An entire year and a half without a movie, and also an entire year without a drama on top of that, and still top Hallyu star Gong Yoo leads off the first 2018 Korean movie star poll rankings ahead of two heavyweights. Coming in second place is Ha Jung Woo starring in the biggest box office hit drama in years with Along With the Gods, with third place being Kang Dong Won who had a cameo in hit movie 1987 last December and is ramping up for the mid-February release of his upcoming movie Golden Slumber. Beyond the top three behemoth stalwarts of Korean movie stars, the remainder of the January 2018 rankings are Kim Tae Ri in 4th, 5th place being her Mr. Sunshine male lead Lee Byung Hun, 6th spot goes to Park Seo Joon, teen actress Kim Hyang Gi from Along With the Gods in 7th and another Along star Cha Tae Hyun in 8th, with Son Ye Jin in 9th and Lee Jong Seok in 10th place for the top ten.
For a moment I read “Gong Yoo leads …” and thought ” … new drama”. Damn.
Yeah me too! Was like finally yay! Oops…
So basically, this is one of those 100s of popularity polls that shouldnt be taken seriously.Its like how Song Song couple, Bo Gum and Gong Yoo himself won best TV actor when they had no drama in 2017.While actors like Ji Sung, Kim Hee Sun, Bae Doona, Jo Seung Woo Uhm Ki Joon etc were no where to be seen in that list.
But am happy for Kim Tae Ri though.I usually see Jun Ji Hyun and Son Ye Jin in these lists.Kim Hyang Gi too.I notice in K movie, its the actors who get all the spotlight.So its good to see more women being recognised.
No kidding! How are these actors ranked anyway? Based on how many times their names are mentioned on social media?
It’s like the high school popularity contests that never ends. The sad thing is that often after a huge hit, the actors don’t come back to dramaland for a while as they can rest on the successful drama for a while. I get it because dramaland is pretty brutal and so much has to come together for a drama to hit just right, but I have a certain fondness for Jang Hyuk and Ji Sung and others who meet us every year with a project (or two). The dramas are not always successful, but they do their best year in and year out. No disrespect to the amazing Gong Yoo intended. I hope I’m wrong and he signs on for something 2018.
I lost my breath for a second, he looks hot in that first picture, I loveee that look on him. Thank you Ms. Koala, I needed that this morning. He is back in hibernation mode and is still making waves after the most successful few years in his career, now that is excellence. Congrats Ji Cheol!!
Well done..Shows no flash in the pan and not easily forgotten…I also love his work.
I appreciate a hard working senior actor like Ji Sung or younger actor like Yoo Seung Ho than Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum or other popular actors.
I know right. Actors are called actors because they ACT.
I was not really that into Gong Yoo despite loving Coffee Prince as a drama. But Goblin changed my mind. Yep I jumped the Gong train alright 🙂
Goong Yoo is charming and ageing like wine. One of my favourites.
Hope we get to see Gong Yoo in a movie and TV drama soon…. he is one actor who really can deliver his craft over the top. Soo excited and waiting for Gong Yoo to be back ❤️❤️?