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Kim YooJung Answers Rumors About Possible Lead Role in “School 2017”

Kim YooJung may just be taking on her next female lead role in 2017’s “School” series.

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Recently, news sources reported that the child-actor-turned-actress will be taking on the lead role in “School 2017”, a drama from KBS 2TV. YooJung’s representatives spoke up to address the rumors.

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Sidus HQ, Kim YooJung‘ s agency, announced that they are considering about the actress starring in “School 2017”, but will need some time to think. There’s nothing confirmed at the moment.

Back then, one media source reported that she will be appearing as the lead actress on “School 2017”. Meanwhile, “School 2017” is one of the KBS dramas of the “School” series. Also the series is renowned for many actors and actress who got fame through it. “School 2017” plans to complete their auditions and casting very soon. “School 2017” is a story about the real lifestyles of students, friendships, love and the challenges they face. It will start airing in July.

 

Korean Dramas with Plots of Two Characters Acting One Role

Heard of the word “doppelganger”? It means a person who looks exactly like you.

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It seems like a fashion for Korean dramas to have a plot of two characters acting one role, meaning, one character would be offered a life to live another character’s life.

What life would you choose to live when you were given such chance? Can you be sharing your life with somebody else?
Here is a list of dramas with plots as such.

1st – Ruler: Master of the Mask (2017)

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MBC / Star: Yoo SeungHo, Kim SoHyun, Kim MyungSoo (L of Infinite), Yoon SoHee, and Heo JunkHo
The keyword here is “Mask”. The king (Yoo SeungHo) and the lowest class (L of Infinite) wears the same mask in the king’s place. Would there be a collision between them? When will their identity be revealed? Will there be a surprising twist of identity? Many questions are raised by the mysterious plot.

 

2nd- Cinderella Man (2016)

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MBC / Star: Kwon SangWoo, YoonA, Song ChangUi, and Han EunJung
A drama about a guy working in small clothes shop getting to chance to live for a fashion company’s successor who looks exactly the same as him.

 

3rd – Secret Garden (2010)

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SBS / Star: Ha JiWon, HyunBin, Yoon SangHyun, Kim SaRang, Lee PhilLip, and Lee JongSuk
Romance started by a magical change of soul between two main characters, a stunt woman and a rich successor.

 

4th – Who Are You – School 2015 (2015)

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KBS2 / Star: Kim SoHyun, Nam JooHyuk, Yook SeongJae, and Lee PhilMo
An eighteen years old girl’s life was completely changed and the happening in school by her changes.

 

5th – Mask (2015)

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SBS / Star: SooAe, Joo JiHoon, Yeon JungHoon, and Yoo InYoung
A sales woman in a mall meets a woman all dressed up in luxury brands and looks exactly the same as her.

 

Must Read : “Ruler: Master of the Mask” (2017 Drama): Cast & Summary

Is Idols in Drama a Good Idea?

There are many idols who took a part in a drama, however, not all of them got the same comments from the public.

Some were praised highly of their acting, while some where condemned for even joining.

Check out who’s got the best comments, and who’s got to improve.

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Here are the idols who has got the highest praises ever.

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Recently, there was a scene where in he  had to deliver the feelings of anger and sadness in “Ms. Perfect”. Critics say that his emotions were perfectly delivered and the scene where he tried not to cry just made the audience cry more for they could feel the complicated feelings the character felt.

Joy of Red Velvet

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She took the main role in the drama “The Liar and His Lover”, acting out a high school girl in love. Although the ratings aren’t that high, critics say that she delivers the emotion of a young girl quite well.

Yook SungJae of BTS

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It was such a big hit for him to take a role in the drama “The Lonely, Shining Goblin”. Everyone loved the drama as well as his character and the chemistry between the actors. He seemed to fit in pretty well with great actors.

 

And here are idols who’s got to work on acting a bit more.

YuRi of SNSD

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She acted as a lawyer of the main character, and it was a pretty big deal. However, people could not concentrate on the serious plot of the drama whenever she started acting. She said that she would work on it, and she even got personal training to JiSeung, the star of the drama who was also well known for acting well.

V of BTS

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He took a part in a drama “Hwarnag”, and was supposed to act out a carefree boy who has a warm heart but can be weird sometimes. People say that he wasn’t so good, but nor not so terrible. All in all,  he did not get much attention by acting.

Must Read : 9 Idol-Turned-Actors Boasting of Stable Acting

“Circle: Two Worlds Connected” (2017 Drama): Cast & Summary

“Two different worlds. The one truth they’re looking for.”

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tvN is launching their new drama in a risky, yet thrilling, new process. The May 2017 drama will be set in two different time periods, without any overlap. “Circle” will be an hour long per episode, with half set in 2017 and the other half set in the future, 2037. Through this drama, tvN seeks to be the first broadcast station to challenge on the genre of ‘double track’. Instead of the ‘time slip’ genre seen in popular dramas like “W”, “Circle” will be telling two stories back to back each week without any interlacing scenes – creating the new genre called ‘double track’.

Must Read : My Idol Monday: Lee KiKwang of HIGHLIGHT

“Circle” is set to air starting May 22nd at 11:00 pm KST.

 

Circle: Two Worlds Connected (2017)

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Information

Title: Circle / Circle: Yiyeojin Doo Segye / 써클: 이어진 두 세계

Director: Min JinGi

Writer: Kim JinHee, Ryu MoonSang, Park EunMi, Yoo HyeMi

Network: tvN

Runtime: May 22nd ~ TBA (Monday, Tuesday)

# of Episodes: ~16

Language: Korean

 

Summary

Part 1. In the 2017 era called ‘BETA Project’, an alien appears on Earth. The characters get involved in an SF thriller chase for the truth behind the occurrences that happen from the alien’s arrival.

Part 2. Set in the futuristic city of ‘Smart World’ during 2037, emotion is prohibited. In an emotionless world, detectives and partners chase the truth behind strange occurrences.

 

 

Cast

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Yeo JinGu as Kim WooJin

Part 1 Character. College student who investigates and follow the case involving the alien.

 

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Kim KangWoo as Kim JunHyuk

Part 2 Character. A hard working detective from the Smart City future who investigates murder cases.

 

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Gong SeungYeon as Han JungYeon

Part 1 Character. Nicknamed the ‘College of Engineering’s Goddess’, she had a normal student life until her best friend commits suicide. Through the case, she’s introduced to WooJin, and together they seek out the truth behind the death.

 

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HIGHLIGHT’s Lee KiKwang as Lee HoSoo

Part 2 Character. An android security officer of the Smart City Hall who partners up with detective Kim JunHyuk. He stresses stability and the stable care of the Smart City’s system to prevent crime due to lack of emotional control.

 

 

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Kwon HyukSoo

Part 2 Character. The bromance partner to detective Kim JunHyuk.

 

 

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“The Best Hit” (2017 Drama): Cast & Summary

KBS2 is making the next generation of “The Producers” with the hottest stars like Yoon SiYoon, Kim MinJae, ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo, WJSN’s Bona and more!

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After the hit 2015 drama about what goes on in the backstages of the entertainment industry, KBS2 returns with a brand new take on the industry – but they’re focusing on the idols this time! “The Best Hit” will be considered a ‘variety drama’ that’s co-directed by “The Producer” main lead, Cha TaeHyun and the PD from “1 Night 2 Days”, Yoo HoJin. This will be the first time these two creative leaders will be putting on the directors hat of a drama.

Must Read : Photo )) Cha EunWoo & SeolHyun for S/S Collection of Lafuma

With a star-studded cast, let us get you prepped for the upcoming 2017 hit – “The Best Hit”!

 

The Best Hit (2017)

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Introduction

Title: The Best Hit / The Best Shot / ChwaeGoEui HanBang / 최고의 한방

Director: Yoo HoJin & Cha TaeHyun

Writer: Lee YoungChul

Network: KBS2

Runtime: Early June~ TBA

# of Episodes: TBA

Language: Korean

 

Summary

The story centers around youths in their 20’s as they contemplate and struggle in the competitive society in love, life and talking.

Yoon HyunJae is the scandal making member of a popular idol group. Lee JiHoon is a student pretending to be studying for the civil servant exam, when he actually aspires to become an idol singer. The drama centers around their struggles as idols and idol-hopefuls.

 

 

Cast

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Yoon SiYoon as Yoo HyunJae

A member from the popular idol group J2, HyunJae came out of nowhere and gathered a large fandom thanks to his dancing and singing skills. He’s also a serial scandal maker.

 

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Kim MinJae as Lee JiHoon

An idol-hopeful who aspires to become a singer. He pretends to be studying for the civil service exam, but he’s secretly one of the older trainees aspiring to become a singer.

 

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Lee SeYoung as Woo Seung

Civil service exam student of 3 years. A childhood friend of Lee JiHoon, who struggles after mom continues to remarry.

 

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Cha TaeHyun as Lee KwangJae

CEO of World Project. He was once one of the best idol managers, but is now a nobody-CEO of an entertainment company. He’s had a one sided crush on Hong BoHee for over 20 years.

 

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ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo as MJ

A top star in the industry. He often rebels by secretly skipping out on schedules.

 

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WJSN‘s Bona as Do HyeRi

Trainee of Star Punch. Naturally gifted with idol-talents and a beautiful visual.

 

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Dong HyunBae as MC Drill

JiHoon’s trainee friend.

 

Yoon SonHa as Hong BoHee

Lee DukHwa as Lee SoonTae

Lim YeJin as Cathy

Hong KyungMin as Park YoungTae

 

Interesting Facts

Filming began in April. Originally set to air in May, but pushed back to early June.

 

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