Park Shin Hye is one of those unbeatable K-drama actresses who has it all: beauty, amazing acting skills, pure heart, and an innate attraction that captivates her on and off the screen. She has proven time and time again that she can take on any role, be it a kind-hearted protagonist or an evil villain – and she has the ability to disseminate natural chemistry with everyone she works with. She also has a good grasp of choosing projects with a compelling story and character development. For this reason, she is the perfect actress with a long list of K-dramas that are guaranteed to be easy to see. Here are some of them:
This is a bit old-fashioned, but Korean viewers fell in love with Park Shin Hye for the first time when she played Jung Suh, the young counterpart of Choi Ji Woo in this classic love story against all odds. As a calm, resilient teenager who suffered from the suffering of her evil stepmother and jealous stepsister, Park Shin Hye carried the weight of the role with an ability that contradicted her young age. She could make the audience cry and sympathize with her while showing the strength of her character. You will also find that you are interested in the adult characters that have been separated for many years. Jung Suh lives a new identity and has a faint memory of her past love.
Watch the first episode of “Stairway to Heaven”:
“Tree of heaven”
This Japanese-Korean production is another drama that contains the title “Heaven”. It is as dramatic as the last one. This is the second time that Park Shin Hye and Lee Wan have worked together after showing immense potential in “Stairway to Heaven”. They also portray step-siblings in this drama, whose troubled family and situation bring them closer together. The drama shows the picturesque locations of both countries. Will they end up together or will they go different ways? This may be a classic K-drama trope that has been made before, but it’s still hard to resist!
This drama didn’t go as well as the originalGoong, ”But it still deserves a new watch. Park Shin Hye shows a different side through her character Shin Sae Ryung, an ambitious young lady who comes from a good family and does not stop at anything to achieve her goal. Her character is graceful, smart, almost perfect, but can sometimes be competitive and fierce. It is definitely a refreshing experience to see Park Shin Hye take on a role that is completely opposite to her good natured characters.
Experience the first episode of “Prince Hours”:
Another drama that got Park Shin Hye out of her comfort zone is “You’re Beautiful” in which she played Go Mi Nyeo, who disguises herself as her twin brother Go Mi Nam and joins a famous band around him to help get out of a difficult situation. She realizes that she longs for another life when she meets the pretty lead singer Hwang Tae Kyung (played by) Jang Geun Suk) who discovers her secret and tries to protect her from the beginning. This drama is funny, cute, and romantic, considering the antics of both main characters trying to find their way around this strange story. You will also fall in love with the equally cute and dashing bandmate Jeremy (Lee Hong Ki) and Kang Shin Woo (Jung Yong Hwa).
Experience the first episode of “You’re Beautiful”:
Just as in the case of “Stairway to Heaven” and “Tree of Heaven”, Park Shin Hye left the audience to see more of her with an actor she had previously worked with. Their chemistry with Jung Young Hwa was so strong that they met again in “Heartstrings,” a story about young love in a university setting, where a rock’n’roll guy did his nemesis (and ultimately his love interest) in a traditional one korean people meet music student. This drama is light, super adorable, and will satisfy your longing for Shin Hye and Young Hwa’s love ship that started in “You’re Beautiful”. With some of the cast members of CNBLUE, the soundtrack is undoubtedly a killer!
Experience the first episode of “Heartstrings”
This is another cute drama with a fairly experimental concept: a reclusive woman named Go Dok Mi (Park Shin Hye) is a freelance editor who refuses to leave her home due to a trauma. She then meets Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi Yoon), a stubborn (sometimes crazy) neighbor who opens her world. When she is caught by Enrique, who spies on her crush from the confines of her home, they become unlikely friends, and other men help her. There is a lot of laughter and, of course, a feast for the eyes in this drama with a good-looking cast and unusual characters. This drama is a webtoon that was brought to life and explains the crazy characters and the exaggerated humor. It is a must for every Park Shin Hye fan!
Experience the first episode of “Flower Boy Next Door”:
Who could forget this combative but addictive drama about a group of rich children whose beliefs have been shaken by a lower status girl? Park Shin Hye does what she does best here: playing a character with a heart of gold. In the drama, she challenges a group of often spoiled brats from an elite high school played by a star-studded cast, which also includes Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin, Krystal, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Ji Won, Park Hyung Sik, Kang Min Hyuk, and many more! She gets involved in a love triangle made for K-drama books! Are you Team Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) or Team Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin)?
Experience the first episode of “Heirs”:
This is a more intense drama that focuses on Park Shin Hye’s role as a reporter who can’t lie (due to “Pinocchio’s Syndrome”) and her childhood friend played by Lee Jong Suk, Who is a genius. Their chemistry is so undeniable that dating rumors were sparked during the show and even after the drama ended. This drama combines politics, social commentary, thriller and romance in a story that aims to find the most important thing: the truth.
Catch the first episode of “Pinnochio”:
Park Shin Hye has grown into an actress who is good at playing authorized roles. In “doctors” she plays an intelligent, fearless doctor who is not afraid to defend the right thing and protect her patients. She used to be a tough student who doesn’t trust anyone and often keeps from building real relationships with others. But she meets a compassionate doctor who changes her life and perspective. Again her chemistry with the seasoned actor Kim Rae Won It sizzles here and together they let the audience pass out with their love story. Other performers who are just as amazing here are Yoon Kyun Sang and Lee Sung Kyung!
Catch the first episode of “Doctors”:
“Memories of the Alhambra”
If you are looking for a story of adventure, fantasy, love and action then this drama is for you! Park Shin Hye and Hyun Bin took viewers on a wild ride in this drama that combines augmented reality games and magic. If you love Hyun Bin as Captain Ri, you will also fall in love with him as a swordsman with EXOs Chanyeol Provision of this additional feast for the eyes. Park Shin Hye also shines as the beautiful owner of a hostel in Spain, which makes the heart of the indifferent executive character of Hyun Bin beat faster. It is an exciting drama that you will see one episode after another!
BONUS: Park Shin Hye’s surprise cameos for other dramas!
Park Shin-Hye appeared at the same time as Lee Jong Suk in the weekend mini drama with four episodes: “Gogh, the starry night, ”A Korea-China cooperation. She also made a surprising appearance “entertainer. ”
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DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor based in South Korea. She is the author of a K-pop style book published by Skyhorse Publications, New York, and has recently published her second book on BTS. look at it Amazon and follow her Instagram at @dianne_panda.
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