28 February 2015

Punch (2014) Review

Title: Punch
Genre: Melodrama, Legal, Thriller, Romance
Episodes: 19
Broadcast period: 2014-Dec to 2015-Feb
Cast: Kim Rae Won, Kim Ah Joong and Jo Jae Hyun.

Park Jung Hwan (Kim Rae Won) is a prosecutor very close to the ‘grey’ area of law, which means as long as it’s under the table he is willing to do it. Though not completely corrupt to the core, his boss prosecutor Lee Tae Joon (Jo Jae Hyun) is, and by aiding his boss, Jung Hwan wants to climb to the top. On the other hand his ex-wife prosecutor Shin Ha Kyung (Kim Ah Joong) is as white as they come, as she believes that law is a way of living, and by not abiding that law her ex-husband Jung Hwan should be cuffed.
After finally managing to put his boss on the spot as the Prosecutor General, Jung Hwan is diagnosed with brain cancer, and is told that he only has 6 months to live. Refusing to admit reality he tries to find a doctor and manages, but this particular doctor is a criminal who is soon to be trialed. Promising to save the doctor, Jung Hwan goes under the knife, ony to have the surgery fail, and reducing his 6 months to 3 months.
Tae Joon, thinking that Jung Hwan has died, cuts Jung Hwan off and in order to save his own brother makes Ha Kyung out to be a criminal. After waking up Jung Hwan is told his situation and about Ha Kyung, which makes his face Tae Joon, who refuses to release Ha Kyung.
That is when Jung Hwan promises to make sure that not only is he going to get her out, but he will make Tae Joon pay for framing her…

Okay! First of all sorry for the kind of misleading/boring summary, but this drama is really good! Besides being mature, this drama had me cling to my seat most of the time. Some people might find it boring, and it can be as the complication of the entire law part, is really boring, but the fact that they are able to make me follow and understand every part of the law and also the conspiracy. I like Kim Rae Won’s portrayal of this ‘good-guy-gone-bad’ and how he changes after his life gets shaken up. I have to admit I was quite terrified how little they valued a human life, and how easy it was for them to not only not care of their dying co-worker, but also how little they cared for his family. I know it sounds weird, but they seriously were all waiting for Jung Hwan to die, and kept implying that. Anyways, really good acting and amazing cast. The story is almost perfect, though it can become too confusing at times - boring at others…

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

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