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From Mouse and Vagabond to My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, here are 8 dramas of Lee Seung Gi that captivate you till the end

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South Korean singer and actor Lee Seung Gi gained popularity as an actor and rose to international popularity around Asia with leading roles in popular dramas. Before garnering recognition as actor, Lee was called ‘Ballad Prince’, for giving numerous hit songs such as ‘Because You're My Woman’, ‘Will You Marry Me’, and ‘Return’.

Besides being a good entertainer who became the youngest Grand Award (Daesang) winner at 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards, Lee is a proved brainiac as well. The singer turned actor has two master’s degrees in Trade Theory and Finance and Cultural Contents,respectively, from Dongguk Graduate School.

Lee Seung Gi’s success as a singer, actor, and host earned him the title “Triple Threat” entertainer. He was first included in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010 placing seventh, subsequently ranking fourth in 2011 and sixth in 2012 and 2015. The success of his television dramas throughout Asia established him as a top Hallyu star. Lee is also included in the list of Highest Paid Korean actors in 2021 placing fourth.

Here are 8 dramas of the celebrated actor who turns 35 today, January 13.

MOUSE [2021]

The sci-fi thriller series revolves around a crazed serial killer’s ruthless murders which have left the entire nation gripped with fear where chaos reigns. The suspenseful story raises the key question, “What if we could identify psychopaths in advance?” Justice-seeking rookie police officer, Jung Ba Reum (Lee Seung Gi), comes face to face with the killer. While he survives his dangerous encounter with the psychopath, Jung Ba Reum finds his life completely changing before his eyes.

 

VAGABOND [2019[

The 2019 action thriller, co-starring Bae Suzy, is about Cha Dal Gun (Lee Seung Gi) who becomes an awakened tiger in the face of his nephew’s death in a mysterious plane crash. As an orphan himself, he had raised his nephew singlehandedly in place of his brother who had passed on. Triggered by the large-scale cover-up of the incident, he sets off on a journey to discover the truth. Go Hae Ri (Bae Suzy) is the eldest daughter of a marine who died during an operation. She has always wanted to be a normal civil servant to support her family, but life had other plans and she ends up as a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent.  Their lives intertwine as they discover a tangled web of corruption behind the plane crash. The series ended on a cliffhanger but is yet to receive an update on season 2.

 

A KOREAN ODYSSEY [2017]

The horror rom-com is adapted from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but reinterprets the story into the present day and has a romantic-fantasy twist. Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Gi) and Ma Wang (Cha Seung Won) are in conflict with each other as they look for a true light in a dark world where evil thrives.  Having made a contract with Seon Mi (Oh Yeon Soo) 25 years ago, entitling her to seek help from Son Oh Gong whenever she calls him in exchange for letting him free, the two meet again in a fateful encounter. From there, Son Oh Gong is bound to his protective role towards Seon Mi, the little girl he had met years ago.

 

YOU ARE ALL SURROUNDED [2014]

The drama stars Lee Seung Gi as Eun Dae Gu, Go Ah Ra as Uh Soo Sun, Ahn Jae Hyun as Park Tae Il and Park Jung Min as Ji Gook - otherwise known as the P4 - are the new recruits in the violent crime unit at Gangnam Police Station. These rookies are neither enthusiastic nor passionate about their new jobs and have joined the crime squad for varying but unbefitting reasons. They are lead by an erratic and hot-headed Seo Pan Suk who wants nothing more than to wash his hands of the incompetent new recruits.

 

GU FAMILY BOOK [2013]

The romance drama set with a historical backdrop features Lee Seung Gi as Choi Kang Chi who is a half-human and half-mythical-creature who was adopted by the lord of the Hundred Years Inn. He was the son of Gu Wol Ryung, the guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, and the human Yoon Seo Hwa. Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy) is a martial arts master and daughter of the leader of a secret organization protecting the region. She was sent to the Hundred Years Inn to observe and protect its lord. They met at the Hundred Years Inn, the most popular inn in the region, and fell in love with each other despite Choi Kang Chi being a half-human. When their world turned into chaos, it is up to Choi Kang Chi to put it back into order; and up to Dam Yeo Wool to ensure that Choi Kang Chi's half-mythical-creature side does not get the best of him.

 

King 2 Hearts [2012] 

The rom-com drama stars Lee Seung Gi as Lee Jae Ha, the prince of South Korea’s monarchy. His personality reflects his royal position, with refined humor and a handsome face; however, he has little interest in pursuing politics. Though he seems perfect on the outside, Lee Jae Ha is actually very materialistic and blunt about his own desires. Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) is a legendary top female instructor working for North Korea’s elite special forces unit. With stamina, training tactics, and strength in all areas, she is the perfect female soldier; however, she has never fallen in love. Pure and candid, Kim Hang Ah’s goal is to fall in love and get married. One day, calamity strikes the South Korean royal family, and Lee Jae Ha finds himself on the throne in the midst of negotiations between North and South Korea for ending the war. As part of the negotiation process, he and Kim Hang Ah find themselves betrothed to each other. Can these two learn to settle their differences for the sake of Korea?

 

MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO [2010]

The fantasy rom-com features Hometown Cha Cha Cha star Shin Min Ah as the supernatural being. Cha Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) is a carefree university student who dreams of becoming a famous actor. He is an orphan whose wealthy grandfather Cha Poong and single aunt Cha Min Sook take care of him. However, Dae Woong and his grandfather always bicker because of Dae Woong's careless spending and career choice. One day, Dae Woong visits a temple and accidentally sets free a Gumiho, nine-tailed fox, who was trapped in a painting for 500 years. While running away in fright, Dae Woong severely injures himself, but the Gumiho, who took the form of a beautiful woman, saves him. In exchange, the Gumiho then asks him to help her become human and teach her how to act like one. As time goes by, their mutual relationship grows deeper as they start to fall for each other.

 

SHINING INHERITANCE [2009]

Shining Inheritance marks Lee Seung Gi’s debut drama in the lead role. The story revolves around Go Eun Sung's(Han Hyo Joo) life which is similar to Cinderella's. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, suddenly disappears without a trace. Despite this, Eun Sung perseveres and works really hard to fulfil her dreams. However, the CEO of a food company, Jang Sook Ja, takesEun Sung in. Eun Sung does not know that she is the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan(Lee Seung Gi), the man who she switched bags with at the airport. How will their constant bickering lead them to realize that they care more about each other than they let on?

For the upcoming projects, Lee Seung Gi has been reported to star in director Jin Hyeok’s drama, whose credits includes Sisyphus: The Myth, The Legend of Blue Sea and Doctor Stranger,Super Note: The Heyday of the Villains. The drama co-stars Kwak Do Won and Lee Bum Soo.

Also Read: Yoo Ah In, Ahn EunJin, Jeon Seong Woo and Kim Yoon to star in Netflix’s sci-fi series Goodbye Earth helmed by My Name director


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