Chogiwa – December is about to end and 2022 is shortly coming. What is your favorite Korean actor in 2021? There are so many options with so many great dramas during 2021. However, there is one name of actor who is not much mentioned, he is Ahn Hyo Seop. Below are some Ahn Hyo Seop’s dramas you should watch.
Ahn Hyo Seop’s Dramas You Should Watch
#1 Lovers of the Red Sky (2021)
Lovers of the Red Sky is one of the high rating dramas in 2021 you should watch. Starring Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim You Jung. It is actually the very first historical drama of Ahn Hyo Seop and he slayed the character as Ha Ram. Ha Ram is an officer who works in the palace who in charge of astronomy, geography, meteorology and art of divination. Despite his blind red eyes, his characteristic is described as handsome gentleman and well-known as the officer who is really close to the king.
However, he also has double identity as Ilwolseong; a mysterious character who responsible to the intrigue happens in the palace. It is one of his ways to prepare his revenge to the royal family who responsible to the death of his parents. In the process, he met his childhood crush Hong Cheon Gi (Kim You Jung); a blind girl he met from 19 years ago who is not blind anymore. She is a beautiful girl with bright personality with painting as her passion. A cruel destiny tight them together.
This drama is not only great in the plot but also has great list of original soundtrack. Some names involved for the OST such as EXO’s Baekhyun, Mamamoo’ Solar, Ailee and Punch.
#2 Dr. Romantic 2 (2020)
Continuing the success of Dr. Romantic in 2016, this time Kim Sabu (Han Suk Kyu) is back with new line of genius but troublemaker doctors. First, there is Ahn Hyo Seop as Seo Woo Jin, a general surgeon with excellent skill of surgery but dark past. Then, there is also Lee Sung Kyung as Cha Eun Jae; a heart surgeon who is well-known to be smart doctor but has psychological issue when she enters surgery room. She usually faints or vomits during surgery, and lose her credibility as a surgeon among her fellow doctors.
Initially, she was forced to join Kim Sabu in Doldam Hospital but in the end, she decides to never leave the hospital. Aside from the two main leads, there are more doctors and nurses with unique background such as orthopedic doctor who happens to be the son of famous gangster. Genius and ambitions doctor like Park Min Guk who initially hates Kim Sabu but then also join the line in the end as part of the climax of the drama.
From this drama, Ahn Hyo Seop won several awards such as Best Actor Award in Asia Artist Award and Best New Actor – Television in 2020’s Baeksang Arts Award.
Just like “Lovers of the Red Sky” this drama also has great lines of soundtracks. EXO’s Baekhyun lend his angelic voice in “My Love”, EXO’s Chanyeol and Punch once again have their collaboration in “Go Away Go Away” for this drama after their greatest collaboration with “Stay with Me” in “Goblin” back in 2016. Gummy, Heize, Mamamoo also in the lineup.
#3 Abyss (2019)
Abyss is one of Ahn Hyo Seop’s dramas you should watch. The unique plot is one of the reasons why this drama is highly recommended. The other reasons are because this drama is packed with some great actors and actress such as Park Bo Young, Kwon Soo Hyun and Han So Hee. Even Jung So Min and Seo In Guk made their cameo appearance in this drama as aliens.
In this drama, Ahn Hyo Seop took the role of Cha Min. Before death, Cha Min is played by actor An Se Ha. He is smart and so kind-hearted but not attractive in appearance. Due to mysterious bead Abyss, he comes back to life with a new and way handsome appearance (played by Ahn Hyo Seop). While character of Park Bo Young is the vice versa. Before death she is well-known as beautiful prosecutor (played by Kim Sa Rang). When she comes back to life, she has common appearance.
#4 Still 17 (2018)
Ahn Hyo Seop never play low rating drama is probably kind of true. “Still 17” is a drama starring actress Shin Hye Sun and actor Yang Se Jong, Ahn Hyo Seop as Yoo Chan is probably only a second lead but due to this character he won Best New Actor in SBS Drama Award. This drama received high rating since the first episode and the last episode hit the first highest rating of drama on that day.
This drama tells a story of Woo Seo Ri (Shin Hye Sun) who fell into a coma when she was 17 years old due to bus accident. 13 years later, she wakes up just to find out that she’s already 30 years old. However, her mental state is still 17 years old. Yang Se Jong as Gong Woo Jin also in the bus during the accident, that accident cause him a major trauma. He changed to different person and even accused as weird due to his habit of using tape to measure for his set design miniatures at any given moment.
While Ahn Hyo Seop took the role of Yoo Chan. Yoo Chan is Woo Jin’s nephew who is described as a young man with bright personality. He is an easy going person who directly fall in love to Seo Ri. The love triangle is not that simple but tangled to their tragic past.
#5 My Father Is Strange (2017)
In 2017, My Father Is Strange is a TV series which gained a huge popularity since the very first episode. This drama received the first highest rating since the very first episode up to the last 52nd episode. This drama tells a story about Byun Han Su (Kim Yeong Cheol) and his family. A family consist of a wife (Kim Hae Sook), one son (Min Jin Woong) and three daughters (Lee Yu Ri, Jung So Min and Ryu Hwa Young). One day, a famous actor Ahn Joong Hee (Lee Joon) came to the family. He said that he is also the son of Byun Han Su). His present caused the trouble to the stable and happy family.
In this drama, Ahn Hyo Seop took the supporting role as Park Chul Soo. He is a former soccer player who dates Ra Young, the younger daughter of Byun Han Su. Park Chul Soo is actually the son of rich family. Chul Soo ran away from his father to pursue his dream as a soccer coach and refused to work at the family business. However, with Ra Young’s help, both of them could find their dreams together and fully supported by his father.
My Father Is Strange is totally one of the highly recommended of Ahn Hyo Seop’s dramas you should watch.
Ahn Hyo Seop’s Drama in 2022 “The Office Blind Date”
Ahn Hyo Seop is probably a kind of actor who prefer to focus on one project per year. It is also probably why his name is not much mentioned. However, from his previous dramas, he only chose drama with high rating with great actress as the lead female role. Names like Kim You Jung, Lee Sung Kyung and Park Bo Young. Though in “Still 17” and “My Father Is Strange” he wasn’t the main lead role but still those dramas hit high rating. He acted along great actors and actress such as Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong from “Still 17” and Lee Joon and Jung So Min in “My Father Is Strange”.
In 2022, there is one Ahn Hyo Seop’s dramas you should watch; it is “The Office Blind Date”. This drama is the adaption of famous web-novel entitled “Sanae Matsun” written by Hae Hwa. Ahn Hyo Seop will take the role of Kang Tae Mu; a CEO of a company that founded by his grandfather. In this drama he will act along Kim Se Jeong, who once succeeded with “The Uncanny Encounter” and “Scholl 2017”. His character is described as a workaholic who doesn’t really care about who is going to be his spouse.
One day he was set up by his grandfather to attend a blind date. Due to being annoyed by the blind date, then he decides to marry whoever his grandfather set him up on the next blind date. It happens to be Shin Na Ri (Kim Se Jeong) who attend the blind date as the replacement of her chaebol friend who paid Na Ri to take her place.
Well, who is excited for “The Office Blind Date”? Before 2022, perhaps the list of Ahn Hyo Seop’s dramas you should watch could help you enjoying the last days in 2021. All of his dramas are worth watching. Happy almost new year!