Premiere Watch: The Ghost Detective
The Ghost Detective
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Horror thriller
Episode count: 32 (half-hour episodes, 16 hours total)
Reasons to watch: I was a little shocked to see Daniel Choi out of his signature clean-cut, glasses-and-suit look that’s become one with his identity over the years, but let’s just say I’m not above watching a horror drama just to check out scruffy, five-o’clock-shadow Daniel Choi. He’s starring in KBS’s new creepy horror thriller as a private eye who can see ghosts, and deals in special cases involving the paranormal. In all of the teasers for the show he looks like he hasn’t slept in decades and maybe drinks more whiskey than water, but underneath the gritty exterior lies a sharp mind and a whole host of elite credentials, which he uses to crack cases that the police have been unable to solve.
Park Eun-bin plays his plucky assistant who’s come to work for him with a mystery of her own to solve, involving the apparent suicide of her younger sister. Her case, along with many of their key cases, all trace back to the presence of a mysterious woman in red, played by Lee Jia. The drama comes from PD Lee Jae-hoon of workplace comedy Chief Kim and youth mini-drama Page Turner, and writer Han Ji-wan of the kidnapping thriller Wanted. The ghost stuff from the teasers is already enough to creep me out, but I already love the ragtag team of oddballs fighting ghost crime in an office straight out of film noir. Plus, you know… scruffy Daniel Choi.