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8 K-Dramas Starring Nam Joo Hyuk to Add to Your Must-Watch List

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8 K-Dramas Starring Nam Joo Hyuk to Add to Your Must-Watch List
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If you're a fan of Nam Joo Hyuk, then you're probably over the moon right now as you eagerly prep for the actor's two upcoming series on NetflixThe School Nurse Files and Start-Up. That said, if you find yourself needing more Joo Hyuk content, we got you covered. Below, we round up eight shows starring the actor for your viewing pleasure.

1. The Idle Mermaid

Watch on: Viu 

The fantasy rom-com follows Ha Ni, the mermaid princess of an underwater empire who falls in love with a human named Kwon Shi Kyung. To get closer to him, she turns into a human and must make him fall in love with her in 100 days or she'll die and turn into soap bubbles, much like the original The Little Mermaid tale. Joo Hyuk, on the other hand, plays a supporting character named Park Dae-bak or "Big," a computer genius and one of Ha Ni's housemates.

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Also Starring: Jo Bo Ah, Ohn Joo Wan, Song Jae Rim

2. Who Are You: School 2015  

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

When her popular twin sister mysteriously disappears, the orphaned Lee Eun Bi transfers to her prestigious school and assumes her identity. However, she constantly has to worry about being found out when a bully from her former school follows her and threatens to expose her situation.

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Also Starring: Kim So Hyun, Yook Sung Jae, Lee Pil Mo

3. Cheese in the Trap

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

Determined over-achiever Hong Seol resumes her college studies after a year long break brought on by her poor financial background. Her return proves to be anything but peaceful when she gets involved with her deceptively kind senior Yoo Jung, an intelligent and wealthy company heir with deep-seated trust issues. For the series, Joo Hyuk, steps into the role of Seol’s loyal friend, Kwon Eun-taek.

Also Starring: Kim Go Eun, Park Hae Jin, Lee Sung Kyung 

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4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Watch on: Viu, Netflix 

This coming-of-age series follows elite collegiate athletes as they chase after their dreams while experiencing life and love for the first time. Promising weightlifer Kim Bok-Joo, in particular, finds herself torn between her goals and her unexpectedly blossoming relationship with her childhood friend and swimmer Jung Joon-hyung as played by Joo Hyuk.

Also Starring: Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-yoon, Kyung Soo-jin

5. The Bride of Habaek

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

Taking on the titular character this time, Joo Hyuk plays Ha Baek, a narcissistic water god who comes down to Earth on a quest to find divine stones. He soon enlists the help of Yoon So Ah, a pragmatic neuropsychiatrist and descendant of a family destined to serve Ha Baek for generations. While in the midst of their team up, the great god finds himself falling for So Ah and competing against the CEO of a resort company for her attention.

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Also Starring: Shin Se Kyung, Im Joo Hwan, Krystal

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6. The Light in Your Eyes

Watch on: Viu, Netflix

When Kim Hye Ja stumbles upon a watch that lets her travel through time, she accidentally ends up turning into a 78-year old woman over night. Thus ensues her complicated love story with Lee Joon Ha, a young wannabe reporter who wastes away his own time and has decided to live lethargically instead.

Also Starring: Han Ji Min, Kim Hye Ja, Son Ho Jun

7. The School Nurse Files (September 25)

Watch on: Netflix

Nurse An Eun Yong is more than what she seems. Behind her mundane appearance is the special ability to see jelly-like monsters made from the residue of human desire. In order to eradicate these threatening figures and protect the students at her new school, she teams up with her fellow teacher, the handsome Hong In Pyo, portrayed by Joo Hyuk.

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Also Starring: Jung Yu Mi, Lee Joo Young, Park Se Jin

8. Start-Up (October)

Watch on: Netflix

Centered on four ambitious minds trying to make it big in the tech industry, Start-Up finds Joo Hyuk as 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 first love. Despite the misunderstanding, Do-san uses the opportunity work his way up the business ladder and, subsequently, into Dal-mi’s heart.

Also Starring: Bae Suzy, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na

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