Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

[Pexers Write-Ups] Kim Hyun Joong in Character: Who doesn’t know Yoon Jihoo ?


Author:  AprilS

The world knows Jihoo of Boys Over Flowers more than any other character, in fact even Kim Hyun Joong himself complains Jihoo is known more than him.

Jihoo is the yellow long haired dreamboat, not loud, mysterious with a slight smile or smirk. Minding his own business, day dreaming/sleeping of an imagined first love till he was disturbed forever by a girl named Jandi.

He was actually Jandi’s crush but Jun Pyo laid eyes on her first to punish her for daring to defy the F4 like what was done to other students before her arrival at that exclusive elite school. Jun Pyo’s hatred later turned to romantic interest.

Jihoo inevitably gets drawn to her orbit and never left it. Oh how we all rooted for him to get the girl at the end. But it must have been how scripts goes to highlight the role of the other lead. It is often said, if the audience fell for the second lead more than the first lead, either his character was well written or it was well acted. In BOF it was both.

But Jihoo had other issues -the unrequited first love, his parents’ untimely death, when he was abandoned by his grandfather, and the burden of taking care of the family fortune. He remained stoic and quite detached though with a little fun from time to time with the F4 till he found his soulmate.

Kim Hyun Joong carried the role/name so successfully that it remained attached to him through the years. Despite criticisms of his acting in the SK remake of the Japanese Drama Hana Yori Dango -the author herself said KHJ literally stepped out from the pages of the manga into the small screen. His fans couldn’t get it how he transformed himself form his usual happy go lucky persona from only a few a few months ago as the young bridegroom of Hwang Bo in WGM to someone reserved like Jihoo. They are not used to him receding into the background all quiet and observing.

Media couldn’t get enough of Kim Hyun Joong as Jihoo -with interviews left and right quoting his famous lines when he was on a boat. Advertisers pursued him for their products and he was on everybody’s lips-including the noonas,,the imos, the ahjummas,the omas and even the garabuchis.

Jihoo placed Kim Hyun Joong riding on the Hallyu wave . What if he didn’t accept the role?

That question is now moot and academic for It must have been his fate and destiny to be Jihoo.

Boys Over Flowers English Subtitles – Korean Drama

Credit:    Shirley G. Quast

 

7 responses

  1. Jazu

    that is funny , you write this article just when l was repeating the drama in VIKI, i am in chapter 15 , awasome how you really read our minds, l am in the way to watch his 3 dramas again , i am not tired to see his acting, sice william to SJT, l love watching his face , his scard his lovely lips ahhhh , he is really so hansome, even hit as in IG he is perfect. love you kiddoo

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  2. CAGOME

    I saw in Korea criticism is from media,not from profesional people,who know true art.Is a lot censure and a lot manipulation in korean media world .

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  3. atiq

    Bae Yong Jun is very smart to grab HJ into his agency Keyeast. He knew htistow valuable HJ is to Keyeast. He could see the great chance from HJ popularity from BOF since he used to be popular actor too tru Winter Sonata. It seems his decision is so right when just after Hj solo debut his fame is hike so much that made him won several music charts. Who would predicted that the guy who is only known a ‘visual’ among his colleagues who can’t sing can be so popular and win several charts show upon his debut?!

    Now he is proven the most popular Korean artist in Asia( even in the world ) that can attracted million of people by his singing, dancing and acting too.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm

  4. Cagome

    THANK FOR AMAZING ARTICLE AND FOR SHARING ALL EPISODES WITH OUR ONLY ONE IN THIS AMAZING CHARACTER JI HOO.I AM FASCINATED HOW SUPERSTAR KIM HYUN JOONG DID SPECIAL ALCHEMY WITH HIS SOUL AND BEING AND REFLECT JI HOO PERSONALITY IN VERY INTENSE AND CHARISMATIC WAY.ALL HIS FANS KNOW JI HOO IS PART OF OUR ONLY ONE SOUL.WE ARE VERY PROUD KIM HYUN JOONG STYLE TO ACTING.IS VERY SPECIAL HIS WAY TO EXPRESS INTERESTING PERSONALITIES IN CHARACTERS,IN ALL HIS DRAMAS.IS WORK OF ART EVERY CHARACTER EXPRESSED BY HIM.THANK GLOBAL SUPERSTAR KIM HYUN JOONG FOR SPECIAL TALENT AND FOR ALL TREASURES FOR SOUL WHAT YOU GIVE FOR US,FOR THIRD MILLENNIUM,FOR ALL NEXT GENERATIONS.YOUR MARK IS UNIQUE IN WORLD CULTURE.WE ARE VERY HONORED TO SEE YOUR WORK,TO FEEL EMOTIONS NEAR YOUR SOUL,TO ADMIRE YOUR BEAUTY,TO FEEL ALL WHAT EXPRESS WITH WONDERFUL TALENT AND STYLE.HE DESERVE OSCAR FOR ALL HIS CHARACTERS AND STYLES.HE IS THE BEST IN WORLD!

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    • Cagome

      MISS A LOT KIM HYUN JOONG!!!!!!!!!HOPE HE WILL DO MORE DRAMAS,MORE CHARACTERS,BCS HE IS BORN TO BE AMAZING AND HIS INFLUENCE IS HUGE.HE IS THE BEST,IS MAN OF THIRD MILLENNIUM.IS WONDERFUL ARTIST AND MAN!

      Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

  5. I miss this drama so much, I hope there’ll be a rerun

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    • Cagome

      I MISS HIM TOO……

      Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

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