Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

[Pexers Write-Ups] Jihoo, the Eternal White Knight


For Lina whose love for Jihoo(KHJ )know no bounds

Author:  AprilS


It has been 5 years and 3 other characters- Baek SeongJo, Baek Mir and Shin Jung Tae but media and the world still are attached to Jihoo or Yoon Jihoo of Boys Over Flowers.

Why?

Is it because Jihoo as a name is easier to recall and say than the other names of the character Kim Hyun Joong played on the small screen? I bet many babies have been named Jihoo after the big splash BOF made 5 years ago.

Or did being Jihoo represented how KHJ has transformed remarkably different from his public persona? I still remember fans’ remarks that they were surprised how the usual ebullient and irrepressible Hyun Joong of SS501 and We Got Married TV show became the quiet, sensitive and caring Jihoo, member of the elite F4. Jihoo, white knight to Jandi was a perennial character saving damsels in distress in triangle love story in korean dramas. A colleague who appeared later in another drama with similar love story called himself the second Jihoo.

More than surprised, some fans wondered how KHJ became a Jihoo. A drama that he said he learned of his participation through the internet while in Japan. He was the first to be casted and the director remembered how he read the practice script like he was reading a textbook. He was honest enough to admit later he had to have a drama coach while filming for BOF. And how nervous he was in his kissing scenes with his ‘first love’ and Jandi that they had to reassure him while doing it. Well, you know how he did his kissing scenes in Playful Kiss! And the rest of his kissing history is not to be scoffed at. Not at all.

There were those who blamed the drama as the beginning of his getting to be distant from his group. Interviewers even asked a member of his group if he noticed any change in KHJ after BOF.

On the other hand, others said, Jihoo time was the time of growing up, of learning how to work with others.

Being Jihoo was also the time fans sit up and noticed him more outside the shell of SS501. Though as one popular blog site said it, he was the more popular member and not to be confused with the other of a similar name. Advertisers wanted him to endorse their products, variety shows focused on him though he came with his other members. He was always on the limelight partly due to being the leader and frontman of his group.

Many fans came to know Hyun Joong when he became Jihoo and later were surprised to learn that he also belonged to a boyband.Thus it was retrospectively they enjoyed his past performances as dancer and singer.That also explains why many fans are attached to him as solo artist rather than being part of a group that it wasn’t hard to root for him when he finally declared going solo sometime in in June, 2010.

It can said for now that there is a pre-Jihoo and post -Jihoo KHJ as a celebrity artist. It is amazing how a character, a role can serve as an end and beginning of a personal era in showbiz.

Postscript:

One acting coach commented after BOF regarding KHJ’s future as an actor. According to him (not quoted verbatim)he has a lot of promise but his main problem is – he is too handsome, that the viewers have a hard time concentrating on his acting. Do you agree with his assessment way back in 2009?

Jyst want to share “JIHOO LOVE STORY” series (Fanmade videos)

Ellen

Video Credit:  JJ

Sub Credit:  IBreathLifeMusic

Upload Credit:  Czakhareina

Sorry for the last link … I just noticed that it didn’t show up in my post …

The Epilogue of Jihoo Love Story

Actually there’s JiHoo Lovse Story 6 part II aside from the epilogue.  But I cant find it anymore.

Will upload my copy if time permits. 


SOFF: Story Of Kim Hyun Joong

Credit:  maiminsun

Captures Credit as Tagged

10 responses

  1. winky

    He is the most handsome korean actor. I started watching korean drama because of him. I will support him all the way no matter what. He is not only an asset to korean Industry, but he gives happiness to a lot of people all over the world. We love kim hyun joong!

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:53 am

  2. Lol…i just have to watch it over and over again just to understand the story..it is because i was concentrated only with his looks…and anyway after a million times of watching it i might say he’s a very good rookie Actor…plus the fact that the story showed not only a lovestory between junpyo and jandi, but also a strong friendship between f4, family relationship and unconditional love of jihoo to jandi..that was the most painful part for me..giving up jandi for the sake of friendship.??? Everytime i watch that part i hardly cry…and so i have to re watch his laughter during his crazy time with ss501 so i can be uplifted again..hahaha..too much to be sad and too much to be happy that’s how jihoo conquered my life.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    • For Yun Jihoo who suffered so much, so gallantly, I gave my heart.

      Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  3. Hi April Star,

    If the Lina you sent this to is me, I thank you very much. I’m very happy and appreciate your hard work and all the lovely pics of him. This is the period of his life that I love the most.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm

  4. Cagome

    HE IS WONDERFUL MAN,IS PERFECT MAN,IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL,AND I AM SURE ANY GIRL OR WOMAN IN WORLD WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE WILL BE SPELLED BY HIM…IS NOT ABOUT CONCENTRATING ON HIS ACTING,IS ABOUT THAT WAW!FEELING…ALL WILL WANT HIM,AND ONLY HIM.WILL NOT BE HIS PROBLEM,WILL BE OTHER PROBLEMS,BCS ALL WILL SEE ONLY KIM HYUN JOONG AND ONLY HIM.IS OBVIOUS MAYBE ANOTHER COARTISTS IN DRAMAS TO FEEL ENVY ABOUT THIS.:0HE IS TOO GOOD,AND ALL HAVE A LOT ENVY BCS HE IS VERY LOVED BY PEOPLE,AROUND ENTIRE WORLD.OUR ONLTYY ONE HAVE VERY INTENSE PERSONALITY AND HIS STYLE HAVE HUGE HIPNOTIC EFFECT,HE SPELLED WITH HIS BEAUTY,WITH HIS CHARM,WITH HIS STYLE,WITH ALL HIS MARK CALLED KIM HYUN JOONG.HE IS BORN TO BE AMAZING,TO BE THE BEST.IS PART OF HIS DESTINY.AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY,VERY HONORED,VERY PROUD TO BE BY HIS SIDE,TO LOVE HIM,TO SUPPORT HIM,TO ADORE HIM AND HIS WORK,TO THANK HIM BCS HE IS ON THIS PLANET AND BCS HIM WE HAVE THIS TREASURES IN OUR SOULS…..

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    • Cagome

      HE HAVE HUGE SEX APPEAL,AMAZING SEXY CHARISMA,HE IS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL.WE KNOW HOW MUCH HE WORK,BUT WHATEVER HE DO,HE ALWAYS IS PERFECT,IN ALL HIS SHOWS,IN ALL HIS PERFORMANCES,IN ALL HIS CHARACTERS,IN ALL WHAT HE CREATE AND GIVE FROM HIS BEAUTIFUL SOUL.THANK YOU KIM HYUN JOONG!PLEASE NEVER GIVE UP!WE,ALL ENTITIES IN WORLD AND UNIVERSE,EARTHLINGS OR NOT, LOVE YOU AND SUPPORT YOU AND WANT YOU AND NEED YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU MORE,AND MORE,AND LISTEN YOU MORE AND MORE,AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      • Cagome

        MAYBE HE IS TOO SENSIBLE.HE MUST BE STRONG AND HE MUST DO HIS VOCATION,TO BE COMPLETE ARTIST,WHATEVER WILL BRING FUTURE AND TIME IN HIS LIFE.DESTINY OF ARTIST IS NOT EASY,BUT IS BEAUTIFUL.HE IS SPECIAL KEEPER OF WONDERFUL POWER AND TREASURE FOR WORLD CULTURE.HE MUST BUILD HIS KINGDOM WITH CONFIDENCE,BCS HE IS THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE.TO BE ARTIST IN KOREA IS DIFFICULT BCS ARE A LOT SOCIAL PRESSURE ON CELEBRITIES THERE.BUT HE IS WISE MAN AND ALWAYS DO ALL WHAT MUST TO DO TO BE WELL.HE MUST KNOW HE LIVE IN GLOBAL WORLD.HE HAVE HUGE INFLUENCE IN ALL WORLD.IN ALL COUNTRIES PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM AND LOVE HIM.

        Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      • Cagome

        BCSA HE IS BLESSED WITH BEAUTY OF BODY AND SOUL WE ARE VERY LUCKY:).FIGHTING,KIM HYUN JOONG!PLEASE NEVER GIVE UP!YOU ARE ALWAYS THE BEST AND YOU NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH YOUR BEAUTY,YOUR BEAUTY IS SPECIAL AND YOUR WAY TO BE HANDSOME MAKE US,WORLDWIDE FANFAMILY,VERY PROUD AND HAPPY FOR YOU!FIGHTING!DO ALL YOUR BEST ALWAYS,AND ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

        Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

  5. atiq

    This is interesting part…” he is too handsome, that the viewers have a hard time concentrating on his acting”..LOL

    1. For his fans, yess, of course he is the most handsome in Korea yet we still can figure out how his acting skill or whether he is good or not, i.e in BOF some people doesn’t get it that how Jihoo character should be..Jihoo was an autisme boy ( as fas as i know ) who cured bit by bit when he met seohyun his 1st lover..thats how his character developed until the end…it looks weird for some viewer when they don’t get to know how autisme people normally is…but us fans know that how he should be act….for me he is succesful for being Jihoo…

    2. For his anti/non-fans, some of them might understand why Jihoo was so ‘boring’ character, weird sometimes and some people say like a ‘stone’…Lol…but most of them just like to say that he doesn’t suit as Jihoo, he failed as Jihoo, he’s bad actor etc just because they failed to understand how his character should be…these people most likely his antis or his haters because they just see tru his stunning look but not his acting…they were jealous/envy with our boy handsomeness….they can’t blame HJ or his fans if their idols are far below handsome that our boy….so, i think what that film commentator said was indeed true…..LOL…

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  6. fanJoong

    Yea, he is too handsome

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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