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Happy Birthday Lee Min-Ho: Five Korean dramas of the actor that is sure to win you over

The famous Hallyu actor turns 34 today.

Jun 22, 2021
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For those familiar with Korean dramas, it’s hard to resist the charm of actor Lee Min Ho. Known for his roles like Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan, the actor has been a fan favourite for his terrific screen presence and persona. The star will be next seen in Apple TV's upcoming K-drama, Pachinko. As the actor turns 34 today, we look at Korean dramas of Lee Min Ho you wouldn’t want to miss.

Boys Over Flowers

Propelling Min Ho's career to new heights, his portrayal of Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers is easily his career-best. Playing a spoiled brat, the actor won over fans instantly and the drama, fittingly, was an important milestone in his filmography. The story of a poor girl crossing paths with a group of four notoriously bullies. The rich boys, a group called ‘F4’ led by Jun Pyo, make life hell for her until the hot-tempered Jun Pyo falls for her. The teen drama will leave you blushing.

The Heirs

The famous k-drama is set in a high school run and populated by the uber-rich. Kim Tan is the illegitimate son and successor of a large conglomerate company. Being a rebel in the family, he is sent on an exile to the US by his older brother, where he falls in love with Cha Eun Sang, a poor girl. To pursue the girl he loves, Kim Tan returns to Korea only to find that she is his housemaid's daughter. The roller coaster love story of these two youngsters is also an affecting social commentary on class divide.

Legend of the Blue Sea

The fantasy drama revolves around the fairytale between a mermaid and a smooth-talking con man, who looks exactly like the former’s first love. The modern-day depiction of an old-age legend, the show is an endearing watch. The drama will tug at your heartstrings with its emotional storyline and exceptional performances. Lee Min Ho is sure to leave you swooning over him even after the drama ends.

The King: Eternal Monarch

This is a one-of-a-kind fantasy drama where a king and a detective from different worlds try to protect lives and their love. With an exciting plot, a truly evil villain and perfectly crafted comedy sequences, the show deserves your attention. Lee Min-ho will grab you by the hook even as you get entangled in fantastical elements of the drama. A perfect pick with abundant entertainment, The King: Eternal Monarch merits your time.

Personal Taste

The story of a girl, Park Gae In who’s sunk to an all-time low, ropes in a young architect, Jeon Jin Ho as her roommate to help her financially but mistakes him to be gay. Depending upon each other, the endearing story of the two falling in love leaves you mesmerised. Lee Min-Ho will woo you over with his portrayal of a lovable Jin-Ho, balancing his serious and dorky sides effortlessly.

City Hunter

The action-packed drama is based on the story of an elite IT engineer from MIT, going by his codename City Hunter who enters the Blue House in vengeance for his adoptive father's death. He joins hands with a female bodyguard when they realise their target is the same person. Meanwhile, passionate romance brews in the background. A love story amid all the action, City Hunter is uniquely interesting and Lee Min Ho is at his very best playing a revengeful son.

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