Oh boy, major hotness alert! The first stills are out for Jaejoong‘s next drama transformation into a spy of sorts. I say of sorts because he really looks like a male model, let’s not kid ourselves here. It’s both Jaejoong’s blessing and curse to be that ridiculously good looking. I thought he was intentionally styled as unattractively as possible in his last drama Triangle to make it believable that he could be a loser gambler. Whenever I see Jaejoong I just think it’s impossible for him to play a loser, he’s got a future putting that chiseled face on mugs that he’s set for life.
The upcoming KBS Friday night drama Spy headlines Jaejoong as a South Korean National Security Agency operative who doesn’t know that his mommy dearest played by veteran Baek Jong Ok is actually a long planted sleeper agent for North Korea. Talk about the most uncomfortable mommy-son candid talk forthcoming. She’s activated into duty with her first task to capture and bring her son in. Eeeps! The drama is based on an Israeli show adapted for North-South Korean politics and will drastically change of the tone of the Friday time slot for KBS as it follows Hi! School – Love On.
Jaejoong now has two acting thumbs up from me (Protect the Boss and Triangle) and one major huge stupendous thumbs down (Dr. Jin). If I’m optimistic then he’s improving, if I’m pragmatic then he’s still wildly uneven. Since his last drama was Triangle then he’s currently in my good graces. That’s not the case with his Spy leading lady, the proven inept Go Sung Hee who stunk up an already stinky joint in Records of a Night Watchman. She was basically like a random person pulled off the street, put in a costume, and told to act right then and there – that bad. If she has minimal screen time here then maybe it won’t that unbearable. More son-mommy dysfunction, less romantic shenanigans please!