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Criminal Minds up for a Korean drama remake

Criminal Minds has just been added to the sudden slew of American TV shows that are being adapted into Korean dramas; not that I’m complaining. Long-running CBS show Criminal Minds will soon be joining the ranks of Entourage and The Good Wife. Next Entertainment World (NEW) group and Taewon Entertainment group are collaborating to bring us a Korean drama remake of Criminal Minds. They’ve just acquired the rights to the TV show from ABC Studios and Disney Media Distribution, and plan to work closely with the people there to ensure that the spirit of the show is maintained in the remake.

Criminal Minds is a police procedural drama about a special unit in the FBI called the Behavioral Analysis Unit, that has a team of profilers (essentially criminal psychology experts) who solve murder cases by looking at behavioral patterns in the evidence. There are also ongoing story arcs that reflect the growth of the main characters as they are impacted by their work of catching hardened killers. It started airing in 2005 on CBS, and has been renewed for its twelfth season due to a loyal following of nearly 13 million viewers.

Well, we have two leading K-entertainment production companies heading the project, so the Korean Criminal Minds is off to a pretty good start too. NEW group has a history of producing great movies, from Miracle in Cell No. 7 to Roaring Currents. They recently delved into the drama world, and hit gold with the enormously successful Descended From the Sun. Taewon Entertainment group also has an impressive record, producing internationally-loved dramas like IRIS and movies like the Marrying the Mafia trilogy.

I’m curious how they’ll adapt this for a Korean audience because from reports, both entertainment companies are looking at Criminal Minds to be a long-term project. They want to start a revolution in the Korean entertainment industry and introduce the American-style format of multiple seasons for a drama.

However, Korean audiences are so used to the one-season format that it’s going to be hard to get people excited about subsequent seasons of essentially the same formulaic episodes. Another main difficulty will be getting a great cast of actors to commit to signing on for several seasons. For one, they probably appreciate the fluidity of having the option to either shoot movies or dramas as the scripts are offered. Another is that these actors probably do not want to be typecast, which often occurs with popular multi-season TV shows.

There’s definitely a niche for a Criminal Minds-type show though. On cable, there are shows like Vampire Prosecutor that gain a cult following and get renewed for a second season, or in the more unusual case, workplace comedy Rude Miss Young-ae is running strong for fifteen seasons on tvN. So it’s possible for the multi-season trend to happen in the Korean entertainment industry.

Production has yet to start on the Korean Criminal Minds, but it’s something new and potentially interesting to look forward to.

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It's a fact, they're out of ideas

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I really appreciate the one season format of Korean shows. So many American shows go on and on, recycling the same material for 10+ years. I don't want that happening to kdramas.

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100% agree. The way you would digest and analyze a drama is so different because of the format. The shorter runs allow for tighter plotting, too. I think a big part of the appeal of dramas is they are usually one and done--no plots that drag on forever, less useless filler.

If I want multi-season shows I turn to American TV... But the thing is, lately I DON'T want multi-season shows. I'm sick of good shows being dragged in the mud through too many seasons.

I would rather American TV take a page out of the KDrama handbook and try doing more mini-series.

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I understand the concern (and my initial response was no too), but I think experimentation could be good. Even American TV is experimenting. Many people find the 22-episode with a mid-season break format increasingly dated. Shows like Mad Men, The Americans, GoT, You're the Worst, and Veep all do shorter seasons of 10-13 episodes. There are more anthology type shows that keep their basic concepts but shake up casting and setting to keep viewers interested between seasons and there seem to be more and more mini series that draw top talent from Hollywood for a short time just like cable dramas draw top talent from Chungmuro.

I don't think procedurals will draw top talent, but I don't think that's the point. They could offer a good opportunity for steady work for actors who'd have trouble staying active otherwise. Or those who only get bit parts in other productions. I don't know how the audience would respond, but I don't think one format would have to replace the other (and I wouldn't want the multi-seasons to become the norm in Korea, I too am drawn to their current format because I get bored easily), it's just more variety and choice for viewers.

Plus if you think about it, four or five seasons of some of those shows I listed are actually equivalent in length to a 50-60 episode sageuk. Hour long shows in the U.S. often have a runtime closer to 45 minutes and sitcoms 22 minutes. So a full season of a sitcom is only like seven episodes a K drama. It just feels longer because of how spread out everything is.

But I agree with your final point about getting media from other countries broadcast in our own instead of depending solely on remakes. I'm thankful for the Internet because American TV shows hardly any TV from elsewhere. We always remake things. And while I can see why that might be necessary when the exchange is American to Korean or vice versa (the cultural differences are a lot wider), I don't see why we feel the need to do that with European media or Latin American media etc.

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second season was just okay, though i went into it super eagerly. but definitely by the third, fourth seasons i felt like they were pulling random things out of their rears and i just couldn't keep up. unfortunate, because the first season was really insane.

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I think both formats work. There are American shows that definitely would have worked in the single season format (like Prison Break or Heroes) but there are Korean dramas that would work great as multi-season formats (like Vampire Prosecutor). This show is actually perfect to do a multi-season format with. I just hope that if this show is successful that not all kdramas will follow the multi-season trend.

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The tv shows in my country are utter crap. So i used to watch alot of american tv.

But after i got started on Kdramas, i have not watched a single multi-season show. i just can't. so frustrating they feel

i like that in Kdrama, everything is resolved and characters come to a definite end .... i just can't go back to watching the couple dance around for 5 seasons without admitting they are in love

... one season, 2-3 months, is the perfect time/emotional investment for me

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tbh, i love both format's but it depend if the dramas gets me hooked. for e.g SVU, Grimm, Mindy project, criminal minds are all long running shows but i've watched all the eps and they just finished and will be back with new season in a couple of months. there are shows like breaking bad that got 5 seasons and is regarded as one of the best tv shows. it just depends on the story, whether it needs just one season or more. for example grimm, i would be sad if it just had one season given the vast story potential it has. and honestly i love overarching story lines. i love kdrama's but i would say western shows have more variety and interesting stories.

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american shows run so long that i just drop them from boredom @[email protected] i used to love that show supernatural, but i haven't watched it since 2011 since it just dragged on too long. i wouldn't mind more korean shows that maybe have 2 seasons though if the plot/characters need it.

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I you mean because they are now remaking three American shows:

Hmm, but when you think about it, it's no different than remaking a Japanese/Taiwanese/Chinese drama. Remaking American shows probably will be harder and require more creativity, in fact, to make sure the story resonates with a local audience.

Dramaland is already so full of remakes and adaptations, I don't think the recent slew of American remakes are a sign of running out of ideas any more than other remakes/adaptations are.

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Borrowing ideas from other countries is not a new thing.

Director Na's "Grandpa over Flowers" is being remake in the US by NBC called "Better Late than Never."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVd0QuVCafc

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Nooo...I don't want a remake of Spencer Reid. I can not and will not see anyone in the role beside Matt Gubler.

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New World is ok but I'm not impress with Taewon Entertainment. IRIS movie? lol

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One of my concern too. Even the other characters in CM are quite distinct especially Penelope. Our Pretty Boy genius needs his bromance with Morgan the Chocolate Adonis (according to Garcia).
They need to cast the right people and I'll approach this remake in caution.

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@kiara Spencer is my favorite too!
There's jdorama, Lady-saigo no hanzai profile, which similiar with CM. It has a character named Nibori who remind me a lot with spencer. Even if it's not the best procedural jdorama I've watched, but I like him a lot! And bonus since it's Hiraoka Yuta who play that role.

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No one can replicate Spencer Reid! NO ONE!

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Haha, I actually got excited hearing this news. As a long time Criminal Minds fan, it'll be interesting to see how they take those distinct characters and replicate it in the korean version. I cannot imagine ANYONE copying Reid/Morgan/Penelope or even Hotch, but it'll be interesting nonetheless.

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Since this will be a Kdrama and Reid is a genius, maybe he'll be a chaebol too?

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I second or third that! LOL

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Actually being closed, 16 to 20 hours stories are what I like the most about Kdramas.

I don't think it will work with Korean audience either.

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"They want to start a revolution in the Korean entertainment industry and introduce the American-style format of multiple seasons for a drama."

No thank you. Feels like it's already hard enough to fill 16 episodes of kdrama from the way it starts to drag or completely go off the rails.

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Totally agree with you. I'm already having trouble with finishing a 16-episode drama mainly cause I found them to be draggy, especially towards the middle/end.

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There have already been a few of these that have failed, too. Like the 3 Musketeers. Plus, I feel like we covered a lot of this premise with TEN (so where's my TEN 3?) and God's Quiz, so I'm not sure how this will be revolutionary, even if it lasts a few seasons.

I'm suprised they aren't trying to adapt something in the NCIS/JAG vein of things, since I think something that taps into Korea nationalism and pride in their military would help get ratings/interest.

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I honestly hope the multi-season format never catches on in Dramaland. One of the most appealing parts of dramas is that when they're done, they're done. They don't drag on too long.

So many American TV shows go on WAY too long. Hello, Supernatural? Why are you still on the air? Like most shows, you should've ended by season 5.

In fact, I think consuming dramas has allowed me to better accept that all things come to an end. I can watch a drama, enjoy it thoroughly, be sad it's ending, and then put it away and move on to the next drama.

I've become so used to the drama format that I become sick of watching seasons of American TV. I don't want Korean TV to become the same. As I said earlier, I'd prefer American TV taking after Korean TV and doing more mini-series types of shows.

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well, series like criminal minds or csi doesn't depend solely on plot but cases instead. They would inject some drama or love stories between characters there n there but that's just it. So it's easy to prolong the story.

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But that's kind of my point. I hate most procedurals with a few exceptions (like Psych, but even that i haven't finished). You get almost the exact same thing every episode. I can see the appeal to some people, but it just doesn't work for me. Characters are my favorite part of anything I watch or read, but I still need an interesting, coherent main plot to keep my interest. This goes for both US and Korean shows, btw. I've dropped plenty of Korean shows that don't seem to be heading anywhere.

So yeah, this is just me and my opinion, but I also think it will be hard to get a local audience (and local actors) on board with multi-season formats, at least if you're trying to make it a norm. I don't think it will become the norm any time soon and I PERSONALLY hope it never does.

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I don't think I would call it procedural but I can see why it doesn't appeal to you. You're invested in the characters when you're watching a show. I, on the other hand do not get that invested in characters, especially in shows like Criminal Minds. I much prefer the analysis/solving cases part of the show. The only issue I can see is always coming up with new, fresh ideas. Fortunately for them (and unfortunately for the world), there are a lot of criminal-minded individuals out there.

I rarely watch American shows nowadays but I think Criminal Minds is one of the best shows out there so I'm excited to see a Korean version. I hope they can pull it off.

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But I like the asian format. Start a show and end a show 2 months later and not 10 years later. lol. Also because I'm already so busy, I don't have the time to invest in a long series.

The format can work if it's airing on cable and maybe with a relatively new cast too; will probably be more difficult to get veterans to sign up for multi-season.

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I already have imagined all those love triangle possibilities. Probably, with Reid in the center. :(

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Please don't do that to Reid :(

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A big no to adopting multi-season format! I can't commit to shows that go on forever, not to mention the multi season format would limit variety in dramas we get.

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It might be worked.
They can take some note from jdorama which already had long succes in procedural and multi season drama.
Unlike American which has a lot eps each season, jdorama maintain its 10 eps per season. And it can keep going, perfect example is Aibou which will have the 15th season, although normally most only have 2 or 3 seasons.
The thing is, I'm not sure they can do it in their usual live shooting habit. Procedural drama script is not something you can make on the fly.

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I was actually just thinking that if Korea does decide to do this, do it like Japan and 1. make the seasons shorter and 2. don't have too many of them.

I have seen 3 multi-season J-Dramas: Hana Yori Dango (2), Bloody Monday (2), and Trick (3). I enjoyed all of them immensely, although the first seasons of them all were the best still. Trick was the only procedural out of them but the whole concept and the character relationships were so refreshing and new to me that I didn't mind seeing all the seasons... or the specials... or the movies lol.

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Hi Mindy.
Actually most multi season jdorama are procedural or medical drama(Trick, Doctor X) either character driven or case per case. That's why even if each season is few months or few years apart (Galileo), it's still appealing.
But again pre-produce, no live shooting! They need to do a lot of research to make a good script for procedural drama, it will work with good character and/or good case, not romance or angst. Or just give a little hint romance in background (not as main focus) to taunt the viewer so they will crave for more, like jdorama did (yes it's frustrating, especially when the leads have great chemistry, but that make me want to see more of them, hence another season).

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Yeah, kdramas can do that. 'Ten' had 2 seasons and the magic was that it only had 9 and 12 episodes.

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Agree with all of you. Most of the Japanese dramas I watch are procedurals, and more often than not these procedurals are multi-season (Trick, Galileo, SPEC etc). I do find every new season/movie/SP to be refreshing, not only in terms of the new cases but also the character development. I like how the romance (or lack of) isn't a central part of the story (although I'm shipping them in my head all the time), which is something I'm not sure would translate well with Korean audience (bc every single kdrama has romance, no matter how unnecessary it is).

Currently I do think only procedurals have a potential to be in a multi-season format. Can't imagine romcoms having a multiseason format (like what, are they going to keep breaking up and making up every single season???)

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Friends and How I Met your Mother has some romcom elements in it and yes they broke up, get involved with others and get together but they were able to sustain it.

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Yes, the 3 J-dramas with most seasons that I know, Kasouken no Onna, Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9-Gakari, and Aibou are all procedural. One exception was 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei (8 seasons)which is a school drama.

Multiple seasons may work, but also may not work. It depends on many things. I personally think It may work if the screenwriter(s) has(ve) a lot of clear ideas to work with, story/plot/case wise and character wise because those elements are important to keep the viewers interested. I also think It's important to know when to stop the series and how to end it.

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Am I the only one excited for this??? I loooove Criminal Minds and I also love Kdramas. But Kdrama gods you have to take note that there's no love triangle among the BAU members, oh but Penelope and Morgan love to flirt with each other. ??????

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Love it when he calls her Baby Girl. It's going to be so different because it has to appeal to the Korean viewers.

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I am too!!! I also loooove Criminal Minds! Although from my extensive watching of both Korean and American TV shows/ dramas, I'd be curious to see how that translates. Like you mentioned about the love triangles...I can totally see them adding a love line somewhere just because thats the thing to do I guess. I don't know. I am worried about the characters. These characters are what make the show. The kind of banter and flirty language that Penelope and Morgan, and between friends, is hard to imagine in a Korean drama. I feel like there is a risk of losing the characters in translation in order to fit in with whats more typical for Korean audiences, who are more conservative.

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And even though they include Penelope and Morgan's flirty banters, fans are still going to ship them! I ship JJ and Reid but they don't have a loveline. :D

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I liked Criminal Minds the few times I caught it on TV, but I was never really connected with it like I am with kdramas. I still watch a few Amercian TV shows, but I'm taking a break right now.

I really don't like the multiple seasons. It's just too much to keep up with.

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As long as this remake is in the hands of tvN or OCN then there's potential. I'm a huge Criminal Minds fan and I actually think the K-drama format could work extremely well if in the right hands.

However, there is an 'impersonal' quality about Criminal Minds since it goes case by case with a few cases stretching over a couple of episodes and this could be problematic for a Korean remake because I find dramas that tend to do this aren't as smartly executed like Vampire Detective *CRINGES*...but there are exceptions like Signal of course...can we just make this into Signal season 2?

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I haven't seen Criminal Minds but it seems like a good show to use for this experiment. Personally, I think it would be awesome to see a melding of the different cultures' entertainment ideas. I love the kdrama format because I like the limited time investment and the closure in having an actual ending, especially with the rom-com type stories. Could you imagine OH Hae Young being multiple seasons? It would totally ruin the entire story. But Liar Game or Signal (maybe even Healer)? These types could survive and maybe thrive in a multiseason format.

I really wish the US would adopt the kdrama format for some of their shows. When I was growing up in the early 80's, the networks often had big mini-series events that were quite successful, so we know it could work (think Roots, North & South, Thorn Birds, etc). I think cable stations are playing around with this idea right now but I'm hoping the networks will pick it up as well. The only question is whether greedy American broadcasters can resist extending successful series that would be better left as one short season.

Likewise, if done right, I'm sure the Korean emtertainment market would enjoy longer running series as well. In addition to Criminal Minds, I heard that The Walking Dead's creator has signed a deal to create a 5 season series in Korea, so it sounds like this is an idea several folks find interesting.

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I am a fan of criminal minds, enjoyed the show immensely when i watched it but sometimes it was so depressing . I eventually stopped around season 5 or 6. Anyway i think the multiseaason format could work provided that the episodes are shorter and d seasons limited to like 3 or max 4. Most American shows i stopped watching was becos the seasons were too long and neva ending.

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Would be interesting to see how they will do it to cater to the Korean audience. I love Criminal Minds and the cast, but I only watched here and there cuz I just couldn't keep watching a series regularly, especially keeping up with numerous seasons. In fact, I probably haven't watched any American TV for years. I like my Asian dramas, usually watching Korea, China, and Taiwan ones since I can find them online and can watch at my own pace whenever I have time. Anyway, I'm curious to see who would be cast in the original roles.

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Ugh. No. Hate procedurals and think the multi-season format is used and abused far too often in American TV. Kind of hope this flops.

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Yeah I know .criminal procedural are interesting in the beginning then I start noticing its almost same as every other criminal procedural same plot and storyline and therefore becomes boring.I wonder how greys anatomy is going strong even after 11or12 seasons and I didnt understand the ending of American version of the good wife so since its been picked up as a kdrama with a solid cast I hope it does well.at the same I seriously don't kdramas to be for many seasons I want to watch it and get it done with so I can make time for more dramas;-) :-P

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I'm a serious Criminal minds addict, I'm even hooked on the reruns. To be honest, when I read the news I had serious doubts that a K drama would be able to capture the depths of depravity that is present in the each episode of the series. But on closer reflection, maybe if it were handed by OCN, then it wouldn't be such a stretch. After all, they were able to show Bad Guys and Missing Noir M. So this should be right up their alley.

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Im so excited!! These kind of shows are my cup of tea. Im still waiting for that VP 3 but guys, dont forget TEN! I was hooked with that show too and have faith theyll bring it back somehow -a fan can dream!-. If they do this, I seriously see it in a channel like OCN but guess they might want to head to public broadcast... If done right, it could def be something big.

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Please no multiple seasons. That's why I turned from American shows to Kdramas in the first place. I liked the fact that they finished the story in 16 or 20 episodes. Seasons format is a bad idea, Korea.

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I love Criminal Minds and this just has me excited for so many reasons! Looking forward to it!

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11.23
"Lieutenant Park Hae Young, are you there? Lieutenant Park Hae Young, are you available? Lieutenant Park, answer me!!"

Is Lee Je Hoon available for this drama?

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Joo jin woong as Hotch and Lee Je hoon as Reid? *wishfulme*

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Jo Jin Woong is film actor and he is in demand. He is not going to waste all his time in a drama with multiple seasons.

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Hence the 'wishful'. I know it's farfetched ;)

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Will Vampire Diaries ever get remade in Korea?

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I feel like if they tried to adapt the Vampire Diaries, it'd end up just being like any other Korean paranormal romance drama. At its core, thats what the story is. Human loves paranormal nonhuman person. Drama ensues. I don't really see the point. I love the show, don't get me wrong. Having said that, I probably would still watch the hell out of a korean remake. I would like to see a Korean take on Damon, because that man is something else. :D

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I think I would at least check out the first season. This is definitely a show that lends itself to cable Kdrama. Reid and Morgan both have rather angsty backstories. And Hotch's story is very melodramatic.

But I don't think I would last more than 2 or 3 seasons. Like many here, one of the main reasons I watch Kdrama is the beauty of a completed story arc. (Although my favorite TV show is Doctor Who, a 50+ year serial, so I can't completely rage against the format).

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I used to love Criminal minds (reid!!!!) .... but it became shocking violent and explicit every season.

I finally gave up when they showed a pedophile raping a little boy. I couldn't sleep for days afterwards. At the risk of sounding corny, My heart just felt so heavy.

Tv should provoke you to think and feel, but not this.

... so i'm going to skip this

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I kind of gloss through Season 11 and I didn't care much for it. My favorite is still Season 1.

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yay!
i gonna follow this just to see how korea gonna remake my fave geek spencer reid.
please be good!

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Luv criminal minds .. They're doing a spin off here in the US
" Criminal Minds Beyond Borders" with Gary Sinesi and
Daniel Henney will be on it ( will be on CBS this fall) .
Hope the remake will be good ( criminal minds is a bit pricey to produce/episode ; $3-3.5 mil /epi)

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Part of the charm of Korean drama is the watch and be done and cherish forever, I don't want that to go away and for dramas to drag on forever. God knows, I have stopped watching so many American dramas because they're dragging with the season by season format.

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I still watch CM after it ends to 10th season but tbh I just watch to spare time and saw Spence, I mean DR. Spencer Reid

the case has lot of similarities from the previous season as I remember but yeah... let's see how Kdrama can make their version of CM
and with less romance than the usual Kdrama

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Maybe it's because I'm old (this is almost certainly the case) but the only procedural I really enjoyed was Law and Order: Original Recipe because it was SO intent on never revealing anything about the personal lives of the characters. Something about the background of one of the characters was revealed, like, every five eps, so while the stories were 'ripped from the headlines', the characters were blank slates which allowed them to go for almost 20 seasons.
I can't imagine that the regular kdrama audience would be cool with that sort of storytelling especially since it's so different from what is currently airing.

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Just a question, are serial killers also that many in Korea?
Because most (if not all) cases in CM deal with serial killers although they have established that it is not a cultural thing, some countries have lower cases than others.
It's intriguing how the Korean version will play out. Will they be using the same characters? I hope not because they are so unique on their own that I really can't imagine other actors playing them.

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Interesting point. The homicide rate alone in Korea is so low in comparison to the US rate that I'm sure the serial killer rate is almost nothing, so it would be highly unrealistic to have 20 different serial killers in one year haha.

I've noticed interesting differences between the portrayals of serial killers on American and Korean TV, too. Maybe it's because American TV tends to be more graphic anyway, but they seem to really focus on the messed up things--not that killing itself isn't messed up, but they often show, like... carving up the bodies and everything. Or what they do to the victim before killing.

The serial killers I've seen on Korean TV aren't portrayed exactly like that. Granted, the only ones fresh in my mind that I've seen that deal with serial killers on some level are I Remember You and White Christmas (but that wasn't a crime show). And both of those focused more on asking what MAKES a monster than what a monster DOES... which I find more interesting... but anyway, the serial killers on Korean TV seem different to me. Maybe I haven't seen enough serial killers on Korean TV to make that judgement, though.

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Uhh..I don't like where this is heading .why do they need to remake an American show ..when there are many people who want to watch only Korean shows with their culture also inculcated in it.infact many people are interested Korean shows than an American criminal procedural shows .I for one disagree with this idea and I will not watch it .

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why american series?
may be to gather larger viewer (international, especially male audiance). there's a reason why it can reach 10+ seasons, a lot of ppl watch it! more viewer means more money.

korea may realise that kdrama is almost stagnant now, they need to make new market. the easiest way is to create things that already popular there: japan by remake jdorama (a lot example), chinese (recent scarlet heart), so do america.

the thing is, if the writer can't come up with new story why don't they just make live action drama from webtoon, manhwa, or korean novel. there should be plenty materials, jdorama did it. or instead of putting "remake" sticker on the drama, what about "inspired from x movir/series", as nowadays it's almost imposible to come up with an original story.

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Yes I see your point and when you think it as way to gather a larger audience it may work but as you said if it would be nice if they said something like taking inspiration and creating a drama and that would be good idea .but as a person who has watched criminal minds and many 6-10 season series as the show progresses to about 6or 8 seasons you start to get bored whereas kdramas are interesting and get over at 20 episodes and fun part is you can marathon these shows in a day :-P .so I really hope kdramas don't lose that charm .

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I adore criminal minds, i follow CM from season 1. Not sure i would watch a korean remake though. I feel that a remake will just be a recycle of what have been shown in the original series.

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When Criminal Minds first started, my roommate was telling me about the show, except I thought he said CRIMINAL MIMES. I thought it was the best idea for a show ever. Imagine my disappointment when I realized no mimes were involved. I couldn't watch it after that.

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Criminal Minds is great, I've always wondered how a Korean version would be like. I think with shows like Signal tvN has proved it's up for a challenge like this remake.

Daniel Henney is Beyond borders, is it too much to ask for a cameo!?

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Uh, I don't know what to feel about this. Mainly because I'm afraid; I can't find anyone that match the character well. I can picture Kim Jiwon as the 'unmarried' JJ, or Kate. I'll give it a watch if they can sign up Lee Jehoon for Reid, but still.......he is not Reid enough. But Rossi? Hotch? Penelope? Morgan? And even Emily?

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Although I love Criminal Minds and am excited to see how it will become a kdrama, I can't imagine this project being too successful. Regardless of the number of seasons a Korean version could last for, I think the graphic nature of how Criminal Minds portrays the multitude of brutal crimes is something that I personally have never seen in a kdrama. I wonder how this type of explicit portrayal of crime would translate into a more conservative television environment.

Additionally, Criminal Minds focuses on the crime aspect during episodes, and while personal stories behind each character may fuel viewers' interest in the show, they are often more minor plots in comparison to each episode's crime. This and the lack of any strong romantic relationships in the show is a very strong difference in comparison to kdramas. I suspect a Korean version would likely incorporate more romance and a stronger emphasis on the personal lives of characters, which would make it more of a Korean crime show than a Criminal Minds remake.

As for casting, I have difficulty imaging a Korean version of the Criminal Minds cast. Possibly Ok Taecyeon as Derek Morgan and Lee Jong Suk as Spencer Reid?

Nonetheless, I am eagerly awaiting for more news of this remake and will definitely check it out if it becomes a reality.

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I will really like it if they cast ku hye as their leading actress ,I will b thankful if they would just do dat

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I think ku hye sun will do a good job
so pls help us cast ku hye sun as the leading actress

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