The “mysterious and reticent warrior bodyguard” is such a K-drama sageuk trope especially for this younger lead romance centric sageuks. There have been countless rising K-actor that got their a memorable step up playing this role – Song Jae Rim in The Moon Embraces the Sun, Kwak Dong Yeon in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Hwang In Yeop in Tale of Nokdu, Sung Joon in Gu Family Book, well you get the picture. The role basically requires the less dialogue the better, lots of action or lurking scenes, and of course screen presence galore. K-actor Song Won Seok just bid adieu to Lovers of the Red Sky this week, not sure if he’s happy to escape or sad he’s going to miss out on the additional crazy in store for the final two episodes. He’s my fave male character in the drama at this point so I’m sad he’s not around next week. But he’s also currently in One the Woman so he’s clearly on the up and up, and now he’s been cast in upcoming rom-com Office Blind Date. That would reunite him with Lovers male lead Ahn Hyo Seob but they will be playing love rivals in the drama, he’s the college era sunbae the female lead has crushed on for many years. I don’t think he’s broken out just yet but I’m keeping my eye on him for the potential.