Park Seo-joon: 9 Movies And Shows You Have To Watch

Park Seo-Joon throughout a press convention of JTBC drama ‘Itaewon Class’ | Photo by THE FACT/Imazins through Getty Images

By Dorynna Untivero

By Dorynna Untivero

April 22, 2021

What’s your favorite PSJ film/ sequence? Browse by way of to seek out out in case your alternative made it to our record!

This 32-year-old actor has been a staple in Hallyu dramas for fairly a while now. Having made his appearing debut in 2012 starring within the hit sequence, Dream High 2, he proved to be a triple risk—he had the look, the appearing expertise, and singing expertise to match. 

Since then, Park Seo-joon has had fairly the profitable profession. He’s performed a megalomaniac chairman, a revenge-hungry bar proprietor, a anonymous warrior from the Joseon interval, and even a martial artist imbued with divine powers.

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His world fame arguably got here after the 2018 rom-com hit, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?, which catapulted him to the elite record of “CF [commercial film] Kings”. This contains the likes of Kim Soo-hyun, who’s stated to endorse at least 15 manufacturers concurrently, Lee Min-ho, dubbed the “face that can sell anything“, and different distinguished actors in Korea. 

In Hallyu world, endorsements are the best barometer for an actor’s likeability and market attraction. A fast take a look at Park Seo-joon’s Instagram account and you will see him donning the most recent Montblanc releases, sharing his favourites from delicacies model Bibigo, and behind-the-scene snaps from product launches with Chanel, Dior, Dr Jart+, Laneige, and extra. In the Philippines, he’s additionally the face of telecom big, Smart, Bench, and sweetness model, BYS. 

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While you may even see PSJ’s face throughout your subsequent journey to the native division retailer, get to know him higher by way of his numerous array of labor. Check out a few of his iconic roles beneath:

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? | Photo: Netflix
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? | Photo: Netflix

Starring reverse Park Min-young (Healer, Her Private Life), What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? adapts the premise of Hollywood blockbuster, Two Weeks Notice. Here, Park Seo-joon performs self-absorbed vice-chairman Lee Young-joon who’s dumbfounded when his trusty secretary resigns out of the blue.

He is intent to maintain her by his aspect by all means mandatory—even going so far as driving public transport, attending crew dinners, and providing a wedding proposal or two. Many have stated that the chemistry between the 2 actors right here stays unparalleled. A enjoyable binge-watch total, Park Seo-joon reveals off his aptitude for comedy on this hit sequence. 

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Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class

This 2020 blockbuster has every part you’d search for in a drama. Revenge plot: verify. Love triangle: verify. Complicated plot twists that come out of nowhere: you bought it! But most of all, charming main man (regardless of questionable haircut): front-and-centre! Park Seo-joon brings the webtoon character, Park Saeroyi, to life with one dramatic second after the opposite. A far cry from his position in Secretary Kim, the actor shines right here together with his capacity to ship heart-wrenching scenes. 


Playing police-in-training buddies, Park Seo-joon and Kang Ha-neul faculty us in bromance chemistry on this suspense film. On their night time off, the 2 would-be cops encounter a cute woman they usually argue who amongst them will get to ask for her quantity. Pre-occupied with taking part in rock-paper-scissors (Okay Drama’s resolution to all conflicts), their crush abruptly will get kidnapped. Thus begins their chase to rescue her. Along the best way, they study life, the regulation, and what it takes to guard individuals.

Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

In a sea of stars, Park Seo-joon top-bills this saeguk (historic) drama. Fearful of a change in energy, Queen Ji So types Hwarang, a category of elite warriors to guard her and the incumbent king. Park Seo-joon performs the anonymous peasant, answering to the alias DogBird, who joins Hwarang in disguise.

Boasting an ensemble forged like no different, this sequence pits Park Seo-joon towards in style names like Park Hyung-sik, Kim Taehyung (V of BTS), Choi Minho (SHINee), and Seo Yea-ji (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay). If you are in search of a pop-corn drama with a number of motion scenes thrown in, add this to your must-watch record!

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Fight For My Way | Photo: Netflix
Fight For My Way | Photo: Netflix

How are you aware when it is time to surrender on a dream? Fight For My Way stands on the premise of two mates discovering themselves in a rough-and-tumble world. Park Seo-joon breathes life to the now-iconic character Ko Dong-man, a disgraced MMA fighter desperate to make it again to the ring.

In what appears to be a battle for who acts the perfect, Kim Ji-won (Descendants of the Sun, Lovestruck within the City) stars reverse Park Seo-joon, taking part in the unforgettable Choi Ae-ra, a mall concierge who goals of being a TV announcer. Together, Dong-man and Ae-ra (fairly actually) combat for his or her strategy to higher realities. A heartfelt coming-of-age drama, this sequence showcases a few of Park Seo-joon’s most interesting appearing thus far. 

Playing one more MMA fighter, Park Seo-joon will get into the thoughts of the character Yong-hoo, a martial arts champion who positive aspects divine powers. After a combat within the US, he meets a priest who helps him perceive his newfound skills. Together, they battle otherworldly powers in Korea. This horror flick proves the actor’s propensity for subtlety and transformation; proving as soon as extra that he is not your run-of-the-mill main man. 


Dream High 2 | Photo: Amazon
Dream High 2 | Photo: Amazon

This sequel got here on the heels of a extensively profitable franchise, so many have been frightened if it might reside as much as its predecessor. Fortunately, it was successful by way of and thru and served because the automobile that launched Park Seo-joon to the overall Korean public.

The present follows college students of Kirin High School who pursue their goals of turning into Okay-pop idols. Here, you will get to see Park Seo-joon dance to Rainism and sing with JB (GOT7). Fair warning: PSJ nonetheless appears to be like good even with spiky hair and eyeliner.

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Kill Me, Heal Me
Kill Me, Heal Me

Kill Me, Heal Me is a 2015 drama that follows the story of a chaebol inheritor with a dissociative identification dysfunction. While present process remedy, Cha Do-hyun (performed by Ji Sung) encounters a author named Oh Ri-on (performed by Park Seo-joon).

Ri-on is set to uncover and know extra in regards to the lifetime of chaebol households however little does he know, he is getting greater than he bargained for as he follows Do-hyun and his seven different personalities. This sequence affords a refreshing efficiency from Park Seo-joon and Ji Sung alike—equal components thrilling and comedic—it is a enjoyable and intriguing watch!

Youn's Kitchen | Photo: Rakuten Viki
Youn’s Kitchen | Photo: Rakuten Viki
Youn's Stay
Youn’s Stay

Although PSJ has starred in a number of selection reveals, the Youn’s sequence is unquestionably one you should not miss out on. Youn’s Kitchen brings celebrities collectively to seek out out if they’ve what it takes to run a restaurant. Park Seo-joon joins the forged for its second season which was shot in Garachico, Spain. Find out what you consider the actor’s expertise as a server—does he pull off Spanish like he does a white polo shirt?

Youn’s Stay, alternatively, is a spin-off of the unique sequence, aired early this 12 months. This time round, Park Seo-joon is joined by Parasite co-star and real-life buddy, Choi Woo-shik as they (battle to) run a hanok guesthouse. Who would not like to have these two as their hosts?

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