You're All Surrounded

You're All Surrounded (2014)

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Eun Dae Gu, Uh Soo Sun, Park Tae Il and Ji Gook - otherwise known as the P4 - are the new recruits in the violent crime unit at Gangnam Police Station. These rookies are neither enthusiastic, nor passionate about their new jobs and have joined the crime squad for varying but unbefitting reasons. They are lead by an erratic and hot headed Seo Pan Suk who wants nothing more than to read morewash his hand off of the incompetent new recruits.

  • Native title:

    너희들은 포위됐다
  • Also Known as:

    Neoheedeuleun Powidwaetda, You Are All Surrounded

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allyson
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Sep 12, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
TL;DR? This drama is beyond amazing. It was so much fun with the right touch of mystery, sadness and action.

I was in the midst of a pretty intense Kdrama slump when I started this drama. I am a huge Lee Seung Gi fan, and Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin in The Greatest Love is one of my all time favorite male characters ever. And they definitely do not disappoint in read more this drama!

I think what surprised me the most about this drama was just how easily it was able to blend all of the different aspects of the show together. It was sad, but also funny, and then there were plenty of action scenes that ramped up the anxiety from time to time. There were several episodes that would take you from crying to laughing to gripping the edge of your seat, only to start all the way back at the beginning again.

The characters in this were all brilliant. Dae Gu was a stuck up jerk, suffering from a tragic past with a giant chip on his shoulder. Seo Pan Suk was the grouchy leader, unwilling to take a bunch of newbies under his wing. They both suffered from scars of their own, and it was just amazing to watch their chemistry together on screen. Soo Sun was a clutzy ditz, absolutely brimming with sincerity. Park Tae Il was charming and Ji Kook was a dorky, sweet guy. You couldn't help but love all of them and want for all of them to succeed.

I don't usually pay much attention to music in dramas, but I can't even begin to say how happy I was at the end of episode 1 when My Chemical Romance's Welcome to the Black Parade came on. It was poignant commentary on the whole situation, and it really was the perfect ending note for the episode.

I will say that I don't watch cop dramas, so if you also don't watch cop dramas, I hope that that doesn't keep you from trying this one out. While there was quite a bit to do with illegal activity and stake outs and arrests, it was so much more than that.

Seriously, watch this drama!
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Sylvia
16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Jul 30, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
This. This is it. This drama. This freaking drama is everything I've ever wanted to see. And never in my life did I think that I would end up loving a cop drama. But I did. And I'm so happy I gave this drama a chance because now it's one of my favourites.

The plot is the biggest advantage of this drama. It's a perfect mix of action, suspense, crime, drama, and read more even comedy and romance. What more could you want? And although I admit I got bored sometimes, the boredom didn't last long. There's always something happening in this drama, and numerous plot twists make everything even more exciting, interesting, and fun to watch. The pace of story development is also perfect, thanks to what it's pretty easy to follow the plot without any headaches. The romance between Dae Gu and Su Seon isn't cheesy and immature, so thank God there aren't any cringe worthy moments between those characters.
Seriously, if only more dramas were like that, I'm sure I wouldn't end up hating so many of them.

The cast is really well-chosen, so there's no surprise that the acting is one of the best I've seen so far. There are no awkward facial expressions or gestures, and the actors express the characters' feelings in a good, believable way. Only An Jae Hyeon's acting skills lack sometimes, but most of the time he isn't even that bad. So good job.

All of the main characters are likeable, which is kind of surprising considering that most dramas have many annoying characters. To be honest I was expecting Su Seon to be irritating, as almost every main female leads in dramas are, so imagine my surprise when I didn't end up hating her. And as you can learn from my other reviews, most of the time I hate main female characters. Also, I love how each character is different and special in a way. Thanks to that every character can add something new to the story.

This drama has its little flaws, but they're not very significant. I think the biggest flaw of "You're All Surrounded" is that a few of the last episodes are a little bit of a drag, but fortunately at episode 19 everything goes back to normal.

Overall, even if you don't like cop dramas, I suggest you give this one a chance. "You're All Surrounded" is something fresh, has an actual plot, and doesn't kill viewers with a cheesy romance. Seriously, we need more dramas like this one.
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A team of detectives solve crimes, has its comedic moments; there's a continuous mystery running throughout, revolving around the male leads family and has a touch of romance.
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They have a lot of similar elements :) The story lines are not very similar but I got a similar vibe from both :) The girl who sees scents was a fantasy drama and You're all surrounded was more action, but they will similar because both dramas have the main character who decided to become a police/detective because someone from their family was murdered. Both have the cutest main leads who work together to solve the murder mystery :)
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    artessiaw 9 days ago

    Really great show. I watched it on Drama Fever and it is tagged as a comedy on there. There was so much more to this show than the humor. This is also my introduction to Go Ahra and now I feel like I need to see her in more stuff. I really enjoyed her acting as well as the acting of everyone else.

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    7Har 15 days ago

    This drama ended up being better than I had anticipated.

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    anly 21 days ago

    Drama was gud......i love watching it

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    shaghayegh May 20, 2015

    loved this drama so much way better than pinnochio ...

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    Eos May 12, 2015

    So perfect! didn't bore me till the end.. I loved it

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    TheraTD May 4, 2015

    I'm surprised that this drama doesn't have a makjang tag!!

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    TheraTD May 3, 2015

    The killer's voice is so sexy, can't get enough of it =p. It reminds me of Bane's voice

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    gaga Apr 27, 2015

    just finished this series and just like the toad said in one episode - this is one birth secret away from being a makjang, lol
    i liked the series, i liked some of the plot twists that happened, but i must say that around the middle it began to be a bit boring, it was kinda stalling, but then it lifted itself up pretty soon with discovering details about the main plot case.
    there were a lot of cliches, but that doesn't make it bad, they made the story more interesting, and even then there were some things (not many tho but still) that you couldn't predict.
    there also some things that were left unsaid, but next to the big picture i managed to not think about them.
    the characthers were interesting, and their acing was superb, despite some people's opinion, even lee sung gi's acting was good too. and i thought that all of them had a pretty good chemistry with each other considering everything. despite most of complaining about the lack of chemistry between go ah ra and lee sung gi, i think they did good. i think the problem was in the story that was more concentrated on the suspense and action while trying to add awkward romance to light it up.
    and also i'd like to mention how cha seung won is amazing!!! this is the first time i saw something with him, i haven't had the oportunity yet, and he blew my mind. from that awkward and clumsy rookie detective, to the authoritive legendary detective, a hurt father and husband, good friend and silly mentor. he did it so amazingly! when i started watching i thought it would be something along the lines of cool, cold and misterious guy, the kind of impresion you get when you see his pictures, but it's totally the oposite of that, it's the exact thing that his character needed to be...
    oh man, my first time seeing his acting and i can't praise him enough!!

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    1004_blue Apr 16, 2015
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    wavy3 Apr 10, 2015
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    Brenda Mar 29, 2015
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      TheraTD May 4, 2015

      lol XD another unsolved mystery

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    Brenda Mar 29, 2015

    this drama overall was okay. I loved the music and storyline(I couldn't decide half the time who to hate and who to support), but Lee Seung Gi's acting felt forced to me and the chemistry between the two characters(in my opinion) was boring(prob due to his acting). It had a great sense of humour, but not enough detectiveness, so if you're just bored and want a good drama to watch, I'd recommend it.

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    Annie Mar 10, 2015

    Loved this drama!!! The story line was superb. Only thing tho, if you're looking for chemistry between the leads, don't look for too much, coz there isn't much... But other than that, I highly recommend it :)

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    Datez Feb 8, 2015

    Recommended to watch....daebak

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    May 7, 2014 to Jul 17, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 4,921 users)
  • Ranked:

    #197
  • Popularity:

    #51

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