Synopsis. Sketch is a 16 episode drama about a special police team with an edge. They have a member, Sargent Yoo Shi Hyun (Lee Sun Bin), who has visions of the future and sketches snapshot moments while in a trance. After she wakes she can’t remember the visions, so the team must decipher the sketches. Detective Kang Dong Soo (Rain) joins the team to seek retribution for a loss. Can he balance his personal desire for revenge with the need to be a team player? Will the team catch the evil forces at play?
What I Liked about Sketch
Writing. Sketch was intricate with many moments I didn’t see coming. Writer Kang Hyun Sung delivered episode after episode of riveting drama. The web between the characters became stronger and deeper with each episode. I loved the concept – can sketches from future moments be used to thwart crimes before they happen? Are the sketches fate or could characters’ choices alter the future? I was never bored in this series. I will watch the more series from this writer.
Leading Lady. Sargent Yoo Shi Hyun was the cornerstone of this series. She sketched future events. She wore a mantel of guilt believing her sketches contributed to the events occurring. She was ethical, brave, and a fighter. I was an absolute fan of this character.
Leading Man. Detective Kang Dong Soo was a wounded warrior but he was relentless in pursuing his goals. Initially his personal goals of retribution took priority over supporting his team. But that changed as the series evolved. He became a team player. I loved Dong Soo’s intelligence and frankness. He didn’t suffer fools gladly. He saw the reality of situations quickly. He said things clearly, succintly, and with candor. I was an absolute fan of this character.
What I Did Not Like about Sketch
Nothing. That may be an overstatement but thinking back, everything I didn’t dig is a quibble. This drama hit the right notes for me.
Would I Recommend Sketch?
Yes. Sketch is one of my favorite dramas of 2018. The intricate story, the web that connected all the characters, the blind side moments, the struggle of good versus evil, made this series a winner from start to finish.
Will There Be a Second Season?
I don’t know. I hope not only because second seasons typically aren’t better than the original season. IF Writer Kang wrote it AND the original characters were the core, a second season could work.
This was an eclectic enjoyable 5 song OST. The playlist below has them all and dramawiki has the details.
01. DZO “On This Strange Road”
02. SunBee “Light”
03. Damon “Sailing”
04. Kim Master “Becoming a Butterfly”
05. All Against “Sunset”