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The Guardians enthrall an outwitting game of law manipulation between heroes and villains

The Guardians nails an intense picture of the justice-seeking posse, determined to pursue redemption for his or her loved ones. An unlikely team of – a hacker, an introverted CCTV reader, a policeman, and a prosecutor, gang together to require down a cunning villain, who abuses the law to his advantage.

Main Cast: Kim Young Kwang | Lee Si Young | SHINee Key | Kim Seul Gi |
Network & Episode Count: MBC | 16 Episodes
Streaming Site: Netflix
Originally Published on Hellokpop in July 2017

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Quick Review

Plot Trajectory: Consistently engrossing then disappointed with what just happened to end
Plot Pace: Nicely-done
Character Portrayal: Superb Hero-Villain Showdown
Writing: Smartly written with thrilling kicks
Watch on a binge or intervals?: Either choices apply
Crowning Moments: Well-contrived Good Prevails Evil Story | Notable Main Lead Portrayals | Thrilling Storyline |
Thrill/Addictive Meter: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Rewatch Value: 3.5/5
K-Dramas of Similar Vibe: Punch | Defendant

Peak Points

Because of the shared pain from the injustice suffered by their members of the family, the assembled whistleblowers work together to reveal the duvet ups and corruption happening within the probing and execution of the law.

Through solving the interconnected cases that involve their loved ones, they slowly become a replacement reasonably family relying on every other’s warmth.

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The Guardians

Kim Young Kwang, who played Prosecutor Jang Do Han, brilliantly acted a devious character by being a pretentious anti-hero that clothed to be the mastermind of the decision to defeat the equally astute main villain.

His two-faced character rendition presents a shocking shift of acting depth that surprised me as a viewer. His final sacrifice sent me to traumatic oblivion. But because the story necessitates it, I snap out of the happy ending I hoped for.

Lee Si Young, as an actress, is natural on her feisty persona, but tear-inducing on her vulnerable scenes. As she holds the rein on the action elements of the narrative, it’s a refreshing desire to see her strut gutsy fight sequences within the story which is often tasked for the lead men.

Giving decent showing, the supporting roles of Bo Mi and Kyung Soo provided the sunshine notes within the relatively emotionally exhausting narrative. I particularly noticed Key’s hacker role, maybe it’s the hair, but his character immersion is commendable.

Likewise, the supporting veteran actors functioned efficiently with their characters. And yes The Guardians, many thanks for bringing Shin Dong Wook Oppa back to K-Dramaland.

Stimulating Storytelling

Team Guardians is created to form the chief prosecutor by his law alterations and power desecration. They work on cases associated with their relations one by one before getting a ticket to jeopardize the antagonist’s goal of securing a good more immense position.

All the plot bends tackle an exciting path up to the culminating point, which is able to deplete your energy. So, consider you’re forewarned.

Father-and-Son Villains

True, that it’s weird to specialize in the villain sketches within the Guardians, but i feel the execution of the conflicts derived from the family-related villains layers the story well against the character motivations of the protagonists.

The father-and-son fiends are hard to handle thanks to their intellect and quick grasp of the situations thrown at them. they’re not even working together, so I can’t imagine if they’re.

As sources of the matter within the story, their successful depictions and eventual sad endings hit a satisfying note in proving how good trumps evil all the time.

Memorable Confrontations

The Guardians indulge with an ample amount of character showdowns that frustrates and gratifies the audience. While the story unfolds, I often brace myself on the cliff-hangers, empathize on the weak moments of the protagonists and cringe at the wickedness of the antiheroes.

Jo Soo Ji versus Yoon Si Wan

The young psychotic antagonist carves a disturbing performance. I hope he is going to be the last underage psycho for the 2017 K-Dramaland. The newbie actor dares to take a position in an exceeding role requiring keen receptiveness to his varying images projected within the story.

His creepy smirk haunts the distressed single mother, who lost her innocent daughter to his preposterous misdeed. Their encounters are always poignant, starting on how Soo Ji’s desperately clamored for due process of law.

But the law-executing body she diligently worked with forsakes her. She has lost altogether the concurrences she had with him, as a result of his clever handling of the situations surrounding them.

Even to their final showdown, she gets a half-baked redemption on Si Wan’s hinted outcome. Her struggle with the insane high schooler sets one a part of the story’s groundwork, which contributes to the stimulating plot.

Her situation, even the incorrect acts she was forced to require, shows her weakness as a personality, who only wants the closure she deserves.

Jang Do Han versus Yoon Seung Ro

The equally smart prosecutors play a wonderful board game before the expected goodness that prevails aftermath. so as to execute the trap to the all-knowing shrewd chief prosecutor, Do Han infiltrates his office during a friendly disguise before showing his true colors.

Prosecutor Yoon counters the attacks by ensuring that he’s always one step sooner than The Guardians. Until the betrayal of his loyal retainer, the lead villain calmly sprees on his vile ways within the show.

That is why when Do Han comes out gritty, unveiling all he maneuvered to require him down, it’s so rewarding. The mind games they play provide a number of exciting frames within the storyline.

I appreciate how the villain pulls out his iniquitous persona in a serene manner, emphasizing how annoying his imperiousness.

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Jang Do Han versus Jo Soo Ji

For Do Han’s revenge to conceive to work, the conflict surrounding Soo Ji’s daughter’s death must happen. He assumes an atrocious character, who lobbies the discharge of her daughter’s killer.

When the gang uncovers his real identity she begins to know how his father’s face caused him to devote his life to making the villain get his unrighteousness.

Just after they finally hit their goal, he comes clean on how he could have saved Yu Na’s life, but he chooses not because it propels the case which will catch the villain permanently.

With his unforgivable deed, Soo Ji is torn by success. Yet she understands why he had to try to do it.

Drama Disappointment

What Just Happened Ending?
*Spoiler Alert, I Repeat *Spoiler Alert

Do Han dies to guard Soo Ji. In a way, the writing might need to be drawn like that because of the final redemption of his character. I say, there’s no need for that.

Even Soo Ji understands why he must bonk. When a drama runs an important plot, I expect a contented ending, just because the hardships conquered involve it.

I failed to expect that ending for the character, who set in motion the highs and lows of the narrative. It made me sad that it took ages to muster my strength to jot down my thoughts about this drama *chuckles Why him? Why is there a requirement to kill him?

I cannot afford to rant all day about the happy ending that The Guardians chose to not give. I do know it had been justified, given the grim story pretext. I’ve got to mean though that the character closures are lacking.

The story as a full notch a good conclusion, but they miss the part to tie Si Wan’s issues neatly together with his parents. Hence, marking him as a straight abominable person. At least, his parents get that realization frame of how they push their son to his atrocious path unknowingly.

It was a cheerful occasion for The Guardians when the storm passed, but the void left by Do Han’s demise made it hard on behalf of me to be completely happy.

The Guardians Series Musings

MBC joins the prosecutor-psychopath trend for 2017 in presenting a well-played criminal chase, in which the heroes are left with no choice but to interrupt the foundations in their quest of unraveling the facility exploitation of an evil chief prosecutor.

The Guardians is an exhilarating drive from its inception. As a viewer, I felt like I’ve got past the five stages of grief from watching the characters quell their emotional baggage. It gives a myriad of emotions that if you are doing a binge-watch, you’ll probably drain yourself. It’s my warning to you.

Parading unstable character illustrations that are strong for the foremost part, The Guardians dwindled halfway before discovering its footing because it hits the climactic stride. The interesting and disheartening connections of the cast cushion the writing lapses. There are gaps and misses along the way, but the sturdy plot twists structure for the inconsistencies of the storytelling.

While it’s not polished, The Guardians take pride in setting the agonizing story framework because of the integral strength of the drama. Targeting human emotions, it’ll make the audience stick with the team to cheer and to know their pain.

The series rides on an important tone yet is not overly dramatic, that’s why it’s appealing. It thrives on straight legal and crime premises. If you’re soft-hearted, be prepared for it.

The Guardians Quick Plot Summary *Spoiler Alert

A diligent law officer, Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) could be a loving single mother. When her daughter died, she teams up with hacker Gong Kyung Soo (Key) and an introverted woman Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi), skilled in monitoring CCTV cameras.

Together, they work together to pin down the corruption of Chief Prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro, who is additionally the daddy of Yoon Si Wan, the psychopath murderer of Soo Ji’s daughter.

They untangle cases associated with the team’s relations, which are all manipulated by the Chief Prosecutor while he was climbing up the ladder of power.

Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) orchestrates the revelations of the Chief Prosecutor’s evil deeds by assembling the team, who are fueled to hunt justice on the unfortunate deaths of their loved ones.

He pretends to air the villain’s side, putting in the string of evidence that may disarm the invincible villain. he’s supported by Priest Lee Kwan Woo (Shin Dong Wook), who lends his name and identity as they hold grudges toward Prosecutor Yoon as sons of his squeeze victims.

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An unlikely allies

The team eventually discovers his true identity and demands to figure openly as a bunch. The murder case of Bo Mi’s family and Kyung Soo’s mother pushes pressure on Prosecutor Yoon, who is about to be appointed as Attorney General.

Prosecutor Jang unveils his intentions after they trap the detective, who does Prosecutor Yoon’s dirty works. But he commits suicide to avoid confessing at the hearing.

Kim Eun Jung (Kim Tae Hoon), the upright prosecutor who harbors a furtive love toward Soo Ji, realizes too late that his clean approach of bringing out justice is not any match to Prosecutor Yoon’s cunning ways. His father, who is in a bind for absolving the spy case against Prosecutor Jang’s father, is employed by the villain to counter the hero’s attack.

On the day of Prosecutor Yoon’s hearing, the villain takes care of the witnesses of his crime in exchange for favors he has promised them.

Prosecutor Jang presents himself because the last witness. He reveals Prosecutor Yoon’s order to hide his son’s murder case and admits to the investigation that he’s a witness to how Yoon Si Wan has brought Yu Na to the building rooftop. Unfortunately, he was too late to prevent him when he pushed her down from the building.

A thrilling chase and a heartbreaking sacrifice

Unbeknownst to Prosecutor Yoon, his detective retainer feigns death and is being cared for by Prosecutor Jang and his team because of the trump for the case. He confesses to his old boss’ evil doings as Soo Ji and also the gang find some way to air the recorded conversations of Prosecutor Yoon and his manus within the hearing.

The Chief Prosecutor is finally caught but his psychopath son schemes an unexpected attack by luring Soo Ji’s superior – Detective Lee’s daughter to a building, where he imprisoned her.

Si Wan commences a game where he orders Detective Lee to bring Soo Ji to an abandoned building. He commands her to kill Soo Ji, while threatening that her daughter Se Won will die if she doesn’t comply.

Prosecutor Jang rushes to Soo Ji’s aid, while Bo Mi and Kyung Soo work on tracing Se Won. Worried about her daughter, Detective Lee fires her gun to Soo Ji. Prosecutor Jang arrives and holds on to her gunshot as Soo Ji finally remembers who helped her when she was fatally shot last time. it’s an exchange of bargaining with the young psycho and tracking where his hostage is.

Kyung Soo finally finds her, and that they report that she is safe. Si Wan rushes to push Soo Ji out of the building. But Prosecutor Jang shoves her away and falls on the bottom with the villain.

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