‘The Devil Judge’: Not your typical legal drama, a masterpiece you shouldn’t miss

The Devil Judge is one of those legal dramas you should not miss!

The Devil Judge depicts a dystopian version of South Korea wherein the entire nation participates in a live broadcast courtroom show.

Here are the reasons why this drama is really worth to add in your must-watch list:

1. It’s tvN’s legal drama

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We really can’t deny the fact that almost all of the hit drama series that we loved came from tvN such as the Vincenzo, Hospital Playlist, and Doom At Your Service, to name a few.

The Devil Judge premiered to an impressive viewership rating with a recorded average score of 5.6 percent nationwide according to Nielsen Korea on July 4, 2021.

With the drama’s strong pilot episode, no wonder it became a huge hit with viewers.

2. Ji Sung is the main lead

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After appearing as Doctor Cha Yo Han in the 2019 medical series Doctor John, he is now ready to captivate the hearts of many through his role as Judge Kang Yo Han.

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He portrays the role of a mysterious judge who punishes the bad people with no mercy. His character here reminds me of his role in Kill Me, Heal Me as Shin Se Gi.

I will never get tired of saying that Ji Sung is such a great and versatile actor. He is such a superb actor and he already proved that in his previous works which made me a fan of his.

Ya’ll need to watch this drama and witness how he flawlessly portrayed his character here.

3. Other versatile and charismatic cast members

Park Jin Young as Kim Ga On

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Park Jin Young plays a double role in this drama, the role of Kim Ga On, an associate judge on the Live Court Show, and Judge Yo Han’s deceased half-brother Kang Isaac.

Park Jin Young can really make your heart flutter either in his singing or his acting skills.

Kim Min Jung as Jung Sun Ah

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She is the greatest opponent of Judge Yo Han. Born in a poor family and became a worker of the Social Responsibility Foundation. Her character as well is really mysterious, you’ll get to know her as you go along with every episode of the drama.

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Ji Sung and Kim Min Jung reunite again after 13 years since starring together in the medical drama series New Heart.

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Find out the backstory of their character’s intriguing relationship.

Park Gyu Young as Yoon Soo Hyun

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Park Gyu Young plays the role of Kim Ga On’s childhood friend Yoon Soo Hyun. A brave lieutenant in the Regional Investigation Unit. Along with her friend, Ga On; they are trying to unfold the secrets of Judge Yo Han.

4. Mind-blowing and thrilling scenes

This drama is not your typical legal drama; thus, I called it “An Extraordinary Legal Drama” since the trial in the drama is being held through a courtroom live show and the people who are watching the live show have the power to vote if the defendant is guilty or not guilty.

Every character has their backstory which is interesting and will blow your mind. Its pilot episode is breathtaking and intense.

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5. Meaningful lessons

This drama will surely make an impact on your intellectual and moral aspects of life. As a K-drama lover, this is what matters the most in every legal drama series.

Not convinced yet? It’s a must-watch! This drama is worth every minute.

The Devil Judge is available for streaming on Netflix! Enjoy watching mga bes! Watch it here.

Writer’s Note: This article was originally published on July 26, 2021, and revised on November 11, 2023, for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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