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Premiere Watch: Psychopath Diary

Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Broadcaster: tvN
Genre: Comedy, crime
Episode count: 16 episodes

Mistaken identity is a common occurrence in dramas, but a case of mistaken self-identity is much less common. Our hapless, pushover of a protagonist, played by Yoon Shi-yoon, comes down with a severe case of mistaken self-identity that starts when he witnesses a murder. At the murder scene, Yoon Shi-yoon comes across a diary and flees the scene with it–but doesn’t get far. Neighborhood cop Jung In-sun accidentally hits him with her car as he’s running away. When he wakes up in a hospital, he’s lost a big chunk of his memories but has one clue to point him to who he was before: the diary. But flipping through it becomes a cause for concern because the diary belongs to a cold-blooded killer, literally. The diary leads him to make the jump that he’s a cold-blooded killer and it serves as a catalyst for a personality change, though it seems his inner good guy will keep popping out. Yoon Shi-yoon isn’t the only one who’s struggling with a new reality. His boss Park Sung-hoon seems like a chic, stoic man, but he’s actually more of a Korean Patrick Bateman (Γ  la American Psycho). His imperturbable facade begins to crack following the loss of his incriminating diary. As he races to track down the location of his diary, Yoon Shi-yoon and Jung In-sun team up in an attempt to solve the string of murders Park has committed. It looks like we’re in for a heaping of humor alongside murder and mystery, so fingers crossed that we’ll get a madcap adventure.

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What are the chances of Yoon Shi yoon taking it down a notch in this one.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!!

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Personally, Yoon Shi-yoon's brand of overacting is my favourite thing, I hope he never changes πŸ˜‚

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Thank you for the heads-up, @stroopwafel! With the finale of WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS this week, PSYCHOPATH DIARY snuck up on me anyway. ;-)

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@pakalanapikake,
I am also ready for PD. It is fortunate timing that CAMELLIA is wrapping up.
For some reason the thought came that at some point in the story a Cher-like character will tell YSY’s Dong-sik: β€œSnap out of it!”.

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Episode one on Viki clocks in at 1:18:27. FWIW.

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GIVE ME THIS DRAMA!!!

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Yoon shi Yoon fighting looking forward to this drama.

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I watched this and surprised myself by really enjoying the first episode (I'm not a massive Yoon Shi-yoon fan: still traumatised from watching Your Honour, his stupid tattoo and terrible wig)

Basically, the question our hero faces is: what would I prefer to be? Would I rather be a total idiot pushover whom everybody takes advantage of, or a smart serial killer who has everybody fooled. I find that psychological conundrum quite fascinating and I like the way the drama shows how he reads situations differently depending on how he sees himself.

YSH is actually not that over the top in this (so far). I mean, it could all descend into slapstick comedy at some later episodes but ep 1 intrigued me.

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YSY not YSH. But everybody understood that, right?

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LOL, I had just posted a comment about YSH's new drama and was momentarily confused but it's all good. I'm with you.

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I think I made the typo because I saw your comment ...

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I think you just sold the show to me. I've been hesitant because my YSY allergy is fairly severe, but that's a conundrum that speaks to my bitter and twisted heart.

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I'm going to wait because, like Cloggie, I'm still traumatised by Your Honour and want to wait until I have a few more episodes as proof.

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I didn't watch Your Honour because, well, it had YSY.

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I was glad that LYY pointed out his tattoo was misspelled. The angle angel tattoo bugged me from Dear Judge's teaser 🀣

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But is the comedy there?

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Yes, I thought it was funny.

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I enjoyed the premier and I will continue to watch . Anticipating more situational comedy, hopefully, without the slapstick.

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are you giving its written update or not?

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I haven't seen the first 2 episodes yet but just want to send on kudos to the Viki subbing team for having both episodes fully subbed in English within 24 hours. Great job.
Also the PSYCHOPATH DIARY page at Viki has some creative graphics.

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