The Devil Judge
- TV Series
- 1h 15min
During a time of chaos, a judge turns the court into something like a reality show and punishes evil people mercilessly.During a time of chaos, a judge turns the court into something like a reality show and punishes evil people mercilessly.During a time of chaos, a judge turns the court into something like a reality show and punishes evil people mercilessly.
The chemistry between the lead cast is commendable, especially the actors playing Yohan, Soohyun and Gaon. Ofcourse some improvements can be made here and there but imperfections exist in the best of works. It's been a while since I've watched a courtroom drama this engaging, especially with the futuristic setting and the references to a "post epidemic" world, the Bible, Plato, etc.
The negative/rich characters are a bit dramatic and I hope to see more diversity there - not everyone is bad because they're rich or rich because they're bad, but we're only 2 episodes in so I will keep my expectations high. The subtlety of the main cast's chemistry and acting makes up for it! Jisung as always gives a stellar performance, treading the line between overbearing and understated very efficiently. I'm looking forward to more scenes with Kim Min-Jung (an amazing actress herself), the sparks between them are undeniable and so far every scene where they've been together has left me unsatisfied and craving for more. She's supposed to be his nemesis so that's a good thing.
As for the younger cast, Park Gyu-young is good, she radiates a very positive charm and the scenes light up whenever she interacts with Gaon. I find myself smiling involuntarily, there's zero awkwardness between her and Park Jinyoung and I wonder if they've known each other before this drama and are friends outside of it too.
Park Jinyoung is a complete surprise to me, sometimes idols with pretty faces lack a bit of depth in their acting but his expressions speak louder than words, especially his eyes. An actor who can act with just their face deserve commendation. I stand corrected and hope to see him do more mature and intense roles like this in films next.
All in all, I've watched a lot of the scenes twice and even thrice because they're just so well done, especially the car chase scene, the drone shots, the ending scenes of both episodes, the Seoul streets at night, the underground. Eagerly waiting for episode 3&4 next week!
- Jul 6, 2021