I Remember You

I Remember You (2015)

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Genius profiler Lee Hyun, returns home to Korea after something from a case he’s been sent triggers a memory he thought he’d lost forever. Unbeknownst to him, one of his team members, Detective Cha Ji-an, has been investigating him for some time. She is aware that his father was murdered and his brother disappeared under mysterious circumstances involving a criminal named Lee Joon Young -- whom they both want found and incarcerated. read moreEach seeks to unravel the other, unaware that they’ve been drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse by a master player and that both truth and evil are closer and far more twisted than they think.

  • 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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From the same writer, the balance of romance/comedy and thriller is really good. And the criminals are very interesting in both of those dramas.
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    cynthia 11 days ago - edited

    The new poster make the drama look more interesting

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      Narco 7 days ago

      Also it displays show how it is. Old one looked like this is romance with bit of mystery but its mystery with bit of romance.

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    naccu 13 days ago

    New poster. Has Park Bo Gum in it ----> APPROVES <3 <3

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    Gulsen 13 days ago

    I LOVE THE NEW POSTER!!!
    Whoever changed it or helped this change, thank you :)
    Now it looks really cool :)

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    Gulsen 19 days ago

    Female detective seems to work hard which is good but it is so boring that she is so clueless..There were things she would have already thought to search by just watching a few cliche crime series...Maybe she was made that way because they want to polish how clever and pro the profiler guy is (and he is so, I do like him except that he is a jerk as a colleague) It's just I really would have enjoyed at least one quick-witted detective in this :/

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    lovelydream 28 days ago

    This was really good, wonderful female lead, complex characters and issues of morality, an nuanced interesting villain, great relationships especially the bromance but also the romance, just all around good writing and plot.

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    titisi May 26, 2017 - edited

    i remember i dropped this drama when it first came out. couldn't get past the first few episodes it was so lacking, the romance and all. i dunno whether picking it up again would change my view . i am a bit hesitant.

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      Jemerald523 28 days ago

      If you're into romance, I suggest that you should not watch this. Because actually there is really a small romance here..It is more on crime and investigation.. But this show is really good, the story plot and acting is great..

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      Narco 9 days ago

      Alright, thats exact amount of romance i can endure in shows. Thank you for the comment. I guess old cover was just too misleading.

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    myheartisomg May 23, 2017

    This drama is complex, thought-provoking and full of heart. The performances are excellent across the board. I've never felt so much sympathy for cold-blooded killers! And the music underscores everything perfectly. 10/10 would recommend.

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    SillyIlly May 9, 2017 - edited

    i think the description on this should be changed cos the romance between them isn't the focal point at all lol its about the brothers and the case -- its misleading for people just watching this for a super romantic fix!

    still i love this drama one of my favs <3 <3

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      SillyIlly 13 days ago

      ok i just submitted some changes hopefully they accept them haha

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      Gulsen 13 days ago

      well, they need to ^^

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      SimbiAni 13 days ago

      Great improvements!! ;O Nice find of the diff promo image too xD

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      SillyIlly 13 days ago - edited

      Hahaha yay it worked! defo much better!! saving some hard core romantic fans a lot of time xD Thanks :D x

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      SimbiAni 13 days ago - edited

      I even consider myself one too (tho, more interested in ~emotional romance btwn chars than the usual "physical" stuff, as someone who's ace), & I think this actually had a great balance of focus on both main relationships.. I watched mainly for the cast, lol. But yeah, it's definitely not as ship-centric / overflowing with ~sap as like, Lucky Romance! ;P

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    Evi Apr 21, 2017

    The relationship between the brothers is the best thing about this drama! First time I ship the bromance more than the romance.

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    cynthia Apr 19, 2017 - edited

    Park Bogum is cute even when he is a murderer. I can't hate him :D

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      Gulsen 15 days ago

      It's weird but after watching it, now, I like Bo Gum even more.He looks so cute and beautiful ^^ <3

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      cynthia 15 days ago

      yeah me too

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    Gulsen Apr 7, 2017

    im sure, seo in guk will not surprise me.his dramas are nice to watch. (:

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    WinterGale Apr 4, 2017

    Uhhmmm this drama is okay... but some parts are not quite convincing, I was bothered the whole time by the young Seo In Guk, they dont look like at allt(the eyes and the mole is what I'm talking about), Bogum and In Guk does not look like brothers at all, and sorry for me the romance isnt interesting at all.

    If you are looking for a dark story, I wouldn't categorize this one, as one at all. Although the plot sounds like that, the story just fall into the drama side or family side. Took me one week to finish. But what's good about this is the actors they are all good, even the side ones.

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    army jinnie Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    is there any drama like this one ?

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      WinterGale Apr 4, 2017 - edited

      Try watching Love Me if You Dare... it is darker though and not much of the family side

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    Coraline Mar 30, 2017
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    Emily Mar 28, 2017

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

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 9,441 users)
  • Ranked:

    #126
  • Popularity:

    #29

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