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Missing Noir M korean drama review
Missing Noir M
10 people found this review helpful
by Chocobana
Aug 5, 2015
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
Missing Noir M was one hell of a ride. There's suspense, crime, mystery. While the special team is all about finding missing people, the cases always turn out to be much more complex with so many underlying layers. So many viewers made comparisons between TEN and MNM, and it makes sense since the two shows carry the same vibe and are gritty and thought-provoking. But the questions that were asked in each show were different. TEN made us wonder who really was the monster, while MNM made us ponder the meaning of (in)justice. What I like so much about both shows in any case is that we're not just watching a brainless procedural cop show with a new case of the week every episode. There's so much more with every case that unfolds. You will definitely question what's right and what's wrong in each context and still feel unsure of your own judgement. I also liked how well we got to know our characters in such a short amount of time and without being spoon-fed a lengthy exposition. We learned more about their backgrounds whenever they became relevant and through their own actions. Gil Soo-hyeon is not so cut-and-dry as you'd believe at first, and Oh Dae-yeong is both endearingly and frustratingly someone who's ruled by emotions and acts before he thinks. I think the weakest link was Jin Seo-jun, who we did get to know about but still fell a little flat even with her past being revealed. It was a good show overall and I hope they make a second season of this because I definitely want to see these characters again. Plus, the ending was a semi-cliffhanger (they concluded the series but left enough hanging that there's the potential for more). P.S. Do not make the mistake of eating food while watching this show. Just saying.
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