In The Know with Purplenette

 Heaven’s Order
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Lee Dong Wook (My Girl, Scent of a Woman), Song Ji Hyo (Goong, Gye Baek), and Yoon Jin Yi (A Gentleman’s Dignity) are cast in Heaven’s Order which will air on KBS2 on Wed. and Thu. following Iris 2 in April.  It is directed by Lee Jin Suh who also directed Baby-faced Beauty.  The writer is Choi Min Ki who has worked with Lee Jin Suh on Birth of the Rich.  Im Seulong (Welcome to the Show) from 2AM has been cast as the Crown Prince. The cast also includes Song Jong Ho (Reply 1997, The Princess’ Man), Kang Byul (Rooftop Prince), Choi Phillip (The Empress), Kwon Hyun Sang (Vampire Prosecutor 2, King2Hearts), and Sung Woong (Holy Land, Dangerous Women).

The drama is a historical, medical, suspense thriller.  It is said to be a Joseon version of The Chaser.  Choi Won (Lee Dong Wook) is a doctor who is trying to save his daughter of an incurable disease.  He has raised her alone since his wife died.  He is a royal doctor who gets caught in a plot to poison King Injong and is made a fugitive. Hong Da In (Song Ji Hyo) is a nurse that falls in love with Choi Won.  So Baek (Yoon Jin Yi) plays the daughter of a leader of outlaws that ends up on the run with Choi Won and also falls in love.

  

Although my favorite genres do not include historical or medical, I WILL be watching this.  It has some of my favorite actors and actresses and I can’t pass up a chance to watch them in action.
Hide and Seek
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Kang Dong Won (Psychic, 1% of Anything) will be taking his first role since his release from the military in a short film called Hide and SeekShin Min Ah (Arang and the Magistrate, My Girlfriend is Gumiho) will also be starring in this film directed by Kim Ji Woon who also directed The Good, The Bad, The Weird and I Saw the Devil.  It is a short action thriller production that is made for ScreenX which are some 360-degree, dome theater surround screens and sound theater technology. Lee Som (Ghost,White Christmas) is also in this short film.

X (Kang Dong Won) is an agent who transfers packages with unknown contents.  Mia (Shin Mih Ah) is X’s girlfriend and Fingers (Lee Som) is his fellow agent and handler.  There is not much more information, except that there will be an amazing chase.

Oh, I hope someone subs this!!!
Friend 2

Sequel to Friend (2001)

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Kim Woo Bin (School 2013, White Christmas) and Yoo Oh Sung (Friend, Faith) are to star in Gwak Kyung Taek’s sequel movie Friend 2.  Release date is not out yet.  The original Friend drew over 8 million viewers and is believed to be a legend in the Korean film industry.  The original story is about four friends who grew up together from high school.  Two of the friends, Dong Su (Jang Dong Gun) and Lee Jeong Suk (Yoo Oh Sung), find different paths in life and become rivals. The sequel will be a continuation of the story.

Sung Hoon (Kim Woo Bin), the son of Dong Su (not in the sequel), meets Jeong Suk (Yoo Oh Sung) in prison and is involved in a series of incidents.  There really wasn't that much information on the continued plot. 

I haven’t seen the first one, but this really makes me want to.  I wonder if I can find it with English Subs.  It was said that Lee Min Ho turned down Kim Woo Bin’s character. I think that is a good thing, because I think Kim Woo Bin as Jang Dong Gun’s son is more believable.

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Junhyung of Beast and Ha Yeon Su (Very Ordinary Couple) are cast in Mnet’s first music drama series called Monstar which will start airing April 6.  The director is Kim Won Seok who also directed Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Cinderella’s Sister.  The writer is Jung Yun Joneg who also wrote Arang and the Magistrate.

Monstar will be a series that will feature a mix of music from all eras and follow the lives of the youth chasing their dreams of music, love, and friendship.  Yoon Sul Chan (Junhyung) is the lead singer of a top idol group called Men in Black (BTOB’s Minhyuk, Changseob, Hyunsik and Sungjae are in the band also).  He carries a deep emotional scar and has a temper which causes an incident that forces him back to high school.  Min Se Yi (Ha Yeon Su) is a new Korean high school student from New Zealand.  She feels happiest when she sings and is paired with Yoon Sul Chan.  She joins his band and becomes involved in his life.

It sounds like a cross between Shut Up Flower Boy Band and Dream High.  I’m all in especially if it has good music.  I also like the dramas in which the director and writer have participated.
At the End of the World
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Yoon Je Moon (Iris, Iris 2, King2Hearts) will star in JTBC’s At the End of the World which will start airing March 16.  The director is Ahn Pan Seok who also directed White Tower which is a highly regarded medical drama.  The screen writer is Hye Ryun who based it on a Korean novel called “Infectious Disease” by Bae Young Ik that was published in 2010.

Kang Jo Hun, formerly an officer in the military police, is the chief of epidemiological investigation at the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He loses his love to a new virus and leads the investigation once the epidemic breaks out.





Seems interesting.  The Virus and now this makes me hope this isn't the start of a lot of dooms day dramas.  You remember not too long ago how there were a ridiculous amount of time shift dramas. I really like Yoon Je Moon though, so I will probably end up watching it at some point especially since for once he is the lead actor.

So there is the update on upcoming dramas and movies.  Are there any that you are interested in seeing?




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    jpdramas13 Mar 19, 2013

    I can't wait for Monstar to come out!

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    yourebeautiful Mar 19, 2013

    Hide and Seek looks promising :D

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    Kachiiing Mar 19, 2013

    First of all, thank you for the article purplenette. None of these dramas tickle my boat (at least by the descriptions anyway) and I'm praying something good is released this year. I fear my love for asian dramas is not as strong as it once was :/

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    mutya Mar 19, 2013

    Th-th-th-thank you purplenette!!!!!... ;)

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    sam30317 Mar 19, 2013

    Welp, "Monstar" is the only thing Im excited for. I dont know any of the characters in the show, but the plot sounds more exciting.

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    RuRuRu Mar 19, 2013

    CANT WAIT FOR MONSTAR!!!^0^ *excited much? lol xD

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    Blueoblivionx Mar 19, 2013

    Aaah Kim Jee-Woon and Shin Min-Ah. So excited <3

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    christypop Mar 18, 2013

    I feel like Kim Woo Bin is getting typecasted but I'm still going to when Friend 2.

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    suzurancrow Mar 18, 2013

    If it has Kim Woo Bin in it, I'm watching it regardless of the plot ;D I've been waiting for him to do something new ^__^

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    akai-kitsune Mar 18, 2013

    Want to watch the drama with Song Jong Ho. I don't know, but I loved him in Princess Man and Reply.

    Kang Dong Won in a new movie? Its like a dream. Now if only Won Bin would do a new movie or even a drama.

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    DiaNine Mar 18, 2013

    Song Ji Hyo, why must it be another historical drama, why!?

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    addicted2dramas Mar 18, 2013

    I've been waiting for a good Lee Dong Wook drama. Hope this one delivers! :D

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    Mareina Mar 18, 2013

    Most excited about heaven's order! Plot sounds good and cast is awesome =D

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    Ginger Mar 18, 2013

    Friend 2 is interesting...I'm really hope it's by the same director how did the 1st movie & the drama ^^

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      neaa Mar 18, 2013

      Plus it has Woo bin .. an icing on the cake!

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      purplenette Mar 18, 2013

      It is the same director.

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      Ginger Mar 18, 2013

      yahoooooooooooo its gonna be a masterpiece ^^
      and I'm glad Lee Min Ho refused it I prefer Woo Bin <3

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      neaa Mar 18, 2013

      genger.. i can't agree more

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    StephStephieTeff Mar 17, 2013

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