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Best Kim Ji-Won K-dramas

Kim Ji-won is a South Korean actress who rose to stardom after her role in The Heirs. She is not only a visual to behold but she has proven to be one of the best female leads in the South Korean film industry. Her talent has seen her work with the best male actors in the industry and still manage to bring perfect chemistry and elevate the storyline. These are her must-see K-dramas that you should add to your watchlist. Have any of your favourites made the list?


Fight For my Way (2017)

In this series, Kim Ji-won plays the role of Choi Ae-ra who is a long-time friend of Ko Dong-man played by Park Seo Joon. They are struggling for their dreams and support each other through the blessings and hardships of life.

As their relationship and dependence on each other grow, so do their feelings. In the end, they fall in love with each other but Ko Dongman’s dreams threaten to end their relationship.

This is a relatable drama and they perfectly capture the struggle of young people to live their dreams and still maintain a relationship.

If you are looking for a slice-of-life drama with great comedic scenes, then this is the show to watch.


Descendants of The Sun (2016)

Kim Ji-won teamed up with Jin Goo to play the second lead couple in this 2016 hit drama. This time she plays the role of  First Lieutenant Yoon Myung-Ju who is following in her father’s footsteps in a military career.

She is assigned to be the medical officer on duty where she meets  Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young . They fall madly in love with each other but they struggle to be together.

First, Myung-ju’s dad is heavily against the relationship and secondly, it is considered taboo for people in their titles to date. However, Myung-Ju will not let these factors keep her from the man she loves.


My Liberation Notes (2022)

In this slice-of-life drama, Ji-Won plays an introverted Yeom Mi-Jeong who works as a contract employee in a design company. She is the youngest of a family of five and struggles to keep up with relationships.

Her introverted nature leaves her feeling unfulfilled and frustrated with life. She then meets  Mr. Goo who is running away from his past and moves in across from them. She musters the courage to approach him and start a slow-burn relationship where he is meant to simply “worship” her by being her comfort person.


Arthadal Chronicles (2019)

Fans were elated when Kim  Ji-Won once again teamed up with Song Joong-Ki in this ancient fantasy drama. She plays the role of Tan-ya who is fated to be the next great mother of the Wahan Tribe.

However, she’s having trouble living up to her fate as she is yet to master the dance of the great mother or have any dreams since Eun Seom stepped into their village. 


The Inheritors / The Heirs  (2013)

In this star-studded cast drama, Ji-Won plays Yoo Rachel, one of the privileged high school students at Jeguk High School. She is pretty, rich, and engaged to the heir of Jeguk Group  Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho). She is the reigning queen of her high school and has a good reputation among other chaebol families.

Unfortunately, their engagement is more of a business deal and Kim Tan is in love with  Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye). This makes Eun-sang her arch enemy and she is determined to break Kim Tan and Eun-sang apart. 


Lovestruck in The City (2020- 2021)

Lovestruck in the City is a web series that follows a group of friends living in a city and looking for true love. In this drama, Ji-Won plays the role of  Lee Eun-o / Yoon Seon-a who meets Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-Wook), in Yangyang Beach. She is running away from the pain of a failed relationship and lies about who she is. She wants to be free from the hustle and bustle of her real life in the city.

As they spend more time together, they fall in love. However, you can’t run away from your life forever and they are forced to go back to their lives in the city. Lee Eun-o decides to hide her real identity from Jae-won, forcing them to break up. Luckily, Jae-won is still in love with her and does his best to find the woman who stole his cameras and his heart.


And there we have it, our list of the best Kim Ji-Won k-dramas of all time!

What do you think of our list? Have we included your favourites? Or have we missed any must-watch dramas? We love to hear from you so do feel free to let us know in the comments below.


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