Title: 사랑해요 아저씨 (sa-rang-hae-yo ah-ju-sshi) / I Love You, Ahjusshi
Also Known as: I Love You, Mister
Broadcast network: TBA
Broadcast period: 2013/__/__~Upcoming
Air time: TBA
A drama that shows the process of the greatest star Jang Baek-ho adjusting to life and learning about love after 17 years of being paralyed from a mysterious accident in 1996.
Yoon Sang Hyun
ZE:A’s Dong Joon
Oh Man Seok
“Secret Garden”s Yoon Sang Hyun & ZE:A’s Dong Joon to Be Rivals in Upcoming Drama
Hallyu star Yoon Sang Hyun and ZE:A‘s Dong Joon have been cast for “I Love You Ahjusshi.”
According to several broadcast sources, actors Oh Man Seok and Jung Hoon Ha have also been confirmed for this upcoming drama, which will air in the first half of next year.
Yoon Sang Hyun, who is currently working in Japan, has the leading role of Jang Baek Ho, a singer. This will be his second time acting as a singer since he appeared in “Secret Garden” as Oscar. Dong Joon received high praise for his acting in the film “A Company Man” and will play the role of an idol singer, Sirius, who is Yoon Sang Hyun’s rival.
The female protagonist, who will take part in a love triangle with Yoon Sang Hyun and Dong Joon, has not been cast yet but is very likely to be an idol star. Oh Man Seok and Jung Joon Ha will play members of “X-Generation,” which is the three-member group that Yoon Sang Hyun was part of in the past.
“I Love You Ahjusshi” is about Jang Baek Ho, who was one of the biggest stars of 1996, getting into an accident and falling into a coma for 17 years. The drama depicts how he has to adjust and learn about the new, fast-paced times after he wakes up. Much interest is going into this upcoming drama due to the 90s nostalgia trend in the recent times.
“I Love You Ahjusshi” is already in demand in Japan and other Asian countries and will air sometime next year.
ZE:A’s Dong Jun to Portray Hot Idol Singer in New Drama
ZE:A’s Dong Jun has been cast as one of the male leads in a new drama expected to air in the first half of 2013. An official from his agency Star Empire Entertainment told the magazine over the phone Thursday that Dong Jun has signed on to star in “I Love You, Mister” [tentative title].
The “Phoenix” singer will portray a singer named Sirius, who is considered one of the hottest idol singers in the 21st century.
The TV series will center around Jang Baek-ho who used to be one of the most popular stars in Korea in 1996. However due to a mysterious accident, Jang becomes a vegetable human but later wakes up and tries to adapt to the changed society.
Additionally, Hallyu star Yoon Sang-hyun is on board but a PR rep from his agency said the actor has yet to confirm his role.
Dong Jun is currently promoting his debut movie “A Company Man" alongside actor So Ji-sub.
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Yoon Sang-hyun headlines new drama as an ajusshi idol
javabeans: Wow, it’s like Korea took our Ajusshi Idol idea, aka A-dol, and made a drama out of it. It’s not quite what we envisioned, but on concept alone I’ll take it. Where else can you get Yoon Sang-hyun, Oh Man-seok, and Jung Jun-ha acting as an aging former ‘90s idol trio called X-Generation? I mean, the jokes, they practically write themselves. But okay, we’ll write some too.
girlfriday: It’s not the story we imagined, but the group, the group is perfect. The drama is called I Love You, Ajusshi. Cute.
javabeans: The setup cracks me up too. It’s sort of like 17 Again in reverse. Get this: So in 1996 Yoon Sang-hyun is the top hot idol du jour, and then he gets into an accident and lies in a vegetative coma for 17 years… until the day he wakes up as an old dude, but with the mind of an idol.
girlfriday: Hee! The hijinks!
javabeans: Can’t you just imagine him crying, “My face! What happened to my beautiful face! What are these — gasp! — lines doing on it?”
girlfriday: And then trying to get his ass into skinny jeans, or… would he go with baggy ones, if he’s a ‘90s idol?
javabeans: Are we going to get a whole scene where he decks himself out in acid wash and dyes his bangs orange?
girlfriday: And wears his overalls over only the one shoulder? I cannot wait for this drama.
Oh Man-seok, Jung Jun-ha
javabeans: Then we have the heroine, an idol girl named Bom (an appropriately idol-y name), whose casting is rumored to be of some real-life young hot idol, and Z:EA idol Dong-jun playing a popstar named Sirius, and altogether they make up a love triangle. One of these things is not like the others.
girlfriday: No kidding. But how awesome is it that he thinks he’s just like them? I just can’t even imagine the trauma of going to bed 17 and waking up 40.
javabeans: Horrors! If ever there was spot-on casting, this would be it. I always thought it was a shame Yoon Sang-hyun broke out when he was already in his late thirties, and now he gets to sort of play to a character he totally missed out on.
girlfriday: This is his niche. Has-been popstar. It’s just so perfect for him. And he can sing, which makes the whole thing work.
javabeans: Plus he just has that cheesy-awareness too. He knows how to ham it up.
girlfriday: Oska was definitely his best character.
javabeans: We’re gonna get tons of jokes about “Ajusshi!” and “Dammit, call me oppa!” aren’t we?
girlfriday: So many. And it’s going to be so cute if the heroine can see past his ajusshi looks and fall for the idol boy within.
javabeans: Given the name of the drama, I think we’re in for a treat. It’s like opposite-Big, including the part where this one doesn’t suck.
girlfriday: Better be. Or imma cry. Again.
javabeans: You’ll cry, I’ll hit things. We all handle grief differently. There’s no scheduled premiere or definite broadcaster yet, but the drama is hoping to get on the air with a Big Three station early next year. And so am I.
girlfriday: Me three! Ajusshi love for the win.
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