Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds (2017)

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Profilers investigate cases from the perspective of the criminals to solve the cases.

~~ A remake of CBS's "Criminal Minds".

  • Native title:

    크리미널 마인드
  • Also Known as:

    Keurimineol Maindeu

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Both delve into the psyche of killers and psychopaths. Both are crime solving dramas and relatively fast-paced.
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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!
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    Merong Aug 2, 2017

    No prospects for this show to overcome its shortcomings, It made me crave to rewatch God's quiz which has a similar feeling to it but is definitely much better.

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    scarleT Aug 2, 2017 - edited

    Before I start watching this... can any who has watched this so far comment on whether or not this seems episodic? Rather then about a 'larger' picture story here with a serial killer (a larger case) looming in the background that one or a few of our leads are connected to. I feel like either it'll be a cliche or it'll literally be like a season of the American version (which I won't mind either). Thanks in advance! And if it's not really clear so far... guess I'll wait and see!

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      Kate Aug 2, 2017
      Reveal Spoiler »
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      scarleT Aug 2, 2017

      Ahh I see! Thank you for filling me in! I usually wait a bit before I start watching a series, I think I'll tune in soon :)

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Aug 3, 2017

      It's combining the episodic nature of the US version with an overall story-arc that's more developed than in the US, I do believe - mainly because the Korean audience demands that connectivity.

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    xcrystalstarx Aug 2, 2017

    omg finally the first ost song is finally out, it sounds awesome! :D

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    Kate Aug 2, 2017

    I see comments here and on other websites stating they would like to see some romance between Kim Hyun Joon and Ha Sun Woo but I feel like IF there will be any romance at all it will most likely be between Min Young and Lee Han. I don't think they want the drama to focus on romance, but at the same time if they would lik to fit it somehow they would give it to the 2nd lead characters. Just like they did with Mrs. Cop.

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    Merong Aug 1, 2017

    Up to now I only saw the first episode, major flaws :
    -The pacing is bad.
    -Transitions from one scene to another are weak.
    -Visual effects for CSI electronic presentations and thinking processes are lacking.
    Other than that i wish they could be more moderate with the number geniuses and typing speed.

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    VandaLimbata Aug 1, 2017 - edited

    It's an adaptation. They are pressured to stick to the original plot. The writers cannot write the story as per they like. Of course cannot add more complicated plot that is different from the originals. Furthermore, it only has 20 episodes while western one has 13 seasons. The other dramas that y'all mentioned were written originally by writers. So the writer can write any plot they like. Just give it a break. 8.2 is not justifiable.

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      Poia Aug 1, 2017 - edited

      I don't think the adaptation should be like the original, what's the point to call it an adaptation?
      It's like making a cover song and don't customize it with your own sound and voice.

      I think there is no problem too take some hint from the original show and make their own plot.

      Especially if you consider that the format of k-drama is complete different, one night stand season! :D and I like that way, in fact I almost drop american tv show. I was tired about endless seasons, cast that changes constantly and draggy plot, because after billions of seasons, how can you keep up the interest?

      If we add the different culture and a total different budget $$$ for production, you can pretend they make it like the original.

      As I always say, too many comparisons ruin the expectation and affect the objective judgment.

      Try to reason from their point of view, they do not even have the money to make decent graphic effects, and the slot channel system it's complete different, they need to comply with a tot numbers of episodes considering the show that airs after.

      by the way....

      1. I never watch the original series of criminal minds.

      2. the MDL votes should never take too seriously.

      3. I'm not defending this drama, because I only saw 2 ep.
      I'm defending Korean production system, from an unremitting pressure from American shows when there are no conditions to compete at the same level.

      4. What the hell is "unremitting" I hate google translate! I meant "constant" pressure!!

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      Kate Aug 2, 2017 - edited

      How much creative freedom they have depends on what kind of deal they made with original production team of US ver. Getting the rights to make remake/adaptation does not always mean you can do anything you want, tweak the sorce material the way you want tho...

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      darkn3ss Aug 2, 2017

      Yeah but they can't just copy and Paste either because certain context would just not work in the kind of society.

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      Kate Aug 3, 2017

      But for now there isn't really anything that does not fit in the society in the plot (for the past 3 eps) So I don't see the problem here.

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      BeautifulSwan Aug 3, 2017

      yeah @darkn3ss it's insane to fit all the characters into 20 episodes only, if they focus more on the main characters, people will say it's not a criminal mind story, because we don't see any criminal behavior analysis done, they cannot focus the story to all the characters unless they have more episodes. Criminal pattern is more important in this show. I enjoy how the criminal show their emotion and how their face look different every-time the profiler try to play with their minds. It's interesting.

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    Poia Aug 1, 2017 - edited

    Plz don't compare this with stranger
    I know it's hard to appreciate a drama after seeing a quality one that is definitely above the average of the k-drama industry.

    But can we try to respect the genres?
    This is a pure crime, it is more like special affairs team TEN, IRIS, You're All Surrounded, Voice....
    In this case the team squad is about profilers.

    The plot of the first 2 episodes was pretty predictable, but I really like the soundtrack.
    And I was eager for some action. I will stick around a bit and see.

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      All_In Aug 2, 2017

      Thanks for this. I have no idea why people are comparing this to Stranger. That is an awesome drama but it is not a procedural. They are still trying to figure out what was going on in episode 1 during episode 15 (I haven't seen 16 yet). It is an awesome drama, but it is NOT a police procedural where they are going to solve a crime every episode or two.

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      VandaLimbata Aug 2, 2017 - edited

      Yes it is not a procedural drama. Stranger is a drama to uncover corruption. It's similar like defendant. Actually, I'm getting bored with the same type of drama. This corruption thing. Stranger is good but somehow my husband keeps falling asleep while watching it hahaha. I think criminal mind has it's own charm since my husband never fall asleep watching it and it has some quirky scenes and funny characters too.

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    EBN Jul 31, 2017

    Woow ~ so interesting ..
    the first 2 episodes made me hooked ~
    I felt a nice chemistry & romance between them ^_^

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    katherine Jul 31, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know who the actor who plays the villain is?

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    bahar Jul 31, 2017

    I really liked the first two episods :)) I'm just wishing for a little bit of romance chae won & joon gi chemistry is epic^^

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    LeeJ0onGI Jul 31, 2017

    What is wrong with you guys all that negativity about this drama so far that i know there are more worse dramas than this one i guess you guys are probably jealous

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    Lily Jul 31, 2017

    Seriously, tvN, after Forest of Secrets you give us this?! I almost fell asleep and had my eyes roll back into my skull from the generic plot to the textbook characters.

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    MrBanana Jul 31, 2017 - edited

    Its good and all that, but a bit boring, maybe not boring just "generic". Like after one episode is over you just sit there feeling a bit empty telling yourself "well.. that happened". We have all seen these kind of cases before, nothing feels new. They are playing it way too safe imo.

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    optimistwithinme Jul 30, 2017

    Ahh the first episode was done sloppily especially the CGI and the montage plus I felt no supense whatsover . I hope it gets better in next episodes now that there's only one PD. I haven't seen the original version so I'm not one of the nit-picking fans ;)

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    UltimateFangirl Jul 30, 2017

    I don't know about anything else but I have to say, the ost is on point! I never really notice these little things when watching a drama but here, the music really stood out for me


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jul 26, 2017 to Sep 28, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 710 users)
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