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Best Park Bo-gum K-Dramas

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Introduction

Park Bo-gum is a South Korean actor and singer, one of my earlier favorite actors from when I have just started getting hooked at watching K-Dramas. I first saw him in Love in the Moonlight and fell in love with his character as the Joseon Crown Prince. After his outstanding performance in the said series, I watched all his series and movies and he never failed to amaze me with his acting performances on any role he portrayed. These are the best Park Bo-gum K-Dramas that I highly recommend:

1. Record of Youth (2020)

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Record of Youth is a young adult romantic drama starring Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, Byeon Woo-seok, and Kwon Soo-hyun. The series premiered on September 7, 2020 on tvN and ended with 16 episodes on October 27, 2020. It is one of the popular Korean series that's available for streaming worldwide on Netflix.

In this series, Park Bo-gum plays Sa Hye-jun, a model who aspires to be an actor. When his dreams finally come true, he encounters some struggles and falls in love with a makeup artist named Ahn Jeong-ha who happens to be his fan. I love this series because it shows a realistic portrayal of a model turned actor and a make-up artist. From their humble beginnings, they thrive to achieve their dream.

It's a light drama with a very compelling theme that young viewers will love from start to finish. Park Bo-gum as a model and actor in this series doesn't go far from what he does in real life, so this might have been the least challenging role he has ventured into, but he did a great job on this one, and that goes for the rest of the cast in this series. Viewers will realize the many struggles of models, actors, and make-up artists, so it's also an enlightening series that will make people appreciate them more.

2. Encounter (2018 - 2019)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Encounter is a romantic melodrama starring Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum. The series premiered on November 28, 2018 on tvN and ended on January 24, 2019 with 16 episodes.

Park Bo-gum plays the role of Kim Jin-hyuk, a free-spirited guy who has nothing. He falls in love with Cha Soo-hyun, a wealthy woman who has everything. They first meet each other by chance in Cuba and meets in South Korea again when Jin-hyuk is hired at the Donghwa Hotel as an employee. For viewers who want the classic feel of a younger man falling for an older rich woman, this series won't fail to deliver heart-fluttering moments. It's an exciting and fun series that will also make viewers feel unsettled at some point, but overall, it's the kind of series that is good to watch on a Saturday night.

3. Love in the Moonlight (2016)

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Love in the Moonlight is a historical coming-of-age and romantic comedy starring Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung, Chae Soo-bin, and Kwak Dong-yeon. The series premiered on August 22, 2016 on KBS2 and ended on October 18, 2016 with 16 episodes. It is based on the novel, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, a serialized fiction that was released on Naver in 2013, and later on became a five-part book series in 2015.

In this series, Park Bo-gum plays Lee Yeoung, a witty but mischievous prince. He is the king's only son and heir to the throne. His new eunuch, Hong Raon, has been hiding her real identity and posing as a boy.

This series is one of my ultimate favorite K-Dramas of all time because I can watch it over and over and not get sick of watching it. It's truly entertaining and very heart fluttering. I'm not a fan of Kim Yoo-jung who plays Hong Ra-on in this series, but I think she has good chemistry with Park Bo-gum. For viewers who want a historical romance series, I recommend that this is one of the best historical romance K-Dramas.

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Awards

YearAward CeremonyCategoryRecipient

2016

Asia Artist Awards

Asia Start Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

2016

Asia Artist Awards

Best Star Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

2016

30th KBS Drama Awards

Top Excellence Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

2016

30th KBS Drama Awards

Netizen Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

2016

30th KBS Drama Awards

Best Couple

Park Bo-gum & Kim Yoo-jung

2017

50th Annual WorldFest Houston

Platinum Remi Award

Love in the Moonlight

2017

53rd Baeksang Arts Awards

Most Popular Actor (Television)

Park Bo-gum

2017

12th Seoul International Drama Awards

Top Excellence Award for a Hallyu Drama

Love in the Moonlight

2017

22nd Asian Television Awards

Best Drama Series

Love in the Moonlight

4. Reply 1988 (2015 - 2016)

IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

Reply 1988 is a family comedy and romance starring Lee Hye-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Go Kyung-pyo, Park Bo-gum, and Lee Dong-hwi. The series premiered on tvN on November 6, 2015 and ended in January 16, 2016 with 20 episodes.

The story revolves around five friends with their families living in the same neighborhood in the year 1988. Park Bo-gum plays the role of Choi Taek, a very quiet baduk player. As a baduk player, he's famous and aggressive when playing the board game, but when it comes to simple daily tasks, he's quite slow.

I love this K-Drama because it's very realistic and I was born in the 80s so there are references in that era that I am quite familiar with, even though I've never been to Korea. Despite the difference in culture, I do remember the hairstyle, fashion, and some other references. This is such a hilarious K-Drama because of Lee Hye-ri who plays Duk-seon, the only girl amongst five friends. Lee Hye-ri has become my favorite actress after watching this K-Drama. For viewers who want a total stress reliever, this is the perfect series to watch because it's hilarious, very entertaining, heart fluttering, and heartwarming.

Awards

YearAward CeremonyCategoryRecipient

2016

16th Top Chinese Music Awards

Best International Artist

Park Bo-gum

2016

4th Annual DramaFever Awards

Best Rising Star

Park Bo-gum

2016

4th Annual DramaFever Awards

Best Kiss

Park Bo-gum & Lee Hye-ri

2016

5th APAN Star Awards

Best New Actor

Park Bo-gum

2016

tvN10 Awards

Grand Prize Daesang (Drama)

Reply 1988

2016

tvN10 Awards

Best Content Award (Drama)

Reply 1988

2016

tvN10 Awards

Asia Star Award

Park Bo-gum

2016

1st Asia Artist Awards

Asia Star Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

5. Hello Monster (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Hello Monster is a crime mystery thriller starring Seo In-guk, Jang Nara, Choi Won-young, and Park Bo-gum. The series premiered on KBS2 on June 22, 2015 and ended in August 11, 2015 with 16 episodes.

The story revolves around two brothers who were separated due to an incident in the past. Park Bo-gum plays the role of Lee Min whose identity was changed to Jung Sun-ho. He and his brother, Lee Hyun meet again after 20 years, but he doesn't remember him because he lost his childhood memories. As he tries to solve murder crimes, there seems to be a connection with his long-lost younger brother, whom he suspects as the serial killer.

For viewers who want a different kind of Park Bo-gum, this is the best series to watch. I was in awe of his superb acting performance in this series and I'm sure that new fans of Park Bo-gum will, too.

Awards

YearAward CeremonyCategoryRecipient

2015

29th KBS Drama Awards

Best Supporting Actor

Park Bo-gum

2015

29th KBS Drama Awards

Popularity Award (Actor)

Park Bo-gum

6. Naeil's Cantabile (2014)

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Naeil's Cantabile is a music romance and coming-of-age starring Joo Won, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, and Baek Yoon-sik. The series premiered on KBS2 on October 13 and ended on December 2, 2014.

Though Park Bo-gum came in a bit later than the other main cast, he played an awesome role as Lee Yoon-hoo. I don't quite remember the story because I've seen this like ages ago and it's not really one of my favorite dramas, but I do remember Park Bo-gum being able to play the cello like a real pro!

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