This time on “Would I Date Him?”I reflect upon one of the leading men from the series My Country: The New Age.
Our candidate: My Country: The New Age’s Lee Bang Won aka Prince Jeongan, portrayed by Jang Hyuk, is leader that fights for his father and then for the throne. He is on guard, dealing with the brutal acts he committed to support his father. Bang Won’s father becomes threatened by his son and won’t acknowledge his efforts nor worth. Bang Won is forced to pursue his own path.
Jang Hyuk is my favorite actor and the top of my cadres of cuties. I first fell for him in Chuno.
Background. Bang Won is one of many sons and serves his father well advancing him to the throne. But once daddy dearest is on the throne, he emotionally distances himself from Bang Won and overtly favors other sons. Eventually Bang Won realizes his father is an impediment to the country he envisions establishing.
VISIONARY. Bang Won’s vision was a country of the abandoned. He was emotionally abandoned by his father. The men that supported him were either physically, emotionally, or socially abandoned. Bang Won wanted a country that was inclusive for all, not just those privileged by birth.
DECISIVE. Bang Won made choices and followed through, committing himself to obtaining his goals. When he spoke, people listened.
LOYAL. Bang Won was loyal to his father, expending time and energy to put him on the throne. Bang Won had a core group of supporters that were loyal to him.
CRUEL ACTIONS. Bang Won killed, per his father’s wishes. Bang Won did terrible things to try and satisfy his father, but to no avail. Bang Won evolved past doing his father’s bidding and did plenty of dreadful acts that he justified as necessary to create his country of the abandoned.
LOYALTY HAD EXPIRATION DATES. While Bang Won was loyal to his father, when he realized his father would not allow him to gain the throne to achieve his vision, Bang Won’s loyalty to his family ended. When Bang Won was done with the support of Seo Hwi, he ordered him killed.
Is he my next date?
👎 Bang Won is a guarded man, used to derision not support. Would he be open to a emotional relationship or just a physical encounter? Is Bang Won the kind of man you’d really date? Unlikely that dating would be a priority for Bang Won. His vision didn’t appear to include love from a good woman. He might be more of a love and leave kind of guy.