Lee Jong Suk has been a bias of mine from way back. Maybe not Secret Garden days, but definitely by School 2013. So I am thrilled to do a Lee Jong Suk edition of Fangirl Stalking.
Disclaimer…. This is a post that was written in 2016 so anything Lee Jong Suk did past that point will not be in the review.
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 Lee Jong Suk
I Hear Your Voice
I know that a noona drama about a kid who can hear people’s thoughts doesn’t sound like a solid drama pick. However, Lee Jong Suk plays the heck out of this character and makes me adore the premise. The perfect blend of intense mystery and romantic hijinks knocked my fangirl socks off and made this drama my #1 Lee Jong Suk drama to date. Hmm…. is there such a thing as LJS socks? I might need to invest in a pair.
Take the same writer, director, music supervisor, and the majority of the cast from I Hear Your Voice. Then add Park Shin Hye who is unable to tell a lie and you have Pinocchio. Just like the former drama, they mix comedy, melo, and mystery into a smooth show that highlights corruption in the media. It also wins an award for having the best Park Shin Hye skinship scenes to date. That alone puts it on my “must watch” list.
BROMANCE GALORE!!!!! Sure there is a great story about bullying in Korean’s school system and getting through high school with your sanity intact. But the real draw is Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin’s epic bromance. A bromance that surpasses the majority romantic OTPs (one true pairing) out there.
Depending On My Mood
High Kick! The Revenge of the Short Legged
I personally enjoy the High Kick series writer. That said, not everyone likes the long episode count, quirky character arcs, and laugh track. Also, be warned that this writer’s endings can be a bit lackluster. I think that the great comedic moments outweigh the cons but it really depends on everyone’s personal drama taste.
Hot Young Bloods (Movie)
Angsty thug teens growing up in the country and finding love. This movie had a lot of entertaining moments. Sadly there were a lot of “meh” moments as well. But with only a two hour commitment this movie is an easy Lee Jong Suk fix.
No Breathing (Movie)
A movie about two swimmers trying to beat their own personal records and deal with emotional issues. YAY! But the real highlight is that Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk are shirtless for huge chunks of the show.
THATS RIGHT! Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk are shirtless ……….a lot……… and showing off their sexy bodies. Do we really need a plot at this point? Sadly, if you disregard the sexiness level, the plot is just so so. But it is easy to ignore because of the khottie eye candy.
For the Die Hard Fans
I love Secret Garden. But when looking only at Lee Jong Suk’s character ……. well, he is a bit on the newbie side of the acting scale. But even with an uneven performance Lee Jong Suk’s charisma still shined through so it all turned out well in the end.
Never have I wished a leading lady to just die (and stay dead) more than I did while watching this drama. Lee Jong Suk did the best he could with the material given, but a crazy plot and a bad co-star caused this drama to be a huge flop.
Thanks for joining me as I waxed poetic about the talents of Lee Jong Suk. Be sure to check back next week as we start our recaps of his newest drama W Two Worlds . As always, feel free to leave comments on who you would like in future Fangirl Stalking posts. There is a good chance they will come up in a future edition.
Til our next stalking adventure,