One of the most popular K-Dramas on Netflix at the moment is the original production “Juvenile Justice” starring Kim HyeSoo, Kim MuYeol, Lee SungMin, and Lee JungEun in the leading roles. Currently ranked the 7th most popular TV show on the platform, “Juvenile Justice” has managed to move viewers from all over the world to rethink juvenile crime, justice, and reform.
The overwhelming success of “Juvenile Justice” is owed to the intricately detailed storylines, well-written characters, and the cast of incredible actors who brought the work to life. While Kim HyeSoo, Kim MuYeol, Lee SungMin, and Lee JungEun are true veterans in the industry, the young new faces gave the narrative conviction and power.
Keep reading to find out more about the talented young actors of “Juvenile Justice”!
[T/W: Violence, sexual assault, child abuse]
1. Lee Yeon & Hwang HyunJung – Yeonhwa Child Murder Case
Spanning episodes 1 and 2, the first case we encounter in “Juvenile Justice” is easily one of the most hard-hitting and shocking ones in the series.
Leading the story are Baek SeongWoo and Han YeEun, played by Lee Yeon & Hwang HyunJung respectively. Lee Yeon is a young and talented rookie actress born in 1995, who has previously appeared in “D.P.”.
You can follow Lee Yeon on Instagram here.
On the other hand, Hwang HyunJung made her acting debut with “Juvenile Justice”, leaving quite the impression on viewers. The actress sure has a bright future ahead of her.
You can follow Hwang HyunJung on Instagram here.
The Seo YuRi case, explored over episodes 3 and 4, tugged at our heartstrings and made us feel protective over a fictional character.
Playing Seo YuRi was rising actress Shim DalGi, who you might remember from the popular web drama “Shadow Beauty”. Born on June 12, 1999, Shim DalGi is known for her impeccable acting skills and natural talent. We cannot wait for what the actress has in store for us next.
You can follow Shim DalGi on Instagram here.
3. Jung YiJu, Kim BoYoung, Choi JiSoo, Yoon SeoA – Pureum Home For Girls Case
The Pureum Home For Girls Case was one that truly made us question our perception and the importance of healthy environments for growth. 4 young actresses that shone during this case, in episodes 4 and 5, were Jung YiJu, Kim BoYoung, Choi JiSu and Yoon SeoA.
For Jung YiJu and Kim BoYoung, who play Kim AReum and Choi YeongNa respectively, “Juvenile Justice” is their acting debut and first foray into the entertainment world. Both actresses captivated the audience with their stellar acting and gave a glimpse into her unlimited potential.
Choi JiSoo, who plays Oh YeonJi is a popular rookie actress who has previously appeared in a number of K-Dramas and web dramas such as “The Moment the Heart Shines”, “Our First: Seventeen”, “Move to Heaven”, “Replay: The Moment When It Starts Again”, “Convenience Store Fling” and more.
You can follow Choi JiSoo on Instagram here.
Yoon SeoA is most well-known for her role as Seo JiWan in “Nevertheless,” where she stole viewers’ hearts with her kind and bubbly personality. She has also appeared in “True Beauty” as young Im HeeKyung. In “Juvenile Justice”, she plays Go HyeRim, showing us her versatility and impressive range.
You can follow Yoon SeoA on Instagram here.
4. Kim JoonHo – Moonkwang High School Exam Question Paper Leak Case
Based loosely on a true case, the Moonkwang High School Exam Question Paper Leak case exposed the harsh reality of the education system and its pressure on students.
Appearing at the centre of the Moonkwang High School Exam Question Paper Leak case is Kang ShinWoo, played by Kim JoonHo. Kim JoonHo previously appeared in the drama “Love & Wish”. His portrayal of a multifaceted character like Kang ShinWoo, speaks volumes of his talent.
5. Song DukHo – Underage Driving / Traffic Accident Case
Kwak DoSeok’s underage traffic accident case in “Juvenile Justice” presents the perfect example of the complexity of judgement at face value.
Kwak DoSeok is played by actor Song DukHo, who has previously shown his extraordinary acting skills through dramas such as “Taxi Driver”, “Tracer”, “Moonshine” and many more.
The actor also has a really interesting Instagram profile! You can follow Song DukHo on Instagram here.
6. Kang ChaeYoung, Jung SeHyun, Kim KyunHa – The Final Case
The final case of the series, presented in episodes 9 and 10 had viewers’ blood boiling in rage. Needless to say, the actors did an incredible job, especially seeing as it evoked such a reaction.
Both actors Kang ChaeYoung and Jung SeHyun made their debut in the acting industry with “Juvenile Justice”. Taking on such a heavy and meaningful project for their debut is telling of their passion for the art.
Actor Kim KyunHa, on the other hand, has previously worked on the drama “Delayed Justice” and the movie “Love Fiction”. He is also a musician and a storyteller. You can get to know more about him from his own Instagram post below!
Don’t forget to follow Kim KyunHa on Instagram while you’re there!
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