Ahn Do Gyu and Ji Woo gave compelling performances and were good matches for their older counterparts.
The team is a violent crimes unit working out of the Gangnam station. At times it's pandemonium with fangirls gushing over the recruits, other times personal issues are displayed for all to see.
Even the dour Dae Goo with his eidetic memory is as incompetent as the rest. It leads to funny situations, but becomes repetitive and disappointing.
Other players are adding layers to the plot as well. The new head of the missing persons department, Kim Sa Kyung (Oh Yoon Ah) has a painful history with Pak Sun and is unprofessional enough to let everyone know it. Captain Chae Tae Ho will be making things difficult for Pan Suk as well due to their clashing personalities. Former chief turned congressman, Yoo Moon Bae, seems to have some animosity toward the new chief, Kang Suk Soon (Seo Yi Sook), and a lot is riding on the rookie team's success because of it.
Although the side characters are not very interesting or dynamic (there is no chemistry at all with Sa Kyung - she's a barely contained lunatic and completely unlikeable), hopefully their contribution to the plot will add some dimension.
After the Abbey Road reference in episode one, I was hoping there would be more eggs hidden here and there, but it's seems to have been a one shot deal. I haven't seen anything else by writer Lee Jung Sun, but I as hoping for more since they won for Best Screenplay (Ojakgyo Family) at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards.
You're All Surrounded is one dimensional and lackluster despite having a great cast. More authenticity and a bit of wit would go a long way, but I don't see that happening in this series. Watch if you're a big fan of any of the leads or have time to kill, but don't expect anything of substance.