THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS.
The K2 is a South Korean drama starring Im Yoona of Girls' Generation, Ji Chang Wook, Song Yoona and many other wonderful actors. The drama is political and therefore starts out slower than most dramas I've watched, however, once that action picks up, it doesn't slow down for a second. The way the characterization played out made every person seem like the bad guy except for Ji Chang Wook, Im Yoona, and their gang. Besides that, every single person was the evil character at one point or another. But I love how this drama reels you in and makes you think one person is bad and then in the next scene makes them appear good. It's a good trick done by productions, writing, and the actors of course.
The plot follows two politicians fighting against each other in a political race for presidency. Kim Je Ha, an ex-soldier, who is under the aforementioned alias becomes tied up in a power tango with Choi Yoo Jin. Je Ha is hired on as a body guard for Choi Yoo Jin and undergoes several difficult tasks including saving Anna (Im Yoona) several times as she is the secret daughter of presidential candidate, Jang Se Joon. Near the end of the drama, a bomb is used to add suspense to the finale which it very well does. My issue with a bomb as the ending is the timeline never adds up. The bomb set by Choi Sung Won, half brother to Choi Yoo Jin, is timed for 2 hours. There are sequences in the final episode where people are talking for 10 minutes and only 3 minutes pass. It is a classic mistake in cinema, but I won't hold it against the story team.
Like I mentioned, I enjoyed the sway of power and manipulation that happened throughout. However, for being a political drama, I'd say the ratio of action to political nonsense was nicely proportioned. Yes, there were times where I'd kind of doze off because of seemingly endless talking but I only fell asleep once during my entire viewing of this drama. Not to mention, there was romance, but not a whole lot of romance and one big thing, there were not a ton of terrible English actors in this drama unlike Descendants of the Sun and several other dramas.
I also enjoyed the way the drama came to a conclusion. There was still that 10 minute window of epilogue but they did it in a clever way. Rather than having the big ending and then showing a year later or whatever, they had the big save, then a bunch of political fixes, then a kind of slow, but swift ending that was simple yet resolved the conflict. I'm hoping there is a season 2 of this series because I loved watching Yoona and Ji Chang Wook perform together. They are honestly a love team I can ship. For a minute near the end, it seemed as if they were planning a 2nd season, but she sent that email revoking all her power so I doubt it, but the show ended with a cliffhanger, technically. Anna asks Je Ha what his real name is. He hesitates for a moment and then answer, “My real name is...” and that is where the show ends.
This has been my review of “The K2” starring Yoona and Ji Chang Wook. I hope you enjoyed it and if you haven't watched it yet, I don't know why you're reading this, but you should definitely go watch it because it is well worth your time. Please like, share, and comment on this post and thank you all for the support you show me. I really do appreciate you guys. I'll see ya in the next one which will hopefully be W – Two Worlds because I finished that drama a while ago.
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