The drama with a production cost of nearly tens of billions of won, Jirisan , was one of the most talked about Korean dramas for three weeks in a row, according to Soompi. Jirisan, which premiered in October 2021 yesterday on the IQiyi streaming platform , is the most eagerly awaited by fans because it is Jun Ji Hyun’s comeback drama .
Since starting her career in 1998, the actress known as Gianna Jun has started starring in many Korean films and dramas. His popularity in the entertainment world has brought him to be lined up as a top Hallyu star . Thus, the 1981-born actress occupies the top position as the South Korean celebrity with the highest income this year.
Here are 4 recommendations for the best Korean drama Jun Ji Hyun selected by Popbela that can accompany the weekend, while waiting for the next episode of Jirisan which will air soon.
1. Happy Together (1999)
Before his name became known to the public, he starred in the Korean drama Happy Together , with Squid Game actor Lee Byung Hun and Dinner Mate actor Song Seung Heon.
This drama tells the story of love, conflict and reunion, between five siblings who have been separated since their parents died. The story centers on Seo Tae Pong (Lee Byung Hun) who is sad to be separated from his brother after the death of his biological mother.
In the midst of his busy life as an athlete, he hopes that one day he can reunite with his siblings. So he started looking for ways to do it. Without realizing it, one day he meets his younger brother, Seo Yoon Joo (Jun Ji Hyun), who doesn’t recognize his own brother.
2. My Love from the Star (2013)
The popularity of Drama My Love From The Star also brought Jun Ji Hyun to win the Daesang award (or ” Grand Prize “) at the 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards . The overwhelming support for this nationally high-profile drama made it the most adapted drama in all of Asia.
He acted in this drama with Kim Soo Hyun as the main star, who was currently on the rise in the entertainment world. My Love From The Star tells the story of the journey of a 500-year-old alien trapped on earth named Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun).
As an alien, he has difficulty adjusting to the modern era. However, his perspective on modern life begins to change when he meets and falls in love with the beautiful actress Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun).
Jun Ji Hyun, who had taken time off for several years after starring in My Love From The Star , then made a comeback on the small screen through The Legend of The Blue Sea in 2016. This drama is also one of the most anticipated because it was acted by two top stars, namely Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho as the main characters.
Jun Ji Hyun in this drama plays the role of a mermaid who falls in love with a con artist, Heo Hoon-jae (Lee Min-ho), when she accidentally enters his hotel room. He tries to adapt to life on earth with humans when haunted by their past.
4. Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Kingdom, Netflix’s first original Korean series to receive positive reviews, also prompted a special episode through Kingdom: Ashin of the North , which follows the origin story of a new mysterious character, Ashin, played by Jun Ji Hyun. Ashin’s background relates to the origin of the resurrection plant that brings people back from the dead. Ashin’s identity and the character he plays in the Kingdom series , will also be explored through this ” sidequel “.
As a fan of the Kingdom series itself, Jun Ji Hyun also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the popular series. That opportunity became an opportunity for her to show another side as an actress.
Those are the 4 recommendations for the best Korean drama Jun Ji Hyun, Popbela’s choice, that can accompany the weekend. Which one are you interested in watching first, Bela?