Friday, 7 November 2008

TVXQ’s Vacation: The Way U Are (2007)

Korean title: 더 웨이 유아 (Deo-wei-yoo-ah)

What’s popping:

Well, well, well, there’s more to Hero Jaejoong than just his pretty face. The boy is surprisingly a versatile actor.

His story has a doppelganger twist to it and Hero easily takes on the role of a sleazy conman, an action hero (sic) and a punching bag (you’ve gotta watch the drama) apart from playing his rather clueless self.

Hero’s story is about mistaken identity. He looks exactly like a thug named Changshik, who is in a whole lot of trouble with the club owner he works with - Changshik stole his boss’ money to help pay for his Mom’s surgery.

The story begins when Hero is about to get his ticket for his much-needed vacation. He is grabbed by Changshik’s former boss’ men and beaten up.

Kerr-pow!: Only death and destruction lie in Hero's wake

Nobody believes him when he tells them who he really is (Changshik used the same tactics – saying that he’s Hero of TVXQ – to escape) so he has to deal with all the baggage the illusive Changshik left behind – and that includes a pissed off girlfriend.

Out running Hero: 'Come on, keep up with me if you can.'

Hero deftly handles the lead in this drama and is very impressive in his role – showing depth as well as versatility.

I thoroughly enjoyed his sleazy conman bit – hilarious! You know, if Hero wants out of singing, he could always try acting.

The plot:

Stretched thin while preparing for their upcoming concert, the five boys of TVXQ/ DBSK are given a break from each other for two weeks.

Their vacations see them heading out on their own (except Xiah and Max) and The Way You Are is Hero’s story of mistaken identity.

This is part of a four-episode omnibus. The other episodes are Cassiopeia, Beautiful Life and Eternal.

Watch it:

Get the DVD

Related entries:
Micky Yoochun’s Eternal
Xiah Junsu & Max Changmin's Beautiful Life
U-Know Yunho's Cassiopeia

Pics credit: Vacation Official site


aya said...

The plot is interesting.. and i wanna watch it much more since you guys said Hero's a good actor :)

KKVL said...

hasn't this already been rleased ages ago last year?why the suden talk abt it again??

linda said...

Hey K-Popped! Hero's going to be his first real drama (Heaven’s Mail Deliverer) with Han Hyo-joo (Spring Waltz + Iljimae). I'm excited to watch it!

Dottie said...

@ k-popped ladies~ thanks for refreshing our memory! My favorites are 'Beautiful Life' and 'The Way You Are' because as you've mentioned Junsu, Changmin and Jaejoong's acting chops are actually very good!

@ kkvl: as a TVXQ fan, I just cannot sick of the boys so... please bear with us. :)

Anonymous said...


He storyline is the best...well...i haven't been able to see YooChun's... i also cant wait to see reviews how he does in the new drama he is participating ^^

비비안 said...

hahahah... i remember this story made me laugh and made me cry ...

i remember when i saw jaejoong wearing that head-band, i laugh like hell..

the part where he, visit "omma".. i cry ...

but when he dress up like a girl, i was like envy... how can he be so pretty jek...

thanks for sharing it.. it refresh alot of memory ...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but Liz, Orchid, didn't you guys also like Rain's awful "Spud Racer, too? (Do you think Rain's music label is forcing him to sell that really wierd line of clothes as revenge for "Spud Racer"?? Me too!)
This film looks pretty bad. Your line: "Changshik stole his boss’ money to help pay for his Mom’s surgery.", makes me wonder just WHAT operation...perhaps having her tail removed? After "Spud Racer", I don't think I'm gonna be running out to get this one anytime soon...

Vic in Long Beach, CA

Hanneebuff said...

can't really agree 100% to what you said about Jaejoong being a good actor. He's my favorite but he still needs a lot of improvement with his acting skills. but yeah, I was envious because he looked more beautiful than me when he dressed up as a woman.

katyrose,bby. said...

I started watching DBSK's Vacation miniseries thing. And so far I really think Hero is the only good actor of them all (in all fairness, I havent watched Micky Yoochun's Vacation yet.) He could so become an actor if the music thing were to fall through. The others...meh. I don't know. They might get by on their looks & the fanbases they already have. (Kind of like a few other actors/actresses I can think of....)


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