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You can only pick one: Song Joong-ki drama

You can only pick one, and boy the pressure is on. The DB team will answer a new prompt in each post, and you’re invited to do the same in the comments. Ready to play?
 

You can only pick one Song Joong-ki drama


missvictrix: Oh, I’m definitely picking Nice Guy. This show is just K-drama revenge melo at its best — from the Very Melodramatic OST, to the ups and downs of the plot, to the pining, the fury, and the many reversals. For some reason the first image of this drama that pops up in my head is always Song Joong-ki when he’s all beaten up with a huuuuge swollen eye standing in the rain being a not-so-nice guy. That’s basically the drama in a nutshell. (Do they make them like this anymore? I don’t think so.)

quirkycase: To make this easier on myself, I’m only counting dramas where Song Joong-ki is in at least half the episodes (which knocks out Tree with Deep Roots). So I’m going to ultimately go with Nice Guy. Some revenge dramas can take themselves too seriously and zap all the fun out of the proceedings, but not Nice Guy. It’s just the perfect soapy, revenge drama. I had a blast watching Song Joong-ki and Moon Chae-won’s melodramatic saga that went all in on the tropes. Because sometimes, all you want is a tortured, morally questionable hero full of angst, schemes, and secrets.

mistyisles: I want to say Sungkyunkwan Scandal, because that’s where I first fell in love with him, and Gu Yong-ha will always be absolutely iconic. But I’d either have to re-cast the male lead or do some serious mental gymnastics to separate that actor from the character if I were to try watching it again. Still, if I look at it from the standpoint of my favorite Song Joong-ki role, that’s definitely the one!

DaebakGrits: I try not to think too hard about Vincenzo (the drama) because it glorifies a lot of things that probably shouldn’t be romanticized (e.g. the mafia), but I loved Song Joong-ki’s Vincenzo — even if his violence-filled past is glossed over to soften his character for the bulk of the drama’s story. But, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m an absolute sucker for fictional men who kick butt in a tailored suit, and Song Joong-ki did a great job straddling the line between being suavely dangerous and humorous. Admittedly, the comedy was largely due to the supporting cast, who emphasized his fish-out-of-water circumstances and provided a lot of situational humor, but Joong-ki never lost his edge — not even when he dressed up as a shaman or wore matching headbands on his date with Kim Sung-cheol’s character.

solstices: Song Joong-ki has had plenty of memorable roles, ranging from werewolf boy to mafia consigliere, but I’d have to go with Sungkyunkwan Scandal. He was easily one of the best parts of the show, especially his amusing dynamic and bromantic banter with Yoo Ah-in’s Geol-oh. It’s a shame that the drama has since been marred by the male lead, since Song Joong-ki’s portrayal still stands the test of time. His take on Gu Yong-ha reminded me of why I liked Kim Ji-seok so much in The Slave Hunters — and since that show is tinged with nostalgia as one of my gateway K-dramas, it made me appreciate the character of Gu Yong-ha even more. I loved how he was carefree, yet thoughtful; he may have been lackadaisical, but he was reliable when it counted. Song Joong-ki did a great job of bringing across that depth, and it solidified my appreciation of him as an actor.

alathe: Descended From the Sun! Cards on the table — it’s been a long time since I’ve seen this one. However, the fact that I can still think of it and grin about four years on probably speaks for itself. Song Joong-ki is at his most soulful and superb here. I love the sheer, smirky competence he brings to the role: that man is made of charisma. All the same, there’s something so broken-open and layered about his performance in the romantic scenes. And god, the chemistry. Who can forget that spectacular kiss in the pickup truck? (Possibly one of the best K-drama kisses… maybe ever?) Or that moment he bends to tie her shoe? (Also one of the best shoelace-fixing moments ever??) Our heroine watching the soldiers do their morning workout and shamelessly drooling? (Also one of the best — actually, nope, that one’s pretty unique.) Anyway, I could list about a thousand beautiful, flat-out iconic moments, but it all comes down to the fact that this drama — despite its issues, and despite being far from my type of show on paper — is immensely satisfying to watch. I could watch Song Joong-ki all day in this… and, if I recall the details of my light-speed binge-watch correctly, almost certainly did.

 
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Hum... We have a lot of choices.

With Sungkyunkwan Scandal or his role in Running Man, he had a flower boy image. Nice Guy really showed he was more than that. He had a great chemistry with Moon Chae-Young.

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This one is a bit hard but at the moment i'd choose Vincenzo hands down...

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Same here, I like the 'layeredness' of his character, and how he made the somewhat-redemptive arc of his cold-blooded mafioso believable.

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Agree with @alathe! His role in Descended from the Sun brings out a playful, suave and charming Song Joong-ki but also shows a very serious side which includes quick thinking and uses his quick wit. I just love the way how he invited the FL to 'enjoy the view from the back' as he leads her out of the mine field.

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This is the hardest pick because I love Song Joong-ki in everything. He's not just a pretty face, he's a bonafide actor, and his acting lives up to his popularity.

I'm happy @solstices mentioned A Werewolf Boy because Chul-soo is one of my favorite characters of his, and if I were Park Bo-young, I would've never left him.

But for a Song Joong-ki drama, I pick Descendants of the Sun. I know Kim Eun-sook is polarizing, but I had the most fun binge-watching it where Song Joong-ki made me swoon for 16 episodes, and he deserves the drama's success.

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I thought he was terrific in "A Werewolf Boy." IIRC, he only said two words during the whole movie.
I hope he'd pick an indie project sometimes.

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I believe the movie Hwaran which he has finished filming recently is a low-budget one.
I'm actually looking forward to Ro Ki Wan which he's supposed to start next year. I read the plot summary and it seems to be more of an art film than a commercial one.

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He will has 3 movie has yet to be released, one of them is indie movie, he doesn't even get paid. I'm so excite to see 3 of them

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@alathe: It doesn’t feel right to disagree with you but I have to here. I don’t mean to rain on your parade but my disdain for DOTS compels me to speak up. Don’t be mad, ok? I think it was execrable on so many levels. I appreciate that SJK was charming but that drama had more issues than the New Yorker. Glamorising war, cultural ignorance and insensitivity to say the least, the list goes on.

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I watched it for the first (and only) time this year and dragged myself through it. It was only him and the sergeant that got me to the end but only just. Shoot me down, but all I could think was .... he married her? Why? 😄

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What other dramas did you find to be highly problematic?

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Nice Guy had it all... both leads getting amnesia, SJK walking around stabbed for half an episode, a secretary who's infatuated with the seductive villainess, a secret behind a death.. @missvictrix is right, they don't make 'em like they used to.

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I think I need to watch this

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Viki currently has it, as Innocent Man

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I didn't think he got amnesia. For me, he was faking to start a new life. But it's a long time ago, so I don't remember all the details.

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That's how Song Joongki interprets as well in an interview after the drama.

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Oh really? Thank you for the information. I never rewatched it and just remember it was my interpretation of the end with the hints.

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Which interview ? is it possible to find it ? Thanks

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Definitely The Innocent Man for me. It will be remain as one of his best performances, if not best performances for me. So nuance

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Deep Rooted Tree? He was a young Han Suk Kyu. What a drama. He was not the main lead but had an impact playing as a younger king.

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His role in Nice Guy is my fave. He had great chemistry with Moon Chae Won and he showed that he is more than a pretty face. The only other SJK drama are Vincenzo and Arthdal (the one I want to forget). So between the two (Arthdal is not really a contender) I like Maru more.

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Hello, thank you for saying Moon Chae Won's name correct. Lmao everyone's referring to her as moon chaeyoung, i dont know who that is!

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🤣 @quirkycase started it.

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A new actress perhaps 🤣

I love Moon Chae Won so I want to do my part in getting the right name out there. 😉

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Dang I forgot about Arthdal Chronicles. You’ve unlocked a memory. Now all the frustration of actually getting through all of it just to be back at square one is coming back too 😭 It was wacky and I got serious Hwayugi (and now Alchemy of Souls 😑) flashbacks watching that. It wasn’t the sisters but it sure felt like it smh.
The show actually had some good themes and I felt it was good at portraying them without being too in your face. I just wish it had taken some of put some of that planning into the plot development as well. I actually waited for part 2; I thought it could be a redemption for the show and compensation for my time 🙄 I don’t know how he did two roles for so many episodes but I would need a break after that lol

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Vincenzo for me. He has a lot of really great ones, but Vincenzo i believe.

Shoutout to Arthdal Chronicles, I love how bad that show was!!

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Vincenzo hands down. I am a sucker for dark, emotionally tortured characters and Vincenzo is one of the few proper anti-heroes in kdramaland.

That performance was like an audition tape on steroids. Comedy? Check. Action? Check. Romance? Check. Bromance? Check. Melo? Check, check, check. It was the performance that made me stop and go, "Wait a sec, this dude can actually ACT.". I never could take SJK seriously before.

Personally, I also thought Vincenzo was SJK at his most attractive because for once, he didn't look like he was cosplaying Gen Z or a woodland fairy.

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I believe that Vincenzo is a love letter to SJK.

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"Vincenzo hands down. I am a sucker for dark, emotionally tortured characters and Vincenzo is one of the few proper anti-heroes in kdramaland."

I agree with all of this - Vincenzo is my vote as well, by a mile.
I enjoyed Descendants... and I liked Nice Guy, Sungkyungwan Scandal, and his other work. Except Arthdal - I just couldn't get into that one even though I tried several times.

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I love watching Song Joong-Ki as an actor, but I've been underwhelmed by a lot of his dramas. Sungkyunkwan Scandal is my personal favorite, both because he totally steals every scene he's in and because it's a surprisingly meaty show under its fluffy exterior (at least until the wish-fulfillment ending). Yeo-Rim's genuine love for Moon Jae-Shin and Joong-Ki's nuanced portrayal of it elevates the character above "sassy gay friend, Joseon edition", although I wish the show had allowed that love to actually be requited. Because this was definitely a case where the second leads had all the chemistry and the acting chops . . .

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His knowingly camp performance which is clearly coded gay was enjoyable. I find it quite amazing the writers wrote it that way and he played it so OTT. It was a treat for sure.

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Nice Guy .

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Vincenzo.
Thank you and goodbye.

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I have never watched one of his dramas to completion. I’ve seen about half of DotS but had to abandon it because the the heroine was SO INFURIATING 🤯 and the first couple of episodes of Vincenzo which was fine but didn’t grab me…..so I guess Vincenzo because it didn’t make me murderous 😅?

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I first saw him in Nice Guy and that's my favorite, but I liked him in everything I saw, and I want to give a plug for his supporting role in Triple where he played an actual nice guy.

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...and was able to show his speed skating background.

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I'm with quirkycase and missvictrix on this. Nice Guy/Innnocent Man captured me, and I loved his pairing with Moon Chae-won. He was cold, but also in pain. And Moon Chae-won's character was the same. But they found each other. Logically, they wouldn't have worked. But their chemistry says they will work come hell or high water or amnesia! THE FEELS! THE ANGST! Park Si-yeon was expected to be the weak link, but she delivered too, so the tension between the three leads was fantastic.

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I have only watched DOTS and Vincenzo so far (now watching Reborn Rich - and have yet to pass judgement). Hands down - SJK redeemed himself in Vincenzo for me. The guy can actually act.

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Having watched everything from Sungk Scandal to Nice Guy, Vincenzo was the first time I realised he could actually act. He's not doing much in Reborn Rich right now but he's earned some leeway from me now. Vincenzo showed what he was capable of.

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He really isn’t doing much in Reborn Rich lol. The most range I’ve seen there with him is that little sad face he does when he sees his mom. Like a baby about to wail 🤭 he’s still cute though and I’m really appreciating Lee Sung Min’s character

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All this praise about him in Vincenzo makes me curious.

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I avoided Vincenzo when it was aired as it didn’t sound like something I’d like. Eventually caught it up during a slump and very glad that I did. It could be seen as over the top but it’s a highly enjoyable experience like no others. 20 hours well spent and a drama that left a mark for a long time - something I’d rewatch.

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Good to know! I wasn't into it when it was airing too.

I'm really considering giving it a try now or when my drama pile is less. XD

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*giggling at the collective editorial amnesia about ARTHDAL*

Though that show is a complete mess, it had TWO Song Joong-kis. And I may have liked Crazy Elf Boy Saya more than Carrot Boy Eun-seom.

But for me it's also SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL, hands down. He wasn't Song Joong-ki in that one. He was Gu Yong-ha.

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Yes, with Vincenzo as a close second. I wish I had Arthdal amnesia...

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Not I, it was my second choice for him lol. Terrible drama, but I still loved it.

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Fortunately for our Carrot Boy, he is not going back for season 2 but Lee Joon-gi stepped in as his replacement. They both rock the elf mane. Joon-gi was gorgeous as Gong-gil in “The King and the clown.”
I do hope they’ll turn things around in season 2 for Lee Joon-go’s sake.

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They’re actually making a season two?? Of Arthdal chronicles??! (Also, what’s this about Lee Joon Gi? They both don’t seem old but Song Joong Ki is definitely more believable as a young adult/teenager(? 😵‍💫) imo

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I read that Arthdal 2 will take place after a time skip. Eunseom was supposed to be 18 right? So LJK will place the "adult" version of SJK... Shin Se-kyung is set to play the "adult" version of Kim Ji-won.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1554289wpp/lee-joon-gi-and-shin-se-kyung-confirmed-for-season-2-of-arthdal-chronicles-along-with-jang-dong-gun-and-kim-ok-bin

The real question though is if Yangcha will be back. 😜

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Shin Se Kyung?? 👀 really? Interesting…

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Also, who’s Yangcha again? It’s been a really long time haha

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@loisom Lol. Yangcha was the silent guy in the mask, who was ready for Covid even before it happened. ;)

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omooo. nice guy 🥹

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I haven't seen "Nice Guy," but I've watched SS, DOTS, and Vincenzo.

Even before the ML's crimes broke, I didn't much care for SS, but SJK is the one aspect I remember fondly. He clearly had a blast playing that role and held nothing back, and that knowing smirk--like he was in on the joke and wanted you, the viewer, to join him--was captivating.

DOTS is an absurd (and absurdly entertaining) drama and I did think SJK was extremely likeable in it. Even when the plot was beyond over-the-top and cringey (only he could make that reunion on the mountaintop after his supposed death remotely watchable) he sold it. The incredible chemistry between the leads is also the glue that holds the whole show together, although of course it is now marred by the fact that their real-life marriage ended so unhappily.

So I'm going with "Vincenzo." He's in nearly every frame of that drama, and he never phones it in or looks like he's acting. And that's despite the fact that this is a character marked by contradictions and artifice: he's sexy but aloof; vulnerable but dangerous; cynical but hopeful; cold but romantic. It also helps that he's paired with both a strong actress and a very charismatic pigeon.

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I forgot about the pigeon, but 100% spot on.

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Nice Guy/Innocent Man for sure. But can I sneak in TWDR as an honorable mention? He faced off against both Baek Yoon Shik and Han Seok Kyu and killed it. I need him in a proper sageuk with kim young hyun again asap (arthdal does not count).
What I love is that it's easy to immerse yourself in his character and plot and doesn't overact. Some people try to emote like mr. potato head putting on his angry eyebrows.

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Some people try to emote like mr. potato head putting on his angry eyebrows.

Chokes on tea.

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Some people try to emote like mr. potato head putting on his angry eyebrows

🤣🤣🤣

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For me the only correct answer is Vincenzo. At this point, I’ve watched well over 50 dramas and Vincenzo stands apart. SJK’s ability to switch nimbly between being a mafioso and the comedic moments in Vincenzo is seamless.

If you have any doubt about SJK’s magnetism watch the episode where he takes revenge on the man who kills his mother…his eyes literally went black when he was taking the guy out. Don’t let the cute baby face fool yah! 😀

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I agree with you on the seamless movement from blackhearted badass to confused comic straight man... and I love Vincenzo so much as a series. I frequently recommend it to friends and family - even those who (gasp) rarely watch kdrama, or haven't seen anything but Squid Game. It isn't brand new, but it still sparkles.

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Hmm, Song Joong Ki is really cute and familiar, but I actually haven't seen many of his dramas. I saw him on Running Man years ago.

I still haven't watched Nice Guy. Don't know if it's too dated now.

My vote is Arthdal. LOLLL JK. He was pretty cool in it with his dual acting, but the story ain't worth it. My pick would be Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I guess. Song Joong Ki had a great bromance with Yoo Ah In. Sucks about the other male lead though.

Honorable mention - Tree With Deep Roots! He had a small part, but this drama was excellent!!

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I love Joong-ki, aka Carrot boy! He was always good from the beginning, but "TREE WITH DEEP ROOT" was his first memorable performance in a drama, IMO. I could re-watch his scenes with Baek Yoon-sik (King Taejong) and Cho Jin-woong (Moo-hyul❤️) a hundred times and still love it as much as the first time. I'm thankful that he turned down "MOON EMBRACING THE SUN." I'd rather re-watch dramas that I love.
The highlight of that drama for me was Han Suk-kyu returning to dramaland and portraying my favorite king with Joong-ki. What a freaking treat that was!

NICE GUY would be my pick too. It was the perfect role for shedding that flower boy image and continuing upward from his performance in TWDR.
I'm still hoping for a reunion with Moonie and PD Kim Jin-won in my favorite genre. They both rock in sageuks.🙏

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yesss. After watching TWDR, I will fight anyone who says his acting is not special. I adore that scene with han suk kyu. Kim young hyun, make a proper sageuk with song joong ki again I beg.

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A proper sageuk with actors who can portray people in history properly. I may have a love/hate relationship with Kim Young-hyun, but she knows how to cast great actors for her sageuks.
I adore his scenes with his wife too. He was the great king Sejong that I imagined him to be. I loved when he wiped his wife's tears and hugged her, knowing he couldn't save her father. That was so King Sejong; he lost many people close to him but ruled with his heart.
I'd love to see him in a proper sageuk again with Moonie, Han Ye-ri, Kang Han-na, or Park Eun-bin.

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That's easy. VINCENZO definitely. I love everything, as in everything about it. I even adore the female lead, Jeon Yeo been. Ahhh ... my Vincenzo heart!

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Hands down - Nice Guy!

Sungkyunkwan and TWDR as runner up.

DOTS was the beginning of the end for me in terms of addictiveness to Kdrama.

As for Vincenzo, SJK was quite good, but the story is too schizophrenic for my taste (toilet/slapstick humor on one side, vengeful drama on the other). I like humor too, but my taste is more deadpan than the level of silliness in V.

Reborn Rich - jury is still out but so far, he smirks all the time. I’d like to see more depth.

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Yes agree with you in reborn rich... I'm kind underwhelming by his acting. Does it because of the director? I don't know. Kim tae hee is always give depth to his leading man. He is good in the first episode of reborn rich. After that is kind uneven..

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His all dramas are my favourite . pick up one is very hard . It neccesery so i choose vincenzo .l had watch this drama 4 times and its very great .

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Tree with deep roots for me! He only appears in the first 4 episodes but his performance was sooo good. I think it was really the point where people in the industry started to see him as more than a pretty boy.
Next would be Vincenzo. Love his performance in it and it's the most enjoyable SJK's drama to date for me.

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Descended from the sun

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I've watched him in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Descendants of the Sun, Tree With Deep Roots, Nice Guy, and Will it Snow for Christmas which I don't really remember.

SS and TWDR were the only shows that I believed he can truly act and loved it. And between those 2 I'll choose SS. I don't remember any of the main leads' scenes from SS but I remember most of his. He truly did an exceptional and memorable job.

Both Nice Guy and DotS are shows designed to draw people in by being ultra melo or ultra sleek. I'm not saying he is bad in them. It is a me problem who can't really connect with and appreciate such shows in any way. This is actually the reason I haven't watched Vincenzo yet although it has been on my list since its 1st episode aired.

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal. I luckily watched the drama a few more times since it aired, thank goodness. Yeo-rim was SJK's breakthrough role that became a dramaland favorite. That drama gave me both Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In in one drama and a bromance to boot. The first male duo to win a 'Best Couple' award. I can't even imagine the drama without Yeo-Rim.

Special mention to Arthdal Chronicles. Song Joong Ki was looking like a total and complete elf lord in the role of Saya. I was looking forward to the continuation of his arc if he reprised the role in Season 2. I will definitely miss him in the role next season.

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Vincenzo for me. Lived his suaveness, loved him in a suit plus the fish out of water stuff.
His character in DOTS is a close second.

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i'm so glad to see all the Nice Guy love here. It was the second SJK drama I watched after binging Descendants of the Sun and the chemistry between him and MCW and his broody interpretation of Kang Ma-Ru makes it one of my favourite soapy messes to rewatch

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I'm really enjoying him in Reborn Rich, but there is no way I'm picking a drama that is not finished and that I'm not even caught up in yet.

So I'm going with Vincenzo. I don't feel great about a real-life Vincenzo character, but in dramaland? Yes yes yes. He looked so perfect in this role, and I've always been a sucker for a ML who has a confident, devil-may-care attitude about things. That scene where he gets walked into the courtroom as a witness and is smugly blowing on his wrists? Perfection. I loved his action scenes in this drama too. Some people have this way of looking so efficient in their action choreography that it's really elegant, and I definitely put him in this category (Donnie Yen in Ip Man brings this concept to it's logical and most amazing conclusion). I also loved his evolving relationship with Cha-young, and his reluctant steps into calling people "hyeong" and getting called it in return.

I haven't actually watched that many of his dramas, but I'm excited to get into more soon!

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The comments here are pushing me more and more to bump Vincenzo higher on my to-watch list.

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I keep trying to get my husband to agree to watch it with me, partly because his name actually is Vincenzo. I think he's reluctant, for the same reason.

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Hypnotize him with a cigarette lighter.

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I'd be interested to hear what you make of it... I really wanted to like it - and did indeed like a lot of it - but the moral of the story rubbed me the wrong way and in the end I could not fully enjoy the absurdity.

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I mean there is no moral to it, it's an inherently amoral story. It's a mob story where there is no right or wrong, no justice and no law. There is only your side and my side and protecting your own any way you can. I enjoyed it as the sweeping opera it was but I understand anyone who was alienated by its complete lack of morality. Especially when the average kdrama is extremely moralistic.

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I've tried to convey that I did enjoy many elements of the show (if not I would have dropped it) but did not like the overall message - which is basically (*spoiler?* alert) that "only evil can defeat evil and that's really cool". I know I'm in the minority on DB who didn't love VINCENZO. But at least @midnight' is getting a different kind of review.

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Mileage as always varies but I don't think that was Vincenzo's message at all. To me, Vincenzo's message was that there is no good or evil. He wasn't some kind of anti hero trying to defeat evil by stooping to its level (Reborn Rich at the moment is exploring this theme - you can only defeat them by becoming them). Vincenzo was a villain fighting other villains for turf.

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I confess that even when i totally have a thing for Vincenzo and his lighter i'm the minority that actually liked his twin role in Arthdal and quite salty that we won't have him return anymore to end the story...

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I always enjoy watching SJK . But how to choose between his wounded expressions in A Werewolf Boy, the playfulness of master Yeo-rim in Sungkyungwan Scandal, the angsty hidden aggression he gave us in Innocent Man, the utter charm he displayed in DOTS and the suave and collected consigliere on Vincenzo.

But I did feel Vincenzo was fundamentally tailored to SJK, so I have to go with this.

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I remember seeing the Vincenzo poster before knowing what a kdrama is. My thoughts were "how can this baby face be a mafia member ? that is not credible."
Some months and a dozen dramas laters, I started this hype drama after having seen a few memes. And I quikly forgo any doubts about the dangerousity or the sexyness.

I've seen Descendants of the sun, Sungkyunkwan scandal, and Nice man.
Dots has beautiful and memorable moments, but no plot.
SKK was fun, but with too many coincidences.
Nice man is a good revenge, but it's a bit too cliche.

So I'll go with Vincenzo.

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Descendents of the Sky, Nice Guy, and Sungkyunkwan Scandal in a 3 way tie! If an actor is this good, there has to be many roles that are stand out!

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I've only watched like 2 of his shows...

I would say Innocent Man because Moon Chae Won unnie is in it, but I didn't like his acting there tbh.

I haven't finished Vicenzo and but I liked his acting as far as I remember.

I don't remember anything about DOTS but I enjoyed it at the time and his acting was nice. So I'm going to pick that one.

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Nice Guy and Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Do I have to pick one?

I just did a binge watch of part of Nice Guy to prep for his new drama Reborn Rich. It stood the test of time. What I meant to be a brief 1-2 episode rewatch extended longer than I will admit, lol! I don't know if dramas or me have changed but the revenge dramas these days don't catch me quite as much.

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Werewolf Boy...because I cried my eyes out!

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Omo, that movie 😭

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Do I pick Arthdal just because without it I never would've named him Carrot Boy, and that never would've stuck, and we never would've had so many delightful, delightful jokes and memes?? Lmfao.
The only show of "his" I've actually liked is Tree With Deep Roots and he's basically a cameo (so does it even really count)... so IF it doesn't count, and I can only pick one MAIN drama of his to keep, for all time, then maybe I SHOULD keep Arthdal, for where would I be without my trusty Magic Horse and Carrot Boy! I wouldn't be the same person! Melonia wouldn't be the same!

On the other hand... It's... Arthdal (self explanatory).
And it (along with the rest of 2019), destroyed my sanity.

On the other other hand, a Jester Queen WOULD do something insane JUST for a joke, since she doesn't have any sanity left to care about the consequences of that...

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Oh, this is so easy: Sungkyunkwan Scandal.

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Because DotS is the only show of his I watched and I had a great time watching (it was my gateway drama), I’ll have to go with it.

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A Werewolf Boy

The only word that come out from him for the entire movie and I cried a bucket!

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Sunghyukwan scandal is the first drama that I like him, then nice guy really make me falling in love with him.

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I'm afraid I can't say any other drama apart from Vincenzo. Not because I loved it (it was good, but it's not the kind of series I fall in love with), but because I have not watched any other Song Joong Ki drama yet.
I'm not sure if I would like Descendants of the Sun, but it's been in my Plan to watch list for a long time.
However, I think I'll watch Sungkyunkwan Scandal before Descendants.

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For me, it’s between Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Vincenzo. Although he wasn’t the lead in SK, I really enjoyed his character.

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