One of the patterns you notice in Korean dramas is that the male lead is usually arrogant and obnoxious yet super wealthy and handsome. What’s ironic here is that although their characteristics are very despicable, we still tend to fall in love with them. Anyway, I personally chose some leads who fit in this description of the typical ‘bad guy turned good’. Check them out below:
10. Lee Seunggi as Sun Woo Hwan in Shining Inheritance & as Cha Dae-woong in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.
In both of the dramas he starred, he was a spoiled young man who only cares about himself. Good thing, the girls appeared and he slowly changed for the better.
9. Park Si-Hoo as Seo In-woo in Prosecutor Princess
8. Lee Ji Hoon as Hwang Dong Gyu in Hello Miss
Rich - check! Handsome - check! but he has this hard-hearted personality that add to his “unbalanced” charm. Still, who doesn’t love him? On a side note, I love this drama. I want to watch it again and again.
7. Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Shin as in Princess Hours
He is an indifferent and insensitive crown prince of South Korea. Well, that was the case from the start of the series. However, just like any other “bad guy” he soon begins to open his heart and show
his warm side.
6. Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo in Playful Kiss
Though ‘Playful Kiss’ has just an ordinary Korean drama plot, I believe it has its own appeal to viewers. One of the reasons, people watched this drama is because of its main lead. Although Baek Seung Jo is that not super rich as compared to others on this list, he’s very intelligent and popular with the girls.
5. Rain as Lee Young-jae in Full House
How can I miss him? He’s one of the main leads we love! Yes, he seems to be an egotistical, stubborn and selfish person here, but deep inside he really cares for Han Ji-eun and his other friends.
4. Lee Dong Wook as Seol Gong Chan in My Girl
Though he’s very reserved at the start, you’ll slowly fall in love with him as the series progresses. He’s very sweet to Joo Yoo Rin that you wished you were her! I swear, I just love forever.
3. Jang Geun Seuk as Hwang Tae Kyung in You’re Beautiful
He’s a cool, wealthy and perfectionist leader of A.NJell. Even though he’s very cold and tough to others, he has this soft and hilarious side too!
2. Lee Minho as Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers
He’s tall, he’s gorgeous, he’s hot and there’s no doubt that he’s FILTHY RICH. One would already say that he is the definition of being ‘perfect’. The only thing is that he’s a bully and a very possessive lover. Regardless of how, he was still liked my many and was able to snatch Geum Jan Di’s heart and of course, ours too!
1. Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won in Secret Garden
This post would be nothing without him. Yes, it’s the conceited, self-centered, impudent yet very influential, rich and handsome Kim Joo Won! Although he’s very annoying and always belittles Gil Ra Im, he has this strong appeal and charisma that makes you forgive him and love him in the end. The infamous cappuccino kiss, sit-up scene… he’s very romantic that every girl would fall for him.
Are you drawn more towards the nice and caring type of guys or like the ones I have listed above? If you chose the latter, who’s your favorite ‘bad boy’ then?
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