Here is our Vagabond Korean drama review and reaction to episode 4. Vagabond just finished its second week with very high ratings on the Friday and Saturday time slots. Here is our Korean drama review on Vagabond for episode 4. If you haven’t read the previous reviews and reactions for episode 3, go here.
The first Korean drama to film in Morocco, Vagabond also reunites our two leads, Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy. They acted opposite of each other in the 2013 drama, Gu Family Book. Other filming locations include Lisbon, Portugal and Korea.
Network: SBS and Netflix
Runtime: Friday & Saturdays @ 10:30am EST on Netflix
Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok
Where to watch: Netflix
The last episode set the premise on just how many villains there are in this show so far. So far, almost everyone that comes into contact with our leads are either out to kill them or end up getting killed. Cha Dal-gun, played by Lee Seung-gi, and Go Hae-ri, played by Suzy, arrive at Incheon Airport and are immediately are in danger. However, Cha Dal-gun responds swiftly and parries the attack, saving both of them for the time being.
No one is on their side..yet
It’s rare to see clever villains in K-drama. It’s nice to feel that battling the villains is not going to be an easy task and that the plot isn’t predictable at all. So far, we continue to see a growth in the number of villains but at the same time, there seems to be a crew forming behind Cha Dal-gun and Go Hae-ri.
Too many naive characters in this show
This may be inevitable and just how k-dramas are, but there are characters in this show that are just too stupid in the context they are in. This especially goes to Go Hae-ri’s friend/coworker, Gong Hwa-sook (played by Hwang Bo-ra) who just doesn’t seem to be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Considering the theory that the plane crash was an act of terrorism, Gong Hwa-sook has not been very helpful and too downright casual. She’s way too busy judging others and being useless.
Our hero finally has a follower!
Near the end of the episode, Cha Dal-gun and Park Kwang-deok (another relative of the plane crash victims) come close to death after the car that they are in starts malfunctioning and crashes. This was a ploy by the villains to kill Cha Dal-gun but it backfired tremendously for a number of reasons. Not only did they fail to kill Cha Dal-gun, but now Kwang-deok awakens to the reality that maybe there is more to the plane crash than he had thought. Soon, I believe more and more people will become aware of the truth behind of plane crash.
The episode ended with Cha Dal-gun confronting Jessica Lee, the president of John & Mark, after recovering from the car crash. A bunch of reporters surround them and are all wondering what’s going on. I bet Cha Dal-gun is going to tell the press that the plane crash was an act of terrorism and soon the entire Korea will know.