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Kim Taek Rok is a veteran detective at the Geumo Police Station waiting for his retirement. One day, he starts receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be an old friend. The caller tells him that he killed Kim Taek Rok’s colleague Woo Hyun Seok, suggesting looking into Kim Taek Rok's past to find things he did wrong. Initially, Taek Rok's Investigation Squad Chief Kook Jin Han, who recently transferred to Geumo Police Station, suspects Kim Taek Rok as Woo Hyun Seok's murderer, but he begins to trust Kim Taek Rok and his innocence. They begin to look for Kim Taek Rok’s mysterious caller with the help of detectives Lee Sung A and Son Kyung Chan. (Source: AsianWiki; edited by MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Português (Portugal)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Oct 26, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Disney+ Hulu
  • Duration: 57 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,221 users)
  • Ranked: #2499
  • Popularity: #3328
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
unterwegsimkoreanischenD
38 people found this review helpful
Dec 1, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Solid crime drama! Gripping! About an aged, cynical cop struggling in a dark, grim man's world

"Shadow Detective" offers solid crime thriller quality at a high level - gripping, dense, with South Korean Look&Feel!

As a Disney production, the series was produced explicitly for the international streaming audience. Accordingly, within compact 8 episodes the KDrama presents itself rather slim in terms of some characteristic dramaturgical, Korean-style storytelling elements. Nevertheless, a profound script, the committed cast and witty camera manage to create an enormous intensity and three-dimensionality.

"Shadow Detective" takes the audience firmly by the hand. The story does not have to come up with an excess of violence (as is so often the case with international, more masculine orientated streaming productions). I should mention, though, that it's primarily about older men in a man's world - and it's rather dark, grim, cynical.

Against the almost self-evident background of an almost unassailable, corrupt shadow world, the story focuses on the protagonist's inner struggle to do a reasonably good job as a detective despite the ailing system (... and to cope with aging).

Another season has already been announced.

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cejj
17 people found this review helpful
Nov 17, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5

"Why did you come into my life and make things difficult for me? Why?"

That scene and that line summarize the whole season. This shows us a cinema!

The whole cast is great. A script with quality and top-notch storytelling. The score and pace is everything. Even though it only has 8 episodes, this feels like a 16 long ep-drama for me and its a compliment.

It was really good, hence I recommended you to see it and better if you watch it slowly, don't binge it. Take time to grasp the happenings.

Anyways a great show. Just prepare yourself, for this series uses our brain cells. lol.
And worry not for all questions were answered in S1.

P.S
Excited for season 2!. I see you "No Caller ID". :')

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Details

  • Drama: Shadow Detective
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Oct 26, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Disney+, Hulu
  • Duration: 57 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,221 users)
  • Ranked: #2499
  • Popularity: #3328
  • Watchers: 4,040

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