Don’t ask me why because I really don’t know. It just happens.
Shin Ha Kyun has been occupying my BRAIN 24/7 as of late. Doesn’t matter that his drama isn’t good or anything. Doesn’t matter that he
seldom never smiles in it. Doesn’t matter that he’s always out-of-breath screamy and shouty in it (believe me, he really goes all out, and sometimes IMO overdoes it too much). I just love seeing him on screen. I just love seeing him.
It’s funny how much a film or drama character can do to make you fall that hard for an actor. The same happened to me with Ha Jung Woo. I’d actually seen him in H.I.T, My Dear Enemy and The Chaser before he came into my heart. It was his character in Hwanghae which sealed the deal for me, and thus the beginning of my venture to watch all his movies available within reach.
The same with Shin Ha Kyun. I first saw him in Thirst, then Harvest Villa. Thought he was a good actor but that was it, I wasn’t particularly enamored or charmed by his presence.
Not until he came along and grabbed me by a rude shouting of his in BRAIN. What a way to begin a fandom haha.
SHK in serious Dr. Lee mode…
He might be all rigid and unfeeling in Brain. But in his films, he’s always the cracker-joke-weird-like character. And smiles a whole lot too.
Reminds you of another actor? HINT: The smile.
Come on, you’re nearly there! This other actor is also an actor that I love dearly. <33
Meanwhile, time for some geekiness.
Oh enuff with the pictures already.
Out of everything, love it the most when he’s moving around swearing, cussing, pulling out his guns and even just purely emoting.
Have a Foxy Festival (2010) trailer
I’ve seen this film (bought the DVD just for SHK) and can only say that you have to be really open with the message it intends to convey. SHK plays a sexually obnoxious man who thinks he has the biggest and best cock in the world. LOL From Lee Kang Hoon to this character, it was non-stop laughter for me. Loved his portrayal (tho film was still weird).
Assassin SHK in No Mercy For Rude (2006):
The Devil’s Game (2006):
Okay, this looks like a good thriller. Am going to get this DVD no matter what.
Young SHK, Kim Sang Kyung and Han Ji Hye in Lee Soo Kyung’s “Hwalili” MV
SHK in Zia’s “Just Laugh” MV
Great song, great MV, and most of all, great acting by Shin Ha Kyun as the emotionally devastated father.
So yeah, that’ s pretty much it for now. I haven’t even posted anything about his best stuff to-date, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Save the Green Planet and Welcome to Dongmakol. Kinda planning to save an entry for each film?:P
At the rate I am going, in no time, man will top even Ha Jung Woo for me.
Look forward to that day! 🙂