Korean dramas are taking the world by storm. Their popularity has increased exponentially and it doesn’t seem like it’ll stop anytime soon. ‘Strong Girl Bong-soon’ is a glowing example, as well as a reason, for this. Written by Baek Mi-Kyung and directed by Lee Hyung-min, the show, like many of its Korean contemporaries, tells a unique story. At the centre of it is a girl who looks like she is small and frail, but in reality, she is the strongest woman in the world. If this sounds familiar, then you have seen Netflix’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’. There aren’t many similarities between the shows otherwise. While Kimmy has her strength, which is very human, due to some other experience, Bong-soon’s strength is hereditary.
Strong Girl Bong-soon Cast: Who’s in It?
The list of characters in ‘Strong Girl Bong-soon’ is very long. Every episode shows Bong-soon in a new situation, often crossing her path with criminals and other people. But all these are temporary devices to keep the plot flowing. The story revolves around three main characters.
Park Bo-young plays the role of Do Bong-soon. She was born with superhuman strength, but her sweet charm and adorable looks never give off that information. Anyone who sees her feels like she needs to be protected until they realise that she is the one who protects. This character requires a delicate balance of strength and cuteness, and Bo-young has done this job wonderfully. Bo-young has been the star of many hit Korean films and TV shows. Some of her best roles include titles like ‘Scandal Makers’, ‘On Your Wedding Day’ and ‘Oh My Ghost’. She is also known for her roles in ‘You Call It Passion’, ‘The Silenced’, ‘A Werewolf Boy’, ‘Abyss’, ‘Star’s Lover’ and ‘The King and I’.
Park Hyung-sik plays the role of Ahn Min-hyuk. He is the CEO of a gaming company which recognizes Bong-soon’s strength and hires her as his bodyguard. He displays a playful demeanour, yet there have been painful experiences in the past that he hides from others. Hyung-sik is a well-known Korean actor who is also a member of a boy group. He plays the lead role in the Korean adaptation of ‘Suits’. His other television roles include ‘Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth’, ‘She Was Pretty’, ‘High Society’ and ‘What’s with the Family’. He has also voiced characters in ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’ and ‘Trolls’ for their Korean dubbing.
The role of In Guk-doo is played by Ji Soo. Guk-doo is a policeman and Bong-soon’s crush. Unaware of Bong-soon’s strength, he tries to protect her. Bong-soon is afraid that on finding out her secret, he might not like her; that’s why she never tells him. Ji Soo is a popular actor in the Korean television industry and is known for his roles in Netflix’s ‘My First First Love’, ‘Bad Guys 2’, ‘Fantastic’, ‘The Doctors’ and ‘Page Turner’. The supporting characters include the family of Bong-soon, Min-hyuk’s half-family and his office staff, and the various criminals and victims.