The No.1 Most Buzzworthy Korean Drama Actors Year 2020-2022

In this article, we have listed 40+ Korean actors who topped the list or took no.1 in the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors from year 2020 to 2022. The ranking is determined by Good Data Corporation, a Korean research organization that specializes in the analysis on what is most buzzworthy Korean dramas and drama actors of the week. The data is collected from social networking services, online news, blogs, videos, as well as community group reactions and media mentions.

Note: The list does not include actors in the ongoing dramas that haven’t finished airing yet. 


1. Kim Hee-ae | The World Of The Married (2020)

Kim Hee-ae is an award-winning Korean actress who played a doctor and wife in JTBC’s The World Of The Married (2020). The drama became a popular topic online with its story surrounding adultery. With her impressive performance, Kim Hee-ae topped the list of the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for eight (8) consecutive weeks from the fourth week of March 2020 until second week of May 2020.


2. Park Bo-gum | Record Of Youth (2020)

Park Bo-gum dreams to become an actor and never gives up to make it happen amid challenges in tvN’s popular drama, Record Of Youth (2020). He took first place in the list of Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for eight (8) weeks in the following dates: September 2020, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week; October 2020, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th week.


3. Son Ye-jin | Crash Landing On You (2019-2020)

Son Ye-jin falls in the arms of a North Korean soldier, played by Hyun Bin, in tvN’s megahit romantic drama, Crash Landing On You (2019-2020). She captivated the hearts of many for her charms as Seri that she became the no.1 most talked-about drama actor for seven (7) consecutive weeks from the first week of January 2020 until second week of February 2020.


4. Kim Seonho | Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

Kim Seonho becomes the iconic and most charming town hero, Chief Hong Dusik, who assists everyone around the village of Gongjin in tvN’s heartwarming series, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021). He took the no.1 spot in the list of most talked-about drama actors for seven (7) weeks from the last week of August 2021 until second week of October 2021.


5. Lee Se-young | The Red Sleeve (2021-2022)

Lee Se-young played a lovable character as a court maid in MBC’s romantic-sageuk drama, The Red Sleeve (2021-2022). She took first place in the list of Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for six (6) consecutive weeks from the last week of November 2021 until last week of December 2021.


6. Kim Dami | Itaewon Class (2020) and Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022)

Kim Dami appeared in two dramas for two consecutive years and she took first place in the list of most talked-about drama actors in both projects. She played as the naughty yet intelligent assistant of Park Sae-royi, played by Park Seo-joon, in JTBC’s Itaewon Class (2020), where she topped the most buzzworthy drama actors’ list for two (2) consecutive weeks in February 2020. Meanwhile, she claimed no.1 position for three (3) weeks in January 2022 for her role in SBS’ drama, Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022).


7. Kim Soo-hyun | It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

Kim Soo-hyun played the iconic Gang-tae in tvN’s creative masterpiece, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), who looks after an older brother with autism and whose life changes upon meeting a sociopathic writer played by Seo Yea-ji. He topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors’ list for five (5) weeks in the following dates: June 2020, 3rd and 4th week; July 2020, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week.


8. Lee Ji-ah | The Penthouse, War In Life (2020-2021)

Lee Ji-ah is a wealthy woman in SBS’ The Penthouse War In Life (2020-2021) who seeks revenge after discovering her husband’s affair. She topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for five (5) weeks in the following dates: January 2021, 1st week; March 2021, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week; April 2021, 1st week.


9. Ji Sung | The Devil Judge (2021)

Ji Sung is a tough judge who punishes dishonest gains without mercy but hides a mystery about his life in tvN’s The Devil Judge (2021). He topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for five (5) consecutive weeks from the third week of July 2021 until second week of August 2021.


10. Son Su-kku | My Liberation Notes (2022)

Son Su-kku played the role of a mysterious man who works for a family’s business in the countryside of Sanpo in JTBC’s My Liberation Notes (2022). He became one of the heartthrobs of 2022 and most talked-about drama actor for five (5) consecutive weeks from the fourth week of April 2022 until fourth week of May 2022.


11. Lee Joon-gi | Flower Of Evil (2020) and Again My Life (2022)

Lee Joon-gi played two personalities, a fake identity and a mysterious life in tvN’s Flower Of Evil (2020) where he topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for three (3) consecutive weeks in August 2020. Meanwhile, he was also the no.1 most talked-about drama actor in the third week of April 2022 for his role in Again My Life (2022).


12. Bae Suzy | Start-Up (2020)

Bae Suzy dreams of becoming the Steve Jobs of South Korea in tvN’s Start-Up (2020) and does not stop believing in achieving her goals amid uncertainties. Suzy topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for the whole month of November 2020.


13. Shin Hye-sun | Mr. Queen (2020-2021)

Shin Hye-sun played as Queen Cheorin whose body is trapped by the soul of a modern-day man in tvN’s Mr. Queen (2020-2021). She displayed impressive acting skills and became the no.1 most talked-about drama actor for four (4) consecutive weeks from the third week of January 2021 until second week of February 2021.


14. Song Joong-ki | Vincenzo (2021)

Song Joong-ki is the iconic and most handsome Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere of Korean descent in tvN’s Vincenzo (2021). He topped the Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for four (4) consecutive weeks in April 2021.


15. Kim Tae-ri | Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)

Kim Tae-ri stole everyone’s hearts by her outstanding performance as Na Hee-do, a driven fencing prodigy and a bubbly character in tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022). She became the no.1 most talked-about drama actor for four (4) consecutive weeks from the second week of February 2022 until first week of March 2022.


16. Nam Joo-hyuk | Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)

With all determination and hard work, Nam Joo-hyuk rises to the top as a TV anchor after a series of unfortunate events with his family in tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022). He topped the list of Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors for four (4) consecutive weeks from the second week until fifth week of March 2022.


The following stars also took first place in the list of Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors 2020-2022, in alphabetical order:

Ahn Hyo-seop: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Lovers Of The Red Sky in the 4th week of October 2021.

Cha Seung-won: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Our Blues in the 2nd week of April 2022.

Choi Woo-shik: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Our Beloved Summer in the 2nd week of January 2022.

Eugene: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The Penthouse, War In Life in the following dates: December 2020, 4th and 5th week; July 2021, 1st week.

Hyeri: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for My Roommate Is A Gumiho in the 2nd and 3rd week of June 2021.

Jang Ki-yong: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for My Roommate Is A Gumiho in the 4th week of June 2021.

Jeon Mido: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Hospital Playlist in the 4th week of May 2020.

Jinyoung: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The Devil Judge in the 3rd week of August 2021.

Kim Go-eun: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The King Eternal Monarch in the 3rd week of May 2020.

Kim Hyun-soo: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The Penthouse, War In Life in the 1st week of March 2021.

Kim Min-jae: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Do You Like Brahms? in the 4th week of October 2020.

Kim Se-jeong: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for A Business Proposal in the 1st week of April 2022.

Kim So-yeon: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The Penthouse, War In Life in the following dates: December 2020, 3rd week; February 2021, 3rd and 4th week.

Lee Hanee: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for One The Woman in the following dates: September 2021, 5th week; October 2021, 3rd week; November 2021, 1st week.

Lee Dong-wook: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Tale Of The Nine Tailed in the 1st week of December 2020.

Lee Joon: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Bulgasal, Immortal Souls in the 1st week of February 2022

Lee Minho: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The King Eternal Monarch in the 1st and 2nd week of June 2020.

Lee Seung-gi: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Mouse in the 1st week of May 2021.

Moon Ga-young: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for True Beauty in the 2nd week of January 2021.

Park Bo-young: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Doom At Your Service in the following dates: May 2021, 3rd and 4th week; June 2021, 1st week.

Park Eun-seok: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for The Penthouse, War In Life in the 2nd week of December 2020.

Park Seo-joon: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Itaewon Class in March 2020: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd week.

Seo Hyun-jin: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for You Are My Spring in the 2nd week of July 2021.

Seo In-guk: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Doom At Your Service in the 2nd week of May 2021.

Seo Yea-ji: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for It’s Okay To Not Be Okay in the following dates: July 2020, 1st and 5th week; August 2020, 1st week.

Song Hye-kyo: #1 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actor for Now, We Are Breaking Up in the 2nd and 3rd week of November 2021.


Source: Good Data Corporation