“Two Weeks” is an action-thriller drama released in 2013. In the drama, Lee Joon Gi first portrayed a father figure and has to show off his charm as a reckless yet naive man.
Jang Tae San (Lee Joon Gi)’s dream of living happily ever after with his girlfriend, Seo In Hye (Park Ha Sun) ruined as his gang boss, Moon Il Seok (Jo Min Ki) demand him to be his scape goat in return of In Hye’s safety. Determined not to make In Hye feels guilty, Tae San cut their relationship harshly by forcing In Hye to get an abortion of their baby. Eight years later, to Tae San’s surprise, In Hye shows up and tells him that she had their baby after all and that child needs Tae San’s bone marrow transplant due to her worsen leukemia. Trying to make up for his fault, Tae San more than willing to help. But two weeks before the scheduled surgery, Tae San turned into Il Seok’s scape goat once more only this time without his consent. Will Tae San able to proof his innocence and save his daughter? Or will Tae San loose his happiness for the second time?
- Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San, an orphan who survive by doing hard works and became a small-time gangster. Despite his reckless and rude appearance, he is actually naive and loyal to those he loves.
- Park Ha Sun as Seo In Hye, Tae San’s first love who hates Tae San’s gut for 8 years but willing to do anything includes make a contact with Tae San for her daughter.
- Kim So Yeon as Park Jae Kyung, a smart prosecutor who believes in a bigger conspiracy and Tae San’s innocence due to her own past.
- Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo, In Hye’s current detective boyfriend who got assigned to manhunt Jang Tae San. His jealousy often get the best of him and clouded his judgement.
Although this action-thriller/ crime drama is a little underrated, we love this drama for it has a solid background story, well defined plot line and amazing acting skills (not to mention the great soundtracks). It’s impossible for the audience not to root for Jang Tae San. It’s rather amazing how Lee Joon Gi managed to portray Tae San as a naive, immature, and reckless man at first but from each episode, we could see how much Jang Tae San maturing and becomes a tougher person, and even a loving father. Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo also successfully plays with the audience’s hearts as he keeps on learning too. Also, we could clearly witness In Hye’s wavering heart as her hatred towards Tae San turns into care and understanding.
For those who have watched both may notice that “Two Weeks” story is almost similar with Ji Chang Wook’s movie “Fabricated City” only they have different motivation and type of conspiracy.
Overall, this drama is entertaining and somehow (despite its genre as an action-thriller) heart warming. What makes this drama even better is how it’s not really focusing on the romance and not being the typical cringe-worthy action-turns-romance drama. We get to see some actions, bone-chilling crimes, battle of wittiness and strategy, friendship, pure love, and last but definitely not the least, parental love.
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