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[Drama Review] '38 Police Squad' - Episode 8

By jubilantj   Tuesday, July 12, 2016   4,809   958   3
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The 38 swindling squad's got their eyes set on a major target: Bang Pil Gyu. 


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Speaking of Bang Pil Gyu, the guy seems to be connected to everyone in this drama...well, nearly everyone. He shares a connection withe Mayor Cheon Gap Soo, Sa Jae Sung (the asshat detective), and, to a greater extent than we may have initially realized, Yang Jung Do. It seems that no matter how much everyone struggles, they're just running laps in Bang Pil Gyu's palm. The more we learn about Bang Pil Gyu, the more formidable and despicable he becomes, and the worst part of it all is that Bang Pil Gyu isn't even the main attraction. He serves merely as Choi Cheol Woo's side show, or so we are left to assume with what the drama lets on. 



You stepped into the wrong convention hall, motherfather! 


It's evident that Jung Do plans to knock two birds with one stone; he takes up Sung Il's offer to dethrone Bang Pil Gyu from his position of power, and we know that it's not just money that Jung Do is after. There is a personal stake for Jung Do in this one, something to do with his incarcerated father. By knocking Bang Pil Gyu, we know that Choi Chul Woo will be bereft of his righthand man: his very foundation. 



This guy is currently at the top of my 'Least Favorite Character' list. 


Knowing that Bang Pil Gyu and Sa Jae Sung are connected, we have a hint as to who put Young Do's father in jail and why Young Do is so keen on exacting revenge against Bang Pil Gyu. I'd have to make the guess that Young Do tried to swindle Choi Chul Woo and expose his pyramid scheme, but Detective Sa Jae Sung tripped up Young Do right in his tracks and covered up the whole scheme using his connections with Bang Pil Gyu. Of course, as a man who will not stand for slights whether big or small, Bang did not allow for any sort of reprieve. Someone had to suffer for what the slights he suffered, and that someone was none other than Young Do's policeman father who was thrown in jail. 



Seo In Guk makes quite the glib-tongued, fly-by-nighter businessman. 


The drama is still definitely enjoyable, but I think we all already know that the task force will eventually oust Bang Pil Gyu and Choi Chul Woo from their posts. It's just a matter of time before they do. I mean it took six episodes for them to finally bring down Ma Jin Seok, so I suppose now we need to wait another six episodes for this arc to unravel and conclude. 



You got that good sh*t? And by good sh*t I mean antique pottery and earthenware. 


I think it's for a certainty that we will see Sung Hee join the task force soon--possibly even in the next episode. The scene where she despairs about the inability to effect change from within was clear enough indication that she will lend her strengths to the task force. Though I sincerely hope that the friction between Sung Hee and Young Do will not impede the task force or overshadow the main story. The drama has not yet gone off tangent into random subplots, and it's my dear wish that it will remain that way. 


Score

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


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

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    pianoman Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    I FELL FOR LEE SUN BIN IN THIS EP SHE'S HOT AF!

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    savvygal Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    This drama gets better & better with each episode. Each member of the squad has his own distinct character. I especially liked Mdm Noh for she's brought class to the art of swindling LOL

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    CDOCOOLS Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    I have been hearing good things about this drama.. but I think I am going to wait until it finishes airing even though i'm already spoiling it by reading the reviews . :(

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