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5 Non Toxic K-Drama Male Leads That Could Be Your Ideal Type


The K-Drama world has given us quite a few prototypes when it comes to male leads in love stories that have been reworked, transformed and recreated a number of times. While some are truly precious and loveable, others, not so much. There's no dearth of K-Drama male leads who might seem dreamy on the surface but are walking red flags when it comes to relationships. 

Here are 5 non-toxic male leads that stole our hearts with their healthy approach towards their significant others!


"The King: Eternal Monarch" - Lee MinHo as Emperor Lee Gon




Not only is Lee Gon a feminist through and through but he is also one of the most understanding, nurturing, kind, and respectful K-Drama men out there. The fact that he holds his own ground (in this case, his empire) and fulfills his duties while Jeong TaeEul (Kim GoEun) does the same in a whole other dimension but they're still able to maintain a healthy relationship nonetheless is truly heartening. After all, they're the King and Queen for a reason!






Many Top Names, These 13 Artists Born in 1987 Comeback in KDrama 2022


There are quite a lot of popular South Korean actors and actresses born in 1987. For example, Lee Min Ho, ...They are all also known to appear in KDrama which will air in 2022.

Not only the five of them, there are still eight other Korean artists born in 1987 who will  comeback to play roles in Korean dramas in 2022. Who are they?


Lee Min Ho is ready to greet his fans again through the drama Pachinko which premieres on March 25, 2022 on Apple TV+







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Lee Min Ho sent food truck support for Gang Dong 
'Sunbaenim, fighting for today too!!
I support actor Kang Dong Won and 'Accident' team!
Lee Min Ho'



'Legend of the Blue Sea' Summary, 'Jung Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho's Past Relationships Living in the Present!'


aboutkorea onFebruary 10, 2022




ABOUT KOREA.com - Let's go back to 2016, let's move on to the Korean drama Legend of the Blue Sea.

Directed by Jin Hyuk and screenwriter Park Ji Eun, the drama stars the beautiful and talented actress Jun Ji Hyun and oppa Lee Min Ho in the lead roles.

Released in 2016, this fantasy drama was Lee Min Ho's comeback drama after a three-year hiatus, and was Jun Ji Hyun's first drama after having her first child. Want some nostalgia for the story? Come on, see the synopsis below!


Title: Legend of the blue sea
Genre: fantasy, romance
Number of episodes : 20
Duration : 60 minutes
Show Time: November 16, 2016 - January 25, 2017

List of players:
Jung Ji Hyun - Shim Jung / Se Hwa
Lee Min Ho - Heo Jun Jae / Kim Dam Ryong








Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho) is a major scammer in South Korea who carries out his activities with two of his colleagues.

The targets of Jun Jae's scam are rich people and businessmen who have a lot of money. In his deception, Joon Jae uses various disguises from lawyers to prosecutors.

Through his magical skills, Jun Jae manages to trick his target into giving him some money, which he then uses to escape overseas.

Overseas, Jun Jae and his two friends live in a beach resort with a wide view of the blue sea.

Once there was a storm on the sea and a rather large wave rose. At the same time, the mermaid was accidentally swept away by the current and got stuck right at the resort where Jun Jae was staying.

After meeting Jun Jae who saved her, the mermaid now always follows Jun Jae wherever he goes until Jun Jae names him Sim Chung (Jung Ji Hyun). When Jun Jae returns to Seoul, Sim Chung decides to follow him across the ocean to Seoul and reunite with Jun Jae.

As he continues to follow Jun Jae, he finally decides to let Sim Chung stay at his house. The time they spent together initially made Jun Jae uncomfortable with Shim Chung stalking him, but gradually Jun Jae fell in love with Sim Chang.

While with Jun Jae, Sim Chang reminisces about his past and feels like he's known Jun Jae for a long time.

When Sim Chang was a child, in 1958, he was accidentally caught and locked up in a hotel.

At that time, he met Dam Ryong, who had a face like Jun Jae, the young governor of that time. Sim Chung, whose real name is Se Hwa, meets Dam Ryong creates a bond after Dam Ryong releases Se Hwa into the sea.

The connection between Se Hwa and Dam Ryong in the past is still intertwined today, like Sim Jung and Joon Jae.

As they begin to realize the connection and feel the same love, bad things from the past begin to threaten their lives.

Good ! This is the storyline of the legendary Korean drama Legend of the Blue Sea. For those of you who have forgotten the story, let's watch it again!


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Top 10 best Korean dramas of all time as voted by international viewers 


Does your favorite K-drama make it into the top? 

Every year, Korea produces many well-loved TV series covering all kinds of topics and genres. Over the years, there have been numerous dramas that left a strong impression on global viewers. Recently, the website Ranker held a poll for the Top 10 best Korean dramas of all time. Let’s find out if your favorite drama made the cut. 


Top 10: Boys Over Flowers (Lee Min Ho, Goo Hye Sun)

Boys Over Flowers is an idol drama adapted from a popular Japanese manga, centering 4 handsome rich boys and a poor girl. This is one of the most iconic K-dramas that brought Lee Min Ho from a rookie to a top famous actor. Boys Over Flowers took Asia by storm when it was released in 2009. Up to now, it has been 13 years, but the drama is still a fan favorite, proving that Boys Over Flowers is forever one of the symbols of the Hallyu wave. 




Top 9: The Heirs (Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye)

Another drama led by Lee Min Ho with a rich guy – poor girl trope. Set in a highschool filled with wealthy students, The Heirs portrays the lives and romance of the young heirs and heiresses in Korea. One of the most famous lines from The Heirs is “One who wants to wear the crown, bears the crown”. It comes as no surprise that The Heirs entered this ranking because the drama’s popularity and influence when it came out was massive.








5 K-dramas for genre newbies to watch this Valentine’s Day


In 5 To Watch, writers from The A.V. Club look at the latest streaming TV arrivals, each making the case for a favored episode. Alternately, they can offer up recommendations inspired by a theme. In this installment: In honor of “Love Week,” we’re rounding up some of our favorite K-dramas.

When Squid Game smashed Netflix records last year, the general response in the West one was of surprise—but South Korea has been producing some of the most popular TV shows in the world for decades. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’re digging into the country’s most heavily exported genre: K-dramas.

With hundreds of K-drama titles available—most of which consist of roughly 16 hour-plus episodes—it can be difficult to determine where to start or even decide if you want to make such a lengthy viewing commitment. The A.V. Club is here to make things easier by narrowing down the choices, so you can spend this February 14 cuddled up with a box of discounted chocolates and some characters with way more exciting love lives.


The Heirs a.k.a. The Inheritors (available on Netflix)


For K-drama novices, The Heirs is a crash course. The series introduces many tropes that are pretty ubiquitous throughout the genre, including how the story centers around a wealthy boy named Kim Tan (Lee Min-Ho) and a poor girl named Cha Eun-Sang (Park Shin-Hye). After a chance meeting and a subsequent series of outlandish adventures in California, Eun-Sang and Tan reunite at school in South Korea. Unlike the wackiness of their time in the States, the pair must face a sobering reality: Tan is the heir to a Korean family conglomerate (known as a chaebol) and Eun-Sang’s mom is the Kim family’s maid. With a class disparity like that, there’s no way a relationship between Tan and Eun-Sang could work—especially not within the rigid confines of the K-drama universe.






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"I congratulate you?" Lee Min Ho, 200 to 1, and why he was cast in "Boys Over Flowers" (Secret Newsroom)


Enter 2022.02.11

Correspondent Na-young Choi



[OSEN = Correspondent Choi Na-young] In the 'Secret News Room' airing on the 12th, we will highlight the acting life of actor Lee Min Ho who is best suited for Valentine's Day and learn about his current situation.

After three years of obscurity, Lee Min Ho made a strong impression on the public when he appeared in the 2009 KBS drama "Boys Over Flowers" as Goo Jun Pyo.

It was revealed that the reason why Lee Min Ho was selected for the 'Flowers Over Berries' in the 200 to 1 contest was because of 'this'.

Also, recently at Park Shin Hye's wedding, she garnered attention by leaving a message, "Congratulations? In addition, we plan to study chemistry with the actresses we have worked with.

Meanwhile, Shin Min Chul, the singer from Tmax, the protagonist of the OST "Flowers Over Berries", will make a special appearance at the studio on that day. Shin Min Chul sparked curiosity by revealing his special relationship with the F4 members and actually revealed that he "almost became an F4 member."

News about Lee Min Ho's humanist anti-war life and his return to Apple TV+ drama "Pachinko" in March 2022 will air on IHQ's secret edition at 11:00 AM on the 12th.



[Photo] 'Secret Newsroom'


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Перевод с корейского google



13 years of Boys Over Flowers: When Lee Min Ho confessed he couldn’t watch show as it makes him cringe


MOCHiPOP by MOCHiPOP  February 11, 2022




Thirteen years ago, a disgruntled and curly haired Lee Min Ho turned up on television screens, with a big fur coat. He had three friends trailing nervously behind him, accompanied with a blaring OST enough to tell the audience—this is the bad guy, but you’re still going to root for him.

This show was Boys Over Flowers, the high school Korean drama that spurred the Hallyu wave, making Min Ho an international sensation, something he absolutely despised, as he admitted years later. Boys Over Flowers starred Lee Min Ho as the rough ‘bad boy’ Junpyo, who falls in love with the manic pixie Gum Jan Di, played by Koo Hye-Sun. Junpyo, an heir to an empire that he doesn’t want, has three cohorts, Ji-Hoo, (Kim Hyun-Joong)So Ji-Yeong (Kim Bum) and Song Woo (Kim Joon).




Lee Min Ho with Koo Hye-Sun (Netflix)



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Happy Friday!  We are enjoying almost 90 deg weather--in the middle of winter:open_mouth:  We are on ep 18 of BOF!  Isn't this the episode that GJP eats uncooked ramen because his stove doesn't work ? :joy:

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This version has English translation:



These show hosts and reporters really spilled the FACT that LMH IS SO LOVED BY MANY!


I love this statement the most: "There exist certain prejudices that if you look good, your acting skills maybe weak. But he has visual + acting skills which makes men very envious."



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On 2/11/2022 at 12:04 AM, nina_mitrokhina said:

Lee Min Ho sent food truck support for Gang Dong 
'Sunbaenim, fighting for today too!!
I support actor Kang Dong Won and 'Accident' team!
Lee Min Ho



@nina_mitrokhina thanks for sharing this. Since you also mentioned about the one he sent to Son Ye Jin some years back, I wonder if he was invited to her wedding next month. 2-of his on-screen partners are already married while the other one is soon-to-be.  :twerk2:

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10 hours ago, willenette said:


@nina_mitrokhina thanks for sharing this. Since you also mentioned about the one he sent to Son Ye Jin some years back, I wonder if he was invited to her wedding next month. 2-of his on-screen partners are already married while the other one is soon-to-be.  


@willenette , Yes, there are a lot of discussions on the net now that Lee Min Ho's best partners are already married or are about to. The audience hints that it is time for him to determine his fate too. But it's a delicate matter and Lee Min Ho guards his privacy properly. He has a lot of work ahead of him. And I am very happy for his female partners and wish them great personal happiness.




6 hours ago, backstreetboysfan said:

@nina_mitrokhina Thanks for sharing that video! :).


@backstreetboysfan, Thank you for your kind words - I'm sincerely glad if you like the materials that I manage to find on the net.



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"Lee Min Ho, make any woman the heroine of rococo"... "Talk and talk" around Prince Hallyu


Reporter Lee Dong-gun | 2022-02-12


[Media Pen = Reporter Lee Dong Gun] Hallyu Prince Lee Min Ho's anti-war charm was revealed.

On IHQ's 'Secret Newsroom' on the 12th, reporters Kim Tae Jin and Ha Ji Young interviewed actors Lee Min Ho.

Ha Ji Young said, "Every time you're around Lee Min Ho, any woman becomes the lead character in a romantic comedy."

Also, during the interview, in the situation where the lights went out, Lee Min Ho did not panic and recalled that he remembered the light-hearted and tsundere-like nature of laughter, “I think I’m going to do something good.”

During a guerrilla date with Lee Min Ho, Kim Tae Jin praised him, saying, "The fan service is really good." He said, "I was unable to attend the fan meeting before enlisting in the military due to the live broadcast schedule."




Photo = Recording of IHQ's "Secret Newsroom"


Guest Shin Min Chul recalled an anecdote about Lee Min Ho visiting the album's recording location while filming "Boys Over Flowers" and shared fans' love for practicing singing to repay fans. He also made everyone laugh by being jealous of him by saying, "He sings so well that he doesn't need any vocal training."

In addition, Lee Min Ho, who took good care of his co-stars, showed his warm friendship by sending a coffee truck to the stage of Kim Bum's drama, whom he met at the same job, and also attended Park Shin Hye's wedding. and left a witty congratulations.




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Why are Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, and Seo In Guk called "Golden 1987"?


February 13, 2022


If you look at the profile of a Korean star actor, you will find an interesting phenomenon. For example, take the following five people.

Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, Seo In Guk, Jang Keun Suk, Jung Il Woo.

Both are popular stars who brightly color Korean dramas.

Of course, there are many leading works that have colored the lead role in the drama.

They have a lot in common.

What's this?

They were all born in the same year.




The face of the star born in 1987 is amazing


Role as lead role


The five mentioned above were born in 1987 and will turn 35 this year.

It was a time when he was a greasy actor and he is expected to play an active role in the future.

However, what was 1987, when five people were born, like for South Korea?

This is an amazing year.

This is the year when the struggle for democratization, which has a special significance in the recent history of Korea, was crowned with success.

Prior to that, South Korea had a military government. Freedom of speech was limited and many of the institutions of society were restricted by the military junta.

Opponents demonstrated every day in search of democratization, and Korean society in 1987 became unsettled. The Seoul Olympics were scheduled for next year, but South Korea was so confused that it would have been impossible to host them.

However, the enthusiasm of the people eventually led to democratization, and the military government came to an end.

After that, South Korea re-emerged as a democracy, and especially the popular culture achieved significant development and showed the momentum to dominate the world as an "entertainment power".

The starting point was 1987, and many stars born in that year have greatly stepped up Korean dramas.

In this sense, stars born in 1987 such as Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, Seo In Guk, Jang Geun Suk, and Jung Il Woo can be called "children of democratization."

I hope they continue to play an active role in the future. We can say that the role of the main character in the drama is also very big.


Suggestion = Kang Hee-bong


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Lee Min-ho, Hallyu fans' favorite actor for 4 years in a row




Actor Lee Min-ho has proved his popularity by taking the top spot for foreigners' favorite actors for 4 years in a row.

In the '2022 Overseas Korean Wave Survey' conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism from November 5 to December 8 last year, targeting 8,500 Korean Wave cultural contents from 18 countries, Lee Min-ho ranked first as the best Korean actor in 2021. 

Lee Min-ho, who rose from KBS2's 'Boys Over Flowers' to 'Hallyu Star', which he appeared in when he was a rookie, has maintained his 'Korean Wave presence' for 4 years from 2018 to 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Meanwhile, the survey was conducted in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Australia, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.



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A successful day!  @CallieP and I were able to successful watch a show on AppleTV+ together!  Next step is how International viewers can join in.  If anyone in the US is an Android user and wants to try, let me know.   I also found a copy of Harper's Bazaar at the bookstore! Yahoo!  I wasn't sure I had the right issue;  I expected the table of contents would specifically mention the word  Pachinko, but it does not.  

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Lee Min-ho’s smouldering romances, : Korean dramas and films to make you smile and cry on Valentine’s Day


Here's our pick of what you could watch on Valentine's Day, ranging from popular, to severely underrated romantic dramas and films that deserve more love.


It’s almost Valentine’s Day and for those of us who ride the Hallyu wave, we know where our interest lies — settling down on the couch and consuming Korean dramas that have established the reputation of tugging at the heartstrings. Confessions in the rain? Check. Sharing a bowl of hot Ramen? Double check. Sweet nothings that make your heart flutter? Here you go.


Here’s our pick of what you could watch on Valentine’s Day, ranging from popular, to severely underrated romantic dramas and films that deserve more love.


The Legend Of The Blue Sea

We had you at Lee Min-ho. Enjoy this fantastical love story, starring Lee Min-ho, as a con artist and Jun Ji-hyun, a mermaid. The story is inspired Korean historical tales about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid. This romantic drama chronicles the story of a mermaid, and how she journeys across  the ocean to find the love of her life. It’s on Netflix.



The King: Eternal Monarch


Back to Lee Min-ho again, but this is truly his most engrossing romance. Watch Lee Min-ho traverse different worlds just to be reunited with the love of his life, Kim Go-eun — the man literally opens all the doors in the universe to get to her, if that isn’t a perfect Valentine’s Day choice then what is? Catch it on Netflix!






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