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Premiere date and teaser released for Criminal Minds

We’ve finally got a premiere date for tvN’s upcoming remake of Criminal Minds, and not a moment too soon since it’ll start its run at the end of this month. The show has also released a short first teaser featuring our main characters, and it’s just as tense and dramatic as you’d expect of a crime thriller.

The teaser starts with Sohn Hyun-joo (Three Days) narrating offscreen: “We promise you, that we will catch them.” We get flashes of our profiler team and crime scenes as a male survivor says in a terrified voice, “When I close my eyes, I can picture his gaze so vividly, I can’t keep them closed.” Another victim, this time a woman, begs for her life, while a man yells at someone to stop. We get brief scenes of our team in action; racing in a police car, subduing a suspect in a hospital, and Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) looking bloody and battered. “We can stop them, if we can think like them.”

After reading the character descriptions, it sounds like the Korean remake is going to transplant a lot of the same characters from the original American show into this adaptation, with a few minor tweaks. Sohn Hyun-joo will play team leader Kang Ki-hyung, who is described as highly intellectual and level-headed, and widely considered the best profiler in Korea. He sounds like a mix of Jason Gideon and Aaron Hotchner’s characters, and I could see Sohn Hyun-joo acting the heck out of it.

Lee Jun-ki’s agent Kim Hyun-joon sounds like he’ll be taking Derek Morgan’s role in the profiler team: He’s tasked with the more physical aspects of being an NCI agent, such as taking down suspects or chasing them on foot. Usually lighthearted and easygoing, he does a 180 turn at crime scenes and is the most assertive team member. Just as passionate about her job is Moon Chae-won’s (Goodbye Mr. Black) Ha Seon-woo, whose main role in the team is analyzing the crime scene. Like Emily Prentiss, Ha Seon-woo is exceptionally good at her job and doesn’t let threats to her safety stand in the way of her responsibilities.

JJ’s Communications Liaison role goes to Yoo Min-young, played by Lee Sun-bin (Missing 9), and Go Yoon (Monster) will play the youngest-ever agent Lee Han, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology. Oh, I’m so glad Reid’s character will have a part in the Korean adaptation, and I can’t wait to see how Lee Han and Kim Hyun-joon get along. I’m also super happy to see that Penelope Garcia will have a Korean counterpart in Yoo Sun’s (Our Gap-soon) Nana Hwang, complete with badass hacking skills and unique sense of style.

It looks like there’ll be some internal conflict in addition to the various episodic crimes our profiler team will struggle to solve: Kim Young-chul (Father Is Strange) will play Baek San, who founded the profiling branch NCI and acts as its director. Baek San is described as a charismatic figure skilled in politics, who can’t be squared away into being a “good” or “bad” character. I just hope there isn’t too much intra-agency politicking involved in this adaptation, because I prefer our profilers taking down our baddies in the field and not getting too caught up in bureaucratic maneuvering.

Criminal Minds is set to premiere on July 26 in tvn’s new Wednesday-Thursday slot.

Via Osen

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Let's pray that it would be awesome ...

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As long as there is Lee Jun Ki, it will be awesome! *crossing my fingers*

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This is my dream team! I miss MCW for to long since I skip good doctor and my memoir of her stuck at Nice Guy!

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Yayyy!! My Jun Ki is back! I'm so excited. One of my favorite actor in my favorite american series! Please be good!

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OMG, I can't wait. I hope it's good like The Good Wife and not like Entourage. I know it's a weird comparison, but all of them are remake from American series.

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I'm the first to comment????
Gasp
Lemme savour this moment......
*broad grin
A murray I'm looking forward to this show

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Well there world consists of not only my country lol
So I missed it by 3 ?

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Hahaha that was cute to read

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Lee Jun Ki <3, drama please be good, the last drama of Lee Jun Ki I did not drop was Two weeks, 4 years ago like a decade in dramaland time.
Could I be greedy and ask for an epic OST by Nell ? Thank in advance :)
Thanks for the news Tipsymocha

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yay Nell fan? Another OST would be awesome.

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Yes Nell fan, always glad when hearing Kim Jong Wan's voice for OST, latest one was for suspicious partners :)

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Nell! I love Nell! Would be glad to have an OST by Nell! Nell Nell Nell... :D

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Honking for Nell!!!!

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I'm glad that TvN is finally opening up new Wed-Thurs drama slot though it'd mean more sleepless night for me to catch up with four dramas on Wed-Thurs instead.

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Hahahah! Same! More sleepless nights it is if it means seeing Lee Jiunki in modern clothes

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Oh...I love Lee Sunbin?. Glad she's able to show herself more in the dramaland.
Anyway, TVN woohoo??? Rooting for this.

I never know that I would like criminal dramas so much until I watch Voice. Especially in TVN and OCN, which usually produce less-makjang criminal dramas.

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Yes. OCN and tvN for crime genre kdrama ! ??

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Ahhh.. My heart skips a beat whenever I see Joon Gi's face?

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And two beats when he is beaten up ?

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Ooh yes yes. Keep them good crime dramas coming (I hope it's good).
Really excited to see LJK again...also happy to see Lee Sun-bin, I loved her in PU38.

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This gives me the shivers. The good kind... Criminals Minds and Lee Jun-ki... oh drama gods, please be kind to this adaptation *prays*

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Finally moon chae won is back. I missed her acting so much. The teaser seem so interesting . I'm so excited for this drama .

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I knew Kim Young Chul's character name sounded familiar so I did a quick Google search. Turns out his character name in Iris 2 was Baek San as well. Funny.

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Funny that you said that. Lee Joon Gi character name Kim Hyun Jun is Lee Byun Hyun's character in Iris too.

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I may have screamed a little. I'm really, realllly excited about this!!!!

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Thank god!! I don't need more weekend shows??

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I know remakes are usually looked down upon but I do have high hopes for this!

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The sad part is that it is set to premier on July 26 and still no word of license. Not even a Fan channel on Viki. Please send license request forms to both DramaFever (no need to give your email address)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuXiW1XwtSRt0H_ehdDMABJYJNQWA1xj78ni06l4m_OG-ZHg/viewform
and Viki.
https://vikiinc.wufoo.com/forms/title-request-form/
It only takes a minute

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And here I am already excited, I forget about that part. Just like the last two previous adaptations of American dramas, Entourage and The Good Wife, we will probably not see this in America as well legally. That is, Dramafever and Viki will not have license to carry this drama.

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Oh no, this would be so sad!! I don't like to watch my drama from illegal sites. I would gladly pay for any website that stram this drama legally. Dramafever made tons of money from Scarlet Heart! I hope they get the license at any cost!

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I want one thriller to be for me what SDQ is doing to sageuk for me. Neither of the genres can I watch successfully to the end. So I really hope this one works like SDQ worked as a sageuk. Since, this year has these two genres everywhere.

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I've been anticipating this drama since forever. Glad that it finally has airing date. Now, counting down days to the premiere.

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Thanks for the CRIMINAL MINDS update, tipsymocha! I'm stoked and can't wait to see the Korean take on the intrepid profilers. Lee Joon-gi was terrific in TWO WEEKS, and I expect he'll deliver the goods in this show, too. Am looking forward to Sohn Hyun-joo, too. ;-)

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So with this teaser and character profiles, I really can't wait to watch it! At first I wasn't so sure about how they were going to work it out but I'm in for the ride. Let's go!

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Finally, another Lee Joon Gi drama.

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FINALLY ... I have never heard of any of these actors ( new an only follows live shows ) ... But all my love please make me love you show ... And do justice to Dr spencer reid ... And the fact that you have a glimpse of JG is all the wall needs and still not over waiting for 8 seasons and the season ten happened and I was soOooo pissed ....

I better have flirting , family fun , and dr awkward. Know it all who makes people wonder if he is human ....

I still wish I can read as fast as reid ....

Tvn am ready to get paranoid again and wonder if mankind is all evil ...

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Let's get paranoid together !

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I am excited for Criminal Minds. Been growing beard waiting for my Lee Jun Ki to grace my tv screen again. I hope this drama will be a good one, though be it a good or bad drama, LJK still rawk my world. So July 26, please come faster.

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Oh my goodness LJG with Moon Chae Won? Sign me up!

Side note, glad to see MCW reuniting with Suyang Daegoon haha

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CAN'T WAIT....^__^

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So excited for this!!!

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Finally a premiere date~ I can mark it in my calendar. xD
Really hope this drama is good!!!
Excited to see LJK in a new and modern role. :D

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Emily prentiss has a nice backstory. I hope they cover that part. She's my favorite along with spencer reid.

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I'm seriously looking forward to this adaptation. Aside from being a huge fan of the original American show, I am also a big fan of the leads. I am so hoping that this will be more than good.

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So excited! *rubbing hands in glee*

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OMG OMG OMG *breath in breath out*
Those picture where Lee Jun Ki holds the gun, I'm gonna put it up as my desktop background XD

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I love the teaser and can't wait for this show to kick off!! Been missing Joon Gi for too long and I feel like he's finally got a good show on his hands and it's not a sageuk. Not to mention, I love how they have the Korean counterparts to all my fave characters, which is the core reason I loved the original series.

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That's what I said when the only drama I watched of him was 'My Girl'.

I was proven wrong when I decided to watched MLSHR. I realized I was a fool after watching the rest of his projects. I was asking myself --Why didn't I watch his projects a long time ago? Instead I wasted my time watching dramas of the same genre with predictable & cliche storylines.

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Coooolll ..
Ahhhh, I want to watch this!!!

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I'm super excited for this!!

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My body is ready! July 26, come faster please!

As a hardcore fan of the US Criminal Minds since season 1, I am looking forward to the K-drama take on my favorite series. The casting looks really good too, I hope the cases don't get toned down because the evil of humanity and the profiler team overcoming the evil is what made the show so addicting.

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Yayyayaayayaya!! So excited for Lee Jun Ki and Moon Chae Won! My favorite Korean actor/actress together!! Arang and the Magistrate and Nice Guy aired kinda together in 2012 and were one of the first five dramas I ever watched. From that time on, I wanted LJK and MCW to act together. Now it's happening after 5 years! Haha.

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looking forward to this

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finally moon chae won !i miss her acting ?
and the one that i'm looking forward is park si eun ??? can't wait to see her on screen again ?

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I am really worried for Ninja Teacher, he is getting slimmer and slimmer even though it doesn´t even seem possible. Please stop, Teacher. Don´t hurt your health. Build some muscle. I am still exited for this and I hope it is good, but I feel like Teacher might break in half.

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So excited for this drama..moon chae won? lee jong ki

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I can't watch the original Criminal Minds as it is just too creepy for me, but I am interested in checking this out.

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can't wait oppa... ???

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really excited for this. I love the American version, so I am so happy this is going to have a K drama version too! Hope it translates well.

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Wow, it has been a while since i've seen moon chae won...i might watch just for her.

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I cannot wait for MCW and LJK ........ my dream came true.......

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Finally coming near. CM fighting! LJG fighting!

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Where can you watch it?

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