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Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo sign on to melodrama
by | January 9, 2012 | 86 Comments

Get your hankies out, folks: Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo are about to wring some tears and break your hearts in a new romantic melo film, titled Bandage.

Go Soo plays a firefighter who’s lost his wife and closed his heart to love… until he meets Han Hyo-joo, a doctor, and the two help each other heal their respective pains.

It’s a simple story, but these are two actors who are pretty much made for heart-tugging, romantic melodramas. He’s got the expressive eyes (think Will It Snow For Christmas), she’s got the gentle wounded spirit (Only You). Basically, you’re gonna cry and you’re gonna like it.

The movie comes from director Jung Ki-hoon, who drew praise with his last film, the heartwarming Aeja. Bandage plans to begin filming this year after Han wraps the other movie she recently joined, I Am the Joseon King.

Via Chosun


86 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. YBisTOP

    I’m a fan of hers. and not so much of him because I haven’t really enjoyed his past dramas. But we’ll see how this melodrama goes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 1.1 Rule

      yes me too, i love her dramas….although i dont like a sad drama…:(

    • 1.2 tiJoong-hyo

      yeah~! me too. im bigfan of her. Han Hyo Joo’s PROJECT always made me happy :’D


  2. JoAnne

    Go Soo! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! so happy!

  3. Fab

    I was hoping this would be a drama.. A very long one! These two actors are very likeable and can make any role work.
    Looking forward to this movie.

    • 3.1 MeOnly

      same here

      • 3.1.1 nynaeve

        When I read the title of the post, I actually thought it was a drama. Le sigh… when will HHJ make another drama? I know she isn’t the best actress, but I just really like her. Why is it when K-actors become A-list, they stop doing dramas and just concentrate on movies?

        • Paloma

          I thought exactly the same!!

          Maybe dramas take longer time to perfom/less income/slower recognisition…

          Movies: shorter/more and quicker income/more international perpectives?

          A shame…. dramas have that special magic that movies donยดt. One good example is Lee Min Ki. I really miss him in dramas.

        • tiJoong-hyo

          what ur mean hyoJoo isn’t the best actress?
          HAN HYO JOO is the best actress, why she got daesang & baeksang (best actress) if she isn’t the best actress.. whooa please keep ur words..

  4. canxi

    I’ve been waiting for her to get in another drama. YAY. But awww…I really don’t want to cry D:

    • 4.1 red

      I was hoping to see her on the small screen too…oh well better than nothing

      • 4.1.1 canxi

        Yeah, I’m still gonna watch…with tissues attached to my eyes just in case.

  5. Phuong Nguyen

    I find this pairing odd. All of the dramas I’ve seen of Go Soo have been so unappealing. Hopefully this one turns out good.

  6. angelparaiso

    I love Han Hyo-joo but she needs to pick other projects than tearjerkers or melodramas.

  7. Angela

    dont know the guy, but yay han hyo joo ^^ finally, she’s back to doing a drama! ive missed her <3

    • 7.1 tiJoong-hyo

      YEAH ME TOO…the guy is not familiar…hehehe but HAN HYO JOO is so familiar in everywhere…she is the best actress ever..

  8. bd

    HHJ should do a romcom like KTH did recently, it’s a genre that would really suit her.

    • 8.1 xylophonic

      I completely agree and I would SO watch that. I loved her in Brilliant Legacy, which wasn’t an outright melo, and a light rom-com I think suits her perfectly.

  9. sanity

    BH Company actor and actress together, LBH really knows how to score a project for his downline. Easy job for Han hyo Joo, talent is not important, connection is the real deal. Sorry she is just mediocre actress. Korean Film development will suffer if they still practising this.

    • 9.1 yeah she is mediocre

      I totally agree! She is a mediocre actress who has a good agency. Lee Byung Heon is very powerful and can get her any good scripts and projects. Bae Yong Joon, Jang Dong Gun, Song Seung-heon and Lee Byung Heon’s agency are also known for great media plays. They are very well connected with reporters, that’s why people working for them gets good publicity in newspapers and internet the whole time.

      • 9.1.1 tiJoong-hyo


    • 9.2 tiJoong-hyo

      talent not important???
      are ALL DIRECTORS OF KOREA IS NOT SMART? THEY ARE SMART so they are be a DIRECTOR..OMG you are so cruel.. HAN HYO JOO is THE GREAT ACTRESS.. cause for that many director choosed her…huuuuuuu poor you!! PLEASE dont be jealous to HAN HYO JOO !!! huuuuu

  10. 10 rjyuggy

    omo omo omo! these two are my all-time favourite actors together with Su Ae!!! Gonna stock up some Kleenexs again!

  11. 11 Daisy

    Melodrama you say? Staying as far away as possible from this. Sorry Go Soo. Han Hyo Joo…heh…..

  12. 12 Carinne

    I’m a sucker for Go Soo’s glistening teary puppy eyes. Not fair… he’s taken! I still haven’t recovered from that his gf is really pretty. I respect her ’cause I know it’s tough living up in her shoes heels.

  13. 13 carrot

    wow, good good! I’m anticipating for this one.

  14. 14 sophie k

    hmmm…. seems like we’re not gonna get to see han hyo-joo on television for a while. hope she’s not set on working on the big screen only!

  15. 15 Sunmi

    Can we please get Go Soo on the saeguk train? Pretty please? I get the feeling he’d be exponentially hotter with longer hair…

  16. 16 JD


  17. 17 shinningmoon

    Yayyyy!!! I love Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo, she’s one of my favorite actress, yeah! I think I’m gonna cry a river with the melo film but I’m gonna love it.

  18. 18 Melissa :D

    DREAM COUPLE!!!!!!!!! they look so good together. i’m excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 19 birdscout

    “you’re gonna cry, and you’re gonna like it” lol! How apt! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 20 nonski

    Go Soo! weeeeh!

  21. 21 gala

    i think i’m the only one who can never be impressed with HHJ’s acting. when she’s doing crying scenes, it’s like she can’t pull it from the very depths.

    • 21.1 Gosokoso

      Constatispation is the best way to describe her crying scene. Totally can’t digest it.

    • 21.2 tb

      Don’t know why she is so popular? I don’t see much in her acting, very flat for me. She can’t get tears from me. Sorry!

      • 21.2.1 Hoya

        hahaha…SHE’S SO REALLY POPULAR CAUSE HER ACTING !! please dont made a words who nonsense!! sorry..

      • 21.2.2 jaejoo

        and Hyojoo don’t need your tears :’D hihii sorry. who are you? without ur tears, Hyojoo always be bighit actress in everywhere. in whole world many people love her, so if u dislike not important :’D you jealous of course :’D

      • 21.2.3 alee

        I don’t get it either โ€ฆ why she’s so popular. In “Shining Inheritance,” Moon Chae-won out-acted Han Hyo-joo.

    • 21.3 jaejoo

      who care, bout you are only one who can never be impressed with HHJโ€™s acting? wohooo nonsense!!

  22. 22 wits

    Two of my favourite k-drama actors – in one show??!!! I’m in heaven. I have loved Go Soo since Green Rose, and Han Hyo-Joo since Brilliant Legacy. Can’t wait!

  23. 23 Mai

    I’m in heaven…two of my favorite actors together??!! Better get the Kleenex ready for some tears of joy ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 24 LindeB

    GO SOO my man!!!!

    about time you do another drama. can’t wait to see uour expressive eyes.

    you’re one of the actors who doesn’t need any dialogue. like one writer said, ‘LOOK DEEP INTO MY EYES AND YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWER.” and that is you!!!!!!!

  25. 25 nara

    i am a Go Soo fan will on my list…

  26. 26 Trina

    ahh.. I hope my two favorite actor/actress will be in another drama not a movie.. oh well… woohoo….

  27. 27 barbie

    Aw, I absolutely love Han Hyo Joo, Spring Waltz is my favorite melo and she was just perfect in it. Bring it on!

  28. 28 Phyllis

    “Will it Snow for Christmas” is too painful to watch. Way too much sadness, death, craziness, and stupidity. I actually believe it is a horror story.

    Han Hyo Joo is too painful to watch as well.

    No thanks if it has anything to do with these two ingredients.

    • 28.1 canxi

      I agree with the “Will it Snow for Christmas”. Nearly ripped my hair out in frustration. Stupidest ending ever too. I wanted them to walk OFF the bridge and into the river.

  29. 29 aurohm

    I’ve wanted to watch only you with eng subs online since FOREVER. Does anyone know where I can get this pretyyy please please pleaseeeee????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Han Hyo Joos one of my favortiessss <3

  30. 30 canxi

    Adding more to my much earlier comment:

    I’m excited to see Han Hyo Joo again, I was just hoping it would be something light this time. I’ve watched Spring Waltz and Shining Inheritance and both were kind of heavy on the drama (though SI a little less–but that crazy step mom made me want to throw my computer). Plus she has “Only You” under her belt…you think she’d be done with crying!

    As for Go Soo…I dunno…he’s handsome and all and I know he’s trying to be of those actors with with not just a pretty face buuuuuuut….he never really quite draws me in acting wise. Hmmm

    • 30.1 Kaybee

      …about Go Soo, I doubt whether you really watched his acting…and if you did then I highly doubt your views on good acting. Go Soo has been blessed with a handsome face, no doubt but even without a face like his, he would have made it simply in terms of acting….His acting has sooooooooo much depth…the passion just reflects his in eyes, soul, his muscles, body language, tone of his voice…etc…. He is an AMAZING ACTOR!!!
      He is as good as Lee Byun Hoon and other equal talents…I feel at times, his handsome face comes in between his acting because many people cannot connect well with a picture perfect face…people like actors who looks normal, someone they can relate with, someone like Lee Byun Hoon and others…. Go Soo is just too handsome at times but his good acting is just undeniable…Watch all his old dramas…before he went to the Army…. Watch Green Rose.

  31. 31 ditdut

    Dude, of all people, Han Hyojoo sucks ass at crying. I love her, she’s gorgeous, but fact is, she’s really bad at melodrama. I don’t get why she keeps picking this kind of project.

    • 31.1 sungyeol

      why so bad? if her bad in melodrama. but why her movie “only you/always” being THE OPENING FILM OF 16th Busan International Film Festival? why not another movie? huhuhu!!! but fact sheโ€™s really great at melodrama!!

  32. 32 ripgal

    Oh noes, girl is being stereotyped to play melo roles. Just like So Ji Sub. Aiks.

    I think she’s gorgeous, but acting-wise, hmmmm…

  33. 33 Sate Ayam

    I’m all up for Go Soo!!

  34. 34 C

    Yay for Han Hyo Joo! Can’t wait.

  35. 35 Ennayra

    I’ve never seen either of these actors in an actual drama (not a melo lover), but I still remember the first time I saw a picture of Go Soo. I don’t know if it was the lighting or the make up, but his face was perfection. It’s only in that picture, but I’ll always remember who he is, lol. So go him for signing onto a new drama.

    • 35.1 Ennayra

      er, acting in a movie, lol

  36. 36 jessie

    they’re label-mates, right? Even though I like Go Soo, melo just isn’t my cup of tea. So I think I’ll pass.

  37. 37 Roxy

    Aww I was excited to see Han Hyo Joo again! I thought it was gonna be on the small screen, but turned out to be a movie. But still, I’m super glad to finally hear about her again, brings a smile to my face. She’s just one of my favorite actresses.

    To be honest though, I want her to do a straight-up rom-com just for once. I mean, we pretty much know she can do melodramas and own it, but I’m hoping she could heighten her range by doing something unusual, like a rom-com.

    And btw, why does some people here say she can’t act? And makes “constipated faces? Have you guys every seen Shining Inheritance?

    • 37.1 weezer

      I saw Only You and trust me she owned it.

    • 37.2 IamOchre

      People here are not fan of melodramas. They might have been surprise to see a different shade of acting.

      Han Hyo Joo did well on Shining Inheritance and Dong Yi.

      The only problem I have with Han Hyo Joo is her eyes. She has a tendency to overact her eyes.

      • 37.2.1 jaejoo

        oh yeah? Han Hyo Joo eyes so far so good, nothing problem for me and for everyone of course………..
        so the real fact, you have overact at your words -.-” kakakakakak

  38. 38 lilith

    I’m excited to see Go Soo again, though a melo again? I adored him in Will it Snow…, but what about a breezy comedy for his next?

    I don’t like Han Hyo-joo so much, imo she’s not a good actress. I’ve seen her only in Brilliant Legacy and she quite annoyed me, so wasn’t willing to check her other projects.

    They are both label mates, so that explains their weird pairing, but maybe this will work great in the end.

  39. 39 IamOchre

    Han Hyo Joo!!!

    I like her but I think she should try on romcoms. She did well for Dong Yi, grabbing a Daesang and a Best Actress on Baeksang.

    I hope there would be a change.

  40. 40 p3rk3le

    this couple is just perfect! i dont really care about the story, whatever it is, i’ll just take it!!

  41. 41 Yeezong

    I love Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo! Together, they just make a dream come true. Lol.

  42. 42 melo tears

    JB: “Basically, youโ€™re gonna cry and youโ€™re gonna like it.”

    You understand us so well!

  43. 43 Cute Girl

    I am a big fan of KO SOO. Cannt wait !!

  44. 44 Alexis



    HOOOORRRRAAAAYYYY!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. 45 Cam

    OH GOSSHH ~ ~ ~

    Han Hyo Joo?? Go Soo?? TOGETHER in this new melodrama?? Aiyhooooo……that must be INTERESTING! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Banzaaaaaiiiiii ~ ~ \^____^/

  46. 46 jeff basa

    hey buddy, more project….
    ‘m not mistaken that i, idolizing you…..

  47. 47 mdh

    “Basically, you’re gonna cry and you’re gonna like it.” hahaha!

    Well I guess you’re pretty spot on. I’m totally looking forward to this and considering Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo, I might shed some tears.

    Can’t wait to check it out once it releases!

  48. 48 emgphils

    AWESOME!! Another project for Ko Soo!! I guess Ms. Kim Hye Yeon (future wife) is her lucky charm, huh?!! It means, I will be able to watch him in the big screen once I visit Korea this late 2012. Wonderful, wonderful news indeed!!

    Anyway, will he be doing a drama too simultaneous with this movie? I kind of want to watch him act longer than 2 hours.

  49. 49 Oscar

    I like han hyo joo in some of her previous project. But imo, she should try and branch out now that she is considered an “a-list” actress. Just look at her confirmed projects, one period movie and one melodrama… I am coinfident she could handle different roles, it would for an example be really cool to se her in some kind of femme fatale role or something ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. 50 Autumn

    KO SOO………….am so glad to see u again! But why not drama??? I wish to see u more and more……

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