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All the Lee Dong Wook Dramas You Need to Watch If You're a Fan of This Hallyu Heartthrob

All the Lee Dong Wook Dramas You Need to Watch If You're a Fan of This Hallyu Heartthrob
IMAGE Touch Your Heart/TVN, Tail of the Nine Tailed/TVN, Goblin/TVN
From "My Girl" to "Goblin" to "Tale of the Nine-Tailed" and so much more!

If you’re an avid K-drama fan, chances are you’ve already fallen in love with Hallyu star Lee Dong Wook. After all, he’s currently stealing everyone’s hearts on the TVN fantasy drama Tale of the Nine-Tailed. That said, if you want to go further into your exploration on all things Dong Wook, you’re in luck because this seasoned actor already has a vast repertoire of memorable and compelling TV series under his belt. The best part is, you can stream most of them online too!

Check out some of his work below!

1. My Girl (2005)

Watch on: Rakuten Viki

Desperate for money to pay off his father’s debt, Joo Yoo-rin conspires with Seol Gong-chan, the handsome heir to a hotel, in order to fulfill the latter’s grandfather’s dying wish. Their agreement? For Yoo-rin to act as Gong-chan’s cousin and his grandfather’s long-lost granddaughter. Forced to live under one roof, their plan hits a snag when they find themselves catching feelings for each other.


Also starring: Lee Da Hae, Lee Joon Gi

2. Scent of a Woman (2011)

Watch on: Viu

After she’s struck by a series of unfortunate events, including being falsely accused for a crime at work, and being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, an unmarried woman in her mid-30s quits her job and decides to live her life to the fullest. With just six months left to live, she flies to Japan and soon crosses paths and falls in love with the man of her dreams, who turns out to be her former boss’ son, as portrayed by Dong Wook.

Starring: Kim Sun A, Um Ki Joon, Seo Hyo Rim

3. The Fugitive of Joseon (2013)

Watch on: Viu

A historical drama set during the reign of King Injong, The Fugitive of Joseon stars Dong Wook as Choi Won, a royal physician in a desperate race to find a cure for his sick daughter. When he’s incriminated in a plot to poison the crown prince, he must fight to both clear his name and save his child’s life.

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Also starring: Song Ji Hyo, Kim Yoo Bin

4. Blade Man (2014)

Watch on: Viu 

Dong Wook is Joo Hong-bin on Blade Man, the arrogant boss of a gaming company. Plagued with unresolved anger issues, he unexpectedly develops the supernatural ability to grow out blades from his back whenever he loses his temper. To help keep him in check is Son Se-dong, a warmhearted woman who he meets at the hospital while visiting his injured employees.

Also starring: Shin Se Kyung, Kim Kap Soo

5. Goblin (2016)

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

An intelligent fantasy drama for the hopeless romantic, the series follows the story of a 939-year-old Goblin, also known as the Protector of Souls, as he ends up falling for the girl destined to end his cursed immortal life. Dong Wook portrays the Grim Reaper on the show, who falls in love with reincarnation of his deceased wife from his past life.

Also starring: Kim Go Eun, Gong Yoo


6. Life (2018)

Watch on: Netflix

Personal vendettas plague the operations of one of South Korea’s top medical centers when the compassionate emergency medicine specialist Ye Jin-woo butts heads with his hospital’s newly-appointed president.

Also starring: Jo Seung Woo, Won Jin Ah

7. Touch Your Heart (2019)

Watch on: Viu, Netflix 

In order to get her career back and land a role for a major movie, a disgraced actress prepares for her character by gaining experience at a real law firm as the secretary of a prickly attorney, as played by Dong Wook. The romantic comedy marks the actor's reunion with his Goblin leading lady Yoo In Na.

Starring: Yoo In-Na, Lee Sang Woo

8. Stranger from Hell (2019)

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

Also known as Hell Is Other People, this webtoon-based K-drama trails an aspiring crime fiction writer whose move to a new apartment building is plagued by odd events and eerie neighbors. Here, Dong Wook plays Seo Moon-jo, a dentist and seemingly friendly tenant in the dormitory who has more secrets than he's letting on.


Also starring: Im Si Wan, Lee Jung Eun

9. Tale of the Nine-Tailed (2020)

Watch on: Viu

Tale of Gumiho chronicles the life of Lee Yeon, a 1000-year-old mythical nine-tailed fox who can transform into a human. His long, solitary life is shaken up when he eventually crosses paths with Nam Ji Ah, a television producer currently working on a show that investigates urban myths.

Also starring: Kim Bum, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Yong Ji

Bonus: Wook Talk (2019)

Watch on: Viu

Okay so this one isn’t exactly a K-drama but it’s a must-watch for dedicated Lee Dong Wook fans who are eager to get to know him more beyond his drama roles. Alternatively titled Because I Want to Talk, the 12-episode talk show sees Dong Wook interviewing various Korean personalities, including his Goblin co-star Gong Yoo and Sky Castle actress Kim Seo Hyung.

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