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Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo in Bandage
by | November 10, 2012 | 93 Comments

Okay, be honest: How many of you misread that as bondage and are now a little disappointed? Here’s a look at the new movie Bandage, starring Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo, which doesn’t feature any bondage, by the looks of it. But there IS a dirty Go Soo… (read: dirt-covered) if you like that sorta thing.

From the stills you’d think it was a disaster movie or something, but it’s a melodrama about those who save other people’s lives on a daily basis, but need healing for their own emotional scars. It’s called a “healing melo,” though I think it just means it’s the heartwarming kind, not the wring-your-tears-for-pain kind. It’s directed by Jung Ki-hoon of Aeja.

Go Soo plays a prickly firefighter who lost his wife and became a widower at a young age. He closes himself off to the possibility of finding love again, until he meets Han Hyo-joo, a doctor/EMT who’s brash and confrontational, to the point of being rude. But it also means she goes after what she wants, and she wants herself a prickly firefighter. Mm, Go Soo + dirt + uniform… ’nuff said.

The tagline on the poster is: “Hey, want to date me?” And in the trailer we see that it’s the heroine who’s doing the asking, which gets my thumbs up. I love that Go Soo looks annoyed in the poster, as per his character, since Han Hyo-joo will be the one doing all the pursuing. The trailer is actually really cute; you could almost call it a rom-com from what they’re previewing here, which would be fine by me.

Bandage hits theaters December 19.

Via TV Report


93 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. anvesha

    This looks like a rom com.. every time I hear melo, I think someone’s gonna die. So, I’m happy that this doesn’t seem to be the case here.. they look cute together.

    • 1.1 ~Feather~

      That’s what I always think of when anything is labeled as a melo! That and that someone will get some incurable disease or have birth secrets. It’s just not appealing to me. I don’t need to add unnecessary stress to my life! I can’t even handle my stress so why should I take on more!

      But besides that, I think I will put this on my To Watch List.

      BTW, sorry for ranting about melos when I only wanted to reply that I echo your thoughts. (>.>)

    • 1.2 Bengbeng

      you mean nobody will die in this movie? well i hope, if so, it will also be in my watch list. I don’t like movies where the heroes or the leads die.

  2. Mystisith

    I’ve seen that “healing” term to describe a few Korean movies and dramas already (Fermentation Family for ex). I don’t know if it’s just a convenient marketing term for productions or if it’s considered a genre. Anyway, I like those 100 X better than the “tear you apart” kind of productions.

  3. Laurita

    Well, the beginning of the trailer really made me smile. :DDD It seems quite plain after all those dramas with gorgeous scenes (like “Nice Guy”), but… so heartwarming. I’m torn apart, seriously.

    • 3.1 Laurita

      and… I miss the main actor. Really.

  4. Dee

    been wanting to watch this since ever!!

  5. Ilukd

    bondage …. Dirty …. You made my day @Girlfriday

    • 5.1 nomu nomu nomu

      “Dramabeans: We make everything dirty.”

      just a quote by javabeans, but holds true then and now 🙂

      • 5.1.1 Mystisith

        And this is the main reason we stick to this site… Who cares for recaps, witty humor and nice community? ^^

      • 5.1.2 myweithisway

        We need a banner with this quote.

        • nomu nomu nomu

          I second that motion.

          • Enz

            And I second that emotion

        • JoAnne

          Dramabeans: We can make K-Drama just as smutty as anything else.

          Plus – sign me up for Go Soo being all tortured and heroic and uniformed.

          • DayDreamer

            Noooo, I like it mostly clean, lol. Just the way it already is. =)

        • jomo


      • 5.1.3 Rachel K

        Joey can turn “grandma’s chicken salad” dirty.

        Just random thought..

      • 5.1.4 JayKemz

        …and Go Soo’s picture to go with that too

  6. lemonade candy

    am i supposed to be feeling randy? coz i read that as bandage… hmmm~ anyway, i see what you did there ^^

  7. maeumi

    That scene where Go Soo lifts Han Hyojoo up makes me all gushy gushy inside. I need my own Go Soo in my life.

  8. ladysarahii

    Yeah, I did read that wrong. Anyway, looks sweet.

  9. temponess

    OMG Go Soo. You are one sexy piece of gogi. I seriously cannot wait for this! Just hope he doesn’t end up dying :/

  10. 10 asianromance

    “How many of you misread that as bondage and are now a little disappointed? ”

    *raises hand* Given how Go Soo seems so resistant to Han Hyo-joo’s hug in the poster, bondage definitely made sense!

    • 10.1 Rexy

      I misread it as bondage, then shrugged and kept reading it as bondage just for fun. Yum.

    • 10.2 R

      I am with you. I read it as bondage and came back to read it because of it. Although I knew movie title would be bandage (waiting for the movie ever since the announced it). But bondage theme sounds so much better. Can we put Go Soo in a bondage movie? I will take Lee Min Ho too. Heck I will take any modern day hot k-movie/drama stars. *Runs off to imagine stuff*

  11. 11 Lee

    Dammit! Why is he so hot

    • 11.1 Conny

      Especially when he’s dirty.

      As in, covered in soot.

      No, seriously, I didn’t not mean that any other way!!! >.>

  12. 12 christy

    I’ve never really liked Han Hyo Joo, for no particular reason lol. but i dunno, i might be having a change of heart because she and Go Soo are soo cute in those stills!

    • 12.1 Kaybee

      Same here… I try my best to like her but there is something about her acting that irks me for no reason… Funny how I watched many o her dramas since Spring waltz! LOVE Go Soo though so like you I may have a change of heart since she is with Go Soo and by the promo video and photos, things look great! 🙂

      • 12.1.1 kkongchi

        The main thing I never liked about her was that she portrayed the exact same character in every performance. Spring Waltz, Iljimae, Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi (I only made it about half way through that one before I gave up), and that Jung Hwa movie, always the same person: plucky, innocent, and perfect, always annoyingly, unrealistically perfect. Although at least here she’s portraying somebody who dares to *gasp* get angry! And she is getting a bit older so maybe she’s looking to branch out a bit. I’d love to see her take on a villain role.

        • AnotherFan

          Thank you for the post – I also never liked her but I couldn’t put my fingers on why. I only watched her in Dong Yi but I found the whole production superficial and boring and looooong.
          In any case, hopefully this drama would be different and allow her to showcase her talent (as people have been crediting her)..

        • cisco

          That is the character type for the majority of k-drama heroines I think lol, although some are more reserved while others are boisterous like her character in Brilliant Legacy. I think that’s why it’s great that drama actresses get into movies because then they have more choices in roles, HHJ was a rebellious teen in that gangster movie My Boss My Student and a mysterious call girl in an indie.

  13. 13 Laica

    Yes to your first question, lol.

    This looks like a very happy melo. Definitely on board.

    That last scene was ridiculously cute. Go Soo~ <3

  14. 14 Abbey

    Eye candies for both genders! They’re such a lovely on-screen couple.

  15. 15 Arhazivory

    This looks really good. Trailer hooked me in.

    But….I’ll have to wait a long time before I can eventually watch it. *files it away for the future*

  16. 16 danna

    Anyone know the name of the song they play in the background?

  17. 17 canxi

    It’s the cutest poster. I thought they were stil calling it Love 911, though. HAHA.

  18. 18 ___

    I cannot wait to see this.

  19. 19 DayDreamer

    This looks great. The trailer hooked me in. And I do love the concept of girl pursuing a prickly guy.

    It’s coming out in December, right? I guess I’ll have to wait so long before someone subs it. 🙁

  20. 20 Tishi

    LIKE! I’m actually looking forward to it. One question though: what was Go Soo saying in that last scene? He looks about to cry.

    • 20.1 canxi

      I think his character in the movie went through a bad break-up so maybe saying something about that…?

  21. 21 Sponge

    Aw the trailer looks adorable! I want to watch it 😀 especially since i haven’t seen go soo in anything (a travesty i know!) and have only watched hyojoo in shining inheritance which was pretty disappointing but had cuteness and heart which made me finish it

  22. 22 nova611

    is that silva fr shut up fbb?

  23. 23 Rexy

    Gah, I love a good-looking man in uniform… Can’t wait til this movie comes out. The trailer’s definitely got interest. Cute!

  24. 24 cvang010

    i need myself a fireman! and i want fireman Go Soo!

  25. 25 Enz

    Ahh looks good. Good one to close the year with hopefully. The two were interviewed recently for this movie and were both really comfortable together. He is hunky isn’t he? How can there be so many good looking guys in Korea ?

    • 25.1 DayDreamer

      I wonder the same too…..there are just too many hot and non-aging guys. Even actresses. How do they do it??? Do Korean mommies eat something special while they’re pregnant? Is it the power of kimchi?? lol

    • 25.2 Annie

      I find it’s all or nothing with Korean men, lol. I wouldn’t say they’re more attractive on average compared to other Asians but the attractive ones tend to be excessively so.

      • 25.2.1 enz

        but you have to acknowledge that quite a lot of their actors are not only good looking but have a really nice physique – at least the height – and then quite a number of them are actually REALLY good at acting. being new to k dramas, i am actually fangirling so much more in the last year than i have for a very long time 🙂

  26. 26 Quiet Thought

    I hope that’s not a urine sample she’s holding in that middle picture.

    • 26.1 DayDreamer

      LOL! Since when was urine that frothy??

  27. 27 Quiet Thought

    That’s actually a trailer I wish someone could sub. The actors actually LOOK like they’re speaking good dialogue.

    • 27.1 im_eve

      true story

  28. 28 cg

    I like the second pic..where they are sitting in the bus… romantic 🙂
    I really like Han hyo joo,so waiting for the film…..
    The premise sounds like a mills and boon novel…haha 😀

  29. 29 Noelle

    NICE! Hopefully this means a firefighter drama is not far from being made. So many muscles covered in dirt and water and… abs. Lots of abs.

    I like the dude playing his buddy. I don’t know his name but he was in Secret Garden and AGD… also the creepy dude in Sign.

    • 29.1 canxi

      There is a firefighter drama being made! It’s a saeguk, though, I think. Joseon’s first fire fighter, I think…which..I didn’t even know…existed. But they were trying to cast Kim Nam Gil for it. I think he refused though.

    • 29.2 canxi

      And that guy’s name is Kim Sung Oh :D! He has the prettiest eyes~

  30. 30 Lemon

    Aww this is one movie I’m really looking forward to!

    The trailer looks so cute, and for once I think Han Hyo Joo’s personality manages to come across and spunky yet adorable (which was something I didn’t fully buy in Brilliant Legacy).

    And I love it that she’s the one chasing him, heehee.

  31. 31 im_eve

    that seems like a different han hyo joo, who im not a biggest fan of, her acting AND CHOICE OF ROLES anyway..but this might change my mind. i guess i like roles closest to my personality! haha

    now i really really wanna…and the exasperation..THEN the reluctant wave of Go soo…OMO!
    show! now!

  32. 32 ckdarkraven23

    Go Soooo!!!! *sigh* soo dreamy in his firefighter uniform!! 😀
    i love the brooding kind…hehe :)) and Han Hyo-Joo as the feisty one!! 😀 excited for this movie to come out!! 🙂

  33. 33 Annie

    God, Han Hyo Joo is just steamrolling her way through my bias list. First the sageuk with Ji Jin Hee, then the blockbuster with Lee Byung Hun, now a movie with Go Soo, and later a movie with Jung Woo Sung(!). I’m counting down the days till she works with Lee Jung Jae and then she’ll have earned the title of most envied actress in Korea, lol.

    • 33.1 Annie

      Oops, forgot to mention her movie with So Ji Sub as well… *sigh*

  34. 34 Steamy Bun

    Omo, gorgeous couple!! I know it’s been a long time but I still can’t get over how different Han Hyo Joo looks without hair from Brilliant Legacy. She’s so pretty! This movie actually sounds like something I’d like to watch (I say “actually” because lately there haven’t been many Korean movies that draw me in the way Kdramas do.)
    I haven’t seen Go Soo in anything but I’d like to.

    • 34.1 Steamy Bun

      This even looks like it could be a romcom turned melodrama (in a good way) a la My Sassy Girl.

  35. 35 aX

    (sigh) More Han Hyo Joo–just not a fan of hers.

  36. 36 JenJen

    “Mm, Go Soo + dirt + uniform… ’nuff said.” <–my thoughts exactly

    Somehow Han HyoJoo doesn't strike me as a doctor/EMT in the preview even when she's wearing the character's uniform but I'm looking forward to the movie's seemingly/hopefully rom-com-ness.

  37. 37 Mar

    Well this looks like fun making viewing. I’m down.

  38. 38 Cassandra

    ha, that is one of the funniest first meetings ever! and i think i drooled on my keyboard; a dirty go soo is a sexy, sexy, sexy man. and bonus points for shilba.

  39. 39 Shinmen

    This more looks like a Romance Comedy with sad parts in it and if i am honest, i kind of like it

  40. 40 nkaujlala

    jeeze!!! Go Soo gets hotter every time I see him! Wish I could have married him… lol XD He looks younger and hotter than before LOL

  41. 41 JO


    I love how confrontational she is and very upfront about how she feels.
    AWWW. Before I didn’t really like Han Hyo Joo because I felt like she was holding back, hiding behind her pretty girl image. These days she is going for less and less makeup and is stepping up her acting. I love et.
    I can see how this will start as a rom com and turn into a melo since their occupations have to do with a lot of exposure to death.

    • 41.1 Carinne

      IKR~ the first few seconds of the trailer hooked me for good already. Dang it, I’m too easy.

      Sighsssssss~ Looking at HHJ just reminds me a bit of GS’s young bride. *weeps in a dark corner*

      Definitely gonna watch. Who can resist a person in uniform?

  42. 42 peter

    isn’t it love 911 is another title of this movie?

  43. 43 costshort

    she gets to work with some really hot co-stars

    *tears from envy*

  44. 44 Odet

    So cute….

  45. 45 Indi

    Bondage is so much fun! *dies laughing*

  46. 46 mochiloveee

    LOOL @ the misread title, I thought I was the only one

    han hyo joo’s last “ULJIMAAAH” in that monster voice just made my day (:

  47. 47 Héla

    Why does it sound to me like a melo ..romcom until he’ll get caught in the fire and dies :3

  48. 48 hellochloe

    Nah, I read correctly and remembered a Japanese movie of the same name. Got a little sad.

  49. 49 chiffoncake

    wow i must say i luv this team up i like both of them can’t wait to watch this!

  50. 50 quadra

    I dont trust korean film. even the sunniest end up with boatloads of tears at the end. learn my lesson.

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