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Top 10 fan-favorites of Kim Bum’s filmography as of 2022 

These dramas and movies laid the groundwork for Kim Bum’s prospects and successes with top ratings and critical acclaim. 

1. Boys Over Flowers

  • Year of release: 2009 
  • IMDb score: 7.9/10
  • Runtime: 25 episodes
  • Genre: Highschool, Romance 
  • Nation: South Korea

“Boys Over Flowers” swept through many countries for its classic drama motif among the top tiers of Korean drama scene. The drama was an adaptation of the Japanese shoujo manga of the same name. It told the story of a normal working-class family student Geum Jan Di against the F4, a group of rich and powerful guys at the top of a prestigious elite highschool.  At first, Jan Di was a target to be casted aside. However, as time went by, she ironically became one of the group as the girlfriend of Goo Jun Pyo (Lee Min Ho). Although being the side character of the series, Kim Bum was able to leave a strong impression to the audience of the show. 

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Kim Bum’s image in “Boys Over Flowers”. 

2. The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry

  • Year of release: 2010
  • IMDb score: 7.1/10
  • Runtime: 16 episodes
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy 
  • Nation: South Korea

In “The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry”, Kim Bum transformed into a musician who had a romantic relationship with a 34-year-old broadcast journalist, Shin Young (Park Jin Hee), who was 10 years older than him. The series revolves around the relationships of three girl friends, Boo Ki, Shin Young and Da Jung on their journey to find a life for themselves. 

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Kim Bum transformed into a younger lover in “The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry”.

3. Padam Padam

  • Year of release: 2011
  • IMDb score: 7.7/10
  • Runtime: 20 episodes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance 
  • Nation: South Korea

“Padam Padam” is a story of fated encounter between a vet Jung Ji Na (Han Ji Min) and Yang Kang Chil (Jung Woo Sung), a convict sentenced to 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The unlikely pair met and fell in love despite any apparent common grounds. In the series, Kim Bum took the role of Gook Soo, Kang Chil’s close friend and his guardian angel. Kim Bum once again fulfilled his role and went to great lengths to lose 11 kilograms to play the part. 

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The actor cut 11 kilograms to play his part in “Padam Padam”. 

4. Jung Yi, Goddess of Fire

  • Year of release: 2013
  • IMDb score: 7.2 / 10
  • Runtime: 32 episodes
  • Genre: Historical, Romance 
  • Nation: South Korea

“Jung Yi, Goddess of Fire” was the second project where Kim Bum’s character has an involvement with ceramics. The drama told the story of Yoo Jung Yi (Moon Geun Young) who held a passion for art making and dreamt of becoming the best pottery and porcelain artist in Joseon. Nonetheless, the journey was filled with prejudice and conservatism of the time. Kim Bum took over the role of Kim Tae Do, Jung Yi’s childhood match. Later, he developed a feeling for her and was ready to sacrifice himself for the woman he loved. 

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Kim Bum played Tae Do in “Jung Yi, Goddess of Fire”. 

5. That Winter, The Wind Blows 

  • Year of release: 2013
  • IMDb score: 7.2 / 10
  • Runtime: 16 episodes 
  • Genre: Romance
  • Nation: South Korea 

“That Winter, The Wind Blows” was a Korean melodrama based on the Japanese television drama “Forget Love” that drenched the tears of its viewers. It unfolded a struggling and tragic love story of two leading characters,  a gambler Oh Soo and a blind heiress Oh Young with enormous heirloom. Oh Soo’s initial motive was to deceive and take over Oh Young’s fortunes by faking as her older brother. However, as the story progressed, Oh Soo began to fall for Oh Young and strayed from his original purpose. In the show, Kim Bum transformed into Oh Soo’s right-hand man, Park Jin Seong, who added a layer of positivity to the life of the male lead. This work helped to elevate Kim Bum’s status in the industry. 

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Kim Bum had an important supporting role in “That Winter, The Wind Blows”. 

6. The Gifted Hands

  • Year of release: 2013
  • IMDb score: 6.4/10
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Genre: Action 
  • Nation: South Korea 

2013 seems to be a busy year for Kim Bum with various appearances in both movies and dramas. In the action film “The Gifted Hands”, Kim Bum assumes the role of the male lead, who has the ability to read the minds of other people through touch. After being suspected as the culprit of a murder, he worked together with detective Yang Choon Dong to prove his innocence and find the real criminal.

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Kim Bum in “The Gifted Hands”. 

7. Mrs. Cop 2

  • Year of release: 2016
  • IMDb score: 6.4/10
  • Runtime: 20 episodes 
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Investigation 
  • Nation: South Korea 

“Mrs. Cop 2”, which continues the success of season 1, was released in 2016 in South Korea. Here, the portrayal of Kim Bum as the antagonist Lee Ro Joon received a lot of praise. With his talent and extremely high intelligence, Ro Joon did everything to manipulate the financial market and extract information. 

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Kim Bum in “Mrs Cop 2”. 

8. Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead

  • Year of release: 2018
  • IMDb score: 6.1/10
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Investigation
  • Nation: South Korea 

This historical investigation series was once considered “South Korea’s historical Sherlock Holmes”. The movie takes place in the 18th century, and follows detective Kim Min (Kim Myung Min) and his partner Seo Pil (Oh Dal Su) in unveiling mysterious cases. Here, Kim Bum transformed into a cruel and cold villain, and added to the charm of a thrilling yet not simply scary movie. 

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Kim Bum in “Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead.”

9. Tale Of The Nine-Tailed

  • Year of release: 2020
  • IMDb score: 7.9/10
  • Runtime: 16 episodes 
  • Genre: Romance, Fantasy
  • Nation: South Korea

“Tale of the Nine-Tailed”, which was released in 2020, follows the nine-tailed fox Yi Yeon (Lee Dong Wook), who was once the guardian god of the Baekdudaegan mountain. He is in charge of monitoring and punishing demons and celestial beings who try to harm human life, and has been searching for Ah Eum – the woman he loved a long time ago. Now, Ah Eum has been reborn into a courageous reporter. 

On the other hand, Kim Bum plays the role of Lee Rang, a half-nine-tailed fox who’s the brother of Yi Yeon. Contrary to his older brother, Lee Rang is mischievous, and often utilizes human’s desires to harm them. Despite not being the main character, Kim Bum still managed to make a deep mark as Lee Rang, and his “bad boy” image in the drama attracted a lot of attention. 

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Kim Bum in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed”. 

10. Ghost Doctor

  • Year of release: 2022
  • IMDb score: 7.9/10
  • Runtime: 16 episodes 
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Nation: South Korea

In 2022, Kim Bum returns as one of the main characters in “Ghost Doctor”, which revolves around 2 surgeons with completely contrasting personalities and backgrounds. If Cha Young Min (Bi Rain) is a hard-working, arrogant, and talented doctor, then Seong Tak (Kim Bum) is a rich young master with a genius mind with poor doctor skills. After Young Min went into a coma due to an accident, he found himself as a ghost and with the ability to possess the body of Seong Tak, leading to various unlikely consequences. 

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Kim Bum worked with Bi Rain in “Ghost Doctor”

Source: yan

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