Whenever a well-received K-drama wraps, I always anticipate the interviews and news reports with the main cast members, especially if I loved the drama or the leads. Lee Jun Ki wrapped Two Weeks almost a month ago, and he was both the heart and soul of the drama as well as a member of an ensemble piece. It’s hard to explain and can only be experienced if one has watched it. He played Jang Tae San, a loser convicted felon who gets framed for a murder and goes on the run to clear his name and must survive for the next two weeks for his daughter’s bone marrow transplant surgery. His redemption journey was the undisputed central narrative driver of this story, and he delivered a performance that was compelling and memorable. But he was surrounded by a fantastic cast from Kim So Yeon as the prosecutor with her own beef with the villains, Park Ha Sun as his ex-girlfriend and baby momma, Ryu Soo Young as a dedicated cop and baby momma’s new love interest, and Jo Min Ki as the vindictive and greedy criminal overlord. Little Lee Chae Mi continued in the Korean drama tradition of being a thoroughly winning child actor who brought warmth and hope with her character. For those who missed Two Weeks when it aired and was overlooked due to the popularity of The Master’s Sun, I think marathoning it might be even better than having to wait every week on a major cliffhanger. Lee Jun Ki is likely done with dramas for the year, he’s rather been hewing to his own tradition of doing one a year. Since his military discharge last year, he’s done two dramas and also returned to his singing career. So far he hasn’t done a movie yet, which is a shame since the big screen is where he made such an impact with King and the Clown. Up next for Jun Ki is a series of fan meeting in Asia followed by solo concerts in select cities in early 2014. Lucky fans in those cities should start looking for tickets now. I’m glad he had a great time filming Two Weeks, which is a solid win for me despite its relatively low ratings. It’s not the a terribly well written drama but the satisfaction factor it delivers is quite high.