I recall hearing about Live Up To Your Name in passing in posts, & finally decided to watch it. Finished it yesterday. This show is a hidden gem! Kim Nam Gil + Kim Ah Joong’s chemistry was perfect!

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    KNG is comedic gold. I still recall the sound accompanying his comedic scenes. The chemistry was so good I declared KNG my Oppa for the last year (before I discovered KSH). 🥰

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      Gasps! I remember your comment on KAJ’s post recently on here. But couldn’t comment further b/c I didn’t watch LUTYN lol.

      But now that I’ve, I get KNG’s appeal more than ever!! What was he doing in all these Melos/dramas, when he’s on fire with rom-com/comedies? Dude is hilarious!! Most impressed by how one scene, he can be comedic gold, and the next makes you feel deeply sorrow.

      Ooh so you watched the show last yr? Wonder whose going to be your Oppa after KSH next yr lol? Weirdly they sorta have similarities in terms of being goofy bts, but serious when it comes to their work. Of course, KNG’s more un-conventional w/ his choices and seldom does dramas.

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        Right 🤣🤣🤣 .. My heart changes quite often but that’s because there are so many good actors around. Hopefully I can stick with Baby for some time.

        I haven’t seen KNG in other shows apart from LUTYN, so when you mentioned that he’s quite unconventional when it comes to choosing his projects this actually piqued my interest. I kinda heard through a grapevine that he’s that sort of person, but I never really did explore other of his projects besides LUTYN. I might have to check them out sometimes.

        It’s so good to see you around here since we had so many good discussions about KSH during the running of Start-Up. Apart from LUTYN, are you watching any other dramas? I have marathoned Baby’s previous projects (100 Days My Prince, You Drive Me Crazy, Two Cops) and I really like them. I actually started Run On but it somehow gave me anxiety I don’t know why LoL.

        Now I’m watching When the Weather Is Fine to reduce my anxiety level. ☺️ Watching KSH in various projects especially in 2D1N also has the same calming effect.

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          It comes and goes, although KSH is the rising star rn. He’s more in drama land, which makes it easier for I-fans to view his work compared to KNG whose more in Chungmuro.

          As for KNG, he’s a goofy/funny guy in rl. But he has a heart of gold in rl, really cares about people!! Before his acting work, I was a fan from a far b/c of his philanthropic work.(I remember coming across that a few yrs back, & respecting him for it, since K-stars are reluctant about their charity work).

          As for his roles, dude is unconventional, he does work that’s more on the work/than looking ‘hot/pretty.’ Even watching LUTYN, I noticed his talents first before his looks, as he tries his best not to look too good, but once he is allowed to look handsome as he is, you notice his dashing good looks more. He did Bad Guy which got heaped on badly on here lol. I heard One Day was depressing/good, and The Pirates was fun!! Hopefully if he accepts Island, with Seo Ye Ji/Im Siwan attached to it, he’ll get more praise from I-fans!! Sexy monster hunter KNG, sign me up!!

          Aw, thanks!! Same to you as well! Yeah we had some great discussions about KSH lol. Altho I’m started to get a bit over him lol, in terms of over-exposure online about him. Sometimes I forget dude is about to turn 36 in a few months :O I’ll say that KSH does make it easier to fangirl b/c he’s on 2d1n/more in drama land than other actors.

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            Hehe.. true. Even with adorable KSH, I know that I’ll come to pass one day (I just hope that day is not to soon in this case). ☺️ I agree that he is now everywhere, but you may say that I chose to be blind in this case. He is just too cute. 🥰

            I think I was wrong when saying I didn’t watch any other projects of KNG, actually I watched One Day and Fiery Priest for him. Agree that One Day is a little bit depressing, but the actors did a terrific job there. As for Fiery Priest, I know that many really like it but it was too action-oriented for my taste. I like things a little bit more fluffy and light; so even though I kinda liked that one too, I don’t love it as it’s not my go-to genre to begin with.

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            @mmmmm Yeah, I’m a fan of KSH. But I’m started to feel over-exposed on my end about him ngl. Lol, yeah you’re blinded by him rn teehee ๐Ÿ™‚

            On KNG: The roles he did when he was in drama land were middling minus 2009. So it’s nothing big to note, but he did look the same! Ah, I see! He elevates the dramas w/ his presence. I notice that he doesn’t like the emphasis on his looks, LUTYN/Fiery Priest seem to be his most clean cut looks lol. I hope he’ll pick something more your tempo in the future lol. Cause Island sure ain’t going be fluffy/light ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Kim Nam-Gil is my Forever Oppa. 🥰 I

      Have you watched FIERY PRIEST @soulsearch12? It’s another great one to see him do comedy + action.

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        He’s so underrated by international standards b/c he doesn’t do mainstream/rom-coms!! Had LUTYN’s licensing deal not fallen through internationally, it would’ve gotten more love!! Hope his project with Seo Ye Ji/Im Siwan goes through, he’ll deservedly gain more I-fans/love <3

        I seen clips/aware of Fiery Priest/his role with it ๐Ÿ™‚ I should but I'm sorta not sure if it'll jive with me. Surprise in a kiddish way that it didn't get the same attention internationally. Oh well, but thank god he finally got recognized!! Someone said that he's the best when he gets to both silly+sexy!!

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          For a quick dose of silly+sexy, I recommend his film THE PIRATES (2014), with Son Ye-jin. It’s a fun swashbuckling film.

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            Yes!! I notice he lets his female co-stars shine, SYJ got the nominations for her role there. Him and SYJ (Allegedly made for a really cute pair in rl). They did an interview for Shark, and were so funny together. I recall being pleasantly surprised by his goofy/funny personality in rl.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pilkpWiXBLY&t=85s : Hilarious, KNG!! Loved when he said “You too, honey” to Ha Seok Jin who complimented him, haha!

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        I was gonna tag @wishfultoki under this post of yours too! I know she’s such a BIG fan of KNG. ☺️ Not that I like him any less though. 🤣

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          Lol. I was going to tag the people who left all those comments here https://www.dramabeans.com/2020/12/lee-sang-yoon-and-kim-ah-joong-being-courted-for-new-sbs-drama/#comments

          But I didn’t watch LUTYN yet, so my eyes glossed over until now! And yes I concur w/ everyone there that those two had c h e m I s t r y !! Towards the latter end when the two get together, I was like woah, am I invading on their privacy? Felt so real. Good actors!!

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            I thought KAJ really fell for him during the shooting! ☺️ If she didn’t, she was indeed a great actress.

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            @mmmmm Perhaps? I think most actors fall/get sparks for their romantic partners as they shoot 4-6 months. It did seem both are a bit shy in terms of romantic moments, so I gather that they didn’t pursue their romance off-screen. Weirdly up until the SBS casting news, she was M.I.A in drama land after LUTYN? Perhaps she felt she couldn’t match the chemistry there jk ๐Ÿ˜‰

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            I watched her first project when she starred with Joo Won in a movie (you might guess correctly that I was there because of Joo Won 🤣.) She was good there also, but didn’t leave profound impression on me. However, she really did turn things around with LUTYN as I think she made a terrific partner with dear KNG. After that I did search a bit through her social media, and found that she seems to be very introvert and has had no dating news! That was quite surprising, so I actually began to like her her since I’m also an extremely introvert person. 😅

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            @mmmmm If I’m being honest, I’m not as jazzed about her as an actress. But I’ll say KNG prob. brought out more of her charms in the show. She was steadfast/cool. Only quibble is I kept noticing her nose while within LUTYN lol :3

            Haha, on the Joo Won thing! He’s another actor whose work was better when they first began.

            As for dating stuff, she seems rather distant as a celebrity? I recall her tax scandal which had her banned on tv for a few yrs :O Her turning down Oh Hae Young was crazy looking back.

            Speaking of that show, Seo Hyun Jin is another actress who I want to see KNG work with. Dude, is more in Chungmuro land, but his good looks/charm deserve to get a well written romance show out of him PLS!!

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            I quite agree with you saying that you want to see Seo Hyun-jin paired up with KNG. That surely sounds interesting to me since SHJ is indeed an extremely good actress. It appears to me as if after she won a Baeksang award, she has been paired with lesser actors. This might be for the sole purpose of backing those actors; so instead of shining brighter she had to work hard carrying each show. It might be her way of choosing projects, but I also love to see her being paired with ones that already belong or is above her calibre.

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            @mmmmm Seo Hyun Jin is so expressive/emotive as an actress. Love her. She radiates this energy that’s inviting/real. “It appears to me as if after she won a Baeksang award, she has been paired with lesser actors.” You got it! It’s why Male stars are able to rise faster in the industry than females are. It’s why noona romances do well, it props up the ML actor to new heights. It’s something that I’ve noticed in K-dramas in the 2010s to now, and its not something I’m a fan of. But K-dramas compared to films, do offer more better roles for women.

            “This might be for the sole purpose of backing those actors; so instead of shining brighter she had to work hard carrying each show. It might be her way of choosing projects, but I also love to see her being paired with ones that already belong or is above her calibre.” This 100%. Kim Dong Wook her next ML is a respected actor, so she’s working w/ someone in her caliber but honestly she also has a SBS show up next. So busy busy she’s going to be this yr.

            Gong Hyo Jin and Seo Hyun Jin PLS!! Give this man a rom-com PLS!! He said he likes that genre, and wants to do it but is attracted to darker characters. I know he’s not into rom-coms for his work, but I hope he re-considers!! These two ladies would be my pick, both solid/mature!!

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    Never heard of this drama until now. Just read the synopsis and it reminded me of queen in hyuns man which is THE top rom com for me. Nothing beat it until now. Not that I want it to be like that. But is it really similar? If so I would like to give it a try.

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      It’s like Queen In Hyun’s Man but more medical (ancient medicine) and romance mixture than solely romance based Queen’s was. Still, I think LUTYN is a good pick. Worth watching, the first few episodes are a fish out of water scenario for our Male lead, after that, it picks up into their romance/time travel. It’s on Netflix rn, in really good HD quality, so get it while it’s hot!

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        Thanks adding to my watchlist

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          Np! I say if you want something that’s familiar yet has a tinge of different things going for it, I would def. recommend this! Let me know, if you watched a bit of the show, and how’s it going if you decide to watch it!

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