Korean drama “Taxi Driver” starring Lee Je Hoon and Esom, managed to wrap up the season on a high note.
According to Nielsen Korea, the SBS drama concluded the series garnering average nationwide ratings of 10.9 percent and 15.3 percent in metropolitan areas.
Interestingly, the “Taxi Driver” finale made a record-breaking history as the fourth-highest rated SBS Friday-Saturday drama.
To recall, the broadcasting network’s top-ranking dramas are “The Penthouse 2,” “The Fiery Priest,” and “Hot Stove League.”
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“Taxi Driver” Episode 16 Highlights
Based on the previous episode, Lee Je Hoon’s character, Kim Do Ki, met the psychopath serial killer, Oh Chul Young (Yang Dong Tak), who murdered her mother as well as Jang Sung Chul’s (Kim Eui Sung) parents.
Interestingly, “Taxi Driver” episode 16 featured a different approach on how the Rainbow Taxi group executed their revenge.
It came after Mr. Jang pointed out that “revenge will only breed revenge,” and it’s time for the group to make things right.
As for Oh Chul Young, the team managed to figure out the weakness of the serial killer, which is his son, Oh Hyun-Soo, who later changed his name to Jeon Jin Won (Kwak Min Gyoo.)
Kim Do Ki threatened to disclose the truth and who the real Oh Chul Young to his son; however, he pleaded to leave his son alone, and in return, he will do whatever he says.
He then mentioned that the psychopath serial killer needed to request for transfer of prison, which he did.
Little did he know that his son is also working as a prison guard and in the same jail that he is in.
Upon heading out to his cell, he beats a prison guard who was Jeon Jin Won that caused him to spend weeks in hospital.
“Taxi Driver” episode 16 also illustrates how the Rainbow Taxi team gets their revenge from Oh Chul Young.
As Mr. Jang paid the psychopath serial killer, he showed a picture of Jeon Jin Won and said that it was his son.
After realizing that it was the prison guard whom he almost killed, the news crushed Oh Chul Young and was devastated by what he did.
A year later, he confessed to his crimes and asked forgiveness from the victims’ families, and mentioned that he would accept the punishment until he dies.
Interestingly, “Taxi Driver” episode 16 hints about the possibility of having a season 2.
It came after the team gathered at their hideout after receiving a request for revenge; however, this time, the team got a new member and was Prosecutor Kang Ha Na (Esom.)
Kim Eui Sung Talks About the “Taxi Driver” Cast
In a recent interview, the veteran actor spoke about his co-stars and experience on set.
Kim Eui Sung mentioned that it was fun working with younger actors while he lauded Lee Je Hoon and Esom for their astounding portrayal of Kim Do Ki and Prosecutor Kang Ha Na.
He revealed that he was surprised with how the “Move to heaven” actor portrayed his role and adding that he is the perfect fit as Kim Do Ki,
“He has a strong sense of responsibility. Looking at him, I felt, ‘There is no other lead role. That’s what such a person does,” he explained.
As for Esom, the 55-year-old actor admits that she is one of his favorites because of her “very good personality” and managed to give justice to her role.
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Written by Geca Wills