Caution: Review may contain spoilers 🙂
I watched BORDER a couple of weeks ago and FINALLY watched the final few epi today. It did not disappoint and I can see why it was very well-received in terms of ratings and critiques alike. Cheers to another of Oguri Shun’s successful dorama! Synopsis from AsianWiki:
Ango Ishikawa (Shun Oguri) is a detective with smarts and a keen sense of observation. He’s in a great physical shape and also highly ambitious. Ango also only focuses on his work and his personal life is pretty much non-existent.
One day, a former police officer is killed by a gun shot. Ango goes to the scene of the crime, but is shot in the head by the killer who is lurking at the crime scene. Ango hovers between life and death. At that time, he thinks to himself “where do people go after they die?” and then “I don’t want to die.” A miracle then happens. Anglo survives with the bullet still lodged in his head. He goes back to work.
A new murder case takes place. When Ango goes to the crime scene he notices a boy who looks like he is about to cry, but only Ango is able to see the boy. The boy is the one who was killed. Since Ango was shot, he can now see and talk with the dead.
You can’t miss this, Ishikawa makes it a point to say it in the opening of every episode. Another detective drama with added supernatural elements in it you think. That’s what it makes you think. But is it really all just that?