I love a good Korean Drama. I don’t speak Korean, but the use of subtitles are helpful. I love how different it is to some American television shows, and that the show has a ending in 12 to 16 episodes. So, it is no surprise that I have a few recommendations when it comes to Korean Television (see here and here). Now, I have a new addition to my recommendation list of Korean shows. I have added The K2 to my must watch list since it has been added to Netflix.
The K2 is the story of Kim Je-ha is a former mercenary soldier for the PMC Blackstone. While in Iraq, he gets framed for the murder of his lover and has to go on the run. While on the run, he becomes entangled in a web of misdirection, mystery, power struggles, and politics. I find the plot summary similar to Bond or Bourne series of action movies with it’s own spin on the struggles between god and evil.
Need more reasons to watch? Then check out my 5 specific reasons on why you need to watch The K2 now!
1. Everyone has a secret!
Everyone has an angle about themselves that they are hesitant to share with the audience, so audience are left trying to dig deeper into the characters.
2. Intense action sequences!
The action scenes are intense! They mix martial arts with special effects to create unique battles that aren’t seen everywhere. Ever heard of a three party car chase? They have it. Battle with zero weapons? They have it.
3. Power is not for the weak.
If you have power in this story, expect a target on your back.
4. Subplot of love
Love doesn’t take over the plot but plays second fiddle to the mysteries the try to unravel. The love interest adds on to the tension and complexity of the plot.
5. Good vs. Evil is not so simple
The battle of good vs. evil may seem black and white on the surface. However, the moral battle presented in this story introduce large margins of grey and everyone gets painted with the brush of evil.