5 Best Korean Dramas Starring the Talented Lee Seung Gi

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

So who’s a fan of Lee Seung Gi? I know I am!  He’s one of my favorite actors, and I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight my favorite dramas that he has starred in.  If you’re a big Lee Seung Gi fan, you may already know that he has only starred in five dramas.  And those are the dramas on my favorites list!  He has been in a couple of other dramas early in his career in supporting roles (Famous Princesses and Nonstop 5) and lucky you if you have been able to watch them!  Okay, so here are my top 5 Korean dramas starring Lee Seung Gi:

5. You’re All Surrounded

You'e All Surrounded Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi  You'e All Surrounded Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

First up, we have Lee Seung Gi’s most recent drama, You’re All Surrounded, where he plays one of four rookie detectives at a police station.  Lee Seung Gi is pretty serious in this drama.  He has a mission to accomplish, and he will do what he needs to.  We do get to see a little bit of that light hearted side of him as he falls for his partner played by Go Ara.  I loved this duo and watching him slowly open up to her was a treat.

4. King 2 Hearts

King 2 Hearts Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi  King 2 Hearts Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

King 2 Hearts features Lee Seung Gi as a modern day prince in this fictional Korean monarchy.  It’s a wonderful chance to watch Lee Seung Gi grow into a mature king who only wants the best for his people.  And there’s a lot of fun to be had as leading lady Ha Ji Won tries to whip him into shape.  Their relationship blossoms into one amazing romance.  I found Lee Seung Gi to be quite swoon worthy in King 2 Hearts.

3. Shining Inheritance (Brilliant Legacy)

Shining Inheritance Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi    Shining Inheritance Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

Shining Inheritance was Lee Seung Gi’s first starring role.  This family melodrama was his opportunity to play your classic spoiled rich guy who really doesn’t get along with his leading lady Han Hyo Joo.  But Shining Inheritance features one the best instances of character growth I have seen in a drama.  Watching Lee Seung Gi’s character slowly mature into an intelligent caring man was the true joy of the drama.

2. Gu Family Book

Gu Family Book Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi  Gu Family Book Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

In Gu Family Book, Lee Seung Gi plays a good natured, but somewhat troublesome young man who is half human/half gumiho.  This drama had a nice mix of the fun, charming Lee Seung Gi and the more serious, dramatic side of him.  It was an epic fairy tale with Lee Seung Gi as the star.

1. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi  My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho just happens to be my all time favorite drama.  It was my first time seeing both Lee Seung Gi and his leading lady Shin Min Ah.  I fell completely in love with everything about this drama.  Lee Seung Gi’s character was amazing to watch as he grew from an irresponsible boy into a man who do anything for the woman he loved.

Lee Seung Gi moved me to tears on multiple occasions in this drama.  But in my opinion, it is his comedy that is his true talent.  He is hilarious when he is afraid of his Gumiho girlfriend as well as when he is trying to make sense of his newfound feelings for her.  He has such a charm to him and a winning smile that lights up the room.  My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is golden, and Lee Seung Gi is one of the main reasons for it.

Producers Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

If you’re looking for more Lee Seung Gi, check out his cameos in the dramas Producer and Greatest Love where he hilariously pokes fun at himself.

He also recently starred in his first movie, Love Forecast, alongside his Shining Inheritance co-star, Moon Chae Won.  His second movie, Marital Harmony, will be released in 2016.

If you’re into Korean variety shows, check him out on early episodes of 2 Days 1 Night or the new series New Journey to the West.  He has guest starred on some hilarious episodes of Running Man too.

And of course, he’s probably best known as a talented singer with a smooth voice made for ballads.  He has a lot of beautiful music to enjoy, so be sure to check it out.

Don’t miss out on Lee Seung Gi.  Hopefully, he will charm you the same way he has me.  There is a reason he has so many fans.  He truly is a multi-talented guy.

So what is your favorite Lee Seung Gi drama?

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24 Responses to 5 Best Korean Dramas Starring the Talented Lee Seung Gi

  1. joybran2015 says:

    I agree that all five are very good dramas (except for the ending of Gu Family Book). If I have to choose, I think My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is my favorite. It was the first time I saw Lee Seung Gi. He had such an appealing boy-next-door kind of charisma. It was after I saw Shining Inheritance that I had to look for all his dramas.

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    • Kay says:

      Another shared experience with My Girlfriend is a Gumiho being our first introduction to Lee Seung Gi 🙂 I ended up watching all of his dramas in a fairly short amount of time, so it seems like forever since I’ve seen him in a drama since it’s been a year since You’re All Surrounded. He’s still one of my favorites though. I’m really hoping he does another one in 2016.

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  2. snow says:

    He is one of my favorite actors. He is such a cutie! His best works for me are King 2 Hearts, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and Shining inheritance.

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    • Kay says:

      He really is! I have loved all of his dramas, and I really wish he would do another drama. I want him do a role with lots of comedy though. His role in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is my favorite male lead role ever. Just the right amount of comedy and angst. He was also my very first bias 🙂

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  3. aigoo says:

    King 2 heart is my favorite then gumhio. In K2h, was where he truly showed his acting skill as I think it was a challenging role that he played with maturity, childishness and seriousness in one. Legacy was my first Seung Gi drama and it was delicious watching him. Hehehe

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    • Kay says:

      Yep, Lee Seung Gi is really good at playing characters that are very childish and immature in the beginning and then grows into mature, caring men throughout the drama. I loved how much more ‘manly’ he was in King 2 Hearts. He really felt like a king towards the end of the drama. I do enjoy my lovable, goofy Lee Seung Gi like in Gumiho though 🙂

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  4. zhaoul says:

    I haven’t actually gotten into any of his dramas yet but I do plan to eventually watch King 2 hearts and Gu Family Book.

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    • Kay says:

      Have you started any of his dramas at all? I’ve loved all of his dramas, my favorite being My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. It set the bar for my favorite genre, rom/com/melo.

      King 2 Hearts is wonderful. I found it a bit different from other dramas. The couple had good chemistry & Lee Seung Gi is probably his most ‘swoon worthy’.

      Love Gu Family Book too, but the fandom seems a bit divided on it. It’s just what I like in a sageuk, but a lot of people didn’t like it. Hopefully, you get a chance to check them out sometime 🙂

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  5. Lydia Vanessa says:

    I liked your post a lot. Lee Seung Gi is my favorite, love all of his works as MC, Actor, Singer, Model but than that I love His intelligence and personality. He is socially active and make many social works, helping people that need it. He is an awesome human being, kind, gentle, funny and goofy too. Plus I found Him very handsome, manly, love his dimple, his eyes, the smile, the hot body, hair, oh my he even have beutiful feet! hahaha. I researched and have watched most of his jobs since nonstop, x-man, 1N2D, Strong Heart,New Journey to the West, His concerts, Dramas, Movies and special appearances, photo shootings, anything I could find about Him , I watch. He really is awesome. From His Dramas I may say, that my Favorite are King two Hearts, You are all surrounded, Gu Family Book, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Brilliant Legacy and The Famous Chill Sisters in that order. I love My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and like some of you that was my 1rst Lee Seung Gi’s Drama I watched. My preference is more in the acting side, I think that in K2H,YAAS and GFM he expresed fully himself as an actor, He really was awesome with those characters and all of them were very different and difficult, He do them to the next level. But in general, I like him acting, every year He gets better, and better at it. God bless him and give Him many, many more years to keep doing his great job and letting us enjoy it!

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    • Kay says:

      Aww, thank you. You really are a true Lee Seung Gi Fan! You’ve seen literally everything he has been in. I need to check out some of his earlier variety show appearances because he is just so much fun on those type of shows.

      It seems like most people get introduced to Lee Seung Gi in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. I think it’s a great drama to give you a sampling of his different talents. So King 2 Hearts is your favorite? I adored that drama, and Lee Seung Gi displayed some intense emotions in that one. I think he has grown in his acting abilities too, and I really hope to see him in another drama soon. Thanks for sharing your love of Lee Seung Gi 🙂


  6. HopesDD says:

    Hey, I don’t know how I found your blog, guess I’m already missing Seung Gi and thus ended up in any random post about him.
    For me, my favourits are MGIG and BL then K2H then GFB then YAAS. The first two are perfect to me, and MGIG not only is my favourit drama ever, but also introduced me to LSG. His smile got me head over heels for him. Then I realised he sang an OST for it and was impressed with his voice. Watching him on 1N2D just made me a certificated Airen. Few hours later, he’ll enlist, but I’m already anticipating his return October 31st, 2017. We’ll miss you Seung Gi-ya.
    Awesome post, thank you ❤


    • Kay says:

      Haha, however you found your way here, I’m glad you did! I’m already missing Lee Seung Gi too. I’ll be counting down the days until his return.

      How awesome, my #1 favorite drama ever is also My Girlfriend is a Gumiho! It was my first time seeing Lee Seung Gi too, and the first time I realized he was a singer because of the OST. I’ve seen My Girlfriend is a Gumiho so many times, and can pretty much watch it at any given moment and love it 🙂

      At least we have several wonderful dramas and lots of variety appearances of him to keep us company until his return. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and it’s always great to meet another fan 🙂


  7. rosariogloria42 says:

    It’ s true that all five of seung Gi’s drama s are all good but my favorite is TK2H. I was really hooked and I did love his character in here. And I am proud ro say I am Lee Seung Gi’s die hard fan for life.

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    • Kay says:

      Proud Lee Seung Gi fan here too! Yes, all are amazing dramas 🙂 King 2 Hearts was wonderful. It’s such a unique drama and I haven’t seen any others quite like it.


  8. Lsg apprentice says:

    I’m glad that u like Seung gi hyung as an actor 😀 he is the best korean multi entertainer for me.

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  9. Inal says:

    If I have to choose I would choose the Gu family book coz it the best where kang chi had to stare as a guhmio and human and it also the first time am seing lee seung gi can’t wait to watch my girlfriend is a gumiho

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    • Kay says:

      I definitely love Gu Family Book! Lee Seung Gi really was fantastic in it 🙂 I really hope you enjoy My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. It’s my favorite drama, and it was the first time I saw Lee Seung Gi 🙂


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