Ji Sung in a still from Adamas. The Korean high-society mystery was alluring to begin with, but a clumsy, disjointed narrative and the abandonment of mystery in favour of mindless action sequences leaves the series ultimately unfulfilling.
Ji Sung in a still from Adamas. The Korean high-society mystery was alluring to begin with, but a clumsy, disjointed narrative and the abandonment of mystery in favour of mindless action sequences leaves the series ultimately unfulfilling.

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K-drama review: Adamas – Disney+ high-society action thriller starring Ji Sung wraps up season 1 clumsily and with many threads left unexplored

  • A mysterious title and stylish aesthetic initially made Adamas alluring, but the prop that the whole show is based on doesn’t really serve any narrative purpose
  • The series’ highlight is its mystery narrative, but it abandons this in favour of tired action sequences, then barrels towards a conclusion without resolution

Ji Sung in a still from Adamas. The Korean high-society mystery was alluring to begin with, but a clumsy, disjointed narrative and the abandonment of mystery in favour of mindless action sequences leaves the series ultimately unfulfilling.
Ji Sung in a still from Adamas. The Korean high-society mystery was alluring to begin with, but a clumsy, disjointed narrative and the abandonment of mystery in favour of mindless action sequences leaves the series ultimately unfulfilling.
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