par purplenette, août 23, 2015

Here are some dramas for September

and one for the end of August

Second Time Twenty Years Old


Choi Ji Woo (TemptationThe Suspicious Housekeeper), Choi Won Young (I Remember YouKill Me, Heal Me) and Lee Sang Yoon (Liar GameAngel Eyes) are to be in the tvN drama, Second Time Twenty Years Old starting August 28.  The writer is So Hyun Kyung, who wrote Two Weeks and 49 Days, as well as several other well known dramas.  The director is Kim Hyung Sik, who also directed Secret Door and worked with Choi Ji Woo in The Suspicious Housekeeper.

Plot: Ha No Ra (Choi Ji Woo) is a 38-year-old housewife who decides to go back to school and experience college life.  She got married and became a mother at the age of 19.  She is accepted into the same college as her 20 year old son and his girlfriend.  No Ra's husband, Kim Woo Chul (Choi Won Young) and her first love, Cha Hyun Suk (Lee Sang Yoon) are also professors in that college.


This looks like it will be funny.  I am not really into rom-coms, but I'm sure this will be wonderful for all of you romantic comedy genre lovers.



Cha Hwa Yun, who has been in numerous supporting roles, will now take the lead the in MBC weekend drama, Mom. It starts on September 5 after Make a Woman Cry ends.  The director is Oh Kyung Hoon.  The writer is Kim Jun Soo, who also wrote The Firstborn and If Tomorrow Comes

Plot: Jung-Ae (Cha Hwa-Yeon) sacrificed her life to raise her 4 children by herself.  However, now that they are grown none of them really care about her and only want her fortune.  

The only other information I could find is that: Jang Seo Hee will play Kim Yoon-Hee, who is the first daughter. Kim Suk Hoon will play Kim Young Jae, who is the first son.  Lee Tae Sung will play Kim Gang-Jae, who is the second son.  I couldn't find information on the 4th child.  This will be Lee Tae Sung's first drama since his return from military service.

No trailer at this time.

I am all in for the reason that Lee Tae Sung is in this and I absolutely love him.  Plus, the story does sound interesting.

My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol


Baek Jin Hee (Pride and PrejudiceTriangle) and Yoon Hyun Min (Falling for InnocenceDiscovery of Romance) will lead the MBC Saturday and Sunday drama, My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol. It starts September 5 after Flower of the Queen ends.  It will be Yoon Hyun Min's first leading role.  One of the directors Baek Ho Min and writer, Kim Soon Ok worked together on Come! Jang Bo Ri. Kim Soon Ok is known for writing family, makjang dramas that have high ratings.  The other director is Lee Jae Jin, who also directed Oh Ja Ryong is Coming.

Plot: Geum Sa Weol (Baek Jin Hee) is a cheerful, bright, and  genius architect. She's trying to reunite her family, since it was torn apart by hate and revenge.  Kang Chan Bin (Yoon Hyun Min) is a second-generation chaebol and the director of a construction company.  He is attracted to Geum Sa Wol, who was born on the same day as him and so is fated to love him. 

I am so watching this drama!  I am too excited.  I love makjang dramas and Jang Bo Ri is one of my favorites, so seeing the writer/director team back in action is daebak.  Baek Jin Hee is one of my favorite actresses.  I have adored Yoon Hyun Min from the first time I saw him in Cruel City.  I love that his lead role is going to be in this drama.  Can't wait.

She Was Pretty


After appearing as brother and sister in the highly acclaimed MBC drama, Kill Me, Heal MeHwang Jung Eum (Secret) and Park Seo Joon (Witch's Romance) will be leads in the new MBC drama 'She was Pretty'. It will be starting  on September 16 after Scholar Who Walks the Night ends.  The director is Jung Dae Yoon, who also directed Cunning Single Lady and King2Hearts among others.  The writer is Jo Sung Hee. 

Plot: Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) was a beautiful young girl who's family goes bankrupt. Due to working many part time jobs and the inherited "ugly" gene, she loses her beauty.  Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) was a socially awkward nerd who was 10 cm shorter and 10 kg heavier as a teenager.  As and adult Sung Joon looks like a model and becomes a copywriter for a magazine.  

No trailers at this time, but here is a script reading picture:  


I am so torn with this drama.  For me Hwang Jung Eum is a hit and miss.  I liked her in Secret and didn't hate her in Kill Me, Heal Me, but I'm far from liking her as an actress.  Plus, Siwon comes across as sleezy/cheesy to me and blah.  However, I am a fan of Go Joon Hee and Park Seo Joon.  I am not really into dramas based on looks.  na ottokae?

The Innkeeper


Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go CrazyFated to Love You) and Han Chae Ah (You are the Only OneThe Bridal Mask) will star in KBS2 sageuk drama, The Innkeeper, which starts September 23, is taking the Wednesday/Thursday slot when Assembly ends.  The Director is Kim Jong Sun, who has a lot of sageuk experience since he also directed Dae Jo Yeong and King and Rain to name a few.  The story is based on the novel "Gaekju" by Kim Joo Young, which was published from June of 1979 to February of 1983 in the daily newspaper "The Seoul Shinmun".  The script adaptation is written by Jung Sung Hee, featuring the lives of tradesmen in the late Joseon era. Kim Min Jung (Gap Dong) and Yoo Oh Sung (SpyJoseon Gunman) will also be in the drama.

Plot: Cheon Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) is a man who comes from modest origins but after inheriting an unused inn turns himself into a wealthy and influential business man.  Bong Sam is known to be tough and not to give in to threats or political influence.  Jo So Sa (Han Chae Ah) is Bong Sam's love interest.  Mae Wol (Kim Min Jung) is an ambitious woman who becomes ruthless for the love of a man.  She becomes influential with Empress Myeongseong which affects Bong Sam's road to greatness.   

No trailers at this time, but here is a script reading picture:


I'm sure those of you that regularly read my articles know that I am not into saeguk dramas, but this sounds like a good one.  I loved Maids because it wasn't typical.  This also doesn't sound typical.  I like the cast also.  I will probably wait for comments to decide if I should watch it.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that Yoo Oh Sung is in it.  



Kim Young Kwang (PinnocchioPlus Nine Boys), Jung So Min (Big ManCan We get Married?), Ha Suk Jin (Legendary WitchThe Woman Who Married Three Times), Cha In Pyo (Endless LoveI Need a Fairy), Kim Sang Ho (Doctor StrangerCity Hunter), Kim Hye Eun (Unkind WomenJing Bi Rock), Yoon Joo Hee (Run Jang MiOne Warm Word), Kim Jung Hwa (Dating Agency: CyranoGood Job, Good Job), Lee Sung Yeol (High School: Love OnPlease Remember, Princess), and Lee Kyeong Yeong (Hidden IdentityIncomplete Life) will appear in JTBC drama, D-day. It starts on September 18, taking the Friday/Saturday slot, when Last ends.  The director is Jang Yong Woo, who also directed If Tomorrow Comes.  The writer is Hwang Eun Kyung, who also wrote City Hunter

Plot: DMAT (disaster medical assistance team) is the center of the drama as a natural disaster hits Seoul.Lee Hae Sung (Kim Young Kwang) is a general surgeon who works in a top cancer hospital, but is drawn to emergency care.  Han Woo Jin (Ha Suk Jin) is Hae Sung's sunbae in general surgery.  Jung Ddol Mi (Jung So Min) is an orthopedic surgeon with a lovable personality.  Eun So Yul (Kim Jung Hwa) treats the victims of the disaster for psychological trauma.  Park Keon (Lee Kyeong Yeong) is the hospital director who specializes in neurosurgery.  

Other emergency personnel and victims of the disaster include:

Goo Ja Hyuk (Cha In Pyo)

Choi Il Sub (Kim Sang Ho)

Kang Joo Ran (Kim Hye Eun)

Park Ji Na (Yoon Joo Hee)

An Dae Gil (Lee Sung Yeol)


I like these types of dramas, but I am unsure as to whether I will watch this or not.  

Ok.  Usually I stop here and ask if any of the dramas coming up in the next month interest you, but first I just have to lay something on ya.  

The rest of the year is going to be great.  So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah are scheduled to be in a drama together.  Yoo Ah In and Byun Yo Han are also going to be in a drama together (total pervy noona fangirling here). The next in the Reply series (1988) is coming.  Also, Lee Dong Wook and Park Hae Jin will be in Bubblegum and Cheese in a Trap respectively.  I'm sorry I didn't really name any actresses, but most of my favorite actresses have already been in dramas this year.  So...

Which one of the September dramas look interesting to you and are you as excited as I am about what is coming during the end of 2015?

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