One of the most loved oppa's of the South Korean Drama world, Park Seo Joon. He is one of the best, most loved, and most respected actors around the K drama world. Seo Joon is best known for his roles in She Was Pretty, Hwarang: the poet warrior, and What's wrong with your secretary Kim.
He was even a part of the Oscar-winning movie The Parasite. Born on December 16, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea, he began his mandatory military training in 2008, when he was 19 years old, and was discharged in 2010.
Park Seo Joon's Career
Park made his entertainment debut in 2011 by appearing in the music video of Bang Yong Guk's single, "I Remember". He then appeared in television drama Dream High 2, Pots of Gold, One Warm Word, and A Witch's Love. From October 2013 to April 2015, he was the host of Music Bank.
Park Seo Joon's breakout roles mostly came in 2015, with the dramas Kill Me, Heal Me and She Was Pretty. It was the same year Park was even featured in the movie "The Chronicles Of Evil".
In 2016, Park starred in the historical drama, "Hwarang: the poet warrior" alongside Go Ara, Park Hyung Sik, and V of BTS.
Park found success in the 2017 youth drama, "Fight For My Way" alongside Kim Ji Won. The television series was a big hit in South Korea and topped major ratings.
The same year, he played a big-screen leading role in the action-comedy movie "Midnight Runners" with Kang Ha-Neul. After this, Park won major Film award ceremonies such as the Grand Bell Awards and the Korean Association Of Film Critics Award.
In tvN's 2018 romantic comedy-drama What's Wrong With My Secretary Kim, Park Seo Joon alongside Park Min-Young. The series was a super hit and Park received positive reviews from the critics and was labeled as the "master of the romantic comedy" by Korean Press.
In 2020, Park starred In JTBC's drama Itaewon Class alongside Kim Da Mi. He is also set to star in the sports film, "Dream" as a soccer player turned down by a coach named Yoon Hong-Dae, directed by Lee Byeong-Heon.
In June 2021, Park also Joined the cast of The Marvels Cinematic Universe in an undisclosed role. It is set to be released on November 11, 2022.
Since Park Seo Joon's charm is hard to avoid, here's a list of his Top 5 Best K dramas that'll make you love him even more.
5. She Was Pretty
A romantic comedy, based on a true story, about two acquaintances who meet again after they've gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances. it is set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine's publishing office.
Park Seo Joon alongside Hwang Jung-Eum, shines extraordinarily throughout the drams. They had perfect chemistry on-screen and both of them were perfect for the roles. The drama itself won many awards and even the main cast was awarded several times.
4. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, is a South Korean drama starring Park Seo-Joon alongside, Park Hyung-Sik and Go A-ra. The show revolves around an elite group of men of the Silla dynasty who discover friendship, love, and opportunities on their journey as the Hwarang Warriors.
This was Seo Joon's first time as part of a historical drama. Seo Joon played the role DogBird aka Seon Woo, a young man of low birth who rises above his situation in life to become a legendary Hwarang warrior.
In order to survive in the capital, he assumes the identity of his best friend, Kim Sun-Woo, Ah Ro's Original brother, who is killed by one of the queen's officials. Later, he realized he was one of the sacred bones of Silla.
3. Fight For My Way
Seo Joon found success after he starred in Fight for my way. Park Seo Joon alongside Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong, and Song Ha-Yon proved to be the best quadruplet.
The story is about underdogs with big dreams struggling to survive and striving for success in a career they are under-qualified. A long-time friendship blossomed into a romance between two immature friends Ko Dong Man(Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae- Ra(Kim Ji-Won).
During its entire run, the series was a slot leader and topped the TV popularity index for three consecutive weeks. As it is based on a true incident, it was praised for its realistic plot and great performance.
2. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Based on the novel of the same title by Jung Kyung- Yoon which was first published in 2013. The series aired on tvN from June 6 to July 26, 2018, on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 16 episodes. Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo Joon) is the vice-chairman of a major corporation.
His world is shaken when, one day, his competent secretary, Kim Mi-So, announces that she will resign from her position. Yoong-Joon then decided to do everything to keep her from resigning.
Their time together makes them learn about their past traumas which turned out to be the same. Kim Mi-So falls in love with Lee Young-Joon as they heal each other.
1. Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class is based on the webtoon of the same name, it is the first series to be produced by the Film Distribution Company Showbox. The series revolved around Park Sae Ro-Yi.
Due to an accident, which killed his father, Park Sae Ro-Yi attempted to kill Jang Geun-Won, the son of the Jangga Group's founder. Sae Ro-Yi is jailed and the woman he loved was offered a scholarship by the Jangga Group.
After his release, Park Sae Ro-Yi opens Dambam in Itaewon. He wants to be successful and seek revenge. On this journey, he meets Jo Yi-Seo.
These K dramas of Park Seo Joon are definitely worth your time.
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