[Drama Review] Suspicious Partner: “At the gate where suspicion enters, love goes out”

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Life is upended for a prosecutor after meeting his new intern who becomes a prime murder suspect soon after joining his office.

“Suspicious Partner” tells the story of an aspiring prosecutor named Eun Bong Hee, played by Nam Ji Hyun, who by fate meets No Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) on a subway. She falsely accuses him of getting handsy with her. Feeling upset about the whole debacle, Ji Wook heads to a restaurant/bar where he unfortunately bumps into her again. Sitting at a nearby table, he overhears Bong Hee arguing with her boyfriend, who is cheating on her. This reminds Ji Wook of his ex-girlfriend that betrayed him, and because he understands and can relate to Bong Hee’s situation, he decides to help her out on a whim and they end up leaving the restaurant/bar together. After sharing a few drinks at a bar, Bong Hee wakes up the next morning in Ji Wook’s house, unable to recall any memories from the night before, which freaks her out and sends her running out of his home without a word. Bong Hee then heads to her new job, where she is surprised to discover that Ji Wook is a prosecutor and actually her mentor and boss.

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Thoughts

Yet another drama from Ji Chang Wook — one of my top Korean actor. I first watched him at ‘Smile Donghae’ and in ‘Healer’. I have to admit that I really love his personality and both the drama affected me so much. I didn’t watch any other drama after that because I was still thinking of it for as long as I can remember.

I am please with the plot of this drama because of all the thrill going on. But I think it’s not really a romantic-comedy. I didn’t really felt the comedy in the story because of all the things that’s happening. It’s more appropriate if this will fall under thriller-romance or something similar to that. I also saw an interview about the drama and how Ji Chang Wook explained that it was his first time doing a romantic-comedy. I really hope that it ended the way he wanted it to be. I wish that he’s contented with the outcome of the drama. Don’t get me wrong, I know that he did a great job in this one but I just can’t stand that the flow was somewhat more of a thriller and drama.†††

Another thing is the lead girl of the story, (Eun Bong Hee) Nam Ji Hyun. I first knew her at Shopaholic Louis and I can tell that she’s an amazing actress as well. Although her character in this drama didn’t really struck a chord inside me. I liked her at the first episodes of the story, but as the story goes on, I’m a little left confuse. I didn’t really like her decision-making in terms of her relationship with No Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook). I understand that she’s deeply hurt and she’s blaming herself and all but I just can’t see the reason to why she’s still acting like that despite Ji Wook’s attempt to just forget about it. But I love her clumsy personality. I can somehow relate to her in some aspects.

Overall, I didn’t see any loophole in the story, and every episodes are catchy and it left me hanging and thinking every ending. I like the drama despite the lack of the comedy feels. Maybe because I like watching thriller movies and dramas as well. Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun did a great job portraying their roles and the chemistry was undeniable. The other characters — Ji Eun Hyuk (Choi Tae Joon) and Cha Yoo Jung (Kwon Nara) — did a good job as well especially Kim Hyeong Gyoo who played the role of Jung Hyun Soo.

Rate: 4/5

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