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Top 5 Kdrama Eccentric Male leads

Fun Articles, Jang Hyuk, Kdrama, So Ji Sub

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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So who are some of your favorite eccentric male leads? Did I leave out anyone you think should be included?

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Expanding my blog beyond Kdramas

Fun Articles, Period Movies
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JJ Feild and Keri Russell in Austenland

So in the past year I’ve immersed myself into the world of Kdramas and Korean Movies. I’ve watched a lot, and enjoyed it immensely. In the past few weeks I’ve noticed myself starting to slow down on my obsession. I’m still watching Kdramas, but not daily, and not marathon watching like I previously was. I’ve always enjoyed TV and movies from many different countries (mostly British at the moment). I want to start sharing some of the one’s I’ve enjoyed with you, while I continue to watch and also review Kdramas. I also would like to start an anime/manga section, which has been my intention for some time now.

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the things I would like to review other than Kdramas:

Canadian Series

  • Being Erica
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Time Travel for Self Awareness

American Series

  • Breaking Bad 4/5 (Interesting)
  • Orange is the New Black 3.5/5 (Raw and Honest)
  • The Office 4/5 (Funny)

British Comedies

  • The Office (UK) 4/5 (Funny and Face palm)
  • Keeping Up Appearances 4/5 (Social Climbing Seeker Hilarity)
  • Bottom 3.5/5 (So very wrong but yet I laugh..)

British Dramas

  • North & South (Watch list)
  • Downtown Abbey (Watch list)

Movies

  • The Last King of Scotland 4.8/5 (Must See)
  • Basketball Diaries 4.5/5 (one of my favorites of all time)
  • Austenland 4/5 -Bias rating 3/5 -Critical Rating
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Austenland – Keri Russell and JJ Feild : Cute Romantic Comedy with a jolt of Jane Austen

Anime

  • Naruto/Naruto Shippuden 5/5
  • Natsume Yuujinchou 5/5 (To be able to see what others cannot see..)
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn! 5/5 (Great action Anime)
  • Full Metal Alchemist 5/5
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Full Metal Alchemist – Amazing… I cried

Attack on Titan 3/5

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Attack on Titan – Super Gory but interesting messed up story

Manga

  • The One (Manhua) 3.8/5 (Romantic melodramatic sensual story)
  • Skip Beat! 4/5
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Skipbeat! Funny, sweet romance

Love so Life 4/5 (Cute)

Bollywood

  • Dil bole hadippa 4/5 
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Dil bole hadippa – Really Funny, Romantic Gender Bender

This is not a full list, but rather a sneak peek of things I would like to add and discuss on my blog.

 

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Kdramadreamer Top 10 List: Favorite Male Second Leads

Fun Articles, Kdrama, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Melodrama

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So, as drama fans, we all know that the male second lead doesn’t stand a chance. We spot the male second lead by episode 1, or even before by looking at a poster or thumbnail for the show. Even though the male second lead is often nicer, he’s not going to get the girl. Why? It’s just how it is. Usually he doesn’t speak up when he should and gets put in the friend zone. Plus, often but not always, the male second lead getting the girl would contradict the poor girl – arrogant rich boy story line. Now, this is a generalization, and there are exceptions, but it is a common theme.

Without further ado, here’s my list of top ten male second leads. I’m not saying I prefer them to the male lead, but I’m saying if the male lead wasn’t in the picture, that the male second lead would definitely be suitable for our main actress.

10. Goong (Princess Hours) – Lee Yul played by Kim Jeong-Hoon

Goong was one of the first dramas I had watched. I was still naive at the time, and didn’t catch on that the male second is doomed from the beginning. For the first half, I actually really like Lee Yul better and thought he was the better catch. As the show went on I changed my mind.

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9. The Heirs – Choi Young-Do played by Kim Woo-Bin

Choi Young-Do sort of break the mold for male second leads a bit, or falls into a sub category maybe. He’s not the stereotypical “nice” second lead. He’s pretty horrible at first, more what you would expect from the male lead. Either way, he has some very sweet moments. I like how he would watch her quietly. Very cute.

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8. The Master’s Sun – Kang-Woo played by Seo In-Guk

Sun Kang-Woo is keeping an eye on Tae Kong-Sil (Gong Hyo-Gin) and Joo Joong-Won (So Ji Sub) at first, but by the time he’s ready to express his feelings properly and truthfully, it’s too late.

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7. Pasta – Kim San played by Alex

Kim San has been in love with Seo Yoo-Kyung (Gong Hyo-Gin) for years, but never confessed? It’s a shame he missed his chance because he really pretty wonderful. He would leave her images of a bloomed cactus consistently on her locker, but for some reason never had the courage to tell her. Well, he didn’t tell her he was the owner of the restaurant either. He waited too long and missed his shot.

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6. Playful Kiss – Bong Joon-Gu played Lee Tae-Seong

Okay yes; he’s dorky and has crazy hair, but he was also very sweet and his hair does get better.

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5. The Greatest Love – Yoon Pil-Joo played by Yoon Kye-Sang

Oh, smexy Dr. He almost has the girl. I mean, she likes him, they’re on a reality show similar to the bachlorette and yet she still slips through his fingers. You just can’t beat Dok Ko-Jin!

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4. Coffee Prince –  Choi Han-Sung played by Lee Sun-Kyun

So, in the end I do think that Choi Han-Gyul (Gong Yoo) was a better match for Ko Eun-Chan Yoon Eun-Hye, but she did have some really sweet moments with Choi Han-Sung. I like that he sees her as a woman from the beginning. They have a great friendship, but it wasn’t mean to be.

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3. Flower Boy Ramyun Shop – Choi Gang-Hyuk played by Lee Ki-Woo

Omo, omo, omo! Choi Gang-Hyuk is so adorable! I think he’s the most attractive out of the two and I think it’s hilarious how he falls asleep anywhere and everywhere. Sorry… You are too nice. Classic case of nice boys finish last (I don’t like that saying).

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2. Boys Over Flowers – Yoon Ji Hoo played by Kim Hyun Joong

What didn’t he do for her? Yoon Ji Hoo was pretty much perfect in every way and very dedicated to Geum Jan-Di (Ku Hye-Seon). This was tough for me, because I really felt like both male characters were equally well suited for her.

The heart wants what the heart wants.

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1. Sungkyunkwan Scandal – Moon Jae-Shin played by Yoo Ah-In

Hiccup!!!! Oh, he’s cute and adorable. I love how he gets so nervous around around her and hiccups even before he even knows she’s a girl. He protects her and she really has a great relationship with him. The thing is, she doesn’t have a clue how he feels. You’d think she’d notice but she’s oblivious.

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I’d love to hear your list of favorite male second leads. Please feel free to share.

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