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Busted! Series Review

Busted is a Korean variety show on Netflix which aired in May 2018 and ended in June, 2018. The main cast consists of  Yoo Jae-Suk (Running Man), Ahn Jae-Wook (actor), Kim Jong-Min (2 Days &1 Night), Lee Kwang- Soo (Running Man), Park Min-Young (actress), Ooh Sehun (Exo), and Kim Se-Jeong (Gugudan). The show is about 7 detective solving mysteries with a series of puzzles along the way. Each member shows a certain degree of their own intelligence or luck in every puzzle thrown in their own way.

When I saw the teaser and the trailer for the show, for a tiny second, I thought the show was going to be very serious among other things, but then my opinion changed drastically when I saw the upcoming scenes within the show along with the fact that two of the members from Running Man was going to be involved. The show is very entertaining because it somehow manages to balance both suspense and comedy. There is a lot of acting due to the amount of actors/entertainers that are involved with each episode; however, there is also a lot of improv since the members have to solve the puzzles in their own way while also having to go through a lot of twists and turns within them. The way that they act with each other so naturally is also a major asset with the show itself.

That being said, I wish there were more recurring characters since some of the episodes don’t really give off a sense of closure except for the last episode which is understandable since they’re giving out the hint that there might be a second season. Also, some of the episodes are hard to grasp what’s really happening since there’s so many twists and turns and it doesn’t really give you a lot of time to take it all in. It just feels like a giant pill that you have to take it all in at once instead of actually getting to see and even try to participate in solving the mysteries with the cast.

Overall, I give the show four pairs of paws out of five due to how entertaining each moment of the show is along with how well the cast bonds naturally with each other. The only downsides are that it sometimes give you too much to take in at once- making you feel as if you’re being left out in trying to participate in solving the crime with them.  Anyways, this concludes this review so until the next article, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up everyone! Nya! 🐾🐾🐾🐾

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