5 Worth Watching K-Dramas Starring Jung Hae-in

Perhaps fans of Snowdrop, starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, are wondering on what to watch next after the successful run of the said series.

Thus, here’s a compilation of Jung Hae-in’s dramas that are worth binge-watching:

1. While You Were Sleeping (2017)

Jung Hae-in began his acting career on TV in 2014 and gained recognition in the hit series, While You Were Sleeping (2017), starring Lee Jong-suk and Suzy Bae.

In the drama, he played the second lead role of Han Woo-tak, a handsome, intelligent, and ideal policeman who has the ability to see future events and was destined to die in a car accident.

Synopsis: The story centers on the lives on three young adults—a field reporter, a prosecutor, and a police officer—who have acquired the ability to foresee future events through their dreams, after saving each other many years ago.
Genre: Legal drama, Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Comedy
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Jong-suk, Bae Suzy, Jung Hae-in, and Lee Sang-yeob
Written by: Park Hye-ryun
Directed by: Oh Choong-hwan
Date: September 27 – November 16, 2017
Network: SBS

2. Prison Playbook (2017-2018)

Jung Hae-in continued to be recognized in another hit series, Prison Playbook (2017-2018), starring Park Hae-soo and Jung Kyung-ho.

In this drama, he played the supporting role of Captain Yoo Jeong-woo, a commanding officer who was imprisoned for assaulting his teammate.

He won the “Most Popular Actor” for this role at the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards.

SynopsisA captivating series revolving around the lives of convicts behind bars, their families and duty officers working in the correctional facilities. It focuses on the story of a superstar baseball pitcher, Kim Je-hyuk who is convicted of assault after he saves his sister from a sexual attack.
Genre: Black Comedy
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Park Hae-soo and Jung Kyung-ho
Written by: Jung Bo-hoon
Directed by: Shin Won-ho
Date: November 22, 2017 to January 18, 2018
Network: TVN

3. Something In The Rain (2018)

The romantic drama, Something In The Rain (2018), is Jung Hae-in’s first lead role. He played as Seo Joon-hee, an animation designer who fell in love with his older sister’s bestfriend, played by Son Ye-jin.

He achieved eight awards for his performance in this drama including “Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries”, “K-Star Award” at the 2018 APAN Star Awards, “Popularity Award”, “Hallyu Artist Award” at the 2018 The Seoul Awards, and “Best Emotive”, “Artist of the Year”, “Asia Talent”, “Best Icon” at the 2018 Asia Artist Awards.

Synopsis: The series explores the relationship of two people as they go from being “just acquaintances” to “a genuine couple”.
Genre: Romance
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in
Written by: Kim Eun
Directed by: Ahn Pan-seok
Date: March 30 to May 19, 2018
Network: JTBC, Netflix

4. One Spring Night (2019)

Jung Hae-in appeared in another romantic drama in 2019, entitled One Spring Night.

He played the lead role of Yoo Ji-ho, a pharmacist and a single dad who is suffering from the social stigma of being a single parent. He fell in love with a woman who has been in a long-time relationship with another man.

He won the “Top Excellence Award, Actor” at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards. And for the first time, he made it to the list of Forbes Korea Power Celebrity, taking 20th place.

Synopsis: When pharmacist and single father Yu Ji-ho has a chance meeting with librarian Lee Jeong-in, they start seeing love and relationships in a brand new light.
Genre: Romance, Drama
No of episodes: 32
Starring: Jung Hae-in, Han Ji-min and Kim Jun-han
Written by: Kim Eun
Directed by: Ahn Pan-seok
Date: May 22 to July 11, 2019
Network: MBC

5. Deserter Pursuit (2021)

After the recognition for his performances in the hit series, While You Were Sleeping, Prison Playbook, and Something In The Rain, Jung Hae-in took the role of a soldier in the Netflix Original series, Deserter Pursuit.

Here, he played as Private An Jun-ho, a quiet but observant guy who was given a special mission with another soldier to capture ten deserters and bring them back to the camp.

Synopsis: A young private’s assignment to capture army deserters reveals the painful reality endured by enlistees during their compulsory calls of duty.
Based on: D.P Dog’s Day by Kim Bo-tong
Genre: Drama, Military fiction
No of episodes: 6
Starring: Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, and Son Seok-koo
Written by: Kim Bo-tong and Han Jun-hee
Directed by: Han Jun-hee
Date: August 27, 2021
Network: Netflix