Five dramas to binge watch if you’re a Cha Eun Woo Fan

The actor-singer returns to the Philippines for a fan meet on March 14.

Hear ye, Filo AROHAs! Cha Eun Woo is coming back to Manila! 

The Korean heartthrob is all set to make Filipino hearts flutter once again on March 14, with his “2024 Just One 10 Minute: Mystery Elevator” fan meet at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

This is not the first time the 26-year-old ASTRO member has been to the Philippines.

He was here in July last year for a fan meet for a donut brand and in August 2022 for his “Starry Caravan” fan event.

Cha Eun Woo: Mystery Elevator

Cha Eun Woo even lived here in the Philippines to study English for six months when he was a kid. No wonder he loves Jollibee!  

To hype yourself up for the upcoming fan meet, whether you’re a long-time admirer who has already watched his entire filmography, or a new AROHA (Astro’s fandom’s name), we’ve rounded up five of Cha Eun Woo’s dramas for you to binge watch. 

Wonderful World (2024)

This is the dashing performer’s ongoing drama series which sees him acting alongside veteran actors Kim Nam Joo (Queen of Reversals) and Kim Kang Woo (The Missing) Cha Eun Woo’s.

The drama follows Eun Soo Hyeon (Kim Nam Joo), who seeks justice for her son’s murder while unraveling mysterious secrets surrounding the incident. 

Cha Eun Woo: Wonderful World
Wonderful World on Disney+ is Cha Eun Woo’s latest series. Photo from Soompi.

Cha Eun Woo, meanwhile, stars as Kwon Sun Yool, a former medical student who has led a difficult life after suffering a heartbreaking family tragedy.

You can stream Wonderful World on Disney+. New episodes drop every Friday and Saturday. 

My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018)

This is the drama that kick started the acting career of Cha Eun Woo. It was such a big hit that it made him popular even outside his fanbase and saw him taking on more acting roles. 

Based on a popular webtoon, My ID is Gangnam Beauty is the story of Kang Mi Rae (Im Soo Hyang), a girl once bullied for her looks so she gets plastic surgery for a fresh start in college.

There she encounters Do Kyung Suk (Cha Eun Woo) from her middle school days. Despite his cold and aloof exterior, Kyung Suk has a pure and caring heart who sees people for what they are on the inside and not on the outside.

Will he love Mi Rae despite her being a “Gangnam Beauty”?

You can stream all 16 episodes of My ID is Gangnam Beauty on Netflix.

Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (2019)

This series saw the then-budding actor starring in his first sageuk, or Korean historical drama—and he looks so handsome in the period costumes! 

Set in the early 19th century, Goo Hae Ryung (Shin Se Kyung) works as a historian at a time when women like her were looked down upon. Still, she persists and becomes one of the four female historians of the royal court.

There she meets Yi Rim/ Prince Dowon (played by Cha Eun Woo), the first son of the dethroned King Huiyeong Yi Gyeom and the real heir to the throne.

Oblivious to his real lineage, he works as a romance novelist and distances himself from politics. Yi Rim and Hae Ryung cross paths and fall in love.

The 40-episode series can be streamed on Netflix.

A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023)

Another webtoon adaptation, the story follows Han Hae Na (Park Gyu Young), a single woman who teaches at a high school. She seems to lead an ordinary life, but her family has a secret. 

They have been cursed for generations. When they kiss someone, their family turns into a dog at midnight for six hours before going back to normal.

Cha Eun Woo: A Good day to be dog

Because of this, every time Hae Na meets a potential boyfriend, she asks that person to not kiss her. This usually leads the men to leave her. 

Enter Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun Woo), a teacher at the same high school. He happens to be the only person who can break the curse but is afraid of dogs due to a childhood trauma. 

Will he be able to free Han Hae Na from the curse?

You can stream the 14-episode series on Viu. 

True Beauty (2020)

Another wildly popular romantic comedy series, True Beauty is about a high school girl, Lim Ju Gyeong, who rises to pretty girl fame after she masters the art of make-up—but she would rather die than reveal her bare face.

She falls in love with Cha Eun Woo’s character Lee Su Ho, the only boy who saw her without makeup.

But can Su Ho make Ju Gyeong find her true beauty beyond looks?

You can stream all 16 episodes of True Beauty on Netflix.

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