“Record of Youth,” starring the lovable Park Bo-gum, will be premiering tonight, and we just can’t wait. Park Bo-gum returns to the small screen as Sa Hye-joon, a model and rookie actor who struggles to achieve his dream.

From a psychopath, a genius Go-player, a playful crown prince to the ideal boyfriend, Park Bo-gum has proven that he’s one of the most versatile actors of his generation. 

Choi Taek the Genius

Park Bo-gum as Taek Choi
Park Bo-gum as the Go game superstar Choi Taek with co-star Lee Hye-ri in “Reply 1988.” (tvN)

In “Reply 1988,” Bo-gum stars as the introvert yet competitive Go player Choi Taek. His child-like innocence makes you want to protect him from the rest of the world. No wonder his co-stars couldn’t help but hug him in the behind-the-scenes footage.

Don’t let Choi Taek’s naivete fool you though because when it comes to Go game and love, he surely knows how to make his move.

Lee Yeong the Crown Prince

Park Bo-gum in character as Crown Prince Hyomyeong or Lee Yeong with Kim Yoo-jung in “Love in the Moonlight.”

Naughty is a word that you won’t probably hear when people describe Park Bo-gum, who’s known for his impressive manners. In “Love in the Moonlight,” Bo-gum plays the mischievous Crown Prince Lee Yeong.

Park Bo-gum impresses with his comic timing during the funny scenes. He also displays incredible vulnerability as his character falls in love with a woman disguised as a eunuch. We can’t help but cry with him as he struggles to keep the throne and the woman he loves.

With his good looks and convincing portrayal, no wonder Park Bo-gum has been tagged the “Nation’s Crown Prince.”

Kim Jin-hyuk the Boyfriend

Park Bo-gum with Song Hye Kyo in “Encounter.” (tvN)

In “Encounter,” Park Bo-gum plays the role of the simple, free-spirited Kim Jin-hyuk. His loyalty and love for Song Hye-kyo’s character Cha Soo-hyun makes him the ideal boyfriend material.

To match Song Hye-kyo, who is 12 years his senior, Park Bo-gum appears to be manlier in this drama. However, Bo-gum’s innate ‘aegyo’ still shines through.

Jung Sun-ho/Lee Min the Psychopath

Park Bo-gum in “Hello Monster” (KBS)

Psychopath and Park Bo-gum are words that couldn’t be more far off from each other. However, in “Hello Monster” or “Remember You,” viewers were impressed with Bo-gum’s portrayal of the emotionally damaged Jung Sun-ho/Lee Min. There’s nothing more disturbing than a brutal villain who looks like he couldn’t even hurt a fly.

Who’s your favorite Park Bo-gum character so far? Let us know on the comments.

For those who miss Park Bo-gum, be sure to catch his latest drama “Record of Youth” on Netflix.

Myla writes news stories for a living and watches K-dramas for leisure. She enjoys doing both for Hallyudorama.

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