Hangul 소년 심판
Hanja 少年 審判
Revised Romanization Sonyeon Simpan
Genre Legal drama
Created by Netflix
Written by Kim Min-seok
Directed by Hong Jong-chan
Country of origin South Korea
Original language Korean
No. of episodes 10
Kim Hye-soo as Shim Eun-seok, a stern judge of Juvenile Court with bitter past that shaped how she perceived juvenile offenders
Kim Mu-yeol as Cha Tae-joo, a compassionate judge of Juvenile Court with past history as victim of domestic abuse and being in juvenile reformation center
Lee Sung-min as Kang Won-joong, chief of Juvenile Justice Division
Lee Jung-eun as Na Geun-hee, succeeding Kang Won-joong as chief of Juvenile Justice Division
Juvenile Justice follows the story of Shim Eun-seok, an elite judge with a cold and distant personality, who is known for her dislike of juveniles, as she becomes a newly appointed judge of a juvenile court in the Yeonhwa District. There, she breaks customs and administers her own ways of punishing the offenders. She has to deal with and balance her aversion to minor offenders with firm beliefs on justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases while discovering what being an adult truly means.
The court-room drama sends a message of how society is also responsible for juveniles’ acts.
This is a serious drama that seeks to look carefully at the good and bad of juvenile justice in Korea
Brief and unique is all I can say, it all based on real life crime. As a real life crime obsessed I approve that this really is happening to kids that lack of attention from parents/guardian but not all because in some case they’re just psycho. I love how director just give 10 episode instead of 16 that make this even more interesting. Good job on this such a fresh ideas on k-drama content!