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10 K-Dramas to Watch if You're a Fan of Yeo Jin Goo

He gracefully transitioned from a child actor to a fine leading man.
10 K-Dramas to Watch if You're a Fan of Yeo Jin Goo
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He gracefully transitioned from a child actor to a fine leading man.

Korean actor Yeo Jin Goo has been in the business since he was eight years old. From portraying the younger versions of our favorite K-drama heroes to winning over our hearts as a clean-cut manager in Hotel del Luna, Jin Goo has clearly managed to gracefully ease his way out of his child actor image to establish himself as one of the industry’s most sought-after leading men. Want to see exactly what we mean for yourself? Scroll ahead for a curated list of some of Jin Goo’s best television work over the years.

10 K-Dramas Starring Yeo Jin Goo:

1. Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Heo Yeon-woo, the daughter of a high ranking official during the Joseon period, meets and falls in love with Crown Prince Lee Hwon. Before the two can tie the knot, tragedy strikes after Yeon-woo dies from an unknown sickness. She's seemingly revived eight years later as a shaman named Wol. Upon catching a glimpse of Wol, Prince Lee Hwon, still heartbroken over Yeon-woo's passing, begins to investigate the circumstances behind her death. Jin Goo portrays the younger version of Lee Hwon as played by Kim Soo Hyun.

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Also starring: Han Ga In, Kim Soo Hyun, Jung Il Woo

2. Orange Marmalade (2015)

Watch on: Viu

In a world where humans and vampires coexist, Baek Ma-ri, a teenage vampire, is determined to lie low to avoid the prejudice her kind is constantly facing. However, her plan is upended when she develops feelings for the popular boy in her high school, Jung Jae-min (Jin Goo).

Also starring: Kim Seol Hyun, Lee Jong Hyun, Gil Eun Hye

3. The Royal Gambler (2016)

Watch on: Viu

A clever nobleman with motives to control Joseon orchestrates the meeting of two princes who both have a claim to the throne. Where one is unaware of his royal blood, the other, played by Jin Goo, struggles to act on his own under the watchful eye of his half brother.

Also starring: Jang Geun Suk, Jun Jwang Ryul, Choi Min Soo

4. Circle (2017)

At 11 years old, twins Kim Woo-jin and Kim Bum-gyun witness the arrival of a female alien on Earth, whom they soon decide to call Byul. Intrigued by the otherworldly being, their father takes Byul with him to study her in a secret location, never to return again. 10 years later, Woo-jin bumps into a girl who looks exactly like Byul, and they partner up to investigate a series of suicides in their university.

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Also starring: Kim Kang Woo, Ahn Woo Yeon, Gong Seung Yeon

5. Reunited Worlds (2017)

Watch on: Viu

When 19-year-old Sung Hae-sung dies from an accident, he’s puzzled to wake up 12 years later not having aged a day. His former girlfriend, Jung Jong-won, now 31 years old, helps him makes sense of the miracle while uncovering the truth behind his death.

Also starring: Lee Yeon Hee, Ahn Jae Hyun, Han So Hee

6. The Crowned Clown (2019)

Watch on: Netflix, iQiyi, Viu

To protect their king during a state of social unrest, the Joseon empire asks Ha Sun, a clown and the king's lookalike, to take his place in the palace. Anxious about being found out, Ha Sun struggles with his new role, especially when he finds himself falling for the beautiful Queen Yoo So-Woon.

Also starring: Kim Sang Kyung, Lee Se Young

7. My Absolute Boyfriend (2019)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Eom Da-da is left heartbroken when she breaks up with her boyfriend of seven years. Luckily, things start to look up when she comes across Young Goo, a humanoid programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. Their blossoming relationship hits a snag when Da-da’s ex, Ma Wang-joon, suddenly decides that he wants to win her back.

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Also starring: Bang Min Ah, Hong Jung Hyun

8. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu, iQiyi

Located in downtown Seoul, Hotel del Luna has existed for several millennia catering to lost souls. Its CEO, Jang Man-wol, is cursed to run the establishment for all of eternity as punishment for a sin she can't remember. The only way to free herself from her penance is for her to let go of her past. Jin Goo plays Gu Chan-sung in the drama, a Harvard graduate who’s forced to work for Man-wol to fulfill an agreement his father made with her years ago.

Also starring: IU, Lee Do Hyun 

9. Beyond Evil (2021)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

When a serial killer takes the lives of several women in the quiet town of Manyang, the gruesome crime particularly ruins the life of Lee Dong-sik, an accomplished detective who’s accused of the heinous murders after his popular twin sister goes missing. Though eventually deemed innocent, the rumors continue to follow Dong-sik 20 years later as the people of Manyang still suspect him. Now demoted to perform menial tasks, he teams up with Han Joo-won (Jin Goo), a younger elite detective, when a new batch of murders start again.

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Also starring: Shin Ha Kyun, Choi Sung Eun

10. Link: Eat, Kill, Love (2022)

Jin Goo plays Eun Gye-hoon in the series, a chef who's linked to his twin sister. They can feel each other’s emotions no matter how far apart they are—but this was all before his sister disappeared almost 20 years ago. When Gye-hoon puts up a restaurant in the same place where his twin went missing, he starts to share the same feelings as a new jobseeker in town named Noh Da-hyun.

Also starring: Moon Ga Young, Lee Bom Sori, Song Deok Ho

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