I just about peed my pants after watching this preview for the most literally named drama of the season, Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong.
Now that’s an effective preview. It might not tell you anything about what the drama’s about, but it definitely shows you how you can expect to feel–creeped out of your damn mind. And was anyone else reminded of the lift in Darkwater? Oh Ji Ho (Chuno, God of the Workplace) stars as the titular detective, once a hotshot ace of the violent crimes unit now turned lowly beat cop after a suffering from a personal trauma. He sees ghosts but ignores them, until he comes across a teen ghostie played by Hyo Sung of girl group SECRET in her first drama role.
Nevermind that, because playing Cheo-yong’s partner is up-and-coming Oh Ji Eun (King of Dramas, I Live in Cheongdam-dong) who should be able to hold her own. I can understand if everyone has had enough of ghosts in dramaland and needs to take a break, but not me.
For one, all the shows have each taken a different approach in structure and narrative, and OCN’s take will no doubt be grittiest and grimiest of the lot so far which I welcome with open arms. Coming from the same network that delivered successful series TEN and Vampire Prosecutor, it’s got a good procedural pedigree so we’re in good hands here.
This drama may be flying a little under the radar at the moment what with so few promo materials and the huge Heirs publicity onslaught. But with only a few weeks left to debut, shouldn’t we be seeing we see a little more, OCN?
Update: It seems that the drama MAY NOT AIR today since there’s no update on the OCN website, nor has the drama gone through any of the usual promo stuff i.e. press conference, promo pictures etc. There was some early confusion about the air date but after the drama started filming in August and some tweets were sent by the actors, all info pointed to the October debut. I really hope this hasn’t been shelved, but OCN, it’s time to get your house in order!
Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong Episodes : 10 Starts: October 6 Broadcast Company : OCN Cast : Oh Ji Ho, Oh Ji Eun, Jeon Hyo Seong, Jeon Ji An