Flex x Cop

Flex x Cop

Ahn Bo-hyun and Park Ji-hyun reunite in this chaotic, but breezy procedural

7.3

TV Show

South Korea
Korean
Crime, Drama, Mystery
2024
KIM JAE-HONG
Ahn Bo-hyun, Kang Sang-jun, Kim Shin-bi

TLDR

Eat the rich!* *Except for Jin Yi-soo.

What it's about

Instead of following his father in working for the business, immature rich heir Jin Yi-soo plays at being a cop, and inadvertently gets assigned to the violent crimes department, headed by the veteran detective that despises him, Lee Kang-hyun.

The take

With plenty of familiar elements, Flex X Cop should feel unoriginal. After all, a rich heir that plays at being a cop to capture bad guys in response to his mother’s death? That’s practically Batman. But the show is more fun and breezy, with Ahn Bo-hyun as the charismatic Jin Yi-soo pulling out chaotic mischief that somehow doesn’t get him in trouble, paired with Park Ji-hyun in her first action role as a more stern, by-the-book detective Lee Kang-hyun. It’s an interesting buddy cop dynamic that leans more on lighthearted comedy than serious thriller, but the opening sequence hints at a more serious side, still full of action sequences expected from the genre. Flex X Cop may have plenty of familiar tropes, but the way it’s remixed feels novel and entertaining enough to watch.

What stands out

The editing. In the first episode alone, there’s a multi split screen sequence after a successful arrest, a mirrored elevator transition, and two over-the-top introductions for the main character alone, all tied together with a breezy score. It’s fun and playful, just as much as its main lead.

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