May is the month of dramas. Almost every week sees a new drama premiere, from Baby Faced Beauty
to Best Love
to Lie to Me
to Romance Town
to City Hunter
wrote a post
about the leading ladies of May, and so here, I offer men galore.
I am not liable for any heart attack you may suffer from the pics below. Just sayin'.
Baby Faced Beauty:
Best known for his role in High Kick Through the Roof
, Daniel Choi
brings out the funny for his role in Baby Faced Beauty. As Choi Jin Wook, he is an aspiring fashion designer who ends up working alongside Lee So Young (Jang Nara
) in a design company. The thing is, everyone mistakes Jang for a younger woman, and so he thinks he is her oppa
(older brother) and sunbae
(senior). Ha! Wait until he finds out Jang Nara is older than him.
Baby Faced Beauty
premiered on May 2 on KBS.
Cha Seung Won
Cha Seung Won
has recently been seen playing a badass (ATHENA)
and a cold-hearted ambitious politician (City Hall
). Basically - not nice guys. He turns his image a complete 180 as Dokko Jin, the vain, glorious actor whom all of Korea worships in Best Love
. He sees himself as God's gift to the world - and so he doesn't get why he's attracted to someone as humble as Goo Ae Jung (Gong Hyo Jin
), a has-been idol singer.
Yoon Kye Sang
I cannot skip Yoon Kye Sang
(Road No. 1, Who Are You
) even though he's not the main male lead. As Yoon Pil Joo, he plays dorky to the hilt, making him absolutely lovable as the Oriental medicine doctor who has no idea about the celebrity world. K-drama tropes say he won't end up with Goo Ae Jung. *Sigh. They could have been humbly dorkable together.
premiered on May 4 on MBC.
Lie To Me:
Kang Ji Hwan
Kang Ji Hwan
is the master of drama and comedy, able to tug your heartstrings and make you crack up over the most insane situations. Don't believe me? Watch Coffee House
. In Lie to Me,
Kang plays Hyun Ki Joon, your typical neat-freak, cold chaebol (son of a conglomerate-owning family) who gets caught up in a scandalous rumor that he's married to Gong Ah Jung (Yoon Eun Hye
). Oh geez - like that's a bad thing? Anyways - he can't handle being married to a lowly civil servant (it'll ruin his image!) but we all know that K-drama trope dictates they end up together. It's fun to see him alternate between being amused by Ah Jung, and being completely annoyed by her lies. Also, when he switches between control freak, and a man-boy who cowers when his Auntie CEO kicks him in the shins.
Lie To Me
premiered on May 9 on SBS.
Jung Gyu Woon
Headlining this relatively under-the-radar drama
, Jung Gyu Woon
is Kang Gun Woo, the lovable chubby rich kid who studies abroad in America and comes back looking hawt!
While it is easy to dismiss his character as a cold chaebol as well, he is actually someone who has a heart. It's just that when he's betrayed by those close to him, he becomes hard-hearted. Who can blame him?
Kim Min Joon
Special shout-out to Kim Min Joon
! Previously seen in Insoon is Pretty
, Kim steals the spotlight in every scene he's in as Kim Young Hee, a playful rich kid who's best friends with Gun Woo and has got a thing (maybe) for his maid, Da Kyum (played by Min Hyo Rin
premiered on May 11 on KBS.
Lee Min Ho
The epitome of "flower boy" (considering he was one with Boys Over Flowers
), is there anything left to be said about this hot leading man? Lee Min Ho
stars as Lee Yoon Sung, a brilliant MIT graduate working in the communications department of the Blue House. Though the story of City Hunter
is strikingly different from the original manga that it's based on, at least it has one thing similar: hot leading man. He stars opposite Park Min Young
premieres on May 25 on SBS.
is special in that there are two leading males vying for Lee Da Hae
's affections. First up is Micky Yoochun
, part of JYJ and last seen in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
. He plays Yukata, a chaebol son who gets caught up in Jang Mi Ri's (Lee Da Hae) web of lies. Poor guy - can't he just get the girl with his good looks? Micky Yoochun has got it good though, nabbing such a high profile role after a good debut in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
. (I won't call it a smashing debut, since I think he was well overshadowed by Yoo Ah In
and Song Joong Ki
Kim Seung Woo
On the other end of the spectrum, we have drama veteran Kim Seung Woo
a fantastic actor who still sizzles onscreen. (I do have quite the penchant for older men - so Kim Seung Woo is more my cup of tea than Micky Yoochun.) He is a hotelier who came from a poor background and worked hard, controlling every aspect of his life, to reach the top. No doubt he'll be unraveled by the enigmatic Jang Mi Ri.
premieres on May 30 on MBC.
So there you have it - six leading men (and a few supporting leading men) for six hot dramas. Anyone else you'd like to give a special shout out to? And which one has got you hook, line and sinker for his drama? For me, it's Jung Gyu Woon - I'm sold for Romance Town and buckling in for the ride!