The Fiery Priest Review: A Hidden Gem With Comedy & Action

Want a dose of laughter along with action? Watch this drama & have fun.

If you are confused about whether to watch The Fiery Priest drama, then get ready to read this The Fiery Priest review.

This review is spoiler-free!

If you are new to Korean dramas, here is a warning: you will get addicted. Yes! Kdramas are addicting & once you start to watch them, it gets hard to leave them.

The reasons for Kdrama addiction are – best romance, interesting plot, different culture & a lot of comedy moments. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

You may know about romantic kdramas which also has some comedy. But what about comedy & action. There are many comedy kdramas you can watch & one of them is The Fiery Priest.

The Fiery Priest Review

The Fiery Priest is a Korean drama of 20 episodes aired from February 15 to April 20, 2019, on the SBS channel in Korea. Now, it is available worldwide to watch on Netflix, Viki & YouTube.

The fiery priest review

Summary –

A catholic priest, a detective & a prosecutor team up and work together to solve a murder case involving a senior Catholic priest. They also go against the officials to wipe out the corruption.

Main Characters

Kim Nam Gil as Kim Hae Il
Kim Nam Gil as Kim Hae Il

Kim Nam Gil plays the role of “Kim Hae Il” who was a NIS agent but became a priest after an accident that happened during his last mission. He is a short-tempered person.

Kim Sung Kyun as Goo Dae Young
Kim Sung Kyun as Goo Dae Young

Kim Sung Kyun plays the role of “Goo Dae Young” who is a clumsy detective & manipulated by his superintendent and seniors. Once dedicated police, his life changed after the death of his former partner.

Lee Na Hee as Park Kyung Sun
Lee Na Hee as Park Kyung Sun

Lee Ha Nee plays the role of “Park Kyung Sun” who is a corrupt prosecutor & covers up the crimes of Gudam’s officials including the police chief and head borough.

Go Joon as Hwang Cheol Bum
Go Joon as Hwang Cheol Bum

Go Joon plays the role of “Hwang Cheol Bum” who is a corrupt businessman who is the step-brother of Gudam’s Head of Borough. He runs Daebum Trading and trades illegal things within.

Geun Sae Rok as Seo Seung Ah
Geun Sae Rok as Seo Seung Ah

Geum Sae Rok plays the role of “Seo Seung Ah” who is a rookie detective at Gudam Police Station & dedicated to helping Hae Il to reveal the truth behind Priest Lee’s death.

Why You Should Watch?

If you haven’t watched this drama yet, put it on your watchlist & binge-watch because this is one of the most hilarious kdrama you would ever see. This drama is way underrated.

So what is this drama about? A priest using his fighting skills to bring down the corrupt officials. Kind of a simple plot. But wait! Though it may be simple, the drama will never let you down.

A priest is expected to be calm & never get angry. But Father Kim is the opposite. He gets angry every time, always in a fighting mood & wants to bring justice to Father Lee, who is dead.

This is an action comedy-drama that has a lot of action scenes & funny moments. You get to see Father Kim beating thugs, getting angry on everyone & you will find the prosecutor hilarious.

You get to see some funny moments between Goo Dae Young & Kim Hae Il as they work together to solve the mysterious case of Father Lee. They make a good team (atleast?).

Goo dae young and Kim hae il

The supporting characters have played their role very well. Priest Han, Sister Kim, Song Sac, Yo Han, Jang Ryong – these characters are funny & you will see them in most of the episodes.

The fiery priest supporting characters

Talking about romance, there is no romance in this drama. If you don’t love romantic dramas, this is for you. Though you get to see Park Kyung Sun having a crush on Kim Hae Il it never works out.

So how is the ending? The drama has a happy ending. The corrupt officials get their punishment & things go back to normal. The final episode shows WWB (We will be back). So, let’s hope we will get to see season 2 soon.

The fiery priest ending

Bonus: If you love BTS, you will be happy to hear that this drama includes some references to BTS’s song Idol. You will find a drunken man singing Idol & two other characters vibing on the music.


Here are some questions answered that you may ask.

Is The Fiery Priest worth watching?

Definitely Yes! This is a must-watch drama. It will make you laugh out loud. Don’t miss this drama, it is hilarious with all the funny characters along with the action.

Where can I watch The Fiery Priest drama?

You can watch the drama on Netflix, Viki & YouTube. It is good to see that such a good drama is available on YouTube to watch for free.

Is The Fiery Priest family-friendly?

Yes! The drama is family-friendly. If you want to have some laughs with your family, go ahead & watch this drama with your family.

How long are the episodes?

All the episodes’ duration is about 35 mins. There is a total of 40 episodes.



The Fiery Priest

An underrated drama that is both comedy & action. Watch this kdrama if you want to laugh & get some action scenes at the same time.





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Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

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