K-Drama Review: A Love Story Between an Aspiring Prosecutor and Her Mentor in the Crime-Romcom Drama ‘Suspicious Partner’

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Crime Genre Mixed with Rom-Com in K-Drama

Are you bored of watching all these romantic-comedy dramas? Then how about you try to watch this romantic-comedy drama mixed with the crime genre, Suspicious Partner? Suspicious Partner is a drama combining crime and comedy in a very successful way where you won’t get bored of either. Doesn’t it sound interesting? While some dramas are either only focused on the crime genre or only focused on the romantic comedy part, you won’t get bored while watching this drama because you will get both! Are you curious about what kind of drama Suspicious Partner is? Today, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Suspicious Partner, so stay tuned!

An Accidental Love Story Between an Aspiring Prosecutor and Her Mentor

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Suspicious Partner is a drama that tells the love story of Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee and Noh Ji-wook, a prosecutor. One day, during her train ride, Eun Bong-hee gets molested by someone. However, she mistakenly accuses Noh Ji-wook as the molester and she later calls him a pervert.

After this unfortunate incident, it turns out that they are both headed the same way. At the time, Eun Bong-hee catches her boyfriend with another woman red-handedly. Because of the pain she feels of seeing her boyfriend with another woman, she swears that she is going to sleep with the first man that she sees, and it just so happens, that the man she sees first is Noh Ji-wook. Noh Ji-wook helps her by agreeing to sleep with her, but afterward, he takes her out for a drink and reminds her that should not just sleep with anyone. Eun Bong-hee later passes out because of too much alcohol, and finds herself at Noh Ji-wook’s house when she wakes up.

A few months later, Eun Bong-hee is assigned to work under Noh Ji-wook. During this time, she meets Hee-joon again and tells him to take his things from her apartment while she goes to a convenience store, but when she returns home, she finds him dead. Eun Bong-hee is immediately arrested for his murder, while Noh Ji-wook is assigned as the prosecutor of her case. Eventually, he finds evidence to prove Eun Bong-hee is not the murderer but later quits his job and becomes a lawyer due to the case. Meanwhile, Eun Bong-hee is determined to find the real murderer of her ex-boyfriend. Two years later, they meet again in a court case, but this time they are on opposing sides.

The Cast

Ji Chang-wook

Suspicious Partner Noh Jiwook
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Ji Chang-wook is playing the role of Noh Ji-wook, the male lead character in Suspicious Partner. Noh Ji-wook is a handsome, hardheaded but clever prosecutor in the Central District Attorney’s Office. He was mistaken and falsely accused as a molester, as well as being called a pervert by Eun Bong-hee. However, later he helps Eun Bong-hee after she catches her boyfriend having an affair with another woman. Several months later, he becomes the prosecutor in the case of Hee-joon’s murder and finds the evidence that Eun Bong-hee is not guilty. Nevertheless, he has to quit his job as a result. He ends up changing his job and becoming a private attorney. He harbors a deep trauma from an incident from his childhood involving his parents and his first love.

Nam Ji-hyun

Suspicious Partner Eun Bonghee
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In this drama, Nam Ji-hyun is playing the role of Eun Bong-hee, the female lead character in Suspicious Partner. Eun Bong-hee was a talented athlete in her youth, and is a strong, tenacious and confident prosecutor trainee at the present time. At the train, she gets molested by someone and mistakes Noh Ji-wook as the culprit, resulting in her calling him a pervert. Later, she accidentally goes to the same place as him, where she catches her boyfriend, Hee-joon, cheating on her. Later, she is accused of Hee-joon’s murder, but is helped by Noh Ji-wook. After a while, she starts working under Noh Ji-wook on an important case that puts both of them in danger. In the meantime, their relationship develops and spring blossoms around them.

Choi Tae-joon

Suspicious Partner Ji Eunhyuk
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In the drama Suspicious Partner, Choi Tae-joon is playing the role of Ji Eun-hyuk. He is one of the main characters in the drama, and he is a lawyer with complicated family relationships. He also had particularly harsh adolescence. He once was Noh Ji-wook’s best friend, but is despised by him at the present time.

Kwon Na-ra

Suspicious Partner Cha Yoojung
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In this drama, Kwon Na-ra is playing the role of Cha Yoo-jung. She is Noh Ji-wook’s ex-girlfriend who made an unforgettable mistake. However, even after breaking up, she still tries to win Noh Ji-wook back no matter what it takes.

Chansung

Suspicious Partner Heejoon
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In this drama, Chansung appears as a guest role playing the character of Hee-joon, the ex-boyfriend of Eun Bong-hee. He gets caught red-handed having an affair with another woman by Eun Bong-hee. A few months after their break-up, Eun Bong-hee orders him to take his things from her apartment while she goes to the convenience store. However, upon her return home, she finds him dead in the apartment. His death causes Eun Bong-hee to get arrested for his murder, only to later be found not guilty with Noh Ji-wook’s help.