Chosen One of the Day: The sexy ghost played by John Cho in that one episode of Charmed

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Jan 8, 2018, 11:05 AM EST

This may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the world did not know who John Cho was. Before he was Harold, of Harold and Kumar, before he was the new Sulu, before he was the many crushed on by half the internet, he was just a guy. But even before he was sort of a household name -- and certainly a household face -- he was "charming" his way into our hearts (see what I did there?).

Charmed. He was on an episode of Charmed.

Don't remember? Yes, you do. Because during the first season of this wonderful, sometimes ridiculous show about sister witches, John Cho appeared as a sexy, sexy ghost.


John played Mark, a young man who is murdered by the Chinese mob on his birthday, and things just go downhill from there. Eventually he meets the Halliwell sisters, because witches can see ghosts, who help him find his body, clear his name, and save his immortal soul from a soul-collecting demon so he doesn't end up living in eternal torment.

In addition to being blessed with John Cho's handsome face, Mark has many other attributes that make him the perfect man:

He loves his mother. Even though he feels a little suffocated by her at the start of the episode, she is one of the first things he thinks about after he's dead. Men, this is very attractive, as long as it doesn't veer into Norman Bates territory.

He's got an open mind. He knows right away that the giant scary man on a horse is Yana, that he is coming for his soul, and that he needs to find a psychic to help him. When he needs to, dude's not afraid to go outside his comfort zone into a world of supernatural things he may not have believed in when he was alive.

He can cook. And I'm not just talking "knows how to put a TV dinner in the microwave" kind of cooking (NOTE: I'm told this is actually NOT cooking and that I've been doing it wrong for YEARS). Mark bonds with the middle sister, Piper, over his love of traditional Chinese cooking. He even takes her to his apartment and gives her a box of old recipes that were passed down through his family because did I mention he is PERFECT?

Now, if only he wasn't dead the whole time.

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