ATA Best Drama Award ‘Taxi Driver’ Season1 Review

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The Korean drama ‘Taxi Driver‘, aired in 2021, tells the story of a taxi driver who avenges on behalf of those who have been wronged. This drama, based on a webtoon of the same name, has already been broadcast up to season 2, thanks to its high viewer ratings. Furthermore, the production of season 3 has been officially announced, although the release date is still undecided. Moreover, ‘Taxi Driver‘ Season 2 won the Best Drama Series Award at the Asian Television Awards. It’s a drama that’s been recognized by Asian fans who love dramas, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend giving it a watch.

Taxi Driver

  • Genre: Crime, Action, Noir, Black Comedy
  • Release Date: April 2021
  • Episodes: 16 episodes
  • Director: Park Joon-woo
  • Actors: Lee Je-hoon, Esom, Kim Eui-sung, Pyo Ye-jin, Cha Ji-yeon

What is the plot?

Taxi driver Kim Do-ki listens to the unfair stories of his passengers. His other secret job is to take revenge on behalf of those who cannot be protected by law, standing on the side of the socially disadvantaged. The goal of him and his Rainbow Transport colleagues is to properly punish criminals who have not been properly punished. The reason they help victims is simple: they were once victims’ families. As the episodes progress, the past of Kim Do-ki and his Rainbow Transport colleagues are revealed one by one. What kind of pain are they living with?

Who is the cast?

Kim Do-ki (Actor Lee Je-hoon)

Kim Do-ki is a taxi driver at Rainbow Transport, a former special forces officer. He is the practical leader of all operations, a character who personally runs missions. Kim Do-ki is played by actor Lee Je-hoon, who gave an impressive performance in ‘The Signal‘.

Kang Ha-na (Actor Lee Som)

Kang Ha-na is a prosecutor character who has passed the bar exam through an elite course. After learning the secret of Rainbow Transport, which executes revenge outside the boundaries of the law, she starts to track them. The character Kang Ha-na is played by actress Lee Som, who also excelled in ‘DR.CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN‘ which was introduced yesterday.

Jang Sung-chul (Actor Kim Eui-sung)

Jang Sung-chul is the representative of Rainbow Transport and the Bluebird Foundation, which supports crime victims. He is a character who believes that society’s clumsy tolerance and weak punishment of criminals creates victims. The character Jang Sung-chul is played by actor Kim Eui-sung, who played a villain in ‘Train to Busan‘. This time, he is a good person.

Ahn Go-eun (Actor Pyo Ye-jin)

Ahn Go-eun is a character who supports Kim Do-ki as a bookkeeper and hacker at Rainbow Transport. After the shock of her beloved sister’s death in childhood, she has only opened her heart to Kim Do-ki. You can look forward to her active support for Driver Kim Do-ki.

Baek Sung-mi (Actor Cha Ji-yeon)

Baek Sung-mi is a loan shark and a big hand in the underground financial world. She solves everything with money, but she keeps an eye on Kim Do-ki, who can’t be bought with money.

Simpel Review

‘Taxi Driver’ received high praise from viewers for its fast-paced direction and immersive experience. In particular, it is praised for making viewers feel catharsis through flashy action and satisfying revenge, by adapting events that actually happened in Korea. Furthermore, the chemistry between the actors is so good that you will cheer for them throughout seasons 1 and 2. If you want to cheer for the process of justice being realized, I recommend watching this drama. ‘Taxi Driver’ can be watched on Apple TV or Amazon Prime.

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