Arensshi has been a Korean Pop culture fan since 2009 and has consumed a lot of Korean media for the past few years.
Park Seo Joon is one of the most famous Korean actors of this age. He's very good at his craft and has earned numerous awards and recognition for it. He also knows how to pick his projects well because his movies were blockbuster hits and his television dramas always had high ratings when they aired in South Korea.
This article lists Park Seo Joon's best Korean dramas.
Park Seo Joon Profile
Name: Park Seo Joon
Native name: 박서준
Also Known as: Park Seo Jun;Park Yong Gyu;Seo Jun;Yong Gyu;박용규
Nationality: South Korean
Born: December 16, 1988
Top 5 Park Seo Joon Dramas:
- Fight For My Way
- Itaewon Class
- What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
- She Was Pretty
- Witch’s Romance
Fight For My Way
Aired: May 22, 2017 – July 11, 2017
MyDramaList Rating: 8.6 (scored by 25,000 + users)
- Park Seo Joon as Ko Dong Man
- Kim Ji Won as Choi Ae Ra
- Ahn Jae Hong as Kim Joo Man
- Song Ha Yoon as Baek Seol Hee
Ko Dong Man is a wash-out taekwondo athlete who is now a contract employee working in a low-paying job. His best friend, Choi Ae Ra, always dreamed of becoming a television anchor but is now an information desk clerk in a department store. Their friends, Kim Joo Man and Baek Seol Hee, are a couple who have been dating for six long years but are experiencing a big crack in their relationship. This Korean drama follows the story of these four friends.
Fight For My Way is my most favorite drama of Park Seo Joon. He and Kim Ji Won are just the cutest couple ever. Their chemistry is oozing out of the screen, and I just can’t help but squeal through their moments in the show. The drama was also able to portray the childhood sweethearts trope well that even though it’s already a cliche, it was still refreshing to watch.
Aside from the romance department, a lot of people can relate to the drama as well because of its successful portrayal of middle-class people’s life struggles.
Aired: January 31 – March 21, 2020
MyDramaList Rating: 8.6 (scored by 16,000 + users)
- Park Seo Joon as Park Saeroyi
- Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo
- Nara as Oh Soo Ah
Itaewon Class is a live-action adaptation of the famous Daum webtoon with the same name. It follows the life of Park Sae Ro Yi, who is the owner of a pub named “DanBam” in Itaewon. Along with his manager and staff, Pak Sae Ro Yi struggles through many obstacles and injustices to achieve success and prosperity.
A lot of people like Itaewon Class because of its compelling and relatable story, life lessons, and the cast’s incredible performance. The best part of the drama is Park Sae Ro Yi. It was fascinating to watch his journey as he stumbles in life and gets up again after. His steel character is very inspiring, and I learned a lot from him. Park Seo Joon has truly nailed his role.
However, the romance department may be a little bit disappointing for some people. Nevertheless, the drama is more than the romance. No matter what your feelings are about the person who Sae Ro Yi ended up with, the other elements of the drama will make up for it. Itaewon Class is indeed worth it to watch.
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Aired: June 6, 2018 – July 26, 2018
MyDramaList Rating: 8.5 (scored by 31,000 + users)
- Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
- Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
- Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon
Kim Mi So is working as a secretary for Lee Young Joon. He is the narcissistic vice president of a wealthy company. After six years of working for him diligently, she decided to give time for herself and quit her job. This, however, did not sit well with Young Joon. He wanted to bring Kim Mi So back into his life. How will this change affect their relationship?
If you are looking for a series that is full of fluffy and sweet scenes that will leave your insides flutter, then What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is for you. Park Min Young has great chemistry with Park Seo Joon, and in fact, their pair has one of the highest numbers of shippers in the K-drama world. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim also has a good amount of family drama, and our favorite couple also boasts a very interesting background story.
She Was Pretty
Aired: Sep 16, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015
MyDramaList Rating: 8.2 (scored by 29,000 + users)
- Park Seo Joon as Ji Sung Jun
- Hwang Jung Eum as Kim Hye Jin
- Choi Si Won as Kim Shin Hyuk
Kim Hye Jin was a beautiful and lucky girl, but her looks and fortune went downhill when she reached puberty. When her first love contacted her, she was very ashamed of herself and sent her pretty friend instead to meet him. Unfortunately for Hye Jin, she still saw her first love in her workplace as her new boss.
She Was Pretty is a simple story that will indeed make you smile and laugh on your lonely days. It is very light-hearted, and the plot is not very complicated. What people love most about the drama is the precious friendship between Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) and Min Ha Ri (Go Joon Hee). This drama is also known for its second lead syndrome, so watch at your own risk.
Aired: Apr 14, 2014 - Jun 10, 2014
MyDramaList Rating: 8.0 (scored by 8,000 + users)
- Park Seo Joon as Yoon Dong Ha
- Uhm Jung Hwa as Ban Ji Yun
- Han Jae Suk as Na Shi Hoon
Ban Ji Yeon is a 39-year-old woman who doesn’t believe in romance because of an unfortunate incident with her ex-boyfriend long ago. She met Yoon Dong Ha – a 25-year-old young man who runs a small errand center with his friend. Will Ji Yeon open up her heart to this man despite her scarred past and their wide age gap?
Many people are uncomfortable with May-December romances, but this Korean drama will surely erase your prejudices. It is a drama that will teach you to not give up on love, and that age doesn’t matter when it comes to matters of the heart. Besides, Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon are such a sweet couple that you wouldn’t care about their huge age difference.
Bonus: Kill Me Heal Me
Aired: Jan 7, 2015 - Mar 12, 2015
MyDramaList Rating: 8.8 (scored by 29,000 + users)
- Ji Sung as Cha Do Hyun
- Hwang Jung Eum as Oh Ri In
- Park Seo joon as Oh Ri On
Cha Do Hyun is a wealthy man with a traumatic past that led him to have multiple personalities. Oh Ri In is a psychologist who tries to help Cha Do Hyun but eventually fell in love with him.
Park Seo Joon is not the leading man in this drama, but I included this on this list because this has a special place in my heart. I mean, who could ever forget his kissing scene with Ji Sung in this drama? Their chemistry is so great that they even won a "Best Couple Award" in MBC Drama Awards 2015.
This Korean drama is also his first one with Hwang Jung Eum. The second lead syndrome was so strong that they were cast together again in She Was Pretty later that year – this time as the lead couple.
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