Ghost

Ghost (2012)

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Kim Woo Hyun is the only son of a high ranking police officer. Woo Hyun entered the police academy ranked first and graduated from the academy ranked first. As a detective, he then joins the cyber investigation department. Woo Hyun then works to reveal the secrets of those that hide within the cyber world.

  • Native title:

    유령
  • Also Known as:

    Yoo Ryung ; Phantom ;

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TheJ
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Aug 11, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Story - The fact that this drama took on a story that you never see scored it some big points with me. It was a very nice change from the usual girl-pretending-to-be-a-guy or I-hate-you-but-I-love-you dramas that always seem to air. The person that thought this one up is, in my opinion, a genius.

Acting/Cast - Before this even came out, I was already waiting in anticipation because I absolutely love So Ji read more Sub and Lee Yeon Hee. I was definitely not disappointed. Those two, as well as the rest of the cast, did an amazing job in their roles. The good guy roles, as well as the bad guy roles, were very believable.

Music - This was probably one of my favorite parts. The first half of the drama or so, you hear 'The Phantom of the Opera' a lot, and that song is incredible. Then there was the instrumental 'GHOST' that played a lot that I thought was fantastic. The rest of the songs + instrumentals played throughout were amazing as well.

Rewatch Value - I don't really like to rewatch dramas often, but I could definitely imagine myself watching this one again at some point in the future.

Overall - Overall, this whole drama, I think, is perfect. Like most dramas, it had its ups and downs, but I feel like the pros far outweighed the cons. There are two factors that really set this drama apart from other dramas for me.
1) The main focus of this drama wasn't a love story. In other dramas, that's almost always either a main story, or it becomes on 1/4 of the way through.
2) It didn't spend the whole time dragging on with one storyline. There were a few smaller ones tossed in that kept it interesting without taking away from the drama as a whole.
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mafalda
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Feb 9, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Well, didn't see this one coming.
I had just finished my first drama with So Ji Sub (Master's Sun) and was searching for another one of the same genre with him starring as well. Came across this one, and although an action/serious drama was everything I didn't want, I still gave it a try because, well, it's So Ji Sub. And, oh, thank God I did.

The story developed perfectly along the read more 20 episodes, although in my opinion there are way too many flashbacks and a few fillers. I loved how the flashbacks were displayed and how the quality was pretty different from the present time action.
I don't have many things to point out except I still have my doubts concerning some hidden cameras displayed in questionable flashbacks. Other than that, this drama got all my attention and was the best company for the last days of my holidays.

I had seen Ghost's poster before, but it never got my curiousity because it had Lee Yeon Hee and, well, I really don't like her acting from what I've seen of her. This drama didn't convince me otherwise. She's too... 1 dimensional. In my opinion (although I'm no acting expert at all), she still has a long way to go.
On the other hand, there's So Ji Sub and his eternal amused look with his sympathetic frown (it does make sense if you know what I'm talking about). Since I'm considerably new to So Ji Sub and thus I don't know him exactly well, I have to recognize he did a great job, but there's another actor that took the spotlight. Absolutely loved Kwak Do Won's acting. I saw him on Good Doctor, but his acting there is far from as good as it is in Ghost. He perfectly portrayed the frustrated and mad detective. I must agree with the awards given to the main cast. So, although I feel like taking a point off the acting, I think of both So Ji Sub and Kwak Do Won and I just can't. Lee Yeon Hee, I want to see more of your expressions. Being a pretty face isn't everything...

I took extra attention to the music ever since Phantom of the Opera's theme started playing out of nowhere. It caught me by surprise and it did scare my at first, but then whenever it played again I would just laugh. But that music isn't everything. Overall, the OST was pretty good. 10 points for P.O's sudden "Burn burn out out" at the end of one of the first episodes.

This drama exceeded all my expectations. Lately I've been into a melodrama, 16-episodes drama mood but this actually changed and surprised me. I recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of action, police-related series and really handsome boys. (y)
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It's also a crime drama that develops quite nicely and very unexpectly. There are many twists and surprises.
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    Miss-Addicted Jul 5, 2017 - edited

    The plot and story line is interesting as well as the characters but unfortunately it was really boring plus there was no romance so the genre tag should be removed but that's not what made it boring...it's just there was no thriller nor suspense.

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    NasserBader Jun 24, 2017

    Nice Drama

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    KatieBo May 30, 2017
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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    To be honest this one is a bit boring and draggy.

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    OKasiandrama Feb 23, 2017 - edited

    Is there any romance?

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      Nomi Feb 24, 2017

      No romance..it's all about thriller and suspence...

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      OKasiandrama Feb 24, 2017

      Is it really good? I get that that's a subjective question but..

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      Nomi Feb 24, 2017 - edited

      In my opinion this is the best thriller I've ever seen.. hollywood's telefilms Can,'t bè compared to this korean drama.. full of twists and schocking scenes.. the only thing I don't like that much is the way So Ji Sub is acting... HE never smile

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      darkheart94 Apr 6, 2017
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    GreenPaintedRose Feb 10, 2017

    One more comment about the music:
    The ost is (at times) completely absurd>>> It's not fitting at some scenes (like totally unfitting) or overdramatized, when the drama isn't even there yet :'D
    And the phantom of the opera like theme song is just crazy X'D (Why, just why this song???)

    Nonetheless the songs itself are really beautiful. The person who played them at the wrong scenes is at fault here...

    I noticed this when i was rewatching this drama - so the story and everything else is really good! (The first time i was probably too blinded by So Ji Sub to notice the music :D)

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    ash k Dec 27, 2016

    Does the twist in epiosde 2 effect the show too much

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    Pari Dec 16, 2016 - edited

    Does it have a happy ending?

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    amytotto Sep 26, 2016 - edited
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      tvxqjung Jan 2, 2017
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      Nomi Feb 24, 2017

      There is no romance in this drama.. maybe in the last episode few minutes

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    HyeKyo_Joongki May 30, 2016

    So Ji Sub Oppa Brought Me Here! I Just watch it because of so ji sub oppa i thought there is any romance between So Ji Sub Oppa And Lee Yeon Hee Here But Not! The writers and director should give it a romance it could have been amazing and lovable Drama! O WhatSoEver In episode 15 i think I Dropped It! It Kinda So So So Boring! I WantA Mystery Romance Drama! Although! For me It Isn't So Bad At All! I Just Don't Like It!

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    rheabiel May 22, 2016

    Its a good drama. Thrilling and a lot of twists and turns. I never expected to like it but found myself loving the drama and surprisingly I was never a fan of Lee Yeon Hee and was never a So Ji Sub addcit. After this drama, I felt the same towards the actors (though I view them now a little positively). Guess, I liked the story more than the actors and something about technology hacking and guessing makes me excited about a drama - I admit I was reminded of Bloody Monday about this, just a little bit though. Will I recommend it? Yes, your going to enjoy it somehow. Lee Won Geun is cute here, though he has a little screen time :)

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    radhz_dramalover Apr 28, 2016 - edited

    background music of this is so loud and distracting.sometimes it doesnt go with mood

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      LPA Jun 4, 2016

      I also hate loud music in a drama. I have stopped watching a few dramas because of this reason alone--even dramas that I would have liked to continue watching!

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    Syranus Apr 25, 2016

    1. not too promising beginning
    2. there's that mouth-dropping twist in episode 2
    3. That Crazy Cow is indeed crazy ~ always pointing his finger to the wrong man.
    4. That's the perfect ending. I miss it already.
    5. Those who gave it low score just because there's no romance should just go find a love life. "just kidding" ;-)
    6. Lee Yeon Hee is so pretty she's my girl crush now next to Moon Chae Won. And So Ji Sub is oozing with hotness!!! TURN ON THE A/C!!! Like RIGHT NOW!

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    Wendy Chuah Apr 7, 2016 - edited

    Please someone tell me where can I watch this drama with English sub

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      LPA Apr 23, 2017 - edited

      The quality is good once you get into the episode, but I just wish that kissasian.com would cleanup their website. There are way too many weird and undesirable ads, and it's too easy to accidentally click on them. Almost every episode their site crashes and needs to be shut down and restarted--and then you have to go through the pain of finding where you left off and trying to ignore all their ads again! Please clean up your website/ads so we can all be comfortable using your site!!!

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      Syranus Apr 24, 2017

      @LPA really? It's convenient for me. And so far, I haven't experienced what you experienced.

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      LPA May 1, 2017 - edited

      Hi Syranus. That's interesting. Please let me know if you have found a way to turn off all of their questionable ads. I have tried kissasian several times on both my PC computer and my iPhone. It consistently stops continually to the point of much irritation! --Take care.

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      Syranus May 3, 2017 - edited

      Maybe it's your internet speed. I have a fast internet speed so I'm watching dramas on KissAsian like downloaded videos. Or you can try https://www.dramacools.io/ I'm also streaming there if the dramas I wanna watch aren't on KA.

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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    May 30, 2012 to Aug 9, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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    8.5 (scored by 4,666 users)
  • Ranked:

    #186
  • Popularity:

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