K-Drama Reviews: Suspicious Partner & Healer || Ji Chang-Wook edition!

Show Name: Suspicious Partner
Episodes: 40 (half an hour episodes)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Law&Order, [Adult]
Director: Park Sun-Ho
Cast:  Ji Chang-Wook, Nam Ji-Hyun, Choi Tae-Joon, Nara, Jang Hyuk-Jin etc.
My Rating: 

Blurb:

Noh Ji Wook is a unique prosecutor. He is handsome, hard-headed and intelligent who strives hard to be successful. He is the perfect example of what a prosecutor should be. Later, he becomes a lawyer.
Eun Bong Hee is a prosecutor trainee. Once a former taekwondo instructor, she trained to become a lawyer. She is confident and strong, but naive. She is assigned to work under Ji Wook.
They work together on a mysterious case involving a sly psychopath murderer. As they’re working as a team, they develop affection between them.

Seriousfreakingly, why are the blurbs like this? It makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. -_-

Soooo this review is looong dew. I don’t clearly remember every single detail since watched it months ago but I remember absolutely loving it!! I actually enjoyed it more than the Healer which was my first Ji Chang-Wook drama.

This boyo is absolutely worth watching. *insert winky face*

This drama was a treat to watch. Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji-Hyun) is a prosecutor trainee when she accidentally becomes a murder suspect because her ex-boyfriend was found murdered in her house when she was not in. Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang-Wook) is also a prosecutor but he later gives it up and becomes a lawyer to prove Eun Bong Hee’s innocence when he slowly gets to know her. Will he be able to save her or the actual killer will get away scot-free?

First of all, this drama was so freaking interesting and it kept me on the edge the entire time. The irony was the if the killer knew a particular truth about Eun Bong Hee, none of these would have happened but when he gets to know it’s already too late and he commits more crime in order to hide the other. This is how it happens kiddos. 😦

Eun Bong Hee and Noh Ji Wook’s fates clashed once before they were actually introduced to each other. They started off on the wrong foot but c’mon Eun Bong Hee was too adorable to resist. Like seriously, she was so effing cute. Despite her being framed and all the negativity thrown towards her, she tried to stay as positive as possible. The small things that she did slowly unintentionally won over Noh Ji Wook’s stubborn heart who had shut off her heart due to a previous betrayal.

Okay, but the most, like the most awesome thing about the drama was finding the truth about the killer. Seriously, it was so freaking intriguing!! There were bread crumbs everywhere leading to the real truth but the killer was just too damn smart in hiding his trails. I mean he was always there in front but due to no proof, their hands were tight. I loved the way the story panned out and the court trials were damn interesting to watch. I never thought I would say this but I am actually loving lawery drama stuff!! I love romance okay, like loooooove it but when the plot’s this interesting nothing else matters though I have to say the chemistry between them was swee-eet and the romance evolved slowly.

The only thing I didn’t like about this drama was the sudden twist just before the end which was not necessary at all. I mean it didn’t even connect with the main storyline but I think it’s a common trope in K-dramas to somehow link the past. I do not like it. Why is it even necessary? And Eun Bong Hee made the foolish decision ever but I was glaaaad when everything finally found its right place. Phew.

Overall, Suspicious Partner was an awesome, heart-pounding watch with adorable romance. The second lead a.k.a. Ji Eun-Hyuk (Choi Tae-Joon) and Cha Yoo-Jung (Nara) was surprisingly fun to watch because and see how things evolved as Choi Tae-Joon being the ex-girlfriend in the equation. But it was actually handled pretty well. But my most favourite character was Officer Bang (Jang Hyuk-Jin) who assisted Noh Ji Wook in his cases. He was pretty damn hilarious!! Actually, whenever the small group of 5 came together to have a meeting, it was so fun to watch! The pace was well maintained and I loved how it was executed except that small itsy-bitsy weird past stuff.

Recommend it?

Yes!!


Show Name: Healer
Episodes: 20
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Thriller, [Adult]
Director: Lee Jung-Sub, Kim Jin-Woo
Cast: Ji Chang-Wook, Park Min-Young, Yoo Ji-Tae, Kim Mi-Kyung, Oh Gwang-Rok
My Rating:

Blurb:

Seo Jung Hoo is so-called “errand boy”. For a relevant price, he may complete any task, only if it’s not connected with murder. Under Healer’s mask, he had run foul of some organizations that now strive to catch him, however, no one knows who he really is. He can count on older woman’s help, genius hacker responsible for the technical part of their job. One of his tasks is closely connected to one girl, Chae Yeong Shin, second-rate tabloid reporter. She starts to have an interest about Healer when he tries to get close to her, which results in the discovery of their common past.

Everybody loooooves this drama. Almost 99.9%, I also did but I don’t know I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped I would because of all the rave reviews.

Seo Jung Hoo (Ji Chang-Wook) works under the name of Healer, he takes the kind of job which an ordinary person would refuse to do, except when it comes to murder. When he gets a case to protect Chae Yeong Shin (Park Min-Young), he disguises himself as a reporter and becomes a fellow colleague. Chae Yeong Shin who has already heard about Healer becomes more interested to find out who he is after he saves her a couple of time. But things start to become messy when the Elder enters the scenario and the past comes to haunt them back.

Okaaaay, so I don’t exactly remember this one much as well, not more than the former. But I do remember the past flashback thingy very much confused me very much. Anyways, Seo Jung Hoo lives a secluded life and works with an unknown Hacker who gives him the job and she is the only one he could trust. Apart from another messenger nobody knows his identity. Chae Yeong Shin (who was soooo adorable) was actually quite similar to him in this aspect because she suffered from an incident which scarred her forever, so her only friend was her father (who was very very awesome I must say) and his assistant. Both their characters equally balanced each other and I loved that fact.

But as much as I loved the romance, the starting of that love didn’t feel quite real enough for me. As it slowly proceeded, their relationship developed but I felt the romance was suddenly thrown in my face, maybe I felt this because of Jung’s double identity, dunno. But that was only in the romantic aspect, other than that he executed his dual disguise personality very perfectly. (Don’t hit me, guys. Even virtually. I am smol being.) But everything after that was soooo cute!! I loved those two together!

I looooved the action sequences, there were definitely my favourite moments and the ajumma hacker was quite awesome as well. The plot slowly ties up all the clues together and also about Chae Yeong Shin’s past but I was getting confused about the group of 5 friends of the past and the present circumstances. After the villain a.k.a the Elder is revealed, things started becoming clear but I wish the antagonist was a little more dynamic. Yes, he did effing bad things but he didn’t give away the scary villain aura.

Overall, Healer was an interesting watch but I was didn’t feel connected to the plot. I didn’t have any major issues with this drama except the ones I mentioned, it’s just that I felt something was missing. On the other hand, the cast was phenomenal and did an outstanding job of executing their character. As I earlier said, I do not like the past syndrome thingy but I could have forgiven that if there was an emotional reunion. I mean, why didn’t that happen!! Anyway, the ending was quite fun and I enjoyed how everything was wrapped up.

(Again, do not hit this smol child.)

Recommend it?

Yes


Sooo guys, have you watched these yet? Which one is your favourite?? Is it on your to-watch list??

12 thoughts on “K-Drama Reviews: Suspicious Partner & Healer || Ji Chang-Wook edition!

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  2. Ah both of these are on my to-watch list! I’ve been meaning to start Suspicious Partner for a while already, but the 40 episode count has been scaring me off a little bit… Healer reminds me a bit of City Hunter, which I ADORED, so hopefully I’ll like that one too. (And you’re so right, those blurbs are soo weird! Thankfully your reviews explain everything way better 🙂 )

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    • Suspicious Partner is actually 20 episodes, it’s just half an hour so it lead to 40 but in usual K-Drama standard it’s 20.
      I NEEEEEED to see City Hunter, I can’t believe I haven’t watched it. I plan to soon though!

      I’m glaaaad! ❤ Hope you enjoy these shows and seriously give Suspicious Partner a try, it's worth it!

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  3. I started Suspicious Partner but only like 2 or 3 episodes and at the time just was bummed and gave up… I NEED to give it another shot! I enjoyed Healer but because it reminded me of City Hunter except it had a better ending… I agree the flashbacks were confusing at first… and I didn’t always care about the reporter dude. ♥️ Great reviews Poulami!

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    • Thaaanks Dani. Suspicious Partner really picks up a while later and it doesn’t disappoint expect the last tiny bit though it isn’t much so it’s definitely worth another shot.
      And I really need to check out City Hunter from my list, I can’ believe I still haven’ seen that! 😛
      Thanks Dani. ❤

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  4. You really are back!!! So of course the perk was discovering the killer: It’s a drama! LOL Happy to see you still love watching these Poulami 😉

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  5. I loved Healer! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it as much as you hoped. I haven’t watched Suspicious Partner yet but OMG 40 Episodes??? I’m very picky when it comes to crime dramas. This sounds very interesting and I’m so glad you loved it. I’ll give it a shot someday but for now I’m adding it to my watch list. Great reviews, btw! 🙂

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