Jung Il Woo’s dramatic looks and ability to play rich jerks makes him someone that deserves to be the topic of our latest Fangirl Stalking. So join me as I discuss his filmography and let you know which of his dramas you should check out, and which should be lost in the vaults of dramaland.
The Rules of Fangirl Stalking:
We will start with the dramas I think are must watch works by the actor. Followed by the shows that could go either way. This means that they are worth watching in my opinion, but I know there are some people who don’t like the genre. Lastly, we will cover the dramas/movies that you really could skip and not miss much (at least in regards of the actor/actress featured). These are the shows that are for die-hard fans who want to watch everything. So let’s jump into obsessing about Jung Il Woo.
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
This is one of my all time favorite romantic comedies and I always watch random episodes when I need to be cheered up. It was the first drama that I watched raw then again when subs were available and sometimes even a third time if Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo) was overly hilarious. Not to mention it was one of my first experiences with steamier kdrama kisses. Be sure to check it out for all the hilarious hijinks and khottie visuals.
High End Crush
Jung Il Woo even makes my least favorite actress palatable. OK, I’ll admit that it wasn’t all him, but I am sure his over the top chaebol antics helped distract me from my Jin Se Yeon crankiness. High End Crush is perfect if you need a quick dose of Jung Il Woo and don’t have the time to watch a full length drama.
Moon Embracing the Sun
This was just such a wonderfully tragic character. He always comes in second place to his brother but his loyalty never wavers. I didn’t have second lead syndrome but my heart strings were sure pulled tight.
I have a guilty confession…. I haven’t seen this drama yet. However, it is constantly suggested in my various discussion groups so I am popping it onto the “must watch” list. Maybe I should put it higher on my drama priorities.
Depending On My Mood
Night Watchman’s Journal
Night Watchman’s Journal is in no way a good drama. However, it was very cracktastic and made me want to see what crazy wizardly things might happen next. Jung Il Woo was by far one of the better aspects of the show and as long as you can ignore cheesy CGI, over the top villains, and a vapid leading lady, you are good to go.
I liked parts of Golden Rainbow and felt it was worth watching despite a mediocre final few episodes. Jung Il Woo was yet again my favorite part of the show.
For the Die Hard Fans
The Return of Iljimae
He was so pretty yet this drama was very very bad. This was one of Jung Il Woo’s first dramas and I am thankful this show was not my introduction to him as an actor. Otherwise I would probably not have tried his other shows. It was NOT good.
Cinderella and the Four Knights:
Cinderella and the Four Knights is about a girl (Park So Dam) who comes to live with four rich bachelors. At which point romance and hijinks ensue. I always love chaebol Jung Il Woo so am excited to check this one out. See the teaser HERE
Til our next stalking adventure,