A Shop for Killers

A Shop for Killers

Mourning is put on hold in this thrilling action-mystery series

7.0

TV Show

South Korea
Korean
Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
2024
LEE KWON, NOH GYOO-YEOB
Geum Hae-na, Kim Hye-jun, Lee Dong-wook

TLDR

Maybe, just maybe, fictional parental figures should keep their dependents informed so that they’re not blindsided by random assassins.

What it's about

After receiving a call from the local police about her uncle Ji-man’s suicide, Ji-an has to revisit some of the bizarre training her uncle gave her and his mysterious business in order to survive the medley of highly skilled assassins out to kill her.

The take

For better or for worse, we don’t know who our guardians really are, whether that be our parents or other older relatives. However, that usually means that we don’t get to know their dreams, not that they are involved with assassins, like the way Ji-an’s uncle is in A Shop for Killers. The action strikes hard and fast, starting the series off with a sniper attempt on Ji-an’s life, but luckily, the surprised girl can fight back, with the eccentric training that she didn’t anticipate she’ll need. While the time jumps can be a bit confusing, A Shop for Killers has a surprising mix of action and mystery that keeps things entertaining, even if it’s unclear for now how it’s a spin-off to The Killer’s Shopping List.

What stands out

The time jumps. The first episode can be confusing because of it, but each time the series shifts, it’s usually to show some of the ways Ji-man protected and trained Ji-an, even when she brushed it off as just one of those eccentric jokes her uncle used to make. It gets easier after the first episode, but, to the show’s credit, the immediate action keeps us right in our seats.

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