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This of path extends to the romance, which develops too speedy and into anything too strong, possibly because of the the show"s giant luck in the ratings. As discussed briefly, eye-catching is what the series does well. Things are going down at all times that stay tensions going, which come with this swiftly evolved romance. In a sense, this makes it a a success drama for its type. the issue comes from the reality that its early episodes have those qualities, yet organize not to underestimate viewer intelligence and criteria of quality.
There had been and could be a lot more convoluted dramas than "Yong Pal" and optimistically dramas which reach what it fails to much better. The series isn't the worst wrongdoer of its sort and there are a couple of things it if truth be told does well, corresponding to having promising personality sorts and engaging ethical dilemmas. Even so, its flaws make it a issue to experience those.
Written by: Orion from "Orion"s Ramblings"
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Both in its crime phase and its ghost part, both in writing and the useful aspect of things, "Cheo Yong: the mystical Detective" is truly now not what one would call a just right series. Or quality series. The crime instances are most commonly predictable and stuffed with plot holes, as is the key plot. because of gunning for the multi-season format, OCN displays are very empty in the case of their primary tale arc. the large villain-related twist may also be guessed from the very opening scene of episode 1 and the overall war of words would not wonder much either, even though more questions are raised than answered.
However, the social observation of the cases is still here and it's very much appreciated. With other forms of victims, allies and baddies, the series manages to spotlight some issues of Korean society and feature a heart, even if it has forgotten its brain in the promising premise. The major characters also feel more approachable than in maximum such series. in comparison to other OCN dramas, this one has 3 leads who are attached to the leading story in non-public ways. this suggests that they all similarly subject and are given focus. Given two of them are women, it may be a nice alternate from the male angst which most often governs those works. Being invested in these characters" story and in want of to look them be successful helps to keep one interested.
The same loss of forged writing is located in the ghost a element of the series, however. When a paintings uses fantasy, it's critical that the author creates regulations during which that myth will operate. It creates the mythology of a sequence and offers its non-logical portions logic. In "Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective", there isn't any consistency. Cheo-yong"s own powers haven't been given origins and a few things that take place later on contradict even what the audience knew about them for lots of the series. The precise powers of the ghosts or even the main villain also appear to don't have any ideas as adverse to to evolve and serve the plot, providing some way out to the publisher who is obviously way in over their head.
Yet again, center is what it comes down to. Trying to determine how the ghosts ended up that way and why they do the things they do and needing to see justice for them stay one invested. Na-yeong, whilst disturbing from time to time also is somewhat an endearing personality and while both the ghost detail and her contribution are mostly a gimmick to sell what is yet every other crime series, they are entertaining ample to be value the trouble.
And here's the marketing point of most OCN works. They aren't extraordinarily detailed, well-written or contemplative, yet they are entertaining . They are crime fluff. each and every series has a various promoting point, but they are all still just mild time-killing entertainment by way of their main plots and characters, while still offering an excellent view of the fewer satisfied aspect of society thru their person crime plots. "Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective" is more missing in components that other OCN works do larger at and this indicates that those that love acknowledged elements will to find this name dull and empty, but its original trio of leads is its own selling point, if the viewer emotionally connects to them.
Written by: Orion from "Orion"s Ramblings"
Added episode 17 captures for the Korean drama "Yong Pal" (2015)Directed by potential of Oh Jin-seokWritten by Jang Hyeok-rinWith Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,...18 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Also referred to as "Yong-pal-yi"SynopsisThe drama depicts an ironic scenario of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who must move thru dialysis, even after he changed into a scientific doctor.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
Added episode 17 for the Korean drama "Yong Pal"
"Yong Pal" (2015) Directed by way of Oh Jin-seok Written by Jang Hyeok-rin With Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,... Wed, Thu 22:00 often referred to as "Yong-pal-yi" Synopsis The drama depicts an ironic scenario of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who must cross via dialysis, even after he turned into a scientific doctor. Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
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Added episode 16 captures for the Korean drama "Yong Pal" (2015)Directed via Oh Jin-seokWritten by Jang Hyeok-rinWith Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also referred to as "Yong-pal-yi"SynopsisThe drama depicts an ironic state of affairs of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who must move thru dialysis, even after he turned into a scientific doctor.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
Added episode 15 captures for the Korean drama "Yong Pal" (2015)Directed via Oh Jin-seokWritten by Jang Hyeok-rinWith Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also referred to as "Yong-pal-yi"SynopsisThe drama depicts an ironic scenario of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt on account of his more youthful sister who must cross thru dialysis, even after he become a clinical doctor.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
Added episode 16 for the Korean drama "Yong Pal"
"Yong Pal" (2015) Directed by way of Oh Jin-seok Written by Jang Hyeok-rin With Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,... Wed, Thu 22:00 often referred to as "Yong-pal-yi" Synopsis The drama depicts an ironic state of affairs of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who must pass thru dialysis, even after he become a clinical doctor. Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
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Added episode 14 captures for the Korean drama "Yong Pal" (2015)Directed via Oh Jin-seokWritten by Jang Hyeok-rinWith Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also referred to as "Yong-pal-yi"SynopsisThe drama depicts an ironic state of affairs of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who will have to move thru dialysis, even after he was a scientific doctor.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05
Yong Pal, Ep. 1-4: Drama with a Capital D Written by Sarah On September 19, 2015 The one drama that has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately is Yong Pal. MC and comedian Yoo Jae-suk referred to it, and it has even claimed the highest ratings of a Korean drama since My Love From Another Starhigh praise indeed. It’s also been challenged with accusations of plagiarism, specifically of copying a webtoon called City Conquest, but as you’ll see if you watch a few episodes, that’s nothing to worry about.
City Conquest, which attempted and failed to produce a drama version starring Kim Hyun-joong, centers around a poor young man who provides medical services for gangsters and a young woman, a chaebol heiress, who is in a coma. These were the connections that netizens made to Yong Pal as its ratings rose astronomically from Episode 1, and yet the similarities end there. To begin with, the characters in City Conquest are highly influenced by the fact that they have super powers, something that is missing entirely from Yong Pal. Funnily enough, this is just about the only thing missing, as Yong Pal screenwriter Jang Hyeok-rin has pulled out every single stop in this Drama (the capital D is entirely necessary).
In Episode 1, we are introduced to the main characters, and the show hits the ground running. The young chaebol heiress is Han Yeo-jin (Kim Tae-hee) who is traumatized from the violent car crash that killed her lover. The poor young doctor is Kim Tae-hyun (Joo Won) who sneaks around in the dead of night performing life-saving surgeries for gangstersthey call him Yong-pal (an abbreviation for a quack doctor). Tae-hyun is risking his legitimate medical license in exchange for the large sum of money gangsters pay because his younger sister’s health is failing, and he can’t otherwise afford her treatments. In fact, we learn he’s already deep in debt and willing to do anything he can to pay his impossible loans off.
Let’s pause and breathe a moment. This is already a great setup for a drama, and most people would be perfectly satisfied if it were well scripted and acted. Luckily, Jang’s writing and the actors all compliment each other very well, so the script and the acting are covered quite competently. But the plot doesn’t stop there either.
After introducing the extracurricular activities of our hero, the dynamic among the hospital staff where Tae-hyun officially works is soon revealed. While I suspected it when he was stitching up gangsters in a warehouse, now it’s completely clear that Tae-hyun is a genius who clashes with his superiors. Yet, he steps in and successfully completes an operation for the first surgeon when the latter is too overwhelmed. This relationship between Tae-hyun and Chief Lee (Jung Woong-in) will clearly be important later on, and it flares up again early on when the Chief rails Tae-hyun for accepting a tip from the patient’s family after the successful surgery. So we see Tae-hyuns obsession with money in action.
Enter Han Do-joon (Jo Hyun-jae), Yeo-jin’s older brother, who is acting as chairman in her stead. Yet something’s not quite right with him. He encourages Chief Lee’s dissuading of other important people of visiting her, while acting disappointed in front of the other men. These other men with the Chairman, presumably other businessmen, seem concerned that they didn’t get to see Yeo-jin and confused that she would still agree to read over the legal paperwork they left for her, obviously the last thing a sick person would want to do. Then, we see Do-joon scoffing and laughing at his sister in her comatose state and, yes, it seems we have our villain. But do we really?
That night, Tae-hyun leaves the hospital and is dragged back to the same group of gangsters he helped out in the first scene. The boss has been shot and will die if not operated on immediately. But the cops, who seem to be hunting both the mob boss and Yong-pal, have found them, and, after the fastest life-saving surgery ever done, Tae-hyun and the gangsters make a run for it. They’re chased onto the roof and confronted by the lead detective with his gun out. Tae-hyun is commanded to flee with the boss, to take him to safety. Thus begins a massive car chase through Seoul that causes many additional car crashes and the destruction of personal property.
The chase ends with Tae-hyun blocked in on a railroad bridge over the Han river. With his only thought to survive to keep his sister alive, he pulls the mob boss onto the hood of his car and, while the cops attempt to negotiate, retrieves two epi-pens from his medical bag of tricks, stabs himself and the boss with them, and throws them both over the edge into the river. Cue credits.
This is the speed at which Yong Pal continues over the next few episodes, that is to say, break-neck. Some humor enters in the form of the recurring character of the mob boss (Song Kyung-cheol) that tracks Tae-hyun down to get continued treatment for his gunshot wound and also to give him some good-natured ribbing, and also the Head Nurse, played by veteran actress Kim Mi-kyung, who is entirely unflappable but looks fondly over the young kids working in her hospital. However, overall, it is one well-scripted reveal after another interspersed with dramatic, suspenseful moments of sheer drama.
For example, it is only in the second episode that Yong-pal’s identity is revealed. The detectives track down Tae-hyun’s hospital by following the trail of a single lost scalpel. They meet with Chief Lee to try to track down the owner, but he doesn’t give up the information, instead using his newfound knowledge of Tae-hyun’s misdemeanor to challenge him into submission. Of course, Tae-hyun, always one for self-preservation, immediately agrees to do whatever the chief wants, which happens to be moving up to the 12th floor, the VIP floor of the hospital where our chaebol heiress is asleep. It helps that the agreement comes with a pay raise and the promise of a future fellowship at the hospital; however, the dynamic between them has now changed. Chief Lee definitely has Tae-hyun under his heel now.
Yet, he still needs Tae-hyun’s special skills, especially useful when a Hallyu star gets himself besieged in a hotel where his girlfriend has been injured. As the hospital director says later, “We have a new service to offer! House calls!” Tae-hyun is rushed to the hotel by the 12th floor’s Manager of Customer Satisfaction, Cynthia Park (played by the striking and awesome Stephanie Lee). But that’s not enough: Tae-hyun has to learn that his new patients, ‘clients’ as they are called in the VIP world, are the 0.1% of Korea and therefore are exempt from many of the rules and morals he holds dear. He may be willing to do anything for money, but he balks when he realizes that the aforementioned Hallyu star sexually assaulted and attacked his girlfriend and got away with it.
I hope that the humanity of Tae-hyun’s character will hold strong, that even as he becomes more and more involved in the world of the 0.1%, he doesn’t begin to pander to them but instead holds onto his morals. He is already showing his cynicism regarding his VIP clients. Most likely, that will be the biggest obstacle to his continued fight to pay off his outrageous loans and save his sister. Of course, I won’t be surprised if that fight becomes more and more difficult. They’ve already used almost every drama plot twist in the book: Big makeover? Check. Violent alcoholic father? Check. Motherless children? Check. Dying sibling? Check. Traumatic car crash? Coma patient? Medical drama? Gangsters and a blackmail situation? Evil chairman and the chairman’s wife who acts air-headed yet is plotting to thwart his evil plans? Check, check, check and check, and I can still go on.
It’s only through the spectacular work of the scriptwriter, director, camera people, editors and, of course, the acting that the drama of Yong Pal doesn’t become too much. When Tae-hyun learns Yeo-jin’s backstory, of her lover and the car crash that killed him, Cynthia describes it as a romantic Romeo and Juliet story, ending, “The Prince of Daejung Group died that way. And only the Princess of Hanshin Group survived.”
“So the kids of the wealthy fell in love and got into an accident,” Tae-hyun succinctly summarizes, his cynicism clearly showing.
Joo Wons acting as Tae-hyun has an extra large range of emotions, each perfectly timed to what a regular, confused person would feel when stuck in such a complex, emotionally conflicting situation. Hes cool when he needs his head in the hospital, plays nice and outgoing when meeting VIP clients, and angry yet determined when dealing with the mob boss and his never shrinking debthis wonderful acting skills, and those of his co-actors, also bolster the script so that even scenes with nothing but speaking lines are suspenseful and fascinating.
A perfect moment of this is when we meet Nurse Hwang (played by musical actress Bae Hye-sun in her drama debut). She single-handedly cares for Yeo-jin and we see her entertaining herself by literally dolling up the sleeping woman with makeup and eating her large steak lunch right in front of Yeo-jin’s comatose body. During her lunch scene the camera switches back and forth between Nurse Hwang’s raw steak and Yeo-jin trapped in the glass room of her mind, and as she relates her 1,165 days of being locked in her mind we realize that she has been fully conscious the entire time, and when she challenges, “If I can wake up… I have decided to kill everyone who locked me in here and everyone who is on their side,” the camera cuts back to a smug looking Nurse Hwang wiping her lips.
This sort of juxtaposition builds up the suspense even while the actors are simply speaking lines, and when the action does ramp up, we’re given an almost perfect balance between physical acting, emotional acting, and script-reading, which combine with the actual scenarios being played out to create the best storytelling since My Love From Another Star.
This all helps to prove that we should trust the producers when they deny that there is any plagiarism in the making of Yong Pal. Theres so much else going on besides the basic medical-doctor-gone-rogue and chaebol-heiress-in-a-coma premise that is similar to City Conquest. Many commenters have reasoned that the accusations arose because Yong Pal is so incredibly popular, especially when compared with the failure of a drama version of City Conquest. Yet, theres truly nothing to worry about in thinking that Yong Pal might actually have drawn from the comics plot. Our set-up is complete by the end of episode 4, and it is vastly different from any descriptions Ive read of City Conquests plot.
We’ve seen where Tae-hyun’s morals lean and that he will do anything to keep his ailing sister (played by Park Hye-soo) alive. We know that Yeo-jin’s coma is medically induced by her scheming older step-brother, and she is kept under control by the creepy Nurse Hwang. Chief Lee is much less villainous than he originally seemed, and there’s room for complexity in his power relationship over Tae-hyun.
Cynthia has few morals, except to always keep the 0.1% happy since she knows which side her bread is buttered on, yet she is basically a good person at heart. Chae-young (Chae Jung-an), the chairman’s wife, is prepared to betray her husband and will hopefully end up being on Yeo-jin’s side.
And Episode 4 ends with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers, which will definitely bring me back for more. The details in the directing and cinematography bring an extra level of interest to the drama devices employed, and the acting holds everything else up on a very strong foundation. Only because of such a foundation is it possible for the script to shine so well and the Drama to not overwhelm, and as long as these things continue to hold strong, they should be able to throw anything at us without it falling flat. I, for one, am quite excited.
Added episode thirteen captures for the Korean drama "Yong Pal" (2015)Directed through Oh Jin-seokWritten by Jang Hyeok-rinWith Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Jo Hyeon-jae, Chae Jeong-an, Jeong Woong-in, Bae Hae-sun,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also referred to as "Yong-pal-yi"SynopsisThe drama depicts an ironic state of affairs of a man. who still has to be afflicted by debt as a result of his more youthful sister who will have to cross thru dialysis, even after he become a scientific doctor.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2015/08/05