The pleasure of watching Kang Ji Hwan act is magnified by how gorgeous this man is. Sometimes it’s easy to forget because he gets so into character and some of his characters are not all that attractively styled. When he’s let out of a role, he returns to being the stylish and chic man’s man he is in real life which has been so perfectly captured in the pages of the June edition of Geek Magazine. I love the words geek or geeky because it connotes someone studious and likely quirky. Kang Ji Hwan doesn’t necessarily strike me as geeky but he definitely brings a sincere and intense touch to whatever project he’s working on. Part of the problem with Big Man is the double trouble of having a female lead character who is hard to relate to and boring to watch, with the problem amplified by the actress playing her a naturally cold and aloof type when she emotes.
I like Lee Da Hee well enough but she’s wrong for BG in both casting and her character ought to be shunted from any love line with the male lead. She actually manages to simmer when her character has scenes with Daniel Choi but the drama insists on writing him as a sociopath so to pave the way for the hero to vanquish all his opponents rather than have more complex and nuanced interactions. On the other hand Jung So Min‘s character is way more entertaining and appealing, plus her acting style just sparks so hard with Kang Ji Hwan. They have one or two scenes per episode and those are the most memorable ones aside from when Kang Ji Hwan is doing his own masterful acting class across the entire drama so far. Following along with Big Man is a tempered excursion made worthwhile for Kang Ji Hwan’s fantabulous acting along regardless of how the drama plot keeps on unfolding.