Vincenzo is a 2021 South Korean television series starring Song Joong-ki as the title character alongside Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Yeo-jin and Kwak Dong-yeon. It aired on tvN from February 20, 2021, to May 2, 2021, every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST); each episode was released on Netflix in South Korea and internationally after its television broadcast.

The first episode reached a 7.7% rating (AGB nationwide), making it the fourth highest-rated tvN drama premiere. The finale received 14.6% rating, making it the ninth highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history at the time. It also made the series the sixth highest-rated drama in tvN’s history.

The series was also popular among international viewers through Netflix, maintaining its position in the top 10 TV shows on Netflix in the world since its start and reached the fourth rank on April 26. It ranked fourth on Forbes list of most-viewed Korean series on Netflix in 2021.


At the age of eight, Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) was adopted by an Italian family. He later joins the mafia and is adopted by Don Fabio, head of the Cassano Family. Renamed “Vincenzo Cassano” he becomes a lawyer, a consigliere for the mafia, and Don Fabio’s right-hand man. After Fabio dies, Paolo, Fabio’s biological son and the new leader of the Cassano Family attempts to kill Vincenzo.

He flees to Seoul and sets out to recover 1.5 tons of gold that he helped a recently-dead Chinese tycoon secretly stash within the basement of Geumga Plaza. However, a subsidiary of Babel Group has illegally taken ownership of the building, and Vincenzo must use his skills to reclaim the building and recover his fortunes.

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Among the quirky tenants at Geumga Plaza is the Jipuragi Law Firm run by Hong Yoo-chan (Yoo Jae-myung) in which Vincenzo finds he has aligned interests. At first he comes into conflict with Hong Yoo-chan’s daughter, Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been), an attorney for a rival firm, but after her father’s death she takes over the practice and joins forces with Vincenzo and the other tenants to fight Babel Group.

Review : by Papagalos100 (link)

I just finished Vincenzo. Here are my thoughts.

In the beginning after seeing the first 15 minutes, my first thoughts were “okay this looks like the typical male lead is a badass and is incredible at everything”. Well to be fair it’s true, but the way the writers develop his character through the episodes makes it feel natural and not just pushed to the audience.

After finishing all episodes, I completely was amazed how good it was and can say that it became one of my favorite KDramas I watched.

The writers did a great job, the comedic timing, the characters and the drama and cliffhangers were all so well written, we’re I wasn’t thinking “ah come on, that’s just typical plot armor”. Also the directing was just spot on.

Now more to the plot points. Spoilers

In the beginning I didn’t really like most of the characters of the Plaza, and I hated the gangsters who tried to remove the people from the plaza. But to my surprise, they moved into the plaza and opened the balloon shop, and somehow became likable characters.

I was completely surprised that all of them were like professional athletes and badass fighters, especially the scissor guy, damn that guy was on par with Vincenzo.

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I liked the romantic relationship between Vincenzo and the lawyer. Because it felt natural that they bonded through time.

I loved that they were always a step ahead from the the babel crew. Although I have to say the female babel lawyer was the main villain for me. The actress did a great job because I hated her with all my guts. The older brother was just fucked up and his laugh was too annoying. In the beginning the younger brother was also so annoying on screen, but became one of the characters I ended up liking the most and was so sad when he died.

That’s why I was so satisfied when Vincenzo kept his promise to make the older brother and the female lawyer suffer. At the end it was worth it and satisfying to see those cocky a-holes get what they deserve. I think the revenge might have been the best way in any series I watched so far. The writers really did a great job giving the audience a satisfying ending.

And I liked at the end and during the series that Vincenzo and the series was always aware that he is a villain and has done bad things and not trying to justify it.

Overall for me the series is just a 10 out of 10.

5/5 - (2 votes)

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