Gah, I miss seeing Song Joong Ki on my screen every week now that Nice Guy is done. Following a live airing drama that hooks you heart and soul is like having a standing arrangement with a really gorgeous, witty, and thoughtful date. Or in the case of bad dramas, it’s that horrible date you can’t wait to bail on and never look back. NG has been over for a month now but it still lingers on the periphery of my consciousness. I still ponder over its narrative intricacy as well as wonder if certain blips were failings or intentional trip ups. I don’t think it qualifies as brilliant quality entertainment, but it was indeed brilliantly entertaining. Song Joong Ki pretty much has an open check to do whatever he wants in the future and I will follow along. I trust him, his acting choices and his performance standards. I also think he has such crack luck with leading ladies – both Moon Chae Won and Park Shi Yeon had phenomenal chemistry with him, and I’ve heard that he lit the screen on fire with Park Bo Young in Wolf Boy (even if the story was all sorts of maudlin and cheesy). I still harbor hopes that he will get to work with Moon Geun Young before he enlists in the army, which isn’t that far away even if he pushes it to the enlistment limit. Or he can be like Yoo Seung Ho and go a bit earlier (or a lot earlier in that case) and leave when the iron is hot so he comes back to a fanbase that is fairly frothing at the mouth for his resplendent return. Whatever is the case, I am waiting with baited breath for what he does in 2013, which will need to be quite astonishing to top his career-making year of 2012. Joong Ki was on the cover and pages of the November edition of Singles Magazine and I never got around to posting to during the NG run since there was so much other Joong Ki-related posts to write about. Sorry and take this as a early New Year’s present.
[Credit: Singles Magazine]