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Oppa In Focus: Ji Chang-wook's K-Drama Roles You'll Surely Love

Nov 03, 2022 by Gracey Maala

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AB_Oppa In Focus_ Ji Chang-wook's K-Drama Roles You'll Surely Love

If you're obsessed with K-Dramas, you probably have a long list of crushes– and the list wouldn't be complete without Ji Chang-wook. Since his debut in 2010, Chang-wook has unquestionably made our hearts flutter and amazed us with his acting prowess in a wide range of roles and genres.

This 2022, we witness Chang-wook's artistry again in his latest drama entitled If You Wish Upon Me (and you can stream on Viu Premium with PLDT Home), which has an inspiring story about granting people's wishes before their last breath. Chang-wook stars as Yoon Gyeo-re, a man pushed to his limits by a difficult life full of challenges. However, when he ends up volunteering at a hospice, he discovers that his life is changing unexpectedly while helping grant the patients' wishes.

Take a look at Chang-wook’s diverse lineup of dramas!


Fortunately, Viu Premium with PLDT Home has a massive library of K-Dramas, so you can binge-watch Chang-wook all you want! Of course, it's also up to you to keep an eye out for which of his roles you'd like to see.


If you love a charismatic action hero, watch:

Healer (2015)

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Nothing compares to Ji Chang-wook's action romances! He doesn't fail to deliver in the intense fighting scenes of his action dramas, including Healer. In this drama, he plays Seo Jung-hoo, an illegal "night messenger" who goes by the alias "Healer" and does whatever the client wants as long as they pay. However, when Healer meets the girl (Park Min-young) one of his clients asks him to find, his life begins to change. Stream Healer on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.


The K2 (2016)

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The K2 tells the story of a fugitive on the hunt for justice. Chang-wook’s character, Kim Je-ha (also known as K2), is a former soldier wrongfully accused of killing his girlfriend. He was eventually hired as a bodyguard by Choi Yoo-jin, the wife of presidential candidate Jang Se-joon. Meanwhile, Ko Anna (Yoona) is the reclusive illegitimate daughter of Se-joon, whom Je-ha must protect and ends up developing feelings for. Stream The K2 on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.


If you love a romantic and funny oppa, watch:

Love in Trouble / Suspicious Partner (2017)

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This K-Drama has brought more diverse shades of Chang-wook onto the screen as he acts in a sweet romantic comedy rather than being restricted to the action roles he is known for. Here, Chang-wook acts as a genius prosecutor named Noh Ji Wook, while his leading lady Nam Ji-hyun plays Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee. They work together on a mysterious case involving a sly psychopath murderer. Ji Chang-wook's keen and deep eyes, visuals, and acting skills make viewers unable to take their gaze away from him! Stream Love in Trouble / Suspicious Partner on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.



Melting Me Softly (2019)

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Melting Me Softly is a fantasy romantic comedy where our oppa also stars! It tells the story of Ma Dong-chan (Ji Chang-wook), a variety show producer, and Go Mi-ran (Won Jin-ah), a part-time employee, who participated in a project to be frozen for 24 hours. Nevertheless, they were frozen for 20 years instead due to a mysterious scheme. Chang-wook’s charm and loving gaze in this drama will surely melt viewers’ hearts! Stream Melting Me Softly on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.


Backstreet Rookie (2020)

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You’ll also love his role as a handsome but awkward convenience store owner in Backstreet Rookie! This romantic comedy is based on a popular webtoon and tells the unexpected love story of Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) and his unpredictable part-time employee Jung Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung). Stream Backstreet Rookie on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.


If you love a bold historical figure, watch:

Warrior Baek Dong Soo (2011)

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Warrior Baek Dong Soo is a fusion of historical and action series starring Ji Chang-wook in the title role. It follows the lives of the legendary warrior Dong-soo and those around him. His group works to protect the king from a mysterious organization of assassins who are after him. Stream Warrior Baek Dong Soo on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.


Empress Ki (2014)

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Perhaps you want an excellent sageuk! Empress Ki tells the story of Ki Sung-nyang (Ha Ji-won) who rises from nothing to marry Emperor Ta-hwan (Ji Chang-wook) and become Empress of the Yuan Empire. Chang-wook did an excellent job of portraying both the humorous and regal sides of his character as an emperor! Stream Empress Ki on Viu Premium with PLDT Home.



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