This is just my opinion but Lawless Lawyer wasn’t all that great. *warning – spoilers* It did have four great actors but I was expecting a bit more. I don’t blame the acting either. I believe it was the fault of the writer because even the directing was good. It fell through on the romance and the ending for me. How does a romance bloom after 1-2 episodes, then them having sex and suddenly they are in love. And it really didn’t show during the rest of the drama. Then that ending. The main guy that kills his mom kills himself…! He handcuffed himself to him and took the gun away. He should have thrown it towards the police but he didn’t, what is that! Then you only see the lead bad woman in prison, which could have been a nice ending had they shown her trial or even just the sentencing. Those two things made the drama not so great to me. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
- Drama: Lawless Lawyer
- Revised romanization: Moobeob Byeonhosa
- Hangul: 무법 변호사
- Director: Kim Jin-Min
- Writer: Yoon Hyun-Ho
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: May 12 – July 1, 2018
- Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
- Genre: Law
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Bong Sang-Pil works as an attorney and has one of the highest win rates in the country. Bong Sang-Pil will take advantage of any loopholes in the law. He stands before the court for his mother’s revenge, opposing absolute power.
When Bong Sang-Pil (Lee Joon-Gi) was little, he lived with his mother in Gisung. His mother worked as a lawyer and she took on a case that Judge Cha Moon-Sook (Lee Hye-Young) got involved with. Judge Cha Moon-Sook was the most respected person in the city. One night, Bong Sang-Pil witnessed his mother get killed by Judge Cha Moon-Sook’s subordinate (Choi Min-Soo). Bong Sang-Pil got out of Gisung and went to live with his gang boss uncle Choi Dae-Woong (Ahn Nae-Sang). Bong Sang-Pl decided to become a lawyer to take revenge on those responsible for his mother’s death.
18 years later, Bong Sang-Pil works as a lawyer. He sees news on the TV that a detective was arrested for killing the mayor of Gisung. The detective holds a key to the murder of Bong Sang-Pil’s mother. Bong Sang-Pil returns to Gisung for the first time in 18 years. He opens up a law office there.
Meanwhile, Ha Jae-Yi (Seo Ye-Ji) is a lawyer with integrity. She beats up a judge in court and gets her law license suspended. Ha Jae-Yi returns to her hometown of Gisung. There, Bong Sang-Pil approaches Ha Jae-Yi and gets her to work at his law office. Bong Sang-Pil holds a secret related to the death of Ha Jae-Yi’s mother.