Kim Jae Wook! Woo hoo, what a sight for sore eyes. This edgy and talented actor-rocker has been dutifully serving his mandatory military service for nearly two years now and is scheduled to be released in less than two months. He enlisted shortly after finishing Mary Stayed Out All Night and releasing a short mini-album with his indie rock band Walrus, way back in the Spring of 2011. It feels like eons ago and he’s dropped off the radar with the majority of drama viewers since he hadn’t yet made it to leading man status before his enlistment. Nevertheless, prior to enlisting he dropped two fantastic performance IMO, first in Bad Guy nearly stealing the show and the girl from Kim Nam Gil. Then in M3, where he also nearly stole the show and the girl from Jang Geun Seok. I was on the OTP ship all the way in M3 (their chemistry was electrifying), but Kim Jae Wook has this uncanny ability to pull more out of shallowly constructed second male leads than I thought possible. I came across these pictures from his recent Japanese photobook (he’s very very popular over there) and thought it would be perfect to share and remind folks he’s coming back soon. I’m not sure he’ll get offered any leading roles initially, or whether he might pursue his burgeoning movie or indie music career over returning to television playing stock drama second male leads. Whatever he picks after he gets back, I’ll totally be excited to check out. He can turn on a dime from broken-hearted woobie to cold asshole depending on the moment. I love him!