I found tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse a bit underwhelming last week, it didn’t grab me as the killings were exceedingly brutal but the characters unknown so it doesn’t emotionally connect. The first and second episodes also didn’t segue well, from the OG serial killer now behind bars to new investigations with some bumbling tone thrown in, I wasn’t quite feeling it. Episodes 3-4 are much better IMO and the ratings went up from the first week to hit a high of 6.202% with the 4th episode. It’s clear there is a serial killer in the present tied to the OG serial killer, son or protegee or homage that’s not clear. There is also more than one twenty-something character with the serial killer gene, I’m guessing 3 of them, so the drama seems to be headed towards an evil-evil showoff where it takes a serial killer to catch another one? The directing got more consistent with this week’s episodes as the characters are starting to get fleshed out but I don’t like the feeling that many smaller supporting roles are merely there as current and future serial killer fodder because it’s so clinical. Lee Hee Joon‘s character as the son of murdered parents and current dogged detective seems like our stand in while the rest of the characters are not yet fully clear what their motivations are and this guessing game may end up being too twisty for its own good as characters we are supposed to like we’re too scared to get comfortable with in case he/she turns out a baddie. For now I think Mouse is solid, it has a strong self-awareness of what story it wants to tell and the execution is getting better and better.
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Mouse and Beyond Evil are playing too much the card “everybody can be the killer” and loosing the authenticity, they shouldn’t forget the procedural part. We got a specialist in serial killers who met a stranger in a closed amusement park in the middle of the night…
And a family camped in the middle of heavy snow night.
Very logical ?
And of course, a car that doesn’t work!
Right. Oh I cannot get over the head in the snowman part. Of all places to discard the decapitated head. The serial killer decides to hide it in the snowman I gave this drama two episodes watch and it failed. The writing is laughable.
Oh yea, and scenes in other K dramas are so very logical ?.
I’m enjoying Mouse a lot, I’m rooting for dark hero Seung gi so much, his character is too nice. The grandma T_T whenever I think of her, I want to cry ?, I can’t wait for this week’s episode.
Mouse is full of twist that I didn’t expected. For the first 4 episodes, I feel like I am watching 4 different psycho related movies. The actors are great too in portraying their roles. Even the young actors! I believe that as more episodes come, twisted revelations will come out too. Cant wait for the next episodes!
Same here. Bareum is too nice which seems very suspicious. Do you think Bareum killed Halmeoni? The coat is different from the suspected killer. Hmmm