In K-Drama land romantic and comedy stories are in the prime focus. It is hard to find a serious drama with impact, in which plot and execution are amazing, until ‘Punch’ came around. The drama has won over with its story intensity over same time-slot dramas ‘Healer’ and ‘Shine or Go Crazy’.
‘Punch’ is showing strong cast with great acting abilities and a story that is full of intense and fast developing plot. Kim Rae Won (‘Gangnam 1970’) is absolutely brilliant; his dramatic battle with time to redeem his mistakes and bring the corrupted people to justice, put us on the edge of our seats and make us root for his flawed character. Also instead of the typical weak sweet female leads ‘Punch’ is giving a great opportunity to strong and determinate female characters. The symbolism behind the dramas poster is very clever – its a game between the good (white) and bad (black) with the grey in the middle to create the balance.
The drama depicts the last six months of Park Jung Hwan’s (Kim Rae-Won) life, the chief of the anti-corruption investigation team for the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. To get to his position, he has made compromises on achieving justice. Before the brain tumour takes his life, he is determined to expose the frauds and misconducts committed by his superior, Lee Tae Joon. He also struggles to make amends with his ex-wife Shin Ha Kyung and their daughter Ye Rin. Will he beat time?
Cast: Kim Rae-Won, Kim Ah-Joong, Cho Jae-Hyun, Seo Ji-Hye
‘Punch’s story development is very fast paced and intense. It grips your attention with each episode and leave you with the heavy feeling of wanting more. It`s hard to draw the line between good and bad side in the battle.