One of the famous personalities in the South Korean Entertainment Industry, Park Hyung-Sik, is recognized as an actor, singer, and dancer. Operating under the Star Empire label and United Artists Agency, he is also known as one of the members of the South Korean boy band called ZE:A. He joined the group and made his debut as a member on January 7, 2010. The discographies of the same are quite popular globally, and he has also sung some of the popular OST in many successful K-Dramas.
With his sharp looks and great personality, he has been starred in many well-known shows and movies. He is one of the popular Korean personalities recognized by the global fans out there who are suckers for K-Dramas. He stepped inside his acting career in the year 2012. His first appearance on the television screen was through the SBS show “I Remember You”. And since then, his career has never seen a down point which made him one of the popular faces in the industry.
His acting career saw a huge breakthrough when he joined the “Real Men” in the year 2013 and was nicknamed as “Baby Soldier”. His amazing screen presence in the SBS drama “High Society” drew much positive appreciations and attention from all the corners of the Asian Entertainment Industry, especially in Japan. Park Hyung-Sik has been starred in many successful and popular dramas that have won hearts globally, making him the most in-demand.
After being released from his military services in January 2021, he has made his comeback on the screens again, and fans are loving it.
Here we have made the compilation of one of the best drama series and movies by Park Hyung-Sik. All of them are a must-watch, and if you haven’t already watched them then do go for it.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
One of the most successful dramas out there on the list. The South Korean drama series was received with numerous positive reviews and ratings, and it became a fan favorite in no time. Directed by Lee Hyung Min, the show is also known with other names like “Strong Girl Do Bong Soon”, “A Strong Woman Do Bong-soon”, and “Himssenyeoja Dobongsoon”.
The jTBC drama revolves around a petite woman named Do Bong Soon who is unemployed and is honest and kind. Her exterior portrays her as a really sweet and little girl, but on the inside, she is really-really strong both mentally and physically. Her immense physical strength was a gift that is running in her family tree, and every woman is gifted with Herculean strength for the greater good, but the power is snatched away if used for any abusive purpose.
Her power helps her stand against gang members who were bullying her, and later she is approached by somewhat childish and handsome Ahn Min Hyuk, who is the CEO of a gaming company called Ainsoft. He has lost all faith in police and law and asks Bong Soon to be his bodyguard after witnessing her whole supernatural strength. Love, at first sight, happens with Min Hyuk, and he falls extremely hard for Bong Soon, but the situation turns complicated as Bong Soon is in love with a police officer named In Guk Doo, who is also her childhood friend since high school.
Chaos begins after a series of kidnappings happen in her hometown, Dobong-dong. The situation turns conflicting for Bong Soon as she is restless over her decision on either to fight the evil with her powers or to keep it hidden from the world.
- Starring: Park Bo Young as Do Bong Soon, Park Hyung-sik as Ahn Min Hyuk, Kim Ji Soo as In Gook Doo, Jun Suk Ho as Kong Bi Seo, Shim Hye Jin as Hwang Jin Yi, and Yoo Jae Myung as Do Chil Goo.
- Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Romance, Drama, and Supernatural.
- Watch on: Netflix, WeTV, Viki, Apple TV, and iflix.
- Number of Episodes: 16.
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016)
The KBS drama series is one of the must-watches on the list, and you should definitely go for it if you are into historical dramas and handsome cast members. Directed by Yoon Sung Shik and Kim Young Jo, the drama series is also known as with other names like “Flowering Knights”, “The Beautiful Knights”, “Hwarang: The Beginning”, and “Flower Knights: The Beginning”.
Loaded with positive reviews and appreciation, the show was released on December 19, 2016, and aired its final episode on February 21, 2017. The storyline of the show revolves around the few Hwarangs who were recorded in history. There are many questions regarding them everywhere, like “How did they begin?”, “How did beautiful-looking young men gather at the center of unifying old Korea’s Three Kingdoms?” The drama series was the answer to all these confusing questions. The pot of the show is set among young people of Silla back in the 6th century. The story is about love and friendship.
- Starring: Park Seo Joon as Moo Myung, Go Ah Ra as Ah Ro, Park Hyung-sik as Sam Maek Jong, Seo Yea Ji as Princess Sook Myung, Choi Min Ho as Kim Soo Ho, Do Ji Han as Park Ban Ryu, and Kim Taehyung (V) as Suk Han Sung.
- Genres: Historical, Action, Comedy, and Romance.
- Watch on: Netflix, WeTV, Viki, Apple TV, and Kocowa.
- Number of Episodes: 20.
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Directed by Kim Jin Woo and Kwon Young II, the South Korean show was one of the breakthroughs points for Park Hyung-Sik. The drama was received positively by all the K-Drama fans and is one of the highest-rated ones out there. The first episode of the show came out on April 25, 2018, and its final episode premiered on June 14, 2018.
The plot of the show revolves around Choi Kang Seok, who is a hotshot lawyer and is known as the most talented personalities at the Prestigious Kang & Ham Law Firm. Then we meet Go Yeon Woo, who is blessed with a photographic memory and a high IQ. Having lost his parents at a young age, Yeon Woo has always aspired to be a lawyer, and thus he studied a lot and aced the bar under a false name, but due to his unstable financial situation, he never was able to attend law school.
His financial turmoil made him work odd jobs to pay the hospital bills for his grandmother.
Attorney Choi is advised to hire a junior after he is promoted to a senior position. In the process of finding a junior, he interviews Go Yeon Woo, who stumbles in the interview area whilst hiding from the police. Kang Seok is impressed by his brilliant intelligence and personality and decides to hire him temporarily as his junior. This was a very reckless move by him as Yeon Woo didn’t have any official license, but he grows attached to the young man because of his creativity which helped him greatly in every case.
- Starring: Jang Dong Gun as Choi Kang Seok, Park Hyung-sik as Go Yun Woo, Jin Hee Kyung as Kang Ha Yun, Chae Jung An as Hong Da Ham, Go Sung Hee as Kim Ji Na, and Choi Gwi Haw as Chae Geun Shik.
- Genres: Action, Law, Life, Business, and Drama.
- Watch on: Netflix.
- Number of Episodes: 16.
High Society (2015)
Directed by Choi Young Hoon, the South Korean drama series is one of the globally recognized ones out there on the list. It is also known with other names like “Chaebol’s Daughter”, “True Romance”, and “The Privileged”. The show was released on June 8, 2015, and its final episode aired on July 28, 2015. Throughout its airing, it saw a steady viewership consistency and positive ratings.
The SBS show with the screentime of 60 minutes each revolves around the youngest daughter of a chaebol which is a family-owned conglomeration. Jang Yoon-Ha belongs to a wealthy family but holds a part-time job at a food market. She is not annoyed with her rich background but is in love with living a simple life away from all the riches. In order to find a man that loves her and not her money, she decides to hide her background and then search for a man for herself.
If you haven’t already watched the drama, then this is your cue to add it to your watchlist.
- Starring: Uee as Jang Yoon Ha, Sung Joon as Choi Joon Ki, Park Hyung-sik as Yoo Chang Soo, Im Ji Yeon as Lee Ji Yi, Yoon Joo Sang as Jang Won Shik, and Go Doo Shim as Min Hye Soo.
- Genres: Comedy, Business, Family, Romance, and Melodrama.
- Watch on: Viki, SBS World, SBS VOD, and Kocowa.
- Number of Episodes: 16.
The Heirs (2013)
The SBS show is directed by Kang Shin Hyo and Boo Sung Chul, and the South Korean drama series is known for its layered plot points and amazing cast members. It is also known with other names like “The Inheritors”, “The One Trying to Wear the Crown”, “Endue Its Weight”, and “He Who Wears the Crown”. The show’s ratings were quite admirable, and the reviews were really encouraging.
The South Korean drama series was released on October 9, 2013, and its final episodes premiered on December 12, 2013. Its plot revolves around the heir to the Empire Group named Kim Tan, who has been sent to study abroad in the US. Though, in reality, it is just an excuse to keep him away from the family back home as his elder half-brother schemes to take over their family business.
In the States, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun Sang, who has come to Korea in search of her elder sister. They both click together, and Kim Tan finds himself falling for her though he is unaware of the fact that Eun Sang is his family housekeeper’s daughter. His heart is torn between love and duty when his fiancée Rachel Yoo comes to States for taking him back home.
- Starring: Lee Min Ho as Kim Tan, Park Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang, Kim Woo Bin as Choi Young Do, Kim Ji Won as Yoo Rachel, Park Hyung-sik as Jo Myung Soo, Kang Min Hyuk as Yoon Chan Yeong, and Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Won.
- Genres: Romance, Comedy, Youth, and Drama.
- Watch on: Netflix, WeTV, Viki, SBS World, Apple TV, Kocowa, and Prime Video.
- Number of Episodes: 20.
Two Lights: Relumino (2017)
Directed by Hur Jin Ho, the South Korean movie is one of the popular ones by Park Hyung-sik. It is also known with other names like “Two Ray of Lights” and “Two Lights: Relumino”. The movie was released on December 21, 2017, and was appreciated a lot for its simple yet heartwarming plot points and amazing cast performance.
In the story, we meet a visually impaired woman and a man who falls in love with her as they meet in a photography club. Their mellow romance is not only unique but also very great to watch.
If you are looking for a light-hearted watch, then go for this.
- Starring: Han Ji Min as Ahn Soo Young, Park Hyung-sik as Seo In Soo, Kim Gi Cheon as Han Gi Nam, Shin Shin Ae as Oh Kyung Ah, and Nam Tae Boo as Choi Won Gyu.
- Genres: Drama, Life, and Romance.
- Watch on: NA.
- Running Time: 31 minutes.
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Ronin Pop (2011)
Released on March 13, 2011, the South Korean movie is another must-watch from Park Hyung-sik. It is a really good watch if you are looking for a lightweight thriller.
The plot of the movie is a collaboration between Korean and Japanese. The action movies portray the power struggle between two groups of youth in the aftermath of a nuclear war.
- Starring: Im Shi Wan as Lee, Kim Dong Jun as Ape, Kevin as Alex, Park Hyung-sik as Kin, Jung Hee Chul as Tony, and Hwang Kwang Hee as Jang.
- Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Drama.
- Watch on: NA.
- Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Juror 8 (2019)
Known with other names like “Jurors”, “The Juror”, and “Juror Eight”, the South Korean movie is one of a kind you definitely need on your watchlist. Directed by Hong Seung Wan, the movie gained a lot of positive encouragement after its release on May 15, 2019.
The plot of the film revolves around South Korea’s first trial by jury in the year 2008. The case involved a son who has brutally murdered his own mother, and all the aspects of the crime are pointing to a guilty ruling. However, the decision is not-so-easy to make. A young entrepreneur named Kwon Nam Woo, who is also the eighth juror, questions the defendant’s self-declaration of guilt. As a result of this, the presiding judge, Kim Joo Gyun, makes the call for a new debate for establishing a guilty and not guilty verdict.
Eight people from different backgrounds, ages, and personalities from the jury, and together they seek for truth for the case.
- Starring: Moon So Ri as Kim Joon Gyum, Park Hyung-sik as Kwon Nam Woo, Jo Soo Hyang as Oh Soo Jung, Jo Han Chul as Choi Yeong Jae, Seo Jung Yeon as Byun Sang Mi, and Kim Mi Kyung as Yang Choon Ok.
- Genres: Mystery, Law, Drama, and Thriller.
- Watch on: Viki and Tubi.
- Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes.
Nine: Nine Times Time Travel (2013)
Directed by Kim Byung Soo, the South Korean drama series is a must-watch if you are going through a big-watch slump. The tvN drama was released on March 11, 2013, and its final episode aired on May 14, 2013. Throughout its premiere, the show received positive reviews and encouraging ratings.
The plot of the series revolves around an anchorman named Park Sun Woo, who works at a TV broadcasting station. We meet Joo Min Young, a bright and honest new reporter and also the love interest of Sun Woo. As the story progresses, we see Sun Woo finding 9 incense items that allow him to go 20 years back in time.
In an attempt to keep his family safe and to change the world he is living in the present, he travels in the past. However, in order to make his past better, he leashes out some major consequences which affect his present and the people around him, including his crush, in a hazardous way.
- Starring: Lee Jin Wook as Park Sun Woo, Lee Seung Jun as Han Yeong Jun, Joo Yoon Hee as Joo Min Young, Oh Min Suk as Kang Seo Joon, Jo Min Ah as Joo Min Yeong, and Park Hyung-sik as Park Sun Woo.
- Genres: Mystery, Romance, and Supernatural.
- Watch on: NA.
- Number of Episodes: 20.
The most recent drama series by Park Hyung-sik and also his project after his release from military enlistment. Directed by Ahn Gil Ho, the South Korean drama series is one of the ongoing dramas on the list and is definitely a must-watch. The first episode of the show was released on November 5, 2021, and the final one is set to air on December 11, 2021.
The tvN drama show is based around a new strain of a deadly virus that has taken the whole city into its trap. An apartment building is turned into a habitation center, and there all the people unbiased of their social class are shifted. The urban thriller not only portrays the need for survival but also the uselessness of social boundaries between people at the time of calamity.
- Starring: Han Hyo Joo as Yoon Sae Bom, Park Hyung-sik as Jung Yi Hyun, Joo Woo Jin as Han Tae Seok, Park Joo Hee as Lee Ji Soo, Kang Ji Eun as Kim Bok Nam, and Lee Hoon Hyuk as Kim Jeong Hyuk.
- Genres: Thriller, Action, Drama, and Fantasy.
- Watch on: WeTv and Viki.
- Number of Episodes: 12.