Sunday 15 October 2023

TV Review: Song of the Bandits (2023) (Action)

Song of the Bandits (도적: 칼의 소리)
9 episodes

In the lawless land of Gando, fierce bandits will stop at nothing to fight for their precious homeland and loved ones — even if it means life or death. (Synopsis)

Song of the Bandits was an exciting action series. At only nine episodes it was also a pretty quick watch (for a K-drama) and I finished it in three nights. The characters and storyline were entertaining and I enjoyed the performances from all the cast members. The action sequences were well choreographed and nicely shot, and the soundtrack really complemented the events on screen. My only slight niggle was the multitude of historical inaccuracies; however, this tale is not based on a true story and has a strong "fantasy" element to it, so I was mostly able to ignore those issues even when I spotted them. The final episode ended in a way that made me feel they were gearing up for season 2, and I would definitely watch on should a new season come out. If the idea of a Wild West, gun-slinging take on Korean history appeals to you, this show is worth a watch. I am giving it 4.5 stars.

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