If you're enjoying Twenty One Twenty Five right now, you'll enjoy these K-Dramas starring Nam Joo Hyuk just as much!
Do you miss watching Nam Joo Hyuk while you wait impatiently for the update of Twenty Five Twenty One? Do you need a swoon-worthy escape in the middle of your work?
Fret not, because the superstar has great series to leave you in awe. Whether it’s your first time watching these hidden gems or your chance to relive those amazing dramas: You will definitely enjoy his superior acting skills in these versatile roles.
1. Cheese in the Trap
This drama is a webtoon adaptation that gives narrational stories a unique twist. It focuses on the life and relationships of a group of university students; particularly the difficult relationship between hard-working scholarship student Hong Seol (Kim Go-Eun) and a deceptive senior, Yoo Jung (Park Hae-Jin).
The drama is one of the early ventures of Nam Joo Hyuk. He plays Kwon Eun-Taek, a handsome and kind-hearted student with geeky qualities.
2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
If you want to know which K-Drama accelerated the star status of Nam Joo Hyuk, this is the one.
The drama is about Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a young woman chasing her dream of weightlifting at an athletic college campus. In the process, she develops a crush on her friend, Jung Joon-Hyung's (Nam Joo-Hyuk) older brother, Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon).
Nam Joo Hyuk portrays the role of the lead character and does it great justice.
Starring alongside Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk glowed as a hardworking IT developer who never gave up on his dreams. Startup is set in the midst of Korea's Silicon Valley, known as Sandbox.
This inspirational K-drama tells the story of a Seo Dal-Mi (Bae Suzy) trying to establish her own startup company and Nam Do-San (Nam Joo Hyuk) who owns a struggling startup company. Against all the odds, they come together to achieve their dreams.
4. The Bride of Habaek
The Bride of Habaek is a whole new genre on its own. When the god of the Land of Water, Lord Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk), visits earth to retrieve the sacred stones needed for him to claim the throne of the Divine Realm, he seeks out the help of neuropsychiatrist So-ah (Shin Se-Kyung), the only remaining descendant from a middle-class family fated to serve him for generations
5. Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo is one of the best historic K-Dramas that is still widely loved.
When a total eclipse of the sun took place, a 21st-century woman is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea, in the body of the 16-year-old girl. There, she witnesses love, rivalry, politics, and more.
Friendships are forged between handsome princes, in a fight for the throne, friendship, and love. In his very first historical venture, Nam Joo Hyuk played the role of the 13th prince Wang Wook in Scarlet Heart. His character has been described as a romantic playboy known for his refined and aristocratic manners.
6. Who Are You: School 2015
The actor garnered high attention for this K-Drama as he played the role of a star swimmer at Sekang High School. He is loyal to his friends and a hardworking son who helps his father while chasing his dream of becoming a national champion in swimming. He does all this despite not coming from a financially well-off family.
Moreover, Who Are You: School 2015 follows the story of the twins, Eun-Bi and Eun-Byul, who were separated and are now living completely different lives. Eun-Bi lives in a orphanage and is bullied at her high school, whereas Eun-Byul is adopted and becomes a popular student at her high school.
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