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[Drama 2018] Today’s Detective/ The Ghost Detective 오늘의 탐정

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21 hours ago, thistle said:

Since the writer of this drama has already hit us with a great big sneaky twist within the first two days, I'm thinking that we have only begun to scratch the surface here.  If writer-nim has messed with us once, we're gonna get messed with again so it looks like we need to be ready for that.

 

Here is my "out of left field" thinking for right now (I could very well be guessing wrong, and I probably will be but, to be fair to myself, I did guess absolutely right about Da Il being dead): 

What if Da Il is the "ghost detective" because he catches ghosts but Not because he is a ghost himself? 

 

Yes, he is dead BUT what if he is atoning for the way he died (suicide?) by becoming a ghost catcher or something like a Grim Reaper.  We've seen similar characters on other dramas (Goblin, for example) who can seem human but aren't and who have a job to do after death because they can't move on due to the manner in which they have died.  Writers can do different things with these types of unreal characters and can bend rules about what they can and cannot do--this would explain some of the inconsistencies about what Da Il is capable or.

 

I'm also beginning to wonder if the Red Lady is an evil spirit of some sort rather than a mere ghost.  That might explain why she is able to take possession of other people and of that poor dog.

 

There's a lot going on here.  Anything could happen next!

Your idea made me think and I came to realize that we never saw the face of the person burying him. We all assumed that the teacher buried him. On the other hand, the dog's corpse was still at the kindergarten. So why not bury both then?

Therefore I had this crazy idea:

  1. What if someone else intervened and wanted him to be a ghost in order to catch the red lady?
  2. Maybe there is someone else who is after the red lady. I doubt that all this started with YW's sister... I can also imagine that someone must have experienced something similar and has more experiences with ghosts and knows more about the red lady. Therefore, when the person discovered Da Il's body, this person saw a chance to have an ally. Notice that no one knew about Da Il's whereabouts except YW. We heard that he has no real family hence no one from his family would be looking for him. This person knew about that. In order to become a ghost, you need to bury the body in a particular place. The person didn't bury Da Il very deeply and it was surrounded by a certain plant. The person knew how to create a ghost...
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I've never seen so many conclusions about a drama.... Yes, this is the uniqueness about "The Ghost Detective"...!!! I've read all your ideas... And I was posting my point of view before, hope you haven't seen it though...!! All I have to say is Da Il is a very capable person... He can turn himself in to a ghost when he needs...??!! A ghost to catch a ghost...!!!! This is the perfect combination. He surely knows that he can touch anything, but he is refraining anything from touching b'cause of a reason.... Maybe he wants Yeo Wool to be known as he is dead..??!! And the lady in red can definitely posses people... which means she isn't an ordinary ghost. Perhaps an evil spirit with a revengeful intention...??!! I hope we all get more info this week about all the characters....

 

And I am highly unfamiliar with 2 episodes back to back mode, since all Choi Daniel's dramas were so far a single one hour dramas... And I am bit surprised that the ratings got a little low... Looks like people asking subtitles in different languages for this drama is the reason to have low ratings...??!! It clearly indicates that the drama's already gaining a global popularity...!!!! It's very great for the team.... I hope the rating go high for real so that everyone can work on it with a relieved mind...!!!!!!! Now, I am even more excited about this wonderful drama.... And I need a love line too :tounge_wink:

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I loved Park Fun Bin's portrayal of her character in AOY and I'm happy to see her paired with one of my favs.

I have a crush on Choi Daniel since "Babyfaced Beauty", so seing him in this drama, without glasses and with facial hair is making me all hot and bothered...That 6th sens plot twist was amazing! I actually love it! It will make the leads dynamic so special...she is the only one that can see and touch him (for now) ...gaaah gimme aaalll the love and angst asap! If people recently were able to ship a robot and a girl (in Are you human?) there is no stopping me from shipping a goddabmnhot ghost and a girl xD

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Choi Daniel, who became a ghost in Today's Detective, meets Kim Won Hae.

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In the last episode, Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel) was killed while he was investigating the "child disappearance case", and it turned out that he became a ghost, shocking viewers. Currently, only Jung Yeo Wool ( Park Eun Bin)  knows the death of Lee Da Il. and she can see and talk about Ghost Da Il (Choi Daniel). "In this week's broadcast, Han Sang-Sub (Kim Won Hae) finds about Da Il's death
https://news.joins.com/article/22959611

 

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 I still can`t accept that Da Il died. Why he is eating? A ghost doesn`t need food. Poor detective Han! He lost his friend and partner.

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1 hour ago, larus said:

.....I still can`t accept that Da Il died. Why he is eating? A ghost doesn`t need food. Poor detective Han! He lost his friend and partner.

 

A ghost doesn't need food but we certainly can't have a KDrama without Subway!  ;)

 

And, really, I absolutely can't accept it either.  Took me a couple of days to go back and watch episode 3/4 once I found out he was dead.  I still want to watch this drama but I will probably stay upset for awhile because I felt that the viewers were being tricked, and I do Not like a tricky writer because it's impossible to trust that the show will go well in the long run.

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6 hours ago, larus said:

 

I still can`t accept that Da Il died. Why he is eating? A ghost doesn`t need food. Poor detective Han! He lost his friend and partner.

In the pic above you posted, is hyung crying...??? He probably finds about Da Il's death & bust in to tears.... He doesn't even know that he is right in front of him, since he can't see him.... But Yeo Wool can see him, but looks like she is also sad for him.... I don't don't know you guys remember this.... But there is a behind the scenes pic of them three with Yeo Wool & hyung digging something & Da Il standing beside them....??!! Looks like they were at the place where Da Il was buried.....!!!!! What a plot.!!!!

 

And how come he eats when he is a ghost...??!! He can't be a ghost for sure....!! I still think it's one of his special abilities that he sometimes can turn in to a ghost....!! Who knows....???? Anything is possible.... After all, this is K-Drama land......!! Can't wait for today's eps :)

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Aww so he's really dead ottoke? Will there be a twist again at the end maybe he's really not dead but in coma? But if he's really dead till the end the ending would be predictable already, he will stay until they found out about that lady ghost then part ways with eunbin, so sad :(

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A ghost that can eat?

A ghost that can be touched?

Is that one a ghost?

 

Till I see today's episode. As much as I love choi Daniel if my judgemental mind can't accept some of the developments like the two I mentioned without reasonable explanations for them, I will drop the drama. There must be an explanation why he is eating and feel pain when he was flipped

 

 

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2 hours ago, darr said:

A ghost that can eat?

A ghost that can be touched?

Is that one a ghost?

 

Till I see today's episode. As much as I love choi Daniel if my judgemental mind can't accept some of the developments like the two I mentioned without reasonable explanations for them, I will drop the drama. There must be an explanation why he is eating and feel pain when he was flipped

 

 

It;s your choice to drop the drama or not... But you should watch it if you are a true Choi Daniel fan!!!!!! This is his best performance so far.... No doubt about that!!!!!! Plus, I never thought he would be this hot with the facial hair :love:....

 

And Da Il can touch, feel the pain, eat & etc..... It would have a nice explanation... Maybe hyung knows that he is a ghost, but he is acting as if he doesn't know...!! I really miss the Da Il & hyung duo now.... How can the writer give them to us and take them back at the same time...??!! Hyung said that Da Il is special... And Da Il has special abilities.... Maybe this is one of them...!! I bet both Da Il & hyung can see each other... But they act like they are not... This definitely must be their plan or something to trick the lady in red...!!! I am very hooked to this drama right now....!! :thumbsup:

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51 minutes ago, gm4queen said:

It;s your choice to drop the drama or not... But you should watch it if you are a true Choi Daniel fan!!!!!! This is his best performance so far.... No doubt about that!!!!!! Plus, I never thought he would be this hot with the facial hair :love:....

 

And Da Il can touch, feel the pain, eat & etc..... It would have a nice explanation... Maybe hyung knows that he is a ghost, but he is acting as if he doesn't know...!! I really miss the Da Il & hyung duo now.... How can the writer give them to us and take them back at the same time...??!! Hyung said that Da Il is special... And Da Il has special abilities.... Maybe this is one of them...!! I bet both Da Il & hyung can see each other... But they act like they are not... This definitely must be their plan or something to trick the lady in red...!!! I am very hooked to this drama right now....!! :thumbsup:

My dear, easy.

I don't watch dramas cos I'm somebody's fan. I watch dramas based on good script and good acting.  I'm also not a fan of anybody. Dont do fan stuff. I can like u based on physical and acting quality and want to know u more or just simply like u. If u picked a work I don't resonate well with, I can cheer you from afar. Doesnt stop me from liking u. I pick and drop dramas with ease. No big deal.

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39 minutes ago, darr said:

My dear, easy.

I don't watch dramas cos I'm somebody's fan. I watch dramas based on good script and good acting.  I'm also not a fan of anybody. Dont do fan stuff. I can like u based on physical and acting quality and want to know u more or just simply like u. If u picked a work I don't resonate well with, I can cheer you from afar. Doesnt stop me from liking u. I pick and drop dramas with ease. No big deal.

Yes dear... You've made a good point...!! I was regretting b'cause I've watched some useless, pointless & baseless K-dramas in the past few months not dropping them....!!!!! So I must say that this is the drama I am truly enjoying after a long period of pointlesstime....!!!! :) At first, I thought I am gonna drop this, b'cause horror is not my cup of tea.... But now I am ok with it.... :o And as you said it's better be safe and sorry, right...?? Otherwise it would give a endless pain.... I am honestly regretting about the time wasted on watching useless K-dramas lately.... So I really hope this would ease my mind :blush:... I don't know about you, but I like Daniel so much...!!! So i must give this a try...!!! I really love the fact about this drama that we can make various conclusions about what's up next...???!! I think it's very rare in K-dramaland....!!

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About him being able to eat the food it's actually pretty easy to explain based on the superstition that Korea and some other countries have. When they have someone's death anniversary they always prepare lots of food and drinks for the dead. I'm not that familiar with the details but basically, they believe that on death anniversary the dead come to visit and can eat food that was left for them. So the main idea - the dead are only able to eat food that was left for them or given to them. This idea was used in Lets fight ghost drama as well. If that is the case, then our dead detective will be able to eat food that YW gives him. 

 

About the fact that YW can touch him, I don't think it applies only to him but to any other ghost as well. It probably has to do with the fact that she can see ghosts and is thus basically a part of two worlds one being the afterlife or something like that. You can't touch what you believe doesn't exist, but for her ghosts are a reality tightly blended with her own world so maybe that's why she can interact with them like with any other human being. A little sketchy but I'll take it. I was one of those who shipped a robot and a human so a human and a ghost is pff... child's play. 

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10 minutes ago, nateko said:

About him being able to eat the food it's actually pretty easy to explain based on the superstition that Korea and some other countries have. When they have someone's death anniversary they always prepare lots of food and drinks for the dead. I'm not that familiar with the details but basically, they believe that on death anniversary the dead come to visit and can eat food that was left for them. So the main idea - the dead are only able to eat food that was left for them or given to them. This idea was used in Lets fight ghost drama as well. If that is the case, then our dead detective will be able to eat food that YW gives him. 

 

About the fact that YW can touch him, I don't think it applies only to him but to any other ghost as well. It probably has to do with the fact that she can see ghosts and is thus basically a part of two worlds one being the afterlife or something like that. You can't touch what you believe doesn't exist, but for her ghosts are a reality tightly blended with her own world so maybe that's why she can interact with them like with any other human being. A little sketchy but I'll take it. I was one of those who shipped a robot and a human so a human and a ghost is pff... child's play. 

YW saw the red dressed lady, so does the manager,her late sis and Na. Does she have psychic power?  That red lady didn't do anything to her. She isn't afraid of Na who is a ghost and can communicate with him. Who is she really?  She can flip men anyhow.  I will like to know more about her background. Her character is intriguing. 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, darr said:

YW saw the red dressed lady, so does the manager,her late sis and Na. Does she have psychic power?  That red lady didn't do anything to her. She isn't afraid of Na who is a ghost and can communicate with him. Who is she really?  She can flip men anyhow.  I will like to know more about her background. Her character is intriguing.

I too want to know about her more.... As you said, she flipped Da Il twice & somehow hyung once in the last week's eps.... Girl Power!!! :DAnd we've got to know that she can read other peoples lips, which is a very rare talent... She has her own talent.. In the upcoming eps, she will have to use her all talents to overcome the evil..... She is petite, but energetic...!!!! Waiting for today's eps to know more about everyone....!!!!!!!!!!

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Choi Daniel’s Tragic Past Is Revealed In “The Ghost Detective”

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Choi Daniel is broken and devastated in the preview stills of KBS’s “The Ghost Detective.”

The horror drama tells the story of detective Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel), who chases after ghosts, and his energetic assistant Jung Yeo Wool (Park Eun Bin). The two are dragged into a bizarre case as they encounter a mysterious woman called Sun Woo Hye (Lee Ji Ah).

The released photos show Choi Daniel looking shocked and skeptical after witnessing his mother (Ye Soo Jung) lying down in an unconscious state. In particular, his red eyes, constant tears, sadness, and shock all portray his distressed emotions. He tries to raise his mother’s body up as he stares at something. His wide eyes and urgent expression pique curiosity among the viewers.

The production crew hinted, “In today’s episode of ‘The Ghost Detective’, Choi Daniel’s past before he became a detective and his reasons for becoming a detective will be revealed. In particular, Ye Soo Jung acted passionately as his mother. Above all, the high chemistry between the mother and son will make the situation more pitiful and sad for Choi Daniel.”

https://www.soompi.com/article/1229171wpp/choi-daniels-tragic-past-revealed-ghost-detective
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@gm4queen, YW probably can read lips because her sister was hearing impaired. Maybe she wanted to experience what it was like for her sister and took an interest in learning sign language and reading lips. Hearing impaired individuals probably learn to read lips too. 

 

Ah, it seems like we’ll be in for a sad episode today with mother and son. :( It will be good to learn more of Da II’s history.

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Thank you @larus for the article...... His facial expressions says everything... No need of explanations...!!!! Can't wait for today's eps... And by the way, is the lady in red involved in there also...?? He is looking faraway at something...!! There is something for sure..... looking forward...!! As @celebrianna said, this is gonna be a lot sad....!! :flushed:

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4 hours ago, nateko said:

About him being able to eat the food it's actually pretty easy to explain based on the superstition that Korea and some other countries have. When they have someone's death anniversary they always prepare lots of food and drinks for the dead

About a ghost eating... In many cultures (including my contry) there is this superstition. It is a fantasy drama so I guess it can be explained like that but I prefere the funny explanation. The food is so good that even a ghost will eat it. :lol: Now, they have to dress Choi Daniel only in a black shirt for the rest of the drama. Those little details are important. I don`t want to ask why a ghost is changing its outfit. :)

 

 

10 hours ago, gm4queen said:

In the pic above you posted, is hyung crying...??? He probably finds about Da Il's death & bust in to tears.... He doesn't even know that he is right in front of him, since he can't see him..

Yes, he is crying because he finds out about his partner and friend`s fate. :( I am sure he will talk with Da Il in the drama even though he can`t see him. In a way we`ll still enjoy this duo on screen.  I`ll take it. It is much better than nothing.

 

11 minutes ago, gm4queen said:

And by the way, is the lady in red involved in there also...?

 I don`t know how Da Il and Lady in red are connected.  I am really curious if there is a link between those two.

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Forgive me @larus... I don't know if I am breaking the rules here with posting images on the thread....!! But I just found something... It's a Korean article & I don't understand a word, but there is something more....

 

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It looks like the lady in red is going to make her first official appearance tonight.....!!! This is scene which we've gotta know that Da Il is a ghost......!!!!!! She is involved in everywhere with our leads......... :hushed:

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