Hey Kdrama family, our beloved Park Bo Gum has been doing quite well, he recently signed a contract as an endorsement model for Shinhan Bank’s Mobile Banking Service.
To celebrate the actor’s success I’ve decided to make a list of his top 5 Korean dramas so that you can binge watch in your free time.
The list is in the order of the highest rated.
Reply 1988 9/10
Set in the year 1988, it revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighbourhood of Ssangmun-dong, Dobong District, Northern Seoul.
Park Bo-gum takes on the role of Choi Taek a genius Go player who is mostly quiet and struggles with simple day-to-day tasks.
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Nov 6, 2015 – Jan 16, 2016
Hello Monster 8.6/10
Lee Hyun (Seo In-Guk) is an excellent criminal profiler, but he possesses a spiteful tongue. Cha Ji-An (Jang Na-Ra) is an elite detective. She observes Lee Hyun. They work on solving cases and develop a romantic relationship.
Park Bo-gum as Jung Sun-ho / Lee Min Hong Eun-taek as young Lee Min
Lee Min shared a close relationship with Lee Hyun as a child and often confided his darkest secrets to him. He feels neglected later on as he was under the misconception that he had been abandoned by his brother after their father was murdered. He later appears nearly 20 years later using the name Jung Sun-ho.
- Episodes: 16
- Aired: Jun 22, 2015 – Aug 11, 2015
Love in the Moonlight 8.4/10
Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung) disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyo Myeong (Park Bo Gum). Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Hyo Myeong is unaware that Ra On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Ra On. His eunuchs become aware of this and attempt to get Ra On to become one of them.
- Episodes: 18
- Aired: Aug 22, 2016 – Oct 18, 2016
Brought together by fate, a woman who seems to have everything and a young man who seems to have nothing decides to give up an ordinary life to be together.
Park Bo-gum as Kim Jin-hyuk plays a freewheeling, ordinary young man who finds joy in the simplest things.
- Episodes: 16
- Aired: Nov 28, 2018 – Jan 24, 2019
Naeil’s Cantabile 7.6/10
Park Bo Gum played a prodigy cellist in the Naeil’s Cantabile, an adaptation of the Japanese manga Nodame Cantabile
Naeil’s Cantabile is about Cha Yoo Jin is a third-year student in a school of music majoring in piano and dreaming of becoming a world-renowned conductor. He seems to be perfect with his good looks, natural born musical talent, and his father, who is a world-renowned pianist.
He is unable to travel to Europe due to a childhood trauma which gave him a fear of flying. Meanwhile, Seol Nae Il (meaning: Seol Tomorrow) is a free-spirited and 4-dimensional character who is also a genius pianist. Due to her unpredictable personality, She causes all kinds of trouble, but when it comes to piano, she boasts exceptional talent. She constantly annoys perfectionist Cha Yoo Jin with her unique mental world but her lovely charms make her irresistible.
- Episodes: 16
- Aired: Oct 13, 2014 – Dec 2, 2014
Which of his dramas have you enjoyed the most?