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[KDrama~2011] The Greatest Love / Best Love
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* Title: 최고의 사랑 / Choegoui Sarang / The Greatest Love
* Chinese Title : 最伟大的爱 / 最佳爱情
* Also known as: Best Love
* Previously known as: 애정의 발견 / The Discovery of Affection
* Director: Park Hong-Kyun, Lee Dong-Yoon
* Writer: Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jeong-Eun
* Genre: Romance, comedy
* Episodes: 16
* Broadcast network: MBC
* Broadcast period: 2011-May-04 to 2011-June-23
* Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 21:55





Synopsis
Ae Jung was once the most popular member of girl band The National Treasure Girls. However 10 years ago the band broke up and she received most of the blame. Despite her warm personality her career has suffered ever since and she now spends her time fighting for air time on variety shows. Dokko Jin is a top movie star at the height of his career. The two meet and become involved in each other’s careers. Yoon Pil Joo is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but agrees to make a dating show. Dokko Jin helps get Ae Jung a role on a new reality show called Couple Making. Pil Joo is the bachelor being set up on Couple Making. Both men fall for Ae Jung both off and on the screen.



Main Cast

* Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung


* Cha Seung Won as Dok Ko-Jin


* Yoo In Na as Kang Se-Ri


* Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo





Additional Cast
Jung Joon Ha as Goo Ae Wan (Ae Jung’s brother/manager)
Park Won Sook as Pil Joo’s mother
Choi Hwa Jung as Representative Moon
Lee Hee Jin as Jenny
Im Ji Kyu as Kim Jae Suk
Bae Seul Gi as Han Mi Na
Yang Han Yeol as Goo Hyung Kyu
Choi Sung Min as Kim Eun Ho PD
Kim Mi Jin as Producer Han Myung Jung
Jung Man Shik as Manager Jang
Ryu Hyo Young as Ha Roo Mi
Han Jin Hee as Goo Ja Chul


Cameos
Lee Seung Ki as himself
Brian (브라이언) as Kang Min
Park Si Yeon as Kim Hee Jin
Ho Ran (호란) as radio DJ
Lee Je In (이제인)
Kim Sung Joo (김성주)
Jung Yoon Ki (정윤기)
Lee Byung Jin (이병진)
Jang Hang Joon
Jung Doo Hong (정두홍)
Kim Goo Ra (김구라)
Lee Hwi Jae
Park Mi Sun
Lee Kyung Shil
Jo Hyung Gi (조형기)
Kim Ji Sun (김지선)
Jo Hye Ryun
Ji Sang Ryul
Kim Hyun Chul (김현철)
Park Kyung Rim
Kim Shin Young (김신영)





Awards
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Drama of the Year
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Mini Series Top Excellence Award, Actor (Cha Seung Won)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Mini Series Top Excellence Award, Actress (Gong Hyo Jin)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Actor Award (Yang Han Yeol)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year Award (Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Gong Hyo Jin)


http://asianwiki.com/The_Greatest_Love
http://www.koreandrama.org/?p=7684




Posted 2/17/11
I don't care about Lee Seung Gi. :/

I'm just happy that the Hong sisters are coming out with a new drama.
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Posted 2/17/11
Will wait to see this drama...Really like most of the Hong Sister Kdrama..
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Posted 2/18/11
YEYY!!! da hong sisters are back!!!!
2011 got something I can now Look forward tooo....
And guess wat Lee Seungi Gi is also der!!! (wasn't dat much of a fan but he got me in frm MGIAG))
Can't wait!!!
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Kong Hyo-jin and Lee Seung-gi as rating relief pitchers



Kong Hyo-jin and Lee Seung-gi will set out as rating relief pitchers.

The two people are most likely candidates for the MBC drama due this June, "The Discovery of Love". They are currently adjusting minor details. They haven't signed contracts yet but chances of them being on board are very high.

Kong Hyo-jin is known as the viewer rating magnet. That is because of the fact that every MBC drama she has done had an average of 20% or more. Even the drama "Pasta" last January started off with a single digit rate but when it finished, it was near 30%.

This is the first MBC drama for Lee Seung-gi. He confirmed his abilities in SBS. SBS 'Shining Inheritance" in 2009 he was lead in went up to 45% and "My Girlfriend is a Gumi" also recorded mid 20%. The drama they are to cast in is a romantic comedy with the entertainment at base.

Park Hong-gyoon from "Queen Seon-deok" will be directing and sister writers Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran from "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" will have the scripts.

Lee Seung-gi and the Hong sisters have once worked in the drama mentioned above. Their tight relationship also helped Lee Seung-gi come on board for the new drama.

MBC has been in a rating slump for the past year. "My Princess" with two top stars Kim Tae-hee and Song Seung-heon even didn't make it to 20%. To reinstate MBC to "drama kingdom", the Kong Hyo-jin and Lee Seung-gi card is something different.

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Ohh I remember her from Hello my teacher
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Lee Seung-gi won’t reteam with Hong sisters after all




Hm, so apparently Lee Seung-gi won’t be the new lead of the Hong sisters writing team’s new drama Discovery of Affection, which has also teased a possible Gong Hyo-jin casting.

The synopsis for the project has reportedly been entirely rewritten, and with that goes Lee Seung-gi’s potential return as their leading man; he’d anchored last year’s adorable fantasy comedy, My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho. All that’s been given to describe the project is that it’s about the romance between a top actor and a has-been actress.

I know this news may come as a disappointment to a certain co-blogger, but to be honest I’m perfectly happy with it. One of the things I appreciate about the Hongs is their willingness — preference, even — to go with new lead actors every time, many of them on the lesser side of famous. (They tend to do the opposite with their favorite secondary actors, bringing some back for drama after drama. Choi Ran has appeared in four of six, Ahn Seok-hwan in three.) The exception to this is Jang Geun-seok, but that’s because he moved up from second lead in Hong Gil Dong to main man in You’re Beautiful.

In any case, as much as I enjoy Lee Seung-gi, I’m even more curious about the new direction this drama is taking, because apparently the new contender for the lead is…Cha Seung-won??





With the synopsis revision, the Hongs have aged up the hero a bit, taking him out of his twenties. According to one broadcast rep, Cha Seung-won has taken a solo meeting (without his manager) with producers to discuss the project, which was confirmed by his agency.

It takes quite a leap to go from a good-natured, grinning boy-next-door to a dark, tattooed badass. And I think I’m liking the possibility, if only because I’m dying to see the grizzled, tough Cha putting his funnybone to work as a Hong sisters hero. For one thing, they have a knack for stripping a man of his dignity, in the funniest possible ways. Jae Hee dressed up as Juliet’s nurse. Oh Ji-ho as a plumber. Kang Ji-hwan miming his way out of recognition. Jang Geun-seok in every scene of You’re Beautiful.

I mean, it’s ridiculous and crazy, right? So crazy…it just might work?

Discovery of Affection will be directed by Queen Seon-deok’s Park Hong-kyun, and is MBC’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama, to replace the new series Royal Family.


Via No Cut News


http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/03/lee-seung-gi-wont-reteam-with-hong-sisters-after-all/
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Gong Hyo-jin and Cha Seung-won confirmed for Discovery of Affection



Posted 3/16/11
I'm glad that GHJ and CSW have been confirmed for the Hong sister's new drama! They are both such great actors.
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Yoo In Na & Yoon Kye Sang cast for MBC’s upcoming drama, “Best Love”



On March 23rd, a representative from MBC’s upcoming mini-series, “Best Love“, confirmed that Yoo In Na and Yoon Kye Sang became the newest additions to the cast. The two had attended a script-reading together, and it’s said that they contributed great enthusiasm to the rehearsal.

“Best Love” tells the story of a former A-list starlet who becomes entangled in a love story with the current top stars of the industry. Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won are confirmed as the lead actors.

Yoon Kye Sang is expected to play the role of ‘Yoon Pil Ju,’ a man with absolutely no interest in celebrities and their world. Meanwhile, Yoo In Na will play the role of ‘Kang Seri’, a fellow girl group member of Gong Hyo Jin’s and the love interest of Cha Seung Won.

The drama will begin airing in May.


Source: Star News via Nate


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Posted 4/1/11
woot !! rooting for this one =D !!
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Co-ed's Hyoyoung to star in new drama



Coed's Hyoyoung has been cast for MBC’s upcoming drama 'Best Love' next to Gong Hyojin, Cha Seungwon, Yoo Inna and Yoon Kyesang.

The drama revolves around an old top star who ends up in a love triangle with the most popular male stars of today. Hyoyoung will be portraying the character Harumi, a close friend of the leading role.

Hyoyoung was previously casted in 'Jungle Fish 2' but because this drama only lasted for 8 episodes, and was shorter than a normal series, industry representatives are calling this her official acting debut. The cast members began their script-reading on the 23rd to prepare for its broadcast in May.
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Posted 4/5/11
Bae Seul Gi cast for MBC’s “Best Love”



Bae Seul Gi

Singer/actress Bae Seul Gi will be returning to her acting career through MBC’s “Best Love“!

Having gained experience through musicals, one-acts, and movies, this will be her debut in a drama mini-series. Bae Seul Gi had unfortunately been dropped from the movie “Final“, making this casting more important to her than ever.

As the drama revolves around the love story of a former girl group member, Gong Hyo Jin, Bae Seul Gi will be playing a member of the same girl group. Producers felt that her singing background fitted perfectly with the role, since she had made her debut in 2005 with “The Red” and later had gone solo.

The line-up for the drama also includes Yoo In Na and former Baby V.O.X. member, Lee Hee Jin.


Lee Hee-jin former girl group Baby V.O.X

Source: Star News via Nate


http://www.allkpop.com/2011/04/bae-seul-gi-cast-for-mbcs-best-love
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