Suspicious Partner

Suspicious Partner (2017)

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Noh Ji Wook is a unique prosecutor. He is handsome, hard-headed and intelligent who strives hard to be successful. He is the perfect example of what a prosecutor should be. Later, he becomes a lawyer.
Eun Bong Hee is a prosecutor trainee. Once a former taekwondo instructor, she trained to become a lawyer. She is confident and strong, but naive. She is assigned to work under Ji Wook.
They work together on read morea mysterious case involving a sly psychopath murderer. As they're working as a team, they develop affection between them.

  • Native title:

    수상한 파트너
  • Also Known as:

    Yi Yeojareul Joshimhaseyo; Beware of This Woman; Be Careful of This Woman; Soosanghan Romaenseu; Watch Out For This Woman; 이 여자를 조심하세요; Suspicious Romance; Soosanghan Pateuneo; 수상한 로맨스; Love in Trouble

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Sakura19
6 people found this review helpful
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6 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I started watching this drama thinking that it would be another romantic comedy drama.Cast: Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun.Although I've seen Ji Chang Wook before (and he is an amazing actor),this was my first time watching Nam Ji Hyun (Eun Bong Hee),Choi Tae Joon(Ji Eun Hyuk).The supporting leads too have acted well.

I started with the first episode and it was good.I thought of continuing further (ofcourse because of Ji read more Chang Wook).And then....last few minutes of episode 2 and it turns out that this is a thriller-suspense drama! (haha I hadn't seen the teaser or the trailer before selecting this drama )Also,tbh, I love mystery-suspense-thriller dramas and the fact that I wasn't expecting this one to be a thriller-suspense drama was even more awesome! That's when I decided that I just had to continue with this drama!

Since Episode 3 till now,this drama is just awesome! The story is great! The actors have played their roles well .I like Ji Wook & Eun-Hyuk bromance (lol) and ofcourse the chemistry between the main leads (Ji Wook and Eun Bong Hee.) :D So I'd like others to watch this drama while it's airing(although it's a suspense drama,the more you wait,the more exciting it is to watch the new episode.Btw there are 2 episodes every week so YAY! although they are 30 mins each;so that would be an hour altogether).
Finally,I am hoping for more suspense as there are almost 14 episodes more to go.
And I hope for a happy ending. Overall:9.5/10
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Charity Mariposa
7 people found this review helpful
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10 days ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
His royal hotness, Ji Chang Wook, comes off strong and effective Atty. No Ji Wook, as expected of his range as an actor. He has the ever familiar gestures and stares that he has used to charm his love interests, but it works. Maybe I have been charmed by his bright smile and finely chiseled face, but he is one of the most formidable actors in K-dramaland no doubt.

Support characters, Atty. read more Byun and Atty. Ji Eun-Hyuk, are also effective and lovable. Nara's Cha Yoo Jung leaves a remarkable performance, as well.

The female lead is a big disappointment, lacking maturity as an actress, and lacks more depth as a character; she is supposed to be a black belt in Judo(?) and quite a strong/tough woman and yet she comes off weak and easily shaken.

It is almost painful to watch her acting opposite Ji Chang Wook. Nam Ji-Hyun's take on the character Eun-Bonghee is quite poor. She uses the same character reference for the provincial girl she portrayed in Shopping King Louie; which worked then for that show. Sadly, the same portrayal for a different and more empowered character in Suspicious Partner is flat out failure. She acts all cute with a cutesy voice that is not typical of a supposed confident lawyer / (acquitted) murder-suspect / mature lady, which is disturbing. Could she possibly be a miscast?

Can the writer do something to make character Atty. Eun Bonghee, smarter and more confident please? She is clearly surrounded by danger and yet she goes out alone at night, etc? Gosh, please help this character, writer-nim!
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Similarities:
- Both have a serial killer on the loose that takes an interest in the main male lead.

- Both are set in the world of crime.

- Both possess the genres of romance and comedy (and are clearly showing it).

- Both have a romance where the main male lead is above the main girl (careerwise) --> In Suspicious partner she's his employee and in Love me if you dare she's his secretary/assistant.

- Both male leads have an interesting personality and are smart.

- Both male leads have high positions (careerwise).

- Both excel in their field of work (one as a profiler and one as a prosecutor/lawyer).

- Both male leads have experienced trauma in their past and are still suffering from it in the present.

- Both female leads have an interesting personality and are also smart.

- Both deeply engages in a complicated investigation of the serial killer that goes beyond a few episodes.

- Both have complex characters with their own internal battles.

- Both have multiple cases, regarding criminal investigations that have nothing to do with the serial killer but are separate cases.


Differences:
- One is set in the world of the police while the other is set in the world of lawyers.

- One is produced in China while the other in South Korea.

- Suspicious Partner has 40 episodes while Love me if you dare only has 24 episodes.
Recommended by HealerDoge
From the same writer, the balance of romance/comedy and thriller is really good. And the criminals are very interesting in both of those dramas.
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    Alaa 3 hours ago
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    Ririn 17 hours ago - edited

    So, I'm actually curious about what is the name of the melody?
    I forgot to use Shazam when the song appeared. Does anyone knows?

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      Lala_Chi 14 hours ago

      Which moment the song plays?

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      Ririn 7 hours ago
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    ArvisJaggamar 22 hours ago - edited

    For those who need to hear it:

    Everything about Nam Ji Hyun is lovely, charming, and wonderful. The ticks, the quirks, the "lisp", the voice. Everything. Those who disagree are wrong. End of story.

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      Panda 20 hours ago

      She is perfection ♡

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      Banada6 19 hours ago

      She has the sweetest heart.

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    Kholoud 23 hours ago - edited

    People who don't appreciate every single character in this drama are weird and just so life hating. Every single actor portraying their character amazingly which leaves me so in love with this drama's story line and chemistry. I'm always excited to watch it every week and I can't imagine the post drama syndrome I'm gonna face when this drama will end and my baby going to the army :( </3!!!

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      Panda 22 hours ago

      i love this drama, but not everyones acting is good and appreciate every single character ? nooo thats too much, and yes shes not an actress so i dont blame her and her character is very easy to do by any second lead in kdrama. shes dull on her own lmao

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      geurae 8 hours ago - edited

      panda - we agree for once!

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      XIIVX 7 hours ago

      Reaching a little too far there.

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      ArvisJaggamar 5 hours ago

      Yeah, I'm firmly in both the This Drama Is Great and Na Ra Is Kinda Bad camps. I think the writing for her character is good, and Na Ra seems to be most effective when she gets to act with Choi Tae Joon, but overall she definitely comes off as the most inexperienced actor. Which, of course, isn't her fault. The contrast between her and Kim Ye Won's natural ability and professionalism in all their myriad scenes makes Na Ra look worse, too.

      I think they just need to give Na Ra like 5 more action scenes before the end, because she can do those just fine.

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      pcystan 3 hours ago

      @Kholoud i so agree with you the post drama syndrome is gonna be so bad i don't think i can get over this drama i am already upset that this drama is ending soon and their chemistry how do i get over that !!

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    pcystan 1 day ago - edited

    6 episodes to go guys 3-weeks the end is near i think i will cry at first i didn't know that i will get this attached to this drama i think this is how i will miss ji chang wook when he leaves for the army for 2 years no for more than 2 this drama is all i wiill breathe on
    i became so crazy about jcw after watching this drama

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    scarleT 2 days ago
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    Brook 2 days ago - edited

    i see so many negative reviews??? i am currently at episode 15 and i love love love it! it's perfect right now :) i'll come back here again when it's finished! <3
    the characters are amazing, it's never boring, it's not too fast and not too slow. it is JUST right~

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      Taetaeworld 2 days ago

      This is seriously the BEST drama ever

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      Banada6 2 days ago - edited

      I love this drama . The couple has so much chemistry. The gang is amazing and the killer is one of my favorite.

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      Brook 18 hours ago - edited

      you guys :3 hehe~... i am currently watching episode 28, which means i'll have to wait for other episodes ;_; i didn't think i'd make this mistake again! (watching an ongoing show^^) oh well, but i will try to be patient. regarding my opinion on this drama NOW? -> well, let me tell you.. IT DID NOT CHANGE A BIT! :D i still love this series just as much as i did yesterday when i was at episode 15 and it's still perfect! :)

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    amanu35 3 days ago - edited

    im a huge fan of ji chan wook and i think he is an excellent excellent actor ,i also love nam jihyun because she is so natural and doesn't try too hard to be cute and funny,however i see she is getting a lot of criticism in this drama which i partly attribute to the way her character is written.

    the writer wants a 26 yr old lawyer who is confident ,mature,courageous and stands up for herself but at the same time they dress her in childish and unattractive clothes lots of times which hide her neck and her arms,a heroine who doesn't bath and wash her hair for days and sometimes her natural lisp is emphasized which makes her sound childish,leaving u scratching ur head about what the male lead is really attracted to .sometimes her dialogue is also flat.

    i still love the drama a lot and last 2 episodes were daebak and the chemistry between the main leads sizzled.

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    neo 3 days ago - edited
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    pcystan 3 days ago - edited

    In the end when he HUGGED HER like he won't LET HER GO
    OMG ~CRIES BLUSHES~ i need someone like him so caring
    Indeed best couple in KDRAMA LAND
    I need to stop blushing this is not normal :D

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    WsupItsAnna 3 days ago
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    SSKF 3 days ago - edited
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      ArvisJaggamar 22 hours ago
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      SSKF 6 hours ago

      Sarcasm noted. That would very much ruin a superb story line.

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    jeojang 3 days ago - edited

    I see a lot of comments about Chang Wook and mixed reviews for Ji Hyun, but can we take a second to appreciate the awesome job that Dong Ha is doing by portraying the villain? I'd never seen him before suspicious partner, but I'm glad I found him, he just does such an amazing job on grasping the different personalities of Jung Hyun Soo, he left me speechless. I think that the only reason I've been following this show is because of him and my curiosity of whether they're going to continue making him a cunning and smartass character or if they're going to mess him up (really hope not). I get so amused by how he plays with the law that I can't bring myself to hate him (that and as an extra, how good looking he is).

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      yeah i cant get over that creepy smile of his he is an awesome actor i'm dying to know about the story behind all those murders he committed and how they are related to that girl

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      Chocco 3 days ago

      You should see him in "Beautiful Mind", Dong Ha was a cute and good doctor! So I was really surprised to see the huge change in character here!

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      ArvisJaggamar 22 hours ago

      Agreed about "Beautiful Mind", Dong Ha was consistently hilarious and interesting in that. He's ready to be a lead any time now.

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    ShannonKFleming 4 days ago - edited

    This is my favorite drama of the week, it's ratings in Korea are continuing to climb (8-10%). I love the chemistry between the leads as much as those within the office... The script is intriguing on various levels, the pace is perfect... Ep.27-28 was one of the best so far! I can't wait for Wed.

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      yaa exactly and its actually an achievement considering the fact that its being aired along with two historical dramas as they are usually preferred by older generations and SP has also been topping 2049 rating ,naver and is also on 1st spot on drama fever is am so happy for SP they deserve this and much more

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    SSKF 4 days ago

    OMG Ji Chang Wook is so excellent! I watch anything because his acting is excellent and he's a real joy to watch when he's at work.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    40
  • Aired:

    May 10, 2017 to Jul 13, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    30 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 1,722 users)
  • Ranked:

    #99
  • Popularity:

    #56

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