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Yoon Shi-yoon cameos on High Kick 3
by | February 2, 2012 | 27 Comments

Yoon Shi-yoon is the next High Kick alumnus to return to the franchise with a cameo, and makes his appearance in the next episode of Counterattack of the Short Legs.

Based on the preview for his episode, Yoon plays Park Ha-sun‘s sunbae from college, whom she had a crush on. It’s funny that he’s a year older than her in real life but looks five years younger; he’s just blessed/cursed with that baby face. The story kicks off when Ji-seok asks Ha-sun about her first love, and she later happens to run into him.

Yoon can thank Season 2, High Kick Through the Roof, for bringing him mainstream attention in 2009, which he then built on with a star turn in 2010’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu. The show’s cameos so far have ranged from great to underwhelming, so I hope Yoon’s is one of the good ones. I appreciate that High Kick features the cameos prominently, usually centering a whole storyline around the guests, which is great; other dramas tend to think that flashing a famous face is enough and don’t otherwise work the star into the plot, which is disappointing. (See: Kim Soo-hyun in the recent Dream High 2 premiere.)

This season’s Jung Il-woo’s cameo was an example of a smart guest appearance, which was cute and poignant and also gave an underutilized main cast member a chance to shine (Mom Yoo-sun). It had great acting and a sweet message that connected to the rest of the show.

On the flipside, I found Shin Se-kyung’s appearance strange and stilted; she played a version of herself that was similar to her High Kick 2 character — poor, homeless, willing to work to repay the kindness of strangers. It also poked fun at the infamous ending with her original character, by re-creating it with a different kind doctor (Kye-sang in place of Daniel Choi), as though suggesting an alternate cheerier end. But that was the problem; the whole episode was built to support one big meta-joke, forsaking real plot to wink at the audience.

And the recent cameo with Jung Bo-seok was one of the show’s rare misses for me, totally falling flat by telling me his story was supposed to be funny when it really felt sad and uncomfortable. But then, maybe I’m just sympathetic to the “paralyzed by math” predicament and don’t find debilitating fear amusing.

Yoon Shi-yoon’s cameo looks like it may be cute, so I’m hoping the show keeps it light and funny. It comes in High Kick 3′s Episode 88, which airs today.

Via Xports


27 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Sejong

    I’ll be seeing it tonight! The cameo i’ve been waiting!!! Hwang geum eun also wants to do a cameo soon…

  2. kamoe

    i want hwang jung eum and daniel choi cameo as a happy couple >,<

    • 2.1 ilikehim

      I doubt their schedules will allow a cameo together (a la Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun! Tears!)…but YESS! I am waiting for Daniel Choi cameo!

  3. Musings

    Yay!! Yoon Shi Yoon I lubby youu!!

  4. Mystisith

    Yoon Shi Yoon ! My baby man, he looks so young on last pics ! OK, i’m totally fangirling on him ( hiding in shame )… On first pic i want to tickle him to trigger his flashing smile. I suppose i will have to watch that episode 88 out of the blue, just to see my ray of light. Sigh…
    Someone give him a visible good meaty role please, not just cameos : Don’t want him to go to military duty already because of lack of work. But maybe it would help breaking his babyface curse. Life is unfair, i swear.

    • 4.1 jomo

      He’s just so danmnm cute!

  5. JiHwan

    Kim Bum should make an appearance on High Kick 3! His cameo in High kick 2 was really strange and random.

  6. missjb

    I’m relieved I have the same age as him lol
    oh Yoon Shi Yoon, I miss you already, too bad I can’t watch your cameo…

  7. Hanare

    Is there any info bout him playin in a new drama?

  8. tata

    He look different in the first pict.
    Fighting Yoon Shi yoon!

  9. come2noona

    Yay! He was awesome in Me too, Flower. I love his baby face.

    Every time I see Yoon Shi-yoon I can’t help but think that if ever we were to meet, I would call him Yoon Shi-yoon shi.

    It sounds so cute and squishy. Yoon Shi yoon shi.

    • 9.1 Mystisith

      LOL ! Sounds a bit japanese. 🙂

      • 9.1.1 anotheraddict

        You brought up something I’ve been curious about. To me, “Yoon Shi Yoon sshi” sounds amusing. Does it also sound amusing to those who are fluent in Korean? I realize that shi(시) and sshi(씨) are not identical sounds, but they’re close enough that I would think that 윤시윤씨 probably does sound cutely funny to everyone. I went to school with someone named John Ioni (“Johneeonnee”) whose name caused a lot of chuckling.

  10. 10 happymin

    awesome episode today! was expecting it to be full of jealous moments on ji seok’s side but SO suprised.. SAD episode.

  11. 11 Joan

    Haha I actually had no idea that Yoon Shi-yoon was older than Shin Se-kyung and the same age as Daniel Choi when I was watching HK2! Hoping for a Hwang Jung-eum and Daniel Choi cameo as well

    • 11.1 sora

      me too!LOL
      specially yoon-shi-yoon and daniel choi..
      high school student and his uncle are actually in the same age.. LOL..

  12. 12 queencircles

    he is just so cute

  13. 13 Maya

    He is so cute!!!

  14. 14 Sejong

    Yoon Shi Yoon will not go yet to the military, he wants to be busy on his career and he’ll be having a Japanese fan meet again on May 2…. He is very consistent on being very good on the role he is playing. He is a real actor!

  15. 15 Sejong

    Siyoon is not that aggresive in choosing his projects. Cameos does not mean actors don’t have work, in High Kick series, cameos is a culture of the show… Siyoon will get back soon i know

  16. 16 Sejong

    After the High Kick cameo episode, Siyoon is all over the naver and daum search until this moment!

  17. 17 malta

    His eyes always look so innocent <3

  18. 18 red

    I have new found respect for Yoon shi yoon…I hated him as Kim Tak Gu…and then I watched High Kick 2 and he was pretty good…and then I watched Me Too Flower. He was AMAZING in that, hes improved so much, I’ll definitely be watching out for his new projects.

  19. 19 liz

    I agree..I didn’t see the point of Shin Se Kyung’s cameo at all.
    Loved today’s episode on the other hand. Such a sad, yet poignant episode. I felt like I understood Ha Sun on a deeper level and perhaps why she was so hesitant to get into romantic relationships. Loved Ji Seok’s response at the end of the episode as well. *squeee*

  20. 20 Sejong

    I love Shi Yoon there… he is so charming, lovable and likable… He is so handsome with his hair dyed and his eyes are very expressive

  21. 21 Cam

    YAYAYAY ~ \^__^/ Yoon Shi Yoon look soooo adorable-ish cuz’ he seem very young than his age, of course. 🙂 🙂

  22. 22 Viki

    Yoon Shi Yoon! High Kick 2 was the show that made me go gaga for him. I was so obsessed with seeing him appear on screen 😀

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