Review: Leverage

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No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Action, Investigation, Crime

Native title: 레버리지: 사기조작단
Original network: TV Chosun

This is a remake series originally from U.S. The story is pretty similar to The Player to me where a group of con artist join force to seek justices that was missed by the legal loopholes.

DISCLAIMER: The following content do contain spoilers, if you want to find out more without being “spoiled”, do check out my first impression of the drama here.


How it started

Lee Tae Joon (Lee Dong Gun) is an insurance investigator from Samhwa Life before everything started. Through cases, he is able to identify the loopholes that the policy holders trying to bypass. To save his son, he need more money to get a drug name Asana.

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With no money, he managed to engage with Go Na Byul (Kim Sae Ron) and Jung Eui Sung (Yeo Hoe Hyun) who are responsible for stealing an art piece from a museum, to help him get Asana out.

Puzzles found

Just like missing puzzle pieces, Tae Joon is able to find the members with different traits and form a team of con artist.

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  • Tae Joon – Mastermind
  • Hwang Soo Kyung (Jeon Hye Bin) – The actress
  • Go Na Byul – Locksmith and female fighter
  • Jung Eui Sung – The hacker, IT expert
  • Roy Ryu (Kim Kwon) – Fighter, security expert

Case by case

They start to receive different cases and throw the real culprit behind bars legally with recorded evidences. Cases are all indirectly related to each member and thus them accepting it.

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Every case have its own risk and they are putting their life at stake.

Family grows

Through the various case, the team is bonded and really close to each other.

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Moments like this is really cute as they know each other well and will try to control them bursting out while in action. Like how Na Byul is a lady yet she is super direct in her language. Roy is a big fighter, yet he is a softy when it come to animals, kids and elders.

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Eui Sung and Na Byul have walked a longer journey than most and when he was in danger, they are both really scared. Na Byul went to Roy to ask him for help, that’s what he replied.

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“Now both you and Eui Sung are not alone. We’ve got your back.”


They decide to stick together after throwing the bad guy behind bars. There are plenty of bad guys out there and what they say

“An eye for an eye, a limb for a limb. Importantly, a con act for another con act.”

Ratings: 🥔🥔🥔🥔

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