Hope you’re into crime dramas, because both of the new dramas this week are all about catching criminals that have eluded justice. I’ll be checking out Criminal Minds (if any legal site picks it up–PLEASE tell me if I’ve missed the news). Either of these spark your interest?
32 (mini) episodes, SBS
Available on OnDemandKorea.com and KoCoWa.com (as Distorted)
Prosecutor Kwon So-ra is close to losing her faith in the justice system until she meets and teams up with two investigative journalists. Reporter Han Moo-young firmly believes in a pragmatic approach when it comes to revealing the truth behind his brother’s death—he doesn’t care what he has to do as long as he finds out what really happened. Meanwhile, the talented Lee Suk-min has been held back in his own career because he is unwilling to sacrifice his integrity for an ends-justify-the-means mentality. Together the trio is determined root out corruption in Korean society—no matter where it takes them.
20 episodes, tvN
Kang Ki-hyung leads a six-member behavior analysis team at the National Criminal Investigation Department. When quick-tempered Kim Hyun-joon, a former police investigator who trusts his instincts, joins the team, he frequently clashes with Team Leader Kang and the coldly logical and incorruptible Ha Sun-woo, who was born into a wealthy and powerful family. The three of them, along with Yoo Min-young (media specialist), Hwang Nana (computer specialist), and Lee Han (all-around genius), track down serial killers and violent criminals that the police have not been able to catch on their own.
This is a remake of the U.S. television series Criminal Minds.