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My Name: Episode 1 (Review)

Netflix is back with their next original drama, My Name, a noir crime drama that packs quite a punch (pun intended). It’s rough and violent, and builds the dark world in which our teenage heroine is pushed to the edge. The story that unfolds is what happens when she has nothing left to lose.

Note: This is only a first episode review.

 
EPISODE 1 REVIEW

My Name wastes no time setting up its tone and mood, which is dark, lonely, and desperate. The heroine of our story is YOON JI-WOO (Han So-hee), a teenage girl who’s living in poor conditions apart from her father. We can feel the anger she has towards him right away — his reputation as a gangster and drug dealer follows her wherever she goes and haunts her. But that anger is just a defense mechanism, and the drama doesn’t hide the fact that she actually adores him.

The truth about Ji-woo’s father is known at her all girls high school, and she’s tormented by her classmates in the worst ways possible. At first Ji-woo seems checked out, used to keeping her head down and shouldering the bullying. But something in her snaps one day, and rather than take the latest attack (a bag of fake drugs on her desk) she confronts the lead bully and gets into a huge fight in the middle of the classroom. Ji-woo might be small and seem vulnerable, but this is our first glimmer into the fight that she has within her.

Ji-woo’s been waiting for her dad to contact her, and when he does it’s on her birthday. He’s left a cake, flowers, and an expensive present at her door, but is still in hiding. Her father’s love offering is not enough this time, and when they talk on the phone, Ji-woo tells him that she’s not waiting for him anymore. She can’t take the abuse a day longer, and she says if he doesn’t turn up, she’ll renounce him as her father.

The seriousness with which her father takes this situation makes it clear not only how much they love each other, but how Ji-woo truly has reached the point where she can’t go on. Her father heads back to her apartment despite the danger, but before they can even see each other, an unknown assailant comes after him. He keeps Ji-woo from opening her front door in order to protect her, and it’s an emotional as well as physical battle. Ji-woo can only imagine what’s happening on the other side of the door, and when the fight clears, her father is shot dead. And with that, Ji-woo’s world collapses.

This moment is the turning point for Ji-woo and our story — the moment where she has nothing left to lose. Her father was the only thing holding her together, and now that he’s gone, she decides that getting revenge against his killer is the only thing that matters to her. And so it comes to define her entire life.

It’s here that our backstory ends, and the new chapter in Ji-woo’s life begins. She seeks out the boss of the underground drug ring with whom her father worked, and begs him to help her find out who murdered her father. The mob boss is CHOI MOO-JIN (Park Hee-soon). Though we get a sense of his closeness to Ji-woo’s father, he’s harsh with her, and even physical. Ji-woo leaves a little more broken, but a little more determined to get her revenge.

She starts out alone, but it’s clear that while she’s fierce and full of fight, she doesn’t really know what she’s doing. Eventually, Moo-jin has seen enough, and brings her into his gang. Ji-woo leaves everything behind, and becomes the maknae of this group of fighters. She’s a tiny twig of a woman living in a compound full of brutal men who only see her as a plaything.

Because Moo-jin brought her in himself, though, there seems to be an unwritten rule that they can only go so far with her. They’re emotionally and physically abusive to her — with strict limits. There is a line they won’t cross, and in the meantime, Ji-woo uses this time to get harder and stronger as she trains.

Despite being stone-faced and distant, it is clear that Moo-jin has a soft spot for Ji-woo. During her time there he monitors her, sees how mentally tough she really is, and eventually helps her train. This whole thing sounds like it could be the early setup of a superhero movie or something, but the dark, gritty and absolutely unforgiving world of My Name makes this anything but. There is no lightness here at all, and Ji-woo’s world is absolutely brutal.

She’s also brutal towards herself. She slaves around the compound all day (taking on the duties of the gang’s maknae), and then when the training room is clear of all the goons, she trains all night. There’s something broken inside Ji-woo, that we can tell, but rather than make her weak, it gives her strength. There seems to be no insult or punch or kick that she won’t take and use to feed her inner strength. She seems about to break, but she never backs down.

Admittedly, I was not looking forward to another Han So-hee performance so soon after the off-putting JTBC drama Nevertheless, but the Han So-hee we get in My Name is entirely different. It’s also an entirely different performance from her breakout role in A Couple’s World — in fact, you sometimes forget you’re looking at the same actress.

Even though the first episode is actually all set-up for Ji-woo’s story, it draws us into the world of My Name so much that it’s hard to unplug from it. The world it portrays is brutal, but you can’t pull away. And for some reason, watching Ji-woo’s inner strength and fierceness is somehow the most inspiring thing ever. Granted, I have a soft spot for characters like this — ones that leave their world behind and become fierce warriors for their cause — and even more so when they’re women. (Can we call this the Sarah Connor archetype?)

With seven more episodes in the series, we know that Ji-woo has many more challenges to face besides the ones within the gang. She’ll be placed within the police department as a double agent, and once there, loyalties will get complicated. Although the first episode doesn’t give us that much relationship building, one can assume that Moo-jin’s fondness for Ji-woo, and their shared affection for her father, will continue to build a trust between them.

How strong will that bond be when Ji-woo is back in the outside world and trying to get to the bottom of her father’s death? How will Ahn Bo-hyun’s policeman character factor into Ji-woo’s cover? How many permutations will the story take before Ji-woo is able to uncover the truth? If the first episode is any indication, it will be a dark, deep, and twisty road.

 
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Finished binging this. RIP my sleep. It was not the best noir show I've seen, but it was a solid watch buffered by strong acting all-around, great cinematography, and a bangin' soundtrack (was Shazam-ing songs in the middle). The fight scenes were BRUTAL and realistic. None of those highly stylized Marvel action sequences. These fights were bare-knuckles, fight dirty, fight to kill. Storyline might've been the weakest part of the show.

Han So Hee was ON FIRE. This is a career defining role that's going to expand the type of roles that she gets offered and get premier directors to take her seriously. I have so much respect for her taking this role because it shows she has guts when it comes to making career decisions and isn't going to just rest on her visuals alone. She was willing to get ugly for this, and you could see the amount of work she put in. Was she perfect in this role? No. But she did a solid job and THIS is how you grow as an actor and build an interesting resume.

Ahn Bo Hyun delivered as well. With this show, he and HSH probably shot to the top of many casting agents' lists.

Hee Soon Park was the best of the show. What a discovery. His character was enthralling to watch. He portrayed a monster but somehow made that monster sympathetic at times (and also attractive, so help me).

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Park Hee Soon was indeed the best part of all this,he was so slick...Confess that my most intresting storyline for me was between his character Moo Jin and Ji Woo,guess i'm a sucker for such twisted and complicated relationships...
Story wise it was predictable as i knew from ep 1 how it would go down but still didn't stop me from enjoying the ride,mostly because of this two char. dynamic adding Tae Ju in the mix as well...

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I binged this last night and all I can say is, this is a breakthrough performance by Han So Hee! She did a phenomenal job playing Yoon Jiwoo. It made me forget Nabi and Dakyung 😆

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Han So Hee is great and she is becoming one of my favorite actresses. All her roles are so interesting, even if I don't love the drama, Han So Hee gives a good performance. I look forward to her next drama.

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Finished binging yesterday. Park hee soon is amazeballs 👌👌👌... The story line is pretty predictable for this genre but still as there are no bad actors here, it still holds your interest. But PHS stole the show for me. Why did he sympathise with his character when he was such a monster?.. Great acting.. I looked through his old work and i didn't register that he was the cop from 'missing'..

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* i sympathise

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I am yet to watch this but the Beanies comments confirm the very fact that adding a strong veteran elevates a production headlined by newbies.

Great to see Park Hee-soon acquires new fans just like what Jang Jae-young did with On The Verge of Insanity.

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I honestly don't know how Han So Hee went from acting opposite of Park See Hoon to Song Kang, lmao. It must've been a dizzying transition.

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Indeed, from dripping with charisma to.... charisma vacuum.

I feel like the writer envisioned Park Hee-soon as the main character when writing the script, then cast Han So-hee to headline for the buzz and bankability. His character was the most compelling.

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The story was kinda previsible and repetitive for only 8 episodes.

Personaly, I didn't like Han So-Hee's performance, she had one single expression during the whole drama. She didn't show any evolution between her teenager and adult parts. She lacks the charisma for this kind of role.

Park Hee-Soon and Lee Hak-Joo were really great. I liked their interactions.

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I have to agree with you.
I didn’t like HSH at all. I couldn’t believe her character for a single moment. I blame it both on the writing and the actress.

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For me, during every scene, she was badass and angry, it's all. There was no nuance.

I agree the writing wasn't really good. I mean she just was given access to the Police datas and the first thing she did was searching for her father's death. Like really? It wasn't a smart move...

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I know right! She must know that they keep track of who is searching what

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I feel like this could've been so much more if it were a 2 hour movie

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this and it's actually true for a number of dramas. they all feel like someone stretched a movie into a series for no particular reason. I still remember what a drag Navillera was. You could tell that story in a movie format yet they stretched it to 12 episodes.

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Ooof I actually like Navilera.... It's actually Nevertheless that i thought could've worked better with a shorter format, perhaps webdrama?

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Totally agree (and there wouldn’t have been time for the totally unnecessary “romantic” relation).

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Ughhh YESSSS the romance made the drama from meh to blegh

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Yep the actress was bad and a charisma vacuum. Only one facial expression except when she went into hysterics. Also, she was unconvincing as a fighter cause you could see she would never win a fight for real if choreography wasn't designed to give her all the wins. It's very irritating when they cast model types as MMA pros. Like, don't you know what MMA female fighters look like? They are all muscles not bones.

Also, her character was boring cause she had no perosnality. First things happen to her and she reacts (with the same expression and occasional histrionics) and then all she does is muh revenge. No likes, dislikes, personal wants. Just revenge which was actually ridiculous cause she wished her dad dead so she got her wish. Really bad writing here.

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Finished watching this yesterday...ah what a journey!! Overall I think it was definitely fantastic, helped in part by a committed lead actress, strong supporting characters and a moody yet atmospheric sound design. Of course there's quite a few things to nitpick about (some unexplained plot holes, awkward dialogue etc.) but it was still such a treat.
The storyline was actually quite predictable, following all the familiar story beats of: tragedy befalls hero, hero tries to take revenge but is too weak, gets sent off to be trained, returns a new person and enacts revenge but encounters hidden secrets, trust issues and betrayal (heh reminds me of Batman Begins...). In that sense, you kind of knew where the story was going to go from the very beginning. But definitely, the stylistic choices made, the intense violence and gore, all the hand-to-hand action scenes, and again, the wonderful soundtracks helped uplift this drama.
Other than that, Han Sohee and Park Heesoon's acting definitely carried the show to another level. We've often seen many male actors portray this kind of role. Tragic, brooding and spectacular in fighting. But this time, not only was a girl taking this role, but she was portraying it in such a physical, dirty(?) and unappealing way. There was nothing that showed what she did was glamorous. I absolutely admire her physicality, how she portrayed the character's smallness, her constant frown, rage, exhaustion, contempt, despiar etc. So much so that I felt some of her actual spoken lines weren't as convincing as her physical expressions hah! But one thing that cemented this fact for me was how the director continuously took shots of her hand throughout the drama. He leveraged on the fact that Han Sohee's hands aren't as elegant and well-manicured as you would expect a Korean actress' hands to be, to really show how physical and brutal Jiwoo's life is. It helps amplify the audience's belief that Jiwoo is in fact a proficient fighter, something that might not be seen so well through her small stature.
Anyways, there's a bunch of other things that I could say (including how I think the last episode is definitely the weakest....I mean without giving spoilers away, did you guys think it made sense, what happened between the leads? Or is it just me that felt it was so out of left field...? :0 too cliched, only existed to drive forward the heroine's story and nothing else) but overall I think it delivered well on what it promised: an immersive revenge story with spectacular acting and strong emotional beats~

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I have to disagree with most of the comments here. I watched the drama and found it watchable and I was ok with the use of violence but it was too predictable and my eyes rolled continuously from episode 6 on (not saying anything more as this is a 1 episode review).

But I am going to say this about the FL: she’s not a badass she’s just stubborn to the point she is wreckless. The fact is that I didn’t like her as I found her inconsistent and the actress was not helping. Yes, she did a good job with all the physicality in the role, but she just couldn’t emote. And I’m not buying that she’s just cold because she seeks revenge and she’s a badass because all the other characters who were badasses did a better job: Lee Hak Joo to begin with and Park Her Soon was another level.

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I wish to see more of Jiwoo and Lee Hakjoo's character because he's so awesome.

Does it make me weird that the use of violence is one of the things that keeps the atmosphere dark and keeping the show interesting on earlier episodes..............

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I loved this drama however there are some obvious plotholes in it.
The good:
1. Han so hee's acting - She acted very well throughout and I disagree with some of the comments that say that she was not emotive enough however the character was that and with whatever it was she shined really
2. Action scenes: the action was really great and I personally loved seeing a woman in action because the action genre is very male oriented and seeing a woman was a breath of fresh air.
3. The setup: I liked the writing in general and the twists and stuff but they had some issues.
4. The villain - Choi Mujin being the final villain was an amazing twist and the main character ended up being the pawn was an amazing line of thought until she realises it was Mujin through the attack.
5. The main character faces the consequences of her action: If it were any other drama, the serial would forgive her for being a mole and such but in this she kind of ends up becoming a fugitive.
6. the final showdown: I loved this part of the series it was amazing.

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1. There were plotholes such as the father being the police undercover but was never really addressed until like the last bit of the show? The captain did not take care of the officer's daughter after his death was a stupid line of thought because anywhere even in hell does the police take care of the passed officer's family. The officer literally died as part of the duty and the superior Cha Giho buried the case? Why will he bury the case if in fact Joonsu was his cherished hoobae and a officer on duty? The serial makes no sense from that point on.
2. Killing Sunbae's character: Why was that necessary to result into a final showdown? With the sunbae, jiwoo would finally have a chance to not be a monster? so what the serial essentially says that there was no hope for Jiwoo after all. jiwoo here turns out to be most mistreated person. She was shunned by everyone for being a gangster's daughter, her father was killed who she thought was a gangster, the person who took care of her all these years was in fact her dad's murderer, the captain who knew about her dad going undercover and dying did not actually bother to tell Jiwoo about her dad, the person who she finally loved and accepted by was killed by her dad's murderer, a warrant was against her for being a mole, tampering evidence all for a person who betrayed her and she died killing him. I would have accepted this mistreated main character trope if it were not for the stupid plothole of nobody actually taking care of an undercover police's officers daughter and in fact let his name be tarnished as a gangster when in fact he was an officer.

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I'm glad that boyfriend got offed cause she didn't deserve to be happy. She was very unlikable and basically just a plot device rather than a real character. 100% muh revenge, 0% personality.
Also, boyfriend/girlfriend dies right after sex is a standard revenge movie/drama cliche. This crap didn't have a single original idea.
The actress needs to fire her agent. Nevertheless was terrible. This was bad. I get that she's Netflix's go-to actress but none of these dramas were interesting and she played boring cliches.

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My Name is Revenge Cliche

Wow, this drama followed every tired revenge beat without adding anything new. Massive disappointment. Really not worth the watch cause you can figure out the killer from the first 20 min, and with that exactly how the rest will follow.

I dropped it after Yakuza Boss gave the barely trained inexperienced Vendetta Girl the following sage advice how to defeat all highly trained fighters with years or even decades of experience - attack their vital points, don't rely on strength. Cause somehow they didn't know about that basic rule of martial arts right? Hilarious.

Dropped. Sorry Netflix, this ain't going to be your next big K hit. And release in the shadow of You Season 3 certainly won't help.

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Han So Hee kick ass! Not a single butterfly in sight. That would be in my gratitude journal today 😁

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I totally feared that I won't be able to stop and stay all night to binge. Well, I did but I didn't stay all night because up until right before the mid point I just feel like I can play it twice as fast lmao. Kinda ironic for something that I expected to be a fast-paced, gripping, and dark.

Before I talk about stuff that might or might not be destructive, I wanna free Han Sohee of anything that's leaning more towards bad. Because if anything makes me keep watching, it's her and how she shines in this character, her acting, and the stuff she was given to work with.

First thing first, I'd be talking about the entire series so SPOILER ALERT for anything ahead. I feel like I enjoy the story before we're going into her police double agent fiasco. In the first and second episode, the story gets to the darkest place it could be (though I would appreciate if we were given a little bit preview of Moojin and his organization before the Father's death so I give a little damn about him and his organization). Though weirdly, I could easily pick up that (SPOILER ALERT) Moojin is the one killing the father I don't know if that's intentional or not.

But getting into the part where we follow her being a cop... it started to get a little bit..... idk..less interesting? It's like all of her sharpness was cut off and she just became a yes man to Moojin, I think i could understand better if we were given more and dive deeper into how Moojin and Jiwoo care about each other.

But then, the whole Ahn Bohyun character (i dont even remember his name) being told to watch her and he went "I believe her all the way" is just.... so... ugh, it might be something i'd pass for a melo/romance but for a thriller, it's just ridiculous unless they're using it as a gate into something deeper. And it happened, and I just can't take it anymore. The last two episode was an absolute nope for me and I just ended up remembering how disatisfying it is and forget about the first and second episode. Overall, it's not bad but it's just.. not something I'd enjoy every minute of being at the edge of my seat.

I feel like they did have a lot of very interesting characters dynamic that they failed to utilize to its best. Secretary Jung and Jiwoo's dynamic could've been used to create intense mouse and cat moment. Jiwoo's and Ahn Bohyun's character...... sigh.................................................... it could've been a lot more than you can't-go-alone-i'm-cuffing-my-hand-to-yours. gah.

I feel like I might feel THIS dissapointed because I was totally expecting something as good as extracurricular (given the same director and it being netflix original so they could go as dark) and I did have something similar in the beginning, but then it all kinda goes awry.

Ps. the night Jiwoo and Ahn Bohyun spent together is so unnecessary and i thought nothing could let me down more until they killed him, it just became so clear that it is indeed a mere...

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A good watch, much better pacing vs most bloated 16 series, or even the shorter studio offerings (eg The Veil despite my love for NGM). Not groundbreaking. Not perfect (but is there any perfect series)?

Han So Hee the breakout star. Total badass. Total commitment to the role.

Park Hee Soon (someone I haven’t come across) just stole every scene he’s in. I confess I found him swoon worthy despite his villain / anti-hero like role.

The rest of the cast eg ABH, are likewise good, if less memorable .

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Park See Hoon was a straight up villain here. Not an anti-hero. Very little redeeming about him.

He was so charismatic that during many of his scenes half my brain was checking him out and thinking "dude is hot".

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I agree, despite the predictability, the pacing is pretty Good. One of the reason I watched all episode in 1 night. It's pretty much enjoyable. And The director nail all the ambiance about noir genre which is a plus. The Plot remind me of Heartless City though this is opposite trajectory that the undercover actually one of the mafia member.

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I'm pretty much here for the director and Park See Hoon. He does every genre, but his sageuks (Shin Don especially) and "Time Between Dog and Wolf" were my first couple dramas with PD Kim at the helm.

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true.... I'm here for Kim Jin Min PD and Park Hee Son. I can't wait to watch his collaboration with Jung Sung Joo in his next netflix series.. I think My name is his mainstream project which is fine. and the next one is the real deal.

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Heartless City was so good! The ambiance, the OST and of course Jung Kyoung-Ho!

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yeah.. Noir genre in kdr
ama is rare. let alone find a good one. one heartless city is one of them. so I pretty much welcome my name is getting popular.

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Not bad per say, but I have seen this genre done way better in Heartless City (8 years ago). Justice for that show, b/c no one talks about it despite it influencing a lot of other shows that have come out since. I'm only up to Ep 4, and I dig that Han So Hee got herself down and dirty here. She has potential going forward, although I get it she's pretty, but did we really did the men here to proclaim that every moment.

Also big quibble is not from the show but in K-dramas, I noticed that for every male filled heavy cast, we only have one capable prominent female lead. Ex. My Name/The Veil (less so b/c the FL doesn't even fight/has her damsel in distress moments). Seriously, when are we going to see 3-4 prominent female characters in an action/spy thriller show?! Come on, Korea get it together!!

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Agreed! The woman also has the pressure of being the strongest and baddest of the crew with little to no agency.

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Han So-Hee is a bland actress in my opinion - I knew this plot would fall through if she was the lead. Her eyes do not speak, the inflection of her words are scarce, her change of emotions lack personality - but her actions scenes were pretty dope. Unfortunately, she has never really impressed due to her lack of range. If you watch her role carefully in other dramas, all the other actors around her carry the show, not her. BUT I WON'T GIVE UP ON HER YET! A good deal of the problem is the writing of the show. The blame is not fully on her. I'd love to see her in a solid plot. Mind you - I have seen terribly written kdramas but the leads act the heck out of their roles and nail it so...

Chang Ryul - he was great! Man really had me on my toes.

Also, can we have a lead woman who is logically minded and a quick thinking protagonist? The primarily emotionally driven character is over-used.

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Park Hee-soon was wonderful in this. He's such a charismatic actor. I loved the duality of loyalty/brutalness that Choi Moo-jin had. Hands down my favourite character and actor in the series. He and Han So-hee have wonderful chemistry, one that devolved from sympathy to antagonism.

As for Han So-hee, I thought it was a great effort for her first action role. I'm really happy that she's doing diverse roles, especially since Nevertheless was so blah. That said, I feel that the Ji-woo was not a well written character. I wish they had written a smarter character who could uncover things on her own instead of being fed dis(information) by Moo-jin and Captain Cha. Also, the plot was laughably predictable.

And as much as I adore Ahn Bo-hyun, I do agree with the other comments that his role felt.... unnecessary. I think as a colleague it was ok, but they should have skipped the random romance, especially when the real electric chemistry in the show was between Ji-woo and Moo-jin.

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I only have one question please if anyone knows the answer post a reply..
If her father was truly undercover so why the police in the first episode was searching for him & harassing his daughter??

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Because only the narcotics knew about his cover, not the whole Police.

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If you like the actress then you’ll probably gonna enjoy the show. But if you after the plot then it’s just way too predictable. I get that revenge stories all mostly have the same storyline but there could’ve been a tweak or something that could elevate the story. But nah, it’s just your usual revenge story and nothing new.
And I totally agree with all the comments here regarding park hee son. I think he carried the show. His character is so compelling and hot too lol

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park Hee Soon might be A star. But he is not the only one who steal the show IMO. ALmost all the bad guy acting is so good and very convinving!.

It's pain me AHn Bo Hyun character is almost non existent here. Still he is still solid even given the material he is given. I mist the day he act as the bad guy like in Itaewon Class LOL... But still I'm glad this is year is his year. 2 drama he star in getting popularity so is his name getting recognized.

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I need to stop torturing myself with action shows and nitpicking fight scenes and injury authenticity.

But Sic you like the Action genre.

I KNOW. THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

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Does it mean you liked it if it's the only thing that bothers you?

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Uh...

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Ah! It reassures me. I was kinda surprised you didn't talk about anything else :p

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I finished this the day after my 14 hr crunch day to finish my SG essay... I did not have, and still do not have, an awful lot of grey matter reserves 😂😂😂

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Where is your shit post? I need it.

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... how did you know if drafted a shitpost on this...

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I need it.

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I don't watch that many action or gangster films, but even for a person like me the villian was predictable. However, this din't prevent me from watching the entire series because the 1st two episodes were solid and continued to be entertaining until it reached the so called "twist" in episode 6

From episode 7 onwards, I just watched it to complete the series rather than being interested in Ji Woo's closure. The romance only added more to the boredom. This could have been better if they had some twists with the loyal secretary, but no they wanted it to be less of a mafia game and more of a revenge story🙄

All the main actors did a good job, but Han So Hee has room for improvement because some of the dialogues seemed like she was rehearsing it front of a mirror. No emotional touch was there in her dialogues, maybe it could be partly fault of the writing too.

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I'm up to episode 7 and playing with my phone. I've tried to screen her out and focus on Park Hee soon, but she was so lame in the "interrogation"...

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Her relationship with Choi Mu-jin and vice versa was twisty. It was at the very least a mentor's relationship, but it was more than that. While he used her, he saw her as belonging to him because he saved her off the street. In doing that, he had little respect for her as a person. She was his pawn. But there was more to their relationship than that: he groomed her to kill her father's killer, knowing that he was ultimately responsible for the father's death. How does that work except to bite you back? Did he, in a perverse way, devise his own punishment for killing the man who had saved his life, by grooming the daughter to be his killer? Was he not so much arrogant, but actually self-loathing? He set her up as his judge and executioner. There was also a level of intimacy in their relationship. They sparred together, and she saved his life. He acted as if he trusted her, even knowing what he had done to her life, and he was disappointed when she betrayed him, even though he was probably going to kill her. He even made a case for knowing her better than her father, telling her she was like him. In the final fight, he begs her to stab him. He has turned her into his executioner. Kudos to Park Hee-soon for getting the full spectrum of these nuances. Overall, apart from this twisty relationship, I was disappointed that it wasn't much more than an improbable fight fest.

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And to add something more, I'm over this fantasy of girls being able to physically fight men and how this somehow makes them strong women. It's a fantasy of strength that is hollow. If it's a metaphor for women's strength, it needs to be better developed.

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Why is yoon ji woo always talking on the phone with headphones?

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Binged this, the acting was not bad, but everything would have been different if the police had come to her dad's funeral. The jig was already up by then.

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