Vincenzo: a K-drama with a mafioso twist!


Vincenzo, a k-drama which premiered in February 2021, quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its unique blend of comedy, action, and drama. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the plot, the major characters and actors, the director and writer, and why Vincenzo has been so popular.


Vincenzo follows the story of a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer, Vincenzo Cassano (played by Song Joong-ki), who returns to South Korea after a long absence. He finds himself caught up in a battle against a powerful conglomerate that is trying to take over a building with a millions of dollars in gold stored in a secret room in the basement (which only Vincenzo knows about – and which he is desperate to secure for himself). Along the way, he forms an unlikely alliance with Hong Cha-young (played by Jeon Yeo-bin), a lawyer who is determined to take down the conglomerate.

Characters and Actors

The show features a talented cast of actors who bring their characters to life with skill and nuance. Here are the major characters and the actors who play them:

  1. Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-ki) – The protagonist of the series, Vincenzo is a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer who is charming, ruthless, and highly skilled. Song Joong-ki is one of the most popular actors in Korea and has starred in several hit dramas, including “Descendants of the Sun” and “Arthdal Chronicles.”
  2. Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-bin) – A talented lawyer who works for the conglomerate, Cha-young initially clashes with Vincenzo but eventually becomes his ally. Jeon Yeo-bin is a rising star in the Korean entertainment industry and has previously appeared in “Save Me” and “Be Melodramatic.”
  3. Jang Jun-woo (Ok Taec-yeon) – Jun-woo is a rather innocent and bumbling intern at Cha-young’s law firm, but we learn much more about him as the series progresses, and his character becomes much more complex. Ok Taec-yeon is a member of the K-pop group 2PM and has previously appeared in dramas such as “Dream High” and “The Game: Towards Zero.”

Director and Writer

“Vincenzo” was directed by Kim Hee-won and written by Park Jae-bum. Kim Hee-won is known for his work on dramas such as “Money Flower” and “The Crowned Clown,” while Park Jae-bum has written several successful dramas, including “Good Manager” and “The Fiery Priest.” The duo’s combined talents resulted in a show that is both well-paced and well-written.

Why “Vincenzo” has been so popular

“Vincenzo” has been a hit with audiences thanks to its unique blend of genres. The show seamlessly weaves together elements of comedy, action, and drama, resulting in a series that is both entertaining and emotionally engaging. Additionally, the show’s talented cast of actors has helped to make the characters and their relationships feel authentic and relatable.

It’s worth noting that the first episode of “Vincenzo” is largely set in Italy and may not be representative of the rest of the series. In fact, some viewers have found the first episode to be slow-paced and confusing. However, it’s important to stick with the series and watch well into episode 2 in order to fully understand the plot and the characters. This is not unusual for a K-drama, as many shows at least one episode to really get going.

“Vincenzo” is a show that has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Its unique blend of genres, talented cast of actors, and well-written plot have made it a must-watch for anyone looking for a thrilling and entertaining drama. Despite a slow-paced and confusing first episode, the series picks up quickly and becomes a rollercoaster ride of action, comedy, and drama that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. With its charismatic lead, intriguing storyline, and memorable characters, “Vincenzo” is a K-drama that is not to be missed.