Tag Archives: Jo Bo Ah

Thorn/Innocent Thing: Stream of Consciousness Review

This is what I wrote on DC Jang Hyuk gallery after watching the movie, and I just translated it. It contains a lot of spoilers, and assumes readers have watched the movie. Junki=Jang Hyuk character, YoungEun=high school girl, SeoYeon=Junki’s wife.

Continue reading

Thorn aka Innocent Thing – Thoughts on Junki and gifs

Hi! I’m going to repost something I wrote on the comments section (my laziness has reached new levels!) in an attempt to give you some insight on Jang Hyuk’s character (and in order to introduce the gifs I made and conceal the fact that they are absolutely random haha)


Junki was mostly bored and or repressed by his life and that’s how we see him in almost every scene. Even when he is watching soccer he has a “meh” expression, until he starts remembering Young Eun. However when he is smoking, drinking, playing rugby or making love, he comes alive as if he is releasing all that repressed energy.

He has a competitive streak that is hinted at when he is challenged by Young Eun when he couldn’t hit her with the ball. And there is his love for sports. Also I read he had been a succesful athlete. So he has all this inside of him yearning to get out. He may be also going through a midlife crisis and the anxiety that he will be a father soon and therefore will have to give up on his “youthful” dreams and do his “duty”? When he smokes you can see him suck on that cigarette with such need (it makes it seem really desirable and I am totally against smoking) Then again, this P.E teacher makes everything that is “wrong” feel desirable.

IN SUMMARY: Junki sees in Young Eun a way to escape his suffocating life, a way to release his suppressed energy and also, a way to hold on to his youth. All of this until she begins suffocating him as well…

Thorn_junki_apark1 Thorn_junki_apark2 Thorn_junki_apark3 Thorn_junki_begs Thorn_Junki_smoke2 Thorn_junki_smoke3 Thorn_junki_smokes2 Thorn_junki_smokes1

Thorn HD preview with new “important” scenes

This new preview of Thorn is in HD quality and it contains some new “important” scenes. Of course I had to milk every second of those “important” scenes through gifs and captures because you know me! I’m perverted and shameless. Oh what you didn’t know? Ok, now you do, and you have been warned!















This slideshow requires JavaScript.

TV Daily: Jang Hyuk talks about Thorn, obsession, bed scenes etc – photos and excerpts


Some excerpts from this interview translated by Gumi

Jang Hyuk is a happy man

  • He talked about how Junki wants to escape his reality, his routine etc So he was asked whether he ever wanted to escape it, and he says, he escapes “routine” by going on trips but he is never alone. And if there is any “escape” it is during filming. But he is generally happy with his life.
  • The hardest thing about playing Junki in Thorn is that there was less action and reaction. He had to show what was in his mind through expressions, not words. Bo Ah and Seon Woo Seon expressed a lot of emotions but Junki didn’t
  • He is a man in his 30s but he had to feel like a man in his 50’s.


  • The main theme in the film is “What is love”?
  • He thinks this is more about addiction than obsession (I wish he had elaborated on the difference)
  • Has an attractive man like Jang Hyuk ever experienced a Junki-like situation? “Never in my life have I been stalked or obsessed. It might sound like a joke, but really, half of my life was spent on a filming site. I’m 39 now and I started acting at 19 (korean age) Since I was stressed on filming site, there was no room to stalk or be stalked. If I were in Junki’s situation? It would never happen, I would cut it off at once (*Note to self*: Do not get any crazy fangirl ideas from this movie, must remember this guy is a Jeet Kun Do expert)
  • 20140331-130930.jpg

  • He talked about bed scenes: It’s not like someone has to lead someone. The director told us to do as we feel and we did as we felt.
  • Even though he was a senior he didn’t order or direct Jo Bo Ah. Jang Hyuk said “I told her one thing, don’t study” and laughed shyly. “I told her, to do as she feels, it’s not something you can analyze or study. Some genres require you to analyze and act, but Thorn was different. The movie’s emotion depends on how this character acts. That’s actually the hardest. Scenario is just a blueprint and acting is completely on actors”.

Thorn – Character Video Profile – Junki

Here is a character video profile of Junki, the P.E teacher played by Jang Hyuk in Thorn