I’m not particularly sad about this news but there are sure to be tons of sad fans out there now that it’s confirmed Jaejoong will be enlisting for his mandatory military service. With Jaejoong heading off, it’s only a matter of time before his close-in-age JYJ mates Yoochun and Junsu also hie off to become army rangers for two years. For DBSK fans forever chafing at the breakup of one of the top Korean boy groups of all time, maybe if Yunho and Changmin also enlist soon then the five can form an army entertainment unit unaffected by all the SM Entertainment contract lawsuit sadness. One can dream, right?
Back to Jaejoong enlisting, he’s for sure leaving on March 31 which is a mere four weeks away. It’s also very soon after he wraps the currently airing Friday night KBS drama Spy, a certifiable flop on writing and some bad acting but not luckily Jaejoong continues to do well with his improved acting and isn’t being credited for the drama’s flunkiness. I’ll choose to remember him off with his performance in last year’s Triangle, a drama that was mostly boring but had pockets of nice tension and definitely served as an acting display for both Jaejoong and Im Shi Wan. Farewell Jae, go off and be pretty in the army and see you back in two years!