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K-Pop Idols in Viu K-Dramas: Part 1

Jul 19, 2022
by Gracey Maala

3 min read

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There’s no doubt that there are tons of multi-talented idols in South Korea. With years of training under their belt, they aren’t just good at singing, rapping, or dancing. Some of them are also pretty good actors, too! We dove into Viu’s entire library to come up with the ultimate list of your favorite male K-Pop Idols in K-Dramas! (If you’re looking for your female bias, check out Part 2 here!)

These oppas’ looks aren’t their only charm—their acting skills and voices are super, too!

Cha Eun-Woo

Cha Eun Woo

Courtesy of Viu

Stream: My ID is Gangnam Beauty, True Beauty

Cha Eun-woo has become a beloved Korean celebrity thanks to his massive talents across the world of K-Pop and K-Drama! This Korean cutie debuted as a member of the boy band Astro in 2016 and was cast in his first TV leading role in 2018’s romantic comedy series My ID is Gangnam Beauty.

Great news for Eun-woo’s Filipino fans! The 25-year-old is set to have 2022 Just One 10 Minute Starry Caravan fan meeting here in the Philippines on August 6. Indeed, a day to remember for Pinoy AROHAs!

As a bonus, you will also surely fall in love with him more when you watch A Date with Cha Eun Woo on Viu Premium.

Kang Chan-Hee (Chani)

CHANI OF SF9

From SF9’s Official Instagram

Stream: Miracle, Must You Go?, Sky Castle, Once Again, The Innocent Man

Kang Chan-hee, also known as Chani, is a singer and actor who first debuted as a child actor. His ticket to fame was starring in popular drama series, including top-rating dramas Queen Seondeok (2009) and The Innocent Man (2012). He then officially debuted as an idol in 2016 as a member of SF9. You can watch his ongoing drama on Viu Premium titled Miracle.

Park Hyung-Sik

Park Hyung Sik

Courtesy of Viu

Stream: Happiness, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, The Heirs

Park Hyung-sik is a member of the South Korean boyband ZE:A who continued to perform as a solo artist even after the group went inactive. He made his first cameos in K-Dramas as early as 2010, eventually landing supporting and main roles as the years went by. Today, he’s known to excel playing any character in any genre—whether he’s a clever detective, a charming CEO, or a king of the Silla Dynasty.

Do Kyung-Soo (D.O.)

DO

Courtesy of Viu

Stream: 100 Days My Prince, It's Alright, This is Love

Doh Kyung-soo, also known by his stage name D.O., is one of EXO’s talented members! Besides his group’s activities, D.O. has also starred in various TV dramas and movies—most notably in the lead role of the crown prince in 2018’s 100 Days My Prince, which earned him the Most Popular Actor at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards!

Yook Sung-jae

Yook Sung-Jae

Courtesy of Viu

Stream: Goblin, Who Are You – School 2015

BtoB (Born to Beat) member Yook Sung-Jae isn’t just a solid performer; he was born to act, too! Who could forget him as the cheeky Yoo Deok-hwa in Goblin?

Ok Taec-yeon

OK TAECYEON

Courtesy of Viu

Stream: The Game: Towards Zero, Secret Royal Inspector & Joy, Bring it on, Ghost, Dream High

Taec-yeon, a well-known member of 2PM, is renowned for his electrifying stage and TV performances! You probably fell in love with him as the tough yet sweet Jin Guk in Dream High many years ago. He also starred in a thriller K-Drama series, The Game: Towards Zero where he played the role of a prophet who can foresee anyone’s death just by looking into their eyes.

Kim Tae-hyung (V)

V

From V’s Official Instagram

Stream: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Global heartthrob V of BTS may have only had one role as an actor yet he definitely deserves to be on this list! In the historical drama series Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, V portrayed Suk han-sung where he expertly displayed all sides of the persona he played. He not only deftly handled the tragic past of his character, but also brought a lot of excitement and fun to the show with his passionate performance.

V on Hwarang

Courtesy of Viu

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Gracey Maala

Gracey is the lead content writer for Next Upgrade’s Technology and Gaming sections. She loves to explore and learn new stuff for work, while she enjoys telling stories, watching TV series, and bonding with her mom and dogs in her free time.

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