I found my new crack drama ladies and gentlemen! Patience has paid off as episode 4 of Vincenzo was so good I have the shivers and shakes and can’t stop thinking about the exquisite details. Our Vincenzo may still have his own agenda (tons and tons of gold, who wouldn’t?) but he’s going to mete out some of his own brand of punishment while he’s waiting to start digging. This episode was just *chef’s kiss* and not the flavor that Chef Toto’s fake Italian food must taste like to V. Daddy Hong went to his long rest, as I expected though happening way earlier in the drama so that was indeed a surprise, and with it Cha Young flipped a switched from screeching over-acting shrew to channeling all her rebellious weird energy into avenging Daddy and carrying on his cases.
She’s not wholly altruistic but her total about face against Babel (which is clearly a Purdue Pharma stand in and the drug a proxy for Oxycontin) was satisfying to watch and she will be useful to Vincenzo as she knows the ins-and-outs of the Korean legal system in ways he doesn’t so their partnership makes sense. I do love that after she calms the F-down in her manic energy we see how perceptive and smart she is, she knows Vincenzo is the real building owner and totally sticking around for his own plan and that’s fine by her. This episode had a truck of doom, tears and more tears, Vincenzo feeling even more stirrings of guilt and acting on it, a brilliant syringe pillow homage to The Godfather, dorky NSI agent turned Vincenzo fanboy, corrupt former Prosecutor Choi getting a first taste of her own medicine, a towering inferno of an ending perfect for Vincenzo’s soaring operatic scores, and the reveal of the Real Big Bad that I’m so ready for his arrival.
I have patience when it comes to dramas starring my loves. The longest I went with sticking with a drama before it reached payoff time was with Uncontrollably Fond with Kim Woo Bin and Suzy, that drama was 18 episodes … Continue reading
The second episode of tvN Sat-Sun drama Vincenzo can best be described by Song Joong Ki saying “I’m back, bitches!” and me saying “Drama gods almighty I have no f*cking clue what I am watching!” This drama is like Dong … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
This weekend is the premiere of Vincenzo, taking over the big weekend time slot on tvN from Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen). Starring Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, and Taecyeon, the story is about the male lead who grew up … Continue reading
I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth though it’s really surprising to see tvN drop two previews for Vincenzo packed full of footage and different ones at that. It’s nearly 2 minutes worth of visuals and action with … Continue reading
I keep getting Lawless Lawyer vibes from the promos for Vincenzo, and both being from tvN and featured out-of-the-box lawyers perhaps that’s the reason. The promo visuals aren’t copying anything but the intense savvy male lead played by Song Joong … Continue reading
Wowsers, everyone looks soooooo good in upcoming legal drama Vincenzo. Song Joong Ki of course gets the benefit of perfectly tailored likely Italian suits but his costars Jeon Yeo Bin and Taecyeon are also looking great in their own character … Continue reading
Okay I totally agree with this four-some and how talented and ripe for (further) breakout in 2021, but there may be one or two more names I would add to the list. Nevertheless this really is a new bright era … Continue reading
Almost every one of my actor baes came back with a K-drama in 2020 but Song Joong Ki was one of the few who didn’t. But he’s primed on deck to be one of the first in 2021 as filming … Continue reading
Woo hoo, I feel like the drama gods are timing things perfectly for me. With Kim Soo Hyun‘s drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay done (sheer amazeballs good), I can now switch years and start charting course for early … Continue reading
Ooooooh this is such a great casting development, and so random too! Actor-singer Taecyeon will be joining the cast of upcoming tvN K-drama Vincenzo which is currently headlining Song Joong Ki and Jeon Yeo Bin as the male and female … Continue reading
Wow, talk about news from way left field. K-ent is reporting that K-actor Song Joong Ki is in serious talks for his drama return in the upcoming tvN drama Vincenzo slated to air in December 2020. He met with the … Continue reading