Korean Drama Recommendations (Actor Lee Dong Wook)
Lee Dong-wook Dramas
Lee Dong Wook is a South Korean actor. Born on November 6, 1981, he made his acting debut in the 1999 television series “MBC Best Theater” and “School 2.” But he became famous after appearing in the 2005 romantic comedy “My Girl,” which made him a Hallyu star. He went on to star in many films and television dramas a list of which You can find below.
A native of Jeju Island, Joo Yoo-rin lives with her father, who is addicted to gambling. Because of her father’s debts, Yoo-rin has become particularly skilled at lying and grifting. When her father escapes the island to hide from his debtors, Yoo-rin is determined to support herself and clear up the debts. One day, she meets Seol Gong-chan, the sole heir to the L’Avenue Hotel fortune.
To grant his grandfather’s dying wish, Gong-chan employs Yoo-rin to act as his grandfather’s long-lost granddaughter. Offering a monthly salary plus a bonus, he asks her to do what she does best—to put on an act. Not wishing to lie to a dying man, yet desperate for the money, Yoo-rin takes the offer and starts playing the long-lost granddaughter. Through a strange twist of fate, however, finding his granddaughter makes the grandfather so happy that he makes a complete recovery. Since they have claimed to be cousins, Gong-chan and Yoo-rin are forced to live together under one roof, and as time passes, the attraction between them grows. However, love is forbidden for these two, who must pass as cousins. Watch and Buy Here.
When a man plunges to his death from a high-rise luxury apartment complex, retired detective Park Byung-shik is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that the man is a fugitive he’d pursued for years before leaving the force. As he begins to investigate what led up to this night, we flashback six months to where it all began… Yoon Hye-jin and Ha Dong-won are unhappily married. When Hye-jin discovers that her husband is having an affair, she flees to Japan, planning to kill herself in Otaru, Hokkaido. While there, she soon attracts the attention of handsome, mysterious Lee Joon-soo. Returning to Korea, Hye-jin expects never to see Joon-soo again, but what she doesn’t realize is her husband’s mistress Hong Da-ae is Joon-soo’s ex, and soon the fates of the four individuals are hopelessly entangled.
The Partner – Korean Drama
“The Partner” centers around two law firms as they struggle to defend the accused and those around them. Eun-ho Kang (Kim Hyun-Joo), a widowed single mother & attorney, tangles with the charismatic and ruthless attorney Tae-jo Lee (Lee Dong-Wook).
In the first two episodes, the attorneys work on cases involving a step-brother charged with murdering of his step-sister and a lawsuit between a wealthy mother-in-law and her divorced daughter-in-law.
Each successive episode will cover provocative cases like these, while also bringing to light the charms of the attorneys and their daily lives.
Scent of a Woman – Korean Drama
As a single, unmarried woman in her mid-thirties, Lee Yeon-jae (Kim Sun-a) is meek and timid, considered a spinster by society. After spending ten
years working for the same travel company owned by Kang Chul-man, she is falsely accused of stealing from a client. In addition to enduring the accusations of her superiors, she is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer with approximately six months left to live. Mustering up her courage, Yeon-jae resigns and embraces her remaining six months of life.
Embarking on her first vacation alone, she splurges on clothes and flies first-class to Okinawa Island, Japan, where she runs into the man of her dreams, Kang Ji-wook (Lee Dong-wook), who happens to be the son of her former boss. Ji-wook is a rich young man, cynical and lifeless, until he falls in love with Yeon-jae. Together they live out a series of misadventures, both comical and bittersweet, as Yeon-jae completes each dream in her Bucket List.
Brash, arrogant Park Mu-yeol (Lee Dong-wook) is the star player of the pro baseball team Red Dreamers, renowned for both his skill and his bad temper. Stubborn bodyguard-by-trade Yoo Eun-jae (Lee Si-young) hates him; she’s a lifelong fan of the Blue Seagulls, the Red Dreamers’ rival team. The two mortal enemies are suddenly thrown together by fate.
A chance meeting during a drunken night of karaoke leads to a scuffle, which former judo athlete Eun-jae easily wins, flipping Mu-yeol on his back. The fight was captured on video however and soon erupts into a huge scandal, with Mu-yeol’s reputation and Eun-jae’s career as a bodyguard at stake. To fix things, their respective employers agree to assign Eun-jae to act as Mu-yeol’s bodyguard. The mismatched pair are now around each other round the clock, and in the midst of constant battling and working to find each other’s weak spots, they find out more about each other than they realized.
The Fugitive of Joseon – Korean Drama
Set during the reign of King Injong, the protagonist is a royal physician desperate to cure his ailing daughter. He becomes a fugitive when he gets entangled in an assassination plot to poison the crown prince, and fights to save both his daughter’s life and his own.
Hotel King – Korean Drama
A love story between an heiress who tries to save her father’s legacy, the one and only seven-star hotel in the nation, and a hotel manager who becomes his mentor’s enemy in order to protect her.
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The story begins in 1991 in the United States, with two child street beggars, Jayden and Ju-han, who are coerced to produce earnings by a criminal gang. Having failed to produce enough takings, the boys were given a beating by the gang. In all the chaos, Jayden accidentally shoots the boss of the gang and passes out. A man with a walking cane, Lee Joong-goo (Lee Deok-hwa) then takes Jayden in and tells him about his past. The man claims that Ah Sung-won, the chairman of a luxurious hotel in South Korea named Hotel Ciel, is Jayden’s father who abandoned him and his mother. Jayden then vows to avenge his father for his actions and takes on a new name – Cha Jae-wan.
Fast forward over 20 years. In the present, Cha Jae-wan (Lee Dong-wook) works as the general manager for Hotel Ciel. He is known as the “hotel monster” due to his capability and work ethics. On the launch day of a pool section of the hotel, Cha Jae-wan tells Ah Sung-won that he is his son whom he abandoned. However, Ah Sung-won denies the accusations made against him. Jae-wan demands that the chairman accepts this fact, and then gives him time to think. Unfortunately, Ah Sung-won suspiciously commits suicide by falling from his office.
Blade Man – Korean Drama
Joo Hong-bin (Lee Dong-wook) is a wealthy man with a prickly demeanor who develops a supernatural ability – his anger and mental pain manifest as knives sprouting from his body. He meets Son Se-dong (Shin Se-kyung), a warmhearted girl who becomes entangled in his life. As they fall in love, she slowly heals his heart and he learns to deal with his inner pain and new found power.
Bubblegum – Korean Drama
Lee Dong-wook Dramas
Park Ri Hwan and Kim Haeng Ah are childhood friends who couldn’t be more different. As the director of an eastern medicine hospital, Ri Hwan selflessly cares for his patients and his mother, while Haeng Ah charges through her life as a feisty and headstrong radio producer. Yet despite their differences and after all these years, Ri Hwan and Haeng Ah complement each other perfectly.
Goblin – Korean Drama
Lee Dong-wook Dramas
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a goblin and protector of souls. He is the landlord of the grim reaper (Lee Dong-wook), who is in charge of taking deceased souls. Wanting to end his immortal life, Shin has been looking for his human bride, the only person who can end his life. Meanwhile, Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) is a high school student who remains optimistic despite the tragedies and difficulties she has experienced in her life. She summons the goblin by chance, and through various encounters, ends up falling in love with him. Sunny (Yoo In-na) is a chicken restaurant owner, whose beauty is undeniable. These four characters’ lives took a series of twists and turns when they intertwined.
Life – Korean Drama 2018
Lee Dong-wook Dramas
A power struggle ensues at a hospital. Ye Jin-Woo (Lee Dong-Wook) is a doctor in the emergency medical center at Sangkook University Hospital. He has a warm heart and charisma. He admires hospital director Lee Bo-Hoon (Cheon Ho-Jin). One day, he hears from his brother Ye Sun-Woo (Lee Kyu-Hyung) that the hospital director placed government subsidy money into his personal bank account. On that night, the hospital director dies after falling off an apartment building rooftop where vice-director Kim Tae-Sang (Moon Sung-Geun) lives. His death is ruled an accident caused by a heart attack. Ye Jin-Woo believes otherwise.
Touch Your Heart – Korean Drama
Lee Dong-wook Dramas
Oh Yoon Seo (Yoo In Na), a famous actress, gets caught in a scandal with a son of a rich family. With her career declining quickly, she looks for one last hope to get back on the screen and lands a role playing a secretary in a drama written by a famous screenwriter. In order to get into character, Yoon Seo starts working as a secretary for 6 months under a Kwon Jung Rok (Lee Dong Wook), a lawyer who is notorious for being a perfectionist.