It's a joyous moment when we witness the rise of a new romantic leading man! When Kang Min Hyuk stepped up to take on the role of Dr. Kwak Hyun in the romantic drama Hospital Ship, fans understood the risk involved. Would the 27-year-old actor overcome the age gap between himself and leading lady Ha Ji Won in his first romantic leading-man role? In the end, it all worked out, and we fell in love with him! 


Dr. Kwak Hyun is not only handsome, he is also full of compassion and empathy. It's through his kind heart that he is able to melt Dr. Song Eun Jae (Ha Ji Won)'s steely exterior and awaken the love that she has suppressed. But he also has to wait with tremendous patience for the one woman he has chosen as his true love.

Here are just a few times that we fall in love with him as Dr. Kwak.

1. Just look at him: 

2. When he patiently pines for Dr. Song:

3. When he takes a shower: (sigh!)

4. When he checks her heart beat, to prove that she cares for him:

5. When he looks at his lover with such a gentle and happy gaze:

6. When he kisses her and thanks her: (Don't you love his soothing voice too?)

7. When he cradles a sick baby:

8. When he smiles:

9. When he smiles again!

10. No wonder Dr. Song falls in love with her man!


See how the romantic couple enjoy great fun off the screen:

It really takes a special actor like Kang Min Hyuk, who possesses real joy in his heart, to be able to bring Dr. Kwak Hyun to life in vivid 3D in front of us. 


Hospital Ship

Starring Ha Ji Won and Kang Min Hyuk

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I remember seeing Kang Min Hyuk in Heirs, where he was so cute with his irresistible smile. The smile is still there, but he's all grown up!

We can't wait to see more from the new romantic leading man!

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