Solomon’s Perjury Korean Drama Review

Solomon’s Perjury is about a high school that is turned upside-down after a student dies. The death is quickly ruled a suicide as the school and police look to move on. But the students believe something more is going on and take it upon themselves to uncover the truth.

Solomon’s Perjury is one of those dramas that is really quite good, but it just wasn’t my kind of drama. It’s like a legal drama disguised as a high school drama. And well, legal dramas aren’t really something I love.

Now I did know going in that the plot involved a sort of mock trial put on by the students to get to the bottom of things. But I didn’t realized it would consume so much of the drama! The whole thing felt like a cop/legal drama except with teenagers playing those parts. Now there are actual cops too, but they are more secondary figures compared to the students.

Solomon’s Perjury actually has a really solid story and an interesting mystery to uncover. It slowly reveals pieces of the puzzle as the students work to discover the truth. The picture begins to come together to deliver answers to our mystery.

But the drama seemed like it wanted to have this dark, heavy vibe, but instead it felt more calm and laid back. The pacing also felt very slow to me. The plot developments were there, but I just didn’t feel the stakes were very high. I think a lot of this stems from the fact that many of the important plot developments are exposed at the trial in a more matter of fact manner. For me, this made these very emotional moments seem sterile.

Kim Hyun Soo was wonderful as our leading lady Seo Yeon. She is a kind and smart girl who ends up leading the charge to discover what really happened to So Woo (Seo Young Joo). She did well at carrying the drama.


Pretty much all of the student actors except for Kim Hyun Soo felt pretty green to me. A lot of them were on the stiff side, and I just found them all to be pretty bland. Though I did enjoy the actual characters of Ji Hoon (Jang Dong Yoon) and Joon Young (Seo Ji Hoon) and their stories in particular.

I do think many of the actors improved towards the end of the drama though. We got some emotional performances from many of the teens in those last few episodes as many issues finally come to a head.


The drama does touch on some very heavy subjects including bullying, child abuse, domestic violence, and suicide. That’s a lot of heavy themes. While I thought it gave a good effort in addressing these topics, none of them were hit on particularly deep. But there are definitely those heartfelt moments where the characters open up about these struggles.

I think it would have been more helpful to actually get to know each of the characters. Most of their pain and struggles were touched upon in a that more matter of fact way rather than spending quality time really getting deep with them.


And some of the characters that went through the most difficult circumstances, like Woo Hyuk (Baek Chul Min) and Joo Ri (Shin Se Hwi), were so unlikable for most of the drama that it was hard to feel sympathy for them.

Even as we learn about their struggles they remain unlikable people because they seem so uncaring. Of course, we do eventually see some movement, but I really had to work hard to keep the circumstances that made them into who they are in mind in order to create some sympathy.

While I most certainly enjoyed parts of Solomon’s Perjury and appreciated what it was trying to do, it just wasn’t to my tastes and didn’t really come together for me. Even though it wasn’t really my kind of drama, Solomon’s Perjury is solid enough that if you like high school, mystery, and legal dramas, I would recommend it.

My Rating: 5.5/10

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12 Responses to Solomon’s Perjury Korean Drama Review

  1. kwenzqoatl says:

    Wow I reading the first paragraph and was like this sounds very interesting. Then in the second you said, ” It’s like a legal drama disguised as a high school drama.” All excitement just came crumbling down. 😐

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  2. shamrockmom3 says:

    Not my thing either–having dealt in the past with so many of my children’s friends who were abused by both other kids and adults, I stayed far, far away from this one. Too sad 😦

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    • Kay says:

      Oh yes, if the abuse subjects hit close to home this one should definitely be avoided. Several of the characters deal with some very heartbreaking stuff 😦


  3. raistlin0903 says:

    Surprisingly, this one is of course available for me. Yes it’s a trend we always get the mediocre dramas lol 😂😂 Still, I do like legal dramas so I might give this one a try anyway, or at least watch the pilot 😊

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    • Kay says:

      Well, of course it is, lol. But if you like legal dramas and darker teen dramas, this one really is a good watch. Plus it’s only 12 episodes, so a pretty quick watch. Though it wasn’t really my style of drama, it definitely had a lot of positive elements 🙂

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  6. raistlin0903 says:

    Okay, I knew you at some point did a review for this one, and you did not like it very much. As the entire theme month I’m doing currently on my blog is pretty much for you, I thought I would let you know that this is the third drama I’m currently watching 😀😀 (shhh…don’t tell anyone 😉)
    Also…I just reread my comment to your comment on Black that I wrote yesterday, and I hope it wasn’t misinterpreted in any way. I really enjoyed the long comment (seriously those are always the best ones), but it might in some way have come across that I did not. Let me assure you that I did. You are on my most frequent commentors on my blog, and I always appreciate your feedback. If I in some way said something wrong or offended in any way, please know that really was not my intention and I really offer my sincere apologies if it came across in a different way. As I did not see a new comment from you on the post, nor any others for the ones I left over on your blog, I am just a bit worried I might have said something wrong 😥

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    • Kay says:

      Oh no need to apologize at all! I did not take your comment that way and was in no way offended. Just the opposite, I thought you liked the long comment since I actually had a chance to engage a bit more since I was more familiar with the subject 🙂

      Sorry for the delay in responding. I was actually in the process of replying to some comments just now. I’m a bit behind on replying to comments on other blogs though. We’ve had a couple of snow and ice systems affecting my area over the last few days, so it has taken a bit longer to do some other things (like travel) which put me behind on my comment replies. I will be responding for sure though 🙂

      And thank you for letting me know you’re watching Solomon’s Perjury! Even though I thought it was just an okay drama, objectively it’s a pretty good one. Just not quite to my tastes. Hopefully, you enjoy it much more than I did. Although following up what you called your favorite kdrama ever might not help it, lol. And just like I kept Black on the down low, I will do the same with this one 😉

      And seriously, no worries on the comment. It would never be my first instinct to interpret something in the negative with you. And even then, I’m pretty friendly so I’m not the type to get offended or ignore over something like that. You’re about the nicest blogger I know and I consider you a friend who I always enjoy exchanging thoughts with 🙂

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        Thanks so much: I feel exactly the same. As I said one of my lesser qualities is that I at times can feel quite insecure, so sometimes I worry a lot about things that I should not worry about so to speak 😅😅
        But am glad that I said nothing wrong.
        Well…as for Solomon’s Perjury…erm…well…I’m at episode 4 right now, and so far I am really liking it a lot. But no…this is in no way going to pass Black on the best Korean drama series though 😂 is the same for me at times: I’m following a lot of blogs, and it at times is really hard to keep up with all the comments. But then again I always think exchanging comments is about the most fun thing about blogging that there is 😊
        Thanks for these very kind words: really appreciate them 😀😀

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        • Kay says:

          No problem 🙂 It can definitely be hard to keep up with posts and comments at times. I’m usually pretty structured with how I do things, so when things out of the ordinary happen it really throws me off. But I agree, meeting others and exchanging thoughts is one of the best parts of blogging, so I always enjoy it too 🙂

          I’m glad to hear that Solomon’s Perjury is going well for you! I think if you like it thus far you will probably enjoy the whole thing 🙂

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