[YouTube] "MANNY" :
[OST] Drama "Manny" - The Sky of Love (하늘이 준 사랑, sung by 5tion)
After the broadcasting, TV viewers leaves their messages as to Suh Jisuk's transformation of his performance attracts their attentions such as "I like this side of Suh Jisuk" and "Although Suh Jisuk's 'Cold-Urbane Man (차도남)' roles were great, but this charming Manny role he plays is charismatic." After the broadcasting of the first episode with the special subject, fast-paced development, and the childcare knowledge, this drama receives lots of loves from women in their 20s~30s. Thus, Episode 2 breaks the cable drama TV rating by scoring 1% rating.
Suh Ji Suk not only acts his role Yi-Han in the drama but he also offers solutions as to the childcare problems to the TV viewers via "Ask Manny a Question" event at the end of the episode. He has received praises from TV viewers such as "I wish I have this kind of Manny", "Suh Ji Suk's childcare information goes into my ear", "This is indeed the needed drama for women taking care of children."
In fact, Suh Ji Suk and the children actors joke with one another making the filming sites filled with 'Silly Boy (아들바보)' atmosphere. Goo Seung Hyun (구승현) and Suh Ji Suk won't leave each other, which makes the staffs comment, 'They really look like father-and-son'.
[朝鮮日報 - Sports Chosun]http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/12/2011041201360.html
Choi Jung Yoon's role and Suh Ji Suk's role first meet when he asks her to chase after the run-away man by car. She has a nose-bleeding because she is a beginner driver. Even though her nose is bleeding, she still shows her fighting spirit (투혼, 鬪魂) unselfishly. Choi Jung Yoon shows her comical acting skill by presenting her tangled hair and nose-bleeding face, which is 180 degree different from her existing feminine image.
Jisuk at the filming site with Choi Jung Yoon,
young actress Jung Da Bin, and young actor Goo Seung Hyun
tvN learns the ‘know-how’of producing dramas after it has produced the dramas such as '막돼먹은 영애씨' '생초리' '기찰비록' , and therefore it starts to produce the first Wednesday-Thursday evening drama.
tvN states, “This first Wednesday-Thursday evening drama ‘Manny’ is about the joyful romance between the single Mom and her male nanny starring Suh Ji Suk, Choi Jung Yoon, and Byun Jung Soo.”
The representative of tvN states, “We plan to pre-occupy the market to secure the TV viewers by broadcasting this drama every week. Afterwards, we will plan the first Monday-Tuesday drama.”
[Money Today-Star News] http://star.mt.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2011030913591813268&type=1&outlink=1
Actor Suh Ji Suk will play the role Lee Han (이한) in the tvN Wednesday-Thursday drama “Manny (매니)”.
The title “Manny” is the combination of two words ‘Man’ and ‘Nanny’ which means a male nanny. ‘Manny’ was first introduced through the famous American TV series “Friends”.
This romantic-comical drama is scheduled to be aired in mid April portraying the rushing and dashing (좌충우돌, 左冲右突) story between the most haggard ‘manny’ who was from New York and the single Mom with 2 kids by living together.
Suh Ji Suk plays the best Manny from New York and has the combination of haggard and arrogant personality. He has received childcare and cooking trainings for playing his role in this drama.
Suh Ji Suk says, “This compelling character seems to be the Number 1 charming ‘Manny’ in South Korea. His masculine charisma will attract female TV viewers.”
[朝鮮日報 - Sports Chosun] http://sports.chosun.com/news/ntype2.htm?id=201103160100144640010002&ServiceDate=20110316
[Joy News] http://joynews.inews24.com/php/news_view.php?g_menu=700200&g_serial=557729&rrf=nv
[Daily Sports] http://isplus.joinsmsn.com/article/232/5202232.html?cloc=
Below are Jisuk’s answers to the interview:
“There is not much information to be found on Internet about ‘Manny (Man + Nanny)’ and no reference to actor performing this character either.”
“Although I have not been influenced by people, I had received sports trainings since I was a kid.”
“The most important function of Manny is to be related to the children. Adults should not only appease the kids but also play with them, which relate to kids directly.”
“I like children and puppies the most. Sometimes, they are better than girlfriends.”
“I said that I should be able to raise my children after I read this drama scripts which are like the helpful text books.”
“So far, 8 out of 10 women I dated are older than me. None of them are younger than me. They are either older than me or at the same age as mine.”
“Therefore, I’d like to date a woman who is younger than me. I’d like to marry to a woman younger than me as well.”
Byun Jung Soo comments, “In fact, Suh Ji Suk is the type of man liked by women older than him because his eyes stimulate maternal instinct.”
At the airport - the filming site of 'Manny'
Jisuk and Choi Jung Yoon were once selected to act as a couple in the 2007 drama 'Bad Couples'
'Manny' homepage at daum.net
[Daum Homepage] http://movie.daum.net/tv/detail/main.do?tvProgramId=58253
Schedule of filming for 'manny' in 3/2011