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Unfolds the ultimate counterattack of veteran homicide detective Kim Taek Rok, who has returned to investigate the secret mastermind behind the blackmailer 'Friend'. (Source: Sports Chosun; edited by Krystale Mitaesa at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 26, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Disney+ Hulu
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 631 users)
  • Ranked: #2189
  • Popularity: #5637
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
admonike
2 people found this review helpful
Jul 27, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

a well-crafted and politically driven storyline

Shadow Detective 2 is a compelling kdrama that captivates its audience with a slow-paced yet intricately woven storyline. The drama revolves around the seasoned homicide detective Kim Taek Rok, portrayed skillfully by an experienced cast member, who has come out of retirement to unravel the mystery behind the elusive 'Friend', a blackmailer wreaking havoc.

The series takes an unexpected turn as Detective Taek-rok finds himself framed for a murder he did not commit. The real murderer uses this leverage to blackmail him, adding a layer of suspense and intensity to the plot. Throughout the eight episodes, we are taken on a thrilling journey of intrigue and deception, delving deep into the realm of political corruption rather than solely focusing on crime investigation.

The deliberate slow pace of the show may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it proves to be its greatest strength. The attention to detail in each sequence allows the plot to unfold naturally, giving ample room for character development and plot twists. This approach makes the drama all the more engaging, as it explores the complexities of the characters and their motivations.

One of the highlights of Shadow Detective 2 is its star-studded cast, featuring familiar faces that add credibility and trustworthiness to the series. The chemistry among the actors is palpable, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

As a viewer who prefers plot-driven dramas over action-packed ones, Shadow Detective 2 delivers exactly what I seek. With its intricate plot, unexpected twists, and conflicted main leads, the drama keeps me hooked from start to finish. It stands out as a refreshing departure from high-speed police and crime dramas, offering a more thought-provoking and emotionally charged narrative.

In shot, Shadow Detective 2 is a must-watch for those who appreciate a well-crafted and politically driven storyline. With its attention to detail, strong performances, and engaging plot, it proves to be a worthy addition to the kdrama landscape.

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Completed
ColourMePurple
1 people found this review helpful
Jul 29, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 3.0

Better compared to the first season

Although season 2 is a good series, a huge reason that I did not enjoy Shadow Detective 2 is because of the gap between the two seasons. I wish they were released together or closer together. Splitting them up dampened the impact the series could have made. I had found season 1 quite confusing and difficult to follow and that made it harder to recollect incidents while season 2 was airing. The series also has a very long list of characters and names of people keep getting referred to so if you have a hard time remembering names, you'll struggle a bit to follow along.

The positive side is that since this season is about concluding the initial and current mysteries, towards the latter half of the series, it becomes much easier to follow along and there are fewer important characters to remember.

The pace of the story is quite slow and the tone is very serious so the dialogue delivery felt monotonous. That is what made it harder to watch even when things got interesting. There was not a single episode that I could continue without dozing off. I did enjoy the series when I could see the picture as a whole. The mystery aspect was stronger in the first season and the second season is quite different from that so it's possible to enjoy the first season more for that reason alone.

Ideally, in order to properly enjoy this show, one should watch both seasons one after the other. However, this series didn't leave a strong impact on me unfortunately.

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  • Drama: Shadow Detective Season 2
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 26, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Disney+, Hulu
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 631 users)
  • Ranked: #2189
  • Popularity: #5637
  • Watchers: 1,841

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