Lee Jun Ki has totally mastered my heart because he’s mastered the essential skills of being a K-star. He’s hardworking but earnest, bringing the high wattage celebrity aura along with a cheerful openness with his fans. He tweets all the time and these two latest pictures came courtesy of him after the airing of the most recent two episodes of his man-on-the-run thriller K-drama Two Weeks. He’s posing like a blissful dad with his onscreen daughter played by child actress Lee Chae Mi, who despite being squirreled away in a safe room in the hospital still has scenes with Lee Jun Ki because she shows up in his imagination as he’s on the run all alone. It’s a neat trick that works like a charm to keep her present in his orbit and emphasize that his quest has a very human element in saving the life of his daughter. Despite being quite taken with Two Weeks, the directing remains a glaring weakness in this drama, which isn’t a surprise for me since it’s from the same PD who hacked his way through Personal Taste. His general ineptitude has lessened a bit but he still is terrible at shooting scenes in a way that feels smooth and organic. I’m always trying to stay in the moment despite the editing sticking out like a sore thumb. Luckily he has a great script to work it and a wonderful cast that smoothes over his rough edges. The lack of a romantic subplot in Two Weeks is refreshing and doesn’t feel too impersonal because the familial emotional threads are more than enough to get us all worried. I love that Jun Ki picked this drama because he’s now graduated to playing a daddy and he does it marvelously. He should always cart around a little Lee Chae Mi in his pocket, it’s sure to make all the ladies swoon even more, especially when he smiles at her the way he does in these pictures.