The court system is corrupted and old-fashioned. People desire a new system that can satisfy the crowds. However, are the crowds always correct? The drama shows how judges discover the truth about people in court. It centers around a chief judge who doesn’t believe in justice, but only makes judgements that the crowds will be satisfied with. An assistant judge starts to question his motives and tries to find the truth.
A watchable but imperfect series from South Korea. The Devil's Judge manages to make legal drama's interesting by injecting action, novelty and variety into its episodic storytelling. You are also presented with a overriding back story, that has, at its heart, the question of "is good and evil, what we perceive them to be?" I did say this series was not perfect and my core criticism relates to what would personally characterise, as an unwelcome thread, of misandry. Talk of, for example, castrating and flogging men as punishment, is, frankly, downright ugly. In summary, quite watchable with a variety of tales and an intriguing back story. Let down by, at times, biased, storytelling.