The best way to describe Vincenzo is the lawyer cousin to The Fiery Priest. It’s either a dish your screwball tastes love or you will find it awkward and no clue on the purpose of what you’re watching is leading up to. The first episode was a serious of scenes to establish character/motive threaded by male lead Song Joong Ki as the straight man wandering through first a mafia movie and then later a South Korean fish-out-of-water comedy with a neighborhood of weirdos. I don’t have any complaints on the acting, directing, or writing because if there is anything awkward it feels all intentional – from Jeon Yeo Bin overacting like she’s paid by each emotive display to the random guest star appearances by big names like Jin Sun Kyu and Lee Hee Joon for a scene that really has no payoff. But I sense a greater narrative lies ahead and the delivery is simply through this herky jerky way, the building denizens and the fight to own it anchors the central conflict (for now) and perhaps the over-the-top Korean feels is to overcompensate for Vincenzo growing up in Italy and therefore needs a stronger taste of Korean flavor to return this consigliere to his ethnic roots. The ratings for the first episode are really high with 7.659% (third highest weekend drama premiere on tvN after Mr. Sunshine 1st and Queen Cheorin 2nd) but only time will tell if it goes up or down because this drama is really just for certain palates.