5 Park Min-Young Dramas We Can’t Stop Watching Over And Over

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It’s hard to think of the office romcom genre in K-dramas without thinking of Park Min-Young. Of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim at Forecast love and weathershe portrays the charming and polite persona of the office lady to a T, making us fall in love with her sometimes even more than her dashing men.

Which Park Min-Young drama is your favorite? (Photo by: @rachel_mypark)

On September 21, his latest series of romantic comedies, love in contract, will finally begin airing in South Korea via tVN. Park Min-Young will star as a “woman for hire” alongside Answer 1988 starring Go Kyung Pyo. Sounds interesting, right?

While waiting for the drama to air in our area, let’s take a look back at some of the Park Min-Young dramas that you will never get tired of watching again and again.

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is about the titular Kim Mi-So (Park Min-Young), the no-nonsense personal secretary to strict and arrogant businessman Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo Joon). Lee Young-Joon is rich and smart and works as the vice president of the family business. People admire his looks and his brains, however, they find his personality off-putting. The only person who has worked for him for years is the patient, hardworking, and extremely organized Kim Mi-So.

One day, Kim Mi-So tells Lee Young-Joon that she is quitting her job. This takes Lee Young-Joon by surprise. In an attempt to get her to stay, Lee Young-Joon ends up re-evaluating Kim Mi-So’s importance in his life, both professionally and personally.

Why you should watch it: Unquestionably one of Park Min-Young’s most popular dramas, this TV series perfectly balances heart-pounding moments and comedy. Like any K-drama, it also weaves itself perfectly into melodramatic moments that make each character feel more fleshed out. Plus, Park Min-Young and Park Seo-Joon’s chemistry is just off the charts — it’s no wonder people still hoped the two would get together in real life even though the drama ended in 2018. .

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Whether you like fandom culture or not, you will surely find His private life entertaining.

Park Min-Young stars in this drama as Sung Deok-Mi, a curator at an art gallery who is secretly a big fan of K-pop idol Cha Shi-An (Jung Je-Won aka One). and she even runs a popular fan-site dedicated to Shi-An.

But Deok-Mi’s former romantic relationships suffered because of her love for the idol, so she decides to focus only on her job and keeps her fangirl activities a secret. Things take a turn for the worse when she gets a new co-worker, Ryan (Kim Jae-Wook). He has a cold and strict personality and doesn’t care much about other people’s business. However, he accidentally learns about Deok-Mi’s secret fangirl life and begins to take an interest in her.

Why you should watch it: Not only is the drama about people who love fan culture, but it also provides interesting insight into parasocial relationships and how they sometimes affect people’s real lives. The Deok-Mi and Ryan characters also show different sides of how people interpret and pursue their passions outside of what they do professionally, which people who pursue careers both near and far from their interests and personal hobbies will find a link.

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K-dramas — and pop culture in general — have a knack for making industries that people don’t usually find interesting more compelling. We bet that’s how it is for Forecast love and weather, which focuses on the (fictional) lives of employees working at the Korea Meteorological Administration. Park Min-Young plays Jin Ha-Kyung, a diligent and hardworking forecaster, who catches the eye of his carefree colleague Lee Si-Woo (Song-Kang).

Why you should watch it: If you’re looking for light office romance with just a touch of melodrama, this is the one for you. Park Min-Young and Song Kang’s chemistry is refreshing to watch.

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Park Min-Young may be a queen of romantic comedy, but she’s also a very versatile actress who can take on dramatic roles. His portrayal of Hye-Won in When it’s sunny is the proof.

Hye-Won is a kind and shy woman who played the cello as a child. However, things happened during her younger years that scarred her emotionally, causing her to close herself off from any permanent relationship. One day, she decides to return to her hometown of Seoul. She meets Eun-Seob (Seo Kang-Joon), a bookseller who leads a very simple life. The two begin to change as soon as they begin to develop a friendship.

Why you should watch it: This drama is about healing and self-acceptance. It’s heartwarming and very relevant, especially for those looking to bring closure to certain aspects of their lives. Park Min-Young and Seo Kang-Joon are also exceptional in their roles, delivering performances that convey a certain warmth and realism to the audience that truly immerses you in the narrative.

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A big fan of historical K-dramas? There’s also a Park Min-Young drama for you! Based on true historical events, this TV drama is about Queen Dangyeong (Park Min-Yeong), the daughter of a politician who marries the crown prince of Joseon who later becomes King Jungjong (Yeon Woo-Jin). As the title suggests, just seven days after their accession to the throne, malicious scandals are thrown at the queen, causing her to be dethroned.

Why you should watch it: While the title already spoils the main conflict of the story, the series of events leading up to the overthrow of the queen actually makes this drama even more interesting. It also depicts the king and queen’s love affair before their ascension to the throne, which adds even more weight to the emotional aspects of the story. Park Min-Young also proves that as fashionable as she is in her office rom-com roles, she also shines beautifully in traditional Korean outfits.

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