Arensshi has been a Korean Pop culture fan since 2009 and has consumed a lot of Korean media for the past few years.
Who doesn’t know Park Seo Joon? Well, I am certain that Kdrama fans know this man. Saying that he is one of the most famous Korean actors of this age is an understatement. He has numerous high-rated dramas and movies under his belt and has garnered several awards for his performances.
Park Seo Joon knows how to choose his projects well. Most of his recent works are very successful and popular. This article compiles five of his best dramas yet.
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:
- Witch’s Romance
- She Was Pretty
- What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
- Itaewon Class
- Fight For My Way
5. Witch’s Romance
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 in the past. 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?
A lot of people are uncomfortable with May-December romances, but I can assure you that you can enjoy this drama in spite of the age gap of the main leads. It is a drama that will teach you to not give up on love and that age doesn’t matter when it comes to the 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.
4. 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 very 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 wasn’t able to avoid his first love completely because he was her new boss in her new job.
She Was Pretty is a simple story that will truly make you smile and laugh in 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.
3. 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 – 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. Will the change of their working relationship also bring a change to their personal one?
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 a great chemistry with Park Seo Joon and in fact, their pair has one of the most number 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.
2. Itaewon Class
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 amazing 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 truly worth it to watch.
1. 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 on their relationship. Fight For My Way follows the story of these four friends as they go through the journey of achieving their huge dreams despite their ordinary origins.
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 to squeal through their moments in the show. The drama was also able to portray the childhood sweet hearts 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 the middle-class people’s life struggles.
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 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 is also his first drama with Hwang Jung Eum. The second lead syndrome was so strong that they were able to act together again in She Was Pretty later that year – this time as the lead couple.
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