There’s literally no way you’ve been in the Kdrama-verse and you’ve never heard of Lee Dong Wook.
My man – yes, my man – is easily one of the most talented and versatile Korean actors out there.
Now, I’ve listed 9 of his must-watch Korean dramas and movies that everyone totally needs to watch.
- Lee Dong Wook is a South Korean actor and model under King Kong by Starship Entertainment.
- In 2005, he enrolled in Joongbu University, majoring in media and broadcasting arts.
- He was awarded Best Supporting Actor at both the 5th Annual DramaFever Awards and the 13th Annual Soompi Awards for his role as a grim reaper in the drama Goblin (2016).
- He enlisted in the military in August 2009, serving under the National Defense Public Relations Service until he was discharged in June 2011.
1. Tale of the Nine-Tailed (2020)
Lee Dong Wook stars as Leo Yeon, a 1,000-year-old nine-tailed fox, in this popular fantasy drama.
Leo Yeon, once a Mountain God, now works for the afterlife immigration office while waiting for the rebirth of his lost love, Ah Eum.
2. Stranger From Hell (2019)
This time around, Lee Dong Wook plays Seo Moon Jo, a charismatic dentist who is actually a psychopath leading the residents of Eden Gosiwon.
He takes an interest in newcomer Yoon Jong Woo and tries his best to transform him into a monster like himself.
3. Goblin (2016)
Lee Dong Wook plays a Grim Reaper who is looking for the missing soul of high school student Ji Eun Tak, protected by the goblin Kim Shin.
Over time, the Grim Reaper forms a deep bond with the goblin and even discovers their intertwined past lives.
4. Bad and Crazy (2021)
Lee Dong Wook assumes the role of Ryu Su Yeol, a corrupt police officer entangled with a mysterious alter-ego, K, who urges him to combat corruption and injustice in this drama.
This action Kdrama had the sweetest bromance and I loved every bit of this Lee Dong Wook Kdrama with all my heart.
5. Bubble Gum (2015)
Lee Dong Wook stars as Park Ri Hwan, an oriental medicine doctor, in this drama that shows the challenges faced by friends-turned-lovers Park Ri Hwan and Kim Haeng Ah due to family disapproval and past romantic entanglements.
6. Happy New Year – A Year-End Medley (2021)
In this Korean movie, Lee Dong Wook plays Kim Yong Jin, CEO of Hotel Emross, who sees perfection in even numbers.
He then finds his match in Back Lee Yong, a housekeeper with a name that represents a perfectly even number.
7. Wild Romance (2012)
Lee Dong Wook portrays star baseball player Park Mu Yeol, whose life takes a turn when judo athlete Yoo Eun Jae becomes his unexpected bodyguard.
8. Scent Of A Woman (2011)
Lee Dong Wook stars as Kang Ji Wook, a wealthy heir who falls in love with Lee Yeon Jae, unaware of her terminal illness.
Determined to fulfil her wishes, he navigates their bittersweet romance in the face of impending separation.
9. Touch Your Heart (2019)
But soon, their relationship evolves as she assists him in solving complex legal cases with her unique insight.
The bottom line is that Lee Dong Wook is one of the best of the best and if you’ve been wondering which of his dramas you should start with, check these ones out.
The related posts have even more recommendations and trust me when I say they’ll sweep you away.