Loving: Gong Yoo

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Come squee with me! 😀 This post kicks off a new series on the blog. I hereby bring you: K-Love Confessions!

As you can see from the tagline up top, this blog is for reviews and fangirling, and while I’ve been busily posting reviews, the fangirling’s been limited to the context of the reviews.

I will admit, though, that in spite of that, there have been times that I’ve managed to fangirl very successfully anyway (see Big and The Moon that Embraces the Sun) Coz, y’know, a persistent fangirl lets nothing stand in her way! Heh.

Still. Here’s where the serious fangirling begins.

In each K-Love Confession, I will focus on one of my K-loves – I have several big ones, and quite a few medium-sized ones – and there will be extended fangirling and spazzing. And photos. Lots of photos 😉

Ahem. So where shall we begin?

Just from looking around my blog, you’d probably have guessed my biggest K-love of them all: Gong Yoo ♥ Swoon.

So of course, he had to be my first featured K-love.

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ROUND 1:

I first set eyes on Gong Yoo in 2007 when he appeared on my screen as Choi Han Gyul in Coffee Prince.

Almost right away, in episode 1, we’re treated to an extended shirtless scene, with him wearing nothing but a towel:

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To be honest, this shirtless scene did nothing for me, though I did think it was played out nicely and very funny.

At the time, his physique wasn’t as, er, shall we say, eye-popping, as it is now, and I thought the shirtless scene was pretty matter-of-fact. Fun, but not quite drool-worthy.

I did love his turn as Choi Han Gyul, though. I loved his natural acting style and his excellent chemistry with Yoon Eun Hye.

I loved a lot of things about Coffee Prince – and watched it 5 times to prove it! – but what I loved most, hands down, was his smitten face.

He looked so. very. adorable. every time he looked giddy and smitten over Go Eun Chan.

Check out these screencaps of said smitten face:

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So. Darn. Cute.

Every time he looked at her that way, or had that expression on his face simply from thinking about her, my heart would melt a little more, and I got the warm fuzzies.

I wanted a Choi Han Gyul of my very own, who would look the same way just from thinking about me. ♥

I went on to watch One Fine Day (2006) but I didn’t like the show. I liked the amount of screen time his bare arms and torso got though.

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His shirtless scenes and bare arms were very nice eye candy, but I didn’t care much for the show, and by the time it ended, I was ready to move on.

I liked him a lot, but it wasn’t love. Yet. 😉

ROUND 2:

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Much as I prefer my dramas to movies, I sometimes go on a movie whirl, and one day in 2011, I happened to watch S Diary (2004), starring Kim Sun Ah.

Gong Yoo wasn’t in a lead role per se, coz he basically played one of Kim Sun Ah’s ex-boyfriends, but I have to tell you, in the limited time that he did appear on my screen, boy did I sit up and take notice of him. Big time.

He was HOT. Smoking hot.

His shirtless scenes took my breath away. I thought he had really good muscle definition and an excellent V-line.

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He wasn’t too chunky, nor too skinny. Just perfect. He didn’t look like a meathead in clothes; he just looked very good. And then, when the shirt came off, he was jaw-droppingly delicious.

Plus he was perfectly believable as both the cool, bad boy and the head-over-heels smitten boy. He was so natural on camera.

To get a feel for how hot he is in this movie, check out this Gong Yoo cut of S Diary. It’s spoilery, but he is sexy, adorable and very, very hot.

I loved that he moved without stiffness – did you catch that little snippet of him dancing? – and he showed some serious kissing chops. Mmm.

I was smitten, and immediately went on a Gong Yoo hunt.

I watched Spy Girl (2004), in which he was the lead, but although it was cute, it wasn’t enough to satisfy.

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Then I watched Hello My Teacher (2005), in which he was adorable with Gong Hyo Jin, but not exactly hot.

Once that was over, I was out of Gong Yoo goodies.

So I did the unthinkable: I re-watched One Fine Day, and this time, I spent the whole time just ogling him:

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The one thing it had going for it was lots and lots of Gong Yoo ogling time.

I gave it a whole re-watch, just to ogle him.

During the re-watch, I discovered that his acting was better than I remembered.

After the re-watch, though, my Gong Yoo love got derailed by a brand new fangirl crush on Jang Hyuk brought on by Chuno.

ROUND 3:

Fast forward to 2012, when Big happened. I found Gong Yoo Seriously. Hot.

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Review: Big

Such a glorious feast for the eyes. He was even hotter than I remembered.

It wasn’t only post-army abs we were talking about. The man was chiseled from head to toe. So. Delicious.

Not only was he hot, he did fabulously in the acting department, and always came across as very natural and likable. He was adorable as the teenager in a grown-up’s body. And when he was the teenager acting as a cool grown-up all dressed up in a suit, he was dashing and all kinds of hot.

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I was reminded all over again why I love Gong Yoo. I even had a couple of actual Gong Yoo dreams 😉

During my watch of Big, I did some trawling on the net for photos of Gong Yoo, and found some gorgeous gems.

This set of photos, which made heated rounds in the blogosphere, really caught my attention:

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My knees. They buckled.

And then I found these which were related to the first set:

SAFETY WARNING:

Super hot photos ahead. May cause spontaneous combustion, ovary explosion or related affliction. View with care!

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Swooonn. Mind. Boggling. Deliciousness.

But wait. I saved you this most delectable one:

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Rawrr.

Smoking. Hot. Man.

Ok, lest you take issue with the relative lack of photos of him clothed, let me say that I do appreciate him clothed too, thank you very much.

Here. One dashing, fully-clothed Gong Yoo for you:

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Up to this point, I was fully in awe of Gong Yoo’s charisma onscreen, his fabulous acting chops, his handsome face and his very, very delicious physique.

But actually, I wasn’t yet in love.

THE CLINCHER:

As Big neared the end of its run, I was swept off my feet by the bonus track that Gong Yoo sang for the OST.

I was wowed by his heartfelt delivery, and amazed at his dedication. You can check out that track on my review of Big here.

Along with the OST track, I also read lots of BTS tidbits and watched BTS videos on YouTube, and that’s when I officially fell in love with Gong Yoo. ♥

The clincher: he’s got a great sense of humor behind the scenes.

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I read a few tidbits on his jokes and comments while he was filming, and he comes across as genuinely funny and nice. He’s also playful, which I really enjoy. That doesn’t sound like much, but it really is.

He’s nice and considerate towards other actors and keeps things light, playful and jokey for everyone.

I loved this tidbit on a scene where Lee Min Jung had a lot of NGs trying to put a watch on his wrist. He teased Lee Min Jung, saying something like, “I’ll do it. Clearly you’ve never seen a watch this expensive before.”

And when he corrected Suzy in another scene, for saying a line before he completed the action of putting the pickle in his mouth, he later cushioned it by jokingly blaming himself for not eating it sooner.

I loved too, that when he was not doing a scene well, he’d berate himself out loud in exasperation, which cracked up everyone and diffused tension.

Aww.. All that just makes smile with a sigh of appreciation.

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I found him so sweet and funny that I kept looking at more and more Big BTS footage and subbed interviews on Youtube.

And here’s the thing: the more BTS footage I see of him, the more likable and funny I find him.

I’ve found that for many other actors, my interest in them drops after I start to watch interviews & BTS footage of them, coz I start to find them boring.

So not the case with Gong Yoo. He’s witty, funny & likable in all the footage I’ve seen of him.

I really liked this interview that he did with Lee Min Jung & Suzy for Big, which you can watch subbed here:

He’s witty while being laid-back and natural, which I find really sexy.

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Ever since that point, I’ve been whole-heartedly smitten.

Sweet, funny, playful Gong Yoo. He is my one big K-love. ♥

Spazz with me – Just as long as we’re clear that while we’re spazzing on this site, he’s all mine 😉

Edit: OMG I had the most awesome opportunity to attend GY’s 2013 fanmeet in Tokyo. Come join me on my adventure here!

Also! You can find more GY goodies here!

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Deepa
8 months ago

Thanks for tagging that interview here. Did you say subbed version?? I thought korean was your first language!

Deepa
8 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Ohh , in my defense I am fairly new here 🙂
I remember reading your ‘favorite OST’ post and I thought you must understand the language to have such deep-review..you know! I rememberyou mentioned a song from the ‘secret-garden’ playing in a store and you could sing along..so i just asumed..
Why do i feel better, may be this makes my language learning goals bit accessible..may be 10 years down the line I will also have a rich k vocab..(only 16 months into k drama world)

elexc8
9 months ago

Wah – I’m head over heels for gong yoo after watching him in Coffee Prince. Thank you so much for the rec! Otherwise, I might not have watched this wonderful, heart-warming series. Love the tomboy, gender switch trope.

beez
1 year ago

– I figure you’re too busy these days to see random articles but I’ll post this here for whenever you get around to it. (Although I can’t believe what they’ve done to our boy. I hate fashion layouts when they go for a weird-ness theme. In this case PeeWee Herman meets Steve Urkel.) https://www.soompi.com/article/1426535wpp/gong-yoo-shares-his-thoughts-on-the-future-traveling-and-more

How do they manage to suck all the combination Clark Gable-Cary Grant-ness out of Gong Yoo?

kdramaunni
8 months ago
Reply to  beez

Soo true! I don’t like him here..except the bw shot in leather jacket

beez
7 months ago
Reply to  kdramaunni

@kdramaunni – I’d forgotten that I posted that article or even ever seen that article. I was probably so distraught over the Pee Wee Herman look, that I’d forgotten all about the ceramic bird on his head??? How very weird. I wonder if the actors don’t have the right to say “no” . Like, is it in their contract that saying no would affect their image of professionalism? Cuz I just can’t understand how???

Huong Do Thien
Huong Do Thien
1 year ago

I think currently Gong Yoo is my biggest K-love, same as you. I hope that you will not get rid of Goblin, because he will definitely make you smile and cry as hell

isabellaeldanna
2 years ago

OMG. I love your posts. And I can relate. I can. Really. Thank you!

kfangurl
2 years ago

Glad you enjoy the posts, isabella! 😀 And hi5, that you feel the same way! <3

mamabatesmotel
3 years ago

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Kai
Kai
4 years ago

I’m a recent convert to K-anything because of GY and The Goblin… and I’m happy to have found your site so I can deep dive into everything GY. I wonder what you have to say about all his work from 2013 to today… His range has expanded so much and I’m just starting to discover everything he has done.

Gonglove
Gonglove
4 years ago

Is there any way I could download the music Mp3 from the romantic segment with Gong Yoo in S diary? I loved the background music very much!!

Chocoju
Chocoju
4 years ago

Hey Kgangurl
Just a quick note to let you know, based on your recommendations, I watched S dairy last night.
Pretty funny itself and GY’s acting have improved so much since his first drama.
Keep up the good work.

kfangurl
4 years ago
Reply to  Chocoju

Thanks Chocoju! And, I’m glad you enjoyed S Diary! I really enjoyed the movie itself, and GY’s performance with it. Of course, I’m very biased – but aren’t we all? 😉

thienanh762
4 years ago

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Melisha
Melisha
4 years ago
rizztoyongan
5 years ago

Of all the things featured in this post, it’s his BUTT that I noticed, geezzzz… WHY? Everything about him is just so perfect, the tats looks awesome on him.. #Drools

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  rizztoyongan

Well, he does have a lovely posterior, so one can’t blame you, really 😉 And YES, those tats look AMAZING on him! <3

Shifa Khan
Shifa Khan
5 years ago

Hey.. I know this comment is years late.. But since my first KDrama was Coffee Prince, love for Gong Yoo refuses to die!
I’ve filled my time crushing over Kim Soo Hyun, and recently checking out Lee Jong Suk, but I miss Yoo!
Which is why I’ve read..and re-read this post a LOT of times.
But I rarely see Gong yoo now. A new movie of his ‘A man and a woman’ is out now.. but I can’t find it anywhere online.. let alone with Eng subs.
Did you watch it yet?
Can you help me out?
Much love! <3

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  Shifa Khan

Hi there Shifa, sorry I’m a little late with this reply. Glad that this post is helping to soothe your GY-missing fangirl heart (you can check out my other GY posts too, if you haven’t already 🙂 ). As for his movie, I haven’t watched it yet. English subs are not yet available, I’m afraid; I’ve only seen Chinese subs for it, so far. Still, if you don’t mind watching it without subs, you could possibly torrent the movie here. I hope that helps! 🙂

camsie
5 years ago

hi fangirl! i just discovered your blog, after watching coffee prince and going online to hunt down gong yoo facts. THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting together this post full of deliciousness. i’m a new kdrama fan, having started with DOTS and then coffee prince, but i feel like i’m going to devote so much more time to kdramas than is healthy for you. squeeee! thank you again!!

kaiaraia
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Welcome to kdrama world camsie. Been at it since 2000 and yes, you’ll get more than what is healthy for you. 🙂

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

thanks for the warm welcome, kaiaraia! 🙂 can anybody here recommend the next series for me to watch? something along the same lines of coffee prince – light and funny and sweet? 🙂

kaiaraia
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Cute and funny and also has young Gong Yoo in it, Hello My Teacher. Non Gong Yoo… Healer is really good. There’s also I Hear Your Voice, Marriage Not Dating. Find me on FB, I’ll recommend more and join us at Gong Yoo Squee Fest FB page.

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

those sound great, will look those up after i watch My Love From a Star. my friend recommended it, and a few episodes in, it’s good so far. 🙂 i’ve requested to join the Gong Yoo Squee Fest! FB group. looked for you on FB too using “kaiaraia” but couldn’t find you though 🙁 thanks again for the suggestions! my newly-minted fangirl heart is excited 🙂

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Oops, I just realized I suggested a show that you’re already watching! 😛 Let me temper that by seconding all of kaiaraia’s suggestions, and adding on Witch’s Romance to the list! 🙂 As for the squee fest, I will process all the join requests soon, I promise!! Like I said, I’m still getting up to speed on things. Thanks for your patience, camsie!! 😀

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

thanks for adding me to the group! there are so many delicious photos and everybody seems to friendly. can’t wait to dive in! 🙂

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

You’re super welcome! I’m just sorry that I’ve kept you waiting 😛 I am, as you can tell, rather behind on stuff right now. But I hope to be back in good form soonish! And yes, do dive right in – you’re among friends. 🙂

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Hi there camsie!! Welcome to the blog! 😀 I’m sorry this welcome is rather late in the coming.. I was traveling for work when your comment came in, and I’m only just now getting back into the swing of things with the blog. 🙂 I’m really glad you enjoyed this post – I’ve got several more Gong Yoo posts on the site, which you might’ve already seen. There’s a Pure Pretty post here, and my account of his Japan fanmeet here. 🙂 I hope you enjoy poking around those!

As for shows that you might enjoy, you might want to consider You From Another Star, I Hear Your Voice and She Was Pretty. All of these are romance-centric, and I liked them very much. 🙂 For a full list of shows that I’ve written about on this site, you can go here. I hope that helps, and I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful world of kdramas! 😀

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

hi!! i’ve been having a blast going through your posts so there’s no need to apologise at all! 🙂 i’ve been reading your other gong yoo posts (well, drooling over them is more like it), and i am so thankful that you’ve been sharing all these on your blog.

kaia raia has been so kind in sharing her suggestions, and i’ve been putting together a list. i will add your recommendations too!

loving kdramas and the gong yoo fandom so far. i can’t thank you enough for being a sort of haven at the end of a long day. 🙂

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Awww. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my little corner of the interwebs, camsie!! 😀 I’m looking forward to chatting more with you around this site! Do let me know if you’d like more drama recommendations.. Dramas are really such a great way to unwind after a long day, and a great way to immerse ourselves in another world, for a little while. 🙂

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

yes i would love more recos! taking it lightly for now, so if you could recommend more romantic comedies along the lines of coffee prince, that would be great. thaaank you!!

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

The great thing about being relatively new to kdramas, is that you’ve got so many to choose from! Here’s a quick list of light rom-coms that I enjoyed:

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Pinocchio
Queen In-hyun’s Man
Goong (my own first drama, I will forever have a soft spot for this show)
The King 2 Hearts (not quite comedy, but very strong romance theme)
Fated to Love You
Twenty Again
Splash Splash Love

You can find reviews for almost all of these shows on my Full List of Shows page. 🙂 Happy watching!

camsie
5 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

thank you so much! what i’ve done the past few weeks is i’ve gone through your reviews and watched some of the shows you recommended. some of the ones i love are: reply 1988, splash splash love, it’s okay that’s love, and dream high. watching kdrama has turned out to be such a stress reliever for me and i am so grateful to have come across this blog. please keep doing what you’re doing! 😊

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  camsie

Aw, yay that you enjoyed Reply 1988, Splash Splash Love, It’s Okay It’s Love and Dream High!! 😀 I loved all of them (ok, I didn’t quite love IOIL, but I liked it a lot!), and it’s so cool to know that you enjoyed them too! You’re right, watching kdramas can be a great stress reliever, and a nice little escape from real life – just as long as we don’t ignore real life as a result! XD

Thanks for the encouragement, camsie! I finally posted again today, after more than a month of not writing (I’ve been so busy with real life!), so your encouragement to keep going is super timely – THANK YOU! HUGS! <3

lily
lily
5 years ago

How awesome that u got to go to his fan meeting in Japan!! I actually live in Japan, so I know I should have more deets on these types of events, but I was super excited to be able to hear Gong Yoo’s realtime voice via your uploads! I love that song he covers from “BIG” – he’s not a singers singer but – despite me having watched “Coffee Prince” a few times and being a fan of the drama, it’s actually his singing voice that really drew me to Gong Yoo, ! Have you heard him do a cover of Eric Benet’s “The Last Time”? oh who am I kidding?! You are kfangurl and so u prolly have, but lemme post a link juuuust in case…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmFlx1IvYD0&index=20&list=LLMx0XIkSfL1sEpJRdopjoTg

he really got me when I saw this clip, with his cute accent and all! A good looking man that can act his ass off AND sing AND have that swagger?!?! Oh yea, hell yea!!! I also feel like his swag and sexiness that he always had just got a boost after he went and got discharged from his military service. I dunno, maybe it’s bc I’m in Japan, I feel like Korean men have so much more sex appeal! But I digress…

Anyway, when I heard him do a live rendition of that song from BIG that u posted on here, I totally melted❤︎ oyyy veeyyyy!

Did u know that Jang Hyuk does a fan meeting in Tokyo and/Osaka every year? I just found out that he was just in Osaka for a fan meeting in December on his bday. Man I wish I knew….

I know u don’t know me at all, and I’m still new to your site, when and if u should in the future decide to attend a fan meeting for Gong Yoo and or Jan Hyuk, I would gladly accompany you to them and help u out with the Japanese!! I work in the music industry here so I run into some Kpop acts sometimes thru work, but to be honest with you, I’m really not all that into Kpop Idols – I only have a few of them that I listen to…I’m digressing again. lol

Anyway, keep these posts coming!! Looking forward to them❤︎

You also prolly have seen this but just in case you haven’t here’s an extended interview he did a few years back – he’s so candid and honest, and humorous at times, which is why we love him right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GiPIBHuYsA&index=17&list=LLMx0XIkSfL1sEpJRdopjoTg

Here’s hoping I get to meet him and Jang Hyuk someday!

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  lily

Oh my! You live in Japan? How cool! I wish we’d chatted before the GY fanmeet – I’d have loved some company! I remember feeling a bit wistful at the fans around me who could talk to each other (all in Japanese, of course). It would’ve been so cool, if we could’ve hung out and chatted and squeed together at the fanmeet!! 😀 If I get to do it again, I’d definitely be up for your company! ^^

Thanks for posting the link to GY singing! I don’t think I’ve seen this vid, but even if I have, there’s never any harm in watching GY again, right?? 😉 Plus, he looks SO GORGEOUS in a tux! Also, that smile!! Swoon. I agree he’s not technically a good singer, BUT, he sings with so much feeling and heart that it makes me melt anyway. <3 <3

Oh yes, I have seen that interview, and YES, his candid humor is TOTALLY why I love him. He's so casual and off-the-cuff in interviews. He never sounds scripted, but he manages to always come across as honest and thoughtful, and plenty charming to boot. I just wish we got to see more of him on our screens! 😛

lily
lily
5 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Yes, I lived in the US for a long time and am now back to Japan, which is my home country. I’m half Korean by blood though, altho I don’t speak Korean unfortunately. I’m trying to learn it right now tho!!

He’s soo deliciously yummy when he’s singing too❤︎ I actually downloaded his EP from iTunes promptly after I watched him singing that Eric Benet cover. That song he sings in the drama BIG suits him so well too~too bad the drama wasn’t too enticing, but who cares when we get to watch GY in all his half naked glory and such. lol.

Seriously, if ur ever back in Japan and if u shud happen to stumble upon GY or Jang Hyuk’s fan meeting, I am soon there with u girl❤️

kfangurl
5 years ago
Reply to  lily

Well, if you already know Japanese it shouldn’t be too hard for you to pick up Korean, I think! 🙂 So many loan words across the board, and the sentence structure isn’t that different either. I bet you’d be fluent in no time 😉

YES. Big was a bad drama for the most part, but Gong Yoo made it worth the watch. He put so much heart (AND muscle!) into the role, heh.

Sure thing – if I manage to go to another fanmeet in Japan, I’ll be sure to let you know! I’d love to have company ^^

kima
kima
6 years ago

Love your article, it says everything I’d want to say about loving Yoo! He’s the complete package, and I was pleased to see and hear that he has a naturally pure charisma and charm about him… just makes him that much easier to adore! And there is just something about seeing him smile…. I swear, his eyes smile too!

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  kima

Glad you enjoyed the post, kima!! 🙂 Yes, I’d have to agree that Gong Yoo’s the full package – he’s dedicated in his acting, and yet so full of charm and charisma even when off-camera. <3 Yay for more Gong Yoo love in the house! ^^

Lora
Lora
6 years ago

So lately, after watching Gong Yoo in Big I’ve been trying to check out some more of his stuff. I’m watching the movie Finding Mr. Destiny right now, and he is adorable in it! But, I’m not finding much else of his that’s for me.

I know that Coffee Prince is a huge hit, but I’m stuck just a few episodes in and I’m not loving it. I think that part of the problem is that I’m squeamish and there seems to be something kind of gross happening very often. There seems to be a lot of nose picking and people in the bathroom and such like that. Then there was the lead girl eating yogurt on top of some kind of black bean pasta, and showing the lead guy food in her mouth, and noticing the smell of that guys feet in the restaurant, and talking about the bathroom while carrying that one kids bare bottom past the lead guy while he was eating, and on and on! And what was with that big ant on that one guys face?! I wasn’t really paying attention by that point so I don’t know what that was all about. For a drama that seems to be aimed towards girls there seems to be an awful lot of gross. More like the kind of jokes you would see in something aimed at guys. So I’ve given up on Coffee Prince for now 🙁

I’m hoping to see Gong Yoo in Hello My Teacher some day, but the DVD is out of print and I haven’t had any luck watching it online. That one looks cute though, and may be my kind of thing.

So the last Gong Yoo drama I want to try is One Fine Day, but I have one problem with it. I know that you didn’t much care for the show Fangurl, but since you’ve seen it twice perhaps you might be able to answer this: the problem I have is that, from what I understand, the majority of the drama takes place at an aquarium and I am terrified of sharks! Can’t even look at them!! So, this may sound like a silly question, but how “sharky” is the show? Is there one every five minutes? I know there is one in the first fifteen minutes because there is a preview for One Fine Day on one of my other drama DVD sets. And I saw a scene much later in the show where the lead girl is talking on the phone and one swam by in the tank behind her…totally freaked me out! I know it’s weird, but it’s just like how some other people can’t look at clowns or snakes. I’d hate to miss this drama because of sharks though 🙁 I actually have a soft spot for the classic clichéd storylines since the first drama I saw 7 years ago that got me into all things Korean was Winter Sonata. So I actually think One Fine Day would be a good one for me but…sharks 🙁

Lora
Lora
6 years ago
Reply to  Lora

oops sorry, I forgot the “k” in kfangurl! 🙂

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  Lora

Aw.. No worries Lora, I know you know my (screen) name! 😉 First of all, YAY that you’re onto GY’s charms – he’s wonderful, no doubt about it! Second of all, bummer that Coffee Prince isn’t working out for you, coz he’s amazing in it, and it’s one of the shows that many of us love to revisit when we feel in need of a GY fix. Still, I get where you’re coming from.. if it’s grossing you out, it’s hard to be charmed. Maybe someday you’ll be able to enjoy the show, but now is clearly not the time.

One Fine Day.. Well, our female lead ends up working in an aquarium, and there are scenes of her swimming in there with the fish, so there would likely be some drive-by shark shots at the very least. There wouldn’t be one every 5 minutes, though, if that helps. Also, if it helps, you really aren’t missing a whole lot coz the show is terrible (and I say that quite unreservedly, I’m afraid. And I did really like Winter Sonata, so it’s not the melodramatic quality that makes it terrible. It just is terrible). Its one saving grace is a very easy-on-the-eyes GY. Maybe you could fast forward any scenes at the aquarium? 😛

On a happier note, Hello My Teacher is quite adorable, even at its 2005 vintage. And I have 2 options for you, in terms of watching it. If you have an ipad or a smartphone, you could stream it on DRAMOT+, which is a free app that is available both for android as well as iOS. I’ve checked the app and the show is available 🙂 The other option is to stream it online, and it’s available on Dramacool, listed under its other name, Biscuit Teacher Star Candy. You can check that out here. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the episode links. Hopefully that will make your shark dilemma moot for now 😉

Lora
Lora
6 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

You were so right kfangurl, One Fine Day was terrible!! But I’m actually glad, because there were way too many drive-by shark shots for me to ever want to watch it again even if it had been really good. So it’s on to Hello My Teacher! Thanks for the link to it 🙂

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  Lora

Hahaha!! You made me laugh, Lora! XD Yes, when you put it that way, it’s a good thing One Fine Day isn’t an amazing show that you wish you could rewatch, if only there weren’t so many drive-by shark sightings! XD How are you liking Hello My Teacher? No sharks in that one, and despite the retro vintage, Gong Yoo is adorable in it, isn’t he? ^^

Lora
Lora
6 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I’m really liking Hello My Teacher! No sharks and lots of Gong Yoo 🙂 I’m actually really liking it all the more for its vintage feel. It reminds me of my early drama watching days. Although they’re not as slick and pretty as today’s dramas, there is something about the earlier dramas that I love. Since they were really only made with the Korean audience in mind, and not for the rest of the world too, as they are now, they give me the feeling of being let in on a really interesting secret 🙂

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  Lora

Aw! What a nice way to look at it, Lora! 😀 I do agree with you there, that the retro dramas have their own special brand of charm. I do often keep a retro drama on my plate, alongside the newer dramas that I watch. 🙂 And yay that you’re enjoying Hello My Teacher! I really liked it, and thought Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo Jin were simply adorable together. ❤

dacylg
6 years ago

I loveee this post. I’d recently just got hooked. I’m disappointed in the lack of variety shows he’s appeared in. I’m so happy he went on Running Man. Ahhhh!!!!!!! I can’t wait for his upcoming shows/ dramas/ etc. And I love that YouTube video of him with Suzy and Lee Min Jung. He really is funny and a great great actor. I love everything about this post. <3 <3 <3

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  dacylg

Aw, I’m so glad you liked this post, dacylg!! I’m so pleased you’re now appreciating GY’s charms 😉 He’s amazing, and also, so private – which is a big part of the reason why we don’t get to see him much outside of his projects. I do wish he’d do more variety, or more fanmeets – or both! – coz he’s amazing at them. He’s got such a charming, relaxed personality, and I loved being able to experience that for myself when I went to the fanmeet in Tokyo. Hopefully when he’s ready to promote his next movie, we’ll get another good round of variety appearances, fanmeets, & magazine spreads! 😉

evez
evez
6 years ago

Kfangirl i said sol-mah!!! ;( !as i check the inbox of my yahoo mail, there was this message that caught my attention @craZzyfangirl asking if GY is married…i know i am having a hard time opening your site via mobile but then i did so, thanks to the great and strong access of the net…GREAT 😉 it opens smoothly without buffering!…LOL!..only to find that the message was way back August of 2014?….wut???…i have been so absent this long from this site?…i don’t mean to Gong Yoo ssi….i am always out working so whenever i have time i try to peek and jot down something…there’s no way that i will forget about this wonderful site… the query that caught my eyes from my yahoo inbox gave a sudden jolt in my heart….really, really funny why is that?…it’s not even true yet but why my heart flutters?….i am not ready to see Gong Yoo with someone yet?… bleeeehhh meeee! ;((

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  evez

Aw, it’s ok Evez.. I know that you don’t have as much access to the internet as you used to. I’m just glad that you still pop on by whenever you do have access – it’s always lovely to see you around here! ^^

Also, I perfectly understand the fangirl-heart-drop at the thought of one’s bias dating someone or getting married. I remember how Woob’s dating news blindsided me and tilted my world for a bit. I needed some time to adjust, not gonna lie. But in the end, I did manage to adjust, and I know that if GY does decide to settle down, that as loyal fans we will eventually come around to the idea and wish him happiness 🙂 For now, though, it seems like we don’t have to deal with that, since there isn’t any news about that 🙂

risa
risa
6 years ago

Can we make a blog and spread request in reuniting GY and YEH ? Seven years waiting is enough and it is time to let producers and directors know that we want to reunit GY and YEH in kdrama…. To all GY and YEH fans around the world please join me to voice out in reuniting GY and YEH….

kfangurl
6 years ago
Reply to  risa

Hi risa, thanks for your comments and also for your email. Although I understand your desire to see GY and YEH reunite onscreen, there really is very little we can do as fans to influence that, since fan opinion counts for only a small part of the equation. Since I already have my hands full managing this site, I will have to decline your request to start a drive to reunite GY & YEH. Of course, I hope your dream comes true sometime, as GY and YEH really had wonderful chemistry together in Coffee Prince 🙂

craZyyfanGirl
craZyyfanGirl
7 years ago

oh God!! asdfghjkl…..i can’t even write…..his pictures were way too ……ahem ahem ….*faints* <3

kfangurl
7 years ago
Reply to  craZyyfanGirl

Tee hee! Aren’t those photos something?? 😀 I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I first saw those pix! If you’d like to gaze at more GY pix, you could also check out this post that I recently did in honor of his birthday. 🙂

craZyyfanGirl
craZyyfanGirl
7 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

btw he is not married yet is he?

kfangurl
7 years ago
Reply to  craZyyfanGirl

No he’s not married yet. Not unless he’s got a secret wife stashed away somewhere, but the likelihood is slim 🙂

kaiaraia
7 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Oh hah! You got me there Kfangurl. I’m that secret wife stashed away somewhere! HAHAHA!

kfangurl
7 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Giggle. Ok then, Secret Wife. Can you please get your Secret Husband to just hurry up and come back to dramaland already? We need some GY goodness on our screens! ;D

risa
risa
6 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Can we make a blog and spread request in reuniting GY and YEH ? Seven years waiting is enough and it is time to let producers and directors know that we want to reunit GY and YEH in kdrama…. To all GY and YEH fans around the world please join me to voice out in reuniting GY and YEH….

crazyunnijo
crazyunnijo
7 years ago

Good news! From dramabeans:

“So the plot seems to have been modified a little bit—A Man And A Woman, originally about middle-aged lovers, has now confirmed veteran Hallyu star Jeon Do-yeon in the lead role, and Gong Yoo (tell me you didn’t fall in love with him after Coffee Prince or Biscuit Teacher Star Candy?) taking the part of her romantic partner. Um, he’s not considered middle-aged yet, is he? Say it ain’t so!

The actors will collaborate for the first time on the sweeping melodramatic film, which will have them playing forbidden lovers in a wintry and snow-covered Finland. While I normally shy away from too much angst, I’d happily watch these two just sit and converse with each other for two hours on the big screen—promise to exercise their considerable acting talents as well, and I’m there, no question.”

Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

kfangurl
7 years ago
Reply to  crazyunnijo

Thanks Jo! It’s intriguing news indeed, that GY’s chosen his next role! He’s been so famously picky of late, that I wondered how long it’d take him to pick something, after The Suspect. Now the fans are somewhat abuzz with this piece of news, coz it brings to mind his earlier remarks in an interview, that he’d like to act in a serious bed scene. Jeon Do Yeon’s done those in several of her movies, and I think fans are now divided as to whether or not they want GY to actually follow through on his talk of doing a bed scene. 😛 I’m of the opinion that GY’s got a grounded sense of what he wants to do in his career and why, and if he chooses to do it, he’s probably got a strong belief in the director and writers, and also, in the narrative rationale for the scene(s).

What I REALLY want? Is GY back in dramaland, in a GOOD rom-com, being swoony and lovely and adorable. That’s what I want. 😉