K-Drama Trend: The Return of the Nice Guy

K-Drama Trend: The Return of the Nice Guy

Have you noticed the recent trend of nice guys in male lead roles in K-Dramas? Sure, plenty of bad boys get reformed and transformed because of the girl they love and end up becoming a nice guy. Thats pretty unrealistic in real life though. Recently, there has been an increasing number of nice guys who are nice from beginning to end, true nice guys. They are different from the stereotypical bad boys, but they are not pushovers either. Lets take a look at some recent K-Drama nice guys and let us know whether you prefer bad boys or nice guys.

Jang Geu Rae from Misaeng

Im Siwans character in Misaeng was heartrendingly kind and resilient. He was the ultimate underdog we were all rooting for. I dont think viewers would have rooted for him if he hadnt had a heart of gold. He was a dutiful son and a hard worker. Didnt your heart break every time he faced a hardship? Although he faced many struggles before and after becoming an intern at One International, he never blamed anyone else. While Jang Geu Rae is far from a bad boy, he is capable of punching someone. Since hes such an affable guy, he ends up becoming friends with that guy too. Jang Geu Rae hwaiting!

Ho Gu from Hogus Love

Choi Woo Shiks Ho Gu is another adorable nice guy. For most of his life, he was too much of a nice guy. He never had a proper girlfriend because many girls took advantage of his sweet nature, so he ended up getting friend-zoned. However, he has the courage to pursue his high school crush Do Hee (UEE) when he meets her at his high school reunion. Later, he finds out that she is pregnant through a chance encounter on a subway. His nice guy quality shines as he sticks by her side through thick and thin. Hes there for her during the delivery and stays despite not even being the father of her baby. Hes truly genuine and caring. Despite being a very nice guy, hes not unable to stand up for himself. Why cant there be more Ho Gus in this world?

Han In Sang from Heard It Through the Grapevine

Lee Joon portrays Han In Sang who is a high school student coming from an elite family. Despite his upper crust upbringing, Han In Sang is not snobby and pretty relatable. What a refreshing change from all the stereotypical rich bad boys. Who can forget Lee Min Ho in Boys Over Flowers? He really cares for Seo Bom (Go Ah Sung) and doesnt run away from taking responsibility after finding out that she is pregnant with his child. He has the courage to defend her and her family in front of his controlling and neurotic parents. The battle continues as the couple deal with his parents manipulations. Hes a more realistic nice guy. Hes not overly nice, but rather a really good guy.

Park No Ah from Angry Mom

Ji Hyun Woo is idealistic and sweet as Park No Ah. Hes a naive, but well meaning teacher who wants to make a difference with his students. The students are a bit jaded to believe that he can help them, yet the teacher doesnt give up. Always showing concern for everyone, this guy has an amazing heart. His job doesnt end when school hours are over, he continues to look out for students during his off hours as well. Even though his student Jo Bang Wool (Kim Hee Sun) grabs him in a chokehold, he is quick to defend her. Later, we saw how much he genuinely cares for his students when he grieves and blames himself for a students death. Although he has been overly optimistic to the point that he seems a bit weak, we foresee his character becoming stronger as the drama progresses. We need loving teachers like Park No Ah.

Cha Do Hyun from Kill Me Heal Me

So different from his other personalities, Ji Sungs Cha Do Hyun in Kill Me, Heal Me was sweet, gentle, and responsible. He was an empathetic kid who felt someone elses pain so keenly, his personality split in order to cope. As an adult, given the need to keep his disorder a secret, he dealt with his Disassociate Identity Disorder as gracefully as possible, cleaning up after and taking full responsibility for the chaos that his personalities created when they showed up. When confronted with the danger of hurting the people he loves, Cha Do Hyun steeled up and faced his past. While his tougher, rougher personality Shin Se Gi taunted him for being a coward, Cha Do Hyun proved that he was made up of stronger stuff than one would think of a nice guy. Cuz hey, just because youre nice and soft-spoken doesnt mean youre cotton candy.

Those were five of the most recent nice guys in K-Dramaland. Who do you think is the nicest guy? Vote in the poll below and share your comments!

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Yoo Ah In Is a Cute Looking Nice Guy in Stills for Upcoming Drama “Secret Love Affair” Yoo Ah In has just began filming for his upcoming JTBC drama “Secret Love Affair.” The actor looks like a gentleman with his sporty hair cut and pleasant smile. He styles in casual clothing with jeans, hoodie and jacket. Sources related to the drama reported that the actor has a good and close relationship with the staff, and that the new drama will show a new side of the actor.

For the upcoming drama “Secret Love Affair,” Yoo Ah In will play the role of a talented pianist who begins an affair with an older woman in her 40′s played by actress Kim Hee Ae. The drama will air in March and will take up the time slot currently occupied by the JTBC’s drama “Can We Love.”

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[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' final episode 20

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' final episode 20

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' final episode 20

Added final episode 20 for the Korean drama "Nice Guy"

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"Nice Guy" (2012)

Directed by Kim Jin-won-I

Written by Lee Kyeong-hee

With Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon, Kwang Soo, Lee Yoo-bi, Kim Young-cheol,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55

Also know as "The Innocent man"

Synopsis

No one escapes the "tricks of memory": Memory is discolored, forgotten, and embroidered over time. So all of us become amnesiacs, forgetting loved ones and valuable emotions and insisting upon how we originally were.

This drama will guide its characters to revive the previous values they have lost, but not with ease. The protagonists in this drama will be able to remember the love and sacrifice that is persists deep in their mind, which they will find at the final destination at they will arrive, through struggles and fights with each other.

We hope that you will go along with them, they who are to embark on a long journey of wandering, and help them with a guiding light, so that they can find their way by themselves.

We want you to side with them, not with the merciless writer, and become their friend on their long journey, encouraging them and boosting their morale.

You might well be given to reflect, after the drama ends, on from where our hatred, anger, grief, and pain come. And we expect you to remember they originate from love.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/09/12

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[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 19

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 19

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 19

Added episode 19 for the Korean drama "Nice Guy"

Watch on DramaFever

"Nice Guy" (2012)

Directed by Kim Jin-won-I

Written by Lee Kyeong-hee

With Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon, Kwang Soo, Lee Yoo-bi, Kim Young-cheol,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55

Also know as "The Innocent man"

Synopsis

No one escapes the "tricks of memory": Memory is discolored, forgotten, and embroidered over time. So all of us become amnesiacs, forgetting loved ones and valuable emotions and insisting upon how we originally were.

This drama will guide its characters to revive the previous values they have lost, but not with ease. The protagonists in this drama will be able to remember the love and sacrifice that is persists deep in their mind, which they will find at the final destination at they will arrive, through struggles and fights with each other.

We hope that you will go along with them, they who are to embark on a long journey of wandering, and help them with a guiding light, so that they can find their way by themselves.

We want you to side with them, not with the merciless writer, and become their friend on their long journey, encouraging them and boosting their morale.

You might well be given to reflect, after the drama ends, on from where our hatred, anger, grief, and pain come. And we expect you to remember they originate from love.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/09/12

Note : Videos may not be available in your country

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[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 18

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 18

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 18

Added episode 18 for the Korean drama "Nice Guy"

Watch on DramaFever

"Nice Guy" (2012)

Directed by Kim Jin-won-I

Written by Lee Kyeong-hee

With Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon, Kwang Soo, Lee Yoo-bi, Kim Young-cheol,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55

Also know as "The Innocent man"

Synopsis

No one escapes the "tricks of memory": Memory is discolored, forgotten, and embroidered over time. So all of us become amnesiacs, forgetting loved ones and valuable emotions and insisting upon how we originally were.

This drama will guide its characters to revive the previous values they have lost, but not with ease. The protagonists in this drama will be able to remember the love and sacrifice that is persists deep in their mind, which they will find at the final destination at they will arrive, through struggles and fights with each other.

We hope that you will go along with them, they who are to embark on a long journey of wandering, and help them with a guiding light, so that they can find their way by themselves.

We want you to side with them, not with the merciless writer, and become their friend on their long journey, encouraging them and boosting their morale.

You might well be given to reflect, after the drama ends, on from where our hatred, anger, grief, and pain come. And we expect you to remember they originate from love.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/09/12

Note : Videos may not be available in your country

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Song Joongki releases "Really" for KBS drama "Nice Guy" OST Part 4

Song Joongki releases "Really" for KBS drama "Nice Guy" OST Part 4

Song Joongki releases Really for KBS drama Nice Guy OST Part 4Actor Song Joongki released his 1st singing track for his KBS drama "Nice Guy" on October 31st.

Singing the track "Really," Song Joongki captivates the delicate-sounding ballad track. "Really" is the theme track for his character on the drama, Kang Maroo, and portrays his feelings towards the character Seo Eunki (played by Moon Chaewon).

Despite his tight schedule due to filming, Song Joongki completed the song and sang it with delicacy.

Music producer Kim Jisu (Ulala Session) wrote the lyrics for the track, while producer Kim Jiung (Lee Hyori, Busker Busker) composed it.

You can purchase the track at Bugs, Olleh Music and Melon.

Source: BubbleFeetOSTCH2

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Song Joong Ki reveals OST Really for drama Nice Guy’

Song Joong Ki reveals OST Really for drama Nice Guy’

Song Joong Ki reveals OST “Really” for drama ‘Nice Guy

Actor Song Joong Ki has recently revealed OST “Really” for his ongoing drama ‘Nice Guy.

The ballad song, which was written by Kim Ji Soo and composed by Kim Ji Woong, would be used as the theme song for Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won couple in the drama.

Take a listen to the song featuring Song Joong Kis emotional vocal below!

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Song Joongki to sing OST track "Really" for KBS drama "Nice Guy"

Song Joongki to sing OST track "Really" for KBS drama "Nice Guy"

Song Joongki to sing OST track Really for KBS drama Nice GuyPopular actor Song Joongki will be releasing his own OST track for the KBS drama "Nice Guy."

It has been revealed that Song Joongki, who is currently playing the male lead role of Kang Maroo, will be singing the OST track "Really" for Part 4 of the OST album. "Really" will act as the theme song for Kang Maroo's feelings towards Seo Eunki, who is played by actress Moon Chaewon.

Despite his busy filming schedule, Song Joongki found the time to enter the recording studio for the track. Many people have praised Song Joongki for his vocals, and even stated that the actor was completely immersed into the song.

Meanwhile, "Nice Guy" has shown to be popular among viewers, having dominated the Wednesday/Thursday ratings for the 5th week in a row.

The drama features Song Joongki, Moon Chaewon and Park Siyeon, who are tangled into a tragic love triangle.

Song Joongki's OST single is set to be released on October 31st.

Source: Herald

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Song Joong Ki participates in OST for drama Nice Guy

Song Joong Ki participates in OST for drama Nice Guy

Song Joong Ki participates in OST for drama “Nice Guy”

Actor Song Joong Ki has lent his voice for the OST of his ongoing drama “Nice Guy”.

His agency Sidus HQ revealed that Song Joong Ki had completed recording the track tiled “Really” which would be used as the theme song for his own character, Kang Maru, in the drama.

A representative from Sidus HQ commented, “It’s a ballad that’s full of emotion and sure to move a woman’s heart.”

In addition, a staff from the OST production crew shared, “Song Joong Ki was completely into the session and expressed Kang Maru’s emotions really well. Please look forward to this song which will surely make headlines both in the small screen and music charts.”

Meanwhile, Song Joong Ki’s “Really” is set to release on October 31st. Stay tuned!

Song Joong Ki participates in OST for drama “Nice Guy”

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[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 14

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 14

[Video] Added Korean drama 'Nice Guy' episode 14

Added episode 14 for the Korean drama "Nice Guy"

Watch on DramaFever

"Nice Guy" (2012)

Directed by Kim Jin-won-I

Written by Lee Kyeong-hee

With Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon, Kwang Soo, Lee Yoo-bi, Kim Young-cheol,...

20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55

Also know as "The Innocent man"

Synopsis

No one escapes the "tricks of memory": Memory is discolored, forgotten, and embroidered over time. So all of us become amnesiacs, forgetting loved ones and valuable emotions and insisting upon how we originally were.

This drama will guide its characters to revive the previous values they have lost, but not with ease. The protagonists in this drama will be able to remember the love and sacrifice that is persists deep in their mind, which they will find at the final destination at they will arrive, through struggles and fights with each other.

We hope that you will go along with them, they who are to embark on a long journey of wandering, and help them with a guiding light, so that they can find their way by themselves.

We want you to side with them, not with the merciless writer, and become their friend on their long journey, encouraging them and boosting their morale.

You might well be given to reflect, after the drama ends, on from where our hatred, anger, grief, and pain come. And we expect you to remember they originate from love.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/09/12

Note : Videos may not be available in your country

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