Ahn Hyo Seop is one of the most sought-after K-drama actors at present, and with two new major projects in his grip, his popularity is rocketing the sky! If you haven’t been captivated by his astonishing visuals yet, his acting, dancing, and singing skills will definitely capture your heart. Despite having been raised in a foreign country, all of Ahn Hyo Seop K-dramas showcase his amazing acting skills and the dedication he has put into them. The twenty-six-year-old actor is going to make a comeback on the small screen with ‘A Business Proposal,’ which is a romantic comedy-drama. He has also been confirmed to star in the remake of the Taiwanese drama ‘Someday or One Day’.
Ahead of the release of his new TV series, let’s discover the top six dramas he has starred in, which you absolutely must not miss! Here is a much-needed guide for Ahn Hyo Seop K-dramas that will make you fall for him harder.
6. Splash Splash LOVE (2015)
Screenwriter & Director: Kim Ji Hyun
Cast: Kim Seul Gi, Yoon Doo Joon, Jin Ki Joo, Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Gab Soo, Im Ye Jin
Number of Episodes: 2
Where to Watch: Viki
Ahn Hyo Seop might not have played the main lead in this mini K-drama, but his character’s screentime is enough to make you fall for him! The historical rom-com ‘Splash Splash Love’ follows a high school girl named Dan Bi who is skilled in almost everything except for maths. On a rainy day when she has to take her KSAT exam, she prays to get disappeared to a faraway place where she can be freed from the obligation of taking her exam. She discovers a deep pit that takes her to the Joseon period, where a ritual is being conducted to facilitate rain.
The court people, as well as the king misunderstand Dan Bi as a Eunuch. In order to save her life, she pretends to be a mathematician to please the king, who is fond of learning advanced mathematics. He makes Dan Bi his personal teacher, and as she waits for the rain to go back home, she keeps getting attracted to the king. Hyo Seop plays the character of Park Yeon, who has been the past lover of the Queen of Joseon.
5. Queen of the Ring (2017)
Director: Kwon Sung Chang
Starring: Kim Seul Gi, Ahn Hyo Seop, Yoon So Hee, Hwang Jung Min, Jeon Noh Min, Lee Tae Sun
Total Number of Episodes: 11
Where to Watch: Prime Video
‘Queen of the Ring’ is a warm-hearted K-drama mini-series that depicts the universal problem of low self-esteem that exists in the modern world. It has been set in a world where people are judged based on their appearances. Mo Nan Hee is one such girl who has been a victim of the lack of so-called beauty standards of Korea. That’s until she discovers an enchanted ring that lets her transform herself into an attractive person.
Her magical transformation makes the popular and arrogant campus boy, Park Se Gun, fall head over heels for her, who dates only attractive girls. However, Nan Hee is totally the opposite of all other girls he has dated in the past. However, her violent and socially inept nature somehow makes him fall for her even more.
4. Thirty But Seventeen (2018)
Director: Jo Soo Won
Screenwriter: Jo Sung Hee
Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong, Ahn Hyo Seop, Ye Ji Won, Wang Ji Won, Yoon Sun Woo
Total Number of Episodes: 32
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki, We TV
‘Thirty But Seventeen‘ is an endearing and uplifting show with a great lot of lovable characters. It centers on a seventeen-year-old girl named Woo Seo Ri who was about to go abroad to study music before she became a victim of a bus accident. She ended up falling into the state of coma and wakes up 13 years later with a mental state still of a teenager. Meanwhile, Gong Woo Jin had suffered from a trauma 13 years ago, which has affected him so much that she refuses to establish relationships with others.
In a way, both of them are thirty years old, but their lives seem to have stopped at seventeen. They gradually become a part of each other’s lives, and together, they attempt to open the lock of a beautiful world full of happiness for them. Ahn Hyo Seop plays the character of Woo-jin’s nephew, the captain of a rowing club of a high school who ends up falling in love with Woo Seo Ri.
3. Dr. Romantic 2 (2020)
Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung
Director: Yoo In Shik, Lee Gil Bok
Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Lee Sung Kyung, Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Joo Heon, Shin Dong Wook, So Ju Yeon
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: YouTube, Netflix, Viki
The second season of the hit medical romance melodrama, ‘Dr. Romantic,’ continues the story three years after the last season completes. Teacher Kim aka genius doctor Kim Sa Bu pays a visit to Geosan University Hospital in order to hire a general surgeon and comes across Seo Woo-jin. He is a doctor who bears the trauma of his past and is often ostracized by his colleagues. On the other hand, the smart and confident Cha Eun-jae ends up making another mistake while doing surgery and ends up getting suspended.
Both Seo Woo-jin and Cha Eun-jae reluctantly follow Teacher Kim to his Doldam Hospital, but the decision changes their lives for good. You can watch Dr. Romantic 2 without having to watch the first season since it has a standalone story and has a new set of characters, with the exception of Han Seok Kyu, who plays the role of doctor Kim Sa Bu.
2. Abyss (2019)
Director: Yoo Je Won
Screenwriter: Moon Soo Yeon
Starring: Park Bo Young, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Sung Jae, Kwon Soo Hyun, Lee Si Eon, Han So Hee
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix
Invest your time in a good rom-com fantasy K-drama, and you will absolutely leave with no regrets! Abyss revolves around a successful prosecution lawyer named Go Se-yeon (played by Park Bo Young) working at Seoul District public Office, who is known for her beautiful appearance and top-notch skills at her workplace. On the other hand, Cha Min (played by Ahn Hyo Seop) is a smart, humble, and warm-hearted man who is the heir of a big cosmetics company in Korea but considers himself unattractive because of his insecurity.
Unfortunately, both of them fall a victim to unforeseen situations and end up dying in two different accidents. However, they happen to get revived through mysterious marbles but in the bodies of different individuals. While Go Se-yeon finds herself in the body of an average-looking person, Cha Min turns into a very attractive young man. They end up working together as a lawyer and an administrator and decide to look into the magical incident that changed their lives! If you are looking for Ahn Hyo Seop K-dramas, this might be the best start.
1. Lovers of the Red Sky (2021)
Director: Jang Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Kim Young Young
Starring: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung, Gong Myung, Kim Kwang Gyu, Kwak Shi Yang, Choi Kwang Il
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Viki
Ahn Hyo Seop’s latest series is a historical fantasy rom-com that involves in it supernatural elements like ghosts, evil demons, and gods. He plays the character of an astrologer named Ha Ram, who ends up losing his eyesight in a childhood accident. However, that doesn’t stop him from establishing his name in the world. With the help of the trajectory of the sky at night, he can read the future. He comes across an independent woman named Hong Chun Gi, who, despite being born blind, with her exceptional artistic skills, gets to pursue her dreams getting admitted to a renowned art school.
They develop strong affections for each other with time, but political challenges at the royal court stand as a hindrance in their love stories. Moreover, there is the existence of political rivalry between Prince Yang Myung and Prince Joo Hyang. While one of them is free-spirited and cheerful in nature, the latter is ambitious and wants to be the King in the future.