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Sci-fi mystery series Joseon X-Files on tvN

The historical sci-fi drama 기찰비록 means something like Mystery Investigation Record, but it’s being described as a Joseon X-Files and that’s a more accurate descriptor so that’s what I’ll call it.

The tvN cable series stars Kim Ji-hoon (Wish Upon a Star) as a coolly logical investigator and Im Jung-eun (Swallow the Sun) as the “believer” in unexplained (and unexplainable) phenomena. The two encounter UFOs and other curious incidents in the natural world, which they attempt to understand.

The basis for these Joseon X-Files is the real-life Annals of Joseon History, and delves into those mysterious incidents that cannot be proven through science. In addition to UFOs, the story incorporates a conspiracy that Kim Ji-hoon’s character stumbles upon.

Kim’s character starts out as an ordinary inspector who becomes an agent of a secret organization for the king. When his teacher is accused of a false charge, he tries to save him but is unable, and the man is given the death penalty. The anguished expression captured on his face in the stills below is from the scene when he witnesses the man’s dead body after the sentence is meted out.

The drama is set for 12 episodes and began filming this month. The first episode airs on August 20.

Via TV Report, Sports Chosun

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im excited about this drama! i hope it's good (and that it'll be subbed, hehe)

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why's he doing cable?

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Why does he always play cold characters? I hope he shows a wider range of emotion in this drama.

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http://www.chtvn.com/DM/Secretbook/
the teaser looks good!

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Aw, a good part of the fun of the X Files for me was the way it switched up gender norms, by having Scully be the scientific, logical (and sometimes grumpy) one and Mulder be the believer (except when it came to religion).

This looks fun anyway, I suppose.

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@3...me too!...i hope see him smile!!!

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I think this needs to be checked out as it sounds interesting.

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first 2 pics look just like WooChi:the taoist wizzard... and he doesn't really resemble with Kang Dong Won
on the other hand tVN gained our attention (harvest villa was one this )

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Oooh nice. I hope a fansubbing group picks this up. *crosses fingers*

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He looks adorable. Looks like a nice arrange of emotion, although, like people have said, still a bit on the cold side. Other than that, much anticipated.

@8, yeah, he doesn't really look like Kang Dong Won. I always thought he looked like a young version of Jang Dong Gun instead, or is that just me?

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The preview looks awesome! Can't wait to see it.

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I love traditional clothes from all sorts of cultures, but the Korean hat for men (don't know the name)? Yeah, definitely not a favorite. But the more I see it in kdramas, the more I get used to it, like an acquired taste I guess.

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another drama to watch...hope it'll be sub

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Wow...he looks great in Joseon costume! Yeyyy!! Another must drama to watch!

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This series looks like a lot of fun. It would be awesome if it gets picked up by a fansub group.

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it sounds great drama , no love triangle.

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oooh! kim ji hoon! he's looking great!!!! though he's playing a cold character, he seems to lose his cool pretty early with that still of him shouting.

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It will be on Viikii :D

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great news...if viikii chooses to sub this series!!! Kim Ji Hoon is sooo handsome!!!

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oh i'm all excited already ever since i heard about Kim's new drama series...what can i say, he always looks gorgeous no matter what role he's playing. Just look at those beautiful eyes & lips ---- enuf to make my day! ahhhh i can't wait to see this & hope it's uploaded online! the story sounds interesting too....not to mention that he looks good in those traditional clothes. I really miss him since Stars Falling...wrapped up!

thnx dramabeans for the update & hope it's one of those you'll be able to recap! :))) really looking forward to your recaps and of course watching this drama online!

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@Tieau i agree i've always thought he looks like a young Jang dong gun matter of fact they cld be brothers in a drama. I think he's one of THE most handsome faces in Korean entertainment. Really like him!

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@4 - thnx for that link on tvN, i just watched the trailer & this looks like a really interesting drama....i'm not into historical but if it's KJH i'll have all the time to spend for him! :)))
The only prob. is why is this series quite short 12 epis??? I want to see more of Kim's adorable face for even 50 epis :))) I hope they extend it to at least 16?

@ JB - i don't hear much of Kim's personal life, does he have siblings? let alone a girlfriend altho the latter i don't wish to know just yet hahahaha!

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To JB - since this drama is thru tvN....is tvN new in Korean entertn. industry? i just heard about this while watching harvest villa recently! i hope not only viikii will carry this coz i can never watch there w/o having plug ins! :((((
thnx again JB - i luv those photos of him, he's a natural! i hope to see more of Kim ji hoon...he's a promising young actor & i'm one of his biggest fans!

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i'm really curious how they're gonna work the whole sci-fi approach in a historical piece. anyways, the cat will prolly kill me but i might just go down this rabbit hole

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@4 thx for the link.
@21 I agree. He has one of the most handsomest faces on Korean TV!
Thanks JB for the photos!
Can't wait to see this new series with one of my fav actors!

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