All Aboard… The Veil

It’s About…

The best agent of the NIS, Han Ji Hyuk, goes missing during an operation in China. One year later, he reappears in a dreadful state and without his memories. He decides to unveil the truth about what really happened on that mission.

I Like…

We should have started with what I don’t like for once, it would have been faster. The sheer quality of this drama is incredible. After the catastrophes that were Man to Man, My Secret Terius and other such disasters, I’d honestly given up on ever getting competent spies from dramaland. And yet, here comes Korean Jason Bourne (I even spotted a few hommages to the franchise here and there which I loved), i.e. a skillful, dangerous, efficient, fast killing machine, and I love it.

I’m in love with this show, and enjoying every single second of it. The fight scenes are brutally efficient, the car chases are beautifully done, and Namgoong Min is so very believable in his role as a veteran secret agent. They say he’s the best, and for once, I believe it whole-heartedly. His every move drips with competency, I love it, I love it, I love it.

Namgoong Min as Han Ji Hyuk in "The Veil"

(On top of that, the bad guys are really scary for once, and the violence manages to be creative without being sickening. Sure, The Veil is more than generous when it comes to the blood, but the methods they use are interesting for once.)

As for the plot, it’s far from predictable: everything and everyone is suspicious, and each episode offers a ton of twists. Don’t even think about glancing away from the screen, you might miss something important!

It feels so, so good to finally get a great spy drama!

The Veil

I Don’t Like…

Nothing. I love everything about this show. Well, alright, there’s this one character who’s a bit annoying, but I think she’s getting better.

There could be a little less blood, but the sheer amount of it contributes to the atmosphere and realism of it, so I’ll take it.

Keep Watching?

There are three days left before episode 5 airs, and to be honest, I have no idea how I’m going to survive until then.

Where to Watch The Veil?

On Viki and Kocowa.

Namgoong Min in "The Veil"

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