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News bites: July 30, 2016


Choi Ji-woo, Joo Jin-mo, Jeon Hye-bin, Lee Joon

  • Choi Ji-woo, Joo Jin-mo, Jeon Hye-bin, and Lee Joon have all confirmed Woman With a Suitcase, which will follow the fall of Choi, an office manager of a law firm who gets framed for a crime, and her eventual return to success. Joo’s a paparazzo who knows everything about anybody in Korea, and Jeon and Lee have signed on as lawyers. The legal mystery/romance is formatted as a miniseries (as opposed to other Monday-Tuesday MBC dramas that have run for 50 episodes) and will air after Monster wraps its run in September. [DongA, Joongang, My Daily]
  • Kim Jae-won (Hwajeong) will play a director of a global investment company/head of a construction site with dreams of revenge in upcoming MBC weekend drama Father, I’ll Take Care of You. I’m a bit intrigued by the plot (and not sure yet how Kim’s character ties in), in which a husband and wife marry off their four daughters, only to have them come back home. They’re selfish women who have only looked out for themselves, but after re-entering the family home, they’ll learn how precious their parents are and will have renewed respect for their siblings. Written by Jo Jung-sun (Twinkle Twinkle My Heart), the show will follow the conclusion of Flower in Prison in October. [Joongang]

  • Kim Jae-won, Hwang Bora

  • Jeon Hye-bin (Oh Hae-young Again) stars in an upcoming drama short called Noodle Shop Woman. She’ll experience heartbreak in Seoul and will move to Andong (three hours away) to live with her aunt and run a noodle shop. She’ll meet an aspiring novelist (Park Byung-eun) and their growing attraction will cause conflict between him and his wife, played by Shim Yi-young (Beautiful Mind). The drama special is expected to air on KBS in October. [Sports Chosun]
  • Joining Blow Breeze as the younger twin of Han Joo-wan is Hwang Bora (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki). She’s the one that annoyed her oppa (by 12 minutes) so much he didn’t want to date. The 50-episode weekend drama will air on MBC in August, after the conclusion of Happy Home. [Joy News 24, Xports News]
  • A new smartphone modeled by Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) is soon to launch in China, and news outlets are pitting the poor guy versus Cristiano Ronaldo. The sales of the phone modeled by soccer star Ronaldo boosted China’s economy by 2 trillion won, and expectations are for Park’s to do the same. [Asia Economy]


Go Soo, Namgoong Min

Holy cameos! Here are all the ones that are coming up:

  • Go Soo (Flower in Prison) will appear in Princess Deokhye as Prince Yi Wu, the 26th prince of Joseon. The Heo Jin-ho-directed film stars Sohn Ye-jin, Park Hae-il, Ra Mi-ran, and Kim So-hyun and premieres August 3. [Sports Chosun]
  • Director Oh Choong-hwan came by the Beautiful Gong-shim set to personally offer Namgoong Min a guest spot on Doctors, and the actor was happy to oblige his Girl Who Sees Smells director. Namgoong’s cameo follows previous guest spots from Im Ji-yeon, Han Hye-jin and Jo Dal-hwan — tune in Monday, August 1 to see his emotional performance as the father of two kids. [Dispatch, Joongang]

  • Cha Tae-hyun, Jo Yeo-jung

  • I am looking forward to this drama so much — with this teaser, how could you not? As icing on the cake, Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers) and Jo Yeo-jung (Babysitter) wrapped filming their bright and cheery guest appearance on Moonlight Drawn by Clouds this past week. Both will play stirring characters in the first episode, which premieres after the (sadly early) conclusion of Beautiful Mind on KBS. [Joongang]
  • Drinking Solo (given the number of celebrities passing through, maybe they should change the title to Drinking Together) will see SHINee’s Min-ho (Grandma Gye-choon) pop by to support fellow bandmate Key in his acting debut, while Kim Hee-won (also Grandma Gye-choon, Let’s Eat 2) and Ha Yeon-soo (Legendary Witch) have already filmed their own guest spots. The Let’s Eat spinoff will premiere in September and take over the timeslot vacated by Bring It On, Ghost on tvN. [DongA, Osen]

  • Min-ho, Ha Yeon-soo, Kim Hee-won

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Re: Namgoong Min cameo, aww... they had babies! He should cameo with Gong-shim's character!

Aah.. Kim Hee-won. It's either I wanna strangle his characters or I wanna give him cookies and a warm blanket. I wonder if he'll cameo as his Let's Eat character in Drinking Solo...

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Yes ! It would be awesome if Namgoong Min could cameo as DanTae and father of two kids, with GongShim. Or DanTae bringing GongShim to the childbirth department of Doctors' hospital.

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Aww we can dream!! I miss those 2. And if the kids are girls and have her wig style hair cut and the boys in Capri pants and slippers I will die happy. Lol. Can we add Junsu as the doting Uncle as well too? ?

I'm just happy to get to see Oppa NGM so soon after BGS. And I stayed up till 2 am to watch Doctors so I'm all up to date and ready for next week!!
(But Eye bags and yawns, because my 3 year old woke me up at the Crack Of Dawn ?)

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I would die and go to heaven if he cameod as Ahn Dan Tae taking he and gong shim's kids to the hospital. Actually, i'll just pretend that the backstory is that Gong Shim had to go to Jeju for a week bc of work and left dan tae to take care of the kids at home. Maybe he brings them to the hospital bc they ate an old Emperor Deluxe meal from the convenient store by accident, so he has to rush them to the ER bc of mild food poisoning and Gong Shim probably will never find out bc he never tells her anything lol.

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DanTae and GongShim are at the hospital (nothing too serious, health wise) where they meet the Doctors. Also, JunSu is there to babysit DanTae-GongShim's two kids (a girl with short Bob hair cut and a boy in Capri pants).

Sigh. I guess we can dream. I saw an article about the cameo. I doubt the story will go our way...

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Cristiano Ronaldo? Whoa that's some tough expectation to meet.

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...why are celebrities designing phones in the first place?

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I don't think they actually designed it, they're just the models/spokesperson for the phone - at least that's how I read it as

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Hyun-soo oppaaaaaa <3

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Yay, a cameo!!! But, Cha Tae Hyun, come back to drama land soon with a full length drama, I miss you!!!!

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I think it's tough for him to juggle with his variety shoots. IIRC, he had to rush from the live shoot of Producer to the shoot for 1N2D, which is at least a 1.5 day shoot. Can't imagine how exhausted he must have been.

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Waiting for joo jin mo comeback project

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Auw all news are interesting ❤ I will watch the episode when NGM oppa cameo just to see him. ❤

Glad that Jeon Hye-Bin received continuos offers after AOHY. I hope her role is not bitchy second lead. I'm all in if the first and second lead will become best friend instead of backstabbing, love triangle etc. OTT, I'm still sad of the fact that Im Jo Eun get nothing to do in UF.? Hope her career will start to bloom like Jeon Hye Bin after this.

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I freaking miss Park Hae-il. I can't wait to watch him and Sohn Ye-jin in Princess Deokhye. Feels like I need to watch it with a box of tissue.

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I've never seen a Park Hae-il film I didn't like, and I really want this one to succeed.

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Same here. I'm rooting for the film to do well too.

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i love oh yeon soo. i hope she gets a lead soon.

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The upcoming dramas I'm looking forward to are Woman with a Suitcase and JTBC's Fantastic, not so much because of the plot but because of the dramas' leads. Kim Hyun Joo + Joo Sang Wook + Park Si Yeon + Kim Tae Hoon + Ji-soo in Fantastic, and Choi Ji Woo + Joo Jin Mo + Jeon Hye Bin + Lee Joon in WWAS, what's not to like?

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They've got the casting right so that's one step in the right direction already. Now let's hope the writing delivers, as well, so they don't put the perfect casting to waste.

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