Netflix’s Korean reality show ‘Busted’ is like watching a live-action escape room crossed with ‘SNL’

Busted on Netflix

“Busted!” is a Korean reality show that combines crime drama with escape room style challenges. There are two seasons currently available to stream on Netflix.

The ensemble cast is an all-star line-up of comedians, actors and K-pop idols, and half the fun is watching them bond and bicker as they attempt to catch the bad guys.
The show riffs on classic crime conventions, using code names and convoluted conspiracies to parody serious thrillers like “Mission: Impossible” and “Sherlock.”
To solve the mystery, the rookie detectives must find treasure, dodge water balloons and crack complex equations. These creative obstacles present plenty of opportunity for “SNL” style shenanigans.
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Crime thrillers are a serious business.

But imagine a world where the team must disarm bomb threats and dodge water balloons, where secret agents panic when the lights go out and “M” does away with the cryptic script to just get on with the show.

That’s the premise behind “Busted!,” a Netflix original series that combines high-stakes drama with “SNL” style comedy.

The set-up is simple: seven amateur sleuths receive a mysterious invitation to a murder game. Midway through the party, their host is fatally shot. Cue controlled chaos, as the cast follow the clues to solve a series of crimes and catch the killer.

The stakes rise with each episode, revealing that the gang were part of “Project D,” a nefarious experiment to create a team of super detectives that went badly wrong.

Sadly there are no secret superpowers, but they do share mysterious matching tattoos and a thing for trench coats.

Why you should care: If you enjoy the buddy comedy of crime capers like ‘Rush Hour,’ this show is perfect.

The Sherlock Holmes-inspired fashion is the first of many crime clichés “Busted!” parodies.

In the first episode alone, there’s a mad scientist, dramatic flashbacks, treachery, and …read more

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