South Korea has shown its seriousness in presenting dramas with interesting plots. In ‘switch-bodies’ kind of drama, the main character switch bodies with one another: Man into woman, adults into kids, vice versa. In dramas, everything is possible. What are CastKo’s favorite ‘Switch Bodies’ dramas?
Big was aired by KBS2 in 2012. The exchange/’switch’ happened between a high school student Kang Gyung Joon (Shin Won Ho) with 30-year-old man Seo Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). Because of an accident, the soul and body of Kang Gyung Joon and Seo Yoon Jae are exchanged. Kang Gyung Joon is trapped in Seo Yoon Jae’s body, who is a successful doctor and has been engaged to Gil Da Ran (Lee Min Jung). Meanwhile, the original Seo Yoon Jae is in a coma under Kang Gyung Joon’s body. Kang Gyung Joon, who is trapped in Seo Yoon Jae’s body, realizes that she started liking Gil Da Ran. Surely this drama is very interesting because we can see talented actors like Gong Yoo portraying teen characters. He is very cute and adorable while displaying the emotions and spirit of a high school boy.
2. Secret Garden
Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant conglomerate must exchange bodies with Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor woman who works as a stunt woman. It is certainly not easy for a man who was born from a wealthy family. Initially, these two people are still difficult to adapt to their new lives, but over time, this body switch seems to have made the relationship of Joo Won and Gil Ra Im grows into love. Expecting her son to marry a woman who is considered equal, their relationship is opposed by the mother. Joo Won and Gil Ra Im have to prove to their mother that they love each other. What is unique is that these two main characters will exchange souls every time it rains. For the actor, it is certainly not easy, let alone the character played is the opposite sex. However, Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won managed to show their acting skill perfectly. This drama was very phenomenal back in 2010.
3. Oh La La Couple
Ohlala Couple is a South Korean romcom drama aired in 2012, starring Kim Jung Eun, Shin Hyun Joon, Han Jae Suk, and Han Chae Ah. In ‘Oh La La Couple’, the married couple Na Yeo Ok (Kim Jung Eun) and Go Soo Nam (Shin Hyun Joon) who had been living together for 10 years decided to divorce. After signing the divorce documents, both had an accident and their body were swapped. Actor Shin Hyun Joon was very slick in portraying Go Soo Nam’s character, as well as Nam Yeo Ok.