Not suuuuper similar but the suspense and crime-solving techniques are what make me think if you like Criminal Minds, you'd Like Strong Woman. Both go to pretty dark places in a persons mind. Also, Criminal Minds was mentioned in Strong Woman so there's that. Strong Woman is a softer, crime drama in that there is more to it than just crime solving.
If Criminal Minds is too dark I'd definitely check out the Strong Woman!
I haven't started watching this yet but some day I will. This sounds interesting and I like crime series like the American Criminal Minds :) And I'm just wondering if there is a new and unic plot in every episode or is there a one big plot that the whole series will follow?
Also, it's hard to make a remake and satisfy the current original fans, you know, just like Netflix adaptation for death note, people keep bashing it from being racist to weird adaptation. For me, i enjoy this korean criminal minds and idc of what other people say, as long as i enjoy it and i support it.
OHH they changed it up. Instead of Reid's character (aka Dr. Han) getting kidnapped, they replaced it with Min Young!!! OMO! Interesting... and they tweaked some of the religious elements to it... wow, very interesting. I thought this referred to the case with Tobias and I was right...if I'm also correct about this upcoming episode, it'll be the 'Riding The Lightening' episode in the original about the couple serial killers. It'll become clearer in the next episode... I'm pretty sure.
Thank god they changed/tweaked things. I've watched the american CM so it kind of got repetitive while I was watching this CM. I feel like this CM is missing something. The american CM had about 42 mins episodes while this has around 59 mins plus the korean criminal minds takes 1+0.5 eps to solve a case yet something feels missing like it doesn't feel satisfied. The american eps just used one 42 mins ep for one case and it felt like a whole movie. But the korean criminal minds seems like taking forever.
Im not complaining or comparing the two shows in a bad way just pointing out that the writer/pds should've tweaked/changed up a few things or make up an entirely new case story (I don't know if they're allowed to do that since this is a remake).
Korean thrillers are really good especially the ones on TVN and OCN. I had hoped that the writers/pds would keep the basic concept of criminal minds but use cases that have happened in korea or made them up, like what signal and tunnel did. The remake of the good wife was really well done like it seemed relatable to the korean society that we know of but this criminal minds doesn't seem that way, it feels more american (I think this makes sense).
I am watching this criminal minds because of the actors and the story but they should make the drama more korean (lol) cause it seems too american rn. I'm watching this with the hope that they will change up stories in upcoming eps and now reading the comment above I'm happy they're starting to do that. I can't wait to watch the riverside murder case episodes that connects our main leads because I don't think there was a case like that in the american criminal minds (correct me if I'm wrong).
It's not a bad thing that they tweaked things or continue to change elements. It's a remake, so it depends on their production. What the writer/director/etc envisions. I don't quite feel like it's missing something myself. Yes, American television series run 42 mins in the hour (with commercial breaks), and run about 22 episodes per season. I don't feel like the CM in SK is 'missing' out on anything because although it's trying to be episodic, there's still an underlying major case they're dealing with --the Reaper, and the case that ties Hyun Joo and Sun Woo together. So, I don't quite agree with you, but IMO. I know what you mean, but I don't fully see this as American. I understand that the vibe may be similar, but even while watching, it isn't an exact copy of the original. I watched the show religiously so I know.
Yes, those networks are great. tVN is doing this one, and I think they're executing it very well. Again, I still don't know what you mean by keeping the basic concept of CM? They're following procedure, doing the profiles, trying to gather data about the unsub/etc. If they just solely focused on SK cases then yes, that would be cool, but they're still bringing in unique elements within their series. In fact, I think the 'villains' in this series are doing such fantastic work! Like, I suspected they would all do well, but all of them are showing such great complexity with their mental disorders, pains, and violence they may or may not realize they're doing is ethically or morally right (if they're sociopathic). So... yes, I think I would need more clarification about how this would be more 'Korean,'? Because they're in SK, solving cases in SK, even if the 'story' originated from the first two seasons of the original (As I've noticed). Yes, they are changing things slightly, and it's not a complete mirror image of the original. That's why I'm interested in this series. And I just checked out this episode, and yes, this episode is based on the episode Imentioned.