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Third teaser sets the ticking clock for crime thriller Wanted

We’ve got one more week till the premiere of SBS thriller Wanted, which means we’re in the last promo push with its newest teaser and posters, which play up the central conceit of an unknown bad guy forcing a twisted live broadcast, capturing an actress’s desperate efforts to recover her kidnapped son.

The teaser starts out with Kim Ah-joong praying for the rescue of her son, Hyun-woo, who is bound and gagged somewhere. While cop Ji Hyun-woo searches frantically, a fellow cop asks somewhat disbelievingly if he thinks the boy is still alive, and Ji fires back, “Then bring back a corpse at least, jerk!” The captions read, “A kidnapped son. A criminal’s demand. Make a live reality show.”

Then Kim Ah-joong receives a script in the mail for a live broadcast show, sent by the criminal. It’s titled “Wanted,” and it sends her seeking out an old friend, Uhm Tae-woong, a TV producer; she pleads with him to make the show, saying that he’s the only one who can do it. It looks like he wants to help, although an executive scoffs at him, “What can a retired actress and a fired PD do?”

With ten days to carry out the kidnapper’s orders, Kim Ah-joong vows to do everything she can to save her son. Roll cameras.

It looks like the heroine will be a gritty, determined character (much in the vein of Lee Bo-young in God’s Gift — 14 Days) and I’m looking forward to seeing her put up a fight. And maybe even kicking some ass. Wanted kicks off next Wednesday, June 22.

Via TV Report

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The posters are well made. So, it seems unlike DOTS, UF will have tough competition. Though it being preproduced and by KBS will make it stand out but honestly both Wanted and W look better than UF.

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Every time I see UTW as a PD in the promos, I hear his "Chun-hyang song" playing in my mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbR6f9fhYOo

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I know exactly what you mean.

I can't look at Yoon Eun-hye without thinking of 'Just Look at You'.

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Thank you so much for the link ,loved this song so much and i have remembered how pitiful Mr Byun was ,getting repeatedly.......I miss Hong sisters they better hurry up with another drama.

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The teaser, the stills, they are evoke my interest deeply.
I cannot wait for UTW.

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This looks a bit dark but I am alllll in for it! Hyunwoo, checked! Uhmforce, checked! Kim Ah-Joong convinced me as a mom, so checked! Ready to watch this now.

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I am looking forward to this drama, too - it looks great, and I love the actors!

That said, I also share your apprehension about the possibility of the ending delivering a reveal that ruins the entire drama.

When plots have an extremely strong, unusual and interesting premise (like "woman is forced to make a live reality show about her kidnapped child by the kidnapper"), there's always the danger that nobody paid enough attention to making the fascinating premise work with the rest of the plot, specifically basic earth logic and plausible character motivation (how many dramas have you seen that were entirely populated by bizarrely dumb and/or Martian characters with no knowledge of earth customs...?).

But I'm just going to assume for now that the motivation of the kidnapper will end up making sense on this planet, and that the practical details of the kidnapping itself will, too.

They will! I know it! The drama gods will hear my call. :-)

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Ugh, tell me about it. I read lots of comment about the tragedy that happened to Cheese in the Trap (and I agree by the way), but I will forever be wrecked by God's Gift. It is my CITT. I won't say exactly why so as to avoid spoiling those who haven't seen it...but then again is it really spoiling something if it also counts as saving someone from heartache?

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God's Gift 14 Days and its legendary horrible ending. People will never forget.

GG14D is one of my all-time favorite Korean thriller. Minus the ending ofc. I seriously want to erase the last 5 minutes of that series from my memory. I'm still MAD at the way the scriptwriter (SPOILER REDACTED). Ugh.

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howawawaw... dark but clear feature,, just my favorite genre, can't wait........... Uhm Tae Woong <3

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I'm watching Queen In-hyun's Man right now and I'm so attracted to Ji Hyun-woo. Seems like I finally have another drama to watch before Doctors and W air!

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@kaylie this drama air after Doctors, Doctors air every monday-tuesday (begin 20 june) then this drama "Wanted" air every wednesday-thursday (begin 22 june)..

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Yeay for UTW! But I dont know how they can make this into 16 episode.

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It's a serial Killer. So will manythings happen.

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so excited to see ji hyun-woo~ <3

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I just realize that i will always have a crush on Ji Hyun Woo. Can't wait!

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Three of my favourite stars are here. Please be great.

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You know what would be such a twist? If Uhm Taewoong is the ultimate baddie who orchestrate the whole thing to make a splash with a never-before-seen reality show.

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That would work for me! :-) It'd actually be an excellent motivation for the kidnapper. It makes sense - that show really *would* write TV history, and likely skyrocket through the ratings and make the producer famous. And it's such a cold cut-throat sociopathic way to instrumentalize a child's kidnapping and the mother's fear that I feel it could also end up being social commentary on the workings of the entertainment industry.

I'm all for this!!!

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The premise sounds interesting. But dunno why, all 3 teasers failed to get me hooked. Kim Ahjoong didn't give me "the feels" like how Lee Boyoung gave me while I was watching GG14D's teasers.

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