Premiere Watch: The Uncanny Counter
Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
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.