Cafe Minamdang: Cafe Minamdang
August 24, 2022 6:19 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A story about a former criminal profiler who now works as a fraudster posing as a fortune teller and the female detective who gets involved with him.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This just finished its broadcast/Netflix-weekly run on Tuesday, and I didn't find it as satisfying as the ReadySteadyCut reviewer seemed to.

There were some good comedy bits throughout with all the fake-shaman-shenanigans. But some things got tiresome (like the trope of the female lead beating up the male lead before they become a couple). And I think 18 episodes was just too many.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:40 PM on August 24, 2022

Hmmm, this one was on my watch list. Is it still worth watching if you go in with lowered expectations?
posted by TwoStride at 4:55 AM on August 25, 2022

Maybe? Seo In Guk in shaman-mode is a lot of fun, and there are some good ensemble bits. Not as consistently bonkers hilarious as the shenanigans of the 'Vincenzo' crew, but definitely amusing. It's mostly the murder-mystery plot that felt dragged out. I was watching episode 16 thinking it was going to be the finale, only to realize after it got to the ending plot twist that there were two more episodes left, and had a very "Ugh, more?" reaction.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:41 AM on August 25, 2022 [1 favorite]

I was also on the fence about this one, but I think you persuaded me to skip it, oh yeah!.
posted by TwoStride at 6:21 PM on August 28, 2022

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