Plot: Tells the story of Ahn Joon-ho and Han Ho-yul, two members of a navy group who work to catch those that desert. Additionally highlights the undesirable nature of the navy, the place bullying and survival of the fittest are frequent and the weakest have horrifying experiences by the hands of their superiors.
(Actors: Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, Son Seok-koo)
Director: Han Jun-hee. Additionally directed Coin Locker Woman and Hit-and-Run Squad.
Ideas: This drama was superb. It’s the kind of drama that’s filmed effectively and highlights social points, however you gained’t wish to rewatch it as a result of it saddens and disturbs you. Kinda like how Parasite was. I’m unsure precisely what I used to be anticipating going into it. Possibly I believed it might be extra detective-ish like the primary characters could be like fixing a case so as to discover the deserters. However quite than that, it was largely in regards to the abuses that happen within the navy – psychological, bodily, and sexual. Some scenes simply cease your coronary heart for a second as a result of you recognize this stuff are occurring in actual life. A pal despatched an article about how males in Korea are commenting that the present may be very life like in portraying the abuse of navy life. It truly occurs on each stage. The upper-ups solely care about their picture, not in regards to the precise troopers. The seniors within the unit abuse the juniors and when the juniors grow to be seniors, they, in flip, abuse their juniors. Vicious cycle. Korean males are pressured to serve within the navy and a few males are sturdy and a few are weak. The stresses of being bullied are displayed, together with how some internalize it and the way some are pushed too far and break. Possibly this present will scare those that have but to enlist, however possibly it’s going to additionally put together them.
I ponder how Jung Hae-in’s service was since he enlisted earlier than turning into an actor. I additionally surprise how well-known individuals who enlist are handled otherwise than common individuals. I watched an episode of I Stay Alone the place Key (from pop group Shinee) went on an in a single day journey with 3 of his buddies from the navy. The buddies appeared like typical guys and the 4 of them laughed and reminisced about humorous instances after they had been within the navy. I ponder if experiences like this are uncommon or if guys truly keep in contact with different guys they served with.
Total, it’s a drama that must be seen. The appearing is nice, the bromance is nice, the cinematography is nice. There’s hypothesis there will probably be a Season 2 and whereas I’m unsure I wish to see extra of this drama, I in all probability would watch it.