JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong became a man of many faces.
Kim Jae Joong has appeared as the strongest warrior in Joseon, Kim Kyung Tak, on MBC’s Dr. Jin.
Although it was his first role in a traditional drama, he managed to receive favorable reviews by successfully going back and forth from a serious officer to a sad son born out of wedlock.
He especially gained himself the name of ‘weekend boyfriend’ by being serious and sharp everywhere else but being kind toward his fiancée Young Rae (Park Min Young).
He failed, however, to steal her heart.
When she continued to act as if she wasn’t interested in Kyung Tak and showed feelings toward Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun), their love was destined to be doomed.
Kim Jae Joong again had to act out a man in an unrequited love, following the same pattern he did in his role for Protect the Boss.
At this netizens said, ‘Why is he always the one not being loved back?’, ‘That probably won’t happen in real life’, ‘Kim Jae Joong’s love is sadder than the love scenes’ and ‘He’s probably an expert in such roles now.’
In the drama Protect the Boss, which aired last year, Kim Jae Joong took on the role of Cha Mu Won, who loves Seo Na Yoon (Wang Ji Hye) and No Eun Sul (Choi Kang Hee) but doesn’t receive any love in return.
Even in the Japan drama Hard to Say I Love You in 2010, his character had a crush on the role played by Ueno Juri.
In 2006, when he was a member of TVXQ, he starred in a film titled Dating on Earth with the members, and appeared as a delinquent high school student who again has a crush on his homeroom teacher.
Will Kim Jae Joong ever be loved?