Day 2: Favorite Male Lead Character — Seo In Woo (Prosecutor Princess)

Ah, it’s only day 2 and I’m now faced with the dilemma of choosing my favorite Male Lead Character. I loved every lead guy in each kdrama I’ve seen from Lee Young Jae (Full House); Jung Jae Min (What Happened in Bali); Lee Mong Ryong (Delightful Girl Chun Hyang); Byun Hyung Tae (9 End 2 Outs); Choi Han Kyul (Coffee Prince); Lee Shin (Princess Hours); Sun Woo Hwan (Shining Inheritance); Hwang Tae Kyung (You’re Beautiful); Kang Hyun Soo (Smile, You); Lee Jin Soo (Coffee House); Dokko Jin (The Greatest Love); and Kim Joo Won (Secret Garden); to name a few. But none of them had this distinction that sets them apart from the rest. Most of them fall under the typical rude chaebol or accomplished guy coupled with their own brand of eccentricities. Others were ordinary guys carrying a torch for some unrequited love while others are plainly indifferent with an utmost disregard of other people’s opinions or feelings. But my guy Seo In Woo, went totally against the grain. He was actually nice towards Ma Hye Ri. Too nice in fact, you’d think that he’s the perpetual male third wheel in dramas — always there and eager to help the leading lady. I mean come on, how rare is it that the lead guy actually takes care of the woman from the get go. There’s no usual I hate you, I don’t like you attitude towards the heroine. Nor was there any need for him to be whipped into shape as what other male lead characters are often led to do in almost the entirety of these dramas. What struck me was how offbeat his character was! He’s such a scheming manipulative person and yet when he’s managed to turn the tables on you, you’d actually be the one to feel the guilt despite all his machinations. In fact, he’s even counting on that! Mind you, he’s not set out for revenge. All he wants is justice that his father be cleared off the crime he was wrongly accused of come hell or high water and if that means using people at his disposal; so be it. He never had hesitations. Well, not at least until he came to realize that he’s fallen into his own trap; namely Ma Hye Ri. That’s when this tug-of-war within him began. It’s just so fascinating to watch how he can be so self assured then feel all downtrodden with guilt in a manner of seconds just all because of what Ma Hye Ri did or said. Gosh, I feel until now I’m still not over the Seo Byun Syndrome!

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