Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Confirmed by SBS Insiders for Man From the Stars

Man, K-ent with its bombshell news cycles just love to screw with my sleep patterns. Before calling it a night, out came the news from Korea that the December SBS drama Man From the Stars has confirmed the long rumored leads in Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun. As everyone knows by now, this would reunite them from the hit caper movie The Thieves, where they played members of the same criminal enterprise. She was the sunbae cat burgler, he was the hoobae with a crush on her. It was cute, there was a hot kiss and some boob adjusting, but ultimate it was all teasing and no sizzle and just fizzled at the end around the same time the entire movie fizzled. But they had chemistry all right, and whatever the reasons are that lured top actress Jeon Ji Hyun back to television after a 14 (!) year hiatus since she did Happy Together with Song Seung Heon and Lee Byung Hun back in 1999, she’s decided this alien fantasy tale is the right vehicle for her. I hesitate to call it time-traveling because the general synopsis says an alien with perfect looks and enhanced physical abilities such as hearing, speed, and sight lands on Earth in the Joseon dynasty. He spends four hundred years living amongst the humans and in the modern day and age of 2013, he meets an actress and they fall in love. So basically its a Korean version of Superman and instead of a reporter Lois Lane will be an actress instead. I adore both Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun so this drama better have a good script and decent directing because I already know SBS is going to pour money into it and market it like heck considering the A-listers headlining it. It’s slated to air on Wed-Thurs after Those Who Wear the Crown, Must Withstand the Weight: The Heirs, and will likely compete head on with Age of FeelingΒ on KBS with Kim Hyun Joong, Im Soo Hyang, and Kim So Eun, as well as Beautiful Man with Jang Geun Seok and whatever leading lady MBC manages to land. Directing Man from the Stars is the PD who did Tree with Deep Roots and Painter of the Wind, while writing is the screenwriter who did Queen of Housewives, Queen of Reversals, and You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly. Can I say how much I’m looking forward to this with sincere anticipation and no snark (yet).

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Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Confirmed by SBS Insiders for Man From the Stars — 20 Comments

  1. oh wow…!! I can’t believe till it happens.. lol… I’m pretty sure it’s not easy to get JJH to play in a small screen, but they finally did it!

  2. Oh man.
    This is the most anticipated show for me — even over heirs, beautiful man, or age of feeling, all of whom consist of beautiful leading men. Jang Geun Seok just needs to tone his usual outlandish style.

    See, in my mind, kim soo hyun and jeon ji hyun are such a hot pairing.
    So, sexy otp, check. unique backdrop. check. good director, check. comedic writer, check.
    And then you add in qualities of comic book heros and i am sold.

    • DITTO!! the other dramas are off-putting to me, eye-candy be damned, that it’s really no contest. these two are the icing on the cake, was already kinda sold on the premise.

  3. Wow thanks so much for the update Ms Koala! I come to your site every day to see all your news updates which I would have no clue about otherwise! Thank you πŸ™‚

    This is well exciting, these two were the best part of that movie so I am excited to see them together again!

  4. Ok…. keeping my expectations low…. keep my expectations low…. nevermind (jumping n arm flaring all over the place) this is going to be awsome.
    I really like their chemistry in The Thieves is a shame the movie was all over the place and their interactions as a wannabe couple was a total of 10 mins.
    Please drama Gods make their second go around a big success.

  5. I cannot even believe it.
    No matter how bad the writing, camera work, music, etc, this will be something wonderful to watch because of this pair, but with these writers and directors?
    It just might be dramagasm for all.

  6. Watch, next year’s gig will be aliens.
    Arang n magistrate was 1 year before the ghost gig of this year. Operation proposal preceeded the other time travelling dramas by a few months (It aire in February 2012). Lets see if aliens are the next trend πŸ™‚

  7. Just look at Man from the Star
    PD.,Writer..,Kim Soo Hyun’s Aura.., & Jeon Ji Hyun comeback after 14 years… all about this are more than perfect to attract viewers..Seriously who can denied all of this amazing combination… I just can say SBS is on it way to create another Ratings Monster drama…and to add more..KSH’s drama only against head to head with such a crappy actor like Kim Hyun Joong and Jang Geun Suk…Without a doubt.,Netizen will tune to SBS’s Man From The Star…100%..

  8. i can’t help but be disapointed, i love them both individually but i failed to see any sort of chemistry between them in the movie.

    • I’m fine with noona loves as long as show doesn’t feel the need to make them up to look older and less attractive as to drive the theme home.
      There’s alot of older women, younger men pairings in real life. Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun are 6 years apart but she looks exceptionally good for her age. I mean, she should. She’s still young.

  9. yey! finally,it’s confirmed!
    I miss seeing Kim Soo Hyun in TV and now all I have to do is wait until December.yesss!
    okay,I miss Sassy girl too.
    This is just AWESOME! πŸ˜€

  10. Oh wow!!! I thought jjh’s coming back to the small screen would never happen. I too am on the I will believe it when I see episode one air or I guess teasers. I hope the script is really good. Please drama gods!!!

  11. You gotta be kidding! Is that the general plot? So, it would require CGI effects or something, will this be the first for Korean drama? Holy cow! Whoever think of that should really be prepared. Anyway, aside from the leads, the story seems outrageous! Hehehe. Good luck to them!

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