Since I started watching the Korean remake of Fated to Love You, I started thinking back of some of the best Eccentric male leads. Not all jerk Chaebols are from the same cookie cutter. Here are some very special, unique male leads that I wanted to applaud for their fun spin on their characters.
5) Mr. Clueless
Jun Pyo from Boys over Flowers (played by Lee Min Ho)
If you could only define clueless with a person, stick Jun Pyo’s face right there. Everything about him is ridiculous, from the hair to the clothes… to the cute little laugh thinking a girl who hates him really must like him. He’s a jerk at first, but you forgive him quickly when you realize he has no idea what he’s doing and lives in a very delusional sheltered world.
4) Mr. Spoiled Super Star
Dokko Jin from The Greatest Love (played by Cha Seung Won)
I quickly got on board with his laugh. At first I thought, what is with this guy? I soon loved how different he was. He like a spoiled super star and little kid rolled into one. His personality also added to his eccentric charm.
3) Mr. Track Suit Man
Kim Joo Won from Secret Garden (played by Hyun Bin)
Oh the track suits. So many horrible outfits. What’s great about it, is how much he loves them. He doesn’t realize how ridiculous he looks. Not only did Hyun Bin pull off this character perfectly, but he was also very convincing with the body swap. I really enjoyed watching him playing a woman trapped in a man’s body.
2) Mr. Hand Gesture
Joo Joong Won from the Master’s Sun (played by So Ji Sub)
I love Joo Joong from the ridiculous hair and tight short bright pants. What killed me the most was his hand gestures as he would say “Ga-ja”. He was charming but also very silly.
1) Mr. Drama Queen
Lee Gun from Fated to Love You Kdrama- (played by Jang Hyuk)
Alright, we are only a few episodes in and already we can see just how insane and over the top Lee Gun is. I knew he would be funny, but I don’t think I was fully prepared for him to be this dramatic. He seems to react to everything in an over the top way. His personality and appearance are very loud (hair, laugh, clothes). What I like so far though, is he also seems very sincere and has a very loving heart.
So who are some of your favorite eccentric male leads? Did I leave out anyone you think should be included?