Top Six Best Ahn Hyo Seop K-dramas To Watch in 2022!


Ahn Hyo Seop is one of the most sought-after K-drama actors right now, and with two major new projects in hand, his popularity is skyrocketing! If you haven’t been captivated by his stunning visuals yet, his acting, dancing, and singing skills will definitely capture your heart. Although they were raised in a foreign country, all of Ahn Hyo Seop’s K-dramas showcase his amazing acting skills and the dedication he put into it. The twenty-six-year-old actor will make his big comeback on the small screen with “A Business Proposal”, which is a romantic comedy-drama. He has also been confirmed to star in the remake of the Taiwanese drama “Someday or One Day.”

Before the release of his new television series, let’s discover the top 6 dramas in which he has played, which you absolutely must not miss! Here is a must-have guide to Ahn Hyo Seop’s K-dramas that will make you fall in love with him harder.

6. Splash Splash LOVE (2015)

Writer and director: Kim Ji Hyun
Actors: Kim Seul Gi, Yoon Doo Joon, Jin Ki Joo, Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Gab Soo, Im Ye Jin
Number of episodes: 2
Where to watch: Viki

Ahn Hyo Seop may not have starred in this mini K-drama, but his character’s screen time is enough to make you fall in love with him! The historical romantic comedy “Splash Splash Love” follows a high school girl named Dan Bi who is good at almost everything except math. On a rainy day when she has to take her KSAT exam, she prays to disappear to a distant place where she can be freed from having to take her exam. She discovers a deep pit that takes her to the Joseon period, where a ritual is in progress to ease the rain.

Splash Splash Love
Splash Splash Love

The people of the court, as well as the king, misunderstand Dan Bi as a eunuch. In order to save her life, she poses as a mathematician to please the king, who enjoys learning advanced math. He makes Dan Bi his personal teacher, and as she waits for the rain to come home, she continues to be drawn to the king. Hyo Seop plays the character of Park Yeon, who was the former lover of the Queen of Joseon.

5. Queen of the Ring (2017)

Director: Kwon Sung Chang
Starring: Kim Seul Gi, Ahn Hyo Seop, Yoon So Hee, Hwang Jung Min, Jeon Noh Min, Lee Tae Sun
Total number of episodes: 11
Where to watch: Prime Video

“Queen of the Ring” is a heartwarming K-drama miniseries that depicts the universal problem of low self-esteem that exists in the modern world. It takes place in a world where people are judged based on their appearance. Mo Nan Hee is one of those girls who fell victim to Korea’s lack of so-called beauty standards. That is until she discovers an enchanted ring that allows her to transform into an attractive person.

queen of the ring
queen of the ring

Her magical transformation causes popular and arrogant campus boy Park Se Gun to fall head over heels for her, who only dates attractive girls. However, Nan Hee is the complete opposite of all the other girls he’s dated in the past. However, his violent and socially inept nature makes him fall in love with her even more.

4. Thirty But Seventeen (2018)

Director: Jo Soo Won
Screenwriter: Jo Sung Hee
Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong, Ahn Hyo Seop, Ye Ji Won, Wang Ji Won, Yoon Sun Woo
Total number of episodes: 32
Where to watch: Netflix, Viki, We TV

“Thirty But Seventeen” is an endearing and uplifting show with lots of lovable characters. It centers on a seventeen-year-old girl named Woo Seo Ri who was about to go overseas to study music before she got into a bus accident. She ends up falling into a coma and wakes up 13 years later with a mental state still of a teenager. Meanwhile, Gong Woo Jin had suffered from a trauma 13 years ago, which affected her so much that she refuses to relate to others.

thirty but seventeen
thirty but seventeen

In a way, both of them are thirty years old, but their life seems to have stopped at seventeen. They gradually become a part of each other’s lives, and together they try to open the lock to a beautiful world full of happiness for them. Ahn Hyo Seop plays the character of Woo-jin’s nephew, the captain of a high school rowing club who ends up falling in love with Woo Seo Ri.

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3. Dr. Romantic 2 (2020)

Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung
Director: Yoo In Shik, Lee Gil Bok
Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Lee Sung Kyung, Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Joo Heon, Shin Dong Wook, So Ju Yeon
Total number of episodes: 16
Where to watch: YouTube, Netflix, Viki

The second season of the hit medical melodrama, ‘Dr. Romantic,” the story continues three years after the end of the final season. Professor Kim, aka genius doctor Kim Sa Bu, visits Geosan University Hospital to hire a general surgeon and comes across Seo Woo-jin. He is a doctor who carries the trauma of his past and who is often ostracized by his colleagues. On the other hand, the smart and confident Cha Eun-jae ends up making another mistake while doing an operation and ends up getting suspended.

Dr. Romantic 2
Dr. Romantic 2

Seo Woo-jin and Cha Eun-jae reluctantly follow Professor Kim to his hospital in Doldam, but the decision changes their lives for good. You can watch Dr. Romantic 2 without having to watch the first season as it has a standalone story and a new cast of characters except for Han Seok Kyu, who plays Doctor Kim Sa Bu.

2. Abyss (2019)

Director: Yoo Je Won
Screenwriter: Moon Soo Yeon
Starring: Park Bo Young, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Sung Jae, Kwon Soo Hyun, Lee Si Eon, Han So Hee
Total number of episodes: 16
Where to watch: Netflix

Invest your time in a good rom-com fantasy K-drama, and you’ll leave with absolutely no regrets! Abyss revolves around a successful lawyer named Go Se-yeon (played by Park Bo Young) working at the Seoul District Public Office, who is known for his good looks and top-notch skills at his workplace. On the other hand, Cha Min (played by Ahn Hyo Seop) is a smart, humble, and warm-hearted man who is the heir to a big cosmetic company in Korea but considers himself unattractive due to his insecurities.


Unfortunately, both are victims of unforeseen situations and end up dying in two different accidents. However, it happens that they are revived by mysterious balls but in the body of different individuals. As Go Se-yeon finds herself in the body of an average-looking person, Cha Min transforms into a very attractive young man. They end up working together as a lawyer and administrator and decide to investigate the magical incident that changed their lives! If you are looking for K Ahn Hyo Seop dramas, this might be the best start.

1. Red Sky Lovers (2021)

Director: Jang Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Kim Young Young
With: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung, Gong Myung, Kim Kwang Gyu, Kwak Shi Yang, Choi Kwang Il
Total number of episodes: 16
Where to watch: Viki

Ahn Hyo Seop’s latest series is a historical fantasy romantic comedy that involves supernatural elements like ghosts, evil demons, and gods. He plays the character of an astrologer named Ha Ram, who ends up losing his sight in a childhood accident. However, this does not prevent him from establishing his name in the world. Using the trajectory of the sky at night, he can read the future. He meets an independent woman named Hong Chun Gi, who despite being born blind, with her exceptional artistic skills, manages to pursue her dreams by being admitted to a renowned art school.

red sky lovers
red sky lovers

They develop strong affections for each other over time, but political challenges at the royal court stand in the way of their love affairs. Additionally, there is a political rivalry between Prince Yang Myung and Prince Joo Hyang. While one of them is free-spirited and cheerful in nature, the second is ambitious and wants to be the king in the future.

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