Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

The Arrogant Baek Seong Jo [Playful Kiss/Mischievous Kiss – 2010]

Author:  AprilS  Pexers Write-Ups on FB

 

Playful Kiss where the Baek Seong Jo character came from was another SK remake and produced by same production company, Group 8 that brought Boys Over Flowers to the world.

Kim Hyun Joong by his own admission was cajoled by KE staff to take this drama in 2010. He was quite fresh from signing up with KE and still feeling the heat from some fans who had accused him of leaving behind his SS501 members to become a solo artist.

Moving on KHJ took the role of BSJ of PK the main man and another version of an aloof and unemotional hero. But quite different from Jihoo though he is also a high school student, Seong Jo displayed the first child and the only child for a while (there were several years gap with little brother) syndrome. His parents were gracious and generous but he didn’t acquire these traits. Instead he lived in his world of exclusivity and superiority and being genius as a given.I don’t remember him having a friend, which was quite unusual for someone in high school. But he didn’t lack attention because parents and teachers doted on him. Classmates swooned on his handsomeness and being at the top of his class.

Though girls having crushes on him including OH Hani was nothing unusual the latter’s entry into his contented life brought him only annoyance as he had to adjust to her presence with her dad in his house.

And so the drama’s episodes in scenes upon scenes of showed BSJ displaying his arrogance and aloofness in different situations. However, we started to notice softness setting in as he tutors her and the class . The story is more from the point of view of a girl hopelessly fallen for the man of her dreams. As a result most of the audience’ sympathy was for Oh Hani. I even remember a blogsite crediting the actress who took the role as having carried the burden of the drama-but that was their opinion. IF SJ was hated enough then KHJ has become the credible actor.

Though BSJ was high in IQ but low in Emotional Quotient he managed to improve the latter as he mellowed and learned how to socially interact. KHJ was able to show the character’s believable social developments all the way to his accepting OH Hani’s affection to becoming a doctor and even to commit to the married life. As kissing is also acting it has to be mentioned that he had vastly improved his kissing style by this time earning him the monicker ‘the vacuum cleaner’.

Unlike in BOF where Jihoo displayed his singing prowess (briefly while busking in Macao), the closest Seong Jo did was to strum the guitar. KHJ sang one of the OST track (‘One More Time’) of Playful Kiss.

While the drama did not receive commercial success in SK it was well received in other parts of Asia and even had 7 episode extension in YouTube. KHJ was interviewed by CNN after the YT run, a first time for a South Korean drama.

PS – I read somewhere that this drama was turned into a movie in 2012 and was shown the same year in Japan. I am interested in how it turned out. Anybody seen it? How was it?


 

Photos Credit:  slowdal


MISCHIEVOUS KISS (Complete}

VIKI LINK:  http://www.viki.com/tv/504c-playful-kiss

Videos Credit:  Playdoh

Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 1 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 2 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 3 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 4 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 5 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 6 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 7 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 8 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 9 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 10 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 11 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 12 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 13 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 14 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 15 eng sub full
Playful Kiss 장난스런 키스 Episode 16 eng sub full


PLAYFUL KISS SPECIAL EDITION

Credit: 장난스런 키스 유튜브 특별판 (Naughty Kiss)


 

BAEK SEUN JO’s DIARY

Videos Credit:  reenatriple’s channel


 

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