Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Korean Drama Recaps | December 14, 2015 | 445 viewed

Title: 리멤버 - 아들의 전쟁 / Remember – War of the Son
Genre: Melodrama, thriller, legal
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2015-Dec-09 to 2016-Mar-03
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
Cast: Yoo Seung Ho (Seo Jin Woo), Park Min Young (Lee In Ah), Park Sung Woong (Park Dong Ho), Nam Goong Min (Nam Gyoo Man)
Release Date: 14th December, 2015

Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Truth vs. Reality
This second episode of Remember builds up on the setup already established: Seo Jin-woo’s dad is in a very bad situation, and it’s about to get much worse.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Words seem to be the last thing Jin-woo wants right now, but somehow In-Ah gets through to him
It’s the beginning of episode 2 but Jin-woo is already having a bad day. He finds out that the public defense attorney chosen for his father is as incompetent as they come.
Jin-woo needs a replacement that can actually get the job done, and fast.
I like that he has In-Ah to show some support, as she tells him that the truth will win against what looks real to the outside world.
Black, white and gray
The characters in this episode are becoming more defined, more distinct.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Nam Gyoo-man is the last person we see with the girl when she was alive, which makes him our prime suspect.
But we also just really want to hate on him because he’s well, really despicable
Is this guy capable of being a cold-blooded killer, or is just really mean and evil?
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Well I guess we now have our answer…
We already know the good guys, Jin-woo and his father Seo Jae-Hyuk. As for Attorney Park Dong-Ho, he’s showing himself to be the anti-hero, unwilling to play the saint.
It’s refreshing…but disheartening all at once.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

This drama really went zigzagging along this episode, and you almost wish it would just slow down and pace itself.
Because it’s a really good series and it wouldn’t do to miss a thing!
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Jin-woo is stunned when In-Ah shows up at the gambling arena. This is the third time this episode she was there to lend a hand!
Jin-woo risks life and limb to raise money to hire the attorney with the 100% win rate, Park Dong-Ho.
But it looks like our snazzy mobster-looking attorney isn’t biting. What will it take to get Park Dong-Ho on Jin-woo’s team?
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

These two have history, and don’t even know it until later
There’s a lot of the action we’d want to see, fairly early in a series billed as a thriller.
But there’s also heaps of emotion and tragedy, because really nothing comes easy for Jin-woo in this drama.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Jin-woo lost his mother and older brother in a car accident, and now he’s determined not to lose his father too.
How can he get his father out of this with so much stacked against them both?
Public hate and outcry, Jae-Hyuk’s impaired memory and signed confession, and the deplorable legal aid provided, to name a few.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

It’s a gamble Jin-woo will watch play out for the next four years, as he seeks a way out for his father
But things are all too compactly set out, that you almost begin to doubt your own belief in what’s true and what’s real.
Is Gyoo-man really the killer? And can we definitely say that Jae-Hyuk truly knows nothing about how the victim died?
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Is this another Sensory Couple trick, where we pick the wrong killer at the start?
It was fun to watch In-Ah shine in her scenes, especially those times when she rushes in to ‘rescue’ Jin-woo.
So we know for certain she is no ordinary heroine, but one who can stand up for fairness, and even show remarkable bravery when needed.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

In-Ah has a loving, comfortable family life yet, still has compassion enough to reach out to another who needs help. I like her already!
I can’t describe how much I want this drama to keep up its impressive showing. The leads display quality performances, and the storyline is worth watching.
So now we just have to make it through the next oohhh, 22 episodes in one piece.
I’d say, stock up on a bumper supply of tissues – because something tells me we’re going to find them handy going forward.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
Literally my face all through most of episode two

I don’t mind if a drama draws on our tear duct reserves. I just want it to also go with some credible suspense, solid delivery and of course, heart-tripping romantic interludes.
I mean whew, if Jin-woo is going to end up with life-threatening memory loss, as the synopsis warns us…at least let him have had a taste of happiness, companionship and even high flying romance.
Just like with Healer, the drama should balance all the necessary elements to keep the story power-packed and yet humane.
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2

Father Figures
Park Dong-ho might see something of himself in Jin-woo.
After all, they both have an undying loyalty to their fathers (though Park Dong-Ho’s dad has passed on).
But I’m sniffing up a lot of mystery, such as maybe Nam Gyoo-man or his family is tied in with the death of Park Dong-Ho’s father.
Which is possibly why Park Dong-ho only seems interested in taking on Jae-Hyuk’s case…once he gets a certain piece of ‘information’ that looks connected to Nam Gyoo-man.
What exactly is the missing link?
These, and many other burning questions, are what I’d like the drama to address next week!
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
 Remember – War of the Son Review episode 2
Looking forward for the next episode 3

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