6 Of Rowoon’s Top K-Dramas You Don’t Want To Miss
Rowoon, also known as Kim Seok Woo, is not your average K-pop idol-turned-actor. Aside from having made quite the career out of being an idol when he was active in SF9, he has starred in several K-dramas and has proven time and time again that he’s got natural abilities when it comes to acting. Here is a spotlight on some of his most notable roles.
Disclaimer: List is in no particular order, and minor roles are not mentioned.
1. “Extraordinary You”
In “Extraordinary You,” Eun Dan Oh (Kim Hye Yoon), a high school student, discovers she’s a character in a comic book with a predetermined storyline. When she defies her fate and falls for Haru (Rowoon), a character she’s not meant to be with, they join forces with other characters to break free from the comic world’s constraints. This leads to a unique and heartwarming story of love, self-discovery, and rewriting their destinies.
Rowoon as Haru in “Extraordinary You” is remarkable as a result of his charming and charismatic performance. Despite Haru being a character of few words, Rowoon’s ability to portray the character’s depth and emotional range is so beautifully conveyed, making the audience empathize with his journey throughout the series. Rowoon’s outstanding chemistry with the rest of the cast that translated both on and off the screen made the series that much more enjoyable.
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“Tomorrow” is a K-drama based on the popular webtoon written by Ra Ma. Rowoon stars as Choi Joon Woong, a normal guy who is trying to find a job but is struggling to find one. One night, he meets Goo Ryun (Kim Hee Sun) and realizes that she is a grim reaper. She has a team of other grim reapers who save people from dying. Choi Joon Woong becomes a new member to this team.
Through this series, Rowoon was able to show more diverse sides to his acting. Viewers were able to see his sensitive side as well as a humorous side that many people didn’t know he was able to portray. His character growth and ability to connect with his co-stars brought a depth and genuineness to the series that made it so much more emotionally compelling. Rowoon’s exceptional performance in this series solidified his position as a rising star in the world of Korean dramas, leaving a lasting impact on both the story and its viewers.
3. “She Would Never Know”
“She Would Never Know” is based off a popular web novel. It involves the love story between two office workers who work for a cosmetics brand. Won Jin Ah plays Yoon Song Ah while Rowoon plays her junior coworker Chae Hyun Seung. Chae Hyun Seung falls in love at first sight with Song Ah, and the two engage in a passionate romance.
Rowoon’s portrayal of Chae Hyun Seung is marked by a perfect blend of confidence, charisma, and vulnerability. His character’s ability to wear his heart on his sleeve while pursuing Yoon Song Ah elevated the romantic tension in the series, cementing his status as a captivating leading man in K-dramaland. Not to mention, the kiss scenes were passionate and memorable, only further showing Rowoon’s maturity as an actor.
4. “The King’s Affection”
“The King’s Affection” is a drama set in the Joseon era, telling the story of Yi Hwi (Park Eun Bin), who disguises herself as a man to attend Sungkyunkwan University, where women are forbidden. While there, she encounters a charismatic and enigmatic instructor, Kim Ga On (Rowoon). As they navigate the challenges of a strict society, their relationship deepens, and they become entangled in a complex web of emotions, friendship, and power struggles.
Rowoon’s role in “The King’s Affection” was a true standout as he effortlessly captured the essence of a historical period drama. His ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from romantic moments to intense political intrigue, demonstrated his exceptional acting talent. With his charismatic presence and magnetic performance, Rowoon left a lasting impression on viewers, making “The King’s Affection” a must-watch for fans of historical K-dramas and of course, Rowoon!
5. “Destined With You”
In “Destined With You,” Lee Hong Jo (Jo Bo Ah) is a diligent but low-ranking civil servant accustomed to a solitary personal life. Her fate changes when she becomes the owner of an old chest with the key to cure Jang Shin Yu (Rowoon), a brilliant but ill lawyer tormented by a family curse. Seeking help from Hong Jo, their paths intertwine, setting the stage for an intriguing story of love and destiny.
Rowoon’s portrayal of Jang Shin Yu is the perfect blend of humor and intense emotion. His on-screen chemistry with Jo Bo Ah and his comedic timing add delightful layers to the drama, earning him praise from viewers. His charm gave all the butterflies to old fans, garnering an even larger fanbase because of his butterfly-inducing lines and gaze. People really could not help but fall for his puppy-dog eyes and charm!
6. “The Matchmakers”
Shim Jung Woo (Rowoon), a brilliant man, marries a princess who tragically dies during their wedding, making him an unfortunate outcast by Joseon customs. He meets Jung Soon Deok (Cho Yi Hyun), a widow who moonlights as the successful matchmaker. Together, they help older singles find love and marriage as matchmakers in Hanyang City.
The newest addition to Rowoon’s list of K-dramas, “The Matchmakers” is already captivating viewers for its lighthearted storyline and comedy. For Rowoon especially, he is showing his ability to portray the intelligent and handsome Shim Jung Woo with authenticity. This is undoubtedly lining up to be another successful K-drama for Rowoon.
Watch the first episode of his newest drama now:
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