Hottie Alert

Published on May 10th, 2014 | by dinoseoul

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Hottie Alert: Park Seo Joon






Who says nice guys finish last? When it comes to upstanding male drama leads, you don’t have to look any further than Witch’s Romance‘s Yoon Dong Ha.

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Hardworking and warm but with just the right amount of mischief so he’s not your stock drama second male lead (you know the kind, the good-natured guy who always pines from afar but never gets the girl…), Dong Ha is a brilliant example of how nice guys don’t necessarily mean boring. And with the wealth of arrogant chaebols in drama land who are relationship-stupid and somehow believe that antagonising a girl is the way to her heart, once in a while, it’s good to have just a regular guy who’s looking to make a living in this big, bad world… and hey, if he falls in love along the way, well, then that can’t be helped.

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Even though Park Seo Joon has only held supporting roles previously, he is truly knocking it out of the park with his first starring role. What I love most about him is that he is never not “on”. Sure, there are probably actors out there who can act circles around him – in fact, he can come across as a little green, but it’s his expressions and constant responses to the people in his surroundings that make him such a treat to watch. Even if he’s not a key part of a scene, I often find myself going back to re-watch certain parts just to giggle over his reactions. Okay, his twinkly-eyed smile may have a little something to do with it too…

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The 26-year-old first caught my eye a couple of years ago when he burned up the screen as the MV lead in Bang Yong Guk‘s ‘I Remember‘. His intensity was mesmerising even then, though it’s a pity that his first foray into television was in the massively disappointing Dream High 2. And while I haven’t seen him in anything else after that, I’m glad that he’s gaining some well-deserved attention in 2014 with his lead role in Witch’s Romance. It’s not an easy feat to convincingly sell a real life 19-year age gap but it’s something that Park Seo Joon does with ease as he and 45-year-old Uhm Jung Hwa constantly smoulder it up in the drama week after week.

Don’t believe me? Check out these clips from Episodes 1 and 2 of Witch’s Romance. Ooh la la.

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