Yay! My Heon oppa is coming back to the small screen. It’s been over a year since Song Seung Heon dropped a charming performance in the uneven My Princess, and surprisingly had marvelous chemistry with leading lady Kim Tae Hee. This time around he’s switching gears from rom-com to fantasy sageuk. He’s considering, and likely the casting is pretty much finalized, the title role of Time Slip Dr. Jin. Of course the name “Jin” isn’t just a coincidence with the same Japanese name, as the drama will be an adaptation of the hit dorama JIN (which was so popular it spawned a sequel in JIN2). I’m thrilled to see him take on his first sageuk role, as his character will be a doctor who time travels from the present day back to eighteenth century Joseon and ends up practicing medicine there.
Joining Song Seung Heon will be Jaejoong playing a loyal and dedicated Joseon guard. If I didn’t watch Protect the Boss, I might deride Jaejoong as just a pretty face. But he was surprisingly good in that drama, and showed plenty of potential to get better. I’m actually more giddy with how insanely pretty the male cast for this drama will be. The drama is slated to air in the first part of the year, so likely before June, on one of the new cable channels. Now I’m curious who the female lead might be? Not every girl can pull off a sageuk, so I hope it’s someone with decent acting chops.