Good Job (2022)

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Drama: Good Job (굿잡)
Network: ENA, Olleh TV, Seezn
Episodes: 12
Release Date: August 24 – September 29, 2022
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:00
Country: South Korea

Plot: A young CEO of the Eun Kang Group sidelines as a detective to investigate who killed his mother years ago. He runs a small detective agency with his best friend lawyer Jinmo. He meets Don Sera during one of his cases and the two decide to work together to solve Sunwoo’s mother’s death.

Main Cast
Jung Il Woo – Eun Sunwoo
Kwon Yuri – Don Sera
Eum Mun Suk – Yang Jinmo
Song Sang Eun – Sa Nahee
Yoon Sun Woo – Kang Tae Joon
Lee Joon Hyuk – Director Hong
Hong Woo Jin – Kim Jae Ha

Review
This was so light and fun and easy to watch! The plot is simple but I like their silly disguises and solving cases. This drama reminds me a lot like Bruce Wayne (Sunwoo) and his secret batcave and alterego as Batman (Sunwoo as a detective), with his sidekick Robin (Jinmo), Batgirl (Sera — ok Batgirl is not Batman’s love interest but you get what I mean) and Alfred (Director Hong).

The show was mostly carried by the great chemistry between the main leads Sera and Sunwoo and the second leads Jinmo and Nahee. They were funny, sweet, romantic. Esp Sera and Sunwoo — whew!! I wish they get together in real life! (Time to watch Bossam!). I also loved the bromance between Sunwoo and his best friend Jin Mo — they know each other so well that they also have a Plan B.

I also liked all the OST songs. Too bad they didn’t release an album.

On the other hand, the villain is predictable (well, at least to me), I felt like he tried too hard to be like Joo Dan Tae (if you watch Penthouse lol) and I still really don’t really get his motive (it sounds shallow — boohoo daddy didn’t love him).

The other “bad guy” was just too angry from episode 1 without really saying why he is that way to Sunwoo. I don’t know if it’s the actor or the way the character was written. But I like that in the end, he got a little redemption — he was able to get out of his father’s shadow and accepted the consequences of his actions (and hopefully mature a bit).

Detective Han was largely useless as a character except for the last episode. Which was too bad coz he would have been a great part of the team, had he actually had better detective instincts. And as a detective, he should know better than stop Sera from knowing the truth behind what happened when she was younger. She deserved to know to be able to take care of herself.

Rating: 8.5/10 (8 for the story + 0.5 for the leads)

Quick update

Hello! I know I haven’t been updating my blog. It’s not because I haven’t been watching KDramas. Actually, it IS because I’m watching too many dramas that I haven’t completed any of them!

I’m currently watching:
Cheer Up (now in ep 8)
Love Is for Suckers (up to ep 8)
Alchemy of Souls (now in ep 7)
May It Please the Court (now in ep 8)

I’ve also been catching up on my usual variety shows:
My Ugly Duckling
Hangout with Yoo
Sixth Sense (now in ep 14 – final)
Watched Running Man to watch Manny Pacquiao episode
Watched Knowing Brothers to watch Manny Pacquiao episode
Watched All the Butlers 2 episodes with Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung
Watched The Manager 2 episodes with Daniel Henney

Whew! In the meantime you can check out my drama updates on my twitter account @kdramadreaming

Will definitely complete all the dramas in November!

Q3 2022 Drama Watch List

July 2022
20. Time to Fall in Love (CDrama) – 8.5
21. Money Heist Korea Part 1 – 8
22. Remarriage and Desires – 8.5

August 2022
23. Welcome to Wedding Hell – 8
24. Our Blues – 9
25. Extraordinary Attorney Woo – 8.5
26. Love Between Fairy and Devil (CDrama) – 9

September 2022
27. Narco Saints – 8.5
28. Today’s Webtoon – 8
29. It’s Beautiful Now – 7
30. Good Job – 8.5

Movies / Drama Special / Documentary
13. Perhaps Love – 8
14. Confidential Assignment – 8.5
15. I Saw The Devil – 8.5
16. Seoul Vibe – 8
17. Emergency Declaration – 8.5

Variety Shows
4. HDYP: WSG Wannabe

Total Dramas watched in Q2: 11
Total Year to Date Dramas Watched: 30

Dropped: None

Ongoing dramas/shows:
1. Alchemy of Souls ep 2
2. Sixth Sense S3 – watched ep 10

It’s Beautiful Now Eps 41-50 (End)(2022)

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Drama: It’s Beautiful Now (현재는 아름다워)
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 50
Release Date: April 2 – September 18, 2022
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 19:55

Plot: A story about 3 brothers and their parents betting on them to get married.

Main Cast:
Yoon Si Yoon – Lee Hyun Jae
Bae Dabin – Hyun Mirae
Oh Min Suk – Lee Yoon Jae
Shin Dongmi – Sim Hae Jun
Seo Bum June – Lee Soo Jae
Choi Yebin – Na Yuna

Episode Review:

Rating: 7/10