leaves for the army?

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Please be a good drama! Il-Woo shi needs a good good good drama!

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ahn jae hyun the worst korean actor

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he's pretty bad, yes, but there are lots of actors worse...

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like who?

That's an honest question, every time we name someone whose acting pretty much blows chunks all around, someone will always pop up with the excuse of the mythical 'lots' of 'worse' actors. It happens like clockwork on every idol-actor/crappy actor post.

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Lololol I gotta agree with you there. I have a hard time coming up with someone who is worse... Though you put it better than I ever could ;)

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I didn't watch Blood, but I watched "You from another star" (I liked him there) and "You're all surrounded" (bland most of the time)
I think L in "Master's sun" was worse, but he improved after that.
And if we are talking about actor in general, not only male actors, I think that actress that talks like she was chewing the words in "Warm and Cozy" the worst one.

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neither L nor that Warm & Cozy creature (nor most abysmal idol actors really) were ever main leads in a movie/drama, unlike AJH.

And even then, they're only two people - hardly the 'lots of worse' actors suggested. AJH may be bearable sometimes but that seems to depend on his screen time being restricted and him not being allowed to emote.

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@pogo, I'm not the person that suggested that there were "lots of worse"... In my opinion there are worse (like the 2 I mentioned), but not lots of.
But I think I understand what you mean.
It's not about acting skills (or the absence of it) but about the power to destroy a drama being an undeserved main character, am I right?!
If so, I can't list anyone. Because I didn't watch Blood. I can't compare with others MC that I disliked.

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i am OK with him as long as he is not the main casts.

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Really, isn't she too good to star opposite them in a web drama, after the kind of praise she was getting in 2015? Jung Il Woo's last few projects were so disappointing, now if I hear he took a drama I am mentally prepared for it to be crap.

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Still, a talented actress getting lead roles is a good thing, better than having a bad one in lead.

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Idk why but when i saw her for the first time in the drama "Because its the first time" (see what i did there....no?.....ok sorry) she looked a lot like min suga from bts, with the bandana and short hair and all! I love you park so dam and jung il woo!

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I'd like to see this pairing as well. I liked PSD from Because It's The First Time. I haven't seen any of her movies yet. I like JIW, too. And if there's AJH and LJS as the bros, I'd definitely give this a shot since I like them all. Haha...

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Why does the plot sound like Diabolik Lovers to me?

Well, I must admit, there are plenty of Japanese animes with a similar plotline (girl moves into a house with many pretty boys/reverse harem-ish).

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"She helps out an old man one day without knowing that he’s a chaebol, and he offers her a chance to live in a giant mansion"

reminds me of Shining inheritance when the main character helps granny, woah a lot of dramas to look forward this year. Yay!

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Waaa I love Park So Dam!!!

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I love this pairing, love Park so dam in Because its the first time. Please drama gods make it happen.

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Sooo This sounds like 1% of Anything + Boys Over Flowers + [Insert Favorite Cohabitation/Artificial Family Drama Here]. Not that it's a bad think. Indiviually, we've seen all these set ups before... but this particular mish-mash is kind of fresh. Sounds interesting. I hope Jung Il Woo wont be playing a high schooler, though.

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Love Jung Il-Woo so I will watch this just for him. Plus, the show sounds cute. Reminds me a bit of the manga Wallflower.

I've not seen anything with Park So-dam but I love how she has not followed the trend of getting double-eyelid surgery. She is still beautiful without it.

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Great pairing of Park So Dam and Jung Il-Woo! Defitely will watch this drama!

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I fell in love with Lee Jung-shin during My Daughter Seo-young. I hope he'll capture my heart again in this!

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really enjoyed Because It's the First Time. Surprisingly good! Not what I expected at all. Very well done and sad that more people never caught on to such a well made show

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Nooo, leave Park Sodam alone.

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I've read the novel and it's a bit makjang. The poor girl meet with a handsome but cold chaebol. And the cast is ahn jae hyun and lee jung shin who is not that good as actor. Jung il woo is handsome and good at acting but always struggle to pick a good drama

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wow! Cnt wait av loved park since BITFT

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Why is it everytime they paired up Jung Il Woo with young korean actresses, there's no spark chemistry that starts to bloom?
But if he's with those actress that is older than him, he had a super duper better chemistry with them like his leading ladies in High Kick, 49days, return of iljimae, and flower boy ramyun shop.

Did you noticed this too guys?
My friend shared this to me long time ago, when I observe it, i realized she's right.. hahaha lol

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Park so dam is pretty but sorry i think she didnt look good for Jung il woo even if they look alike.No chemistry

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