Special Affairs Team TEN

Special Affairs Team TEN (2011)

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"Special Affairs Team TEN" is a criminal investigation unit that tackles the most violent crimes in South Korea. These crimes usually have less than a 10% rate for arrests. They chase the most notorious killers who attempt to commit the perfect crimes.

Yeo Ji Hoon is former top-notch detective, but now works as a professor. He then becomes the leader of Special Affairs Team TEN. Nam Ye Ri has been a detective read morefor 4 years. She joins Special Affairs Team TEN because of her psychological reasoning powers. Baek Do Sik is 24 year veteran detective. He possesses a keen sense of intuition, which he honed from his many years as a detective. Park Min Ho is a new detective. He joins Special Affairs Team TEN after impressing Professor Yeo Ji Hoon with his reasoning powers.

  • Native title:

    특수사건전담반 TEN
  • Also Known as:

    Special Crimes Force TEN ; Teuk Soo Sa Geon Jeon Dam Ban

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Jun 5, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0

This is a super thrilling detective drama, with episodes leaving you thirsty for more action.

It's filled with twisted plots and the cinematography is just wonderful. Each episode has a different and unique plot, and the characters were wonderfully developed, each character development has a different background colour.

The music is the type that just keeps on replaying at the back of your mind, even after it has finished playing. I read more did really like to post the title of the track and all, but that would be a huge spoiler so.........

TEN is really a wonderful K-drama. Plus, it only has 10 episodes hehehe.
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25 people found this review helpful
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Mar 26, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Finally. Korea has finally come out with a top notch police/procedural drama. It's also from a cable broadcaster,which says a lot. Cable in Korea is really stepping it up recently.

The plot follows a special team of detectives that work together to solve cases that only have a "10%" chance of being cracked. The cases are dark and twisted and wonderfully portrayed.

Each member of the team has an interesting backstory and read more is played to perfection. Joo Sang Wook was amazing as the "less than noble" team leader with the soulful eyes. My favorite character overall, was Kim Sang Ho's lazy bum-detective character who is actually quite clever.

TEN has amazing cinematography and visual effects ... it seems a lot more artistic than the usual cop drama. The music is also lovely. BREATHE by Mad Soul Child is a hauntingly amazing song.

Overall, a slick and exciting mystery series that features great acting. Can't wait for the movie that will conclude the cliffhanger at the end of episode 10.

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- The male leads have a dark past and the main plot revolves around them.
- The female leads are both their juniors who joins the team.
- Both series focuses on homicide cases
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The main character in both the dramas have lost someone dear to them in a past case. Also both the dramas consist of a group of people that come across each other accidentally due to a case leading them to form a team together.
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    Aghassi524 25 days ago

    This one's really thrilling. It will keep you on the edge of your seat always trying to solve the mystery before it unveils. But there's always a plot twist! Sometimes, it goes so crazy that I'd spend minutes after an episode thinking over and over again how that happened, looking for loopholes.

    And the 1st episode's cinematography is daebak!

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    VishalIngle Apr 14, 2017

    the ending soundtrack Breath by Mad Soul Child reminds me very much of the opening soundtrack of the American medical drama House MD, Teardrop by Massive attack

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    iambulletproof Oct 2, 2016

    this is by far the best (for me) police/detective crime/investigation procedural drama that korean made. this is episodic but the first case will be connected to the last episode.

    what i like about this drama is that every character were actually contributing something to solve the case. there is no single hero. everyone have their own specialty. no cheesy romance story and slapstick comedy. suspects in this drama were portrayed as close to human as possible. they will try to dig deep on the reason why the crime is committed, and those reason will be because of being human. it thus sometimes made me feel that they focus more on the suspects than on the victims' story.

    was about to give this 10/10 but decided to leave it at 9.5 only because major cliffhanger at the end of the season. this could have been perfect (for me) if they added more action/fight scenes/chase scenes. that is one thing that i always look for police/investigation drama.

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    Pari Oct 2, 2016 - edited

    Is there any romance included in this series as well?
    As much as I love Thriller/Police/Detective series, I would really adore it if it includes Romance/Humor as well!
    Please tell me anyone!!

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      iambulletproof Oct 2, 2016

      read my comment above, if you haven't started it yet :)

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    INFIRES May 15, 2016

    I shipped Min Ho and Ye Ri :<

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    JoyceSze Apr 1, 2016 - edited

    where to watch this?:)

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      JoyceSze Apr 6, 2016

      thank you! haha found it in that link as well:)) i'm now watching s2:)

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    Syranus Mar 27, 2016 - edited

    The premier episode was a kick-ass. The second and third are making me wanna drop the series...And I put it on hold at episode 7 because the subtitle was so bad I couldn't understand the investigation anymore. Do you know where I could find episodes 7, 8 and 9 with good subtitle?

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    sensitiviity Feb 26, 2016

    does this hve 9 episodes? I'm watching it on Hulu and there are 10 eps for the first season. so I'm a little confused.

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    bossmama Feb 23, 2016

    Interesting cases, awesome directing especially the last episode. Not really fond of overall writing and acting tho. It has several red herrings that just rub me the wrong way, but it has its moments where it shines.

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016

    Always loving a detective-like stories.

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    irish Nov 24, 2015 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    IAmNikkyG Sep 17, 2015

    I love detective dramas! this one is GOOD!

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    Story Aug 1, 2015

    I can only find gooddrama.net copies. Trying to understand episode 7,8,9 with subs, is like trying to swallow medicine on a dry throat without water.
    Anyways~ awesome drama!

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    janghyuk_forever Jan 7, 2015

    joo sang wook oppa !! the best drama forever

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    Yoyo-chan Dec 20, 2014 - edited

    can anyone recommend a site to watch the last few episodes? drama.com and gooddrama.com has it but the subtitles are terrible..

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      scarleT Dec 20, 2014

      drama.net has season 1-2, I've just started watching it and the quality is good so far. I hope this one works for you^^

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      Yoyo-chan Dec 21, 2014

      Sorry, I meant to type drama.net earlier... when you come to episode 7 it gets messed up.. same with the other mirrors available.. sigh.. Thanks anyway :)

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      scarleT Dec 23, 2014

      Ugh. I need to finish this series, and I have 2 episodes left. That was painful trying to decipher what the hell they were saying. I feel your annoyance. If you find any website, please let me know too! I couldn't bear watching the last 2 episodes like that.

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      Yoyo-chan Dec 24, 2014

      Tell me about it,,, I just bore through it, and I tried to figure it out.. It was terrible but necessary.. Season 2 is perfectly subbed though... Just have to endure it.. sorry :)


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    South Korea
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    Nov 18, 2011 to Jan 13, 2012
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 12 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 1,793 users)
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