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Cover-ups and tragedies drive SBS thriller Punch

Punch just keeps looking better and better. The thriller from the writer of The Chaser already seemed hard-edged purely from descriptions, where Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor with a terminal diagnosis who vows to take down the corrupt on his way out—but now that we’ve seen glimpses of it in action, it appears to be veering on noir, and that’s an exciting prospect. (I don’t expect it to actually be a straight noir, but I’d welcome a hint of it since it fits this premise so well.)

The newest teaser shows us a bit more of Jo Jae-hyun’s character as he is sworn in to his prosecutor general position pledging his service to his nation, wearing a righteous face that has an ugly flipside behind closed doors. Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor in his mentor’s mold, cold and ambitious and definitely not above manipulating his position to achieve desired results.

In the clip, he proposes to “create an incident” of some kind—for political means, I’m sure—while Kim Ah-joong, his ex-wife, tells him that he wasn’t this kind of man originally. I presume she’s appealing to his better nature, which must be buried way, way (waaaaay) down below the cynical surface.

She alludes to some kind of mistake they’d made seven years ago, wishing they’d come clean then, but he cuts her off sharply. If a man who commits ten crimes gets pardoned, he asks caustically, why must HE quit his prosecutor job over one mistake? The captions remind us that justice has no place in their world, where power rules, and that life isn’t something that just happens to you, it’s something you earn through survival.

Then we see Kim Ah-joong and Kim Rae-won’s daughter get into a bus crash that kills her, while our hero undergoes a brain scan. And it’s when you hit rock bottom, the caption reminds us, that you must change the world.

It’s heavy stuff, and these actors look up to the task. I certainly hope Punch lives up to its hard-hitting name and delivers a knockout (couldn’t resist, sorry-not-sorry) story, since I’m in the mood for something dark and fierce. It’ll air on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning December 15.

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cant wait!!!

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Bring on dark! I absolutely love the noir genre so I hope the show heads that direction.

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Their emotions are potrayed well... can't wait to watch this!!! I LOVE Kim Rae Won ♡♡

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I am so ready for a new intense drama. It has this smart, sleek, and incredibly dark feel to it that I'm fully prepared to embrace.

P.S. Loved the knockout pun!

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Ohn Joo-wan! I forgot he's in this!

Getting more and more excited for this show. :)

*preparing teaaaaaaaaars*

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That one pick of him was cute.

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I know! I utterly adore him now. AGGHHH HIS SMILE!!

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I am waiting with baited breathe for Kim Rae-won...
My goodness he is looking way way hot in this drama!!!

and Jo Jae-hyun! Yay! any projects of his always gives me 100% satisfaction!

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Finally, at the end of the year, a k-drama to look forward to. Kim Rae-won turning in his boyish charm, looking like a noir guy with a death sentence on him? I can deal with that. I think SBS does the best crime thrillers so that's another plus.

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gosh those crying screen shots XD

Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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the only thing that bother me is the title, the title is the same with Joo jin mo n Shin min ah drama a long time ago

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This looks so good! I can't wait to see this because of the dark tone and these awesome actors.

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m excited!

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ooooo, chills :)

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Oh my first Korean crush!!!!! Opppaaaaa~~~~~ ill watch this one for you ♡♡♡♡♡

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didn't watch the last melo that KRW was in, i'm hoping that this is awesome.

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I'm so ready for this. The story, the cast, everything has me pumped.

Especially, KIM RAE-WON!!!!

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I bet that bus explosion ends up being the "incident" he suggested

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Big possibility.

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Cant wait anymore bring em in Kim Rae Won and Kim Ah joong good stuff!!!

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really remind me of cruel city... evenmore kim rae won, makes me miss parksa adeul =.=

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SERIOUSLY!!!!!
CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE!!!!!

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Definitely going to watch this.

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my first love is back!!!Kim Rae Won fighting!!!

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