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At the show’s halfway mark, our heroes double down on the suspect and get a little more serious. Meeting more people behind the elaborate web of corruption and nepotism is set to confuse us all about the identity of our culprit.

 
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Picking up where we left off, poor tased Han-jun faints as expected. I don’t know why Jae-hui is looking worried (and unfortunately not apologizing) when she was the one who tased him, though accidentally. I don’t even know how many times she hit him. I should have made a hit counter from the very first week.

At the police station, Gyeong-cheol sticks to his story and denies any involvement with Eun-hye’s murder, despite Jae-hui, Do-won, and Detective Jang presenting a slew of incriminating evidence. And thanks to the powers that be (a.k.a. connections and corruption), the police team is forced to let Gyeong-cheol walk.

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So who else can come to the rescue but the Minamdang crew? They set a trap for Gyeong-cheol in their usual shaman fashion. Han-jun approaches the gangster, warning him of a series of “bad luck” — all of which are highly orchestrated by the whole team, namely via Hye-jun getting his car towed away, Na-dan taking his wallet and draining his phone battery, wigged Su-cheol leaving him in the middle of nowhere, and some high school girls accusing him of being a pervert and beating him up. Oh wait. The last is not part of the crew’s plan. Oops. High school girls are scary!

Believing Han-jun, a scared Gyeong-cheol visits Minamdang, where he makes a slip of the tongue and confirms Han-jun’s suspicions on Assistant Gu. Unfortunately, that’s all Han-jun gets from Gyeong-cheol. Because the gangster is scared for his life. More scared of Gopuri than he is of ghosts.

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Back at his hideout, Gyeong-cheol calls Assistant Gu, asking for money. When he doesn’t budge, the gangster threatens him with a video file implicating one of their clients in Eun-hye’s murder.

Elsewhere, Assistant Gu visits his boss, the lady shaman AUNTIE IM (Jung Da-eun), who is in the middle of a ritual to curse the rival candidate of one of her patrons, ensuring his win in the mayoral elections. What an intro!

Assistant Gu reports his suspicions on Gyeong-cheol possibly spilling the secrets. Auntie Im simply hands a gopuri knot to Assistant Gu and tells him to take care of it. Gyeong-cheol’s going to die, isn’t he?

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After listening in on the call, the Minamdang crew rushes to his hideout. Unfortunately, they find the gangster already dead, with the crime scene set up to look like a suicide. Han-jun and Su-cheol split up to look for leads, but that’s when Assistant Gu ambushes Han-jun. Oh no, get away from the exploding microwave, Han-jun!

The police team arrives just in time to catch Assistant Gu running away outside. Do-won gives chase, but ultimately loses him. So Gopuri gets away. Again. Where is Jae-hui’s ~supernatural~ strength and speed when you need it? Did the show just forget how much it hyped her physical abilities?

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As the police gather evidence, Jae-hui insists Han-jun needs to be detained. Apparently, he’s a suspect. Jae-hui justifies it as a way to keep Han-jun close, even though she knows he’s not the murderer.

Despite this setback, our dynamic duo keeps things light as they bicker like kindergarteners, with Su-cheol sighing in relief that he’s not getting arrested while Han-jun glares at him as he’s being handcuffed. These two definitely have one of the best (if not the very best) dynamics in the show. More please!

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At the police station, Han-jun lays out the facts. But Jae-hui stubbornly demands for more: forensic hypnosis. Oh no, all the warning sirens are going off in my head!!!

After being threatened with sharing a cell with a smelly drunkard, Han-jun is forced to agree. Funnily enough, despite repeated attempts by the forensic hypnotist (cameo by Heo Jung-min), it doesn’t work at all, allegedly because perfectionist Han-jun is too in control of himself to be tricked. That is, until he’s focused on pain after Jae-hui accidentally bonks his head on the chair, and then deliberately hits him in the face. Twice this time?! Poor Han-jun! When will she stop?

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At least the hypnosis finally works. Tormented, Han-jun cries out, reliving the dreadful night of Jae-jeong’s murder. But they learn nothing new, except that Han-jun is still tormented to this day. Because despite being happy now with the Minamdang crew, he’s also deathly afraid of being unable to protect them. Nooooo, my heart! I did not expect to tear up this week.

Watching him wake up from the hypnosis and sob in despair, Jae-hui tears up and hugs him in comfort. “It must have been so hard on your own this whole time,” she says warmly.

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On the way back home, Han-jun is uncharacteristically quiet after the trying ordeal. But humor instantly bounces back into the show once he starts hallucinating Jae-hui comforting him, forcing him to slap some sense into himself.

Stopping by a pharmacy, Jae-hui tends to Han-jun’s wound, which he got after he knocked over a lamp during his hypnosis. Stuck in yet another moment, Han-jun recalls Jae-hui’s comforting words again. So he shouts into the void to shake some sense into himself again. LOL.

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However, our leads can’t get a break. Assistant Gu has gone to the station to report Han-jun as a suspect of Gyeong-cheol’s death. Frustrated, Han-jun punches him right in the face. So back to the holding cell he goes.

The punch isn’t entirely useless, because he got Assistant Gu’s blood that they can use to match with the DNA from Jae-jeong’s murder. He asks Jae-hui to pass it on to Su-cheol, because Han-jun knows it will be tampered with. While the police’s forensic test comes back as a negative, Han-jun and Su-cheol get a 100% DNA match. As always, our shaman is one step ahead of everyone. If only people weren’t power-tripping their way around him, he probably would’ve caught everyone already.

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Meanwhile, Jae-hui and Detective Jang interrogate Assistant Gu, where Jae-hui asks straight-forward questions. You won’t get answers like that, Jae-hui, please use subtler tactics.

Eventually, the police team is forced to let him go after the powers that be interfere in their investigation. Moreover, the police chief removes her team from the case and suspends Jae-hui. Oh no.

In the holding cell, Han-jun amazes the whole precinct with his ~mystic shaman~ powers, figuring out the murderer among squabbling gangsters and even advising a police officer about investing. Han-jun mostly did all that on a whim, but everyone is still so in awe — even Police Chief KIM CHEOL-GUN (Jung Eun-pyo).

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At night, Jae-hui finally releases Han-jun, giving him updates on Assistant Gu. Well, Han-jun’s not disappointed, because he didn’t really expect anything from the police. But Jae-hui is so desperate that asks him if they can cooperate instead. But she gets an immediate rejection! Ouch.

Han-jun says her sense of justice is too strong and she won’t be able to bend the rules as needed. “I’m so desperate to catch the culprit I’d even team up with the devil. But not you,” Han-jun says. “Leave the exciting stuff to me, and just keep being a good cop as you always have.” Double ouch.

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Back at Cafe Minamdang, the crew huddles together to plan their next steps. Han-jun relays his observations on Chief Kim, zeroing in on him as the next lead. As Hye-jun prepares to hack into the police chief’s phone, Su-cheol shyly asks if he can try hacking. But with Hye-jun’s unwashed hair getting into his face, Su-cheol accidentally charges the card with so much more than they agreed upon. Yikes! Han-jun says it’s fine though, because a bigger amount is a better bait.

Their plotting is put to a sudden stop when Na-dan rushes in. Deaconess Kim is here! I really thought it was going to be Jae-hui barging in again, but we definitely got something even better. Because Deaconess Kim brought along with her an actual honest-to-goodness priest (cameo by Cha Tae-hyun) — complete with a cute piglet — to exorcize the spirits from her son. The way I burst into laughter at this scene is a little embarrassing, and that’s not even the last of it.

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Inside the shaman lair, they start the exorcism. But this time, Han-jun is more prepared for his mother: he changes the LED screen behind him into a religious image, crying that he’s still a believer. So he’s able to convince his mom to go out of the room, giving him a chance to explain to the priest what they’re really doing.

The priest agrees to his request to keep the truth a secret from Deaconess Kim, but he also raises a good question: what would happen to Han-jun’s life after catching the culprit when people will remember him as a shaman? Han-jun waves his worries away, because his priority is catching the culprit. And he makes a good buck anyway so he can just enjoy life afterwards.

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Meanwhile, at Jae-hui’s house, Do-won and her teammates arrive one by one. Detective Jang apparently found false testimony in Han-jun’s case. The false testifier only recently confessed, but it was dismissed by the police because you know, there are powers that be.

Do-won has also been able to acquire Assistant Gu’s DNA and he had the test run himself, which showed 100% match. They also finally figure out all the Minamdang schemes and discoveries from the very first week. It only took them half the series to make the connections when Han-jun has been repeating himself like a broken record this whole time… I know the authorities being useless is a running gag in the film/TV industry, but the police team here is on another level. Sigh.

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With their crisis averted, the Minamdang crew gets back on track. Han-jun and Su-cheol set up a trap for Chief Kim, asking about the “spirits” lingering around him. It turns out Chief Kim’s son has a huuuge gambling debt and is being held hostage until the debt is paid.

The chief asks for their help, so sleek-looking Han-jun and bright red hanbok-wearing Su-cheol infiltrate the gambling den. Na-dan heads in first to install a hacking device under the table — which confirms to the team that the gambling den is full of cheaters.

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After quickly clearing out the place. Han-jun finally meets gambling den boss DAE-TONG (Eum Moon-suk), who gets cornered into a high-stakes game without any tricks. The nerve-wracking battle of wits is full of tension and still some tricks, but of course, Han-jun wins with Su-cheol’s help and a little sleight of hand.

So the Minamdang crew leaves with the son in tow and Chief Kim in their debt. Instead of accepting the offered handwritten letter and finger heart, Han-jun asks Chief Kim to reinstate Jae-hui in the case to “ward off” the spirits lingering around.

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And so we find Jae-hui and her team returning to the case. Well, she never did stop her investigation. After seeing the false testifier, she and Do-won are pointed to Internal Inspector Cheong-gi. But despite promising witness protection, they only get turned away. Like Gyeong-cheol, Cheong-gi is absolutely scared of Gopuri.

Nevertheless, after learning Han-jun helped her, Jae-hui smiles like she can’t help it, making Do-won jealous. He tries to discourage her from working with Han-jun, but Jae-hui is insistent, leaving Do-won looking heartbroken.

This little love triangle feels so out of place. Is it even a love triangle? Can Jae-hui and Do-won just get together so we can call it a day for the love line and just focus on the fun parts? Plus, I really don’t see a connection between Han-jun and Jae-hui other than him teaching her taekwondo… it’s just Jae-hui who seems obsessed with Han-jun. Can they just bond over their love for Jae-jeong? The beach scene where they reminisced about him was the best scene they had together.

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Anyway, back at the cafe, the Minamdang crew reviews their digital map of people. They jump in surprise when Jae-hui enters undetected. Breaking and entering, really?

Left alone with Han-jun, Jae-hui insists on working together, even threatening arrest if he doesn’t accept. Still, Han-jun stands by his firm no. But it seems Jae-hui can’t take a hint and cuffs them to one another. Ma’am, aren’t you a police officer?!

Jae-hui tells him she has figured him out: as Jae-jeong’s best friend, he’s desperate to catch the killer. Han-jun asks who she is to bring up Jae-jeong, allowing Jae-hui to finally tell him that she’s Jae-jeong’s sister. Not sure why the show built up to that moment when we all know that Han-jun knows she’s Jae-jeong’s sister… Not the big reveal it’s supposed to be.

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In this week’s final epilogue, we see a gathering of important-looking people instructing Chief Kim to remove Jae-hui from the case. They all look toward an even more important-looking man by the window — it’s Choekang Group heir CHA SEUNG-WON (Lee Jae-woon)!

Despite learning more this week, we’ve still got some loose ends, starting with who really is the top dog among the powers that be. It’s probably someone in Choekang. But what is Do-won’s relationship to those people? Seems like he’s not the villain, but he’s still a little bit sus on virtue of his familial connections. Even Assistant Gu was bowing to him…

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Aside from the shaman shenanigans and profiling ingenuity (that gambling scene!), the best — if heart-wrenching — part of this week is when Han-jun admitted he’s scared for his found family’s safety. I hate that he was forced to relive that dreadful night for nothing, because everything he said about the case was already what he has been repeatedly telling Jae-hui since the start. The only thing it did was make Han-jun open up his more vulnerable side to Jae-hui, which I find truly unnecessary — and even grossly invasive and non-consensual.

Still, that scene also broke all of our hearts, especially when Han-jun recounted how happy he is with the Minamdang crew and how afraid he is of possibly failing to protect them. Other than endearing me more to Han-jun and the Minamdang crew, I feel like that scene has done the opposite of what it should, because it just made me dislike Jae-hui even more. I liked the beach scene better, because at least then, Han-jun himself initiated (and consented to) the emotional connection, instead of being forced into it like this. Can we just do away with the loveline and stick with crime solving and Minamdang schemes? Please, Show!

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To be fair, Gyeong-cheol was an absolute jerk to those high school girls, but wow are they scary!

I love that we keep getting scenes that showcase Han-jun’s profiling skills independent of all the technology – we got it in the holding cell and in the gambling den this week. I love Hye-jun and she is absolutely a necessary member of the team, but I also love getting to see her brother’s skills shine on their own, Sherlock Holmes style.

Shout out this week goes to the priest for being pretty cool about this whole weird situation. I loved his facial expressions as he processed what he had just been told, like, “hang on, what?” hahaha! Also did Han-jun put that Jesus-setting in his Shaman room just for this potential situation? I’m impressed with that level of foresight.

I thought we got some improvement from the FL this week. Although she does need to stop hitting him. Has anyone started a drinking game for this yet? BUT, we got her being less reactive than before, more honest than before, and more willing to team up. She’s still herself, which is just kind of… shrugs and I’m not really sold on the romance, but it’s going to happen anyway, so I’m trying not to be too negative about it. Plus, watching Han-jun fight against his occasional preoccupation with her is hilarious – silver lining! Did he already know FL was jae-jeong’s sister? I must have missed that bit.

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sorry, meant "*shrugs*" up there ^

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@jls943: I must’ve missed it too given how much I giggle through some bits. And, the hitting must stop. I don’t enjoy seeing people who are not violent being hit. This is a bit of an unfortunate MO in some KDramas.

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Great cameo, lol, everytime their mom shows up, funny things ensue. I am glad Han Jun finally knows who Jae Hui is. As for the romance I can take it or leave it, mostly leave it, but I am not bothered by it enough to be annoyed that it is staying. Our Minamdang team continues to be delightful. Also watch Han Jun in his profiling element is so fun!!!

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Agree with all of this! I know others feel extremely anti-romance, but I don't have super strong feelings about it. That in itself tells you that it's not great because I'm usually super into romantic elements, but still not something I'm ready to be mad about, haha.

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same. I've been watching kdramas long enough that most kdramas insert romance into pretty much everything unless the drama was determined to go out of the box and take the risk of crushing people's expectations for a romantic subplot.

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@kafiyah-bello: Give us more Deaconess Kim and Minamdang shananigans! She is a gem of a minor character which has left a larger footprint for me in her limited screen-time.

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She is awesome. 100% agree.

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The hypnosis scene left a bad taste in my mouth. Ive never been a fan of FL but this was such a violation of his privacy. How many times must he repeat the same story to be believed?
This isn't the start of romance to me. Its that Han Jun now has symptoms of Stockholm syndrome from her abuse and holding him hostage. Poor guy.
As if that wasnt enough she enters his home illegally and films them illegally, then wants to threaten to arrest him again if she doesn't get her way. Why would he want to work with her? She has shown in Joyce entertainment that she is useless undercover.
I was so agitated these 2 episodes I'm going to have to stop my comment here before I go on a FL scene by scene rant. Lol

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+1 to basically all of the above. The FL should simply not be a cop with how incompetent she is and the way she misuses her power.

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I can't believe she keeps getting a pass for being such a bad cop and a bad judge of character.

But I'm more upset that Han-jun is being written as someone who's getting enamored at Jae-hui, cause...just...no. 🤦‍♀️

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In an alternate universe, he and her brother were a thing, and he has fallen for her because of some resemblance to her brother.

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Where to watch please? Haha 😁

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You said pretty much everything I wanted to say.

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I am just the opposite. I love the actress who plays the female lead, Oh, Yeon-seo. But man, do I hate the character! She is not a competent police and, I know that much is done for comic relief, but that character is so unlikeable/abrasive.

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Another perspective- if Ha Jun had just been more straight forward about what he was doing and why, had shared the evidence he collected (cell phone he took from suspect, etc) and admitted that the shaman act was a ploy to investigate, then he would more likely been believed. The fact that the FL didn’t believe him is because she didn’t trust him - she said so point blank, how can I trust what you say when you play act and lie as a shaman? Also, if Ha Jun knew she was Jae Jung’s sister, don’t you think he would trust that she had every bit as much of a sincere desire to catch the culprit. I agree wholeheartedly that the FL is problematic but I also have been seriously annoyed by the ML. At times he has seemed to actively been obstructing the investigation.

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I think this is fair. They've certainly both been withholding information from each other because of lack of trust, which I kind of think should have been resolved a little more quickly. But I understand Han-jun's reluctance to trust the police in general since he was framed and it's clearly a corrupt organization. And I understood FL's lack of trust when she thought that he had screwed up the investigation into her brother's death. But Han-jun has maintained his innocence all along and never lied about details relevant to the case, and it took her a long long time to pick up on that. I think that her confession that she's the sister of his best friend is a less risky one to make (than his that he's not really a shaman - that affects his whole livelihood in addition to his ability to make progress on the case), so I wish she had taken a step forward without needing to verify every last detail.

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I love Team Minamdang and whatever (criminally little) screentime Deaconess Kim gets. They’re the people truly making the show worth watching for me. And thank god for that because my god, I cannot stand Jae-hui’s character. More than that - I actively dislike her and have to physically stop myself from FF-ing her scenes because I know those will be integral to the plot and I will end up lost otherwise.

It isn’t simply that Oh Yeon-seo is terribly miscast and her character is riddled with bad writing and awful tropes - these existing problems compound for me to become truly unbearable *because* they made her a cop. The ONE profession where this sort of incompetence and instability isn’t just not funny (to me at least), but actively irritating to my viewing experience. ”Good” protagonists with a penchant for physical aggression/violence (especially if not acknowledged as a character flaw within the story) are already not my thing, but to make them an officer of the law? Fuck no, keep that shit a thousand miles away from me. Unintentionally accurate to real-life police behaviour, maybe (especially all that illegal arresting and nonconsensual, invasive interrogations), but it does not make for a heroine to root for. Especially when your male lead is so much more charismatic and ethical, despite being a literal scam artist.

Idk, I just hate cops being unnecessarily and illegally violent, even in my media.

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I know, if they really felt the need to use this as a running joke, I wish they had made it accidental. In the 1997 Anastasia for example (do people know this movie? I've loved it since I was a kid.), there are multiple instances where the ML wakes the FL up, or is sitting right behind her when she turns around or something, and she ends up accidentally whacking him in the nose. I don't think it's necessary at all to the dynamic in this show, but since the writers seem committed to it, they could have easily engineered some situations like that without the need for the troubling implications of her violence and her profession.

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1000 upvotes for your comment.

She’s so unprofessional. She repeatedly violates NHJ’s rights and privacy. Never sincerely apologizes for it. Even the beach conversation was forced to me. Ugh! I’m so frustrated with this character.

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@wonid2017: The beach conversation came as a direct result of the incredibly invasive hypnosis scene, which I found equal parts disgusting and horrifying. So it’s not hard to see why the beach scene still felt wrong. Can it even be a sincere moment if it’s directly manufactured on top of one that fundamentally wasn’t?

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I’m not the biggest fan of running gags involving physical violence (one of my few complaints of the otherwise perfect Reply 1997 - which gave us actor Seo In-gook, an invaluable contribution to the world), but since the writers insist on making the FL violent in someway (why??), this could’ve been the way to go. Granted, this would still be extremely troubling for someone with her profession, but at least it’s not intentional?? Still not great, but we gotta start somewhere, I suppose.

I would still find her dislikable and extraneous as a character overall without serious rewrites to her entire character/professional behaviour - and probably the plot too. But I might have been less inclined to actively hate her in comment sections.

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Yes. Her interactions with ML are a complete disregard of any oath she would have taken as a police officer. She has abused her position and abused han jun so much I can't bring myself to like her. Now that they're trying to make her more likeable I just can't accept it. Having a sad back story doesn't give anyone a license to assault people.

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@kelgabe7: At this point, she has assaulted and violated Han-jun’s rights to such a degree that I would seriously consider Han-jun to be a case of Stockholm Syndrome in his affections for Jae-hui. Is there any other explanation for him to be as enamoured with her after everything she’s done?

(Well, the pop culture version of the condition and not the real thing because I’m not qualified to actually diagnose someone.)

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@ladynightshade: Yes to everything in this thread. This kind of simulated violence directed at someone who is not violent by a TV cop is highly problematic as it normalises and implicitly endorses unprofessional conduct by the real cops and their breaches of the human rights of members of the public who encounter the police. And, these are generally not even suspects.

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@dncingemma: Pretty much all of Jae-hui’s actions have been highly illegal, but unfortunately popular, for cops to do. Her active violation of Han-jun’s rights is not funny and I really wish the show wouldn’t try to force us into believing so. Depictions like these and people wonder why most real-life cops are such power-hungry, murderous assholes in most situations…

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Sigh, and to think we're more than halfway. I guess they're sticking with this warped version of an FL 😑

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@klurker: Probably because like most tv writers, the writer of Cafe Minamdang thinks this is acceptable behaviour from a police officer. We think it’s a warped version, but they think it’s ideal.

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I think the writer is just bad at writing comedy and thinks this sort of thing is funny. There were a couple of other places where the comedy feels "This is a funny moment! Laugh, audience, laugh!" not to mention, the tricky part of integrating the sort of the outdated vaudeville type of comedy that the writer prefers with drama and psychological and emotional stakes.

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I agree that most "funny moments" are not really funny and feel forced.

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after all of the violence she did to han jun (not the mention the terrible miscasting) putting them together in a sweet, lovey scene in the future would be cringe. i'd literally barf. writers, please, don't dare.

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I’ve already ranted about the FL in my Fan Wall. I couldn’t finish episode 8 on Monday and I didn’t even try episode 9. As I was reading the recap I got excited about the appearance of Deaconess Kim and was hoping the FL got better but it looks like she went back to her usual bag of tricks. 😡

There is no excuse for the FL’s behavior. I do not want a love line and I want the FL and the prosecutor to just go off together since he’s enabling her behavior. Both are unprofessional and incompetent. I’m not sure who I’m more mad at the FL who abuses being a cop or a prosecutor who doesn’t seem to do anything about it.

A better story would be for our Minamdang gang to work with the 3 Daesun cops and solve crimes while engaging in shaman antics and evading Deaconess Kim. I would watch 30 episodes of that show.

The Minamdang gang are awesome. They each bring something to the table and they appreciate and support each other. I’ll try one more week for the Minamdang gang.

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Agree! Come to think of it, even if they removed the FL from the equation, the Minamdang crew + the 3 cops still would have rocked the show, and it would have been a more fun experience.

If Fiery Priest and Welcome to Waikiki had a baby, this would have been it 😅 lol

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Like what other Beanies have already mentioned, I love that Han-jun has awesome profiling skills, technology notwithstanding. He should be an unofficial consultant to the violent crimes unit if he doesn't get reinstated to the force.

Deaconness mom should have more scenes, please. The reluctant collab of faiths 😁

As for the FL ... thank you, next 😁

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Have you seen Hello Monster / Remember me ?
This is SIG profiling without all the goofiness of Minamdang. So much better.

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Haven't yet but I heard good things about them! Thanks for reminding me to check them out. 🥰

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WHY THE PIG?!!

I hate how it took so long for the writer to decide to let Han-jun know Jae-hee was his BFF's sister. It had hinged on 1. Han-jun refusing to meet little sister until he solved the murder 2. Jae-hui deciding to change her name without letting the audience know why 3. Jae-hui withholding the information for a flimsy reason and 4. Jae-hui not knowing that Nam Han-jun and her bro were BFFs even though the siblings met each other regularly.

At least we got to see Han-jun whip out his profiler and grifter skills a lot this week. I loved how he solved an entire murder right in the jail cell. And the twist with the white envelope with a sincere letter rather than the cash was legit funny. I'm glad that the ending scene was of Jae-hui deciding she was okay with teaming up and bending the rules to solve the murder.

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Ziggy, Stop Hard Carrying This Drama Challenge: FAIL

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This week's episodes were particularly bad for this because we're up to the point in a 16-ep season where they have to move "the plot" forward and "the plot" is really generic. If it wasn't for Ziggy's Scooby Doo shenanigans, I wouldn't have made it through.

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Hard same. If Ha Jun was played by literally anyone else, I think I would've dropped by now.

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1000 times yes. SIG can keep me glued to anything. His scenes with his team are the only fun parts for me. I'd have dropped awhile ago if not for him.

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Wait, I guess technically, if he were played by anyone else there's a high chance I wouldn't have started this in the first place so ... 👀🤭

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Hahaha, I've used up all my "it's going to get better" cards. 🤣

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To be quite frank, I don't think I ever had any lmao; in almost all other areas, outside of Scooby Doo and his two sidekicks, this drama is not good and kind of never has been... 😅😅

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Haha can't argue with that 😂

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I'm seconding all comments regarding the unnecessary violence from the FL, gross invasion of privacy in hypnosis scene and general awfulness of chemistry from start to finish. Love Deaconess Kim and the Minamdang gang. Love the rest of the cops.
I don't know what to make of the alternative love interest prosecuter. Is he good, is he bad? Hard to know.

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I think this drama would be more enjoyable without Jae Hui's character. Her character is said to be smart, best cop etc, but what we're seeing is the total opposite of that. They should just write off her character, because the dynamic of the rest of the actors are great. Mum scene is always the funniest, love it every time she pops up.

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Agree! 💯

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Conclusion of the episodes : Han-Jun was right from the start!

Poor him, he's mistreated from the beginning and 10 episodes later, the Police finally understood that he was right and they should listen to him. But their solution is to keep in a prison cell.

I really liked the scenes when Han-Jun used his sexy brain to resolve a crime and beat the guy in the cards game.

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