The last time we did a favourite actors and actresses list was five years ago. Since then we’ve discovered so many more awesome actors and actresses so we thought we seriously need to do an update to our list!
A few actors/actresses who were previously on our “On our Radar” list moved up to our new category, “Actors and Actress Who Don’t Disappoint”.
Our “Staples” list have become a list of actors and actresses we remain loyalty to despite not really coming across any new projects which captured our attention. No matter what the project is, we will give it a go.
Accompanying a couple Korean actors/actresses, “On Our Radar” list now includes a few more Chinese actors! Since we wrote our first list five years ago, so many more Chinese dramas are catching attention and because of this we are discovering more and more awesome Chinese actors and actresses who we find waiting to see what their next project might be.
Our “Staples” list changes little. Many on the list have not come out with a drama that’s wowed us since we wrote the first list, but we will never stop clicking in to see what it’s all about.
Below is our list of favourite actors and actresses right now:
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES WHO DON’T DISAPPOINT!
The following actors and one actress whose dramas we found we can bank on almost every drama they’re in, like 99.99% of the time : oD : oD. There have been occasions the drama doesn’t quite hit the spot, but on the whole their dramas more often than not entertain.
Lee Joon Gi
Our favourite dramas from Lee Joon Gi are Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016) and Iljimae (2008), but also love Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015) and Gunman in Joseon (2014). Lee Joon Gi is King of Segeuk dramas for us!
Ji Chang Wook
Our favourite dramas from Ji Chang Wook are Empress Ki (2013 – 2014), Whirlwind Girl 2 (2016), Healer (2013 – 2014), but really enjoyed Ji Chang Wook in The K2 (2016) and Suspicious Partner (2017). Can not wait for his upcoming drama, Backstreet Rookie (2020)!
Park Seo Joon
Kim Soo Hyun
Our favourite dramas from Kim Soo Hyun are Dream High (2011), The Producers (2015) and Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), and enjoyed Kim Soo Hyun in My Love From The Stars (2013 – 2014). Love his cameo in Hotel Del Luna (2019) and Crash Landing on You (2019 – 2020)! What a great surprise! We will be looking out for his first drama since returning from the military, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) which airs in June.
Tan Song Yun
Our favourite dramas from Tan Song Yun are Under the Power (2019 – 2020) and The Fox’s Summer (2017), and love seeing her as part of the supporting cast in Whirlwind Girl (2015) and Whirlwind Girl 2 (2016).
ON OUR RADAR!
We can almost hear Yang Yang fans give us a chorus of “What?! Why is Yang Yang in this category?” Yang Yang is no newcomer. He has been in really popular dramas for years already, like The Four (2015), The Whirlwind Girl (2015) and Love O2O (2016), but it’s only last year we hopped on the potential fan bandwagon after watching him in The Whirlwind Girl. The Whirlwind Girl isn’t our first drama with Yang Yang in it. We first came across Yang Yang five years ago in The Four. We really enjoyed The Four and liked his character, Heartless, too. So, we went on to watch Love O2O the next year to find the drama was just okay, and haven’t watched any dramas of his until deciding to watch The Whirlwind Girl (2015) last year after watching Whirlwind Girl 2 (2016). As we said already, we loved Yang Yang in that! So, now we will be keeping an eye out for his new dramas.
Ren Jia Lun
We discovered Ren Jia Lun through Under the Power (2019 – 2020) and we just love the actor in this drama. He plays the Embroidered Guard, Lu Yi, in the drama investigating cases with his assistant Constable Yuan Jin Xia (played by Tan Song Yun). He has some past drama which don’t appear to be the kind of genre we watch, but still, he has this really interesting, deciphering stare in Under the Power that makes us stare at the screen, so we will be on the watch for any upcoming dramas he’s in!
It’s going to take us a while to stop browsing Pinterest and watching YouTube videos of Xiao Zhan thanks to his role as Wei Wuxian in the very popular Chinese drama The Untamed (2019). We just love his character so much it got us searching him up, clicking Xiao Zhan/The Untamed content that appear on our feeds! Fun fact: the actor has a very lovely singing voice, too. He is one of the vocalists behind The Untamed main theme song. We will be watching out for his next dramas and hope to hear more singing projects!
Yoon Doo Joon
The last drama we watched from Yoon Doo Joon is “Let’s Eat 3”. With his return from the military this year, we will be waiting with hope and anticipation he will do another Let’s Eat project. We remember thinking how long two years is to wait for Yoon Doo Joon to return so he could maybe do a Let’s Eat 4. Two years finally passed. Yoon Doo Joon is finally back from the military! Hopefully, there will be a Let’s Eat 4 and he will reprise his role in the series and it will continue the story Let’s Eat 3 left off!
Im Soo Hyang
We first saw her in Inspiring Generation (2014) but she didn’t really catch our attention until My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018) and then again in Graceful Family (2019). We will be keeping an eye out on what her next drama will be.
We are forever loyal to this group of actors/actresses even if we’ve not come across any new projects which has caught our attention. Their earlier dramas remain addictive and/or classics. So, even if they don’t come out with a drama that catch us, we will be happy to watch over and over again their earlier dramas like the first time we saw them, excited and with anticipation.
Our favourite drama from Joe Cheng are It Started with a Kiss (2005). Joe Cheng appears to have moved to Chinese productions since the last drama we watched from him which is Singles Villa (2015). We’ve started fantasy drama L.O.R.D Critical World (2019) and for the time being are putting it on hold. The mythical creatures and CGI are not to our tastes, but we may return to it because the story has potential. Ni Hao Qiao An 2 (2019), comedy romance drama set in the business world, is more up our alley. We aim to watch!
Wu Kang Ren
Our favourite dramas from Wu Kang Ren are Princess Stand In (2013) and Rock N’ Road (2014).
Jang Geun Suk
Our favourite drama from Aaron Yan are Just You (2013).
Our favourite drama from Puff Gao are Just You (2013) and Pleasantly Surprised (2014).
Our favourite dramas from Jiro Wang are ToGetHer (2009), Absolute Boyfriend (2012) and Fabulous Boys (2013).
Yoo Seung Ho
Our favourite dramas from Yoo Seung Ho are The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017) and I’m Not a Robot (2017 – 2018).
Our favourite dramas from Allison Lin is Love Cuisine (2015).
Gong Hyo Jin
Our favourite dramas from Gong Hyo Jin are Master’s Sun (2013), Pasta (2010) and The Producers (2015).
Park Shin Hye
Our favourite drama from Park Shin Hye is You’re Beautiful (2009), and really liked Memories of the Alhambra (2018).
Jung Kyung Ho
Our favourite dramas from Jung Kyung Ho is Falling for Innocence (2015).
Lee Seung Gi
Our favourite dramas from Lee Seung Gi are Gu Family Book (2013) and You’re All Surrounded (2014).
Choi Jin Hyuk
Our favourite dramas from Choi Jin Hyuk are Gu Family Book (2013), Emergency Couple (2014), Pride and Prejudice (2014-2015) and The Last Empress (2018-2019).
Our favourite dramas from Jasper Liu is Pleasantly Surprised (2014).