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8 Park Bo Gum Dramas and Movies That You Need to Watch Right Now

Here's what to watch while we patiently wait for his return from the military.
8 Park Bo Gum Dramas and Movies That You Need to Watch Right Now
IMAGE Encounter/TVN, Record of Youth/Netflix
Here's what to watch while we patiently wait for his return from the military.

If you’re an avid fan of Park Bo Gum, then you probably know by now that he’s currently away to serve his mandatory hours in the military. That said, if you’re missing the handsome and talented actor a little extra at the moment, fret not because he’s left us with an impressive repertoire of shows to remember him by while we wait for his eventual return.

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Below, check out all the Park Bo Gum movies and TV shows you need to watch!

1. Naeil's Cantabile (2014)

Watch on: Viu

Cha Yoo Jin, a university piano major, thrives with his good looks, God-given music talent, and successful pianist father. The only catch? He’s unable to ride planes or boats due to a past trauma, thus keeping him from his dreams of becoming a world renowned conductor. Challenging the perfectionist in him is Seol Nae Il, a free-spirited piano prodigy who skirts through life with her natural genius and her unfettered personality. With a slew of differences stacked against them, will the two ever manage to get along? You’ll just have to watch and find out. Meanwhile, make sure you look out for Bo Gum who plays a supporting character named Lee Yoon Hoo on the show.

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Also starring: Joo Won, Shim Eun Kyung, Go Kyung Pyo

2. Coin Locker Girl (2015)

A new born girl is found abandoned in a coin locker in Seoul in 1996. Years later, she’s adopted by the ruthless leader of a loan shark group and organ trafficking crime ring. Named by her adoptive mother as Ma Il-young, the young girl is soon trained to do the group’s bidding, but quickly runs into her own complications when she’s asked to collect debt from a brave but kind boy named Suk-hyun, as played by Bo Gum. Thanks to his performance on the film, Bo Gum was nominated for the Best New Actor category in the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards.

Also starring: Kim Go Eun, Kim Hye Soo, Um Tae Goo

3. Hello Monster (2015)

Lee Hyun, a genius criminal profiler who’s recently returned to Korea, and Cha Ji-an the curious detective secretly investigating him, are unknowingly deceived into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as they both seek to unravel the other’s secrets. Bo Gum portrays Lee Min in the series, Lee Hyun’s childhood friend and confidante. 

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Also starring: Seo In Guk, Jang Na Ra, Choi Won Young

4. Reply 1988 (2016)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Set in 1988, five childhood friends living in the same neighbourhood in Seoul help and support each other to survive the trials and tribulations of their teenage years as they prepare for the future. For his part, Bo Gum plays Choi Taek, a quiet kid who struggles with his daily tasks but nevertheless stands out for being a genius Baduk player.

Also Starring: Lee Hyeri, Go Kyung Pyo, Ryu Jun Yeol

5. Love in the Moonlight (2016)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Hong Ra On sets out to counsel her kingdom's men on dating while disguised as a man. In a twist of fate, a love letter she writes for a client leads her to meet Crown Prince Hyo Myeong. Both unaware of each other's status—that Ra On is actually a woman, and Hyo Myeong is of nobility—the prince takes great interest in Ra On, leading his political eunuchs to attempt to get her onboard as a eunuch herself.

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Also starring: Starring: Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Jin Young

6. Encounter (2018)

Watch on: Viu

Encounter follows Kim Jin-hyeok, a young part-time worker out to find a permanent job. As he nears turning 20, he takes an impromptu trip to Cuba where he has a brief encounter with hotel CEO Cha Soo-hyun. Fate brings them together once again when Jin-hyeok is hired as an employee for the latter’s hotel upon his return to Korea, signaling the spark of their love affair.

Also starring: Song Hye Kyo, Jang Seung Jo

7. Itaewon Class (2019)

Watch on: Netflix

Itaewon Class follows the calm but driven Park Saeroyi. The series starts off with the tragic death of Saeroyi's loving father whose case is never properly solved after Jang Dae-hee, the CEO of the multi-million food business Jangga Co., intervenes to keep his own son from being convicted. Saeroyi exacts revenge through his own violent means, and ends up in prison soon after. Years later, he's released from his sentence and vows to establish the best pub in Itaewon if only to best Jangga Co. and take Jang Da Hee down a peg. Bo Gum makes a brief but swoon-worthy cameo at the end of the series. It may not be much, but we promise it will make your heart flutter. Also, the show itself is worth the watch.

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Also starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Kwon Nara

8. Record of Youth (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

Two childhood friends turned models attempt to branch out into acting and soon cross paths with a budding makeup artist. In a world where dreams are a luxury not everyone can afford, the trio pushes through with their pursuits, backed by sheer talent and passion to get them through.

Also starring: Park So Dam, Byeon Woo Seok

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