My other thoughts in break down:
- Young Eun Soo was kinda annoying to watch after a few times. Knowing what Seo Dong Jae might be capable of, wasn't it a rather stupid move to meet him alone, at night at that, at the street of Kim Ga Young's house where Kim Ga Young was abducted? He nearly choked her to death! For a second there, I thought she died. I really thought she DIED. She spluttered into consciousness not long after but the whole thing was, I don't know. It was just a herring being thrown around to let viewers think Young Eun Soo was fishy. Ironically, she died later. Murdered.
- Seo Dong Jae's eyes, my oh my, couldn't his eyes open any bigger. *chuckles* His wide eyed expression had been consistent throughout the show. One can't help but wonder does he not have other expressions. Seo Dong Jae was a character that I cannot be bothered with. He was a prosecutor but he seemed to be forever under the control of someone higher. Did he not have a backbone? *rolls eyes* Also, it was not like he had such bad luck that he kept falling under the hands of the 'mighty ones', he actively seeks for them for refuge!
- Han Yeo Jin's hair might be unique, characteristic, you name it, but I cannot accept it. It added years to her look. Heh.
- I was so sure that Lee Chang Jun was the culprit to many things, or at least something major, but he turned out to be a 'hero' by involving himself in the corrupt world so that he could collect evidence and exposed them later. When he jumped to his death. I don't know what to think of that though I admit I wasn't ready to acknowledge him as a hero of any sort.
- In every Korean drama so far that I've watched, there would be at least one scene where one character would break down and cry so hard. (Sometimes you might get misty eyed too depending on how good the actor/actress is.) Because this scene was late to appear in Stranger, I initially thought I wouldn't have to endure the tear drama and that would be something nice to comment about. Wronggg. Guess it's not a Korean drama without a minute of let-it-all-out hard crying. The person who broke down was Young Eun Soo by the way.
- Respect is known to be a very important aspect in the Korean culture but if Stranger depicts the culture accurately, it is slightly painful to watch. I'm talking about the part where there was evidence of chief policeman Kim Woo Kyun committing a crime (not murder if you're wondering) but the police could not arrest him until Han Yeo Jin persisted and showed to the big team, like a really big team, of men at that, that he was guilty. It was as if they were paralysed out of their immense respect for Kim Woo Kyun who someone of a higher rank. It was even absurd to them to suspect him in the first place.
- I like how five promotional posters were released for the show. They added personality to the drama and gave more hype.
This story would probably be better with fewer episodes instead of 16. Once too often, the protagonists would be thinking about something they've heard or seen, and most of the time, really, these scenes doesn't add to the story. I usually just skipped them all away. Ironically, the final episode which is the longest (1.5 hours long) had me skipping scenes the most. The first few episodes had much potential; the investigations drew my attention. Too much talking in the plot climb and finale was where it lost me.