You're all surrounded had ingredients to make it a entertaining and memorable kdrama. It was marketed as a comedy, had the right actors casted in the right place, and most characters were endearing and fun. However we start the story with a tragedy, which away from the comedy and it takes much of the drama time to get solved. I didn't like that at first, but accepted it as long as we get an interesting mystery and enjoy the character growth and romances. There was a lot of potential in the beginning. A lot of story threads were opened up in the beginning but left hanging and did not get much of a conclusion, so the conclusion we got was not satisfying. Many characters were set aside while the hero was put in the center, taking in one tragic revelation after another. Also a lot of things happening in the police station you just have to suspend your disbelief. Also, in the end, I'm just not convinced that any of the rookies learned anything, and that they are anywhere NEAR ready to take on the job.
I was rather disappointed with how much this dragged towards the end. Whoever was in charge of writing the romance to this drama should be fired, as I wanted to gouge my eyes out whenever I had to experience the extremely awkward romance that went on between the main characters. This drama would have been just as great if they left that out.I too agree that this could have been shortened to 16 episodes instead of 20, as it was the last 4 episodes that dragged the worst. It felt so unnecessary, and I found that there were so many flaws in this drama that I couldn't help but to constantly point them out and laugh.
Good drama. Not great, but still above average. Watch if you're looking for 1) enough action to keep you sticking around, 2) a few laughs, 3) light love stories that recede to the background.
Do not watch if you're 1) looking for a detailed, fully-developed love story or 2) expect lots of action .
This drama has 20 episodes, not 3. :3