Addictive Rating: 3
Synopsis: This drama explores the corruption among prosecutors and the police force in Korea. A serial murder case opens up the possibility for prosecutor Hwang Shi-Mok and detective Han Yeo-Jin to further investigate what led to the first murder and the terrifying actions of the culprit from there on forward.
What I have to say: This drama did what I now insist dramas do, and that is to suck me right into the world that these characters inhabit and only allow me to turn away when sleep, parenthood and work is required. My husband and I sped through this 16 episode series in just over a week, so it was certainly a good one. It's found on Netflix as "Stranger" but actual translation is Secret Forest. It kept me guessing and I did not find it easy to predict who was guilty of doing what. In that way, it would be one to watch again, simply to see if I notice any more clues now that I know who did it. However, there are so many more dramas to watch that I probably won't. But, I recommend watching this one if you like suspense and a "who done it" kind of genre.
See the complete list of dramas I've reviewed here.
Soju (1) | It had me coming back for more, but left me with a hangover. Worth it in the moment, but slight regret the next day.
Kimbap (2) | It moved well and often left me wondering what would happen in the next episode, but it wasn't as fulfilling as it had the potential to be.
Bibimbap (3) | I lost a lot of sleep because they knew how to end each episode with a cliffhanger! Lots of harmonious ingredients making this one a win!
Fanatic (4) | An amazing drama that was very well told and nearly every single episode ended with a major cliffhanger making you scream for more! I'm an absolute fan!
(I only put on here the dramas I actually recommend because I think it's really good. Even a soju rating means it was good and satisfying. A fanatic rating just means it blew me away and was near perfection. There are many dramas I've seen that I don't have on my recommendation list.)
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