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Ryu Sung Joon, Ryu Sung Hoon and Jo Eun Ki become involved in a serial murder case involving jury members as the victims. These three individuals try to uncover the truth behind the deaths. Ryu Sung Joon works as an enthusiastic detective. He is always determined to catch the bad guys. Due to his determination, his arrest rate is always among the top for detectives. His older brother is Ryu Sung Hoon and he works as a judge. Ryu Sung Hoon is a perfectionist and smart enough to have passed the bar exam with the top score and graduated at the top of his class at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He is an upright man who does his best to impart a fair judgement. Jo Eun Ki works as a social worker. She has a warm heart and is full of justice. She always puts people first and tries to be a reliable guardian to children who come from poor backgrounds. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 16, 2022 - Nov 5, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: OCN tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 7,534 users)
  • Ranked: #521
  • Popularity: #618
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Ongoing 16/16
unterwegsimkoreanischenD Flower Award1
51 people found this review helpful
Nov 5, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
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Exciting, yet gloomy thriller. The murder case being tried by a jury is just a kick off for more…

"Blind" is a fabulous, exciting, somewhat dark thriller.
"Blind" weaves its fictional story around 'survivors' of brutal child abuse and severely traumatizing exploitation as kids. These 'survivors' meet each other and their perpetrators 20 years later as adults. Each of those involved tried in his/her own way to come to terms with the past and lead a more or less normal life. Not only the abusive childhood, but also its psychological effects on their later life are a severe issue - and become a topic here. In addition, in this context complex interdependencies between the perpetrators of the time are dissolved and - against the background of a brutal variant of public vigilante justice - the original roles as perpetrators and victims are turned upside down.
"Blind" is haunting. The focus is on a murder case that is being tried by a jury. More murders follow. The dramaturgical setting is to some extent perhaps a bit reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel - insofar as suddenly almost everyone in the case-related group of the selected jury could be the perpetrators... the distribution of roles between judges, investigators, victims and presumed suspects is also becoming increasingly opaque and fatefully intertwined. To pretend that one can turn a 'blind' eye to what used to be is no longer possible. Everyone must now look at the past and (even if it is perhaps a little late) bear the consequences. Magnificent.


----- SIDE NOTE: ---Child abuse - a sad and highly topical issue in South Korea ---
The thriller obviously saddles its story on the unspeakably sad topic of child abuse, which due to its unbroken topicality has increasingly made it into South Korea's series and film productions of recent years (among others "Children of Nobody" and "Mother" as drama or "Miss Baek" and "Bring me Home" as movie.) Many a well-established member of society prefer to look the other way when unbelievable deals are being made concerning minors, as long as they might even benefit themselves. And any 'survivors' can be glad if they manage to split off the traumatic experience to some extent - nevertheless most often PTS comes right along. Usually, those ´survivors´ until old age are psychologically still stuck in that desperate helplessness and inner agony of the past.
A South Korean government study from 2021 reveals, that abusive trafficking in minors has been rampant and even increasing in recent years. There is an acute need for action regarding more effective education in all public areas - from prevention to investigation and criminal prosecution up to employee training. A big problem with this: usually police officers or other officials are directly involved and work together with the traffickers, who specialize in the ruthless exploitation of minors. If the children and young people survive this, the psychological consequences of these deeply traumatizing experiences will be very hard - if at all - to be overcome. They are left helpless at the mercy of adults (who actually should take good care of them) and utterly hopeless in the face of a society that turns a blind eye to their torment. The only thing that is left: feeling betrayed and/or obviously of no worth whatsoever...
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PS:
It may be that in reality a larger task force would have been set up to investigate the serial murders of the jury members. In my opinion, however, the KDrama didn't take anything away from keeping the circle compact in order to tell the story in its essential entanglements in a powerful way.

P.P.S.:
At last, I don't want to leave a pleasant detail (I think) unmentioned. We have seen it so often in KDramas: within the social ranking in South Korea, the older colleagues are obviously allowed to rebuke the younger ones with a shove, a kick or a snap on the forehead. (In view of my German socialization background, that is unheard of, but ...) In "Blind" one can now observe (among other things) that a transformation in this natural ranking behavior may be starting to happen within the younger generation: a colleague police officer in "Blind" actually gives back to his colleague and stands up for himself. So far, I have seen this rather rarely, if at all. Until now, as a rule in comparable situations, the fist usually remained in the pocket. In the mass consciousness, KDrama is relating to, starting 2022 such physical rebuke might obviously no longer be tolerated as a matter of course. Stand-up-for-your-rights seems to/wants to become possible - like a wind breeze of change coming up within a hierarchical tradition since centuries chiseled in stone...

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Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
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Jibin (Yoonjae) and Seungyun (Charles) as personifications of true love

The heartbreaking psychological thriller "Blind" was a noteworthy example of implied romantic chemistry between two men, Jibin (Yoonjae) and Seungyun (Charles), whose feelings came to the surface through a precipitous movement towards tragedy

Even more so than the lingering touches and eye contacts, the bitter ending was marked by a codification that signified the romance identity: https://ibb.co/68q0Qgk

*A pact suicide*

Orphaned and abused, Jibin (Yoonjae) carried the weight of his sister's sexual assault for two decades. He wanted, nay needed, the justice that the law couldn't guarantee and took matters into his own hands; doing unto his tormentors as they did unto him

*A family for a family*

Undertaking a mission for reprisal, Jibin (Yoonjae) found an ally in Seungyun (Charles). "You have me," Seungyun (Charles) told Jibin (Yoonjae), promising to never abandon him or let him "take the fall alone"

The story reached its denouement. Jibin (Yoonjae) made a final attempt to wound Moonkang before taking his leave from the world that showed him little kindness. Seungyun (Charles), devastated by the loss of his beloved, clutched a photograph of Jibin (Yoonjae) and departed from the world that lost its meaning. His suicide was driven by the passion of the exceptionally close and devoted pair of star-crossed lovers. His love for Jibin (Yoonjae) was tender; a love in its truest form

Conclusion: ship Jibin (Yoonjae) with Seungyun (Charles), Seokjin (Sunghoon) and Taecyeon (Sungjoon) for clear skin

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  • Drama: Blind
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 16, 2022 - Nov 5, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: OCN, tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 7,534 users)
  • Ranked: #521
  • Popularity: #618
  • Watchers: 23,829

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