Who I crushed on in 2017. Who made you swoon?
Guk Doo ya…we fell in love with his dark and brooding Bok Dong way back when on Angry Mom, the lovelorn prince on Scarlet Heart, and that earnest meathead on Page Turner. Ji Soo continued to break hearts as the second lead (sigh) on Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
Jang Ki Yong
Full disclosure: pretty sure most of Jang Ki Yong’s draw is because he looks so…tall. Throw him in a uniform and GAME. OVER. The very tall and very handsome actor popped up in Go Back Couple, crushing on Jang Na Ra’s character something fierce.
Park Seo Joon
PSJ had a good year, that 2017. There was feature film Midnight Runners, co-starring Kang Ha Neul, there was Fight My Way, with solid chemistry between him and co-star Kim Ji Won. (And there was that time he took off his shirt.) And yes, there was that Hwarang which people seem to want to forget. You can catch him these days on Youn’s Kitchen Season 2 – hellloooo PSJ speaking to me in Spanish. Swoon.
Woo Do Hwan
If anything, 2017 was the year of Woo Do Hwan. He was the bona fide breakout star of Save Me, with an enviable onscreen presence and charisma to match. He then took on an even bigger role in Mad Dog opposite Yoo Ji Tae (for which he snagged a 2017 KBS Best New Actor Award).
Yang Se Jong
As a relative newcomer to our kdrama screens (and hearts, heh), Yang Se Jong took on his first leading role in 2017, opposite Seo Hyun Jin (Let’s Eat 2, Another Oh Hae Young) in Temperature Of Love. Although its strong start and notable kiss scene couldn’t save the show from its later lukewarm tension and dragging storylines, the thesp held his own as headstrong, naive-in-love chef.