Just when I think our list is getting smaller I stumble upon yet another one of our favorite on screen heroes who will be enlisting soon. Kang Ha Neul stole my heart in Angel Eyes and made me cry buckets as the 8th Prince in Scarlet Heart. He leaves for his service in September and honestly all that keeps going through my head are the lyrics to Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” because it feels like all the boys are leaving this summer. Not quite the same meaning as the song, but I’m sure all my fellow fangirls understand my meaning. We are going to miss you Kang Ha Neul!
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 Kang Ha Neul!
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
I was firmly on team 8th Prince. I loved his gentle nature and the tender way he dealt with the women in his life. I was totally unprepared to fall out of love with him, so much so that just like Hae Soo, I was never able to completely let go. His acting in this one dragged me through every emotion possible and made me cry more than I have cried in a long time.
I can’t think of anyone who didn’t like this drama. It was literally drama crack for many of my friends. Office politics is something most of us can understand even if we don’t work in a traditional office and we all know someone like each of the interns. Kang Ha Neul is able to play both serious and funny roles and I totally cracked up at the horribly awkward hot tub scene in the bathhouse.
Depending on my Mood
Who wouldn’t fall in love with a hard working adorkable guy who makes sure to keep repeating his name, Park Dong Joo!, so his crush won’t forget it! While I loved the role of young Park Dong Joo and Soo Wan, I was less impressed by their older counterparts. I’ve been known to watch this one only until the time jump. After the time jump the story gets more complicated and bogs down, but it’s worth watching for the cuteness of Teddy (Seungri from Big Bang) and Dong Joo’s little sister.
To the Beautiful You
Kang Ha Neul plays a high jump athlete who is struggling to become number one. I loved this character because he was so real. He wanted to succeed for all the right reasons even if he went about things the wrong ways sometimes. This drama had a really good cast and it was a fun watch all the way through.
For the Die Hard Fans
Any list would be incomplete without mentioning Heirs. I may get kicked out of the club, but I HATED this drama. I added this one to the end so that I didn’t get a lot of comments asking why I didn’t mention Heirs. Don’t judge me too much fellow fangirls, it wasn’t the actors, it was the storyline, it bored me to tears.
Running Man episode 190
The Angel Eyes team vs. the Running Man team. I loved this episode for all the shenanigans that were pulled and the super tight teamwork between the Angel Eyes team.
Kang Ha Neul has also been in several movies that I haven’t mentioned. I kept this post more to dramas and programs associated with the dramas.
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.
Until our next Fangirl post,