Top 7 K-dramas of Bae Suzy that Defines her Career the Best

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Last Updated on June 20, 2022 by OtakuKart Staff

If you are into K-pop, K-dramas and Korean movies, there’s no chance you haven’t heard of miss Bae Suzy, one of the most versatile actresses of the current generation. She has been a part of the Chinese-Korean girl group ‘Miss A’ for seven years before it disbanded in 2017. However, she has been a successful actress even before that, working opposite various renowned and popular actors including Gong Yoo, Lee Seung Gi and Lee Jong Suk. Her career took off to great heights after she was starred in the musical rom-com, Dream High in 2011, which made her a recipient of several awards. Since then, she has delivered various kinds of roles, ranging from a quirky and cheerful woman to a martial arts fighter and NIS agent.

She is charming, have an amazing personality and is great at acting. Wouldn’t it be a shame not to admire someone like her! Here are seven of her best K-dramas that we have listed for you to watch if you have recently discovered Suzy.

7. Big (2012)

Screenwriter: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
Director: Kim Seong Yoon, Ji Byung Hyun
Starring: Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, Shin Won Ho, Bae Suzy, Shin Ji Soo, Yoon Hae Young
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki

Big (2012)
Big (2012)

The series marks the first TV appearance of actor Gong Yoo after the completion of his military service. The story follows a successful and kind doctor named Seo Yoon-jae who is engaged to Gil Da-ran, a high school teacher and are about to get married soon. However, he starts to become more distant a month before the wedding.

Meanwhile, a new 18-year-old student from the US, Kang Kyung-joon, transfers to the school where Da-ran works and is indifferent to everyone except her. Unfortunately, Kyung-joon and Yoon-jae become involved in a fatal car accident in which Yoon-jae ostensibly dies while saving Kyung-joon. While Kyung-joon ends up in a state of coma, he soon wakes up to find himself in the body of Yoon-jae.

6. Uncontrollably Fond (2016)

Screenwriter: Lee Kyung Hee
Director: Cha Young Hoon, Park Hyun Suk
Starring: Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy, Im Joo Hwan, Im Ju Eun, Yoo Oh Sung, Jin Kyung
Total Number of Episodes: 20
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki, We TV

Uncontrollably Fond
Uncontrollably Fond

Just in case you would like to know, the show, ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ will give you an uncontrollable amount of tears pouring out of your eyes and you can get the vibes from the very first episode! The story follows Shin Joon-young and Noh Eul, who used to be classmates and were in love with each other back then, before a series of circumstances forced them to part ways.

Years later, Shin Joon-young has become a successful actor and singer while Noh Eul is a struggling documentary producer. Noh Eul had to endure a tough childhood after the death of her father in a hit-and-run case while Joon-young chose to become a singer-actor after an accident caused him to quit law school. The two end up working together in a task to make a documentary where Joon-young gives her a hard time. However, love blooms again and he tries to get her affection once again.

5. Gu Family Book (2013)

Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung
Director: Kim Jung Hyun, Shin Woo Cheol
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Bae Suzy, Lee Sung Jae, Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Yoo Bi, Sung Joon
Total Number of Episodes: 24
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki

Gu Family Book
Gu Family Book

A historical supernatural series, ‘Gu Family Book’ is about a legendary creature, half-human and half-gumiho named Kang Chi, who was adopted by the owner of ‘Hundred Years Inn’. On the other hand, Dam Yeo Wool is a master of martial arts as well as the daughter of a secret society’s leader. As she is sent by her father to observe and protect the Hundred Years Inn and its owner, Kang Chi and Yeo Wool fall in love with each other. However, living a life of a human when he’s not completely a human is not easy for him. Therefore he sets out to find a cure for himself, digging into his family background and fully becoming a human.

Read: Top Ten Movies And TV Series Starring Song Hye Kyo.

4. While You Were Sleeping (2017)

Screenwriter: Park Hye Ryun
Director: Park Soo Jin, Oh Choong Hwan
Starring: Lee Jong Suk, Bae Suzy, Jung Hae In, Lee Sang Yeob, Shin Jae Ha, Hwang Young Hee
Total Number of Episodes: 32
Where to Watch: Viki, Hulu

While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping

One of the most popular dramas of Bae Suzy, ‘While You were Sleeping’ is a mystery fantasy that revolves around three individuals, who develop the ability to see whatever is going to happen in future in their dreams. While one of them is reporter Nam Hong Joo, from whom the series of premonition dreams start, the second one to develop the ability is a rookie prosecutor named Jung Jae Chan and finally a hard-working police officer, Han Woo Tak.

When Nam Hong Joo comes to know that Jung Jae Chan is the only person who can help her change the future, which she herself has never been able to do, she begins to chase him for his help. Although Jae Chan, initially, hated the idea of getting involved in this, he ends up joining hands with her along with Han Woo Tak and the three set out to solve a series of mysterious cases until they come across the one biggest mystery.

3. Start-Up (2020)

Screenwriter: Park Hye Ryun
Director: Oh Choong Hwan
Starring: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na, Kim Hae Sook, Kim Do Wan
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix

Start-Up
Start-Up

‘Start-Up’ received a lot of hype during the time it was on-air, and honestly speaking, it deserves that quite well. The show has been set in a fictional city of South Korea, Sandbox, which is the root of startup companies. The protagonist of the story, Seo Dal-mi, is an ambitious and passionate woman who wants to become Steve Jobs of Korea. Although she doesn’t come from a rich background, she has gathered a lot of experience through her part-time jobs. On the other hand, Nam Do-san is a genius savant and the founder of ‘Samsan Tech’. However, the boy who used to be his family’s pride is now a ‘black sheep’ for them as his business isn’t doing well for the last few years.

Dal-mi remembers him as her cool first love, not knowing that he’s actually Han Ji-pyeong, a talented team leader at SH Venture Capital. Do-san discovers Dal-mi’s misunderstanding but decides to use it as an opportunity to work his way up, instead of clearing it.

2. Vagabond (2019)

Screenwriter: Jung Kyung Soon, Jang Young Chul
Director: Yoo In Shik
Starring: Bae Suzy, Lee Seung Gi, Shin Sung Rok, Baek Yoon Shik, Kim Min Jong, Moon Sung Geun
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix

Vagabond
Vagabond

The story revolves around Cha Dal Gun, who is stirred by the sudden demise of his nephew, whose plane crashed mysteriously. During his funeral, he comes to know that the plane crash was not just an accident but a full-fledged plan, to which his nephew fell a victim to. Despite his consistent efforts, he cannot prove his point since all the pieces of evidence have already been erased, until he meets Go Hae-ri, who is a NIS agent, striving for a promotion.

Both of them are forced to team up in order to find details about the plane crash and the complex web of corruption that lay below it. If you want to see actress Bae Suzy in some action scenes, here’s your call!

1. Dream High (2011)

Screenwriter: Park Hye Ryun
Director: Kim Seong Yoon, Lee Eung Bok
Starring: Bae Suzy, Kim Soo Hyun, Ok Taec Yeon, Ham Eun Jung, Jang Woo Young, IU
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki

A career-defining project of actress Bae Suzy, ‘Dream High’ revolves around six high school students who struggle to fulfil their dreams of establishing their names in the Korean music industry. Bae Suzy plays the character of Go Hye Mi, a student who is trained in classical music but has to let go of her dream when she is faced with her father’s financial condition. She can be enrolled in Kirin Art High School if she can make two other students, Song Sam Dong and Jin Guk, enroll there as well.

Hyemi’s sidekick, Yoon Baek Hee, becomes her rival at the new school after Hye Mi betrays her in order to enter the school. The series showcases the struggles of aspiring youth with big dreams who need to overcome the obstacles of life in order to fulfil their dreams, while learning the true meaning of friendship and love.

Read: Top Ten Most Underrated K-Dramas Of 2021 That You Might Have Missed

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