If you haven't watched these yet, it's time to
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17 Sep 2018 - 4:21 PM  UPDATED 16 Sep 2019 - 12:59 PM

Seo In Guk is one of Korea's most beloved K-drama actors, and for good reason. Not only is he incredibly handsome, he's also got infinite range, going from Joseon era royal to young student all the way to potential murderer, depending on the drama he's cast in.

Here's seven of his best performances you should definitely check out for yourself.

1. Reply 1997

In this Reply series, Seo In Guk is Yoon Yoon Je, the boy next door who's quiet and broody but also a great student. He grew up with Sung Shiwon (played by Apink's Jung Eunji), and as a teenager he falls in love with her. Cue puppy dog eyes and drama!

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2. Hello Monster

Here he's the intelligent son of a police inspector, who moves abroad to become a respected professor. He loses his childhood memories and a series of events lead him to return to Korea, where he tries to solve murder cases that seem to be linked to one another. Also, he does all this alongside Park Bo Gum, in case you needed more of a reason to watch.

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3. Shopping King Louie

A sweet little rom-com, he's Louis also know as Kang Jisung in a drama where he (again) loses his memory. Louis is a rich heir with a knack for finding the most valuable or beautiful object wherever he goes. When he gets into an accident and loses his memory, he meets Bok Shil, a kind countryside girl who takes him in while he tries to recover. Of course they fall in love too!

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4. High School King of Savvy

Double trouble here: he plays Lee Min Seok, a high school student and varsity ice hockey player who takes on his brother Hyung Seok's identity as a high ranking executive at an IT conglomerate, after receiving a mysterious call from him. He's thrust into the adult world while trying to juggle his real life, and naturally, he meets a beautiful woman along the way.

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5. Squad 38

Never did lying to someone's face look so good as when Seo In Guk is doing it as his character Yang Jeong Do, a professional swindler who's part of a team collecting taxes from habitual tax evaders.

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6. The King's Face

Finally, we get what we deserve: Seo In Guk as royalty. In this historical drama, he's Gwanghae, the son of a concubine who becomes the crown prince of Joseon and lives through turbulent times for 16 years as an illegitimate prince. He has a contentious relationship with his father, King Seonjo, and they become rivals in both politics and love.

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7. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Seo In Guk is Kim Moo Young, an assistant in a craft microbrewery who seems indifferent on the surface but has a childlike innocent to him. Also, no big deal, but he might be a murderer.

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How many of these Seo In Guk performances have you seen?


 

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