It’s been four years since Kim Woo Bin took a very much-needed hiatus from the entertainment industry. Although it has been a while, we are glad that he is healthy and happy again. Fans have been able to get glimpses of Kim Woo Bin recently through his modeling gigs as well as through variety show appearances, but he is returning to the small screen in the highly-anticipated series “Our Blues.” It’s safe to say that Kim Woo Bin is back and ready to win our hearts. If you haven’t had the chance to take a glance at his other projects, here are a few that are definitely worth checking out.
1. “School 2013”
Go Nam Soon (Lee Jong Suk) and Park Heung Soo (Kim Woo Bin) are two teenage boys who have to go through the wrath of high school drama. They deal with the stress of having to get good grades, bullying, maintaining a good reputation, and the peer pressures of falling into the bad crowd. Nam Soon is elected class president but finds himself dealing with a lot of stress from particular students in the school.
“School 2013” is the first of the rebooted school series (fifth overall), and those who watched this particular one at the time became huge fans of the cast. It was the series that kickstarted Kim Woo Bin’s rise to fame as people couldn’t get over his bad boy image and charismatic aura. The series touches on some very real and serious issues that go on within the walls of schools in South Korea, which makes it not only an important watch but an informative one. The added bonus is that you’ll surely enjoy the bromantic journey of emotions that the two male leads go on.
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2. “Friend 2”
“Friend 2” stars Yoo Oh Sung, who also starred in the first “Friend” movie, and Kim Woo Bin. Yoo Oh Sung plays Joon Suk, who is released from prison and is trying to get back the gang that he led before. He takes Choi Sung Hoon (Kim Woo Bin) under his wing to help him regain this lost power. The two work together to try and achieve Joon Suk’s mission, but Sung Hoon soon discovers a truth that could get in the way of their relationship.
“Friend” is considered to be one of the classics of Korean cinema, which is why there was so much anticipation leading up to the release of “Friend 2.” Kim Woo Bin suited this role perfectly and was able to deliver exactly what fans were expecting when it was announced he would take on this role. There is something about seeing Kim Woo Bin in a suit, brooding, and looking tough that really makes you swoon. He really oozes charisma in this particular role, which is a huge statement considering his co-star is veteran actor Yoo Oh Sung. It’s a definite must-watch for all Kim Woo Bin fans!
“Heirs” is a K-drama that stars Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye as two star-crossed high school lovers. The drama was written by Kim Eun Sook, who has written some blockbuster scripts. And when you have an all-star extended cast which includes Krystal, CNBLUE’s Kang Min Hyuk, Kang Ha Neul, Park Hyung Sik, Kim Ji Won, and of course, Kim Woo Bin, you really can’t complain!
Kim Woo Bin has come a long way since being the second lead in “Heirs.” If the cast isn’t reason enough to watch this series, then knowing that Kim Woo Bin is a swoon-worthy second lead should persuade you enough. Seeing how much he falls in love with Park Shin Hye’s character, going from a hard-headed bad boy to being completely lovestruck, will strike a chord with all romanticists. For this reason, Kim Woo Bin garnered many fans for this role worldwide!
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“Twenty” is a coming-of-age movie that anyone can really relate to. It stars Kim Woo Bin, Lee Junho, and Kang Ha Neul as three best friends who are just trying to get by in life. All three of the characters have very different personalities but are at similar points in their lives where they are just trying to figure out what to do next.
This movie features three very handsome actors who have effortless chemistry. You can tell that they had the grandest of times while filming this movie, and it was also revealed that they remained friends after the project. The bromance between these three as they go through the stages of life, figuring out what their dreams are, is relatable to anyone.
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5. “Uncontrollably Fond”
Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) is a famous actor who fatefully meets No Eul (Suzy), a videographer for documentaries. She is put in charge to document Joon Young, but the two have some history. They had met in high school, and after a lot of miscommunication and missed opportunities, the two went separate ways without ever knowing the truth of each other’s feelings. No Eul has no intention of reigniting any feelings for Joon Young, but Joon Young seems to think otherwise. He’s determined to keep her close.
A complete tearjerker, “Uncontrollably Fond” is not for the faint of heart. Kim Woo Bin and Suzy’s chemistry in this series was notably unforgettable as viewers were taken on an emotional rollercoaster of the two lovebirds going from being each other’s first love to last love. The production value, OST, set design, and acting were all perfectly meddled together to make this heart-wrenching but beautiful melodrama.
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6. “The Technicians”
“The Technicians” stars Kim Woo Bin as Lee Ji Hyuk, a con artist who partners with Park Jong Bae (Lee Hyun Woo), an elite hacker, and Kim Goo In (Go Chang Suk). The three work together to try and steal some valuable diamonds from a jewelry store.
This high-paced, edge-of-your-seat movie has got all the action genre elements that will keep you completely engaged from beginning to end. The highlight is seeing the adorable chemistry between Lee Hyun Woo and Kim Woo Bin. Their banter and joking with each other provides some feel-good emotions, which balances well with the action. There are also some twists that you wouldn’t expect, which keeps you on your toes. It’s a thoroughly entertaining watch all around!
Kim Jae Myung (Kang Dong Won) is the leader of the crime investigation team. He is investigating President Jin (Lee Byung Hun), who is the president of Won Network, which covers all of Korea. President Jin is under suspicion for fraud. Park Jang Goon (Kim Woo Bin) is Won Network’s section chief.
This epic movie is chock full of Korea’s A-List actors. With Kang Dong Won, Lee Byung Hun, and Kim Woo Bin, “Master” is a movie that will not disappoint. The mystery and suspense of the storyline is very satisfying, and you see a very mature side of Kim Woo Bin’s acting, which many may not have been used to seeing before. He is too charismatic for words in this role!
Bonus: “Unexpected Business 2”
Kim Woo Bin’s return to television after his hiatus came when he was asked by good friends Jo In Sung and Cha Tae Hyun to join them in the second season of “Unexpected Business.” The premise of the show is that they have to run a grocery store for a week. Along with Kim Woo Bin, there was also Lee Kwang Soo and Im Ju Hwan, who all worked very hard in trying to keep the business afloat. It was a delight seeing Kim Woo Bin in a more casual and comfortable light, and viewers were also able to see how close the group of friends are.
Hey Soompiers, are you excited for Kim Woo Bin’s comeback? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “Pachinko” and “Soundtrack #1”
All-time favorite drama: “Secret Garden” and “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin’s return to the small screen
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