Shopping list

The Mystery of the “Killer’s Shopping List”



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“Ahn Daeseong” (Lee Kwangsoo) has a fantastic memory, but not enough to help him pass the ninth-grade civil service exam. As a result, he is unemployed and works as a cashier at “MS Mart,” which is owned by his mother, “Jeong Myeongsook” (Jin Heekyeong). His girlfriend, “Do Ahhee” (Kim Seolhyeon), is a police officer, on the other hand. One day, a strange murder case unfolds in a nearby building which Ah Hee begins to investigate with Ahn and Jeong as a team. What’s stranger is that the only clue in the murder case is a receipt issued by the market.

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The supermarket comedy investigative K-drama is a collaboration between director Lee Eonhee and writer Han Jiwan. The teaser poster is one of a kind in terms of design. The juxtaposition of food, weapons, and tools strewn across the floor, along with the dark red ketchup spurting like blood from the sauce bottle, piques interest. Besides Lee Kwangsoo’s distinct expressions of terror, add to the appearance of creation.

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The teaser is yet another plot element that heightens viewers’ interest. Dae Seong is shown at the cash register, rummaging through a customer’s groceries (who is not featured in the teaser). He is shown to be intrigued and surprised by the gruesome wares on display, particularly a stabbed fish with a moving eye, which causes him to scream in fear. The best part is revealed in the final card, which features bizarre words like “The culprit is in the receipt” and a voiceover that says “Please throw away the receipt.”

The comedy-mystery-crime thriller The The killer’s shopping list should be quite an entertaining and intriguing piece to watch, thanks to its stellar cast. The drama will air on DTV and TELEVISION and is set to release next month on April 27, 2022.