Vigilante 2023 / A police procedural K-drama that hesitates on its righteous vengeance


With a decreased rate of trust in the police worldwide, it makes sense to make Vigilante at this time. The violent takedown of criminals that successfully evade the law can be cathartic, which is why shows like this are common. However, this live action adaptation feels like a defanged version of the original webcomic. With the episodes released so far, there seems to be less blood, less violence, and overall less righteous vengeance than the original story, which already suffers from a lack of mystique. The show feels almost too hesitant to stick to the tried-and-true formula of violent entertainment, which makes its moral quandary feel pointless.

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