Korean Dramas Starring IU (Lee Ji Eun) You Should Watch

Who doesn’t know IU? She is one of the best solo singers & actresses in South Korea. She is known now as “The Nation’s Sweetheart”. Her songs are good to hear & her dramas are excellent to watch.

Lee Ji Eun, better known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress under EDAM Entertainment. Her stage name is derived from the phrase “I and You”, symbolizing that people can become one through music.

Kdramas Starring IU

If you want to know about the Korean dramas she has acted in, here is the list of her best dramas. Three of her dramas have received very high ratings, great reviews & are appreciated by the audience all over the world.

iu lee ji eun dramas

She has also appeared in other dramas in a cameo role. Besides dramas, she can also be seen in some Korean movies. Her latest upcoming movie is Dream in which she is cast along with Park Seo Joon.

1. Dream High

Six students at Kirin High School share dreams of becoming K-pop idols, among others. During their school years, they learn how to develop their singing, songwriting, and dancing skills while undergoing personal growth. They also start to develop feelings for one another.

Dream High

Cast –

  • Bae Suzy as Go Hye Mi
  • Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong
  • IU as Kim Pil Sook
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Jin Gook
  • Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee
  • Jang Woo Young as Jason

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. You Are The Best!

Soon Shin & her mother struggle to find happiness after her father’s death. She then meets Joon Ho, the head of an agency and he turns her life around. He is a confident, cold, and competitive man who changes later after he begins to understand the real meaning of success.

you are the best

Cast –

  • IU as Lee Soon Shin
  • Jo Jung Suk as Shin Joon Ho
  • Go Doo Shim as Kim Jung Ae
  • Lee Mi Sook as Song Mi Ryung

No. Of Episodes – 50

Watch On – Viki, YouTube

3. Bel Ami

Ma Te is an ambitious man who begins to date, ten women. A strange woman then appears in front of him. Her name is Bo Tong, an ordinary girl who comes from a poor background who’s been in love with him for ten years. Can she make him fall in love with her?

bel ami drama

Cast –

  • Jang Geun Suk as Dok Go Ma Te
  • IU as Kim Bo Tong
  • Han Chae Young as Hong Yoo Ra
  • Lee Jang Woo as Choi David

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

4. The Producers

The story revolves around the dynamic work and life of people who work in the entertainment division of television networks. It will leave various deep messages about friendship, family, fame, buying, betrayal, and support in the broadcast industry.

the producers drama

Cast –

  • IU as Cindy
  • Cha Tae Hyun as Ra Jun Mo
  • Gong Hyo Jin as Tak Ye Jin
  • Kim Soo Hyun as Baek Seung Chan

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

5. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Ha Jin is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. She soon befriends several of the princes and meets the 4th Prince, Wang So. She finds herself caught up in palace politics and the rivalry among the princes as they fight for the throne.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Wang So
  • IU as Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo
  • Kang Ha Neul as Wang Wook
  • Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Yo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

6. My Mister

The drama tells the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other’s past scars.

my mister

Cast –

  • Lee Sun Kyun as Park Dong Hoon
  • IU as Lee Ji Ahn
  • Park Ho San as Park Sang Hoon
  • Song Sae Byuk as Park Gi Hoon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

7. Hotel Del Luna

Hotel del Luna is the eponymous hotel located in the middle of Seoul, which serves to ghosts only. Jang Man Wol is a beautiful but ill-tempered CEO who is cursed to manage the hotel due to a terrible crime she committed, but cannot remember.

hotel del luna

Cast –

  • IU as Jang Man Wol
  • Yeo Jin Goo as Goo Chan Sung
  • Shin Jung Keun as Kim Sun Bi
  • Bae Hae Seon as Choi Seo Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki


Wrapping Up

So, these were the 7 IU dramas you can watch right now. She has also acted in a film called Shades of the Heart that you can watch if you currently don’t have much time to watch a complete drama.

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