Monday, 19 August 2019

# k-drama review # recommendation

God's Quiz (All Season)

Title : God's Quiz / Shinui Kwijeu / 신의 퀴즈
Episodes :

  • Season 1 - 10 episodes
  • Season 2 - 12 episodes
  • Season 3 - 12 episodes
  • Season 4 - 12 episodes
  • Season 5 - 16 episodes
Genre : Medical, Thriller, Crime, Forensic

Network : OCN
Cast : Ryu Deok Hwan, Yoon Jo Hee, Park Jun Hyun, Ahn Nae Sang
Plot :

Han Jin Woo is a genius. He was a neurosurgeon but after some event, he can't perform surgery and was appointed to be medical examiner alongside Chief Jo. The cases that were submit to them were the cases of mysterious death or death of rare disease patients. The investigation was aided by Kang Kyung Hee, an attractive detective who possess excellent skills in martial arts and had strong sense of justice.
Alright, before I started with the review, I need to clear up somethings regarding this entry. First of all, I'm sorry to post all season into one post as it is more convenient for me and less hassle. Even so, I would try to give review of every one of the season in stead of an overall review (the event of the season might get jumble up as I had lost the notes on review and I'm too lazy to rewatched all season, again*facepalm

This might get lengthy than usual. Face up.


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 As far as I remember, the first season was a bit rushed. They had 10 episodes on this season and eight to ten cases. The last two episodes can be considered as one case as they were committed by one person, Jung Ha Yoon who was an old friend of Dr. Han.

There was quite a long history between the two of them as both of them were a victim of an illegal experiment conducted by Ha Yoon's very own father. The drug injected on them made Jung Ha Yoon the person he was and slowly affected Dr.Han's life as well. At the end, Jung Ha Yoon was shoot dead and Dr. Han started dating Detective Kang. However, it was left hanging as there was no update on Dr.Han's life as the drug had started shows side effect.

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 Shocking, shocking, Jung Ha Yoon is alive everyone ! Alright, save that for later, we'll go through the plot first. They were still solving cases of rare diseases. This season involved a new character, a profiler. Her character was a bit arrogant and had a high self-confidence. 

The case that I strongly remembered from this season was the one with psychopath. The reason why I remembered the case was because of the culprit was a woman. Hah. Usually the psychopath character will be portray by male actors. This is why I remember the case. And even at the end of the case the woman was dead, she already got her daughter to behave and think like her. It's creepy as the girl was only about 10 years old and she's the one who killed her own father.

A crazy twist as Professor Jang, mentor of Dr.Han saves Jung Ha Yoon through the Dema Project. The project was basically inserting chips into the subject brain and controlled them through the system. To make it simple, Ha Yoon was killed, for the second time and Dr.Han seeks for help (he went for surgery but I think he pull out last minute to let his brain recover by ifself.)

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As for this season, Detective Kang was not present and was replaced with Detective Bae, a veteran detective who was very stingy. The plot for this season was better than previous as I felt that they're not rushing into solving the cases. It had better explanation on why and why this and that happened.

And as Dr.Han's had no longer took the drugs and did not went through the surgery, he develop a Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or better known as split personality. The other part of him was his ambition towards experimenting the brainwaves. That part had written the thesis on that subject but then one person carry out the experiment, on human. He would make people suffer by messing up with their brainwaves. In my opinion, he is the worst of all cases that were on the overall season. And he is not dead. What a bummer. He should be dead in stead of living, even if it's behind the bars.

And in this season, Professor Jang died... or not ? Because on the latest season, he was living, fine and breathing. I am not very sure. As for Dr.Han, he collapsed on his way to meet Detective Kang. Another hanging ending.

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 This season started with Dr. Han fall into comatose state for one year. The conflict on this season involved Dr.Han's own mother. She makes a human clone with her own eggs for research purposes. Her lab was sponsored by her patient which also a suspect of several cases.

I'm not too hype on this season and the thrill was nothing like the previous season. That powerful man (the suspect) then died in the hand of Dr.Han's mum. Even if she is a woman with a big ambition, she still cared for her son. As the man threaten to harm her son, she took an action first. 

This season plays a bit more of my emotion as one of the junior in the lab was killed. He knew about the case of the man and became a victim. Dang, I cried when he died. 

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 So, here is the last season. The cases of this season was no longer one per episode. It became a trend for crime or medical drama to solve cases with two episodes per case. CODAS system that was lead by Kwak Hyuk Min became a threat to Dr.Han's team. Kwak Hyuk Min and Chief Jo had a long history together. 

At first, I thought it would be a boring if Dr.Han going to be the target of the criminal, again. But then, it showed that Dr.Han had nothing to do with the potential criminal. It was Chief Jo and Kwak Hyuk Min, this time. However, as the plot developed, Dr.Han still couldn't escape the crisis. 

From my opinion, this is the tenses and emotional season. From the start until the end of the season, they were looking for the actual event that happen behind the fire case of the welfare. It took them six episodes to solve the case. I cried tons for the last two episodes. Even though the criminal was bad enough to kill the people in the most quickest and painful way, I kind of satisfied with it. Those people deserved it. When the criminal died and Dr.Han's finally found his lost memory, it was the saddest. I actually hoped that they will be alive and given the second chance to fix themselves. But then they died.

The most confusing moment was on of the last scene where Dr.Han, Chief Jo, Detective Kang plays traditional Korean board game with Professor Jang. I seriously remembered that he had died. But then, he is alive. I am confused.

OVERALL - One of the greatest drama that I had ever watched. And since it had been so long since I watched a medical drama, I fell so refresh. It was a great ride !

For the closing, here is the quotes from the first season,

"People are not ignorant about rare diseases, people are ignorant of humanity." - Professor Jang

"Not to get an answer from a brutal question, but to reflect us on a mirror, called death." - Dr.Han


  1. Okay, i tengok this drama jugak, memang best!

  2. Yes.. Drama ini memang ohsem.. walaupun ada part yang misteri dan agak confuse tapi keseluruhannya memang best.. Suka tengok genre medical ini..