Head Over Heels for: Kim Woo Bin

Many of you already know all about my fangirl love for Gong Yoo, and my pretty robust crush on Jang Hyuk. Those were the two big k-loves in my k-life for quite a nice long while, both of them occupying a sizable chunk of my fangirl heart and my fangirl mind.

And then one day – like a bolt out of the blue – Kim Woo Bin came and snuck up on me and now I’m officially head over heels in love with Woobie. ❤ I didn’t even see it coming, to be honest (sneaky Woobie).

So today I’m gonna tell y’all ALL about how I fell in love with Woobie.. Come squee, ogle & swoon with me!

Encounter 1: A Gentleman’s Dignity

The first time I set eyes on Kim Woo Bin was when I decided to check out A Gentleman’s Dignity.

After a somewhat rough and reluctant start, I found a way to enjoy the show, but didn’t take a whole lotta notice of Kim Woo Bin.

I mean, look at the poster featuring the ensemble cast. Kim Woo Bin’s not even in it, even though fellow supporting actor Lee Jong Hyun gets a spot in the lineup. That already tells you that his role is, well, really not very big.

I thought Kim Woo Bin had some nice moments in the show, like so:

But I wasn’t too taken with the crazy curly mop of a hairdo that they gave him throughout the show, and I mostly just thought of him as the requisite rebel high-schooler who nursed a crush on his teacher:

Despite the measure of squee that I’d heard around the dramaverse over Kim Woo Bin, he barely blipped on my radar here.

Of course, now with fangirl lenses firmly on, I think he looks all kind of adorable, but that’s another story and perhaps necessitates a selective second watch of A Gentleman’s Dignity, heh.

Encounter 2: To The Beautiful You

I love Japan’s Hana Kimi, so when Korea decided to make its own version in To The Beautiful You, I knew I had to check it out.

Kinda like A Gentleman’s Dignity, this was a show that I had to figure out a way to enjoy, AND, whose poster of the ensemble cast didn’t even include Kim Woo Bin. Of course, this time, Kim Woo Bin had more of an extended cameo than an actual supporting role.

Maybe it was the better hair, but I liked him better here than in A Gentleman’s Dignity. Not enough to be blown away like everyone else, but enough to understand his appeal.  Sorta. Coz the weak writing in To The Beautiful You introduced his character rather clumsily, and that bothered me.

I did find him rather interesting overall, particularly for an extended cameo lasting just two episodes. And I noticed that his screen presence was strong:

Again, my fangirl lenses have now clued me in on how handsome Kim Woo Bin is in a tux (Eeee!), so let’s take a nice long look, just coz we can:

Given that I have a general weakness for men in crisp white shirts, I couldn’t possibly leave this one out either:

Aw. Beautiful.

Looks like a re-watch of episodes 9 and 10 of To The Beautiful You is somewhere in my future too.

Blown Away: School 2013

It was only in School 2013 that Kim Woo Bin officially blew me away with his screen presence and acting chops.

I don’t know what it was – as in, why now & not earlier.. maybe there was something in the water I was drinking that day? – but when Kim Woo Bin first appeared on my screen at the end of episode 3, the potency of his screen presence made me gasp out loud. Literally. I mean, just look at him, all fierce and badass:

That’s when I realized that his screen presence is formidable.

It’s a very male, dominant, forceful, compelling, magnetic sort of presence. All he had to do was show up on my screen, and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. And that, when I wasn’t even crushing on him at the time.

As the story progressed, I was really impressed with the layered nuance that Kim Woo Bin brought to his character. He was clearly full-on into his character and his delivery, and that immersion really showed, from big emotional scenes, to small subtle beats.

He was just so, so good.

Up till this show, I used to just see him as the go-to actor to play the rebellious kid, coz he’s got the total bad-boy look and vibe about him. Or maybe coz he did the bad-boy rebel so well in A Gentleman’s Dignity.

In School 2013, though, he outright blew the lid off what I’d used to think of him as an actor. I realized that he’s way, way more than the token bad-boy actor. He acted with so much nuance and brought so much intensity to the role that I found him completely masterful.

He showed so much, with so little. In some scenes, with hardly any change in his facial expression, he managed to communicate so much with just his eyes and the very minor muscle changes in his face, like he did in this scene:

It’s outstanding, and Kim Woo Bin shot up my mental list of brilliant k-actors because of this.

At the same time, I also became completely invested and totally smitten with his character’s bromance with Lee Jong Suk‘s character.

From tempestuous tension-laden scenes:

To exhilarated I-got-your-back bromantic scenes:

To the uneasy state of truce in between:

Both Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk approached the bromance with bold, barefaced emotional potency, and I was completely and utterly sucked in.

Honestly, I cared more about their bromance than about many a romantic love-line that I’d encountered in other dramas. These two had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath for them during the Oh-no-what-now stretches, and squeeing out loud at the moments of pure cute like this one:

Eeeee! I just wanted to squish them! Seriously. How adorable are they??

In the spirit of not being overly spoilery, I won’t showcase any more screenshots of them here, just in case you haven’t seen the show (it’s awesome though, so go watch it!).

Suffice to say that long after the credits rolled, these two characters and their bromance continued to linger with me. Big time. Which led me where I don’t go very often – I started hunting for interviews and variety shows featuring these two together.

Soaking Up the Awesome: Interviews & Variety

At this juncture, I think it’s important to mention that I wasn’t yet in love with Woobie. I was just really, really taken with the bromantic awesome between him and Lee Jong Suk, and I wanted to soak it all up. And I was intoxicated from all the awesome I found.

Firstly, I was very much taken with the fact that Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk were already friends, but became real-life besties during the filming of School 2013; their easy, bromantic chemistry was a true pleasure to watch. Secondly, I was also very pleasantly surprised to find that Kim Woo Bin is full of substance – way more than his roles have shown. Put those 2 things together, and I was glued to my screen, lapping up his various joint interviews with Lee Jong Suk.

I love that Woobie’s got a comfortable, spontaneous vibe during interviews. He manages to be funny, witty, thoughtful and tactful, which is no easy thing, even for a seasoned celeb.

In joint interviews with Lee Jong Suk, he often is the one who finishes Jong Suk’s thoughts when Jong Suk’s at a loss, and he does so with finesse, in a way that shows depth of thought, capacity for humor, and sensitivity and respect for others. I love it.

It also turns out that he was a much better student than the characters he’s played, and that intelligence totally shows. His answers always sound so robust, even when the questions seem thrust at him from out of the blue, and that indicates that he’s thought about a lot of these things before. He strikes me as a more thoughtful person than one might imagine him to be, given his bad-boy image.

And he speaks well. His bad-boy characters so far have been more reticent in general, but when Kim Woo Bin speaks to answer a question, you can tell that he’s articulate, confident and well-spoken. And I love that too.

When faced with a question that is offensive, he deflects it with humor, not offense. Like, he’ll laughingly say things like, “What’s with these questions?” or “That’s too much.”

And it all comes across as so spontaneous, along with the little bits of off-the-cuff humor that he throws in. All in all, I feel like I’m getting to see the real him, not a manufactured version of him. This is particularly pronounced when it’s a joint interview with Jong Suk, and I believe it’s coz their friendly rapport makes him truly relaxed.

On top of that, he comes across as comfortably affectionate, which I really, really love. I notice that in interviews with Lee Jong Suk, Kim Woo Bin’s usually the one who will be more handsy. Like how he thwacks Jong Suk in the chest whenever Jong Suk says something to rib him. So cute!

Interviews

These are 2 of my favorite joint interviews of Woo Bin with Jong Suk.

In this one, I love how Woo Bin keeps having to finish Jong Suk’s thoughts for him:

And in this one, I love their easy banter and affectionate sparring. And the hints of handsy we get from both of them.

Running Man

I don’t watch Running Man regularly, but check out episodes selectively, based on who’s guesting. Of course, when I found out that Woo Bin and Jong Suk guested together on episode 138, I eagerly eyeballed the 2 of them on my screen, practically exploding from all the cute.

I particularly loved how affectionately handsy they are with each other.

I noticed that Woo Bin’s usually the one who is more affectionately demonstrative, not only with Jong Suk, but also with Lee Jong Hyun, who acted with him in A Gentleman’s Dignity. In the speed-eating snippet on Running Man, Kim Woo Bin’s almost always got his arm hanging around Jong Suk’s shoulder, and he doesn’t hesitate to clap Jong Suk on the shoulder, or hold onto his arm, or crash into Jong Suk while cracking up with laughter. And there is nothing gay about it, either. You can easily tell that he’s just very comfortable with being affectionate, and I love that. So much.

Here’s a short snippet of Woo Bin and Jong Suk during the speed-eating segment:

Edit: The link to the full episode that I’d posted previously no longer works (sadface). The good news is, you can still watch the full episode on kshowonline here.

Falling in Love Part 1: Dreamland

In the midst of checking out all the joint interviews and Running Man of Woo Bin with Jong Suk, I was in full-on spazz mode over their wonderful bromance. I wasn’t actually crushing on either of them, although I did find Woo Bin more attractive.

And then, one morning, after gorging on the bromance on Running Man the night before, I had a dream. Of Woobie.

Those of you who’ve read my Liebster post would already know a little about the dream, but I’m going to describe it a little bit more here.

I dreamed that Woo Bin climbed through my window into my room to visit me. It wasn’t my actual room, it was some other room, which had an attached bathroom but only curtains instead of doors, and he climbed into my room to cuddle and talk with me. In bed. Swoon. ❤

The feel was cozy and unhurried, and he put his arm around me as I laid my head on his chest. I think my face was resting on bare skin, and I remember slowly tracing his bare torso and leg with my hand as we talked. We talked about the hard times he’d had, and the things he’d had to bear with because he couldn’t afford certain things. I comforted him and stroked his leg and torso as we cuddled and talked some more.

Afterwards, I asked if he would visit me again, and he said that he would, as long as my window was open. That statement felt figurative as well as literal.

Most of all, I love how the cuddling and talking in bed felt. It felt so real and so intimate. Intimate, not so much in the sexy sense, but in an emotional sense. I loved that sensation. So melty and so swoony. So lovely. ❤

When I woke up, I was completely taken with the dream, but I wasn’t yet in love. Let me explain.

I think it’s important to mention that I’m an equal opportunity k-dreamer. What does that even mean, you ask?

Well, I have k-dreams fairly regularly, and while I do dream of my k-loves, I also often have dreams where random k-people show up, and sometimes, it’s romantic. Like, I once dreamed that TOP was my boyfriend and was driving me around in his car, and then he brought me to a secret exhibition that he’d prepared for me and surprised me with it. He also kissed me on the cheek. Lovely. I also once dreamed that Lee Byung Hun showed up on a motorbike and gave me a ride.

I know, I have some pretty cool k-dreams, don’t I? 😉

So, when Kim Woo Bin showed up in my dream, I didn’t think it necessarily meant anything. Boy, was I wrong.

Falling in Love Part 2: More Interviews & Variety

I loved the dream so much that I spazzed enthusiastically and endlessly about it with my friend Michele, in the midst of hunting out more interview & variety tid-bits on Woo Bin.

And the more I found out about him, the more he endeared himself to me. By degrees. Until I suddenly found myself in unexpected serious like with him.

I totally didn’t see this k-crush coming, since I pretty much was smitten purely with the bromance between him and Lee Jong Suk. It’s just that the more I ate up the bromance, the more I saw of Kim Woo Bin, and he just impressed me more and more.

I love that he’s the outward bad-boy with a ton of substance and affection. And I think I love him all the more because he crept up on me.

Usually I start crushing on an actor because of his role, and then as I discover more of his real self through interviews, I get (mostly) disillusioned and disappointed with his lack of personality and lose interest.

In Kim Woo Bin’s case, though, the only reason I’d been checking out BTS clips of him and watching him in variety, is because I wanted to see more of his interactions with Lee Jong Suk. And along the way, he snuck up on me and stole what turned out to be a pretty whopping chunk of my heart. And I love that.

By the end of that day, I was all, Ahhhh!! Kim Woo Bin, you lovely, lovely boy. I think I kinda love you. ❤

I dived headlong into more interviews and variety, and here are some of my favorites.

Interviews

I really enjoyed this interview that Woo Bin did for Sina.com. Again, he manages to come across as thoughtful, humble and genuine, which I love. I particularly love the bit where he addresses his parents and thanks them for believing in him:

I also really liked this clip, which shows how serious Woo Bin is about acting, and yet how modest he is about his acting ability:

Hwasin

I don’t follow Hwasin / Strong Heart 2, but watched episode 7 because Woo Bin guested, and what a lovely episode that turned out to be.

The topic of the day was the lies that men and women tell one another, and that led into a side topic of each individual’s struggles. The tone was honest and thoughtful, which I found really refreshing in the sea of competition- and gag-heavy variety.

Woo Bin was the youngest among the guests, and I loved that he held his own, while remaining respectful to his sunbaes in the room.

The honest sharing by everyone in the room was touching, and I was particularly moved when Woo Bin teared up while describing his early days of trying to make it as a model, where he often had to go hungry because he didn’t have money for food. Aw, poor baby..

Here are a couple of screenshots of Woo Bin during the sharing and discussion:

One of the highlights of the episode for me, was this moment, when host Kim Hee Sun asked Woo Bin how he would respond if his girlfriend were to say “I love you.” Without a moment’s hesitation, Woo Bin answered, “I love you too” while everyone else in the room squealed at how naturally it comes to him. Adorable!

I loved the entire episode, and I wouldn’t mind watching it again, even.

I couldn’t find a link for the episode on YouTube, but if you live in the US, you can watch it on DramaFever here.

And if you don’t live in the US, you can get ahold of the episode and subs files here.

Other Interview Snippets

Here are some links to various interviews that I enjoyed reading:

Star1 interview: “I want to be a good person” by Actor Kim Woo Bin here

The Korea Times: Crisscrossing Runway and Screen here

Cosmopolitan interview, September 2013 here

Translated article from CINE21.com here

Sports Seoul: 30 Questions for Kim Woo Bin here

Perhaps my favorite bit of all, is question 19, from the last link.

When asked “What do you want your girlfriend to be like?” Woobie answered, “I want to be able to learn a lot from her. As for looks, it’s fine as long as she is beautiful in my eyes.”

Omomo! How sweet is that?? Swoooonn~~ THUNK.

Head Over Heels In Love

By this time, I was head over heels in love with Woobie, and as all determined fangirls do, I set out to watch him in everything I could lay my hands on.

Uh-huh. Even Runway Cop:

Where Woobie’s appearance is so fleeting that if you blink, you might miss it:

I know. I wish I could find a better screenshot too. But that’s the best I could find, and I’ve already deleted my copy of the movie coz I don’t see myself watching it again, Woobie or no.

The Things I Watch for Woobie: White Christmas

I also resolved to watch White Christmas, despite my aversion to scary shows.

In my mind, I’d thought that White Christmas was a really scary show, since most people I know advised not to watch it alone &/or late at night.

Thankfully, it turned out to be a lot less scary than I’d imagined.

Another big plus was that Woobie was quite wonderful in it.

I really enjoyed Woo Bin’s portrayal of Mi Reu, who was intensely intimidating, affably adorable and badass brilliant all at the same time.

I loved how Mi Reu could, in the blink of an eye, go from this:

To this:

And yes, I loved the little flash of shirtless that we got as well:

The only thing I hoped was that Woobie didn’t actually have to make real cracking sounds with his jaw. Coz, badass as that made him look, I worried for his jaw. 😛

The Things I Watch for Woobie: Vampire Idol

Vampire Idol is a show that I’d originally wanted to watch based on the general good reactions that I’d read, about how it was a lot of campy, ridiculous fun. But after I heard that it got unceremoniously sliced in half due to poor ratings and that the series had a dangling ending, I’d given up the idea.

That is, until I fell in love with Woobie. That changed everything. Coz now I just had to watch it, sliced in half or no, and with lack of English subs to boot.

Thankfully, I can read Chinese, so I’m making do quite nicely with Chinese subs.

I’m not even halfway through the show as I type this, but I will say that it is lots of campy nonsensical fun, and Woobie is hilariously adorable at times.

I love that his character is a hopeless romantic, and falls in love with a bunny mascot because she gave him a present (a balloon, hee!) and took a photo with him. He doesn’t even realize that there’s a girl inside the mascot costume, and it’s all kinds of adorable and hilarious:

I’m going real slow on this one, so that I have fresh Woobie on hand even while waiting for his next projects to go live.

Yes, I’m going to watch Heirs, even if it turns out to be a stinker. [Edit: Yes, I watched it all. Review is here.]

And you can be sure I’m keeping my eyes peeled for Friend 2 as well. I mean, look at him, all sharp and handsome in that suit:

Squee!! ❤

A Growing Photo Collection

Of course, while all that drama watching was going on, I also managed to amass quite a lovely collection of Woobie photos, which I’ll gladly share a sampling of with ya.

I’m splitting them into several different looks, for our easy enjoyment.

Gentle Giant

One of the things I really like about Woobie is how his real-life personality seems quite shy and gentle. It’s extra fascinating to me, given that he basically made his name playing fierce bad-boy rebel types.

Fierce &/or Broody

Of course, we know that he’s fully capable of putting on his fierce or broody face when needed, and these are some of my favorites.

Sharply Suited

Perhaps one of my favorite looks on Woobie, is the sharp suit. It’s partly because of his height (6’2, or 1.88m, baby!), but it’s also a lot to do with how he carries it. And he carries it gorgeously well. I think I might hyperventilate just a little, if Woobie showed up in front of me in a sharp suit. Or melt into a puddle. Or both.

Although, 2 days after my first dream of Woobie, I had another dream of him, and he did show up in a lovely sharp suit. Not only that, he was my boyfriend too! Ahhh.. My lovely dreamscape, how much do I love thee, for bringing me Woobie? ❤

Gorgeous, gorgeous man. ❤

In Model Form

Of course, we can’t forget that modeling is a big part of Woobie’s career, and was what got him interested in acting in the first place. I don’t like every single thing that he has had to wear on the runway – they make him wear some really weird avant garde stuff sometimes! – but here are a few of his modeling shots that I do like.

Shirtless

One of the things I find quite fascinating about Woobie is that he used to be really, really skinny. That’s possibly part of the reason why all his classmates were disbelieving when he said in school that he aspired to be a model.

But Woobie’s worked really hard to beef up, and here are some of the results.

I’m looking forward to even more tantalizing shirtless pix, as he continues to work out and bulk up 😉 Goooo, Woobie!

Sporty & Athletic

Just a little more evidence of Woobie’s sporty side.. And I must say, those very firm biceps had me rather mesmerized 😉

Bromantic

Because bromance is such a large part of how I fell in love with Woobie, and because the bromantic photos are just so cute and so much fun to look at, here’s a nice sampling of Woobie-Jong Suk pix.

Adorable

Of course, Woobie can be plenty adorable on his own too.

I mean, just take a look at this face:

Love, love, LOVE. ❤

And check out the cute here:

Casual Candid

This is another one of my favorite sorts of Woobie pix: the candids. Or at least, the casual shots that appear candid.

It’s a mix of cute and cool, and I love it coz it makes me feel like I’m getting a closer glimpse of Woobie the person.

Gasp! Phone Invasion!

Y’know, despite my years of fangirling, no k-love has ever managed to make it onto my phone. Not even at the height of my fangirl love for any of my major k-loves.

I just thought it was, well, kinda undignified. Coz in my mind, that’s something mostly reserved for screaming teenage fans.. Or so I thought.

Ha. Watch me eat my words now, coz Woobie’s invaded my phone good and proper, and has usurped wallpaper status on a permanent basis. Just take a look at the various ones I’ve had so far:

Yes, I know. That’s a lot of wallpaper. And a lot of words to eat.

What can I say? I love having a little bit of Woobie gazing at me out of my phone at any given moment.

Can you blame me, though?

Look at that smolder:

And just look at that adorable smile:

Sigh.. Sometimes I think Woobie’s just plain beautiful.

Just look at this:

And this:

Melt, and melt.

Lovely, lovely Woobie.. In my dreamscape, you’re all mine ❤

EDIT: Speaking of dreamscape, check out our epic dream drama, starring the Woob here!

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saffiie
8 years ago

This blog post. . just <3 I have to be honest, I did not like him at first. You see, I had been tracking Heirs since they announced it and with all the teasers and pics and articles I noticed Woo Bin. This article came out about who's body is more sexy, Lee Min Ho or Woo Bin, And me since I am a hardcore Lee Min Ho fan, I was like "Who is the shmuck? He got nothing on my boo LMH." Didn't give Woo Bin any of my attention. Then 'Heirs' started airing, and Woo Bin suddenly caught my eye. His acting is freaking amazing. Whenever his on the screen, I can't help but stare. This sexy namja has stolen my heart. I have been watching Woo Bin's Cf's, reading stuffs about him, looking at hundreds of pics. . . -sigh- I just finished watching 'Runway Cop' and Woo Bin was on the screen for like 1 second and I just squealed like an idiot. I had no idea he was in it. I am going to be watching his other drama and movies. <3

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  saffiie

Hi Saffiie! Welcome to Kfangurl’s site. Sneaky Woobie, heh? May I suggest School 2013, he totally rocks in it.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  saffiie

Welcome to the blog, saffiie!! 😀 And YES ISN’T KWB AMAZING??? Sounds like he snuck up on you, a little bit like how he snuck up on me.. I realize he’s generally the sneaky one. At first glance, you pretty much just think he’s the odd-looking guy. But the moment you see him in action, you just can’t look away. He’s just so awesome at bringing the character to life, with so much nuance and sensitivity. And his screen presence is SO magnetic.. THUD. It’s hard to not look at him, the moment he appears on your screen!!

I can totally understand your desire to now see him in everything he’s ever acted in! I mean, I even watched Runway Cop for him! XD Although, if I’d watched Runway Cop NOT knowing he was in it, I can totally see myself squealing out loud like you did! What an awesome surprise! ^.~

My hands-down favorite role of Woobie’s so far, has to be his turn in School 2013. Flat-out brilliant. And the show itself is so engaging too. I second kaiaraia, and highly recommend it. Upside: SO much Woobie awesome. Downside: it’ll stir your appetite to see more of him being brilliant on your screen! And.. he’s still building that filmography so the number of shows is limited, which means we need to pace ourselves. Or just keep doing rewatches as he makes new stuff! ;D

saffiie
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Thanks guys. I’m so happy I found this site. And yes, boy did he sneak up on me and blow me away. Honestly, as much as a I love LMH, whenever he and KWB are in the same scene I can’t help but stare at Woo Bin.
It’s 2:30 AM and I just started watching School 2013. Woo Bin is my main reason to watch it as well as the bromance that you mentioned above. I love a good bromance. 😀 So much of Woo Bin to watch. . .so little time. Life is hard.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  saffiie

Eeee!!! 😀 You’re starting School 2013!!! I LUFF THAT SHOW!!! 😀 And not just coz of Woobie. The bromance arc is just amazeballs. And Woobie’s chemistry with Lee Jong Suk is just GOLD. He only appears at the end of E3, but it’s totally worth the wait. Can’t wait to hear how you find the show!!

I’m now keeping my eyes peeled for Friend 2. It’s done so well since it premiered, & I’m chomping at the bit to see how Woobie did. He puts so much care and thought in preparing for every role.. Did you know that he keeps a character diary for each character he plays? To help him really get into the psyche of the character and understand all the character nuances, like what caused the character to be this way? Or, given the character’s background, how would that affect him? Respect, seriously. ❤

saffiie
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I just started Ep. 3 and I freakin LOVE it so far. It’s different from other k-drama’s I’ve watched. I can’t wait for the bromance! <3

I've been reading so much good stuff about Friend 2 and I'm so anxious to see it! D: I hate having to wait! I'm sure Woo Bin was amazing in it. <3

You can tell how dedicated he is to acting just by that, you know? I'm sure Woo Bin is going to be a Hallyu Star, just watch. 😀

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  saffiie

Ahhhh!!! Woobie appears at the end of E3!!! You’re almost there!!! *flails* I REMEMBER THE AWESOME, SO WELL!! 😀 The nuances he brings are really quite brilliant. He says so much, with so little, seriously. Just minor shifts in his gaze, and little twitches in his facial muscles, and you see so much of what’s going on inside his character. So. Good.

YES Woobie’s so dedicated to acting!! I really love that about him, that he takes it so seriously, and works so hard to do well. ❤ The director of Friend 2 remarked that Woobie always showed up on set having done a lot of preparation. Aw.. So proud of him ^^

And I’m sure you’re right – he’s lunging to the top of the hot male star tier among his peers.. His progress and sudden spike in popularity is pretty startling. Not that long ago, he was just that odd-looking guy playing rebellious teens. And how, he’s Kim! Woo! Bin! Eeeee!!! ;D

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..i can still remember the previous discussions we have for Woobie months ago…oh my! officially Woobie’s title should be “Sneaky Woobie”…on how i remember saying this red gem steals the no. spot from GY among your k-love…as much as GY still is classic and still remain no. 1 from me, i couldn’t help notice this young rookie’s nuance,…the first time i saw this khottie i say, this k-hunk will go a long way…his popularity among fangirls is astonishing!…he is well notice not only of his good looks but acting capability as well …so.. i still stand on my belief that he can show more!…with good projects he can!…that’s how i see him kfangirl…count me in for that Hallyu thing either!<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh yes, I do believe he’s going to go far 😀 He’s making such huge leaps in terms of his progress, popularity and reputation, in a relatively short period of time, and he’s not one of those actors who’s just all about the pretty. He’s so full of substance and talent that everyone’s just totally sitting up and taking major notice. And YES, I do believe there is more talent to be unearthed and unlocked as he challenges himself with new roles. And I can’t wait to see it! 😀

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

…yes!…Woobie is full of substance indeed!…i love him on e14…

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

He manages to give Young Do more layers and nuance than what’s in the script, I believe.. I thought he did very well in E14! But you know me, I’m biased in Woobie’s favor ^.~

evez
evez
8 years ago

this will be the second page for sneaky Woobie eh?…did you know that his real name is Kim Hyun- Joong?…hahaha oh boy!…i love KHJ even before the BOF days…i just thought that what if he used his real name as screen name…this could be quite confusing for me….LOL…he opted to use Kim Joong then as a screen name but i’ts a good thing he changed it to Kim Woo Bin ‘coz i like it better…

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Yeppers, sneaky Woobie alright!! 😀 He crept up on me & swept me off my feet, and now he’s creeping up on the rest of the dramaverse too, coz the number of search terms related to Kim Woo Bin that land people on the blog is increasing daily! So proud of my boy ❤

And yes! He debuted as Kim Hyun Joong, which was really confusing for people. Kinda like how there’s now a younger Lee Min Ho out there too, and people have to constantly qualify that this is a different LMH when referring to him. It was only on Vampire Idol that Woobie debuted as Kim Woo Bin, which I thought was a good move, since his character used his name too, and so everyone got to know him as Woo Bin quite well by watching the show! ^^ I do like KWB on him better.. Somehow it suits him. Or maybe it’s coz there’s already a very distinct Kim Hyun Joong in my head! ;D

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

i do a agree with you that KIM WOO BIN suits him more…..ohh that fierce look!..that stunning aura…..if you read the comments from drama fever and good drama net…this red gem of yours is really that sneaky!…many fangirls are leaning on Young Do…<3

YAY! that's oh-so-true…Kim Hyun Joong already tattooed in our mind…since he's already a sunbae.. 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

YAY Woobie!!! 😀 I LOVE how people are discovering how awesome he is! And how so many of them are so surprised by how good he is. He’s gaining fans left, right and center, and charging to the top tier of hot young actors. Which I so love. ❤ Goooo, Woobie!! *waves pom-poms*

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Yep, he was still KHJ in White Christmas, right Kfangurl? If you check White Christmas in gooddrama, the name KHJ shows of KHJ the sunbae. hahaha.. And its really confusing. I wonder why they would even name a new actor the same accomplished name in the first place…. even if its his real given name.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Yes, and yes! Woobie was still KHJ in White Christmas, and yes, it’s extremely confusing when another actor debuts with the same name as a more established celeb on the scene. He probably should’ve gone with KWB from the start, but at least he didn’t wait too long to change it.

The younger Lee Min Ho is still sticking with his name, and I think it’s super confusing!! Maybe it’s coz they hope that the fame and mojo or the more well-known Lee Min Ho will rub off? 😛

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

It is super confusing. I don’t think the fame and mojo of the more well-known rubs off. Well, at least not to me. I just read an update on the upcoming show The Prime Minister and I and learned that the younger Lee Minho will be in it. And I’m not even intrigued who the younger Lee Minho is. hehehe

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Agreed – younger Lee Min Ho should just pick a new stage name, immediately. Coz the other Lee Min Ho is just too well-known and will just overshadow him all the way.

I guess the complication is that young Lee Min Ho’s been around pretty much as long as the more well-known Lee Min Ho. Younger one debuted as a child actor in 1998 and has been in a whole bunch of stuff using the name Lee Min Ho by now, while older Lee Min Ho first appeared on the scene in 1997.

I guess it’s coz he’s already had so many film and drama credits with the name Lee Min Ho that it’s just a tough call to change it now.. Poor guy.

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I see. What a dilemma this young Lee Min Ho is in.

evez
evez
8 years ago

..yeah…they did as much as seeing the four gorgeous guys having fun i felt that it was scripted after all…but then they got what they want and that is to make Woobie pisses off…since he is the well-known star among the four they are testing Woobie’s patience…seeing Woobie in irritating face makes me want to comfort him though…LOL!..

..and him doing the Mnet gig…he’s just so good looking!…he carries himself well even in hosting…i can see a multi-talented Woobie…<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Aw. Yes, I felt bad for Woobie that they were ribbing him quite a lot. It would’ve felt less all-against-one if someone else had been on the receiving end at some point, but it was always Woobie that they were scheming against, and I felt sorry for my Woobie boy..

I’m actually pretty impressed at Woobie’s performance hosting Mnet. It takes quite a bit of confidence and personality to host something like this, and it’s kind of a more “switched-on” sort of personality than his usual interview persona, where he’s more measured, thoughtful and mellow. I like how he manages to be more “switched on” and yet it still feels true to his usual personality. *proud of my Woobie*

evez
evez
8 years ago

enjoy another vid from the play boyz and Woobie as host at Mnet countdown…he’s too good looking wearing a white long-sleeved shirt rolled halfway onto his arms…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDKXuKNBUAg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBl6Ey82ASc

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Aw, thanks for these, evez!!! What a treat, to see more of the Play Boyz together! 😀 Although, poor Woobie.. they keep on pranking him, don’t they??? On the one hand, I guess it means they like him? Coz don’t people usually prank people they like? I hypothesize it might also be driven by a little bit of envy too, based on what they said “movie stars are different” – though I could be wrong. In any case, it was nice to see a little more of the boys’ rapport as they hung out together, and that’s such a rare thing.

Also! It’s nice to see Woobie doing his hosting gig for Mnet! I think he does a nice job of it, adding some energy to his speech patterns without morphing into a different person. And yes, he looks delish in that crisp white shirt!! You know me and crisp white shirts on handsome men! ;D Swooonn~~

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

This reminds me of a video I’ve seen before where he was the emcee. What’s cute about it is that he danced while the artist was performing. Forgot what it was.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Omo! He DANCED?!??? @.@ I’m just imagining the adorkable awesome!! He doesn’t strike me as the dancing type, his body doesn’t have the fluidity that I associate with dancers. So in my head, his dancing is a little stiff and awkward, and completely adorable! XD

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Yes, he did for a very short while. It was cute. Been looking for it but I still haven’t found it. It was some sort of music awards if I remember it right. He wasn’t the one I was searching for at that time, probably that’s why I couldn’t find it again.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Aw it’s ok.. thanks kaiaraia! In fact, just the imaginary awesome is making me giggle ^.~

evez
evez
8 years ago

..now that kaiaraia shared that still photos of Woobie… i couldn’t help but remember the e12 of Heirs….we all knew Woobie as a young man with full of charms…and seeing him as Young Do in Heirs makes me want to love him more over Kim Tan….i want to see him with Eun-Sang with more romance that of Kim Tan why is that?…despite the fact that Young Do is a second lead here i want the writer to give Young Do a credit…something like Eun-Sang would fall in love with him as well…and that she will be having a hard time in choosing between Kim Tan and Young Do…hahaha!…could that be happen?…you know in most k-drama i’ve watched second lead male always suffer and it feels like they are doom forever…in this case i don’t want that to happen to Young DO!…nooooo please noooo!…LOL!… 😉
..for more Woobie goodies hope you enjoy these…see him having fun with the rest of his buddies: Soo-Hyuk/Joong hyun/Sung Joon/Young Kwan…they are adorable here 😉 …and a trailer from his movie..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrnVgf8-sSQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL6TjVzfGfA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9bGHylejw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07WZg0vnCYE

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

OMGGGG. THANK YOU, evez!!! 😀 😀 😀 I love, LOVE, LURRRVE the Play Boyz outing!!! Besides the obvious Woobie factor (he’s SO cute!!), there’s also the reunion of the boys after White Christmas, and that just made my day. Seriously, seriously made my day. Coz while I didn’t exactly love the dark tone of White Christmas, I loved the characters and their rapport, and it was SUCH a treat to see them together like this, having fun and goofing around and hanging out together, doing boy things and just generally having a good time. Ahhhhhhh!!!! I think I’m going to update my White Christmas review with these as bonus videos, seriously. It’s too good!! 😀

And how much do I love that the show keeps referring to Woobie as Topstar! XD I mean, I don’t know if he’s legitimately a topstar yet, since he’s also widely known as a rookie (ish), but I just LOVE that a program would refer to him as Topstar Kim Woo Bin, coz they’re acknowledging his amazing progress and popularity, and that just makes me happy ^^

I tried to watch the MBC video, but it’s been blocked already *sadface* I should’ve watched it sooner, when you’d just posted it, but I was busy and now that I’m trying to watch it, I can’t. Boo.

As for Young Do.. I’m hoping that the story gives him credit too. Plus a part of me is hoping that the writer will pull a switcheroo and make Woobie lead instead. Coz I do think Young Do is so much more compelling a character than Kim Tan. Chances are slim, of course, but I can’t help hoping. In any case, lots of people are sitting up and taking notice of Woobie, so yay. And more and more people are calling for him to have his own lead role soon, which I am SO looking forward to, too!!

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

The White Christmas boys are so cute.

Some more Woobie stills, just in case you haven’t s seen them.
http://sunshineemine.blogspot.com/2013/11/kim-woo-bin-for-friends-2-greeting.html

A Wobbie fanvid.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

THANK YOU, kaiaraia!!! 😀 There ARE some gems in there that I hadn’t seen before!! I’ve eagerly saved them to my Woobie stash, for further gazing and spazzing! ;D

You DO know how to make a fangirl’s day ❤

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

You’re welcome!

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

YAY!…glad you like it…i really enjoyed watching the vids of the PLAY BOYZ as well…they are so much fun to watch!..when i came across that vids i really have a good time ogling and witnessed their camaraderie outside work and doing just outdoor funs…i love it when they tease Woobie as a big star…like what you said he is still a rookie and yet they acknowledged him as a big star already,,,oh too bad you can’t open the MBC vid anymore..y’know this copyright thing makes me crazy!…they posted it for public viewing and yet prohibits from sharing and blocked it..and don’t you find him so delish in a fancam wearing a shade and cap?…i enjoy it with the background song “I’m Officially Missing You”…

On Young Do…well you’re suggestion is quite fun and awesome…though unlikely to happen i’ll go for it as well…hahahaha!!…poor Kim Tan…oh my!….LMH is one of my k-cutie but honestly, watching them both in Heirs makes me leaning on Young Do more…Woobie got a jaded character in Heirs and yet i feel that he is overpowering LMH….so imagine if it’s Jung Hyong Wa has taken this role?….i would not feel the same hahahahaha!1!…Woobie is simply enigmatic!…<3 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh yes, Woobie is adorable in the fancam!! His quiet shy nature comes out when he repeatedly chews his lip while he awkwardly hangs around, waiting. So cute!! 😀

As for Young Do.. To be honest, I don’t particularly ship him with Eun Sang.. I think he and Rachel make a much more interesting pair. But if that’s what it takes to move him into 1st lead, I’d take it, for the satisfaction of seeing him swoop in to pull a switch!

And now that you mention it, evez, I can’t imagine anyone else but Woobie play Young Do. I just can’t imagine Jung Yong Hwa playing this role. And now as I think upon each of Woobie’s roles to date, I realize that he consistently makes the role his own. I can’t imagine anyone else playing his roles. He IS Mi Reu in White Christmas, and he IS Heung Soo in School 2013. I just can’t imagine those roles played by anyone else, and that’s a pretty huge accomplishment for any actor. Ahhh. So proud of my Woobie ^^

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..yep if it JHW doing the second lead for Heirs?…definitely i would lean to LMH of course!…Woobie is good…he really is! no question about it…as a rookie he shines and that huge accomplishment is due to him..

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Aw, I hafta agree!! I think Woobie’s doing a wonderful job making Young Do an interesting, complex character – more complex, probably, than what is written for him on paper. And yes, I do think that if I were watching a version of Heirs with Jung Yong Hwa playing against Lee Min Ho, that I wouldn’t be so firmly on Young Do’s side as I am now 😛 Simply coz I think Jung Yong Hwa would’ve made Young Do a very different character.

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

It is a blessing JHW dropped out of Heirs. 🙂 He has Mirae’s Choice anyways.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

I’m not following that show but I thought I heard that he’s improved significantly in the acting! That’s good news for drama fans!! ^^

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Swoon. Swoonswoonswoon. He looks so deliciously, casually charismatic & badass. I’m soakin’ it all up, and hopefully-maybe-just-maybe, I’ll have sweet Woobie dreams tonight! ❤ THANK YOU, for the lovely Woobie goodies!! 😀

evez
evez
8 years ago

yeah! count me in to that happy problems…i’m yearning to that happy problems always!..LOL!

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Happy problems make happy fangirls! ;D Coz then we always have a sea of goodies to swim in.. And that pretty much makes fangirl heaven, right? ^^v

kaiaraia
8 years ago

It is raining men here! LOL! The good thing about that happy problem is you can always come back.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Ooh.. Not just ANY men too, coz it only rains very, VERY SPECIAL men up in here! ;D I do love that it always feels like I’m swimming in a sea of GY & Woobie goodness ❤

Playing catch-up is exactly what I’m planning to do today, actually!! I’ve missed lotsa tidbits & conversation threads in the last day or so while I was prepping the giveaway announcement post.. But like you said, the great thing is everything’s always there, so I can always go back & see what you ladies have been up to while I was gone ^.~

evez
evez
8 years ago

yep!…kfangirl’s blogs are so busy that it rains so much goodies and comments from you and the rest of us…..a fun way to spazz and share good things all the time!…<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Ahh! I love that analogy, of it raining GY & Woobie goodies around here!! 😀 It reminds me of that song “It’s raining men” LOL! And yes, I do love that so many lovely tidbits get shared here, that it sometimes feels like it’s pouring & we can barely keep up!! XD Definitely a HAPPY problem, I say!! ^^

Lady G.
8 years ago

Look what popped up on the Drama fever blog tonight. Of course I thought of you! 😀

http://www.dramafever.com/news/15-times-we-couldnt-resist-kim-woo-bins-charm/

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Ahhhh!!!! So much Woobie awesome!! I’m reveling in the sea of Woobie goodness! THANK YOU, Lady G!! ❤❤❤ LOVE IT!! 😀 That lollipop gif is YUM! He makes even sucking a lollipop look badass! ;D

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

hahaha!! I like the top gif. Lots of cool pics in that post. I have Gentleman’s dignity up next to watch since I dropped ‘Lawyers of Korea.’ I love you, Ryu Soo Young and I really like Lee Sung Jae, but that leading actress, Lee Soo Kyung, annoys the snot out of me. ughh!

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Thanks for sharing. I had fun watching the pix.

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

..thanks for sharing this Lady G!…i’m pretty sure kfangirl puddled to the floor!…Woobie is really that ulzzang!..we have GY goodies on the other page and now we have another page of delicious Woobie!…rawr!!!…i i love no. 3,4,8 and 11…..<3

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

LOL. I’ve never seen a blog with more comments than Kfangurl’s! There’s so much to squee and spazz about on almost every post.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

I DID puddle to the floor, evez – coz I LOVE me a sea of Woobie!! And wow, Lady G, thanks!! That means a heckuva lot coming from you, since you’re such a seasoned and experienced netizen *adds tidbit to mental treasure box* I’m SO glad you ladies enjoy hanging out here ❤❤❤

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

LOL. Aww, thanks. I’m new to the K-drama world, and most fans probably know and follow everything that I don’t, n’t online research is a hobby. I’m always digging for stuff. So I share what I can. Or what I know you’ll really appreciate! 🙂

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

You DO know what I appreciate! Smooch ❤

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

I do love the top gif too!!! 😀 So off-handedly cool!

I didn’t love AGD like so many other people did, and unlike everyone else, I was really annoyed with the female lead character. But Woobie is cute in it.. at least, that’s MY silver lining! I’m curious to know how you find AGD, let me know how it goes!! ^^

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I will! I have a feeling the female lead will annoy me too. Is she a naggy ahjumma? LOL. Those are the worst.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

No, not a naggy ahjumma, so maybe that’s a plus point in your books? 😉 I found the female lead character far too ditzy and I felt she had wayyy too much aegyo for a character in her 30s. I also had issues with her odd posture, like her butt stuck out very unnaturally or sth, but then, no one else in the dramaverse seemed to notice it, so maybe it’s just me 😛 Or maybe you might notice it, and then I’ll know it’s not just me..! Lol.

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

You never know with the implants these days!! LOL. Oh no, that’s the opposite side of the coin I loathe, grown women with the aegyo. Seriously, leggo the aegyo, it just isn’t cute! I’ll let you know if I notice. ha!

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Gosh, Ikr?!?? I once saw a documentary of a guy who loved the sculpted look but hated exercise, so he had all manner of implants done to achieve it. Biceps, triceps, abs, the works. Creepy. :S

In the case of AGD’s female lead, though, I think it was more a posture thing. I felt like she was sticking her butt out to a crazy extent. Maybe someone told her that was the best way to achieve the coveted S-line? Oh dear. Now you’ll probably be totally unable to look away from her posture while watching AGD – oopsie! But then again, it might prove a worthwhile distraction from the aegyo? 😛

Seriously, though. LOTS of people love her, and love AGD. I’m probably in the minority here, having issues with the show and the actress etc. You might end up liking it way more than I did! ^^

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Eww! I know which guy you refer to. He wants to be a living Ken doll. SMH.

I watched the first episode of AGD and I kind of get what you mean. She does act like a teenager. Though I’m 33 and sometimes I still do, haha! So far I actually like her. Still, the Aegyo act will start to wear thin soon.

Butt, (haha pun!) I guess The whole butt thing started from the first episode with the red wool dress and I believe he said the most funniest and provocative thing to her: “Your butt remembers what I did last Spring” bwhaha.

Jang Dong Gun looks really handsome, but scary thin here, I just want to give him 3 cheeseburgers. :/ He looks like he was feeding off a liquid diet, not just trim, but no muscle tone or anything. Not cool. I recently read he’s about to become a father again. That’s sweet. He looks much better these days.

The men are all so funny! And it’s great to see Lee Jong Hyuk play against type, he’s usually the serious dude. So I love that aspect of it. I laughed aloud with these guys a lot. Their bromance will probably keep the whole thing afloat for me.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Right? That living ken doll thing is just so creepy. It’s like a train wreck you can’t look away from, it’s that morbidly fascinating :p

Y’know, thinking about it, I don’t have issues with a 30-something woman acting like a teenager coz that can have very positive connotations – having energy, passion and enthusiasm, for example. For me, the issue I had with her is that she was ditzy to the extent of appearing.. developmentally challenged. The way she spoke sometimes was a lethal combination of ditzy bimbo mashed up in the worst way possible, with developmentally challenged kid with speech issues. It drove me batty.

And yes, JDG’s extreme skinniness and sallow pallor just did not look healthy or appealing to me. I did love the smoldery eyes that he turned on at times though. Very nice indeed. And the nonsensical bromantic antics among the 4 guys were fun to watch, once I succeeded in convincing myself these weren’t actually supposed to be grown men, lol :p

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I’m sad to say I gave up on AGD after 2 episodes of her ditzy bimbo mash. I don’t blame the leading men at all, they were terrific and acted appropriately inappropriate for their ages! haha. And Woobie, can’t forget him, he was excellent. But then I realized the story didn’t captivate me. I skipped around to the end.
I was willing to give her benefit of the doubt. I figured because the lead male was a cold, world weary playboy, they needed that bubbly, ‘innocent’ woman to bring him out of his shell. But it just seemed awkward every time given her age and profession as a teacher. I was mad that her high school students were more mature than she was. She’s all over her bed whining, kicking and screeching, or hitting her head at the table and pulling at her hair like a 4-year old, putting on that pouty ‘aegyo’ voice you warned me about. That turned me off super fast. Sad to say, I’ve worked around mentally disabled people for a number of years and even they didn’t resort to those things every minute like she did!!
Yes, yes, despite the skinniness, JDG’s eyes are just dreamy! I fell into them. 😀 I need to find another drama with him fast! lol

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Ah, yes. AGD doesn’t have much of a story, really. It’s more like a bunch of anecdotes strung together by atmosphere. You kind of need to be in a particular mental space to consume this drama – at least, that’s how it worked for me. Once I dialed my expectations to simply almost-mindless entertainment for just before bed, I was much better able to enjoy the show, even in the face of the terrible aegyo.

I suppose it’d be challenging to get your hands on another JDG drama, considering that before AGD, the latest one was AAE, in 2000! All his other shows are even earlier than 2000, and those old shows are notoriously hard to find. On the other hand, you might be interested to check out his movie Friend, since Friend 2 (with Woobie!) is coming out soon? At a vintage of 2001, I’m thinking he wouldn’t yet look so skinny in that either ^^

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Wow, seriously, he didn’t do any dramas after AAE? Boo! Actually there’s a really interesting cowboy/Asian fantasy flick on Netflix with JDG and Kate Bosworth. The Warrior’s way. I might check that one out. But since you suggest Friend I’ll give that a look too. Thanks!

I’m having K-drama fatigue right now. Everytime I try and start an old one I get bored and annoyed. I decided to just focus on the new ones that have episodes coming out each week. And catch up on some J-drama viewing, and maybe K-movies.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Yeah, no. JDG became more of a movie star, so it was a huge, HUGE deal when he came back to dramaland with AGD last year.

I’m planning to check out Friend, which is not only the precursor to Friend 2 (Woobie on my screen!), but is also an iconic Korean movie.

Drama fatigue.. Oh oh!! COFFEE PRINCE is your answer, Lady G!! It’s GOOD. When I have drama fatigue & then dip my toes into CP, I realize all over again why I love kdrama. It’s so well-written and well-paced and well-executed. And it’s the rare kdrama out there directed by a woman. The difference in her touch is quite distinct, I think you’ll like it! 😀

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I wish Netflix carried more of his films. They have a decent selection of K-movies, but not nearly enough. I was mad they removed Chuno! I loved the subs on that. Not too difficult and not too easy. Drama Fever subs try to translate it into serious ‘Ye olde English’ and it’s like what the what?? LOLOL.

I need to clear out all the old drama choices and just start fresh. CP is a good place to start to get back on the K-drama gravy train.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Oh, I haven’t seen the Netflix subs for Chuno (can’t access Netflix from here).. but they do sound decent! DF’s recent reputation is for over-simplified subs, so I suspect the Chuno subs are from the early DF days when they got fansubbing groups to agree to allow them to use their work. I believe the Chuno subs that DF is using were done by Mr. X, who famously used very exacting olde English-esque translations to bring out the full flavor of the original dialogue. Those are the subs I’ve got as well, and while it took some getting used to, I did come to appreciate the flavor and nuance it added to the entire Chuno experience ^^ Those subs wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea for sure, especially those who don’t do well with olde English! 😛

Yeah, I’ve found that when drama fatigue occurs, it’s usually coz I’m surrounded by meh dramas. A good direction to take is exactly what you said – clear away all the middling, meh dramas, and sink your teeth into something good. And I do believe in the power of CP and the power of GY, to put a drama-happy smile on your face! ;D

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

LOL. I will keep your suggestion firm in mind. Thanks for the olde English explanation! I noticed it on some of the older dramas, like Kingdom of the Wind. But it’s not so bad. At first it took me by surprise. But sometimes there are some words used that were so out of date you needed a dictionary.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Lol! That is true!! There were times when I really did not understand the words being used in the Chuno subs! I wonder if Mr. X had to use a dictionary to come up with those words, or if his vocabulary is really that extensive? XD

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Hey hey, just found this! More Woobie Gif Goodness, and LMH.

http://www.dramafever.com/news/10-signs-your-life-is-a-kdrama/

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

Eeee!!! Thank you, Lady G!! Woobie in motion is always, always a good thing. Especially when said motion includes the cool raising of one brow! *loves* LMH ain’t too bad himself too! ^.~

evez
evez
8 years ago

…oh i could feel your sentiments towards Woobie’s jaded character in Heirs…i guess this is one of the drawbacks when a drama is star-studded…Heirs is a 20-episode drama and half of it was already telecast and yet it seems that the Young Do’s character has not yet fully intensify…..i guess same with the lead Kim Tan…we only see bits of each character, i don’t know how this drama gonna progress on the next 10 episodes…..i’m afraid to see this whole drama hanging ’til it ends…let’s hope it’s not…well, seeing many eye candy is a good thing though…. 🙂

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

It’s rather disappointing that at the halfway mark, so many characters still feel underdeveloped, and yes, I’m thinking that’s partly to do with the very large cast of characters. I also think it’s a writing flaw. I mean, I’ve watched other ensemble type dramas, and those felt well-handled (Dream High, Shut Up Flower Boy Band) both story- and character-wise. I guess it’s not impossible to work with a large cast. But it does take skill and care, and I don’t quite see or feel it, in Heirs. So many characters feel 2-dimensional still, and the story seems to want to go everywhere, but isn’t quite going anywhere. I’ve heard some rumors about plot developments going forward that hint at birth secrets & bromance, and I’m wondering how I feel about that. I mean, I do want things to move along better plot-wise, but I do wonder at how coherent this will turn out. I mean, I LOVE the bromance in School 2013, and mostly, it’s because the rift felt real, and the resolution felt earned.. In Heirs, the rift feels a little like a big-deal-about-nothing, and the resolution, if it happens within the next few episodes, may likely feel overly convenient. I hope I’m wrong, of course. And for Woobie’s sake, I’ll stay tuned to find out. ^^

evez
evez
8 years ago

…and oh…e9 and e10 of Heirs…more Woobie goodness…Young Do’s character is getting to my nerves….you’ll see more revelation on why Young Do is like that, unconsciously, he begins to like the female lead…oh boy!…i like Woobie’s outfit here…the way he carries himself is just so eye catching….stunning aura+good acting skills=winner…i don’t know how you see him here but to me he is just so fine in doing his character.. 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Heirs is driving me batty with its idea of romance AND its idea of character development. But I hafta stick up for Woobie and say that he’s really making the best of what’s written for him, bringing whatever nuance and layers possible, to a character who’s really not very well fleshed-out even halfway through the drama. I think I’m gonna have to re-watch School 2013 after Heirs is over, to smooth over any frazzled nerves over the lackluster characterization of Woobie’s character in Heirs.

But I have to agree with you, evez. Woobie looks real fine in that leather jacket. He looks so cool and so badass at once, and so very handsome. He wears it very well indeed ❤

Ivoire
8 years ago

Hello kfangurl,

I really, really, really love your blog, and I think it is my 1st time commenting here. I came here in April (or was it in May?) and read your review of Gaksital, which honestly blew me away. Well done, *claps while standing.* I loved that it was extensive, passionate and well written. Thank you so much for doing all that work and gracing us with such a wonderful piece to read.

As someone who LOVES to write, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that you are not afraid of words and you write, write and write away. I am the same way, and I TOTALLY love that about your blog. You are thorough and extensive, and unabashed in your fangirling. I know I have used the word “love” a lot, however, I do LOVE that about your blog, your writing, and your personality. I am the same way, and so it is really nice to come across people who are like that.

Thank you for your thread on KWB, who I am getting to know better. I did see him in AGD, and though I found him to be good there, I didn’t think much of him at the time. I am currently watch Heirs (I have not watched School 2013 yet, I know 🙁 ) and I am just in love with KWB’s acting in that drama. Oh, the things this man does with his voice, eyes, his eyebrows, the crinkling of his nose (swoon and nosebleed, 🙂 ), etc…
And as you have mentioned, his intensity, his presence, his charisma, his gravitas (yes, he has it), *Sigh* I really wish I could sit down with him and ask him how does he do it, like really? And where does he go, to pull that stuff? And as you mentioned (and as I have gathered) he has not acted for very long.

Reading quickly your thread on KWB (I will have to come back and read it thoroughly), made me realize what an awesome guy he is behind the scenes and in real life. I know a mom whose son goes to the school where the filming takes place in Heirs, and she spent 2 days on the set, when they were filming. She said that the consensus on the set is that KWB is the most personable actor in that cast (are we even surprised at this point? …Err… No????!) He will sign anything, and take pictures with anyone. LMH doesn’t take pictures, I am assuming he must have some restrictions placed on him. I love that KWB is emotionally intelligent as well, and that he has great people skills (Yay!!!!)

I am going to stop for now, before I write a whole book on your blog :-). I just wanted to say “Thank you!” for all that you do, and to encourage you when you feel overwhelmed about maintaining this blog. I personally appreciate it, and I know I am not the only one.

Have a wonderful day :-), and please continue to bring your joy to the blogosphere.

P.S.: I also LOVE that you respond personally to the comments left to you. I look forward to your response 🙂

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Ivoire

Wow, Ivoire, thanks for all your kind words of appreciation and encouragement! That’s really sweet of you to say. *bashful* I never intended to get this wordy when I first started the blog, but of late, brevity has kind of deserted me a little, heh. Given how long some of my reviews tend to get, I am continually moved that so many people are happy to invest the time to read them, especially in the prevailing online climate of fleeting attention spans. I’m always so glad to meet like-minded fans who aren’t afraid of wordiness and bring several chunks of their own wordiness to the blog ^^ Welcome to the blog, Ivoire! You – and wordiness in general – are welcome here 😉

YAY that you’re getting to know KWB.. Isn’t he so, so lovely??? Sigh.. The more I get to know about him, the more I love him, seriously. And if you want to see more of him being amazing, you just hafta, HAFTA check out School 2013, Ivoire! If you think that he’s great in Heirs, you’ll be pleased to know that he’s even more flat-out BRILLIANT in School 2013, and I’m not even exaggerating as a fangirl would. I say that objectively, since I hadn’t even fallen for him yet, when I watched & reviewed School 2013!! He will completely blow you away, I guarantee it. The only problem with that, though, is afterwards, you’re almost sure to have a serious case of KWB-craving. 😛 If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to inhale anything and everything he’s ever appeared in, and as we know, Woobie’s filmography is still in its early growth stages, so pickings aren’t as much as I’d like.

How awesome is that, that you actually know someone who visited the set and saw Woobie in action??? *spazzes at the thought* And I’m not surprised at all, really, that Woobie’s so personable and friendly. Based on the various interviews and footage I’ve seen of him, I feel like he’s a really genuine guy. I love how thoughtfully candid he is, giving answers that betray a ton of intelligence & substance, while managing to remain respectful and tactful. It just seems to come so naturally to him, and I LOVE THAT. Another thing that I really, really love about him, is his friendly affectionate bent. Sweet, adorable, lovely Woobie ❤

PS: LMH doesn’t take pictures? How odd.. I thought most k-celebs tend to be quite picture-friendly. Y’know, to please the fans & all..

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  Ivoire

Hello Ivoire! Welcome to Kfangirl’s blog. I’m a regular here, chatting and sharing here and there. Hope to hang out with you.

Though Woobie has not been acting on screen for long, I’ve read that he had taken acting lessons early on in his modeling career to become more effective. So, I’m thinking that must have been where all his intensity in expressing emotions quietly was honed.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

D’aw ❤ Every time you welcome someone to the blog, I can’t help but grin from ear to ear. Coz it feels like you’re being the unnie/sunbae around here, and I LOVE IT. Thanks for helping everyone feel at home, kaiaraia. ❤ The unnie/sunbae status is totally well-deserved ^.~

Oh yes, Woobie took some acting lessons while modeling, coz he felt it was a necessary skill to help him move to another level of modeling, and it was during the lessons that he started to love acting. I do believe the lessons helped him in terms of acquiring skill.. When I think about it, I believe it was really his role in School 2013 that really was the breakthrough for him, in terms of unlocking his talent. He was very decent in roles before this, but it’s only in School 2013 that he makes this huge quantum leap and becomes totally nuanced, amazing and brilliant and makes my head spin.

I’m so glad he’s found a way to tap into his talent, coz really, I think he’s sooo talented. So much of what he does can’t be taught in an acting class (coz, if it could be taught in an acting class, wouldn’t we be seeing many more capable actors? :P)

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Whenever I see someone new commenting, I get so excited and I can’t help but welcome them. 🙂

I agree. One can only learn so much from a class. There’s got to be some innate talent.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Giggle. You sound even more excited than me, which is super cool! ^^ And oh yes. Innate talent, and that X-factor that just screams star quality. Which Woobie’s got lots of, in my super biased fangirl opinion 😉

Hope everything’s ok for you over there, kaiaraia.. That’s some typhoon you guys faced. The fact that you’re still coming online means you’re ok, which, yay! I hope everything else is ok too. Hugs ❤

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

So thoughtful of you, thanks. Yes, its a super typhoon, the strongest ever. It’s a blessing for us, Metro Manila was not directly hit. The Visayas region though was not so lucky. Many provinces have been declared under state of calamity. 🙁

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

🙁 I’m so glad you’re ok and that where you are wasn’t directly hit. At the same time, what an awful thought, about all the provinces which now need to recover and heal. Words escape me. Let’s continue to cling to hope, knowing that this awful season too, shall pass. And tomorrow shall be a better tomorrow. Hugs & love to you & all that’s yours, dear kaiaraia ❤

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Right! This too shall pass. My sincerest thanks.

evez
evez
8 years ago

…hahaha!…LJS is Woobie’s other half!…hey, i laugh loudly!!…you know Woobie is very candid in saying that he really feels LJS…i guess not as RL partner but as a bestie…y’know?…bromance is really that in the k-ent world and it happens not only with them…i think those are they’re saying “aegyo” thing among besties… i think that bromance thing between them is less extreme to compare it between Yunho and Jaejoong(TVXQ members) closeness… 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh yes, both Woobie & Jong Suk are very candid about their friendship and bestie status, & I love that. They don’t try to hide their closeness, neither do they seem to exploit it for fan attention. They just seem so natural and uninhibited about it, like they couldn’t care less what people are saying or not saying about their friendship. I like that.

Y’know, I don’t really follow much kpop, so I had to google the thing about Yunho & Jaejoong and, er, yeah. It’s definitely more extreme closeness (I saw pix of them kissing?? O.o) than what Woobie has with Jong Suk.

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

…so you’ve seen it yourself ..the Yunjae couple…y’know when the group is still intact, rumor says that there is really something between Yunho and Jaejoong which i find absurd….i think those things are just for promotional thing and nothing else…..they just made it more thrilling for viewing…i don’t know how SME handle that and just let it go that way…..anyway the group has parted ways…TVXQ(Changmin and Yunho) and JYJ(Jaejoong, Junsu, Yoochun) …

..with Woobie and LJS, they’re just really that close….i think they’re started it way back in their modeling days until they made a drama together…it’s fun seeing them so close and supporting each other like siblings.. 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Really, there were rumors that Yunho & Jaejoong were an item? It sounds like something that the rumor mill would churn out, just to fan the imaginations of fans who ship them. Considering how the fanfics always skew towards members of bands romancing one another – altho, for the life of me, I can’t see how this is hot, coz if you’re sweet on Oppa, wouldn’t you rather imagine him making out with you instead of his band buddy? – I can see why SME would allow/encourage these rumors, to feed the frenzy.

Now that I think about it, I’m SO glad that that isn’t the direction that Woobie’s friendship with Jong Suk is taking. I like them fine just the way they are: dorky and affectionate with each other, without any faux romance. I’d rather fantasize about Woobie makin’ out with ME, thankyouverymuch! XD

kaiaraia
8 years ago
kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Eeee!! How adorable is Woobie?? And how adorable that bestie Jong Suk is there to support him! 😀 Although, I do think it was a little, er, *much* for the writer to refer to Jong Suk as Woobie’s “other half” coz, isn’t that, y’know.. ME??? ^.~

evez
evez
8 years ago

…oh …so much for our GY on premium postings,,,but i never forgotten this Woobie of yours of course…trailers of e9 and e10 shows the badass Young Do having a fight scenes with Kim Tan…pretty engaging and exciting…

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Woobie’s rockin’ the badassery, and I’m quite transfixed to him on my screen. I do want the writing around his character to get fleshed out further, though. The writing for Young Do is a little too flat for my taste so far.. I’d like something a little less.. subtle, in terms of Young Do’s layers. C’mon, writer-nim, you can do it!!

evez
evez
8 years ago

hahahaha!…i have many K-hunks on the list…classifying them into groups…LOL!…the more the merrier….that’s why i’m having a drama battle watch nowadays on the netz…Heirs/Marry Him if You Dare/Medical Top Team…..plus the dvds i just recently acquired….ahhhh!..k-drama addiction…why?…the K-ent has swallowed me up kaiaraia…;) no time for RL partner!…LOL!

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Giggle. At you and your harem of k-hunks, evez.. All classified into groups & everything!! XD I can just imagine you flippin’ through a catalogue in your princess lair, as you summon them one by one, depending on your mood for the day..!! 😉

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

and in my harem of k-hunks there is one special and outshines the rest….Gong Yoo is the name!…the most beautiful man in my eyes…hahahaha!..

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Of COURSE he’s outshining the rest of your harem, evez. It’s fabulous, fabulous Gong Yoo!! 😉 He can be all low-profile & media-avoidy, but when he shows up, he just takes your breath away and you forget there’s any other k-hunk in that harem 😉

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

May I recommend Basketball?

Who needs a RL partner when you’ve got your harem! hahaha

kaiaraia
8 years ago

@kfangirl: I’m happy you’re happy. Found this over that link Lady G. shared in IHVY page.
http://crazy9drama.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/fashion-kim-woo-bin-exudes-manly-and-soft-charisma-with-clothes/

@evez: Can’t just help recognizing talented, lovely people, right? Yet, just like you, am a faithful GY lover. Wouldn’t hurt to have some boylets on the side though. 🙂

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Ooh, lovely Woobie!!! ❤❤❤ THANK YOU, kaiaraia!!! So much Pretty!!! 😀 😀 😀 Savin’ these for more ogling and gazing. Yes, I store up Woobie goodness. Like a bear stores up fat for winter XD

BOYLETS, kaiaraia?!??? XD HAHAHAHA!!! That’s so cute! Although I just can’t think of Woobie as a boylet, try as I might. He’s too.. large 😉

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

@kaiaraia …ooh! boylets on the side….hahaha!..it’s slang word ….isn’t that word coined from the gay’s lingo?…is it more of a gay lingo..am i right?…

kaiaraia
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Yes, it was, evez. An object of affection and/or desire with no commitments whatsoever… hahaha

evez
evez
8 years ago

…from the other page we swoon over GY madness and here is another…Woobie’s page..my!oh my!…this blog site of yours are truly captivating…..two of your k-loves are receiving a lot of acknowledgment from fangirls …woot!..woot!…woot!….<3

e8 of Heirs shown a great acting skill of Woobie being a badass Young Do…and from kaiaraia's shared link looks like your boy is heading to that kind of role now….see that fierce look?…ahhh this boy continues to give me a *deep sigh*…but nothing could take me away from GY of course!..LOL….Woobie is so great in suit, even in red and white…i love Woobie's hand i'ts long and pinkish…that's what i notice when i watch Heirs…in contrast with the hands of GY…long and tanned..

imagine him as your boyfriend…..thoughtful and with a good sense of humor….you'll never get a dull moment of this boy kfangirl… 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Giggle. Yes, both GY and Woobie are vying for my attentions, now.. What with GY’s fanmeet and his movie coming out, and Woobie in Heirs and Friend 2.. I have no complaints whatsoever! Somethin’ delicious from both of my boys at any given time, whenever I look at the k-media. Excellent! *nods approvingly*

Yes, Woobie does badass really, really well.. I want his roles to show him as MORE than a badass though.. Sorta like School 2013, where he got to show layers and layers of character, even amid the badassery.

Me, imagine Woobie as my boyfriend? Why yes, I’ve got that covered, and indeed, he’s an excellent fantasy boyfriend. Y’know, when I’m not dating fantasy GY..!!! XD

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..yes..you’re right kfangirl…crazy me…but my timeline pix on fb has been quite active in rotating array of k-hunks….hahahaha!!..gosh..i thought those gorgeous k-hunks is just enough to invade my mobile…but it’s not!… i have to show them off….LOL!…;)

..and we’re also vying for it!…be it Gong Yoo or Woobie…fine, let’s take it to the chorus!….squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!….hah!…it’s so good to be a fangirl…

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Hahaha!!! I thought Woobie invading my phone was a big deal, but you’ve gone one further evez, having your harem of k-hunks do rotation duty on your FB timeline! XD No wonder your friends are shaking their heads.. But it’s ok.. We understand.. I bet you’re not the only one too! Plus, a fangirl has her rights.. to have her k-harem on display! ^.~

kaiaraia
8 years ago

Hope you wake up to a beautiful beautiful morning.

Last night I saw Friends 2’s trailer. Woobin looks so fierce. I may be late but just in case you haven’t seen these

Trailer:
http://www.hancinema.net/video-character-trailer-released-for-the-korean-movie-friends-2–62121.html or
http://asianwiki.com/Friend_2

Still Photos:
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Friends_2-picture_365232.html?sort=Latest_Added_Pictures

He seems very warm and gentle in these behind the scenes stills.
http://woobinahhh.blogspot.com/2013/08/woo-bin-during-filming-friend2.html

Articles:
http://www.hancinema.net/kim-woo-bin-unfazed-by-great-expectations-for-sequel-to-friend–62037.html

I love red and white.
http://mwave.interest.me/enewsworld/en/article/30614

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

Wow, kaiaraia!!! 😀 😀 😀 What a lovely, lovely prezzie for a lovely, lovely day!!! THANK YOUUU ❤❤❤ So much Woobie goodness, I’m soaking in what feels like a whole ocean of it!!

I’d seen the trailer, and some of the stills, but there’s so much here, in terms of goodies I hadn’t come across!! ^^

Isn’t it just so him, to be all fierce and badass onscreen, then be all warm, gentle & adorkable behind the scenes?? That’s my Woobie.. ❤ I love what he said when he was asked about possibly being typecast, that it’s every actor’s job to create different characters. To me, that IS a mark of a great actor, to be able to make characters feel distinct and different, even if they appear similar on paper. I’m so looking forward to seeing him in Friend 2!!

And that Ceci video – LOVE IT!!! 😀 He reminds me of some kind of vampire prince, the way he’s styled and how he comes across. So cool & languid, & charismatic & mysterious & broody, with just a hint of a smile playing about his lips. Ahhhh!!! Gorgeous!!!

*swims happily in the sea of Woobie* ❤

Lady G.
8 years ago

Hey, thought you might like, or LOVE this Woobie gif from Drama Fever’s blog. http://www.dramafever.com/news/we-wish-9-things-korean-dramas-make-us-want/

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  Lady G.

OMGGG.. 9 things korean dramas make us want??? #1: Makes me want Kim Woo Bin!!! Eeeeee!!! LOVE his smile. Thank youuuu, Lady G!! ❤❤❤

Lady G.
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

You’re welcome! LOL.

kaiaraia
8 years ago

He literally popped up my screen as I opened my browser. Just in case you haven’t seen it. A dessert for you this fine morning. 🙂

http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/kim-woo-bin-shows-off-his-cool-charms-064900432.html

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  kaiaraia

And what a lovely sweet dessert this is!! 😀 Thank you, kaiaraia!! I’d seen the pix but hadn’t come across the write-up.. I love that he wanted to audition for Friend 2 together with Jong Suk.. Those 2 besties are just adorable, seriously! XD

Woobie sounds like he really wants to do well in Friend 2.. I want him to do well too!! I hope the pressure of acting alongside such veterans doesn’t affect his delivery.. I know he’s plenty capable of awesome. Woobie fighting!! ❤❤❤

wonder woman (@jesimieldamina)

I just got introduced to your blog after watching my- i mean, OUR darling Kim Woo Bin in School 2013. I don’t think anyone has given me as many feels as Woobin in School and in the bonus episode/interview on dramafever. plus, your articles are SPOT ON!!! i have probably read everything i could lay my hands on. but i decided to comment here because Kim Woo Bin is soooooo deliciously gorgeous. I haven’t had a crush/fan-girl moment like the one his bromance with Lee Jong Suk in all my life! I am seriously cosnsidering wall to wall paneling my bedroom with wallpapers of this on-screen god. thanks for an entertaining post. LOVED IT!

wonder woman (@jesimieldamina)

i apologize for my typos… fangirl-ing here….

kfangurl
8 years ago

Eeee!! More Woobie love in the house!! Always, ALWAYS a good thing!! ❤

There’s just something about Woobie, isn’t there? He’s just so, SO mesmerizing onscreen. His screen presence and charisma is so thick that it practically has a life of its own. You simply can’t look away. I find myself struggling to read subs when he’s onscreen. Just. Can’t. Look. Away. Even for subs! XD

Like you, I am completely taken aback by the extent of Woobie’s effect on me.. I mean, he just pretty much showed up and blew away the competition without even breaking a sweat. I imagine that if I had a bedroom wallpapered with Woobie awesome, I may never actually want to leave my room – or get out of bed, for that matter! 😉

evez
evez
8 years ago

..hahaha…and you will experience more of that when “Heirs” premiered…aahhh!..this is going to be a non stop spazzing….:)

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Non-stop spazzing which I’m fully looking forward to, I might add! Eeeee!! ❤

evez
evez
8 years ago

..yeah..that split seconds gave you a frenzy and wanting more of him….*sigh*…oh..you’re travelling again..have a safe trip then and when you comeback i’m sure that you’ll be enjoying watching Woobie to the MAX!…:)

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

I know. Woobie has that inexplicable squee effect on me.. Just a few seconds & I’m about ready to explode. Whole episodes, episode after episode? Omo. I think I’ll be a puddle on the floor! XD

evez
evez
8 years ago

…and as the first teaser of the “Heirs” is already on surface…i’m pretty sure you’re also excited when this one premiered this coming October 9…did you know that some kdrama viewer here are looking for a DVD copy of it already?….wow!..due to enticing promotional materials from SBS no wonder why..and WOobie looks pretty exciting on the trailer along with other male castings…whether this drama is good or not this one is a must see…LOL!

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Yes, doesn’t Woobie look sooo handsome in the trailer?!? 😀 He doesn’t appear for more than a few fleeting seconds, but it’s enough to send me into a full-on spazz.. I am super excited to have him properly on my screen, in HD! I won’t be able to watch Heirs live with everyone else coz I’ll be traveling when it premieres, but you can be sure that I’ll be making up for it by watching him twice! At LEAST twice. ;D

evez
evez
8 years ago

…believe in the power of possibilities!..it might or might not happen…one thing is for sure we will see KWB doing the lead role in a lovable bickering with his soon screen partner!..that’s the spirit of fangirling…<3<3<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

At this moment, I would watch *anything* Woobie’s in, to be honest! That’s why I watched White Christmas and that’s why I’m watching Vampire Idol XD

evez
evez
8 years ago

:)…should we send an email request?…hahaha!…honestly…i don’t know if there such a thing called fan mail request accommodation for castings..LOL..’coz i will be gladly do it myself…<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Lol, I’m sure it’s going to take more than a fan email to get us that dream casting.. it’s those pesky little things, y’know, like, a script, a broadcaster, no scheduling conflicts & interest from both leads.. XD But who knows, it just might happen? ^^

evez
evez
8 years ago

..same with me i like Ha Ji Won’s character in K2H better…oh..it’s ok if she’s not your choice…whoever that female lead will soon be paired with KWB..that for us to see..

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Now that we’ve been talking about it, Jung Eun Ji’s become my top pick for an actress to play opposite Woobie in an OTP context. She’s age-appropriate, natural, earthy and talented, with charm and spunk to spare. I think a bickering romance with Woobie would give him a nice amount of scope, ranging from comedic to romantic. I think they’d be super cute together too. Ahhhh!! The possibilities!! Casting Directors, are you reading this?!? XD

evez
evez
8 years ago

….Oh Jung Eun Ji is a good choice also…she’s good in “TWTWB” i do like her chemistry with Kim Bum there..just now as i’m reading article from soompi page…what if KWB will be paired with Ha Ji Won?…both have appeared on MBC’s Section TV Entertainment and they look good together in photo and Ha Ji Won was asked how she sees KWB?…Ha Ji Won replied”…Kim Woo Bin has an “sparkling aura” and she thinks that Woobie will do well in the future…BAM!…that’s what we think of Woobie aren’t we?…it would be nice to see them both in action..what do you think?..

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Ohh.. Ha Ji Won is a hit-or-miss for me.. I sometimes find her really good, and then sometimes, I find her completely underwhelming.. I liked her better in King 2 Hearts than Secret Garden.. I found certain scenes of hers in Secret Garden quite awkward, tbh.. Especially the last episode’s cutesy married-life scenes with Hyun Bin. It just didn’t work for me. So.. At this point, I’m more willing to vote for Jung Eun Ji than Ha Ji Won.. not that my vote actually makes a difference! Ha.

evez
evez
8 years ago

…oh! how could i forgot Shin Min Ah…it would be pretty much exciting if KWB will be paired with her and the in season Gongvely is awesome as well….<3

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Yes it would be awesome.. I’m also thinking of Jung Eun Ji right now, coz I just saw her guest on Barefoot Friends, and I loved her in both Answer Me 1997 and That Winter.. She’s got such a natural, easy, spunky sort of screen presence. I’d love to see Woobie and her in a bickering romance – that should be super cute!

snow_white
8 years ago

Did you check out the Kim Woo Bin stills for Heirs….he is looking so good!! While I was writing the post about it, I suddenly remembered your love for him and thought you might like this little (?) news 😉

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  snow_white

I saw the pix!!! 😀 And I LOVE – like really, really LOVE! – THE LOOK!!! [spazzspazzspazz] Soooo handsome *sigh* I could gaze at him washing dishes like that all day ❤ I can hardly believe he’s coming to my screen soon!!! Eeeee!!! *flails*

evez
evez
8 years ago

seriously Woobie is!…like what when i first saw LSJ in “Secret Garden”…this is what great in watching k-dramas you’ll discover talented artist first as part of extended cast only..but then upon watching it’s always a high-spirited feeling to notice a non-lead cast captivates your attention not only of stunning looks but also of good acting skills as well..from then you’ll become a fan and it’s a good thing to see that the one you admire is progressing affirmatively.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh! Now that you mention Lee Jong Suk and Secret Garden, it suddenly clicked in my mind that Lee Jong Suk’s gone from crushing on Yoon Sang Hyun to becoming Yoon Sang Hyun’s love rival in IHYV! HAHA! That just tickles me pink! XD

Yes, I’m definitely stoked to be watching Woobie build his career in real time.. And I’m very pleased that even though his role in School 2013 wasn’t QUITE the lead, that it was meaty and gave him room to shine. School 2013’s currently my favorite show of Woobie’s, as I wait for his other works to go live ^^ There is definitely a full rewatch in my future! ;D

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

…did you see that too?…from having a clandestine role to a boy next door….funny thing is it’s with YSH again…you’ll get to see how far LJS gone in arrays of role portraying ….same with Woobie…and like you said School 2013 may not be a lead role for him but definitely he’ll get one after Heirs…;)

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh yes, I loved Secret Garden! Hyun Bin was amazing in that! Lee Jong Suk’s role was so minor that I almost forgot he was in the show.. But yes, he’s definitely growing as an actor, and I love watching that evolution on my screen! Same with Woobie.. He’s getting better and better. I can see the difference so starkly, just comparing his roles in School 2013 and Vampire Idol. Like night and day! I’m waiting expectantly for the awesome to keep evolving and growing – also on my screen! Lead role for Woobie? YES PLEASE! 😀

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..definitely YES for me also…and i’d like to see Woobie being paired with a good and versatile actress and bring out the best in him…:)

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Y’know, now that you mention it, evez, I just realized that Woobie hasn’t quite had a chance to play the romantic role much at all.. In Vampire Idol, it was mostly for laughs, and in TTBY, it was one-sided, and in School 2013, romance wasn’t even on his mind. That WOULD be interesting to see: Woobie playing the romantic leading man. I think when that happens (& I’m SURE it’ll happen, he’s so talented!) I’m gonna have a total spazz attack. Woobie being romantic? Eeeee!!! ❤

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..yes, of all his dramas you didn’t find any romance and wouldn’t it be nice to see Woobie interacts with his screen partner?…And as the “Heirs” is about to be premiered, i want to see how far he can go playing as the second lead…will he shows some aegyos with Park Shin Hye?…well, well, that remains to be seen…and i promise he will soon doing the lead..would you recommend some screen partner for him if that happens?…Do you think Yoon Eun Hye is ok?..or would you recommend somebody as his age?…

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

That’s an intriguing question.. I actually wouldn’t mind the age of the actress he plays opposite.. But I’d like it to be a solid actress who really brings it. Woobie really gives it his all when preparing for a character, and it’d be a waste if he played opposite someone who can’t really act.. If he plays opposite a good actress, though, we have the potential for some serious onscreen magic. And THAT is something I’m chomping at the bit to see ^^

evez
evez
8 years ago
Reply to  kfangurl

..If we are talking about acting capability there’s one in my mind and that is Kim Sun Ah…she’s good and versatile. For me of all Korean actress i’ve seen so far KSA has the best acting skills and she has been paired with a younger male lead…the last she did was with Lee Jang Woo in “I Do I Do”.. or i want something like “KSS”, could be the same but with deeper and good story-line.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh, I do like Kim Sun Ah.. She’s a very solid actress indeed. I also really love Shin Min Ah, Bae Doo Na, and Gong Hyo Jin. Actually, come to think of it, I’d love to see Woobie spar with Shin Min Ah. She’s got such a lovely sparkling screen presence, and such a spunky, natural style. I’d love to see Woobie play against that ^^

evez
evez
8 years ago

YAY!..you’re right!…this guy now awed me!..;) ….and there so much awesomeness with Woobie and Lee Jong Suk!…bromance is really killing me! this is what i felt when i watched Geol-Oh(Yo Ah In) and Yeorim(Song Joong Ki) in “SSKS”… i’m excited to see Woobie on his second lead role in “Heirs”…now i’ll be anticipating for him doing the lead…LOL!..<3<3<3..

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

YES, there is a WHOLE LOTTA awesome when Woobie and Jong Suk are onscreen together, isn’t there?! How far into the show are you now, evez? I ended up loving this bromance even more than the one in SKKS, actually. I mean, the bromance in SKKS was excellent, and I loved it, but this particular brand of Woobie-Jong Suk awesome is just WAYYY more addictive, imo. 😀 And Woobie is just amazing in the role. I mean, he just wowed me. Jong Suk as well. They both did wonderfully in their roles, which just added to the off-the-charts awesome ^^ They are simply cracktastic, those two.. ❤

YAY that you’re discovering the Woobie awesome, evez! Coz spazzing with a fellow fangirl is just SO much fun! ;D I am looking forward to Woobie taking on more varied and challenging roles in the future.. I do think he’s got a lot of talent, and he’s serious enough about his craft to hone it with care.

evez
evez
8 years ago

…and yes you’re right, i find something about this Woobie guy..though i’m only halfway of School 2013..and yet…couldn’t wait for the premiere of the “Heirs”…i think we would be seeing a different KWB in this drama since he’s the second lead..he’s quite a good actor…He’s meek and mysterious in appearance….and yet he will blow you away when he’s in action.

kfangurl
8 years ago
Reply to  evez

Oh! You’re halfway through School 2013 already?!? Woot!! Isn’t Woobie awesome?? His screen presence is so commanding, and his delivery is so full-on yet nuanced. It just gets better, evez. I promise! 😀

I’m looking forward to Heirs too. Mostly just so that I get to see more Woobie on my screen, heh.