My gut feeling is that Jaejoong is one of those idol-actors who will always need to overcome his too pretty exterior and ignominious start to acting. Much like Eric is forever being called an idol-actor despite being a critically lauded seasoned actor for over ten years now. Jaejoong has a looooong ways to go before approaching Eric level transition but he is back on the right track after Triangle gave him the opportunity to extend himself and he rose to the challenge to actually perform better than the mediocre script.
That’s reason enough for me to give Spy a shot, that and my love for veteran Bae Jong Ok who always seamlessly disappears into whatever the role requires. She plays South Koeran spy Jaejoong’s secret North Korean spy mommy, with neither aware of each other’s spy activities. Sonny thinks Mommy is a housewife while she thinks her precious boy works at a boring office job. KBS released new stills showing spy Jaejoong doing a covert drop and he definitely looks the part of a
model spy, heh. A teaser drama poster is also out below that has Mommy spy pointing a gun to protect her spy son. Love it! Continue reading