10 K-Drama Dads That Make Your Own Look Pretty Awesome

In honor of Father’s Day (June 15, 2014), here are some stellar K-drama dads to remind you just how awesome your dad really is! 

2010 ”Giant

Jo Pil Yeon (Jung Bo Seok)

Kills a man, beats his son, knows no shame.

(He pretty much might be the most evil K-drama dad ever.)


2010 ”Mary Stayed Out All Night

Wi Dae Han (Park Sang Myun)

Wants daughter to marry his rich friend’s son so they can pay their debts.

(Potentially bordering on selling people, but nobody’s dying, so that’s good.)

mary stayed out all night

2011 ”City Hunter

Lee Jin Pyo (Kim Sang Joong)

Raises a boy to kill his own father.

(Some quality bonding time with Dad.)

city hunter

2013 “Gu Family Book

Gu Wol Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk)

Tries to kill his son.

(More quality bonding time. But he’s really a good guy. When he’s not a bad guy.)

gu family book

2013 ”Scandal: Shocking and Wrongful Incident” 

Ha Myung Geun (Jo Jae Hyun)

Kidnaps someone else’s son for revenge, albeit that other guy killed his son. Still, why pull an innocent boy into this?

(People are just chock full of great ideas these days.)


2013 ”The Heirs

Kim Nam Yoon (Jung Dong Hwan)

Tries to find the best way to humiliate the women his sons love. And sends family members to the United States whenever he pleases.

(But then Tan might’ve never met Cha Eun Sang, so I guess that turned out.)

the heirs

2013 “Empress Ki

Yeon Chul (Jeon Gook Hwan)

Will do anything and everything for power. He might have been a protective (?) father to his kids, but overall, the man was evil.

(Runs in the family…)

empress ki

2011 “Dream High

Go Byung Jik (Park Hyuk Kwon)

Leaves his kids alone to fend for themselves while he hides from loan sharks.

(K-drama dads, the source of all angst.)

dream high kdrama dads soompi

2014 “Angel Eyes

Yoon Jae Beom (Jung Jin Young)

Kills someone so his blind daughter can have their eyes, and then acts as a father to the child of the woman he killed.

(Making good life decisions since 1989.)

angel eyes

2014 ”Doctor Stranger

Oh Joon Gyu (Jeon Gook Hwan)

Cares more for the reputation of the hospital than the patients in it. Likes to keep his son and daughter in competition against one another.

(Power hungry. Never gets old.)

doctor stranger

So what do you say? Our own dads are pretty great, aren’t they? Can you name some other awful K-drama dads?

How does this article make you feel?