Two Cops is about a moral and upright detective (Jo Jung Suk) who ends up having his body inhabited by the spirit of a con artist (Kim Sun Ho). As he deals with that, he works to solve cases and falls for a reporter (Hyeri).
Jo Jung Suk is our moral detective Cha Dong Tak. He’s on the hunt for the murderer of his partner, but his world is shaken up when a con artist inhabits his body. Jo Jung Suk really was fantastic in this role. He played both characters wonderfully, and I really felt like he was two different people.
We then have Kim Sun Ho as the con artist Gong Soo Chang. Though he may be a swindler, he has a moral code and is actually a pretty decent guy. He’s also quite lively and humorous. After an accident lands him in a coma and then inhabiting Dong Tak’s body, he realizes he has the opportunity to solve a years old mystery concerning his family.
Hyeri plays a reporter named Song Ji Ahn. She’s strong willed, independent, and will do whatever it takes to get a story. Of course, she also finds herself in a pretty unique love triangle with two guys sharing one body. That’s not something you deal with everyday.
Two Cops was mostly an okay watch, but at the same time it didn’t really do anything to grab me. It’s a lighter crime drama with a love triangle and that twist of the supernatural. There’s also an interesting mystery that makes up the core of the main plot.
Sadly, it was pretty slow going, and it really didn’t feel like much was happening throughout the drama to really propel that story forward. A huge chunk of the middle of the drama was very draggy. Things do pick up in the last few episodes, but it sure did take a long time to get there.
I did really like all three of our main characters. They had interesting personalities and the actors all did great. One of the best things was the bromance between Jo Jung Suk and Kim Sun Ho as they end up sharing a body and having to work together to solve a mystery.
I will admit that I was the victim of Second Lead Syndrome in Two Cops. It was my first time seeing Kim Sun Ho, and I just really got a kick out of him. I loved his playful and humorous personality.
The Second Lead Syndrome was a bit odd in this drama though. I was definitely rooting for Soo Chang as his own person, but I was also rooting for him when he was in Dong Tak’s body. And this is a credit to Jo Jung Suk, but when he was mimicking Kim Sun Ho, I found myself still rooting for Kim Sun Ho despite the fact that I was staring right at Jo Jung Suk! It was just kind of weird, lol.
I did feel like the romance angle kind of loses it’s fizzle as the drama progresses though. Which is really sad because that was something I was really enjoying, and it was set up so well. Both Jo Jung Suk and Hyeri were great together, and there are some great moments between them, but the relationship was not utilized to it’s full potential.
It starts out very strong and intriguing, but that plot line becomes much less important and eventually falls to the wayside. Hyeri’s character as a whole kind of gets kicked to the sideline too which was disappointing.
So there was definitely stuff to like in Two Cops, but it had some big issues. The slowness and lack of plot progression as well as the diminishing romance story line really took the steam out of the drama. But it’s an easy enough watch with a little bit of everything with mystery, crime, humor, and romance. It’s just too bad it didn’t do more with the excellent foundation it had to work with.
My Rating: 6/10
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