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!
That being said, everybody is entitled to give comments of course, but don't make other people think this drama is not worthy enough to watch since it is so bad compare to the originals. This is still on air and have not finished yet. We should give fair comments when it has finished airing and when u all have finished watching until the last episode. Anyway, just my two cents.
I don't understand with all the hate comments here :( i saw many other worse drama and yet people don't bash it in the comment section. Maybe too many people care and had a high expectation. I, myself, think that it's enjoyable to watch especially now on the later episodes. Yes, there are a few that don't make sense but no movies and dramas are that 100% real. Even that highly acclaimed game of thrones and the dragon is not real at all. Don't need to zoom in to all the faults in the drama, just enjoy it. I feel that i enjoy this as i have not seen the originals albeit some flaws.
I'm three episodes in and, despite the copious amount of critical comparisons between the original CM and this remake, I'm actually really liking it so far. It's thrilling and interesting, and although I do think they could do a bit more to explain the science behind everything, I honestly think it deserves an 8.0+ rating. Maybe I have an advantage because I never followed the original CM, but either way, if you're trying to decide if you want to give this a chance, I say definitely go in with a fresh pair of eyes!
And TBHHH, the OST is BUMPIN' and Lee Joon Gi looks so damn good.
After watching 4th ep I'm really considering dropping this drama.
It hurts to see a techie cop getting hacked...
You don't just go around sticking USB flash drives into your servers where all the data is stored, like wtf
I found her sort of annoying from the start, but this is ridiculous.
What's more the inability of this police to track down a phone call or sending a special unit to raid the house is very disturbing, makes me drop this drama; I was on a lecture from police from the city I'm studying at and they said that state police can get anywhere in this region in about 4 minutes on average. I highly doubt that advanced city as Seoul can't do at least the same.
I'm with you about the USB. it disturbed me the moment she plugged it in, even tho she knew that it was not from any reliable sources. tho I'm yet to drop this drama, i noticed that i always holding my phone watching a drama with subtitle but pay attention to drama that i dont need to read subs(original). it shows...
I'm liking the remake. They aren't copying everything but enough to remind me of the original. Plus the cast is really trying to bring out some characteristics from the original cast, which at times feels a bit too much but doesn't really take too much away from the show. It is interesting enough to make me curious about the next episode so I'm going to keep watching.
I'm actually enjoying this drama. I feel like a lot of people aren't enjoying it because they went in with expectations since a lot of people watch the US version. I feel like that's the biggest issue when a drama is "remade". You honestly can't go in with any expectations or else it would ruin the way you view the drama in my opinion.
They are comparing, but it is a lot nicer compared to hate American dramas get when they remake a korean drama. Granted they might be right at times (like the american remake of BOF was truly terrible) but I still think each new drama should get a fair chance as a "remake."
DIdn't watch the original, but korean it's too uptight. Acting is exaggarated, beyond even critical point. Yes, the situations there are very serious, but it doesn't really match the acting of any of the actors here. Really disappointing, cause I'm always looking forward to tvN's dramas
I'm a little torn about whether I like this or not. I love the US criminal minds and have watched the first 6 seasons. Right now I'm on episode 5 of this version and I'm not 100% I want to continue. I was expecting a show about profilers with new cases not the same cases from the original which I already know who the culprit is. Also i don't feel a connection to the characters. So episode 4 did very little for me emotionally, especially since I knew she would die. However I am curious about this 2003 case. I just hope they don't pull out something from season 7-12 from the original that I haven't seen yet.