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Protect the Boss posters and character stills

We’ve got posters and character promo stills out for SBS’s Protect the Boss, and I have to say that this drama is slowly growing on me with what appears to be an offbeat, wacky vibe. It just may be quirky enough to work.

I wasn’t initially too enthralled by the chaebol hero and the boss-secretary setup (Ji Sung and Choi Kang-hee, respectively), but this looks like no typical K-drama setup, and no typical chaebol. Instead of being the coolly perfect businessman we’ve become so familiar with in dramas, this hero’s kooky and eccentric, while she literally kicks ass. The plot unfolds as she undertakes Project Tame The Errant Boss, and romance ensues.

The poster above takes on the bodyguard concept, which is made funnier by the implication that Choi Kang-hee is shielding her boss from work. Given that Ji Sung’s character is an inept boss, no doubt he considers that protection. Heh.

Acting as spoilers are Jaejoong as Ji Sung’s rival cousin and diametric opposite — he’s sharp, smart, and competent — and Wang Ji-hye as a lawyer and secondary love interest.

The drama premieres on August 3, following City Hunter.

Via TV Report

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Jaejoong is seriously too cute!!

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Jaejoong is my weak spot. I usually don't care for other individuals in boy/girl bands (usually I like them as a whole). But Jaejoong? He is the most beautiful blend of femininity and masculinity. A true Asian man.

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He looks like/reminds me of Winona Ryder in a lot of photos.

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waaaahaahaaaaa

rofl

I see it!

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LOLZ

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Yeah, I see it.

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Hm, I don't really see it. Winona Ryder is much more feminine, and she always seems reallly fragile, too, and kind of delicate. Totally different from him XD

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LOL best comment I have read today!

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Jaejoong's so beautiful. Can he be the lead please? I can't take Jisung's hair. It looks a cross between my mop and Lee Min Ho's fake curls in BoF.

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I agree! I can't stand Ji Sung's hair either. I really want to watch this but that hair is just killing me - seriously.

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I can't be the only one who actually doesn't mind his hair ? I sorta like it >>.

And JaeJoong is too pretty. He makes women look bad :P. I wonder if I'm the only one NOT motivated to watch it just because he's in it. I already planned to give it a try before I knew he was playing the 2nd male lead.

Who knows, they might put in a dance battle part in the story so we can see him bust out some DBSK/TVXQ dance moves or they all go to a noraebang so we can hear him bust out some DBSK/TVXQ vocals. HA.

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Omg I love the lead guy in this show, but ppl r rite his hair is kinda like Lee Min Ho's hair in BOF. A super short version of it. If he gets rid of that hairstyle, he wuld be even more amazingg!! I <3 this showwwwww!!!!!

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Cute... but... I wonder if that's his character. He looks like a downer compared to everyone else's bright smiles.

Handsome, but try to smile!

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maybe he's trying to portray his character in the drama.

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was thinking the exact same thing -- he better do more than staring in the drama!

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:''''''( it follows city hunter. WAIL. seriously.
but i find it funny how wang ji hye worked with lee min ho for Personal Taste. lol
i hope it's good!

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JaeSung! :D
I can't wait for Ji Sung and Jae interactions! AND there's Choi Kang Hee and the infamous In Hee bot! Wacky indeed! Can't wait!

Though...

I'll be majorly SAD City Hunter will be no more. *sniffles* Hoping against hope we'll have a Season 2!

I'm with JB. It Protect the Boss has been growing on me too (and NOT just because of all the JaeSung/JaeKang Hee noona articles the media has been spitting out lately ^^)

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That was my first thought! The Inhee-bot strikes again!!

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BTW, I kind of want Choi Kang Hee's paint splatter dress. SO convenient. hahaha :D

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o god that's exactly what I thought when I saw the stills...usually my line of thought goes more like: "I want that *insert name of actor* "....:P

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Hahaha I want that dress too! xDD

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Was happy... then got reminded City Hunter is ending... not good :(

But this actually sounds pretty funny and I loved Jaejoong in 'Hard to say I love you' which was awesome!!

However I'm not sure if that was just his character.... wait and see I guess :D

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Cant wait to c this!! really anticipating Jaejoong's first Kdrama :D

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I really like him in the J-dorama "Hard to say I love you," even when he was the second lead!!!! Hope he shines here...

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Eeeek, Ji Sung's hair! Okay, it'll take a while for that look to grow on me... or rather, I fear it won't because that top-heavy curly style just doesn't suit his face IMO.

But hey, maybe they'll do a Dokko Jin and do away with the offending hair mid-drama. (OMG I still can't believe he finally got rid of that horrible cow mustache. Ahem. Sorry. *g*)

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Forgot to say that I'm totally looking forward to this drama. It's encouraging when there are several priomising new dramas lined up when the much-beloved presently airing ones threaten to draw to a close...

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I'm with you on the hair thing. I hope it grows on me as the drama develops, but right now I'm thinking Ohhh Nooooooooooo! How could they make such a handsome man look like that?

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Ji Sung's hairstyle reminds me of Domiyouji Tsukasa in the manga haha..
really in the MANGA, not the tv version :p

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Actually KR media's been calling it the Slam Dunk hair. LOL! But I agree. It could be Tsukasa's hair too! :D

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oh my god you are sooo right! THIS IS domiyouji's hair from the anime/manga

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I was about to say 'no' before I saw the word 'manga' and then I thought 'ohhhh...that's so true.' lol.

I hope the hair grows on me too. Well, I still love Ji-SUng...bad hair or not.

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LOLOLOL!!!! =D

OF COURSE! I always love watched that drama "Hana Yori Dango" drama, heh!

Aww, I really miss seeing my 1# crush Matsumoto Jun style ^____________^

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I'm still reserving judgement on this one... I like funny, but not too over-the-top and I'm worried the heroine character will annoy me. ;_; But I'm REALLY hoping it ends up being excellent!

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Yup, me too. I'm in wait-and-see mode with this one.

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Argh, now I have to watch this. Will my list of dramas never end?

*happily settles down to anticipate*

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Jaejoong always looks so yummy *rawr*

I LOVE Choi Kang Hee in Sweet Buns. I'm sad that one never got fully subbed...

I've only watched Ji Sung in Save the Last Dance for Me (which I LOVE him in). What happened to his hair here?! lol

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Oh, dear. It replaces City Hunter. *sniffle*

This is like having your totally hot boyfriend busy in bed while knowing that his imminent replacement is just biding time in your closet.
Lee Min-Ho, why are you doing this to me?!

I will entertain your replacement but I refuse to fall in lust with him and his "Protect the Boss" drama.
I can't guarantee anything where Jaejoong is concerned, though. Boy is hot. Really.
:)

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*commiserates*
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"This is like having your totally hot boyfriend busy in bed while knowing that his imminent replacement is just biding time in your closet."

LOL. @Cynthia, how about you keep LMH and I will, uh, distract Jaejoong. Really. I will make the sacrifice.

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DEAL!!
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Ji Sung in a comedy! Wow, have to get my mind around that. Have only seen him in dramas and action stuff and must admit I do love him.... a lot! Save the last dance; Swallow the Sun and Royal Family, to name only a few. Am really looking forward to this.

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If you had seen Ji Sung in New Heart, or fairly early on in Kim Soo Ro, you wouldn't doubt his ability to take on a comedy.

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JAEJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jaejoong gives the same poses... in every shot... I don't know what I feel about this drama, so far still not feeling it. JB, out of curiosity - did you managed to give Princess Man a go, any thoughts (that'll be posted here)?

I'm wondering if that drama's first impression is strong enough - or not (too little time, I need to be smart in picking the ones to follow now!)

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He was not bad in his J drama, but could stand to be more
relaxed. a B-

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Ji Sung's hair =*(

Anyways, this looks like a fun, quirky drama!

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Hey, isn't that the annoying man-stealing best friend/room mate from Personal Taste? I still want to throw broken glasses at her!

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i didn't recognize Ji seung for a second with his curly hair :) LOL....looks different but i guess i have to get used to it when i watch this new drama! i wonder if this is airing soon or as we speak?

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I don't find Jaejoong handsome or atractive! He have a weird looking. He gives me a creep waves....

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lol. Honestly, I agree with you. He's not bad looking but not gush-worthy.

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*judging you* =P
He's considered not Korea's but one of Asia's hottest guys

well its ok to not like jaejoongs face but theres no way anyone can hate his voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXU8vhRiXWk

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he is not considered Korea's hottest man though.. he was never even that popular in Korea..

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Actually they DO consider him hot in Korea
You should check polls from time to time he is definitely in the top 5
always.
its just that they sometimes think he's too "pretty" but they acknowledge his hotness
but someone like Yoochun appeals more
in every other country but Korea Jaejoong would be no.1#
China, Japan, rest of S.E.A…..etc

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and actually in Japan Yoochun is the most popular, Yoochun Japanese mixi club always is the biggest, and on all event he got the most cheers and his merchandise is sold out first etc =)

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Also to consider any member of TVXQ unpopular in Korea is pushing it
Sure he doesnt have his Japanese level of fame where his individual popularity is greater than tohoshinkis
but individual fancafe numbers in Kr go like this

1.Junsu
2.Yoochun
3.Jaejoong
4.Yunho
5.Taeyeon
6.Changmin

its a fact that Xiah and Yoochun are more loved but that does not mean the rest of TVXQ is irrelevant

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Yunho is more popular in Korea than Jaejoong as well.

the thing is that idols are not that respected in Korea in general, and actors are considered way better looking and hotter.

and I am pretty sure all the polls you are talking about were held in Thailand/China, since I do follow TVXQ and JYJ and know about it ;) the faces of TVXQ in Korea always were Yunho and Yoochun.

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@yaya

http://sharingyoochun.net/2011/02/25/trans-110224-koreas-most-handsome-men-2011/

we can argue about popularity
but i think
yoochun>xiah>yunho in Kr.

kthxbye because i remembered that you were the girl who started the jaejoong-is-not-that-good-at-japanese-wank.

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I never started anything I just replied to people who state wrong things.. as you can see there the source is chinese =x

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LOL.^
i guess you didnt read the article

But unfortunately your responses "to people who state wrong things" (a.k.a everybody else who disagreed with you) were illogical and nonsensical at best.

I dont know what it is about Jaejoong that makes you react with such persistence

but for me this kind of wank shouldnt be on DB and i am sorry for my part in extending the craziness. this is the end of my conversation with you.

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On Topic:

i am getting Gu Jun Pyo vibes from jisung
I cant wait
But i hope the drama isnt too "slapstick"
Witty dialogue> slapstick
JISUNG!!!!!!!!

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hey Naru! yeah don't bother with her. she's too blinded with her love for yoochun to see things logically/neutrally. you won't get a proper debate from her.

on the other hand. i'm really excited for this drama. i hope JYJ sings for the OST. i hope jaejoong could prove that he can be an effective actor. And i hope this gets sold to Japan for a huge amount. i'm sure the japanese fans are missing Jae (who, well, you know, is probably the best in Nihonggo but, well, you know who'll disagree).

i kid i kid! i'll stop feeding the troll. ^^

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lol oh really?.. so the problem with this conversation is not that you can not find arguments to prove your original point, but my bias? xDD

I don't find Jaejoong attractive, and I definitely don't think that he is the hottest guy in Korea, but I have nothing against him.

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it's fine if you don't find him hot. it's even alright if you don't like him at all. plus, Naru said he is one of the hottest, she didn't say he was the ultimate, top 1, only hottest man in Korea. You always have to pit the dbsk boys against each other. and if ever comparisons arise and people give their opinion, you would always disagree (insisting on your bias). it's always a popularity competition with you. grow up! this is not high school!

we've all seen it in the other thread. you became a joke in that thread. congrats, even in twitter you became (in)famous.

yes, this has somehow turned into you being bias because your judgement is always clouded and you could never leave people and their opinions alone.

well, i've never really commented here before but i was agitated enough to do so. i'm sure you probably have enough rebuttals but i'll end it very eloquently here with a ktnxbai!

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omg! so I'm infamous on twitter, eventhough I don't have a twitter, don't you think that you guys are a joke to rant on twitter because of me.. lol

what I said has nothing to do with my bias, because I personally find Yunho the most handsome guy in tvxq, he totally has actor looks.. but my bias is Yoochun~

I missed that Naru said Jaejoong was ONE of the hottest guys in Korea, I read it as she said he was the hottest, well, there can not be several hottest guys =X
I just found it amuzing how Naru could insist that Jaejoong is considered the hottest guy in Korea, knowing that he is not considered the hottest even in his own group..
I read her original statement wrong.. ==;; well, I apologize for that

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lol. You're right, he has a great voice.

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i don't think he's creepy but yea, i don't think he's hot...
pretty, yes, hot? don't think so

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But some of us find him exotic peculiar intense and beautiful.
that's life.

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what?Hero is the statue of the beauty.he is more beautiful than most korean female artists

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is that in hee from personal taste.

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I was wondering the same thing, bunny.

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Jaejoong <3

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Jaejoong in Dramabeans! When fandoms collide. Though I adore Jae to infinity, I'm worried for his acting. Hehe. But I know that he's really hardworking. I just hope that the drama itself will be fun to watch and that should Jae suck, he won't suck too badly. :D

Plus, may I have Choi Kang-hee's purple dress?

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isn't her dress adorable? I am now on a mission to find a look alike.

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This looks cute and light hearted. I love the main leads. I hope it's funny.

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I know it's out of place, but coud you please ask someone to recap the princess's man?

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BLASPHEMY!!!! nothing will EVER follow city hunter! NOTHIIIIIIING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also, can i have that purply dress? thank you. :)

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if the story is good I may watch. I dun like the female lead and Ji sung's hair.

But look how wonderful Seo Woo of 49days look here!

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JAEJOONG and JISUNG... *faints*

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does anyone else LOVE Choi Kang Hee's dress with all the color and stuff? I think it's so cute!

Is that In hee from Personal Taste? She was such a bitch, but you loved to hate her.

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this drama is looking like it's either a hit or a miss, it's either amazing or a complete disaster lol
on another note, i can't wait for kim sun ah-lee dong wook tonight xD

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I'll be honest - I'll be watching this only because of Jaejoong. But it does look like a lot of fun and my expectations for this drama are getting higher as the premiere date gets closer. Can't wait! :)

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Is Jaejoong's character going to have a crush on Choi Kang-hee's character?

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This looks soooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I want to see this so badly

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NOOOOOOOO!!! Not another short-haired second female lead! Is their not another way to portray a serious career woman than by chopping off her hair? I feel like I've been watching the same character in every drama for the past year and a half. And it's extra cringe-worthy because, as a general rule, the shorter the hair the crazier the character.

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lol the lead guy look about 12 and seems to act that age as well. Seen the lead lady in a few drama, has to have five year at lest on the lead guy. Still the clip on after City Hunter looks promising. They maybe going for the greatest love vibe/craziness

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Well there you go both lead born the same year '77..he must be one of those guys that like spend 6 hours a day on beauty care..they should write that into the drama..lol

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Ah, you had me at Batman shirt under a spankin awesome suit. I'll cruise the recaps just for fashion.

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Oh goodness. That shirt. LOVE.

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OMO.. Jaejoong *__*... just love him.. but I like the lead actor so much also.. he was awesome in swallow the sun..

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I just realized the second female lead is Inhee-Bot from Personal Taste. Argh. Hope she's not as hateful here.

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Wooot Wooot! =D

I always used to watch Ji Sung who act so serious and dark role in any action & melodrama, of course. Well, I've never seen him in a comedy role in a drama -- but I am sure that this drama will become ssooo crazy & fun, hopefully so!!!!

Ahh........I will be rooting for Jae Joong's first-time drama, yups. FIGHTING!!!

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Jaejoong's in this. *_* Must watch for me.

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@Yaya
I'm a silent stalker here
and I noticed you always left negative comments about JJ
If you dislike him so much..why are you here?
I'm a fan of them for so long..and most of the people know after JJ acted in SNN (Japanese drama) improved alot his japanese language becoming the best amont TVXQ5 members. He has so many japanese friends and even Ueno Juri help him to become better at japanese.
Also after that drama he become the most popular member in TVXQ5 in Japan..well he always was popular but after SNN the GAP increased alot, you can talk about mixi rank, and i can talk about twitter Japan how he always is ranking 2nd just before AKB48, and he didn't have solo activities on screen or stage after 1 year. Also there are plenty japanese polls were only JJ appeared ranking high. He even appeared on the cover of ANAN Magazine...
In korea let's see what it happens after JJ start his solo activities...sometimes i think some fans feel treated seeing how JJ is so popular everywhere...:P....I can keep saying more stuffs but I will finish here.

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Jae discussions always get fans all worked up comparing like
high school. I hope the level of chat won't be this way thru the whole drama wether its good or not . Sigh. Love has no reason.

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Agree. This is a drama blog. Let's try not to bring kpop issues here.

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waiting patiently for this to start!

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I think Jae is in character for the pictures. Like the one where they are all smiling and looking at him. Can't wait.

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My all time bias = Jaejoong

Oh baby.. you are so hot!

Can´t wait!

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At last Hero Jaejoong.JYJ has many problems for appearing on TV.I'm so happy to see him at least as an actor on TV.FIGHTING HERO

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Don't want to get tangled in the arguments above re JJ's hotness, but he's extremely popular in Japan. Dare I say, moreso than in Korea. Regardless of country, though, I thought he was overall within top 3 in popularity within DBSK/TVXQ. From what I recall, he used to rank within top 5 on practically all polls conducted regarding hotness, attractiveness, want-as-boyfriend, etc.

While Micky Yoochun looks so very Korean, JJ looks more Japanese than Korean, IMO. He doesn't make my heart pound, but he is extremely sexy in an anime hero kind of way, and good lord, when he bares his tats? * splat *

If you look up one of those year-end music programs where DBSK/TVXQ performed Mirotic (back in 2008 was it?) you'll know what I mean re the baring of hot upper back (for all 5 boys). Super hot.

As for acting, I only saw him in Heaven's Postman, which wasn't great, but not because of his acting. I thought he did a good job for his debut as an actor.

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i disagree on what you said bout Heaven's Postman...

i think its a very good movie... very well executed from beginning to end.
For me it was a very touching movie that grew on me.
I dont know but, maybe bec of the fact that I lost someone I value the most and watching that movie somewhat gave me a glimpse of comfort. One of my favorite.

Han Hyo Joo is a very good actress and Jaejoong has potential (i believe it was his first). I've seen also Blossom MV of Ayumi Hamasaki and i was surprise on Jaejoong's acting.

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oh it's that backstabbing friend from personal taste haha

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Dayummm Jaejoong is so pretty....

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Is it sad to say I don't know who Jaejoong is? :(

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lol... you can always google...
if it doesn't ring a bell, i dont know...lol

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Jfc jaejoong stans
Why can't you just accept that he is/was never popular in korea, polls are like 90% work of the dedicated fans lol

That aside, omfg jisung! I'm kinda excited for this drama yayyy

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...you do realize that you're just as pathetic as the jaejoong stans you're talking about by stirring the wank further, right? nobody on db gives a shit if jaejoong is the least/most popular member in any country. grow up.

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