The title of “Korea’s best looking Marine” clearly belongs to Hyun Bin hands down. This man simply cannot look bad, even sporting a crew cut and in full army fatigue regalia. If I told you all that Binnie is two months away from finishing his military service, I’m sure those of you who remember when he enlisted will surely be looking around wondering where the last two years went. I feel the same way, two years older and not much to show for it. Binnie enlisted at the height of his popularity having just wrapped Secret Garden, which had high ratings though nothing near the stratospheric heights that was his first big hit in My Name is Kim Sam Soon. But in terms of being an iconic character, his performance as Kim Joo Won was definitely one that got people talking. It’s not his fault Kim Eun Sook wrote him like a creepy issue-laden jerkwad, and its a testament to the Binnie appeal that he managed to make me merely dislike him (as opposed to wanting to fillet him and roast him over a spit). Binnie was recently spotted attending a military event and the media was only too happy to snap away. I love that the first thing his fans noticed was the scratch on his cheek, which from the looks of it he could care less about. I know Binnie fangirls are counting the days until he’s released, whereas I’m merely saying nightly prayers that he’ll pick as his first post-MS project something that makes a positive ripple in the cinematic world. I’ve missed you tons, handsome!
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