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#1

Only slightly kidding here: how about a sexy man thread for ahjummas? And I mean real ahjummas, not girls who are being mean to their sunbaes at school/work.

I was happy to find Banker in the search results when it started on Viki in 2019. I had never seen Kim Sang-joong’s work before. I felt sure, once I read his Wikipedia bio, that I would not be disappointed. And I was not disappointed.

My idea of a truly understated synopsis is what Wikipedia says about Banker: “No Dae-ho, an honest banker, tries to fight corruption.”

It was just when things were starting to get serious around the world, and I just wanted to watch a K-drama that was entertaining and escapist, intelligent and funny, and said simply that not every one of a certain age with certain types of responsibilities in life had lost his/her freaking mind.

Banker had me hooked from the first five minutes of the first episode. It has good music, an excellent show opener, a great script, the absolutely classic K-drama use of comedy relief in the middle of nerve-wracking uncertainty, and an ensemble cast with clear respect and appreciation for one another.

And it is not a problem whatsoever that the main character is portrayed by a handsome leading man who does not look like the average American banker

(Don’t you love how Giphy has a GIF file for every occasion?)


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#2

LOL :rofl: , I have to check out Banker. I watched a lot of Kim Sang-joon’s dramas and he is a phenomenal actor. Since we are doing attractive older male Korean actors , what about Lee Byung-hun?


#3

Enlighten me. If his work is currently available on Viki, I’m ready to lose sleep!


#4

Lee Byung-hun is in many American movies , my favorite drama staring him on Viki is Memories of the Sword.


#5

Hmm. It’s kind of funny that, because I have been hooked on Viki for so long, I have missed out on a lot of American TV and movies. The quality of a lot of what I have seen over the past ten years has been pretty poor compared to what I have seen on Viki. So, I will definitely have to check out Lee Ahjussi here at Viki Central.


#6

Lee Byung Hun is one of my favorite actors. He was in “Iris”, “Mr. Sunshine” (NF), “Inside Men”, and he was also in “Red 2” with Bruce Willis.


#7

I loved Red 2. Was Lee Byung Hun a goodie or a baddie? Another excuse to binge my addiction on Youtube.


#8

He was a “badass”.


#9

You wouldn’t say he has eye candy potential, but man does he have a list of dramas under his belt.
The first time I saw him was in Queen Seon Deok and he didn’t speak but his presence was remarkable. He is always a supporting actor, but he always managed to live his characters. I applaud him.


#10

There are many actors I “followed” for now almost 12 years:

Sexy is not the first aspect I am looking up an actors work but it does not hurt and there are several ways of sexy.

How about:

https://www.soompi.com/article/1374729wpp/lee-seo-jin-rings-in-the-new-year-with-donation-joins-community-chest-of-koreas-honor-society

or

https://www.soompi.com/article/1373654wpp/go-soo-talks-about-why-he-chose-money-game-as-his-next-drama-and-why-its-a-must-watch

or

or

Sorry I can’t come up with a picture gallery … I was collecting some in my early drama years, no longer, since I changed devices 2 times - I started to keep “the memory” slim. Really slim.


#11

My favorite actor and personality is this cool and sweet man Jang Hyuk, he’s very versatile and his laughing is contagious!


I think Kwon Sang Woo is equally hot :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

another charismatic actor would be Song Seung Hoon :star_struck:

and Ji Sung is a funny and a serious actor as well :wink:

and Joo Sang Wook is very charismatic :relaxed:

and who doesn’t know Jin Ji Hee :laughing:

lastly Oh Ji Ho, I like him in Rom/Com dramas or movies the best


#12

Prison Playbook was awesome to watch because of this guy.

Park Hae Soo - 박해수 - Rakuten Viki


#13

I forgot Mr. Voice, how could I?


#14

Jung Sang Hoon was hilarious in Team Bulldog…he didn’t get the nickname “Dimple Dad” for nothing!
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