Written by: Mark Galvez
Jung Hae In has been rising through the top with his romantic roles for the past few years. He is known as the “king of melodrama”, but have you ever wondered why? Let me share my thoughts and opinion.
Whenever the viewers hear the word “melodrama”, majority would say it’s boring, slow-paced, not exciting. But for me, melodramas are soothing, comfortable, and it creates a relaxing atmosphere.
What should you expect in a melodrama?
The opening episode always starts slow. They prioritized the build-up of the characters and their development. They show what most of us would like to see in real life.
In short, melodramas focuses on the deeper understanding of life, the connection towards one another, and the emotions of the characters.
Without further ado, let’s get into why Jung Hae In is the king of melodramas.
1. Simple gestures
If I would compare him to other actors, he’s the kind of person who doesn’t need to say a cheesy line, kiss the female lead, or make a surprise to make the viewers excited.
With just his smile, a hug, or simple eye contact, even if he doesn’t say anything, the viewers would still feel happy.
A Piece Of Your Mind (2020)
What I always observed from his roles is his impact on the female leads. He shows that relationships are not always what you imagine, that there are ups and downs, and throughout the drama, you would see the build-up of emotions toward each other. They may not be consistent but that is one of the aspects of melodramas.
Something In The Rain (2018)
3. Chemistry is on point
Another thing I observed from his roles is that he’s very considerate and charming. Maybe that is one of the reasons why his chemistry towards the female leads are always on point.
I would describe Jung Hae In as a person you couldn’t get mad at because you would easily feel bad for him and no matter how mad you are, you would just forgive him in the end.
One Spring Night (2020)
These are just my thoughts and opinions and you can go see for yourself and wonder why he is dubbed as the king of melodrama.
You can watch his romantic dramas and movies such as Something In The Rain, One Spring Night, A Piece Of Your Mind, and Tune In For Love.
You can also watch him in other dramas and movies such as Prison Playbook, While You Were Sleeping, Black, The Three Musketeers, Start Up, and many more.
He also has an upcoming drama titled D.P. Dog’s Day alongside Son Seok Koo, Kim Sung Kyun, and Gu Gyo Hwan. The story is about a soldier who is tasked with finding and catching military deserters.
Tune In For Love (2019)
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