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Another readson to happy. This drama is back on the 25th. Finally. Ep 7 and 8. coming up.

 

Every 2 episodes there are new cases. But I feel they will also show the case of the woman who drowned which started Ha Young fascination and molded hus emotions when dealing with victims and the suspects.

 

From Ep 6 three weeks ago. There was actually a copy cat killer.   (SC cr: twt amisvr)

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Kim Nam Gil And Jin Sun Kyu Desperately Search For Clues In The Pouring Rain In “Through The Darkness”

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Feb 24, 2022
by L. Kim
 

Kim Nam Gil and Jin Sun Kyu will go through many trials and tribulations in the upcoming part 2 of SBS’s “Through the Darkness”!

Set in the late 1990s, “Through the Darkness” is a drama based on the story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler. Kim Nam Gil stars as Song Ha Young, a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Criminal Behavior Analysis team, while Jin Sun Kyu plays his friend and colleague Guk Young Soo who originally brought him onto the team. Kim So Jin stars as Yoon Tae Goo, the team leader of the Mobile Investigation Unit at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.

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Previously, Song Ha Young and Guk Young Soo encountered a roadblock with two serial murderers on the loose. The second part of “Through the Darkness” will include more thrill and action than before as the Criminal Behavior Analysis team strives to find the truth.

Newly released stills show the police gathered in a deserted mountain on a rainy day. Song Ha Young is soaked by the pouring rain, and he stares up at the sky with a distraught gaze. On the other hand, Guk Young Soo pauses shoveling, and he stares ahead with a lost expression.

Baek Joon Shik (played by Lee Dae Yeon) and Heo Gil Po (played by Kim Won Hae) are also dispatched to the crime scene. There are dozens of other officers investigating the area, and viewers can’t help but notice the bright yellow tape that warns a crime has happened in the area. What kind of crime was committed this time, and how will Song Ha Young and Guk Young Soo approach this case?

 

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As the plot speeds up, there is also increasing anticipation for the actors’ passionate performances. Kim Nam Gil and Jin Sun Kyu perfectly expressed the agony of people who are on the path to pioneering a new approach to criminal investigation. In addition, they truly showed their characters’ desperate will to catch “evil” and the emptiness felt in the process.

The next episode of “Through the Darkness” will air on February 25 at 10 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1514549wpp/kim-nam-gil-and-jin-sun-kyu-desperately-search-for-clues-in-the-pouring-rain-in-through-the-darkness

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First Impressions: “Through The Darkness” Tells A Realistic Story With Eerily Human Villains

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Feb 24, 2022
by shalini
 

SBS’s latest thriller offering has largely gone under the radar despite rave reviews. “Through the Darkness” is a little different from standard whodunit mysteries and bone-chilling thrillers like “Defendant” or “I Remember You.” Rather than focusing wholeheartedly on our hero Song Ha Young (Kim Nam Gil) and his backstory or motivations, the drama chronicles his beginnings from police officer to Korea’s first profiler. With six episodes aired and six left to go, now’s the perfect time to get caught up on this show as it resumes airing after a brief interruption due to the Olympics. Here’s what is enjoyable in the first half of the drama!

Note: this is a spoiler-free review.

1. The realism

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This is a quiet, contemplative show that, despite its heavy subject matter and high profile cases, relies on a nuanced, realistic form of storytelling. Cases aren’t cracked in a day but are shown to take months of endless work. Ha Young isn’t some genius who’s always right and puts things together in a snap. He’s observant and intelligent but can’t see or know everything. The reality is that clues often don’t point directly to the culprit, and figuring out a criminal’s M.O doesn’t mean a profiler automatically knows who they are or where they’ll strike next.

That being said, this level of realism can result in the drama feeling a little bland at times without the snappy repartee, exciting high-speed chases, or “bingo, we got the culprit!” moments like in other thrillers. Still, there’s something about the show and Kim Nam Gil’s presence that keeps your eyes glued to the screen, even as he tries to figure out what on earth profiling is.

2. Song Ha Young

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K-drama detective heroes used to be pretty cookie cutter, but things really are changing of late. Most detective heroes tend to be either really clever or really angry, but Song Ha Young isn’t any of that. He isn’t a muscly action man either. He’s just a candy-loving fellow who feels a strong responsibility to do his job right and tries to do right for the victims. There’s no fanfare announcing his presence, but Ha Young’s a man who feels very, very deeply, and that’s not something we see much of in crime dramas. He cares so, so much but represses it because he doesn’t know how else to process it. Kim Nam Gil does a wonderful job bringing Ha Young to life, and there’s never been a hero so easy to root for. There’s always so much in his eyes: pain, worry, weariness, and determination.

This focus on realism and ordinariness makes sense as this drama is an adaptation of the nonfiction novel of the same name by Kwon Il Young, Korea’s first criminal profiler, and Go Na Moo.

3. The ensemble

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This isn’t just Kim Nam Gil’s show. Teaming up with his character is Guk Young Soo (Jin Sun Kyu), the mastermind behind Korea’s first profiling department. Formerly a highly respected Head of Forensics, Young Soo sees the need for a police department that’s proactive instead of reactive and seeks to prevent future crimes. Unfortunately, no one else in his police district seems to agree.

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Rounding out our main trio is Yoon Tae Goo (Kim So Jin), a police chief who happens to be a woman and never hears the end of it. She’s competent and fair, even if she’s a little biased towards Ha Young and Young Soo at first, but she has to endure repeated misogyny. Other cops, the heads of the force, reporters, familiar faces, and seasoned actors litter the cast, each bringing gravitas to their roles and fleshing out the landscape of policing in the late nineties and early 2000s.

4. The villains

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Crime shows are as reliant on villains as they are on heroes, and “Through the Darkness” does not disappoint in that regard. This show isn’t just a chronicle of Ha Young and company becoming profilers. If anything, that’s the background plot line. Front and center to the story are the cases that transform our band of profilers over time. The drama goes on a case-by-case basis, following several large cases over 10 to 15 years with a new criminal in every two episodes or so. As such, there’s a plethora of bad guys. Even better is that the villains aren’t outlandish or cartoonish but eerily human. They seem so normal and their behavior is so banal that it’s easy to see why Ha Young, Young Soo, and Tae Goo struggle to pick them out of a crowd.

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Some of the criminals are made (classic examples of what happens when a child is raised wrong). Others are born twisted. Both kinds are equally difficult to hunt down as they know just how to hide. It’s scary to see just how dangerous life was without CCTVs and limited DNA sequencing, as there really was no way for detectives to hunt someone down. Eyewitness accounts are crucial but fallible, and no one back then thought twice about contaminating a crime scene. It’s amazing that cops managed to solve crimes at all! But Ha Young and his team show that it’s possible.

All in all, “Through the Darkness” is a compelling watch. It may not be for everyone with its often unforgiving brand of realism. However, veteran crime drama watchers and casual fans alike will enjoy seeing this hero who wears his heart on his sleeve as his team doggedly seeks to read the hearts of the evil.

 

 
 
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“Through The Darkness” Teases What Viewers Can Look Forward To In The Upcoming Episodes

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Feb 25, 2022
by L. Kim
 

The halfway point of SBS’s “Through the Darkness” is already here!

Set in the late 1990s, “Through the Darkness” is a drama based on the story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler. Kim Nam Gil stars as Song Ha Young, a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Criminal Behavior Analysis team, while Jin Sun Kyu plays his friend and colleague Guk Young Soo who originally brought him onto the team. Kim So Jin stars as Yoon Tae Goo, the team leader of the Mobile Investigation Unit at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.

Spoilers

The second part of “Through the Darkness” will begin in episode 7 when two psychopath serial killers, who terrified the entire Republic of Korea with brutal murder in the early 2000s, appear. These murderers are none other than Gu Young Chun (played by Han Jun Woo) and Nam Ki Tae (played by Kim Joong Hee). In order to catch them, Song Ha Young, Guk Young Soo, and Jung Woo Joo (played by Ryeo Woon), who make up the Criminal Behavior Analysis team, will walk more fiercely into the heart of evil.

Gu Young Chun broke into several wealthy homes and committed murders with a blunt weapon. The Criminal Behavior Analysis team found the same pattern in a series or murders and intuitively sensed the existence of a serial killer. In the first part of “Through the Darkness,” the police couldn’t find the suspect. That’s when Song Ha Young suggested that they spread the photo of his back that was captured on a security camera to the public in order to stop him from committing another murder. His plan seemed to work in the beginning as Gu Young Chun went into hiding.

However, Nam Ki Tae appeared out of nowhere and threw the police into confusion. One late night, after running in the school field and sharpening his knife, he followed a woman home and stabbed her multiple times before fleeing the scene. His creepy expression shocked viewers, raising questions about what will happen to him in the second half of the drama.

 

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The drama’s producers teased, “Part 2 begins with the emergence of two psychopath serial killers who overturned Korea in the early 2000s. The biggest reason and purpose for the creation of the Criminal Behavior Analysis team was to arrest of serial killers. Gu Young Chun and Nam Ki Tae will have a huge impact on the team. Please watch how they will walk into the minds of these two demons. In addition, please look forward to the amazing performances of Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu, and Ryeo Woon from the Criminal Behavior Analysis team and Han Jun Woo and Kim Joong Hee, who play serial killers.”

The next episode of “Through the Darkness” will air on February 25 at 10 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1514678wpp/through-the-darkness-teases-what-viewers-can-look-forward-to-in-the-upcoming-episodes

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“Through The Darkness” Returns To Air On No. 1 Ratings After 3-Week Hiatus

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Feb 26, 2022
by E. Cha
 

SBS’s “Through the Darkness” is back!

After a three-week hiatus due to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, “Through the Darkness” finally returned to air on February 25.

The crime drama starring Kim Nam Gil and Jin Sun Kyu enjoyed a boost in viewership for its first episode in nearly a month: according to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode scored an average nationwide rating of 7.4 percent (up 0.5 percent from its previous episode, which earned a nationwide average of 6.5 percent).

Additionally, “Through the Darkness” was the most-watched program of any kind to air on Friday among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored an average rating of 4.1 percent.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1514770wpp/through-the-darkness-returns-to-air-on-no-1-ratings-after-3-week-hiatus

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ep 6

I like how his(HY) mother is always with him.

She took him to a psychologist.

After that, she accepted his behavior and hugged him.

And now when HY is an adult she is still there to help him.

 

Every time when Chief Bong appears on the screen...    :smashes:

 

 The paper on the floor is an example of how one little thing can affect an entire investigation.

I felt sorry for HY.

 

 

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ep 7

finally some brighter scenes..

 

- the birthday scene

 

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- the scene when HY was holding that puppy...

- the scene where WJ asked them to talk to him casually...

HY and WJ laughed and Inspector Kook was a little jealous...   :D

 

 

its a little strange that the detectives didnt find the lost ID card. 

I guess they searched this killer's apartment or I missed something..   :unsure:

 

 They didnt handcuff the serial killer.  It was so reckless even though TG asked for it.

 

*****

 

the funny moment...  :lol:  

 

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I watched just episode 9 on Viki.

I also loved when the team celebrated Ha young`s birthday and all the team interactions.They make such a great team.  . And he was celebrating with his mother also. It was a really nice scene.

 

They followed the original case. The raincoat killer was caught because some employees of a massage parlor had gone missing and that raised suspicious. I think we`ll see how the Crime Behavior Analysis team will work after the serial killer was caught.

 

I knew that he will escape police and I was pleased that annoying Kim Bong-Sik was the one who lost him under the custody.

Once again I have to say that I like that the show don`t concentrate on the serial killers but the profilers and police work. I feel they present everything realistically.

 

 

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i like the last 2 eps but am surprised the raincoast killer would be done in these 2 eps. when they caught him all of a sudden and without showing any details of his 2nd round of crime, i thought they would show that through his interview with hayoung and inspector koo, but nothing! did he kill all 11 victims at his home? i thought not all victims were  prostitutes, only the last few! i guess the process of studying autopsy materials and the killing process would have a neg impact on viewers, like some crazy people might copy the method and commit crimes!

it was absolutely disturbing doing interview with the killer! i felt sick to the stomach when he sketched out his amputation method. hayoung and koo really need to detox their minds and cleanse their brains after interviewing all these killers. hayoung's religious belief is so important to him to keep him sane and positive toward mankind, and of course, his mom, koo and the team are also crucial to his mental health!

i am glad that tae goo got the courage to face herself and had a good chat with hayoung. it actually made hayoung smile! hayoung is getting more and more expressive and smiley! :blush:

a bit disappointed on the rating 5% on the last ep. it gets tough competition on sat.

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Through the Darkness: Episodes 7-8 Open Thread

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Yay, it’s finally back! Our protagonists continue their pursuit of the country’s first serial killer, only for yet another to surface. Tracking down both murderers simultaneously proves to be no easy feat, with some traits overlapping and others diverging.

 

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Using the serial killer Richard Chase as a case study, Ha-young explains that the murderer they’re chasing likely kills for pleasure and satisfaction, not out of anger.

When Ha-young returns home after work, the lights are off and the apartment is empty. He calls his mother, but she doesn’t pick up the phone.

We see the stab-and-run killer attack a woman as she walks home, only running off when illuminated by a passing car’s headlights. Back at home, the killer smiles eerily as he settles into bed, relishing the thrill of his most recent murder. Shivers.

Luckily, Ha-young’s mom is safe; it turns out she just popped out for a while to grab the things she left behind at the bakery. Together, they set up a memorial altar for Ha-young’s late father, and Ha-young pays his respects. It’s also Ha-young’s birthday, and his mother tells him she’s proud of him for becoming a police officer who can read the hearts of others.

The next morning, Ha-young is greeted by party poppers upon walking into the office. Aww, Young-soo and Woo-joo break out into a cheesy birthday song and dance, and it puts a wide smile on Ha-young’s face.

 

April, 2004. While on the way to a prison interview, Young-soo looks through a stack of case reports, and one in particular catches Ha-young’s attention. It’s one of the stab-and-run killer’s victims, who had been gravely injured with a camping knife. That detail makes Ha-young recall an earlier case, and he calls Woo-joo to search up previous reports. Woo-joo finds two similar cases, with the same type of knife, same neighborhood, and similar victim profile.

 

At the police station, Tae-gu and Il-young have also caught on to this trail. They suspect that the serial killer they’ve been chasing might have changed his M.O., but they’re also stumped by the obvious differences. Still, the victims’ description of the culprit — a short man with a small build — fits the man they’ve been looking for.

 

Both pairs follow up on the reports, and they find out that the murderer is balding and wore sneakers, not hiking boots. Ha-young doubts that it’s the same serial killer, since the weapon, time, and M.O. don’t match. Someone as cautious as the sledgehammer killer wouldn’t follow his victims to their homes, creating the possibility of witnesses.

Young-soo theorizes that the victims weren’t killed simply because the attacker hadn’t been able to finish the job, meaning that they may have a second serial killer on their hands. Ha-young and Young-soo suspect that the victims’ survival may also cause the killer to escalate his methods, and unfortunately, they’re right. The killer switches to a larger kitchen knife, and his next victim succumbs to her stab wounds.

 

more https://www.dramabeans.com/2022/02/through-the-darkness-episodes-7-8-open-thread/

 

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The raincoat killer is narcissistic and he feels powerful after the murders.

I dont think they would have caught him if he hadnt come  back to attack TG.

He isnt smart.

The camping knife killer feels pure happiness after the murders.

He is disorganized but I think he's as dangerous as a properly organized killer.

 

I wonder which of the two killers is more interesting to the profiler.

 

 

my fav. scene

 

 

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Kim Nam Gil Is Determined To Capture The Gruesome Serial Killer Kim Joong Hee In “Through The Darkness”

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Mar 4, 2022
by L. Kim
 

SBS’s “Through the Darkness” has shared new stills from tonight’s episode!

Set in the late 1990s, “Through the Darkness” is a drama based on the story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler. Kim Nam Gil stars as Song Ha Young, a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Criminal Behavior Analysis team, while Jin Sun Kyu plays his friend and colleague Guk Young Soo who originally brought him onto the team. Kim So Jin stars as Yoon Tae Goo, the team leader of the Mobile Investigation Unit at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.

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Previously, Song Ha Young, Guk Young Soo, and Yoon Tae Goo managed to arrest Gu Young Chun (played by Han Jun Woo), the psychopath serial killer who terrified the country with the shocking number of people he murdered. It was especially intriguing to see Song Ha Young and Gu Young Chun come face to face as Song Ha Young tried to probe Gu Young Chun’s mind.

The next episode will show a serial killer who is more gruesome and deranged, if possible, than Gu Young Chun. The murderer is none other than Nam Ki Tae (played by Kim Joong Hee), who hunted down random women with a knife. Questions are soaring over what kind of vicious crimes Nam Ki Tae will commit next and how the Criminal Behavior Analysis team and the Mobile Investigative Unit will catch him.

The newly released stills send shivers up one’s spine as Nam Ki Tae makes a frightening appearance. He is crouching alone in a deserted place on a rainy night. His expression is full of excitement and fascination as he stares at his weapon of choice. At first, Nam Ki Tae used a camping knife to stab his victims, but when he realized it was too small to kill them, he changed to a kitchen knife. In the photos, he has a bigger weapon, and in the new episode, viewers can find out why he changed weapons and how this will serve as a clue for the investigation.

Another still shows Song Ha Young’s concentration as he fully immerses himself in this case. In the previous episode, he managed to get a composite sketch of Nam Ki Tae. Song Ha Young will now devote himself to Nam Ki Tae’s case in order to capture him once and for all.

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The drama’s producers teased, “In episode 9, which will air on March 4, the psychopath serial killer Nam Ki Tae will make an official appearance in the drama. Nam Ki Tae will show different crimes, behaviors, and psychological patterns from Gu Young Chun. Please pay a lot of attention and look forward to the fierce stories of the police chasing Nam Ki Tae, who heralded more fear than shock.”

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1515654wpp/kim-nam-gil-is-determined-to-capture-the-gruesome-serial-killer-kim-joong-hee-in-through-the-darkness

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2 hours ago, Newbie21SG said:

The ratings have picked up.....8.3% (1.610m viewers), making it the highest rated episode. I hope it breaks 9% before the end of its run next week.

Yay!  I imagine it will dip tomorrow, but at least it does well on Fridays.

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Just started ep 9--wait Capt Kook may be transferred to the Scientific Investigations?  NOOOOOOOO, our BAT should stay together

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“Through The Darkness” Ratings Jump To New All-Time High

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Mar 5, 2022
by E. Cha
 

SBS’s “Through the Darkness” saw an impressive surge in its viewership ratings last night!

On March 4, the crime drama starring Kim Nam Gil and Jin Sun Kyu soared to its highest ratings yet. According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of “Through the Darkness” scored an average nationwide rating of 8.3 percent, taking first place in its time slot across all channels.

Not only did the ratings mark a sharp increase of over 3 percent from its previous episode (which scored a nationwide average of 5.0 percent), but they also marked a new personal record for the drama.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Through the Darkness”!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1515778wpp/through-the-darkness-ratings-jump-to-new-all-time-high

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