You guys, Song Joong Ki is coming back! It’s been nine months since he’s been discharged from the ROK Army. The last time we saw him active in anything was in 2012. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m ready for Descendants of the Sun premiering this week. I actually might be too excited.
For new Korean drama fans, they might not entirely get why older fans are so excited. So here are three projects Song Joong Ki has done.
Sungkyunkwan Scandal 성균관 스캔들
Genre: Period, romance, comedy
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2010-Aug-30 to 2010-Nov-02
I might have to actually rewatch this because the SKK-F4 is amazing and the bromance between the characters of Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In is so so so good. Yoochun and Park Min Young may play the leads, but I think this show really pushed Ah In and Joong Ki into the spotlight.
The story is about a girl (Min Young) who pretends she’s a guy to attend a Joseon era school and help her family. She ends up becoming friends with 3 other students and basically hijinks, love and more happen. It’s really quite sweet and fun and so good.
It’s also nice to see Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki in this together. Both together and alone they stole scenes. While I’m beaming about Ah In’s latest movie now, make no mistake I’ll be twirling about Joong Ki in the coming weeks.
Watch Sungkyunkwan Scandal on VIKI & DRAMAFEVER.
A Werewolf Boy 늑대소년
Genre: Fantasy, romance
Running time: 122 minutes
Production: Bidangil Pictures
Korean release: October 31, 2012
I watched this in a theater with friends and came out a sobbing mess. I’m going to blame Joong Ki just selling the role of an isolated werewolf who falls for a bright young woman, played by the fantastic Park Bo Young. This movie plays a lot with tropes I have seen in the 1994 american film Nell and Tim Burton‘s beautifully tragic love story, Edward Scissorhands.
Here’s the thing, A Werewolf Boy uses the very basic feelings a human can have, including: love and hate, fear and jealousy. Mixe them all up and the simplest of emotions will get us every time.
Watch A Werewolf Boy on YouTube ($).
Now Joong Ki started with the cast when the show premiered in 2010 and stayed with them for quite a while. I watched from the beginning and laughed all the way through until he left. I also cried then. (Why does he make me cry?)
Running Man is a variety show where the cast and/or celebrities do tasks to either beat each other or teams. In the beginning it was a little rough because the ratings were a bit low. At the same time, I think this gave the cast time to bond and really feel comfortable with each other. It was, for all intents and purposes, a family we all got to know.
The clip above shows Joong Ki returning recently, but unfortunately it turned into a cameo because he was recovering from an injury. Still, you can tell how much they all adore each other to this day. It’s enough to make me watch all the episodes I downloaded, but I don’t have to because it’s now all available online!
Watch Running Man: The Early Years on DRAMAFEVER!
And after all this, you have Joong Ki’s new drama!
What’s your favorite Song Joong Ki show or project? Comment below or tweet me @cherylfornia!
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