Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi

Time Between Dog and Wolf is a 2007 action drama about a young man named Lee Soo Hyun (Lee Joon Gi).  As a child, he is adopted by a NIS agent after witnessing his mother’s murder.  When he grows up, he too becomes an NIS agent along with his adopted brother Kang Min Gi (Jung Kyung Ho).

He eventually goes undercover in Thailand to infiltrate the crime syndicate responsible for his mother’s death.  What he doesn’t realize is that the woman he loves, Soo Ji Woo (Nam Sang Mi), is also the daughter of the syndicates king pin.

Time Between Dog and Wolf is one of Lee Joon Gi’s earlier dramas, but as expected, his performance is a great example of his acting range and capabilities.  His portrayal of a young man coping with traumatic memories of his mother’s murder who decides to leave everything behind to catch her killer is spot on.

This drama had a sort of melancholy feel to.  I loved the way it was filmed and the whole atmosphere of it.  It also has plenty of exciting action and is filled with intensity.  And this just keeps building as the drama progresses.

SPOILERS BELOW

Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Choi Jae Sung

I was on the edge of my seat after Soo Hyun fakes his death and goes undercover. I’m a bit unique in that I actually don’t mind the use of amnesia in general, but this had to be one of the best uses of it I have seen.  When Soo Hyun gets amnesia while undercover, it actually helps him to get deeper into the organization.

The only problem is that he can’t remember that the man he is working for was responsible for the death of his mother!  That man, Mao, also takes such a liking to Soo Hyun that he becomes like a father figure to him.  I love the complexity!

Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Nam Sang Mi

Eventually, Soo Hyun encounters Ji Woo, who she believes to be dead. After her initial shock, she starts to accept that it is not really him because of how completely different he is. It was an interesting dynamic between the two, and I was glued to the screen watching their relationship progress.

Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi

The plot continues to thicken when Soo Hyun’s adopted father realizes that he has amnesia and tries to warn Soo Hyun, but ends up getting shot in the process.  Min Gi witnesses this and then wants revenge.  This is the point where Soo Hyun really starts to question his identity.

Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Jung Kyung Ho

Of course, Soo Hyun eventually regains his memory and is devastated by the events that have transpired.  But now he is close with Mao and has a real chance at bringing him down.  He is able to team up with Min Gi to make this happen. So much excitement!

I felt like the ending was a bit open ended, but not too bad.  It was an exciting finale and our hero survived.  So that is a definite plus!

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Time Between Dog and Wolf is also one of the best examples of the wide range of Lee Joon Gi’s acting abilities.  His character has so many different sides to him, and Lee Joon Gi nailed them all. His amazing performance alone is worth checking out.

Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi

Don’t think too hard while watching this drama though.  A lot of the plot elements are very over the top, and sometimes you just kind of have to go with it.  With that in mind, there is so much to love about this classic drama. I found Time Between Dog and Wolf thrilling and oh so fun! Check it out!

My Rating: 8/10

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11 responses to “Time Between Dog and Wolf Korean Drama Review”

  1. raistlin0903 Avatar

    Ugh…you mentioned this one before, and now after reading the review I want to see this even more 😭😭😭 I’m very, very tempted to just watch this one on some streaming site. I almost never, ever do that…but this drama sounds so awesome and of course with Jyung Kyung Ho starring…I absolutely have to see this.
    Terrific post 😊😊

    1. Kay Avatar

      This is one time I would honestly encourage you to venture out and see. I too rarely go looking outside of the major streaming channels, but this drama is wonderful, and I think it is one you would really enjoy. Jung Kyung Ho is fantastic, and if you haven’t got to see Lee Joon Gi yet, it’s a wonderful introduction to his amazing acting abilities. So I do hope you go ahead and find a way to watch this 🙂

      1. raistlin0903 Avatar

        I will do my best to find out. I honestly would not know how to watch this throughout the proper channels…so…that’s why I am going to see if I can find it somewhere.
        Ps…I have a competition running over on my blog. There are some cool prizes to be won 😀😀

        1. Kay Avatar

          Well, this one is actually pretty easy to find. Not sure if certain sites are not available in your country, but a quick search produced a couple decent results for me. So I do hope you try and find it 🙂 And I will be heading over to check out your competition 🙂

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  4. Snow Flower Avatar
    Snow Flower

    This was so good! I enjoyed the storyline with its unexpected turns and twists. Lee Joon Gi is terrific in this role. It felt like he was playing two different characters. Jung Kyung Ho was so much more than a second lead. Both leading actors looked like babies! Very young and very talented.
    I liked the ending. I definitely think that Suhyun and Ari will find each other again.

    1. Kay Avatar

      It’s great that you enjoyed this one too 🙂 I actually just rewatched it about a month ago and still loved it! It really is a classic with so many great twists and such a compelling story. Lee Joon Gi completely sells these “two” characters.

      And I too loved Jung Kyung Ho. The first time I saw the drama was my first time seeing Jung Kyung Ho, and he really impressed me. Yes, both guys seem so young here, but their talent just shines through. I was fine with the ending too. I also think they’ll find each other again 🙂

  5. Snow Flower Avatar
    Snow Flower

    NIS is more competent and less corrupt in this drama compared to Vagabond!

    1. Kay Avatar

      Haha, by far. The NIS in Vagabond was basically another villain all on its own!

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