Sunday 16 February 2020

# k-drama review # recommendation


Assalamualaikum, morning readers. Today's review is of a drama that was released on 2018 and it was a pretty big hit, I'm sure most of you had watched or at least heard of this drama.

Title : Return / 리턴
Episodes : 34 / half an hour per eps
Genre : Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Writer : Choi Kyung Mi
Network : SBS
Cast : Go Hyun Jung(1-14), Park Jin Hee(15-34), Lee Jin Wook, Park Ki Woong, Shin Sung Rok, Yoon Jong Hong, Bong Tae Gyu, Jung Eun Chae
Plot :

Choi Ja Hye is a lawyer and she is popular through a show called 'Return' which discuss on cases that seem unfair. Dokgo Young is a detective with a hot-tempered. He then was assigned to a murder case where the suspect, Kang Inho was from an elite group. Choi Ja Hye and Dokgo Young then begun to work together to solve the case.

If you haven't notice, up on the cast section, I put up Go Hyun Jung with a bracket one till 14 and Park Jin Hee with bracket fifteen till thirty-four. These two actress hold the character of Choi Ja Hye and the numbers indicate their appearance in the mentioned episode. 

Go Hyun Jung was the one who supposed to be Choi Ja Hye but due to some disagreement with the director of this drama, she withdrawn from the cast and had Park Jin Hee replaced her.


First off, I like the concept of this drama. I think I had never came across a drama with this kind of plot. And if there was, it wasn't as intense as this one. And, for the first time ever, I doesn't know which side should I be rooting on. Yeah, it was a tough decision.

Because of the changes in the cast happen in the middle of the drama, I actually had to take double take on Choi Ja Hye. The first Choi Ja Hye gave this soft, kind and truthful lawyer but when she 'changed' I was really confused because her appearance was nothing like the first one. She became more confident, harsh and somewhat evil. Being the lazy me, I didn't even realize that it was another actor up until I wrote this review. Lol. However, I think that changes gave me more feel on the drama and the plot.

This drama involves quite huge numbers of main characters. There was the lawyer Choi Ja Hye, the detective Dokgo Young, the best friends, Kang Inho, Oh Tae Suk, Kim Hak Bum, Seo Joon Hee and the loving wife and also biggest victim of the situation Park Nara and each of them hold a huge role in the drama. Yum Mi Jung, the first victim whom appeared for a couple of earlier episodes also played a major part in the drama. And if I was to be truthful, I personally think that Yum Mi Jung was the scariest character of all. She was the cause of every bad deeds of the evil characters did. 

The truth, if you believes in it, it becomes the truth - Choi Ja Hye

Aside from the thrilling and mystery context, there was also a sense of betrayal in the drama. And lots of it. Who would have thought that friends from childhood would kill you without a second guessing. Damn, sure it is a scary world we are living in. The four friends that had always had each other backs started pointing fingers to one another once they felt threaten and the episodes of blaming and betraying begun.

I found myself looking for the real murderer among the best friends but dang, I didn't see that coming at all. It was a very plotted crime that leaves no traces of the killer. And in the end, the killer was able to achieve his goals and succeed. And to end this review, here is the most important lesson from this drama,

Do you know what distinguish good and evil ? It's one's decision. Depending on the decisions you make, one chooses between good and evil - Dokgo Young



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  2. Tak pernah tengok lagi ni. Haha kira genre berat jugak buat mak-mak.

    1. berat jugaklahhh, backstory si Choi Ja Hye tu sedih sngt !