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Profilers team up to take down serial killers in tvN’s Criminal Minds

What is it with guys in uniform that makes them so attractive, ’cause damn, Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) looks good. When I first heard that there was going to be a Korean remake of Criminal Minds, I was interested because it’s an old favorite of mine among the many procedural shows out there and also because the production companies behind the remake have really solid credits to their name: NEW produced hit films Miracle in Cell No. 7, Roaring Currents, and Train to Busan, and Taewon Entertainment is known for IRIS and the Marrying the Mafia trilogy. And then, they go ahead and cast Lee Jun-ki, and I was completely sold.

The premise of the American show is pretty basic: Criminal Minds revolves around a team of federal agents who profile criminals in order to catch them. It’s a long-running show in its twelfth season, and inevitably, the cases can get repetitive, but I think its saving grace is the rapport between the team members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. There are some really cute relationships in the original series—like between Morgan and Penelope, or Morgan and Reid (why did you have to leave Morgan?!)—so I’m hoping the Korean remake can replicate those aspects of the show, especially if they’re considering a multi-season format as was reported in earlier articles.

Production is currently underway and the following stills have been released picturing the cast on set, giving us brief glimpses of our team of profilers, as well as a frail-looking Park Geun-hyung (Because I Love You), who will play the director of the fictional agency NCI. Lee Jun-ki’s team members will include Sohn Hyun-joo (Three Days), Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black), Lee Sun-bin (Missing 9), and Go Yoon (Monster).

The station hasn’t confirmed Criminal Minds’s place on its schedule yet, but they’re in talks to have the remake premiere in July in their new Wednesday-Thursday slot. tvN, you’ve given us a good American remake (The Good Wife) and a crappy one (Entourage)—let’s have the pendulum swing back to good, shall we?

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I actually completely forgot about this drama even though I was so excited when Lee Jun Ki was cast! So now I'm excited all over again!! Can't wait!

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Ohmygoodness, I am so psyched for this drama! I actually am a huge fan of Criminal Minds ever since season 1 -- I must admit though I've skipped the newest season after Morgan and Hotch left because its not just the same without the core group! *sobs*

I love the casting choices though! While I'm pretty sure we wouldn't get the original characters in this remake, I'd be pretty happy if they have the same "family" vibe and the great balance between characters: the "genius" (2 if we count the Reid and Gideon character), the straight but highly skilled leader (Hotch's character), the smart, sexy and strong hunk (Morgan), the cheeky computer hacker (Penelope), skilled linguist (Emily) and the all-around liaison (JJ).

July is so far away! >__<

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Lee Jun-ki-oppa, your jaw is lethal; it can seriously cut.
Looking forward for this for the ladiiiies....
Moon Chae won and Lee Sun bin, it's been a while since I watch drama starring the actresses.

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Exciting. I love Criminal Minds and I really hope this will be good

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I hope the team's dynamic will be as good as the American one.

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Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.

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Its going to be pretty hard to top criminal minds a show where the stars played such different characters but complimented each other why they take a good thing and destroy it is beyond me as the old saying goes if it aint broke dont fix it give the stars what they want they certainly have earned it for thier years of believable plots and great acting skills how ever im completely open to new shows so lets see what the new teams got and be fair about it

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Yay! Lee Jun-ki is a modern drama! IT looks really good...

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i wish CM has many action scenes. Because i think Lee Junki is the greatest actor in action scene :3

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I am counting down to this!! Criminal Minds is one of my fave shows and I wanna see this remake done right. JG being in it is already meeting my expectations of good casting. Finally, a modern day show for him, and the uniform plus gun are super hot on him.

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I'm so excited for this! A lover of the original show and fans of both Chaewon and Junki :)

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I loved the good wife so I guess Koreans can make good remakes of american serie (but then I never watched the original version of the good wife). I hope this serie will be good, I need to watch Lee Jun Ki in a good drama!!

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Most important thing is: who is playing Reid =o

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sold

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