The Discovery of Affection Confirmed with Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin

Aw man, how did I get so lucky? Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won have confirmed their involvement with the upcoming Hong Sisters’ drama The Discovery of Affection, which is scheduled to air on Wed-Thurs on MBC starting in June.

Seriously? One half of two separate sets of OTPs which comprise my top OTPs of all time getting together in a rom-com? Excuse me while I go do the Rocky Balboa run over there for a minute. *cue the aspirational music*

The man who played Jo Gook from City Hall (one of the most unforgettable anti-hero/heroes of in all of dramaland) and the woman who was Chae Eun Hwan from Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School (to whom I have a Pavlovian reaction towards, when I type the words Sang Doo I immediately start crying and laughing) in the same drama is as solid and potentially epic a pairing as I can conjure up.

Both always have impeccable chemistry with their co-stars, and are such good actors I love or hate them based on how I feel about their character (i.e. they become the character completely). I think I just found my potential 2011 Summer drama crack.

[Credit: Star news]

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30 Responses to The Discovery of Affection Confirmed with Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin

  1. dangermousie says:

    I am so very excited. Hong Sisters haven’t been my cup of tea recently but with this cast, I don’t care!

  2. diorama says:

    YES! I am SO looking forward to this. I love that the Hong Sisters are finally skewing more mature (not that young is a bad thing, but all four of their rom-coms have had very young actors) and I love that each of these actors has solid acting chops + capability of creating excellent chemistry with costars. I am going to be blissful all day, I know. 🙂

  3. estel says:

    I echo girlfriday’s reaction: YAY! Not that I didn’t like Lee Seung-ki, and it still would have been cute the way they’d had it conceptualized before, but it will be interesting to see the Hong sisters do something a little more grown-up this time around. With You’re Beautiful and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho they skewed a little young; maybe with Gong Hyo-jin and Cha Seung-won being a little older we can get some plot that will lead to some more *cough* mature chemistry. A la City Hall. But times, like, five.

  4. momosan says:


    and to repeat myself


  5. Sere says:

    IKR! I whooped with joy when I read the news on Dramabeans. Incidentally, what’s up with the negative reactions to that pairing? o_O I don’t understand.

    Me? I love CSW and GHJ so much and I can’t wait for this drama.

  6. show2007 says:

    Oh goodness. I am so excited. Cha Seoung Won and Hong Sisters = sure win! Just love it. Can’t wait for CSW’s sexy kiss secens and his beast style face expression..oh man just yummy. Opps sorry…I need to claim down..hehe

  7. Emeldy says:

    This is casting Heaven…

  8. endodo4ever says:

    I heart these two so will I be watching? Heck yes. Plus, it’s the Hong Sisters. They have yet to write a drama that I haven’t liked.

  9. blue_star says:

    *fans self*

    yes indeed, potential 2011 summer drama crack!!! can’t wait. Wheeeeeeeeee~

  10. xiaosxin says:

    I’ll join you in your Rocky Balboa run

    Summer would be fun!!!

  11. leema says:

    cant wait for this drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 another drama of CSW!!!!!
    love your banner with min woo & min jung (m&m couple)
    one of my fav couple!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. Dee says:

    ooh!! interesting!

    also….!! i’m currently watching City Hall. you were harping on about it in another post (or two! hehe) & since i trust your preferences with dramas i thought i’d give it a shot, you know to try and fill the lull whilst i wait for another K-drama that would catch my interest. and i must say i am loving CH! hehehe..!! i find it quite hilarious and the banter btwn the OTP is what gets me time and again! needless to say, i can see why you love the drama so much!

    *squee, squee, squee!! 😉

  13. samgetang says:

    Wow! I loved GHJ in Biscuit Teacher opposite Gong Yoo. I’m now loving CSW in City Hall opposite KSA. Both in a Hong sisters drama? I see what everybody else is raving about….please count me in! 🙂 Summer, please be here soon.

  14. yong in says:

    i won’t deny feeling a tiny tinge of disappointment that Seung Gi gave this up, but I can live with it because I also like Seung Won. I didn’t watch Athena, so my last drama of CSW is City Hall — it’s been ages.

    yey! something to look forward to indeed!

  15. guini says:

    after SG i kindda die…but now very much alive and looking forward to this drama….love it…pls bring it on….now! love the pair…

  16. blueangel says:

    Seems like ages since i’ve seen CEH in drama. looking forward to seeing her in a drama

  17. nycgrl says:

    I’m actually kind of hopeful about this. Hong sisters are hit or miss for me and their last kdrama was downright f***ing boring but I’m curious what they would do with more mature actors & not their usual kiddie litter theme. GHJ is always a draw for me & CSW with decent material is also a draw. So two actors who can act, potentially have great chemistry, with more adult themes and a script that has 50/50 chance of being funny. This could just work…or at the least my eyes will have the pleasure of watching the two of them go at it (hopefully..more mature actors right?)

    • dangermousie says:

      Oh God, *clings* someone else who didn’t think My Girlfriend is a Gumiho was amazing.

      I usually feel pretty in the wilderness about that one. I got really excited about LSG (whom I generally like) not being in this because his being cast gave me horrifying traumatizing flashbacks to Gumiho.

    • ockoala says:

      You two can third me here. I’ve tried THREE times now to watch MGiaG, and I cannot for the life of me get into it~

      The first time I checked out 2 eps when it first aired and then got bored and stopped.

      Then it was on TV a few weeks later, and I was channel surfing and watched a random later episode, and I was still bored and not feeling engaged.

      Finally, I bought the DVD set 2 months ago cuz it was on sale and I apparently like to throw money away (okay, because I was told it was OMG-so-good-and-I-had-to-give-it-another-chance), and I’ve been watching it when I exercise and damn its boring me to death.

      Why? Neither LSG nor SMA sucks in it, and they are cute and have good chemistry. I just don’t get why I don’t get MGiaG?

      • nycgrl says:

        I admit I fell asleep one too many times while watching MGiaG before I got the hint that MGiaG and I were not meant to be. And I’m an insomniac. I gave up after ep 5. LSG may be noona killer for many but not for this noona unless putting me to sleep is akin to slaying.

        Now CSW I can get behind. Oooohhh yes. And finally I have someone to call oppa for once.

        @ockoala Psst. Give the dvd to langdon. She likes it.

      • samgetang says:

        whew! thank you, ockoala! i thought i must be weird for not getting into the groove of MGiaG. the idea of an animal loving a human and vice versa is kinda lost in me. maybe i have not tried really really hard to watch it again so….

  18. soft says:

    dear ockoala

    in, this drama will start broadcasting in korea 2011/04

    here, you said it’s started airing in June 2011.
    i am little confused now…

  19. imud says:

    soft, I think it will be starting filming in April. Airing time is June, after Royal Family.

    Just wondering, why nobody has started its thread @ soompi yet?

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