Kim Seon Ho’s no stranger to making hearts flutter. Ever since he stepped into the shoes of Han Ji-Pyeong on Start-Up, the actor has turned into a full-fledged heartthrob responsible for making millions swoon over his easy smile and iconic dimple. Now, if you tuned in to the 2020 tvN series just for him, then you’ll be glad to know there’s a lot more good boy content waiting in the wings to fuel the butterflies in your stomach.
Here are 9 K-dramas starring Kim Seon Ho any true fan should see.
1. Good Manager (2017)
Kim Sung-ryong is a capable accountant who works for gangsters. When he’s hired as a manager in a company he plans on embezzling money from, Sung-ryong slowly loses sight of his scheme once he experiences the business’ corrupt ways firsthand. Having developed a rapport with his employees, he soon ends up fighting for their rights instead. Considered Seon Ho’s debut drama, he plays Sun Sang-tae, a shy nerd still heartbroken from his last breakup.
Also starring: Namkoong Min, Nam Sang Mi, Lee Jun Ho
2. Strongest Deliveryman (2017)
Choi Kang-soo is a hardworking deliveryman who dreams of one day becoming the CEO of his own delivery app. In pursuit of his goal, he finds a worthy rival in the headstrong Lee Dan-ah. As the two break their backs competing against each other for glory, something else eventually takes root between them. Here, Seon Ho plays Oh Jin-gyu, the stubborn heir to a wealthy family.
Also starring: Go Kyung Pyo, Chae Soo Bin
3. Two Cops (2017)
Having grown up with a strong sense of justice, Detective Cha Dong-tak is feared by criminals for his ruthless ways. His reputation is threatened, however, when the soul of a sleazy con artist named Gong Su-chang starts cohabiting his body. Despite their opposing personalities, the two, now stuck in one body, must learn to work together while fending off criminals.
Also starring: Jo Jung Suk, Lee Hye Ri, Im Se Mi
4. You Drive Me Crazy (2018)
You Drive Me Crazy is a four episode romance drama special by MBC. The show revolves around Han Eun-sung and Kim Rae-wan, longtime friends forced to reevaluate their eight year relationship after they end up sleeping together one night.
Also starring: Lee Yoo Young, Kim Sung Joo
5. 100 Days My Prince (2018)
Lee Yul, a crown prince suffering from amnesia, ends up in the care of Hong Shim, an intelligent but unmarried woman, and her father. Convinced he's a simple commoner, he weds Hong Shim to save her from being punished by a law he himself established as a prince. Seon Ho portrays Jung Jae-yoon, the prince’s advisor, who also harbors an unrequited crush on Hong Shim.
Starring: Do Kyung Soo, Nam Ji Hyun, Han So Hee
6. Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019)
Seon Ho plays aspiring musician Cha Woo-sik in Welcome to Waikiki 2. The sequel to this comedy series finds Lee Joon-ki, a wannabe actor, running the Waikiki guesthouse. Nearing bankruptcy, he convinces his friends, Woo-sik and Kook Ki-bong to invest in his business. Shenanigans ensue as the three start living together, all while each still desperately chasing after their own dreams.
Also starring: Lee Yi Kyung, Shun Hyun Soo, Moon Ga Young
7. Catch the Ghost (2019)
Yoo Ryeong is an iron-willed police detective who often gets into trouble for her rash decisions. When her sister goes missing, she stops at nothing to find her, in spite of external forces stunting her investigation. Convinced a serial murderer dubbed the Subway Ghost is behind the crime, she teams up with Seon Ho as Go Ji-seok, an upright subway station chief who’s a stickler for the rules, to uncover the truth once and for all.
Also starring: Moon Geun Young, Jung Yoo Jin, Kim Do Hoon
8. Start-Up (2020)
Watch on: Netflix
Centered on four ambitious minds trying to make it big in the tech industry, Start-Up follows Nam Do-san, an entrepreneur currently leading a failing company. He crosses paths with the vibrant and determind Seo Dal-mi, who ends up mistaking him for her secret admirer and first love, played by Seon Ho. Despite the misunderstanding, Do-san uses the opportunity to work his way up the business ladder and, subsequently, into Dal-mi’s heart.
9. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)
Watch on: Netflix
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha follows Yoon Hye-jin, a picture-perfect woman who works as a well-respected dentist. However, when her seemingly ideal life falls into shambles, she somehow finds herself moving to the seaside village of Gongjin. In the midst of attempting to restart her career, she crosses paths with, and eventually develops a fondness for, Seon Ho as Hong Doo-shik, who’s popularly known in the area as Mr. Hong. Although unemployed, Mr. Hong is a jack of all trades and can take on any odd job if it means helping out the locals of Gongjin.
Also starring: Shin Min Ah, Lee Sang Yi
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