Another day, another K-netizen gripe. I’ll just explain it and let y’all decide if it’s legit. SBS premiered new Fri-Sat thriller drama Taxi Driver (Deluxe Taxi) starring Lee Je Hoon, Esom, Kim Eui Sung, and Pyo Ye Jin has been compared by viewers after watching the first episode to a gritty OCN detective vigilante type drama, so that’s a good thing. But some K-netizens are perturbed and upset that the first episode uses a case identical the infamous Choi Doo Soon child rape as well as shows the violence in with visual effects, violence, gore, and pain in overly sensationalized ways. Rather than allude to the violence or cut away, it stays with the scene which makes the 19+ rating make sense now. Netizens think this is really glorifying violence and a cruel reminder for the still living victim to her attack. In the drama, the prep gets his just desserts by being abducted and then locked up in an underground prison to rot. After Mouse and Beyond Evil, I’m a little worn out from seeing so much onscreen stylized violence I may end up passing on Taxi Driver for now. No need to triple up on serial killers, rapists, and the scum of the earth even if it’s to see them properly punished. With all that said, ratings are off to a high start with the first episode bringing in 8.7%,10.7% AGB nationwide.