The slow and steady rise to top K-drama actor level for Park Seo Joon is the kind of classic work hard ethos that’s not as standard anymore. Nowadays idols pop up to headline a drama immediately or actors are tapped for breakout too early and miss the important experience building gradual leveling up. I remember when Park Seo Joon first came on my radar as the youngest brother supporting role in the awesomely batshit crazy I Summon You Gold in 2013 and since then he’s built up a really strong repertoire of performances and diverse project choices. His last two dramas Fight My Way and Why Secretary Kim put his roles as polar opposites, the scrappy every youngman and the born with a golden spoon but plenty of trauma chaebol company president. I appreciate his hustle and always enjoy his works.