5 popular Korean actors who continuously star in famous dramas despite often getting criticized for their acting

Despite their gorgeous appearance and outstanding popularity, these Korean male stars’ acting performances are not convincing enough for the viewers.

Having flawless visuals and a large number of fans, the following Korean handsome actors always receive offers to participate in famous dramas. Although it’s undeniable that their acting is improving, they have not really succeeded in convincing the difficult audiences.

1. Lee Min Ho

Starting his career in 2006, until now, Lee Min Ho has starred in various films and dramas. He also owns a strong fan base from all over the world. However, Lee Min Ho’s acting still gets involved in controversy to this day because the actor refuses to get out of his familiar on-screen image of a male lead character who is rich, with a chaebol or royal background, and has a cold, loyal personality. This typical role of Lee Min Ho can be seen in most of his famous works including Boys Over Flowers, The Heirs, The Legend Of Blue Sea, and The King: Eternal Monarch. However, it is difficult to deny Lee Min Ho’s overflowing charm and attractiveness in every drama comeback.

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Korean actors

2. Nam Joo Hyuk

Nam Joo Hyuk is one of the most popular actors in the Korean entertainment industry. Challenging himself in many different roles such as prince Baek Ah in the historical drama Moon Lovers, or the swimming heart throb Joon Hyung in the rom-com drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, but Nam Joo Hyuk’s acting is still not well-appreciated by the viewers. Some netizens commented that Nam Joo Hyuk’s acting is awkward and lacks expressions. 

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Korean actors

3. Cha Eun Woo

Thanks to his outstanding visuals, Cha Eun Woo is often called the real-life “boy over flower”. However, according to many viewers, Cha Eun Woo’s acting ability is not on par with his top-notch appearance. In his recent comeback with the drama “True Beauty”, Cha Eun Woo received some compliments for his acting, which has somewhat improved compared to previous works, but still has not really stood out enough to convince the difficult audiences.

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4. Song Kang

As one of the rising young actors that get high expectations from the audiences, Song Kang still faces controversy over his on-screen performance quite often. Song Kang works hard and stars in new dramas regularly, but his acting still has not had a breakthrough to be able to handle difficult roles that require excellent acting skills.

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5. Kim Young Dae

Receiving much attention after playing the rich kid Seok Hoon in the hit series “Penthouse“, Kim Young Dae has gained a large number of fans and his popularity has been boosted significantly in just a short time. However, most of the attention is still on Kim Young Dae‘s handsome appearance, instead of his acting that is considered relatively weak.

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Source: K14

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