WOOT! It’s that time of year again when we bloggers start looking back on the year in drama and pick all the best and worst moments to chat about. This is my third year doing my countdowns (YAY, that makes me an annual count-downer) and it is one of my favorite segments to work on. So be sure to come check us out often since we will release at least two a week on top of our usual posts and recaps.
So let’s start things off with our look at the best secondary characters. You know, those actors who stole the scenes just by being purely awesome? Warning……..this segment is crazy long. Who knew there would be so much talent waiting to be discovered within the B-Leads drama pool of 2015.
Choi Siwon “She Was Pretty”
I am positive that there is no one out there in the dramaverse who would disagree that Siwon was the real star of “She was Pretty”. With his interesting quirks and high energy, Kim Shin Hyeok was the bell of the ball. It is tragically sad that the rest of the characters were not as interesting. Due to weird pacing and a boring (but sweet) OTP, a lot of the story fell flat, but I will always fondly remember Siwon and his love for Jackson.
Everyone in “Six Flying Dragons”
There could not be a better cast. Everyone is AMAZING, therefore everyone deserves to be mentioned in this segment (even the younger actors). Sadly, I can’t countdown the whole cast so I am going to pick my favorite four.
Byun Ho Yan – Ddang Sae / Lee Bang Ji
EXTRA BONUS – Byun Ho Yan singing on the OST
Shin Se Kyung -Boon Yi
Not your usual damsel in distress, Boon Yi takes the more spunky realist route in her character development. Shin Se Kyung has been doing an amazing job portraying this complex character. Something that I would never have thought would be possible two years ago. When it comes to talented actresses I always give SSK credit on working on her acting style and being the most improved of her generation.
I am really enjoying where her character is going. While she does have a light romance with our future king, her actions and emotions stay firmly in reality. Something that I can appreciate since it doesn’t take away from the politics, but instead creates an emotional connection between all the other characters that they might not have had without her existence.
Yoon Gyun Sang – Moo Hyul
Park Hyuk-Kwon – Gil Tae-Mi
Kim Seul Gi “Oh My Ghostess” – Shin Sun Ae
Seul Gi definitely made her mark as the ghost looking to get laid and find her happily ever after (post life). She continued to make me laugh through the whole show and is a huge part of why I loved this drama so much.
Ji Soo “Cheer Up & Angry Mom”
While not playing a leading man, I would definitely declare this the Year of Ji Soo. His brooding characters in both “Cheer Up” and “Angry Mom” won the hearts of ahjummas everywhere.
Im Seul Ong “Ho Goo’s Love” – Byeon Kang Cheol
Yook Sung Jae “Who Are You: School 2015” – Kong Tae Gwang
He should have gotten the girl…… there really isn’t anything to say beyond that. #TeamTaeGwang4Ever
Wang Kai “Nirvana In Fire” – Prince Jing
SIGH……. My new C-bias is absolute perfection. Wang Kai has been in several dramas this year as side characters, but it is in “Nirvana of Fire” that I first fell in love with him. Wang Kai brooded well, he bromanced well, and he did the whole royalty thing well. I look forward to seeing Wang Kai continue in his road toward leading man. I am sure it is just a matter of time.
Chen Long “Nirvana in Fire” – General Meng Zhi
General Meng was a fun character who was the normal guy among a bunch of geniuses. It made for some great humor when he tried his hardest to keep up with his mental giant besties. And just look how sexy he looked in his battle gear. That alone makes it a must to put him on the list.
Yeon Jung Hoon & Yoo In Young “Mask”
I loved the makjangfest that was the drama “Mask”. A good majority of its success was thanks to its crazy second leads who brought a whole new level of dysfunctional to this show. From over the top glances to the constant drinking of wine with a straw, this couple did a great job of distracting us from how improbable the actual plot was.
Park Won Sang “Last” – #2 Ryoo Jong Goo
#2 was the #1 reason to check out “Last”. This was one of the best dramas of the year and it was this secondary character that became the focus of the whole show (at least in my opinion.) #2’s inner struggle in regards to drugs, living a thug life, and doing right by those he loved was the heart of the drama and will be the reason I will give this show a second viewing.
Park Bo Gum “I Remember you” – Min
My list would not be complete if I did not add one of my new favorite actors. Especially when he did such a stellar job playing the traumatized serial killer Min in the drama “I Remember You”. His ability to switch between lost puppy to terrifying killer makes me sure that Bo Gum has a successful acting career ahead of him. Let’s hope that we will be seeing a lot more of this talented actor in 2016.
That completes my countdown of favorite secondary characters. Feel free to let me know which characters you think I missed since I love debating and sharing great actors. Also check back all through December because I, and the rest of the fangirls, have plans for a lot more end of year lists to come.
Til next time,