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Premiere Watch: The Uncanny Counter

Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: OCN
Genre: Fantasy, action
Episode count: 16

This seems like an interesting choice for OCN! The Uncanny Counter (previously Amazing Rumor) tells the story of four people that work at a noodle restaurant. They seem like normal folks, but in fact they’re actually demon fighters who hunt down and destroy evil. We’ve got Kim Se-jung, Yoo Joon-sang, Yeom Hye-ran, and Jo Bong-kyu in our leading roles, so if nothing else, the casting is interesting. Originally when I saw the early promo material for this show, I assumed our four main characters were a family, which seemed fun, but don’t follow my lead — it seems like they’re just co-workers and co-fighters. On the flip side, maybe this clears the way for some romance between Bong-kyu and Se-jung? (I’m game!) I’m not really sure what to expect from this show, and it probably could go either way, but right now I’m hoping for a compelling story full of matching track suits, secret underground fighters, and slickly choreographed action scenes.

 
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"it seems like they’re just co-workers and co-fighters"

Or Watchers & Slayers?

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Love the Buffy reference.

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this could be very interesting. at least you won't get all the well worn tropes here!
anything can happen in a workplace! many a girlfriend/boyfriend set up is born. i am curious how they will portray the evil too.

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I wasn't paying much attention to this until I noticed the red tracksuit uniform. Action heroes are usually decked out in snazzy suits or tight-fitting clothes. Why NOT comfy tracksuits that gives you full range of motion and doesn't require special handling when you launder them?

Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

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This made me laugh out loud, comfy tracksuits indeed.

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Where is this streaming in the US?

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It will be airing on Netflix.

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This really feels like a Mystic Pop-Up Bar spin-off... the lives of demon hunters. Can't wait to watch it, I really hope it will be good. I think it'll be almost the same as MPUB. KDrama fantasy dramas are something else.

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It does!!
I'm totally in!

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I just watched MYSTIC POP UP BAR and loved it. The one degree of separation between COUNTER and MYSTIC is one of my favorites Yeom Hye-ran.

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Also o/t YHR was in both LIVE and LIFE.

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Love the premise, and that casting could sure do heartfelt as well as wacky (watched Jo Byung-kyu in Running Man before, and he definitely can pull off being weird ><), am so looking forward to watching this.

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I just wanted to come back and report that I loved what I saw in THE UNCANNY COUNTER in episodes 1 and half of episode 2 The other half will be watched tonight. The cast already looks like they have great chemistry.
Jo Byung-gyu (at RL age 24) is credibly playing a high school kid.
(He looks like he could be Jang-Seung-jo’s dongsaeng.)

Ratings report: episode 1–2.207%; episode 2–4.350%.
Viewership:
Episode 1: 737,000;
Episode 2: 1,208,000.
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uncanny_Counter

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