“Best Male Lead” Among 2024 K-dramas, Even Praised by Foreign Media

Despite not being a heavily discussed topic on social media, “Uncle Samsik”has garnered widespread acclaim and attention in Korea, as well as various countries in Asia and the Western world. The original series, available on Disney+, is approaching its final episodes.

“Even before its first episodes aired, “Uncle Samsik”caused a stir in Korea due to its star-studded cast renowned for their exceptional acting abilities. The inclusion of Song Kang-ho alone instilled viewers with complete trust in the show’s quality, as this marks the first time Korea’s beloved “national treasure actor”has agreed to take on a television drama role.”

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After the release of episodes 8 and 9 on May 29, “Uncle Samsik” received an overwhelming response and garnered immense attention from viewers worldwide. Song Kang-ho’s portrayal of the lead character was highly praised, with many considering him to be the top male actor in 2024 K-dramas. It would not be an overstatement to state that no other male actor on Korean television has surpassed Song Kang-ho’s acting abilities since the beginning of the year.

In addition to viewers, media outlets around the world have also given attention to Song Kang-ho’s exceptional performance.

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The Los Angeles Times praised Song Kang-ho’s performance, stating that it, along with the captivating storyline and well-developed characters, was incredibly compelling. Forbes also commended Song Kang-ho for bringing another unforgettable story to life and creating a one-of-a-kind character.

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Dorkaholics praised Song Kang-ho for his “powerful presence”and ability to convey deep emotions through his expressions. Similarly, United Daily News commented that his portrayal of “Uncle Samsik”was enthralling, leaving viewers unable to look away.

Taking place in Korea during the 1950s and 60s, “Uncle Samsik” recounts the tale of Samsik and Kim San, and their shared aspirations and bond during a turbulent era in Korean history.

K14 was the source.

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