Some of them are Brilliant Legacy (2009), My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010), The King 2hearts (2012), Gu Family Book (2013), You’re All Surrounded (2014), A Korean Odyssey (2017-2018), and Vagabond (2019). In addition, Lee Seung-gi is also an active actor who has also appeared in several variety shows. Are you curious about the acting of Lee Seung-gi in K-Dramas? Let’s check out the more detailed information in the article below!
Lee Seung-gi reached the peak of his career and became famous as one of the actors with top acting skills when he made an appearance in Brilliant Legacy (Hangul: 찬란한 유산). This drama was produced by SBS and aired in 2009 for a total of 29 episodes. In this drama, Lee Seung-gi plays Hwan Sun-woo alongside several other popular and talented actors, such as Han Hyo-joo (played as Go Eun-sung), Yeon Joon-seok (played as Eun-woo), and Jang Sook-ja (played as Ban Hyo-jung). It originally happened when bad luck happened to Go Eun-sung where the bag she was carrying was exchanged when she got off the plane with Sun-woo’s bag. The character of Hwan Sun-woo is the grandson of the president director of the famous Jin-sung Beef Soup in Korea. Hwan Sun-woo has a bad attitude that is arrogant, immature, and arbitrary because he has a lot of money. Hwan Sun-woo played Go Eun-sung in various ways and she was forced to work as a waitress at a nightclub. In the drama Brilliant Legacy, you can watch a lot of plot twists because of the good story that has been done by Go Eun-sung when he becomes familiar with Hwan Sun-woo. One day, Go Eun-sung rescued a grandmother who was unconscious due to falling down the stairs. It turned out that the grandmother was the President Director of the Jin-sung food company, where in fact the grandmother was the grandmother of Hwan Sun-woo. The whole story and conflict began after the grandmother recovered her memory, and said that Go Eun-sung would be the heir to Jin-sung Food who was previously Hwan Sun-woo. The conflict became complicated because Go Eun-sung was hated by the Hwan family and also his own family. For those of you who haven’t watched Brilliant Legacy, this drama is one of the most legendary K-Dramas and has lots of stories that you can watch because, of course, the story of the drama itself is not boring. From the plot it is actually easy to guess, but the viewer is also still curious about the episode which continues to be a mystery. Every character in Brilliant Legacy also has strong and quite good chemistry. In this drama, too many things about family and viewers are also not too obvious by the sentences uttered by each role.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Lee Seung-gi also appeared as one of the roles in the drama My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, or also known as My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox (Hangul: 내 여자 친구 는 구미호). This drama was produced by SBS in 2010 for a total of 16 episodes. In this drama, Lee Seung-gi plays Cha Dae-woong and is also the opposite of a beautiful actress, Shin Min-ah (played as Gumiho). This drama is also a drama that has a very large audience and enthusiasts in its time because the story is quite unique. Cha Dae-woong is a spoiled student who dreams of wanting to become a famous action actor. His grandfather is a tycoon. He lives with his aunt (Cha Min Sook) and his grandfather (Cha Poong). His parents died when he was a child in an accident. As a student, Dae Wong had no interest in his studies, he only practiced and practiced acting in action at the practice building of his father Ban Sun Nyeo. Sun Nyeo is Dae-woong’s best friend who likes Dae Wong, unfortunately, Sun Nyeo’s love is unrequited. One day, Dae-woong went running and was taken by the monk to the inn. He lost his way and was around the lake and saw a small house with the traditional Korean format, a temple in which a fox painting was displayed. It is said that the fox is Gumiho (9-tailed fox) that was locked up by her grandmother into a painting. Dae-woong was surprised because he heard the voice of the woman in the temple and was threatened by her to draw 9 tails behind the fox in the painting, if he didn’t want it, his life would be threatened. After finishing drawing, lightning and rain occur. The fox in the painting then turns into a beautiful woman. The conflicts run even deeper when Gumiho is around Dae-woong and he is also sought by a stealth hunter named Park Dong-joo. However, Gumiho’s face is similar to Gil Dal, a female goblin who was loved by Park Dong-joo hundreds of years ago. Dae-woong starts to panic and begs Gumiho to disappear. Gumiho finally leaves taking the beads on Dae-woong’s body with a heavy heart. Gumiho really loves Dae-woong, because Dae-woong likes to help Gumiho if she gets into trouble while in the human world. You should watch this drama if you are curious about how Cha Dae-woong interacted with Gumiho and how he took care of that woman while in the human world and eventually falling in love with each other.
The King 2 Hearts
In 2012, Lee Seung-gi was again present in the K-Drama titled The King 2 Hearts (Hangul: 더킹 투 하츠). This drama was produced by MBC and on the air from March 21st to May 24th, 2012, for a total of 20 episodes. This drama has a genre of romance and action with lead roles Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won. The King 2 Hearts follows the story of a prince and an elite force instructor in North Korea. This drama tells the story of romance from two hostile countries, South Korea and North Korea. Lee Jae-ha (played by Lee Seung-gi) in The King 2 Hearts is a prince of the South Korean kingdom. His personality reflects royal customs. With smooth words and a handsome face, he is very interested in politics. Even though he looks perfect on the outside, Lee Jae-ha is very materialistic and only thinks of his own desires. With a fictional modern South Korean background in the form of a constitutional monarchy from the Joseon Dynasty (Chosun), it is said that Lee Jae-ha (Lee Seung-gi) is a young and handsome prince who is materialistic and doesn’t care about politics. Jae-ha tries to find a way so that he would not need to ascend to the throne to replace his brother, King Jae-kang (Lee Sung-min). Upset to see Jae-ha still acting immature, finally, King Jae-kang deceives him into joining the joint South Korean and North Korean military training in the hope of getting a lesson to take responsibility for his life. On the other hand, Captain Kim Hang-ah (played by Ha Ji-won) is a female officer of the North Korean special forces who is also the daughter of the Deputy Minister of the North Korean Unification Ministry. She is a tough young woman, but behind it actually Hang-ah is a shy woman who wants to get a life companion who can understand her. Although the meeting between Jae-ha and Hang-ah begins with a bad start, unexpectedly, they eventually make friends. Even Jae-ha falls in love with Hang-ah. Seeing a good opportunity to bring South and North Korea closer, King Jae-kang wishes to betroth his sister to Hang-ah. The North also accepts the king’s plan because they see a great opportunity to make Hang-ah a spy in the South Korean royal family. In order to be accepted into the South Korean royal family, Hang-ah tries hard to adapt to the royal traditions that are foreign to her. She tries to get Jae-ha’s family to accept her, especially the Queen Mother. When Jae-ha and Hang-ah are trying to bridge their differences, suddenly King Jae-kang and his wife are killed by a Club M plot led by Kim Bong-gu aka John Meyer (Yoon Je-moon) because peace between South Korea and North Korea could threaten the prospects for the weapons trading business. But actually, John Meyer has another motivation to kill King Jae-kang. Because the King has no children, Jae-ha finally ascends to the throne as the next king. Hang-ah decides to stay by Jae-ha’s side. And finally, Lee Jae-ha and Kim Hang-ah get married and get a son.