I’ve only watched until episode 4 before I stopped for Shark. At first, I tuned in for Kim Nam Gil, who was quite impressive in Bad Guy. Not that this drama isn’t but it lacks the action I’m expecting. It isn’t as gory or gritty as I’ve expected and it can’t really expand out of the horizon yet. I DO LOVE the younger cast and their story. The actor playing the younger Sohn Ye Jin really looks like a younger Sohn Ye Jin. And the younger Kim Nam Gil actor looked like a Yoo Ah In to me. It’s a beautiful drama no doubt and the soundtrack does sound nice, except I feel like it’s a little slow. Maybe that’s because I’m comparing it to Cruel City. I don’t think I’ll continue this any more unless I’ve nothing to watch. Quite frankly, I’m in mood for gritty and action but Shark just doesn’t offer enough of that for me. Maybe I’ll pick it up again when I want a milder Cruel City.
I’ve heard raves about this drama and don’t regret picking it up. If you’ve watched Vampire Prosecutor before, the show gives similar vibe. As a cable drama, it is not restricted to gore and gritty so we get lots of that. Jung Kyung Ho is slick as a bad guy but he isn’t really as evil as I thought. He’s just playing by the rules of the game with the other baddies. If all gangsters wore suits and looked as hot as he does, girls will be falling left and right for them. Getting back here, I think Cruel City does progress quite well and I hope the story doesn’t deviate logic when the leads fall in love. I still can’t see Nam Gyu Ri immersing herself in the darker side of the city. I also can’t fathom her as a troubled juvenile in her youth. She’s got too much of a model look. oh well. Anyhow, I’ll stay tuned on this drama.