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8 Must-Watch K-Dramas Starring "The Glory" Actress Lim Ji Yeon

8 Must-Watch K-Dramas Starring "The Glory" Actress Lim Ji Yeon
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You might recall her from "Money Heist: Korea"!

In case you haven't heard, a vengeful Song Hye Kyo is wrecking havoc on Netflix's The Glory. A K-drama that chronicles a scorned woman's elaborate plan to seek revenge on her high school bully, the show has quickly claimed the #1 spot on the streaming site's top TV shows list. 

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Who would dare cause any inconvenience to Hye Kyo's cynical Moon Dong-eun? That's a job for Lim Ji Yeon, who plays Park Yeon-jin on the series. Having honed her skills as a thespian through theater, Ji Yeon definitely stands up to one of Hallyu land's most prominent names, making the show quite the glorious watch.

While we wait for Part 2 of The Glory (which is coming this March, BTW), check out the rest of Ji Yeon's filmography below:

8 K-Dramas to Watch Starring Lim Ji Yeon

1. The Glory (2023)

Watch on: Netflix

Years after enduring torment and violence from her her former bullies, Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye Kyo) seeks retribution and returns to her university as a homeroom teacher. The main perpetrator of her suffering, Park Yeon-jin (Ji Yeon), is now a successful weather forecaster beloved by the nation. Just as Dong-eun planned, Yeon-jin's child ends up as one of her students.

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Also starring: Lee Do Hyun, Yeom Hye Ran, Park Sung Hoon

2. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (2022)

Watch on: Netflix

As the hostage situation at the Korean Mint reaches a boiling point, the Professor (Yoo Ji Tae) tasks one of his hench men to plant a seed of doubt on one of the task force's leaders. A new mercenary named Seoul (Ji Yeon) joins the boiler suit-clad crew, who are initially unsure if she is to be trusted.

Also starring: Park Hae Soo, Lee Hyun Woo, Jeon Jong Seo

3. Rose Mansion (2022)

Ji-na (Ji Yeon) is prompted to return to her family's old home called the "Rose Mansion" after her older sister mysteriously disappears. Detective Park Min-soo (Yoon Kyun Sang) becomes the only individual willing to help her traverse the ominous case.

Also starring: Song Ji In, Lee Mi Do, Son Byung Ho

4. Mojito (2021)

A third-generation chaebol with wads of cash to spend at his disposal, Choi Ji-woo (Sung Joon) opens up a bar on a whim. Meanwhile, Seo Joong-hee (Ji Yeon) is a hardworking young lady who dreams of becoming an expert at French cuisine. Their lives get mixed together when a sip of a cocktail has some mystical effects to it.

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Also starring: Baek Sung Hyun, Kim Yoon Hye

5. Welcome to Life (2019)

Watch on: Viki, Viu

Atty. Lee Jae-sang (Jung Ji Hoon) pulls no punches when he tackles his cases, and, sometimes, shows no compassion. His world literally gets turned upside-down when he gets transported to an alternate universe. Of all people, his impulsive ex-girlfriend detective Ra Si-on (Ji Yeon) joins him in navigating the uncharted territory.

Also starring: Kwak Si Yang, Choi Philip

6. Blow Breeze (2016)

After forcibly defecting to South Korea from North Korea, Kim Mi-poong (Ji Yeon) finally sees a chance to pursue her dreams of being a dancer. When she gets tied up in a family inheritance issue, she gets linked to Lee Jang-go (Son Ho Jun), a lawyer with a sweet and honest demeanor.

Also starring: Yoon Chan Young, Im Soo Hyang, Hwang Bo Ra

7. The Royal Gambler (2016)

Watch on: Viki, Viu, Prime Video

Dae-gil (Jang Geun-suk) and Dam-seo (Ji Yeon) both have some unsettled business with the king of Joseon. The former used to be a crown prince, but was stripped of his royal status by his very own father. He's made to live as a commoner, who hones his gambling skills and becomes the best player in the kingdom. He joins forces with Dam-seo to bring down their ruler.

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Also starring: Yeo Jin Goo, Choi Min Soo, Hyun Woo

 

8. High Society (2015)

Watch on: Netflix, Viki

Jang Yoon-ha (Uee) will do anything to escape the marriage her affluent family arranged for her. She switches roles with Lee Ji-yi (Ji Yeon), who actually dreams of marrying into a rich clan. While at first unsure, Ji-yi learns to fall in love with Yoon-ha's supposed husband-to-be Yoo Chang-soo (Park Hyung Sik). Meanwhile, Yoon-ha dabbles into an unexpected romance of her own.

Also starring: Sung Joon, Lee Sang Woo, Go Doo Shim

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