K-Drama Review: The Battle between Law Enforcers in ‘Stranger 2’

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The Intriguing and Intense K-Drama Stranger 2

The K-drama Stranger 2 is one of the most popular K-dramas. Following the success of the original series, Stranger 2 was met with even more popularity. The complex, intriguing, and intense storyline alongside the well-written characters make this drama a must-watch for K-drama lovers.

A team of law enforcers is given a task to solve a high-level corruption case. Little do they know that the corruption is rooted in the law enforcers themselves. Find out how they respond to the evidence and how they take sides in solving the case.

Stranger 2: Review

Stranger 1 was a huge success both for domestic and global audiences. By keeping the original cast and scriptwriter, Stranger 2 even surpassed the success of the original series. Stranger 2 is not a common romantic K-drama. It is filled with unexpected twists and tension from an excellent storyline and charismatic actors.

Stranger 2: Synopsis

Season 1 was based on the collaboration between the prosecutor Hwang Si-mok and police officer Han Yeo-jin in solving high-level corruption cases. A team of police and prosecutors was formed to solve a high-level corruption case. It turned out that both the police agency and the prosecution department are corrupt. Each member must choose between their agency or their goal.

Stranger 2: Cast

Jo Seung-woo as Hwang Shi-mok

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Hwang Si-mok joins a criminal law foundation as the youngest member even though he has 10 years of experience as a legal prosecutor. He is cold and ruthless when solving cases. He doesn’t discriminate against anybody and loves to work in silence. His childhood was very dark and he has no sympathy towards anyone.

Bae Doo-na as Han Yeo-jin

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Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doo-na) is a member of the police task force. She gets an invitation to join an elite investigation team consisting of the best person from each division. She has to make a decision when investigating a case involving her division. Contrary to Hwang Si-mok, Han Yeo-jin is a caring partner and is able to tolerate Hwang Si-mok’s cold character. The duo enters a friendship and forms a formidable law enforcement partnership.

Jeon Hye-jin as Choi Bit

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Choi Bit (Jeon Hye-jin) is the head of the intelligence division in the police department. As a member of an elite investigation team, she must decide whether a piece of information or a piece of evidence can jeopardize her division.

Choi Moo-sung as Woo Tae-ha

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Woo Tae-ha is the leader of an elite team. He has to take responsibility in the worst possible situations. His decisions can lead to double-edge results.

Lee Joon-hyuk as Seo Dong-jae

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Seo Dong-jae (Lee Jun-hyuk) is the leader of the investigation team at the local police station. He has a history of bad judgment that haunts his credence. His goal is to be promoted to a higher office.

Yoon Se-ah as Lee Yeon-jae

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Lee Yeon-jae (Yoon Se-ah) becomes the CEO of a huge company after her brother and her father are in prison. She must decide whether to pursue her career or take care of the company. She is born as the heir, and she must lead the company.

Stranger 2: Important Scenes

Hwang Shi-mok and Han Yeo-jin’s relationship in this drama is pretty much summed up in this video. They each have their weaknesses but together they form a formidable team. From time to time, viewers are left wondering whether there is something, either romance or a fling, between the duo. The two are inseparable when solving each case and are always supportive of each other. They are very close, but they are also very far apart in personality.

Stranger 2: Finale

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Hwang Si-mok and Han Yeo-jin are finally able to find out the culprit behind all the corruption cases. The duo finds out that the main culprit is hiding behind the office but is looking at the duo the whole time. They handle the case elegantly and without harming their own positions.

5 Reasons to Watch Stranger 2

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1. Sequel of Stranger 1

Stranger 1 is packed with charismatic actors and engaging plots. The show received excellent reviews due to the characters and unusual plots.

2. Stranger reflects the truth about Korean society

The prevalence of high-level corruption in the Korean government sometimes goes below the public radar. Many blockbuster dramas and movies are based on corruption scandals.

3. Full of unexpected plot twists

A clear and simple case can sometimes turn into an unexpected, twisted, and tangled case. Under the cases lies a dark secret that some people would like to keep as is.

4. Jo Seung-woo as an experienced lawyer

Jo Seung-woo is destined for movies and dramas that are based on politics, law, and corruption. Each drama and movie that he participates in is a success.

5. Appearance of a new character

The addition of a new character adds another wave to the already turbulent water. Hwang Si-mok must collaborate with the new character. Is she a friend or foe in disguise?

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The success of Stranger 2 surpassed the success of the original series. The success came from the excellent cast lineup and intriguing storyline. Who is your favorite character in Stranger 2? What is your favorite scene? Don’t forget to share this article with your Twitter account.