This time on Would I Date Him? I reflect upon the leading man, Kim Je Ha (Ji Chang Wook), in the series The K2. I am a Ji Chang Wook fan. He was the reason I watched this series.
Our candidate: Kim Je Ha portrayed by Ji Chang Wook from the series The K2.
His Background: Ex-soldier with PTDS who wants revenge. Je Ha was a soldier in Iraq who fell in love with a foreign translator and they became engaged. She translated a meeting for illegal arms trafficking. She was murdered to silence her and Je Ha was framed for this murder. On the run in Spain, Je Ha encounters Anna, who is also on the run from her captors (powerful people). He tries to save her but she is recaptured. Je Ha returns to Korea and lives off the grid. That ends the night he sees a Presidential candidate, Assemblyman Jang, cavorting with a woman who is not his wife. To silence him, Je Ha is hunted for elimination on the orders of Yoo Jin, Assemblyman Jang’s wife, a powerful woman. Je Ha turns the tables and gets incriminating evidence against Yoo Jin. Keeping her enemies close, Yoo Jin hires Je Ha to be a bodyguard for the security firms she controls. He is assigned to guard Assemblyman Jang’s daughter, Anna, the woman he tried to save in Spain. Je Ha vows to protect her this time and uses Yoo Jin to facilitate revenge against Assembly Park, who Yoo Jin identifies as the man that ordered his finance murdered in Iraq.
Pluses: Tough but had a heart. Je Ha had a need to save a damsel in distress whether that damsel was weak (Anna) or powerful (Yoo Jin). Originally a loner he rejected the comradery of his coworkers. But Mr. Song, Col Jo, and Agent So contributed to Je Ha’s realization that lone wolf wasn’t always the best option. Je Ha was a top notch fighter and those skills were called upon again and again. Killer body, darling smile, brains and brawn all made Je Ha desirable.
Minuses: Allowed his quest for revenge to align him with ethically bankrupt people and initially pursue death not justice for Assemblyman Jang. To his credit, he switched his focus to justice as the series progressed. The other minus, his job routinely puts him in danger.
Would I date him? Yes. What’s not to like about Je Ha? If he reduced the job related danger, that would eliminate my major negative. Did I mention he had a killer body, darling smile, brains and brawn? He’s a keeper!