Kill It is a twelve episode action-mystery drama that feels like it started out as a six episode drama that was handed over to an intern in editing who then chopped it up into a billion unnecessary flashbacks (flashbacks to what happened, literally, ten minutes before in the same episode) and excruciatingly long staring scenes where no one moves (did time stop? are there photographers on set? why do they keep doing this in dramas?).
It stars the handsome, tall Chang Ki-Yong as a brooding, introverted assassin… who is also a veterinarian. There are two ways to make scary men lovable, and that is to surround them with cute small children or cute fluffy creatures. This show chose the latter, as all children were too busy being horribly abused in this drama to enjoy even a moment of cuteness.
Review – Two Cops
I didn’t realize this was going to be a supernatural comedy until the end of the first episode. Two Cops is the phone “nickname” that our lady reporter gave our gentleman detective after noticing he seemed to have two personalities. One, the intense and focused detective with incredible fighting skills and a keen sense of justice – and Two, the goofy, flirtatious conman that mystically takes over our detective’s body sometimes after they were both involved in an accident together. This may be the best role Cho Jung-Seok has ever played (just kidding, he’s been great in quite a few shows) – as he gets to seriously show off his acting chops by being two believably different personalities inside one body. Everything about him changes, his tone of voice, his physicality, the look in his eyes. Its one of the best examples of one actor playing two people that I can think of. Kim Sun-Ho plays the conman, when he’s in spirit form, and excels as the lovable lawbreaker. Hyeri is simply adorable as the feisty reporter caught between these “two” men.
Overall, this is a buddy comedy. A bromance. A mix-match personality pairing in the style of Lethal Weapon, Men in Black, Bad Boys or even Midnight Run. There’s a little romance mingled in there, but really… it’s about two dudes. And it was adorable. This show was a wild, fun ride that I highly recommend. True, the first half was a bit more zany and fun than the second half, but it will still overall awesome and I loved it.
Overall Rating – 9/10. Two Souls and One Hot Body.
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