A Few Trailers For tvN’s “Criminal Minds”

I’m usually one for K-drama remakes of U.S. shows but unlike The Good Wife, I’m not enthusiastic about this one and it has nothing to do with the K-drama side of things.

You see, I kind of hate Criminal Minds. I’ve mentioned several times that I enjoy crime procedurals and while I was never a weekly viewer of the CBS show, I caught a few marathons on ION Television and I think that’s what did me in. You see, I was initially intrigued by the premise of solving crimes by profiling the “unknown subject” a.k.a. “unsub” but after a while, it dawned on me that majority of the crimes were really gross. Actually, a more accurate word is perverted. And there were far too many violent, sexual crimes against women; episode after episode highlighting the numerous ways to torture and rape women. And it was making me sick. So I had to stop watching this show.

But I’m not going to be a Debbie Downer. Well, I’ll try not to be and hope that while I am sure that this show will be just as gory and violent, that it’s still thrilling and entertaining to viewers.

tvN’s version stars capable and acclaimed actors like Son Hyun Jo, Lee Joon Ki, Moon Chae Won, Lee Sun Bin and Kim Yeong Cheol. I’m going to check out the pilot for my girl, Lee Sun Bin, whom I’ve liked since 38 Task Force.

tvN’s Criminal Minds premieres on July 26th.

Credit: tvN

2 Comments

  • Teleri says:

    I love police procedurals. The crimes do get too much if that’s all you watch (real crimes do that as well) so I’ve always rationed out my detective/crime dramas, balancing them w/fluffy stuff LOL
    That said, I’m looking forward to this for Lee Jun Ki 😀

  • Kat says:

    I also watched CMs on ion for several seasons and eventually stopped because it got too gross and repetitive. I actually would watch the Korean version over the US simply because in 16 or 20 episodes it’s done, and my hope is that what they show is a bit more subdued. I know Voice pushed the limits not long ago.

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