5 Essential Park Shin-Hye Shows to Binge-Watch After Sisyphus: The Myth
Just finished watching the last episode of Netflix sci-fi thriller Sisyphus: The Myth, and currently trying to fill a Park Shin-hye-shaped hole in your life?
You’ll be glad to know that the 31-year-old Hallyu star has an impressive filmography built up over almost 20 years, which means there’s a lot of Park Shin-hye out there to catch up on. Where to start? Here are five of our favourite films and dramas that feature the actress.
The Heirs, 2013
A K-drama classic starring Park Shin-hye, Lee Min-ho and Kim Woo-bin, this massive hit made stars of all its lead cast, and is considered essential K-drama viewing. The story of the poor girl (Park) who catches the eye of the filthy-rich heir to a huge business conglomerate (Lee) is so dramatic and swoon-worthy, you have to watch it to believe it. The Cinderella storyline and Park Shin-hye and Lee Min-ho’s chemistry make this a must-watch for newer fans of the actress.
Memories of the Alhambra, 2018
This sci-fi epic has a lot of things going for it, among them Hyun Bin, beautiful filming locations in Spain and Europe, and the theme of augmented reality. Sure, the plot may be a little confusing, but what’s a good sci-fi K-drama without a large dose of suspension of disbelief and a convoluted storyline? Sit back, ogle the gorgeous leads and enjoy the ride.
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#3: Pinocchio, 2014
Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk’s onscreen chemistry was so good in this drama that rumours of them being romantically involved in real life were swirling. She plays a reporter with “Pinocchio syndrome”, which means she can’t lie without hiccuping violently. Funny and romantic, with a bit of a revenge storyline thrown in.
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The Doctors, 2016
Her turn as a delinquent student turned caring medical professional resonated with audiences, and The Doctors cemented Park Shin-hye’s status as a charismatic actress who can helm hit dramas. Worth watching for her take on the strong-willed character and romantic scenes with Kim Rae-won.
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For something a little more recent, try this Netflix zombie-apocalypse film, which stars Park Shin-hye as a survivor who’s pretty handy with an axe. Especially for those who miss her action scenes in Sisyphus, there’s some serious butt-kicking and zombie-whacking here.
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