“The biggest con in life is winning over a person’s heart completely.”
This fast-paced drama has finally come to an end with its final episode dedicated to sending the whole series’ message – justice will always prevail. So let me start my farewell reaction with the list of the winners and losers in this series.
The biggest loser in this whole game is the most villainous man in K-dramaland (so far) this year. Geum Tae-woong (Jung Woong-in) has been betrayed by the only person he trusted, Cho Sung-do (Kwon Hwa-woon). I didn’t know that line about having no one to love and trust would be a foreshadowing of Grizzly’s ending. Until the last minute of his trial, Tae-woong didn’t show any remorse. It was only on his last scene that I felt a very tiny bit of pity with this greedy man. The veteran actor really did a brilliant job portraying this almost demonic role. He was able to make me angry and frustrated whenever I see his face on the screen. Half of the excitement I felt for the whole series is because of this antagonist.
Other losers were Secretary Kim (Son Won-seok) and Choi Jung-pil (Lee Jung-kil). They realized too late that they are with an evil spirit. At least, Sung-do had a bit of redemption and was able to take revenge for his mother. I would really love to see them in a new drama but hopefully, their roles would be a bit happier than this.
The good ones earned a magnificent triumph over the powerful Grizzly. Baek Joon-soo (Jang Geun-suk) and Oh Ha-ra (Han Ye-ri) successfully indicted Geum Tae-woong in court. Of course, it wasn’t as smooth sailing as we would have wanted to. Joon-soo made a switch with Sa Do-chan just before the Internal Affairs asked for his blood sample to prove his identity (phew). That glitch could have derailed everything Ha-ra had worked for. At least, in the end, they still won.
Our main characters were so different from how they behave at the start of the series. All three of them have changed and picked up lessons to what they’ve been through. I have to be honest that I wanted more romantic scenes than what we got but the series is just sticking to its chosen theme.
I would still like to give credit to Han Ye-ri and Jang Geun-suk’s acting in this series. Han Ye-ri has always been “Yoon sunbae” for me after I fell in love with her in Age of Youth but she made sure there is no trace of the always serious senior of Belle Epoque in this series. Jang Geun-suk has also proved he hasn’t shown everything yet. He expertly distinguishes the two characters he played. This is one good project he would leave us before going hiatus to serve his nation (*insert me stifling a cry*).
Maknae’s Series Verdict
The end result was really expected. After all of those running and escaping, it was time to put an end to the chase. Although I expected a bit more bang with how they wrapped-up things, the whole series has been an entertaining piece to watch. It was different from recent legal dramas I’ve watched. There were no filler plots nor mundane scenes added. The story bank on its main plot and amusing characters to carry the whole series. The mix of legal and heist appeal made me hang on to every episode and every plot progression. This drama may not be your cup of tea but I believe Switch managed to set itself apart from other dramas in similar genres.
– A shout out to this awesome squad
– In that ending scene, Sa Do-chan was playing my favorite contemporary piano piece!!!
– When oppa finally noticed you
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