This time on Would I Date Him? I consider the leading man of Fated to Love You. Full disclosure, I’m a Jang Hyuk fan. I’m not commenting on him, I’m commenting on the character he portrays.
Our candidate: Lee Gun portrayed by Jang Hyuk from the series Fated to Love You.
His Background: Successor to family business. A single night encounter with the leading lady ends in pregnancy and they marry.
Pluses: Eccentric and Appealing, willing to put her happiness above his own. Lee Gun felt deeply and expressed himself through rich facial expressions, a maniacal laugh and palpable tenderness. Episode 6 was a stellar episode showcasing the strengths of this character: full gusto karaoke at wedding reception, making the baby clothing with sweet determination, gently stroking Mi Young (the leading lady) while she slept, tenderly putting his bandage on Mi Young, recommitting to his marriage by putting his wedding ring back on, and a fun gangster style business visit to renege on factory sale.
Minuses: Willing sever ties with the woman he loved because of a nebulous, undiagnosed, threat of brain disease. Lee Gun jumped into the noble idiocy pool in episodes 11-17. Side note – When the disease was declared unlikely in the final episode, I was appalled the writers had the couple (and viewers) suffer through the plot point, then casually dismiss it.
Would I date him? Yes. I would forgive his noble idiocy just like our leading lady Mi Young did and live a happy life with this compelling man.