The South Korean crime action thriller series “Narco-Saints” intentionally names itself in a manner that is sure to get quick attention, for the narcotic leader in this show is a supposed saint as well. While it seems like this saintly drug lord is going to be the focus here, the Netflix thriller actually stresses on the long operation to bring this corrupt man to justice. “Narco-Saints” does provide an entertaining watch as a six-episode series, but its expected storytelling and lack of anything spectacular visually or otherwise, fail to make the show anything remarkable in the already-crowded drug crime thriller genre.
‘Narco-Saints’ Season 1: Plot Summary – What Is The Korean Series About?
Every episode of “Narco-Saints” opens with a disclaimer that the series is based on a true story but has been recreated for the purpose of dramatization. This story revolves around Kang In-Gu, a South Korean man very well accustomed to the struggles of life from a young age. When still a young boy, Kang’s father had left the house, first to fight in the war and then to look for odd jobs in order to feed the family. Despite being talented in judo, Kang only used the sport to ensure he got a free education at school, and then had to eventually leave it. As a teenager, he lost both his parents and had to take up the responsibility of two younger siblings. Kang started working as a waiter at a bar and then as a garage mechanic, while he got married in order to have someone help around with household chores and then eventually had two children of his own. Having to live through difficulties in life, and also his past experiences, had made Kang a resourceful man, and he made his way to becoming the manager of a bar frequented by American veterans who stayed on after the war. Although he was making fair money this way, Kang was worn down by his life of always having to work hard and never having time for his family and kids. It was around this time that his childhood friend Eungsoo first told him about an exciting business proposition. From his years of doing odd jobs around the planet, Eungsoo had been to the small Latin-American country of Suriname and had learned how the Surinamese people throw stakefish back into the water because they do not eat them. On the other side of the planet, in South Korea, stakefish happens to be a fish in high demand and with diminishing supplies. Although Kang is not immediately impressed by such a wild business idea, a few more troublesome nights at his bar and his …….