Well, grain of salt on the romance bit, seeing as how OCN crime procedurals like to tease us endlessly with workplace romances that go on for years while doling out crumbs (why yes, Vampire Prosecutor, I’m looking at you). OCN’s newest detective on the block is Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, which stars Oh Ji-ho as the titular spook-seeing cop out to solve cases with the help of the undead. Joining him as the heroine is King of Dramas’ Oh Ji-eun, who did manage to win me over with her performance in that drama. She’s not someone I’d watch a drama for, but she put herself out there in a comical role, so I’m willing to keep an open mind about her.
The new spook thriller comes from the PD of cop comedy Arrest King and one of the writers of Joseon X-Files, and stars Oh Ji-ho as a detective who loses his family and partner in one terrible incident, and goes from elite detective in the violent crimes unit to a lowly district cop, completely disengaged from life. He’s cut off from the world in every way possible other than having a job, and the pesky condition he was born with that allows him to see, hear, and touch ghosts.
One day he starts talking back to the schoolgirl ghost who’s haunting him (played by Jeon Hyo-sung of idol group Secret) and strangely enough, talking to the undead is what brings him back to the land of the living. He starts to work mysterious cases with his partner, played by Oh Ji-eun, with the added help of “dead signs” that the victims’ souls leave behind.
Oh Ji-eun’s character is a detective in the regional investigation unit, and is famous for her tenacity. She’s got a keen sense of observation, which makes her particularly great at spotting an enemy’s weak point, and also comes in handy for her specialty — crime scene reconstructions. She’s so dogged in her pursuit of closing cases that other cops find her hard to work with. The character description says she’ll have a romantic relationship with Oh Ji-ho, but I’m not going to hold my breath for more than workplace flirting, from the guy who spent seven years cut off from the world.
Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-young will air for ten episodes on Sunday nights, and premieres October 6 on OCN.
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