Kim Soo-Hyun, a South Korean hunk who is reportedly the top paid K Drama actor this year, has shown he is deserving of every cent listed on his paycheques. Why not, then? This 57th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor nominee has appeared in shows like Moon Embracing the Sun and My Love From The Star, which respectively peaked at peak ratings of 42.2% and 28.1% throughout all of South Korea. The former gained the label "national drama" and was later imported into several Asian nations. What other roles did Kim Soo-Hyun play on both the big and small screens? You can stream and enjoy some of them from this list.
1. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
This year's Baeksang Arts Awards have nominated this television series for eight awards, so it's impossible not to be interested in it. It was created by Jo Yong and was directed by Park Shin-woo. With a focus on female lead Ko Moon-young, an antisocial personality disorder sufferer and author of children's books, and Moon Gang-tae, an orphaned caregiver at OK Psychiatric Hospital who avoids developing close relationships with anyone besides his older brother Moon Sang-Tae, who has autism, the film's distinctive theme centers on mental health issues. Throughout 16 episodes, the three of them deal with various challenges that have their origins in their past.
2. My Love From The Star
The Do Min-Joon character from this romantic fantasy series by Park Ji-Eun is an extraterrestrial alien that arrived in South Korea in 1609 during the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love with the tenacious actress Cheong Song-Yi four centuries later. According to AGB Nielsen Korea, the finale of My Love from the Star achieved its highest ever national rating of 28.1%. Additionally, it received honors like Jun Ji-Grand Hyun's Prize at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2014. According to some, it was the origin of the chicken-and-beer frenzy that has since spread to South Korea and China.
3. Moon Embracing The Sun
Moon Embracing the Sun, which aired in 2012, is Kim Soo-most Hyun's most popular television program to date. It also earned him Best Actor and Best Drama at the Baeksang Arts Awards the same year. It is based on Jung Eun- gwol's novel of the same name and portrays the story of a secret, heartfelt romance between a fictitious Joseon Dynasty king and a female shaman. Lee Hwon falls in love with Heo Yeon-woo in this attractive but conflict- and conspiracy-filled Korean traditional palace setting. Heo Yeon-woo was later defrauded of her fate by the Queen and Prime Minister Yoon's cunning plot. Heo Yeon-woo inexplicably passes away, but several secrets emerge.
4. The Producer
Because of its topic and the fact that the variety department of South Korean network SBS produced it rather than the drama department, this workplace series has been dubbed the first-ever "variety drama." It offers a glimpse into the hectic filming, editing, and all-night brainstorming that go on at a broadcasting company. In his capacity as an aspiring prosecutor, Baek Seung-chan joins the network because he has a crush on one of the staff members. He joins the variety/entertainment branch as a rookie police officer.
5. Dream High
With a star-studded ensemble that includes Kim Soo-Hyun, IU, Bae Suzy, and Ok Taecyeon, this television series was one of the most popular of 2011, garnering an average viewership rating of 15.7% over the length of its two-month run in South Korea. Kim Soo-Hyun portrays Song Sam-dong, a simpleton with a rare condition who develops an unrequited infatuation with Hye-mi. Song Sam-dong is a musical genius. The series was so well-liked that a sequel, with a new cast that included Kang So-ra and Park Seo-Joon, was produced and shown the following year.
6. The Thieves
The action-comedy movie, which has over 12.9 million ticket sales, is about a cat burglar called Yenicall who seduces the owner of the Leesung Gallery and steals an artifact with the assistance of three other thieves: Popeye, Zampano, and Chewing Gum. The movie was filmed in Macau, Busan, Hong Kong and Seoul.
This film, which is set in the underbelly of a sinister made-up city, allows spectators to experience a new side of Kim Soo-Hyun. In contrast to his previous performances as the cute, boy-next-door, Kim Soo-Hyun plays a successful problem solver and the proprietor of a sizable casino in this 2017 movie. Jang Tae-young (Kim Soo-Hyun), troubled by a different personality within himself, chooses to seek medical care, which ultimately has several unanticipated results. The conflict between Jang Tae-authentic young's self and his alter ego ensued.
8. Crash Landing On You
Brief but sweet Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, who are now real-life sweethearts, star in the popular tvN and Netflix series Crash Landing In You, in which Kim Soo-Hyun made a guest appearance on episode 10.
9. Hotel Del Luna
Kim Soo- Hyun's fans were thrilled to see their favorite actor playing the role of the new owner of the Guest House of the Moon, which he rebranded as Hotel Blue Moon, in the final episode of Hotel del Luna. His brief 60-second presence on the show sparked rumors that the 2019 drama might have a second season, though there has been no confirmation as of this writing. Additionally, a musical with the same name is reportedly coming out in 2022.
10. One Ordinary Day
The drama examines the criminal justice system through the narrative of a regular college student who unexpectedly becomes the main suspect in a murder investigation while receiving assistance from a lawyer who just passed the bar exam.