Nam Joo Hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk has been repeatedly referred to as the “rising star” in recent years. He received attention with his tall, handsome looks and solid acting prowess, but it remained a regret that he didn’t play the roles that could fully demonstrate his charm. But opportunities always come to those who work hard. And finally, he made it happen with Twenty-Five Twenty-One, which now records the highest viewer ratings. He’s playing Baek Yi Jin, the eldest son of a family that went broke due to the IMF crisis who became a reporter, and showing a solid performance with his refreshing charms. He presents heart-fluttering moments that remind viewers of their first love and the hopeful energy of youth that didn’t erode over time.
Song Kang has been steadily building up his filmography by taking on lead roles in Sweet Home, Navillera, and Nevertheless. And now, he’s showcasing a new side of him in Forecasting Love and Weather. This time, he’s turned into a charming man who started a workplace romance with his boss Jin Ha Kyung (Park Min Young). Unlike his previous projects that depicted the love of those in a similar age, his transformation into a “straightforward younger man” stands out. Moreover, unlike his previous works where his looks caught the eye first, this time, he’s charming the viewers with just his emotions and eyes.
Ahn Hyo Seop
Ahn Hyo Seop made his comeback to the small screen just four months after his recently-ended drama Lovers of the Red Sky. In the webtoon-based TV series A Business Proposal, he plays Kang Tae Moo, a man who has it all, and shows impressive chemistry with Kim Se Jeong. His deft portrayal of a man who seems cold and rational at first glance but is completely different in front of love allows viewers both pleasure and excitement. The character that could be seen as unfavorable became a delightful man with the actor’s unique adorable and friendly charm. Moreover, his tall, handsome figure doubles the fun of watching his different styles in suits to match his position as the CEO.
Park Seo Ham
One of the hottest stars now is definitely Park Seo Ham, the actor of the popular BL drama Semantic Error. Having been the trainee of Big Hit and JYP, Park Seo Ham debuted in 2016 as a member of KNK. Since then, he also started his acting career with 20th Century Boy and Girl (2017) and Dating Class (2019) but never got to see the light of day. Then last year, he left his group and even considered retiring from the industry. However, with Semantic Error, he is under the biggest spotlight of his life. His chemistry with his co-star slash DONGKIZ’s Park Jae Chan received praises, getting re-evaluated as an actor. The only regret is that he’ll be away from his fans since he started his military service.
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