Hot Takes From The Noonas Lee Byung Hun To Star In Kim Eun Sooks Period Drama Mr Sunshine

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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Eun-sook's period drama,
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Eun-sook's period drama, "Mr. Sunshine"

Lee Byung-hun will finally make a comeback to the small screen in "Mr. Sunshine", the latest from Kim Eun-sook, the writer of "Goblin" and "Descendants of the Sun".

When Kim Eun-sook recently announced her latest project, "Mr. Sunshine", she added that she already had an actor in mind for the lead role. She probably had some inkling at the time that the latest in a long line of enviable leading men would be Lee Byung-hun. Set in the early 1900s, "Mr. Sunshine" tells the story of a star-crossed love between a common soldier in the resistance movement against the Japanese occupation and an aristocrat's daughter.

Lee Byung Hun To Star As Lead In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Upcoming Drama
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Lee Byung Hun To Star As Lead In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Upcoming Drama

Actor Lee Byung Hun has just been cast for the lead role in writer Kim Eun Sooks latest drama, Mr. Sunshine, which means he will be returning to the small screen after eight years. Previously, Kim Eun Sook has written many hit dramas including Descendants of the Sun and Goblin.

On June 24, a representative from the dramas production company confirmed Lee Byung Huns casting. They also revealed that the drama will be set in the 1900s and will tell the story of soldiers who are not written as part of Koreas history.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Cha Seung-won announces drama comeback
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Cha Seung-won announces drama comeback

At a Tokyo fan meeting on April 22nd, Cha Seung-won announced that he would be returning to the small screen in a romantic comedy set to air in late 2017.

While he didn't add any further details, media outlets are reporting that Cha Seung-won will be starring in the latest romcom from the Hong sisters, Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran, writers of his last romantic comedy outing, 2014's "The Greatest Love". The Hong sisters' record has been rocky since then; the uneven "Big" was followed by the entertaining "Master's Sun", while "Warm and Cozy" coasted on its side characters. Hopefully, this one will be a return to form for the Hong sisters, with a strong story grounding their usual comedic antics.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Oh Yeon-seo jumps on Joo Won in first teaser for
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Oh Yeon-seo jumps on Joo Won in first teaser for "My Sassy Girl - Drama"

The first teaser for "My Sassy Girl - Drama" features Joo Won showing off his martial arts skills, and contending with a drunk, out-of-control Oh Yeon-seo.

Recasting "My Sassy Girl" as a sageuk is seeming less and less like a terrible idea with the release of the first teaser. The original story of a hapless college student who is suddenly beset by a pretty, but crazy woman has somehow morphed into a court intrigue, with the Girl becoming the Princess Hyemyeong (Oh Yeon-seo) and Gyeon-woo (Joo Won) becoming a scholar who is supposed to tutor the Crown Prince.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Parallel stories in sci-fi drama
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Parallel stories in sci-fi drama "Circle", with Kim Kang-woo and Yeo Jin-goo

Cable network tvN has released new still cuts of Kim Kang-woo as a detective in 2037 for "Circle".

I'm not sure if it's a good sign or a bad sign that the premise for "Circle" can't be explained so easily. There's murders, the arrival of aliens, a future world split into two and parallel timelines. The first timeline is set in 2017, and centres around Kim Woo-jin (Yeo Jin-goo), a college student who discovers his brother's connection to a series of deaths. He's thrown together with Jeong-yeon (Gong Seung-yeon), who is herself trying to find out what happened to her best friend.