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News bites: September 29, 2022

  • Lee Dong-wook (Bad and Crazy) is on the casting table for A Good Man (roughly translated), a heartwarming comedy that follows the ups and downs of a man who is just trying to take care of his family, job, and the love of his life. The one tiny little problem is that he’s also the heir to a family of mobsters, dating back three generations. With scripts by Kim Woon-kyung (Yoo-na’s Street) and filmmaker Song Hae-sung (Boomerang Family) at the helm, filming is scheduled to start early next year once casting has been finalized. [YTN]
  • Youth drama Sajangdol Mart (roughly translated) announced their main lineup and the fresh-faced cast includes: Lee Shin-young (Rookie Cops), EXO’s Xiumin, Monsta X’s Hyung-won (Fly, Again), Choi Jung-woon (The Empire) , Choi Won-myung (Greasy Melo), Lee Se-ohn (Jang-geum, Oh My Grandma), and Kim Sha-na. In a story about an idol group who open a shop together after disbanding, PD Lee Yoo-yeon is attached to direct with writing by Jang Kyung-rim. [News1]


Clockwise: Lee Shin-young, EXO’s Xiumin, Monsta X’s, Hyung-won, Kim Sha-na, Lee Se-ohn, Choi Won-myung, and Choi Jung-woon

  • Lee Sang-yi (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) and Bae Da-bin (It’s Beautiful Now) have been added to the cast of Han River, joining Kwon Sang-woo (Curtain Call). Delving into the day-to-day work of the police force, the crime procedural is currently in the planning stages with PD Kim Sang-chul heading the production team. [Xports News]
  • Kim So-hyun (Love Alarm 2) has been cast in a new webtoon adaptation called Is It a Coincidence (roughly translated), playing an animation production PD who is scared of love. The romance is set to start filming later this year, with scripts penned by Park Geu-ro and PD Song Hyun-wook (Golden Spoon, The King’s Affection) as the talent behind the camera. [News1]

  • New character posters have been released for TVING’s upcoming drama Bargain. Starring Jin Seon-gyu (Through the Darkness), Jeon Jong-seo (Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area), and Jang Ryul (Golden Spoon), the disaster-thriller will be premiering next month on October 28. [News1]
  • The first promos are out for Disney+’s Connect, unveiling new character stills of Jung Hae-in (Snowdrop), Go Kyung-pyo (Love in Contract), and Kim Hye-joon (Inspector Koo). Directed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (The Great Yokai War: Guardians), the mystery-thriller will be featured at the Busan International Film Festival in October, before releasing to a wider audience this coming December. [MBC]

  • Disney+ released their first poster for Casino, showcasing leads Choi Min-shik (In Our Prime), Sohn Seok-gu (My Liberation Notes), and Lee Dong-hwi (SF8). Written and directed by Kang Yoon-sung (Long Live the King, The Outlaws), the crime-action will be coming to our screens in November. [News1]

 
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Both A GOOD MAN and IS IT A COINCIDENCE sound promising.

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I am just hoping none of them is on Disney!

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Lee Dong Wook is trying to be A Good Man🤭😂? I don't see you heading a mob op. Perfect casting.

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i chuckle at heir to a mobster bit.. lmfao. sounds fun.

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Mob boss and animation PD are interesting career choices. Bargain and Connect sounds intriguing.

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A good man sounds so interesting.

I will always be in for a Jung Hae In drama, he picks interesting roles.

Will check out Cadino as well.

The rest I await trailers for.

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I hope JTBC held on to writer Kim Woon-kyung. "YOO-NA’s STREET" was unique, and one of my favorites from 2014.
I have high hopes for A GOOD MAN.

Choi Min-shik + Sohn Seok-gu = ❤️

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This Big D- news is getting worse ☹️

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1. This sounds just the right kind of insane to be completely up my alley. Lee Dong-wook as a mob boss… I like it!

2. Aww, that’s cute. And I do like this new idols-playing-idols trope happening across dramaland. As long as they don’t make it too angsty or sad, I’m down to check it out.

3. Yay for Lee Sang-yi and Bae Da-bin. Nay for yet another police procedural. Overrepresented career no. 2 (no. 1 are lawyers ofc).

4. Is this the drama Hwang Min-hyun is also in talks for? Talk about a prettiness explosion lol. I’m not sure yet if I can buy Kim So-hyun as a PD given her young age, but I know she’ll have a fantastic performance regardless.

5. Another TVING drama I’ll skip for now, even though I like Jin Seon-gyu and Jeon Jong-seo.

6. Amazing cast, amazing director. Can’t wait! December can’t come quickly enough.

7. Phenomenal cast, but I have a question: was every actress in South Korea too busy to be cast? So many famous faces and not a single woman in sight.

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4. The one HMH is Useless Lies which is a fantasy, mystery, thriller romance mashup. This one doesn't have a male lead yet. KSH is already 23 and will be 24 by the time the drama is out but her image is still quite youthful so I'm hoping she takes this opportunity to break out into more adult roles. Hate seeing her talent wasted in mediocre youth sageuks and high school dramas. School 2015, Let's Fight Ghost and Tale of Nokdu are her best dramas. River Where The Moon Rises was a colossal mess but at least she tried something different there.

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Looking forward to Dong Wook i n A Good Man. And Xiunin 👋- watching him and the other EXOs in EXO’s Travel the World on a Ladder in Namhae- the xcited that he’ll be in a drama soon💕

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Xiumin

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Lee Dong Wook is back!!!!! It's in the future and I will wait! sounds fun.

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Shows I might check out:
• Han River
• Bargain

Shows I'm excited for:
• Connect
• Casino (Son Suk-goo 😍. Also, Lee Dong-hwi is looking mighty fine in that poster)

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I'm excited for several upcoming dramas! Pending the ratings (it makes me so sad that more and more dramas are going 19+) I'll be checking out

Connect (I read a lot of the webtoon, so I want to see how they'll adapt it)

Bargain (survival dramas sounds like an interesting new niche)

Han River (I can never resist a crime procedural)

A Good Man (I wasn't super interested by the premise... until I read "heir to three generations of mafia". I'd love to see Lee Dong Wook in that role).

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