This time on “Would I Date Him?” I reflect upon the leading man from the series Tell Me What You Saw.
Our candidate: Tell Me What You Saw’s Genius Profiler Oh Hyun Jae, portrayed by Jang Hyuk, is an emotionally wounded police officer on a mission to find the truth…at any cost.
Jang Hyuk, my favorite of my cadre of cuties, is an actor I’ve followed and recapped most series he’s been in since my blog was established.
Background. Genius profiler Oh Hyun Jae tracked the infamous peppermint candy killer until one night he faced a choice…catch the killer or save his fiancée trapped in a burning car. He chose her, but to no avail. He believes the killer was told to kill his fiancée. He’s willing to do anything to learn who ordered her killed.
DISCERNS MOTIVATIONS. Hyun Jae understands what drives people to do what they do. Not only does he understand, but he doesn’t judge and accepts each person’s truth.
FOCUSED. Hyun Jae’s devotion to finding the truth never wavered.
FOUND A PATH BACK. Hyun Jae began the series in an emotional vacuum, unable to feel for others or himself. Each case in the series, chipped away at the block of ice that surrounded his heart. By the end of the series, he’d demonstrated empathy, bravery, understanding, and acceptance. In the finale, he looked into the depths of hell and decided not to jump in.
WILLING TO USE OTHERS. Hyun Jae wanted to find the person that directed the peppermint candy killer to eliminate his fiancée. He was willing to lie (pretended to be wheelchair bound), and use/risk his colleagues to further his quest (Doctor Han used as bait).
TUNNEL VISION. Hyun Jae put his need to find the truth in front of everything.
Is he my next date?
👎No. Hyun Jae isn’t ready to date. While on the path back, at the end of the series, he wasn’t ready to rejoin the world and chose to self-isolate. He needs a friend more than a love interest.