In the show, he plays Jang Shin Yoo, a lawyer hit with a family curse that can only be broken by meeting “the owner of the neck amulet,” played by Jo Bo Ah. The chemistry is palpable, and the comedic timing Rowoon brings to the show adds another layer of enjoyment.
Rowoon’s romantic chops aren’t something new; he’s proven his mettle in past smash hits like Extraordinary You, She Would Never Know, and The King’s Affection. In this new role, he doesn’t fail to deliver, especially with the intricate relationship with his two-year girlfriend Yoon Na Yeon (Yura). While Shin Yoo comes off as cold and gruff to everyone else, he shifts gears when he looks at Na Yeon. He adds complexity when contemplating breaking up with Na Yeon because he fears his own pain will make her suffer.
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The allure of Rowoon’s performance is further magnified by how he adapts his romantic acting depending on the co-star. When he’s with Hong Jo (Jo Bo Ah), you can’t help but feel they’re linked by destiny. The two are caught in a web of intricate scenarios, from a fateful encounter to a “love potion.” From his straightforward manner and subtle checks on guys around Hong Jo, his charms crank up the immersion level.
As if nailing the romantic aspect wasn’t enough, Rowoon ups the ante with his comedic skills. He’s transformed what could be a rigid, grouchy lawyer into a delightful comedic standout. Whether he’s tossing out self-praising comments or delivering lines that could easily sound cheesy, he does it all with a dry wit that elevates the humor.
this scene has got to be one of my favs in this ep pls his entire body squirming, his facial expressions, the little sighs he let out, the way he delivered the lines 😭 the comedic genius that you are rowoon 😭😭#DestinedWithYou#DestinedWithYouEp4 pic.twitter.com/F8IOfGDhTm
— dwy brainrot (@krwbin) August 31, 2023
— sabi🐧 (@breadyksoo) August 31, 2023