Having been busy watching something else, we didn't watch Three Days when it aired. It did, however, feature one of our favorite actors, Yoochun. So when I read a review that the show was good except for a draggy part in the middle but had a good ending, we decided to watch it. Let me just say that we found ourselves yelling at the screen just about every episode.
Episode 1: Someone is threatening to
assassinate the president. We knew that was the plot. However. Something
that gripes us in any show is when a character Goes Off Alone into a
dangerous situation. Come on. In real life you would get backup first.
So easy to be deep-sixed when you are alone. DON'T GO! But yes,
Yoochun goes alone at night into a house following a lead, and the Lady
Cop goes traipsing around alone at night in the forest. Climbing that
power pole. AHH!
Episode 2: The president goes to a
country villa, and an EMP bomb goes off, which ruins all electronics
within range. A lot of confusion and shooting. Yoochun get framed for
shooting the president, which puts our perfectionist security guy at
odds with the law. The security Team Leader is a traitor. We get the old
Pause and Stare for the Camera bit. Why do Yoochun and Lady Cop stand
out in the road staring at a truck careening towards them? MOVE! He did
it in Rooftop Prince as well.
Episode 3: Yoochun
runs around the villa, a police station, a train station, and a train,
just ahead of the guys who are trying to catch him. He figures out that
the president fooled everyone and snuck out on his own. We get Cop Lady
Going Off Alone to a deserted house in the woods and Security Lady Going
Off Alone to search the bad team leader's office. NO NO! By and large
though, this is the good part of the drama, reminding us forcibly of a
Jason Bourne movie.
Episode 4: We are saved from the
Go Off Alone problem by the Don't Shoot the Leads rule. The Security
Lady doesn't get shot; she is tied up and left to escape, a la Man From
Uncle. Yoochun fights quite a lot of guys at once (HURRY - WATCH OUT -
ohh) and is saved by the Magical Placement trick: he gets arrested, but
out of all the cop cars available, he is put into the one driven by our
friendly Lady Cop. She sneaks him the key to the handcuffs and he gets
Episode 5: The Team Leader is trying to kill
the president because he set up a mini-invasion by the North Koreans.
The Prez is on a bus that overturns and he lands in the hospital. We get
to YELL at the screen as Yoochun is chased through the corridors with a
gurney, only to find that -WHEW- he was a decoy. Lady Cop had the
president. This is one of the times we thought Show was dumb but turned
out to be smart after all. We also get to YELL at the president when he
insists on getting out of the ambulance to confront a shooter.
6: Another shooter tries to kill the president in an elevator. He is
arrested and taken by one (1.0) agent outside, through a mob, to a car.
WAIT! DON'T GO OUT THERE! It doesn't do any good to yell. The shooter is
predictably killed. Is this called Gross Stupidity or Lax Security? The
worst instance of Going Off Alone in the whole drama is committed by
Cop Lady when she goes into a deserted mall to meet a "witness." Yeah. I
thought so, too.
Episode 7: We find out how big a
conspiracy this is when security cameras get wiped, and Cop Lady gets
her report challenged and is suspended. Jason Bour- uh I mean Yoochun
has an intense fight in the elevator and another in the hall, only to
catch Chairman Bad Dude burning a secret document. He runs at him with a
gun shouting, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare
to die." The Don't Shoot the Leads rule is invoked again, and they let
Episode 8: Lady Cop Goes Off Alone again
and is caught by a North Korean Major who knew about the submarine plot.
Yoochun rescues her and the N.K. Major decides to help the president.
Yoochun takes him through a car chase and into a hotel for a press
conference. We YELL again at Lax Security. It looks like they will be
caught - there's no good reason for the baddies to talk instead of
shooting. But Show surprises us again with the Decoy Trick and the
prosecutor as a witness. Only - why didn't they record this and arrest
Chairman Bad right there? Show now gets repetitive.
9: The N.K. Major starts to speak at the press conference and pauses.
NO NO! SPIT IT OUT! Sure enough, the power goes out and he is kidnapped
and killed. Ah! You can always tell. Why don't they just say it quick
before anyone can do anything to them? They should have arrested
Chairman Bad here too. But no. There are more episodes. Jason Bourne and
Girl Friday break into Chairman's office to get at his computer. BTW we
have now exceeded the three days.
Episode 10: Cop
Lady has trouble downloading files. GET OUT! GET OUT! Yoochun lets
himself get caught to give her more time. He sees Security Lady with
Chairman Bad, they have a little talk and then Chairman totally lets him
go again. Yeah. So likely. Cop Lady escapes by hiding in an air duct.
Real handy, these big air ducts in movies. Next, Security Lady steals
some papers and reads them while paying no attention to her
surroundings. WATCH OUT FOR THAT CAR! Ahh... she gets hit and they steal
Episode 11: The president goes to see
Chairman Bad twice - TWICE. They trick him, but they don't arrest him.
Why didn't you record the conversation? AHHH, I can't even. Keeps making
same stupid mistake. A mole in the prosecutor's office sends fake cops
to "guard" Secret Service Lady in the hospital. They try to kidnap her
but Cop Lady steals their gun and fights them. You Go Girl! When
Security Lady wakes up she tells them that the papers were a report of
Episode 12: The president
restricts foreign investors so they can't profit from a run on the
banks. Chairman Bad goes crazy and wants revenge if he can't have money.
They stop the dynamite plot, but the last bomb knocks down both Yoochun
and Cop Lady. They must teach yelling in first aid training in Korea,
because that's what they do in dramas: 1-check the pulse, 2-shake the
patient, 3-yell. The President goes to see Chairman Crazy in an empty
stadium. HEY! How secure is that!?!
Episode 13: Not
very. They foil a sniper. Yoochun gets a buddy to guard Cop Lady. She
goes to the hospital to visit Security Lady and lets him leave. NO NO!
ARGH! More fake cops (they never learn) kidnap the ladies. The president
wants to go talk to Chairman Crazy AGAIN. What? Yoochun says he'll go.
WHY, PEOPLE? They rescue the women, but Prez calls Crazy and arranges to
get shot. He's been depressed, wanted to resign, now it's a death wish.
Episode 14: AH! We thought Show was
majorly stupid, but it was being smart! A SWAT team takes out the sniper
and arrests Chairman Crazy! FINALLY! The Prez makes a trip of
condolence to the town where the N.K. sub was. Meanwhile, the prosecutor
interrogates Crazy. Wait a minute. Don't they always have two-way
mirrors so other people can witness the interviews? AHHH! The policeman
in the room is one of Crazy's goons and stabs the prosecutor. At the
same time another EMP bomb goes off and the president's group is
Episode 15: The president's security people
try to get him out of the area, make a stand in a couple of different
places, and go down one by one. Cop Lady catches the prosecutor's office
mole in Seoul. Yoochun comes late and meets an agent he knows and we
are all: CAREFUL! DON'T TRUST HIM! Because he is the blue house mole.
Crazy is in town with bombs and one of them goes off. It's majorly
annoying to have him so single-minded when even his boss told him to
quit and wait.
Chapter 16: The president gets a
ride from a kind ahjumma. They find a bomb and he looks at it while
Crazy thumbs his detonator. RUN! Lucky it was a different bomb -whew.
Chairman Crazy calls the Prez to meet him on a bridge. What, are you
crazy? I mean the Prez. Yah, he is too. DON'T DO IT! The townspeople are
being evacuated in trucks and the ajhumma sees one of the bombs on the
truck with her. Why doesn't she recognize it? TOSS IT! Yoochun says
there are four bombs, but two blew up, the Prez has one, the ahjumma has
one, and there is another one on an oil pipeline. Want to know the
ending? -SPOILER COMING- Crazy blows himself up. Good. Go watch the real