Jung Ryeo Won and Lee Dong Wook pair up for tvN drama ‘Bubblegum’

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Bubblegum is the new tvN drama which I’m extremely excited about. The main reason is of course the cast — I love, love, love Jung Ryeo Won and Lee Jong Hyuk. My love with the two comes from King Of Dramas and Dating Agency Cyrano respectively. Their follow-up shows were Medical Top Team and Flower Of The Queen, which I never watched as the cake was not worth the candle in those cases. For a few seconds, I had a face like a wet weekend as she is the main  lead and he plays second lead and I wanted them to pair up against each other but then, I’m just happy that they are starring in something I can get enthusiastic about.

Bubblegum stars Lee Dong Wook in the lead role and although I’m not a fan, I do have a general liking for him as I really liked him and his drama My Girl, the only one that I’ve seen to date (I do have Scent Of A Woman in my ever-growing plan list). He plays a doctor of Eastern Medicine and Jung Ryeo Won plays a radio PD. Lee Jong Hyuk stars as chief in the radio news department while Park Hee Bon (Master’s Sun) as a rich heiress as well as a dentist. The drama will be about people who have deficiencies (which I think means they have flaws) and who become happier when they come together. Sounds like an upbeat tale to me.

The icing on the cake is the fact that Bubblegum will be directed by the PD of Queen In Hyun’s Man, Nine and Three Musketeers — all quality material with abundance of smartness, style and story. The writer is new to dramaland but she has written radio show Music City and so that ties well with the drama’s set-up of a radio broadcasting station. I have this great proclivity towards serials and movies based in a radio station. Plus, it’s tvN! My favourite network.

Bubblegum is slated for Monday-Tuesday time spot and will start in October. The cast held script reading a few days back and I’m happy to see them all in a cheerful mood. Lee Jong Hyuk looks especially hot (can someone look so hot while reading their script!).

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23 thoughts on “Jung Ryeo Won and Lee Dong Wook pair up for tvN drama ‘Bubblegum’

  1. Timescout

    This could be fun. I need a good, lighter kdrama in my roster. Twenty Again hasn’t quite managed to fill that spot and I’m trying to decide whether to drop it or keep going.

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    1. snow Post author

      Oh I’m 3 episodes into Twenty Again and for me, it’s getting better and better. Sad that it’s not working the same way for you.
      I’m so hoping that Bubblegum hits all the right rom-com buttons for us 🙂

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      1. Timescout

        Just finished ep 5 a while ago. I’m probably going to keep Twenty Again in my roster, as it’s pretty harmless and does’t annoy me, so far anyway.^^ Yup, it seems to be finding it’s feet, though there was far too little of Soon Nam in ep 5. 😀

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  2. Mitta

    Cute title! Wonder how it relates to the story 🙂 tVN is growing on me too. Am a fan of LDW but his recent dramas didn’t excite me. Hope it’s a good one.

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    1. snow Post author

      I know! I like LDW but his dramas other than My Girl and Scent Of A Woman didn’t interest me to even think about giving a try. The title surely is really cute and I really want it to be good…the cast is great and with tvN stamp, I hope it delivers! 🙂

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  3. Kay

    Bubblegum and She Was Pretty are the two comedies I’m really excited for. I love the style of dramas that tvN puts out too.

    I love Jung Ryeo Won and really hope Lee Dong Wook isn’t too serious in this because he is great with comedy. I think the pair could have some great chemistry!

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    1. snow Post author

      LDW works better in comedies…I agree…I think he over-acts a bit in melos…so yay that this is a rom-com. Jung Ryeo Won is effortlessly cute and charming…so looking forward to her here…

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    1. snow Post author

      I’m only watching Twenty Again right now and enjoying it a lot…it’s getting better with each episode. I hope Bubblegum is a nice, cute rom-com to make it a great ride.

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  4. zhaoul

    I’m really happy with the cast of this. Now… I am a big LDW fan but I also really love Jung Ryeo Win and Lee Jong Hyuk, so I feel especially spoiled. I know what u mean about LDW in melo – he can be super intense but I do have a soft spot for him in melo (and do see his strengths in melo – but I know a lot of ppl feel he overacts it. It’s the bulgy eyes… He needs to relax his eyes a bit!). As far as LDW in comedy, he does do it well. He’s got a humorous personality. LJH is someone I always enjoy watching. He is a very good actor. Although I am personally happy to see LDW as the lead I would like to see LJH as a male lead at some point. I always see him in supporting roles.

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    1. snow Post author

      Hahaha….yes, you said it right…the bulgy eyes! He can tone that down a bit and everything will be great 🙂
      You must try Dating Agency Cyrano…LJH is the lead in the drama and he is super hot in it…the show is also good. But you’re right…he has mostly played second leads *sigh* I think he has also played main leads in weekend shows.

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  5. Blue

    I didn’t know tvN was your favorite network. It’s definitely one of the best. 🙂

    I love Ryeo Won as well, I saw her for the first time in Kim Sam Soon. I dont like Dong Wook, even in My Girl I watched it more because of Lee Da Hae. I think he just can’t emote. I wish I could say otherwise, really 😦 Waiting for this one because of Ryeo Won, I’m crossing fingers.

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    1. snow Post author

      It has become my favorite these days as most of its shows I ended up loving…Misaeng, Marriage Not dating, Hogu’s Love, Answer Me 97, QIHM, Three Musketeers etc.
      I liked JRW in Sam Soon but it was King of Dramas that made me fall in love with her….such a charming actress 🙂

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