Time-slipping to catch a killer in OCN’s Tunnel
It’s analogue-meets-CSI in OCN’s newest crime thriller Tunnel, where 1980s detective Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) travels to the present day via wormhole tunnel and clashes with prickly elite detective Yoon Hyun-min (Beautiful Mind). On the upside, they’re both good guys who are after the same killer, the mysterious culprit in a thirty-year string of serial murders.
Choi Jin-hyuk stars in the time-slip thriller as a dogged cop who runs into a tunnel while chasing a serial killer in 1986. He has no idea why, but he comes out of the tunnel and it’s 2017. The serial killings have continued for the last thirty years, and he joins an investigation team in the present to solve the case.
Yoon Hyun-min plays his opposite in every way: Choi Jin-hyuk’s character goes with his gut instincts and street smarts, while Yoon Hyun-min’s character believes in hard scientific facts and relies on advanced technology. Rounding out the main team is Lee Yoo-young (Yourself and Yours), a criminal psychology professor with an icy demeanor who’s a little obsessed with the psychology of killers.
The show’s official posters have been released, featuring the trio in the time-slip tunnel with the tagline: “I skipped over thirty years to catch him.” Choi Jin-hyuk’s character poster reads: “Even if you’re fooled a hundred times, a detective goes again! I’ll go alone if I need to!!” Yoon Hyun-min’s says: “Don’t apologize to me. Just suffer from now on.” Lee Yoo-young’s tagline is a bit creepier: “If a killer can’t kill… is there worth in his/her existence? Or not?”
The latest teaser also highlights how different our three leading characters are, as they pursue the same case together. Choi Jin-hyuk writes things out with pen and paper, while Yoon Hyun-min uses satellite photos to determine the distance between the crime scene and the suspect’s home.
When encountering a piece of evidence, Choi Jin-hyuk’s first instinct is to taste it (ew), while Yoon Hyun-min asks if he’s run a DNA test to get genetic [yoojeonja] evidence. Choi Jin-hyuk: “DN-what? Why are we talking about teapots [joojeonja]? Did you steal teapots too?” Pfft. Lee Yoo-young then brings it back to crime-thriller territory and asks the suspect, “When you killed… how did it feel?” Here’s hoping the show maintains that same comedy-thriller balance, because bickering old/new buddy cops could be a hoot.
Tunnel follows Voice on Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 25.
Via Chosun Ilbo
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