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Kim Joo-hyuk returns to television

Actor Kim Joo-hyuk will be making his big return to the small screen for the first time in four years, after 2008’s Terroir. He’s been a leading man fixture in Chungmuro for a while, but lately he’s also been making fairly regular appearances on variety show Running Man, where he’s proven to be hilarious, sensitive, and kind of a whiny manchild. (He has this pouty face coupled with a really silly-sounding upper register that’s really incongruous and cracks me up.)

He’ll be returning in MBC’s special presentation historical drama Soldier, about a Goryeo-era slave-turned-soldier who ends up ruling the nation at a time when military dictatorship turned the tide. The era spans sixty years when military power reigned instead of the traditional line of kings, and then one man, Kim In-joon, a slave by birth, rises to the seat of power. It’ll be Kim’s first sageuk series, but variety appearances aside, he’s always played strong men with gravitas, so it shouldn’t be a stretch for him as an actor.

Kim Joo-hyuk said, “Through the character of Kim In-joon who goes from slave to powerful ruler of a nation, I want to feel the pain of that era, and in that, I want to show the wide range of that person’s emotions.” It sounds potentially bloody, violent, and awesome. Too bad it’s not on cable.

Soldier airs on MBC early next year.

Via Osen

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The plot sound sooo interesting!

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Oh my lord - Thanks for this news! I LOVE HIM

To think I wasn't even going to get our of bed today.
But it turns out to be a wonderous day of fabulous casting news!!

Hey Ladies-
You want to go for the trifecta and post that THT will be cast in anything soon, too? A rumour will count. I can even make one up...hmmmm....

Song Seung Hyun's best friend's agent's sister's brother in law heard that SSH will be cast in a romcom that will air in January to replace Something Something heart.

He will play the former love interest of a sculpter, who met him during his modeling days in universty. Unbeknownst to the sculpter, SSH is actually a genius weapons designer whose mission took him out of the country for 5 years.
He returns to find she has created an award winning exhibition around his form, but, sadly she has disappeared.
He meets with her sister to unravel the mystery and find her...but romance develops between them on their journey...

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not a good story

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...And he gets dirty so he has to take a shower.

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And he gets dirty very very often he takes shower very very often until he shrivels like some wet prunes .

Not good,eh . Me like him a little dirty but still smooth and all muscles

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annnnnnnnnnnnd now it's a good story

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wait till you reach the part where we find that the sculptor does nudes. That's her speciality.

And then there's a flashback to when SSH was modeling for her.

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Yes, do go on...

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Bad girl, I love the way you think!!! Count me in on all things Kim Joo-hyuk!!

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just want to say...ssh is a walking statue, so have an award winning exhibition around his form isn't much of a stretch.... lol.

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He is so adorably hilarious in Running Man, and he looks younger than his age. (It's the glasses tbh.)

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Oooo......yea yea, this drama w/ story would be interesting, mm. (nods w/ thumb-up) :)

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To those who have been watching Age of Warriors, this will be a continuation of it so yay! If not you are missing out.

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Yeah! I like Kim Joo-hyuk, and I hope this one is better than Terroir because that one was a bit boring.
The future drama landscape looks promising with Shin Ha-kyun with Jung Jin-young, the PD-writer duo of Resurrection and The Devil, the writer of Mixed-up Investigation Inquiry, and now Kim Joo-hyuk returning to the small screen!

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I really like this guy on Running Man....

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I really like this guy on Running Man....but found him to be a bit of wet blanket on Terrior...

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The plot sounds like Emperor of the Sea X Jumong.

He looks great in ancient costume.

The longer the better so I can savour him more - the # of episodes.

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I adore Kim Joo-hyuk so very much. This, too, makes me happy. CSW and KJH back on the small screen? This made my day.

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KJH's humor in "Running Man" is so dry - his humor is understated but a riot.

His best work for me will always be the rom-com film "Singles" w/ the departed Jang Jin young; when he does that little butt dance on the escalator one can't help but smile.

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