Dive into the best of Korean dramas with our guide to must-watch series starring the charismatic Yang Se Jong. Whether you’re in the mood for romance, medical drama, or historical intrigue, we’ve got the perfect Kdrama picks for you.
October has brought eagerly awaited Kdramas, with “Doona!” standing out. The series marked the much-anticipated union of Yang Se Jong and Suzy. The drama stands out as Yang Se Jong’s first project after completing compulsory military service, stirring considerable excitement. For those who have indulged in “Doona!” and are keen to explore more Kdramas starring Yang Se Jong, these suggestions are for you.
Must-Watch Kdramas Starring Yang Se Jong
Series: Dr. Romantic (2016, 2017)
Yang Se Jong’s captivating portrayal of Do In Beom in his very first acting role won over audiences with its charm. Despite his supporting role, Yang Se Jong’s performance was promising and skillful. Starring alongside established actors like Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Han Suk Kyu, the drama quickly became a hit among those who appreciate a compelling medical storyline It blends romance with intense emotion, revealing the surgeon’s life beyond the glamour.
The series gained such acclaim that it was extended into a second and third season. While the lead couple was different in the second season, fans were treated to a special guest appearance by Yang Se Jong, underlining the significance of the drama in his career. For those yet to discover his role in this acclaimed show, this is an opportunity to witness him portray a distinctive and engaging doctor.
Degree of Love / Temperature of Love (2017)
For those who admired the on-screen rapport between Yang Se Jong and Seo Hyun Jin in their prior collaboration, their dynamic in “Temperature of Love” is a must-watch. This 2017 K-drama deliciously combines the elements of romance with the culinary arts, serving up a narrative that is both heartwarming and palatable. The plot revolves around a determined young man meeting an ambitious woman. Despite his affection, their romance is challenged by an age gap and career contrasts.
In “Temperature of Love,” Yang Se Jong doesn’t just charm viewers with his good looks and sweet demeanor; he embodies a captivating male protagonist, characterized by his steadfast love, firm beliefs, and impressive culinary talent—traits that define a modern-day prince charming. His portrayal in this drama didn’t go unnoticed, as he was honored with multiple accolades, including the prestigious Best New Actor award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
30 But 17 (2018)
In 30 but 17, Yang Se Jong plays the role of Gong Woo Jin, an offbeat yet gifted designer whose devotion to his work leads him to a reclusive lifestyle, complete with a neglect for shaving and social interaction. This wasn’t always his way of life. The trauma from his first love’s accident, for which he blames himself, has darkened his joyful spirit. After 13 years, the plot twists as his first love, Woo Seo Ri, awakens from a coma, facing life at 30 with a teenager’s heart.
This SBS drama from 2018 takes viewers on an emotional journey as Woo Jin, Seo Ri, and Woo Jin’s nephew Yoo Chan, played by Ahn Hyo Seop, delve into the mysteries of Seo Ri’s accident, search for her long-lost family, and seek closure for their past traumas. The narrative weaves a heartwarming love story that promises to resonate deeply, making viewers laugh and cry equally and securing its place as one of Yang Se Jong’s most heartfelt dramas.
My Country: The New Age (2019)
When it comes to Sageuk (historical drama), Yang Se Jong made an outstanding performance as the lead role in “My Country: The New Age.” He portrays Seo Hwi, a warrior ingrained with a profound sense of righteousness and honor. The drama unfolds with Seo Hwi’s compelling journey, laden with conflict, the most heart-wrenching of which is the battle against his childhood friend, Nam Seon Ho, portrayed by Woo Do Hwan. Their friendship faces the test of political upheaval, creating a gripping narrative.
With a complex plot of political and historical depth, the drama unfolds during the Goryeo-Joseon transition. It might be challenging to keep pace with the dense narrative. However, the drama’s visual splendor, particularly in the meticulously choreographed fight scenes and stellar performances by eminent actors like Jang Hyuk and Kim Young Chul, elevates it to a compelling viewing experience. This drama is undoubtedly recommended for those with a penchant for rich historical tapestries and engaging storytelling.
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