07 May 2014

Ghost-seeing Detective Cheo Yong Review

Title: Ghost Seeing Detective Cheo Yong
AKA: Ghost Seeing Detective / Cheo Yong
Genre: Police, Fantasy, Mystery, Crime
Episodes: 10
Broadcast period: 2014-Feb to 2014-Apr
Cast: Oh Ji Ho, Oh Ji Eun and Jun Hyo Sung.

Yoon Cheo Yong (Oh Ji Ho) was born with the ability to see ghosts from when he was a little boy. When he grew up he decided to use that ability and become a police officer. Even though he became an ace of the station he made a mess out of the entire place, leaving all the paper work to his colleges and not really cooperating with them. While running after a murder suspect also a possessed person, his partner finds him there, but ends up being killed on duty due to Cheo Yongs mistake. This makes Cheo Yong leave the Special Crimes Team, and become a patrol officer.
8 years later he is involved in a case where Ha Sun Woo (Oh Ji Eun) a former victim who became a police officer, is searching for the murderer. In that station a high school ghost Han Na Young (Jun Hyo Sung) is residing and she is keen on keeping Cheo Yong there so she can become the officer she wants to be. But somehow Cheo Yong, Sun Woo and Na Young are connected in the past, and for some reason Na Young is only able to possess Sun Woo. Do they have a history?

When I read about the drama and watched the trailer I wasn’t really expecting this type of drama. Yes I knew there would be ghosts, and a police officer that is able to see them, but it kind of is weird having it being a dramatic story. It is interesting and I am pretty sure you have to make it dramatic to make it on TV, but having it as 10 episodes and focusing on a murderer, which by the way is not human, is a bit uninteresting. Some might disagree, but I was much more interested in his ability as a ghost whisperer than him being a cop. The two do go well like we saw in Who Are You, but WAY is kind of focused on the main love story, which this one is not even interested in. And fair enough no love stories, but then at least make me more interesting in their interaction - kind of has a boring feel.
BUT, the side stories are great, and you really enjoy them, or at least I do. And they touch the important stoires, not just the typical ones. So that is what made me go through all 10 episodes.
All in all interesting; maybe more for others than me.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

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