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Park Moo Jin is a former professor of chemistry and now holds the Minister of Environment position. He doesn't have ambition, personal beliefs or political sense. One day, the cabinet is gathered in the National Assembly for the president's address. A terror attack takes place, killing many government officials, including the president and ministers. Park Moo Jin is the highest ranking government official left alive. He doesn't want the position, but he must sit as the acting president for 60 days. Park Moo Jin chases after the person or group responsible for the attack as he grows as a national leader. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Remake of the American TV series "Designated Survivor" [2016]. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Arabic
  • Русский
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Netflix tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 14 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 6,592 users)
  • Ranked: #481
  • Popularity: #986
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
mopalia
59 people found this review helpful
Aug 25, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
I don't generally care for political or conspiracy dramas, so I was quite surprised when I realized that this had become my favorite drama. The pacing, acting and plot were all superb. It even pulled off a great ending, which I would not have believed possible. I found the characters surprisingly well-developed and all interesting. By the end I was intensely concerned about the fates of all of them. Even if this isn't a genre you usually like, give it a try. The excellent acting by the whole cast will win your attention, and maybe even your heart.
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Completed
Kate
70 people found this review helpful
Aug 20, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

An amazing journey of self-discovery

I know there are at least a few people who are on the fence about starting this drama since it's heavy on politics and it's not everyone's cup of tea. It sure is not mine. Yet, here I am, loving this drama and recommending it to everyone. And here's why...

STORY
Would I call it realistic? Not really. Did it bother me that it was unrealistic? No. Why? Because it was cohesive and consistent. I know that political dramas can be boring for people who are just not interested in the topic, and that's why adding some unrealistic, but definitely grabbing the attention plot points made this drama more approachable for a wider audience.

The main point of the drama was the development and growth of the characters. It's a story of believing in yourself and what you stand for, fighting for the right. Discovering that just because there are winners, does not necessarily mean there must be losers. How to play the game that will make not only you achieve your goals, but also make everyone around you content. It's about slowly realizing your strengths and ways to use them. Figuring out that wanting something does not necessarily make you a bad person who is only led by greed. Many interesting lessons to learn with our main character. An amazing journey of self-discovery.

CHARACTERS & CAST
I was not sold on the idea of Ji Jin Hee being the lead of the whole drama. Especially after watching the first two episodes. Him being surrounded by all the strong and captivating side characters made me worried, if he can truly lead the whole show. And oh boy, I was wrong. Now I would say he was born for this role and he aced the character. Seeing Park Moo Jin slowly grow without giving up on his principles and beliefs was an amazing journey. It was refreshing to see a really smart main character that was also empathetic and, to put it simply, a good person.

It's also worth mentioning other characters that won my heart: Cha Young Jin, whom I loved to hate at the beginning and then just simply loved. Han Na Kyung who was the MVP of the badass team. Oh Young Seok, who made the drama even more thrilling to watch. Yoon Chan Kyung who was the true politician - I never knew where she was standing and what her motives were. Is she good? Is she bad? I guess you will find out for yourself, if you decide to watch it.

OTHER
The show also talks about some serious issues in a realistic and not patronizing way. It helps with understanding the reasoning for specific choices characters make. The cinematography and the way it was shot was beautiful. Definitely a high quality production. The music was good; it was not exactly grabbing my attention, but it's a political drama, the ost is not the main focus here. The ending was perfect, and everything I could wish for.

Overall, I did not expect to like this drama as much as I did, but it will probably stay as one of my favorites.

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Details

  • Drama: Designated Survivor: 60 Days
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Netflix, tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 14 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 6,592 users)
  • Ranked: #481
  • Popularity: #986
  • Watchers: 16,112

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