This was originally posted on our Facebook Page in 2017.
Avid fans are no longer stranger to the problem of falling in love with the third wheel guy in K-Dramas or what we infamously call the SECOND LEAD SYNDROME. And this actor is definitely a staple in this type of roles. Even though he may not always get the girl in our favorite dramas, he has definitely captured our female viewers’ hearts. Ahjummamshies, let’s all welcome, Our National Second Lead, JI SOO!
The Ji Soo Syndrome
Ji Soo had acted in a lot bit roles in films prior to top-billing the Philippine-Korean independent film, Seoul Mates. You’ve read it right! Ji Soo’s first lead role in a movie is an entry to the 2014 CinemaOne Film Festival where he played opposite Filipina transgender Mimi Juareza.
But it was the 2015 drama Angry Mom that plucked Ji Soo from complete obscurity into the map of young and promising actors. He perfectly played the role of a bully student named Go Bok-dong who’s harbouring a deep sorrow inside his heart.
In the same year, he played another student role in the youth drama, Sassy Go Go. His character is Seo Ha-joon, a top student who has anger management issues because of his abusive father.
Well, Ji Soo’s face fits really well with rough and tough characters not until you see him smile!
In 2016, Ji Soo returned to the movies via One Way Trip where he played a troubled teen (again) Yong Bin. Yong Bin is the leader of his group which includes actors Kim Hee-chan, Ryu Jun-yeol and EXO’s Suho.
In the same year, he starred in a three-episode KBS drama special titled Page Turner. He played the role of Jung Cha-sik, an aspiring pianist who helps a piano prodigy (Kim So-hyun) gets her life back on track after an accident which left her blind.
Ji Soo also played a recurring role in 2016 medical romance, Doctors as Park Shin-hye’s friend, Kim Soo-chul
Also in 2016, Ji Soo took part in the star-studded historical drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (it’s a lil mouthful) as 14th Prince Wang Jeong.
Ji Soo is indeed one of the most hardworking actors of today because he’s also part of 2016 slice-of-life drama, Fantastic. He played the role of a smart and young lawyer Kim Sang-wook who fell in love with a married woman played by Park Si-yeon.
For noona romance lovers there, this one’s worth a go.
Also in 2016, Ji Soo showed some love for his bestfriend, Nam Joo-hyuk and made a cameo appearance in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.
Ji Soo then played the role of a police officer in the 2017 rom-com, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon where he showed great chemistry not only with the show’s main heroine, Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) but also with the drama’s leading man, Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik).
Ji Soo might be typecast in a lot of supporting roles, but this kid definitely got the chops to lead his own show! and we really can’t wait for that to come! Fighting Ji Soo-ah!