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7 hours ago, kittyna said:

However, I will say this: just purely anecdotally, I do think that actors are more likely to have natural double eyelids than actresses. The reason why is that I've noticed there's less of a beauty standard linked to having double eyelids among Korean men than women, as evidenced by the gazillion Korean actors who have monolids with no intention of changing them (by the way, that list only just begins to scratch the surface - I'm sure we can all think of at least several more to add). So, given the broad acceptability for monolids among guys, I think that if we do see a Korean actor with double eyelids, then it's likely that they're either natural or that he got the surgery done way before his debut (like, in his teens or something).

 

I think you make a very good point @kittyna. Monolids are really rare among Korean actresses; so much so that whenever I see an actress like Kim Go Eun, I always draw conclusions about their character because I feel they must have had a very special upbringing to have the strength not to give in to the pressure to get plastic surgery when it almost seems like a rite of passage in South Korea to get double eyelid surgery for so many girls - and not merely celebrities or those who want to become celebrities. 

I think we can safely assume that Joo Won has never had plastic surgery of any kind. That's my feeling at least, both based on who he is and how natural his features look~ 

 

I haven't seen any leaked pics of today's Carter shooting so far. Maybe tomorrow? Otherwise we'll know more closer to the release of the movie, like you said @Andrea Balcazar :) 

6 hours ago, Andrea Balcazar said:

I suppose you will also see a female protagonist so let's hope

I suppose we will! At least I hope so^^ I would love it if Joo Won had a Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) to his Jason Bourne :D Though the plot will most likely turn out to be rather different from Bourne Identity, the description we got of super spy waking up without his memories and being plunged into the mission of a lifetime without knowing why is very reminiscent of it. Which I personally don't mind at all, haha~

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22 minutes ago, Calli said:

I haven't seen any leaked pics of today's Carter shooting so far. Maybe tomorrow? Otherwise we'll know more closer to the release of the movie, like you said @Andrea Balcazar 

haha I swear I was happy to come to the forum since I thought there was already some joo won but nothing but wait until tomorrow as you say to see if there is a photo

24 minutes ago, Calli said:

suppose we will! At least I hope so^^ I would love it if Joo Won had a Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) to his Jason Bourne :D Though the plot will most likely turn out to be rather different from Bourne Identity, the description we got of super spy waking up without his memories and being plunged into the mission of a lifetime without knowing why is very reminiscent of it. Which I personally don't mind at all, haha~

it is very unlikely that there is no female actress you have to see one and it would be great if it would be any actress I know

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6 hours ago, kittyna said:

Okay, that is definitely intriguing - I wonder if they're, like, Hollywood actors (so with a scenario similar to Okja, where a Korean film hired Western actors for certain roles), or the expat actors who show up periodically in Korean dramas and films.

 

 

I feel it unusual that well known enough Hollywood actor/actors would be doing/appear in a korean movie without making a news.. I don't know... :sweat_smile:

So I think casting like Okja can be possible. Even in OKJA I knew that villain lady from Narnia movie. But I don't know if she made a news or not when she did Okja.

 

But you know what came more into my mind rather than Hollywood cast.. it's whether Joo Won will need enough English dialogues. Now that we know there're multiple foreign cast it's highly possible to have English dialogue exchange with Agent Carter. If there's a considerable amount of English dialogues, Joo Won will for sure go through a English spoken lesson as far as we've seen how meticulous he tries to be. And Netflix in a way will take him to global audience..... So I'm now very much curious if Agent Carter would converse in English in significant volume or not.

 

Joo Won understands English well, his pronunciation isn't bad but he isn't very fluent speaker...

 

13 hours ago, Calli said:

I stumbled upon an interview from December 2012 (posted on DC Gallery) that I thought I'd share because there were a couple of things Joo Won wrote in it (it was a written interview) that I hadn't encountered before, like what he had prepared for his high school (or college?) entrance interview or what his most memorable class in college/university was.

 

It's translated by papago and google so some parts might be awkward and off but I think the gist is in there^^

 

Thanks for sharing it @Calli. I loved it. I think I didn't read it before but most of the content I know because Joo Won has repeated similar things when same type of questions were asked to him. Love his advise to his juniors.

 

I just love to watch/hear/read his interviews.. even written interviews shows how sincere and thoughtful person he is. I don't know there's something very organic (I don't know if I can really use the word for an approach) about Joo Won interviews. He doesn't try to look cool. He usually try to speak his thoughts even tho sometimes they'd make him look uncool to a number of people. 

 

If the questions are interesting and to the point his answers actually enlightens a lot about himself... so I just love reading those.

 

3 hours ago, Andrea Balcazar said:

haha I swear I was happy to come to the forum since I thought there was already some joo won but nothing but wait until tomorrow as you say to see if there is a photo

 

I looked for Joo Won picture today too.. tho I wasn't very hopeful of getting one. :no_mouth:

Hmm... tomorrow...may be...

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6 hours ago, flutterby06 said:

But you know what came more into my mind rather than Hollywood cast.. it's whether Joo Won will need enough English dialogues. Now that we know there're multiple foreign cast it's highly possible to have English dialogue exchange with Agent Carter. If there's a considerable amount of English dialogues, Joo Won will for sure go through a English spoken lesson as far as we've seen how meticulous he tries to be. And Netflix in a way will take him to global audience..... So I'm now very much curious if Agent Carter would converse in English in significant volume or not.

 

Joo Won understands English well, his pronunciation isn't bad but he isn't very fluent speaker...

 

Yeah - JW seems to understand English well enough, and he also has a relatively light accent as far as Korean actors go when he does speak English. However, as you've pointed out, I don't think he's fluent: there was that time on 1N2D where, when paired with a Korean-American guest, JW was really scrambling to try to get a conversation going because he had a hard time thinking of what to say on the spot. His English comprehension seemed to be fine, though, as he and the guest resorted to just speaking their original languages (Korean and English respectively) and were able to understand each other.

 

However, this does mean that JW's English in dramas and films is only as good as the scriptwriter's is: any translation or grammatical errors in the script will end up making it into his dialogue, meaning that you could end up with a sentence with near-perfect pronunciation...but still really off nonetheless :lol:

 

So, one example that never ceases to crack me up is how, during the Salzburg Competition scenes in Nae Il's Cantabile, Cha Yoo Jin (i.e. JW) consistently refers to the contest as a "concourse" (e.g. "Excuse me - is Lu Wei also a contestant in this concourse?"). It's a guess based on the Korean term that's used throughout the series, but the problem is that no-one calls a competition that in English - "concours" (pronounced "kong-koor", more or less) is the French word :P (Not all Canadians know French, but I do know some ;))

 

By the way, @Calli, this makes me wonder: how was JW's German in Nae Il's Cantabile, given that you're a native speaker? Please forgive me if I've asked this already - I can't remember whether I did off the top of my head.

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14 hours ago, flutterby06 said:

I just love to watch/hear/read his interviews.. even written interviews shows how sincere and thoughtful person he is. I don't know there's something very organic (I don't know if I can really use the word for an approach) about Joo Won interviews. He doesn't try to look cool. He usually try to speak his thoughts even tho sometimes they'd make him look uncool to a number of people. 

 

You really speak my heart @flutterby06:fullofhearts:

I love what Joo Won calls his "awkwardness" in interviews. His sincerity and how he never puts on a facade are such wonderful and admirable qualities. That's not awkwardness but true charm to me^^ It moves my heart a lot knowing what he says reflects his true mind and heart and that he'll always opt for saying what he truly thinks instead of what others might want to hear or might think is "cool". 

 

7 hours ago, kittyna said:

By the way, @Calli, this makes me wonder: how was JW's German in Nae Il's Cantabile, given that you're a native speaker? Please forgive me if I've asked this already - I can't remember whether I did off the top of my head.

Haha^^ Yeah, I remembered you had asked me before and I actually looked for that post and found it. It was back in early April and I had answered with: "honestly, there were many grammatical errors in the tiny bit of German that was spoken on Naeil's Cantabile and it didn't bother me one bit. I was too busy admiring Joo Won's pronunciation cause that was anything but shabby^^  He did really well." 

I went back to rewatch that part in the final episode and got totally distracted by how incredibly handsome Joo Won looked in Naeil's Cantabile and with how much charisma he infused Cha Yoo Jin, before managing to listen to his German again^^ and my feelings are the same as when I first watched it. His pronunciation was really good. I had no trouble understanding him at all. I think Joo Won has a very good ear, and that helps him not just with his singing but also with his diction and his pronunciation of foreign languages. At least those I've heard him speak. 

Of course, like you said @kittyna, it really depends on the writer (and whoever helped them write the foreign dialogue) how grammatically correct the dialogue will be, but we can be sure Joo Won will do his utmost, and will do well, in conveying said dialogue.

I'm anticipating Carter a lot. I'm really excited to find out what drew Joo Won to this character...

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[Star News] Joo Won, the human beauty that even the owner of a local chicken restaurant fell in love with
 
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[Reporter Su-jeong Ha] In many cases, the image of a popular star is beautifully packaged through broadcasting. However, if the appearance is a pretense, it is difficult to get a good evaluation from the people around you.

 

In that sense, Joo Won is known to his acquaintances as a very good actor. During the last filming of the drama, he always sends a thank-you letter, and when he receives an award at the awards ceremony, he does not leave out the name of the hard-working staff. Sometimes, the sincere behavior of the person who takes care of them is more impressive than expensive gifts and delicious food.

 

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It is a famous fact that everyone knows that Joo-won appeared like a comet in 'King of Baking Kim Tak-goo' and went through 'Gakshi Mask', 'The Good Doctor' and 'Yong Pal'. Not only does he have a handsome appearance, but he also has amazing acting skills, so he took on the lead role at once. Obviously I was lucky, but it would not have been possible without the skills I had accumulated through musical performances.

Although he has only been active in TV and movies for only 5 years, his awards are huge. Starting with the Rookie of the Year award, he swept various trophies such as the Excellence Award, the Grand Prize, and the Popularity Award. In particular, in 2013, 'The Good Doctor' made 'The Year of Joo Won' by capturing both the box office and the work ability at the same time.

 

Joo-won, who appeared with 'Byong' and has now become an actor loved by the entire nation, let's start with his related search terms.

 

# Yong Pal, U-Know Yunho, older brother, KBS official

 

'Yong-Pal' is an 18-episode SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama that ended being in the top. The first episode had an audience rating of 11%, and the last episode broke through 20%, drawing a lot of attention throughout the airing. He worked hard as a quack surgeon with the best skills and worked closely with Kim Tae-hee. It was an activity that completely washed away the sluggishness of the previous KBS 'Cantabile Tomorrow'.

 

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'U-Know Yunho' Joo Won and U-Know Yunho don't seem to have any connection, but once you get to know them, they quickly become close. The two became close after the opening ceremony of this year's Gwangju Summer Universede Art Competition. We haven't known each other for a long time, but U-Know Yunho, a soldier who recently went on vacation had called Joo Won.

 

'KBS Official', 'Baking King Kim Tak-goo', 'Ojakgyo Brothers', 'Gakshi Mask', 'Good Doctor' and 'Tomorrow Cantabile', etc. he continued to only work on KBS, and he was called the son of KBS and the filial son of KBS. The latest SBS drama 'Yong Pal' was a huge success, breaking the jinx that only KBS works do well.

 

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Joo-won, the second of two ' brothers ' , even appeared on a TV show with his older brother. Three years ago, on KBS 'Happy Sunday - 2 Days and 1 Night', he revealed his older brother, who is 5 years older than him. In addition to his older brother, he followed and loved his older brother so well that he was nicknamed “a formative person.”

 

Joo Won is what friends say

 

How will people who have acted with Joo Won, have personal acquaintances, or have been watching him for a long time, talk about and remember him? Newsade asked directly.

 

# A sincere good man praised by actresses

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While working on ‘The Good Doctor’ together, I felt that he was an actor with a very high concentration on his work. It was impressive that he tried to live like a character in normal times to immerse himself in his emotions. Of course, other actors will make the same effort, but I think that part of Joo Won came closer.” (Moon Chae-won)

 

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“I met him through the musical ‘Ghost’, and he was not only serious about his attitude toward acting, but I also saw him enjoying it as a game rather than a job and being happy. I also felt that he was a good actor with a lot to learn from watching. I think he is an actor who can give good stimulation and influence to fellow actors .” (Ivy)

 

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“We worked together through the movie ‘It’s That Guy,’ and he  seems like a flexible actor who accepts everything no matter how he acts . And above all, he is a good actor who is really sincere and hard working. (Lee Yoo-young)

 

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“I think Joo Won is like an old man, like a foolish brother, like a passionate real man, then like a good schoolboy . Because he has many colors, he is an actor who can bring various characters to life. There are so many strengths, so I think he has the ability to make the actors, staff, and the entire set feel comfortable doing the same work.” (Kim Tae-hee)

 

# An actor who makes working fun

 

“I am the manager of the same age as Joo Won, but I am watching more closely than my family. Occasionally, I get asked if there is anything inconvenient because we are the same age, but none at all. Rather (I find it) enjoyable, I think working with Joo Won is more fun.” (A company official A)

 

“He is a younger brother and an actor who makes working fun and rewarding. Although he is my younger brother, I have a lot to learn, such as passion for work and consideration for others. When a new work starts, it's like, 'Take care of me again this time. I will only focus on filming, so I will only trust my sister.” When a project is finished or when I receive an award, I always take care of the staff around me, as well as the youngest PR team member.” (Affiliate company B)

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“When I look at it through the eyes of a manager, I think, ‘How far does this actor’s potential really go?’” (Affiliate C)

“In order to digest a different character in each work, He thinks and works harder, prepare more than anyone else. Even in the current position where he is doing well, he does not change, and he has the same image he has seen since he was a rookie I think he's a humane actor (actor who smells like human). ” (Affiliate D)

 

# A warm heart that gives strength to colleagues and coaches

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“Regardless of the success or failure of the work, I think he is the best friend I have ever met among actors my age. Both the acting and the human side. There were many times when I was surprised because he was so mature for his age. ('Yong-pal' PD Oh Jin-seok)

 

“I knew it was difficult at the time of filming, but he never expressed it. Even when he reached the limit, he didn't say anything. It hurt me too. There were no complaints about the direction in the middle of the drama. He was a friend who made the director not feel lonely. Even if it’s not work, he’s a friend I want to keep getting to know.” ('Yong-pal' PD Oh Jin-seok)

 

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“It feels like a comrade who lived and died on the battlefield. It is a fact that the whole world knows that he is good at acting but there are very few actors who have a good attitude, personality, and even agility. At the recent press preview of ‘It’s That Guy’, before going on stage, he hugged my shoulder tightly and whispered ‘Fighting, Director!’ I felt like he is a young man with a really warm heart.” (‘It’s That Guy’ Director Yoon Jun-hyung)

 

“I was filming 'The Treacherousand ‘It’s That Guy’ at the same time, and at the press conference for ‘Short Shin’, he read all of my articles. Afterwards, my brother posted on SNS, ‘Young-ah, you’re pretty. You suffered a lot (worked hard). I'm worried about you staying up all night because there's a lot of filming. Be careful and see you later.” I think he not only has a pretty heart, but also a person who can express warmth.” (Lee Yoo-young)

 

# Human beauty that even the owner of a chicken restaurant fell in love with

 

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“It’s always the same. Whether as a friend Joo Won or as an actor Joo Won, he is the first friend I meet on my days off. He is strict with himself, but infinitely generous with others. He has a good heart that takes care of others and worries about harming others while not being able to rest . I look forward to the day when we can act together in one work someday.” (Best Friend Lee Se-wook)

 

“Joo Won has been a regular customer of our restaurant for a long time. He comes here often with his company family, and when he's busy, he ask delivery. It seems to me that his personality and taste have not changed. When he comes to the store, he always greet me and be polite. I doesn't feel like someone unfamiliar/distant, I feel proud of him. He's our number one customer.” (Oksu-dong P chicken restaurant owner)

 

“When something happy or sad happens while working, he is the first person to come to congratulate me and comfort me. Despite my busy schedule, when I lost my grandfather, he came to me with tears in his eyes. Not long ago, my younger brother opened a restaurant and he came from a very long distance to congratulate me. I feel like, 'If it's for this actor, even if I have to made sacrifices, I'd like to take care of something more for him'." (Affiliate company B)

 

When his colleagues and acquaintances were asked to say something about Joo-won as an actor and Joo-won as a human being, there was a common word that appeared without missing out. It's just 'the same'(consistent/unchanged)They said that he still has a grateful heart and a humble attitude when he first started acting. Even though the character changes from work to work, he was always an actor Joo Won who never changed as much as his humanity.

 

Reporter Ha Su-jeong ykhsj00@news-ade.com

 

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News Link: https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/213/0000789601
 

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Thank you so so much for sharing that wonderful article with us @flutterby06 :heartxoxo:

Reading all that praise so many people have for Joo Won is so heartwarming :') And these are people who've worked with him (and have seen him when he's exhausted and pushing all his limits), staff members, friends and even restaurant owners - some of whom have known him for many years... everything they have to say is such a testament to Joo Won's character. I feel that anyone who gets the chance to work with him and/or get to know him is truly blessed. And as a fan I just feel my heart swell with lots and lots of pride and appreciation, respect and love^^

 

I especially loved what his best friend said about him: "He is strict with himself, but infinitely generous with others." 

In my experience, people who are very strict with themselves tend to be just as strict with others (sometimes even more so), so Joo Won having this generous and kind attitude towards others while being so strict with himself, makes him really stand out for me and speaks volumes about his warm heart :wub:

plus the final paragraph: 

55 minutes ago, flutterby06 said:

When his colleagues and acquaintances were asked to say something about Joo-won as an actor and Joo-won as a human being, there was a common word that appeared without missing out. It's just 'the same'(consistent/unchanged)They said that he still has a grateful heart and a humble attitude when he first started acting. 

 

This reminds me a lot of what he also said during his "ask me anything" interview for Ghost (part 2) that you kindly translated for us @flutterby06: "Few days ago my mother was saying ‘Not losing your inner self and protecting yourself other than your actor(celebrity) self is very important. It might be the way you can keep acting in the long run and have a healthy mind set.’- She said something like that. So the thing that doesn’t change and I try not to change is – MYSELF."

 

Joo Won really is a gem. So rare and so precious. 

 

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thanks for the interview @flutterby06 I honestly think that joo won was the one who received pure praise, I followed kim soo hyun before and I did not see that he received as much praise as joo won and woau I did not think that joo won's manager did not think they were the same age if I was a little surprised

56 minutes ago, Calli said:

This reminds me a lot of what he also said during his "ask me anything" interview for Ghost (part 2) that you kindly translated for us @flutterby06: "Few days ago my mother was saying ‘Not losing your inner self and protecting yourself other than your actor(celebrity) self is very important. It might be the way you can keep acting in the long run and have a healthy mind set.’- She said something like that. So the thing that doesn’t change and I try not to change is – MYSELF."

 

Joo Won really is a gem. So rare and so precious

It is one thing that we thank joo won's mother for raising him as he is now he is a very sincere actor I think that when he debuted he said he wanted to be an actor that smelled human and I think he definitely achieved it I think if his agency had given it more promotion would be at the top is an actor who deserves it

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Thanks for sharing that article, @flutterby06! It's my first time seeing it, and it's really cool seeing what all of these people have had to say about JW. Of course, I do expect that any sort of published/public comments from his agency, staff, co-stars, etc. will be positive (it's just how the industry works), but that doesn't mean that I don't think they're genuine nonetheless :fullofhearts:

 

23 hours ago, flutterby06 said:

“It’s always the same. Whether as a friend Joo Won or as an actor Joo Won, he is the first friend I meet on my days off. He is strict with himself, but infinitely generous with others. He has a good heart that takes care of others and worries about harming others while not being able to rest . I look forward to the day when we can act together in one work someday.” (Best Friend Lee Se-wook)

 

By the way, yes! Who else thinks it's totally weird - and maybe just a bit unfair - that JW and Lee Se Wook haven't worked together in a project yet?

 

22 hours ago, Calli said:

I especially loved what his best friend said about him: "He is strict with himself, but infinitely generous with others." 

In my experience, people who are very strict with themselves tend to be just as strict with others (sometimes even more so), so Joo Won having this generous and kind attitude towards others while being so strict with himself, makes him really stand out for me and speaks volumes about his warm heart

 

Some people learn to be their own worst critics - and as long as they're moderate or reasonable about it, I do think it's a generally healthy attitude to have. I remember, for instance, being taught as a kid: "Don't think about whether someone's been unfair to you; think about whether you've been unfair to others." This was meant to counter the whole, "It's not fair!" phase that all small children go through :P, but I do wonder if JW maybe received a similar lesson growing up ;) 

 

Or I think back to the line from Good Doctor that said that a good doctor was one who would ask whether he/she was good.

 

21 hours ago, Andrea Balcazar said:

I did not think that joo won's manager did not think they were the same age if I was a little surprised

 

Yeah, I remember I was surprised to hear that they were the same age, too - at which point I thought, "Wait - given how young JW was when he was doing all those gazillion projects at once, his manager must also be quite diligent and mature for his age, too."

 

If you haven't gotten a chance to watch Life Log yet, you should: the vibe between JW and his staff (I think the team's changed up since then, but I mean those from 2014) was adorable :hooray2:

 

And now, for something different. Since I did get some positive responses about doing those little games/interactives again, I figured, well, why not start doing them now? Because Sunday is Father's Day in many countries, so let's do a quick round of Scattergories! 

 

For those who haven't done this, the concept is simple: just look at the prompts and say which drama characters first come to mind for each of them ;)There is no right or wrong answer, nor is this a contest: I expect our answers to go all over the place, and that's where the fun is :hooray:

 

(Yes, @kireeti2, some of the prompts are repeated from my take last year. However, in my defence: 1) there are different people active on this forum, so answers will be different; and 2) this was before Alice, so even our answers might be different with that taken into consideration ;))

 

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Quick rundown of the rules:

  • Read the prompts carefully: questions might be about the JW drama character (i.e. the male lead JW plays), the JW drama dad (i.e. the father of JW's character), or both! (I'll put those words in bold to make it easier)
  • One of these prompts will be for a paternal figure. In this case, think of characters who are like fathers for JW's lead character, but who aren't actually related to him (e.g. Doctor Choi from Good Doctor, Go Hyung Seok from Alice, etc.)
  • Don't overthink this - just go with your gut response and say whichever character comes to mind
  • You are allowed to repeat or leave out any characters of your choice
  • You are allowed to answer TWO characters maximum for any one prompt (just in case there are any ties out there)
  • In instances where JW's character had multiple fathers (e.g. King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu - his biological father and the CEO who he took to be his father), either one is fair game
  • You are invited to provide reasons or further explanation for any of these, but just the names or a description (e.g. "so-and-so's dad" - since not all of them are actually named) is fine

So here goes - enjoy!

 

1. My favourite JW drama dad

 

2. My least favourite JW drama dad

 

3. My favourite paternal figure from a JW drama

 

4. My favourite father-son relationship in a JW drama

 

5. The JW drama character I would most want to see as a dad

 

6. The JW drama character I think would make a terrible dad (Note: you decide for yourself what counts as "terrible")

 

7. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "fun" or "lax" dad

 

8. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "strict" dad

 

9. The JW drama dad I would most want to see a spinoff or alternate point-of-view story about (e.g. a spinoff of Alice where Yoo Min Hyuk's the lead)

 

I know that those currently active on this forum @Calli @Andrea Balcazar @flutterby06 @kireeti2 are interested (either in answering or reading), but I'd also like to invite @partyon to join in and maybe tag a few others, too. Let's see if we can make this bigger than just two people for once ;) 

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Messed up the numbers on the Scattergories - it's good now.
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On 6/17/2021 at 3:36 PM, kittyna said:

However, I will say this: just purely anecdotally, I do think that actors are more likely to have natural double eyelids than actresses. The reason why is that I've noticed there's less of a beauty standard linked to having double eyelids among Korean men than women, as evidenced by the gazillion Korean actors who have monolids with no intention of changing them (by the way, that list only just begins to scratch the surface - I'm sure we can all think of at least several more to add). So, given the broad acceptability for monolids among guys, I think that if we do see a Korean actor with double eyelids, then it's likely that they're either natural or that he got the surgery done way before his debut (like, in his teens or something).

Cutting down the post a little but I agree with your sentiments. Just wanted to clarify that Joo Won's eyes are part of what makes him unique and sets him apart from others. I also like what he calls "awkward". He is just humble and cute. 

In regards to JCW's eyes, I want to say that he said in a show in reply to Yoo Jae Suk, that he personally finds people with monolid attractive, he himself said he has "too thick eyelids" / deep set. So I don't think he got surgery for that. In any case, Joo Won as he is is beautiful!!! 

 

41 minutes ago, kittyna said:

And now, for something different. Since I did get some positive responses about doing those little games/interactives again, I figured, well, why not start doing them now? Because Sunday is Father's Day in many countries, so let's do a quick round of Scattergories! 

 

For those who haven't done this, the concept is simple: just look at the prompts and say which drama characters first come to mind for each of them ;)There is no right or wrong answer, nor is this a contest: I expect our answers to go all over the place, and that's where the fun is 

Also, thanks for inviting us to play Scattergories. I didn't know what this was until I checked your post. It's a great idea and I would love to play and answer these. Let me just get my Joo Won research and thinking cap on :D

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MINI-EVENT: SCATTERGORIES - FATHER'S DAY EDITION

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Chingus, please participate in our Joo Won Scattergories event. All credit for the event goes to @kittyna who came up with the event idea and created all content. :kiss_wink:

 

Rules:

  • Read the prompts carefully: questions might be about a JW drama character (i.e. the ML JW plays), the JW drama dad (i.e the father of JW's character), or both!
  • One of the prompts will be for a paternal figure. In this case, think of characters who are like fathers for JW's character, but who aren't actually related to him (e.g. Doctor Choi from Good Doctor, Go Hyung Seok from Alice)
  • Don't overthink! Just go with your gut response.
  • You can repeat or leave out any characters of your choice.
  • You are allowed to answer a maximum of TWO (2) characters for any one prompt
  • In instances where JW's character had multiple dads (e.g. King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu - his biological father and the CEO who was his pseudo-dad), either one is fair game.
  • You are free to provide reasons or further explanations, but it's not required.

 

Prompts:

 

1. My favorite JW drama dad

2. My least favorite JW drama dad

3. My favorite paternal figure from a JW drama

4. My favorite father-son relationship in a JW drama

5. The JW drama character I would most want to see as a dad

6. The JW drama character I think would make a terrible dad (Note: you decide what counts as "terrible")

7. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "fun" or "lax" dad

9. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "strict" dad

10.The JW drama dad I would most want to see a spinoff or alternate point-of-view story about (e.g. a spinoff of Alice where Yoo Min Hyuk's the lead)

 

Let's have fun!

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Joo Won's dramas:

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source: https://asianwiki.com/Joo_Won

 

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2 hours ago, kittyna said:

Don't overthink this - just go with your gut response and say whichever character comes to mind

 

Haha :lol: Such great advice. I'll try and do just that. There are still two (and a half) Joo Won dramas I haven't watched yet but I'll still give it a try (I think I've already failed at the "don't overthink this" part^^)

Thanks so much for coming up with this @kittyna

And it's so nice to see @partyonand @agenthjoining in too :heart4:

 

1. I don't have a favorite JW drama dad. The ones I "met" were all rather dreadful tbh. (It's almost like a pattern)

 

2. All of them^^ If I have to pick just two I'll go with Park Si On and Cha Yoo Jin's dads because they remained in my memory as particularly dreadful. The first for being a violent drunkard who abused his son (and his wife), blamed everyone but himself for his "misfortunes" and never seemed to regret any of his behaviour till the very end; and the second because he was a self-involved, arrogant prick who loved his piano and his career more than his own son.

(Though I also had tons of issues with Majun's stepfather and his biological father; since all of Majun's issues were the result of horrible parenting (that includes his mom too of course))

 

3. Detective Go Hyeon-seok in Alice. I felt he truly cared and loved Park Jingyeom, making the ultimate sacrifice for him in the end. Plus, if it weren't for him and his wife, I don't think "our" universe's Park Jingyeom would have become the good man he was/is. 

(I almost also mentioned Choi Wooseok from Good Doctor but while he was a wonderful mentor and father figure for Park Si On, as the series progressed I kinda felt he wasn't there in pivotal moments when Si On would have needed a father figure next to him)

 

4. Go Hyeon-seok and Park Jingyeom. Though Idk if that counts since they weren't actual father and son~~

 

5. Kim Taehyun (he'd be the most awesome dad ever imo, teaching his kids wonderful values and loving them no matter what) and Gu Majun (because he understands the importance of a father's love more than anyone and could do everything for his children neither of his dads did for him)

 

6. This one is really tough because I love all of Joo Won's characters and I've felt and empathized with all of them so I can't picture any one of them as being a "terrible" dad~

If I absolutely had to pick one, maybe Park Jingyeom? Purely because, due to his congenital condition, he has so much trouble understanding and processing emotions, that he might often be at a loss when dealing with his child. Though having a child might lead to a very cute Forrest Gump & son situation where they learn certain things together and PJG could actually learn a lot about his own emotions - processing & expressing them properly - with the help of his child and I would reaaaally really love to see that :wub:

 

7. Han Gilro. No doubt^^

 

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8. Cha Yoo Jin 

 

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10. I've really never thought about it... from a plotline pov a Yoo Min-hyuk spin-off would make sense but I'd only watch if Park Jingyeom was in it too^^ (I would have loved to get a few more scenes (or even just one) of the two of them really talking to each other tbh). But since we know how things turned out for him, a spin-off would probably be set right after Taeyi left him, waaay before he met PJG... so, I'll go with no spin-off. But I'll happily take a new Joo Won drama instead, pretty please^^

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, kittyna said:

1. My favourite JW drama dad

Han Gil Ro's father, despite being emotionally unavailable to his son, he always cared for Han Gil Ro and has best interest at his heart for Han Gil Ro.

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

2. My least favourite JW drama dad

Park Si-On's real dad from Good Doctor, it's rather obvious and I assume I don't  need to state my reasons for this option

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

3. My favourite paternal figure from a JW drama

Director Choi, I think he is the best father like figure out of all Joo won's dramas. The way he was able to understand Park Si-On ability, his weakness, the way he remembered his favorite dishes and took care of him like a real dad, makes him my favorite Paternal figure from Joo won's drama

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

4. My favourite father-son relationship in a JW drama

Han Gil Ro and his dad, I really like their relationship because they are like friends rather than father and son, and their constant bickering is synonymous to love and affection they have between them. So, I enjoyed watching their interaction out of all the Father-Son relationship from JW's drama

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

5. The JW drama character I would most want to see as a dad

Cha Yoo Jin, out of all Joo won male leads I want to see Yoo Jin to see as dad, since it'll be hard for him to be strict with a child especially around Nae-il, so, it would be delight to watch Cha Yoo Jin handle both Nae-il and their child

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

6. The JW drama character I think would make a terrible dad (Note: you decide for yourself what counts as "terrible")

Gu Ma Jun, the way I see it, he will probably be as possessive as his mom with his child as well

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

7. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "fun" or "lax" dad

 

Kim Tae Hyun, he would be the fun parent because of his upbringing and easy going personality

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

8. The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "strict" dad

Gyun Woo, it's pretty much self-explanatory, but I would like to point a reason here, since the child is born into royal family, Gyun Woo would like to make sure kids are disciplined and well behaved, so I think due to these reasons he will be the strict and no fun parent

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

9. The JW drama dad I would most want to see a spinoff or alternate point-of-view story about (e.g. a spinoff of Alice where Yoo Min Hyuk's the lead)

Cha Yoo Jin's father, I want to see why is that he is not happy with his son despite him being an over-achiever when compared to other kids of his age group. It would be interesting to see his perspective

 

 

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POLL: Father's Day with Joo Won

In honour of Father's Day and due to @kittyna's idea, here is a quick poll for everyone to reminisce about Joo Won's dramas and the portryal of fathers and father figures in them.  

 

You can choose as many as you want, and do consider the third question especially if nobody in questions 1 and 2 appeals to you.

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Here are the fathers: 

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  1.  Alice: Yoon Min Hyuk (Kwak Si Yang) - Father

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  1. Alice: Det. Go Hyeon Seok (Kim Sang Ho) - Father figure 

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  1. Good Doctor: Dr. Choi Woo Seok (Cheon Ho Jin) - Father figure

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  1. Good Doctor: Park Choon Sung (Jung Ho Keun) - Father 

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  1. Yong Pal: Tae Hyun’s father (Choi Joon Yong) - Father

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  1. 7th Grade Civil Servant: Han Joo Man (Dok Ko Yeong Jae) - Father

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  1. 7th Grade Civil Servant: Kim Won Seok (Ahn Nae Sang) - Father figure 

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  1. Nae Il’s Cantabile: Cha Dong Woo (Jung Bo Suk) - Father

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  1. My Sassy Girl: Gyun Pil Young (Jo Hee Bong) - Father

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  1. Bridal Mask: Lee Sun (Lee Il Jae) - Father

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Also please be kind if I forgot a father (figure), since I have not seen all dramas of Joo Won - but please, let me know if you wish to include someone else not mentioned!

 

Thanks to @Sleepy Owl for helping me make my first poll :D

 

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2 hours ago, partyon said:

I would most want to see a spinoff or alternate point-of-view story about (e.g. a spinoff of Alice where Yoo Min Hyuk's the lead)

 

Just 2 things -

 

1) NO ALICE spinoff without an award winning apology for the originals atrocious ending

 

2) NO ALICE spinoff with out Do-Yeon :wub:

 

Alice Episode 1 Recap | amusings

 

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- thanks for the tag @partyon

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41 minutes ago, agenth said:

POLL: Father's Day with Joo Won

In honour of Father's Day and due to @kittyna's idea, here is a quick poll for everyone to reminisce about Joo Won's dramas and the portryal of fathers and father figures in them.  

 

You can choose as many as you want, and do consider the third question especially if nobody in questions 1 and 2 appeals to you.

 

Dang - this was a fun thing to log in to see! Thanks for setting up both an "official" version of my Scattergories (although it did crack me up to see the repeat :P) and this poll as well. We should collab like this more often :approves:

 

There are a number of other interesting dads/father figures from JW's dramas, but you've covered a really neat list already, including some that might not have crossed my mind otherwise.

 

So, before I get to reactions to the Scattergories responses thus far (because that is half the fun for me), a quick rundown of my own poll answers:

 

1. Go Hyung Seok from Alice and Director Choi from Good Doctor - Even though neither of them were our male leads' biological fathers, they both really stepped in to be that father figure in cases where the "real" one wasn't around. Plus, the father-son relationships in both of these dramas was adorable :) 

 

2. Yoo Min Hyuk from Alice, Cha Dong Woo from Nae Il's Cantabile and Gyun Pil Young from My Sassy Girl - Maybe I'm defining "strict" differently from most people, but I generally think of someone who's got high expectations for his kids and has a general Type A personality that likes to stick to the rules. This can be a good thing if the parent ends up using this to guide his kids towards becoming mature/responsible adults and all-around good people (e.g. My Sassy Girl - Alice, too, if we imagine what Yoo Min Hyuk would be like if he actually got his chance), or it can also be terrible if the parent prioritizes the wrong things or combines high expectations with toxic masculinity (e.g. Nae Il's Cantabile - honestly, Cha Dong Woo is just the stereotypical "Asian Dad" on steroids, and it's heartbreaking to realize how real he is in that respect).

 

3. Alice and King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu - My reasoning for Alice should be pretty self-explanatory, and as for King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu...the ending we see between Gu Ma Jun and his biological father is just heartbreaking. The bit where *spoilers* Ma Jun said he really just wanted a father he could look up to and respect *end spoiler* really made me wish that we could have seen more of that. So, the father-son relationships in both of these dramas had that tragic "What if...?" component to them, and I would have liked to see something more.

 

I'll save my own Scattergories answers for later (this is turning into a text wall), but some quick reactions to the answers so far.

 

1 hour ago, Calli said:

and the second because he was a self-involved, arrogant prick who loved his piano and his career more than his own son.

 

Call me a sadist, because this really cracked me up for some reason :loolz:Maybe it's just that, after what I've just said about this same character in response to @partyon's poll, the way you worded this was just cathartic.

 

1 hour ago, Calli said:

4. Go Hyeon-seok and Park Jingyeom. Though Idk if that counts since they weren't actual father and son~~

 

It counts in my book :approves:

 

1 hour ago, Calli said:

5. Kim Taehyun (he'd be the most awesome dad ever imo, teaching his kids wonderful values and loving them no matter what) and Gu Majun (because he understands the importance of a father's love more than anyone and could do everything for his children neither of his dads did for him)

 

I actually think Gu Ma Jun is a fascinating response here. It's not what I would have thought of at first, but I think this one might grow on me :) 

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

Cha Yoo Jin, out of all Joo won male leads I want to see Yoo Jin to see as dad, since it'll be hard for him to be strict with a child especially around Nae-il, so, it would be delight to watch Cha Yoo Jin handle both Nae-il and their child

 

Oh, dear - that would be a sight, wouldn't it. :P Like, on the one hand, I can imagine him at least trying to be strict with his kids (in a good way), since that's all he ever knew growing up; but on the other hand...there's Nae Il and the way she's got him wrapped around her little finger without him even knowing it. Either way, shenanigans will ensue, and I'm loving that :glasses:

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:
4 hours ago, kittyna said:

6. The JW drama character I think would make a terrible dad (Note: you decide for yourself what counts as "terrible")

Gu Ma Jun, the way I see it, he will probably be as possessive as his mom with his child as well

 

Interesting to see this paired with @Calli's take on the character - I'll let you two talk this one out ;) 

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

Gyun Woo, it's pretty much self-explanatory, but I would like to point a reason here, since the child is born into royal family, Gyun Woo would like to make sure kids are disciplined and well behaved, so I think due to these reasons he will be the strict and no fun parent

 

Point. I do wonder how far he'd manage to get on that with Princess Hye Myung around, though ;) 

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1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

My favourite JW drama dad

He is the director of the hospital in good doctor because even if it is not his son he knew how to treat him like a son he even helped him to become a doctor

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

My least favourite JW drama dad

The one I liked the least was park shion's real father since at no time did I feel that he had any aspect of a father I always treated him badly that is what made me hate him

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

My favourite paternal figure from a JW drama

I liked the father of ojakgyo brothers even though he was not the older brother his father always trusted him that meant they both had a great parental sense his father had more confidence in him than all his brothers and what moved me the most when he got to cry and he hugged him and they both started crying, I just loved it

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

My favourite father-son relationship in a JW drama

Han Gil Ro and his father I liked their relationship between father and son because if in the beginning we did not see any affection towards his son, then we could realize that he really loved him since he always wanted to protect him in his own way and also as He sacrificed himself so that his son does not suffer serious damages while the fire definitely the scene of the airport was the true bond that I felt and if it moved me

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

The JW drama character I would most want to see as a dad

I definitely think that kim tae hyun in yongpal I loved that character I loved his attitude and everything I even waited in the drama he was a father I loved all his attitude when he started with the scenes of his German I could see a lot of fatherhood and I do not know if this counts but also I felt that it would have been perfect in a joo won movie as it was with his sister it was like a father I loved it

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

The JW drama character I think would make a terrible dad (Note: you decide for yourself what counts as "terrible")

I think it would be majun since he could never experience the affection of a father and it could be that it would be the same as his father who could never give him affection he would follow the steps that his father but in the end he implies that he would change but I do not see that it would be a good father

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "fun" or "lax" dad

I think it would be han gil ro that character is totally funny and if he were a father I would say that he would really be a funny father

 

1 hour ago, kireeti2 said:

The JW drama character who is most likely to be the "strict" dad

I think it would be cha yoo jin I see him that he is very strict he tries to be very perfectionist in everything he does so I think that character would be like a father

 

2 hours ago, kireeti2 said:

The JW drama dad I would most want to see a spinoff or alternate point-of-view story about (e.g. a spinoff of Alice where Yoo Min Hyuk's the lead)

for some reason i would like to see yoo min hyuk's spin off if i hadn't abandoned it i think i would have been a great father

thank you for this theme really with this game I would like to see very soon drama that is husband and also dad I think that was going to handle in the chinese drama love express I saw so many images of that joo won drama with the child intensely wanted to see that drama to see the connection of both

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2 hours ago, kittyna said:

Interesting to see this paired with @Calli's take on the character - I'll let you two talk this one out ;) 

Well, Park Jin Gyeom was my first choice as well for "Terrible Dad" question, but I had changed it because technically he cannot father a child and it is highly unlikely for him to adopt as well. Coming to my Gu Ma Jun answer, I do think he's gonna be good father, but I choose him after comparing him with other male lead's, like I am not saying he will be terrible dad per se, but out of all the character he can terrible when we compare him with others

2 hours ago, kittyna said:

1. Go Hyung Seok from Alice and Director Choi from Good Doctor - Even though neither of them were our male leads' biological fathers, they both really stepped in to be that father figure in cases where the "real" one wasn't around. Plus, the father-son relationships in both of these dramas was adorable :) 

But, you specifically mentioned dad, and not father like figures. If this was the case, my first choice for this question was Director Choi, but I changed it after reading your instructions. Now I am really confused, can we choose father like figures for "Favorite Dad" question?

 

 

Lol!! me and @Andrea Balcazar have lot of common answers, so,  I guess we  won this round :tongue:(just kidding, I know its not a competition)

 

 

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43 minutes ago, kireeti2 said:
2 hours ago, kittyna said:

1. Go Hyung Seok from Alice and Director Choi from Good Doctor - Even though neither of them were our male leads' biological fathers, they both really stepped in to be that father figure in cases where the "real" one wasn't around. Plus, the father-son relationships in both of these dramas was adorable :) 

But, you specifically mentioned dad, and not father like figures. If this was the case, my first choice for this question was Director Choi, but I changed it after reading your instructions. Now I am really confused, can we choose father like figures for "Favorite Dad" question?

 

That was in response to @partyon's poll and not my Scattergories - sorry for the confusion there :)

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