FIRST IMPRESSION: The Village Episode 1 – 4


Finally! Moon Geun Young back on my screen. It’s almost 3 years since I last saw her in a drama, which was Cheongdamdong Alice (I didn’t watch Goddess of Fire) and I’m excited!

So I’ve watched the first four episodes of The Village and I like it. Something about it doesn’t feel like a drama – it’s unique in its own way and I would say it’s kind of refreshing to have a change once in a while.

It feels like we’re being shown a story, rather than feeling like we’re part of the story. You know how when we watch dramas, we would sometimes get immersed in it and feel what the characters feel and go along with the story? Basically, when watching The Village, none of this feeling is present. I feel like I’m watching it as an outsider but it’s not exactly a bad thing.

The four episodes so far are mysterious and the characters suspicious and that’s what makes the drama more compelling to watch, for me. It’s fun to watch a drama without having any clues what will happen next, or knowing what to expect.

Basically, the tone of the drama is a little tense throughout and the only light-hearted moments is when rookie detective played by Yook Sung Jae comes on screen. Honestly, it’s not really that funny – but I guess it does lighten the tone a little bit and that’s not a bad thing.

Most of the characters are twisted and it’s interesting trying to think what are these characters trying to do and how are they related to each other – or what secrets they know.

I’ll be looking forward to more episodes and finding out what secrets Achiara holds.

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