Best Jung Hae-in K-dramas to Watch
As the year comes to an end, Jung Hae-in gave fans a shocking thriller with his latest Disney+ original, Connect dropped earlier this month. The year 2022 has been chaotic for the actor as it saw him appear in the show, Snowdrop which was riddled with controversies.
After the successful end of the show, Jung Hae-in came to become one of the most loved Actors in the Korean Entertainment industry. Hae-in made his acting debut in the year 2014 with the show Bride of the Century and over the years had made quite a name for himself as an actor in the lead role.
As we see the romantic actor transform into a more versatile actor with his upcoming thrillers and action K-dramas, here are our recommendations for the 8 best of Jung Hae-in’s K-dramas to watch. Have any of your favourites made the list?
The 2021 K-drama, follows the story of a private soldier Ahn Jun-ho, a confused young man who served in the military normally like other Korean able-bodied men. One day, he suddenly becomes a member of the military defector arrest team.
There, Jun-ho is tasked with the job of capturing deserters and must grapple with the more troubling cases of why some soldiers feel they have no other choice but go absent without official leave.
One Spring Night (2019)
One of Jung Hae-in’s most famous K-dramas is the 2019 show, One Spring Night, which tells the story of a woman named Lee Jung-in who is trapped in a stale four-year relationship and reluctant to take the next step into marriage.
One day, she stumbles into Yu Ji-ho’s pharmacy nursing a hangover after a night of drinking with her friend. As she tries to reassemble herself before going to work, a girl with a prickly personality like Jung-in discovers that she has forgotten her wallet and cannot pay.
Ji-ho, who works at the pharmacy kindly helps her and their innocent daily interaction develops into a deeper attachment as the two find themselves drawn to one another.
Something in the Rain (2018)
2018’s Something in the Rain After follows the story of Yoon Jin-ah, a woman in her mid-30s who doesn’t know what it’s like to date a real man. After being dumped multiple times because of her clumsy, reckless, and foolish behaviour, Jin-ah finds Joon-hee who is as refreshing as a soft drink.
Joon-hee is Jin-ah’s childhood friend’s younger brother, who used to live next door. Jin-ah has always remembered him as a little kid, but one day, he comes back as a really masculine man. When she is surprised by his change, her gut feeling tells her that she would truly fall in love this time.
The Disney+ 2021 K-drama Snowdrop is set in 1987 when an injured man named Soo-ho jumps into a women’s university dormitory in Seoul. Young-ro, a female university student at the dorm recalls falling in love at first sight when she went on a group blind date.
Young-ro takes care of Soo-ho despite the strict surveillance due to the political situation in the country. After Young-ro discovers his secret, she begins hating the man she fell in love with. Soo-ho is also heartbroken as he watches his first love, Young-ro go from loving him to hating him. Soo-ho is a North Korean spy who only wants to save his teammates and go back to his home country where his sibling awaits him.
Prison Playbook (2017)
The 2017 K-drama, Prison Playbook, follows the story of Kim Je-hyuk, a famous baseball player who is arrested after using excessive force while chasing a man trying to sexually assault his sister. Shockingly to him and the rest of the nation, he is sentenced to a year in prison.
In prison, Je-hyuk meets his childhood friend and fellow baseball player, Lee Joon-ho, who gave up on baseball after a car accident. Joon-ho is now a prison guard and one of Je-hyuk’s biggest fans. The drama revolves around Je-hyuk’s time in prison, as well as the prisoners he meets and the events that take place there.
While You Were Sleeping (2017)
When You Were Sleeping is a K-drama that follows the life of Nam Hong-joo, a woman who can see accidents that take place in the future through her dreams. Meanwhile, Jung Jae-chan is a rookie prosecutor, After he and his younger brother, Seung-won move in across the street from Hong-joo, Jae-chan has a strange premonition dream about an accident involving Hong-joo and Lee Yoo-beom, a ruthless attorney who used to be Jae-chan’s tutor.
Jae-chan decides to interfere in the course of events and ends up saving the lives of Hong-joo and Han Woo-tak, a young police officer. Following this, Jae-chan, Hong-joo, and Woo-tak start having dreams about one another. They now realize that their lives are now somehow entwined.
A Piece of Your Mind (2020)
The 2020 K-drama A Piece of Your Mind follows the life of Moon Ha-won, an innovator in the world of artificial intelligence programming. Ha-won has made quite a name for himself in the AI industry. Ha-won believes that when it comes to love, having even a small fraction of his love’s heart is enough to sustain him.
But this theory is put to the test when he meets Han Seo-woo, a classical music recording engineer. With no family to support her, and no place to call home, Seo-woo has spent the majority of her life wandering and alone. As Seo-woo and Ha-won cross paths, the two begin a journey together and come to find that sometimes two different halves really can make a whole.
The recent Disney+ drama, Connect follows the life of a young man named, Ha Dong-soo, a human being with an immortal body. One day, Dong-soo was kidnapped by an organ trafficking organization. In the middle of his surgery, he wakes up and somehow manages to escape the procedure with one of his two eyes extracted.
Dong-soo eventually finds out that he can still see out of his missing eye that has been transplanted into a serial killer, who has made quite a name for himself in Korea. Determined to get back what was taken from him, he pursues the serial killer to make himself whole again.
And there we have it, our list of the best Jung Hae-in K-dramas of all time!
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