I’ve binge watcha Korean drama this past weekend… I found so interesting that I’ve decided to do a review . The K-drama is called Sketch btw, and it is available on Viki.com 😉✌️
Disclaimer: Pictures of the show, cast are not mine. And just add, info on the cast I got from Wikipedia and Asian wiki.✌️
Anyways been a long time coming and finally presenting…
Sketch Korean Drama Review
First off… please don’t take what I say seriously… just with a grain of salt, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film, literature and television… Not at all…nada zilch degree. But I love movies books and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. Despite the lack of degree on this area, I will still do this Korean drama review as a Tv show lover and a Korean drama lover…. And just to clarify too, sorry if at some points I might run on with my words or have any grammatical errors… but I will definitely be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.
To begin with the review, I will start with the cast…
Jung Ji-hoon aka Rain is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. His musical careers consists 6 Korean albums, 1 Japanese album, 28 singles and numerous concerts around the world. His third album 2014 It’s Raining is what brought is his breakthrough success, thus turning him into an international star. He then made his acting debut in 2003 drama Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School. Then got the the lead role in Pan-Asia hit drama Full House which established his career as a Hallyu Star. Which later led to his Hollywood debut in Speed Racer, followed by starring in Ninja Assassin which made the first Korean to win an MTV award. Thus follow by other acting ventures in Korea and China.
Jung Ji-hoon aka Rain plays the role of Detective Kang Dong-soo. Detective Kang Dong-soo is an ace detective with excellent intuition and executive ability.
Lee Dong-gun is a South Korean actor and singer. He made his debut in 1997. He gained fame in dramas like Sweet 18, Lovers in Paris and Stained Glass. He took a break in 2005 before he resumed his work with Smile Again, Night After Night, Marry Him If You Dare, Queen for Seven Day, Where Stars Land, of courseSketch and his most recent project Angel’s Last Mission: Love.
Lee Dong-gun plays Sergeant Kim Do-jin. Sergeant Kim Do-jin is a member of a Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command who seeks revenge for the death of his wife.
Lee Sun-bin is a South Korean actress and singer, who is well known starring in Squad 38, Missing 9, and Criminal Minds. She first started off in the entertainment industry by joining a girl group JQT following Minsun’s departure in September 2011 before the group disbanded in 2012. Before she started off her acting career, she was a CF model and made several music video appearances. Her first acting role was in a Chinese historical drama called Saint Wang Xizhi and participated as a contestant in a singing show Finding Liu San Jie. She rose to popularity portraying as a gold digger in OCN’s hit drama Squad 38 and participating in several variety shows where you was praised for both her singing and dancing. This lead to her She also starred in the zombie file Rampant which is currently available on Netflix. Just to sneak in I will do a movie review of that.
Lee Sun-bin plays Sergeant Yoo Shi-hyun. Yoo Shi-hyun is a detective with a psychic ability in which she sketches out drawing of what will happen three days in the future. She is a member of the Butterfly Project.
Jung Jin-young is a South Korean actor who starred in numerous films including Hi! Dharma!, Bunt, and The Case of Itaewon Homicide. He was also well known for his collaborations with director Lee Joon-ik in Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield, it’s sequel Battlefield Heroes, The Happy Life, Sunny and his role the the hugely successful King and the Clown as King Yeonsan. He also appeared in popular television series like The Kingdom of the Winds, Dong Yi, Brain and Love Rain.
Jung Jin-young played Jang Tae-joon. Jang Tae-joon is the Chief of Internal Affairs and he plays a mysterious man who helping Kim Do-jin with his revenge while having him do some “noble work” for the greater good.
Kang Shin-il is a South Korean actor who made his acting debut in 1985 with Chilsu and Mansu and gained fame as a stage actor in plays like Kimchigook Goes Crazy and Chronicles of Han. Then in 1988 he appeared for the first time onscreen in the film adaptation for Chilsu and Mansu. Through the years he made appearances in film, tv and on-stage and became a prolific supporting actor.
Kang Shin-il played Captain Moon Jae-hyun. Captain Moon Jae-hyun is the Team leader of the Butterfly Project.
Lee Seung-joo is a Korean actor. He plays Prosecutor Si-joon. Si-joon is a prosecutor and elder brother of Yoo Shi-hyun, who has a hidden secret that even his sister does not know about.
Lim Hwa-young is South Korean actress. Lim Hwa-young plays Oh Young-shim. She is a technical assistant of the Butterfly Project, basically the hacker and computer tech of the team who provides crucial information
On the cast, as a whole and in their roles, I thought that they did an awesome job and I felt for the characters they played. What first captured my interest in this Korean drama was the main cast! Most especially Rain, Lee Sun-bin and Lee Dong-gun. Rain as Detective Kang-soo is as always so awesome! Analytical and tough as nails! Lee Sun-bin as Sergeant Yoo Shi-hyun is as always exceptional! I loved her in the Korean Criminal Minds. She played her role well as someone who has a supernatural ability that can be a pro and a con, and she uses it to help people…and to prevent the crime before it occurs especially after a traumatic event that occurred in her past. Lee Dong-gun was also exceptional. Playing somehow, who lost so much and the moment he was manipulated… stained his hands with blood for supposedly the greater good…now lost on a dark path which will only lead to his death. And Jung Jin-young, Kang Shin-I, Lim Hwa-young and Lee Seung-joo all played their respective roles well. The cast was totally amazing!
The story begins with a sketch image of man with a tattoo floating died in the water. Then the scense changes to Rain’s character Kang Dong-soo on case at the docks, where he aim is capture a honcho involved in fraud and/or embezzlement. He catches the honcho and his men in the act forcing a man who needed money for his family and made get the exact tattoo as him to commit suicide, to make it seem like it was the honcho who committed the suicide. In the struggle between Kang Dong soo and the honcho’s men that is when Lee Sun-bin’s character Yoo Shi-hyun appears trying to prevent the forced man from continuing with the suicide. In the end the forced man survives but the honcho was killed accidently in a different location during a struggle with Dong-soo. Dong-soo goes to look for Yoo Shi-hyun who at that moment was in a trance sketching five images, the last one of a man crying while holding a woman wearing an engraved ring and a signage hanging above them. Dong-soo didn’t find her but her finds her sketch book and looks through and studies each one especially the last sketch with the man and the woman. Dong-soo meets up with his Prosecutor fiancé who scolds him for endangering himself again and makes him promise her that when they marry that he will take a desk job, she also give him a ring matching her own ring, both engraved with their initials. The ring shocks him cause it looks like the one in the sketch, but he brushes it off but kept in mind till he sees Yoo Shi-hyun the following day, since she really looked for him to get her sketch book back. He confronts her about the sketch book, and questions about the ring, cause he only it the previous night after seeing the sketch book. She brings him to the office of the Butterfly Project team. Thus, learning her ability and the Butterfly projects purpose and learns that the last image means that his fiancé will die in three days. He doesn’t want to believe at first but he became extra cautious with his fiancé ‘s safety and decided to word with the Butterfly Project team. Thus, this is the true start of all the happenings in the story…
Moving on now to my actual review which is honestly will be much shorter than the recap of the beginning of the story and mentions of the characters…
The main plot of Sketch revolves around the partnership of an ace detective and a female detective who can sketch out what will happen three days in the future as they try to capture a serial killer. I honestly thought the storyline was interesting and very captivating. Not really sure if there were any plot holes but I truly believe that the writers of Sketch did any amazing job. I really enjoyed it and I totally felt the presence and feelings of the characters, and I like how each character has a deeper story or background to them. And I like how that although there were small cases that they had to solve besides a much larger threat they have to deal with and solve in relation to the serial killer they are trying their best to capture. What was also interesting was how in a sense all the characters were somewhat manipulated including Yoo Shi-hyun’s ability in the 1st couple episodes of drama by someone with a much stronger “ability”. Will not expound anymore so you guys if you interested can definitely check this show out!
Thank you @Viki for adding this to series to your lineup! This an awesome show, in my opinion 💗🤗💗
Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review on SKETCH. Hopefully, this review builds your curiosity in checking out SKETCH! I highly recommend!
And if you are interested in my content, please subscribe to and follow here on my website. I will start making even more reviews here soon on #books #anime #movies #tvshows #cds etc. Most especially on future KPOP artists’ album reviews and possibly MV interpretation/ review as well.
And please check out and follow me on my Instagram LadyAzulMoon
#Korean #KoreanShows #KoreanTV #Crime #Thriller #TVshow #TV #Television #mindgames #suspense #thrill #supernatural
#JungJihoon aka #Rain #LeeSunBin #LeeDonggun #JungJinyoung #KangShinil #LeeSeungjoo #LimHwayoung