Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Suspicious Partner

Noh Ji Wook is a unique prosecutor. He is handsome, hard-headed and intelligent who strives hard to be successful. He is the perfect example of what a prosecutor should be. Later, he becomes a lawyer. Eun Bong Hee is a prosecutor trainee. Once a former taekwondo instructor, she trained to become a lawyer. She is confident and strong, but naive. She is assigned to work under Ji Wook. They work together on a mysterious case involving a sly psychopath murderer. As they’re working as a team, they develop affection between them.

  • Starring: Ji Chang Wook | Nam Ji Hyun | Choi Tae Joon | Kwon Na Ra | Dong Ha
  • Episodes: 40 (30 mins.)
  • Aired: May 10 – July 13, 2017
  • Network: SBS
  • Where to Watch: Viki

My first second take review! Yes, this is a review for a show I’ve already watched. I originally watched this show back in early 2019 when I was on a Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun binge. This is the show that solidified Chang Wook as a leading man for me and Ji Hyun as the girl crush of my dreams. Giving it a second watch really held up to my initial feelings on the show.

What drew me into this drama immediately was the chemistry between not only our leads, but the whole cast. When Noh Ji Wook didn’t like Eun Bong Hee, you felt his distain for her. But you could also feel his intrigue or his sense to protect her. Everything about this felt believable. While watching, I felt the compassion for these characters. Even Cha Yoo Jung and Ji Eun Hyuk with their cheating asses.

Even with how much I loved this drama, there were aspects I didn’t like. And it definitely comes down to the 3rd act break up. I understand why Ji Wook and Bong Hee had issues but it just felt like with everything they went through, by the time they realized that their parents had a sad connection, I felt that their relationship was strong enough to withstand. But instead they broke up and it was meh.

Another aspect I really liked was the suspense of the drama. I loved the whole “catch a predator”. I felt at times I was watching a Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode. There were times when I felt like it dragged but I think the cause of that is because you find out who the killer is about half way through and the rest of the show is basically this cat and mouse game with some romance sprinkled throughout.

But honestly, the best part of this drama boils down to the acting and chemistry of the main and supporting cast. They carried the show when the plot let them down in places. For me to rewatch and love it as much as I did the first time is shocking and tells me that this holds up.

Acting : 9/10
Story : 8/10
Music : 8/10
Overall : 9/10

Fave Song : I Got A Feeling – Kihyun

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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