Gap Dong

Gap Dong (2014)

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Moo Yeom is a detective. 20 years ago, he was a Buddhist monk, but he got into trouble with a man named Gap Dong. To cut ties with him and cut off whatever karma would arise from his involvement with Gap Dong, Moo Yeom became a detective. After the statute of limitations expired, Gap Dong appears once again. Moo Yeom sets out to catch him once and for all. ~~ Drama series read moreis inspired by the "Hwaseong serial murder case".

  • Native title:

    갑동이
  • Also Known as:

    Gapdongi; Gabdongi; Gabdong - Memories of Murder; Gabdong - The Serial Killer

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Chrisstina
20 people found this review helpful
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Oct 2, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I've always enjoyed watching this kind of series and this one is no exception. However, how much the beginning was good and promising that much towards the ending plot became ridiculous and without a sense. No, I'm not trying to tell you not to watch it, it's even opposite, watch it and you'll see and meet one the best villian and psychopath EVER. Lee Joon potrayed a great, mad, twisted, crazy, unstable read more and psycho man that every time I saw him I got chills all over my body. His acting was so believable and real that I sometimes wondered if he's like that in real life and I would give a 10 for that. Yes, there are many flaws in this drama, besides that they made cops look totally ridiculous and clueless, I didn't like any of the female characters in this drama. Maria was the hell annoying and ridiculous trying to be something that she is NOT. Honestly, if I have to choose between her and Ji Wool it would rather be Ji Wool, 'cause at least she tried to help and understand Ryu Tae Oh, even if it's putting his life on line.
Yoon Sang Hoon did a best job in a character of a detective. For me, he tried his best and totally succeeded in it.
Ah, Sung Dong Il ahjussi... it's always a pleasure to watch him with a no exception this time too!

Overall I enjoyed this drama, but I think if they packed it all in 16 episodes this drama would have a higher rating and it would be a better watch. l've liked Lee Joon's character, even though he was bad, but there was something great about him and his mind. His craziness was driving me crazy too!

OSTs were really good, especially main song and all those kinds of instrumental played in this drama giving you a thrilling and exciting feeling.
For those who love thriller and suspense genre with a many twisted characters that at some point you want to go into their heads and understand what they're thinking, is totally not to miss!
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Umike
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Oct 24, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
So.. I was wavering whether I should write a review or not as I'm really bad at expressing my opinion.. also it seems that most of the reviewers had positive opinions about this drama... but.. I'll try..

To begin with, this drama had a lot of potential when it started airing. At first I didn't think that the cast for this drama was chosen wisely, but I was soooo wrong. All the read more actors were just amazing, and they suited their characters very well. The story was so captivating that it'd could have been used for a block buster movie! Cameramen did a great job too and the music added the thrill to each scene

BUT

it all changed. From a possibly block buster it went down to the amateur level after ~10/12 episodes (I'm talking about the writer's choices and the plot only). It became boring, lame and ridiculous. I hope this is not a spoiler but... come on!... A psycho serial killer going out from and back in to the jail like it was a hotel or something... A detective with a mentality of a 5th grader, getting himself into troubles wherever he goes... and many more....

I have to admit that after 15th episode I watched this drama just to finish it, just to see the ending. I'm not even counting how many dialogues or crying scenes I've skipped... And the ending... it was a huge disappointment...
They could have made and awesome drama with 16th episodes, but they were greedy and stretched it out to 20th. That was a mistake in my opinion. A mistake which ruined everything..

Anyway, if you want to see how bad can writers fail when they're greedy for the spotlight.. you can watch this drama.. otherwise... it's a waste of time :/
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Both are about chasing a serial killer and corrupt higher ups.
Worth watching drama.
Chilling thrilling.
Recommended by AngelRu
Both are about chasing a serial killer and corrupt higher ups.
Worth watching drama.
Chilling thrilling.
Recommended by AngelRu

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    Bri 10 days ago
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    Gulsen Jul 20, 2017

    Lee joon is talented <3 i shipped him with kim ji won long ago but what to do 0_0

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    suga_eomma Jul 16, 2017

    Dropped it twice

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    MrBanana Jul 6, 2017

    Could have been 8 episodes shorter.

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    leemijin May 25, 2017

    This was really unexpectedly good. it constantly gave me chills but some scenes are really dragging..... some scenes they talk too much instead of showing in action..... and Lee joon is hot !!

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    bri_rawwr May 24, 2017

    Really love Lee Joon's acting, love how he can change his look yet there's so many emotions hiding that can be seen

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    Nancy May 10, 2017

    Lee joon❤kim ji won only reason to watch this drama

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    LenySyndicate Jan 20, 2017

    Could have been cut to 16 episodes. It was dragging in some scenes. Also Lee Joon's performance was amazing.

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    marys Jan 19, 2017 - edited

    I had watched it up to ep 14 and did't really need more. It got too predictable and quite dull. Lee Joon's performance was really enjoyable, though and I decided to watch all Tae Oh & Ji Wool scenes left. The relation between them and also the relation between Tae Oh and Maria were what I was the most interested in actually. I also liked some details- how the criminal seeked a way out, references to Crime and Punishment and reactions to death punishment.

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    MirMir Dec 29, 2016

    Please answer the question below :)

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    MirMir Dec 29, 2016 - edited
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      Gulsen Feb 24, 2017
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      Bri 10 days ago

      Wow, I felt like I just read a comment from my own brain haha I did the exact same thing. All the scenes with mad monk and dr. oh I just skipped....

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    KatieBo Dec 14, 2016 - edited

    This drama is an awesome ride with amazing twists and turns. The only downside with it is that the beginning really drags you down with how slow it can be, the incompetence of the police and the female lead. There's a lot of dialogue you have to listen to and understand since it is critical background information for future reference. But when it picks up, you feel it.

    The OST (Every Single Day - Rush) is such an addictive song i cannot stop listening to it.

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    Seung225 Dec 9, 2016 - edited

    Does anyone knows where I can watch this, please?

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    Mary28 Nov 18, 2016 - edited

    Is it wrong that I literally only want to watch this drama to see Lee Joon play a psychopath?

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    peacefulsoul Nov 16, 2016

    i think i watched like two or three episodes and i couldn't force myself to continue ... it was dragging and boring and the way it was directed made it even more boring ... it was so raved about and it was even compared and said to be similar to signal but it was not .

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 2,566 users)
  • Ranked:

    #586
  • Popularity:

    #447

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