Annyeonghaseyo, yeorobun! ♡ It’s been days ever since i deleted all the contents of my blog because mainly i want to start a fresh and new content as you can see i changed the theme into a black and white theme so that it will be applicable to any pictures that will be posted soon and of course how can i forget to write!
Recently, i finished a korean drama with 40 episodes and a genre just like Innocent Defendant it started last May 2017 and ended just a few days ago so i wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.
PLOT (credits to asianwiki drama for the plot)
Bong-Hee ( Nam Ji-Hyun ) is a judicial apprentice at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. One day, on the subway, she mistakes Ji-Wook (Ji Chang-Wook ) for a molester. Ji-Wook is a prosecutor and denies being a molester, but Bong-Hee doesn’t believe him. Later, she catches her boyfriend Hee-Joon (Chansung ) in a hotel lobby with another woman. Her boyfriend is also a judicial apprentice at the same institute. Bong-Hee is hurt by her boyfriend’s apparent infidelity and tells him that she will sleep with the next man she bumps into.
Bong-Hee indeeds propositions the next man she bumps into. When she looks at the man, Bong-Hee realizes the man is the same man she saw on the subway … Ji-Wook. They decide to have drinks and Bong-Hee later passes out. When she wakes up, Bong-Hee finds herself at Ji-Wook’s place.
3 months later, Bong-Hee is assigned to work in Ji-Wook’s office. She works hard there. During this time, she runs into Hee-Joon and tells him to take his things from her apartment. Later that night, Bong-Hee goes to a nearby convenience store and when she returns to her apartment, she finds Hee-Joon stabbed to death. Bong-Hee is arrested for his murder and Ji-Wook becomes the prosecutor in her murder case. Even through heavy pressure from Hee-Joon’s father (who is the chief of the district prosecutor’s office), Ji-Wook finds evidences to proves Bong-Hee’s innocence and sets her free. Due to this incident, Ji-Wook quits his job as a prosecutor and becomes a lawyer. Bong-Hee attempts to find the person who murdered her ex-boyfriend.
2 years later, Bong-Hee and Ji-Wook meet again, but on opposing sides. Bong-Hee is representing the plaintiff and Ji-Wook is representing the defendant in a court case.
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Well the korean drama is about a prosecutor to be and a prosecutor who met their paths at a hotel. Eun Bong Hee said that the first guy who will bump her will be her one night stand rebound but of course it wouldn’t happened until No Ji Wook came saying he wants to sleep with her.
WHAT IS THE GENRE?
Legal, Crime, Romantic Comedy
THOUGHTS ♡ Spoiler Alert
Okay at first it doesn’t even comply to that “Legal” theme because all i see is a clumsy prosecutor to be but then as the episodes go by i realized that there is something into it that made me feel it is just like Innocent Defendant and it turns out that i’m right.
The genre suits the series well but there has to be romantic comedy i haven’t seen that not until half of the episodes are finish at first it will boom you to a legal, crime theme and then as the story goes on the romantic comedy + legal + crime jives into the story.
I like the whole series and i even finished watching it in just 3 days which is such a good thing for me, and i’m planning to re watch it because it is good enough to be repeated. I recommend this to those who love a mediocre genre kdrama like it has to be a legal but since comedy is jiving so it is really fun to watch.
Ji Chang Wook as No Ji Wook –
A merciless prosecutor and named as one of the worst prosecutors in Korea. Also turned lawyer on the later episodes
Okay! Can i have a time? Well, Ji Chang Wook! I just can’t believe that i had ignored Ji Chang Wook before and i just realize he is so charming and manly. Okay he played the role of No Ji Wook, he suits the character well one thing that lacks Chang Wook’s character is “facial emotions”. Dude he’s lacking the facial emotions all through out the kdrama but then he shine the brightest everytime he smiles.
It is Ji Chang Wook people who wouldn’t like him?
Nam Ji Hyun as Eun Bong Hee-
I love her character definitely fave for me, i just love the idea of her being framed because of a murder she didn’t do. Bong Hee’s attitude really stands up but irritates other people some calling Ji Hyun’s acting “childish” while for me she’s everything and the chemistry with Chang Wook is undeniable.
Choi Tae Joon as Ji Eun Hyuk –
One of my favorite characters is Eun Hyuk from the very start they had shown him i fell for him that instant. The way he calls “Wook!” And everything, he even sacrificed just to bring back Ji Wook’s trust to him and yeah he’s a very good lawyer and a cheerer too.
You know at first i thought Eun Hyuk was a villain but ended up the most lovable character.
Nara as Cha Yoo Jung-
This is Ji Wook’s ex- girlfriend who cheated on him, and she’s the reason why Eun Hyuk and Ji Wook had misunderstanding. She’s a prosecutor from U.S as goes back to Korea to win Ji Wook’s heart again. But she never became a hindrance for the couple.
Kim Ye Won as Na Ji Hae-
Remember the girl from Innocent Man, Kwang soo’s gf? She’s the girl! And oh my gosh! She is so beautiful, after Innocent Man i thought she never did kdrama again. Her role as Na Ji Hae is so important soon if you watch the series you will understand and you will hate her at first but learn to love her on and on.
Lee Deok Hwa as Byun Young Hee
Mr. Byun is the father figure of Ji Wook, but i was like he’s the best father out there (gonna save the whole comment later)
Jang Hyuk Jin as Mr. Bang-
He is a prosecutor turned right hand of Ji Wook when Ji Wook opened a law firm.
BROMANCE, THE LAW FIRM GANG ♡
This is the moment, well i didn’t spill a lot while reviewing Mr. Byun and Mr. Bang right? Well, this is it! But first let us start with the Bromance itself.
Ji Wook x Eun Hyuk
You know how they see each other as frenemies but always ending up in good terms. Ji Wook might not show it but Ji Wook loves Eun Hyuk, all throughout the series you will never see a dull moment with the two of them always cheery and that “Wook! Saranghae nomu nomu saranghae!” Of Eun Hyuk makes my heart flutter.
THE LAW FIRM GANG
So this is it! This is the best part of the series, when Ji Wook opened up a Law Firm he asked Mr. Bang and his father figure Mr. Byun helps along with Eun Hyuk and Bong Hee also sometimes with Yoo Jung tagging along. I love how cute they are when they are all together i really love watching them work and seeing Ji Wook’s happy yet stressed face makes me happy too. I think every kdrama needs a refreshing gang like them.
JI WOOK X BONG HEE
They are very awkward if you can just see it but despite all of that awkwardness Ji Chang Wook’s acting is so surreal that it makes me feel that Jibong couple is real too. They are so fun to watch on screen, the kisses and everything is so perfectly addicting.
EUN HYUK X YOO JUNG X JI HAE
This is the love triangle you wouldn’t want to miss because they are so funny together. Eun Hyuk making Ji Hae as a bridge for Yoo Jung and later in the end became friends with the gang too.
All in all the Kdrama is amazing despite that 40 episodes it is really fun to watch because there was never a dull moment and you should really watch this.
Before i end i almost forgot that there are two guys who captured the girls heart and won them by being a villain.
Jun Ju Kyeong as Ko Chan Ho-
The fake forensic officer who have connections with the other villain. You know guys he won my heart with his looks he’s handsome though and according to others he shine as well.
Dong Ha as Jang Hyun Soo
Most favorable villain of a kdrama, i just love him and his acting is great with all that remembering and stuffs. He had an ability to distort his own memories that’s why he had never sworn that he brutally killed and raped Park Young Soo a highschool student 30 years ago.
Dong Ha won the hearts of the viewers and he had made so much impact to them.
FAVORITE CHARACTER: MR. BYUN AND MR. BANG ♡
I hope you guys love this review of mine tune in for more kdrama reviews soon!