Korean Drama Taxi Driver Review

Taxi Driver

Rating: 7.5/10

Plot: Drama follows Rainbow Taxi. From the outside, it’s an ordinary taxi company. But on the inside, 5 select people run a secret organization that avenges victims whom the law didn’t protect by offering them a “revenge call” service. Meanwhile, a prosecutor (Esom) stumbles upon evidence in several cases that draws her to Rainbow Taxi and its select members.
(Actors: Lee Je-hoon, Kim Eui-sung, Esom, Pyo Ye-jin)

Thoughts: I heard about this drama while it was airing but I tend to shy away from tense/serious dramas. I like to feel relaxed in my spare time, not on edge, and anxious. But then I watched Pyo Ye-jin on I Live Alone and I just loved her. I’ve seen her as a supporting character in several dramas so her face is very memorable to me. Anyway, she’s what led me to actually watch this drama, and wow. There are heinous things that go on in society that make me wish Rainbow Taxi were real. Haven’t we all seen really terrible people where you think, “I wish someone would just take care of them?” Do you know what I mean? I wouldn’t do anything. Definitely not. But sometimes I do wish someone else would take the trash of society out.

The people they take revenge on definitely deserve it. They are all scum. But I found myself just being bothered that people like these assholes exist out in the world. We all know people like these bad guys/gals really exist and are doing terrible things somewhere. Even if one gets taken out, how many more are behind them doing the same evil shit? Honestly, if I think too hard about it, it really brings me down. The world can be beautiful but it also can be disturbing.

About 1/3 into the drama, something shifted for me. I kind of got tired of seeing the revenge. Do-gi (played by Lee Je-hoon) would just kill off people without a second thought. Sure, they were associated with the bad guys, but they weren’t necessarily the ones who deserved to be killed. I also grew weary of seeing Do-gi constantly fight 10 guys at a time.

But I pushed through and around Ep 12/13 things really started going to shit for our “heroes” and it started getting super chaotic. But the chaos was somewhat interesting. Everything gets tied together at the end and I actually liked how they dealt with the last “revenge” case.

I can see how this drama was popular since it hits a lot of crimes that are current. Some parts got a little too dark for me, but the acting and action scenes were really well done. I’m a new fan of Lee Je-hoon. He had to carry many different faces in this drama and did an excellent job. Also want to shout out Pyo Ye-jin cause her character in the drama was one of my favorites. Lastly, Esom played the role of naive/determined prosecutor so well. And shout out to the writers for not forcing a love story into this drama. Really appreciated that!

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