Day 14: Drama Villain that you loved to hate or sympathized with.
I’m going to pretend this is another instance where they made a typo and it really reads and one you sympathized with. Because those are two very different categories, and each one has a character (and actor) that deserves recognition. Some villains just do the genre proud. Here’s my top two…
I loved to hate Song Cha-Ok, Pinocchio. Usually when I think of love-to-hate Kdrama villains, my mind jumps to gorgeous killers a-la Girl Who Sees Smells. But the crown for all-time favorite villain still lies on the head of Song Cha-Ok, corrupt reporter and cold mother of Choi In-ha. There was just something about her unbending demeanor, her decisive, shameless nature in false reporting or her elegance in admitting it. I loved her redemption as well–seamlessly transitioning from one side to the other. Kudos, Jin Kyung. You’re one talented lady.
the blog this image was from was removed, so it’s just… floating around in a search engine, I guess.
I sympathized with Lawyer Jung, I Remember you. Park Bo-gum, the things you do to my heaaaaart! I liked this villain so much it was dangerous. I’ve never wanted to understand a serial killer so badly before in my life, and it still scares me a bit how much I wanted to find a loophole for him to crawl through–or how easily I moved past the fact that he’d killed people. I can’t say I ever agreed with his reasons to kill people (mostly because it never delved too deeply into who/how/why he killed), but I felt terrible for him and often wanted to excuse his actions and blame Jung-ho. And I’ll admit to thinking once: I’m sure the victims must’ve deserv–no! once. Basically, I’ll have to steel myself on the rewatch not to fall into his honeytrap of a character. Long live the bromance!… but go to prison, please? Oof, my heart hurts again.
still via Kdrama Kisses, along with the feature image.