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10 K-Dramas Starring Lee Jong Suk to Binge-Watch Now

What better way to celebrate his return from the military?
10 K-Dramas Starring Lee Jong Suk to Binge-Watch Now
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What better way to celebrate his return from the military?

In case you missed it, Hallyu star Lee Jong Suk is finally back from the military! The 31-year-old actor was discharged from his service last January 2 to the delight of K-drama fans everywhere. (FYI, he started his mandatory enlistment last May 2019 as a public service worker.) Marking his return from military duties, Jong Suk posted two photos of himself on Instagram with the simple caption "I've come back."

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Now that he’s back in business, what better way to celebrate his return—and all the new possible TV series we’ll get from him—than by binge-watching his most memorable past works? To save you time, we rounded up 10 dramas starring Jong Suk that you can stream online now!

1. Secret Garden (2010)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

In this modern Cinderella story, an arrogant and wealthy high-end department store CEO falls for a charismatic stuntwoman. Though the two start off on the wrong foot, they eventually grow to develop feelings for one another. Happily ever after proves to be far away, however, when other people start to meddle in their relationship. To make things even more complicated, the pair magically start to switch bodies! Jong Suk plays a supporting character named Han Tae-sun on the show, a genius musician discovered by Yoon Sang Hyun’s character, Oska. 

Also starring: Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won, Yoon Sang Hyun

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2. My Prettiest Moments (2012)

Watch on: YouTube

This one episode drama special follows Lee Shin-ae, a terminally ill woman who’s given up on life. Though she refuses treatment, she’s forced into the hospital by her husband. There she meets Yoon Jung-hyuk, a university student looking after his sick girlfriend. As the two interact, Jung-hyuk unknowingly helps Shin-ae find the true meaning of life and love. 

Also starring: Jeon Ye Seo, Song Young Kyu, Kim Soo Yeon

You can watch the full special in the video below.

3. School 2013 (2012)

Watch on: Viu, Rakuten Viki

Teachers Jung In-jae and Kang Sae-chan butt heads as they struggle to manage the underachievers of Seungri High School, a.k.a. one of the worst schools in Seoul in terms of academics. With bullies on the loose, and parents complaining left and right, can the two polar opposites set aside their differences to help their students improve? 

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Also starring: Jang Nara, Choi Daniel, Kim Woo Bin

4. I Hear Your Voice (2013)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Jang Hye-sung is a public defender with a difficult past. After overcoming her traumatic childhood, she's grown jaded and aloof, until she meets Park Soo-ha, a high school senior with the ability to hear people's thoughts. Unbeknown to Hye-sung, the young man has been looking for her for years, after a then young Hye-sung testified against the suspect that murdered his father. Together with another lawyer named Cha Gwan-woo, the trio teams up to solve cases using unlikely methods.

Also starring: Lee Bo Young, Yoon Sang Hyun

5. Doctor Stranger (2014)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

The medical romance follows Park Hoon, a young doctor who flees North Korea for the south with his lover Song Jae-hee. He makes it to South Korea safely but loses his companion along the way. Later on, he’s employed at Myungwoo University Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the country, where he meets a woman who looks exactly like Jae-hee but claims not to know who he is.

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Starring: Lee Jong Suk, Jin Se Yeon, Kang So Ra, Park Hae Jin

6. Pinocchio (2014)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

After a misleading news report leaves his family in shambles, Choi Dal-po grows up to become a reporter in order to prove his family’s innocence. Alongside him is Choi In-ha, a fellow budding journalist suffering from Pinocchio Syndrome, which causes her to break into hiccups every time she lies. 

Also starring: Park Shin Hye, Kim Young Kwang

7. W: Two Worlds (2016)

Watch on: Netflix

Oh Sung Moo is the author of a popular and successful webtoon series titled W. After he mysteriously goes missing, his daughter Oh Yeon-joo visits his studio to investigate his disappearance. While doing so, she’s quite literally pulled into the world of his webtoon where she meets, and is subjected to the whims of, the story’s protagonist Kang Chul.

Also starring: Han Hyo Joo, Lee Tae Hwan

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8. While You Were Sleeping (2017)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Nam Hong-joo is a young woman with the peculiar ability to see events in the future through her dreams. However, most of them prove to be unfortunate rather than hopeful. With the help of rookie prosecutor Jung Jae-chan, as portrayed by Jong Suk, and police officer Han Woo-tak, the trio work together to prevent Hong-joo’s visual premonitions from happening.

Also starring: Bae Suzy, Jung Hae In

9. Hymn of Death (2018)

Watch on: Netflix

Hymn of Death reenacts the tragic, true to life story of Kim Woo-jin, a married playwright who falls for Joseon’s first professional soprano singer Yun Shim Deok.

Also starring: Shin Hye Sun, Lee Ji Hoon

10. Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019)

Watch on: Netflix

Romance Is a Bonus Book stars Jong Suk as Cha Eun-ho, a successful and handsome writer who also happens to be the youngest editor-in-chief at his publishing company. His picture-perfect life takes a turn when he gets enmeshed in the problems of his childhood friend Kang Dan-yi, a divorced, single mother struggling to find a job.

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Also starring: Lee Na Young, Jung Yoo Jin

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