Pride and Prejudice (Series Review)

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Editor’s Note: I would never be able to write a concise review for this show, but it deserves one. It was unusual, thoughtful, and revealed a lot about the post-Sewol zeitgeist in Korea. So when my friend and Dramabeans recapper Saya didn’t have room for Pride and Prejudice in her end-of-2015 wrap-up, I grabbed the chance … Read more

Pride and Prejudice (Korean) Finale: 10 Reasons the Ending is Brilliant

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“Pride and Prejudice” stays loyal to its dark message in episode 21. From the beginning, “Pride and Prejudice” has depicted justice as elusive. Fictional lawyers on television can usually get the verdict they want. Whatever the flaws in the system, they can be overcome by a main character with the right stuff. Or perhaps overcome … Read more

“Pride and Prejudice” Ep 20: Park Man Geun Revealed

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Park Man-Geun remains scary even once we know who he is. I wasn’t sure if the writer could reveal Park Man Geun’s identity without ruining his mystique. But finding out that the villain has been easy-going Prosecutor Choi all along gives him a new mystique. As some viewers have observed, Choi seemed the obvious candidate. … Read more

“Pride and Prejudice” Ep. 19 Uncap

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So close and yet so far. Sometimes “Pride and Prejudice” gets me by the throat—episode 5, say, or episodes 17 and 18. And sometimes the pieces don’t add up, like in episode 19. It’s a bumpy ride here as we close in on the finale. It does appear that “Pride and Prejudice” will have two … Read more

Pride and Prejudice Ep. 18

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Call it the Choi Jin-Hyuk effect. I suspect they could make a show in which Choi Jin-Hyuk simply sits in front of the camera and reads the phone book, and I would still be completely mesmerized and watch every last minute and beg for more. At times “Pride and Prejudice” becomes a confusing wash of … Read more

“Pride and Prejudice” Ep. 17

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I love it when a plan comes together. This episode starts grim, but gives us a big dramatic payoff. The team arrest Director Lee for ordering Han Byul’s murder, our central couple get some cute moments together, and finally—finally!—everyone takes a nap. Well, everyone except Chief Moon, who never leaves the building and survives entirely … Read more