Up-and-coming South Korean actress Go Yoon Jung is quickly gaining popularity due to her portrayal of the assassin Naksu in the fan-favorite fantasy historical drama Alchemy Of Souls. The 26-year-old model made her acting debut in 2019 and soon appeared in a variety of dramas portraying some not-your-usual female characters. Read on for a list of Go Yoon Jung's must-watch K-dramas and movies:
1. He Is Psychometric (2019)
Who else is in it: GOT7's Park Jinyoung, Shin Ye Eun, Kim Kwon
After a devastating fire claims the lives of his parents, Lee Ahn (Park Jinyoung) develops the really cool ability to read an object or a person’s past through touch a.k.a psychometry. He uses his powers to help his adoptive brother and prosecutor Kang Sung Mo (Kim Kwon) and his police officer love interest Yoon Jae In (Shin Ye Eun) catch criminals in the present and their interconnected past. Go Yoon Jung stars as Kim So Hyun, Ahn and Jae In's classmate who got pregnant in high school. After graduation, she becomes BFFs with Jae In and also explores a love-hate relationship with Ahn’s rich best friend Lee Dae Bong (Noh Jong Hyun).
2. The School Nurse Files (2020)
Who else is in it: Nam Joo Hyuk, Jung Yu Mi
Based on an award-winning novel, The School Nurse Files is a quirky fantasy drama about jellies. Representing human feelings and desires, these jellies might be cute (and harmless) at first glance but they can also become dangerous! The only person who can see them, school nurse Ahn Eun Young (Jung Yu Mi), attempts to solve the mysterious cases happening at her high school with the help of Chinese teacher Hong In Pyo (Nam Joo Hyuk) who happens to be *immune* to jellies.
3. Sweet Home (2020)
This thriller fantasy drama follows Cha Hyun Soo (Song Kang) as he tries to save the residents in his apartment building from humans-turned-monsters. Lee Eun Hyuk (Lee Do Hyun), the leader of the survivors, enlists the help of the other residents including the nurse and caretaker Park Yu Ri (Go Yoon Jung). Treating the wounded, Yu Ri forms a deep bond with the mysterious Pyeon Sang Wook (Lee Jin Wook). She also takes up a crossbow as her weapon of choice against the monsters.
4. Law School (2021)
Following the death of a fellow professor at the prestigious Hankuk University Law School, prosecutor-turned-professor Yang Jong Hoon (Kim Myung Min) gets arrested as the primary suspect. Law students Han Joon Hwi (Kim Bum), Kang Seol A (Ryu Hye Young), and more band together to uncover the truth behind the crime. Go Yoon Jung portrays Jeon Ye Seul, a first year law student who is abused by her boyfriend Ko Young Chang (Lee Hwi Jong). Threatening to release their sex tape filmed through hidden camera, Young Chang pressures Ye Seul to make a false statement during the trial.
5. Alchemy Of Souls (2022)
Written by the Hong Sisters, Alchemy Of Souls is a fantasy sageuk drama about mages set in the fictional land of Daeho. The group of mages is threatened by the forbidden and dangerous spell called the Alchemy of Souls which allows souls to switch bodies. A powerful assassin named Naksu (Go Yoon Jung) performs the alchemy of souls and accidentally gets trapped in the body of the blind servant Mu Deok (Jung So Min). Now in Mu Deok's body, she gets involved in a power struggle between the mages and a love *quadrangle* with her master-slash-apprentice Jang Uk (Lee Jae Wook), the swoon-worthy Seo Yul (Hwang Minhyun), and the crown prince (Shin Seung Ho).
6. Hunt (2022)
Who else is in it: Lee Jung Jae, Jung Woo Sung
Go Yoon Jung will make her movie debut in the spy action film Hunt. Initially screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Hunt centers around the unlikely partnership between Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) foreign unit chief Park Pyong Ho (Lee Jung Jae) and domestic unit chief Kim Jung Do (Jung Woo Sung) as they hunt for the hidden North Korean spy in their agency. Yoon Jung is set to star as Jo Yoo Jung, a college student under Pyong Ho's protection who gets caught in the middle of the spy hunt operation.
7. Moving (2022)
Moving is an upcoming Disney+ original series based on a superhero action webtoon of the same name. The drama is about three teenage high school students who soon discover the superpowers they inherited from their parents. Go Yoon Jung will play the role of Jang Hee Soo.
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