I have always been a fan of the Korean F4, particularly Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong (KJH). Their stint as main leads of the famous “Boys Over Flowers” (BOF) Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga “Hana Yori Dango” and Taiwanese “Meteor Garden” catapulted them to their superstardom today! Who can ever forget the characters Gu Jun-Pyo, Yoon Ji Hoo and Geum Jan Di?
Don’t get me wrong but let’s face it! Women sometimes tend to look for other varieties of “handsome,” don’t they? Not just the stereotypical Kobe Bryant, Lionel Messi, Justin Timberlake or Tom Cruise! Well, I still got a dozen of Hollywood, World Cup and NBA crushes, though. 😀
So, let’s focus first on Hyun Joong oppa’s destined fame as an ultimate “Flower Boy.”
Well, KJH hit Asian scene with enormous popularity when he became the leader and main rapper of the famous K-Pop boyband SS501 in 2005. Given such stature in the K-Pop music industry and his innocently handsome face, he was selected to play the timid but lovable character of “Yoon Ji Hoo” in BOF. Around this time, SS501 members decided to individually pursue their singing and acting careers, KJH included. When this happened, of course, oppa KJH was quick to say that SS501 did not disband. He said that they just lay low performing as a group. As a matter of fact, they again performed together sometime in 2013 for a Korean event.
Finally becoming a solo singer and a sought-after actor across the globe, this 29-year old heartthrob starred again in another massive hit, the mini-series “Playful Kiss” in 2010. Here, he played the coldhearted boy genius, “Baek Seung-Jo” who will later on realize that his fate is to spend lifetime with the flimsy and clumsy “Oh Ha-Ni.”
Four years fast forward, KJH’s multitude of followers have exponentially became millions stronger. At that, his talent agency decided to take yet again another major leap in his ever flourishing singing and acting career, thereby launching this US$14M-budgeted mini-series – “INSPIRING GENERATION.” Here, he portrays the role “Shin Jung Tae.”
From that young and innocent looking Flower Boy, there comes the new image of KJH!
MORE CHISELED and ABS-INFUSED, he rocked his fans’ television sets with so much excitement and fervor. He must have been going to the gym quite often lately, LOL, that he has gotten YUMMIER all of a sudden. Yay! 😀 ❤
The ABS Evolution, see? 🙂
Hyun Joong Oppa sported a very manly haircut and wow! His punches, kicks and acting prowess stood out overall! Argggh, I just can’t stand seeing him with bruises on his godly face!
The Korean drama actually aired sometime in January to March but unluckily, my country, this endearing Philippines, has yet to get a franchise of the series.
Well, I cannot wait any longer so I watched it ahead of any KJH fan in my neighborhood, LOL! 😀
In this drama, I can honestly say without any tinge of bias that KJH never failed to deliver! Now, I love him MOREEEE! Saranghamnida Oppa!
Watch the korean drama starring KJH on this Viki link – Pilot Episode INSPIRING GENERATION (Kim Hyun Joong)!
You can also watch the trailer on Youtube!