Lee Hong Ki and Park Min Woo to Become Modern Farmers for SBS Weekends this Fall

I can’t believe SBS is dangling Lee Hong Ki in front of me so I’ll pencil the network in for the Fall season already. Aish, I hate committing so early, like all drama players it’s safer to play hard-to-get, yes? I’m also currently annoyed with SBS for its Mon-Tues offering that almost fried my brain so it’s a double ask of me to be all-in on the mere mention of Lee Hong Ki returning in a SBS weekend drama. Alas my willpower is weak when it comes to him mostly due to his last drama Bride of the Century being so unexpectedly fantastic from start to finish. That left such a great taste in my mouth I just want another bite of whatever Hong Ki is cooking up. The SBS weekend drama in question is called Modern Farmer and tells the story of a rock band that ends up in the countryside as farmers. Not sure if it’s actual farmers or just pretending to be farmers but is described as funny and heartwarming.

When I think “sent down to the farm”, my brain floats first to Yoon Eun Hye in Vineyard Man, then to T-ara with their song “Countryside Life”, and finally the fish out of water set up executed deftly in Secretly, Greatly with Kim Soo Hyun playing a North Korean agent turned countryside doofus. While most weekend dramas are family stories and tend to run upwards of 30-episodes and usually hitting 50-episodes, Modern Farmer will be a tight 20-episode affair which SBS does more often than the other two prime time networks. In recent years it had Cheongdamdong Alice and Angel Eyes both with 20-episodes airing on the weekend, and Birth Secret was even an 18-episode drama. The PD is a SBS veteran who recently directed Goddess of Marriage while the screenwriter has plenty of hits and misses under his belt with Fashion King, Super Rookie, Sweet Spy, and What Happened in Bali. Modern Farmer is slated to premiere in mid-October so there is still plenty of time to iron out the kinks in the concept plus land a great leading lady for Hong Ki.

Hong Ki played a chaebol in BotC so his onscreen persona had normal black hair and dressed in suits and tweedy outfits. But for Modern Farmer, I’m guessing the real life wild Hong Ki style will peek out more likely starting with a brighter hair color. Joining Hong Ki in the farming rock band is rising actor Park Min Woo. He’s got such a sweet smile and I’ve enjoyed his recent dramas like a cameo in Flower Grandpa Investigation and a small part in Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident. He’s currently in the reality show Roommates where I hear he’s quite a breakout star.

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Lee Hong Ki and Park Min Woo to Become Modern Farmers for SBS Weekends this Fall — 22 Comments

    • I know many people did not like Lee Hong Ki as Jeremy in You’re Beautiful. But I love love love him in that role. So I feel that Lee Hong Ki totally rocks the blonde do 😀

      • What do you mean? From what I see, most people LOVE him as Jeremy and love the bus scene.

  1. Thanks for the news. Didn’t he say he didn’t want to do acting anymore? I guess playing a rock star is a compromise. His handlers were probably telling he had to take the roles while they were being offered. He is so hot right now.

    He’s like perfect eggs and ham to me. I like him blond. I like him brunette. I like him on the weekend. I like him in the work week. I like him anytime and anyhow, Koala, I am.

    Adding the rooster (from Flower Boy Raymeon Shop) is fantastic!

    • Yes! I also read/heard that news, that at least he was going to take a break on acting… anyway I adore him on BotC and still remember his role on YB as Jeremy, as well as his performance on the two films he’s starred in (I liked especially the most recent, Heaven’s rock or sth like that, but the first one was also nice!)… BUT (as I wrote on anohter site) I’d like to see him on a more challenging role…morethe “villain” kind…yeah he’d probably wouldn’t get the girl at the end (unless dramaland wants to surprise us somehow and change the rules, for once)but I still think it’d be a nice change…just a thought… I mean, who doesn’t love the happy endings and the good guys after all…but life isn’t always fair right?

    • Yes! I also read/heard that news, that at least he was going to take a break on acting… anyway I adore him on BotC and still remember his role on YB as Jeremy, as well as his performance on the two films he’s starred in (I liked especially the most recent, Heaven’s rock or sth like that, but the first one was also nice!)… BUT (as I wrote on another site) I’d like to see him on a more challenging role…more the “villain” kind of role…yeah he probably wouldn’t get the girl at the end (unless dramaland wants to surprise us somehow and change the rules, for once) but I still think it’d be a nice change…just a thought… I mean, who doesn’t love the happy endings and the good guys after all…but life isn’t always fair right?

    • Let’s hope they learned a lesson from FK. Sometimes even if you already filmed your ending – if it sucks, admit it and refilm.

      That whole show was a complete waste. If they had ended it satisfactorally, it may have been saved from the “NEVER EVER EVER WATCH THIS!” list.

      • i put ‘the heirs’ on NEVER EVER EVER WATCH THIS AGAIN the ending suck LOL

    • I don’t think the writer Kim Ki-ho in question is the one with the beautiful mind that gave us “Fashion King.” There’s a sitcom writer of the same name who penned TVN’s “Blue Tower” series.

  2. Jeremy was my favourite thing about You’re Beautiful, Crazy Chicken Ba-wool was my favourite thing about Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. But of them in a drama, sold.

  3. i dunno, the writing is so important and Fashion King was so…ugh…my expectations are low but i will watch it because i’ve liked hongki’s other projects

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