Makoto Kusano graduated from a prestigious university and landed a job at a large company. His life seemed to be on a smooth sailing journey, but things change drastically for him. Due to the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy, Makoto Kusano is laid off from his job. This is just 6 months after he started work there. Making things worse, his sick father requires expensive medical treatment that his insurance does not cover. Makoto Kusano is also pressured by a bank to repay his student loan. He is now in a desperate situation. Makoto Kusano then sees a notice for a job that promises lavish pay. His job turns out to require Makoto Kusano to withdraw money from elderly people's bank accounts. These people are victims of voice phishing. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~Adapted from the book "Rojin Kui" by Daisuke Suzuki. Edit Translation
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SOMETHING NEWSCAMS is a fresh take on the scamming dimensions,
portraying how one enters into this field, what happens usually and what the culmination is at the end.
The drama's first half is aesthetic to watch, crisp and to the point.
Each episode features 20 mins of fine art.
The problem starts in the 2nd half, the plot gets too slow, characters and plot development die, they are mismatched by passing onto the side characters, and in the end, what we're left with is a pigsty with 1 too many episodes left.
The end is ironic but confusing and definitely forced.
It reminds me of the movie Parasite which goes through the same pattern in a way,
how everything that could go wrong will always do.
Overall, Scams is worth watching.
It had the best cinematography as far as J dramas are concerned.
PS: Special mentions to the acting cast, everybody did a phenomenal job, especially our MC and his boss.