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Review: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area – Pt. 2

Posted February 28, 2023 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Money Heist: Korea – Joint economic Area – Part 2

Starring: Yoo Ji Tae, Park Hae Soo, Jeon Jong Seo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Ji Hoon, Jang Yoon Ju
Year Released: 2022
Number of Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama, Action, , Thriller
Country: South Korea
Director: Kim Hong Seon
Screenwriter: Ryu Yong Jae, Kim Hwan Chae, Choi Sung Joon
Where to Watch: Netflix

Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must stop them — as well as the shadowy mastermind behind it all.

I’m really not a fan of Netflix splitting up k-drama seasons like this. I wish we would have gotten the episodes the same way that we get the other k-drama episodes, 2 episodes a week because this 6 episode split is annoying as shit.

I will say that because of the split in seasons, by the time this one aired, I wasn’t in a rush to watch it. I forgot about it, I forgot most of what happened in the first season and didn’t take the time to do a re-watch before jumping into this one but even with all of that, I still enjoyed the second season a lot more than I was anticipating to.

The Story

I didn’t watch the original Money Heist so I don’t know how different this version was but overall, I thought this story was solid. From the reasons for the Money Heist team plan, to the carry out, each different cast member, and everything overall I thought was done well. It didn’t take me long at all to finish out the series and once I jumped into part 2, I was right back in. Everything that I forgot, came back pretty quickly and things have progressed in the Mint so they’re gearing up for their final move. Seeing the push and pull between the Professor and Woo Jin was crazy but it only added to the excitement of the story being told.

The Cast

The cast once again made me happy, made me sad, made me cry, and just every little thing under the sun. Each cast member, no matter what side they were on, played their parts well and even the characters that I didn’t like, I liked what they brought to the series so alls well that ends well. I thought that it would be hard to remember who was who, outside of everyone on the team, but it was pretty easy to keep everyone straight from the heist team, the bank people, the cops, the government folks, everyone was easy to recognize and remember. Lots of three dimensional characters and I liked them.

Final Thoughts

I thought this show was pretty good from beginning to end. The lead up to the end kept me invested and I thought that this was such an easy watch that I wondered why it took me so long to finally jump into it. There’s lots of action, lots of twists and turns and just a solid ass show that will entertain the socks off of you so if you’re in the mood for a suspenseful thriller, this one is definitely for you. There’s lots of things to recommend this show. My favorite is this…

So yeah, 4 out of 5, would definitely recommend.

Final Rating

4 out of 5

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Review: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area – Part 1

Posted November 10, 2022 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area – Part 1

Starring: Yoo Ji Tae, Park Hae Soo, Jeon Jong Seo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Ji Hoon, Jang yoon Ju
Year Released: 2022
Number of Episodes: 6
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Where I Watched It: Netflix
Director: Kim Hong Seon
Screenwriters: Ryu Yong Jae, Kim Hwan Chae, Choi Sung Joon
Recommended By: N/A
Who I Watched It For: Park Hae Soo

Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must stop them — as well as the shadowy mastermind behind it all.

I’m a sucker for a good thriller and anything Korean so once I heard that this was coming out, I placed it at the top of my to-be-watched list.

I have enjoyed Park Hae Soo in most of the shows that I’ve watched him in and I heard a lot of good things about the Spanish version but since I primarily watch Korean shows, I knew that I was going to watch this one. This was a good show though I wish that all episodes had been released together instead of the seasons being split up. Aside from that, there’s much to recommend this drama. It’s filled with loads of action, heaps of drama, and even a surprising romance that kept the show on the up and up. I just wasn’t ready for it to be finished so soon..with loads to still look forward to.

The Story

The premise is reminiscent of Oceans Eleven, where we have a team of con artists trying to pull off the heist of all heists and I’ve got to admit that this money heist had me gripped, at the edge of my seat, and wondering how it was all going to come together. The plan itself was pretty genius, the team had the right amount of good and bad to make things interesting and there were enough gotcha moments that had me all twisted up. My only gripe was that it all happened so fast. I was left wanting more but the overall story being told here was fun and entertaining.

I will say that the genius-ness of the plan was also pretty fucked up. I mean, there was a lot that went into play to make the plan come together and holy shit, all of the balls that were thrown in the air to make the plan come together was a whole lotta, whole lotta. I was here for all of it though. I’m mighty curious about where we go from here in the second sason.

The Cast

I wasn’t too familiar with the cast from other shows. Sure, some of them looked familiar but for the most part, I got to know their acting chops through this show alone. I liked all of their acting. I didn’t think any of them was a weak link and I thought they all brought something unique to each scene. I enjoyed the dynamics between those on the team that wanted to stick as close to the straight and narrow as they can and those that were just there to blow shit up.

There was a lot of badass eye candy, a lot of shady-ass people that I knew were there to cause trouble, and enough innocent victims to round things up and of all of the characters, my favorite has to be Denver. Not only was he fine as hell, but his character was interesting and I loved his relationship with his father and the romance that blossomed between him and his boo thang. He brought a lot of complications but man were those complications a whole lot of fun. I also really enjoyed Rio and Tokyo. Those two were cute, fun, and just an overall good time so I hope to see more from them in the second season.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this was a fast, fun, and furious six episodes that packed a serious punch. I thought the writing was strong, the acting was superb, and I thought the way that the writers and the director wove everything together was a nice touch to a pretty fantastic drama. I will definitely be tuning in for the second season, I just need it to hurry up and release. I’m a fan of this show and I definitely recommend it. Especially if you’re in the mood for some fast action, smart drama, and loads of eye candy. This show delivers all on fronts.

Final Rating

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4 out of 5

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