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  • Park Seo Joon (PSJ) is that Korean actor who can make everyone weak in the knees. The 31-year-old debuted in the entertainment industry in 2011, when he starred in Bang Yong Guk’s “I Remember” music video. From that moment, PSJ has been recognized not only for his versatile acting chops but also for his intense glare that can melt anyone watching him. And in case you’re wondering, he’s attracted to someone with pretty hands and a charming smile. BRB, putting on hand cream!

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    Throughout the years, Park Seo Joon has become the face of international brands, and is also the first Korean actor to receive a YouTube Gold Play Button for surpassing one million subscribers. This proved his immense popularity around the globe. But what earned him the title as the “Rom-com King” and made him a household name are the several K-dramas under his belt.

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    Below is a list of Park Seo Joon’s best K-dramas that you can watch:

    1. A Witch’s Romance (2014)

    Park Seo Joon first leading role was in A Witch's Romance in 2014. In this May-December affair, PSJ is the 25-year-old Yoon Dong Ha who runs a small business with his friend. After the death of his girlfriend, Dong Ha loses the motivation to continue living. When he meets the 39-year-old Ban Ji Yeon however, his life turns bright again as they find comfort in each other.

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    Uhm Jung Hwa plays the role of the"witch" in this series, who is obsessed with her job as a journalist. If you're up for some noona romance with a hint of drama, this show will bring you all the "feels."

    2. Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)

    This rom-com drama circles around Cha Do Hyun, a chaebol with a serious case of Dissociative Personality Disorder that threatens his life big-time. With seven personalities, Do Hyun consults a psychiatrist named Oh Ri Jin, who has a brother named Oh Ri On played by Park Seo Joon. Ri On, who's a mystery author, begins to inspect Do Hyun’s background and finds himself being friends with one of the lead’s personalities.

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    3. She Was Pretty (2015)

    What happens when you meet your childhood friend after many years and you realize he doesn't recognize you anymore? You're not as pretty as you used to be, and the chubby little boy from your memory is now a hot and very attractive man?

    In this rom-com, Park Seo Joon is Ji Sung Joon, a successful editor who returns to Seoul for a new career. He sees this as a chance to reconnect with his childhood friend and first love, but things don't exactly turn out that way. We swear, it's one of his best dramas! This is also where you can find our oppa singing his heart out to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” inside his car. I love you, baby!

    4. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior (2016)

    Park Seo Joon goes back in time as Sun Woo in Hwarang, who was born as part of the lowest in the pyramid of society. He eventually worked his way up, armed with revenge for his fallen best friend. Discover PSJ with a different look in this drama—complete with long hair and traditional Korean clothes.

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    Go AraPark Hyung SikBTS’ VSHINee’s, MinhoJo Yoon Woo, and Do Ji Han joins PSJ in this historical drama that will bring you to another world. Aside from the romance between Go Ara and PSJ's character, the bromance is really strong in this one — the actors are real-life friends, too! Seo Joon, Hyung Sik, and V form the Wooga Squad, along with Choi Woo Shik and Peakboy.

    5. Fight For My Way (2017)

    Watch Park Seo Joon in his cutest form while doing aegyo in Fight For My Way, based on the real-life story of celebrity couple Cho Sung Hoon and Yano Shiho (familiar? They are the parents of Sarang from The Return Of Superman!). Aside from PSJ being adorable here, you can learn a lot of lessons in this coming-of-age K-drama about revived hopes and dreams.

    Led by Kim Ji Won (who plays the role of PSJ's love interest ), Ahn Jae Hong, and Baek Seol Hee, Fight For My Way is one of the most talked-about K-dramas in 2017, and is a favorite among Park Seo Joon's fans for its super nakakakilig storyline that will make you squeal.

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    6. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)

    Not gonna lie — Park Seo Joon’s aura here as the arrogant Vice Chairman Lee Young Joon can get so annoying that but he is suuuuper hilarious! PSJ's partner in this K-drama is the charming Park Min Young, joined by Kang Ki Young, Lee Tae Hwan, 2PM's Chansung, Hwang Bo Ra, and Pyo Ye Jin.

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    The success of What's Wrong With Secretary Kim is evident until now and is still being searched online by netizens. Case in point: a steamy kissing scene between the lead characters gained 200 million YouTube views, and is now on its way to 300 million!

    7. Itaewon Class (2020)

    If you’ve seen a photo of Park Seo Joon sporting a chestnut hairstyle, it’s for his character in the K-drama Itaewon Class. PSJ brought out his A-game as the endearing, head-patting Park Saeroyi (aka our favorite "sajangnim") who never let anyone stop him from achieving his goals. 

    Itaewon Class brought us one of our favorite barkadas in the K-drama world — the DanBam squad. PSJ, Kim Da Mi, Kim Dong Hee, Lee Joo Young, and Chris Lyon's diverse characters in this show were truly remarkable and gives a new meaning to newfound friendships.

    Bonus: Dream High 2 (2012)

    Park Seo Joon as a K-pop idol? Yes please! The star-studded Dream High 2 (Kang So Ra, Park Ji Yeon, JB, and Jin Woon, plus a loooot of other special guest appearances) is where you can see PSJ dancing and singing, just in case you want to see his other skills. We love a multi-talented actor!

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    This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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