Juvenile Justice Season 1 Review: Check All Details Here!
Juvenile Justice is a good legal drama with a lot of interesting and complicated characters and cases that make you think. Even though there are some problems with the way the show is edited and how it jumps from case to case, there is still enough here to make it a really interesting show.
The main focus of the story is modern Korea, where the juvenile act is in place. This means that most crimes done by minors can be dealt with quickly and without harsh punishments. Because of this, bad people are committing more violent and cruel crimes, which is a bad side effect.
Juvenile Justice is a show that, like D.P. before it, isn’t afraid to talk about the dirty and grimy parts of the crime. Already in the first episode, Juvenile Justice doesn’t hold back on anything.
Sim Eun-Seok, also known as “Judge Max,” is the main character of the show. He is an elite judge for young people. She hates young criminals with a passion and goes against the rules to punish them in her own way.
We don’t find out about her past or why she wants to give these punishments until very late in the show. This helps keep her character’s appeal, but it also makes it hard to understand her sometimes.
Given how cold and icy she is toward these kids, it’s hard to watch as she tries to punish them right away instead of trying to help them grow up.
But what’s really interesting about this is how Juvenile Justice uses editing and story to show both sides of an argument in a fair way. In one of these cases, a woman named Mrs. O is accused of abusing children at a daycare center. All of the kids seem pretty real, but Mrs. O says that she is being played by the kids, who are being mean and working together to hurt her. So who is being honest?
Juvenile Justice is always interested in these different stories, and it can make for some very interesting viewing at times. Over the course of 10 episodes, the show shows a lot of different cases, some of which are more personal and hard-hitting than others. This keeps things interesting from the beginning to the end.
At the same time, the first half moves so quickly that the last few episodes don’t quite live up to it. Don’t get me wrong, the show is still interesting and exciting, but when they wrap up cases too quickly or put two cases in one episode, for example, it throws off the tone and makes the show move much faster than it perhaps should.
There are a lot of similarities between this and shows like The Devil Judge and Mouse, and fans of K-dramas will notice that right away as they watch this. Unlike those two long series, Juvenile Justice feels like it could use another episode or two to calm down and give the characters more time to talk to each other.
Since there is no romance, the characters in Juvenile Justice rely on their friendships, but there isn’t much of it.
Even though that’s true, this is still worth watching. However, the scenes between Tae-Ju and Eun-Seok feel rushed and need more time to develop. Woo Su-Mi and Seo Beom, two people who work at the Yeonhwa District Court, don’t have much depth either.
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Even with these problems, there are still a lot of things to like about Juvenile Justice. Some of the show’s themes are pretty heavy, and it’s not afraid to hit hard at times. This is not for people who are easily scared, and the cases are often brutal and sickening. This helps people feel the full force of the law, and these cases don’t always have a happy ending.
In either case, Juvenile Justice is a good addition to Netflix‘s growing list of Originals, and if it gets renewed, it could be the start of more good Korean shows.