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Korean Drama Recommendation – September 2017

Korean Drama Recommendation – September 2017

1. Tunnel


In 1986, Detective Park Kwang Ho (Choi Jin Hyun) desperately tries to catch a serial killer. He chases after the serial killer and goes through a tunnel. On the other side of the tunnel, Detective Park Kwang Ho finds himself in the year 2017. 

The serial killer has resumed the killings that began 30 years ago. Detective Park Kwang-Ho works with Detective Kim Sun Jae (Yoon Hyun Min) and Professor of Criminal Psychology Shin Jae Yi (Lee Yoo Young) to catch the killer. 




I have been hearing about this show non-stop, people around me who didn’t even know about Korean dramas before started watching them after they watched this show.
The reason I have been delaying watching this show despite the reviews was that this seems like it lacks romance. This seems like it is going to be all intense and keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of show, which would be great for a movie, because I am a big rom-com lover. I am not sure if I would be able to sit through 16 episodes of it, that is why I rarely ever watch crime or thriller drama. But, for those who like those kind of genre, this might be the one for you.

2.  Binggo




How much can the world change in 37 years?

Go Man Soo (Kim Jung Hyun) is a man living in 1979 Korea during a simpler time before the 1988 Olympics brought modernization to much of the country. His simple life literally comes to a crashing halt when he is accidentally frozen in an ice mound.

When he is discovered 37 years later in 2016, his body has been preserved by the ice exactly as he was in 1979. But the world around him has changed dramatically. When Man Soo meets Jang Ha Da (Han Sun Hwa), a bank teller, he is taken aback because she looks exactly like the woman he was in love with back in 1979. Can Man Soo navigate his new world in modern times? 



Aren’t we just on a roll with time traveling tv shows. I am genuinely excited for this drama. Lately, I have been getting bored of the same old story line with Korean Dramas. I have watched some that I have genuinely liked, but that also means, I have to go through a dozen of mediocre drama before I can find one that I enjoy. However after reading the synopsis of the show, it seems promising, the idea of it at least. 
Reading the summary somehow reminds me of the anime Avatar, where a boy with powers was trapped in ice for thousands of years before he was found. Nonetheless, this show seems really promising and I am definitely going to keep my eyes out for this one and will watch it as soon as the show finish airing.

3. Voice



A drama centered around the police of a 112 emergency call center. Two detectives teamed up to catch a serial killer who murdered their family. Moo Jin Hyuk (Jang Hyuk)’s life spiraled out of control after his wife was murdered. He starts to put himself together after he meets Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na), US-graduated voice-profiler, who lost her police father to the same serial killer years before. They work together on the 112 (emergency telephone number) call center team.




I don’t really watch a lot of thriller dramas, but this one caught my attention. Not only from the poster, but also from the summary.
This show give me the Taken movie–a former government operative whose daughter was kidnapped and he use all his efforts to save his daughter– kind of vibe, similar but not exactly the same. Despite me not watching a lot of thriller/criminal shows, I was intrigued by the movie Taken and I loved it. I think because it not only have action in them, but they also portrayed the emotions so well.

I am actually quite excited to start the show and I have heard many good things about it. I have very high hopes for Voice. I just really hope this show doesn’t disappoint.


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