Looking back at the leading men of the series I completed and blogged in 2020, I decided to assign an empirical score. How did they rack and stack?
What did I consider salient points about each leading man?
* Crash Landing on You – Ri Jung Hyuk (Hyun Bin) – the most devoted, caring, white knight leading man I’ve had the pleasure to watch
* The King: Eternal Monarch – Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) – kind, considerate, protective King who fought against evil using his brains and brawn
* It’s Okay to Not Be Okay – Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) – started the series suppressed and a duty-bound caregiver; ended up happy and able to pursue his dreams
* Tale of the Nine Tailed – Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) – Confident, logical, likeable, loving lead who anticipated the countermoves of the evil forces at play
* Tell Me What You Saw – Oh Hyun Jae (Jang Hyuk) – smart emotionally wounded police officer who pursued the messy truth at any cost
* Flower of Evil – Do Hyun Soo (Lee Joon Gi) – misunderstood man or a monster? Could he find his truth and trust love?
* Alice – Park Jin Gyeom (Joo Won) – determined, smart, emotionally distant man who cared deeply for a fortunate few
* Game Towards Zero – Kim Tae Pyung (Ok Taec Yeon) – kind, considerate, reckless for love, determined to defeat evil and save his woman
* Backstreet Rookie – Choi Dae Hyun (Ji Chang Wook) – likeable, ethical, nice guy that won
* Sweet Munchies – Park Jin Sung (Jung Il Woo) – character mired in a lie he initiated and perpetuated had to dig himself out and come clean
* The World of the Married – Tae O (Park Hae Joon) – selfish impulsive hot-headed leech. There were moments of introspection but he didn’t grasp actions had consequences