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…