Drama Casting & News
Song Seung-heon’s Dr. Jin gets picked up by MBC
by | February 23, 2012 | 264 Comments

girlfriday: So it looks like Song Seung-heon’s new drama Time Slip Dr. Jin (also with Kim Jaejoong) will be going network after all. It’s found a home at MBC instead of on a cable station, as previously reported, and is due out “sometime this year.”

javabeans: That’s probably good. I’m totally making this up in my head, but I have this impression — I don’t know where I got it, exactly — that his ego’s too big for cable. Can you imagine him putting up with limited exposure and 1% ratings? Especially since the first wave of new cable shows has proven less than explosive.

girlfriday: Ha. I don’t think you’re wrong. It would be a bitter pill for the Big Star to swallow.

javabeans: I’m picturing Dokko Jin throwing a hissy-manfit.

girlfriday: But! I’m the hand towel! They can’t do this to me!

javabeans: If he’s the hand towel now, what’s he gonna do, go to cable and be the finger towel?

girlfriday: PFFFFT.

javabeans: All right, now it’s the Dramabeanies’ turn to take that and run wild. Don’t think I don’t know you’re gonna turn that dirty, ladies. I’ve been reading the threads.

girlfriday: I don’t think they need any encouragement on that front. I’m pretty sure they prefer their Song Seung-heon towel-less, though it ruins the pun, but whatever. More important things at stake! Like shower scenes.

javabeans: With his “finger”?

girlfriday: I’m not even gonna touch that one.

javabeans: Your loss.

Via Osen


264 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Little One

    Thank you :)! <3 Love my Song Seung HOON

    • 1.1 Mystisith

      I love him too. Wait in line : N°2029.

      • 1.1.1 jomo

        We all drool over his abs, and shoulders and arms and chest, but to top it all off, literally, he has such a gorgeous face, with his long eye lashes.

        I wonder what hue of auburn they are going to use for his mane of glory rinse?

        • JoAnne

          Don’t talk about the lashes. He doesn’t like that.

          • Mystisith

            Someone must invent the Guyscara.

          • jomo

            But THT doesn’t need it!
            His 10,000 threadcount includes his eyelashes.

    • 1.2 jzme

      pls count me in, i’m so in love with him 🙂

    • 1.3 Lenita

      gah look at all those veins! *slurp*

  2. DarknessEyes

    Is it just me or does he really look like the prosecutor from City Hunter in the first pic?

    • 2.1 Mystisith

      No, it’s not you : He does. That’s why i’m going to buy a set of towels. One face clothe free if you purchase 2.

  3. cherkell

    Oh crap… we’ve been BUSTED!! Hide the hand towels, the veggie oil, and turn off the shower and the overhead halo-of-light fixtures STAT!! 🙂

    • 3.1 Mystisith

      Don’t worry, if they report us they fall with us… Must be spring approaching, but i’m totally mesmerized by what we see. Can testosterone be inhaled from a laptop screen ?
      He must have a cramp from holding that towel since an eternity… Don’t be shy baby : There is nothing we didn’t see before, and it’s so good to go around naked with a cup of hot coffee.

      • 3.1.1 aoiaheen

        “Cramp from holding that towel” LOL! GF and JB know us so well. No wonder they chose our favorite pictures of SSH. Even though it has NOTHING to do with Time slip Dr Jin.

        • Janet

          It didn’t occur to me that this was about Dr Jin or whatever drama it is….

          ‘just love my SSH……

          • jzme

            me too just luv him period 🙂

      • 3.1.2 jomo

        Let’s face it ladies, hand cramp or no, he’s NEVER gonna let go of that DAMNED TOWEL.

        I keep wishing and dreaming and sending mental thoughts to the sacred photo of The Hand Towel en towel.

        We’re never going to see where the happy veins go.

        • aoiaheen

          I can’t believe this, but i actually counted the number of veins in that picture! (the ones that lead somewhere interesting)

          • Elina

            I just saw it 5 seconds ago. My day is ruined. No concentration anymore.

        • Mystisith

          My imagination is enough to fill the blanks.

    • 3.2 JoAnne

      OMG we got a shout out from the ladies!!!!

      I wonder if they’ll ever come watch a movie with us…

    • 3.3 Linda165

      And I thought we were being discreet!

      • 3.3.1 pipit

        Anyone looking at those two pictures will understand that we are the picture of discretion.

      • 3.3.2 JoAnne

        Seriously. How we have not figured a way to climb through the computer screen INTO THE INTERNET to get to that man and his fluffy, fluffy, FLUFFY towels of modesty is beyond me.

        • Mystisith

          Anyone knows if he has a Tumblr, Tweeter or Whathever account. I’m sure the guy has a sense of humor and would enjoy the chat.

          • jomo

            I don’t think The Hand Towel is aware that he has created a completely separate Dramabeans classification of post.

            In fact, he really has earned his own “The Hand Towel” tag, doncha think? Where any gloomy day can be cured by browsing the drooling posts for The Ladies of The Hand Towel.

          • JoAnne

            I kinda think we would be overwhelming. Would you want a roomful of guys discussing your charms, not bothering to hide their enthusiastic appetites?

          • Mystisith

            JoAnne : I’m sure he would be treated like a king by us adorable and shy women. The Hand Towel King of the time travel machine.
            Jomo : I vote for the Hand Towel Tag on DB. Should we specify a PG something for the younger readers ?

          • jomo

            The one thing to remember about The Hand Towel is
            he is NOT real.

            SSH may be a real person, but we have invented THT.

            We even have a FaceBook page that will be SOOOOOO happy to see he has a new drama!! Yippee!


    • 3.4 Shiku

      But first I would need you to step away from Hand Towel before lights go out. No funny business especially since he will be handtowelless

      • 3.4.1 YY

        If I had my wish, it’d be called ‘Towel Slip Dr Jin”. That would just about sum up the entire plot.

        • JoAnne

          YY for the win!

        • jomo

          It is now.

        • Jasmin Rice

          I like, I like this Title.

    • 3.5 Raine

      Hahaha we are SOOOO BUSTED! But as long as there are no legal implications *wiggles scented oils*

  4. Mystisith

    This post is totally gratuitous, ridiculous, meaningless, scandalous, disrespectful and fabulous !
    OMG, i’ll never get tired of those pecs… sorry, i mean those pics.

    • 4.1 jomo

      And we are just getting warmed up!
      During My Princess, I remember pages and pages of posts about lining up to take turns with THT in a portable shower in a museum…

      I get giggly thinking about how Joseon Towel is going to inspire our collective imaginations.

      • 4.1.1 Mystisith

        I should check those posts : Recap or OT ?

        • jomo

          As the show got more and more fractured, the recap’s did as well.
          Because of clichique and YY and izzie and samgetang, we went a little Head tilt crazy.

          As soon as the Head tilt discussions began, it was pretty tough to stay on track…

          • amberscube

            i remember those times… My Princess took so much of my time. From watching the drama, reading the recaps and reading the comments and rereading the comments.. from Jomo, clichique, YY, Izzie and samgetang.

            now im pretty sure there’s going to be another head tilting discussions in this upcoming drama.

            hahaha…everyone will be watching out and making a tally of the Head Tilt scenes.

            cant wait..

          • Jomo

            It does take a perfect cast, writing team (doesn’t have to be a good writing team) setting, costumes and ridiculous nick names to unleash our collective powers of posting.

            Then, we are no longer individuals with single-minded commenting ideas. We develop hive mind: collective consciousness. Every thing we say – especially the nonsense – becomes brilliant. We feed off of each other and share a joy that cannot be compared to anything.
            (Well, except eating a really good donut.)

            Wiki says: Universal mind may be defined as the nonlocal and atemporal “hive mind” of all aggregates, components, constituents, relationships, personalities, entities, technologies, processes and cycles of the universe.

            JB, GF and THT does that for us – when recaps reach nirvanic proportions.

          • Mystisith

            @ jomo : hive mind and nirvanic proportions. Loled so much.
            What comes to my personal twisted mind right now is ” The Blob “. You know, that horror movie about an unknown alien substance which wraps everything it touches.

          • YY

            Well said, Jomo. It’s such a rush to read all the hilarious posts and knowing kindred spirits (as Viola would say dramatically) are as mad as you and you are not alone. At the height of the Mary/Secret Garden/My Princess nonsence, I would be clutching my tummy and howling in one corner. I remember literally crying as I laughed like a crazy woman. I had to stop, blow my nose, and recover some composure before plunging into the madness again…such fun!!!!

      • 4.1.2 Raine

        I just checked the facebook page and its official. Kdrama addicts are the craziest…and they rock and I keep walking into my bathroom and staring at my blue hand towel…its a LOT smaller than the white one…

        • Jomo

          What facebook page, please?
          Did they cast the girl?

          My vote is Eugene – she needs a drama now.
          Han Ji Min would be great for both the older and younger romance, but I think she would be too tired. Or maybe still filming.
          Maybe Park Shin Hye – tapping down the cute.
          Maybe Ham Eun Jung – also tapping down the cute
          NOT PMY

          • sjsmn

            and My vote is …

            need young actresses like Moon Chae Won, Park Min Young, Han Hyo Joo…

  5. tooizzy

    I feel like being a towel. hahahahaha

    • 5.1 Mystisith

      I’m always hung on a hook behind the shower’s curtain. The man sings very well when he is in good mood. And he wraps the towel more tightly when he’s happy.

      • 5.1.1 JoAnne

        It’s not that it’s wrapped more tightly. It’s just that there’s less room.

        (bowing out gracefully)

        • aoiaheen

          *bows to queen JoAnne*

        • Mystisith

          As would say Obi Wan in Star Wars : ‘ It depends on the standpoint “.

        • Noelle


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        • Saima

          hahaahahaaaaa. Can one bow out gracefully after that admission. 😉

        • Linda165


        • YY

          LOLOL! I bow to your superior analytical skills, JoAnne

        • Raine

          JoAnne unni…at least he’s not jailbait…:P

          • JoAnne

            I know right?

            oooh..do you think he would put on aviators and red Docs for me?

          • Shel

            Bwahaha! He needs more hair, though….

          • JoAnne

            It’s ok. Less hair, more pecs. I’m good.

            But now I have to go watch that boy again. Thanks, Ladies.

        • Lynnza

          u ladies are crazeeee! i was literally rolling around my duvet laughing while spitting water i just drank! my nightie is wet now! (coz of the water ya… pls dun go imagine sth else…:p )

          now i wish we could tag commenters as well..

          is this possible jb, gf? 😀

  6. U.K Chick

    *Swoon* Yay he’s back, Song Seung Heon and Jaejoong in one drama?… xmas has come early 😉

    • 6.1 Mystisith

      Jaejoong is the next on my list for bathroom relooking. Midnight blue silk towel ( ?? ) with Swaroski pendants and sleigh bells.

  7. Indie

    GAAAH! He is just so figgin’ -swooooon worthy!

    @#tooizzy: That comment made my day xD

    • 7.1 Mystisith

      Swoon as much as you want. You can also faint, and try to regain your balance by grabbing the towel. It’s a safety device.

      • 7.1.1 pipit

        Please do! We really need a brave soul to get rid off that towel. How long are we going to squint at it? It bad for the eyes!

      • 7.1.2 buttrcup (Indie)

        OMO! How did I not even think of such a thing. It’s beyond me.

        What a great idea xP

  8. Alicia

    thank goodness I know better than to be drinking anything while reading any JB and GF discussion/posts XD

    • 8.1 Mystisith

      I advise you to drink strawberry juice. Just drool a little bit and wipe your mouth with… you got the idea.

    • 8.2 Lynnza

      gosh.. Alicia, i read ur comment 30 seconds too late.. already drenched with water (luckily just plain one not strawberry juice 😀 )

  9. kirara

    HOT.. Can’t wait for this drama too.. Gosh so hard to decide.. too many to choose.. but I got to say this HE’s BACK ON TV DRAMAS!!! (and JaeJoong to join him.. Good stuff!)

    Finally… Song seung heon on screen.. YUM Yum 🙂

    • 9.1 Mystisith

      I never choose. Life chooses for me and puts handsome guys on my path. It’s not my fault. I was born this way.

  10. 10 Damselfly H

    Should have learned that the pictures are not safe for work when I saw the thumbnail. Luckily, everybody in the office just left.

    • 10.1 Mystisith

      Sharing is caring, they don’t know what they missed.

  11. 11 Biscuit

    Even with top stars in Hanbando, it doesn’t guarantee immediate success. I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t want to do cable…. Not everyone can be like Yeon Jung Hoon. Dude set the bars too high for cable.

    • 11.1 Mystisith

      With that decision MBC is back in my good graces. There is still hope.
      PS : I have towels left for Yoon Shi Yoon. Where is that boy hiding ?

      • 11.1.1 jomo

        I have him here with me. He’s happy riding his moto and fixing my broken door hinges.
        That is ou il est.

        • JoAnne

          Wait. Yoon Shi Yoon is another Wookie Special Secret Abs of Love?

          • Mystisith

            He’s a natural exhibitionist, but with a preference for police stations. And if someone criticizes his body in addition to the ” Babyface ” nickname, i will whip you with a towel.

          • JoAnne

            is it…’the’ towel?

          • cherkell

            No no no… NOTHING can EVER match the Wookie Special Secret Abs of Love with Extra-Dark Chocolate (Abs) Sauce dribbled all over them!! Oh dear… is it getting warm in here? Hm… ::fanning self::

            But back to the subject at hand (towel)… as the old saying goes, SSH must not have saved only the world, he must have saved the entire freakin’ SOLAR SYSTEM to be blessed with that body. YOW. ZA.

          • Shel

            Hear hear. He was first non-teenager-looking actor I saw in k-drama (other than grandpas/fathers of course). My Princess was only like the 3rd or 4th drama I watched….after BOF, PK and YB.

            I was immediately a SSH fan. Even if he can’t act. With a body like that, who needs to act?

      • 11.1.2 JoAnne

        MAYBE SSH is a gift to the strikers to lure them back on set?

        • Linda165

          That would only work if the strikers were called Jomo, YY, JoAnne, Mystisith, pipit, etc…

          • JoAnne

            Yeah…it would have to be our young Hero to get the guys off the strike line, LOL…his appeal is quite broad!

          • Pipit

            You know me well I would slave for that man for eternity!

        • Mystisith

          The president of MBC should try this to bring back the lost sheep. Better than a motivational speech, at least for the feminine employees.

    • 11.2 DB5K

      My jaw dropped when I heard that this might be aired on Channel A. Song Seung Hun is WAY TOO BIG for cable. I knew it would get picked up by a major broadcasting channel because of SSH’s star power. MBC could easily get this drama licensed at a high price in Japan, etc. But the fact that this was almost a cable drama makes me feel uneasy about the quality of the script, production, etc. MBC has been hit or miss lately~~

      • 11.2.1 YY

        Way, wayyyyyy too BIG

        • Mystisith

          LOL : I wanted to say it…

          • Venus

            LMAO BIG is the operative word here.. 😀

      • 11.2.2 meecheellee

        Yep. And this drama is probably a miss. Just maybe. Probably. *Hoping people get the sarcasm*
        And I probably realized that… the comments stopped being about Dr. Jin since… wait. They were never about Dr. Jin. HAHAHA.

    • 11.3 Jomo

      Ah, Yeon Jung Hoon!

      You have managed to divert me from THT to the only other person with the ability to shut down my rational brain.

      With one, actually two, swipes of guyliner, I am done like his dinner. Tip me over and pour me out!

  12. 12 leesja/J2

    I read this article 3, no 4 times – all I remember is the towel, ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    Now I won’t be able to concentrate on work at all today!

    • 12.1 Mystisith

      Yeah, the towel : Color, size, where are the folds, the soft texture, the omo embroided on it, that smell of cleanliness. That’s all i can remember too. The poor boy is freezing on the second pic : He could cover his upper body with that stupid towel. To protect his body’s extremities : Just saying.

      • 12.1.1 JoAnne

        You know…if my back and neck are warm, I’m good. It’s far less efficient to wrap it around his waist.

        • Jules

          About 40% of your body heat escapes through your head. I think that he should prove this theory by wrapping the towel around his head instead of around his waist.

          In, you know, the name of science and all. *nods*

          • trixicopper

            I like science! 🙂

          • lena

            i second that!!!

          • Linda165

            And just like that, science is not boring anymore!

          • JoAnne

            Science is AWESOME.

            Plus then we can play ‘Name that happy vein!’

          • Saima

            hahahaa….i keep giggling with every successive comment!! These gratuitous posts on DB make my day…i keep smiling like a goof, thereafter!! Thank you ladies: authors and commentors!!

          • FunnyBunny

            I’m practically dying of laughter from reading these comments! On the one hand I kinda feel guilty for treating him like a piece of meat, but as soon as I scroll back up my thoughts take a turn for the dirty and I start giggling like a 12 year old girl.
            It’s a catch 22 of sorts ^_^

          • YY

            Ok, guys. Now I have this mental image of a huge sausage with legs walking around frenziedly and a towel wrapped around its head.

          • JoAnne

            YY, kinda like the old movie theater ads for the snack bar, with the animated popcorn, hotdog, soda?

            I don’t remember the hotdog having such long lashes…

            We’re not treating HIM like meat. Just his picture. And I’m sure he knew what would happen when he made the pose. Because really how could any man not? If he were here in person I’m sure we’d all be giggling replicas of our teen-aged selves. But if my hand just sort of floats out there on it’s own to touch him…someone just slap it down, ok?

          • Shel

            Absolutely. I vote for the towel on head. Or, since it’s not doing anything constructive, just lose it altogether.

    • 12.2 pipit

      The only word I get is finger!
      Now not only a hand towel is going to haunt me but a finger too!

      • 12.2.1 Mystisith

        Have some fingers : Lick and do not bite.

        • ~Feather~

          oh my god! >.<
          you had to go there!

          • Mystisith

            Did i shock you ? OK, going to cool down a little bit.Can’t be worst than the Peppero game or the cards game in korean variety shows. Just talking about ways to eat cookies here…

          • ~Feather~

            haha! i must admit that i enjoy the peppero/card games! 😉 it’s when my closet fangirl self comes out.

  13. 13 tari

    you guys are so~ funny! XD
    i like the idea of the story, and still have confident on the mr. hand-towel after my princess. but i believe in nothing, until i saw him acting as dr. jin 🙂

    • 13.1 Mystisith

      Yes they are funny. And i say they take risks in launching that kind of missile. Crazy dramabeanies are scary. But so easy to satisfy.

      • 13.1.1 tari

        got to admit that i read this web more because their writing and reaction now :))

    • 13.2 Momos

      Guys, you keep me from my much needed sleep… Can’t stop giggling reading your comments… Hillariously delicious… Ahh, THT

  14. 14 DramaticTeacher

    I don’t mind if these drama will have subs or not, I can’t possibly take my eyes of Song Seung Hoon an JaeJoong….. Sigh

    • 14.1 Mystisith

      Don’t need subs. Body language is universal.

      • 14.1.1 Saima

        I demand the LIKE button…

        And, yes these two guys are perfection personified. Jaejoong particularly has such a PERFECT face. O.M.GGGGGG. What makes it better is that he’s a decent actor much to my surprise in his previous work!!

    • 14.2 JoAnne

      Gonna watch this one raw.

      • 14.2.1 Jomo

        JoAnne –
        A little typo there.
        You forgot the “in the.”

        • JoAnne

          There’s so much I could say.

  15. 15 uden

    I believe in nothing until I see him without that towel hee-hee..

    • 15.1 Mystisith

      I believe in Dramagods and in dramabeans. And i believe in sneaky towels.

  16. 16 Ace

    Is this drama gonna have some comedy at least? Because after My Princess, I’m not gonna watch SSH in another melodrama even if he goes towel-less.

    …argh! why that picture on top? Now I can’t stop staring at his…abs…and imagining him dropping that towel…*fanning face*

    • 16.1 Mystisith

      Ok. Let’s see if i can reply to everyone on that thread. Ready ? go !
      I would watch him in a melodrama : When you cry you get wet, and you need a towel to wipe your cheeks.
      ( The other cheeks ).

      • 16.1.1 JoAnne

        You need a towel for both sets, Mysti.

  17. 17 cv

    DAng! Hot hot hot! 0_0 ^^

    • 17.1 Mystisith

      Take a shower to refresh yourself. Here’s the towel.

  18. 18 TammieR

    I’d type something witty if I could put a coherent thought together. Gah… I’m going to be useless at work from here on out.

    • 18.1 Mystisith

      Go witty with your words. You’ll feel better and you’ll be impressed by your own eloquence.

      • 18.1.1 TammieR

        Five hours later and still got nothing witty. Those pics rendered me useless.

  19. 19 FunnyBunny

    RAWR That’s really all that needs to be said.
    Say what you will about his previous acting, but I have faith in him! Or maybe just his abs ^_^
    On that note, did anyone else click for the picture and not the headline-that I read later-anybody, hands?

    • 19.1 Mystisith

      When Mr hand towel is here, even DB boss speeches can go to Hell. Who cares for the headlines ?

  20. 20 Trina

    YY, Where are you???? Mr. HOTTIE Hand Towel is back and it will be MBC… =D oh yeah Jaejoong too.. Therefore, yumm yumm.. Dang SSH is sooo HOT Victoria f(x) dongseng.. he will be another drama…

    • 20.1 Mystisith

      YY is missing the party. Good. It means one person less to share the greek statue with.

      • 20.1.1 Trina

        Yeah… but, when she will be here… hrmm.. Is there a way that we have another picture so she won’t see it…

        • jomo

          I think it is the middle of YY’s night. She will join us later, or, uh, earlier for her.

      • 20.1.2 Linda165

        Oh, she’ll be here… just wait…

        • pipit

          And Jomo too.

          • aoiaheen

            A topless SSH as the main picture? oh they’ll be here.

          • jomo

            I feel a pome coming on…wait for it…

          • jomo

            I’m Dr. McFly MacGuiver Quinn Towel
            I’m here in Joseon fresh from the Future.
            I brought nothing with me, except for these abs, but
            I‘ll teach y’all medicine from aspirin to suture.

            I’ll craft a rudimentary tool!
            Let’s perform some surgeries!
            Avert a few plagues!
            Boil up some roots and extract penicillin!
            Give that girl bark to fight off her ague!

            And when my long days of doctoring finish.
            I’ll retreat to my rooms – A shower calls!
            What? No indoor plumbing? No problemo!
            Take me to the river, I’ll stand in the falls.

        • YY

          Did someone call me? I was sleeping and was dreaming this weird dream. There was an elephant in a towel sitting at the edge of my bathtub and it just kept wailing over and over: “My trunk’s way way way too big for this towel. Way way wayy too big way way wayyy too long wayy to big wayyy too long….” Then I woke up. I know. Weird right. That elephants can talk.

          • JoAnne

            And YY makes me cry two days in a row…

          • Pipit

            LOL! Only YY could come with a big long trunk!

  21. 21 Carinne

    ROFL! You gals had to pick that David statue at top. ♥ , ♥

    • 21.1 Mystisith

      How to boost traffic on a site, without playing Anonymous hacking.

    • 21.2 momosan

      Never let it be said that JB and Girlfriday didn’t have the best interests of their readers at heart.

  22. 22 jasmine

    I’m a bit wary about Song Seung-heon playing Jin in this drama. I just finished watching the Japanese version (both seasons) and it was really, really good. One of the best Japanese dramas I’ve seen. Osawa Takao as Jin was amazing. I believe he won acting awards for it. I’m not sure Song Seung-heon has the requisite acting chops to pull off Jin, a character that is in turns anguished, confused, conflicted, and sometimes even look naive. Can’t imagine how he’ll pull off all those emotions.

    But then again, I suppose as long as there are lots of Song Seung-heon naked skin on display every few minutes of every episode (preferably glistening with either water or sweat), I wouldn’t even care about the acting!! hahahaha…

    • 22.1 Mystisith

      Those abs and deer eyes deserve a Golden Globe. But you know, i’m sure the man hides his skills. If you’re beautiful AND clever, it scares ladies away. It’s like tall CEO blond women : Brrr, too much to handle.

    • 22.2 JoAnne

      HT to me: I can’t remember why I’m standing here in just a towel.

      Me to HT: It’s ok, babydoll. You were bringing me a towel to dry my hands.

      HT to me: Oh, in that case, here!

      HT to me: oh but wait…now I’m…

      Me to HT: That’s a good boy. Will you bring me some baby oil and a bottle of wine?

      HT to me: But I’m…

      Me to HT: It’s ok. There’s no one here but you and I. (gestures madly to other Beaners to get away from the windows.) Have some wine.

    • 22.3 aoiaheen

      when abs like that comes into contact with sweat or water (or veggie oil) who cares about acting skills?

      Director: Ok, now you need to look anguished.
      HT: Why don’t I just move this way and you can focus the camera on this side of my abs.
      Director: Can you try…sad…maybe?
      HT: How about my back then?
      Director: Why don’t we try – a little upset- for starters?
      HT: Ok FINE! I’ll just drop the damn towel!

      • 22.3.1 JoAnne

        ANNNNNNNNNNNNND…the Baeksang for 2012 goes to:

        Mr. Hand Towel himself, Song Seung-Heon!

        • Pipit

          Once that towel is gone nobody dares to challenge his superiority.

      • 22.3.2 Mystisith

        I love professional dedication. And emotions are hard to convey. Hopefully, men have a special part of their anatomy which can act without looking fake. Sadness, anger, and apprehension. What a wonderful job.

    • 22.4 KDrama Fan

      Hiya Jasmine.

      Oh my gosh. I totally missed Jin on TBS-probably was watching KDramas:)

      Hopefully they’ll do a repeat or I guess I can just get it out from Tsutaya.

      I’m all up for seeing Song Seung-heon on screen again with or without his clothes on.

  23. 23 Linda165

    Like the ladies I know need this kind of encouragement…

    • 23.1 Mystisith

      Mr Hand Towel is becoming the DB mascot. Can we be his spokepersons ? Managers in dramas always carry towels and water bottles for their protégé. And no scandal guaranteed with us. We know better.

      • 23.1.1 jomo

        I say THT’s towel is the mascot.
        Kinduv like one of those really creepy Olympic mascots.
        They animate a puff of smoke, then name it “Wispy!”

        We would have an animated towel with an evil grin and laugh “Hehehehe” that keeps showing up in all the WRONG photos. Doing a grand old spot blocking number on us!
        Only I can’t think of a cute mascot name…Hmmm…

        • Mystisith

          I found something really strange : Don’t know what to think about it…

          • jomo

            Hmmm, me, neither.
            Cute, but strange.

        • YY

          Um, Musky? That’s a good mascoty name. It evokes a sense of male smell, like Old Spice and Fabio. You can’t think Old Spice without thinking of Fabio. Maybe Musty? To evoke that nostalgic feeling for your old termite-infested closet? Misty? From the mist in the shower? Or Masky? To highlight the mystery element, it masking…well, never mind. Hand Towel could do a cool ad for towels: stepping out of the shower, clad only in a towel, saying: “Me and my Musky; I never leave my shower without it.”

          • jomo

            mmmmm Musky…

            The link is not for the feint of heart.

            There are explicit photos of things that cannot be unseen. although they are completely relevant to THIS discussion,
            because it says musk grains are “also a remedy for very grave diseases known to all antique pharmacopeias,” thus something Dr. Towel Slip McJin already knows because he is a genius.

  24. 24 love

    damn he has a HOTT body!!

    • 24.1 Mystisith

      I will save the planet with his help. Just looking at the pic and i can turn off the heaters at home.

      • 24.1.1 YY

        To save the planet, he could actually recycle his black speedoes. He’s a regular MacGyver, remember? All he has to do is snip the base off, slip the speedoes over his head and pull it down to his nose. It’ll be a perfect fit, since it’s elastic and stretchable, and won’t slip, and he’d look striking with a black speedo mask doing his surgeries. And he’d be protected in front and behind his head since it’s two-layered. He could even wear it around his head like a surgeon’s cap to look cool.

        • Mystisith

          The speedo as a protection mask against H1N1. Can i borrow his please, my immune system has weakened lately.

  25. 25 spatches

    Why is he Mr Hand Towel again?? =/

    Seriously my memory is… (= =”)

    • 25.1 Mystisith

      Watch, rinse and repeat.

      • 25.1.1 ~Feather~

        i really should stop hanging around this post since i’m still one year away from being a legal adult. T-T
        ah, who cares!…as long as none of you outs me *makes bambi eyes and cute smile*

        • ~Feather~

          is it a coincidence that i’m listening to Bi Rain- “Rainism” while reading these comments?

      • 25.1.2 FunnyBunny

        Hot damn I miss that! Can’t he just be the time traveling doctor who loses his shirt and falls into bodies of water all the time?
        I’d pay to see that drama!

  26. 26 kiongna

    Double BONANZA SSH & JJ woot woot !
    Come to Mamaaa *slaps self* ok ok no probs I can come to you too! *hugs self* kekekke

    I love Kdramas to bits, ajusshi heros I love, droolicious pec – ious man + idol OMOOOOO…. excuse me.. I need to mop up… drools aplenty…

    Mystisith, you sure crack me up ^^!

    • 26.1 Mystisith

      kiongna : You’re welcome. I’m sure i’m the one having the most fun here. You will all be Mystirolled before the end of that thread.

  27. 27 joymie64

    I’m glad he’s my oppa. OPPA! ^^

  28. 28 joymie64

    I’m glad he’s my oppa. OPPA! ^^ (kekeke it is not allowing me to post this)

    • 28.1 Mystisith

      You have to understand those poor DB servers. They are melting from the heat. And our drooling makes them shortcut. The Net Comments Eater is a myth.

  29. 29 all4movies

    SSH a big star? In his head maybe. It takes more than some rock hard abs for me to consider someone worthy of that title. As to any other part of his body, I don’t have enough info to confirm that.

    • 29.1 JoAnne

      Mind explodes at the combination of ‘rock hard’ and SSH.

      • 29.1.1 aoiaheen

        Rock Hard “abs” JoAnne! Get your mind out of the gutter!

        oops… sorry! that was my mind in the gutter.

        *slinks away, ashamed*

        • JoAnne

          Hey…I’m not sure there’s room enough in this gutter for two, slide over a bit!

    • 29.2 Mystisith

      Big and SSH are two words meant to be together in any sentences. A guy able to provoke eyegasms and collective hysteria on that scale is a Big Star.

  30. 30 Abbie

    LOL! Gah! That’s funny!

    • 30.1 Mystisith

      Since i know DB, i don’t need medication for depression anymore. Neither artificial teardrops for my eyes : They are always hydrated.

      • 30.1.1 Cynthia


        Wouldn’t a better (or more apt) word be ‘lubricated’?

        • JoAnne

          I think lubricated eyes would sting…but I might be willing to suffer through.

        • Mystisith

          I thought of that word, but it’s too close to ” lubrique ” = salacious in french.

          • JoAnne

            LOL we have the same word – lubricious

  31. 31 Noelle


    • 31.1 Mystisith

      You bet. I’m totally ignorant about emoticons and smileys, but i think i get the idea.

  32. 32 21

    I just click on this post so that i can see his abs!! Woot!!

    • 32.1 Mystisith

      Damn, i thought it was for me. Life is cruel.

  33. 33 jomo

    When I saw the lead photo, I did a double take.
    I felt like one of those cartoon characters who can’t believe his eyes! Homina homina homina!

    Happy Veins are Here Again!

    • 33.1 Webfoot

      It’s like JB and GF have NO other photo of SSH except this one. SSH can take any role in the future. Doctor – towel pic. Astronaut – towel pic. Neanderthal – towel pic.

    • 33.2 YY

      That vein is going to be sooo useful. See, he’s bending over a patient, and the Joseon nurses go: “Oh, doctor! She’s losing blood real bad! What shall we do?” Hand Towel jerks his head frenziedly, rolls his eyes around their orbits madly for 10 seconds, then bites out: “Keep calm, girl! Get me a syringe!” He grabs the syringe, tears off his sageuk robes, screams “AARGHHHH!!!!!” as the nurse faints in shock, and jabs the needle straight into his SAV (Sexy Abdominal Vein). Behold! In a flash, hot red pulsating blood fills the whole syringe. Blood transfusion on the spot Joseon-style.

      • 33.2.1 Mystisith

        Can i befriend his red blood cells please ? And his white blood cells also. No, seriously, i must have catched something *cough*cough*.

  34. 34 Nokcha

    Who cares about anything when you…have…that…to…look…at. Except, when I finally looked into how tall he wasn’t, it kinda cooled my hormones down a bit. Definitely like’m with some height, and a few select muscles don’t hurt either.

    However, just the slightest suggestion of the possibility of that towel going Southbound on the 101, eases the stature disappointment somewhat…

    • 34.1 Mystisith

      Size does not matter.

      • 34.1.1 JoAnne

        Correction: HEIGHT does not matter.

        • Mystisith

          A bad craftsman always blame his tools.

          • YY

            A clever woman loves a craftsman’s tools. I made that up myself. *beaming*

          • JoAnne

            True, Mysti…but he must at least *have* tools.

    • 34.2 ~Feather~

      I am also someone who takes height into the equation, but, if he is 5’11” like what the web says, then I have no issues, since I’m still shorter than him.

      • 34.2.1 JoAnne

        I’m ok as long as they’re at least 5’9”, that feels comfortably taller than my 5’5”. But I like a good six-foot, six-foot plus guy the best. 🙂

        • ~Feather~

          i’m 5’5″ too! I want to be at least an inch taller, though. 🙁

    • 35.1 JoAnne

      You know, my trash guy does NOT look like that.

      ‘oh, yeah, we’re just two hot, half-naked guys hanging out, hugging.’

      His lips are the most perfect shade of pink ever.

  35. 36 dancinfff

    This….is an amazing picture (:

    But yeah, I thought I was the only on who was thinking that his ego is too big for cable. I don’t know much about him, but I’ve heard how he’s top star (lmao) and it just doesn’t fit into the equation.

    My question is for who ever: What’s the deal with Korean Cable? I mean, I don’t understand the whole cable= less ratings argument. Would someone kindly explain it? Please and thank you!

    • 36.1 Mystisith

      The audience for cable is very reduced compared to what the Big Three have ( KBS, SBS and MBC ). A big channel can be seen in all the country, while cable is mostly for the cities. A drama that goes with 10% of ratings for them is like a cable doing 1 %. That said, ratings are not everything, and cable is starting to be praised for the increasing quality of their shows.
      For an actor and for his career, you can imagine it’s better to be aired by the historic channels. And i suppose the paycheck is not the same either.

    • 36.2 asianromance

      Well you have to pay a subscription fee to watch cable channels while the other channels are free to all households. So the pool of people watching cable channels is smaller and then from that pool, you have to count on them being actually interested in the show.

      I’m sort of disappointed that the show isn’t on Korean cable. Cable’s still home to some top actors. I think MBC picking this up is just 1. because this is SSH and most drama-watchers are women 2. wanting to their own sageuk time-travel story too (i heard time travel stories are popular in China too lately) and 3. wanting to try their sageuk luck again (since Moon Sun is so successful)

  36. 37 Amberscube


    I love reading the comments… Only The Hand Towel can get girls this naughty…

    • 37.1 Mystisith

      He’s really one of a kind. It’s like a source of endless energy. They have so many handsome guys in that beautiful korean country, but only THT provokes such an extreme chain reaction.

      • 37.1.1 amberscube


        where’s the like button when i needed one.. i would “like” all your comments.

  37. 38 sally_b

    I LOVED reading all the comments here 🙂

    …am reminded of the quotes from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
    *Don’t Panic
    *Always know where your towel is


    • 38.1 Mystisith

      Good one ! Well, i will certainly not have amnesia when it comes to our customer. I know exactly where the towel is…

      • 38.1.1 sally_b

        …I would not be opposed to the writer having BOTH male leads ‘know where their towel is’…perhaps even engaging in a *whip & flick* towel fight ~ one must certainly get a little dirty being a doctor and naval officer in the Joseon Era. I guess a showerfall will have to suffice for the typical shower….complaining?….nope. 😉

        • sally_b

          *waterfall (note to self…do not snack while typing)

  38. 39 Suzi Q

    Have seen the Japanese versions of Jin and Jin 2 which were excellent. I love the Time Travel theme; however, I don’t know if Song Seung heon and Kim Jaejoong will be a great as the original version.

    Other that being Mr. Hand Towel, Song’s acting is so so, and Hero’s is improving with each drama. But Hero and him could pull in the big ratings boost if they have some showers scenes of them both individually. SMILE.

    Don’t recall the original Jin with any hand towel scenes, but they can write them in or maybe they can have some shower scenes in modern days before they time slip to Joseon times?

    • 39.1 Mystisith

      I don’t know if it will be better, but it will be different for sure. Sexier to start with. I just hope they won’t wear surgeon masks during all the drama.


      That would be an insult to handsomeness.

      • 39.1.1 JoAnne

        Plus lead us down a commenting path that would get us in a lot of trouble.

  39. 40 Trina

    hrmmm…. Can we have Mr. Hand Towel be in a HOT Shower Scene and back to Joseon Era a HOT Waterfall Shower Scenes like in every episodes.. I am pretty sure this will be 40% and number one drama and MBC will be top again once they have Mr. HOT Hand Towel in every episode with just a towel.

    • 40.1 YY

      Why bother with a towel? He could just plonk down on the rocks for the whole ep and air-dry naturally.

      • 40.1.1 YY

        Or climb up one of those big Joseon trees (there are A LOT of big trees in Joseon dramas….someone’s always hiding behind them) and plonk himself up atop the highest branches. That way, he’d be nearer the sun. And the wild Joseon animals and females won’t get to him.

        • Mystisith

          Adam and Eve style. Or Tarzan and Jane.

  40. 41 KDrama Fan

    Hiya Dramabeans Dream Team and fellow Beaners.

    Thanks for the pics and the talk.

    It is only me who likes Song Seung-heon with his clothes on. I don’t mind him at all in the buff but like to imagine what is under the suit…

    • 41.1 JoAnne

      That man can wear the HELL out of a suit, it’s true.

    • 41.2 Jomo

      Totally agree!
      Watching MP was like having a three piece suit-gasm every wardrobe change.

      Remember what he wore to that stupid pouch exhibit in the first episode when KTH pretended she was his woman?
      Remember the suit he wore when he stood staring down at her in her bedroom?
      Remember the turtleneck he wore when they fought near the ramen, and the turtleneck he wore when he took care of her from his bedside?
      Remember when he was suddenly her tutor in the library?

      I love him in clothes, but I have to admit, partly because I liked to imagine what lies beneath…

  41. 42 Ahjumma

    Anyone else love that mole on his left shoulder?

    • 42.1 NN

      love the mole, too! And love SSH with clothes as well as in towel mode. His acting in My Princess is good enough for me and he’ll always be my first K-crush from Autumn in my Heart ….

    • 42.2 YY

      Maybe he’s got moles elsewhere on….well, never mind

    • 42.3 JJ

      You really study every inch of SSH.

  42. 43 YY

    That first pic evokes nostalgic feelings in me. I recall, with tears in my eyes, the lengths we went to to discourse intelligently on veins, types of veins and the direction of veins. That post proved that we were capable of talking about weighty health-related issues like veins. So some are finding his size and height problematic. To me, his size and height are perfect. Btw, I’m talking about the size and height of his entire body and not about….well, never mind. The one thing I’m not really happy about is his penchant for clinging to bulky towels. Is his white towel a security blanket? Like Linus’s blue blanket? He should just let go, you know, like let it DROP kaput vanish. I know towels are meant for drying but hey, we have all types of gadgets now to dry the body after a shower. He could use the hair dryer? That’s nice and warm and breezy, and he could even twirl his Mane of Glory into curly beauties. Again I’m talking about the Mane of Glory on his head, not …well, never mind.

    The Veins that everone is obssessing about: to me, they sure don’t look too happy. In fact, they look rather sad, kinda suppressed and wilted to me. It’s that towel, you see, it’s choking the life and joy out of the Veins of Love. If you don’t believe me, lean forward and place your eyeballs on the first pic again (I did, 20 times to be exact); you’ll notice those poor veins are a tad blue. Why? Because they can’t breathe!

    If I were directing the Joseon drama, I’d make him wear a see-through surgical gown, without any clothes underneath. When he bends over his patient, his muscles and abs ripple and roll and you can see every single inch of his body. Why? Because….because….it’s really really hot back then. I’m talking major heatwave here. No air-conditioning. He’s got to keep himself cool and clean, right? He can’t keep popping into showers right? So lose the clothes I say! And because I want his veins to be happy and unencumbered by heavy attire. Why see-through? BECAUSE I SAY SO.

    • 43.1 JG


    • 43.2 Mystisith

      If i were dying and THT was leaning over me shirtless : Either i die from heart attack, or i’m cured miraculously.
      I think that towel is like money investment. He will drop it the day he’s broke. And i sincerely hope it will never happen.

    • 43.3 Jomo

      I love this.
      I just hugged my monitor I love this so much.

    • 43.4 Jasmin Rice

      Love your drooling, I mean your dramaing.
      And you say so.

  43. 44 pinkpia

    javabeans: With his “finger”?

    girlfriday: I’m not even gonna touch that one.

    javabeans: Your loss.

    pinkpia: Hahahahahahahaha *just fell off my chair*

    i get more entertained by you guys conversing than seeing Mr. Hand Towel or was it Mr. Wet Towel ahhh i don’t remember. A big thank you to both of ya’ll for always making my day 🙂

    • 44.1 Mystisith

      THT is the original trademark. TWT sounds too much like a name of wrestling tournoi. Or an airline company.
      Btw, they should send him to TCOUC : As a special VVIP passenger on one of those flights.
      Hostess : Do you wish to drink something sir ?
      THT : Sure, i would take some Glacier water. And can i have a towel instead of a blanket to sleep ? I know it sounds silly, but i get insomnia if i don’t clutch something fluffy.

      • 44.1.1 JoAnne

        I’m fluffy! I’m fluffy!

  44. 45 ZOBear

    I couldn’t read this because I was too busy staring at him in a towel. He’s just so….delicious. *sighs* ok I think I can actually read the blog now….towel.

    • 45.1 Mystisith

      Isn’t it ? Don’t worry, take your time : He’s not going anywhere. He is having too much fun here.

  45. 46 tarianantatoer

    LOL seing that pic again. After downloading Wild Romance and abusing the FF button for Wookie, I know I do the same for SSH. I hope this one will do well though.

    Am I the only one who think that we need a special tag for these kind of articles? You ladies have worked so hard to sceencap those excellent brooding acting, sometimes we need to re-appreciate it. My mind goes to Wookie, Lee ki-woo, Kang-ah..hmmm…I’m just saying those articles and recaps need to be gathered under one tag. I bet your readers could come up with a suitable name for the tag. Maybe: “holy abness”..or just: *wink*..I’m suck at this.

    • 46.1 Mystisith

      Maybe a new category on the right : Hot Stuff, Eye Candy, Pure Pleasure…

      • 46.1.1 cherkell

        I’m going with “Absolutely Absworthy”… because I already have a folder with that name set up on my hard drive already… ::sheepish grin::

  46. 47 skeptik

    Dear jb/gf,
    Any update on king2hearts? That’s pretty much d only drama im xcited about. Pls do another feature….


  47. 48 ZigzagCatcher

    Oh yes…I admit that I didn’t even read the title of this post until after I clicked on it…I excited about this drama, but this picture rated higher just bring back the memories…I might even go rewatch that ep…lol…thanks for the great eyecandy pics to go with your witty dialogue! 🙂

  48. 49 otk

    BTS of the towel scene 😉


    someone sell me that towel !

  49. 50 jzme

    regardless of what you all say, i still <3 my SSH! he's gorgeous need i say more?

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