Seo In-guk is renowned for his flawless acting abilities, endearing grin, and captivating on-screen presence. He has performed in some of the most memorable K-dramas. In this article, we're listing the Top 10 K-Dramas with Seo In-guk that have captivated fans worldwide. In-guk's varied performances, which range from touching romances to gripping thrillers, have won him a particular place in the hearts of K-drama fans. So fasten your seatbelts and get ready to be swept away into a world of feelings, humour, and tension.
1. Doom At Your Doorstep
Doom At Your Doorstep, starring Seo Inguk and Park Boyoung, tells the tale of an unfortunate woman who, all on the same day, loses her job, learns that her boyfriend is married, and receives news that she has a terminal illness. She wishes the world would end because she can't handle the pain, not realising that her desire has been heard by the deity of doom himself. The following instant, Doom is introduced as a man standing on the opposite side of her door. It is a love story that spans many dimensions and will still interest and touch your heart.
2. Cafe Minamdang
Cafe Minamdang is a drama starring Seo Inguk and Oh Yeonseo. It is a detective fiction with an exciting storyline. Seo Inguk plays the role of a profiler who was wrongfully discharged from his position while he was investigating a case that led to the murder of his best friend. After serving his sentence for "hiding evidence, " he becomes a well-known Shaman to earn money after losing his job. When another case related to the one leading to his discharge resurfaces, he decides to get to the bottom of it. This time, he has to resort to the help of a police officer who hates his guts.
3. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
A remake of the Japanese Drama Hundred Million Stars from the Sky, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is a drama featuring Seo Inguk as Kim Mooyoung and Jung Somin as Yoo Jinkang. The story is complicated and psychological, dealing with a male lead who has lost his memories while constantly being mistaken as a fugitive, especially by the female lead's brother. As the two fall in love, the brother tries to separate them now, knowing that he is related to the reason behind Mooyoung's lost past and the death of his family member.
4. Reply 1997
Reply 1997 is one of the most famous Kdramas from 2012 for its nostalgic vibes and how it depicts K-pop fan culture's rise in the early 2000s. It is a story about six high school friends meeting again at a reunion party. It has been 13 years since their days together, and the story's timeline moves back and forth from the lives of the friends back during their high school years and again in the present. Seo Inguk plays the male lead, Yoon Yoonjae.
5. Shopaholic Louis
Seo Inguk's abilities in playing comical roles shone powerfully in the drama Shopaholic Louis. It is a 2016 romantic comedy-drama featuring a man named Louis who lives a sheltered and lonely life away from his home. An accident causes him to lose his memories and end up in the countryside, where a young girl takes him in and teaches him the value of love, friendship, and things he never learned as a chaebol heir. Eventually, she is the one who tries her best to restore Louis to his rightful place. The name of the drama comes from Louis' spending habit, which he retains despite losing his memory.
6. Hello Monster
With its shining casting, Hello Monster gained fame for being one of the best detective fiction dramas. It stars Seo Inguk and Park Bogum, and both are significantly praised for their performances. Seo Inguk plays the role of a profiler with a complex past that was once lost to trauma, but he retains it. When he returns to Korea. Unbeknownst to him, a woman is investigating him for the suspicious deaths of his family members. Behind it all is a criminal puppeteer leading them onto this game of chase. The story is intriguing and mysterious—a must-watch for thriller lovers.
7. The King's Face
The King's Face is another drama with Seo Inguk in the leading role. He plays the role of a prince born with the extraordinary powers of reading people's faces. However, being the son of a concubine, he was a victim of bullying and death threats for the first decade and a half of his life. He decides afterwards that he has to be discreet about his abilities to gain power that will allow him to live a better life. Eventually, he even becomes a direct rival to the king. As he starts using his powers to his advantage, he successfully becomes the King, which was his ultimate goal.
8. High School King Of Savvy
Starring Seo Inguk, Lee Hana and Lee Soohyuk, High School King of Savvy was acclaimed for the performances of these talented actors. Seo Inguk plays the role of Lee Minsuk, a varsity ice hockey player who is forced to live a double life at his brother's request. Despite his similarities to his brother, working at a high-end IT company is not something he nails initially, mainly because of the challenging work culture and hierarchical system. However, with the help of an intern, Jung Sooyoung, he overcame some difficulties—eventually, the two fell in love.
Abyss is a fantastical drama where the main leads are resurrected in new bodies after their untimely death with the help of a magical artefact named the Abyss. It starts with Park Boyoung and Ahn Hyoseop. Seo Inguk appears in the drama's first episode as one of the two Grimm Reapers responsible for the characters' accidental deaths. He plays the role of his pair, the female Grimm Reaper, Jung Somin. Their appearance brought a lot of hype into the already exciting drama.
10. Squad 38
Starring Ma Dongseok, Seo Inguk and SNSD's Choi Sooyoung, Squad 38 is a K-drama about a team formed under a civil servant who is dedicated to his job of catching tax evaders. The story is packed with comic scenes and action.