I don’t think I would argue with this assessment even if it’s possible to make alternative arguments. But by and large it really has been an epic run for K-actress Gong Hyo Jin in her 22-year long career on South Korean television. Her movie resume is actually longer but for I-audiences it’s really the world of K-dramas where one first encounters her as either a quirky, cool, aloof, or reserved character. She gets type cast in a few personalities but as someone who has watched every single one of her dramas it’s amazing to see her range and breadth. From Ruler of Your Own World to When the Camellia Blooms, she delivers time and again with either ratings, buzz, or critical acclaim and ofttimes with all three. My rawest Gong Hyo Jin drama is one of her first with Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School opposite Rain and my forever re-watchable gem remains It’s Okay, It’s Love with Jo In Sung. I’m sure plenty love just as much Best Love, The Master’s Sun, Incarnation of Jealousy and many more. That I was most disconnected from her most recent drama When the Camellia Blooms merely speaks to her character more than performance, at her age I think she should do stronger roles going forward.