Have you ever gone into a drama and instead of liking the main couple or lead actors, you instead fall in love with one of the supporting characters. Come on, admit it, it is impossible to not have those warm fuzzy feelings for some of the side characters. They might have only been on screen a small portion of the drama but your heart and soul are caught and you begin to wish that they were the leads. I personally am a total sucker for a good actor, especially when they are paired with a good character so here are my top characters that I wish would have their own dramas. Also I don't have plans for doing a breakout performance list for 2013, but if I did then most of these actors would be on it.
Jin Young as Gong Min Kyu - She is wow
Gon Min Kyu was a shining light in an otherwise dismal show. The only son to two big time celebrities with a sham marriage, he is hidden away in foreign schools because of his lack of grades (He has repeated his senior year multiple times since he keeps getting kicked out of schools) as well as being a reminder of their actual ages. He comes back to Korea unannounced and begins blackmailing his parents. You have to really appreciate a character who sees what he wants and lets nothing (not even a really messed up family get in your way). I really wish the whole show had been about his character since the rest was so messed up and a confusing jumble of plots and ideas. This drama had plot holes that you could drive a tank through but I stuck it out (only for 10 episodes thank goodness) for Jin Young's amazing performance. And since this is 100% for sure on my do not watch list I added this scene in. Getting into trouble at his school he gets sent to the counselor who happens to be his dream girl. Not letting a fact of age or decorum stop him he slides across the desk and starts making out with her. LOL Again I wish we could watch a whole drama just about him because that is one confident kid.
Yoon Hyun Min as Kim Hyun Soo- Heartless City
Shi Hyun and Hyun Soo - Epic Bromance MV (warning their are some spoilers but is a seriously awesome FMV)
Kim Yoo Jung as teen Baek Won in Gold Rainbow
Kim Yoo Mi as Lee Jin Sook in Heartless City
Kim Woo Bin as Choi Young Do in Heirs
Kim Woo Bin has been having an amazing year. Coming out of one of the best Bromances in the history of Bromances in School 2013, he was signed early as second lead in Heirs. I was initially sad since I had hope he was going to make that jump into leading man territory rather then do another supporting role but I am so happy he chose to do this character. Woo Bin plays Choi Young Do the heir to a hotel fortune and all around bad boy. Woo Bin stole the show from his costars (and keep in mind that his costar is Lee "the most perfect man" Min Ho.) and made me wish that he was the lead and going to get the girl. He is everything that you usually want in a leading kdrama character. Horrible parents, inner angst, and a slightly sadistic mean streak, he brings a huge edge to a show that would have been very vanilla without his charismatic and slightly scary character. I just want to know if it is to much to hope that we could see Young Do get his own romance in the future. I really want to see what kind of girl actually does claim him as her own and of course see him get his happily ever after. I guess I will just have to wait for him to make that ever important jump to leading man and, if I had to guess, I would say it is very soon given his newly increased popularity among viewers.
There are not really any spoilers since we know who gets the girl in the end of this drama. It is a Lee Min Ho drama after all but you can get a feel for his chemistry in both of these MV's.
And just as a special Bonus - Here is Woo Bin doing a cute wake up call in various personas.................. Why they had him do these I have no clue but I am glad they did because he is adorable and can wake me up anytime.
That concludes my list of favorite Secondary Characters. I hope that all of these actors can use this year as a means to jump into better roles in 2014 and I cant wait to see if my future predictions for their fame come true. Have a wonderful kdrama filled week and I hope you tune in later this week as I discuss the best and worst Comedies of 2013.