There have been plenty of promising new Korean dramas broadcasted this year, but one show that created the most buzz lately is Under the Queen’s Umbrella, which has been on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows list since it premiered in October. The tvN series is topbilled by veteran actress Kim Hye Soo as Queen Im Hwa Ryeong, whose troublemaker sons are whipped into shape to become worthy heirs to the throne.
The eldest of the queen's sons is the Crown Prince, played by up-and-coming actor Bae In Hyuk. While the 24-year-old has only been in show business for four years, he has already starred in hit K-dramas before his breakout role in Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Ahead, we give you a rundown of In Hyuk’s must-watch series if you can’t get enough of him!
6 K-Dramas Starring Bae In Hyuk
1. Under the Queen’s Umbrella (2022)
Watch on: Netflix
Set in the Joseon dynasty, Under the Queen’s Umbrella centers on hot-tempered Queen Im Hwa Ryeong (Kim Hye Soo) as she tries to turn her five troublemaker sons into proper princes and rightful ascendants to the throne, all while her competitors vie for the same crown.
Also starring: Yoo Seon Ho, Moon Sang Min, Yoon Sang Hyun, Park Ha Jun
2. Cheer Up (2022)
Watch on: Viki, Viu
Yeonhee University student Do Hae Yi (Han Ji Hyun) is in desperate need of money. To ease her financial situation, Hae Yi joins the university’s 50-year-old cheerleading squad for the sole purpose of earning, and there she meets squad leader Park Jung Woo (In Hyuk), a diligent senior student who finds himself catching feelings for the new member.
Also starring: Kim Hyun Jin, Jang Gyu Ri, Lee Eun Saem, Yang Dong Geun
3. Why Her (2022)
Watch on: Viki, Viu
Oh Soo Jae (Seo Hyun Jin) is one of the country’s brightest lawyers and the youngest partner at TK Law Firm. When she was tasked to handle an unexpected case, however, Soo Jae was forced to watch her hard work crumble as she gets fired from her job, which made her take a new role as a professor at a local law school. She then meets university student Gong Chan (Hwang In Yeop), who helps her remain strong despite her struggles.
In Hyuk plays the role of Choi Yoon Sang, a law student and the second son of TK Law Firm’s chairman.
Also starring: Huh Joon Ho, Ji Seung Hyun, Lee Joo Woo
4. At a Distance, Spring Is Green (2021)
Watch on: Viki, iQiyi
The handsome son of an affluent family, Yeo Joon (Park Ji Hoon), has everything any man could ever want. But it’s true what they say: Money can’t buy happiness, as beyond the charming facade he puts up, Yeo Joon is deeply hurting for not having someone he can call a true friend. When he was tasked to work on a school project, however, he finds exactly what he was looking for in fellow student Nam Soo Hyun (In Hyuk).
Also starring: Kang Min Ah, Kwon Eun Bin, Choi Jung Woo
5. My Roommate Is a Gumiho (2021)
Watch on: Netflix, Viki, iQiyi
After a thousand years of wandering the earth, a nine-tailed fox named Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong) can finally fulfill his wish of becoming fully human. That is, until Lee Dam (Hyeri) and her drunken friends accidentally ruin his plans. Now, Lee Dam and Woo Yeo are forced to live together until they figure out a solution and make Woo Yeo’s wish come true.
In Hyuk plays Gye Sun Woo, a ladies’ man who develops feelings for Lee Dam because she’s not interested in him like other women.
Also starring: Kang Han Na, Kim Do Wan, Park Kyung Hye
6. The Spies Who Loved Me (2020)
Watch on: iQiyi
Kang Ah Reum (Yoo In Na), a wedding dress designer, finds herself in the middle of a murder case involving her two mysterious husbands. Her ex-husband disguises himself as a travel writer but is actually a secret agent, while her current husband is a corporate spy disguising himself as a diplomat. When things get a little too complicated, Ah Reum seeks the truth while uncovering dark secrets along the way.
In Hyuk portrays Kim Young Goo, a secret agent who disguises himself as a sales manager of a well-known publishing company.
Also starring: Eric Mun, Lim Ju Hwan, Kim Tae Woo, Cha Joo Young