Hot Takes From The Noonas Jyjs Kim Jae Joong And Uee Confirmed As Leads For Manhole Drama

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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] JYJ's Kim Jae-joong and UEE confirmed as leads for
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] JYJ's Kim Jae-joong and UEE confirmed as leads for "Manhole - DRama"

The latest time travel drama from KBS has nailed down its leads as Kim Jae-joong and UEE sign on.

"Manhole - Drama" tells the story of Bong-pil (Kim Jae-joong), an unemployed man who mooches off his parents while pretending to study for the civil service exam. Bong-pil time travels into the past (through a manhole?) in an effort to stop the wedding of his lifelong crush, Soo-jin (UEE), set to happen one week into the future.

Shades of "Operation Proposal" notwithstanding, "Manhole - Drama" sounds pretty entertaining, especially with Kim Jae-joong taking on what sounds like a comedic role with the unmotivated but lovestruck, Bong-pil. Kim Jae-joong's last drama was 2015's "Spy - Drama", but he hasn't been in a comedy since his wooden performance in "Protect the Boss" in 2011.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] JYJ's Kim Jae-joong and UEE confirmed as leads for
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] JYJ's Kim Jae-joong and UEE confirmed as leads for "Manhole: Feel So Good"

The latest time travel drama from KBS has nailed down its leads as Kim Jae-joong and UEE sign on.

I'm not sure I can get past the title of this drama, but let me give it a try: "Manhole: Feel So Good" tells the story of Bong-pil (Kim Jae-joong), an unemployed man who mooches off his parents while pretending to study for the civil service exam. Bong-pil time travels into the past (through a manhole?) in an effort to stop the wedding of his lifelong crush, Soo-jin (UEE), set to happen one week into the future.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] tvN courts Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong for time travel medical drama
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] tvN courts Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong for time travel medical drama

After four years away from the small screen, Kim Nam-gil's comeback project might be tvN's latest drama with Kim Ah-joong.

On May 11th, cable network tvN announced plans to produce a new drama to air in July, with offers out to Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong to star. If he accepts, Kim Nam-gil will be cast as a Joseon-era doctor of traditional medicine who is frustrated in his career by his status as the son of a concubine. He travels forward in time to modern-day Seoul where he meets a medical doctor (Kim Ah-joong, if she accepts), who hides her secrets underneath a cold exterior.

JYJs Kim Jaejoong And UEE Confirmed As Leads In Upcoming Time Slip Drama
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JYJs Kim Jaejoong And UEE Confirmed As Leads In Upcoming Time Slip Drama

On June 23, it was confirmed that JYJs Kim Jae Joong and UEE have both been cast as leads in KBSs upcoming time-slip drama called Manhole (tentative title).

KBSs Manhole is a comedy drama about a man who goes back in time to stop a marriage from happening in the present. Kim Jaejoong will be playing the lead male role of Bong Pil, who is a character that has been studying for the civil servant exam for three years and is the neighborhoods token unemployed person. Hes an immature character who doesnt feel the need to grow up and depends heavily on his father, who is a postmaster.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung's stalled drama is now cancelled
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung's stalled drama is now cancelled

After ceasing production at the beginning of March, "Housewife Detective" has now been outright cancelled. Its stars, Jang Nara and Hwang Chan-sung will have their contracts terminated.

"Housewife Detective" started with a table reading in late January. Production trouble did not come to light until the end of March when it was announced that production had been on hold for a month. No explanation was given for the stoppage, but it was deemed temporary. Now, the drama has been officially cancelled.