Best Choi Jin Hyuk K-dramas You Should Not Miss: ‘Miss Night and Day,’ ‘Zombie Detective,’ More

Choi Jin Hyuk captivates viewers with his versatility as an actor, portraying challenging and unexpected characters, may they be in romance, fantasy, thrillers, and more.

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With this, viewers are really drawn to his presence, especially whenever he stars in a K-drama or movie.

Interestingly, Choi Jin Hyuk, whose real name is Kim Tae Ho, transitioned from playing supporting roles to main characters, showcasing his natural lead-star material. After making his debut in 1996 through the comedy drama “Just Run!”, he has starred in different notable projects.

Here are some of Choi Jin Hyuk’s dramas through the years.

‘Pasta’

Pasta
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Headlined by two amazing top stars, Gong Hyo Jin and the late Lee Sun Kyun, “Pasta” is one of the most iconic series that gained huge fame both locally and internationally.

In the rom-com drama, Sun Woo Deok (Choi Jin Hyuk) works at the fictional Italian restaurant La Sfera, alongside Seo Yoo Kyung (Gong Hyo Jin).

In an interview in 2014, Choi Jin Hyuk opened up about his regrets while filming “Pasta.” According to him, right after finishing the airing of the series, he decided to use a stage name instead of his actual name.

“‘Pasta’ was a great hit, and I regretted that I did not prepare myself better.”

Despite this, the rom-com series was popular in various countries.

‘Fated to Love You’

Fated to Love You
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Another rom-com for Choi Jin Hyuk is “Fated to Love You,” where he played one of the lead stars together with Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara.

In the 2014 K-drama, he took on the character of popular Korean-American designer Daniel Pitt. He is in a love triangle with Mi Young (Jang Nara) and Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk).

The story focuses on Kim Mi Young’s journey to motherhood after she gets knocked up by a stranger during a one-night stand.

‘Zombie Detective’

Choi Jin Hyuk
Choi Jin Hyuk “Zombie Detective” Confirmed Premiere On 21 September
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In the thriller-mystery comedy K-drama, Choi Jin Hyuk transforms into a zombie named Kim Moo Young, who has no recollection of his past.

However, he decides to become a detective to help uncover his past, and joining him is the investigative journalist Gong Sun Ji (Park Ju Hyun).

While teaming up, Gong Sun Ji realized that Kim Moo Young was related to one of her previous cases.

‘Miss Night and Day’

Miss Night and Day
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Returning to the small screen with an interesting K-drama, Choi Jin Hyuk plays as the uptight and perfectionist prosecutor, Gye Ji Ung, who gets involved with Lee Mi Jin (Jung Eun Ji).

In this story, Lee Mi Jin transforms into a 50-year-old woman by day and turns into her real self by night.

Viewers get to see how Choi Jin Hyuk portray such complicated yet entertaining characters.