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Oh Taek works as a taxi driver. One day, he had a dream where a lot of pigs appeared. This type of dream is thought to bring about good luck. On that same day, he earns his usual amount of money. When he thinks about calling it a day, a man named Geum Hyuk Soo asks Oh Taek to drive him to the port city of Mokpo. He offers a million won (~$1,000) to drive him. Oh Taek accepts the drive, but Oh Taek is not aware that Hyuk Soo murdered a man, and he is planning to stow away on a boat. Meanwhile, Hwang Soon Kyu is the mother of the man who was murdered by Hyuk Soo. She chases after her son's killer. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "Unsuojinnal" (운수 오진 날) by Aporia (아포리아). ~~ Release dates: Oct 5, 2023 (Festival) || Nov 17-19, 2023 (CGV Special Screening) || Nov 20 - Dec 19 (tvN) || Part 1: Nov 24, Part 2: Dec 8, 2023 (TVING) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Français
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2023 - Dec 8, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: TVING tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 1,059 users)
  • Ranked: #1002
  • Popularity: #2807
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
Coolforthesummer
53 people found this review helpful
Dec 9, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 10
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Taxi of Terror : The Unforgettable Ride of A Bloody Lucky Day

A Bloody Lucky Day is an intense thriller that takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the minds of its characters. From the get go, its clear that this drama is not your typical crime series. Geum Hyeok soo, the serial killer in this story, is unlike anything we have seen before in the world of dramas. His actions, thoughts and words are more akin to a devil than a mere murderer.

Split into two parts, the story offers a unique perspective in each segment. The first part unveils the unfortunate events leading taxi driver Oh Taek to cross paths with the chilling killer. Geum Hyeok soo's character is not just about body count, it delves into the essence of pure evil.

The second part takes an unexpected turn as Oh Taek embarks on a quest for revenge. This shift adds complexity to the story exploring the thin line between good and evil. While the resolution may not resonate with everyone, the drama keeps everyone engaged with its compelling storytelling.

Yoo Yeon seok and Lee Sung min deliver stellar performances. Yoo Yeon seok's seamless transformation from a soft spoken character to a bone chilling murderer is extraordinary while Lee Sung min's portrayal makes you feel sympathy for his character. The chemistry between these actors elevates the drama's overall impact.

The cinematography, editing and music create a tense atmosphere enhancing the overall viewing experience. The closeups and the confined space of the taxi add a unique touch to the drama.

However second part introduces plot twists that may be interpreted as a fresh perspective by some viewers. The ending while aiming for resolution sparks curiosity rather than neatly tying up loose ends.

Despite its flaws, A Bloody Lucky Day stands out as a exceptional thriller with elements that push the boundaries of the genre. Its a must watch for those who enjoy intense narratives and stellar performances.

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Completed
Mahizes
19 people found this review helpful
Dec 10, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Genius & Missteps

'A Bloody Lucky Day' initially captivated me with its promising premise and a cast brimming with potential. The portrayals by Oh Taek and Yoo Yeon Seok were particularly commendable, showcasing a range of emotions – fear, love, despair, and hope – with admirable finesse. Lee Jung Eun, embodying the anguish and vengeance-driven mother Hwang Soon Kyu, added depth to a story woven around loss and revenge.

Despite the strong performances, the series, unfortunately, falls short of its potential, primarily due to a script that seems stretched beyond its natural conclusion for monetary gains. This dilution of narrative intensity becomes glaringly apparent in the conclusion of episode six, which, in my view, would have been a more fitting end to the story.

The series' pivotal moment – the confrontation between Hwang Soon Kyu and the antagonist Geum Hyuk Soo – was disappointingly executed. The build-up to this moment, laden with Soon Kyu's grief and hunger for vengeance, loses its impact in a sequence that felt more like a convenient plot device than a logical progression of the story. This anticlimactic resolution contradicts the strength and determination previously shown by Soon Kyu, reducing the character's journey to a mere footnote.

Additionally, the series introduces peripheral characters that serve little more than cannon fodder, whose sole purpose seems to be their inevitable demise at the hands of the killer. A particularly frustrating instance of this occurs during a sequence involving the taxi sending out an emergency signal. Two characters, instead of sensibly calling the police upon noticing the distress signal, choose to recklessly follow the taxi. This decision, devoid of any logical reasoning, inevitably leads to their swift and somewhat predictable deaths. Their inclusion and quick exit from the plot, while infuriating, at least doesn't prolong their senseless storyline. It was a moment where one might fleetingly think they almost deserved their fate for such blatant disregard for their own safety.

Despite these criticisms, the series does manage to redeem itself in parts, especially with the clever subplots involving the killer, which added a layer of intrigue and suspense. Yet, the final moments, involving an underdeveloped and ineffective detective character and a somewhat clichéd intervention by Taxi driver Lee Sung Min's son, were underwhelming, to say the least.

The soundtrack, another aspect where the series could have shined, was lackluster and failed to complement the tone of the series effectively.

In conclusion, 'A Bloody Lucky Day' is a series with a strong start and commendable performances that, unfortunately, gets ensnared in its own narrative complexities and commercial constraints. It's a series that could have been a masterful exploration of grief and retribution but ends up as a mere reflection of what might have been

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Details

  • Drama: A Bloody Lucky Day
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2023 - Dec 8, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: TVING, tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 1,059 users)
  • Ranked: #1002
  • Popularity: #2807
  • Watchers: 5,160

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