Song Ji-hyo’s Top Dramas
After debuting on the big screen, Song Ji-hyo challenged herself by starring in some dramas. She was stunning in every drama she starred in. Her acting skill has continued to develop over time, and it’s received a lot of praise from netizens.
Here are some Song Ji-hyo’s top dramas:
Princess Hours (2006)
Princess Hours (궁) aired in 2006. It’s a South Korean television series starring Yoon Eun-hye, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Jeong-hoon, and Song Ji-hyo. It is based on the Korean manhwa Goong by Park So-hee. It aired on MBC from January 11 to March 30, 2006, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.
The show was the tenth most popular drama of 2006, with a peak rating of 28.3%. It also became a hit across Asia, contributing to the Korean Wave. Due to its success, a spin-off series, Prince Hours, was broadcast in 2007.
The show is set in an alternate 21st-century Korea, which has retained its monarchy and imperial family since 1945. The series focuses on the lives of Crown Prince Lee Shin of Korea and his new bride, Chae-kyeong.
The series starts off with the news that Shin’s father, Emperor Lee Hyeon of Korea, is seriously ill. There is a grim outlook for the Emperor’s health, driving the imperial family to find Shin a suitable consort that will allow him to ascend to the throne if the situation requires. Despite being in love with the ambitious and talented ballerina Hyo-rin (whom he initially proposed to and was rejected), Prince Shin eventually marries a commoner to whom he was betrothed by his grandfather, the late Emperor Seongjo, in an agreement with the girl’s grandfather. His new wife is the headstrong yet lovable Chae-kyeong, and despite initially feeling nothing for each other, love eventually blossoms between the couple.
Matters are further complicated with the return of Lee Yul and his mother, Lady Hwa-young, who was once Crown Princess before the death of her husband, the late Crown Prince Lee Soo and older brother of the reigning Emperor. Yul and his mother were driven out of the palace sometime after the death of his father, and it is revealed that this was because the Emperor discovered an affair between Lady Hwa-young and the current Emperor, who is his father’s younger brother. Lady Hwa-young has returned to restore her son’s place in the line of succession to the throne, which she believes remains rightfully his. A series of events befall the palace with the schemes Yul’s mother carries out, and these are further intensified by the various scandals involving the imperial family. Shin maintains an extramarital affair with his old flame, Hyo-rin, while Yul, himself, develops feelings for Chae-kyeong. Things get out of hand and the imperial family takes matters into their own hands.
- The main cast is:
- Yoon Eun Hye as Shin Chae Kyung
- Joo Ji Hoon as [Crown Prince Mu Won] Lee Shin
- Kim Jung Hoon as [Eui Sung Goon/Dae Goon] Lee Yul
- Song Ji Hyo as Min Hyo Rin
Emergency Couple (2014)
Emergency Couple (응급남녀) was first aired in 2014. It’s a South Korean television series starring Song Ji-hyo and Choi Jin-hyuk, with Lee Pil-mo, Choi Yeo-jin, and Clara. It aired on the cable channel tvN from January 24 to April 5, 2014, on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40 for 21 episodes. The genre is a romantic comedy/medical drama, Its about a divorced couple whose tumultuous feelings for each other are rekindled when they become reunited years later as interns at the same hospital.
The filming for this series began in December 2013. The first script reading took place on December 20, 2013, at CJ E&M Center in the Sangam Neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea.
Due to the popularity of the drama, it was extended by one episode. Broadcasting rights for the drama were also sold to nine other countries. A special music talk show titled Reply with Music – Emergency Couple was aired on May 6, 2014, to thank the audience for their support.
While in their early twenties, a medical school student, Oh Chang-min, and a dietitian, Oh Jin-hee, fall in love and marries despite his family’s strong opposition. Chang-min comes from a family of wealthy, successful doctors who believe Jin-hee isn’t good enough for him, which thus prompts them to cut him off financially after he marries her. In order to earn money right away, Chang-min gives up his dream of becoming a doctor and instead becomes a pharmaceutical salesman. He is miserable at his job, while Jin-hee’s inferiority complex deepens as her husband’s family continues to look down on her. They begin to fight constantly and eventually get a divorce. Six years later, Chang-min has gone back to med school to pursue his dream, while Jin-hee has also put herself through med school. They end up as interns at the same hospital, where they’ll have to work in the emergency room together for three months.
The main cast is:
- Song Ji-hyo as Oh Jin-hee, intern
- Choi Jin-hyuk as Oh Chang-min, intern
- Lee Pil-mo as Gook Cheon-soo, attending physician of Emergency Medicine
- Choi Yeo-jin as Shim Ji-hye, assistant professor of surgery
- Clara – Han Ah-reum, intern
- Yoon Jong-hoon as Im Yong-gyu, intern
Ex-Girlfriends’ Club (2015)
Ex-Girlfriends’ Club (구여친클럽) was released in 2015. It’s a South Korean television series starring Byun Yo-han, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Yoon-ji, Jang Ji-eun, and Ryu Hwayoung. It aired on tvN from May 8 to June 13, 2015, on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 for 12 episodes. It was originally scheduled for 16 episodes, but the series was cut down to 12 episodes when ratings proved disappointing.
Filming began in late March 2015. The first script reading took place mid-March, 2015, at the CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. The total number of episodes were reduced from the originally-planned 16 episodes to 12 episodes.
Bang Myung-soo is a popular writer of webtoons. He writes a webtoon series about his past relationships, specifically his three ex-girlfriends, which include an older, wealthy divorcee, a chic and successful woman who works at an investment firm, and a third-rate, airhead actress. The webtoon reveals plenty of details about Myung-soo’s love life, and it becomes a huge hit. Soon, Myung-soo is considered a cross between Public Enemy Number One and National Heartthrob, and his webtoon gets adapted into a movie.
Kim Soo-jin is a film producer who’s prepared to do whatever it takes to save their failing production company. Because of this, she accepts the assignment to produce a webtoon adaptation. But to her horror, Soo-jin belatedly finds out that the webtoon artist is her ex-boyfriend Myung-soo, who is writing about his ex-girlfriends. And as the movie starts shooting, the project also brings Myung-soo’s other ex-girlfriends back into his life, all at the same time.
The main cast is:
- Song Ji-hyo as Kim Soo-jin (32)
- Byun Yo-han as Bang Myung-soo (32)
- Jang Ji-eun as Na Ji-ah (34, Myung-soo’s first love)
- Lee Yoon-ji as Jang Hwa-young (32, Myung-soo’s third love)
- Ryu Hwayoung as Goo Geun-hyung/Ra Ra (27, Myung-soo’s second love)
Listen To Love (2016)
Listen to Love (이번 주, 아내가 바람을 핍니다), also known as My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week, was released in 2016. It’s a South Korean television series starring Lee Sun-kyun and Song Ji-hyo, about husbands who tries to protect his marriage with the help of anonymous netizens, and is based on the 2007 Japanese TV series by the same title. It aired on JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays in the 20:30 KST time slot, from October 28 to December 3, 2016, for 12 episodes.
Do Hyun-woo (Lee Sun-kyun), a ten-year veteran producer, believes that his wife (Song Ji-hyo) is having an affair. They have been married for eight years in what he believed was a strong relationship, until he catches on to a sign that his wife is on the verge of cheating. This pushes him to talk with anonymous people on online social networks to figure out what to do and try to save his marriage.
The main cast is:
- Lee Sun-kyun as Do Hyun-woo/Toycrane
- Song Ji-hyo as Jung Soo-yeon
- Kim Hee-won as Choi Yoon-gi
- Ye Ji-won as Eun Ah-ra
- Lee Sang-yeob as An Joon-young
- BoA as Kwon Bo-young
Lovely Horribly (2018)
Lovely Horribly (러블리 호러블리) is a South Korean television series starring Park Si-hoo and Song Ji-hyo, with Lee Gi-kwang, Hahm Eun-jung, and Choi Yeo-jin. It aired on KBS2 from August 13 to October 2, 2018, every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST). It assumed the time slot previously occupied by Are You Human? and would be followed by Matrimonial Chaos on October 8, 2018.
The first script reading took place on June 1, 2018, at the KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.
Philip (Park Si-hoo) and Eul-Soon (Song Ji-hyo) were born at the same time and they seem to share fate. If one person is happy, the other person is unhappy. Philip has all the good luck in their fate and he is a top star. On the other, hand, Eul-Soon has all the bad luck and she works as a drama series screenwriter. They begin to work together for a drama series and mysterious things take place around them.
- The Main Cast is:
- Park Shi Hoo as Yoo Phillip / Eul Chook (34)
- Kim Tae Yool (김태율) as young Eul Chook
- Song Ji Hyo as Oh Eul Soon (34)
- Shin Rin Ah as child Eul Soon
- Lee Ki Kwang as Lee Sung Joong (30)
- Jo Yun Ho as child Sung Joong
- Ham Eun Jung as Shin Yoon Ah (30)
- Choi Yeo Jin as Ki Eun Young (34)
So, those were some films and dramas starring Song Ji-hyo. Apart from those mentioned above, there are still many films and dramas that also good and must be watched!
So which one do you want to watch first?