Behind Your Touch Season 1 Review – A memorable quirky crime drama

Season 1

 

 

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 3 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 4 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 5 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 6 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 7 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 8 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 9 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 10 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 11 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 12 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 13 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 14 -|Review Score – 5/5
Episode 15 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 16 -|Review Score – 4/5

Behind Your Touch is all about a small-town vet turned psychic named Bong Ye-bun. She puts her new powers to use when a detective, Jang-yeol, from Seoul, comes to town, and people keep getting murdered. But Ye-bun can only use her ability by touching someone’s…butt. Ye-bun’s story unfolds with a lot of humor, crime, drama, and a dash of romance.

This Korean drama really ticks off a lot of boxes when it comes to entertainment value. It’s funny and suspenseful, and the way the psychic element comes into play (in multiple ways) is really cool and unique to this K-drama. There was a lot of thought put into the characters and plot. The character types are designed to near perfection, and they really grow on you with each episode.

There’s Ye-bun, who is a little naive but extremely likeable; her best friend Ok-hui, who is super tough, resilient, and a little quirky. There’s Jang-yeol, the no-nonsense detective. Nothing gets past him. His cold exterior eventually softens with a little help from Ye-bun’s warmth.

Ye-bun’s aunt Ok-hyun and policeman Jong-mook are also an amusing duo. Ok-hyun is a little childish and spontaneous, whereas Jong-mook is the opposite. Their late-ish age and backstory make their romance really interesting.

When Behind Your Touch first starts out, it seems a little goofy and not like the crime drama it turns out to be. As the series progresses, it becomes evident that Mujin’s murderer is not going to stop killing. The producers and writers throw so many false hints and show things that constantly throw the viewer off about who the killer might be. They frequently try to confuse, and their efforts pay off. Every new lead increases the drive to find out who the killer is.

The producers also included several references to other K-dramas and films such as Twenty-Five Twenty-One, Extreme Job, and others. These parody scenes and references made it all the more amusing.

One of the best aspects of Behind Your Touch is its use of humor. Now, it’s not everyone’s kind of humor, but there was one scene where Mr. Park, a shaman, gives a McDonald’s food offering to someone who has passed away. He does a small shaman-style rite and spiritually sings the McDonald’s theme song. It’s just about the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in any K-drama.

The only thing that is lacking in this series is due to the occasional predictable elements and one or two scenes that were not as funny or fleshed out as they could have been. The plot really winds around and is complex, so I understand that it can be hard to finesse the small details. Yet those aspects are what a lot of viewers appreciate, and they make a drama way better-rounded.

Those things aside, there is still a lot of talent here. It’s a great, really fresh K-drama that leaves the viewer craving another episode after each one finishes. It might be a little weird and a little imperfect, but it is seriously entertaining. Behind Your Touch is a comedy and crime drama favorite, for sure. A second season is highly unlikely, but if they make one I would binge it in a heartbeat.


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