D.P. Season 2 Review – a well-woven K-Drama that’s beautifully told

By Daniel Hart
Published: July 28, 2023 (Last updated: July 29, 2023)
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Netflix K-Drama series D.P. Season 2 Review


Well-written, well-directed, and a brilliant cast, D.P. Season 2 ticks all the boxes.

Here is our review of the Netflix K-Drama series D.P. Season 2, which does not contain significant spoilers.

D.P. is a Korean Drama that has flown under the Netflix radar with the likes of Squid Game, All Of Us Are Dead, and Alchemy of Souls etched on our minds.

However, D.P. is written with genuine intentions. It is a story that faces the audience naked, revealing the best and worst parts of the human race, nestled into a military-driven story where the dialogue is equally as hard-hitting as the action.

D.P. Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

Season 2 of D.P. drops the audiences back into the unspoken world of the military, linking directly with the first season. The spotlight on the military is as strong as ever, beaming down at them with public accountability weighing on its leaders.

South Korea now endures a time where questions must be raised about the duty of care imposed on soldiers. However, that does not mean that the D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) department cannot be in operation. Soldiers still flee, which is a dishonorable criminal offense.

Like the first season, D.P. Season 2 follows a similar storyboarding trajectory, with each episode following a unique story on a linear timeline. The story underlying the deserters is the scrutiny of the department, forcing them to be transparent about their processes. Jun-ho, Ho-yeol, and Beom-gu are ever-present in a story that hits hard.

D.P. remains an impressive K-Drama. Whenever you believe the Korean TV industry cannot outdo itself, they continue to muster an air of consistency. There’s no arrogance. D.P. Season 2 excels beyond its predecessor, and there’s no complacency either.

The cast, writers, and production crew need applauding for such a well-woven story that’s beautifully told.

Season 2 digs into the uncomfortable. The military was never designed to be a place of comfort or a holiday, but Koreans are mandated to serve their country, which requires ample respect.

D.P. continues to encourage the idea that large organizations, like the military, with many cogs and decision-makers, can paper over cracks of abuse and corruption.

D.P. proves that once something becomes too large and established, it’s difficult to control the flawed human nature that comes with power and order.

The sad part of D.P. Season 2 is that it does feel conclusive. We can hope the writers have more in their locker with a third season and potentially introducing new characters, but that’s mainly a hopeful grab rather than a prediction.

Is D.P. Season 2 good or bad?

If you enjoyed season 1, the second season is an absolute must-watch. The six episodes will fly by with ease. Have your emotions checked and prepare for a well-articulated story with good direction.

Is D.P. Season 2 worth watching?

D.P. Season 2 excels in all areas, effortlessly elevating above its predecessor.

It was well worth the wait. Another K-Drama that proves it is well ahead of its Western counterparts.

What did you think of the Netflix K-Drama series D.P. Season 2? Comment below.

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