I’m going to be extremely honest and tell you that the only reason why I watched this series was because of Jung Hae In. Oppa, why are you so adorable? I’d watch any series just as long as I can see his smile! ❤

Oops, sorry, got a little sidetracked with my Oppa’s amazingly good looks, lol. I’m going to keep this review short and sweet because this show is not worth a proper review anyway.

Drama series depicts the story of prisoners and staff at a prison.

Je-Hyeok (Park Hae-Soo) is the best relief pitcher in Korea. He will go to the U.S. and sign a contract with a major league team. One night, he hears his sister screaming and sees a man running out of her apartment. Je-Hyeok and the man get into a physical struggle with Je-Hyeok striking the man with a rock. Later, Je-Hyeok receives a 1 year prison sentence for using excessive force. Devastated, Je-Hyeok must adapt to life in prison.

Meanwhile, Joon-Ho (Jung Kyoung-Ho) is a friend of Je-Hyeok and works in the prison as an officer. He waits for Je-Hyeok’s arrival. – AsianWiki

It’s a very easy going series for me. Even if it was set up in a prison, the show is light-hearted and can be watched by anyone. It’s also pretty funny too! In general, however, the whole story just didn’t resonate with me. I disliked very much how the protagonist, Je Hyeok, got away with everything because he is a famous baseball player inside a prison. He got a lot of preferential treatment because he was famous. Maybe it is like that inside a prison but seeing it in the small screen made me cringe a little, especially since he definitely abused it.

Prison Playbook

The thing I do like about this series is the characters. Even if they are in prison, they are still joyful and look at life in a positive light. It takes courage and a very strong mental strength to be in a negative place and yet keep positive. I also enjoyed the prisoner’s dynamics and the hope they hold on to that tomorrow will be a better and brighter day.

Overall, would I recommend you to watch this? No, and only because I am the type of K-drama watcher who either wants sappy kilig to the bones series OR overly dramatic and heart-wrenching ones. This one is right smack in the middle and it definitely didn’t tickle my fancy.

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About the Author Kat

To keep it short and simple: I'm twenty-nine years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.

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