Kim Soo Hyun is known as the highest-paid actor in South Korea. The best Korean dramas that he starred in scored high ratings and were worth watching. Likewise, the best Korean dramas starring the five highest-paid Korean actors.
This row of Korean actors must be familiar to Korean drama lovers. They have high flying hours, and their acting skills are unquestionable. Curious about the best Korean dramas starring the highest-paid Korean actors?
Here are the 5 best Korean dramas starring the highest-paid actors :
5. Boys Over Flowers
Lee Min Ho is one of the highest-paid Korean actors who got 84,000 dollars or around IDR 1.2 billion per episode. He began to be widely known thanks to his popularity as Gu Jun Pyo in the Korean drama Boys Over Flowers.
Boys Over Flowers is the best Korean drama with the highest rating, starring Lee Min Ho. Adapted from the manga, Boys Over Flowers follows the love story of Geum Jan Di (played by Goo Hye Sun) who comes from a poor family with Gu Jun Pyo who inherits the Shinhwa group.
4. Memories of Bali
Memories of Bali is Jo In Sung’s best Korean drama, which helped spread Hallyu aka the Korean wave. Jo In Sung last starred in It’s Okay That’s Love in 2014 and his pay now reaches $89,800 or around Rp. 1.3 billion per episode.
Memories of Bali follows the story of Lee Soo Jung (played by Ha Ji Won), a travel agent who lives in Bali. When he returns to Seoul, he gets involved in a complicated love story with Jung Jae Min (played by Jo In Sung), Kang In Wook (played by So Ji Sub), and Choi Young Joo (played by Park Ye Jin) whom he met in Bali.
3. I’m Sorry, I Love You
So Ji Sub will star in the Korean drama Dr. Lawyer, after a four-year absence. He got paid 89,800 dollars, or about Rp. 1.3 billion per episode. While waiting for So Ji Sub’s comeback, you can watch the best Korean drama I’m Sorry I Love You.
I’m Sorry I Love You follows the story of Cha Moo Hyuk (played by So Ji Sub) who plans to take revenge on his biological mother for being abandoned. He works as the manager of his twin brother Choi Yun (played by Jung Kyung Ho) but ends up falling in love with show coordinator Song Eun Chae (playing Lim Soo Jung).
2. Crash Landing On You
Hyun Bin’s best Korean drama is none other than Crash Landing On You. Hyun Bin himself is the highest-paid Korean actor who gets 113,000 dollars or around Rp. 1.6 billion per episode.
Crash Landing On You tells the story of Yoon Se Ri (played by Son Ye Jin) who falls in North Korea due to a paragliding accident. There, she meets army officer Jung Hyuk (played by Hyun Bin) who helps her, and the two begin to fall in love.
1. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay tells the story of Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo Hyun), a nurse who perpetuates herself to care for her autistic older brother. His life changes after meeting Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye Ji), a popular writer who suffers from an antisocial personality disorder.
Kim Soo Hyun became one of the most sought-after Korean actors with a fee of 440,000 dollars or around Rp. 6.3 billion per episode. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay became Kim Soo Hyun’s best Korean drama, which led him to win the Daesang at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards.