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[Drama Review] '38 Police Squad' - Episode 12

By jubilantj   Tuesday, July 26, 2016   6,040   904   1
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I think the drama has reached its climax with episode 12. 


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Jung Do and Sung Il are scammed by the very person they tried to scam: Choi Chul Woo. Worst of all, Jung Do believes it was Sung Il who turned him in. 



That look of judgement you get when you grab another slice of cake or pizza. 


It was an episode that crushed what little hope Sung Il had of setting right the wrongs suffered by so many at the hands of Choi Chul Woo. Much to his dismay, it has hit harder home for Sung Il just how fruitless and meaningless his struggles against 'the system' are. It seems Mayor Chun Gap Soo caught on early, forcing him to go where the money goes despite the protests of his moral compass. 


Obviously for Chun, the only way one can fight the system is within the system, and he 

tries to inculcate a lost Sung Il with this infallible principle, advising him that it's all useless. You can't fight money, nor the power it holds...or so Chun seems to think. But as the idealistic-to-a-fault man that he is, Sung Il just couldn't seem to grasp the concept. Or refused to grasp it.



Sung Hee learns something about Jung Do. 


It was only at the end, when everything hits the fan, that Sung Il finally gives in. Yes, our bumbling yet beloved, morally upstanding lead has come to terms with reality. And he will live 'the ordinary' life that Chun wants him to live, out of the spotlight and back to the way he was before: cruelly indifferent. 



Pretty pretentious for an ass sitting his ass in jail...


I was dearly hoping that Sung Il wouldn't testify against Jung Do during trial and instead expose Choi Chul Woo. Then I realized that such a thing is impossible when the courts are all paid out by Choi Chul Woo. Of course the old fart knew that he'd naturally be the next target after Bang Pil Gyu. Jung Do and Sung Il had grown too careless, even pompous in thinking that they could take on a guy like Choi Chul Woo with a shaky skeleton of a plan. 



I nominate this the 'Best Drama Bromance' of 2016. 


If Bang Pil Gyu is Hercules, then Choi Chul Woo is Zeus...or Hades. Or Zeus and Hades combined. Clearly, he is too powerful, cunning, and calculating to be overthrown with a two-bit scheme devised in three seconds. So what will happen from here on out? Jung Do is in jail, Sung Il's given up on his precious ideals, and Jung Do's cronies are scattered after Jung Do's betrayal. Will this be where Chairman Wang steps in? I mean...he's been pulling strings even from jail so maybe he will be the one guy who can face Choi Chul Woo head on. The drama, as usual, has left on a cliff hanger, so we will just have to wait until this weekend to find out how the story will progress. But I refuse to believe that Sung Il's really given up! 


Score

Plot........................9
Cinematography...8
Pacing...................9


OVERALL............8.6


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    myfirstwasmblaq Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    It's "on a whole other plane" not "on a whole another plane."  "Another" implies extra to a current amount. Nevertheless, it was a pretty decent review.  Sticking to the plot with minimal personal commentary.

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