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  • Drama: Sketch
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: May 25, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 615 users)
  • Ranked: #993
  • Popularity: #1024
  • Watchers: 2,765

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Nabi Project Team is a small-scale secret group secretly operated by the National Police Agency. The group is named after the Hebrew/Arabic word ‘Nabi,’ meaning ‘Prophet,’ because they attempt to solve cases by utilizing the skills of Yoo Shi Hyun, who has the ability to sketch drawings of future crime scenes. During a criminal take-down, enthusiastic detective Kang Dong Soo comes across Shi Hyun’s sketchbook, which includes a prediction of his fiancée Min Ji Soo’s imminent death. His resulting choices indirectly causes multiple disasters, and in the process, an unusually motivated killer is born. As Nabi Project Team pursues him, they encounter an even larger presence behind him pulling the strings.
(Source: JTBC)

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: May 25, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 615 users)
  • Ranked: #993
  • Popularity: #1024
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Reviews

purplenette
6 people found this review helpful
29 days ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Sketch is well written, acted and directed. The premise of the drama is interesting and there are some great twists and turns. It has great action and emotion. I was taken aback by how far the writer was willing to go. Also, I love the fact that I wasn't sure where it was going at times. There are a lot of predictable dramas out there where I usually figure out what is going to happen, but this drama kept me guessing. The characters have depth and helped drive the drama. it is rare for both the pace of a story and the characters to come together so well. The writer did a good job connecting the dots. I didn't feel like I was left wanting and the ending was well done. I like how the writer made the 1% seem like they are untouchable unless the 99% get together to stop them. I wish people didn't judge money as success. There are a lot of ways to be successful in life with out money.

All of the actors are good. Of course, Rain as Kang Dong Soo, Lee Sun Bin as Yoo Shi Hyun and Lee Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin were daebak. But Lee Seung Joo stole the show as Yoo Si Joon. I was so into his character and what drove him. It is hard to write a lot with out giving a way spoilers.

The music is good. Especially what they used for suspense.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

If you like gritty, suspense with a little supernatural thrown in, then you will like this. I recommend it highly.

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Fab
3 people found this review helpful
29 days ago
16 of 16 episodes seen
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
"Everything in the world is connected and influences everything else. There is nothing that is trivial or meaningless. The Law of Cause and Effect isn't about teaching right from wrong. It's about whether or not you can wholly accept life. You must accept the responsibility that comes from your choices. Because, in the end of the day, the outcome of our choices is not based on any sketch, but our choices themselves." -- Yoo Shi Hyun

Some would say that the plot was predictable, while others would say it was thrilling from start to finish. While I thought the plot was decent and made me want to finish the story, what I personally enjoyed was the fact that the story made me fall in love with the morally grey characters more so than the good guys. I think what sets apart this drama from most others is how it humanizes the antagonists which writers usually do not spend time doing. This makes the viewers question what is right and wrong. What I cared about most in the story were the antiheroes - I related to their narrative and goal, their pain and complexity. I understood their motives and agony because the writers spent a lot of time trying to show how these antagonists were created and why they were making questionable choices. This drama deserves a lot of love because it doesn't fall into the age old trope of making the villains one dimensional and impossible to root for. These people are human and their tragedies are human and their actions make sense to the viewers, despite them being unacceptable.

"You're acting as if you're carrying the burden of all the pain in the world. But you know what? Even if you kill me, your pain won't go away. Do you know why that is? It's because the source of your pain is yourself." This is the kind of narrative I want to hear from my villain, this is the kind of shade I want to see them give to their protagonists. Kim Do Jin as a character comes off stoic when performing his ruthless acts, but certain moments capture the pain and hopelessness of his existence. When you look at his little acts of kindness, his nightmares, his alcoholism and roof top brooding, we get glimpses of his inner world. That's what we are supposed to do in this drama. We are supposed to take in these important moments from all the antiheroes (not just Kim Do Jin), we are supposed to understand their motivations and love them as characters, while also looking down at their actions. And I think that's the power of the script to humanize all people. That is how we can understand our vile world of cruelty - by trying to understand why monsters are created.

The theme of the story to me is the importance of being responsible for one's actions and that the end does not the justify the means, because all actions are intertwined with each other and have their consequences. It is important to not become a monster in order to find justice. It is important to make morally responsible decisions without hurting other human beings. It is important to respect our tragedies and learn to forgive people because of the memories of our loved ones, and for the sake of ourselves.

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