Solomon's Perjury

Solomon's Perjury (2016)

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A male student's body has been found at the school in Christmas morning. After the police have determined it as suicide, an anonymous note citing it was actually a murder, suddenly spreads widely. To prevent further chaos and witch-hunt, Go Seo Yun, one of the students who first found the body, decides to take the matter into her hands by conducting an independent trial.

  • Native title:

    솔로몬의 위증
  • Also Known as:

    Solromonui Wijeung; The Trial of Solomon;

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Jan 31, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I started Solomon Perjury with the intention of probably dropping it; school dramas usually bore me. Yet, i was hooked 5 minutes in.

I loved this drama in the sense that it was very well written. There weren't many plot holes (that i could remember lol) and the writer stayed true to the previous episodes/overall plot rather than trying to manipulate and fool everyone at the end by introducing a whole different read more reason to why Sowoo died just to create an "illusion" of a major plot twist. Instead, the reason why Sowoo died kept you second guessing until the last episode but when the truth was revealed, it doesn't really take you by surprise either.

More than anything, I also loved the characters. For me in particular, even though Bae Joonyoung acts more of a side character, I believe he was very important to the story. In a way (not completely...but in a way) his story sort of mirrors that of Jihoon's and Sowoo's but with a more positive outcome. [SPOILER]: His almost suicide attempt, his crippling family and their mediation, and at one point his outlook on life. [END SPOILER] His character fighting through all that while the trial was still ongoing made me feel even more sympathetic towards the other two characters; it made it more real. That's just me though. Oh and the subtle romance between him and Seoyeon was a very nice addition!! It was the perfect relief to the bleakness of the drama. There wasn't much but it was cute.

I have more to say about the other characters but I'm lazy and this would turn into a 10 page review so I'll stop here.

Anyways, overall I give this drama a 9/10. I don't really have anything bad to say. Though one thing that got me a bit ????? is WHY is it so easy to gain entry into the school at like 11pm lol??? You have kids going up the roof top and into classrooms when it's pitch black. One way to decrease the number of student suicides on school grounds? Lock the school gates mayb. Also, I'll say this; although the reason for Sowoo's death didn't surprise me, I'm mad that he died that way. No, I'm not talking about the school. As much as I wanna rant about it, it's a major spoiler so I can't lol.
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4 people found this review helpful
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Jan 31, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
My first review!

I happened to watch this out of curiosity. It's a remake and has a movie version already. A friend of mine told me that this is a drama that should've been a movie instead, so I watched the 'supposedly movie' drama. It got me hooked as soon as they started the episode with the trial. It seemed intense.

I like, no, I love school based drama generally. It has read more almost all the school dramas need such as bullying, studying, rumors, corruption, (subtle) romance, etc. But they pointed teenager's life as the main problem and they brought it nicely. It's when we're 'too young to do that but too old to be like that'. The writer didn't lack consistency at bringing the teens' point of view which is very good.

The overall plot is very predictable to me but it doesn't make it less interesting. The trial scenes are the most intense part. It showed the characters' true nature by showing emotions at times despite trying to be as professional as they could. But, I think it could've done better, maybe if it wasn't focused on who'll be the witness next or such.

My love for this drama emphasized through the end so I recommend to not drop it halfway. The relationship stories, I love them all. The highlight is really the Jihoon X every boys bromance (but Seoyeon-Joonyoung tho!!). Seoyeon's mom is the best mother character I've watched. The family problems and its reconciliation. The quote of the drama came out from my boy's mouth tho "It's not that he didn't want to live, he just didn't want to live that way". And I don't realize how important Jeongguk Watchman is until almost the end.

As the acting, I LOVE all the main characters and their acting. The actors portrayed the characters amazingly and there are some scenes that give me goosebumps because how well they done it (We should give standing applause to the character Han Jihoon) The supporting(s) such as Lee Joori did great too to the point I literally got really mad (she shoulda have her own psychological movie with her being the main character). Despite how good they are, some of the supporting roles' acting are off-putting but I forgive it since they just ruined the mood, not the story.

Overall it's 8.5, having fun in guessing what happened, but not really surprised when it all happened.
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- both don't sugarcoat real issues (e.g. self harm, corruption, suicide)
- both in a school setting
- the female lead's mum is the same in both (same supportive mum character XD)
- clubs that the school/ someone wants to get rid of really badly
- i really love both dramas <3
- sassy go go has more romance though
- honestly i just find the feel of it kinda similar (to me at least)

seonam girls' high school investigators is also really similar to these two dramas:
- real issues as well
- club facing rejection from the school
- school setting too
- tiny bit of romance?

this is real messy I'm sorry TT
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Both dramas involve the suicide/possible murder of a high school student and work to unveil school corruption. Angry Mom is lead more by the adults while Solomon's Perjury is lead by a group of students. Angry Mom is a bit darker than Solomon's Perjury, but both have some humor and romance in them.
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    Guys i really cant find the button to click when i want to watch this drama, please help

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 6 days ago

      Is this serious...cuz honestly you just press the play button. I watched it on viki.

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    msa 22 days ago - edited

    Can someone recommend me something like this? Like its so thrilling, mysterioud and the setting is held in school? Waaaah this is just amazing,

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      DENlSSE 19 days ago

      Watch 'Angry Mom', the teaser made it looks like it was going to be some comedy drama but heeeeeeell no, It's ssosososo good!

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      msa 12 days ago

      Okok i"ll give it a try, thanks!

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    Dia Apr 19, 2017

    Well, it can't be compared to White Christmas. White Christmas remains in my heart as #1. But it was nice to watch. I like this genre.

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    Belmani Mar 22, 2017

    Pretty nice drama i enjoyed a lot and didnt got bored ;o; prefect OST and writing too~

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    NihonFan Mar 21, 2017

    I want to download the OST but I can't find it anywhere ! can someone help me please ?

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    Lisa Kim Mar 11, 2017 - edited

    Should I give it a try??

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      KatySarang_TGeyes Mar 12, 2017

      YESSSS!!!! It's soooo amazing! Dude, I finished this drama like what a month ago? And I am STILL thinking about it. I have never had after drama fever so bad before. This is an amazing drama and will definitely stick with you. Also joonyeong is super adorable, so you should at least watch it for him. His story was really good and I loooved his character. Anyway you should totally watch it!!!

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      Narco Apr 6, 2017

      Idk, im thinking about too. I mean, i liked the movies, but somehow i dont want to watch 12 hours of melodrama and shit. Its probably extended version of the movies where they show all their backstories. So, it will be a lot of social shit. Let me know what you think when you finish it.

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      KatySarang_TGeyes Apr 6, 2017

      Well there's school corruption in it and it goes waaaay deeper into the rabbit boys story. Personally I think it's better than the movie. But I prefer deeper backstories and love social commentaries. Anyway I think the drama is a lot deeper and more meaningful.

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      Narco Apr 6, 2017

      Ill probably hit it sooner or later. But knowing Korean-Japanese remakes its probably same/similar as the movies. Same story, same characters, same ending. This is more in details, but its the same in general. ps. i hope im wrong.

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      KatySarang_TGeyes Apr 6, 2017

      Oh it really isn't. I've seen both and while they're somewhat similar they're not the same at all. For example jihoon has a completely different back story and so woos character (kashiwagi in the film) is totally different too. And the way they portray ju ri is also different. Plus the drama is more focused on the males (jihoon, joon yeong, woo hyuk, and so woo) than it is for the female. The drama is truly about the males journey. And when I say males I hope you know I mean the main guy, the bully, the kid that dies, and rabbit boy. I mean don't get me wrong it focuses on the main girl too but all the developement is in the boys. I didn't think the movie was that good but the drama was truly spetacular and is one of the few dramas that has impacted my life.

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    Beautiful_Bloom Mar 3, 2017 - edited
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      KatySarang_TGeyes Mar 10, 2017
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    KatySarang_TGeyes Feb 26, 2017

    It's been a month....still think about this drama all the time...

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    eva Feb 26, 2017

    Can anyone tell me the title song at the end of the episode 12?

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    _Rosie Feb 15, 2017 - edited
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      Rascal Mar 16, 2017 - edited

      spoiler mate. Ain't watching it now

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      _Rosie Mar 16, 2017 - edited

      Im sorry you found my comment to be a spoiler but I really dont see it as such. I am not giving the plot away or mentioning anything that happened in the drama so I do not see how it is a spoiler. I was merely saying which characters I did not like, that does not mean anyone else will have the same views. But I have marked my comment as a spoiler now just in case even though I do not believe it is. Also I dont appreciate your swearing. You can express yourself without resorting to crude language.

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      Rascal Mar 17, 2017

      I've removed the swearing part. Sorry for that.

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    Romyan Feb 15, 2017

    One of my favorite dramas
    so sad :((

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    Foodie Feb 14, 2017 - edited

    Such an underrated drama. Ya'll shouldn't sleep on this one. Depicts the harsh reality of school issues. 9.0 for me cause the first few episodes were meh but got so much better after the 5th one :p

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    layla Feb 8, 2017

    Does anyone know where I can find the OST?

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    ayse Feb 6, 2017

    i like the plot but gosh that bad guy's father is so lame, his acting is even worse
    generally all the side charachters are just meh... plus the editing style is somehow stiff so even the lead actors aren't that bad they look like they are -.-
    but i'll continue to watch to see if things get any better after episode 2

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    layla Feb 5, 2017

    One of my favorite dramas!! Loved every second of it! Wish there was other dramas like this <3

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    12
  • Aired:

    Dec 16, 2016 to Jan 28, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    jTBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 901 users)
  • Ranked:

    #311
  • Popularity:

    #947

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