This time on “Would I Date Him?”…I reflect upon the leading man from the series Kill It.
Our candidate: Kill It’s Kim Soo Hyun, portrayed by Chang Ki Yong, a killer for hire that searches to unravel his past and stop it from repeating.
Background. Kim Soo Hyun wants to break free from his killer for hire profession but threats to harm those he cares for ensures compliance. He is drawn to police officer Do Hyun In (Nana) who wants to catch what appears to be a serial killer. Little does she know it is Soo Hyun. They also share a past.
PROTECTIVE. Soo Hyun wants to quit the killing profession and live a simple life. But those that hired him threaten those he cares for and mine this Achilles heel for their benefit.
BADASS. Soo Hyun can fight, fire, and flee like a master. His father figure, assassin for hire, Pavel, trained him well.
KEPT HIS DISTANCE. Soo Hyun cared for Hyun In in a more than friendship way. But his life couldn’t blend with hers. So he wisely kept their relationship on a friend level though moments of longing were apparent. By NOT getting romantically involved, he showed his love, selflessness and desire to protect Hyun In. If he’d gotten involved, crushed her heart at the end, that would have been selfish.
KILLER FOR HIRE. Soo Hyun killed when hired. He was skewing to a more normal life as a veterinarian, but couldn’t break away completely.
Is he my next date?
I wouldn’t date a killer. I applaud Soo Hyun for wanting to change and working towards that goal. I appreciate that his caring heart. But the swirl of violence permeates his life. NO, I would not date him. 👎