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[Drama Review] '38 Police Squad' - Episode 5

By jubilantj   Tuesday, July 5, 2016   7,986   886   4



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Con-ception and confusing, that is the limbo '38 Police Squad' is stuck in at the moment. 

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Sung Il completely unaware that he is just a pawn in Young Do's grand scheme. 

Don't get me wrong, I still really like this drama but there are several unanswered questions that I believe are due for, well, answering. Why is Young Do so intent on risking everything--including his own life--for this dangerous, unpredictable lifestyle? You all remember that car crash at the end of the fourth episode. A truck had crashed violently into Young Do's car; yet, he drove down to Busan anyway to make the meeting with that insufferable prick Ma Jin Seok, as he was bleeding from his head. 

And speaking of insufferable...what's with that sneering detective who seems to be so obsessed with Young Do and everything he does? Seriously, that detective is everywhere Young Do is, and we don't yet have any (conclusive) inkling why. What's Young Do's relationship with the mysterious President Yang? Who is President Yang? Yeah, I'm trying to piece it all together but to no great avail. 

May I be allowed to wipe the smug expression off this trifling milksop's face? 

And it's a 'con-ception' because as you probably saw at the end, Young Do and his cronies are planning to abscond with the peculated funds from Ma Jin Seok and leave poor Sung Il blinking fast in the dust. They're not called scammers for no reason. I actually fell for Young Do's act in the beginning: that he is really on Sung Il's side and that he is really helping the plodding, bumbling Sung Il snatch the long overdue tax money from Ma Jin Seok. Of course, there is no way an amoral scammer like Young Do would be on anyone's side but his own. 

The size of this rock clearly determines my self-worth. 

Are these bitties serious....

Strangely, I don't hate Young Do any more than I did before. Sure, I didn't really like his character, but I don't necessarily dislike him either and that is becoming more the case with each passing episode. Young Do is fighting so desperately for survival--I've never seen someone struggle so hard. It is his struggles which steered me to the conviction (or something close to it) that there must be some reason behind his hard knock life as a conman. 

The face you make when you're caught doing 'work' at work. 

So yeah, this episode was Young Do & Co. scurrying and scuttling all over the place to entrap Ma Ji Seok in their very hands. And they had almost had him at the tips of their fingertips...that is until that prune-faced, sour detective decided to be an ass and balls-up everything that Young Do & Co. accomplished thus far. Thanks a lot Mr. Asshat Detective! I think Asshat Detective is currently my least favorite character. Ma Jin Seok is pretty up there, too. But at least Ma Jin Seok is transparent...unlike this asshat of a detective, whose motive I just can't seem to figure out. But we've still got 11 more episodes to go, so I'm patiently awaiting all the unanswered questions to resolve themselves as the story goes on. 




  1. Sooyoung
  2. Seo In Guk
  3. ma dong seok
  4. 38 police squad

martianonearth Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Total failed drama... such a shame because the plot and story was good.. but why casting SNSD ? nobody can take this seriously

daFoolio Tuesday, July 5, 2016

whoever wrote this doesn't know how to read korean dramas very well~~~

Info daFoolio Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ikr..agreed..there is always with eng subs..but why the writer is so blur..

iisstf28 Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I'm so happy that someone else hates the Asshat Detective as much as I do! 😤😤

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