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Lee Da Il is a private investigator. Jung Yeo Wool becomes his assistant to solve a mystery related to her younger sibling’s death. They work together to solve other mysterious crimes. Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 2,154 users)
  • Ranked: #2628
  • Popularity: #785
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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22 people found this review helpful
Oct 29, 2018
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 6.5

Started off as great, drifted in the middle and fell short to deliver good concept

This drama wants to give an important lesson - In case of grave situations, will you choose yourself or your loved one? In the recent self-centered world, there are people who still choose to sacrifice themselves to protect their loved ones. And our leads are one of them.

This drama had good concept, very good cast and different vibes from other horror dramas. But unfortunately it did not deliver properly because of LACK of required content after airing half-way through. It started off as very FAST-paced and engaging, but soon it became dragged and went in circles and circles. There was nothing to keep you look forward to next episode. But last episode finished on pretty good note.
I wish they give another chance and make a season 2 with good story with the same cast.

The acting is great. Daniel kept his worth as ghost detective Da il. He is clever and deeply cares about the people around him. Eun bin is a good actress. Yeo wool was convincing. Both leads had painful past revolving around their family and so they understand each other. They had GOOD chemistry together but couldn't be explored more as it isn't in the story. But whatever time they had together, it was good. The bond between them was very different, more of two humans who shared SAME VALUES together.
Ji ah is really scary as Sunwoo hye. Killing people while sucking on a lolly-pop. she was an UNIQUE antagonist. She is smart and more powerful than the leads. Of course, little Sunwoo hye (Heo Jung Eun) is more scary. She made me cry in Oh My Geum bi! and here she is scary as hell.. Bravo to little actress!

This drama would have been better if there were only 10-12 episodes instead of standard 16 episodes. Just because of insisting the certain number of episodes, they ruined a very good drama. but the last episode was definitely saver.

Music is good. Some OSTs are memorable. Background score gives you goosebumps in some cases specially in Ji ah 's scenes.

Definitely NOT a rewatch.

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13 people found this review helpful
Nov 1, 2018
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Do you know that feeling when you know that the drama isn't perfect, that the plot in the last few episedes isn't good like the first half of drama and that is repetitive, but you still love it very much and you don't mind that at all???

Well, "The Ghost Detective" is that kind of drama!

This drama has one strong message for all of us. You will do everything to protect the people that you love the most!!! And that is true. When we think that we are alone, that's not true! There are always someone who loves us and cares for us! Sooo we are not alone...!

I wasn't disappointed with storyline... It was just fine for me. And if there is going to be a second season, I will be watching it. This drama was a rollercoaster for my emotions.

All OSTs are beautiful.

Actors were awesome, all of them!

Choi Daniel was the best in this drama. He is going to my Top 10
He is excellent actor. When he was sad, I was sad too. His expression were brilliant. You could feel his sadness, his happiness, his emotions, everything...

Park Eun Bin was very good too. She followed Choi Daniel very well. The both of them, Da Il and Yeo Wool, had one of the most beautiful relationship in drama land. You could see and feel their understanding, affection, friendship, sympathies and love for each other. That was the best part of this drama. I cried with them.... Can’t wait to see them together again.

And Lee Ji Ah aka Seon Woo Hye... She was awesome antagonist. She was really badass and scary woman in this drama. Her acting was on top. I really hated her. Bravo!

Supporting actors were very good too and they all had a good connotation and friendship.

I'm happy and satisfied with this cind of ending, but at the same time I'm very sad... But the tittle of this drama is "The Ghost Detective", so it is ok...

This is definitely one of my favorite dramas this year! I know that is not perfect, but like I sad before...
Their chemistry was awesome!

Bravo The Ghost Detective team! Love you all!

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  • Drama: The Ghost Detective
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 2,154 users)
  • Ranked: #2628
  • Popularity: #785
  • Watchers: 6,214

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