Stranger (2017)

The prosecution will no longer be swayed by those with power, and rise again to fight. We’ll exercise our rights on indictment accurately. We’ll remember that the people are the ones who truly hold the power to appoint us, and devote ourselves to you. We’ll take responsibility. We’ll strive to become fairer and more honest. We’ll do our best to make sure another such monster will never emerge from our ranks. – Hwang Shi-mok


Stranger Synopsis : Hwang Shi Mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi Mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead body is thrown in front of him. He meets Police Lieutenant Han YeoJin at a murder crime scene. They work together to eradicate corruption at the prosecutor’s office and solve a serial murder case. (Source : MyDramalist)

  • Cho Seung-woo as Hwang Shi-mok
  • Bae Doona as Han Yeo-jin
  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Seo Dong-jae
  • Yoo Jae-myung as Lee Chang-joon
  • Shin Hye-sun as Young Eun-soo
  • Also known as Secret Forest / Forest of Secrets
  • Genre : Crime / Drama / Thriller
  • It was broadcast on tvN from June 10, 2017 for 16 episodes.
  • The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on August 15, 2020.
  • Stranger was nominated for various accolades, and won the Grand Prize for Television at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards.


  • Stranger has a quite typical “Who did it?” story, but it is marvelously told.
  • I think what’s good about this drama is the fact that it had a clear focus, and never bent away from the plot.
  • The characters are the true gems of this drama. Everybody fits his or her role perfectly.
  • I want to confess that I ship Hwang Shi Mok and Han Yeo Jin.
  •  If you like a well made drama about crime and mystery, then, watch this. Give this a go and I’m sure you won’t regret it.

My Rating – 8.5/10

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