Monday, May 3, 2021

K-drama Review: VINCENZO (Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead!)

Netflix's latest hit Korean drama "Vincenzo' just ended and we can't help but feel sepanx. If you are not familiar, this Korean drama series is all about a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer (Song Joong-ki) who visited South Korea, his motherland. During his brief stay, he gives an unrivaled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice.


Just a head-up, the series is not a "feel-good" or something romantic that you'll get "kilig" when watching this thus, it is not recommended if you simply want to relax. Y
ou might even be so engrossed with it that you'll also be angry, frustrated, and pissed off. 

The story was quite common and it did not really have many surprising twists. In fact, many scenes are predictable. However, we just love how bad-ass Song Joong-Ki is in this series and it was "satisfying"  (sorry for the term) to see how justice was served (e.g. how the villains of the story were made to pay for their crimes)

One thing that was instrumental to the success of the series was the perfect casting. Song Joong Ki's baby face was just perfect for the smart, funny, and merciless consigliere. 

Also, the supporting cast was also great. Korea's Cassano Guemga had real chemistry and had surprising stories (talents) on their own. They definitely gave us a good laugh while watching. 


The series had a total of 20 episodes which is more than the usual 16-episode series that we are used to. Unfortunately, the finale episode came a bit short. In the first few minutes of the last episode, Vincenzo's reaction was a bit off and out of character. It seemed that he was so helpless when he just rushed into the scene with no proper plan as if he just let Jang Han-Seo die and Hong Cha-Young shot. It was kind of lame. 

We actually expected a "bigger" ending but I guess because of the limitations of the production there were many parts that did not have proper closure. With this, we just hope that Vincenzo will have another season because we still have lots of questions or things that we would like to see. :) 
  • How does Vincenzo's island near Malta look like?
  • Did he fulfill his promise to be a godfather? 
  • How did International Security Intelligence Agency maximize the guillotine file? Were they able to punish corrupt individuals like Jung In-Kuk and Kim Seok-U?
  • Was the gold shared among other tenants? 
  • What happened to the Babel group? 
  • Who owns Geumga Plaza now? 
And many, many more... 

Overall Rating: 4/5 

Definitely, Vincenzo is a must-watch. You might as well enjoy it with corn salad too *wink*! 

How about you? What do you think of the series? Do you want a sequel (Season 2) too? 
Let us know in the comments section below. 

 


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