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Nothing Uncovered (Drama Hangout)

Welcome to the Drama Hangout for crime-thriller Nothing Uncovered, where Kim Haneul is caught up in a mystery surrounding the murder of her husband’s mistress. Uh oh.

This is your place to chat about the drama as it airs, but stay tuned — we’ll have an opening review coming soon.


Beware of spoilers! This thread is for discussing the entire series.

 
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Oh, wow...the show is this bad, huh? Well, if not "bad," then that uninspiring to only receive a hangout? I guess that puts less pressure on our M-T watches, though!!!

I do look forward to getting to this. I hope it's watchable.

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It isn't that unwatchable but brings nothing new to the table. Most characters feel stereotypical and I can't connect emotionally with any of them. Instead of rooting for FL for being righteous I find her truth pursuit rather aggressive. And our big baddie is a cartoonish corrupt politician who tries to get away with his crimes like his predecessors. Even the affair arc didn't hit the emotions for me as we didn't spend much time with FL and her husband.

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I found it quite watchable, though the first episodes was a little formulaic with the loving and considerate husband suddenly becoming suspicious (loving and considerate husbands are always suspicious) and the female lead about to be framed because she tangled with powerful corrupt politicians. The second male lead (or is it the first male lead?) uses his elbows well.
If they keep the husband's perfidy in doubt, this could be interesting, but otherwise its just a matter of hoping its the female lead, and not just the tough fighting detective who has never gotten over her that Uncovers Everything.

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I don't know why some shows get hangouts vs weecaps but that certainly doesn't mean it's not good, promising, or is uninspiring. I mean I don't think either season of Taxi Driver was covered and they featured good stories and performances (though dark).

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Watching second episode but haven’t finished it yet.
Really??? You touch the dead body and then leave finger prints and run away from there???
Did you not learn anything about not touching a murder scene. You see blood and a body you call cops. It’s as simple as that.

I am starting to think she is being framed intentionally. Could be the husband?

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Finished second episode. There is enough mystery to keep me interested, so will continue.
My only concern is that this is 16 eps. I Feel 12 would have made for a tighter script.
It really would be interesting if husband is either the cheater or murderer but not both.

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I like the interactions between the main characters. The mystery goes back to the past with a lot of connection between the supporting characters.

So many dramas with strong women with unfaithful husband...

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Those of you watching this and intending to continue, please give me some encouragement. I’ve never been a fan of the actress playing the lead role, considered her merely bland and forgettable. But halfway into ep1, here she is just…bad. And what is she doing with her voice?

The few comments here are about how stupid her character is, but is the acting bearable? I really like the rest of the cast (though it’s a little crazy to cast Jung Woongin as Jang Seungjo’s father) and I want to watch this. Please tell me she gets better. Or that her role is diminished.

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Her role doesn’t get diminished but I think the show got better. I do wish they cast a different female lead though.
The murder mystery and investigation is quite interesting.

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The last 2 episodes were pretty good. Both the FL and the ML are pretty smart and the plot moves quickly.

I wonder who is the culprit. The 3 clocks showed it's the same culprit and it was intentional.

The husband attracts crazy women, he's weak and let them doing whatever they want. I wonder if he could protect his wife from his own father.

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These two episodes (5/6), the show picked up. We pretty much have all the players involved. Everyone is connected.
Finally saw some chemistry between the leads - I liked their break up, tension when meeting again and finally deciding to share information.

Don’t like the psycho therapist. Too weird.

Ok, cheater husband is stressed that his wife may be cheating?? Atleast he is not a pathetic scum. Yes he cheated but it seems there is more to him than that.

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There are her father's death and his partner's death mysteries too. I wonder if it will be connected or different stories.

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It might all be related to that fire incident.
Wasn’t her father an investigative journalist too? May be he got murdered due to the something he found during the fire incident.

I hope the partners death is unrelated. But this is kdrama so May be everything is related. They kinda hinted the ‘bribery’ tip off in the present.

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Revelation at the end of episode 6 is a double blade sword. I don't like the idea of psychopath characters and therapist is just this. FL is annoying to me.

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I think the psycho therapist is a red herring. But yeah, don’t like this character.

I can’t help but wish they cast someone else as the FL. But I thought she was ok in Ep 5/6.

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I imagine Lee Bo-young in this role. She would have slayed it.

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I don't know. It seems to me Lee Bo-young is best at playing a fully sympathetic heroine, a victim of an evil husband who will discover everything and get her revenge--let's call that hypothetical drama, Hide. The reserve that Lee Ha-neul is showing her might, and I say might, be more appropriate to this role. I'm reserving judgment until later episodes.

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Yeah may be the therapist is indeed a red herring as it is now a serial murder.

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I watched episode 5 and 6 last night. I am a little unclear on the heroine. I know we are supposed to root for her, but at the same time, its clear that she has always been borderline unethical, and even though the detective is now convinced that because of the timing of the phone call, she wasn't just using him, still, her attitude of "if you don't trust me, then the relationship is over" is really obnoxious.

Clearly, she did not love the detective as much as he loved her; and her true love was her husband, but her continued lying to the detective should result in at least a night in jail, in my opinion. I understand that even though she isn't forgiving her husband, she still doesn't quite want to let the marriage go, but unlike her loyal assistant, I don't understand why she she was so blatant in her lying to the press.

There are aspects about this plot that I like if we are supposed to understand that beyond her panicked lying, she really is a morally grey character--that she's apparently willing to expose everything, but its partly in the name of her ambition, not just truth, especially as she is using a shadowy informant of questionable motives-- and that when it comes to herself, she lies. If there is a scene where she actually admits her hypocrisy, say to the detective, then I'll find her character interesting.

But if it turns out, that somehow we are supposed to excuse everything she did because her larger goal was the truth and exposing the death of her father--forget it, I'll be thinking that this show left a lot uncovered.

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Episode 7/8

Oops. No way she is getting out of this!! That was some serious planning to frame her.
Not coming clean is costing her.
Also, finally the detective and journalist found trust and it’s all broken now??
It’s starting to look like there are two separate murderers? May be psycho doc did kill the actor and framed FL.

The tension when the three of them are together is quite intense. I don’t know why both these men want her 😅

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"I don't know why both these men want her"
I can't agree more with your line. The confrontation in detective's house was one of ep 7 highlights and the of the show overall. Second to it in the scene at the clinic where FL one ups the doctor.
I only watched ep 7 but came to say that I am finally satisfied with what I got and perhaps I might not entirely regret picking this show.
Going to watch ep 8 and will come back right afterwards.

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Back after watching ep 8, it had more thrill and the revelation about Zeus wasn't sth I predicted but I can guess where the drama might go with it.
So, the doctor might be the one who left the necklace but it isn't clear evidence she is the killer.
I prefer the drama going the way of the killer being someone we didn't meet yet or just never thought of as the culprit. Wow I am finally looking forward to next week's episodes.

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Or it’s two separate murders, the later being a copycat murder (by imitating the clock). But I keep thinking the murder hasn’t shown up yet.
I hope Zeus is just an overzealous fan of hers. And not someone she needs to worry about.

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The separate murders might be possible indeed.

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I think husband and detective have chemistry together that would make for some interesting bromance and it can be played in a comedic sense to balance the dark vibes

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To give them well-earned credit, they are showing emotions way much better than FL who seems to wear the same expression all the time.

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After watching the last two episodes, I'm beginning to agree with you. I don't want to be unfair to the actress, but I think she was told that her character was a cold, reserved, and driven reporter, and this is her way of portraying that, which is fine--when she's struggling to escape her kidnapper and shows some coolness and resolve. But it doesn't work when she's supposed to be portraying complex emotions of being torn between two men who love her. Both of the ML are much better at emoting. Now, it could also be that the problem is the way her character is written, as well.

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Yeah you are right.

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The FL is a veteran actress with over 25 years of acting in many movies and dramas. I’ve watched her for years. Make no mistake - this is how she acts in everything. I guess when she was younger she got away with not being able to emote because she was very pretty and very well liked in Korea. But now… sorry, but I simply can’t watch her in this drama.

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I get her character is supposed to be that but I wish we saw a little bit more of her conflict when she is with her husband. She clearly cares for him but is unable to forgive him for the cheating and hence can’t trust him. Neither her acting or writing is helping her. We were just told she doesn’t justify or talk.
The hospital scene was intense. After she said she was uncomfortable. With the husband telling her how it feels to not be there for her when she is in the hospital. And she was just giving the same expression and no dialogues.

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As I said above, after watching 7-8, I'm not thrilled with the female lead. There's the problem of her using "zeus" as an informant so extensively, when she knows nothing about him--so that has come back to bite her.

As far as her relationships, I agree with @mayhemf and @kdrama-bunny--its unclear why she's inspired so much devotion. For the policeman--the explanation for her not denying her role in setting up his partner was she resented his accusations. While the resentment over the lack of trust is understandable, she could have understood that his partner, who had also just betrayed him with corruption, had warned him against her as he was dying. Anyone would be shaken by that combination of circumstances. The revelation that the detective and FL were so much in love that they were talking marriage makes it absurd that she'd just walk away not saying anything because of her resentment. If you deeply loved someone wouldn't you tearfully deny, explain, and then say how hurt you were? The explanation to her friend that she keeps things bottled up does not make sense in this extreme a relationship situation!

Its more understandable that she'd try to cover up in a panicked way that she abandoned the murdered woman, especially if the woman was still alive. But surely, as a journalist, she'd know that the place would likely have cameras, and as painful as it was, she'd have to come clean to the detective rather than denying it twice. He at least would treat her explanation of how she came to the apartment seriously. But she didn't explain, and now she's in a pickle, that as a viewer, I can't be too sympathetic with.

The other character who bothers me is the husband. I can see why he's devoted to her, because he feels that she saved him temporarily from addiction. But if he was so attached to her, why did he have an affair, especially with the "I love you" said on tape to his mistress? Plus he hid his addiction as well, even when he relapsed. Why does he think that he still has a claim to her affection? And why doesn't his wife occasionally throw his lying back into his face when he plays the victim card? I've said to the t.v. screen about 6 times when he's wheedling and guilt-tripping his wife-- "you said you loved your mistress, you jerk!"

The mystery is fine, if somewhat formulaic. I'm looking forward to learning how the murders are tied to the factory fire via the political leader. But the writing of the central love triangle leads a lot to be desired.

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that's "leaves" a lot to be desired, although the writing of the "leads" leaves a lot to be desired as well!

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Ep 9/10
Ok, that therapist is some serious cray psycho. She was quite creepy when she casually came to his house to take a bath. How is that he hasn’t changed the passcode!!
What is this obsession of love for so many years. Anyway, looks like we had some logical conclusion to this case. The FL’s arrest and her acceptance of her mistake was well done.

So assemblyman had a backup plan in case his daughter gets caught!!! so is going after him going to be the next 6 episodes?

And now the FL is in trouble again. Can we please see her strengths rather than seeing her being saved by two men constantly??

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I like the conclusion for the murders, but therapist seriously is giving me the creeps. She is another 1D obsessive psychopathic villain. The drama would have been much more interesting if the characters weren't archetypes but multi-layered. But what can we do?
6 more episodes is a stretch and for the first time, I hope the drama gets shortened. 12 episodes is enough for that mess.

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I am back after watching the rest of the episode. Assemblyman is crazy but his scheme felt so satisfying because it turned the table on the therapist. But she is really a crazy one, injecting Fl with drugs or poison or whatever.

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The mystery part of this show took the turn signaled last week of making the maniacally obsessed psychiatrist the bisexual Svengali of the lesbian daughter of the presidential candidate. Not sure how I feel about that, though I try not to get too wrought up about the representativeness of kdrama characters, especially in shows like this one. But I guess it did provide a twist on the utterly corrupt political candidate as the sole villain. I’m sure it will turn out that he exploited the psychiatrist’s obsession to get what he wanted in murderous ways.

Not to be too obsessive myself, but it says something about the way the female lead is written or being acted that when she was arrested, I kind of felt she got what was coming to her. She just is not that likeable a lead, but again, maybe that’s on purpose. However, I also don’t like the way the husband, being played in a somewhat wild-eyed fashion, is more and more being made out like a victim in the show. We are clearly supposed to be sympathetic to him, as an adulterer who told his mistress that he loved her, and then clung to his wife because he was exposed. Regardless of the larger evil forces at work, it WAS his fault, as he finally admitted, that things played out as they did, especially with what I hope will soon be his ex-wife.

As for the detective, I can see getting him secretly getting the photos checked out first for authenticity, but not then continuing conceal them. Just like the female lead lying about seeing the murdered girl, or course he’s going to know that there are more than one copy of them, that the psychiatrist is going to expose. I don’t know which is more implausible, his actions or him getting reinstated immediately because he knew the real murderer would reveal himself.

Although there are still 6 episodes (gah!) to go, I still see the female lead going her own way, leaving the two men behind. The love triangle has left me unmoved, though again I’ll stick around to see the mystery uncovered.

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