For my 116th K-Drama, I watched Moving, a series about people with super powers. I guess that’s one perk of being cooped up at home while sick, I get to watch a lot of stuff. This is the first series I’ve finished on Disney+. I tried watching Connect and Big Mouth but kept falling asleep.
Moving starts off by following two such superhumans with kids — Lee Mi-hyun (Han Hyo-joo) and Jang Ju-won (Ryu Seung-rong). Mi-hyun has heightened senses — her vision, hearing, and reflexes are superhuman. We are shown earlier on that her son can fly, which probably means his dad is also superhuman. Meanwhile, Ju-won’s daughter is a Wolverine-esque regenerating super athlete who got kicked out of school for beating up and severely injuring 17 people by herself. She inherited super strength and regenerative abilities from her father, Ju-won.
The first problem we encounter is some regenerating guy with super strength called Frank who seems to be dead set on killing all the superhumans on file. These people are actually Mi-hyun and Ju-won’s former colleagues. Needless to say, they too are on the hit list. Frank waits for the day’s assignment and sets off to kill whoever’s number is up.
Moving unfolds from different perspectives, but mainly from Mi-hyun’s and Ju-won’s. There is a mix of origin stories and present day events but these are executed rather smoothly so there is no confusion… except for one part, when Jeon Gye-do is supposedly eliminated by Frank yet still comes out in the later episodes to help the protagonists.
It’s also political, as there seems to be a race to find superhumans between North Korea, South Korea, China, and the US. They are subsequently trained and dispatched as black ops spies and assassins, which is why the older generation work so hard to hide their gifted kids. I find that Moving has more heart compared to western series with a similar theme.
Action-packed, fast-paced, and suspenseful, Moving is well-written. well-acted, and well-cast. Characterization is excellent, there is no purely good or evil superhuman — it’s the people above them who orchestrate everything that are truly ruthless. I finished all 20 episodes in 3 days. While the ending gave some closure, it is open enough for the possibility of a second season.
Moving is exclusively available on Disney+. Highly recommended.
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