Guh, every time I see Lee Seung Gi with Ha Ji Won my heart gets stuck in my throat and I have this urge to start babbling like an idiot. I still love The King 2 Hearts so so much, far and away my favoritest drama of 2012. I thought I’d seen and found all there was involving this drama but lo and behold, I came across some more pictures from Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won’s interview for a Japanese magazine when they were promoting TK2H in Japan last year. I have never been happier to shout out a mea culpa from the top of the roof when it comes to doubting that Lee Seung Gi would have chemistry with Ha Ji Won, or that he would have the acting chops to keep up with her. I was wrong and wrong. Their chemistry is explosive – sweet, funny, sexy, tender, passionate, and real. Very few drama OTPs have left this strong and indelible impression on me, and this pairing is even more unique in that they keep this chemistry onscreen with a lot of great offscreen camaraderie but I never got the feeling like they were secretly making reel into real. I guess my point is – when I sense co-stars are really into each other/falling for each other in real life when filming a drama, that becomes easy for the onscreen pairing to work since its just transferring natural attraction onscreen. Even harder is for two stars to simply make magic onscreen purely by acting, yet make me believe wholeheartedly its not acting and there are two such characters in this world who love each other this much. These two did that in TK2H. Seeing these new pictures spurred me into watching MVs which lead me to watching episode 1 of the drama and I had to force myself to stop at that before I relapsed and spent the night marathoning this baby again. Nothing wrong with that, I simply can’t afford a sleepless night even if its spent on something utterly satisfying. For those of you who never checked out TK2H, perhaps seeing pictures of this beautiful OTP and watching this amazing MV below might interest you to check out this gem of a drama. It’s not perfect, but there is a high chance it’ll win your heart.
As much as Jae Ha and Hang Ah’s love story was my central love in this drama, TK2H was about so much more than that. This MV made me cry seconds in because it starts with the brotherly love between Jae Ha and Jae Kang, before touching upon every single amazing story line and connection formed in this drama. Absolutely brilliant MV, capturing the journey of a dissolute Prince into becoming a confident King anchored by the courage learned from loving a fearless woman.
The King 2 Hearts MV “Echo”: