Is a female character worthy to date someone I care about such as my brother? For this installment of Would I Want My Brother to Date Her? I reflect upon the lead female from the series Sketch.
Our candidate: Sargent Yoo Shi Hyun, portrayed by Lee Sun Bin, is police officer with a special gift to sketch the future from Sketch.
Background. Since childhood Sargent Yoo Shi Hyun had had the ability to sketch the future. Shi Hyun has visions that put her in a trance and she sketches what she sees, however she doesn’t remember the vision. What’s left are a series of sketches showing moments leading to a future crime. It is up to a special police team decipher the sketch and stop the future ill from occurring.
UNSHAKABLE MORAL COMPASS. Shi Hyun’s moral compass didn’t waver. She didn’t give into the desire for revenge, she believed the criminal system would deliver justice. Her one slip was succumbing to pressure from her partner Detective Kang Dong Soo, portrayed by Rain, to give an experimental drug to a coma victim when the clock was ticking to get Team Evil.
SMART. Shi Hyun made connections quickly. This series was like a massive game of “connect the dots”. She didn’t see every blind side coming, but no character could.
TOOK A LICKING AND KEPT ON TICKING. Shi Hyun got pushed down many times in this series but she always got up, dusted herself off, and rejoined the effort to catch Team Evil.
HUMOR. I enjoyed the way she teased her partner Dong Soo. Why not enjoy little slices of time with laughter? There was a moment when they’d both been drinking where her hand grazed his head and you saw the potential for more than a professional relationship. But the timeframe for this series wasn’t the right for that.
FIGHTER. Shi Hyun could fight! All of the hand to hand fights were with men and Shi Hyun won more often than naught. Her fighting style was gritty using gravity and her leg strength to gain an advantage. Shi Hyun’s fights were just as intense as the male characters. That’s an unusual statement to make in a kdrama.
LOYALTY. Shi Hyun was loyal to those she loved and respected. She had your back. She was willing to die to save someone rather than cower in fear and save herself.
STRUGGLED WITH GUILT. Shi Hyun felt responsible for the future event that her sketches foretold. She believed that her sketches guaranteed the future events would occur. She took the blame for what the sketches predicted. No matter who told her she wasn’t personally responsible, in Shi Hyun’s heart she felt responsible and guilty for the future her sketches revealed.
Would I Want Her to Date my Brother?
Shi Hyun is one of my favorite female characters of 2018. She has a long list of positives. I’d advise my brother that she’s worthy to date her but be frank that danger would be involved. It would be up to him if he’d be willing to proceed. 👍