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Monster

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Network: JTBC

Episodes: 16

Genre: Thriller, Psychological Drama

Airdate: February 19th, 2021 -

Airtime: Fri & Sat

Writer: Kim Soo Jin

Director: Shim Na Yeon

 

Story:

 

"Freak" will tell the story of two fearless men who are willing to go through extreme lengths in their pursuit of a returning serial killer. In the course of uncovering the murderer’s identity, the two are forced to look deeper than what the evidence seems to suggest and constantly question the innocence of all the people involved in the case, including themselves. Shin Ha Kyun transforms into Lee Dong Sik, a once was capable detective who has been demoted to doing all the menial and tedious work at Manyang Police Substation. Dong Sik was beginning to lead a peaceful life when Detective Han Joo Won, played by Yeo Jin Goo, is transferred to the same headquarters and becomes his superior. Joo Won is an elite detective whose father is a positive candidate for becoming the next chief at the National Police Agency. However, underneath his admirable qualities and high societal background, Joo Won carries a long-kept secret with him. When a gruesome string of killings that resembles unsolved serial-murder cases from 20 years ago shake up their quiet city, Dong Sik and Joo Won decide to join forces in catching the vicious culprit.

 

Cast:

 

Yeo Jin Goo as Han Joo Won

He is a highly capable detective who seems to have everything.

 

Shin Ha Kyun as Lee Dong Shik

He is a former detective who has since been demoted to doing menial work at a local police station. His peaceful life is turned upside down when Han Joo Won becomes his partner—and when an incident echoing a serial killer case from 20 years ago shakes up their village.

 

Choi Sung Eun as Yoo Jae Yi

 

Chun Ho Jin as Nam Sang Bae

 

Nam Yoon Su as Oh Ji Hoon

 

Choi Jin Ho as Han Ki Hwan

 

Heo Sung Tae as Lee Chang Jin

 

Shim Wan Joon as Kang Do Soo

 

Moon Joo Yeon as Lee Yoo Yeon

 

Park Ji Hoon as Kwon Hyuk

 

Character Posters:

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Making of:

 

 

Teaser:

 

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14 minutes ago, jongski said:

Confirmed right? Did the actors conmfirm? oh wow the actors. My fav genre - crime thriller  like the actors. YJG playing a detective is..well...l I guess I keep thinking of him as that child actor then transitioning to teen roles then young adult.. and now going to playing detective. I'll check this.. if confirmed.

Yes, both actors are confirmed. :)

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Casting news:

 

Actress Park Bo Kyung is confirmed to appear in the new JTBC Fri-Sat drama "Monster". :D

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Yes please. This teaser got me looking forward already! Look suspenseful. The actings gonna top notch from the two actors. :wub:

 

So many good dramas ( I hope good ones  good script and acting) this February.

 

My Mon-Tue is for Luca.  My Wed-Thurs is for The Myth and Times. Fri -Sat is for this drama.

 

My weekend drama for February is complete.  Life of kdrama fan. I'm sure y'all can relate. :D

 

 

 

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Yeo Jin Goo And Shin Ha Kyun Have Chilling Gazes In Posters For New Psychological Thriller Drama

 

JTBC’s upcoming drama “Beyond Evil” released new posters of Yeo Jin Goo and Shin Ha Kyun!

 

“Beyond Evil” is a psychological thriller starring Yeo Jin Goo and Shin Ha Kyun as two men who are willing to break the rules and the law in their pursuit of a serial killer. The drama asks, “Who is the monster? Is it you? Is it me? Is it us?” The drama is helmed by director Shim Na Yeon, who worked on “Moments of 18” and “Han Yeo Reum’s Memory,” and written by scriptwriter Kim Soo Jin, who penned “Mad Dog.”

 

In the new teaser posters, Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin Goo have deep gazes and appear to be stubbornly chasing after something. Shin Ha Kyun plays Lee Dong Shik, a former detective in the violent crimes division who has been demoted to a sergeant at a local police station. He is in charge of doing odd jobs at the station, but his life is turned upside down again when he reencounters an old serial killer case that shook up his world 20 years ago. Shin Ha Kyun’s cold gaze is filled with different emotions and creates a dangerous atmosphere. Furthermore, the frightening text, “The monster, is it me? Is it you?” also raises questions about Lee Dong Shik’s secrets and complicated character.

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Yeo Jin Goo will captivate viewers as he transforms into the elite detective Han Joo Won. He has a keen and strong gaze as he chases after the truth. Han Joo Won comes down to the local police station in Manyang with a secret, and he gets caught up in a whirlwind of events when he meets his partner Lee Dong Shik, who is more monstrous than any monster.

 

The text on his poster reads, “Are we the monsters?” making viewers curious about what the two men are chasing.

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The production team of “Beyond Evil” shared, “Conveying a story with just one take of their gazes, Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin Goo have incredible presence. Teamwork is most important in ‘Beyond Evil’ as it’s a story about closely chasing after the various sides of humans hidden behind an incident. As acting masters, the two actors’ synergy will showcase the essence of a psychological chase thriller.”

 

“Beyond Evil” is slated to premiere in February. Watch a teaser for the drama here!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1448291wpp/yeo-jin-goo-and-shin-ha-kyun-have-chilling-gazes-in-posters-for-new-psychological-thriller-drama

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Watch: Shin Ha Kyun And Yeo Jin Goo Face Off In Eerie Teaser For Psychological Thriller Drama

 

JTBC’s “Beyond Evil” has released a new teaser video!

 

“Beyond Evil” is a psychological thriller starring Yeo Jin Goo and Shin Ha Kyun as two men who are willing to break the rules and the law in their pursuit of a serial killer. The drama asks, “Who is the monster? Is it you? Is it me? Is it us?” The drama is helmed by director Shim Na Yeon, who worked on “Moments of 18” and “Han Yeo Reum’s Memory,” and written by scriptwriter Kim Soo Jin, who penned “Mad Dog.”

 

Shin Ha Kyun plays Lee Dong Shik, a former detective in the violent crimes division who has been demoted to a sergeant at a local police station. His life is turned upside down again when he reencounters an old serial killer case that shook up his world 20 years ago. Yeo Jin Goo plays Han Joo Won, an elite detective who comes down to the local police station in Manyang with a secret and becomes the partner of Lee Dong Shik.

 

The new teaser video begins with eerie shots of the town of Manyang. Yeo Jin Goo as Han Joo Won stands alone in a field where the wind is blowing, appearing to be looking for something. Shin Ha Kyun says as Lee Dong Shik, “Be careful. There are no secrets here. Someone, somewhere, is always watching everything.”

 

Han Joo Won is heard asking, “What’s your reason for going this far?” Lee Dong Shik replies, “Because it seems like there’s an officer who suspects me.” He goes on to say, “What happens here has to be dealt with here.”

 

The outsider Han Joo Won is hit in the back by someone throwing an egg, and Lee Dong Shik is shown smiling in a chilling way. The video’s text asks, “Which one of us is the monster?” Han Joo Won asks Lee Dong Shik, “Who killed them?” Lee Dong Shik replies in a sing-song voice with a smile, “Try to guess.” Viewers are left wondering what the village’s secret could be and what truth Han Joo Won will be trying to trying to track down in this unfamiliar place.

“Beyond Evil” makes its premiere in February.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1448909wpp/watch-shin-ha-kyun-and-yeo-jin-goo-face-off-in-eerie-teaser-for-psychological-thriller-drama
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I did not want to watch this drama despite liking the genre and the actors. Another drama with a serial killer! I am sick and tired watching this.  But after watching the trailer/teaser, I changed my mind. I want to watch Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin Goo together in this drama. I will watch for the actors but I hope it will be a good thriller as well.

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On 1/16/2021 at 2:55 PM, larus said:

I did not want to watch this drama despite liking the genre and the actors. Another drama with a serial killer! I am sick and tired watching this.  But after watching the trailer/teaser, I changed my mind. I want to watch Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin Goo together in this drama. I will watch for the actors but I hope it will be a good thriller as well.

 

From the looks of it, and also seeing the synopsis, I believe this will be a proper psychological thriller. I had been looking forward to this drama since the cast of it were confirmed. 

 

But I also agree, most of the psychological thrillers have got the same serial killer thing, but that is what makes them interesting in my opinion. As you said, let's hope this one will be a good one. I dropped Shin Ha Kyun's "Beyond Evil" despite it having a great potential and interesting plot. 

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4 hours ago, Sleepy Owl said:

But I also agree, most of the psychological thrillers have got the same serial killer thing, but that is what makes them interesting in my opinion.

 

It is just me. I am tired of the serial killer stories. What makes it interesting for me is not this aspect but the relationship between the two protagonists. I already feel a good vibe between the two of them. Especially Shin Ha Kyun`s  character seems to be a complex character.

From what I read, it sounds an interesting and compelling story for both actors. I will watch.

I hope it will be more like in Nobody knows, to concentrate more on the characters not the serial killer.

 

4 hours ago, Sleepy Owl said:

I dropped Shin Ha Kyun's "Beyond Evil" despite it having a great potential and interesting plot. 

You dropped another drama of Shin Ha Kyun. Perhaps Less Than Evil? Beyong Evil is this upcoming drama.

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1 hour ago, larus said:

It is just me. I am tired of the serial killer stories. What makes it interesting for me is not this aspect but the relationship between the two protagonists. I already feel a good vibe between the two of them. Especially Shin Ha Kyun`s  character seems to be a complex character.

From what I read, it sounds an interesting and compelling story for both actors. I will watch.

I hope it will be more like in Nobody knows, to concentrate more on the characters not the serial killer.

 

Well, I am also tired of the serial killer stories where they show the ML as a cold person and only concentrated on catching the culprit without thinking much about others and using any method possible. 

 

From the synopsis, I think Shin Ha Kyun was the guy investigating the case in the past, but somehow it remained unsolved. So yeah, it will be interesting to see how he and Yeo Jin Goo's character connect together. 

 

Nobody Knows was unique in my opinion when it came to showing inter-character relationships. The FL she initially looked like the typical MC in serial killer dramas, but soon in the first episode itself it was evident that she is different. She was emotionally expressive, and cared about others. We see how she not only took care of that kid but also other boy from his high school. We don't usually see this happen in such dramas. Mostly their emphasis is on solving the case, so much that they compromise the character relationship build ups. Hopefully here we will see it. I liked "Good Detective" for the same reason, even there the characters connected quite well. 

 

1 hour ago, larus said:

You dropped another drama of Shin Ha Kyun. Perhaps Less Than Evil? Beyong Evil is this upcoming drama.

 

Well, it was actually interesting, but then I believe one big WTH moment happened, along with it becoming a bit boring in between that made me drop. I think I did it before the halfway mark. I did check the comments on Asianwiki after it ended and they were all about the drama being promising and losing its way in between. 

 

Some even dubbed this drama as a comedy :joy:. But still, you never know, I might give it another try later on.

 

But this dude has got something to do with "Evil" word, and seems like it is always on the extremes of it :joy:

 

I didn't drop his other one, though, his "Soul Mechanic" is on pause for now on 10th episode, or were you talking about his other drama? 

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