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Kim Hyun-joong was a breakout star on ‘Boys Over Flowers’. Learn more about Kim’s career and the other projects he’s involved with.

Love ‘Boys Over Flowers’? Here’s where to catch Kim Hyun-joong

For fans of K-dramas, there is always a story of that first show that just draws you in. It’s the gateway to a brand new world of entertainment. For many K-drama fans, this series tends to be Boys Over Flowers. Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, Boys follows a poor scholarship student at an elite high school Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun), who catches the attention of the rich group of young men known as F4.

The leader of the F4 Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) initially hates her, but that changes over the course of the series. The pair fall in love with each other while dealing with Gu Jun-pyo’s abusive mother, class differences, romantic rivals, and more. Boys Over Flowers was huge in South Korea during its release and remains a pretty beloved series. It also launched the careers of the show’s actors into the stratosphere.

One of those actors was Kim Hyun-joong, who played Geum Jan-di’s crush & the grandson of the former president of South Korea. And if you’re dying to see more of his projects, then here are a couple places to find Kim Hyun-joong following Boys Over Flowers.


Like many in the K-drama industry, Kim Hyun-joong has done some time in a K-pop group as well. He was part of the K-pop group SS501 from 2005 to 2010. But if you want to hear more of his music, then good news! Kim Hyun-joong has been a relatively active solo artist since 2011. He has albums both in Korean and Japanese with a pretty sizable following. 

His music career, at this point, is more active than his acting career. In 2020, Kim Hyung-joon completed his Moon, Sun, and Your Song Japan tour. And his discography is pretty comprehensive as he’s released music regularly for years, barring his 21 months of mandatory military service. 

Barefoot Friends (2013)

Curious about Korean variety shows? Love Kim Hyun-joon? Then you have twenty plus episodes of this variety series to check out. 

The show follows a group of people as they do different challenges from surviving on their own in a foreign country with no help from the crew to trying activities such as diving or cooking. It’s been described as a spin on other outdoor variety shows. 

Playful Kiss (2010)

This 2010 drama series serves as Kim Hyun-joong’s follow-up to Boys Over Flowers. Like that series, this K-drama is also based on a manga called Itazura Na Kiss. It follows a ditsy and unpopular girl named Oh Ha-ni (Jung So-min), who confesses her love to popular and smart Baek Seung-jo (Kim Hyun-joong). He gives her her love letter back, graded. Yikes. 

Through a series of circumstances, Oh Ha-ni ends up living with Baek Seung-jo’s family. Will she win him over? Or will his callous and cold attitude push her into the arms of another? We won’t say, but this rom-com was fairly popular, getting a lot of international broadcasts and a special theatrical release. It’s definitely a good watch for rom-com fans.

Inspiring Generation (2014) 

Looking for a slightly more modern historical K-drama with handsome guys in snazzy suits and hats? Then this series is definitely for you. Inspiring Generation is described as a “story of violence, love, and friendship” that takes place between Korea, China, and Japan in the 1930s. It focuses, specifically, on Korean Independence Fighters in Shanghai during that time.

Kim Hyun-joong plays main character Shin Jung-tae in the series. Looking at him rocking that hat! The series was decently popular and netted Kim Hyun-joong an acting nomination for the KBS Drama Awards in 2014. It also boasts a wide and talented cast, which makes sense given the ambitious reach of the series overall.

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  • Thank you so much for the updates.

    We love Ji Hoo as,we love the rest of the crews especially our Jan di.

    May they always be in good track, humble and compassionate for less fortunates in the community.

    October 13, 2020
  • What about When time stopped

    October 13, 2020
  • It’s an awesome drama.

    October 13, 2020
  • Love it and them. But not the momma….

    October 14, 2020
  • Thank you for this article. Please, take care of his name : KIM HYUN-JOONG.
    Kim Hyun Joong deserves to be more and more famous and loved in all the world. He is a great artist in all genres, and he is a very good man with a golden heart.

    October 14, 2020
    • Tentaram manchar o nome e a carreira de KIM HYUN-JOONG, mas foram desmascarados e cada acusação foi esclarecida porquê quem é do bem e tem talento incomoda muita gente do mal, porém a verdade sempre aparece!

      October 14, 2020
  • I will always follow Kim Hyun Joong he is a great song writer and has a beautiful voice and great actor and as will as a musician am a big fan

    October 14, 2020
  • Yeah! He’s a Great actor. Wish somebody would write a script just for him to show off that beauriful personaluty he has. ANYBODY, ANTBODY! HINT HINT.

    October 14, 2020
  • I love the charisma this guy has! He”s all of that and more!

    October 14, 2020
  • Definitely an amazing actor, singer, songwriter and musician who deserves to be loved and appreciated by all.❤️❤️❤️

    October 14, 2020
    • Love him as a musician and actor, he is versatile and able to play ant role. I would like to see him do a James Bond type role. He is most definitely the sexiest man alive and deserves more credit than he has received so far.

      October 22, 2020
  • Big fan of korean shows😄

    October 14, 2020
  • I love Kim Hyun Joong! He is a very talented guy. Besides acting, he is a great singer, songwriter & composer. He can play musical instruments & can dance too! His love & care for his fans never stop in keeping us entertained even during pandemic & we love him evenmore. We are all looking forward with sooo much excitement on his upcoming virtual online concert this coming Saturday, the 17th of this month. His fans across the globe will always love & support Kim Hyun Joong…… HE IS OUR ONLY ONE LOVE, ALWAYS & FOREVER!

    October 15, 2020
  • Hope to see him in more dramas.

    October 15, 2020
  • Love the movie Boys Over Flowers and absolutely love their music.
    I listen to Korean music all the time
    I Love It

    October 15, 2020
  • My favorite singer Kim Hyun Joong. Love everything he does. From an Australian fan 😘

    October 15, 2020
  • My first ever crash Kim Hyun joong, and still he is my crush, and will always remain so. He deserves much more stardom than before.

    October 15, 2020
  • Kim Hyun Joong

    October 15, 2020
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    October 15, 2020
  • Amoo Kim Hyun Joong.. ele merece todo amor e respeito!! Arrebatou meu coração desde Boys over flower.
    Espero que logo possa protagonizar mais um kdrama 🙌❤
    Ele verdadeiramente é um artista completo!!

    October 15, 2020
  • Talento de sobra .beleza e simpatia ,artista completo .O que dizer desse ser iluminado .Obrigada por existir .Amor p sempre .Que Deus o proteja sempre 💓

    October 16, 2020
  • Awesome great talented Artist! My daughter introduced to me too Boys Over Flowers. It was an awesome show we are still watching it today. There are awesome actors in the show, very well-chosen. Prayers for them all! Fighting ❤🌷💐

    October 17, 2020
  • Congratulations Kim if I may call you that I’m from America an I’m African American your a exceptional young man keep up the great work smooches

    October 17, 2020
  • Very gifted talented artist. May you continue to entertain everyone forever.

    October 20, 2020
  • My one and only idol. Very gifted, talented and good looking . Love his music. Very good actor and I hope to see him again in another series. We love yuh ou KHJ.

    October 21, 2020
  • Его последний альбом “Колокол благословения” это что то фантастическое. Каждая песня прекрасна столько смысла в каждой. Его голос такой чарующий ,успокаивающий дающий веру и надежду на лучшее. Он сам написал музыку, тексты и даже дизайн обложки разработал сам.

    October 21, 2020
  • We love Kim Hyun Joong. Such a very good actor, agreat singee and dancer plus a comedian per se. He really is an amazing guy for having so many talent like of course painting the cover of his latest album Bells of Blesisng. Indeed a lot of blessing is coming his way for being a very food person. He helped the ched in a restaurant which I have read online. Hail yo our Prince Kim Hyun Joong. You made us your henecians proud of you.

    October 22, 2020

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