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@The Reel Life @dramafan33 About the theory of OHJ being the killer, I hope too that the drama would not go to that direction.  It would be so anti-climate.  And JH (or is it the director) did mentioned the drama will show the healing of the 2 characters, OHJ and SY.  So I'm quite positive the killer is another person. 

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31 minutes ago, AgnesO said:

That's a lot already if he ever hold her hand!!

I think we are all just desperate for JH to act in another love story! Melo, rom com, whatever it is. Give him some on screen love story! He shines when he acts out a character in love, not just in pain :tears: I’ve had enough of a dose of JH in eccentricity and anger and sadness already... I seriously just hope he’s not avoiding such shows or moving away from them because of his age. There are many age-appropriate love stories that can be done! (Or maybe he’s not seeing a love story script he likes? Or he wants to make sure it’s with an actress he is confident of creating on-screen chemistry with?)

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@The Reel Life Most likely, he is not getting offers for romance. He is likely not the first actor casting directors picture for romance and while plenty of love stories could be written for people in their 40’s kdrama doesn’t do many of those. 

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Don't know why, but this YouTube channel is posting old KBS entertainment shows. Noticed they posted these two in which JH participated during Chuno's time. No translation again, so all I can do is watch and smile at JH embarrassed face...

 

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2 hours ago, The Reel Life said:

I think we are all just desperate for JH to act in another love story! Melo, rom com, whatever it is. Give him some on screen love story! He shines when he acts out a character in love, not just in pain :tears: I’ve had enough of a dose of JH in eccentricity and anger and sadness already...

Yes, yes, yes. Pretty please. Long, wistfull looks, hand holding and maybe some kisses too! And happy ending.

 

1 hour ago, dramafan33 said:

@The Reel Life Most likely, he is not getting offers for romance. He is likely not the first actor casting directors picture for romance and while plenty of love stories could be written for people in their 40’s kdrama doesn’t do many of those. 

Really????  I have binge- watched "Chocolate" recently, and were not the characters there closer to 40 than 30? And the melo was first - rate, if slow burning. I myself would rather watch a melo featuring people in their 40 than another "high school love", but I suppose it depends what the target audience is.

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2 hours ago, The Reel Life said:

I think we are all just desperate for JH to act in another love story! Melo, rom com, whatever it is. Give him some on screen love story! He shines when he acts out a character in love, not just in pain :tears: I’ve had enough of a dose of JH in eccentricity and anger and sadness already... I seriously just hope he’s not avoiding such shows or moving away from them because of his age. There are many age-appropriate love stories that can be done! (Or maybe he’s not seeing a love story script he likes? Or he wants to make sure it’s with an actress he is confident of creating on-screen chemistry with?)

Well, only recently we commented about how most K rom coms are really bad. So I'm guessing after FTLY JH was actually offered more rom coms, but he rejected them. As much as I hate WOL, JH's role is not a typical one and he seemed to have gotten free reign in its design, so that might explain why he accepted that role.

 

I actually wondered about what JH's friend said about JH daily schedule: "A day of Hyuk - Taking care of kids. Working out.Reading scripts and meeting with managers at the office. And then filming." Just how many scripts does JH read and reject?! Seeing that he also reads scripts that are not sent to him, I kinda speculate that the script for MC was actually not offered to JH. I don't think the producers would have dared offer that role to him. I'm guessing that it was sent to the agency, JH came across it, and took it as it offered him an opportunity to redo YBW.

Also- what does it means "meeting with managers at the office". Who are these managers? His managers? We have long speculated that JH is actually a partner in his agency as he seems to have free reign there. I wonder if this is actually the truth. I don't think we have the real picture of who JH really is professionally...

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3 hours ago, dramafan33 said:

@The Reel Life Most likely, he is not getting offers for romance. He is likely not the first actor casting directors picture for romance and while plenty of love stories could be written for people in their 40’s kdrama doesn’t do many of those. 

Yea..feel the same.  Lucky if they cast him, then it has to be a script he likes, and what I worry about is finding a female lead that suits him so that chance isn't wasted.

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@Biology Lesson JH a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puzzle :D

 

I wish someone asked him these questions! Maybe next time there’s a Q and A we’ll try to get our questions through 


@phoenix24 I want him with JNR in a FTLY reverse role situation where he is shy and she is hilarious and with some drama, cause their chemistry is out of this world 

 

He has had chemistry with Jun Ji Hyun(?) Windstruck actress who is a superstar. Not sure why he is no longer cast with superstars. 

 

People want to see him with Ha Ji Won in some action project (she is not my favorite but she is good in action)

 

I want to see him working again with Soo Ae they had awesome rapport in The Flu (more behind the scenes than in the movie) She spoke so beautifully about him I almost felt like shipping them (but no, his wife is my ship forever) 

 

I would love to see him with Kim Sun Ah, his good friend, solid actress, great kisser!

 

Some kind of intense dark sexy situation with Lee Mi Sook will be welcomed. I loved them together in Money Flower. 

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1 hour ago, dramafan33 said:

@Biology Lesson JH a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puzzle :D

 

I wish someone asked him these questions! Maybe next time there’s a Q and A we’ll try to get our questions through 

 

I think we really should, though I'm not sure JH will actually share.

 

1 hour ago, dramafan33 said:

Some kind of intense dark sexy situation with Lee Mi Sook will be welcomed. I loved them together in Money Flower. 

I think more than anyone, Lee Mi Sook would love that :) I still don't know what they were thinking in WOL to make her play his mother...

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6 hours ago, dramafan33 said:

@Biology Lesson JH a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puzzle :D

 

I wish someone asked him these questions! Maybe next time there’s a Q and A we’ll try to get our questions through 


@phoenix24 I want him with JNR in a FTLY reverse role situation where he is shy and she is hilarious and with some drama, cause their chemistry is out of this world 

 

He has had chemistry with Jun Ji Hyun(?) Windstruck actress who is a superstar. Not sure why he is no longer cast with superstars. 

 

People want to see him with Ha Ji Won in some action project (she is not my favorite but she is good in action)

 

I want to see him working again with Soo Ae they had awesome rapport in The Flu (more behind the scenes than in the movie) She spoke so beautifully about him I almost felt like shipping them (but no, his wife is my ship forever) 

 

I would love to see him with Kim Sun Ah, his good friend, solid actress, great kisser!

 

Some kind of intense dark sexy situation with Lee Mi Sook will be welcomed. I loved them together in Money Flower. 

Yes I would actually like to see him with the lady from Flu - I think they look good in a comedy hahaha!

 

and your idea of JH And JNr in reverse role, very refreshing too! 

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6 hours ago, dramafan33 said:

@Biology Lesson JH a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puzzle :D

 

I wish someone asked him these questions! Maybe next time there’s a Q and A we’ll try to get our questions through 


@phoenix24 I want him with JNR in a FTLY reverse role situation where he is shy and she is hilarious and with some drama, cause their chemistry is out of this world 

 

He has had chemistry with Jun Ji Hyun(?) Windstruck actress who is a superstar. Not sure why he is no longer cast with superstars. 

 

People want to see him with Ha Ji Won in some action project (she is not my favorite but she is good in action)

 

I want to see him working again with Soo Ae they had awesome rapport in The Flu (more behind the scenes than in the movie) She spoke so beautifully about him I almost felt like shipping them (but no, his wife is my ship forever) 

 

I would love to see him with Kim Sun Ah, his good friend, solid actress, great kisser!

 

Some kind of intense dark sexy situation with Lee Mi Sook will be welcomed. I loved them together in Money Flower. 

Although you’re probably right (about him not receiving much love story scripts) I hope you’re wrong too! Haha. :tears::lol:
 

I wonder if he would be thinking, that he’s not young anymore, and if he wanted to act in any love story still, this would be the best time to do it, not in his 50s. 40+ still works and because he’s super fine looking :wub: and can still pass off as a romantic leading man and not ahjussi, I’m hopeful that he is aware of the time constraints he has to play such roles and is planning to take on one romantic drama or at least a melo with a love story very soon... that’s the only logic that gives me hope. Haha.  Oh and the added fact that he keeps stressing he is born for melo, makes me wonder if he is already looking out for those scripts. I imagine he would be craving for a genre that he has not acted in for a long time, knowing his desires to always challenge himself. 
 

I love your idea of a reversed role with JNR! I also thought JJH would make a good pair with him too. Actually any of those you listed were perfect. Or hey, maybe even SHK? Haha. I think he isn’t being paired with the top actress because usually when directors and scriptwriters offer, they want both actors and actresses to be super top to guarantee commercial success. That seems of a higher importance to tv companies and the producers. And JH is a stellar actor, but at this point he isn’t the most commercially top actor. Hence why, I think. But doesn’t matter, I think any of the actresses you mentioned are already stellar actresses which I really want him to work with! 

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@The Reel Life According to my korean friend, to them “melo” does not mean exactly melodrama, it means “Romantic melodrama or even simply a romance” Jang Hyuk has said on different occasions that he thinks he is suitable for “melo” (in the korean sense) but he does not get offers for those. He is unfortunately more seeked for his suitability for intense dramatic and action packed dramas/roles. Unfortunately, as fans, we are also constantly expecting him to do action (which is why I welcomed this disabled role but whatever, its over now) While I wouldn’t say he is “typecasted” I’d say there is a tendency to push him into those roles and also historicals. It all goes back to Daegil, as the one role most koreans identify him with. This is why I honestly think, its not so much him rejecting melos as much as, he is not getting much of those offers (but, its speculation, I have no idea what exactly is going on) I just do remember that he wanted to do a romcom, when Sidus practically pushed him to do The Flu. He ended up obviously embracing it, he is a professional as we know, but there was a time when Sidus was really annoying by pushing him into projects he didn’t necessarily want. He had been talking about laying off the action for a while and next time he does is The Flu. It was said they had an agreement where he picked one project and had to compromise to do one picked by Sidus (Daegil is a role JH fought to get, even accepted to cut his salary due to the drama having already overspent before production even started) of course if he does that, Sidus loses money. What did they do next? Sent him to China to do a terribly bad drama, because its easy money. They totally lost the momentum too, that was when Jang Hyuk was at the height of his popularity and he was and remained their cash cow for years. Instead of watching over his career and get him the best role possible after Chuno, they sent him to China! Duh! and then they make that mess with Secret Garden, although I selfishly don’t care because I didn’t like that drama but it was a success and they made an unnecessary royal mess because they were trying to use JH to push their idol Jay Park at the time. Nothing against JP himself but yes against Sidus for always using JH, as the strong card to push their younger unkown talent. They keep doing this btw, notice all the young Sidus talent always casted in JH dramas. I really hope that rumor that he has stocks in Sidus is true, or I’ll riot. 
 

Nowadays, he seems to be calling the shots of his career. But its probably too late to change his image or the majority’s perception including within the industry. As much as many of us love FTLY, and as much “mania” as it caused (became sort of a cult thing) it did not break records in terms of TV ratings in Korea. I get the feeling Jang Hyuk is not perceived as a romantic lead in general (mind-blowing, ridiculous, I know)  

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I seriously just hope he’s not avoiding such shows or moving away from them because of his age. There are many age-appropriate love stories that can be done! (Or maybe he’s not seeing a love story script he likes? Or he wants to make sure it’s with an actress he is confident of creating on-screen chemistry with?)

I have the feeling he just doesn't pick romance script anymore. I'm just guessing.

 

I remembered reading chinese articles which he said he wants to try out different types of roles before age catches up with him. As in, once he age, there are many roles he can't accept. Probably referring to the jumping, kicking, fighting & all the stunts. The reason why he did MC, MF was because he felt regret for Midas & EOL. Could it be he felt regret for Voice that's why he's doing this current one? But Voice was a hit back then.

 

Another reason could be the culture. Most asian men gets more "shy" as they approach mid 40s or in their 40s. Typically ahjusshi status already. Hence, they are not so comfortable with these kissing or intimate scenes as compared to when they were younger.

 

Or it could be he avoids romance genre because his children are growing up. Although we do not see his wife/children on media but am sure they see him on media & watches his programme. Although he says his wife doesn't watch his drama, I take it he's just wanting to close the topic for discussion as reporters like to ask him "how does your wife feel about you kissing on screen"....the best answer is "she doesn't watch my drama" & JH is very skilled in answering questions. I mean, no actor will tell publicly "my wife doesn't like me to kiss onscreen"....so I actually don't take his words 100% as they've been "tutored" what to answer publicly & what not to answer.

 

What goes behind closed doors in his family, we do not know. What he had said in 2014 may not apply now in 2020, esp when there's his wife & growing up children behind him, he has to consider them before making any decision whether is work or pesonal life. (There's 1 C actor who used to kiss onscreen & is considered a good kisser but after he got married, he avoids kissing scenes).

 

Or maybe he just didn't get any more romance script because if you notice, mostly all the romance genre are for flower boys these days. Not many drama feature ahjusshi & ahjumma love story. I myself don't like a love story which is like Teacher-Student relationship. 1 is older alot the other is younger alot.

 

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, dramafan33 said:

Sidus was really annoying by pushing him into projects he didn’t necessarily want.

Yup. He is cash cow for Sidus even until now. Doesn't Sidus have other top notch artistes?

 

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Sent him to China to do a terribly bad drama, because its easy money. They totally lost the momentum too, that was when Jang Hyuk was at the height of his popularity and he was and remained their cash cow for years. Instead of watching over his career and get him the best role possible after Chuno, they sent him to China!

Was that the drama All About Eve? I didn't like the drama. Thought it was too drama.

 

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Nowadays, he seems to be calling the shots of his career. But its probably too late to change his image or the majority’s perception including within the industry. As much as many of us love FTLY, and as much “mania” as it caused (became sort of a cult thing) it did not break records in terms of TV ratings in Korea. I get the feeling Jang Hyuk is not perceived as a romantic lead in general (mind-blowing, ridiculous, I know)  

Many still refer JH as Dae Gil & I am damn annoyed. He got many good roles apart from Dae Gil please! But like you said previously - Chuno was probably the only drama of his to hit the ratings or whatever it is called.

 

Anyway, there's an article I read in chinese, dated 19 feb 2020, said his current drama have good appraisal & is "hot searched" topic. I guess by mainland audience. Good for JH & the team!

 

 

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@budgerie Its true, adult romance kdrama is not abundant, but you still see these established not so young actors like Gong Yoo, So Ji Sub, Hyun Bin doing romance (granted they are younger than JH and more identified with romance too and also “hallyu stars”) but there’s Ji Sung an actor that one would say is “comparable” to JH in terms of status in the industry (I think) and even he has done more romance. But also its very chaste. I haven’t watched CLOY with Hyun Bin but I kept reading complaints about the lack of kissing (that can be so frustrating too!) 

 

To be honest, the drought when it comes to JH and romance is so bad that I see people creating fantasies between him and his male co-stars even! Such is the desperation lolol (Recently the fan art that Ive seen for Bangwon and Hwi was mostly porn lol ) but anyway thats another subject, what I mean is, the man exudes so much sensuality and sexuality even in roles that are not sexual! Such a waste of hotness honestly! 

 

About Sidus cash cows, I think their most recent was Kim Woo Bin, but he got sick (poor him, he has recovered though) other than him I can’t think of another. 

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24 minutes ago, dramafan33 said:

@budgerie Its true, adult romance kdrama is not abundant, but you still see these established not so young actors like Gong Yoo, So Ji Sub, Hyun Bin doing romance (granted they are younger than JH and more identified with romance too and also “hallyu stars) but there’s Ji Sung an actor that one would say is “comparable” to JH instead of status in the industry (I think) and even he has done more romance. But also its very chaste. I haven’t watched CLOY with Hyun Bin but I kept reading complaints about the lack of kissing (that can be so frustrating too!) 

Gong Yoo, Ji Sub & Hyun Bin, I don't watch their drama so Idk what they can do or cannot do. Probably for them, they are not versatile, so their roles are limited. Just my guess...not everyone can kick butt or jump or punch I mean. I had to google who they are & noticed 3 are not married. I guess when they have no wife, they can take on as many love scenes as they want. Lol. No need to worry my wife will get jealous/my wife will get angry. 

Ji Sung is the only one married with kids. I only briefly saw 1 drama of his & ya, his kissing is chaste.

Most K drama the kiss scenes are very fake but yet the camera will focus or stop there for eternity & you see their mouth are glued together but not moving. And the girl will open her eyes big big. 

I guess the one k actor who does a good kiss is Ha Seok Jin. The guy's smart too with a Degree in Engineering. Wooh! But he doesn't get many good scripts.

 

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To be honest, the drought when it comes to JH and romance is so bad that I see people creating fantasies between him and his male co-stars even! Such is the desperation lolol (Recently the fan art that Ive seen for Bangwon and Hwi was mostly porn lol ) but anyway thats another subject, what I mean is, the man exudes so much sensuality and sexuality even in roles that are not sexual! Such a waste of hotness honestly! 

I don't see any thing romantic between BW and Hwi. More like Hwi & SH. :DBut I honestly don't understand audience who likes to ship onscreen couples. Leave the married man alone! :grimace:

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@budgerie I doubt his wife is jealous. She would’ve never let him do “Thorn”. A movie where he was practically the object of desire of a disturbed young woman? Way to give delulu fans ideas! 

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1 hour ago, dramafan33 said:

@budgerie I doubt his wife is jealous. She would’ve never let him do “Thorn”. A movie where he was practically the object of desire of a disturbed young woman? Way to give delulu fans ideas! 

No no, I don't mean his wife is jealous. I'm only making a comparison between unmarried actors & married actors. :DTalking about Thorn, if JH is a real teacher in a high school/college, you think all these teens won't fall head over heels in love with him? :grimace:

 

2 hours ago, dramafan33 said:

About Sidus cash cows, I think their most recent was Kim Woo Bin, but he got sick (poor him, he has recovered though) other than him I can’t think of another. 

The guy's pretty young. Can be a cash cow for a long time still.

 

I really wish JH next project to be like someone sick in the mind. A stalker, a killer? Oh, but it's too soon after this drama, we don't need another thriller so soon.

Ah yes, I haven't given up on a flying role. Like an immortal in a pugilistic world.

Or a 1N stand but refused to marry the girl, only want custody of the baby.

I just want a role which I can "hate" him. Hahaha!

Now right, even if Pil Joo is involved in kidnapping, bribery, exhortion, rape, etc, I still cannot hate Pil Joo.

 

 

 

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@budgerie Most hateful character he did was in Robbers (but I know you didn’t like that one) I actually wanted to hit him and when he got beat up I enjoyed it (Im cruel) 

 

I don’t hate him as OHJ at all but he is scary, most of his characters are anti-heros, so I dunno if I actually want to “hate” him more lol, his characters have been dark enough 

 

Daegil even slapped Seolhwa at some point, that was a bit hard to accept 

 

Thats why I think it would be nice to see him play a really nice guy ONCE. 

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16 minutes ago, budgerie said:

No no, I don't mean his wife is jealous. I'm only making a comparison between unmarried actors & married actors. :DTalking about Thorn, if JH is a real teacher in a high school/college, you think all these teens won't fall head over heels in love with him? :grimace:

 

The guy's pretty young. Can be a cash cow for a long time still.

 

I really wish JH next project to be like someone sick in the mind. A stalker, a killer? Oh, but it's too soon after this drama, we don't need another thriller so soon.

Ah yes, I haven't given up on a flying role. Like an immortal in a pugilistic world.

Or a 1N stand but refused to marry the girl, only want custody of the baby.

I just want a role which I can "hate" him. Hahaha!

Now right, even if Pil Joo is involved in kidnapping, bribery, exhortion, rape, etc, I still cannot hate Pil Joo.

 

 

 

Who did Pil Joo rape? :hushed:

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