Did you know that “Cha Eun Woo” is just a stage name? His real name is Lee Dong Min. Aside from finding success in the music industry with his group, ASTRO, Cha Eun Woo has also appeared in various films and K-dramas. Born in Gunpo, South Korea, this handsome man started his acting career with an appearance in the film “My Brilliant Life” in 2014. A year later, he bravely made his debut in the series and since then , he has been very active in starring in many K-dramas. Currently, the actor and singer stars in the Disney+ original series, Wonderful World.

If you are impressed by Cha Eun Woo’s acting, here are some of the latest K-dramas he has starred in.

1- A Good Day to be a Dog

A good day to be a dog

The story is based on the popular webtoon “A Good Day to Be a Dog” by Lee Hey. It tells the story of Han Hae Na, a woman who turns into a dog every time she kisses a man. This change occurs every night until sunrise. To become human again, the man she kissed must kiss her again, but this time while she is a dog.

Hae Na’s curse is actually a family curse, which is why she chooses to remain single. One night, Hae Na, who is a high school teacher, accidentally kisses her colleague Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun Woo) while she is drunk. Jin Seo Won, a math teacher, is known for being cold and distant. Additionally, he is afraid of dogs due to a bad experience in his childhood.

Will Hae Na be able to convince Seo Won to kiss her while she is in dog form?

3-Island (2022)

The Kdrama ISLAND will soon be broadcast in 240 countries

“Island” is a series based on a webtoon created by Yoon In Wan and Yang Kyung Il. The story revolves around three people: Van, Won Mi Ho and Johan, who come together to fight crime. Their goal is to keep the world safe from various dangers.

Van is trained from a young age to be a living weapon against evil. On the other hand, Johan (Cha Eun Woo) is a Catholic priest who specializes in exorcisms. Both find themselves on Jeju Island, ready to face the demons hiding there. Wo Min Ho, in a twist of fate, also ends up on the island, but for a different reason. She is there to teach as punishment from her father, the owner of the Daehan Group, due to a big mistake she made.

As Wo Min Ho begins her job as a teacher, she crosses paths with Van and Johan. Together, they are bound by destiny to join forces and repel the demons threatening Jeju Island.

2- Island Part 2 (2023)

Island Part 2 (2023)

The sequel to “Island”, titled “Island Part (Part) 2”, promises more twists and turns and exciting intrigues over six episodes. Directed by Park Kwang Hyun, it features an exceptional cast including Cha Eun Woo, Lee Da Hee, Kim Nam Gil and Sung Joon. Wondering what awaits you this time? The story continues with Mi Ho, forced to teach at Tamra High School on Jeju Island. She fights against the despair of disappearances caused by demons. But Mi Ho refuses to give up. She is trained by Geum Baek Joo (Ko Du Shim) to become Wonjeong, a guardian who once protected Jeju Island against demons.

Meanwhile, Van and priest Johan (Cha Eun Woo) carefully monitor Mi Ho as she awakens her dormant powers. Goong Tan (Sung Joon), observing all this, begins to worry and get angry. He is determined to defeat Mi Ho and threatens to plunge the world into darkness and chaos.

4- True Beauty

True beauty

Lim Ju Kyung is a student who felt self-conscious and bullied because of her appearance. This is what pushed her to change schools. At her new school, Ju Kyung completely changes her appearance to that of a dazzling goddess. She learned makeup techniques from online videos and her hard work paid off. She went from being taunted to becoming the most beautiful and popular girl in school.

But there is one student, Lee Su Ho, who knows what Ju Kyung really looks like and still loves him. Su Ho’s rival Han Seo Jun also has feelings for Ju Kyung. So, who will Ju Kyung choose? In the Kdrama adapted from this webtoon, Cha Eun Woo plays Lee Su Ho. He is described as an ideal man, adored by many women and also an outstanding student at school.

5- Soul Plate

Soul Plate

ASTRO’s loyal fans are probably familiar with the story of their drama series, “Soul Plate.” In this six-episode series, all members of ASTRO come together to entertain their fans. They play a group of angels who start a unique business with the aim of helping those who are feeling sad. These angels are descendants of the archangel Raphael, known for his healing abilities. They came down to Earth and opened a restaurant where visitors usually seek solace for their problems.

Every time visitors dine at their restaurant, they find healing, as these seven angels listen attentively, entertain, and sincerely serve them. Overall, this moving Kdrama will surely warm the hearts of viewers!

6- Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung

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This Kdrama became one of the highest-rated Korean series in 2019 and was broadcast on MBC TV. It stars Cha Eun Woo and Shin Se Kyung and is a romantic hit set in 19th century South Korea! “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung” tells the story of a noblewoman who attempts to become a historian during the 19th century Joseon era. She is aware of how women were often looked down upon during this time.

In the kingdom, she undergoes similar treatment. Women were expected to accept arranged marriages, sometimes with men they really didn’t like. To change that, Goo Hye Ryung fights back vigorously. She boldly rejects her arranged marriage, refuses to be held back, and chooses to follow her own path as a historian. She is fearless, even when facing the king himself.

7- My ID is Gangnam Beauty

My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Almost all women dream of looking beautiful and they are often ready to do anything to achieve it. This is the main theme of the Kdrama “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”, starring Im Soo Hyang and Cha Eun Woo in a 16-episode story. The Kdrama tells the story of Kang Mi Rae, a girl who is constantly bullied for not fitting South Korean beauty standards. Tired of the cruel treatment, Mi Rae decides to undergo cosmetic surgery that transforms her into a stunning woman. This change initially makes her happy.

However, when Mi Rae begins her studies at university, her past, before the surgery, is revealed and she becomes the topic of conversation among her classmates. Now she is caught in a dilemma: she was bullied for being ugly and now she is judged for being beautiful. But the new Mi Rae is stronger. She begins to rebuild her self-confidence and becomes more resilient. This change is particularly significant when she reunites with her beautiful childhood friend, Do Kyun Seok (Cha Eun Woo).

8- Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge

School life in South Korea is known to be quite difficult and strict. And unfortunately, it’s also a place where harassment is common. But imagine if a bullied student could take revenge with the help of a magical app?

This is the intriguing concept of the Kdrama “Sweet Revenge”. The story follows Ho Goo Hee, a high school student who is often targeted in middle school. She is so fed up with the harassment that she wishes for a miracle to solve her problems. Then, one day, Ho Goo Hee discovers a mysterious app on her phone. She promises to take revenge on anyone whose name she enters. From a discreet girl, she suddenly finds herself in a position of power. Will Ho Goo Hee become evil after taking her revenge?

In this Kdrama, Cha Eun Woo plays the role of Eun Woo, Ho Goo Hee’s childhood friend.

9- Hit The Top

Hit The Top

In 2017, director Yoo Ho Jin made his debut in the world of South Korean television dramas with a 32-episode series titled “Hit the Top.” This drama, starring Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae and Cha Eun Woo, tells the story of a South Korean pop idol who unexpectedly travels to the future. Yoo Hyun Jae was a famous idol in 1993. However, he finds himself in a bizarre situation when he time travels to 2017! Everyone thinks Hyun Jae is missing and presumed dead, but he’s actually stuck in the future, trying to figure out how to get back.

Meanwhile, in the present, a young man named Ji Hoon dreams of becoming a musician and idol. But his extended family wants him to become a civil servant instead. So, Ji Hoon pretends to study for civil service while secretly pursuing his idol dream. By chance, he meets Hyun Jae, who ends up helping him on his journey. Ji Hoon joins Star Punch Entertainment as a trainee, an agency known for representing idol groups. One of these groups includes MJ, a character played by Cha Eun Woo.

10- My Romantic Some Recipe

My Romantic Some Recipe

Cha Eun Woo, famous for his charm both as a solo artist and as a member of ASTRO, always leaves his fans enchanted. In the 6-episode drama “My Romantic Some Recipe”, he shines again alongside the charming Joo Ah Reum and Ahn Ji Hoon. The story revolves around a student named Ahn Mi Nyeo. She is smitten with a regular customer at her favorite restaurant, but unfortunately, he doesn’t feel the same way about her. Trying to overcome her grief, Mi Nyeo ends up drinking too much and even tears up an advertising poster of her idol, Cha Eun Woo. Then, something magical happens: Eun Woo walks out!

Instead of overwhelming Mi Nyeo, Eun Woo decides to help her win her love. He guides her in cooking, self-care, and how to charm other men. Just when Mi Nyeo seems to have learned a lot from him, Eun Woo disappears, leaving her to discover her own strengths.