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5 Kim Soo Hyun Dramas to Watch While Waiting for ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ new episodes

You have probably heard of the actor extraordinaire Kim Soo Hyun. If not, then you have seen him in one of his high-rating and award winning dramas such as Dream High, Moon Embracing The Sun, My Love from The Star and The Producers. Because of his high caliber and acting skills, he remains to be the highest paid Korean drama actor in 2020.

He finished his military service in 2019 and appeared as a cameo in IU’s big hit drama Hotel del Luna as the manager of Hotel Blue Moon. He also appeared briefly in the 2020 drama Crash Landing on You as an undercover agent acting as a chicken delivery man.  His latest work is the psychological romantic-comedy series It’s Okay Not To Be Okay which airs on Netflix.

So far, his latest drama has been creating a lot of buzz specially because it tackles a lot of issues that are still considered taboo to this age. Also, his partnership with the glamorous Seo Ye Ji stirs a lot of talk among fans and viewers due to their undeniable chemistry together. Although the drama is still airing, we can’t wait for the rest of the episodes to air! While our anticipation builds, let’s look back at the top Kim Soo Hyun dramas that we could watch while waiting for the upcoming It’s Okay Not To Be Okay episodes.

1.  Moon Embracing The Sun (2012)

Set in the Joseon dynasty, Kim Soo Hyun plays the role of Crown Prince or King Lee Hwon who fell in love with Yeon-woo who was played by Han Ga In. Although they were destined to be married, Yeon-woo suddenly died due to manipulation of the queen mother. She comes back after eight years, not as Yeon-woo but as a shaman named Shaman Wol. This drama reached the highest rating of 42% viewership. His acting skills won him the Best Actor award in the 48th Baeksang Awards in 2012.

Moon Embracing the Sun
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Top 5 Lee Min Ho Dramas to Watch While on Quarantine

The reigning king of Korean dramas is back! Lee Min Ho finished his mandatory military service last year as a public service worker (since he was unfit for combat duties) and now returns with a new drama called The King: Eternal Monarch.

Now that our Oppa is back, and because we can’t seriously start binge-watching The King yet (I have no self-control and I honestly could not wait for episodes to be uploaded), here are some of the top series Min Ho starred in. These series are the reasons why we began to love him. You can see from his work the versatility in his roles, the depth of his acting and his never ending charms.


We all can say that Boys Over Flowers is the break out role of Lee Min Ho. He plays the character of Gu Jun Pyo – a cocky, spoiled chaebol who reigns the school together with his group of chaebol friends. He bullies Geum Jan Di – a bright, hardworking girl from a poor family. In the twists and turns of events, he began to fall in love with Jan Di and they as a couple had to go through hardships because of their different social status.

Lee Min ho with curly hair is such a refreshing picture. Of course this drama was aired in 2009 and he was still in his early 20s. But you can see that he already has the talent to become the lead actor in such a huge drama.

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Top 5 Hyun Bin Series to Watch While on Quarantine

How do you describe fine wine in two words? Hyun Bin. Or you could say Hyun Bin is a fine wine. I wouldn’t mind. As one of South Korea’s top actor, Hyun Bin manages to reinvent himself every other project. Seems like the more work he has done, the better he gets. Not only that, his works show how versatile of an actor he is. From playing a chaebol, to an engineering genius, to a sweet and cute lover, Hyun Bin displays his skills perfectly.

Hyun Bin in Crash Landing on You, My Lovely Sam Soon and Memories of the Alhambra

Just recently, Hyun Bin captured the interest of televiewers due to the release of ‘Crash Landing On You’. Now, fans from the past relive their love for him and he continues to capture the hearts of new KDrama lovers especially now that we’re all in isolation.

If you are as addicted to him like I am, here are the top 5 series I would recommend that is definitely worth the watch!

1. My Lovely Sam Soon (2005)

My Lovely Sam Soon

Even before the older lady younger kid type of drama became popular (Romance is a Bonus Book, Something in the Rain, to name a few), My Lovely Sam Soon has already started the rather nontraditional, out of template plot that is honestly refreshing. Not only the lady protagonist, Sam Soon, is “overweight”, and not your typical oh-so-pretty-helpless leading lady, she is sort of the anti-thesis to the traditional female lead that you would expect to see.

In this drama, Hyun Bin became a household name for his first male lead role in a drama. Although he was so young in this drama (it aired in 2005), you can already see the potential he has in terms of his acting ability and his presence in the screen.

2. Secret Garden (2010-2011)

Secret Garden starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won

Perhaps Secret Garden is what cemented Hyun Bin’s name as one of the most versatile actors in South Korea. For this drama, he won the Grand Prize award at the 47th Paeksang Arts Awards. In this romance-fantasy drama, two people exchanged souls every time rain comes – the male protagonist, as played by Hyun Bin, founds himself trapped in a woman’s body – played by Ha Ji Won.

What enticed me to watch this drama and actually love it is that there is a really good chemistry between the two lead actors, and there is a huge character development from the two. Over all, I say, you should definitely watch this.

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