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
4 people found this review helpful
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1 day 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
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6 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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    Serin 3 hours ago

    I can't feel any chemistry between the main couple, but the story isn't bad.

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    juvy 6 hours ago
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    Lovely 6 hours ago - edited
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    Lovely 6 hours ago

    Well, ep 25 and 26 were a little draggy because it literally lacked everything except great acting but it feels like the director knew that's why he blessed us with 27 and 28.

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    Panda 7 hours ago

    episode 28 was fun, finally things go the way i wanted !

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    Suspicious partner is such an amazing drama people who r saying they will drop this drama they can just drop it no need to announce it to the world .....
    jibong chemistry is awesome
    acting is also perfect not only jcw and njh but also entire cast
    plot development is spectacular at first i didnt expect much from the thriller part but now this drama seems more like a thriller than romcom kudos to the writers for doing such an amazing job the drama ends with cliffhanger with every episode u may like it or u many not but you anticipate whats gonna happen that's what makes a drama successful now at first i had my doubts about this drama but this drama has totally proved me wrong most amazing kdrama ever and now ji chang wook is my most fav kdrama actor xd

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    evildodo 14 hours ago - edited

    Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm here because of Dong Ha. No matter if it's good or evil character, this guy is amazing!

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      ruby 11 hours ago

      he's such a good actor i get chills whenever i see him!

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      evildodo 11 hours ago

      Me too!

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      Banada6 9 hours ago

      Dong Ha is an amazing actor. I can't hate hyun soo because he really knows how to play his character

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    Youlie 15 hours ago - edited

    I think ep 28 is my favorite one so far! It is the cutest and most funniest ^^ I just love Eut Hyuk and Chief Bang : "Pretend to be shocked". I laughed so hard my mom asked me what's wrong with me xD

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    HamelinSong 17 hours ago

    Ep28 I love you, but I hate you.

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    juvy 18 hours ago - edited
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      ArvisJaggamar 13 hours ago

      LOL, if you want newcomers to see positive comments, maybe you shouldn't hide this in a spoiler?

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      With all these comments of saying they have dropped the drama, I just feel the need to comment how much I love it and how I will continue watching it. I just don't want people who plan to check it out, get turned off and not watch it anymore because of those kinds of comments.

      The drama is great for me: romance, comedy, law, crime, mystery... and I love dramas that makes you ask tons of questions, makes you wonder and makes you want for more. Why is Hyun Soo killing these people? What is his relationship with that girl? Why did Bong Hee said she has two dads? What is her biological father's connection to the fire that killed Ji Wook's parents? How is the district attorney related to that fire? These are only some of the reasons why I can't drop this drama and why I think it shouldn't be dropped. if you want to know the reasons please click on spoiler button
      source: @juvy

      problem solved

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    juvy 18 hours ago - edited

    Watching Ji Chang Wook act is a privilege. I mean, being born at the same decade when his acting career is going on is a big honor. I just... can't find the proper words to explain how great of an actor he is.

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      Youlie 15 hours ago

      True! A lot of people comment saying how he's handsome and all, but let's not forget he is a true actor (a handsome one, yes, but a true one). He's so great in every drama (even if not every drama is great!).

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    palak 21 hours ago
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    shivangi 21 hours ago

    I love you Ji Chang Wook Oppa

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    dearD4NI 21 hours ago - edited

    anybody know where you can find all the epilogues? particularly episode 28's?

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      2601jaejoong 21 hours ago
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      dearD4NI 8 hours ago
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    elvirad 1 day ago - edited

    Well, ep 21-24 is def not my fav, it's so hard to watch because of the whole noble idiocy, playing hard to get and "it's my fault" thing. The plot is too draggy as expected coz I think 20/40 episodes is too long for this kind of a drama. However, they ended this week episodes well as some secret has been revealed & they're balancing out the mystery/comedy/romance part. Not sure how they'll hold it up till ep 40 though, but I hope for the best. SP, fighting!

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      Hanatulset 18 hours ago

      Same here, didn't find the "hard to get" thing entertaining. Instead, I found it childish and now it became boring for me to watch. Will get back watching this after it airs off...

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      elvirad 14 hours ago - edited

      Yeah, am kinda lost my interest in this drama and not sure if I Iike the direction they're heading to. I love their character, the mystery part but now I don't feel it as interesting as they're used to be, I hope I'm wrong :')

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      Hanatulset 10 hours ago

      I feel you! They're stretching the killer-thing for too long now, too long that it sacrificed more time that should have been given to the main leads and the whole gang. In this generation, we want a fast-paced turn of events

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.

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  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 1,616 users)
  • Ranked:

    #92
  • Popularity:

    #62

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