Flower of Evil is a South Korean television series starring Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin, and Seo Hyun-woo. It aired on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday from July 29 to September 23, 2020, and streamed internationally on Netflix, iQIYI, Viki and ViuTV with multi-languages subtitles. Lee and Moon have previously starred in Criminal Minds, and it was Lee’s return to television after two years.
Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi) is a man who hides his identity and past from his wife Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), a detective. On the surface, they appear to be the perfect family: a loving couple with a beautiful daughter who adores her parents. Cha Ji-won and her colleagues begin investigating a series of unexplained murders and is confronted with the reality that her seemingly perfect husband may be hiding something from her.
A drama that has revolutionized the screens of Korea and half the world, good reviews, madness, special chapters, but… Is it that good? Me, today I tell you my experience with this drama
- Title: Flower of Evil / akeui kkot
- English title: Flower of Evil
- Genre: Suspense, Melodrama
- Episodes: 16
- Chain: tvN
- Issuance period: 29-July-2020 to 23-September-2020
- Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 22:50
- Banda sonora: Flower of Evil OST
The story focuses on a marriage, that of Ji won and Hee Sung, apparently everything is going great between them, but deep down and as the chapters go by everything is getting darker and darker. Ji Won is a police officer and Hee Sung gradually becomes the main suspect in some cases that are pending to be solved. We spend the entire plot thinking, will Hee Sung be a murderous kidnapper and will she stop him, or will nothing be as it seems?
I can summarize little else for you, because if I didn’t spoil it beautifully, and this series is to be seen very concentrated and over low heat and that is when you want to see this genre, I say it from experience. As happens to me lately with all dramas, this one has also left me with a bittersweet taste, in the sense that I don’t know if it was more my fault than the plot itself. I knew it would be a dark drama, but I did not imagine that it would be so police and dense.
And it so happened that I started to see it together with “The tale of the nine tailed” that I will tell you about it very soon, and what an advance, it also seemed much darker than I expected. With the stress of life that I’ve had these months, I didn’t really want such dark, dense dramas, and I came face to face with two, not just one. So I admit that it was very difficult for me to finish both, because that, together with the fact that my life these months has been one of non-stop or respite and full of stress without stopping working and studying, the last thing I wanted when I got home were plots So complicated and complex. But as I say, this is something very personal and subjective.
The drama, what do you think? With total sincerity I will say that it seemed like a great drama, with which I have not been able to empathize or that it has not come at the right time in my life. Because it cannot be denied, that it is a piece of history, very well spun, with very surprising twists, and with performances that are, my goodness, impressive, especially by Jun Ki. His great success is deserved, and I am sure that it will reach many people and they will love it. But I stay there a bit in the middle, yes I have enjoyed the story somewhat, but it has also become too dark, dense and police. What a dilemma, for one of those who say it is one of the best dramas of 2020.
The characters are one of the best things about the plot, I can already tell you that I think they are great performances, especially that of Lee Jun Ki, and they manage to twist the plot so much and convolute it so much among all that you no longer know who is good who It’s bad, or what the hell is happening and who should be stopped hahaha The story has many flashbacks where we will get to know each of the characters and how they forged their past, to be what they are in the present, very interesting.
About the romance… they both have a lot of chemistry, but to be honest, although there is always romance in the plot, because they are a married couple with a daughter and she is always present, this is not the center of the story, and if you plan to watch this series for romance thinking that it is a The world of the married 2.0, as it happened to me, I warn you that no, they have nothing to do with it haha
The OST and the setting are very good, there are scenes that make your hair stand on end and manage to fully immerse you in the plot, and the duration, well, I would have removed a chapter, but that’s something personal hahaha
In short, it is a good drama, I recommend it to anyone who is interested to at least give it a chance, I think they will not regret it, but yes, be very conscious that you are going to see a dark drama and police and that remains so during all its episodes.
have you already seen it? tell me! 💗