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Happy Park Bo Gum Day: From Reply 1988 to Encounter – here are the top Korean dramas of the worldwide fan favourite Hallyu star

Happy Park Bo Gum Day: On this, June 16, 2024, his 31st birthday, we present to you the list of the top-rated Korean dramas of all time.

New Delhi: Park Bo Gum has become an internationally renowned celebrity because of his critically acclaimed parts in Korean television dramas. In addition to his acting career, he has also achieved fame as a singer and model.

The acting award at the 16th Korea Assembly Grand Award ceremony and the Top Excellence Award at the 30th KBS Drama Awards are just a few of Bo Gum’s many accolades. He broke the record for youngest artist to win Gallup Korea’s Actor of the Year award in 2016.

On this, June 16, 2024, his 31st birthday, we present to you the list of the top-rated Korean dramas of all time.

1. Record of Youth (2020)

This drama follows young individuals striving for their dreams and love amidst a generation where dreams are a luxury. Sa Hye Joon, a smart and handsome model, aspires to become an actor but faces struggles in auditions. Ahn Jung Ha, a makeup artist, outwardly cheerful but inwardly lonely, finds solace in idol fandom. Their journey presents excitement and empathy as they pursue their aspirations in their ways.

2. Encounter (2018)

The drama explores a complex love story between Cha Soo Hyun, the daughter of a politician trapped in a predetermined life, and Kim Jin Hyuk, a simple and optimistic young man. Soo Hyun enters a loveless marriage for political gain but later divorces, seeking a new path. Her life changes when she meets Jin Hyuk, who enjoys life’s simple pleasures and works part-time jobs while searching for stability. Their unexpected encounter abroad sparks a transformative journey of love and self-discovery.

3. Love in the Moonlight (2016)

Hong Ra On has taken to counselling men on dating while disguised as a male to shield her family and herself from harm. She meets Crown Prince Hyo Myung because of a love letter she wrote for a customer. Both Ra On and Crown Prince Hyo Myung have no idea about each other. Shortly after Ra On is coerced into becoming a eunuch by loan sharks, he and the Crown Prince develop feelings for one another. Love blossoms between Ra On and the Crown Prince while he fights for his life in the palace and the Crown Prince follows his path to regalia.

4. Reply 1988 (2015)

Five childhood friends from Ssangmundong, Seoul, lean on each other through their challenging teen years to shape their futures. Sung Deok Sun, the middle child in a poor family, struggles academically. Kim Jung Hwan is singularly focused on soccer despite his family’s newfound wealth. Sung Sun Woo excels academically and is a dependable son. Ryu Dong Ryong is a knowledgeable geek but faces academic challenges. Choi Taek is a brilliant baduk player who opts for a professional career. Together, they navigate mischief and form lasting memories that shape their futures.

5. Hello Monster (2015)

Genius profiler Lee Hyun returns to Korea when a case triggers a lost memory. Meanwhile, Detective Cha Ji An, his team member, has been secretly investigating him. They both seek justice for Hyun’s murdered father and missing brother, linked to Lee Joon Young. Unaware they’re pawns in a dangerous game, they unravel dark truths closer and more twisted than imagined.