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K-Drama Review: “God’s Quiz Reboot” Outshines Previous Seasons With Fast-Paced Story & Excellent Acting

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God’s Quiz: Reboot exceeds expectations as it finishes off its fifth season with a resounding thrill.

Bringing out an evident camaraderie felt by the viewers, God’s Quiz: Reboot made fans feel like they were part of the medical team.

If a drama, gets 5 seasons, it’s definitely good. No mistake about it, God’s Quiz truly deserved its reboot.

On its fifth season, viewers got to know Dr. Han as the season centered around his past.

TITLE: GOD’S QUIZ: REBOOT
DISTRIBUTOR: TVN
THEME: CRIME, MYSTERY, MEDICAL DRAMA
LENGTH: 16 EPISODES
BROADCAST DATE: 14 NOV 2018 – 10 JANUARY 2019
MAIN LEADS: RYU DUK HWAN, YOON JOO HEE, PARK JUN MYUN, KIM JAE WON, KIM JOON HAN
HIGHLIGHTS: INTERESTING CASES
OH NO MOMENTS: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MAY BE TOO DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW
OVERALL RATING: 
REWATCH VALUE: 
RELATED DRAMAS: GOD’S QUIZ 1,2,3,4, Partners for Justice

Quick Plot Roundup

Uncovering the secrets behind Hyukjeon Welfare Center proves to be difficult for the medical team and the police as its higher officials struggle to hide its secrets.

As a child, Doctor Han is brought to the Welfare Center by his mother in exchange for a position in a popular research institute. While being there, the younger Han meets Hyun Sang Pil, Tae Joon and Do Jeon. The children are there because the Welfare Center is using the children to find a cure for President Han, a chaebol from Han Group. All children are geniuses and the young Dr. Han is known to be the smartest. For that reason, brain fluid is extracted from him and injected into the children to help find a cure.

Tragedy hits the Welfare Center and the children die except for Sang Pil, Tae Joon and Do Jeon. Sang Pil puts the young Do Jeon in an orphanage and escapes to Hongkong with Tae Joon. They both rise to power in the notorious Chinese syndicate Nine Dragons. They then return to Korea and seek revenge from all the powerful officials for covering up what truly happened in the welfare center.

With the help of a brain simulation device, Dr Han recovers his childhood memories, and realizes who Sang Pil really is. He rushes to try to stop Sang Pil, but it’s too late as Tae Joon gets killed by the men of Director Seo.

Dr. Han finds out that Do Jeon is actually working with him in CODAS under the name of Seung Bin. Sang Pil exacts revenge on President Han and Director Seo of the welfare center. Dr Han tries to save him, but Sang Pil eventually dies.

Dr. Han proposes to Detective Kang. Meanwhile, Dr. Jo steps down as director, and gets Dr. Moon as her successor as she recovers from the hit-and-run accident. Life returns to normal for the medical investigation team.

Highlights

Engrossing story development

Fans of the series should be glad that this season allowed a chance to get to know Dr Han and his past. It was emotional to say the least, to see the children used in such a manner, and for Sang Pil and the other children to never fully recover from it shows what a tragic experience it was.

As in the previous seasons, it was fascinating to watch the medical investigation team work well with the police. The cases were exciting all throughout the season, and the finale tied up the narrative run nicely. The story line flowed smoothly and escalated in a neat and exciting manner. The writers did a good job in tying everything up, and giving depth to Sang Pil’s character and Dr. Han’s history.

The camaraderie of the cast that developed over the five seasons was evident in this season. Dr. Han was a recluse at the beginning of the drama, but soon opened up to the team once again. The team trusted him and looked up to him as a genius. When Dr. got into the hit-and-run accident, the entire medical investigation team, Detective Kang and her team, and even the CODAS team members rallied behind her.

Standout Villain

Sang Pil was the highlight of the season for me. As a villain, he was the worst. In reality, he had the biggest heart. He was kind to those whom he deemed deserved his kindness. I thought that he was after Dr Han to kill him, he was actually a concerned hyung to the younger boy. Kim Jae Won nailed his role in this drama with his boyish charm interlaced with a dangerous and threatening demeanor. Totally bad ass, just the way villains should be.

Drawback

The only drawback I could think was that I wish there would have been more of a character development for the other characters as well, particularly Bora’s character Do Jeong, who disguised herself as Seung Bin.

Although that was a clever twist inserted there, I feel that it could have been explored further. On that note, Dr. Moon was a very powerful character in the medical investigation team. Should there be a sixth season, I hope that she would take a more central role.

Overall, the season was a great addition to the franchise. It’s something that the fans should not miss to watch.


ABOUT THE WRITER

Nicole is currently juggling motherhood, her job, and her immense love for K-dramas and K-pop. On most days, the latter wins.  Sleeping can wait – this is her motto as she eagerly devours episodes of her favorite K-dramas. Her absolute favorite drama would be Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.

She is currently watching My Strange Hero, Encounter, Clean With Passion for Now, What’s Wrong Poong Sang and Fates and Furies.