I find this korean drama funny at the same time, giving me chills on some episodes. I never thought I would end up liking it, to the point of me having the “this will be my last episode syndrome” every night LOL and since I am a fan of baseball, I didn’t want to missed this. The thing about kdrama is they are expert in making the viewers cringe for the next episode that you’re trying to ignore but you just can’t be resist- -I’m a proof to that! So here’s what I thought why you should watch the series:
1. Je-Hyeok and Jon-Hoo’s Friendship
Their bromance (brotherly love) is totally to the nth level! They set the bar high for their friendship. They had been friends since grade school and play baseball together, but a car accident made them went their separate ways. Je-Hyeok pursue baseball even he had an injury from the accident and become the best pitcher in Korea while Jon-Hoo went to school and pursue different things and excel from it.
The two meet again when Je-Hyeok was sentenced for a year of imprisonment due to aggravated assault when he tried to save his sister from a rapist, where Jon-Hoo is a correctional officer.Jon-Hoo is the one who protects Je-Hyeok from the crooks who take advantage of him inside the prison.
2. Reminds me of Prison Break
This drama also reminds me of the popular american series Prison Break, though the plot is completely different, the prison place looks like the same, the prison cells, the exercise area, the crooks and the prison life brings me back to some of Michael Scofield struggles inside the prison.
3. Renewing Oneself
It’s true that most of the person inside the prison did commit real crime, but some are not. There are people who we’re wrongly accused, some are paid to commit the crimes of others and some are manipulated to the crime they didn’t do. Yet, there are people who tries to renew their self and repent from the crimes they committed
4. Interesting Inmates
Je-Hyeok has different interesting inmates, one is Kaist-the smart and sort of the engineer of their cell, he was convicted of gambling scam. Min-Chul a former popular gangster but he has a good heart, he is sentenced to 25 years due to murder, now serving his sentence sincerely. Valjean a young thief and found a father figure by Min-Chul. Doctor Go a manager from a big company that was paid to be in prison to take charge of the money embezzlement case filed against the company. Han-yang a young rich person who is a drug addict and experiencing a withdrawal while in prison. Captain Yoo he is wrongly accused by murder when one of his teammate died by assault. Young-Cheol a young person that comes and out to prison because of his money loans.
These people makes the drama funny and exciting when their brotherhood is being challenged. They might have misunderstanding and some betrayals in between yet they always manage to settle it and help each other around when someone in the group is in trouble.
5. Correctional Officers
Their jobs are no joke! It is not easy being around with crooks all the time yet they have sympathy with them and treat them as human being and punish those crooks that are trying to make some trouble with other inmates. The warden is also funny yet has his own ways of dealing with the inmates and with his subordinates. He is a fan of Je-Hyeok and turned the empty greenhouse into a baseball pit for him to practice his baseball so he won’t quit playing baseball. Prison officer Paeng, a fierce guard but totally has a big heart for the inmates he has a big scar on his arm by trying to save the inmates from a fire in a prison. Prison officer Na, he is the most strict among all the officers and always follows the rules in the prison.
6. Family Matters
Wherever we are family is always there for us no matter what. In this drama there are different family situations as well from each character. Some is longing for a family and found a family inside the prison and appreciate each other. Some struggle in prison so their family will not have a hard time outside. Nevertheless, they protect their family at all cost.
7. Love Affairs
I put this on last because this drama does not concentrate on love affairs of the leads but their love story is still swooning 🙂 Je-Hyeok and his relationship with Ji-Hoo the daughter of his former coach is funny because he is a bit aloof and dense sometime, like his trying to be cool but when he is with her he is just so into her. Ji-Hoo had like Je-Hyeok even when she was young but never realized until she asked him to date him. Meanwhile Jon-Hoo ended up dating Je-hee she is the sister of Je-Hyeok, she always had a crush on him since they are young as well.