Like it or not, this drama is actually happening. No, I’m not talking about the potentially cringe-worthy Beautiful Man with Jang Geun Seok, though this one might make the same timeslot double the pain for K-drama viewers. This casting has been just confirmed on the down low and not “official”, but this is going to be the final main cast for the upcoming period K-drama Age of Feeling (Inspiring Generation). After being burned by the halted production of City Conquest, Kim Hyun Joong isn’t going to let his general lack of acting prowess hold him back and he’s been confirmed to headline the drama that has lost two leading men in Lee Jun Ki (off to Two Weeks) and Kwon Sang Woo (taking a turn with Medical Top Team) already due to the delay in pre-production readiness. The drama is based on a manhwa of the same name by the author of the manhwa that was later adapted into the iconic fusion sageuk Damo. The story is centered around a Korean living in Shanghai in the 1930s and is a street hooligan who is secretly a patriot for Korean causes. The main cast has been lined up quietly with Kim Hyung Joon reuniting with his Boys Before Flowers cast mate Kim So Eun who will be playing his leading lady here. The other male leads are reliable stalwart Han Jung Soo (from Chuno and Prosecutor Princess) and fast rising Yoon Hyun Min from Cruel City (his Soo was the bromance of the year with Jung Kyung Ho). Rounding out the main cast will be Im Soo Hyang (New Tales of the Gisaeng and IRIS 2) as the second female lead. Directing will be the PD who did He Who Can’t Marry and Call of the Country. Age of Feeling will airing on KBS starting in late November following the melodrama Secret on Wed-Thurs. If all the line ups are confirmed, then this drama will go head-to-head with Man From Another Star starring Kim Soo Hyun on SBS and Beautiful Man starring Jang Geun Seok on MBC. People, just the thought of three major pretty boys in Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Soo Hyun, and Jang Geun Seok going up against each other for rating supremacy makes me die of the lulz. So you heard it here first, get ready for some epic……something to go down.