A couple months ago if you had asked me what I thought of Korean Actor Lee Dong Wook, I probably would have said “Meh, I dunno. Haven’t seen him in much and don’t really have an opinion”. Well, boy did that change. After finally watching the Kdrama “Scent of a Woman” I decided to board the crazy train and go down a very interesting and fulfilling journey discovering Lee Dong Wook’s projects. I’m still in the process of doing so, therefore I’m going to keep this short as more of a teaser post.

Now I’m not going to pretend to claim that all of his works are masterpieces, but I did find some marvelous ones I really enjoy. I plan to review quite a few of them, so I won’t blab on about specifics, but will give you a few reasons I’ve come to love and respect this actor in a short period of time.

5) He’s really quite funny


I’m as much of a RealityΒ TV viewerΒ as I am a drama and movie buff. In two season’s of the show Roommates, we get to watch Lee Dong Wook live with a bunch of other celebrities. What did I learn? He’s got quite a good sense of humor and is really charming. His quick wit made me adore him even more than I already did.

4) Mr. Smiles


He has a smile that lights up the room. Big and bright.

3) He’s got sexy lips and one insane hot body


Need I say more? I mean really?

2) Pucker up – Kissy Kissy!


Ooooooh those lips.. In his kissing scenes, He makes this “Come hither” look and knows how to lip lock in a way that makes you start to daydream. His eyes go intense and he’s not afraid of showing some lip action.

1) Very good at melodrama


I love a good melodrama because even though the story lines can be completely absurd, with some good acting I can get utterlyΒ lost in it. Although not everyone would agree with me, I think Lee Dong Wook in Hotel King is brilliant. I’m currently still watching this, and his pained, often robotic character is easy to get lost in. If you doubt his acting in this drama, watch it simultaneously with “Roommate” and see how different he is in the two.


What do you think of Lee Dong Wook? If you like him, what else do you like about him? Love to hear your thoughts.