Maybe some of you are already aware, but there’s supposed to be a Korean version of Skip Beat coming out this year. Yes, I said it! It was mentioned over a month ago but sadly there’s still very little info available about it at the moment.
It’s also been discussed that T.O.P is supposed to be acting in it as well. He was previously rumored to be in the Korean version of “Absolute Boyfriend” but he turned the role down. Although it’s not confirmed, it’s said that T.O.P felt closest to this role – so we just might still see him acting in this version 😀
Synopsis: Korean version of Skip Beat, a drama that handles the various scandals in the entertainment industry. A girl that becomes betrayed by her idol boyfriend debuts as a celebrity herself to get revenge but falls in love with another top star. T.O.P. will be playing the role of a perfectionist named Jung Soo Hyun, a man that falls in love with ‘Ban Hana’, the girl that becomes betrayed by her former love.
I think it’s safe to say that if this synopsis is correct, T.O.P will be playing as “Ren.” Which, honestly, I can see him fitting that role more than the role of Sho.
T.O.P’s last drama was in the Korean drama Iris, and his last movie was 71: Into The Fire. Recent news is Big Bang is back and have recently released 3 Music Videos. Haven’t seen them? Check them out: BLUE, BAD BOY, FANTASTIC BABY
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While there’s not enough information available to make this an informative post, I thought I’d also bring up another Skip Beat related topic. Starting with Have you seen the Taiwanese version yet? There’s only a few more episodes left before it ends! If you’re a fan of the anime I would highly recommend this version. It’s extremely close to the anime, they even incorporated all the cheesy scenes, haha.
Check out JADEEYES’ earlier post on the drama: My Heart Does a Skip
Did you know that originally there was a press conference held in 2008 [in Taiwan] for Skip Beat? Apparently Ariel Lin was originally going to be Kyoko, Jerry Yan was going to be Ren, and Joe Cheng was to be Sho. It was to be directed by Niu Cheng Zi and produced by GTV. Not long after the whole thing was cancelled and production was postponed indefinitely. [Read more here on the press conference]
Can you imagine how Skip Beat might’ve turned out with these actors? Would it have been better than the one that’s currently out or would it have been worse? I’m currently in love with Skip Beat as it is so I can’t imagine a different Taiwanese version take on it. But at the same time I thought Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng were great in It Started With A Kiss, and Jerry Yan was excellent in Meteor Garden. The world will never know haha.
After Skip Beat (Extravagant Challenge) finishes airing it will be followed by the Taiwanese version of Absolute Boyfriend starring Jiro Wang and Koo Hye Sang.
Absolute Boyfriend is another drama based off of a popular manga series. There’s already a Japanese version of the drama (Zettai Kareshi). I’ve seen this version, it’s not really close to the manga, but it was still a cute and sweet story. Sad, too. I’m hoping the Taiwanese version will be closer to the actual manga. I have a feeling that like with Skip Beat’s Donghae and Siwon, Koo Hye Sang will also be dubbed. I’m not too sure how I feel about her as an actress either, as I’ve only seen her in Boys Over Flowers and I mostly remember her being loud. I’m really excited about seeing Jiro in a new drama though, so I will definitely be watching and will post updates later on (:
It was actually supposed to air last summer but was delayed. I was wondering if they had just cancelled it. The original lead was also supposed to be Wu Chun, but he dropped out of the production. I’m not sure why they delayed it, I tried looking it up but found nothing. Maybe I will hear something about it later on.
There’s also a rumor about a Korean version of Absolute Boyfriend to air this year as well. I mentioned above that T.O.P was also rumored to star in this drama but turned it down. As for this drama actually happening we will have to wait and see. Hana Kimi [Korean version] was also supposed to air last summer…but there’s still no update on it. This might be a similar case.
Anyways, check out MDL’s Link for Absolute Boyfriend (Taiwanese)
And our gallery on Jiro Wang (:
And check out the some of the images for Absolute Boyfriend below (: The drama will begin airing in April 😀