Are you staying home because of the quarantine? Health experts and researchers advocate that people avoid, if not completely prevent, going out to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. Others may have other options for spending their days at home, while some of us turn to K-dramas and movies to pass the time. Here are some dramas worth repeating, showing introverted characters who have no hesitation in staying at home.
Yoon Ji Hoo from “Boy about flowers“And Baek Seung Jo from”Playful kiss”
Kim Hyun Joong was often cast as characters who have a mysterious air and a calming factor. In “Boys Over Flowers” he played Yoon Ji Hoo, who comes from an extremely wealthy family and studied music in an elite school. He is often a man with a few words and you will surely hide him from the crowd who either play the violin or guitar or read a book. As Baek Seung Jo in “Playful Kiss”, Kim Hyun Joong plays an intelligent student who prefers to curl up at home and read a book instead of getting in touch with friends!
Check out “Boys Over Flowers”:
Also check out “Playful Kiss”:
Nam Se Hee by “Because this is my first life”
Lee Min Ki plays Nam Se Hee, a compulsive man who not only works in great detail, but also keeps his house clean and tidy. In fact, he’s a habitual man and never leaves his repetitive daily routines. Until he meets a girl who would change it all! Because of a confusion, he becomes the roommate of a woman who opens his world, and in contrast, he teaches her how important camaraderie is at home and in life. Together they often watch sports on TV, play games and drink beer. A big bonus is that he is also a cat father who takes really good care of his pet!
Check out “Because this is my first life”:
Do Min Joon from “My Love from the Star”
Kim Soo Hyun plays Do Min Joon, the wealthy, smart university professor who never makes friends and would rather spend time alone in his big house reading books. This is not only because he is introverted, but also because he keeps a big secret: he never ages a day in his life. And so he decides not to build close relationships with people (except for a man he trusts) and to keep his life private – until he meets a celebrity who puts him in the spotlight!
Clock “My love from the star”:
Choi Taek from “Answer 1988”
Park Bo Gum plays a genius baduk (go) player who literally says only a few words a day and can maintain his concentration for hours. He stays at home and either reads about it baduk Practice strategies or alone in his room. He has won competitions around the world, but also outside baduk, he doesn’t get any funny adventures in life. His crazy group of friends from the neighborhood keeps his life a bit eventful and due to a certain girl who is a childhood friend, he experiences his first love.
See “Answer 1988”:
Hong Jo from “Meow the secret boy”
Kim Myung Soo or INFINITES L plays Hong Jo, a gentle, calm and attentive young man who knows nothing about the world of people. That’s because he’s actually a cat who turns into a boy because of a woman who is destined to be his love. At home, he only waits for her all day or silently watches her at work. But he also protects her diligently and ensures that she stays happy and smiling. He is just as pure and cute as a cat!
Watch “Meow the Secret Boy”:
If you are a bookworm you will love Im Eun Seob (played by) Seo Kang Joon). He grew up in a small town and lives where he runs a small library. There people can read books and talk about the city’s folklore and gossip. He meets his first love again when she leaves the big city to return to her old hometown and grapple with her past. He always had a crush on her at school and couldn’t muster the courage to confess his feelings. Can he use this chance to make her fall in love with him this time?
See “I’ll go to you when the weather is nice”:
Bonus: Go Dok Mi by “Flower boy next door”
Not a male figure, but an introvert worth mentioning! Park Shin Hye plays a writer and an introvert who is afraid to leave her house and would rather watch the world outside with her binoculars. A man who lives opposite her piqued her interest and she finally began to watch him out of curiosity. She is forced to go out and face him when a group of crazy neighbors moves in next door and pulls her out of her comfortable, peaceful life.
Watch “Flower Boy Next Door”:
Hey Soompiers! Which of these figures can you imagine being stuck at home? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!
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 on Instagram at @dianne_panda!
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