The casting of Song Joong Ki straight out of military service in the role of an armed forces commander in Descendants of the Sun seemed so meta perfect when I heard the news. I assumed he would be emerging like a six-pack decked chrysalis post army hence my initial opinion, except he came out of the army basically identical to when he went in, all cherubic smiles and lanky physique. Oh, I’m sure he’s fit and all, but his visual image was never of the military man type so now I’m back to thinking it’s going to be a hard sell for him in DoTS on physical presence alone. He’s going to have to dig into his bag of acting skills and charisma, much like he did in Nice Guy, to make the image come alive that he’s a gun toting rootin’ tootin’ soldier. He recently made a public appearance for a Kolon Sports event, a brand he’s now repping, looking healthy and happy but definitely no organic sign of Commander Song Joong Ki, lol.