60

Joo Jin-mo heads to JTBC for heartbreaking romance drama

If you’re a fan of Joo Jin-mo (Empress Ki), you’ll be happy to hear that he is heading to cable for his next project, JTBC’s Beloved Eun-dong, to air in June.

It’s a drama about… well, that’s the catch — I’m not quite sure how to finish that thought. After poring over all the articles about this drama, I still didn’t know how to make all of the puzzle parts fit together, so I figured I’d just lay out all the pieces and let you guys decide how to connect the dots. Sort of like Choose Your Own Adventure, but without an answer key?

  • Joo Jin-mo plays Ji Eun-ho.
  • Eun-dong is his love interest.
  • The drama depicts the “fateful love” (also a “noble and pure love”) entangling a man and woman over twenty years.
  • It will also tell a heartbreaking story of “a love that cannot be” with an “analog sensibility” and emotion.
  • Joo’s character Eun-ho cannot forget the love from his youth, Eun-dong, and is pure-hearted in his love for her.
  • Eun-ho is also a top actor.
  • Through Eun-dong, Eun-ho is “reborn into a good person.”
  • After some time passes, he meets Eun-dong again, and “returns to his adolescence.”
  • Eun-dong has a teenage child.
  • Directing is PD Lee Tae-gon of My Neighbor’s Wife, Queen Dowager Insoo, Smile You, and The Last Scandal of My Life.
  • Beloved Eun-dong will be a Friday-Saturday drama, following Falling For Innocence, which premieres next weekend.

Does he return to his adolescence literally, or it a metaphor? Is he at time-traveler, body-swapper, or just trapped in his emotions? Why is he reborn into a good person? If he’s so pure-hearted in his love for Eun-dong, why does he only turn into a good person after meeting her again? Why can’t they be together? Why is their love so sad? Why won’t the producers tell us things that are relevant?

 
Via TV Report, The Fact, Joy News, Osen, Newsen

RELATED POSTS

Tags:

60

Required fields are marked *

"Analog sensibility" would be a great band name.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

OMG this cracked me up

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I liked him in "200 Pounds Beauty"

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

+1
My first encounter with him,too ??

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL, sounds complicated and not very clear.
I hope it won't be the case with the script itself.
Anyway, good luck to Joo Jin Mo with this drama, great man and one of the hottest men I've seen on screen!

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

LMAO, obviously when I see Joo Jin Mo, I lose my mind, only thinking about his manliness. I wanted to say "great actor".

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

finally i've been waiting for his drama, when i heard the synopsis it sound interesting, hope this drama will succes

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Eun-dong and Eun-ho? I am not an expert on Korean names, but they look oddly similar...just added this to my confusion about this drama.
Anything about the writer? I won't mind if that person wrote Smile You.

But who cares, when I am a fan! Joo Ji-mo is daebak. :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Why is Joo Jin-mo considering a drama so complicated?

Also, I'm surprised it's cable he went for. Maybe the script is great and the production is incapable of summarizing it's greatness?

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Cable networks are hot, especially JTBC.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Maybe because the last time he was on MBC, they ditched his character unceremoniously in favor of the next It Boy?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Possibly. Or he could've chosen to do something in the other two networks if he had that option...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

What a crockpot of increasingly melodramatic tropes.

I'm going to have to wait for some better details on this one...

For now, I'll be comforted by the idea of Joo Jin-mo in a romantic drama helmed by the Last Scandal PD. Wishing for a rom-com that's just as hilarious, spunky, and warm-hearted.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The synopsis is not clear but seeing someone like Joo Jin Mo cast in a JTBC drama must mean that it has something special or I won't understand his decision. It's the writer first "real" drama.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It sound like Rion and Rijin. I love him and I'll watch this because I love him. But please christ not another false incest love story.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Actually, the names are very similar, so I was thinking they could be step siblings?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

HUH?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Exactly my reaction: huh?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Love him

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The plot doesn't make sense but I love Joo Jin Mo. His talent was so wasted in empress Ki so I hope this role and drama will turn out great for him and can't wait til I see him in the drama.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I guess it will show us them in their younger years and if they had a relationship or he loved her on his own and she got a kid,maybe after they both choosed different paths teh hero becoming a actor but didn't forget his first love(like always in dramas)and meeting her again after all those years all the feels he had in his youth come back and another chance o be with her if she's not married now,so like a chance to re-live his youth first love now with the fateful meeting

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

so he must have been the jerk type or not so nice person but meeting her in their teenage years made him a better guy and again after they meet in their adult time he becomes gentle once again...maybe the girl had the kid and left him or dumped him...if it's alos heartbreaking maybe someone dies in the end

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

WOW WOW
I thought he'd never come back to dramas after that messy Empress Ki (moreover, he was criminally underused there), but here he is, great news!
This one sounds awkward for now, maybe the channel wanted to share too many crucial infos, so it resulted vague and entangled. Hope to see soon something more coherent about the drama.

JJM, fighting!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Dying to know who will be the female lead.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

EK was actually one of his most watched dramas. I'm a fan, but for his sake I had to tolerate watching the crappiest of plots and the most boring of storylines!! I stopped watching his stuff after that awful "A love". But enjoyed EK, then again it's a HJW starrer and she's always entertaining!

I wish he had better career sense and chose better projects that didn't bore his fans to death! I'll see what this is about, hope it's better than all the rest!

His co star is Sung Yuri, I only saw her in snow queen and she was a little meh, so dunno how that'll go.

He was heard describing his character as the "lovable Oppa next door". It's such a broad statement, so make of that what you will lol

0
7
reply

Required fields are marked *

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

He was the one to break the news about SYR! I'm not sure how reliable that source you just posted, but I guess we'll know for sure soon enough.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

No I think he turned down his KBS drama w/ Sung Yuri for the JTBC one with Kim Sa Rang. Don't ask me why, never understand his choice.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh ok then, that makes sense...His choices? Who knows! lol

0

I quite like Kim Sa Rang so it's fine. Unless this turns out to be so melo...

0

Well, my fault, Kim Sa Rang is the 2nd lead so Sung Yuri might be the 1st.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ah so it is SYR after all, that's what I thought...She's very pretty. I can't vouch for her solid acting though!

0

Oh BTW (and this is totally OT) but in case everyone's been living under a rock for the past two days..LMH and Suzy of Mis A are officially a couple! LMH rejoice :)

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Shut up and quit spamming the threads.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

spamming? lol GTFO I wrote one comment about this...Now go take your meds, it's about that time!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Don't care it's him so I'll watch or at least give it try. He is one of my very first Korean actor crushes.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

oh boy. What a very confusing synposis, so I will ignore it for now and see what happens as time goes on.

But very excited that JJM will be back in a drama. I guess I will believe it when I see it. He was seriously criminally underused in EK.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Sounds uncertain indeed :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I've got it Joo Jin-mo/Ji Eun-ho is actually a time-traveling Time-cop masquerading as a top actor. His teenage "child" is actually his boss a psychopath who kills anyone he gets close to that's why he and Eun-dong can't be together.

I did it I put the pieces of the puzzle together.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

HAHAHA, now that would be something I might watch. Romcom-y, with lots and lots of adorbs JJM who's just trying to get a handle on his life.

Not to mention, we'd get an excuse to see him with sageuk hair, which, dayum.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The fact that their names are so similar it could mean they are siblings. Either half or by marriage.

He probably great up to be a cold and heartless man only pretending for the camera until he meet her again and regains his pure self from childhood. He'll try to become a father to her son and maybe...maybe the son is his to start with.

Does that fit everything in?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Extra extra. Lee young Ae is finally making that come back to drama land. Our long wait is over.?

http://kkuljaem.blogspot.com/2015/03/lee-young-ae-to-make-her-drama-comeback.html

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

can't wait to see it,

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Please give him a good lead!!

MY FEMALE LEADS:
(in no particular order)

SON YE JIN
HAN YE SEUL
PARK JIN HEE
SHIN MIN AH
MOON CHAE WON
YOON EU HYE -- she needs a decent comeback again!
CHOI YEO JIN -- they need to give her a chance with a decent leading role! lol
HAN HYE JIN -- but isn't she prejudgers?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I meant YOON EUN HYE and isn't HAN HYE JIN preggers?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This man (Joo Jin Mo) could play a trashcan on a corner in a deserted town for 20 episodes and I will watch. LOL!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Have mostly watched JJM's films of which I enjoyed "Musa" The Warrior", "Wanee & Junah" and "200 Pounds Beauty" the most.

Have only watched a few of his TV work, but "Punch" (also starring an adorable, young Shin Mina) was pretty decent and underappreciated and "Bichunmoo," while a fairy standard, paint by nos. saegeuk, was pretty well executed for what it was.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

seems like such a typical plot. oh well, it's joo jin mo, i'll still watch it anyway. hoho

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

cara pina!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Huh? Joo Jin Mo is my favorite movie actor, so I wished so much to see him in a new movie already. It's been a while.
But this drama, seriously, don't know if I'm so enthusiastic about it. Well, I'll give it a try, just for his sake. Kim Sarang as his female lead? OK, I can live with that.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Let me guess, that teenage child is actually his, right?
Can't get more cliched with all kdrama favourite tropes combined in one.

But oh well, let's wait for more information, JJM deserves this much

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

was never a fan, but this post cracks me up. haha

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Joo Jin Mo! I can't wait to see him on the screen again. I can stare at that man all day!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Mmmmmmm, hoping to see as much of him as I did in A Frozen Flower, but unlikely.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'll sign any petition you make on such request. LOL~

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

HE IS MY FAVORITE ACTOR
IT SO GREAT THAT HE COME BACK

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

His voice is still smexy. *shivers in a good way* XD

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Can't wait to watch this drama...I know that if Joo Jin Mo is the actor he always give justice to the character he portrayed. Whatever the story goes I'm still watching it...Goodluck and all the best!:) xx

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Can anyone tell me what the ratings on wiki.d-addicts.com mean? They show an average of 1.39. I personally would rate Beloved Eun Dong as a 10+%. They were AGB Nielsen 2015 (%) ratings on a pay channell. I guess no one in Korea watched it?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Joo Jin Mo such a good actor in Korea!!! beautiful story you better watch it.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Currently Airing

Prime-Time Shows This Week
Monday-Tuesday (June 1-2) Wednesday-Thursday (June 3-4) Weekend (June 5-7)