Who is coming back tomorrow? Can I have a “booyah” from y’all as we start chanting “Binnie! Binnie! Binnie!” After 22 months of military service, Hyun Bin returns on December 6th from being an active duty marine in the Korean armed forces to the life of an actor and entertainer. His agent has confirmed that he has been fielding scripts for movies and dramas non-stop, as well as old and new endorsement deals left and right. This is probably the most high-profile entertainer discharge of 2012 along with Lee Jun Ki. When Binnie enlisted it was a media circus with reporters and fans swarming the base. I’m sure it’ll be a redux of that scene except with lots of happy tears and screams as his ardent fans welcome back this talented, gorgeous, and hardworking guy. My preference is that he pick a drama as his first post-military service project, but he’s been getting such critical acclaim with his movies prior to enlistment that I wouldn’t be surprised if he sticks primarily with film from now on and return only to television with a very unique production. To fan the excitement of his return, check out the making-of featurette with never before seen footage appended to the just released Japan Secret Garden DVD. He really did have lovely chemistry with Ha Ji Won, though I still wish her hair were less like a fluffy toilet plunger head and his character was less of an emotionally manipulative ass.
Making of Featurette in the Japan DVD Release of Secret Garden: