If a K-drama doesn’t have flashbacks, is it even a K-drama? If a flashback doesn’t characteristic Nam Da Reum, is it even a flashback?
Aged simply 16, Nam Da Reum has captured our hearts in what appears like one million completely different K-dramas, normally taking part in the youthful model of the male lead. He’s so gifted that he even offers our favourite stars a run for their cash! We suspect it received’t be lengthy till he begins getting supplied lead roles all his personal. We can’t anticipate that day, however it’s going to additionally imply the top of an period *sniff*. For now, let’s have a look again at a few of Nam Da Reum’s greatest mini-male-lead moments.
Warning: minor spoilers forward!
As Young Lee Jong Suk in “Pinocchio”
Nam Da Reum was simply 12 years outdated when many people first observed him as little Ki Ha Myung turned Choi Dal Po. 12 is a extremely younger age to should assume a secret id! And let’s face it, any age could be a horrible age to sport that nightmarish mop-head wig. We know you’re in hiding, sweetheart, however that’s only a bridge too far. Luckily Nam Da Reum (and Lee Jong Suk) are such nice actors that we really feel their sorrow, anger and cute-first-crush vibes even regardless of the hair catastrophe.
Check out the primary episode of “Pinocchio”:
As Young Im Si Wan in “The King Loves”
Nam Da Reum and Im Si Wan‘s character Wang Won has quite a bit occurring. He’s a king in ready, however he’s additionally a lonely little boy. He’s conceited and self-absorbed at occasions, but in addition an irrepressible charmer, a devil-may-care adventurer, and an adoring buddy. Nam Da Reum does a implausible job organising this meaty position for Im Si Wan to run off with, introducing all these complicated, conflicting feelings in his very first scenes. We need good issues for each of them! But why do we’ve a sense it ain’t gonna be simple?
Check out the primary episode of “The King Loves”:
As Young Junho in “Just Between Lovers”
Here, poor Nam Da Reum spends most of his time misplaced within the ruins of a collapsed shopping center. He bravely endures such depths of trauma that we utterly perceive why present-day Lee Kang Doo (Junho) lives like a person who’s haunted. What’s most superb is that Da Reum and co-star Park Si Eun, who performs younger Ha Moon Soo (later Won Jin Ah), have such heat and pure chemistry – despite the fact that they will’t transfer or have a look at one another more often than not. It could be bizarre if Moon Soo and Kang Doo didn’t fall in love in any case that.
Check out the primary episode of “Just Between Lovers”:
As Young Lee Jong Suk (once more) in “While You Were Sleeping”
At this level, if anybody aside from Nam Da Reum performs younger Lee Jong Suk it’s gonna really feel like a betrayal. He even goes technique with the hair once more! Who else goes to try this? We get to see a distinct facet of Da Reum as Jung Jae Chan. He performs a haplessly charming younger punk who doesn’t assume a lot of the longer term, with a bad-boy-blonde dye-job to match. This is Nam Da Reum turned Lee Jong Suk although, so he has a snowball’s probability in hell of being really unhealthy. Let the redemption start!
Check out the primary episode of “While You Were Sleeping”:
As Young Yoon Doojoon in “Radio Romance”
In “Radio Romance” well-known youngster star Nam Da Reum performs well-known youngster star Ji Soo Ho (who grows as much as grow to be Yoon Doojoon). We hope that’s the place the similarities finish, as a result of issues aren’t precisely peachy for Soo Ho. At least he has the lovely Song Geu Rim (Lee Re, later Kim So Hyun) to shine just a little mild into his darkness. Lee Re can be the co-star in Nam Da Reum’s first kiss scene! Excuse us whereas we clutch our imaginary pearls and sigh at how briskly the youngsters are rising up today.
Check out the primary episode of “Radio Romance”:
As Young Jang Ki Yong in “Come And Hug Me”
If ever the look on anybody’s face screamed “come and hug me!” it’s Nam Da Reum’s on this drama. He actually excels at silent struggling that hides below a courageous and noble floor. So is Jang Ki Yong, so that they make an ideal pair. Both actors play Yoon Na Moo, a child who’s simply attempting to outlive with a serial killer for a dad (Heo Joon Ho) and a strolling goal for a girlfriend (Ryu Han Bi, later Jin Ki Joo). We swear if we’ve to see these eyes brimming with almost-tears yet one more time we’re gonna bounce via the display to ship that hug in individual!
Check out the primary episode of “Come And Hug Me”:
As Young Lee Je Hoon in “Where Stars Land”
Out of all of the actors on this checklist, Lee Je Hoon is the one Nam Da Reum most carefully resembles. Younger and older variations hardly ever look alike in K-dramas, however once they do it brings an additional spark and realism that we actually get pleasure from. Da Reum and Lee Je Hoon additionally deliver the identical mix of gravitas and fragility to their position as Lee Soo Yeon – it’s so seamless you begin to assume they could possibly be brothers. Actually, phrase to dramaland: please make this occur. Even higher than two faves in the identical drama is 2 faves in the identical scene!
Check out the primary episode of “Where Stars Land”:
Which Nam Da Reum drama do you like essentially the most? Let us know within the feedback!
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