First Impressions: Partners for Justice

Baek Beom (Jung Jae Young) is a forensic doctor. He’s excellent at his job, but he has a terrible personality. Eun Sol (Jung You Mi) is a rookie prosecutor with a bright personality and a wealthy family background. These two very different personalities work together to solve cases.

I’m not even going to try and mince words here.

What the heck did I just watch?

I’ve finished two episodes, and I have so many questions. Let’s go through them one by one, shall we?

First, how did Eun Sol become a prosecutor?

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sure that prosecutors do not rely on their gut instincts and feelings in cases. Her character is almost unbearable. She contaminates a crime scene, gets emotional when someone calls her out on it, and she screams too much.

Eun Sol is one of those characters that will always stand up for righteousness. She has a strong sense of justice, and she condemns lying in courtrooms.

Girl, I think you signed up for the wrong job.

Second, why is Baek Beom so mean?

I understand he’s supposed to be the rational, cold-hearted male lead. But, he is unrealistically mean. He constantly shouts at his co-workers for making small mistakes and kicks them out when they do.

I mean, that might work in dramas, but realistically people need to work together to get things done. If you have an attitude like that, realistically, you’ll get nowhere in life.

He’s also indifferent about everything. Did the writers just erase all humanity out of him or what?

I found it funny that he always shows up when he’s needed in the courtroom. For the first case, he enters the courtroom right when the defence and Eun Sol calls him a witness.

His entrance is always so dramatic too. with slow-mo. I get it. We need to amplify his importance. But don’t worry. He pretty much pours cold water on Eun Sol by ruining her entire argument with evidence. Um… what?

Third, why does the crime team act like they’re in a comedy-drama?

Eun Sol’s “team” seems like her cheerleaders, but I haven’t seen them do anything… productive.

Baek Beom’s team is a little better… but I don’t get why they added a character who spoke English every so often. I think she’s supposed to be a quirky character, but she didn’t get much of an introduction. She’s just… there.

Lastly, why is there so much shouting?

I don’t think I’ve shouted as much as these characters do in two episodes. Eun Sol getting emotional at the defendant. Baek Beom shouting at his co-workers. And these crazy women literally shouting and clawing at the crime team for digging up their dead brother.

Honestly, this feels like an overly dramatic comedy show pretending to be a crime show.

If you’re going to write or film a crime drama, do it justice, please. Not this… circus show that’s disrespecting everyone who works in this field.

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