What To Watch If You Were Impressed By The Actors Of Award-Winning Film “Parasite”
“Parasite” made great waves earlier this year as the first ever Korean film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The film has since won big at various other awards ceremonies including the Blue Dragon Awards and the Sydney Film Festival, and it is the highest grossing foreign-language film in the United States this year. It was recently also announced that “Parasite” racked up three Golden Globe nominations.
If you loved their acting in “Parasite,” here are some other dramas and films to check out:
Lee Sun Gyun in “War of Prosecutors”
In the upcoming drama, Lee Sun Gyun plays Lee Sun Woong, a prosecutor with a chill, laid-back attitude towards life and work. His mundane life is overthrown one day when Cha Myung Joo (Jung Ryeo Won), an elite fellow prosecutor from the city, gets transferred to his branch.
The two are polar opposites when it comes to their methodologies. Cha Myung Joo is cold and meticulous, while Lee Sun Woong is down-to-earth and always keen to discover the human stories behind the crimes he investigates. Conflict is inevitable when the two are forced to work together.
“War of Prosecutors” is set to premiere on December 16 at 9:30 p.m. KST.
Watch a teaser for “War of Prosecutors”:
Jo Yeo Jeong in “Woman of 9.9 Billion”
Jo Yeo Jeong’s newest drama “Woman of 9.9 Billion” premiered on December 4, and the actress stars as Jung Seo Yeon, a character who has lived a dreadful life after suffering violence from her father. At the lowest point in her life, she suddenly gains possession of 9.9 billion won.
Desperate to live a normal and happy life, she must do whatever it takes to hold on to it. However, Kim Kang Woo‘s character Kang Tae Woo, a former cop haunted by the death of his brother, is digging up the truth behind the 9.9 billion won.
Check out the premiere of “Woman of 9.9 Billion”:
Choi Woo Shik in “The Package”
In the 2017 drama, Choi Woo Shik plays Kim Kyung Jae, who has been dating his girlfriend Han So Ran (Ha Si Eun) for seven years. They were madly in love in their 20s, but the sparks seem to have died down over the years. In hopes to revive their relationship, Kim Kyung Jae books a trip to France for their seventh anniversary.
Begin watching “The Package”:
Park So Dam in “Cinderella and Four Knights”
Park So Dam is Eun Ha Won in the 2016 drama “Cinderella and Four Knights.” When her mother dies in an accident, she finds herself all alone in the world. With no other family member to depend on, she resolves to work her way through her difficulties, taking on odd jobs.
One day, she is hired by a rich family to be a live-in housekeeper for three cousins: Kang Hyun Min (Ahn Jae Hyun), Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo), and Kang Seo Woo (Lee Jung Shin). However, all three of them eventually seem to develop feelings for her.
Watch the first episode of “Cinderella and Four Knights”:
Song Kang Ho in “The King’s Letters”
Song Kang Ho leads this historical film as King Sejong the Great in the 15th century in Joseon. The vast majority of the population is illiterate, and the few people who do know how to read and write must make use of Chinese characters – a writing technique that is notoriously difficult to master.
King Sejong dreams of sparking an intellectual revolution, and the film follows his struggles of creating the script that ultimately becomes Hangeul, the modern Korean alphabet.
Check out the full film below:
Bonus: Park Seo Joon in “Fight My Way”
Although Park Seo Joon made a short (but impactful) cameo appearance in “Parasite,” there are many dramas to check out if you want to see more of his acting.
One of his most popular roles was as Go Dong Man in “Fight My Way,” the 2017 romantic comedy he starred in with Kim Ji Won.
Go Dong Man is a character who originally dreams of becoming famous as a taekwondo athlete, while his best friend Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) aspires to become a television anchor. The drama follows their stories as they struggle with balancing reality and their dreams while also walking the fine line between friendship and romance. Choi Woo Shik also makes a special appearance in the drama!
Tune into “Fight My Way”:
What other dramas or films have you seen the “Parasite” actors in?