Unique Air Date: Could – July 2017
Suspicious Companion is a criminal offense thriller authorized romantic comedy starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hoon as a prosecutor and lawyer, respectively. They change into entwined in a homicide case. As they work collectively, additionally they uncover a typical previous an ill-fated future.
Suspicious Companion is one in all my favourite crime/authorized reveals within the Korean drama world. I’m a fan of reveals concerning the regulation (within the American realm, I cherished reveals like Boston Authorized, Bull, Fits, and Legislation and Order). At one level in my youth, I even wished to change into a lawyer! It’s fascinating watching South Korean dramas to find out about how their authorized system works. Suspicious Companion falls in step with the section of Korean dramas that blended psychopaths with their romcoms (e.g. Sturdy Girl Bong Quickly and My Love from the Star). However for essentially the most half, I assumed the writers dealt with the stability properly. What was charming concerning the villain on this drama was how advanced and multifaceted he was. In different dramas, the villain was very black and evil and psychotic. However on this one, there are occasions that you just really sympathize with how he ended up the way in which he did and why he’s killing folks. I additionally assume it’s a testomony to the actor, Dong Ha and his implausible job or portraying his character with such nuances and duality.
The main attraction of this present is the connection of Ji Wook, whose identify is confusingly much like his actual identify of Ji Chang Wook and Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hoon). They’d lovely interactions as their relationship developed from bickering strangers to coworkers to advisories to compelled cohabitation to coworkers once more to romance to properly…let’s simply say there have been quite a lot of turns of their journey to being a pair! Their entire journey felt actual and the sluggish development to coupledom was properly dealt with. Sure, there have been quite a lot of troupes and clichés to their relationship, however the made me giggle and swoon all on the similar time.
I additionally actually loved the facet characters and authorized workforce of Assistant Bang Eun Ho (Jang Hyk Jin), CEO Byun Younger Hee (Lee Deok Hwa), Lawyer Ji Eun Hyuk (Choi Tae Joon who was the lead in So I Married the Anti-Fan, and is relationship Park Shin Hye). Their dynamic with one another introduced one other layer of enjoyable and coronary heart to the drama.
The drama wasn’t excellent. There was a bit drag to the tip and I needed they wrapped up the homicide case a bit faster. I additionally wasn’t an enormous fan of the 2 feminine facet characters, though they did develop on me barely by the tip. I watched this early on in my Korean drama expertise, so the troupes had been comparatively new to me, so I didn’t thoughts any of them. However when you have been expecting some time, it’s possible you’ll roll your eyes a bit at a number of the plot factors of amnesia, childhood trauma, and fated future.
General, Suspicious Companion is a extremely fulfilling watch. The lead couple’s chemistry, interactions, and relationship development is well worth the binge. The regulation agency facet characters are all endearing with their humor and family-like bickering and love for one another. I loved the authorized angle to the present and the exploration of the function of a prosecutor, the necessity for a radical investigation to seek out the reality, how eye witness reminiscence is unreliable, the care wanted when dealing with baby eyewitnesses, and basic ethics legal professionals and prosecutors face when practising regulation. It might be a bit troupe for some, however I completely cherished it. This drama together with Healer elevated Ji Chang Wook to one in all my favourite Korean actors.
Last Opinion: Should See! Favourite! Though Healer is unquestionably #1 to observe of the JCW dramas, this one is #2!