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Ratings: 7.8/10 from 3,074 users
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Clever con artist Lee Ro Um suffers from a distinct lack of empathy. One day, she is falsely implicated on charges of killing her estranged parents. She is exonerated after 10 years with the help of a passionate, highly empathetic lawyer, Han Moo Young. The two come to form an unlikely alliance to fight against wrongdoers and exact revenge on them. (Source: The Korea Times) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: May 29, 2023 - Jul 18, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 3,074 users)
  • Ranked: #3272
  • Popularity: #1225
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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18 people found this review helpful
Jul 19, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

Immensely dull in between

When the series started, it was great... for about 4 episodes. I loved the comedy, the breaking of the fourth wall, the genius straight-faced confident female lead and the idea that it was the male lawyer who was the emotional one was also a great change of pace. I also liked the involvement of the SML cop character. But the story sharply declined after that with nothing happening and everything like I was enjoying about the series had turned into the most dull plot to the point that I kept falling asleep while watching it. There was no chance of me speeding up the show because there was a lot of complicated points being discussed which I would have then missed.

It's only from the 12th episode that the story really picked up again. It was funny again. The breaking of the fourth wall was back and the story was FINALLY moving forward. And even though I loved the last four episodes as well, I was just annoyed the entire time before this because I couldn't recognise the show. I really wanted to see things through and I'm glad I persevered because it has a satisfying ending.

I get that they wanted to build up the story, the suspense and the drama but from episode 5 - 10, it was a struggle. 11 th was good at first and then had a boring second half again. This caused me to avoid watching the drama and I fell back and only when I read that the show finally picked up did I finally binge the remaining 6 episodes. So the team basically is struggling throughout this time and it feels like there is no momentum to the show. I feel like many episodes can even be skipped as you won't miss too much.

This drama would have been better as a 10 - 12 episode series rather than a 16 episode one and then my rating for it would also be far higher but considering how difficult it became for me to continue, 7 is fair on my part.

Some additional points to help you make your decision - I liked the mystery element despite the overcomplicated story; there isn't any romance but there is a some good teamwork and friendships established; the actors did a good job and there was no character that I hated though one of the "kids" was slightly annoying.

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Bob Kai Meng
10 people found this review helpful
Jul 19, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 5.0
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Surely the most delightful ending of any drama series I've or we've ever watched. Love how the writer made right all the wrongs commited directly by the evil and crooked organisation and indirectly by an uncaring society. The coming together of support from reporter, lawyers, psychiatrist and prosecutor was very satisfying.
Nice that there wasn't much romance in the story but only hints of attraction between parties.
Having said that, I wish the pace was quicker and more exciting...could have finished in 12 episodes.
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  • Drama: Delightfully Deceitful
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: May 29, 2023 - Jul 18, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 3,074 users)
  • Ranked: #3272
  • Popularity: #1225
  • Watchers: 12,780

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