Summary: Kim Hee Woo is a tough prosecutor who is after a very powerful person. He gets killed, but given another chance to live his life again to fight for justice and go after the same person who caused his death.
Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Action, Legal
Stars: Lee Joon Ki as Kim Hee Woo
Lee Kyung Young as Jo Tae Seob
Kim Ji Eun as Kim Hee Ah
Jung Sang Hoon as Lee Min Soo
Likes: Love this kdrama from beginning to end. It’s like a piece of cake, so good, I wanted to enjoy it slowly. So what made it really great for me?
The mixed genre. I like how its reality got mixed with fantasy. It would have ended it right there, right then at the very first episode, but like our lead, we were given a chance to see how it’s like to live life again, always being ahead of the game, always winning, but then still making us anxious when things are going wrong. I love Kim Hee Woo’s determination to go through the most difficult path, playing his cards in the game of politics to defeat one person who was on top of them all. Of course, it gave him an upper hand to know what was ahead, but still his path remained challenging and dangerous.
Impressive political drama. The pulling of strings, the strategies, the smart moves, the indefensible attacks, wow, it was like a war, no, in fact, it was a war! The assemblyman Jo Tae Sub had it all, hands down. He was definitely power! Everyone bowed to him. He controlled everything. He could see through people and the future. He was the absolute puppet master! Then, we have our young prosecutor Kim Hee Woo, who started doing what the master had been doing for years. So young and inexperienced, but knowledgeable and definitely knew how to play the game. Such a good fight!
Kim Hee Woo’s greatest strategy. It was I think investing time to befriend and learn from people. That was later on, his source of strength. Those people around him did not just hand him over resources, but they have become his army. They have fought for him. For example, I like his relationships with the old guy who was into real estate, the righteous chief prosecutor he met in his first assignment, the fight and fitness instructor, they have all become his mentors! His friends and acquaintances early on, they have been his great support and have paved his way to get to the top to defeat the ultimate enemy.
Kim Hee Woo’s three ladies. I was so torn between these 3, Kim Hee Ah, the Chunha Group heiress; Kim Han Mi, the pretty journalist; and Kim Kyu-ri, the brave lady prosecutor. Kim Hee Woo had a pretty good chemistry with all of them.
The 2 Powerful Elders. Just love the scenes between Jo Tae Sub and the chairman of Chunha, Kim Gun Young (dad of Kim Hee Ah). These type of people are just above normal, the way they talk, negotiate and even fight. It’s good to see two talented veteran actors handling the job, simply impressive!
The awesome cast. This drama is hands down filled with talented actors, but I would only focus on two, and that’s…
Lee Joon Ki as Kim Hee Woo – Lee Joon Ki never failed to amaze me, he’s always worth the watch. This is another great drama from this guy. As Kim Hee Woo, I love his grit and perseverance to stand against a giant in power. He exuded intelligence (to get through law school and became a prosecutor), charm (to win over a lot of very important people including the ladies), strength (to fist fight), courage (to stand against the powerful) and luck (to live his life again).
Lee Kyung Young as Jo Tae Seob – oh my gosh, I love his guy, he’s just brilliant. So perfect choice for the role! I have watched some of his dramas in the past but this is where his acting really shone. As Jo Tae Sub, he was extremely powerful and this power, he worked meticulously for years to attain. Super wise and calculating. Calm and well-spoken. Impenetrable, unreadable, he always does the right move, he was scary, it was hard to win against this guy. And I think Lee Kyung Young was just awesome in the role, hands down.
Death and birth of power. The ending marks Joe Tae Sub’s downfall. Our hero Kim Hee Woo might not have brought him to justice the way he liked it, but the old guy got the punishment that he deserved. Being alone in that house, considered as the heart of power, with no one to assist him, was the death of him. Sad scene which was beautifully done!
And of course the bonus epilogue, the birth of new power, and a lady this time! What did she say as to why Jo Tae Sub didn’t succeed? It’s because he wanted everything, money and power! Whereas her, just wants the money.
Dislikes: Cringy ending with Kim Hee Woo finally marrying Kim Hee Ah and gathering everyone around including the other two ladies who obviously had a liking to him. This part could have been left out.
That stupid mistake Kim Hee Woo did that almost cost the life of his dear friend Park Sang Man.
KAHI ad placement all over the place!