Two characters annoyed me this week: Sung Hee and Sung Il. Sung Hee because she needs to learn to mind her business and Sung Il for being too innocent.
I suppose I shouldn’t blame Sung Il because he’s not a conman but it’s just weird watching such a burly man bungle up his tasks, especially as we’re told he’s got a ferocious side. I know that part of the fun is that looks can be deceiving but it’s annoying to see him get in his (and everybody’s) way.
Sung Hee… ARGH! Now, I know she’s technically right but she needs to learn to buzz off. Calling the police on their fraud was not going to protect Sung Il no matter how many times she told them he was a victim too. If those cops had been real, he’d have been in big trouble. I loved that the team had everything under control, though.
The only good thing is that in her zeal to get Sung Il to stop, she will discover how powerless she really is and finally understand why her boss needed to take drastic measures.
While those two annoyed me, one irritated the hell out of me: Jae Sung the cop. What the hell is up with him? He acts like he’s on the good side of the law but every inch of him screams “EVIL!” I pretty much decided that he was a corrupt cop who’d set Jung Do’s father up the moment he mentioned that the other man had been corrupt. The hitting, slapping, treating him like shit… what’s that supposed to portray? I feel like the audience is supposed to interpret it as tough love but it’s over the top and over the line so I think he’s a bad guy.
I wondered if there’d be romance in this drama and this week’s episodes confirmed that there will be because we learned that Sung Hee and Jung Do are exes and that he’d dumped her by telling her he’d only dated her to swindle her. But we know that’s just an excuse as he never scammed her and has kept their photos. So clearly, he was pulling a noble idiot and sacrificing their love for a reason we’ll learn down the road.
My only problem with this show is that they still haven’t completed the first con. I know it’s all about twists and turns but the appeal of a show like this is watching them succeed at a variety of cons. The cons should be episodic while all the character development spans that entire show. So I hope we can finally move on from this dude next week.
Despite the dramatic cliffhanger, Jung Do makes the meeting and the con continues! And Evil Cop will get in the team’s way and if the preview is taken at face value, will have them arrested. We’ll see how it really plays out next week.
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