The multi-hyphenated Lee Junho has been profitable hearts and awards, proving his versatility and talent as an actor and rising as some of the sought-after faces in K-dramas. From enjoying the lovelorn Crown Prince Yi San, whose tragic love story tugged folks’s heartstrings in “The Red Sleeve,” to the lawyer son defending his father in “Confession” and the grumpy gifted chef who can prepare dinner up a storm and soften your coronary heart in “Wok of Love,” Lee Junho has been singing his strategy to success.
As followers await his subsequent outing as a chaebol embroiled in an inheritance battle in “King the Land” (working title) scheduled for the latter half of 2023, listed here are 5 Lee Junho dramas that can make your wait definitely worth the whereas.
“The Red Sleeve”
Inspired by paperwork and eulogies written by King Jeongjo for his favourite concubine the Royal Noble Consort Seong Ui Bin, “The Red Sleeve” is an achingly tragic and hauntingly lovely drama. A younger court docket maid named Deok Im (Lee Se Young) catches the attention of the good-looking crown prince Yi San (Lee Junho) who initially falls hopelessly in love together with her. However, Deok Im, a self-righteous and unbiased younger girl, turns down the lovelorn prince’s persuasive requests to be his concubine. But as circumstances and conditions result in the inevitable, the 2 will not be destined for the fortunately ever after that they hoped for.
Lee Junho bagged the Baeksang Best Actor award for his sensible portrayal of the crown prince and later emperor who captivates you together with his emotive efficiency. He effortlessly brings out Yi San’s anguish, inside turmoil, and hopelessness to the fore, and he seems to be heartbreakingly good-looking as properly. Plus the chemistry between the leads is sufficient to depart you infatuated with this ill-fated couple and can make you wish to analysis this love story of time passed by.
Start watching “The Red Sleeve”:
Lee Kang Doo’s (Lee Junho) goals and hopes of turning into a soccer participant are dashed when an onsite accident at a mall leaves him with a grievous harm which additionally kills his father. Suffering from publish traumatic dysfunction and debt-ridden, Kang Doo is a gruff younger man coping with a hopeless future. He meets Ha Moon Soo (Won Jin Ah), a survivor from the identical accident who’s wracked with guilt. The two come along with their shared grief and struggles to kind a deep connection.
This drama is a narrative of affection, loss, and therapeutic as two folks decide up the torn items of their life and put them collectively. Lee Junho captures the essence of Lee Kang Doo’s persona, and his ache and trauma will make you are feeling his plight. The drama’s shade tone of blue and grey is evocative, and the sluggish burn romance between the 2 characters is delicate and pure.
Start watching “Just Between Lovers”:
“Wok of Love”
Seo Poong (Lee Junho) is a star chef at a swanky lodge, however he loses his job. On the identical day, he discovers that his spouse has cheated on him with the CEO of the very lodge the place he labored. Poong winds up at a dilapidated Chinese restaurant run by a gangster named Doo Chil Sung (Jang Hyuk) and in addition meets a down-and-out heiress named Dan Sae Woo (Jung Ryeo Won), who has been dumped by her husband. Determined to succeed, he proposes to reinvent the restaurant and begin his life once more. As he whips up a storm of delicious meals, little does Poong understand that love was not a part of the menu he had in thoughts.
Lee Junho suits his character completely because the self conscious and conceited star chef Poong who grows right into a heat and charming man pushed to succeed. What amazes is his means to ship lengthy dialogues with skillful ease. And his scorching onscreen chemistry with Jung Ryeo Won in addition to the bromance between Poong and Chil Seung make this present the right dish.
Start watching “Wok of Love”:
Kim Sung Ryong (Namgoong Min) is an accountant working for a gangster boss in Gunsan. He can manipulate the books, evade taxes, and usually does a very good job in terms of cash laundering and pocketing cash. However, issues come to a head when he clashes together with his mobster boss. Sung Ryong finds himself in one other firm, the TQ Group. But this time, he can’t resort to his previous methods and continuously clashes with the perceptive prosecutor-turned-director of finance, the chilly and charismatic Seo Yul (Lee Junho).
An all-time favourite amongst K-drama followers, “Good Manager” scored excessive on recognition charts not just for its clean writing however because of its terrific performances by Namgoong Min and Lee Junho. From enemies to mates and comrades preventing the various crises and conditions at work, Sung Ryong and Seo Yul’s onscreen chemistry is what bromance goals are made from. Remember them dancing to TWICE’s “TT”? Plus, Lee Junho excels because the haughty and opinionated Seo Yul, who elevates the stress within the drama. If you turn into smitten together with his swag whereas watching this drama, we will’t blame you.
Start watching “Good Manager”:
An underrated however sensible drama, “Confession” comes with a taut, pacy storyline and unbelievable performances by Lee Junho and Yoo Jae Myung. Choi Do Hyun (Lee Junho) receives a coronary heart transplant and shortly learns his father has been charged for homicide and is arrested. Do Hyun turns into a lawyer to save lots of his father on demise row for homicide and aligns with detective Ko Choon Ho (Yoo Jae Myung) to research the identical case and unearth darkish murky secrets and techniques.
Lee Junho showcases his versatility as soon as once more and lives as much as expectations, respiratory life into his character. Do Hyun might come throughout as comfortable, however he’s stoic and insightful. He is a younger man with a rock strong demeanor. In a heartbreaking second, Lee Junho breaks down after listening to the confession of his donor’s guardian, and it’s one probably the most transferring and pure scenes within the drama. If you’re questioning whether or not there may be one thing this gifted singer, composer, songwriter, dancer, and actor can’t do, your guess is an effective as mine.
Hey Soompiers, which is your favourite Lee Junho drama and character? Leave a remark and let me know.
Puja Talwar is a Soompi author with a robust Song Joong Ki and Lee Junho bias. A very long time K-drama fan, she loves devising alternate situations to the narratives. She has interviewed Lee Min Ho, Gong Yoo, and Ji Chang Wook to call a number of. You can observe her on @puja_talwar7 on Instagram.
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