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Netflix’s “Busted!” Kicks Off To Fun-Filled Thrilling Adventure Worthy Of Its Hype
A fusion of mystery and comic tones spurs the amazing premiere week of Netflix’s Busted! I Know Who You Are.
Busted! I Know Who You Are, the first Korean variety show by Netflix, sprinted two episodes of stimulating cryptic games powered by seven celebrity detectives on May 4.
Nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk, comedian Kim Jong Min, and actor Lee Kwang Soo are joined by Korean wave stars Park Min Young, Ahn Jae Wook, EXO’s Sehun and Gugudan’s Kim Sejeong to a breakthrough entertainment show that would put the viewers in shifting emotions of excitement and laughter.
We round up some of the many reasons why Netflix’s Busted! deserves its hype and why you should include it on your Friday-night Netflix binge! *wink
Interesting drama-variety setup
The first two episodes of Busted! established the premise on how the main cast members will follow a set storyline of connecting missions in the succeeding chapters.
What makes it interesting is how the seven detectives do not follow scripts on their actions and reacts on the situations and puzzles given to them in a perky and amusing fashion.
Another thing to note is how the resident comedians are awkwardly enthused in following the script like drama actors, and how the actors are subconsciously driven to present their acting faces due to the neat placement of the plot twists of the variety show premise.
That being said, there is drama and narrative direction arranged for the series without stripping the essentials of Korean entertainment such as impromptu humor and amusing games.
Viewers will surely enjoy the baffling mind games and the hilarious moments injected, owing to the spontaneous response of the members.
An array of puzzles and lively games
The production team did not lie when they said the scale of Busted! is grand and well-thought.
For the show’s official launch, the first episode excites with an escape room format which the Korean stars work on to succeed.
The members flaunted their clever minds as they pay attention to the details of the tasks given to them.
From containing the cast to an elaborated indoor maze-like set, they move to an enthralling outdoor experience for the treasure hunt theme of the second episode set in Jeju Island.
We swear, we laughed for five minutes in the scene when Park Min Young and Sejeong mischievously held the yellow snake to the horrified look of the male cast who are scared of the reptile.
Comical and Adorable Cast
The synergy of variety show veterans and newbies, along with their individual personalities and smarts, pushed the addictive spurt of the show.
The members are challenged to showcase their deduction skills and to link the clues of the scenarios given to them to figure out the ultimate resolution.
Popular actress Park Min Young laid down on a dirty ground to survive the merry-go-round-log game to the surprise of her fellow team members who were not able to contain the laughter outburst.
Nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk acquired a treasure-chest-opening trauma because of the solid face bomb hit, covering his face with white dirt.
Actors Yoo Yoon Seok and Lee Kwang Soo clumsily survived the match-the-footsteps challenge which mercilessly drenched them with water.
Korean variety shows’ popularity earned positive reputation because of the willing members who would concede to unscripted program designs of the production team.
Busted! followers would surely appreciate how the all-star Korean cast are all committed to spectacular character improvisation.
Special guest entertainers
Popular and veteran Korean artists are set to appear as guest characters and members for the duration of the ten-episode run of the program.
Actors Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Su Ro, Hong Jong Hyun, and comedian Park Na Rae are so far some of the celebrities who have graced Busted!, playing key roles in the story thread.
More stars are coming as the mainstays unravel the upcoming riddles and schemes in the next four weeks.
Inventive and Quirky
If you like mystery games and Korean variety show, then Netflix had you in mind when this show was conceived.
It is an enjoyable watch with a hook factor that makes the viewers feel like an invisible member of the detective team.
We like that it is unpredictable yet focused on stringing the clues that affects the end game trajectory.
We couldn’t be any happier on the strange combination of the characters because they have so far efficiently made the most out of their charms, even extremely extending it for fan service.
Busted! I Know Who You Are is streamed on Netflix every Friday worldwide.
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