Jeong Hye In, a famous actress, announces that she will retire from the entertainment world in the press conference of her latest movie. After the event, she receives a phone call from a guy who tells her to make a live reality show if she wants to see her son again. But the kidnapper has a rule. The ratings of the show shouldn't be below 20%.
Wanted follows the common formulas that dictate kidnapping thrillers which means that while it's entertaining, it's also fairly predictable.
Overall the acting is pretty well done. The main cast comprised of Kim A Jung, the broadcast team and the cops do well enough with their parts, but never seem invested. You get the sense of desperation as they attempt to find Hyeon Woo but never truly get submerged into it; there's always the feel that there is acting happening. It's partly because of the cast and partly a result of poor directing that never manages to really up the ante.
The strongest aspect of the show is the writing, which shows how carefully plotted entire scheme was. And while the big reveal behind the kidnapping could have been better, the rest of the story does well.
A good watch for those who like chasing the bad guy and unraveling mysteries style shows but not the best of the genre.