A lazy Sunday morning feels perfect for a chill post on While You Were Sleeping breakout star Jung Hae In, and the second runner up his onscreen corgi Robin. I like everything about WYWS good enough, but Jung Hae In is the only character and performance I love among the four leads. He’s not doing it because he’s the strongest performer necessarily, but this is a situation of right timing, right character, and right actor all combining into a show stealing role in a weaker than usual drama.
I’ve had my eye on him since three years ago with the unexpectedly awesome Bride of the Century but his breakout has taken longer than expected unlike Yoon Kyun Sang who rocketed to male lead status in near record time after a supporting role in Pinocchio. Slow and steady is fine and Jung Hae In has another chance to build on this goodwill with a role in the Answer Me series PD’s new tvN drama Smart Prison Life. Keep it up my boy, watching him in WYWS has been so relaxing and soothing with his calm demeanor and beatific smile.