Kim Myung Soo, also known as L, is one of the most sought-after leading men in the K-drama world right now. As a member of the popular boy-group Infinite that debuted back in 2010, L’s decade long experience in the industry, he will surely make your hearts go uwu with his singing, dancing, and now his undeniable acting skills. This 27-year old was in some of the highest-rating K-dramas of his generation. Here are some of the top favorites Kim Myung Soo dramas:
5. My Lovely Girl (2014)
Kim Myung Soo starred in this drama together with two of the biggest KPOP stars, Rain & Krystal of f(x). This was one of his first main roles. His character’s name is Shi-woo, who is also an idol and a member of Infinite Power (It’s funny that his actual group is also called Infinite). He was a bad boy who just fell in love and we all know how bad boys fall in love – they fall in love really hard (at least on-screen). He delivered some of the most iconic lines from the drama that will make you root for him despite his bad boy aura. This may not be a fan-favorite out of all his works, but overall, the second-lead syndrome hits him hard in this drama, giving him a bitter-sweet ending.
4. One More Time (2016)
Here’s another L-as-a-singer-drama but this time as a struggling indie artist named Yoo Tan and he is in a band called One More Time together with his childhood friends. To be able to pay his rent and get the loan sharks off his back, he decided to break up with his band and his girlfriend Da-in (played by Yoon So-hee) cold-heartedly to sign with an agency to get a better life. But by some godly twist-of-fate, he finds himself going back to this one specific day. Despite being a jerk at first, your heart will melt and cry with him as he tries to save and regain the love of his life.
BONUS: OSTs of this web series are so good and tear-jerking!
3. The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017)
This highly acclaimed historical drama of 2017 showed how flexible Myung Soo’s acting skills can be. His role as the commoner Lee Sun, was willing to help the Crown Prince Lee Sun, played by Yoo Seung-ho, by taking his place and training to become a worthy King. But greed and jealousy took over him after becoming the fake king leading him to conspire against and betray the real crown prince. His portrayal of commoner Lee Sun, who started as a naive, pure, and kind soul, then becoming one of the main antagonists was a major plot twist in the drama. How could you love and hate L all at the same time?
2. Miss Hammurabi (2018)
This is probably the drama which fans find Myung Soo the softest out of all the characters he has portrayed. Im Ba Reun is a judge that’s tough as a rock ‘til he worked with Park Cha O Reum, played by Go Ara. Judge Park brought out the softness in Judge Im (I bet you’ll cry too whenever one of them cries, especially Judge Im). The series has the right touch of everything – romance, comedy, drama. Who would’ve thought he can do it all together in one role? Miss Hammurabi will definitely give you a different perspective in life after watching it.
BONUS: Drunk L is so adorable!
1. Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019)
His role as Kim Dan is definitely the ultimate fan-favorite. This drama will make you realize how nice it is to fall in love, and maybe find one for yourself. Dan may be impulsive and clumsy but he has a heart of gold and the purest soul. His love for Lee Yeon Seo, portrayed by Shin Hye Sun, is so genuine, that he was willing to fight for her in order to protect her despite knowing that his love for her is forbidden. His character development in this drama was so well-written that you’ll think Myung soo is a true angel in human form.
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These are just some reasons to love Kim Myung-soo, our L, even more. PH Inspirits! Want to see him up-close with a hi-touch experience? Catch his ‘Come With Me’ fanmeet on January 12, 2020, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater. Limited tickets, with fan benefits, are still available via TicketNet booths and online.
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Contributor: Sonia Leano