2020 In Review – Leading Men – Best to Worst

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


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3 comments on “2020 In Review – Leading Men – Best to Worst
  1. Kay says:

    Very nice list of leading men! From the ones I saw on your list, Lee Min Ho and Hyun Bin were probably the most all around best leading men for their leading ladies. Though my heart was won more by Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Joon Gi ❤ Lee Dong Wook not far behind. Lots of swooning to be had! 😉


  2. It was a good year for men that made us secretly (or not so secretly) swoon.

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  3. Jane Tilly says:

    KJT, your list of leading men is spot on with my own conclusions of these leading men.

    There were do many good male lead roles. I would have liked to have seen better roles for Jung Il Woo and Ji Chang Wook, although they did well, given their characters.

    Here’s to more good male lead roles for 2021 🍸 CHEERS❣

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