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Infinite’s L courted for cable drama Blue in My Heart

Infinite’s L (Kim Myung-soo) is up for the leading role in a new cable series called Blue in My Heart, a 10-episode drama that’s in talks to air on cable station MBC Dramanet. It’s a love story about the owner of a small travel company and a world-famous idol star, and surprisingly enough, L isn’t playing the idol this time. I can’t decide if that’s good or bad, but I’ll go with good since I pretty much hated his idol boy role in She’s So Lovable and thought he was at least better as a non-idol in The Time I’ve Loved You and Master’s Sun.

The drama comes from writer Yoo Young-eun of Shining Girl, and stars L as a young man who goes on a trip to the Philippines and loves it so much that he decides to stay. He opens up shop as a travel guide and calls it Happy Walking, and though it only consists of one employee and two tour buses, he’s an honest, hard-working guy and Korean travel agencies begin to send him more and more clients.

L’s character is described as bright and outgoing and honest. He loves people and can cook really well, though he can’t hold his liquor. And his one downfall is his extremely fierce pride. The drama will be a love story between him and a famous pop-star, and they’ll also focus on her life in the entertainment industry back in Korea. I’m sure there are all sorts of reasons to get an idol star to the Philippines — a photo shoot, a concert, a fan event — though good luck getting her to go back after a summer getaway romance.

Blue in My Heart is being planned for 10 episodes, each an hour long, and will reportedly be aired in Korea, China, and Japan simultaneously. It’s looking at an April premiere on MBC Dramanet, though the timeslot hasn’t been confirmed.

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Infinite's "L" was the only good thing about "She Is So Lovable." I also loved him in "The Time I've Loved you." I am excited that he is finally getting a lead role. Writer, I have not heard of. Maybe I'll give a try to "Glowing She."

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Ditto. He was pretty much the only thing I liked about She's So Lovable.

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I think my most favourite L character is in Cunning, Single Lady. He was cute and that role didn't seem like it required much of him. I'm not very good at judging if a person can act or not if they're not out rightly terrible like Kim Hyun-joong in Boys Over Flowers or Han Ga-in in Moon/SunSun. I liked what I saw of him in The Time We Were Not In Love and in She's So Lovable (that drama was gross by the way). There are actors that folks praise but I find downright terrible. I'm not going to mention names cause I might get lynched. I didn't think N was terrible in Sassy Go Go either, I mean wasn't he supposed to act that way? I think the only person I recall being terrible in Dream High was Suzy and I have no clue how to tell if someone has dead eyes. Any kind of art is subjective and what might look good to one person looks terrible to someone else. I've never seen a Jin Se-yeon drama but she has fans.

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No! Don't!!! Run as far away from Glowing She as you can!!!!!! That drama is possibly one of the worst dramas I have ever seen in my life. No rhyme, no reason!!! Don't do it, for the sake of your sanity.

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are you crazy, he's the worst actor ever, lol

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o way

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Its not a big scale drama so I happy for him. He is a real eye candy and quite a good actor too. They will probably cast an idol for female lead too. As long as its not Seolhyun I am okay.

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Really offtopic but Jin Goo (second lead oppa from Descendants of the sun) has opened a instagram. Go follow him beanies. His ig is actor_jingoo. ~~

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Offtopic thread:

Please recap Come Back Mister, Dramabeans ;;

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I think these topics belong in the open thread

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I will follow him, for sure ;)

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Does Joongki owns an IG account?

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Is he aging in reverse?

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it's really funny how ppl on this site criticize female actresses like crazy about their acting but praise terrible actors like L just because he's "eye candy".

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Why don't you reply directly to me, rather than shading? I am okay with L because I find his acting good, not *just* because he is eye candy. That eye candy compliment was just a plus factor thing, kinda like me saying "Ohh yes!! Song Joong Ki is gonna be in DOTS. He is a good actor plus a eye candy".

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if you think he's a good actor you need to get your eyes checked.

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Woah did you just say that? Considering this is all jist a subjective matter.

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anyone with objective eyes can see that he's a terrible actor. Just admit that you are his fan and stop acting like he's a decent actor. I would rather see seolhyun act than L even though they're both terrible.

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I don't think he's terrible though, I enjoyed him a lot in SUFBB. He was extremely believable in his role. His was one of my favorite characters. I don't think I have to be a fan to think that.

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In my opinion, L was the best thing about She's so Loveable and he wasn't horrible in Master's Sun at all. Krystal, also eye-candy, was worse because she seemed like she was asleep through the whole thing. (Understandable, because it was pretty boring.) He's not a great actor, but he was at least trying. I've seen some idol actors lately, mostly in web dramas, who make me cringe, so I do kind of understand what you're saying, but I don't think L is that bad.

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To me, L happens to be the #1 idol actor - with the worse acting abilities ever. He makes Taecyeon and N look decent; seriously. I can't believe I endured the garbage that was She's So Lovable dealing with whatever the heck passed as 'acting' for both L and Krystal. All he did was his trademark half smirk - when he was happy, when he was pissed, when he was heart broken, when he was sleeping, probably even when he had his back towards the camera... GAH, it absolutely drove me batty.

They could actually cast Jeon Ji-hyun to costar and I wouldn't touch it. That's how much I dislike L on screen. At least its not in the bigger cable networks or I'd be so pissed for the actors who don't get more opportunities. Like where is Jin Yi-han these days? Now thats a guy that need work, stat.

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I honestly think Taecyeon is worse. His eyes look so blank onscreen, like someone described it 'like he's forever trying to remember what his next line is'.

You know how there is the phrase 'a face only a mother could love'? This is 'acting only a fangirl could love'.

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If the Taecyeon we are talking about was the one in Dream High then he's bad - as in untolerable and difficult to swallow. But I honestly saw improvements in Wonderful Days - he was able to emote something without looking like a blank sheet of paper.

Unfortunately, I will never be able to say that for L who - right from when I saw him in Master's Sun up till SSL - has basically one singular expression. That would be the ridiculous half smirk. It's like he thinks making that face would convey whatever is required of him. I can actually watch Taecyeon, Suzy and Seolhyun in a 24 episoder than see L in a 10 ep drama. That's how allergic I am to whatever he's doing (or not doing) on screen. But I suppose this opinion can vary since apparently, some people find him 'good'.

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I still don't know why any of those people have acting careers, they should stick to variety or idol/singing activities.

And even their acting after 5,6 years has to be judged by such low standards compared to even rookie actors, it's stupid that Korean dramas are such slaves to cfs that they cast such terrible 'actors' as long as their face is on some ramyun packets.

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laughed so much at ramyum packets,but you are right it seems like the stations does not care about the quality as long as they can get some money from the dramas advertisements,that's why i don't like the ratings system it can be misleading about the quality of the drama.

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We all have our own personal prejudice against actors and idols. The only certain thing about idol-actors is that, even when some of them are willing to perform better, they don't have the time to actually do it. Their schedules are packed with activities and their agencies are after easy money.

That's why Lee Joon gave up on "idoling" and chose to focus on acting instead. And that's why I respect him as a young man who preferred the craft over the cash.

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We all have our personal prejudice? I don't think so. I don't have any; that's for sure. And why would I when I don't know any of these people in real life? If L miraculously learns to act, I surely won't be the stubborn teenager who won't admit it or appreciate it. But for now, he's terrible and he's done NOTHING to change that.

As for idols and their packed schedule, boo-hoo, but if they or their agencies are picking something else over their day job, then they ought to expect criticism if they can't get the job done. Truth is, "willing" isn't the secret to acting, its talent. If one has it, whether or not they put the work, they'd do decently well. Now if someone doesn't have that talent and still wants to earn dough from acting, then instead of using dramas/movies as a platform, they should use an institution who'd teach them how to do the job. If they have no time, then they should suck it up and leave the acting to professionals. Its really that simple.

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No way, L was quite good in his role in Shut up flower boy band and yes I do agree that she's so lovable was an extremely sloppy drama, but the reason anyone would have atleast dragged their eyes till the middle of the story was because L was the only lively actor in it, but yes I do agree that L is not the best actor out there but I would certainly give him an acception because he has taken no advanced education in acting and he does better than some actors I know.

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It's sooo hot these days in tropical countries so I hope they shoot the drama safely. Yesterday the humidity level here was 94% at 35°C it's a miracle I survived. This year is the first time a heat stroke warning was issued nationwide. I hope Philippines is not as severe.

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I guess the same with all current weather in SEA countries. It feels as if someone on an hot iron in front of my face kinda weather. The worst is it could be last until June. HELP.

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If they're going to film the whole thing here in the country (PH), as in March-April, and if it's going to be in Manila, then they're in for the biggest dehydration of their lives. Hahaha. Summer is just starting and it's already so hot here.

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** i meant March-May

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Ah, i saw L way back in Shut up flower boy band....and of course there is master's sun. I found him pretty decent in both the shows. But then i have been hearing fair share of criticisms thanks to she's so lovable...which i believe was a disaster from the beginning, so there is not much the actor can do.

However i am curious to see how this goes for him...since he is not playing the typical brooding with hell lotta attitude idol character (which is what is played mostly). So it would be interesting to see how he pulls this off

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+1 I was thinking about same dramas tooo he is not that bad that I would turn off my screen and neither I would turn it on just because of him...

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To be fair, I found Rain pretty terrible in She's So Lovable as well. idk if people thought his abilities even in that were above and beyond and incomparable to the two idols because how dare I compare Rain to idols who are (admittedly) not even good actors, but I personally found him equally dull and uninspired.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Indeed, the same goes with acting ability for actors. Depending on who one is looking at or which character one plays, everything depends on different perception and different opinions. Just saying...

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I think L will be good in a role that can let himself go loose. The idol-cold-person type of role is just not him and looks so unnatural. I want to see him in a role closer to his Myungsoo image.

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Agreed! tbh his "L" persona is so obviously forced that as an Inspirit I don't buy into it at all LOL after all these years lol try as he might do "L", it's just not working for him imo lololol (the only exception is when he puts his game face on for mvs/life stages)
Myungsoo is just a squishy dork lol

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I just call him Myungsoo now. When I watched IE, I realized how restrained he is as L. He's such a dork in real life. He needs to incorporate that in his acting.

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If they will shoot some of the drama here in the Philippines.. I'll stalk him just to get Hoya's number.

Hahahahah

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I'm sorry but L is bland

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No... he is not....
haven't you seen any of his dramas??
not a Rain hater but I think he was the only good thing in My Lovely Girl apart from Rain's bland acting and Krystal's over acting

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Are they really shooting here in the Philippines? Haha... I want to stalk them and appear as a person walking in the background... :D

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Kim Myungsoo (L from Infinite) I have been a fan of Infinite since 2011's Be Mine promotion. The young idol is quiet type with cold city man personna. However, he speaks up for things he want and sometimes have mental break down on variety show. All of that is his charms.

I must admit I became a fan of his acting ability since Shut Up Flower Boy Band. I thought he was decent in that drama. However, he changed my mind due to Master of the Sun and Cunning Single Lady. He was neither serious nor funny given the parts he played. His acting is bland and inconsistent. I think he needs more acting lessons before he can take a lead. That's my take on it. Forget watching My Girl and This Time We Were Not In Love. Those two dramas were the worst I gave up watching it after 3rd episodes and 5th episodes, respectively. Sorry, L.

I think you have better luck being an idol than as an actor. That's just my two cents.

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As a fan who has seen all of his works, I think that he is improving but he is still inconsistent sometimes but not so bad that I can't watch him. He was good in SUFBB, a little bland and sometimes expresionless in Master's Sun, shaky in the beginning but getting better after each episode passes in MLG, and really good+charming in TTILY. He's actually the only thing I like about MLG (bias aside - if anyone plays his character I will probably like the character too).

One of his problems is getting comfortable with the roles and the environment - he is good in MVs because he is in an environment and people he is comfortable with. I was hoping that he would get a bubbly, innocent, positive character because I do think that he will be good in that kind of roles (and it's actually closer to his actual personality rather than the cold city guy type). So, I can't wait for this drama and I hope it will be decent at least (the latest dramas that have Infinite members on it are kind of...meh, other than Mask)

(also is it possible to get Krystal to act as the kpop star? her character is bland in MLG but her and Myungsoo's chemistry is good I want to see more of that, other than because both of them are my favorite idols)

Good luck for him, I hope he can show improvements and his hard work with this opportunity~

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I agree he's pretty good when I see him casted in MVs. I guess in MVs you don't have to emote much and scripts aren't complicated compare to 16-episodes drama. I think he should take on side roles more to gather up his acting gigs. Anyway, I personally thing it won't hurt if he take this because yes, it's for cable and I'm sure it will be just an easy-watch drama.

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Yeap, I guess for MVs it's much simpler too. And well this is the first time he has taken a lead role other than for the shark movie and I'm glad it's for something that seemed lowkey instead of big-scaled (if you get what I mean). He has taken side characters other than this so maybe this time we will be able to see his capability more.

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Oh yes Krystal. I'm forever burned by She's So Lovable, their chemistry was fire!

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Surely, he'll stay in a more pleasant part of the Philippines like Baguio? If they set it in the oven-like hell of Manila, all credibility his character has (on paper) will fly out the window. The only question I will have throughout the drama is: this idiot has Korea and he chose Manila? xp

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Every country has their pluses. I've never been to the Philippines and neither have I been to Korea but why the heck would he be an idiot just because he'd rather Manila over Seoul. One is too hot and the other too cold. Its all about preferences so no one's an idiot. People prefer different living environments and conditions, its not rocket science, just sayin'.

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It honestly depends on the kinds of places he'll visit in Manila :) There are some good stuff if you know where to look. But I'm guessing for the purposes of this drama, they'll be visiting the other provinces. I find Ilocos a better place to visit because of its history.

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There are actually several tourists destinations in the Philippines, some are just hidden and are still not very open to the public.

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That would be awesome! but I think they'll prefer shooting in the provinces rather than in Manila. It's too crowded in our city and a lot of fan stalking will happened.. hahahaha.. Baguio will be awesome for this! or cebu, batanes, iloilo or anywhere in the province. This will be like a korean version of "Notting Hill"

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Palawan is also one of the great places to shoot here in the Philippines... but yes i agree because most of the cities in the Philippines are crowded.

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it is like he is always smirking... and trying to act but can't on screen.

Too stiff, too stiff, he is cute but not for acting

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Lol u guys.

He is eye candy. But don't know much about his acting. Is cable drama like web drama? If yes, i don't mind with him getting lead role.

Remember, Seo Kang Joon was also bland in his previous dramas, but surprised us on his acting in his recently ended drama. Not flawless, but improved a lot.

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His acting was ok in Shut Up Flower Boy Band but it's really dreadful in other dramas, the only reason he doesn't get much hate is because his roles were small. But now a lead role.... at least it's only on cable though.

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I still wonder how he get all the lead job... Lead in movie and now lead in drama... HOW?

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I have just seen him in "shut up flower boy band' ... I liked him in that ... I have seen masters's sun but for the life of me I can't remember him in it.

But totally agree on the "smirk" .... whats with that ???

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Who knows? L may surprise everyone! Anyway, he's still the visual for Infinite! He will keep working regardless! The concert I had watched in LA proved the group's entertaining power!

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I honestly think that L's not that bad. He's not that good either, but he does have his moments. That being said... I wouldn't have cast him as a lead, just yet. Maybe more supporting roles.

But then... I'm not a casting director so... XD

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thanks for warning me to stay away from this drama.

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When it comes to infinite,i prefer hoya or sunggyu as actors. They both can emote deeper than myungsoo.. myungsoo has been known as a working hard actor,and always did his best, but i think somebody needs to tell him to take more acting lesson.

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Hoya shouldn't even be taken in the same breath as L. Hoya is so above and beyond the other in both presence and acting abilities. Of course he was perfection in Answer Me 1997 - I think this is almost a unanimous opinion. But even in SSL he was FAR better playing a much smaller role of a dick teammate. He was good in Mask as Soo-ae's bratty but loyal brother. I'm not familiar with the other infinite members but I believe you when you say they have better idol actors in that band. No one gets to be worse than L.

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sunggyu. yes, i mean sunggyu. i just saw his short clips of his musical, yet i think he was better than L hehehe ah yes, i really like sungyeol in his web drama_love potential. his acting is far better than his singing, to be honest. i hope hoya is offered for more challenging role.

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I hate to say it but even compared to other idols L is a horrible actor- I'm really not trying to hate.

I honestly dislike how there are such double standartds for idols - if Lee Jun Ki acted like L does we would all be horrified. Just because L is an idol it doesn't mean that we should lower expectations and praise cringeworthy stuff as not bad.

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I've watched some of his dramas and the only thing that attracts me from him is his pretty look. Definitely NOT his acting.
With that cutie pie face, L will never looked ugly and girls will stay on their seats.
I think I won't check this one out unless they cast someone with stunning acting to play female lead beside him.
If they put actress like Krystal, it will be a nightmare.

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I don't think that they'll shoot this in Manila. This will probably be shot in the province, maybe Boracay, Ilocos, Baguio, Cebu or Batanes.

I think L is ok if you don't ask him to emote a lot. I'd take him over Taecyeon, Suzy and Seolhyun. I actually like him in both MLG and TTILY.

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My eyes just popped wide open when I read "the Philippines." I kind of like L (he was the only redeeming factor of She Was Lovable, and god, that says a lot, considering I quite like the drama's lead actress) - and to watch a drama that's set in my country and wherein he's the lead is going to be pretty fun. I'm looking forward to knowing where in the Philippines Blue in My Heart is going to be!

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He was actually the reason I continue watching She Was Lovable but i gotta say his acting was bad in that slapping scene.

Anyway, the story sounds fun. Will watch out for it. Hopefully he will finally find a role that he can act perfectly well in.

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Does this mean he's going to the Philippines?????!!!!!!!!!!!

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All the ppl who said he is terrible actors, u all just get lost..if u don't like him, why u bother come & comment here? Crazy ppl

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This comment thread makes me laugh, seriously why are you all dying over if L acts bad or not, he's experiencing something different, something he didn't train for, give the guy a rest, get a grip and move on! If you don't like his acting or any other idol actors acting then don't watch the drama end off, it's not like any of you could do any better if the camera was on you, acting is hard, it comes with time, some people are gifted and some people are not, stop criticising idol actors/L if you've never stepped on stage before, the reasons you guys come out with are humiliating! Give the guy a rest, he's doing something with his life, it shouldn't be any of your business! You guys need to go and get a life and stop hating, start having positive opinions rather than negative opinions! I might be contradicting myself here because I'm writing this post to the lot of you, not exactly positive or negative but it's just humiliating and shameful to see that there are people like you guys who disrespect actors and say rude things when you guys haven't been in the acting industry yourself!

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OMG!!!!! "L" is really a great catch for handling this role, I mean after watching some of his characters in different drama I can say that it fits him..I am really hoping superrrrr duperrrr that this new drama will happen anytime soon...btw I'm also looking forward for the taping here in the Philippines(hope it will)... can't wait!!!!! #BlueInMyHeart

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