Must-Watch Kim Ji-won K-Dramas
South Korean Actress and model Kim Ji-won earned a title as one of the top Hallyu stars. Ji-won’s status as a Hallyu star was established by the popularity of her Korean dramas across Asia.
Her appearances in the television series The Heirs, Descendants of the Sun, and Fight for My Way helped her become well-known. But before landing major television roles, Ji-won found success in the commercial world. She said that she also failed several auditions, like many struggling actors at the beginning of their careers, but she took those failures as lessons.
With her gained popularity in the Korean drama world, here are the K-Dramas you must watch starring Kim Ji-won as the female lead.
Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Kim Ji-won played First Lt. Yoon Myung Joo in the drama-action series Descendants of the Sun. She is an army doctor and the daughter of Lieutenant General Yoon, commander of the South Korean Special Forces Brigade. Her role is also Mo-yeon’s former rival from medical school.
The story revolves around a love story involving Korean Special Forces Captain Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong-ki) and Haesung Hospital surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye-kyo). In a nation racked by war, they face danger together.
Fight For My Way (2017)
The plot centers on ambitious underdogs who are working hard to succeed in a field for which they are underqualified. Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) who dreams to be an announcer, never gives up on achieving her dream.
Soon, the best friends Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) and Ae-ra will develop a long-lasting romance. Regardless of what others may think, they work together to find their own happy lives.
The drama became more famous because of the aegyo or cute poses that Kim Ji-won does in her role.
Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
In this series, the people of the ancient city of Arthdal struggle with power struggles while some find love along the way in the mythical land of Arth. To revive his tribe, Eun-seom (Song Joong-ki) endures hardships and discovers his true ancestry in the process.
Kim Ji-won’s role as Tanya in this series shared the same destiny as Eunseom at birth, the Wahan Tribe’s successor. After experiencing difficulties, she understood her mission. She aspires and lives a life of the highest honor.
Lovestruck in the City (2020)
This drama is an interview-style storyline where six people discuss their dating experiences. Lee Eun Oh / Yoon Sun Ah (Kim Ji-won) is a 29-year-old freelance marketer. Although she leads a typical life, she has a Yoon Seon-a alter ego.
In Yangyang Beach, she meets Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) using a false identity, and she ends up falling in love with him.
My Liberation Notes (2022)
Ji-won’s latest series, My Liberation Notes tackles the three siblings of the Yeom family and a mysterious outsider, Mr. Gu (Son Seok-koo) who seek freedom from their unfulfilling lives. She played Yeom Mi-jeong, the youngest among the three children. She works at a credit card company’s design division as a contractual worker.
This might be one of your comfort dramas because it presents a real-life situation and struggles. Especially the ones that wanted to go out of their comfort zone and be better.
Furthermore, the silence in this series is so comforting but the emotions are so strong. It shows more action scenes rather than dialogue. Moreover, the chemistry between Mi-jeong and Mr. Gu is undeniable.
Kim Ji-won proves that she is a great actress. She tried different roles that showcase her talent in acting. Starting from a supporting character and now, a Hallyu star.
Janelle is a full-time K-Pop fan but is also an active campus journalist since elementary. She loves to watch movies, but television series have a special place in her heart. She is also into romantic-comedy and the slice-of-life genres.