The South Korean actor and model, Nam Joo Hyuk, is a treat to watch. Be it him slaying at fashion runways or making every character that he plays memorable, Nam Joo Hyuk is a treat to watch. We have listed 5 Nam Joo Hyuk K-Dramas here. Furthermore, Nam Joo Hyuk was born on the 22nd of February in 1994 in Busan, South Korea. What many people do not know because of how natural of an actor, Nam Joo Hyuk started off as a model. His first steps into the limelight were when he walked the runway for SONGZIO Homme 2014 S/S Collection in 2013.
His insanely good looks became the talk of the town and Nam Joo Hyuk appeared in two music videos of fellow YG Entertainment artists in the same year. However, Nam Joo Hyuk never wanted to become an idol and was on his way to becoming a professional basket player. However, destiny had other plans for the actor and an injury put all his basketball dreams on a halt.
Nam Joo Hyuk has received countless awards for his amazing performances in Kdramas. Crying like a little child, making our hearts flutter, and having amazing chemistry with anyone that he works with, Nam Joo Hyuk is a master at acting. Let us take a look at some of the best Nam Joo Hyuk Kdramas to watch.
Best Nam Joo Hyuk K-Dramas To Watch
5. Who Are You: School 2015 (Kim So‑hyun, Nam Joo‑hyuk)
One of Nam Joo Hyuk’s earliest and most brilliant performances is in 2015 high school kdrama High School:2015. Additionally, Who Are You: School 2015 was co-directed by the genius duo, Baek Sang-Hoon (Descendants Of The Sun, The King: Eternal Monarch) and Kim Seong Yoon (Itaewon Class, Love In The Moonlight). The brilliant screenplay of the drama was co-written by Kim Hyun Jung (I’ve Got My Eyes On You, Tracer), Im Ye Jin (The Tale Of Nokdu), and Kim Min Jung (Love In The Moonlight, Imitation).
Furthermore, Who Are You School: School 2015 aired on KBS2 in April of 2015. The plot of the drama revolves around two twins, Lee Eun Bi and Go Eun Byul. On one hand, Go Eun Byul lives a comfortable life and studies at Sekang High School, one of the most prestigious schools in the posh Gangnam area of Seoul. And on the other, Lee Eun Bi spends her nights in an orphanage and her days being bullied at school. However, Go Eun Byul mysteriously vanishes one day and Lee Eun Bi conveniently loses her memory around the same time.
The drama follows, Lee Eun Bi as she lives Go Eun Byul’s life and slowly uncovers her sister’s disappearance. In this drama, Nam Joo Hyuk plays the role of Han Yi An, Go Eun Byul’s handsome swimmer friend. You can watch Nam Joo Hyuk in his youthful glory in this drama on Rakuten Viki.
4. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon-gi, Kang Ha-neul)
One of the best Nam Joo Hyuk kdrama includes the hit 2016 historical romance drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Furthermore, the director of this drama is the gifted Kim Kyu Tae (That Winter, The Wind Blows, It’s Okay, That’s Love). The brilliant storyline of this drama was written by Jo Yoon Young (Save The Last Dance For Me). Moreover, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is aired on SBS form August to November of 2016. Not to mention, it is one of the highest-grossing drama series on South Korean cable television network history.
Over the course of twenty episodes, the drama follows Go Ha Jin who due to some mysterious reason has been transported back to the times of the Goryeo Dynasty. Shocked to see that she has woken up in the body of a sixteen-year-old, Hae Soo, Go Ha Jin knows that she should try her best to not get involved in anything. However, this proves to be a struggle when not just one but several Prince start falling in love with her.
This is one of the best Nam Joo Hyuk K-Dramas. An even greater problem arises when she finds her heart warming up for the outcasted 4th Prince, Wang So. In Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Nam Joo Hyuk plays the handsome 13th prince named Wang Baek Ah who falls in love with Hae Soo’s charms. After seeing how stunning IU and Nam Joo Hyuk look next to each other, fans are still waiting for them to be the main couple in a drama.
3. The Bride Of Habaek (Nam Joo Hyuk, Shin Se‑kyung)
One of the most interesting Nam Joo Hyuk kdrama is no doubt the supernatural series, The Bride Of Habaek. Furthermore, the magical screenplay of this drama was written by Jung Yoon Joung who has also given us dramas like Arang and The Magistrate and Idol: The Coup. The Bride Of Habaek is directed by the well-known South Korean director Kim Byung Soo (A Korean Odyssey, Shuttle Love Millenium, He Is Psychometric).
Furthermore, the drama premiered on tvN on the 3rd of July in 2017. The star-studded main cast of The Bride Of Habaek includes Shin Se Kyung (Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me), Nam Joo Hyuk(Twenty Five Twenty One), Im Joo Hwan (The Spies Who Loved Me), Krystal Jung (High Kick! The Revenge Of The Short Legged), and Gong Myung (Recipe For Happiness).
The storyline of this mystical drama revolves around a girl named Yoon So Ah. Furthermore, Yoon So Ah is a struggling neuropsychiatric. Her family has been serving the Ha Baek, a reincarnation of the Water God for several decades. When the time comes, Yoon So Ah despite the countless burdens that she already carries is forced to do the same.
However, things are a little different this time around because the mighty Wate God falls in love Yoon So Ah. But he is not the only one, Shin Hoo Ye a successful CEO is also in love with Yoon So Ah. Who will Yoon So Ah choose? And if she does choose the Water God, will a relationship between a God and a mortal be able to flourish? You can watch the series with English subtitles on Rakuten Viki. This is one of the best Nam Joo Hyuk K-Dramas to watch.
2. Start-Up (Nam Joo‑hyuk, Kim Seon‑ho)
This drama was one of the first technical workplace kdramas and Nam Joo Hyuk absolutely shines in it. Start-Up was directed by the talented South Korean director, Oh Choong Hwan (While You Were Sleeping). The intriguing and motivating storyline of this drama was given to us by Park Hye Ryun (I Hear Your Voice).
The drama has a cult-like following, especially among young entrepreneurs and students. To add more stars to the series is its amazing cast. The main cast of Start-Up includes Bae Suzy (While You Were Sleeping, Uncontrollably Fond), Nam Joo Hyuk (The School Nurse Flies), Kim Seon Ho (Hometown Cha Cha Cha), and Kang Han Na (My Roommate Is A Gumiho). Additionally, the drama aired in the October of 2020 on tvN.
The plot of Start-Up revolves around four main characters that cross paths in ‘Sandbox’. Sandbox Company is a dream for those who want to start off their own business and bring new ideas into the world. Furthermore, Seo Dal Mi is tired of always receiving the short end despite putting in all her efforts. She has great management skills and is very intelligent but dropped out of college in order to take care of her grandmother.
With somebody with no college degree be able to run a successful business? Over the course of sixteen episodes, Seo Dal Mi and the audience fall hopelessly in love with Nam Do San played by Nam Joo Hyuk. A math prodigy who made the news during his childhood days now sits in a cramped room on bought on his father’s loan with his three friends. Although he is extremely talented, he has not been able to bring his company one valuable investor. Start-Up is an absolute gem among Nam Joo Hyuk kdramas. You can watch it with English subtitles on Netflix.
1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung‑kyung, Nam Joo‑hyuk)
The best Nam Joo Hyuk kdrama! The actor has been on a roll ever since he stepped into the kdrama industry. Despite having played a plethora of incredible characters, there is nothing that beats his role Jung Joon Hyung in the 2016 romantic comedy-drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’.
Furthermore, the beautiful storyline of this drama is written by Yang Hee Seung (Familiar Wife) and Kim Soo Jin (The Light In Your Eyes). And the director is none other than the talented duo of Yang Hee Seung and Kim Soo Jin. Furthermore, the series features Lee Sung Kyung (The Cheese In The Trap) and Nam Joo Hyuk in lead roles who also made news when they dated in real life after the drama.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo revolves around a cute weightlifter named Kim Bok Joo. Currently, a university student, Bok Joo lost her mother at a young age and was raised by her father and uncle. Being a weightlifter all her life, Bok Joo never really got the time to really experience life. So when a kind doctor offers her help, Bok Joo experiences for the first time what it means to have a crush. This is very cute except for the fact that Bok Joo is a weightlifter and the doctor runs a weight clinic.
Over the course of sixteen episodes, the drama follows Kim Bok Joo as experiences love, heartbreak, failure, and success. Not leaving her through all this is her cute childhood friend Jung Joon Hyung. You can watch the drama on Rakuten Viki.
This concludes our list of Nam Joo Hyuk k-dramas to watch!