One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9


1 Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

Following our drama inside a drama, we return to the present day exactly where our a single dollar lawyer is nonetheless his zany self. This week in one more standalone case, our band of very good guys requires on a fraudulent automobile dealership network, which is fertile ground for laughs, cameos, and PPL.


One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

Very first issues very first: in a single of the strangest turns of drama fate but, 1 Dollar Lawyer has been reduce to a 12-episode drama (rather of 14). Yes, you study that proper. We’ve observed episodes reduce from at the moment airing dramas just before, but that is often been since a drama was tanking tough clearly, the opposite is correct right here, with 1 Dollar Lawyer obtaining super higher numbers. The production stated they have been undertaking it to wrap up the story with higher effect, but honestly, I’m left asking yourself if there’s much more going on behind the scenes than we’re privy to. Either way, we get Episode 9 this week, Episode ten subsequent week, and then the finale episodes back to back the following week.

Jumping into Episode 9… nicely really, that is precisely what we do — jump proper back into the drama soon after our foray into Tragic Backstory. I wasn’t fairly confident how the drama would deal with its tonal shifts, and now I know the answer: it does not. We just go proper back to the wacky and comedic tone from our very first 5 episodes and that is that.

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Prosecutor Na ties up Ji-hoon’s tale, and Mari is a drunken sobbing mess soon after hearing it all, in particular due to the fact the story behind the a single dollar lawyer workplace has been colored in for her. Ji-hoon comes to choose her up, and she stares at him with this maudlin gaze and the music comedically shifts to a surge of sad strings only to jerk off just as swiftly as it came.

She’s a tiny significantly less sympathetic and emotional when she’s sober the subsequent day, but Ji-hoon can inform something’s up. Why is she becoming so good? Why is she supplying to make him his PPL coffee? He decides that she’s brown-nosing and he says he will not fall for it. Mari denies it but does not inform him all that she knows nonetheless, I assume we can assume that Ji-hoon knows what’s up. But it does not definitely matter for the plot — at least not but.

One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

Meanwhile, Moo-jang gets himself into a load of difficulty when his tiny van breaks down and he wants replacement. He finds a actual beaut on line and goes to a lot to verify it out and meet with the seller. And, for some purpose, this turns into our case of the week. It is also prime territory for a ton of cameos from The Veil (exactly where Namgoong Min and Kim Ji-eun and Park Jin-woo previously starred), so that was surely the highlight for me.

The case itself consisted of Moo-jang very first obtaining scammed, and then Ji-hoon obtaining out about it. But, in correct Ji-hoon style, rather of going about it in a simple system, he plays their game, and even goes so far as to get him and his “cousin” Mari jobs there. So they can investigate. Due to the fact they’re not suspicious at all.

One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

Not also coincidentally, Prosecutor Na and Min-hyuk are investigating the case, and in the finish they sync up with Ji-hoon and coordinate an epic takedown of the organization, which gets much more gangster-y just about every second that Ji-hoon and Mari are there.

This case had definitely zero that was exciting about it for me — except the comedy. The drama definitely goes all in, and from the screaming and carrying on, to the engine “knocking” sound and the rest, it was surely worth giggling more than. But at the finish of the episode, there’s not considerably we have gained for the plot, and I identified myself a bit frustrated that we went on a wild goose van chase just for the enjoyable of it. And for the chicken PPL. And then later for the wellness drink PPL. (There was lots of PPL, which I in all probability wouldn’t have minded if I wasn’t so conscious that the drama was cutting itself quick we commonly see PPL dumps like this in a final episode, so it feels like they’re attempting to cram it in now though they can).

One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

My preferred bit of non sequitur plot has been Prosecutor Na’s daughter, who we’ve observed a handful of instances for longer than you’d assume it was vital. I’m not confident if she’ll have some objective later, or if it is just a enjoyable detail, but seeing Min-hyuk turn into a puddle about her and babysit was in all probability my preferred point ever, even though I do appreciate him and Ji-hoon’s kooky scenes with each other.

Nevertheless, am I the only a single that feels like the drama has some ‘splaining to do? The ratings for Episode 9 have been nonetheless sky-higher (pretty much 15%), so viewers for confident like the characters and the comedy. But… but… what about the story? I do not want to jump about all higgledy-piggledy any longer I want the story to take what it is constructed — present day zaniness and tragic backstory that wants resolution — and blend it into a plot smoothie.

Nicely, we get a peak at what may well be coming down the pike as our episode ends. Mari and Moo-jang are entertaining a new ~mysterious~ client, and when Ji-hoon walks in and they stand face to face, it is clear he’s holding onto his persona by a thread. The clenched fist doth inform all, for this is dramaland.

One Dollar Lawyer: Episode 9

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