This week after over 2 years of making them, we almost didn’t have a Top 5 to come out! Yikes!!! But, I couldn’t do that to you guys.. not this week anyways. I’ve been super busy as I’m sure you probably know if you’ve been following our daily vlogs – hooray grad school! So on our way back from Seoul the other day, Richard and I had a brainstorming session for upcoming videos we should make.
Richard asked me if I had ever made a Top 5 of my favorite Korean drama actors. And you know what, I never have! I’ve made smexiest actors, I’ve made best voices (last week) and videos like that but I have never really focused on just acting ability. So I decided to give it a go!
Now there are a lot of Korean actors I would like to put on the list – Yoo Seung Ho, Jang Hyuk, Lee Seung Gi, Gong Yoo, Kim Soo Hyun, etc. etc. etc. But in having to narrow it down to 5 I found it very difficult and in turn I found myself to be a lot more picky than normal.
Lee Jong Suk started his career as a model in 2005 and has only been acting for 4 years. But what a 4 years it’s been! Heck, one of his first dramas was secret garden! He’s certainly proved himself with a variety of roles, from high school dramas and now into much more adult related roles. He’s already had one hit drama this year with Doctor Stranger and has another one due out next month with Pinocchio. He’s my pick for one guy to really pay attention to in the future!
Hyun Bin on the other hand didn’t get his start with a fantastic drama.. Ireland one of his first is one of my all-time least favorite dramas. While he’s best known for playing narcissistic chaebol heirs, he’s got a large repertoire that includes a math genius turned boxer (The Snow Queen), a tv producer (The Worlds Within), a patient in a mental ward (I’m Happy), a sociopathic gangster (Friend, Our Legend), he switched bodies with Ha Ji Won’s character (Secret Garden) and most recently played a King (The Fatal Encounter). There’s a few dramas/movies to check out if you’re a Hyun Bin fan!
My number one on this list was So Ji Sub. Honestly, I’m a rather new fan of his, having never really watched his dramas before Master’s Sun. However, I’m making it a mission to go back and watch them all! One of his favorite roles of all time was a scam artist in Australia (I’m Sorry, I Love You). He’s also done a lot of action roles from gangsters, to boxers and war heroes. But what I really love him in is a good melodrama, which he’s done a few times. Maybe there’s better actors out there in Korean drama land but he’s one actor that keeps me glued to the screen!
Happy Drama Watching everyone!