Review – Defendant
I’d like to press charges, your honor. For bad acting. Ji Sung was so god awful in this show, I could barely stand it. I suffered through most of it, assuming it might taper out and get better. It didn’t. It got worse. What happened to this guy? He was so adorable in Protect The Boss! He was less adorable in Kill Me, Heal Me, but still okay. But in this show… it was painful. PAINFUL. My eyes hurt from witnessing the horrors of such a lackluster, over-the-top yet simultaneously disingenuous performance. Ugh. To make matters worse, Uhm Ki-Joon brought his A-Game and was outstanding, playing twins… so the comparison in abilities was blinding.
Now, I know I am on the unpopular side with this opinion – as the ratings and reviews for this drama are high with tons of comments praising Ji Sung for his performance. I have to assume they are either new to K-World or just… delusional. Is everyone watching the same show I was? I don’t get it…
The plot itself was decent – though overly convoluted and a little too gimmicky for my taste. I adore a great murder mystery, amnesia, psycho-killer, hidden identity story… but this one tried too hard. Thumbs down. Gave up after 8 episodes.
Overall Rating – 4/10. Guilty of Over Acting.