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Talk rules the day in crisis negotiation thriller Pied Piper

Pretty! Police-negotiation thriller Pied Piper is gearing up for its big premiere (it follows Cheese in the Trap on tvN, not that I’m ready for that to be over yet), and here’s a whole slew of stills and behind-the-scenes shots from the show. I knew to expect strong cinematography and vivid visuals from the Liar Game PD, and these don’t disappoint, featuring the show’s three sharp-looking leads.

Shin Ha-kyun is the police negotiator who appears to be overflowing with both skill and a healthy ego about that skill. He wears a cocky smirk on his face in many of the show’s promos, and his character poster above bears the line “The people I can’t persuade — not even God could persuade them.” Quite sure of yourself, aren’t you? Why do I feel like that’s him trying to be modest, by putting himself on God’s level rather than above it?

In the main poster below featuring Shin along with his costars Yoo Joon-sang and Jo Yoon-hee, the copy reads, “In a worst-case scenario, what we need isn’t force but dialogue.” And Jo Yoon-hee’s solo character poster reads, “We must listen carefully to the truth.”

Jo Yoon-hee is another police negotiator who may not be quite as skilled in smooth talking as her genius colleague, but has the ability to understand other people’s feelings and communicate with sincerity. Yoo Joon-sang plays a national news anchor, whose public image as being “an icon of trust” is in ironic contrast to his actual personality, which only cares about ratings and believes that people prefer news that’s provocative rather than a truth with no power. Are those my only two options?

In any case, the show looks sharp and Shin and Yoo in particular are standouts, so let’s hope the drama showcases the same taut suspense that drove Liar Game, which managed to fill mathematical calculations and roundtable discussions with nail-biting tension. Let’s see what happens when actual lives are on the line. Pied Piper premieres on Monday, March 7.

Via MBN

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See? Cheese has me conflicted. This one has has me excited, but I'm not ready to let go of Jung. I mean... CITT. Speaking of, guess what today is. ???

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Me too!!!!!!!!!

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I was JUST thinking about CHEESE and how it's airing around this time, :/ and I can't watch it :/.

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Haven't watched CITT, is it recommended to watch?

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YES

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Me too... It has to end I know why but why......

i'll watch this cause i like thriller and cops it sounds interesting ... but it can't replace CITT though *sad face*

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With that kind of line, I really hope the dialog is really good. Because it's one thing to say someone is good but a whole different matter to show it. Of course if this is meant to be a serious drama instead of making it a comedy.

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Love the casts and the story line. They won't disappoint me, right? *fingers-crossed*

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Nice, will definitely watch. I was one of the few who was unable to get into Cheese in the trap.

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it's not only you, me too.
Signal is 1000 times better for me than CITT.
This duo pd writer of liar game is always full of surprise and strategy, can't wait to watch...

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Ditto on Signal being waaaay better. CITT is so unspectacular, I can't even. It was initially very watchable but now it has gotten to the point of being a snoozefest vs Signal which is just breaktakingly suspenseful.

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Well I think people have different view and genre choice.
Signal was suspenseful, the kind of show which make us sit on the edge of our seat with every minute of it.
But CITT was more of like a daily, slice of life drama which tells a realistic story which you can relate to your life.
So I wouldn't called it boring, maybe for some people, it's just not the kind of drama they're rooting for.
Not all people love a drama which requires so much thinking as well.
I guess different taste of drama for different people, right? :)

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@mint +1...

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Sure. I'm not saying everyone needs to love the same drama. Slice of life can be contemplative and eye opening while also comfortable and engaging. CITT is none of that for me. It's simply boring and repetitive. That's not an opinion I expect everyone to share but that hardly means I'm not "rooting for that kind of drama". It simply means CITT is not successful in making me root for it.

As for not enjoying drama where you have to think a lot, I'm sorry but Signal is that just as much as CITT is so... I'm honestly not into thinking if the main lead is a Sociopath or a poor-weetle-misunderstood guy. Every episode contemplating about the same topic? Nah, not my thing.

But that's just it. We all have our preferences and I simply agreed with the person above me that Signal is waaaaaay better. No one is expected to feel the same of course.

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please girls, do we have to debate it???

take it easy @Mint ^_^

Everyone has different taste, so please respect it, and please read the comments carefully, i don't say CITT is a bad drama, it's just NOT as GOOD as Signal.

Just like what @Mandy said before, CITT WAS INITIALLY very watchable but now,.. not anymore.

and for me (don't take it seriously, it's just my personal preference), i've been watching K/J/T-Drama for half of my age, so if a drama too predictable, too repetitive, too meh, too pointless, i can't keep myself to watch it. Just because everyone praises it, and loves it, it doesn't mean it's the best drama, okay ^_^

*aigoo... why do we have to talk about CITT and SIGNAL in this post when the title is about PIED PIPER,.. kekekeke :D

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yeah, me neither. if it is just about relationships, I am not invested.
even if they have good quality sweaters...

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This cast is awesome but I'm not into the premise for some reason. Will catch the reviews before I dive in but so many *possibly* good dramas on the horizon.

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I love Shin Ha-kyun to pieces but this Jo Yoon-hee is so one note, uninspired actress that would put me to sleep faster than any sleeping pills out there (shoot me).

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Excited for this! But... the main guy... I'm not liking his character very much.

Gonna root for Yoo Joon Sang to f*ck Piper's life up first for better conflict mwahahahahaha~

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I'm still disappointed Jo Seungwoo didn't take this project. Just imagine him with PD of Liar Game combo, it would be perfect!
It will be a talky talk drama so we need a strong plot to make it exciting to be watched, Liar Game PD have that capability tho.

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Well, CITT and signal obviously different genre drama then they can't compare it each other.
However this year, the line up of Tvn dramas are really impressive. I'm waiting human drama "Memory".
*cry me a river*

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I hope this is good because I need something to get me over Signal once it's over.

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lol my thoughts exactly tbh, but I do trust the people that gave us Liar Game so fingers crossed they've kept their quality.

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+1000000

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he works that smug face, i love it *.*

tvN is ruling the drama world right now, so i'm hoping the quality is as good as Signal. well, given the Liar Game PD and solid casts i'm hoping intense and suspenseful story that get me on the edge every week (it feels like torture, yes i know).
now, prepares some oxygen tanks beanies.

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wrong, it's swag not smug lol

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Lee Joon's 2 dads in one drama. That aside, tvN has been dominating in quality lately.

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Why does the actress have the same blank/lost look on her face in almost all the stills? I hope she can act/convey emotions better than that 'cause I am looking forward to this drama. *fingers crossed*

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I have the same thinking as you, this female lead doesn't look as sharp as the female lead in Signal...haha, I hope she won't be like that in the entire Pied Piper drama....

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I'm so ready for this. Definitely need something to fill the void after Signal & CITT. I hope this delivers.

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Does anyone else get the 2 main leads mixed up? They aren't identical but they look similar to each other and have the same overall aura

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seems like a lot of cop stories out nowadays...

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I like cop shows, but this show doesn't have that appeal for me yet... I'm just kinda wondering how the cases will differ each time.

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After last night episode, I dont mind CITT ending tbh~
I'll get my Yoojung sunbae fix from the webtoon.

Now, I cant wait for this. Shin Ha Kyun and Yoo Joon Sang? Give me!

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I'm sucker for police/crime/investigation drama lately, thanks to amazing Signal. I'm definitely gonna watch this.

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Same here...I'm a fan for crime/police/thriller...loving Signal so much , lately quite many police dramas for eg Mrs Cop 2 is out as well....but due to my busy schedule I think I would choose Pied Piper rather than Mrs Cop 2 (they changed the entire cast) since I'm also chasing after Descendants of the Sun....ommo.....where do I find more time?

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OH ya forgot to add, if any of you love crime/police dramas, you can watch Gap Dong as well (also by tvN), it is so fantastic too !!

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