Once again, a Netflix original series from South Korea is attracting international attention. On the day of its release, All of Us Are Dead managed to top the number one spot in many countries on the Netflix platform .
Following the success of its predecessor series, such as Squid Games and Hellbound . The success of All of Us Are Dead immediately skyrocketed the names of the players.
However, behind that there are also great hands behind the birth of this work. Among them from the role of the director Lee Jae Kyu. His figure is actually not a new name in the Korean drama world.
Lee Jae Kyu already has a number of drama works to other films from his direction. If you start to fall in love with his work, be sure to watch the five other dramas directed by Lee Jae Kyu besides All of Us Are Dead below.
The King 2 Hearts (2012)
Having been absent for a long time from directing drama or serial works, Lee Jae Kyung last directed a popular drama in 2012. The King 2 Hearts starring Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi was popular at the time. This drama is also one of the works that further catapulted Lee Jae Kyu’s name.
This drama tells the story of Korea with a romantic background in a monarchy. Not only that, the romance between North Korean Army Inspector Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) and Prince Kim Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi) from South Korea is complicated.
Beethoven Virus (2008)
Lee Jae Kyu also directed a drama based on the popular 2008 musical Beethoven Virus . Starring Kim Myung Min, Lee Ji A, and Jang Geun Suk, this Korean drama tells the story of the lives of two well-known musicians who both choose to retire from their musical careers.
However, a reason makes both of them join the orchestra club with a resolute genius conductor. There are many moral messages about family, love, and dreams that can be taken from the story in this drama.
Fashion 70’s (2005)
If you like fashion -themed dramas , you can also try this one of Lee Jae Kyu’s works to watch. Fashion’s 70 tells the story of the lives of four young people, their love destiny, and their dreams.
Set in the 1970s, the story centers on the characters of Han Deo Mi (Lee Yo Won) and Go Jun Hee (Kim Min Jung) who are fashion designers. Both seem to have no talent, but they continue to work hard to make up for their dreams.
Damo: The Legendary Police Woman (2003)
Not only fiction-themed, Lee Jae Kyu has also directed historical dramas. Starring Ha Ji Won, Damo: The Legendary Police Woman tells the story of a female police group during the Joseon Dynasty named Da Mo.
This Da Mo was actually seen as a lower class society. However, Da Mo has a special privilege, namely in the form of being allowed them to enter the women’s room and interview those from the upper classes that even men cannot do.
Morning Comes to Psychiatric Wards Too
The latest news, Lee Jae Kyu will be working on an upcoming Korean drama titled Morning Comes to Psychiatric Wards Too. The female lead for this drama is being offered to actress Park Bo Young.
With the theme of psychology, this drama will take on the story of healing in a psychiatric ward. With a character named Jung Shi Na offered to Park Bo Young as the center of the story. Viewers will be shown how Jung Shi Na lives as a nurse in a mental hospital.
Lee Jae Kyu’s success with the All of Us Are Dead series has made a lot of attention now focused on him. It turns out that, although the number of his works can still be counted on the fingers, Lee Jae Kyu always manages to produce a memorable spectacle. Therefore, the news of Park Bo Young’s confirmation for Lee Jae Kyu’s new drama is also highly anticipated.