Back after two years the cast from Taxi Driver once again saving South Korea one case at a time! The second part of the action comedic drama premiered on February 17 hit a whopping 12.1% nationwide viewership, good for third place, according to Nielsen Korea! The revenge taxi service based on the webtoon The Deluxe Taxi supported by a very talented and funny cast is back to grace the screen. Here are three reasons why Taxi Driver 2 is must-watch tv!
Just after two episodes into the second season and there's already a buzz going around saying "this might be one of the best K-dramas of the season!" With amazing movie quality cinematography, exotic locations, and a good storyline, the cast has a tremendous advantage in bringing out their best character development!
1. Character Relationships
Relationships between the characters is what always marks a good drama. This drama is no different. The easygoing banter between the main characters on the "Taxi crew" are often very funny and relatable. They are able to show their human side by sometimes expressing fear during dangerous situations. For example, in episode 1, when Choi Kyung Koo (Jang Hyuk Jin The Golden Spoon 2022) and Park Jin Eon (Bae Yoo Ram Yonder 2022) are on a rescue mission in Vietnam to save Kim Do Ki (Lee Je Hoon Move To Heaven 2021), they accidentally walk into Madame Lim's hideout with their suitcases and money. Scared, they immidiately run outside. At the same time, Madame Lim has some "evildoer" business to take care of in front of the building taking care of one of her underlings as Kyung Koo and Jin Eon sit across the street pondering how to get their stuff back. Kyung Koo says "F-it, I have the map in my head!" and starts walking away while Jin Eon serious doubts any good will happen.
2. Batman-esque Superhero?
We can't forget first and foremost, Taxi Driver is an action drama that brings similarities to superhero movies! Who can forget the "superhero suiting up with his cool car" scene in every superhero movie ever made?
Lee Je Hoon is simply perfect for his role as the main character, Kim Do Ki, taxi driver/comedian! He has the perfect mix of "being cool" at times, but breaks up the serious scene with immediate comic relief!
With his combination of good looks and smooth moves, who can deny this fun lovable guy as the main character?
3. Emotionally Compelling
What draws us into Taxi Driver are the unique cases tied to the main cast. With exotic locations, in this case Vietnam, it gives a breath of fresh air to ordinary K-dramas, normally based in Seoul. The cases are built to draw viewers in and emotionally relate to why our "Taxi Crew" needs to help. The first case of Lee Dong Jae as a teenager trying to help his father's chicken restaurant from closure, but gets caught up in an illegal gambling ring, fill viewers' hearts on an emotional journey between a father and a son.
You can catch Taxi Driver 2 every Friday and Saturday evening at 22:00 KST!
Watch episodes 1 and 2 here!
So here's three awesome reasons why you should be watching Taxi Driver 2! What are your thoughts? Have you seen it yet? Let us know what you think!