A profiler and a prosecutor must uncover the hidden secrets surrounding unique items with supernatural powers and a conspiracy.
Kang Gon is a prosecutor full of justice and a warm heart. In order to save his niece Da In, he jumps into a conspiracy surrounding an item having supernatural powers. Kang Gon works with a criminal profiler Shin So Yeong.
~~ Adapted from the popular webtoon of the same name, written by Min Hyung and illustrated by Kim Joon Suk. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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The premise is really exciting... Read the summary and if you love sci-fi, you imagine you're in for a treat. Plus, the trailer looks awesome. Unfortunately, the trailer is the best thing this drama has going for it.
Without going into too much details because I'm too lazy and this drama has sucked my energy dry:
1. The directing is AWFUL. I know we've been spoiled by cable dramas but this is basically the level of a soap. I can't even begin to explain how everything looks like a show made by a director in training... By God it's just so... dull. DULL DULL DULL and BORING. Are we watching a sci-fi show in which objects bring super powers? Seriously?
2. Too many exposition scenes: Seems like the scenarists thought we were all suffering from Alzheimer disease seeing how many fucking times they explain and re-explain and repeat and re-repeat SEVERAL TIMES things we already SAW in the show.
3. DEUS EX MACHINA x 1000
They waste a lot of talking in mid-air to bring us no new information... but when it comes to explaining how some things occurred and why... nothing. It's particularly obvious at the end of the series were it's not shown how exactly a girl is saved from a bomb, how the 12th object was found and WHY it was where it was and not with the rest of the objects in reality, how the main lead manages to get back and so on and so forth and don't even get me started on this supposedly "open ending".
4. The music directing.
Ok. So that's not a critic regarding the music itself... But seriously, this Director doesn't know when things should be silent and when dialogues should be avoided... It breaks any type of emotional impact intended. There were several scenes supposedly emotional that I just couldn't get into because useless dialogues were put in ( which actors struggled to act themselves) with the music in the background when music should have been in the foreground. They were also many scenes in which there was just too much music: one scene after the next we would be bombarded by different tracks supposedly to get us invested but it just made you disconnect.
And that's a summary, there's so many things done wrong that it would take me pages after pages to go into more details and this series doesn't deserve more of my precious time. I don't know for the webtoon, but if you're curious go read it, it just can't be worse than this nightmare.
Joo Ji Hoon delivers for the most part but you see that he did struggle with some "emotional scenes" at the end of drama... Well can't blame him since it's just SO POORLY WRITTEN. Same with the actress acting "Da In", she starts well but near the end, you see the struggle. I'm not sure if it's it's because they were badly directed or if the script was just even worse than at the beginning of the series.
For the rest, the acting is okay though not extraordinary. I won't blame the actors for doing poorly when the raw material is poor. This being said... Jin Se Yeon is just terrible and that's not too strong a word. I don't like to bash people but she's just not believable. She doesn't know how to be badass, she doesn't know how to be angry, nor how to be sad. She's just bland.
I wasn't as wary before but now... Man! I think I'll think 10 times before starting a show she's in.
I don't really know if it's the music itself or rather the way it was used that made me feel it just wasn't "it" BUt nope, the music just didn't work except for the main theme.
Rewatch Value: 1
Because there's no 0. Frankly we should add a "watch value" before talking about re-watching.
Overall: 4/10 (personal ratings 2.5/10)
I can't believe I wasted a precious day off for this sh*** . I had one single day I wanted to treat myself with a good show. A day I would do nothing, no work, no housework, no phone call, no nothing. And I picked this show to catch up when the first 20 episodes had already aired. I SO SHOULD HAVE READ THE COMMENTS!!!! I kept waiting for the show to get better... I waited and waited because I SO not wanted to not have wasted my day. I even finished it hoping to justify the 16 precious hours of my precious free-time on this show. BUT NO. IT KEPT GETTING WORSE. How can you turn such a good idea into such A MESS. The 16th episode is even more boring than the whole lot. It's an hour-long epilogue with characters we don't care about when it should have been done in less than 10 minutes with a good MUSIC in the background. But Nope.
4th disappointing drama in a row Drama gods! 4th! Thank God for Kingdom, at least 2019 will have saved its honor but so far it's been disappointments after disappointments. I'll stick mostly to anime and manga for a couple of months, at least when the show's bad, the torture's short.