cast: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon, Yoo Jae Myung, Kim Yeo Jin, Kwak Dong Yeon, Jo Han Chul, Choi Duk Moon, Yang Kyung Won, Kim Hyung Mook, Seo Ye Hwa, Lee Hang Na, Kim Seol Jin, Kim Yoon Hye, Kim Young Woong
description: Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki) is a mafia lawyer that flees to Korea during a war. Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin) is a lawyer that will do whatever it takes to win a case. Vincenzo and Cha Young team up to bring their own brand of justice to criminals the law doesn't punish.
Vincenzo Cassano is a mafia lawyer that flees to Korea after conflict within his organization. Hong Cha Young is a lawyer that represents Babel group. This puts her at odds with her father, lawyer Hong Yu Chan, who represents a group opposing Babel. Babel wants to take over and demolish a plaza secretly owned by Vincenzo. Vincenzo and Yu Chan work together to stop Babel. After Yu Chan and a researcher for Babel pharmaceutical are killed, Cha Young quits her job and takes over her father's law firm. She teams up with Vincenzo to get revenge on Babel using whatever means are necessary.
I'm not a big fan of lawyer based shows but wanted to check out Vincenzo for Song Joong Ki and Jeon Yeo Bin. Thankfully, Vincenzo hasn't focused much on the court side of things (so far). One of my main interests in Vincenzo is it being a series built around a character that's not a good guy. In this series, both Vincenzo and Cha Young cross lines, that you wouldn't normally see from Kdrama characters, in order to fight the bad guys. I was surprised by the amount of comedy thrown in. It's probably to offset the darkness of the series but some of it, like Cha Young's antics, feels over the top and out of place. The big bad was revealed way too early. Will keep watching.
Babel researchers are dying due to chemicals they're using but Babel claims that it's all due to preexisting conditions. Cha Young and Vincenzo represent the victims families and take Babel to court. They win with the help of a Babel director's wife. After losing, Myung Hee gets back at Cha Young by having her arrested. Vincenzo is forced to make a deal with Myung Hee to get Cha Young out of jail. Babel is having financial troubles and need a loan from Shinkwang Bank. Vincenzo uses his seduction skills to try and stop the deal between Babel and Shinkwang. Vincenzo's plan fails when Min Seong's mom, chairwoman of Shinkwang Bank, steps in and bails out Babel.
These episodes focused more on court cases. It only lasted 1 ep but Min Seong and Tae Ho was still a better love story than Twilight.
Vincenzo is a dark comedy about a mafia lawyer that flees to Korea after trouble within the Cassano family. Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki) teams up with Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin) to punish criminals like Babel chairman Jang Han Seok (Ok Taec Yeon). Vincenzo is an antihero. He's not a good guy. The series is full of characters that aren't really good people. Some are simply less evil than others. Vincenzo starts out more comedy'ish than I expected but gets more serious and darker as it goes along. The series was popular in Korea but there were some complaints about how brutal Vincenzo's actions were.
I liked Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo. He's supposed to be a lawyer but he's also part hitman. I like Jeon Yeo Bin but Cha Young took some warming up to. She's meant to be the comic relief to the much darker Vincenzo but some of her antics, especially early in the series, were too over the top for me. There's bits of romance between Vincenzo and Cha Young but it's a slow burn process. I like how their relationship was handled. Too many series rush the romance, make it the main focus of the story and everything else gets tossed aside. I liked all the people from Geumga Plaza. Jang Han Seok was revealed as the big bad way too early but seems like leaks/spoilers might have played a role in that.
Despite being a comedy, Vincenzo is right up my alley. I like series that play with the lead characters morality. They don't all need to be like Vincenzo but I think there can be some grey area and not all good guys/girls have to always do the right thing. Every other episode of Vincenzo seemed to end with someone having a gun pointed at them. I know this is done for suspense but you know the main characters aren't gonna die at that point so not sure why they did it so often. The ending leaves open the possibility for more seasons of Vincenzo but, according to Song Joong Ki, there's been no discussions about continuing the series.