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Missing Noir M’s not-so-friendly buddy cops

Cameras began rolling on OCN’s newest thriller, which underwent a title change from Missing Persons Investigation Unit M to the somewhat less sensical Missing Noir M. I get that all those words are relevant to the show, but I feel like you’re trying to tell me that your show is missing the noir element, which I don’t think you want to be doing. And the reason we couldn’t just call it Missing is…? Anyway, teasers are out, featuring Kim Kang-woo (Golden Cross) and Park Hee-soon (All About My Romance) as the newest crime-fighting duo to hit the TV streets.

The 10-episode Saturday night police procedural comes from the producers of the TEN franchise, and stars Kim Kang-woo as a super-genius ex-FBI agent who entered Harvard at the age of ten and collected doctorate degrees in math, physics, and philosophy, among other subjects. A mystery brings him back to Korea, where he’ll lead a special missing persons task force that goes after the toughest unsolved cases.

He’ll be forced to partner with Park Hee-soon, a dogged veteran detective with twenty years’ experience, who is in every way opposite from the elite genius over-analyzer. The cop is all gut and feeling, and driven by a strong sense of justice. Their odd-couple partnership is described as Sherlock-and-Watson, with a healthy dose of antagonism and bickering (and in dramaland, we know this leads to bonding).

The first teaser is a quick, stylish glimpse at the two leads as they track the cases lining their M wall. Among them is Kang Haneul (Misaeng), who will be featured in the first two episodes as the subject of their opening case. The copy: “Missing people. Hidden truths.”

Then the second teaser below uses OCN’s successful gritty bromance crime show Bad Guys to launch us into the concept — cases that feature missing people. Kim Sang-joong tells his crew that if you look for someone thinking that they’re alive, they’ll be alive; if you look thinking that they’re dead, they’ll be dead. All we get from the new show is the two leads working together on set, but with two charismatic actors, I’m already excited about their team-up.

Jo Boa (Surplus Princess) co-stars as their hacker, and Park So-hyun (There Is a Cat) plays the medical examiner. The show mostly goes by M, which producers say stands for many things: Missing, Mystery, Murder, Message, and Meet. Um, I think you forgot Musk and Manlove.

Missing Noir M premieres March 28.

Via Osen

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Dramaland needs a King/Queen of Titles. At least the more ridiculous titles are amusing.

The drama sounds promising since it's from the TEN team, but the genre's not my cup of tea. Had they named it Musk and Manlove though, or if KMK's Ajumma were the the hacker again, I would've watched it for sure. :D

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I like the male leads but not digging the hair guys

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Grah I'm kinda tired of reading geeeeeeeeenius character descriptions, and Park Hee Soon looks so different from that shaggy hairdo. Also, Kang Haneul seems to be everywhere these days.

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Yes he is everywhere...and it is awesome!

I am a bit over the geniuses as well.

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@ this: "Also, Kang Haneul seems to be everywhere these days."

And that's a good thing! There can never be too much of Kang Ha Neul.

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My god i just remembered that i need to watch Heartless City.

This looks pretty interesting though, I'll be checking it out. Hopefully subs won't be too hard to come by!

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You won't regret watching Heartless City. Still remains one of my Top Three kdramas ever!

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Go for it! Heartless City was awesome. Also among my favorite dramas!!! Just be prepared its intense

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Manlove? lol yes give us all the manlove :D

No but seriously this looks promising, I have fond memories of the 10 episodes of Bad Guys, I don't mind renewing the experience especially served by such a cast

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I enjoyed Bad Guys so much as well so I have high hopes for this. I just hope it's easier to get a hold of a subbed version than it was for BG.

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I LOVE THIS MAN KKW. He makes my heart go dugun dugun.

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Omgah Park Hee-soon's hair! I'm so excited for this crime show though. I hope someone is subbing it.

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I hardly blinked at the super genius ex FBI agent but facepalmed at the rest of that sentence. I guess Korea isn't one of those places that won't hire you for being overqualified huh? Why can't he just be a normal geeeenius with modelesque good looks and a super detective record? Sigh, no room for the little guys.

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PHS-the voice!

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please give me Kim Kang-woo, Kang Haneul and Jo Bo-ah, I'm glad cable is casting noteworthy young talent and I hope this series is good!

(speaking of which, even in the Great Ratings Slump of 2014, the cable dramas actually did pretty well - more than a few cracking the 2 and 3 percent mark, and of course there was Misaeng)

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Soooo looking forward to this. But then, I usually love OCN dramas. (On the other hand, you totally made me miss Bad Guys! When will we get a season two? When?)

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Why does Kang Hanuel keep cameo-ing in things? :(

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The 10-episode Saturday night police procedural comes from the producers of the TEN franchise

Yessssssss. And then maybe they'll do another TEN series? ::closes eyes & wishes::

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I think u can queue up right behind the Vampire Prosecutor's line, LOL..

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:snort: Yeah, I know. I'm waiting for that one, too. ::dramatic sigh::

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cant wait for this sreies .
i cant get over badguys i hope there will be seacond season

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The M probably stands for "man pain" and I bet there's a tragic backstory behind all that ~genius. Never change, OCN ?

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Park Hee-soon!
I hope the show goes dark and gritty because OCN dramas do better in that category rather than their "lighter" attempts. Granted, I'll watch anything with Park in it.

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I will definitely watch this ! I can tolerate bad hairs and weird titles, but, really a genius again ??!!

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super-genius ex-FBI agent who entered Harvard at the age of ten and collected doctorate degrees....in pretty much everything. LOL, this genius takes the cake. But it is thankfully Kim Kang-woo and OCN, so the character bound to be human with depth.

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Another crime-case drama from OCN!! And i'm in for this as the reason it has the producer of TEN, but i wish M not overlapping TEN stories or whatsoever, and M can give us fresh idea of crime-case!

fighting M!

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