2023 has once again been a huge hit for K-Dramas.
Yet, while many K-Dramas have instantly hit a positive note with fans, a new show has received mixed reactions from netizens online. One of the newest shows on Disney+ is Vigilante (based on the webtoon), starring actor Nam Joo Hyuk.
The poster for “Vigilante” | Disney+
Over the years, Nam Joo Hyuk has treated fans to some very diverse roles, whether he is a swimmer, an entrepreneur, or a former chaebol.
Nam Joo Hyuk in “Weightlifting Fairy” Nam Joo Hyuk in “Start-Up” Nam Joo Hyuk in “Twenty-Five Twenty-One”
In his newest role as Kim Ji Yong in Vigilante, Nam Joo Hyuk plays someone who is a perfect model police academy student by day but by night, he becomes a “Vigilante,” who is a dark hero who directly judges criminals by night.
Nam Joo Hyuk’s character in “Vigilante” | Disney+
Once the first two episodes were released, a thread started on Reddit where fans could discuss their thoughts on the series so far.
When the post was shared, while some fans loved the show and were excited for the future…
A lot seemed to not be as invested. In particular, after seeing what the show was offering, there were a lot of netizens who criticized some of the aspects of the show, including the over-the-top sound effects and writing, particularly pointing out plot holes already appearing.
The consensus also seemed to be that the actors shined, but the story and show couldn’t be saved from a star cast.
One fan even stated that it seems so predictable, from the plot to the characters, that if it didn’t change in some way, they would probably stop watching it. In particular, after the success of past Disney+ K-Drama series, they had expected a lot more from a show that had a lot of potential with the storyline, similar to DC’s Arrow.
Others were more willing to give the show a chance but emphasized that the first episodes hadn’t impressed them considering the hype that was seemingly there before the release.
With so many K-Dramas being released, Vigilante will have to step up its game to keep netizens interested.