Sunday, April 13, 2014
Having shown its love for a certain formula over and over again, there is little to be surprised about when it comes to OCN series and their form and trajectory. A leading man carrying a trauma and being a loner type, an ensemble of stock characters, a villain/obstacle and a lot of action and social commentary with moments of often awkward, forced humor in-between. 'Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective' follows that same formula and has more problems than other shows, but it also offers some freshness that ultimately becomes its strength.
The series follows the work of Yoon Cheo-yong (Oh Ji-ho), a detective who can see ghosts. Since an evil presence he fought with seven years ago went off a bridge and took his then partner with him, Cheo-yong has worked as a regular police officer, avoiding being a detective handling cases. However, he is drawn back to that when a case he decides to take on brings his path to that of Ha Seon-woo (Oh Ji-eun), a detective who seems to have a past with him. In the station where Seon-woo works at, Cheo-yong meets the ghost of a female student, Han Na-yeong (Hyosung), who has no memory of who she was before her death and is confined to the station by an invisible barrier. He then begins working as Seon-woo's partner and their team tackle different cases in each episode.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective".