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.

Dang Ja-Young (Moon So-Ri) is the leader of the personnel department. She was promoted to the position recently. She is a workaholic and she wants to become the company’s first female executive. Choi Ban-Seok is a new member of the personnel department. She doesn’t know what to do with him, but her life slowly changes by working with him.

Synopsis

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.

Review : by earthlybeing246 (Link)

In short it was a beautiful drama. I literally say that for all good dramas but yeah.

A Flower of Evil is a well crafted drama. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The writer did an excellent job with the pacing of the story and at some points I started to wonder with how excellently the plot pacing was going on, how would they manage to take it to ep 16? I honestly thought that this would be another one of those circumstances when the drama starts of brilliantly but I was pleasantly surprised and I was very thankful.

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So, here we go.

THE CHARACTERS :

If you like strong female leads then this drama is certainly good for you. The female lead of this drama is strong and independent but very realistically so. She is not so strong neither so independent that nothing in the world can break her. She has a weak point and Moon Chae Won portrayed it very well. The internal conflict the character had was brought out so well that it moved me. When she was hurt, betrayed and cried, I felt as if I was the one there. I have only one quote for her entire journey that she herself said , “A certain truth can destroy your life instantly and you know that it will also be revealed someday. But if you can put off that moment for another day, I would take that pill”. Cha Ji Won had a difficult time but that’s what built her character arc. She was betrayed by a person she trusted a lot but even after the betrayal she had enough trust in the person to believe that the person would never do it again. She learnt a lot of lessons on her way and in the end she had development. She always believed what she saw and that’s how she investigated too but gradually she learnt that there is more to what you see.

The Male lead – I have only one line for him. “All it takes is a beautiful smile to hide an injured soul…. and they will never know how broken you are.” His character is 3 dimensional and complex, you need to watch it to understand him, words cannot describe how he is.

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Their daughter – To some, she might be a supporting character and a character who sort of lightened up the mood but to me she was much more. She was the only thing that kept her father sane, the line that stopped him from going back. She was not just their daughter but parts of them and you learn so much from her. The girl playing this character was amazing, she really did a great job at a very young age.

THE PLOT

It was crisp and amazing. Something that would make you a variety of emotions ; cry, laugh, anger, worry, wonder what will happen next.

It’s an amazing drama which will keep you engaged and tell you how different relationships work, how they change you, how different relationship dynamics are and most importantly how they affect you.

A line from me to sum it up is – “Emotions get the better of you and sometimes being neutral is difficult, they get the better of you and pull you to one side but just maybe maybe sometimes they’re right.”

5/5 - (1 vote)

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