Day 13 of the 31 Day Kdrama Challenge
Best Dad/Male Parental Figure : Jo Saeng from The Scholar Who Walks the Night portrayed by Jeong Gyu Su
So as I was thinking about all the Kdrama dads I've seen, I noticed a cool trend. When narrowing it down to the best Kdrama dads, I realized that nearly every one of the dads on my shortlist was the character's adopted dad. I think it's really cool that Kdramas portray adopted dads as equally or even more so protecting and loving than biological dads. It goes to show that DNA isn't what makes a father but choice and character. Considering the stigma that some Koreans have about adoptions, I really love this.
Honestly, I can't rewatch even a minute of the scenes where Jo Saeng displays his love for his daughter without bawling. He saw this endangered child and adopted her as his own and brought her into his family. He disguised her as a man to keep her safe and was committed to do whatever it took to continue to keep her safe. He never used her as a pawn or put her in danger unlike the other men in her life. While I did love the Yang Sung and the Night Scholar as a couple, the love that Jo Saeng had for his daughter was the most moving part of this drama for me. So that's why I chose him as best dad. What do you guys think? Wasn't he a fantastic dad? Are they any other great dads you can think of?
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