javabeans: So Rain is finally enlisting.
girlfriday: How is he not in the army already? Hasn’t he been “going to the army” for like, years?
javabeans: He was “going to army” early, and then “going to army” on time, and now he’s “going to army” at the last possible moment, with just two months left before the deadline, basically.
girlfriday: It doesn’t matter so much when he’s going, just that he’s been ABOUT to go for the better part of the last decade. He could’ve gone and been back by now, and then no one would have to cry.
javabeans: Oh, I’m sure there would’ve been plenty of crying in any case. But at least it would have been the past-tense kind. I feel like these boys are all told to play the PR whirl and put out the dutiful patriot image… only, pssst, we can count. Not that I blame Rain for not wanting to go — army duty’s a whole big messy can of worms — but it’s just funny at this point.
girlfriday: It’s like the rake gag again. Or the car full of clowns.
javabeans: I’m simultaneously surprised that he’s actually going, and surprised that he’s not already out.
girlfriday: Ha. Perhaps he’s figured out a way to spin the PR machine while he’s away, so that it really WILL be like that when he’s gone. Poof! He’s back!
javabeans: Or he can be like Kim Nam-gil and just keep putting out photo shoots while he’s in the army, with each subsequent one announcing, “Kim Nam-gil’s absolutely, positively, honest-to-goodness last photo shoot before his army enlistment! For reals this time!” And then he can be like Hyun Bin and have every new project announced like “Hyun Bin’s first project back from army duty!” So basically, Rain’s tagline will have been army-centric for five years straight.
girlfriday: With only two of those years actually spent, yunno, in the army. Not that I think two years in the army is a joke or anything. It’s just his pre-army prep rivals most presidential campaigns.
javabeans: He looks like a little boy going off to camp with his baby face.
girlfriday: He looks twelve!
javabeans: But with the physique of…
javabeans: I feel like his whole appeal is based on that dichotomy. You want to pinch his cheeks and have him call you noona…and then do naughty things together. Well, maybe not his WHOLE appeal. There’s also the entire, you know, dancing-singing-acting thing.
girlfriday: Huh? You had me at naughty.
javabeans: Hold that thought…for two years.
Via TV Report
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- More cast members join Rain’s Red Scarf
- Rain’s new blockbuster co-starring Shin Se-kyung
- Runaway Plan B: Halftime report
- Did Rain steal Lee Min-ho’s thunder?
- Runaway Plan B: Episodes 1-2