With the amazing success of her most recent work, Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, writer Kim Eun Sook has once again proven why she is considered one of Korea's greatest and most popular drama writers. With other great hits like Secret Garden, Heirs, and Descendants of the Sun (to only name a few) in her portfolio, Kim has brought joy, romance, and wonder to the small screen for drama lovers of all ages and nationalities. With an impressive record like that, we can't help but wonder...what exactly is the secrete to Kim's success as a writer? The answer, however, might not be what you are expecting. 

While it is no secret that writer Kim Eun Sook can make magic happen with her pen, some are arguing that the secret to her success resides less with her writing, and more with her ability to choose the right actors to bring her characters to life. 

Many have voiced the opinion that Kim Eun Sook's most recent hit drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God's popularity is largely due to the good looks of main actor Gong Yoo and his ability to truly portray the mysterious role of a goblin.

(Gong Yoo)

Kim’s many other hit dramas were also said to be successful due to the casting of great actors like Hyun BinLee Min Ho, and Song Joong Ki.  

(Hyun Bin)

(Lee Min Ho)

(Song Joong Ki) 

What do you think makes her dramas successful? Was it really the actors who enabled Kim's dramas to become the hits they are? Or does her writing deserve more credit? 

Let us know below!