Friday, December 20, 2013
Standout Actresses of 2013
So I will admit that I am kind of tough on my requirements for Korean Actresses. Nothing annoys me more then seeing a girl get a role just because she is pretty (often with obvious plastic surgery so she will fit that pretty ideal) and stare blankly at the camera through the whole drama. If you don't understand what I am talking about try watching the leads in Basketball and Who Are You. So to earn a spot on my favorites list you have to actually be able to act. And sometimes that is a skill that is hard to find amid all the idol turn actors and traditional leading ladies. But I whittled down my list from the 50 or so shows that I watched from this year and these are my top 5! If you think I have missed any or are way off on any of my choices feel free to comment:)
Best Female Villain
Seo Woo - King's Daughter Soo Baek Hyang
Lee Bo Young - My Daughter Seo Young & I Hear Your Voice
Ha Yeon Soo - Monstar & Potato Star 2013QR3
Monstars, Ha Yeon Soo became the new up and coming "it" girl of 2013. Fresh faced and multi talented she was instantly offered various CV's and booked for photo shoots. And then she followed up her Freshman role by snagging the female lead in Potato Star opposite Yeo Jin Goo. I for one am very happy that she is picking smart characters from the start and avoiding anything flashy and poorly written. I am excited to see her transition to more popular roles in the future but for now I am enjoying her quirky characters that just make me smile.
Hwang Jung Eum - Incarnation of Money & Secret Love
My Girl Bias
Jun Ji Hyun - My Love from The Stars & The Thieves
This concludes my favorite actress list. I thought of doing my least favorite as well but it was so long that it would be hard to pick one lackluster actress over another so I decided to stay with the positive and just hope that these actresses also do some good dramas in the coming year.
Have a great weekend!