Juvenile Justice Cancelled by Netflix After First Season: Here’s Why
K-drama series Juvenile Justice, which debuted on Netflix in 2022, was canceled after just one season. Both viewers and critics had conflicting opinions of the program, which focused on a group of adolescent juvenile offenders and the hardworking staff who work at the juvenile detention facility.
Juvenile Justice's demise shocked many viewers who had grown close to the characters and the nuanced topics it covered. The show addressed serious issues like violence, poverty, and the shortcomings of the juvenile justice system, but it also found moments of resiliency and optimism in the interactions between the characters.
Juvenile Justice Plot Recap
Disclaimer: This section contains lots of spoilers. You may read on your own discretion.
Juvenile Justice Ending Explained
Seon-a is given justice
Do-Hyeon turns revealed to be the leader of the gang that rapes girls in broad daylight, films the incident, and then makes money by selling the video. Eun-Seok is checking into the possibility that In-jun is also participating, and she appears to have a reason for doing so. She coerces Tae- Ju, who is still in mourning over Do-Seok, to divulge Do-whereabouts.
History of Eun-seok
They deliberately threw a brick from the roof of their school, which struck Eun-son. Seok's The only thing that persisted after his sudden death was Eun-ongoing Seok's animosity toward juvenile offenders. She erupted in rage at the thought that they had a real punishment.
While some argue that giving kids the right love and care can help them choose a different path, Eun-Seok thinks they will never change. She maintains the same position she had at first, with the exception that she is now prepared to be objective and more understanding.
The Atonement of Geun-hee
She tries to reassign the case to another judge after being confronted by Eun-Seok about her actions and threats to take public action against her wrongdoing. However, she recognizes her error when she digs deeper into the case. When Eun-Seok learns about her background, she apologizes and consoles her. She even consents to Tae-Ju using the evidence to further apprehend the preparators as a sign of good faith.