Lee Min Ho is all over my blog. In case you didn’t know, he is my favorite Korean actor for a variety of reasons. I know that watching two of his dramas doesn’t qualify me as an expert, but there’s just something about him that continues to stand out and impress me. No matter how many k-dramas I watch, Min Ho is always a name and face that stays in the back of my mind. That said, I am not discrediting other Korean actors. There are quite a few that have wowed me, but I’d be lying if I said that Min Ho didn’t wow me a little bit more.
(I actually dread the thought of watching more of his work because it’s one less drama I’ll have to watch with him in it. That’s a big indicator of how much I enjoy his work.)
Below are just a few reasons of why I adore him. (In no particular order, of course!)
- Charisma. Min Ho oozes charisma, fellow k-drama fans. Whether it be his smile, acting, or voice, he’s got plenty of charm that continues to dazzle me. I’m 200% sure I’m not the only one. Am I right or am I right?
- His choice of roles. (Again, you could scold me for even saying this as I’ve only watched two Min Ho projects, but City Hunter was such a radical departure from Boys Over Flowers. After following up Boys Over Flowers immediately with City Hunter, I knew this guy was talented.) Going from a spoiled rich kid to a trained mercenary was pretty impressive. Both characters had their degrees of difficulty, but after seeing him play Yoon Sung, I was convinced by his acting abilities. Plus, I’ve read that a lot of physical fight scenes can be tricky and difficult with someone who has long legs. He made it look easy, but I can just imagine the amount of work and training that went into that role. And, now, with Gangnam Blues.
- Dedication to his roles. If he could seamlessly make his fight scenes in City Hunter look so natural, you know it took tons of hard work and dedication. So, I have a large amount of respect for him.
- Genuineness and sweetness. Have you ever watched a video where Min Ho passionately talks about acting and his fans? Either, he really cares or he’s just a damn good actor. I honestly believe he cares. He’s always laughing and smiling. And I remember watching a video where he was in America and he bought the crew or personnel with him hamburgers. I think there were at least ten people, too. I’m sure he can afford it, but it was a really thoughtful gesture. 2 gold stars to Min Ho!
If you’re a fan of Lee Min Ho or if you’ve never seen any of his work, now is a great time to check out some of his projects. I was doing my weekly sweep of Drama Fever, looking for a few more dramas to add to my queue, when I realized that they’ve added a “Lee Min Ho Collection.” It contains six k-dramas he’s had a role in. Whether you’re brand new to k-dramas or you’re an expert, this is a nice little compilation of dramas to watch on a rainy day. Well, it doesn’t have to be a rainy day. Any day is a good day to marathon the Min Ho.
P.S. If you have Netflix, both Boys Over Flowers and City Hunter are available for instant streaming. The best part: no ads! Whoohoo!
P.P.S. More of my top favorite Korean actors and actresses will be featured by me in the very near future.