‘The Red Sleeve’ has recently come to an end. However, many obsessed over Seong Deok Im and still can’t move on from everyone’s favorite court lady. So, despite the shocking reason why Lee Se Young debuted as a child actress, here’s a list of her watch-worthy dramas and films you should binge-watch.
Recommended Korean Dramas and Films Starring Lee Se Young
1. When I Turned Nine
Director: Yun In Ho
Release date: March 26, 2004
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Lee Se Young debuted as a child actress at the age of five. And one of her first films to gain Lee Se Young notice was ‘When I Turned Nine.’
In this 2004 film, Lee Se Young stars alongside fellow child actor Kim Seok, who plays the role of Baek Yeo Min. Lee Se Young plays Jang Woo Rim, an enemy-turned-friend who helps Yeo Min to achieve his dreams.
2. Hot Young Bloods
Director: Lee Yeon Woo
Release date: January 23, 2014
Duration: 2 hours 1 minute
Growing up as a teenager, Lee Se Young starred in another romantic film, but with different taste. Lee Se Young takes the role of an innocent transfer student, So Hee, in ‘Hot-Blooded Youth.’ So Hee has to deal with several school rivalries as she attempts to settle into her new life. The 2014 teen romantic comedy shows Lee Se Young’s advanced acting skills alongside Park Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk, and Kim Young Kwang.
3. Trot Lovers
Director: Lee Jae Sang, Lee Eun Jin
Release year: 2014
# of episodes: 16
2014 seemed to be a good year. Lee Se Young gained more attention as Park Soo In in one of the favorite musical Korean dramas, ‘Trot Lovers.’ Soo In is the rival of the female lead, Choi Chun Hee (played by Jung Eun Ji), both professionally and romantically.
4. Vampire Detective
Director: Kim Ga Ram, Lee Seung Hoon
Release year: 2016
# of episodes: 12
After starring in several romantic films and dramas, Lee Se Young stepped into the world of monsters and mysteries. If you’re into vampire story, this is one of the most recommended dramas of Lee Se Young you have to put on your list.
Alongside Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, and Lee Chung Ah, Lee Se Young plays an essential role in the drama. Working with Yoon San (played by Lee Joon), a detective-turned-vampire, Lee Se Young’s character Han Gyeo Wool helps solve a number of cases.
5. The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop
Director: Hwang In Hyuk
Release year: 2016
# of episodes:54
Although her previous films and dramas caught the eyes of many, it was not until Lee Se Young starred in ‘The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop’ which gained worldwide attention.
Playing Min Hyo Won, the love interest of Kang Tae Yang (played by Hyun Woo), Lee Se Young won not only Hyun Woo’s heart but also the heart of the nation. Moreover, Lee Se Young and Hyun Woo are dubbed as the ‘Ah-choo Couple’ by fans.
Lee Se Young’s role in ‘The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop’ won her several awards, including Best New Actress at the 30th KBS Drama Awards and the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. So why not to put this as one of the dramas starring Lee Se Young into your binge-watching list?
6. Hit The Top
Director: Cha Tae Hyun, Yoo Ho Jin
Release year: 2017
# of episodes: 32
Following the fame she gained from her previous films and dramas, Lee Se Young keeps starring in famous dramas we don’t want to miss. One of the recommended Korean dramas of Lee Se Young is ‘Hit The Top,’ also known as ‘The Best Hit.’ Choi Woo Seung (Lee Se Young) is a childhood friend of Lee Ji Hoon (Kim Min Jae), who become preparatory students for the civil service exam. One day, they meet Yoo Hyun Jae (Yoon Shi Yoon), a popular yet problematic member of 90s idol group, who time-traveled from the year 1993. The love and friendship story begins among the 20s youth in the entertainment industry.
7. The Crowned Clown
Director: Kim Hee Won
Release year: 2019
# of episodes: 16
For those looking for other historical dramas of Lee Se Young, this one you should not miss binge-watching.
Taking the role as Queen Yoo So Woon in ‘The Crowned Clown,’ Lee Se Young shines brightly. Alongside Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young won many people’s hearts. ‘The Crowned Clown’ is a remake of ‘Masquerade’ (2021), inspired by ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ story by Mark Twain.
While several ‘The Crowned Clown’ stars were nominated for various awards, Lee Se Young is the one who took home the Excellence Award in the actress category at the 12th Korean Drama Awards.
Director: So Jae Hyun, Kim Hwi
Release year: 2020
# of episodes: 16
In 2020, Lee Se Young decided to star in another mystery drama, ‘Memorist.’ Based on the Webtoon of the same name by Jae Hoo, this thriller follows Dong Baek (Yoo Seung Ho), a hard-working detective who has the ability to read people’s memories. Lee Se Young plays Han Sun Mi, a criminal profiler who teams up with Dong Baek to catch the criminal of brutal serial killers before they strike again.
Let’s hope that Lee Se Young will join Lee Seung Gi in the upcoming Webtoon-based Kdrama, ‘Love According to Law.’ To keep updated, make sure to follow Kpoppost social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and subscribe to Kpoppost Telegram Channel.
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