Fox Lee Junho, Beautiful Love Stories, And More: What To Watch After “The Red Sleeve”

Ever since “The Red Sleeve” aired its last episode, fans have been left with a big wallowing hole in our hearts. And it seems that whatever we do, that gaping hole cannot be filled. Every weekend, our minds, hearts, and souls were consumed with the beautiful love story between Yi San (Lee Junho) and Sung Deok Im (Lee Se Young). If you’re looking for some other K-dramas to watch to help you get through the pain of no longer having this masterpiece of a K-drama in our lives, check out these recommendations based on “The Red Sleeve.”

1. Fox Lee Junho

It’s no secret that Lee Junho has taken over the world. His charm was unstoppable in “The Red Sleeve,” and there have been a fair share of new fans who have finally given in to his appeal. New fans will be thrilled to know that he has a powerful repertoire of works, all of which are solid and showcase Junho’s natural acting abilities.

Homme Fatale

“Homme Fatale” tells the story of Huh Saek (Lee Junho), Joseon’s first male courtesan who has the ability to make any woman fall for him. He meets Hae Won (Jung So Min), a beautiful woman who appears quiet but is very confident. She is different from the other woman Huh Saek has met, and the two continue to get to know each other.

This historical comedy flick will have you laughing and obviously falling for Lee Junho. This role is perfect for him as it displays his many charms, and it is also entertaining seeing him in a comedic role; his versatility as an actor is endless! You will also appreciate the chemistry he has with Jung So Min and the bromance he shows with Choi Gwi Hwa.

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Just Between Lovers

Lee Gang Doo (Lee Junho) has been through a lot in his life. He aspired to become a soccer player, but because of an accident, his dreams were crushed. As an adult, he’s taken on odd jobs and just barely gets by in life. Ha Moon Soo (Won Jin Ah) has also been through some traumatic events in her life, but she has suppressed her memories of them. She focuses all her attention on aspiring to become a successful architect. The two seem like they are completely different, but they form a strange connection. Soon they discover that their past trauma is connected, and their relationship is far more fated than they could have ever imagined.

The story between Gang Doo and Moon Soo is complex but so sweet. Through tragedy and pain, the two find solace in each other, and you’ll find yourself getting sucked into the romance between them. It’s such a sweet story about two people who find their way back on track in life with the help of each other. This is probably the series that is guaranteed to make you fall in love with Lee Junho. He’s just that sweet in it!

Watch the first episode here:

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“Cold Eyes”

Detective Hwang (Sol Kyung Gu) leads a special team in the police department. Yoon Joo (Han Hyo Joo), who has a photographic memory, is part of the team. When a colleague of theirs dies, the team works hard to discover the truth and bring justice.

“Cold Eyes” was Lee Junho’s debut role. He played one of the detectives in the special team, and his nickname was Squirrel. He was so impressive in his role that he even got nominated for the 2013 Bull Film Awards for Best New Actor. His character was so different from what we’re used to seeing that people couldn’t help but get excited about his very promising acting career. It’s a definite must-watch if you haven’t checked it out already!

Home Alone

“Home Alone” is the hit variety show series that follows the lives of several single people living alone. They go through their regular day, and we as viewers follow them on various errands while they show how they live their lives. Junho had been a guest several times and became very popular for his natural charm and quirks. He has been on the show more frequently, and on a recent episode, he visited his older sister and nephew. It was too cute.

Watch the newest episode here:

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2. Talented Lee Se Young

The Best Hit

There’s so much to love about “The Best Hit.” With its star-studded cast of Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae, Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Deok Hwa, and Cha Eun Woo, you can expect to be entertained. When Yoo Hyung Jae (Yoon Shi Yoon), a ’90s idol, finds himself in the modern day, he’s very confused. But when he falls in love with Woo Seung (Lee Se Young) and discovers that Ji Hoon (Kim Min Jae) is his long-lost son, he starts to wonder if he really wants to go back to his time in the past.

Seeing Lee Se Young in a rom-com lead role alongside Yoon Shi Yoon is healing in itself. She has a natural aura on the small-screen that makes any series enjoyable to watch. Her character has an infectious energy that draws you in, making you want to root for her success. Many will find themselves relating to the hardships of Woo Seung and find healing when she is able to overcome them.

Watch the first episode here:

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Doctor John

Ji Sung plays Cha Yo Han, a brilliant doctor who has the ability to diagnose his patients in less than 10 seconds. He meets Kang Si Young (Lee Se Young), a resident at the hospital who also happens to be suffering from trauma as a result of not being able to save someone’s life.

The series was such a huge success and it gained a lot of recognition for its star-studded actors as well as the edge-of-your-seat script. There is not a boring episode as it is able to draw you in from the start. Lee Se Young portrays her character brilliantly in this drama, and she even snagged the 2019 SBS Drama Awards for Excellent Actress at the time – a well-deserved award!

Watch the first episode here:

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“Kairos” is a fantasy thriller starring Shin Sung Rok as Kim Se Jin, Lee Se Young as Han Ae Ri, and Ahn Bo Hyun as Seo Do Kyun. Kim Se Jin’s daughter is kidnapped, and he is in despair trying to find her. On the other hand, Han Ae Ri is searching for her missing mother and is living one month in the past from Seo Jin’s time. The two are able to communicate with each other and try to race time in order to rescue their loved ones.

Lee Se Young really delivers in her performance in this series. Ae Ri goes through lots of difficult hardships while trying to make ends meet in order to help support her sick mother. The actress effortlessly portrays this character, who is suffering and struggling, especially during the moments when Ae Ri’s mother goes missing. The emotional scenes will make you sympathize with her character – it was definitely one of Lee Se Young’s best performances!

You can watch “Kairos” here:

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3. Beautiful love stories

“Crash Landing On You”

In this drama, Hyun Bin stars as the North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk, who people can’t seem to get enough of these days, while Son Ye Jin plays the beautiful and charismatic Yoon Se Ri. In a freak accident while paragliding, Yoon Se Ri stumbles into North Korean territory where she meets Ri Jung Hyuk. He takes it upon himself to watch over her while he figures out a way to get her back to South Korea.

The plot between a North Korean soldier and a beautiful rich businesswoman is a very romantic one to watch, and their love story consists of the perfect balance of sweetness, sadness, and some good humor. The drama is even more entertaining to follow with the romance of Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun as well as the comedic relief provided by other supporting characters.

“Romance Is A Bonus Book”

“Romance Is a Bonus Book” stars Lee Jong Suk as Cha Eun Ho, a writer and editor of a publishing company, and Lee Na Young as Kang Dan Yi, a mother that’s trying to get back into the workforce. The two met when they were children, and in a twist of events, they became best friends. Fast forward to when they’re adults, Dan Yi gets a divorce and has to find a job in order to support her daughter. She turns to Eun Ho to help her, and Dan Yi ends up getting a job at the same company as Eun Ho.

“Romance Is a Bonus Book” might seem like a simple love story, but the budding relationship between Eun Ho and Dan Yi gives all kinds of butterflies and feels. Seeing Eun Ho having feelings for his long time best friend, even as Dan Yi goes through a very rough patch of hitting rock bottom, will heal your heart. There are several scenes where Eun Ho makes his feelings very known, which are bound to make your heart skip a beat. Side note: It’s also adorable seeing Lee Jong Suk getting to act with his favorite actress of all time, Lee Na Young!

I’ll Go To You When The Weather Is Nice

After Mok Hae Won (Park Min Young) decides to leave Seoul and temporarily moves to the countryside with her aunt, she meets her old high school friend Im Eun Seob (Seo Kang Joon). Eun Seob has been in love with Hae Won since he first met her and is happy to hear that she won’t be leaving for a while. The two become friends again, and as they get to know each other more, they start to fall in love.

Based on the novel written by Lee Do Woo, “I’ll Go To You When The Weather Is Nice” is a much-needed drama that shows how being independent and strong is not always what gets you through the tough times. Both Eun Seob and Hae Won have experienced trauma that has led them to be secluded and independent. It takes time, but they realize that they need to open up to the idea of leaning on others and getting help. This series has a way of showing the deepest of emotions when it comes to love through the character development of Eun Seob. It’s a beautiful story that will melt the coldest of hearts!

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4. Historical setting

“Scarlet Heart: Goryeo”

IU stars as the lucky damsel, Hae Soo, in “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo.” Hae Soo gets sent back in time to the Goryeo era where she magically bumps into a royal family of many good-looking princes – and most of them fall in love with her. While she falls in love with one prince and gets her heart broken, she ends up falling in love with the “evil” brother, Wang So (Lee Joon Gi). It’s a tragic love story as Wang So must choose duty over love, and Hae Soo is left heartbroken and with child. It’s a sad and sorrow-filled story, but you have the pleasure of seeing a lot of eye-candy throughout the drama. We really can’t complain.

Love in the Moonlight

Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung) is a eunuch for Crown Prince Lee Young (Park Bo Gum). Lee Young is completely unaware that one of his eunuchs, who are all supposed to be men, is actually a woman. He starts to notice Ra On and is drawn to her, which leads him to take a lot of risks and make a lot of sacrifices in order to be with her.

If you’re a fan of Park Bo Gum, then his role as the charming Crown Prince is a must-watch. The characteristics of the Crown Prince and real life Park Bo Gum could be almost identical. He’s fair, just, wears his heart on his sleeve, and is basically perfect. Seeing his romance with Hong Ra On and how much he’s willing to give up for her will have you falling in love with him all over again.

Check out the first episode here:

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Six Flying Dragons

Yoo Ah In plays Lee Bang Won, the third king of the Joseon Dynasty, who later is also the father of King Sejong the Great. “Six Flying Dragons” revolves around the rise and fall of both historical and fictional characters who were part of Lee Bang Won’s life. The cast includes big names such as Kim Myung Min, Shin Se Kyung, Byun Yo Han, Yoon Kyun Sang, and Chun Ho Jin.

If you’re looking for excitement, love, betrayal, impeccable acting, and a solid script, “Six Flying Dragons” is the one to watch. The director and screenwriters were already well-known at the time, as they were also responsible for the hit series “Tree With Deep Roots.” The series had high ratings, and the cast also swept the 2015 SBS Drama Awards. Plus Yoo Ah In won the Baeksang Arts Awards that year for Best Actor – it’s one you can’t miss!

Check out the first episode here:

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Hey Soompiers, which of these recommendations is next on your list? Let me know in the comments below!

binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!

Currently watching: “Let Me Be Your Knight,” “Our Beloved Summer,” and “Snowdrop.”
All-time favorite drama: “Secret Garden” and “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen

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