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*** There was a Boss event last April 5. Joo Ji Hoon, Yoo Tae Oh, and Na In Woo attended. I wonder why Lee Min Ho's presence during the event was not visible when he's a global spokesperson for the brand. Why?  :kitty:

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*** The Ministry of  Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of South Korea and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) released the results of the 2024 Overseas Hallyu (Korean Wave) Survey. Korean Wave refers to the rise in popularity of Korean pop culture content. The survey was done to know the awareness of Korean Wave content in different countries. The survey was held from Nov. 10 to 30 last year among 25,000 respondents in 26 countries and regions: China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan, Australia, US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia,  Turkmenistan, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa. In the survey, the respondents were also asked to name their current favorite Korean dramas, movies, actors and singers. Lee Min-ho is the No. 1 choice for favorite actor again in the survey. Since its creation, Lee Min-ho has ranked first in the actor category for 10 consecutive years.

 

Here are results of the 2024 Overseas Hallyu (Korean Wave) Survey: FAVORITE KOREAN WAVE ACTOR 

 

1. Lee Min-ho - 6.4% 

2. Hyun Bin - 3.4% 

3. Song Hye-kyo - 2.7% 

4. Gong Yoo - 2.2% 

5. Lee Jong-suk - 2% 

 

 

Favorite Korean Wave Actors from 2019 to 2023 

2019 

2020

2021

2022

2023

1. Lee Min-ho - 7.6% 1. Lee Min-ho - 9.6% 1. Lee Min-ho -9.3% 1. Lee Min-ho - 9.1% 1. Lee Min-ho - 6.4%
2. Song Hye-kyo- 3.4% 2. Hyun Bin- 3.5% 2. Hyun Bin - 3.1% 2. Gong Yoo - 2.7% 2. Hyun Bin - 3.4%
3. Song Joong-ki- 1.9%  3. Gong Yoo - 2.3%  3. Gong Yoo - 2.8%  3. Hyun Bin - 2.4%  3. Song Hye-kyo - 2.7% 
4. Gong Yoo - 1.8%   4. Song Hye-kyo - 2.1%   4. Song Hye-kyo - 2.2%  4. Song Hye-kyo - 2%  4. Gong Yoo - 2.2% 
5. Bae Suzy - 1.7%  5. Lee Jong-suk - 2%  5. Song Joong-ki- 2.1%  5. Lee Jong-suk - 1.6%  5. Lee Jong-suk - 2% 
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EVENT: Noona Romances with the BEST Chemistry

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Noona romances - love them or hate them - do let us know which couples with an age gap had the best chemistry. :glasses:

 

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PS. Faith on the list 😘

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I don’t know if this is happening in all Netflix regions but they are taking Boys over Flowers off Netflix Uk- which leaves only Heirs and TKEM.

Only a few weeks ago it had “most rewatched by members” on BOF.

I feel a bit sad as there’s been nothing new from LMH to replace it.

Hopefully it will be ATS.

Willinette  I tend to think of you as our Kdrama expert so can you tell me if 

dramas on Netflix are subject to a time limit. 

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13 hours ago, Lindyloo421 said:

I don’t know if this is happening in all Netflix regions but they are taking Boys over Flowers off Netflix Uk- which leaves only Heirs and TKEM.

Only a few weeks ago it had “most rewatched by members” on BOF.

I feel a bit sad as there’s been nothing new from LMH to replace it.

Hopefully it will be ATS.

Willinette  I tend to think of you as our Kdrama expert so can you tell me if 

dramas on Netflix are subject to a time limit. 

 

@Lindyloo421  Netflix is moving into the International market where Kdramas already have a strong following, and kdramas are a growing niche market in the US and Europe, so they are investing in productions and getting exclusive rights to dramas that seem like a good fit for their viewers because it's likely to be a good business gamble for them. At the same time it gives them unique programs with the potential to appeal to new subscribers. Netflix licenses TV shows and movies from studios around the world. That's why, some titles do leave Netflix because of licensing agreements. Those licenses expire. Shows and movies are licensed in bundles. So, a show might come and go every couple months/ years for a non-disclosed amount of time.   :blush:

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Lee Min Ho On Going International, His Restrained Style, & Dream Travel Destination

The Korean actor and heartthrob talks about the difference between Hollywood and Korean productions, taking on as many roles as possible, and why he’s saving the Northern Lights for later.

 

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Our shoot with Lee Min Ho in Seoul takes place in wintry February, where the temperatures outside are dipping. But in the studios, Lee is warm and fully engaged. He greets our stylist with a firm handshake, and the shoot progresses at an energetic pace—a nod to both his professionalism, experience and also how photogenic (and telegenic) he is. Since exploding on screens with his breakthrough role in 2009’s Boys Over Flowers, the model turned actor and sometime singer has been beloved by his fans both for his many gifts, and for his devotion to both them and his acting roles.

 

Lee says, “It’s been 17 years since I started acting. Instead of approaching acting in the form of technique, I try to understand the role. So when I choose a role, from day one till filming ends, I try to see and feel things from that character’s perspective, by getting into that character and bringing out the true identity of the character.”

 

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Lee has evolved as an actor, proving his range in a string of star-making turns and even making his Hollywood debut in the Apple TV+ series Pachinko in 2022. The starting date of the much-anticipated second season has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to premiere in the coming months. Despite his many memorable roles, Lee is not slowing down anytime soon. This year he is working on a film that he teases “requires a lot of action scenes.” For now his hope is to wrap the shoot without any injuries. “I want to leave as many roles as I can in my 30s. My goal for this year is to work as much as I can.” 

 

“I want to leave as MANY ROLES as I can IN MY 30s. My GOAL for THIS YEAR is to WORK AS MUCH as I can.”
 
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On Pachinko, Lee shared what fans could expect in season two. “This series of Pachinko is about the stories of the people living on the land. As the world evolves quickly, the essence of the story is about where we come from and where we need to move forward. So in season two, you will get to see deeper stories and feel more emotions. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as the first season.”
 
On approaching his character Hansu, for the second time, Lee says, “In season two, Hansu has grown and accomplished more things in his life, but as a human being, his character was placed in a circumstance where he was still weak emotionally. But in his relationship with Sunja and the child he had with her, he goes through many emotions, feelings and changes—and at times he breaks down as well. So it’s nice to look out for those changes from season one.”
 
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With Pachinko being his first Hollywood production, we ask him what the difference was in the working style between Hollywood and Korea. “Basically, there isn’t that much of a difference between a Hollywood production and a Korean production. However, all the crew coming together to work on an amazing project by doing their roles and sharing concerns towards the project makes things very competitive,” he says. Upon reflection, Lee says that one big difference is that in Hollywood things are more detailed. “For example, one person can handle one thing, but they will specify and divide the work among many people to make it more efficient.”

 

Another project that Lee has coming up is Ask The Stars, a drama series set in space. He plays Gongryong, a gynaecologist who travels to space to accomplish a mission. “Since the character that I was playing is a gynaecologist, I studied the basics of gynaecology, like the procedures for surgery, or delivering a child, and I asked advice from doctors as well. Also, I watched documentaries and movies about life and the birth of a child, and I came to appreciate life and the greatness of life too.”

 

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Would Lee ever consider being a space tourist himself? His reply is philosophical. “I believe we all came from the universe as our bodies are made out of atoms. In the perspective of the universe (space), human beings cannot be explained or be expressed with words, but we are wandering beings. So from that point of view, I think we as human beings are floating in the universe.”

 

With his strapping good looks, Lee started out as a model, before being signed on by an agency for acting roles in 2005, and while he was still in school. On the way to global fame, he took up singing, “I started singing when I had my first role in a commercial as a singer. I started singing for my fans—I wanted to show my appreciation at fan meetings—but also to do something nice for them. So I sang a lot in my 20s,” he says.

 

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“I don’t ENJOY a style that SHOWS OFF too much. Because of MY LIFESTYLE, I like THINGS that are SIMPLE but NATURAL.”

 

Lee’s relationship with his fans is symbiotic—they adore him and he receives positivity and support from them. “Even now, whenever I make eye contact with my fans, I get good energy from them, am moved by them, and get a lump in my throat. Whenever I meet my fans for the first time, I hear the reasons why they became my fans and listening to their stories is always amazing. For example, a fan from Japan told me how she became despondent after losing her husband. But she was comforted by watching my dramas and regained the will to live. So stories like these encourage me to become a better actor.” With such positive affirmation, it’s little wonder that Lee continues to accept new projects.

 

Though Lee always looks impeccable in his roles and at events, in real life he favours an understated approach to fashion. “I don’t enjoy a style that shows off too much. Because of my lifestyle, I like things that are simple and natural.” The things he enjoys doing in his spare time are also similarly low-key. “These days I enjoy cycling. It is an exercise that requires strength to paddle—so I get to ride at the speed I want. One huge advantage of cycling is that I can relieve my stress by riding.” Even though he travels the world for shoots and appearances, there’s one region that is on his bucket list. “I don’t really have a dream destination; for me, it is about the company that you travel with. However, I haven’t been to the Northern part of Europe yet on purpose. I want to see the aurora borealis and I am saving it for later. So Iceland is a destination that I haven’t been to.”

 

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I have only found this out this week and some of you may already know this- there is a site called Magzter where you can get a digital version of magazines. I paid £3.20 in UK money ( it was $3.99 USA). I downloaded the Singapore HB mag and printed off LMH pages. It was nice that it was  in English.

Doesn’t  he look more handsome then ever- even in flowerpot hats he looks so good!

Just a rather silly comment but I want to share it- we have a big horse racing event here called The Grand National and this year it was won by a horse called Maximus!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Perhaps this will be the week we get some dates.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lindyloo421 said:

I have only found this out this week and some of you may already know this- there is a site called Magzter where you can get a digital version of magazines. I paid £3.20 in UK money ( it was $3.99 USA). I downloaded the Singapore HB mag and printed off LMH pages. It was nice that it was  in English.

Doesn’t  he look more handsome then ever- even in flowerpot hats he looks so good!

Just a rather silly comment but I want to share it- we have a big horse racing event here called The Grand National and this year it was won by a horse called Maximus!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Perhaps this will be the week we get some dates.

 

 

@Lindyloo421  this digital newsstand has thousand of magazines and newspapers. So, if you're looking for the most popular magazines and newspapers from around the world, they're all on Magzter. The company is headquartered in New York. Enjoy reading.....  :kitty:

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When LMH was filming TKEM he got food carts from fans all over the world and every time he got one he put a sticker relevant to those fans on his phone. He must be going to do the same this time. What a lovely gesture.

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9 shows like Vagabond: Mad Dog, The K2 and more

 

The Korean entertainment industry is filled with thriller shows like Vagabond, which provide an adrenaline-rush plot along with exciting twists and turns. However, we are here to curate a list of some of the best K-dramas that are worthy of a watch. Without further ado, let’s check out some of the shows similar to the Lee Seung Gi and Bae Suzy starrer.

 

 

8. City Hunter

  • Cast: Lee Min Ho, Park Min Young, Lee Joon Hyuk, Kim Sang Joong
  • Director: Jin Hyuk
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0/10
  • Genre: Action, Romance
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Where to Watch: Viki, Netflix

In a world of corruption and deceit, one man fights for justice in the shadows. City Hunter follows the story of a skilled vigilante who takes on the city's most powerful and corrupt figures. This adrenaline-pumping drama is a must-watch for all the fans of Lee Min Ho.

 

 

 

 

 

 

source : https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/9-shows-like-vagabond-mad-dog-the-k2-and-more-1295798

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On 4/16/2024 at 10:58 AM, CarolynH said:

He really loves his hoodies!  And blurry pictures :blush:

 

@CarolynH  I guess it's the feeling of comfort why he loves wearing hoodies. The soft and warm fabric of a hoodie can make you feel like you're wrapped in a cozy blanket, which can be especially comforting during colder months.   :Ohboy3:

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*** This thread has been quiet for a long while, same as Lee Min Ho. Despite, he has maintained his reign as THE Top Hallyu Star. What matters to me is he remains unbeatable! Of course it is an incredible achievement to maintain the top spot. Sometimes I also ask - why exactly is the Lee Min Ho craze so strong?  But, it reminded me again because of this recent interview shared below :ohboy2:

 

 

On 4/12/2024 at 12:49 PM, gtLmh0622 said:

https://www.harpersbazaar.com.sg/celebrity/_lee-min-ho-april-2024

 

 

Lee Min Ho On Going International, His Restrained Style, & Dream Travel Destination

The Korean actor and heartthrob talks about the difference between Hollywood and Korean productions, taking on as many roles as possible, and why he’s saving the Northern Lights for later.

 

Our shoot with Lee Min Ho in Seoul takes place in wintry February, where the temperatures outside are dipping. But in the studios, Lee is warm and fully engaged. He greets our stylist with a firm handshake, and the shoot progresses at an energetic pace—a nod to both his professionalism, experience and also how photogenic (and telegenic) he is. Since exploding on screens with his breakthrough role in 2009’s Boys Over Flowers, the model turned actor and sometime singer has been beloved by his fans both for his many gifts, and for his devotion to both them and his acting roles.

 

Lee says, “It’s been 17 years since I started acting. Instead of approaching acting in the form of technique, I try to understand the role. So when I choose a role, from day one till filming ends, I try to see and feel things from that character’s perspective, by getting into that character and bringing out the true identity of the character.”

 

Lee has evolved as an actor, proving his range in a string of star-making turns and even making his Hollywood debut in the Apple TV+ series Pachinko in 2022. The starting date of the much-anticipated second season has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to premiere in the coming months. Despite his many memorable roles, Lee is not slowing down anytime soon. This year he is working on a film that he teases “requires a lot of action scenes.” For now his hope is to wrap the shoot without any injuries. “I want to leave as many roles as I can in my 30s. My goal for this year is to work as much as I can.” 

 

“I want to leave as MANY ROLES as I can IN MY 30s. My GOAL for THIS YEAR is to WORK AS MUCH as I can.”
 
On Pachinko, Lee shared what fans could expect in season two. “This series of Pachinko is about the stories of the people living on the land. As the world evolves quickly, the essence of the story is about where we come from and where we need to move forward. So in season two, you will get to see deeper stories and feel more emotions. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as the first season.”
 
On approaching his character Hansu, for the second time, Lee says, “In season two, Hansu has grown and accomplished more things in his life, but as a human being, his character was placed in a circumstance where he was still weak emotionally. But in his relationship with Sunja and the child he had with her, he goes through many emotions, feelings and changes—and at times he breaks down as well. So it’s nice to look out for those changes from season one.”
 
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With Pachinko being his first Hollywood production, we ask him what the difference was in the working style between Hollywood and Korea. “Basically, there isn’t that much of a difference between a Hollywood production and a Korean production. However, all the crew coming together to work on an amazing project by doing their roles and sharing concerns towards the project makes things very competitive,” he says. Upon reflection, Lee says that one big difference is that in Hollywood things are more detailed. “For example, one person can handle one thing, but they will specify and divide the work among many people to make it more efficient.”

 

Another project that Lee has coming up is Ask The Stars, a drama series set in space. He plays Gongryong, a gynaecologist who travels to space to accomplish a mission. “Since the character that I was playing is a gynaecologist, I studied the basics of gynaecology, like the procedures for surgery, or delivering a child, and I asked advice from doctors as well. Also, I watched documentaries and movies about life and the birth of a child, and I came to appreciate life and the greatness of life too.”

 

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Would Lee ever consider being a space tourist himself? His reply is philosophical. “I believe we all came from the universe as our bodies are made out of atoms. In the perspective of the universe (space), human beings cannot be explained or be expressed with words, but we are wandering beings. So from that point of view, I think we as human beings are floating in the universe.”

 

With his strapping good looks, Lee started out as a model, before being signed on by an agency for acting roles in 2005, and while he was still in school. On the way to global fame, he took up singing, “I started singing when I had my first role in a commercial as a singer. I started singing for my fans—I wanted to show my appreciation at fan meetings—but also to do something nice for them. So I sang a lot in my 20s,” he says.

 

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“I don’t ENJOY a style that SHOWS OFF too much. Because of MY LIFESTYLE, I like THINGS that are SIMPLE but NATURAL.”

 

Lee’s relationship with his fans is symbiotic—they adore him and he receives positivity and support from them. “Even now, whenever I make eye contact with my fans, I get good energy from them, am moved by them, and get a lump in my throat. Whenever I meet my fans for the first time, I hear the reasons why they became my fans and listening to their stories is always amazing. For example, a fan from Japan told me how she became despondent after losing her husband. But she was comforted by watching my dramas and regained the will to live. So stories like these encourage me to become a better actor.” With such positive affirmation, it’s little wonder that Lee continues to accept new projects.

 

Though Lee always looks impeccable in his roles and at events, in real life he favours an understated approach to fashion. “I don’t enjoy a style that shows off too much. Because of my lifestyle, I like things that are simple and natural.” The things he enjoys doing in his spare time are also similarly low-key. “These days I enjoy cycling. It is an exercise that requires strength to paddle—so I get to ride at the speed I want. One huge advantage of cycling is that I can relieve my stress by riding.” Even though he travels the world for shoots and appearances, there’s one region that is on his bucket list. “I don’t really have a dream destination; for me, it is about the company that you travel with. However, I haven’t been to the Northern part of Europe yet on purpose. I want to see the aurora borealis and I am saving it for later. So Iceland is a destination that I haven’t been to.”

 

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@gtLmh0622  thanks for sharing this. As in obvious, Lee Min Ho chose quality over quantity, and clearly, he has an eye for impactful projects. According to an interview with "Harper's BAZAAR Singapore", Lee MinHo constantly attempts to bring out the "true identity" of his character in his works, which not only comes through to the audience as impressive but also amplifies the immersion of his works, creating a "fad" every time Lee MinHo is on screen. There's also one interview sometime ago from Esquire Korea when he said this, which I love very much : (pls see below -) That is why, he is the people's most beloved Korean actor of the decade. I can't wait to see what Lee MinHo has in store for us next! Overall, I come to one of the most crucial elements that contributed to Lee Min Ho's overwhelming popularity across a decade - his relationship with his fans. It is the person that he is, the human behind the artist, his kindness, humility, and sincerity that have made us fall in love. He loves his fans with all his heart and truly so. He cares for them. The man even made a whole singing career just for his fans! To this day, the relationship between Lee Min Ho and his fans has to be one of the most admirable artist-fan equations I've ever seen. Also, Lee Min Ho's Instagram follower count keeps increasing. I'm expecting this number to skyrocket again when he makes his much-awaited comeback soon. And this I'm very much excited about.   :heart2beat:

 

"Once I hit my mid-thirties, it feels like I'm now striving for what's 'real'. Otherwise, I can't agree, and that's why things are getting tougher. Whether it's the criteria for choosing scripts, the resulting videos, or even what I'm doing within them. If it's not genuine now, it's difficult. So, amidst a lot of contemplation, I was offered an audition for "Pachinko", and when I read the script, I felt certain. If it's this project, I can genuinely give it a try. I want to try it once." -   :kitty:

 

 

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The World Goes Round And Round But Lee MinHo Remains Unbeatable As THE Top Hallyu Star - How Did He Do It?

Lee MinHo has been crowned the top Hallyu star for the 11th consecutive year. Find out how the actor has maintained his reign!

 

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The 2024 Overseas Hallyu Survey results are out, and it is no surprise that once again, for the 11th year in a row, Lee MinHo has been picked as the most favored Hallyu star in the world! Find out more.

In case you didn't know, the Overseas Hallyu Survey is conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to determine the consumption and impact of Hallyu worldwide. The sample size of the survey is 25,000 people from 26 countries familiar with K-Content.

According to the report published by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Lee MinHo was picked as the top Hallyu star by 6.4% of respondents. He also ranked 1st in all 5 regions that were surveyed, that is, Asia/Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Lee MinHo's popularity was recorded to be the highest in the Middle East, followed by Asia/Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

Of course it is an incredible feat to maintain the top spot for 11 consecutive years but why exactly is the Lee MinHo craze so strong? Let's get into it!

 

Lee MinHo's Legacy

Before Hallyu ever became a mainstream cultural phenomenon, there was "Boys Over Flowers", paving the way. A large majority of international K-Drama fans started their Hallyu journey with "Boys Over Flowers", and it continues to be one of the very first K-Dramas the recent generations of fans watch or go back to for their daily dose of Lee MinHo.

As a result, over the last 5 years, global interest in "Boys Over Flowers" has spiked at least once almost every single year, mostly corresponding to one of Lee MinHo's works that were either airing at the time or were talked about in the news.

 

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For instance, when "The King: Eternal Monarch" was airing in 2020 (April 17 – June 12), searches for "Boys Over Flowers" skyrocketed around May 17 to 23. Older fans could have been rewatching the classic and new fans may have seeked it out because they just couldn't get enough of Lee MinHo.

Similarly, around the time when Lee MinHo's appearance in "Pachinko" was all the buzz, alongside the Thai remake of "Boys Over Flowers" called "F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers", the K-Drama "Boys Over Flowers" started trending on Google searches once more (December 26, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022).

 

Unsurprisingly, as news about "Ask The Stars" started to spread, with speculations about the airing date, and so on, global interest in "Boys Over Flowers" spiked yet again (April 16 - 22, 2023)!

 

In other words, whenever Lee MinHo is in the spotlight, "Boys Over Flowers" draws attention, too, proving its timeless status and Lee MinHo's enduring impact. It is nothing but a fallacy to deny or undermine the influence of "Boys Over Flowers" on Hallyu, which continues to prove itself even today.

 

Now, the "Hallyu Star" category in the Overseas Hallyu Survey was created in 2014, when Lee MinHo had already started making a place for himself in global fans' hearts. However, this time, his popularity received new impetus from the international success of the K-Drama "The Heirs"—another blockbuster hit with record-breaking highs at the time of its release. As Hallyu had already crash-landed on the world, "The Heirs" was the perfect launching pad for Lee MinHo to shoot to global fame on a larger scale than ever before.

 

By topping up the success of "Boys Over Flowers" with K-Dramas like "Personal Taste", "City Hunter", "Faith" and "The Heirs", Lee MinHo showed the world that he wasn't a one-hit-wonder. He was destined to be a world star and he was only getting started. This consistency also translated to a stronger fan base and higher global interest in this new superstar from Korea.

Exactly one year after the conclusion of "The Heirs", in December 2014, Lee MinHo reached the highest peak in his career at the time. It was also in 2014 that the "Hallyu Star" category was established, and once he grabbed the top spot, there was no looking back. According to Google Trends, in the last 7 days, global interest in Lee MinHo reached a similar peak as back in 2014. This happened on April 13 (it has reached the same peak many times in previous years, too). So, the numbers suggest that Lee MinHo is currently at his peak once again. It is no surprise, therefore, that Lee MinHo is ruling the top spot in the Overseas Hallyu Survey's "Hallyu Star" category.

 

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Notably, between 2014 to 2024, Lee MinHo has released 2 K-Dramas ("The Legend of the Blue Sea", "The King: Eternal Monarch"), 2 films ("Gangnam Blues", "Bounty Hunters"), 1 documentary ("DMZ, The Wild"), two promotional web series ("Summer Love" & "7 First Kisses"), and the Hollywood series "Pachinko".

As is obvious, Lee MinHo chose quality over quantity, and clearly, the actor has an eye for impactful projects. He outdid himself with each work, and Lee MinHo's success kept scaling unbelievable heights. According to an interview with "Harper's BAZAAR Singapore", Lee MinHo constantly attempts to bring out the "true identity" of his character in his works, which not only comes through to the audience as impressive but also amplifies the immersion of his works, creating a "fad" every time Lee MinHo is on screen. He embodies his characters with such charm and conviction that it is impossible not to fall in love!

 

Moreover, the actor's versatility is beyond comparison, and he never allows himself to be put in a box. Just when you think you've understood and can predict Lee MinHo's spectrum, he throws us a curveball we'd least expect. For a lot of fans, "Pachinko" was this curveball that started a new chapter in Lee MinHo's career.

 

Lee MinHo In His 30s

Lee MinHo entered his 30s as the King of the world. Everyone knew him and loved him, even worshipped him as their role model, an inspiration. However, Lee MinHo took his 30s as a time to experiment, expand and evolve.

Much like his title of "the King", Lee MinHo's first K-Drama in his 30s was "The King: Eternal Monarch", where he played Emperor Lee Gon. Truly, a royal role for a royal man. With this K-Drama, Lee MinHo reunited with "The Heirs" scriptwriter, the esteemed Kim EunSook, hoping to replicate their previous collaborative success, and needless to say, the result spoke for itself. "The King: Eternal Monarch" was one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix at the time of its airing and topped the chart in several countries around the world.

 

If we consider the current K-Drama landscape, in the past 90 days, "The King: Eternal Monarch" has surpassed "The Heirs" in global interest, meaning that more people are searching for "The King: Eternal Monarch" now than "The Heirs". "The King: Eternal Monarch" exceeded "The Heirs" and introduced a whole new generation of fans to this heartthrob, but little did they know that the star had a lot more up his sleeve.

 

 

***** Unfinished.  Please click the link at the top to read the whole contents, too long to be posted.  ******

 

 

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