Drama Casting & News
Jae Hee has a comeback drama!
by | November 15, 2011 | 69 Comments

Finally! Commence rejoicing.

Jae Hee has been out of the army for a while now, but has taken a bit of time getting back in the limelight. (He was discharged over a year ago.) Now he’s picked his new project: Cable drama Color of Woman, which you may recall is the show Eugene recently dropped after her younger sister was in a serious car accident.

Aw, that’s too bad; the two actors could’ve had a little reunion after acting together in Three Dads, One Mom. I didn’t like that drama — or, for that matter, either of their characters (he was so weirdly nasal and annoying, and played third sidekick) — but it’s always cute when people reteam for more projects. That drama was also Jae Hee’s last, but I prefer to remember him from better projects like Delightful Girl Chun-hyang or 3 Iron, where he got to show more of his acting talent.

Color of Woman sounds like the focus is really on two careerwomen who are rivals at their cosmetics company, but Jae Hee will play the leading man. His character is a good-looking, smart, and talented (sigh) chaebol, as he’s the head of the cosmetics company where the drama takes place. It’s okay, not all chaebols have to follow the cliche: He’s playing a guy who’s fiercely loyal, who takes responsibility for all his promises, and who has a good heart.

However, despite all appearances he’s quite lonely. His family left him emotional scars and he spent a lot of time resenting his father, but after Dad falls sick, he takes over as president. To save the company, he forms a strategic planning team and prepares innovative products to launch to the international market.

Jae Hee said, “I made this decision after a lot of deliberation, since it’s my first after serving in the military. After reading the synopsis, I decided without hesitation. I spoke with director Kim Soo-young several times and we communicate well, which gave me confidence.”

The comic melo series is casting for its two female leads and premieres in December on Channel A. It’ll air on Monday-Tuesdays, which will be pretty crowded with offerings also available on tvN, jTBC, and the Big Three broadcasters.

Okay, now I’m glad Jae Hee dropped his previously planned comeback, Hooray For Love, due to injury. I’ve heard that drama’s not so great, and I’d much rather watch him in a miniseries than a weekend 50-episoder.

O Drama, please be good. Please be good. Please be good…

Via Osen

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69 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. xlorigirl

    Yay~ I can’t wait for it. :)

    • 1.1 pabo ceo reom

      Loooove Jae-hee. Not too excited with the description of the drama but for him I will give it a shot! It would’ve been so nice to see him re-team with Eugene though. Would’ve put a smile on my face. :)

  2. jandoe

    saw the news elsewhere and knew I had to check out here :D

  3. olsen

    Another chaebol?
    Oh well, I’ll watch it anyway coz..he’s a dreamboat

    • 3.1 greenfezza

      with daddy issues some more.

      well, I just hope this will turn out to be a great drama (without any pre-production and production hiccups *cross fingers*) since this is his highly anticipated comeback drama.

  4. Ani

    I hope this drama will be good for Jaehee’s sake and for yours jb. XD

  5. stars4u

    I’ve been waiting for his comeback…
    Too bad they didn’t get to reunite with Eugene.

  6. Nadia

    YAY for comeback!!!!!
    but sigh! what a sad character description–chaebol,quite lonely,emotional scars,spent a lot of time resenting his father.

  7. mems

    OMG FINALLY!

    I’m echoing your mantra, JB: Please, please, please be good. And please let the females leads be awesome.

  8. come2noona

    Woot!!!

  9. YAY!!

    Jae Hee YAY!!

    please make it work this time, i don’t think i can survive only watching Chun-hyang..

    Miss you!! ^^

  10. 10 Banu

    I so hope that he finally comes back to screen..^__^ missed him soooo much

  11. 11 Calannie

    Yay! Woohoo! Zippity Doo Dah!

    I am so glad he’s coming back. Was worried when I heard he hurt his back. I know back pain and it ISN’T fun :(
    Welcome back sweetie!
    Luv ya :)

  12. 12 conan

    Yay Jae Hee! Love that man. I’ve actually only watched his better projects, Sassy Girl Chun-hyang (which is love) and 3 Iron (which is amazing) and I guess I wouldn’t touch his other things now you’ve mentioned it. But now that he’s grown up (hopefully), he will choose a project that will bring out his full acting potentials. I will tag along with you “Drama please be good! Please be good! Please be good!”

  13. 13 Jomo

    So not that JH is in, which Leading Lady haven’t we seen in a while who would be happy to join him?

    • 13.1 Nadia

      Han Chae Young!!!!

      • 13.1.1 Jomo

        Wait a minute…deja vu all over again?

      • 13.1.2 Tha

        NOOOOOOO! He was so good while she’s so mediocre. He needs someone with the same caliber. Do we have one?!?!?!? He’s so so good. I heart him!

        • 13.1.2.1 Ani

          Chae Rim! Chae Rim! Chae Rim!

          • 13.1.2.1.1 gala

            please no!

          • 13.1.2.1.2 kate

            OMG PLEASE CHAE RIM! THAT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE. I HEART BOTH CHAE RIM AND JAE HEE. CHAE RIM NEEDS TO!

          • 13.1.2.1.3 Ani

            Hahaha. I love how you guys (gala and kate) have different reactions to the suggestion.

          • 13.1.2.1.4 kate

            haha well I absolutely adored Dal Ja’s Spring and her character was lovable. She’s also a good actress and very pretty. Haha her eyes sparkle. That’s right, she’s my girl crush ;)

      • 13.1.3 mary

        +1 with Han Chae Young – they seemed ok together.

        Or let’s talk about the dad. Please let Jae Hee re-team-up with his dad from Chun Hyang.

        Those two actors together just make me cry buckets at their daddy-son bromance. :((

        • 13.1.3.1 onemorepls

          Oh yes, i like your idea. father and son. lol You just make me want to watch them all over again. :D

    • 13.2 Ani

      Chae Rim! They’re only one year apart, and she’s also someone who has not picked any dramas as of late that truly make good use of her acting chops. I also wouldn’t mind Choi Yeo Jin with Jaehee because she’s someone I always felt has so much charm, especially when she’s all playful and spunky and tomboyish (More Charming by the Day) or a self confident career woman (I Need Romance).

    • 13.3 Laica

      Lee Yoon-ji! I love her in serious and funny roles, and she totally kills the successful careerwoman – see Dandelion Family. Plus she needs a leading role, like, yesterday.

      • 13.3.1 gala

        I wouldn’t mind Lee Yoon Ji.
        but for some reason, i’m kinda itching to see Song Ji Hyo take up a leading role. (crime squad doesn’t count!) I think Mong Ji might look good with Jae Hee. (plus, maybe it’s just me, I see a little semblance with Gary, only JH is more good-looking. (*x*) heh

        • 13.3.1.1 Shiku

          Song Ji Hyo is in the saguek Gye Baek that is currently airing M-T

          • 13.3.1.1.1 Ani

            Yeah, I would love to see the awesome Ace Ji-hyo go at it and an even more awesome drama, but she’s currently occupied. X/ So Lee Yoon-ji or Choi Yeo-jin would be a good one.

  14. 14 rouby

    Wow really good news,,,,, and I will pray with u JB. :)

  15. 15 dulcedeleche

    why does this drama description remind me more and more of Queen of Reversals? If he can play fiercely loyal half as well as Park Shi Hoo….*swooon* I’m in.

  16. 16 retsnom_Adedekutsu

    I love love love love love love him!

  17. 17 Linda165

    Again?

    • 17.1 Ani

      Well, his comeback drama ended up not being his comeback since he ended up hurting himself and had to drop it. So yes, again. XD

    • 17.2 Linda165

      Oops! A glitch in the system.
      What I meant to say is:

      Again??? I hope this one sticks. He is such a sweetheart, buy my heart doesn’t go dugun dugun when I see him…

      The only thing I remember from Delightful Girl Chun-hyang is the sexy, nosebleed inducer wink he gave her from the bus window. I had to replay that scene like 20 times!

      • 17.2.1 Ani

        Hahaha. He was adorably awesome in that scene!

  18. 18 xiaoSxin

    JAE HEE’S BACK!!!!! *victory dance*

    • 18.1 Alexx

      ME 2 TOO!!! *victory dance* HOOORAY for JAE HEE!!

  19. 19 sandy

    who said that hooray for love is not great koreans seems to like it better than a lot of familt dramas AND lee tae sung is good for the part

    • 19.1 Thara

      Of course, Hooray for love is one of the best family dramas.
      I am so much in love with DW-JM pairing. Lee Tae Sung and Lee Bo Young !!!

  20. 20 Arhazivory

    Eh? Mong Ryong? XD I’ve only seen him in Chun Hyang and I loved his character. *sighs* So many dramas keep coming and now with cable entering the scene too. Where will the time come from?

  21. 21 Cam

    Goossh, my best favorite actor JAE HEE is finally BAAACK!!! *jumps so excitedly* I am sooo happy to hear this new about him!!

    (sighs)….How relief….he’s all right now after he was having his back injury…..ouch…oh well..=/

    Anyway, I reaaaally miss him so much since I watched him in that awesome-comedy drama “Delightful Girl Chun-hyang” — I can’t help still LOOOOVING him, keke!! :D :D

    FIGHTING!! \^________^/

  22. 22 ajewell

    Wow, suddenly a drama that held no interest for me, suddenly shot to the top of the pack. Behold, the power of Jae Hee, lol.

  23. 23 Danna

    *silently echoes JB’s prayer
    Wow looks like dec will be packed with dramas I want to watch…like I dont have enough to catch up on already….looks like I will be comung from my vacay and go crazy trying to catch up

  24. 24 lenrasoon

    I’m so happy that Jae Hee is finally back, but i wished he picked another project like “Wild Romance” imo. Anyway i’m definitely waiting for his comeback i hope that’s this is a good drama despite the chaebol cliché.

  25. 25 ah!!

    omygosh is it just me or does he look like kim hyun joong in that pic!!!

  26. 26 Noelle

    I’ve only ever seen him in Witch Amusement. I liked his character most of the time. Hopefully this turns out to be an awesome series! I’ll pray with you guys.

  27. 27 matinsoleil

    I’m officially excited!!! I feel the same Javabeans “O Drama, please be good. Please be good. Please be good…”
    I can’t wait to see the female leads anyway i’m already thankful ^_^

  28. 28 sleeplessinwgtn

    I gasped when I read the title of your article. Welcome news!

    Why are chaebols always emotionally scarred? Can’t they have one that had a decent upbringing; no dramas?

    But I will take this drama with JH anytime. Loved him in DGCH

  29. 29 AuntieMame

    Shades of Queen of Reversals, with the cosmetic company. Clothing, bread, makkoeli, cosmetics, construction . . . It would be interesting to see unsophisticated items like tofu and soy sauce.

    Yes, I hope he doesn’t bring back that nasal twang from Three Dads, One Mom. Even though I did have a good time laughing with that drama.

    Welcome back to Jae Hee!

  30. 30 mamamia

    “He’s playing a guy who’s fiercely loyal, who takes responsibility for all his promises, and who has a good heart” sounds cliche but at least he’s not arrogant and act almighty.

    I only saw him in 3 Dads and 1 Mom and Chun nyuang (sp) and I found his acting to be very natural. I am excited to see him again. Wonder who’s the leading lady will be.

  31. 31 mnstpdu08

    That’s too bad. I would have loved to see him and Eugene together. I liked 3 dads, 1 mom. It was entertaining for me.

  32. 32 asianromance

    YAY!!! This better be a good drama. He was wasted in Witch Amusement and 3 Days and 1 Mom.

    I am worried abt his role being a chaebol role, though. I feel like he’s meant to be like an average guy.

  33. 33 MJP

    Hopefully!

  34. 34 Kim Yoonmi (Surname first)

    Pray to the Drama gods, because they’ve been cruel to us this year. TT

  35. 35 maru

    AT LAST!!!

  36. 36 jyyjc

    Why do the main guys in kdramaland always have to have bad daddy relationships?

  37. 37 nelkk

    jae hee, jae hee, jae hee, jae hee, jae hee!!!!!

  38. 38 Urnaa

    i didnt like him in Delightful girl and 3 iron. But found his charm in Three dad and one mom. He was very stylish and cute in Three dad and one mom. So waitin for his comeback drama eagerly

  39. 39 mjfan

    O Drama, please be good. Please be good. Please be good…
    yay , am praying the same thing , I love him so much , cant wait to see him back …..

  40. 40 cutiepotato

    Hope he will success with his comeback drama.love him so much jae hee obba fighting. ง`☐´ง

  41. 41 Claire

    yaay he’s back! Jae Hee!!! one of my favorite actors…i’ve watched “delightful girl chun hyang”, “3 dads 1 mom” and “witch yoo hee”…i think he’s an awesome actor…i hope this drama will be good! *fingers crossed*

  42. 42 Elin

    JAE HEE!!! FINALLY I get to see him in a new drama! :D EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!! So so glad that he recovered quickly from his back injury too.

    Jae Hee, Jae Hee, Jae Hee <3

  43. 43 dee drama

    Reading his character and storyline.. Could it be All About Eve ver 2.0? His character is just the same as Jang Dong Gun’s character. All About Eve and Colour of Woman. Even the titles have the same theme.

  44. 44 jj

    i’m so excited to see him! ;)

  45. 45 jiggens

    yehey!!!i really miss jae hee!!

  46. 46 mhilha23

    yyuuhhhhuuuuu~~~
    Jae Hee is BACK…
    can’t wait to see him again.. :D

  47. 47 notebookibm

    don’ t make me wait!!!

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