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Laugh, Love, and Lee Kwangsoo: A look back at his memorable Kdrama roles

Lee Kwangsoo, also known as the ‘Prince of Asia,’ has been a beloved actor in South Korea for over a decade. His character in the iconic Korean variety show Running Man is one of his most notable roles, but he has also become well-known for his roles in several other TV dramas. With that said, we’ll look at a few of Kwangsoo’s well-known Kdramas in this article.

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It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014)

A romantic comedy-drama that was aired in 2014. Park Sookwang, a funny and lovable nurse in a psychiatric hospital, was portrayed by Lee Kwangsoo in this drama. Both critics and viewers praised him highly for his work in this series. He distinguished himself from the rest of the ensemble with a passionate yet hilarious performance.

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Entourage (2016)

Entourage was adapted from the same-named American television series. He portrayed Cha Joon, a rising actor who was a member of the main cast. Kwangsoo’s portrayal of Cha Joon demonstrated his acting range as he skillfully captured the character’s internal strife and struggles.

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The Sound of Your Heart (2016)

The series featured the day-to-day activities of a cartoonist, his family, and his girlfriend and was based on the well-known webtoon of the same name. In this series, Kwangsoo, who portrayed Jo Suk, a webtoon artist who lives with his parents, received recognition for his superb comic timing.

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Dear My Friends (2016)

The series followed the struggles that a group of elderly friends experienced regularly. In his portrayal, Kwangsoo took on the character of Kim Minho, a struggling actor and the grandson of one of the elderly. His portrayal in this series demonstrated his range as an actor because he was able to authentically and deeply portray the character’s inner tensions and difficulties.

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Live (2018)

The series covered the daily activities of South Korean police officers assigned to a patrol division. Kwangsoo portrayed Yeom San-soo, a careless and impulsive cop who at first found it difficult to conform to the stringent policies and procedures of the police force.

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Kwangsoo received appreciation for its depth and realism because he was able to effectively and convincingly communicate the character’s progression. In addition, the series received appreciation for its realistic depiction of the difficulties and sacrifices faced by police officers in their line of duty.

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Overall, Lee Kwangsoo has established himself as a versatile and skilled actor whose roles in several Korean drama series have made a lasting effect on audiences. He became a fan-favorite in the industry thanks to his talent for capturing quirky and charming characters.

It is not surprising that Lee Kwangsoo is one of South Korea’s most sought-after actors given his commitment to his profession.

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In what Kdrama series did you discover Kwangsoo? Share it with us in the comment below!

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