Choi Min Ho, mononymously known as Minho, is a man of many talents. After getting scouted as a model for his undeniably good looks, he was plopped into K-pop boy band SHINee as their resident rapper. As with many other musical acts, Minho has also delved into acting, embodying characters that range from high school heartthrobs to skilled warriors.
Netflix's upcoming K-drama The Fabulous is a chance for new and old fans alike to fall in love with him all over again. Playing opposite Chae Soo Bin in the fashion-savvy series, the 30-year-old leading man will play a photo retoucher with secrets yet to be revealed. While we anticipate the series' stylish premiere, binge the best of the singer-actor's filmography below:
7 K-Dramas Starring SHINee's Minho
1. To the Beautiful You (2012)
Watch on: Viki, Amazon Prime
Goo Jae-hee (Sulli) sticks out like a sore thumb among her American classmates. One day, she catches a Korean track and field competion on TV, and immediately gets smitten over high jump athlete Kang Tae-joon (Minho). She throws caution to the wind and decides to fly back home and enroll in the same university as her instant crush. This, however, entails her to chop off her locks and to conceal her femininity, since Tae-joon, as it turns out, attends an all-boys school.
Also starring: Lee Hyun Woo, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Woo Bin
2. Medical Top Team (2013)
The Gwanghae University Hospital houses the best of the best medical professionals. Among them is Kim Seong-woo (Minho), one of the youngest surgeons to serve at a post. He harbors a one-sided crush on Choi Ah-jin (Oh Yeon Seo), a fellow surgeon who experiences health problems of her own down the line. With every patient that comes through their hallways, Seong-woo, Ah-jin, and the rest of their colleagues discover more about themselves and each other.
Also starring: Kwon Sang Woo, Jung Ryeo Won, Ju Ji Hoon
3. My First Time (2015)
Watch on: iQiyi
College freshman Yoon Tae-oh (Minho) already lives on his own. Though, he's rarely alone since his band of five friends regularly meets up at his house's rooftop as their own little hideout. Soon, Tae-oh grapples with his brewing feelings for his childhood buddy Han Song-yi (Park So Dam), whom Seo Ji-an (Kim Min Jae) also has a liking for.
Also starring: Jung Yoo Jin, Lee Yi Kyung, Cho Hye Jung
4. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016)
Watch on: Netflix, Viu, Viki, WeTV
Aware that the noble court will usurp her son when she steps down from the throne, Queen Jiso (Kim Ji Soo) forms the Hwarang, an elite group that will protect her and her family. Unknown to many is that crown prince Sammaekjong (Park Hyung Sik) is part of the Hwarang himself, joining skilled commoner Moo-myung (Park Seo Joon) and aristocrat swordsman Kim Soo-ho (Minho).
Also starring: Go A Ra, Kim Tae Hyung, Sung Dong Il
5. Somehow 18 (2017)
Watch on: Amazon Prime
Thanks to Han Na-bi (Lee Yoo Bi), a 28-year-old Oh Kyung-hwi (Minho) gets a second lease of life. Though, a week later, he learns that she herself met her own demise. Absolutely gutted from the news, he wakes up one day as his 18-year-old self, and encounters Na-bi again, weeks before her untimely passing. Kyung-hwi learns more about her, and potentially tries to prevent what happened to her.
Also starring: Kim Bo Mi, Kim Hee Chan
6. The Most Beautiful Goodbye (2017)
Kim In-hee (Won Mi Kyung) gets diagnosed with a terminal illness, which prompts her kids to reunite for the first time in a long time. One of them is Jung-soo (Minho), her rebellious son who secretly has a soft spot for her. As the days go by, the Kim family prepares themselves for In-hee's inevitable and heartbreaking goodbye.
Also starring: Choi Ji Woo, Yoo Dong Geun, Son Na Eun
7. The Fabulous (2022)
Watch on: Netflix
As ruthless and dynamic as the world of fashion can get, freelance retoucher Ji Woo-min (Minho) and PR manager Pyo Ji-eun (Chae Soo Bin) still takes it on, albeit for different reasons. Along the way they encounter aspiring model Shim Do-young (Minkyu) and idealistic fashion designer Joseph (Lee Sang Woon).
Also starring: Choi Hee Jin, Shin Dong Mi, Lee Mi Do
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