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9 *Jang Ki Yong* Dramas And Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch

There's really so much to love about this Hallyu heartthrob!
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Model-turned-actor Jang Ki Yong is quickly establishing himself as one of Korean Entertainment's top leading men. After debuting with a supporting role in 2014 healing drama It's Okay, That's Love, he's been working non-stop: starring in more dramas, making variety show rounds, appearing in music videos, and even lending his calm voice (yes, folks…he can sing!) to drama OSTs. He makes his 2021 comeback with a movie and two dramas, which we predict will cement his spot in Hallyu history.

There's so much to love about this heartthrob, that's why we curated a watch-list with A LOT of swoon-worthy moments just for you. Let your journey into the Jang Ki Yong black hole begin!

Early Projects

1. The Liar And His Lover (2017)

Where to watch it: Netflix, iQIYI

The plot: This youth drama offers a hearty serving of romance and music as it tells the story of high school student-slash-aspiring singer Yoon So Rim (Joy from Red Velvet) and how her life changes when she enters the world of rock-band-bass-player-turned-music-composer Kang Han Gyul (Lee Hyun Woo). Jang Ki Yong plays a supporting role as the drummer of the drama's fictional boy band Crude Play.

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2. Go Back Couple/Confession Couple (2017)

Where to watch it: Viu, iQIYI

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The plot: Choi Ban Do (Son Ho Jun) and Ma Jin Joo (Jang Na Ra) are struggling to get through married life. A magical blast to the past leaves them waking up one day as their 20-year-old college selves. This fresh start gives them an opportunity to change the course of their future. Do they still choose each other or decide to call it quits? Keep your eyes peeled for Jang Ki Yong's portrayal of Jung Nam Gil, a popular upper-class student who crushes on Jin Joo.

3. Come And Hug Me (2018)

Where to watch it: Netflix

The plot: This romance mystery proves that first love never dies. In it, Jang Ki Yong embraces the role of rookie detective Chae Do Jin (Yoon Na Moo) who pursues justice to atone for the sins of his twisted father. Fate reunites him with his childhood love, an aspiring actress who now goes by the name Han Jae Yi (Jin Ki Joo). As the two reunite, they are forced to face the truth of their tragic past.

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This drama marks Jang Ki Yong's first lead role and bagged him Best New Actor at 2019's 55th Baeksang Arts Awards!

Recent Projects

4. Search: WWW (2019)

Where to watch it: Netflix, Viu, iQIYI

The plot: This girl-powered office drama has so much to offer in terms of character depth and storytelling. It follows the lives and loves of three independent career women: Bae Ta Mi (Im Soo Jung), Cha Hyun (Lee Da Hee), and Song Ka Kyung (Jeon Hye Jin) who are at the top of their game in Korea's web portal industry. Jang Ki Yong charms his way into viewer's hearts as Park Mo Gun, a music producer who falls instantly for heroin Bae Ta Mi.

5. Kill It (2019)

Where to watch it: Viu, iQIYI

The plot: Hot on the heels of catching a serial killer, detective Do Hyun Jin (Nana from OG K-pop girl group After School) crosses paths with mild-mannered veterinarian-slash assassin Kim Soo Hyun (Jang Ki Yong). Hyun Jin's suspicion of Soo Hyun leads to a major revelation that she totally did not see coming. Together, they join forces to solve a mystery that links their past.

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6. Born Again (2020)

Where to watch it: iQIYI

The plot: Born Again challenges the concept of fate and reincarnation by setting it in the context of a love triangle on loop. Jang Ki Yong stars as a "lone wolf" who is reincarnated as a medical student. Joining him in the triangle are Jin Se Yeon and Lee Soo Hyuk. As the drama's narrative moves back and forth between their past and current lives, the story that binds them unfolds.

Upcoming Projects

7. My Roommate Is A Gumiho (premieres May 26, 2021)

Where to watch it: iQIYI

The plot: Ever wonder what moving in with a gumiho (a Korean mythical creature whose name translates to "nine-tailed fox") is like? Lee Dam (Lee Hyeri from Girl's Day) finds out when she accidentally swallows the magical bead of 999-year-old gumiho Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong) and ends up living with him to rectify the situation. Legend has it that any human who swallows a gumiho's bead gets a death sentence of one year, while the gumiho who owns it loses his one chance of becoming human. We're excited to see how the unlikely pair fair in this unique co-habitation!

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8. Sweet & Sour (premieres June 4, 2021)

Where to watch it: Netflix

The plot: In this slice of life film, Jang Ki Yong stars as Jang Hyeok, a corporate guy caught in between preserving his mundane relationship with his girlfriend, Dae Eun (Chae Soo Bin) and navigating through his newfound feelings towards his co-worker Bo Yeong (Krystal Jung). The result? A relationship roller coaster ride with *kilig* moments, of course.

9. Now, We Are Breaking Up (premieres in the second half of 2021)

The plot: ICYMI, fans all over the world have been itching to see this series ever since casting details were revealed last year. The star-studded romantic drama gives viewers a peek into Korea's fashion industry and centers around Ha Young Eun (Song Hye Kyo), a career-driven team manager at a top fashion label. Jang Ki Yong steps up as Hye Kyo's leading man. He plays Yoon Jae Guk, a rich, freelance photographer who's described as *the* guy who has it all. K-pop idols Sehun (EXO) and Yura (Girl's Day) are also part of the cast!

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