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  1. 1. Which are your favorite Park Bo Gum dramas? (choose up to 3)

    • Record of Youth
    • Itaewon Class (cameo)
    • Encounter
    • Love In the Moonlight
    • Reply 1988
    • The Producers
    • I Remember You / Hello Monster
    • Naeil's Cantabile
    • Wondeful Days
    • Wonderful Mama
    • Bridal Mask
    • Hero
  2. 2. Will you be watching Park Bo Gum's new movie Seobok?

    • Yes, I've been waiting forever!
    • Maybe, it sounds interesting
    • No, I will miss Park Bo Gum even more if I watch it... It's still a long time until he's discharged :(
  3. 3. What type of genre would you like to see Park Bo Gum in next? (choose up to 3)

    • Rom-com
    • Action
    • Horror
    • Melodrama
    • Comedy
    • Legal drama
    • Medical drama
    • Psychological thriller
    • Romance
    • Historical / sageuk
    • Sci-fi
    • Slice of life
    • Crime
    • Something else. What?

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         well said @J-Pooh. Bo Gum can take just about any role to a new level.  he is someone who really prepares and studies the roles he take on. add to that, he has an amazing acting skill and a face that can launch so many different expressions. isn't he called the "king of micro expressions"? even the slight twitch of his eyebrow can add depth to the scene he is acting on. and his eyes, especially when he is angry, the shape of his eyes changes and you can really feel the intense emotion. 


         as for me, i would like him to play the role of Ji Sung in "Kill Me, Heal Me", one that has dissociative identity disorder (DID) and has 5 split-personalities; the role of Lee Byung Hun in "Mr Sunshine" ; and the role of Ahn Hyo Seop in "Romantic Dr Teacher Kim".  it is actually my wish that if ever "Romantic Dr Teacher Kim" will have a part 3, Bo Gum will play the other doctor alongside Dr Kim.  i know most of us wanted to see him play a doctor role especially after seeing him wear that scrub suit in "Record of Youth".  :approves:




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Welcome to the thread  @J-Pooh


I agree with you. As I said earlier on this page  I really want for him to venture on noir type movies or dramas. Gong Yoo mentioned before that he being a villain will be an excellent chance for him to showcase more his acting prowess. 


Yup,  super agree,  he isn't just another handsome face. He really has that great acting skills. Try to watch Hello Monster and you will fall in love more to his acting.


@Rom828 I love that drama Kill Me, Heal Me. Bogum will be great in that kind of role.

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@Rom828 Bogummy as ML in Kill Me Heal Me will be killing me! Oh dear, you planted that idea in my mind :D


Imagine him wearing pink skirt and pink hairband running along the road chasing every handsome oppa, andweeee!!





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            happy Monday chinggus! found this article while looking for something to post here . a bit long but it's worth the read. enjoy! :glee:
Park Bo-gum (The Prince of ‘Love in the Moonlight’) // Review

There are actors who build up a grand body of work and you cannot help but acknowledge their brilliance. There are others who make an immediate impression with their powerful good looks and manage to hold the interest with competent performances. And then, there are those rare actors who surreptitiously grow on you and steal your heart, without you even realising it full well. Ever since, I watched Park Bo-gum play the Josean prince, Lee Yeong, in the well-crafted, romantic/ action drama, Love in the Moonlight… I have been mulling about that last category.

How did a fresh-faced, disdainful, even delinquent lad transform into a magnificent, heroic figure so seamlessly ? How did a wayward, boyish prince don the mantle of a regal king, in such an easy, flawless manner? When did the transition actually happen? When did the charm catch me so unawares that I found myself totally mesmerised by Prince Lee Yeong?

As much as I appreciated the story, lavish production, music and, the excellent performances in Love in the Moonlight, I kept waiting for that one face who would light up the screen, with blinding brilliance, each time he appeared. Park Bo-gum just shines and dazzles as Lee Yeong. He inhabits and animates the character of the prince with utter, consummate perfection.

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Is there any another actor who has eyes that twinkle more? Bo-gum‘s black, black eyes simply gleam with an inner radiance. When he smiles, his eyes beam and glitter… as if illuminated by a secret flame. He holds unshed tears in them or anger that is masterfully controlled. He can convey hurt, vulnerability, tenderness… as well as strength, determination, passion just by a subtle motion, an artful flicker or an impish gleam. It helps that the young actor has a smile that is equally dazzling and can launch quite a few thousand ships.

There is handsomeness and talent aplenty on Korean screens, men who look elegant and stylish and ooze gorgeousness, men who are lean, mean and can flaunt their fighting skills with stunning dexterity and, men who act and express excellently. Lee Min-ho, Gong Yoo, Ji- Chang-wook, Oh Ji-ho, Jo In-Sung etc. are some of the celebrated actors, who come immediately to mind. Bo-gum, by comparison, may not be the one who strikes at once, when he appears on screen… but his stature keeps growing, inch by uncanny inch, till he seems to tower fantastically and, you begin to fiercely and passionately root for him.

There is a scene in Love in the Moonlight, where the young prince kneels before the king and the royal court, almost hugging the ground, weeping and, confessing his weakness and flaws… questioning his own ability to shoulder royal responsibilities… and then, very subtly… his posture straightens, his face hardens and, his eyes acquire a deep confidence. Lee Yeong smiles to himself and states simply and clearly that despite all that, he sees no reason why he should not be crowned the king. It is an impressive scene… that reveals the hidden strengths of a prince who is surrounded by foes and must play his hand right in order to triumph. The scene also shows a glimpse of Park Bo-gum‘s chameleon acting abilities, his power to transform without one superficial gesture.


My exposure to Korean cinema may be limited but after watching this young actor, I have a feeling that Park Bo-gum may have one of the most emotive faces that I have ever seen. His appearance is startlingly youthful but he is able to successfully demonstrate maturity and majesty as Lee Yeong. His poise and understanding are in full display, especially in those moments when he is caught perilously in an inner crisis.

Lee Yeong is attracted to the beautiful eunuch, Hong Som-nom, and cares for him deeply, without knowing that the attendant is actually a girl in disguise. He desperately struggles against his emotions but accepts his own apparently dubious sexuality and doomed future, with a degree of calm and decisiveness that is both exciting and extraordinary.


The sheer courage of the king-to-be is beautiful to behold. So is Bo-gum‘s skill in turning a dicey character trait into a breathtakingly beautiful romantic possibility.

His sharp, clear, almost glass-like features add a certain brittleness to him… a vulnerability… as if he can shatter under all the burdens and yearnings. Bo-gum also possesses a palpable softness that does not quite go away, even when he’s displaying rage. This may be the reason why the prince comes across as precious, even someone to be protected. His emotions seem to spring from a place so deep, unfeigned and heartfelt, that he seems quite otherworldly. And, you cannot help but feel moved by him.

Therefore, when Bo-gum as the prince, draws upon some hidden source of  determination and fearlessness to fight battles and safeguard his lover… without a moment’s hesitation and despite having no hope of a happily ever after… it becomes an act of great poignancy and heroism.

Prince Lee Yeong decides to love the eunuch, albeit a most lovely one, even when he is not aware of his real identity, even when he knows that it would lead to heartbreak and loss. For a little while, he imagines Hong Sam-nom as the elusive female dancer who had made a deep impression on him. But, he recognises the fact that he will follow his heart, no matter where it may lead.


The moment, the prince realises that Hong Sam-nom is actually a girl, his stunningly expressive face reflects all his conflicted feelings… from bewilderment and wonder to acceptance and joy. It is wonderful to watch the young actor perform with just his eyes and face, without moving an inch.

Lee Yeong realises that the force of true love can make miracles happen. That faith grants him the greatest strength. He is determined to protect his love, the way he could not protect his mother perhaps. And you witness, a true coming of age… when a boy becomes a man, and a prince ascends a metaphorical throne.


The main plot of Love in the Moonlight is reminiscent of some of my favourite Shakespearean romantic comedies ever, like As you Like It and The Twelfth Night. In the latter play, Viola, a beautiful noblewoman, is forced to disguise herself as a young man, in order to escape certain unfortunate circumstances. She calls herself Cesario and serves the Duke of Illyria, Orsino, and falls desperately in love with him. Later, when her identity is revealed, Duke Orsino realises that Viola‘s professions of love and loyalty had a deeper meaning. Her love was not only for the master but also for the man. Orsino also realises why he had developed such a fondness for Cesario before. Because of course, she was a woman… and her beauty and femininity were discernible, despite the pretense.

It is fascinating to watch, therefore, a very similar tale unfold in Love in the Moonlight. The dreamy Kim Yoo-jung is Ra-on, the young girl, who pretends to be a boy. She ends up as the attendant of the crown prince, Lee Yeong, and after a series of twists and turns in the story, she is forced to face her own feelings for her master and lover. However, unlike in The Twelfth Night, the emphasis here is more on how Lee Yeong handles his growing attraction for the young page and his struggle to fight for his love in the middle of all the palace intrigues and the violence that threatens him. Ra-on like Viola has her own struggles but the stakes are much higher for the young prince.




I could comment on the subsidiary plots and supporting characters in Love in the Moonlight… how they are interesting and relevant and make the drama worth watching. I could single out Kwak Dong-yeon for special praise. He plays Byung-yeon, the prince’s confidant, guard, and closest friend…. and, deserves his own spin off, because of the fascinating way he portrays the utterly mysterious, noble and tough Byung-yeon. I could devote a few paragraphs to the beautiful background score that creates and enhances the mood perfectly. All that would, however, make my piece a bit more unwieldy.


Here, I want to restrict my thoughts to the beguiling main plot that uses Shakespeare’s favourite plot device. A girl masquerading as a woman to infiltrate a man’s world and manipulate her own future. Things do not go strictly according to Ra-on‘s plans, however, and she finds herself caught between love and self-preservation, longing and danger. Fortunately, her lover is not remotely as passive as Shakespeare’s Orlando or Orsino… 

Prince Lee Yeong, singlehandedly manages to manoeuvre many situations just to ensure that the charming, mischievous fellow, who has piqued his interest, will be employed close to him. He offers Sam-nom both friendship and protection. Despite his royal status, the prince never hesitates to display his gentle regard for the lowly eunuch and wins his trust. When he feels something deeper stirring in his heart for the doe-eyed Sam-nom, he does not back down. Instead, he attempts to pursue the truth in order to understand and delve into his own psyche… The prince valiantly scoffs at rumours pertaining to his sexuality and, even has the dauntlessness to admit that he wants Sam-nom and will claim him, no matter what the cost.

Later, when Lee Yeong discovers the true identity of his lover, he is over the moon with relief and joy but keeps her secret, waiting patiently for her to reveal herself. He only confesses his knowledge to Ra-on when he realises that his silence has caused her unhappiness. So, he tells her that he has only loved one person in his life and that the beautiful woman in front of him, is the one… and, promises her that he will treat her as the most precious person on earth, if only she allows him to do that.


Prince Lee Yeong whispers her name… Ra-onna, Ra-onna… over and over again, whenever he can find a few quiet moments with the angelic Ra-on…. as if he cannot quite comprehend his good fortune… as if he cannot believe that finally she is his to love and cherish.

The believability and allure of this romantic tale lies primarily with the two attractive and talented leads… Kim Yoo-jung and Park Bo-gum. Both bring a lot of vitality and beauty to the story and their chemistry is definitely winsome.

However, if there is one aspect that makes Love in the Moonlight unforgettable for me, it is the astonishingly gifted Park Bo-gum. He has the ability to alternate between an almost feminine gentleness and masculine assertiveness… He can portray a world of emotions through his expressive countenance alone. His eyes can emit light and earnestness, sorrow and adoration…. and, his bright, incandescent, child-like smile can draw you in and compel you to break into a smile as well. Park Bo-gum can make you believe in love and fairytales.



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*** In the Filipino adaptation of Encounter under TV5s new series, lead stars Diego Loyzaga and Cristine Reyes talked about playing the roles originated by Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo during the online media con. Diego was asked if there is pressure when it comes to reinterpreting his characters, and he admitted there's a lot because he said he's not as handsome as Bogum. He said that Bogum has different charms. :hahah!:



video source : https://www.cosmo.ph/entertainment/diego-loyzaga-park-bo-gum-role-encounter-a2520-20210309?ref=home_feed_1

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Diego is handsome the same way Bogummy is but Bogum has a different charm.  A charm that captivates the hearts of all generations. He has a halo on his head  Lol!


So YES, Diego is absolutely correct, even if he tried his best to copy Bogum he couldn't because "there is only one Park Bo Gum in this world."  (that's Cha Soo Hyun lines about KJH)


So glad that a Filipino adaptation of Encounter will grace the screen of Philippine television in the coming weeks because this means the significance and popularity of the drama. 



Let us see the handsomeness of these two...lol:P:P:P



Kim Jin Hyuk of Encounter Korea




Gino of Encounter Philippines 




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Get To Know The Korean Celebrities Who Have A 'National' Title


Probably one of the highest honors that a Korean celebrity can get is the title of being a "Nation's ______."


Receiving such high regard means that as a celebrity, you have reached the peak of getting public love and interest.


We have compiled some of the celebrities whom you might not have known to have received the title.

#5 Park Bo Gum

This South Korean Oppa doesn't have only one but three titles! For his mesmerizing charms and high-class image, Park Bo Gum is dubbed as the "Nation's Boyfriend," "Nation's Crown Prince, " and "Nation's Man of Good Influence."




They forgot this title:

"The Kissing Craftsman" because of the way he mesmerizes his viewers when he is kissing his female lead. Viewers as in yeoja and namja are all enthralled when it comes to his kissing techniques.








And these: "Nation's Little Brother" and "Nation's Son-in-Law" 


"He has many national titles


In Reply 1988, Park played a prodigious Go board game player, Choi Taek, who became the pride of the country in the show, making him Ssangmun-dong street’s most treasured gem. As a result, the gang dubbed him a “national treasure” on screen, but off the cast gave him the nickname “Nation’s Little Brother” and “Nation’s Son-in-Law”.


Why? Because he was the favourite of all the mothers in the hit drama. Park has also been declared the “Nation’s Crown Prince” (on account of his Prince Charming-esque good looks), and the “Nation’s Man of Good Influence” for his kind and polite manner.







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Uri Bogummy will always be a special extra in every drama. This time it is the OCN drama "Times".  Can't count anymore how many these special inclusions of Bogum in dramas, variety shows, and tv news. 






PBG Asia Tour in Singapore

(My first time seeing these photos) Ahhh,  super handsome and super neat.



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On 3/7/2021 at 8:42 PM, U-Çan said:


@Rom828 Bogummy as ML in Kill Me Heal Me will be killing me! Oh dear, you planted that idea in my mind :D


Imagine him wearing pink skirt and pink hairband running along the road chasing every handsome oppa, andweeee!!


             @U Can, it will be interesting how Bo Gum will handle that personality in Kill Me, Heal Me which is a girl.  he will surely nail it. have you watched "Wonderful Mama"? there is a scene there where Bo Gum and his brother (played by Kim Ji-Seok) had to model women's clothes. 




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The most important part of this article:

Meanwhile, many KOCCA funded projects achieved success last year. Drama “Record of Youth” featuring actor Park Bo-gum made the top 10 of Netflix world rankings while the second season of MBC documentary “Meet You” was able to show people meeting their deceased loved ones using virtual reality.


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6 Korean Dramas you should watch if you LOVE love triangles!


Everyone knows the classic love triangles. What about the new ones? We’ve got an up-to-date list of heart-wrenching dramas for you!


The other best thing that the South Korean industry gave us is, arguably, KDramas with love triangles. With dramas released in 2020, the famous second lead syndrome was in the air more than love. If you don’t know what ‘Second lead syndrome’ means, it is when your heart wants the female lead to end up with the second male lead. 


Reasons? They’re (mostly) more handsome, more lovable, and treat the lady right. Majorly, this syndrome is experienced more for two male-lead dramas. But, don’t worry. We’ve got some exceptions for you! 


We’ve listed the most current dramas that have a love triangle. And the ones you definitely should give a watch! If you’d like to know about classic, old KDramas, scroll to the end. Shi-jak-hae?



Record Of Youth (2019) (16 Episodes)

Cast: Park BoGum (Sa Hye Jun), Park So Dum (Ahn Jeong Ha) & Byeon Woo Seok (Won Hae Hyo)


With a stunning cast, and incredible acting, this is one drama that had us on the edge of the seat in every episode. Maybe we expected too much, because the ending was just okay. But, like people say, the journey is much more beautiful than the destination. The same is the case here. We’ve got our two leads - Sa Hye Jun and Won Hae Hyo - trying to make it big in the entertainment industry. It’s classic one-rich-one-poor-best-friend-pair. In comes an aspiring makeup queen, Ahn Jeong Ha. Hye Jun and Jeong Ha start as friends, and gradually (with sweet moments sprinkled around) transform into a couple, while Hye Jun keeps on getting popular as a model. Hye Jun’s popularity overshadows his best friend, Hae Hyo’s, who has by now, started liking our makeup queen. 


So in our second lead’s life, there’s nothing going right - neither career, nor love. But, he turns out to be a close friend once our hero starts getting busy. Does the drama turn into the jealous friend backstabbing his friend? Who will Jeong Ha choose? Record of Youth is a love triangle worth watching.




Recommended: 7/10 



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source : https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/6-korean-dramas-you-should-watch-if-you-love-love-triangles-636721

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24 K-Dramas That Are Made Even Better By Their Fantastic Soundtracks


There's a whole lot to love about K-dramas.


From their twisting plotlines to their poignant romance arcs, it's no wonder that once you watch one K-drama, you'll quickly find yourself wanting to watch another (and another, and another, and another)!


But you know what makes a K-drama stand apart from the rest? An incredible soundtrack.


K-drama soundtracks are seriously underrated. Not only are they ridiculously catchy and a great way to find new artists to listen to, but they can also provide a glimpse into a character's mindset or complement the show's current storyline. Add in performances by phenomenally talented artists like Exo's Chen, BTS's V, or IU, and K-drama soundtracks definitely deserve more recognition.


So without further ado, here are 24 K-dramas that are made even better by their fantastic soundtracks.


22. Record of Youth (2020)




Record of Youth's soundtrack is pure magic. If you found yourself relating to the main characters' struggles throughout the series, then you need to listen to the soundtrack. Wonderfully curated, the album is performed entirely by young artists like Seventeen's Seungkwan, Chung Ha, and Exo's Baekhyun, and its songs encourage listeners to fight for their dreams just like the show's characters do. If you ever feel lost or disappointed, one listen to this soundtrack and you'll instantly be inspired to keep going!


Recommended songs: "Go" by Seungkwan, "You're In My Soul" by Chung Ha, "Spotlight" by Bobby, "Every Second" by Baekhyun, and "Brave Enough" by Lee Hi.



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source : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emlyntravis/the-best-k-drama-soundtracks

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On 3/4/2021 at 11:27 PM, Rom828 said:

             in relation to @gumtaek's post on wishes for Bo Gum to play the male lead role in "Princess Hours", i would like to ask our dear chinggus this question :


            among the KDramas you have watched so far, which role do you wish Bo Gum to take on? why?


            have a good day chinggus! looking forward to your replies.   :grin:

I am looking forward to more action romance roles for him although I loved him the most in Moonlight:)

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39 minutes ago, Seri2020 said:

I am looking forward to more action romance roles for him although I loved him the most in Moonlight:)


@Seri2020, I don't really dig historical genres but my feeling is different with this drama. I love it, too! :1646639759_ezgif.com-gif-maker(1):

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