Down and Dirty - Reviews

Alt title: Sseuregiui Jeongsa

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frozenpancake's avatar
Jan 27, 2021

Honestly, what fucking clownery 🤡

Out of all the fucked up BL/ yaois I've read (which is a lot), this takes the cake for having the literal worst seme in the history of garbage scum tops. Haha, Sangwoo's got nothing on this motherfucker.

So, not only is the "love interest" a pimp- and no, I'm not using it as an insult, that's literally his job (he runs a brothel, and grooms & emotionally manipulate young vulnerable guys into prostitution), but he also rapes the MC countless times, kidnaps, manipulate, threaten, gaslight, lies, etc etc etc. Long story short he has no self-control because he thinks with his horse dicc

But the biggest joke? He gets away with everything. Yup. Almost no consequences. The MC who he fucked over? Charlie, the boy he groomed and mentally destroyed? Literally everyone around him? Nah. He just breezes by, gets his "happily ever after" because he "realized the power of love."

🤡

Oh, and why are there so many side characters if there are no side stories? Why are they just props to the main couple who are the definition of toxic? Why is it that the ONLY likable and seemingly decent human beings in this manhwa become so irrelevant at the end when there was so much potential for them to be developed further?????

*sigh* I advise you to skip this dumpster fire 

2/10 story
7/10 art
1/10 characters
2/10 overall
HimariSatoru's avatar
Jan 26, 2021

The story was seamless, the love was beautifully done, the sex scenes were also really well done.

9/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
9.8/10 overall
KSyl's avatar
Jan 23, 2021

Hmmm... First, reader discretion : this manhwa contains some rape. And if you have a problem with it, stay as far away as you can from this 😌👍🏻.

I think the start of the story is quite unique and good.. (even tho technically there are some rape at the start..) You can see how hard it is for Hyungdo to live (and tbh, i love how john- the author and artist made us to see how hard it is to survive in the slums, a lil realistic i can say). And then lee gyung appeared :). And blablabla, i don't want to spoil you all. I can say that season 1 is quite dark (and i love it), and then there's season 2. Different with the s1, s2 is where the story will get more heartwarming. Even tho i have some thing that i don't like from s2, i really like how the bond between our CP improved here. And HAHAH, I LOVE THE ENDING. IT'S VERY SATISFYING AND U SHOULD SEE IT FOR YOURSELF 🤡. (And the most satisfying of all is the steamy scenes ofc heheh 🤡👌🏻 can't wait for the extras~)

The art! When i found this manhwa, it took me by surprise because of the color. Yes, it's B&W like mangas, so i can't help it but thought it's japanese. And then the names came.. yea, it's korean ^^. Even tho it's bnw, i think the artist made the right choice tho, it fits the "dark" story. And you can see how much improvement there is as the story goes ✨.

Finally characters!! The characters here have a special place in my heart ❤️ except the dumb villains who i don't remember the name. There's Hyungdo, our MC who is described at first as the independent stray cat 😼 he needs to work hard to live so you can see why he is a really independent man. But as he fell in love he changed~ (i don't really like tha change tho, but oh well- it's cute). And there's Lee Gyung! (Some of you may hate him tho.. dw, i won't judge. He's done something unforgivable anyway) i love how prideful he is :3 and u can't deny that he's HAWT 🔥 and in s2, he didn't change much except he's softer heheh~ and oh boy, i love mary! The bestie of hyungdo! He supported hyungdo all throughout this manhwa, and he deserve some recognition! 😤😤

So.. should you read this? Totally not recommended for people who doesn't like rape! The s1 have some, so pls read it at ur own discretion.

But if you like dark stories, but not too dark- myb u'll love this 😉

8.5/10 story
8.5/10 art
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
YaoiGodAbove20's avatar
Jan 19, 2021

I thought this was one of those rapey, taking advantage, assault yaoi reads at first, well it DOES have those occurrences so read at your own discretion. There's more to it than the unpleasant parts.

SPOILERS:

The first season is dark as in making ends meet-in-the-slums dark, Hyungdo has no time for sustaining pride, the dude threw himself into shady jobs (shooting porn, waiting tables, run errands at Gyung's club) just to SURVIVE. Additionally, Gyung the love interest, as y'know gives off an aura of the usual manipulative prick, a pimp puppeteer to put it simply. He ruined lots of men's lives by selling them out until Hyungdo the odd one out develops feelings for him and did a major change in his character. By second season, Gyung lost his pimp job and started a cleaning business, his personality is much "cleaner" than before too (monstrous libido remains unchanged tho lmao) as in actually respecting Hyungdo's wishes. Slightly redeemed himself I'd say.

Kay back to Hyungdo, his rise to stardom in the second part is funnily enough disbelieving for me, but with all the shit he has gone through he can take in some of that respite under the spotlight.... it's not all glorious tho in fact he still has to please that momma boy (Kweum or whatever) periodically. Despite that, his survivor instincts kept his resilience going, he's willing to ruin his image by releasing his past tapes to get back at the mofos controlling him. IT'S A HUGE SACRIFICE but it's sth that would never bother him a bit coz he's a jaded confident bitch with an ultimate goal- to live a peaceful life with Gyung. 

The climax also gives us some of the most hilarious shit to witness- all antagonists gathered in one room for Hyungdo to unleash his anger on, and that's by beating the crap outta the crazies with boxing gloves, talk about killing several hindrance with one stone. 

Yeah and that kid who crushes on Hyungdo (Jihyook..? Jihyuuuuk??), wherever you may be I hope you find peace in your one-sided love. Amen to you. 

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
Emy95's avatar
Oct 30, 2021

[NO SPOILERS!]

Wasn't expecting how much I would like this! No scene is wasted, entertaining from the beginning to end, portrays some darker themes but it manages to stay lighthearted for the most part so it balances itself out really nicely and all in all, it's a compelling story, it fleshes out it's plot excellently, the sex scenes were really good and I was just so emotionally invested, some moments hit me like a train wreck. I guess this isn't and will not be universally liked, but if it sounds like your cup of tea, then I recommend it!

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
8/10 overall