7 Shows to watch while you wait for Lee Seung Gi to get back from the military
Our beloved oppa Lee Seung Gi has officially left for military service, which means that he will sadly be out of K-drama commission for the next 2 years! I know this is heartbreaking news, but unfortunately there's nothing we can do about it — an oppa's got to do what an oppa's got to do! In the meantime, however, at least we can watch one of these 7 amazing shows featuring Seung Gi Oppa at his finest while we not-so-patiently wait for his return!
When Yoon Seo Hwa (Lee Yeon Hee) falls for Gu Wol Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk) the guardian spirit of the Jiri mountains, their doomed love quickly blossoms in the form of their child, Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi). As a newborn, Kang Chi is sent down a river, and is raised amongst humans. Life is normal as he works for Park Moo Sol (Uhm Hyo Sup) at the Hundred Year Inn, until he realizes his otherworldly nature: he’s neither completely human, nor a true gumiho. When tragedy befalls his loved ones, Kang Chi realizes he'll need to control his newfound power in order to protect his family and come to terms with his unique identity.
Cha Dae Woong is a spoiled brat with plans to become a successful action star. One day, on the run from his rich grandfather's latest fit of rage towards him, he accidentally frees a nine-tailed fox, Gu Mi Ho, who has been imprisoned in a painting for 500 years. Frightened at first, he runs away to the woods and ends up getting seriously injured. Feeling indebted to him, Gu Mi Ho gives him her " fox orb " a powerful part of her life force, to heal him. When he wakes up, the two form an awkward partnership, as Dae Woong begins to rely on the power of the orb to shoot his action sequences, while also giving in to Mi Ho's request to teach her how to act human. Though Dae Woong is initially acting out of fear, things start to change as he gradually begins to fall for her. However, Mi Ho will be faced with a terrible choice as her time in human form runs out in this heart-wrenching comedy. My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox is a snappy, quirky, folklore-infused romantic drama about a star-crossed couple played by actor/singer Lee Seung Gi (Shining Inheritance ) and Shin Min Ah ( A Love To Kill ).
Korea's hottest actor/singer Lee Seung Gi and star of Secret Garden Ha Ji Won lead the cast of this high concept romantic comedy, set in a South Korea that is still under a constitutional monarchy. Lee Jae Ha is the crown prince of South Korea, and younger brother to the king, Lee Jae Kang. He has no intentions of being a proper soldier, or of ever becoming king. However, that all changes when Jae Kang announces a joint participation in the World Officer Championship with North Korea. In an act of goodwill, he enlists Jae Ha to be part of the North-South Korean team. Jae Ha resists, but he then learns of Kim Hang Ah, the daughter of a North Korean general and the only girl on the team. He becomes more willing to participate, but little does he know, Hang Ah isn't the easiest woman to get along with it. Things get worse when the two enter an arranged marriage for political reasons.
Go Eun Sung leads a charmed life. Her wealthy, adoring father allows her to live her dreams of studying abroad, and the only difficulty in her life is her younger brother's struggle with autism. Despite all this good fortune, everything changes for Eun Sang when her loving father dies of mysterious circumstances. After the family discovers that Eun Sang's father left behind a tremendous amount of debt, her stepmother promptly throws her and her brother out of the house. Homeless and penniless, Eun Sung takes a job as a waitress at a nightclub to support herself and her brother. Eun Sung hits rock bottom when her brother disappears. Her fortunes turn, however when her kindness lands her a new lucrative job and a new family of sorts, which leads to new fortune, but also new obstacles.
A man stuck in the friend zone watches helplessly as witnesses his long-time crush fall for a married man. Will he be able to overcome his anxiety and confess to his true love before it's too late?
Lee Seung Gi stars in this police comedy as a rookie detective with a genius IQ who ends up butting heads with the hot-tempered team leader of the crime squad, played by Cha Seung Won (Greatest Love). Go Ah Ra and Ahn Jae Hyun (My Love From Another Star) also star as fellow rookie detectives in this police station in Gangnam, Seoul.
7. Running Man
If you need a quick fix of Lee Seung Gi's adorable personality and hilarious antics, then watch him guest star with his costar from Love Forecast, Moon Chae Won, in this funny episode of Running Man from 2015:
I know nothing can erase the pain of losing Lee Seung Gi for the next 2 years, but hopefully marathoning these 7 fun shows will at least ease the pain! Which of these Lee Seung Gi dramas is your favorite? Which ones did you add to your queue? Comment below!