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Jin Ji-hee leads a crew of high school sleuths in new JTBC drama

Cable network JTBC is gearing up to launch a new Tuesday night drama timeslot next week with the youthful Nancy-Drew-esque teen crime series Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit. The title is a mouthful, but it’s the name of the novel that the drama is adapting, about five high school students who get together to solve mysteries in and around the all-girls’ high school that they attend. Leading the pack is Jin Ji-hee (Could We Love), who’s currently got the market cornered on bratty teenage daughters in dramaland.

Her crew of high-teen Sherlocks includes Girl’s Day idol Lee Hyeri (Delicious Life), Kang Min-ah (Jang Ok-jung), Lee Min-ji (Entangled), and newcomer Stephanie Lee. Kim Min-joon (Top Star) also costars as the girls’ scary literature teacher with a reputation for being a hardass. He has a mystery of his own too, and in the meantime he’ll help the team of sleuths with hints when they need help on cases.

The show is described as a school-crime-mystery-romance, but overall it seems like a light show that skews younger (say, more High School: Love On than the heavier School 2013). The teasers don’t shed much light on what tone to expect — the first just seems fluffy and fun, while the second is a parody riff on the hit JTBC variety show Witch Hunt. The girls visit the actual set of the show and hold Yoo Se-yoon hostage to ask him about one of their cases and whether it’s a “green light,” and he looks like he’d rather chew his own ear off. Jin Ji-hee: “Is it okay for us to be here? Isn’t this a broadcast accident?”

I’m frankly more curious about how the drama will fare in a Tuesday night slot once a week, but I guess it all boils down to how fun this crack team of detectives will be. Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit premieres next Tuesday, December 16.

Via TV Daily

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This actually looks fun. May have to watch it.

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Ohh once a week drama? Gasp! Probably gonna wait till all episodes come out first.. How many episodes are there? I won't be able to deal with 20 episodes like High School Love On!

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Oh this looks fun! Will certainly tune in.

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I thought I saw Ji Jin-hee and I was thinking "isn't he already doing the vampire drama?" And after I clicked into the link... "okay". Haha :D

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Lol. You know what, I still thought it was Ji JIN-hee until I saw your comment. Then I realize oh, it's Jin JI-hee. I've seen her act in a few dramas but I'm not good with child actor's name. So, I didn't know her name is Jin Ji-Hee until now. Will definitely keep an eye on this.

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Yoon Se Yoon? Hey! He's that "true love" guy who tried to kiss Mermaid. In episode 3(?) of Surplus! ^_____^

Also, I have this urge to strangle Jin Ji Hee. I have to remind myself she was just a great actress in really evil roles. :| I hope her role is lovable here. Prickly, but lovable. Like Lawyer Jang! :D

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Funny, I just finished watching "Sunny" and this reminded me of that. People should watch "Sunny", it's such a good movie that has Kang So Ra (Misaeng), Shim Eun Kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) and Park Jin Joo (Modern Farmer) in it.

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I don't think it has much of a Sunny vibe at all besides the fact the story is centered around a young group of girls. This drama lacks the nostalgia factor that was at the heart of Sunny, but yes, people should definitely watch Sunny for a good laugh and a good emotional ride.

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Well I did ask dramaland for kid detectives so I hope its good. Hope subs won't be a pain to find.

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Don't think it'll be a challenge since Hyeri's an idol. AGD's fansub group did a good job with WGM (Jjongah couple)

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Jin Jihee is yet another of those child actresses that are making me feel old. These kids grow up so fast.

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tell me about it! i feel like i literally watched ji jin hee grow up. i feel so old too!

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It would have been lovely if this had a slightly darker, Scooby-doo type of feel, but I guess if the novel is not of that kind then the drama has to fit its style.

I will definitely be watching this anyway.

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When i first read the synopsis a week ago my first thought was that it reminded me of Enid Blyton's - an English author of children's books - series of students from all-girls boarding schools called Mallory Towers and Girls from St. Clares solving mysteries. Enid Blyton also wrote Secret Seven, Five Findouters and the Naughtiest Girl in School series. I fell in love with mysteries while reading her books while in primary school more than 4 decades ago

I will give this show a try to get a break from adult sheningans in kdramas - at least hope to NOT see jealous second leads, evil MIL, scummy bosses, noble idiots, etc.

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Jin Ji-Hee. Every time this name pops up, I read: Ji Jin-Hee. I wondered what he'd be doing leading a bunch of high-school girls; maybe as their teach?

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haha... what capture me the most is the school attire they wore.. isn't it same with dream high? i guess they just want to advertise more the cloth.. haha

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That girl Jin ji hee. is she's the girl from Moon Embrace Sun? the one who played spoiled princess? she look familiar though.

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That's where I've seen her for the first time. Apparently she is been in the biz since 2003!

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Jin Ji Hee is a very good actress. I watched her Can We Love and was impressed by her acting skills even though she's still very young.

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Jin Ji Hee...wasn't she like 10 just 2 years ago? haha She looked so young in Moon embracing the sun, and now she looks like a pretty young lady LOL Feeling old right now.

I might give it a try and see if it's pre-teen-oriented or everyone can watch it. At least it looks different from other projects planned for the beginning of next year. We have to give them props for that!

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Sounds like fun. Am looking forward to it.?

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can't watch the video =(. Is the guy in the poster JJH? He doesn't look like him. He looks like Kim Min Jun

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Oh no! i got confuse with Ji Jin he, the actor and Jin Ji-hee, the child star who is now a grown up. Apologies...

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Talented Ji hee! Loved her in High Kick 2.

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