8 Obscure K-drama characters who deserve their own spin-offs
As the saying goes, "There are no small parts. Only small actors." And while certain main characters gobble up all the screen time, others play their small part so well, or so poorly, that you look forward to every deliciously odd scene they appear in. Here are 8 lesser-seen characters who should get a chance to shine again.
1. Those cute boys from Pasta.
Um, this show was so good at keeping me busy with the two main leads and the tasty food that I nearly missed that the chefs who come in after a few episodes are played by No Min Woo, Choi Jin Hyuk, and Hyun Woo. Hubba-hubba. Could these three please have their own show--like Flower Boy Pasta Shop? Could the kitchen where they work be so hot that they often cook shirtless? Pleaseandthankyou.
Okay, I straight-up thought they were introducing this character because they were in fact setting up a spin-off. After all, he’s cute. He’s mysterious. He didn't have much of a reason to be there. And if we did have another show, So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin could make a cameo. Who wants to start the Kickstarter for this one?
I don't know why I loved her character so much, but it was probably partially these amazing faces she made.
4. Dun He Lian's manager on Skip Beat
Am I the only one that thinks Jin Qin is way cute? And that phone! The man deserves a love triangle of his own, and I volunteer to make up one side.
See Jung Il Woo fight ghosts and monsters in his quest to become the rightful ruler of Joseon in The Night Watchman’s Journal
5.Choi Dae Chul's Chief Secretary Tak in Fated to Love You
While I am on a manager/secretary kick, Choi Dae Chul too deserves a chance to shine. After all that slapping and scheming and being frozen in place, this man deserves more chances to show his comic chops.
6. Flower Boy Next Door's Webtoon Manager
Kim Seul Gi's manic/insomniac webtoon manager with a heart of gold was far and away my favorite part of this show. She always seems to be playing smaller parts to perfection but this character remains one of my favorites. Please, let's get more of her!
7. Prosecutor Park from Who Are You
Prosecutor Park wasn't a major character, but he needed major acting chops to portray the man suspected of murdering his fiancee who then finds out that someone very close to him was responsible. And he still fights the good fight in the prosecutors office. The man should get a chance to find love again, redeem himself, and fight corruption like a buttoned-up City Hunter.
8. Kim Tan’s Californian Roommate Jay
There is a lot to remember about Heirs, but Jay is one I cannot forget, no matter how I try. I mean, he snorted bean paste on a beach and you really felt like you were there having an allergic reaction with him and his acting was so...intense. I know what you're thinking. Jay needs a few weeks in the "Love Me" Division of Skip Beat to help polish his acting skills. But once he's ready to go solo, please let him appear in another K-drama soon. It would be horrible. But it would also be mesmerizing.
So what minor characters do you have a hard time forgetting, for better or worse? Or do you think would make for a good show on their own?
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