8 Classic K-drama crushes you're still in love with
Admit it, we all have that one eternal flame who will forever be our K-drama love. He could be the actor from the first K-drama you ever watched, or the one that began growing on you after episode 7, or in some cases the lead's best friend who seriously gave you second lead syndrome. Yup, we all have that eternal flame that will never go out! Here's a list of 8 oppas we think we might be in love with forever!
We recently asked viewers on #Snapchat to tell us who their very first K-drama crush was, and the overwhelming responses proudly stated Gong Yoo. A personal eternal flame of this writer as well, Gong Yoo came into most of our lives when we were sick of the typical K-drama perfect boys and were in desperate need of a bad boy to fall in love with! And in came Gong Yoo, with his mischievous grin and soulful eyes. In Coffee Prince, his portrayal of a man who is conflicted with his feelings for who he thinks is a boy hit a chord that doesn't stop beating. Now, older, smarter and even better looking, the actor is gearing up to take on his big K-drama role in DramaFever's exclusive, Goblin on December 2nd!
We first saw his as the second lead in My Girl, a drama where he played the role of a playboy with a golden heart. Remember his long hair, bangs, and penchant for wearing earrings? Since then, the cutie has come a long way and has done a range of beautiful dramas that have stirred our souls. Remember Arang and the Magistrate and Iljimae? He recently stole our hearts in the season's biggest hit, Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, where he played the tortured and brave fourth prince Wang So!
Lee Dong Wook
He started his career alongside Lee Joon Ki as the lead in My Girl. Remember his cute, clueless expressions and his portrayal of a smart and kind chaebol? Since then, the actor has done dramas like Blade Man and Scent of a Woman, and variety shows like Roommate. He will soon steal out hearts again as the grim reaper in Goblin. But for now, I think I'll daydream about the first time I saw him in My Girl! He's seriously the cutest!
A model-turned-actor, Kim Woo Bin is one of the most good looking actors around! I mean look at that hot face will you?! Although Kim Woo Bin had supporting roles in A Gentleman's Dignity and To the Beautiful You in 2012, it wasn’t until 2013 that he became a breakout star. First he had a lead role alongside Lee Jong Suk in School 2013, and then he played the second male lead in the massive hit Heirs, opposite Lee Min Ho. After gaining popularity in Heirs, he spent 2014 starring in two feature films: Friend 2 and The Technicians. He most recently made us cry our eyes out in Uncontrollably Fond!
Before he became a K-drama star, Jo Jung Suk performed in musical hits and theatre productions. In 2011 he made his television debut when he acted on the show What’s Up? But the first time we sat up and took notice of the cute actor was in the hit drama You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin, where he plays a talent agent banking on a comely return-on-investment. Since then, he's done hits like Oh My Ghostess and Architecture 101. His latest role in Jealousy Incarnate as a handsome anchor with breast cancer made us fall in love with this cute actor all over again!
He first caught our eye in the classic K-drama My Lovely Sam Soon, laying the character of a rich chaebol with a spoiled attitude, the adorable actor showed us his fun side. He then went on to do Secret Garden in 2010 and also starred in the English-language film Late Autumn, which brought him accolades for his acting. He has received acting awards for My Lovely Kim Sam Soon, Secret Garden, and the Snow Queen. In addition to his acting talents, Hyun Bin has contributed to several music albums, as well.
Oh Ji Ho burst onto the television scene in 2001 with a roll in KBS drama Cool. Prior to his work on Cool, he had small parts in two films, KKA in 1998 and La Belle in 2000. Since his start, he has become one of the “it” actors of South Korea. In 2004 he won a KBS Drama Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, for his work on Second Proposal. He also received two awards in 2006 for his work on Couple or Trouble, and again in 2010 for his work on Chuno. The handsome actor is currently playing the role of a wayward father in Oh My Geum Bi.
His powerful, sonorous voice was what got your attention for the first time. Lee Sun Gyun is one of those actors who has that older guy appeal. He's mature, good looking and always plays the good guy! He's been an actor since 1999, but we first fell in love with him in Coffee Prince. He then went on to DramaFever hits like Pasta, Miss Korea, and the currently airing My Wife's Having An Affair This Week.
Which classic K-drama star are you in love with? Which ones would you add to the list? Comment below!