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8.4
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The drama is about a highly successful lawyer who falls from grace because of one case. He becomes a fixed term teacher at a high school that is tied to that case in order to regain his honor. Though he goes into the classroom for selfish reasons, he begins to see the crimes that take place and he takes matters into his own hands to help protect victims from their peers. The drama will shine a spotlight on the reality of teenagers facing little to no repercussions after committing a crime because they are teenagers, providing no protection for those who become a victim to these crimes. (Source: Soompi) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 17, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: OCN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 1,840 users)
  • Ranked: #517
  • Popularity: #777
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
chalbarczyk
11 people found this review helpful
Sep 5, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 6.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
I’m disappointed. And annoyed.

The tense, the murder case, the characters, specially students in the school – were interesting and captivating. But solving the case, the detective work, the prosecutor work - were weak. The teachers keep finding clues by chance, without meticulous investigation, and there is no a strong turning point in the story or the moment of suspense. The pace is slow, I mean, the pace of investigation. Surprisingly the most coherent and fine parts of drama were school scenes with young actors.
The motive of temporary teacher (played by Yoon Gyun Sang) was important in the beginning, but later the writer didn’t have the concept of this any more. Unfortunately some of great and interesting characters in the drama were dead (I hope it isn’t a spoiler:) and protagonists who were alive – they were somehow flat. And I'm even not going to mention about the ending...
And my biggest problem with this crime drama: I feel the characters are created in a wrong way. Their actions don’t seem real. The psychology of characters is simple and unconvincing. And the actors acting is proportional to the script: average, average, average.
But the music was good.

So, there are some great scenes, with genius directing and filming (if you have seen the scene in the high-rise building, you know what I'm talking about), but it is not enough to enjoy this crime drama.

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Completed
XingBack
5 people found this review helpful
Sep 6, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 1.0

8.6? 8.9?

the story was great but there was something missing.. the process was really lacking, it didn't need 16 eps.. like the overall main mystery happens in the first 2 eps and is resolved in the last 2.5 eps.. though the side plots were not bad, I enjoyed a few and they made the younger side characters shine...
but tbh I wasn't focusing most of the time, and some things went by without even leaving an impression on me. like I didn't focus on the older cast, specifically the parents and that prosecutor who was so cold she was emotionless..

also, I felt like they over complicated things, like they didn't really have a "is he the killer or is she the killer" moments -they didn't have too many (or any) solid suspects- but then again, how did it take them so long to think "aha, this might be the killer"...
and those 3 always had their brain storming sessions, but like the mystery wasn't that complicated, I honestly don't know what they wasted their time on...

I don't know, I've been in a crime/thriller slump lately. all writers think they are too smart, and some make me believe it for a while, but then I'm not fully engaged with the story.. though I really enjoyed the ending, it had a balance between open ending and conclusion..
overall I liked the "main" actors, I'll keep my eye on them.. also the ost was nice...



my rewatch values are either a 1 or a 10 so ;)

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Details

  • Drama: Class of Lies
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 17, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: OCN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 1,840 users)
  • Ranked: #517
  • Popularity: #777
  • Watchers: 5,253

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