Vincenzo (Korean TV Series 2021) Review

Vincenzo runs away to Seoul and tries to get back the 1.5 tons of gold in the form of Buddha statues that he helped hide in the basement of Geumga Plaza with his recently deceased business partner.


South Korean TV drama Vincenzo (Korean: 빈센조; RR: Binsenjo) will premiere in 2021, starring Song Joong-ki as the title character alongside Jeon Yeo-beenOk Taec-yeonKim Yeo-jin, and Kwak Dong-gyu. From February 20, 2021, to May 2, 2021, it aired on tvN every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST). After each show aired on TV, it was available on Netflix in South Korea and around the world.

With an AGB rating of 7.7% across the country, the first show was the fourth most-watched tvN drama premiere. At that time, the ending got 14.6% of the vote, making it the eleventh most-watched drama on Korean cable TV history. The show also got the sixth most viewers of any soap in tvN’s history.


DirectorKim Hee-Won
WriterPark Jae-Bum
No. of Episodes20
Release DateFebruary 20 – May 2, 2021
RuntimeSat. & Sun. 21:00
CountrySouth Korea

Vincenzo (2021): Story

When Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) is eight years old, he is taken in by an Italian family. Unfortunately, the family dies in a terrible accident later on. When Joo-hyung joins the crime, Don Fabio, the head of the Cassano Family, takes him in and treats him like a son. 

He changes his name to “Vincenzo Cassano” and works as a lawyer for the mafia and as Don Fabio’s right-hand man. Paolo, Fabio’s biological son and the new head of the Cassano family, tries to kill his foster brother after Fabio dies because he is angry that Fabio chose him over his own biological son.

Vincenzo runs away to Seoul and tries to get back the 1.5 tons of gold in the form of Buddha statues that he helped hide in the basement of Geumga Plaza with his recently deceased business partner. He finds out that he needs to tear down the building to get to the gold that is hidden there while he is inspecting it. 

But Babel Group, a subsidiary of a big pharmaceutical company, has illegally taken ownership of the building and plans to tear it down and build a business building in its place. Vincenzo doesn’t want the gold to go to the Babel Group, so he has to use his skills to take back the building and get his money back.

The Jipuragi Law Firm, which is run by Hong Yoo-chan (Yoo Jae-myung) and has some strange tenants, is one of them. Vincenzo finds that his goals and those of the firm’s clients are similar. 

At first, he has a disagreement with Hong Yoo-chan’s daughter, Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been), who works for a different law company and defends Babel Group. 

It is ordered by Babel’s top lawyer that Hong Yoo-chan be killed in the middle of the street. Cha-young quits her job in a rage, takes over Jipuragi, and teams up with Vincenzo to take down Babel. 

It turns out that Hong Yoo-chan was killed because he found out that Babel Group is just a front for a drug gang and left Vincenzo and his daughter some clues to find.

Because Vincenzo knows that normal legal methods can’t work against a big company like Babel, he uses violent Mafia methods to fight the company. For example, he kidnaps and tortures Babel workers for information and sets fire to their drug factory. 

He also tries to convince Babel employees who are being mistreated to work with them to destroy the Corporation from the inside. Vincenzo finally figures out a way to get into the gold vault under the building without tearing it down. 

Besides the gold, he finds a USB drive that his late business partner left behind. It’s called the “Guillotine file,” and it has evidence against Korean politicians and Babel Group. His partner uses this evidence against both Babel and the politicians who work for them. 

The Babel Group learns about the Guillotine file and wants to get a hold of it so they can use it to get a lot of leaders to do what they want.

Vincenzo (2021): Cast

Main Characters:

1) Song Joong-ki as Vincenzo Cassano / Park Joo-hyung (Instagram)

Song Joong-ki

Song Joong-ki is a South Korean actor. He was born in a South Korean neighborhood called Dong on September 19, 1985. 

He became famous in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011), where he was one of the original group members. 

Since then, he’s appeared in a wide variety of films and TV shows, including critical darlings like A Werewolf Boy (2012), box office hits like Vincenzo (2021), The Battleship Island (2017) and Space Sweepers (2021), and everything in between like Reborn Rich (2022) and Arthdal Chronicles (2019).

2) Jeon Yeo-been as Hong Cha-young (Instagram)

Jeon Yeo-been

Jeon Yeo-been is a South Korean actress. She was born in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea, on July 26, 1989. The role she played in the 2018 independent film “After My Death” made Jeon famous. 

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival gave her the Actress of the Year Award, and the 2017 Seoul Independent Film Festival gave her the Independent Star Award. 

Jeon has been in a number of TV shows, including “Save Me” (2017), “Vincenzo” (2021), and “Beyond Evil” (2021). She has also been in movies like “Night in Paradise” (2020) and “The King’s Letters” (2019). Management MMM is in charge of Jeon.

3) Ok Taec-yeon as Jang Jun-woo / Jang Han-seok (Instagram)

Ok Taec-yeon

Ok Taec-yeon (Korean: 옥택연), known mononymously as Taecyeon, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, on December 27, 1988. 

When Ok was in high school, SM Entertainment tried to get him to dance on the street, but his family wouldn’t let him. Instead, he had to turn them down and go to college. 

He was accepted to Seokyeong University to study music, but he did not finish his studies. He was on Mnet’s “Hot Blood Men” in 2008. The show follows 13 trainees as they go through intense training to join the boy band One Day. 

There were two boy bands that came from One Day: 2AM and 2PM. Ok joined 2PM. “10 Points out of 10 Points,” the first song from 2PM’s first EP “Hottest Time of the Day,” came out six months after “Hot Blood Men” aired on TV. 

A Korean drama called “Cinderella’s Stepsister” was Ok’s first role as an actor. Since then, he has been in many more, including “Dream High” (2011), “Who Are You?” (2013), “Wonderful Days” (2014), “Assembly” (2015), “Let’s Fight, Ghost” (2016), “Save Me” (2017), “The Game: Towards Zero” (2020), “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” (2021), and “Vincenzo” (2021). He has also been in the movies “House of the Disappeared” (2017) and “Marriage Blue” (2013). Ok speaks English, Korean, and Japanese very well.

4) Kim Yeo-jin as Choi Myung-hee

Kim Yeo-jin

Kim Yeo-jin is a South Korean actress and activist. She was born in Masan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea, on June 24, 1972. Kim started starring in the stage play “What Do Women Live For” in 1995. 

Since then, she has continued to work in movies and on TV. People have said nice things about her supporting parts in “Girls’ Night Out” (1998), “Peppermint Candy” (2000), and “Chi-hwa-seon” (2002), all directed by Im Kwon-taek. 

A few of the TV shows Kim has been in are “Vincenzo” (2021), in which she played Choi Myung-hee. Also, she has been in movies, like “Last Child” (2018), where she played Lee Mi-Sook. Kim has been married to director Kim Jin-min since February 2004.

5) Kwak Dong-yeon as Jang Han-seo (Instagram)

Kwak Dong-yeon

Kwak Dong-yeon is a South Korean actor and musician. He was born in South Korea on March 19, 1997. Kwak started playing in the TV show “My Husband Got a Family” in 2012. For this role, he won the Korea Drama Awards’ Best Young Actor award. 

Then he was in a few TV series, like “Love in the Moonlight” (2016), “Vincenzo” (2021), and “Big Mouth” (2022). Also, Kwak has been in movies like “Baseball Girl” (2020) and “The Battle: Roar to Victory” (2019). At the moment, H& Entertainment is his agent.

Supporting Characters:

Wusang Law Firm

  • Jo Han-chul as Han Seung-hyuk

Geumga Plaza

  • Yoon Byung-hee as Nam Joo-sung
  • Choi Young-joon as Cho Young-woon
  • Choi Deok-moon as Tak Hong-shik
  • Kim Hyung-mook as Toto
  • Lee Hang-na as Kwak Hee-soo
  • Kim Seol-jin as Larry Kang
  • Yang Kyung-won as Lee Chul-wook
  • Kang Chae-min as Kim Young-ho
  • Ri Woo-jin as Jeokha
  • Kwon Seung-woo as Chaeshin

Ant Financial Management

  • Kim Young-woong as Park Seok-do
  • Lee Dal as Jeon Soo-nam
  • Jung Ji-yoon as Yang Joo-eun

International Security Intelligence Service

  • Im Chul-soo as Ahn Gi-seok
  • Kwon Tae-won as Tae Jong-gu

Seoul Southeast District Prosecutors’ Office

  • Seo Jin-won as Hwang Jin-tae
  • Hwang Tae-kwang as Seo Woong-ho
  • Go Sang-ho as Jung In-kook

Cassano family

  • Salvatore Alfano as Paolo Cassano
  • Luca Vaquer as Luca


  • Yoon Bok-in as Oh Gyeong-ja
  • Jung Wook-jin as Lee Seon-ho
  • Lee Do-guk as Hwang Gyu
  • Kim Tae-hoon as Pyo Hyuk-pil

Why I Watch This TV Show?

Hhere are some reasons why you might enjoy watching “Vincenzo”:

  • A story with lots of twists and turns, the show is great.
  • A man who used to work as a lawyer for the mafia is trying to get back 1.5 tons of gold that he and his recently dead business partner helped hide in the basement of Geumga Plaza. The plot is interesting.
  • Many people have said that the show had great acts and moments that people will remember.
  • If you like Korean series, this show will help you see your favorite stars in a new way.
  • The show was written by Park Jae-bum, who has written a number of well-known Korean plays.