Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is going into the military this year? It’s always sad to say goodbye to our favorite actors for their time in the military but for some reason Lee Soo Hyuk’s enlistment really floored me and caught me by total surprise. It made me want to carve out some serious quality time watching his dramas and that inspired me to do a fangirl post. Actually, it inspired me to do a small series of posts so keep your eyes out over the next few days for a few more fangirl posts about our favorite guys leaving for the military.
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 featured). These are the shows that are for die-hard fans who want to watch everything. So let’s jump into obsessing about everyone’s favorite vampire, Lee Soo Hyuk!
White Christmas was Lee Soo Hyuk’s first drama and stars a cast of actors we all know and love such as Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, and Kim Young Kwang. Why do I have an older drama as my #1? It’s that good. This thriller has you on the edge of your seat all the way through and it’s one of those dramas that wears you out and stays in your mind after it’s over. LSH’s role is that of Yoon Su, a quiet student who generally keeps to himself and is more often than not found lurking in the rafters, headphones in his ears and a look of boredom on his face. As the story develops, we find out that his story as well as the others, is much more complex.
Lucky Romance’s Gary pulled all my SLS heartstrings. I loved the character of Gary, he was sweet and dependable and the literal boy next door. I’m a huge sucker for the boy next door types. We normally see Lee Joon Hyuk in roles where he’s the brooding bad boy type, so it was really refreshing to see him play a more lighthearted character. Also, this guy has a killer smile, like a 1000 watts and suddenly you forget your name!
Depending on my Mood
The Scholar Who Walks at Night is solidly on the watch list, but more for the actors than the actual script. Why? Well, the story kind of goes all over the place, but the eye candy is out of this world. Only Lee Joon Hyuk could make an evil vampire so appealing that you fall hard for his character. He has this otherworldliness about him that totally suits this role and makes you want to line up to be his next meal. His eyes are just mesmerizing and when he is lounging with his robes open you kind of forget that anything else in the world exists. While this isn’t one of my favorite dramas, it is one that I feel showcases not only his physical attributes, but he also does a great job acting as a entitled evil vampire. Bonus: Also watch this one for Lee Joon Ki and Changmin.
Sweet Stranger and Me is one to watch mostly for the interactions of Lee Soo Hyuk’s character and that of his little sister. The main couple has a lot on their plate with the whole stepfather/stepdaughter issue, but Kwon Duk Bong is your average chaebol who falls for the damsel in distress. His character was fun to watch as he tried to win over the girl, frustrate his father by not being a complete sellout and actually having integrity, and deal with a boy crazy little sister who just so happens to have her eyes on the main lead. Seriously, he is able to take the roles he’s given and put his own stamp on them and make them fun to watch.
For the Die Hard Fans
What’s Up is another older drama and it showcases the musical talents of several actors. Soo Bin is a musical artist and composer who isn’t one of the lead characters, but his character is interesting and it’s fun to see the musical side of Lee Soo Hyuk. Watch this one to see some of your favorites including Big Bang’s Daesung.
Last but not least, Neighborhood Hero. Full disclosure, I have not watched this one which is why it’s at the bottom of my list.
Let’s keep the home fires burning for the guys who are serving their country by keeping them in our hearts and on our screens while they are gone. Want to see more posts like this? Let us know in the comments!
Until our next Fangirl post,