The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 Recap: Lee Kwang-soo And Seolhyun In A Comedy Thriller

The Killer’s Shopping List (살인자의 쇼핑목록) is a 2022 South Korean Comedy Thriller based on the novel of the same name by Kang Ji-young. The drama is directed by Lee Eon-hee and features Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Seol-hyun and Jin Hee-kyung in lead roles. The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 has a runtime of 62 minutes.

– The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 Recap Contains Spoilers –

The drama opens in the year 1996 at Dae-sung mart on the outskirts of Seoul. A strange man is lurking around the mart and grabs a Choco Pie and enters the store to make the payment. Dae-sung mart’s owner, Jung Myung-sook welcomes him inside but when he gives a 5 dollar note for payment, Myung-sook’s son, Dae-sung snatches it from him. Dae-sung checks the serial number on the note and with his powerful memory, he finds out that they have received notes with similar numbers which means that they are fake.

The Killer's Shopping List Episode 1
Still from The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1

While trying to pretend that nothing has happened, the criminal tries to pay real money and tries to run away but Dae-sung closes the shutter of the store and runs to the police station. While he goes to the police station, the criminal attacks Dae-sung’s mother but by the time, the police reach the mart, his mother has already taken down the criminal. Her mother receives the brave citizen award and her mart also starts getting more customers. However, the criminal threatens Dae-sung to come back for him and Dae-sung hates Choco Pie since that day. Five years later, Dae-sung finds a note written on the Choco Pie box that says “I’m Back” but the criminal doesn’t show up.

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Fast forward, Dae-sung is now grown up and 30 years old. He has tried to pass the Grade 9 Civil Service Exam, the lowest level of the exam but still hasn’t been able to pass it. He has a girlfriend of 20 years, Do A-hee. Despite their long relationship, they have been facing problems recently. A-hee is a police officer but Dae-sung still doesn’t make his own living and A-hee’s father doesn’t want his daughter to be with him anymore. That is why, A-hee and Dae-sung break up and this time, it is more serious than their petty fights.

The Killer's Shopping List Episode 1
Still from The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1

After failing at both love and career in his life, Dae-sung returns home but his mother asks him to pay the rent because she is tired of him freeloading off her. Dae-sung’s father also doesn’t work and his mother takes care of them both. She cannot expect anything anymore from her husband but she can expect her young son to be responsible for himself. He gets a job at her mother’s supermarket after requesting her but he is on a month of probation. The supermarket isn’t doing good sales lately and his mom is unsure if it will remain or go under.

The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 Ending

Dae-sung starts working as a cashier at the mart and on his very first day, he meets a kid who tries to buy alcohol. However, buying alcohol is not the only odd thing the kid has done. The little girl brings a slipper she found on the road and asks Dae-sung to put it in the lost & found. Dae-sung recognizes the slipper from one of their customers who doesn’t shop at their mart anymore. In order to bring their sinking business up, Dae-sung decides to maintain relationships with their customers.

The Killer's Shopping List Episode 1
Still from The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1

Dae-sung goes to the girl’s apartment and finds many packages of Choco Pie lying outside her door. He knocks on the door but no one answers. While on his way back, a crazy old man blocks his way but later goes back into the bushes and screams loudly. Dae-sung goes to check on the old man and finds the dead body of the girl, he was looking for, with only one slipper on her leg. Both of them scream loudly as they fall down and try to run away.

The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 Review

Lee Kwang-soo is back with yet another comedy show along with AOA Seolhyun. The Killer’s Shopping List Episode 1 is off to a good start with good humour. All of the characters have a comic side to them, be they a criminal or police officers. It is going to be a fun watch with crime thriller and comedy together.

The Killer’s Shopping List is available to watch on Viki.

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In The Killer's Shopping List Episode 1, we meet Ahn Dae-sung and his family and girlfriend.

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