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From ‘Dokko Jin’ to ‘King Sejong’… Biographies of the characters in 2011 dramas

2012 is right around the corner. A variety of dramas and characters were loved by many fans in 2011. Prior to the end of the year awards ceremonies from each television stations, characters, with unique and charming personalities, from several dramas are listed below.

◆ “I’m Dokko Jin” Cha Seung Won

One of the most beloved characters in 2011 is Dokko Jin from MBC’s series The Greatest Love. Actor Cha Seung Won reminds people of his character’s name first rather than his real name. The whole nation parodied Dokko Jin’s oily and unusual way of talking. In the series, Dokko Jin, the most beloved star in the nation, falls for Goo Ae Jung and tries to win her heart. His effort captured many viewer’s hearts.

◆ “Move over, Alzheimer’s” Soo Ae

Even though she suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, she is very confident in herself. All the other characters who have Alzheimer’s in other TV series, used to cry and were so busy being pessimistic about their situation. Lee Seo Yeon (played by Soo Ae) in SBS’s A Thousand Days’ Promise, however, said, “Move over, Alzheimer’s,” and continues to live her everyday life. At first, she didn’t even take medicine because she didn’t want to acknowledge that she had the disease. She also refused her boyfriend’s help, who was willing to dedicate his life to her.

◆ A new aspect of King Sejong, Han Suk Kyu

King Sejong (played by Han Suk Kyu) was described as a person with a dirty mouth. SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday series A Deep-rooted Tree, provided a different interpretation of King Sejong. He says “Damn it” or “Hell” without hesitation and yells at his men. But he doesn’t abuse his power. He talks in a familiar way with humility and listens to Sungkyunkwan scholars’ opinions.

◆ “I’m Cha~” Jung Il Woo

MBC’s sitcom High Kick‘s Yoon Ho returned to the TV series tvN’s Flower Boys Ramyun Shop as a rich high school boy named Cha Chi Soo. Even though he is a high school student he is a kind of CEO to his company. He can get anything he wants but the only thing he can not get easily is Yang Eun Bi (played by Lee Chung Ah)’s heart. However, when Cha smiles many women smile along with him.

◆ A representative of single women who’s in their 30s, Cho Yeo Jung

The characters in tvN’s I Need Romance were very realistic. Seon Woo In Young (played by Cho Yeo Jung) is a girl who has been going out with her boyfriend for 10 years. But her boyfriend betrays her and she finds a new love. Even though a rich and handsome man had a crush on her, she finally decides to go back to her ex-boyfriend, who regrets his mistakes. Many women who are in their 20s and 30s could relate their feelings to the series.

◆ A lovely man from the Joseon Dynasty, Park Shi Hoo

KBS’s Princess’ Man is also known as the Joseon Dynasty version of Romeo and Juliet. Kim Seung Yoo (played by Park Shi Hoo) captured many women’s hearts with his sweet and tragic romance with Lee Se Ryung (played by Moon Chae Won). He takes care of his lady by letting her step up on his thigh to ride a horse and shares a kiss through a fan. His romantic and sweet performance drew a lot of attention.

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