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Loving Welcome to Samdalri? Here are top 5 Ji Chang-wook dramas to add in your watchlist

The 36-year-old actor's breakthrough role came with the period/historical drama, Empress Ki, where he nailed the character of emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. Check out his other prominent kdramas

Loving Welcome to Samdalri? Here are top 5 Ji Chang-wook dramas to add in your watchlist
Top 5 Ji Chang-wook dramas

Last Updated: 02.36 AM, Jan 05, 2024


The charming actor with a hypnotic eye gaze and infectious smile, all points to only one actor and that is the lead actor of Welcome to Samdalri – Ji Chang-wook. The 36-year-old actor has already garnered several awards for his impressive acting skills and universal fandom after his breakthrough role in the period/historical drama, Empress Ki, where he nailed the character of the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. His prominent roles also feature his film projects, although what made his mark among fans all over the world is his innocent facial expressions and expressive eyes that melt hearts.

With a splendid career of more than a decade, Ji-Chang wook is also a recipient of coveted awards like SBS awards and others. Recently, his drama – Welcome to Samdalri, alongside actress Shin Hye-sun is eyeing the top spots on the streaming giant Netflix. Let’s take a look at some of his dramas that cemented his name as one of the best actors in the Korean entertainment industry.


Starring Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, and Yoo Ji-tae – Healer is a 3-in-1 kdrama with action, thriller, and romance under the same umbrella. The series revolves around three unlikely partners - a star reporter, a secret courier persona, and a journalist all team up to uncover a dark and mysterious truth that blurs the media ethics and reality.


Streaming on Netflix

The K-2

Ji Chang-wook, Song Yoon-ah, and Im Yoon-ah lead this political thriller with high-octane action drama as the story follows a former mercenary soldier who turns a bodyguard to avenge false murder accusations and the death of his lover. While the female lead is on the verge of a mental breakdown before meeting her Prince Charming bodyguard.

The story also brings a fresh pairing between the charismatic leads and was adored by fans with a few scenes getting viral on social media.

Streaming on Viki and Netflix

Suspicious Partners

Starring Ji Chang-wook and Nam Ji-hyun as the titular partners – This 40-episodic legal drama centers around an attorney and his goofy trainee as they navigate their career challenges when the trainee Bong-hee gets entangled in a mysterious murder case. The crime-solving journey soon follows the unlikely lovers in a humorous twist as their lives are intertwined in the murder spree case.

Streaming on Viki and Netflix

Lovestruck in the city

This is one of those unique web dramas that gets engraved into the memories of viewers even after several years. The main cast followed Ji Chang-wook and Kim Ji-won leading the ensemble cast with Kim Min-seok, Han Ji-eun, Ryu Kyung-soo, and So Joo-yeon. It chronicled the lives of six people with troubled romantic lives in the past. The multi-linear narrative of past and present won’t bore you for a minute, keeping you glued to the screen until you binge-watch it. It also highlighted the complex stories of career and love in the modern era of busy Seoul life.

Streaming on Netflix

Empress Ki

This 2013-14 period drama gave Ji Chang-wook his recognized fame after his portrayal as an emporer received widespread acclaim. It also features Ha Ji-won in the titular role. The story delves into the political ambitions and Korean class system as the characters manage to find the balance in power struggle and love.

Streaming on Netflix

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