The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Girl Crushes

Posted September 15, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature my top 5 k-drama girl crushes.


1. Lee Hyeri

Filmography: Reply 1988, My Roommate is a Gumiho, Record of Youth, My Punch Drunk Boxer, Monstrum, When Flowers Bloom I Think of the Moon

Lee Hyeri is my top girl crush right now. I’ve only seen her in two dramas and I’ve never heard her music before but holy cow, the two characters that she played made me a huge fan of her work as an actress. My favorite character of hers is hands down Deok Sun from Reply 1988 but she was fantastic as Lee Dam in My Roommate is a Gumiho as well. She’s a gorgeous woman with great chemistry with all of the actors and actresses that she’s acted with and when she popped up in Record of Youth, I thought she was gorgeous and that was what prompted me to watch Reply 1988. I’m so glad that I did because I hella loved her and Park Bo Gum in that one.


2. Park Bo Young

Filmography: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Abyss, Oh My Ghostess, On Your Wedding, The Silenced, Doom at Your Service, Concrete Utopia

Bo Young made her way onto my radar in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I absolutely loved that show and the chemistry between Bo Young and Park Hyung Shik was off the chains good. Because of that show, I’ve been watching her stuff and keeping track of when she’s got new things coming out. I haven’t watched all of her stuff but I do enjoy her acting and think she’s absolutely adorable. I’m a fan of hers and she’s definitely one of my girl crushes.


3. Park So Dam

Filmography: Record of Youth, Cinderella and the Four Knights, A Beautiful Mind, Parasite, Fukuoka, The Silenced

Park So Dam came onto my radar after I watched Parasite. I thought she was spectacular in that movie (she made me feel so many emotions!) and because of that, I watched Record of Youth, Cinderella and the Four Knights and then A Beautiful Mind. I enjoyed all of those shows though some of them ended on notes that made me scratch my head. I really enjoy her acting and her vibe so I’ve been crushing on her lately.


4. Moon Ga Young

Filmography: True Beauty, Recipe for Youth, Find Me in Your Memory, Tempted, Twenty Again, Eclipse

I really enjoyed Moon Ga Young in True Beauty. There were times when I thought she did a lot of stupid shit but overall, I enjoyed her acting and the chemistry she had with Cha Eun Woo. I tried watching Tempted but that was a disaster of the first few episodes so I quit it but I am looking forward to supporting Ga Young in her future projects. She’s great.


5. Kim Go Eun

Filmography: Goblin, Cheese in the Trap, The King: Eternal Monarch, Tune in For Love, Coin Locker Girl, Yumi’s Cell

I love this lady. I watched her in Goblin and thought she was fan-freaking-tastic so I just kept watching her stuff and watching her stuff and watching her stuff. She’s been pretty great in every single thing that I’ve watched her in and I am really looking forward to what else she’ll be doing in the future. I absolutely love her vibe both in her dramas, but also on her social media and photoshoots. She seems like such a sweetheart and I am a big fan of hers. Love this one!

Do you watch Korean Dramas? Who are your girl crushes? Share in the comments!

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4 responses to “The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Girl Crushes

  1. Bnice

    I love your Girl Crush Choices, but I’m not familiar with the first girl. I’m sure I’ll be seeing her soon in one of these Kdramas on my To Be Watched List. Gota make a day of it and just pop some popcorn, grab my Coke Zero and binge my heart away all by myself. I find myself watching my old favorite kdramas with my favorite actors/actresses and its very satisfying lol. Thanks for the update on your Girl Crushes- great actors and very talented in their craft.

    • Hyeri was in Reply 1988 with Park Bo Gum. I freaking loved her in that show. She’s great and I think you’ll like her. She plays those strong characters that you want to be more like, even in our old age.

      What kdramas are you interested in catching up on?

      I know your ultimate kdrama actress bias, I’ll keep watching her stuff to find something of hers that I actually like. LOL.

  2. I used to have a long list of girl crushes from k dramas back when I used to watch them like 10 years ago when I used to watch them but I have only got back into k-dramas the past year or so. I haven’t discovered any new ones yet. I did not recognise Lee Kyeri from the gif you used, though. Had to google and I was like I recognise her! I do like Park So Dam, only seen her in a couple of things so far but she really stands out in the shows I have seen. And in Parasite, obviously.

    • That gif had me dying because I remember that scene. She’s waiting for her friend and he’s the big dawg at his academy, everyone loves and adores him and treats him like a celebrity and he walks outside to find her blowing air bubbles in the phonebooth. Then she sees him and immediately starts scolding his ass and he loves every second of it. So good! It’s from Reply 1988 if you’re interested.

      Parasite was the first thing that I’ve watched Park So Dam in and was what caught my attention. She was great and has been great in everything else that I watched with her in it. 🙂

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