I Remember You

I Remember You (2015)

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A romantic thriller about a mystery solving duo who bicker and fight but end up developing feelings for each other. A complicated love story between a criminal profiler who uses his sharp eye to analyze crime scenes and an investigator female cop who stalks him. The two solve crime cases together while hiding each one’s true heart, going through the love-hate relationship and healing in the process.

  • Native title:

    너를 기억해
  • Also Known as:

    Hello Monster; Hellomonseuteo; 헬로몬스터

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wildheart23
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Aug 21, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
*SLOW CLAP*

I heard so many things about I REMEMBER YOU but I was quite hesitant to watch it because it's a crime-based story. No, I don't hate crime series. On the contrary, I love it so much that my expectations are quite high when it comes to this genre. I watched this drama without expecting anything. What I did not know was I was in for a big surprise...

STORY - read more This reminds me a lot of the American crime drama "The Mentalist". The plot is quite similar but the details are very different.
Being a sucker for stories with genius characters, the first episode had me hooked. I had this strange hunger that was only satiated by watching the next episode, then the next and the next until I reached the end... I tried to look for major holes but the writers had really done a great job in connecting every piece of the puzzle and covering up the tiny mistakes.
This drama really stands out because despite of having Crime as it's main core, the showcasing of violence was a lot less compared to other TV series. In fact, the drama is so rich in morals, brotherly love (oh, you cannot miss this), and friendship. I never thought that a crime drama like this is possible.

If there's anything that I feel somewhat lacking is the ending. I am not saying that it's not good, but rather, I was expecting a closure. After all what the characters have been through, I think they deserved a better ending.

ACTING/ CAST - Korean actors are really good, especially in conveying their emotions through their eyes. The actors in this drama are so 'in character' that you would feel their pain, agony, fear and even happiness. Needless to say Jang Na Ra (Cha Ji An) and Seo In Guk (Lee Hyun) did a wonderful job. A special shout out is not enough for Choi Won Young (Lee Jun Ho) who's acting is so superb that I find him really scary now and Park Bo Gum (Jung Seon Ho) who was hands-down amazing. They both deserved an award.

MUSIC - I enjoyed the music very much especially the intro/title music. It gives you the mysterious detective vibe. I actually find it quite similar with the manga series "Detective Conan's" intro.

REWATCH VALUE - I think this one deserves a rewatch. It's one of the dramas that you think you want to watch from the beginning again because you want to know if you missed any details.

OVERALL: This one deserves a standing ovation.

*SLOW CLAP FADING*

I ended this drama with a heavy heart. Not because it was bad, but because it's so good that I am sure I am going to miss it.
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Sarah
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Aug 11, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
There was no rocky start for this story, from the beginning it was interesting and mysterious. Not only was it smartly written and well portrayed, but the questions it begged to ask of humanity were chilling and hard hitting. Did we as people create the monsters of society? Or were they born as twisted as they appear now?

The plot line of this drama was suspenseful, as Lee Hyun and Cha Ji read more An discover the horrifying truths of their pasts and of the murderous entanglements that connect them with the people around them, we also begin to draw the lines between whom is truly a monster and those who were created through the circumstances surrounding them. Each murder they take on helps us see clearer whom is behind the deeds of the past and how a monster can be made. This type of story telling gives an in depth view into the eyes of the psychotic, and into the eyes of the ones whom catch them. Both the love story and sense of brotherhood also add onto this story. They give personal connections to the crimes committed and the feelings of those affected.

The cast was superb. As a person whose never been a fan of Seo In Guk, I have to say I find his acting in this drama to be refreshing and consistently suprising, he has officially gained a new fan, as his portrayal of Lee Hyun blew me away. Jang Na Ra's character Cha Ji An though in the beginning seemingly a dismal obsessive police officer, slowly grew into a deep understanding character whose past pains made her into a strong female character. The second leads, were outstanding. Lee Jun Ho's creepy kindness and oddly eerie vibe throughout the beginning of the drama really set the scene. Throughout every scene he was in I had a huge case of the heebee Jeebies, like, my skin crawled. ***(SPOLIERS)**** (Especailly when he touched his mothers bones in the coroners office. That was just creepy). ****(END OF SPOILERS)*** Min's character was also one of complies creepiness and he was also very attractive, and while I try to stay away from mentioning that in my reviews I felt it just had to be said. Min's character gave us so much undertanding of how children's views and surroundings affect their growth and presence in society. His scenes always stole my attention.

The music in this drama had me consistently singing out loud. Especially "Remember"by Dear Cloud, I have listened to that OST so many times since this drama has aired, especially when left with a giant cliffhanger at the end of an episode when I needed to pine over my feelings through song. The OST's was memorable and lovely.

This drama consistently had me guessing and asking myself bigger questions. The plot line and cast always blew me away. It so rewatchable and just so well done. I cannot reccomend this drama enough.
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They are both crime dramas with a past connection between the male lead and the female lead. Throughout the drama, the crimes they solve lead to a bigger picture which shows their past connection. Also a romance develops between them in both dramas.
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Both have to do with Psychology. Sometimes Psychopaths, more so in I Remember You. Both Main Leads play Professors. Both help out the Police with their intelligence. There isn't much romance in Dr. Frost, but there's some in I Remember You.
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    Emily 2 days ago

    Somebody needs to tell these so-called cops that rubber gloves are a thing.

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    MrBanana 7 days ago

    The main actress and her acting destroyed this drama for me. Had to drop.

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    SaadoudiIbrahim 24 days ago
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    Betty_Boop Feb 17, 2017

    love the ost.. and Park Bo Gum he is the best.. smiling or being a jealous and all.. he deliver his line ,emotion 100% a flawless acting..

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    zuojenn Jan 26, 2017

    It was not bad
    it was not perfect
    Was entertaining
    the couple was cute the storyline idea interesting

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    Amiri Dec 11, 2016

    5.5 for that ridiculous end, an the unfinished stories.

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    abee Nov 20, 2016 - edited

    Definitely one of the few dramas where I hated the romance. The psychopath storyline is just so damn good + I wanted the drama to focus more on Seo Inguk, Park Bogum and Choi Wonyoung (what a holy trinity)

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      kpopmylife Nov 24, 2016

      For me the romance is important also. I love seeing nara and inguk here. Without cha ji an, lee hyun will not be able to control hos guilt feelings towards Min. Cha Ji an gave him support. And their chemistry is so amazing

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      abee Nov 24, 2016

      Yeah, I agree with you (even if I hated it, I still should be objective lol)

      The romance was important because I absolutely think he'd go crazy without Cha Jian (just like the case in You're All Surrounded with Lee Seunggi and Go Ara) but yeah subjectively speaking, I just hate how romance is suddenly thrown after an intense scene ^^

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      kpopmylife Nov 25, 2016

      Maybe from your opinion. In my opinion, nothing wrong romance to be there after an intense moment. I think me or some people will become bored or skip this drama because the sad/intense or melodrama moments too long :)

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    noor mahmuda Nov 14, 2016

    I watched this drama after watching 38 task force. No wonder seo in guk was so great and incredible in this that drama. This drama gave me suspense . I was always eager to finish this drama becoz i like the way this drama goes. Wanted more jang nara x seo in guk. And I really hope this time inguk gets an award for 38 task force because I was so shocked he didnt even get Atleast an award last year/this year for I remember you. He is so underrated. They keep giving the popular pretty faces awards lol.

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    cherry-blossom Nov 10, 2016 - edited

    This was so boring!!!1111 The best part about the show was the mystery (i knew nothing about the drama, didn't even watch the trailer so I could not make any assumptions prior to watching) and the (healing) bromance. Everything else was so lacking, the cases were ridiculous, everything was dumbed down, didn't really care for the love line because not much attention was being payed to it and I didn't mind. Choi Won Young is in my opinion not a very good actor, so I didn't enjoy his time on the screen. Love the plot line, but it's far from well executed. Really childish take in fact. Idk why such a high rating, but to each his own I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    foreverwitchy Nov 9, 2016

    the bromance feels are strong in this one...going straight to my favourites

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    noor mahmuda Nov 2, 2016

    My fav drama . Love this drama a lot. Watching this drama makes me to wonder about crimes and the suspense in this drama is just wahhh.. Sometimes I feel like I am being Hyun . His acting is just remarkable. One of the best drama i have seen. And I really want S2 for NaraGuk

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    Vampirella Oct 18, 2016 - edited

    Okey, so after everyone said to me "Watch this drama, it's perfect", i did as i was told. Now i finished it and i quite don't get the hype. Don't get me wrong, i still think this is some good drama, but i thought it was kinda lacking in some aspects.
    My biggest critiv point is the pacing. The whole Drama is pretty predictable. After like 5 Episodes or so, i knew who the Killer and who the brother was. At this point the whole suspense/tension dropped. The whole main plot kinda felt..not boring..but rushed? Yes rushed. At some point the main plot felt stuck, because of the fast reveal. The Mystery kinda diasppeard after a short time. At least that's how i felt it.
    The cases that popped up on the other hand were very interesting and i liked the whole investigation thing, mainly because the characters were fun to watch. (Tho i didn't like the female Lead until the 9th or 10th Episode.)
    My other critic point is the balance between romance and bromance. Maaaan they should have decided on one. I really wanted some Romance scenes to happen, because i found the bromance quite akward to watch..It's propbably how they wanted it to be, but i just didn't like it. So sometimes the bromance was more important than the romance, but then it was the other way around and well..confusing xD
    The acting on the other hand was very good. Park Bo Gum is just so cute and Seo In Guk played some really symphatic character. But also the other actors did some great job. Can't criticise anything in this category. Also i also liked the whole idea behind the main plot, even tho i didn't really liked how it was presented.
    So yeah, as i said "I Remember You" is some good drama, but my expectations where just to high. I also thought this whole thing would concentrate more on solving cases instead of some family drama/mysterious past. But overall i would still recommend it :)

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      EricaBratton Jan 7, 2017

      I totally agree with you on that. They should've not drawn it out as long as they did. This genre is a little hard for some people to get into. I wasn't sure about it myself at the beginning but I stayed because the acting was pretty freaking decent. And I'm glad I stayed, it made me think haha.

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    sojushot Sep 27, 2016 - edited

    Now I get it why some people say that they don't trust Taek of Reply 1988 because of this. Hehe.. I watched this mainly because of the reviews about Park Bo Gum being good in this drama. But then I also noticed how great Seo In Guk is. Watch for their adorable bromance.

    I almost dropped this one cause I can't get pass through the few minutes of episode 1 but I'm glad I finished it. This is really something and totally different from other dramas that I have watched before. I say if you like mystery, suspense, the thrill of chase, and a bit of romance, then I absolutely recommend this. It's a 9 out of ten for me. :)

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    souldoc70 Sep 25, 2016 - edited

    The chemistry between Seo In Guk, Bo Gum and the psychopath ah jussi is great.i can see after this show, In Guk definitely will be casted for any upcoming police/ crime drama. It has an open ending, I think there might be season 2 . My first Jang Na Ra drama- not bad, like able

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      Heathenkitties Sep 25, 2016

      The ending left me wondering about a Season 2 as well.

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      noor mahmuda Nov 14, 2016

      Agree. And yes he have a drama 38 task force this year. Even not a police. But a crime drama. He really suit this kind of roles

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jun 22, 2015 to Aug 11, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 8,763 users)
  • Ranked:

    #113
  • Popularity:

    #23

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