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!
And yet there are soooo many positive ones as well... WHY do so many people seem to root for dramas to fail on this site? It is really disappointing. It's one thing to not like something, but you know what? I don't want any of them to actually fail because that hurts everyone involved in the production!
I am just stating what I saw... I am not rooting for this to fail, but from what I observed, not a lot of people like it...
and knowing that this website is based on the rating of said people, I am surprised its still going on with that rating... and that is that.
I'd say that not all those who like it are posting anything, if the comments don't seem to reflect the ratings on MDL. The same is often the case with dramas where the comment section is full of people loving the drama but the MDL ratings are low
I just dont like the casts aside from Lee Jun Ki. MoonCaeWon's acting feels so unnatural (sorry to compare but fresh from watching SecretForest, I am looking for ala BaeDoona acting, natural and not over-the-top. And that annoying ajumma hacker, the guy LeeHan, the press girl, didn't the producers think thoroughly about its casting? Sigh
well there is a point here, coz they don't take just random cases of theft and stuff like that. The are dealing with serial killers. It's ridiculous that they have so many cases in the close proximity of their work place all the time.
i know right thats why i said procedrals are new in korean entertainment they are more habituated to one case for 16 episodes. you wont believe me there is a prcedural drama in india called CID which started in 1998 and is now in its 17 season i guess there are many dumb moments but it still runs thats the speciality of procedurals
Every single crime show on all over the world has this exact same problem LOL Think about the poor residents of Midsomer County, Britain ROFLMAO After 24 years I think every single resident has either a relative who got murdered or is a murderer LOL
There are so many loopholes that it really annoys me. Sometimes the profilers are the best pros but at other times they are unbeliveably careless and overlook important facts. Still, ep4 kept me engaged and anxious so I enjoyed it. Kim Won Hae was great and Lee Joon Gi even smiled a few times, I don't need much lol
Well, after episode 4, ugh, here I am still waiting for Lee Joon Gi to do another drama with good writing...and waiting...and waiting. I mean this is well acted and directed, but the writing is terrible.
Lee joon gi should take a non-adaptation dramas. But scarlet heart had catapulted him to be recognized once more in his age now and that's a good thing. I would side on the poor writer in this case because the writer is given task to write the plot the same with the american show. American show type of writing is somehow a bit too much and weird i must say. That's the reason why kdrama writer is better so I don't think kdrama should do adaptation anymore with a challenging short time. But so far i enjoy the show, it's very fast pace. 1 case = 1 episode. It's episodic type of drama. Not like orhers. 1 case = 4 episodes, the writer can guide audiences to their way of thinking how to deduce to find the criminal. This one only has 60 mins to find criminals so we are a bit confused. But after i watch it again, i understand how the profilers get the criminal. I must say the most favorit case for me is the 3rd episode. That's very interesting to change the criminal minds. How to talk to him to make him calm down.
I know that this is a remake of the US version, but it´s just too similar. I wish that they would come up with their own cases instead of using the cases they had in the US version..
In my opinion this show is exactly like the US version just with korean people instead of americans.
Yeah right. I agree. Some people put pressure in the writer shoulders when actually the real culprit here is the original storyline itself. The original is like that and it's the management decision to follow it exactly as it is.
I tried to give this one a fair chance by watching 4 episodes. But sadly it doesnt just click. Actors are decent but the writing is terrible. It feels disconnected. the problem with the series is not predictability. Yyou can pretty much guess with 80% certainty who the criminal is but that in itself isnt the problem if the process of uncovering the truth is decent. I think the writer has mistaken blood and gore for quality writing. Blood and gore is not a problem either. Its just the each episode has some glaring disconnect between characters and the situation. For example: Ha Sun Wo convincing the chief to not kill the serial killer...He had just seen his wife brutally murdered. why is he going to listen to you unless you physically restrain him? And Kim Hyun Joon talking to the kids? the Kids saw their parents murdered and talked to the serial killer. Its not much to assume that they are going to traumatized and not magically recollecta few days later that the killer smelled of peppermint! Its fair to assume a lifetime of trauma for the kids.
Its just too many leaps and assumptions of rational thought in a crime drama. Had to drop this one.
Because it's an adaptation, in western one, it happens that way. The kids remember the murderer's minty breath. That's what different between western style and kdrama style. Western type of writing is anything is possible, but people still in awe with it, but when it's adapted into kdrama/asian, people say it irk them. It's just like the villain in western, they seem to be so smart and powerful, but when it's the asian villain, when they are so smart and powerful, audience will feel weird. Like how come a crazy ahjushi like that can hack the whole NCI system?
Racial bias has nothing to do with the show! At any rate, if it were to be stereotypical, its more believable that an asian can hack the entire computer system. But thats not the point. Its just take a very nimble mind to take leaps in lapse of logic in this one.
Oh come on, I don't believe it a normal ahjushi can hack the whole system like that. There is no background too. Like who is this ahjushi? A genius professor or what. U know. But when it's in western, if a common guy can hack the system, people will believe it. And when it comes to healer, that hacker ahjuma who is so smart can hack everything, but no one complain. I think it got things to do with expectations. People just nitpicking it. When it happens in western show, people kind of expecting it since it's american style.
The reason why they don't need to restrain him is because he is trained to control his emtion that's the reason why he stopped. I think it's not an issue. The peppermint thing is adapted from the main source. They don't have much time to wait for the kids to talk. This show, 1 case = 1 episode. Yeah maybe it's not necessary to have that peppermint scene but that's the reason why profiler deduce it to find the killer too since this person loves to eat peppermint. What puzzled me is that why the killer has been trying to hide himself, but now he just comes out like crazy and he is not afraid to be identified.