With “Again My Life” wrapped up, there is no better time than now to review the past hits of Lee Joongi to get to the giant hole of weekend dramas. From kings anti heroes to vampires, Lee Joongi He’s done it all, so everyone will have something to enjoy. Also known for the sageuks, contemporary dramas, romances, thrillers, and sometimes even horror. Without further ado, here is a list of dramas that will steal your heart!
1. “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo”
This show took 2017 by storm, earning both Lee Joon Gi and IU a legion of fans. It is the classic story of a modern woman named Go Ha Jin (IU) who travels back in time during a solar eclipse. She wakes up in the Goryeo dynasty in the body of a girl named Hae Soo. There she befriends the many eccentric princes of King Taejo’s house. The brothers are all very different. Cuddly eighth prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul) is the perfect prince personified, but there’s something about the notoriously cruel fourth prince Wang So (Lee Joon Gi) that both terrifies and fascinates Hae Soo. Before long, she finds herself embroiled in palace scandal and politics when she unknowingly becomes a pawn in an ongoing fight for the throne where the brother of her choice could either save the kingdom or doom it.
why you will love it: Lee Joon Gi and IU’s chemistry is off the charts. Wang So is one of the most unhinged characters Lee Joon Gi has ever played, while Hae Soo goes from terrified woman to tired palace maiden, but their relationship just works. It’s such a good drama that fans are still asking for a sequel and wishing that ending was released. It is definitely a must see!
two. “Scholar Who Walks the Night”
Kim Sung Yeol (Lee Joon Gi) is a scholar and the best friend of crown prince Jung Hyun (lee hyun woo). The story begins when the two realize that there is something wrong in Joseon. The Vampire Gwi (lee soo hyuk in his prime) controls the palace due to a dangerous deal made by the Crown Prince’s father. The deal? Let Gwi rule in the shadows in exchange for the royal family retaining their power (among other things). When Sung Yeol’s attempt to defeat Gwi has devastating consequences, he disappears and becomes a vampire. With only a magical black cloak that allows him to resist sunlight, he spends the next century determined to find the Crown Prince’s book that holds the key to defeating Gwi.
100 years later a new crown prince named Lee Yoon (chang min of TVXQ) is on the throne. Sung Yeol works in the shadows trying to find the book. His search for him leads him to the bookseller Jo Yang Sun (Lee Yoo Bi), a girl masquerading as a man due to the patriarchal society. As Hong Chun Gi (Kim Yoo-jung) in “Lovers of the Red Sky”, Yang Sun faces gender discrimination. As an expert in finding rare books, she agrees to search for the book. But Gwi hasn’t been doing anything in the last 100 years either, and she’s just found a juicy new target.
why you will love it: Vampire Lee Joon Gi? Yes please! This drama isn’t perfect, but there’s just something about Lee Joon Gi with fangs and going to town with the bad guys that’s hard to avoid. How could anyone say no to that?
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3. “Tale of Arang”
Gods, ghosts and missing mothers appear in this terrifying story. Arang (shinmin ah) is an amnesiac ghost who spends her days running from Moo Young the Grim Reaper (Han Jung Soo), and stealing food from memorials to survive. This changes when she meets Eun Oh (Lee Joon Gi), the impulsive illegitimate son of a nobleman who is searching for his missing mother. Eun Oh makes an alliance with Arang after finding out that her binyeo (hairpin) is the same one she gave to her mother. Realizing that the truth about Arang’s death is tied to the disappearance of his mother, the two pursue the killer in a quiet town where girls disappear every month, and the killer is undoubtedly supernatural.
why you will love it: Arang is not someone weak. This girl is feisty, stubborn, and has a sharp tongue. It’s equal parts funny and heartwarming to watch these two discuss their path to romance. Shin Min Ah’s acting shines and Lee Joon Gi plays the straight man to her wild and brave ghost.
Eun Oh is Lee Joon Gi’s most toned down role. Arang is the flashy one, so she wearily endures her savagery while she falls for the ghost anyway. Eun Oh is harsh at times to the point of unreasonable and has a huge chip on her shoulder when it comes to her social status. But she’s really charming when she falls down, and Lee Joon Gi bringing up his A-game with chemistry is always a joy to watch!
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4. “Lawless Lawyer”
Before “Again My Life” Lee Joon Gi was a lawyer instead of a prosecutor in “Lawless Lawyer”. Bong Sang Pil (Lee Joon Gi) is a top lawyer with a huge streak of success and a distaste for power. The reason? When he was a child, he witnessed the murder of his mother by a gang boss who worked for the most prolific judge in the city. Barely escaping with his life, Sang Pil has spent 18 years training with his uncle, a rival gang boss, vowing revenge on those responsible. He enters Ha Jae Yi (Seo Ye Ji), a lawyer who just had her license suspended for beating up a corrupt judge in court. Returning to the small town where her mother disappeared years ago, she is recruited by Sang Pil and seems to know something about her mother’s disappearance. Together, they fight to wipe out the city’s vermin.
why you will love it: Sang Pil is one of Lee Joon Gi’s best roles. While he alternates between sardonic and cunning, as well as being useful in a fight, he is the epitome of lawlessness. He just looks at that casual arrogance. It’s the right level of attractiveness. He is funny instead of being rude and arrogant. And as always, you know Lee Joon Gi is doing his own stunts, so the fight scenes are flawless! If you liked “Again My Life”, you will love this one!
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5. “flower of evil”
After spending a lot of time chasing down the bad guys, Lee Joon Gi challenged himself with something different: being on the wrong side of the law and playing one half of a married couple. In “flower of evilBae Hee Sung (Lee Joon Gi) is neither a lawyer nor a vampire, but a blacksmith who runs his own studio next door to the house he shares with his wife and daughter. He is a stay-at-home husband, taking care of the food and picking up his child while his brilliant wife Cha Ji Won (Moon Chae Won) fights crime. He is perfect. Maybe too much since Hee Sung is keeping dangerous secrets. These secrets involve murder, evil, and a past he’d rather his sweet wife never find out. But the truth has a way of coming out, and when Ji Won’s latest investigation flashes back to a series of murders committed over a decade ago, she vows to bring the killer to justice. But what if the man she’s chasing is the man she comes home to every night?
why you will love it: When does Lee Joon Gi have no chemistry with his peers? The man could even fall in love with a rock. But he’s at his best here in a game of cat and mouse with the amazing Moon Chae Won as his wife. This drama has it all: thrills, chills, Lee Joon Gi running the gamut of emotions possible, and enough sweet moments to ease our hearts. A solid 10/10!
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