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Player: Episode 1

Fast-paced and frantic, OCN’s Player jumps into the Saturday-Sunday line-up at full speed and chock-full of heisty goodness. With all kinds of criminals profiting off the good people in the world, our team of swindlers are here to take back what was unlawfully gained, but only if they can keep their act together long enough to pull it off.

 
EPISODE 1: “Robbed Before His Eyes”

As a mysterious man drives toward a prison, a news report details the impending presidential pardon of several criminals, including a notorious loan shark known as Chairman CHEON DONG-SUB.

Inside the prison, the corrupt warden dotes over the aforementioned Chairman Cheon, who apparently received all sorts of special treatment from the warden while in prison. As the pair enjoy a meal together, another guard informs Chairman Cheon that a prosecutor is there to meet him.

The prosecutor is KANG HA-RI (Song Seung-heon), and he and Chairman Cheon trade barbed introductions with each other. Ha-ri quickly gets down to business, asking point blank where the chairman’s money launderer is hiding.

Chairman Cheon laughs off the question and suggests Ha-ri ask Prosecutor Jang, who is already spending all his energy trying to track down Cheon’s money. His tone quickly changes, though, when Ha-ri reveals a chart with a breakdown of the chairman’s entire organization, with most members already brought down by the prosecutors’ investigation.

Ha-ri calmly reveals that the launderer is his next target, and Chairman Cheon doesn’t seem to know where the man is hiding, angrily claiming that if anyone is going to find where the money launderer is hidden it will be himself.

Soon after, though, the money launderer gets a call from Chairman Cheon directly, who orders the laundering to be finished up and cleared out before the prosecution gets too close.

As Ha-ri exits the prison, he casually tosses his glasses and prosecutor ID badge in the trash, no longer needing to pretend to be a prosecutor. Instead he drives to a nearby hotel, and communicates with his colleague, hacker IM BYUNG-MIN (Lee Shi-un), to initiate their infiltration of Chairman Cheon’s secret office inside.

Ha-ri coolly snaps a photo of the security guard near the elevator and Byung-min quickly hacks into his social media to conjure an excuse to get him out of their way. It works perfectly, as one of the guards rushes off, telling his flustered colleague (cameo by Yoo Seung-ho) that he’ll send a replacement soon.

Cue Ha-ri, now in a security uniform, who waltzes right in to take the now-empty spot. However, instead of pretending to be the replacement, Ha-ri flashes police ID to the young guard, who is now visibly nervous.

Ha-ri makes nice with the young guard, and offers to let the guard off scot-free. It’s all a ploy so Ha-ri can get to the elevator alone, but it works to perfection as the young guard scurries off to avoid trouble.

Once Ha-ri is alone, he makes a call to report the situation to the previously mentioned Prosecutor JANG IN-KYU (Kim Won-hae), who quickly mobilizes his team.

At the hotel, the money laundering team arrive with all the money and head up to the private office, only to find Ha-ri there hastily unloading all of the money from the safe, even cheekily asking for help as the gangsters stare dumbfounded at the brazen thief.

But it turns out Ha-ri is not alone, and in walks the gargantuan muscle of the team DO JIN-WOONG (Tae Won-seok) with a massive smile on his face ready for a fight. The gangsters are no match for Jin-woong, who easily disposes of them.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor Jang arrives with his team downstairs, and forcefully tries to get through the security barricade and into the hotel. With all the commotion in the background, Byung-min slips into a police uniform himself in preparation for the next stage.

When Prosecutor Jang finally makes it to Chairman Cheon’s office, all he finds is a collection of gangsters strewn across the room in a bloody mess, and Ha-ri and Jin-woong are nowhere to be found.

In the parking garage, Ha-ri and Jin-woong escape with all the money, throwing it in the back of the van that Byung-min prepared for them. Prosecutor Jang heads after them, but the con artists already have a massive head start.

Using Byung-min’s police uniform, the group manage to get past the police checkpoint without much scrutiny, but seconds later the cops realize their mistake and quickly give chase.

The three con men speed off with the police right on their tail, and all three men frantically panic as the chase continues, Jin-woong even trying to wrestle control of the steering wheel away from the back seat. It’s complete pandemonium inside the van with all three men yelling at each other.

Meanwhile, a mysterious biker calmly weaves through the pursuing cops and heads toward the team’s van. The chase heads toward a red light, and Byung-min just closes his eyes and speeds right through it, barely missing the vehicles in the intersection. As this happens, the biker pulls in front of the trailing cops and stops herself in front of their path, blocking the pursuit.

Relief washes over Ha-ri’s face as he peeks back to see the biker is the team’s fourth member, CHA AH-RYUNG (Krystal), and the boys celebrate their successful escape as Ah-ryung drives past their van shaking her head at them.

At the prison, Chairman Cheon is released and finds his cronies waiting for him outside. Seconds later, however, Prosecutor Jang arrives, and he hurries over to forcefully ask where Chairman Cheon’s money is.

Chairman Cheon denies that the office in the hotel belongs to him, but Prosecutor Jang just smiles back, “Is that right? Then I guess this isn’t yours either,” opening the back of the van to show all of Chairman Cheon’s money sitting there in the prosecution’s possession.

Dumbfounded, Chairman Cheon can’t respond, and Prosecutor Jang just taunts him, pulling Cheon into a hug before congratulating him on becoming completely broke.

Chairman Cheon desperately runs after Prosecutor Jang’s van, but there’s no way he is getting the 20 million dollars in illegal funds back.

As the van arrives at the prosecutor’s office, Prosecutor Jang faces a barrage of questions from reporters, though he does not reveal the name of his new team, and we see the four teammates arrive back at their headquarters smiling ear-to-ear with the success of their mission today.

One month earlier, Prosecutor Jang reviews the information the prosecutors have on Ha-ri’s team. Jin-woong is a former freelance fighter, and rumor is he never loses a fight. Byung-min is a world champion hacker who was working for Chairman Cheon, but disappeared right before Cheon’s arrest.

Finally, there is Ha-ri, who there is very little information on, though he was captured on CCTV footage at the scene of three major swindles of notorious gangsters. Prosecutor Jang vows to look more deeply into the team’s work.

Meanwhile, Byung-min leads the team through choosing their next target. He gives the team a selection of generic targets, but Ha-ri is unimpressed. Instead, Ha-ri wants to go after Chairman JI MOK-HYUN of Hyun-jin Group, a wealthy conglomerate.

Chairman Ji is already under investigation for bribery, but the 40 million dollars he used for his crimes could not be found by the prosecutors.

Byung-min worries about targeting a conglomerate, but Ha-ri assures him that they can just take on as much as they can handle and stick to their rule of only stealing money that the victim wouldn’t report to the police.

With Byung-min still wavering, Ha-ri and Jin-woong joke about how to divide up the money they’ll earn, and Byung-min finally caves. Jin-woong, though, wonders who will be driving for them this time, and Ha-ri cryptically answers that he knows someone who can.

Cut to Ah-ryung in a drive test vehicle, crawling along at a snail’s pace. Ha. Her instructor (cameo by Hong Seok-cheon) is clearly frustrated by her extremely cautious driving, but he tells her to just relax and follow the rules of the road and nobody will get mad at her.

Seconds later, an enraged driver pulls up beside her and viciously berates her before speeding ahead. Ah-ryung clarifies with the instructor that she can drive however she wants, and he agrees, thinking she means to continue at her plodding pace.

Naturally, she does the opposite, gearing up and expertly maneuvering her car through traffic to catch up with the driver who just told her off, pulling in front of him and forcing him to slam on the brakes.

Ah-ryung looks pleased with herself for a moment until she realizes she is in the middle of a driving test and looks over at her instructor cowering in the passenger seat. She accepts her fate that she is going to fail the test but the bawling instructor tells her that he is going to pass her and she perks up again.

Afterward, Ah-ryung passes by a shiny blue sports car and can’t help but take a closer look at it. She goes to open the door but hastily retreats, saying she promised herself she’d stop stealing.

She can’t resist the urge for long though, and decides she’ll just sit inside the car for a bit to get a feel for it. As she admires the inside of the car someone reaches in and offers her the key, startling her.

It’s Ha-ri, who deflects Ah-ryung’s questions back at her since she’s the one sitting in a car that doesn’t belong to her. Ha-ri knows about Ah-ryung’s prior stealing conviction, so he offers her a choice: go to the police, or go for a drive and chat about business.

With Ha-ri in the passenger seat, Ah-ryung races through Seoul, and Ha-ri brings her up to speed on their plan to steal from con artists. Ah-ryung questions Ha-ri’s intentions, and he claims he does it because he makes a lot of money.

When Ah-ryung asks if that’s the only reason, Ha-ri pauses to think about it and wonders aloud if that really is all.

As they continue forward a police car starts tailing them, and Ha-ri finally reveals that the car they’re in is actually stolen. Dismayed, Ah-ryung launches into action and speeds up to outrun the pursuing car.

Back at the team office, a disoriented Ha-ri introduces Ah-ryung as their new driver, though Jin-woong and Byung-min are openly against working with her, and Ah-ryung bites back that she can’t trust any of them either.

In court, Prosecutor Jang takes on the case of JI SEONG-GU, the heir to Hyun-jin group and Chairman Ji’s son, who is accused of raping a model multiple times before she committed suicide.

During the trial, Prosecutor Jang questions the model’s closest friend, who testifies to how much Seong-gu affected the model’s personal life. In a flashback we see that the testifying friend discovered the victim’s body at home on the night of the suicide alongside a note accusing Seong-gu of his crimes.

But back in the courtroom, the witness sides with Seong-gu, who apparently tampered with the witness to give false testimony and claim that the model was only using Seong-gu to get ahead in life.

Prosecutor Jang is shocked by the sudden reversal, and objects to her obvious perjury, but when the defense asks to cross-examine the judge quickly allows it, and Prosecutor Jang can only look on dumbfounded at the court’s blatant favoritism toward the defendant.

After Seong-gu is granted full bail, he casually walks over to Prosecutor Jang’s podium and offers slyly, “It’s so nice doing things by the law, just like you said,” before he saunters out with a grin over his manipulation of the law.

Elsewhere, the chief prosecutor promises Chairman Ji that his son’s case will be tidied up nicely. The chief prosecutor orders his underling to let Prosecutor Jang keep digging his own grave and they’ll be able to get rid of him when Prosecutor Jang makes a wrong move.

Prosecutor Jang, in his office, mulls over his conversation with the victim’s mother after the trial. She begged Prosecutor Jang to give up. “That scumbag has money and connections,” she cries, “there is no one who can stop this.”

Back at the con team’s office, the group digs through Chairman Ji’s family, and decide to go after Seong-gu to see if they can find any way to get to Chairman Ji through him.

Ha-ri formulates a plan of attack and directs the rest of the team to go about their tasks. Ah-ryung wonders aloud if Ha-ri is the one in charge here and Jin-woong defensively stammers that Ha-ri is not their boss.

Meanwhile, Seong-gu plans what to do to celebrate his release from prison, but as he texts a friend about his plans he runs right into a waitress bussing a table, knocking cutlery everywhere.

As she hastily cleans up the mess, Seong-gu’s face twists and he ominously texts back to his friend that he will be updating something today.

Later, Seong-gu sets up his camera to begin recording, and sure enough, there is the poor waitress bound and gagged on the floor in front of him.

Pants-less as he approaches her, Seong-gu offers to pay the waitress to stop her resisting, and when that doesn’t work, he gut-punches her into submission instead.

But just when it seems the waitress is pacified enough that it’s safe to unrestrain her, she lashes out and hits him with a golf club before dashing for the exit.

Not knowing where to run, though, she stows away in an empty stairwell and calls the police. Unfortunately, before she can finish the call for help, Seong-gu grabs her from behind and drags her back to the room.

Elsewhere, Jin-woong barges in to a detective’s home and forcefully convinces the detective to order his subordinate to hand over the files the police have on Seong-gu’s case to Ha-ri.

The boys dig through the files looking for anything they can find, but there’s not enough to put any significant pressure on Chairman Ji. Byung-min, though, finds CCTV footage of Seong-gu dragging his waitress victim to the building where she is currently held captive.

The team decide to look into the waitress, and when they head to her address they run into the girl’s mother outside. The mother informs them that the waitress was involved in an apparent hit-and-run and is now in a coma.

Seong-gu, in the meantime, chastises his friend for not taking care of the waitress properly (by killing her), though the friend assures Seong-gu that someone is already taking care of it.

When Seong-gu presses for details, the friend reveals that he hired a shadowy planner who is well-known for handling issues like this for wealthy clients, and Seong-gu seems relieved at the explanation.

Back at the waitress’ apartment, the mom brings Ha-ri and Jin-woong into the CCTV room, and they notice a suspicious man lurking around the waitress’ door earlier in the day, so Ha-ri calls in Byung-min to come dig deeper on site.

Byung-min uses his computer to identify the suspicious man as Seong-gu’s friend, and hacks into the man’s social media account with ease. While Byung-min works, Ha-ri tells Ah-ryung to stop tailing Chairman Ji and head back toward the rest of the team

Inside the social media account they find a link to a private website, and Byung-min cracks the password for it immediately. Their celebratory smiles soon fade when they see the site hosts the video of Seong-gu manhandling the now-comatose waitress.

A warning flashes on the screen and Byung-min rushes to end the connection, warning the others that their signal is being traced. Sure enough, a cavalcade of cars arrive and surround the team’s van.

Ha-ri struggles to start the engine so they can escape, and before he can make a break for it, someone smashes the car window in beside him.

 
COMMENTS

It’s a bit tricky, when watching a show like this, to avoid comparisons to a show like Police Unit 38 (especially when the show itself is directly comparing a character to Ma Dong-seok). And while I do think there are some obvious similarities, one difference that really stood out to me was the pacing. This feels much more up-tempo by comparison.

Perhaps this is actually just a function of the team itself, who at even the slightest hint of trouble seem to go into full panic mode. They certainly seem to need Ah-ryung to drive for them, as whenever the boys get into a car chase on their own they go absolutely frantic. Even Ha-ri, who is generally smooth at all times, can’t keep his cool in the chaos of their getaways. But all the hysteria is definitely fun to watch and contributes to the sense of frenetic action that the show seems to be going for.

Speaking of Ha-ri, I’m intrigued as to what his motives are. He coyly dodged Ah-ryung’s questions about his past, but there was a hint that there’s more to his character than just wanting to make money. I find it hard to believe he just simply wants to bring the elite to justice simply out of virtue, so I wonder what could be the reason he so doggedly targets other swindlers.

I’m curious too, at this point, just how involved Prosecutor Jang actually is with the team. At first glance he seems to be on the outside, though his impromptu press conference after seizing Chairman Cheon’s funds seemed to imply that Ha-ri’s team was working with them in a somewhat official capacity. Yet for some reason he had to pretend(?) to send his men after Ha-ri’s team in the hotel. Obviously Prosecutor Jang was looking into the team’s work in the past and knows more about their plans than he lets on to his colleagues.

So what exactly brought Prosecutor Jang into the fold? Did he strike some kind of deal with Ha-ri because he was sick of seeing the rich get away with their crimes? He does seem like the only non-corrupt prosecutor on the force given what the Chief Prosecutor said, so it’s not that I don’t trust his intentions, and more that I just want to see how he found Ha-ri.

It’s a little odd that we spent so much time focused on Chairman Ji’s son when the goal is ostensibly to take down Chairman Ji. I get that they intend to use Seong-gu as a launching pad to get to Chairman Ji but it felt like we saw very little of what it is that makes Chairman Ji so contemptible that he needs to be taken down.

If anything, it feels like Seong-gu is the one who should have been the target all along. Given what Seong-gu is actually doing to people and getting away with, I’m worried that, when Seong-gu is eventually taken down and we refocus on Chairman Ji, we won’t feel the same urgency to bring him down too. Are we going to be as invested in taking on Chairman Ji if all he is guilty of is covering for his son’s misdeeds? Perhaps, though, he’s an even bigger monster than his son, but only time will tell.

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Kim Sung Chul who plays Seong Gu here did a fantastic job. I couldn't bear to watch most of the scenes, but I'm blown away by the fact that this is the same actor that played the sweet and lovable Park Jeong Min in to. Jenny. I had to go listen to Tiramisu Cake & Grab Me - to try and restore one of my most beloved male leads in dramaland.

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So Seong Gu is the Park Jeong-min guy??? I just watched to. Jenny on Youtube and looking at him adorably awkward around his crush and now he become a rapist??? 🤤😱

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This kid and his acting chops. He was heart-tugging in Prison Playbook as “jail-bird” as well.

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He has the right looks for both villain and sweetheart. I really hope he gets a lead role in the future!

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Agrees! I'm really looking forward still seeing more of him!

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I just love the chemistry between the team - I feel like it just wouldn't be as great without any of them (especially Lee Shi-un).

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Yea Lee si eun and his comedic chops never fails me....

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Lee Shi-un is one of my faves. He was hilarious in TWO COPS as Yong-pal. I'm enjoying him as a hacker this time around.

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This was probably the most fast paced premiere I’d watched in a while which made me more immersed in the characters and plot. Yoo seung ho was a nice delight as a clumsy security guard and I’ve already warmed up to the cast. Here’s to another awesome show from ocn.

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I havent watch the 1st ep yet but the recap has powered me up to watch it!
The last i watched SSH was in Black as an arrogant reaper so i really look forward to see him in action.

Thank you @regals for the recap. 👏👏👏

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It was nice premiere but I was confused by the timeline at times, and second episode didn't help with that. It's not clear right now what the show supposed to be about but I like the actors so I give them a chance.

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I believe its in the vein of criminals helping the police to catch worse criminals, criminals the police wouldnt be able to get to in an otherwise legal fashion. The first two episodes are flashbacks. Kind of similar to Mad Dogg and Bad Guys.

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It starts with a fast clip of the present, then shifts back a month or so to where they get "blackmailed" by the prosecutor to help him with cases where the law fails. I am assuming that EP3 will "restart" at the present time.

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Wow, the episode just sped by. The team camaraderie is so fun. Jin-woong and Byung-min bicker worse than grannies, omg. And Ha-ri's CCTV-captured photos look like magazine photoshoots.

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Player is an interesting drama, but I couldn't help but I don't sense any organic feeling in here? The timeline is also confusing.

Also praying that there will be no romance between Ha-ri and Ah-ryung

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I give me similar feel to the remakes of Criminal Minds and Entourage, i keep wondering if this is remake of some western show too, it gives such a impression.

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Haven't watched both but this remind me of Legend of the Blue Sea (with bad guy conning the worse guy who had more money) and City Hunter (with bad guy and good guy putting down the worse guy)

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LEVERAGE comes to mind, as does THE A TEAM, although this crew's muscle isn't sporting Mr. T's gold chains. Maybe we'll find out that Ha-ri was framed and unjustly jailed. The car chases reminded me of LOOKOUT, too.

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I also thought it has similarities to Leverage

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@therevels
Yes, I was confused about the timeline since at different junctures the chyron states that we are about to view scenes of some time before. But where those scenes stop and it's the present, is not clear.

At the moment there is one action leading to another or jumping to another. And we are not briefed on the plan before the con gets underway, so there's a bit of disconnect. I hope it settles into a clear storyline, and more than that, that it includes nice team building.

I'd also rather not have any loveline at all. At least for a change, why not just concentrate on getting all those baddies and their money?

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You put all of my thoughts in words precisely! Action in beginning and introduction in end is what makes me frustrated, and afraid that if the beginning is already this fast-paced, then how they will keep this tension until the end.

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No love line between Ha-Ri and Ah-Ryung, the actor who plays Ha-Ri said so

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Thank you for the info @kafiyah-bello
Now I can watch in peace

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Thanks @regals
I do like con artist capers, the more extreme and inventive the con, the better. This start has yet to give us the more complicated cons, but it certainly threw us straight into the thick of one.

What I'd like to see very soon is more about each member of the team. What got them to join, why do they trust each other or do they trust each other? Who is Ha Ri, really, and his motives.

It's nice to see that Pros Jang is playing along with them and I hope he stays the same incorruptible force in what seems to be, yet again, the lawless world of prosecution.

I'm amused to keep seeing actor Kim Won Hae in 3 currently airing shows. He seems to be a popular and prolific actor and great as a member of the supporting cast. He's already in 9 dramas for 2018 alone, not to mention 2 movies!!!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a good storyline amid the frenetic pace of plot, and hoping for character reveals and development. 😎

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I'm counting on fun storytelling becuase plot wil be ridiculous, I couldn't not laugh at the scene when Song Seung Heun throw prosecutor id the bin right at the prison, way to go leaving evidence on the scene, hehe.

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Are you watching this too? I’m just sitting on the side-lines reading the recap for now, but would watch it if I could! I love heist stories!

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Hi @ally-le
I did start watching this as someone who may be commenting on it said she wanted to watch this. I'm not sure I can keep up with watching all the shows currently airing, that I've started or will start.

Yes, I really like heist stories too or anything in the vein of Mission Impossible. So far this show is only plot driven, therefore everything rests on how well the plot unfolds and what surprises are brought to bear. If it adds on warm team work and the great interactions that kdramas are so good at, it will be a pretty good show!

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Right, Kim Won Hae is everywhere. My goodness he must hop from set to set. My dude Get Money.😉

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Im going to get really heavy in essentially what is a light hearted show. To begin the Player looks like a fun show and I'm here for it. I'm really liking Krystal in these light fun roles, I think she does these better than the heavy ones.

Now onto the heavy: I think it would be great if kdramas (since this is a kdrama forum) started treating their rapists,sex assaulters, and sexual harrassers as more than 2D characters. Generally when seen on TV they tend to be all around bad people, with everyone around them knowing that they are generally terrible people. In real life most rapists, sexual assaulters, and sexual harrassers are not obviously bad or terrible people. I think the trend of showing these people is important, but I wish they made it closer to real life, especially considering the impact of TV on society. If they showed them how they are in real life maybe men and women will stop their behavior because they'll realize it's wrong or it will be much more easily spotted so people can help or prevent it.

Sorry, this was just something I thought about as I was watching the episode. The same is true of American TV as well, but that is for another time.

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Have You watched "Live"? There are some plotlines involving DV and sexual assault that portreyed I think were really well thought out by creators, and there is great scene when "mad dog" cop give his daughter a lecture on that matter after beating (becuase of course "mad dog") her abusive almost ex-boyfirend. And one of the character is survior of SA, and isn't portrayed as stereotypical "broken woman", highly recommended watch.

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I second LIVE! I get very uncomfortable watching crimes against women and children but they got most of it right in LIVE. It was realistic yet sensitive and not sensational or 2 dimensional.

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The key phrase is "not obviously bad", with emphasis on obviously. About 20 years ago I was on a jury for a rape case, and no matter how the defense tried to paint him as a nice guy, he was not.

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Oh I agree, but in kdramas they are always obviously bad, I want them to be shown how they are in real life. Very few people recognize people like that as obviously bad. Most of them are usually vigorously defended by people they know. I want them to show those people, they are much harder to write, but if like you, they can be seen for the monsters they are I think it will help society recognize the bad things they do. Much like Law and Order SVU helped people understand sex crimes a little better.

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I agree with that. "Let me Introduce Her" touched on it, but not very well. But it is also a fact that even the worst of criminals in k-dramas (and sometimes in real life) seem to have "true believers" - many times have seen that trope where the bad father kills a few people and the family just ignores it.

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Oh thats true, I actually watched "Let Me Introduce Her" and you are right they did touch on it a little bit. I want more of that.

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Sorry, you are not the monster, but how you saw the rapist for what he was. Just clarifying, if the above was written wrongly.

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This is exactly my type of drama. Con artists make me swoon. I loved every second of the premiere, even though I had to replay a couple of times to understand the plot. Player was also cast excellently! I hope that the drama focuses on the stories of each of the members of the Player team in the upcoming episodes.

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I liked it overall when it comes to the team, the dynamics, etc. But honestly, I wished there was some kind of content warning (or I might have missed it) with all the sexual assault that happens. Like yikes, I get they're going after the bad guys but couldn't some other crime be focused on besides violence against women?

Idk, I feel like it was similar to watching Midnight Runners where you get the happy, funny, bromance then bam you get hit with scenes of sexual and physical violence against women as the conflict.

I've just noticed this as a pattern with a lot of Korean movies/dramas I've watched and it's kind of depressing. Not to say that American media is any better, but I hope not all the crime is going to be focused on that. Otherwise I don't think I'll be able to stomach keeping up with this drama (and I say this as someone who is both Korean and American).

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I believe the 15 age limit for this drama is too low. The scenes are rather graphic for teens (or mild hearted adults) to watch, and there should have been further warning. There is news of rape everywhere in American media, so I go to Korean media to escape it. The rape news/portrayals are not as persistent in Korea, but I agree that Player should have chosen a different crime for its premiere.

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Thanks for the recap Regals!

Definitely liked the pacing of the episode and the frenetic energy. The team dynamic seems interesting, and I like the introduction of Prosecutor Jang and am looking forward to their future interactions. While the "villain" was terrifying, I found some of the scenes hard to watch (forgot that this was OCN), and agree that a warning would have been nice.

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There are some missing point in this premiere, I like the chemistry but the space in editing or in plot seems to be rush. After all, I like this squad.

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Thanks for the recap @regals!

I finally got around to watching this and while I found the editing a little uneven, I didn't entirely dislike this first episode. Among the action, I like that not all questions about the main characters were answered. Specifically, what's Ha-ri's reason for doing this type of work, as was mentioned in the recap. I'll give the second episode a chance and see where things go from here.

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Thank you for recapping, Regals!

Like MAD DOG, LOOKOUT, and BLACK, the show got off to a fast and furious start. I was having flashbacks to LAWLESS ATTORNEY with the cameo by Lim Ki-hong as the aloha shirt-clad chief money launderer who literally irons paper money. ROFLMAO. What a fussbudget. He had played male twin Geum Gang at the law office in Busan.

Like other viewers, I was thrown by the graphic depictions of sexual assault. Truly reprehensible sexual harassment and assault had also occurred in YOUR HONOR. Maybe it's a reflection of the continuing revelations of such crimes by prominent figures in real life. It remains to be seen whether it has any bearing on the main plot. I was hoping to get a break from sociopathic villains. Is it too much to ask for garden-variety greedy characters?

I like our crew of Hong Gil-dong-esque, not-quite-white knights. Song Seung-heon is in fine form a la BLACK. The wheelwoman has mad skills on a motorbike that triggered more flashbacks to LOOKOUT . I loved her driving test. Muscle man looks like a walking mountain. Hacker is high-strung and fidgety. It was great fun to see Lee Shi-un's backseat driving.

I like the show's premise. There's something satisfying about baddies being conned out of their ill-gotten gains. If they can pull it off in style, so much the better.

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Ha! The driving test! It was funny indeed!

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Thank you for the recap @regals

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I've seen Krystal in Prison Playbook but i like her in Player; she looks good with the bike and i look forward to see her character development here.

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I like the show, but I did skip past alot of the cliche heist parts. The Team interactions really my favorite thing.

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I like the show. It has energy and the team dynamics is fun. Although I think they will flesh out how the relationship between the prosecutor and this team of misfits came about soonish.
I didnt like Seong Gu and the crimes he has committed. If this is the first guy they take down, i am expecting the people that will follow are worse than him..

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I'm here to appreciate the actor who plays Prosecutor Jang. He's everywhere and playing everyone. Kudos !

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I feel like I've seen him in pretty much every drama I've watched lately. Which isn't bad, because he's very versatile. My favorite role of his so far has been in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon.

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This was definitely my favorite premiere from this week. I guess I was just in the mood for action. Now that I think about it, this is probably my first conman drama. I've watched some of Lookout, but this seems to have a different feel (in that it's darker and sometimes difficult to watch). I'm absolutely on pins and needles to find out what happens next!

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