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Lee Jong Suk is charismatic, tender and compelling to watch in new K-drama Doctor Stranger

South Korean actor Lee Jong Suk has the romantic presence to carry Doctor Stranger

Published on May 29, 2014 3:14 PM

In the spectrum of cry faces, from Liu Hsueh-hua (television's most beautiful weeper) to Claire Danes (graceless and fearless), Lee Jong Suk must fall closer to Danes' end.

The South Korean actor struggles for breath, he blubbers and his face - full lips stretched thin - is contorted with anguish.

There's something babyish about him and yet he is an indisputable leading man.

What he has in spades is romantic charisma, a combination of ferocity and tenderness that makes him compelling even when he is a show that isn't.

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