Jo Jung Seok and IU Reportedly in Talks for Weekend Drama The Best Lee Soon Shin

The preliminary 2013 K-drama lists are out from the broadcast networks, with some dramas and castings confirmed and others toggling around from earlier rumors. For example, the period drama Flower and Sword that was rumored to be courting Kim Nam Gil has now switched over to courting Song Seung Heon. Oh boy to that one. The current KBS weekend drama My Daughter Seo Young with Lee Bo Young is doing solid ratings in its time slot and will run for a few more months to wrap up in early April. It’s follow up drama is called The Best Lee Soon Shin and was earlier back in November of 2012 said to be courting Kang Sora and Yoon Sang Hyun for the leads. Now that we’re into 2013, the names that are potentially attached to this drama have spiked my interested whereas before I had none. Jo Jung Seok and IU are said to be in talks as the leads of this weekend drama. It will be set in the entertainment world, with the leading lady a country bumpkin who comes to Seoul and becomes sponsored by a businessman to become a star while the leading man is an already established idol singer. I love this potential pairing so much already, especially since Jo Jung Seok is way overdue for a leading man role, not to mention I already can sense great chemistry between these two talented singer-actors. KBS, make this happen!

The originally rumored pairing of Kang Sora and Yoon Sang Hyun. I couldn’t picture this OTP in a million years. I adore Yoon Sang Hyun but he really shouldn’t be starring with leading ladies as young as Kang Sora. It was already a stretch when he did Take Care of the Young Lady with Yoon Eun Hye. It’s funny how IU was in Dream High while Kang Sora did the unfortunate Dream High 2.


Jo Jung Seok and IU Reportedly in Talks for Weekend Drama The Best Lee Soon Shin — 36 Comments

  1. woo this sounds exciting! i liked IU in dream high…..but i dunno…is she good enough for a leading role? lets hope so!

    AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE JO JUNG SEOK! I’ve been looking forward to see him back on the small screen, i’ve missed my favourite soldier bot :’)

  2. OMG, excuse me Ms Koala while I scream. * screams *
    Now who would care ? Jomo,leah,Gaeina Can I tell you? I can, please?
    As a drama viewer if this happens I would DIE from happiness. Everyone knows I am so in love with Jo Jung Seok. It’s always best to work on dramas you love as you spend so many countless hours per episode including watching it at least 3-4 times.
    Anyway since I am channel managing CDDA. Then I am on for Incarnation of money ( which has FINALLY confirmed Kang Ji Hwan ) then to have the manager I volunteer with for the last 2 years have this viki channel? I am ecstatic. Feb- Kang Ji Hwan. March- Golden Empire which has The Chaser PD/ writing team.April- Jo Jung Seok?
    Me am a really happy contented drama fan now. Yippee doodah.:-)
    Just give me a Hyun Bin and Lee Dong Wook drama in 2013 and I pretty much have no more wishes drama-wise this year.
    Sorry everyone to go off into a tailspin for this. You can tell I am so excited. πŸ™‚

  3. Something about IU from Dream High really reminded me of Nam Gyu Ri…. I don’t know if it’s the acting or the way she spoke but she really reminds me of her…

  4. Oh the horror! SSH will be allowed to destroy another period drama as he destroyed JIN (its not all his fault but I blame him for his he chose to depict his character). Its beats me how he still gets roles when he has zero or very little acting ability.

    I am excited for JJS! I wonder what tiein it will have the famous admiral YinSoon Shin.

  5. Oh wow, a pairing I did not forsee! But I see some awesome chemistry! πŸ˜€ We’re in for a great OST. Jo Jung Seok has an amazing voice that brings chills to your spine. Too bad we didn’t really hear it in King 2 Heart but I downloaded all his songs from What’s Up. :))

    From what I heard Yoon Sang Hyun is starring in I Love You Ahjussi, which is also centers on the entertainment world. He’s like the lead of a band of older generation idols rivaling younger idol bands πŸ˜€ I think that’s more age appropriate for him.

  6. To go from Kim Nam Gil to SSH is a HUGE DOWNGRADE

    It’s not like Dr. Jin was a monster success. Did they not learn that sageuk + SSH do not mix?

  7. So funny your reaction to SSH. I actually “Yipped!” when I read it.
    He really needs to just.stop.saguek.acting. Or to put it nicely, SSH has a huge opportunity in 2013 to jumpstart his acting career by starring in a light romcom with a beautiful appropriately aged co-star.
    Or he could play a father for a change. Something that won’t make me want to throw something at him on screen.

    IU + JJS = LIGHT LOVE HAPPINESS even though she is a tad too young right now. I would prefer a more experienced actress who can play young. I am guessing it won’t happen. As long as JJS stays attached I will be satisfied.

  8. Ugh… KNG why did you say NOOOOO to Flower and Sword. It will be perfect for you as we can finally see you in drama land and mane of glory hair. SSH please please NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!! to Flower and Sword period drama. You should know better that you will ruin another period drama after Dr. Jin. How about another modern rom-com drama will be sooo soooo soooooo much better for you.

    Hrmm.. I have not seen Dream High nor The King 2 Hearts. So, I am happy for those who are happy that they like the OTP of JJS and IU. I am gonna pass on that one… It is more that I am waiting to see what else is kdrama have in store for us.

  9. I love creating perfect casts in my mind, but never in a million years would have thought about these two. Now I can picture and it looks so promising! Random, but awesome! Please let this be true!!! They’re both gorgeus and talented. Didn’t like the drama, but loved IU in DH. And JJS is fantastic!

    Great way to start 2013!!! Now give me my Lee Dong Wook + Moon Chae Won and Hyun Bin + Son Ye Jin collaborations, Drama Gods! πŸ™‚

  10. I’m so looking forward this, when i heard that kang sora was going to be the lead i was like ok i won’t watch ,when i hear about IU was thinking mmm maybe i might like this , she is a good singer and i like her cameo in salamander guru but when i hear JJS i was literally spazzing , please make it real πŸ™‚

  11. oh. i want IU and Jo Jung Seok but I prefer Kang Sora, but not with that old guy.(no offense)…anyway i’ll watch when it comes excited for this news. Thanks!!! πŸ˜€

  12. I liked IU in Dream High, and I love, love, LOVE Jo Jung Suk!! πŸ˜€ SO HAPPY to hear that he’s potentially starring in a drama!! I would watch anything he’s in πŸ˜€

  13. Flower and Sword plot really great..Truthfully.,I also hope KNG will take the role..He fit the character more than SSH..When will KNG comeback!!

  14. I am so happy to hear that he could get the main lead spot <3
    As for IU I don't think she is ready yet to have a main lead, plus she looks like a kid! Kang Sora would have been a better choice!

  15. hahaha the unfortunate case that is dream high 2. i wanted to punish myself for watching 3 episodes of dream high 2 =/ it must be because i enjoyed watching part 1 i had so much expectations for the second one.

  16. I can’t wait to watch this couple. I think that they will look awesome together.

    I think it’s fate for them to be paired together. Both were in dramas dealing with singing and the entertainment business. And they both had a drama with Lee Yoon Ji. IU and her in Dream High, Jo Jung Seok and her in King 2 Hearts. Maybe Lee Yoon Ji will also be casted in this drama too…wishful thinking.

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