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News bites: February 8, 2024

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The first script reading stills have dropped for MBC’s period-action Chief Detective 1958, led by Lee Je-hoon (Taxi Driver 2), Lee Dong-hwi (Big Bet), Choi Woo-sung (Melancholia), and Yoon Hyun-soo (A Good Day to Be a Dog). Slated to broadcast on weekends starting April, the star of the original 1970-80s series Choi Bool-am (Goodbye to Goodbye) will have a special cameo role in this new prequel. [MBC]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/02/news-bites-february-8-2024/

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[Investigator 1958 Script Reading] Lee Jae-HoonX Lee Dong-HwiX Choi Woo-SungX Yoon Hyun-Soo "Beat the bad guys, protect the weak!" The legendary detectives are back!

 

 

 

 

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Lee Je Hoon Never Loses His Smile Even Through Crises In Upcoming Drama “Chief Detective 1958”

Lee Je Hoon Never Loses His Smile Even Through Crises In Upcoming Drama “Chief Detective 1958”

 

MBC’s new Friday-Saturday drama “Chief Detective 1958” has dropped new stills of Lee Je Hoon!

 

“Chief Detective 1958” will serve as a prequel to the classic Korean series “Chief Inspector,” which ran for 18 years from 1971 to 1989 and achieved incredible peak ratings of 70 percent.

 

While the original show was set in the 1970s and 1980s (present day at the time), “Chief Detective 1958” will be set even earlier in the 1960s. Lee Je Hoon will be playing a younger version of the titular chief inspector Park Young Han, who was played by Choi Bool Am in the original series. The drama also stars Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo as members of Park Young Han’s squad.

 

The newly released stills capture Park Young Han, who just arrived in Seoul in 1958 with only a suitcase. Although he appears to be somewhat clumsy, Park Young Han is an impregnable detective with the highest arrest rate for petty thieves.

 

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He is a character with composure and slyness who never loses his smile even in dangerous situations in which he has to pull out a pistol.

 

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The production team remarked, “Viewers can look forward to the passionate acting of Lee Je Hoon, who will portray the young Park Young Han in a new way. The exciting performances of detective Park Young Han and his three colleagues as well as the charm of old-fashioned investigation filled with joy will provide thrilling fun.”

 

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“Chief Detective 1958” is set to premiere on April 19 at 9:50 p.m. KST. Stay tuned!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1642666wpp/lee-je-hoon-never-loses-his-smile-even-through-crises-in-upcoming-drama-chief-detective-1958

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February 15 2024

Air date and still images for MBC drama “Chief Detective 1958”

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Air date and first still images added for MBC drama series “Chief Detective 1958” starring Lee Je-Hoon. The drama series is a prequel to long running MBC police drama series “”Chief Inspector” that ran from 1971 to 1989. The first still images show Lee Je-Hoon as Detective Park Young-Han. In the first still image below, Detective Park Young-Han stands in front of Jongnam Police Station, Seoul in the year 1958.  Detective Park Young-Han arrived in Seoul from his hometown of Hwangcheon. There, he ranked as the no.1 detective for arresting cattle thieves.

“Chief Detective 1958” is now set to first air April 19, 2024 (takes over MBC’s Friday and Saturday 9:50 PM time slot after “Wonderful World“).

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Park Young-Han (Lee Je-Hoon) is a young detective from Hwangcheon. He becomes furious at the reality of human dignity being violated and he struggles to deal with it. He teams up with his colleague detectives at the Jongnam Police Station in Seoul.

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by Lily Alice, February 15, 2024
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MBC dropped the first set of stills from Chief Detective 1958 featuring actor Lee Je Hoon. 

Set in an era of chaos, Chief Detective 1958 tells the story of Detective Park Young Han, who, unable to see human dignity being trampled upon, joins forces with three colleagues to shatter the corrupt authority.

Chief Detective 1958 is a prequel to Chief Inspector. The K-drama takes place in 1958 when Detective Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon) was appointed to Seoul.

It was a time when crimes were solved using insight and perseverance, without profiling or CCTV evidence

The character of Park Young Han was previously portrayed by beloved actor Choi Bool AmNow, viewers anticipate actor Lee Je Hoon's performance, who will bring to life the dynamic character of Park Young Han in Chief Detective 1958

The character stills featuring Lee Je Hoon give a glimpse of the young and passionate Park Young Han. In 1958 Seoul, when one could see both ox carts and cars on the roads, Park Young Han arrives with only a bag in hand. His expression as he stands in front of the Jongnam Police Station betrays passion.

 

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Despite his somewhat shabby appearance, he is a top-notch detective who has the highest rate of arresting cattle thieves. He works with the same zeal and passion in Seoul, where both big and small crimes incomparable to what he dealt with in his hometown, Hwangcheon, take place.

 

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Even in situations so dangerous that he pulls out a pistol, his composure and unwavering determination to pursue criminals showcase why he is known as the "unrivalled" detective. In an era where justice is crumbling, what feats will Detective Park Young Han, with his strength and passion, achieve?

 

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The production team of Chief Detective 1958 urged viewers to anticipate Lee Je Hoon's performance as the young Park Young Han. 

Chief Detective 1958 will premiere on April 19. 

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https://mydramalist.com/article/lee-je-hoon-is-back-as-the-harbinger-of-justice-in-the-new-k-drama-chief-detective-1958

 

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by Lily Alice, February 21, 2024
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The upcoming MBC drama Chief Detective 1958 has unveiled its first teaser, showing the fierce young detective Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon). 

Chief Detective 1958 is a prequel to Chief Inspector. The K-drama takes place in 1958 when Detective Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon) was appointed to Seoul.

Set in an era of chaos, the drama tells the story of Detective Park Young Han joining forces with three colleagues to bring down the corrupt authority.

The crime investigation drama, hued with retro vibes, promises a catharsis for the viewers.

The teaser begins by showing the title card that reads, "He has returned," and viewers see the older Park Young Han (Choi Bool Am). 

The scene then transitions to young Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon), full of determination to catch criminals. He says, "I will definitely catch them." 

The following scenes show Lee Je Hoon in action. Fist fights, smashing, and chasing — Chief Detective 1958 has everything to keep action drama fans hooked. 

"There is no one in this world who cannot be caught," Park Young Han says as he vows to catch all the criminals. 

Chief Detective 1958 will premiere on April 19. The K-drama will be available to stream on Disney+. Watch the teaser here 

 

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/lee-je-hoon-vows-to-catch-the-bad-guys-in-chief-detective-1958-teaser

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Choi Bool-am passes his baton to Chief Detective Lee Je-hoon

by tccolb

 

An action-packed teaser has arrived for MBC’s investigative crime series Chief Detective 1958, announcing the grand return of our detective hero, played by Lee Je-hoon (Taxi Driver 2) in this new prequel.

The original series enjoyed a successfully long run on MBC between 1971-1989, with veteran actor Choi Bool-am (Goodbye to Goodbye) playing the now iconic title role. In the teaser, we’re thus graced with Choi’s presence as detective Park Young-han once again – in a special cameo role – taking a trip down memory lane where we meet his younger self (Lee Je-hoon) in 1958.

 

 

In the captions we read that it was a barbaric period in Korean history, with society still in chaos from the raw aftermath of the Korean War. At this time, our spirited detective Park is just starting out his career in the big city of Seoul, teaming up with fellow cops Lee Dong-hwi (Big Bet), Choi Woo-sung (Melancholia), and Yoon Hyun-soo (A Good Day to Be a Dog) who share his indignation for injustice.

We then watch as Young-han gets emotionally invested, chasing down criminals in a dynamic sequence. As the team rallies together, the accompanying text screen promises us an investigative series about real people and real detectives. The teaser then comes to a close on Young-han’s confident declaration: “There is no one who can’t be caught in this world.”

As a side note, if anyone is curious, a segment of the classic series was uploaded by MBC here. A warning for those who may feel uncomfortable as the story includes capital punishment, but it’s super interesting to see how storytelling and cinematography have changed over the past half-century.

With production for the prequel led by filmmaker Kim Sung-hoon (Rampant, Confidential Assignment) and writer Kim Young-shin, MBC’s Chief Detective 1958 is slated to premiere on April 19.

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/02/choi-bool-am-passes-his-baton-to-chief-detective-lee-je-hoon/

 

 

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News bites: February 24, 2024

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A retro-style new poster has dropped for Chief Detective 1958, paying homage to the original star Choi Bool-am (Goodbye to Goodbye) and introducing our hero’s return in MBC’s new prequel with Lee Je-hoon (Taxi Driver 2) taking up the mantle. Coming to our screens on April 19, production has filmmaker Kim Sung-hoon (Rampant, Confidential Assignment) at the helm with scripts by Kim Young-shin. [Sports Donga]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/02/news-bites-february-24-2024/

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by Lily Alice, March 6, 2024
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The upcoming MBC drama Chief Detective 1958  dropped a character teaser. 

Set in an era of chaos, Chief Detective 1958 tells the story of Detective Park Young Han, who, unable to see human dignity being trampled upon, joins forces with three colleagues to shatter the corrupt authority.

Chief Detective 1958 is a prequel to Chief Inspector. The K-drama takes place in 1958 when Detective Park Young Han was appointed to Seoul.

Taxi Driver actor Lee Je Hoon portrays the young Park Young Han, a passionate young man who does not give in to corruption and remains unaffected by external pressures.  

 

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The character teaser gives a sneak peek of Lee Je Hoon's transformation into young Park Young Han. 

It commences by showing Park Young Han, his eyes betraying fury as he recalls scenes of injustice. He is then shown gearing up for his fight against evil.

Be it ruthless criminals or big men in suits, he remains fearless and determined. 

Moreover, the ambitious efforts of Park Young Han, Kim Sang Soon (Lee Dong Hwi), Cho Kyung Hwan (Choi Woo Sung), and Seo Ho Jeong (Yoon Hyun Soo) united as a team heightens expectations for the teamwork of these passionate detectives. 

The teaser piques curiosity about whether Park Young Han and his team will root out corruption from society.

While there is no doubt Choi Bool Am did justice to the character of Chief Inspector Park in Chief Inspector, Lee Je Hoon promises to color the character differently, adding his own charm as he transforms into the passionate and angry young detective Park Young Han. 

Chief Detective 1958 will premiere on April 19. The K-drama will be available to stream on Disney+. Watch the character teaser here

 

 
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Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, And More Transform Into Passionate Detectives In “Chief Detective 1958” Poster

Mar 7, 2024
by S. Kim
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MBC’s upcoming drama “Chief Detective 1958” has dropped a new poster!

“Chief Detective 1958” will serve as a prequel to the classic Korean series “Chief Inspector,” which ran for 18 years from 1971 to 1989 and achieved an incredible peak of 70 percent ratings back in its heyday. While the original show was set in the 1970s and 1980s (present day at the time), “Chief Detective 1958” will be set even earlier in 1958. The drama will follow the story of Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon), a passionate detective who boasts the highest arrest rate of petty thieves, as he teams up with three charismatic colleagues to break the norms of corruption.

The newly released main poster features the four detectives—Park Young Han, Kim Sang Soon (Lee Dong Hwi), Jo Kyung Hwan (Choi Woo Sung), and Seo Ho Jung (Yoon Hyun Soo)— walking around the streets of Jongro in Seoul.

A tram is running in the middle of the street full of old-fashioned handwritten signboards, giving off the atmosphere of the 1950s. The text that reads, “In an era of barbarism, a humane investigation drama by real detectives,” foreshadows the great team work of the passionate detectives who will write new history.

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The production team remarked, “We established the optimal lineup of Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, and Yoon Hyun Soo for the investigative drama. Please look forward to what differences there will be from the four detectives of the original [drama]. You can also look forward to the chemistry between the Jongnam Police Station’s detectives, who have different personalities and abilities.”

MBC’s new Friday-Saturday drama “Chief Detective 1958” will premiere on April 19 at 9:50 p.m. KST.

 
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Watch: Lee Je Hoon Teams Up With Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, And Yoon Hyun Soo To Fight Crime In “Chief Detective 1958” Teaser

Watch: Lee Je Hoon Teams Up With Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, And Yoon Hyun Soo To Fight Crime In “Chief Detective 1958” Teaser

 

On March 6, MBC’s “Chief Detective 1958” released a new teaser video starring Lee Je Hoon!

 

“Chief Detective 1958” will serve as a prequel to the classic Korean series “Chief Inspector,” which was set in the 1970s and 1980s (present day at the time). Lee Je Hoon portrays legendary Chief Park Young Han (originally played by Choi Bool Am) in the days of his youth. In contrast to Choi Bool Am’s past portrayal of Chief Park as a well-rounded detective, Lee Je Hoon recreates Chief Park, who constantly engages in a fierce battle against the society that tramples on human dignity, with his own unique style.

 

The newly released teaser video begins with detective Park Young Han whose eyes are filled with intense rage as he says with fervor, “I wan’t to catch them so badly, but I can’t.” Together with Kim Sang Soon (Lee Dong Hwi), Jo Kyung Hwan (Choi Woo Sung), and Seo Ho Jung (Yoon Hyun Soo), Park Young Han forms a strong team determined to take down the bad guys, fueling anticipation for the teamwork of these passionate detectives.

 

Park Young Han, who brought his dreams to Seoul all the way from his hometown Hwangcheon, is renowned for his relentless action against crime, having achieved the title of “Top Arrest Rate for Cow Theft in Gyeonggi Province” for three consecutive years. The handsome detective with a strong punch and great personality draws special attention, and his thrilling and exhilarating actions fueled with passion and determination provide excitement and satisfaction to viewers.

 

Check out the teaser below!

 

 

Director Kim Sung Hoon, who produced “Confidential Assignment” and “Rampant,” rookie writer Kim Young Shin, and writer Park Jae Bum, who wrote “Good Manager,” “The Fiery Priest,” and “Vincenzo,” will be collaborating on the drama, raising even more anticipation.

 

The first episode of “Chief Detective 1958” is set to premiere on April 19 at 9:50 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1647113wpp/watch-lee-je-hoon-teams-up-with-lee-dong-hwi-choi-woo-sung-and-yoon-hyun-soo-to-fight-crime-in-chief-detective-1958-teaser

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March 7 2024

Teaser poster for MBC drama “Chief Detective 1958”

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Teaser poster added for MBC drama series “Chief Detective 1958” starring Lee Je-Hoon. The teaser poster features Lee Je-Hoon as main character Detective Park Young-Han along with fellow detectives played by Lee Dong-Hwi, Choi Woo-Sung, & Yoon Hyun-Soo. Caption on the poster states “Age of barbarism. The real detectives’ human investigation drama.” Meanwhile, the character teaser trailer for Lee Je-Hoon’s Detective Park Young-Han can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Chief Detective 1958” first airs April 19, 2024 in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Park Young-Han (Lee Je-Hoon) is a young detective from Hwangcheon. He becomes furious at the reality of human dignity being violated and he struggles to deal with it. He teams up with his colleague detectives at the Jongnam Police Station in Seoul.

 

https://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/teaser-poster-for-mbc-drama-chief-detective-1958

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by Lily Alice, March 7, 2024
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On March 7, MBC's upcoming drama Chief Detective 1958 released a group poster featuring the four main characters: Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon), Kim Sang Soon (Lee Dong Hwi), Cho Kyung Hwan (Choi Woo Sung), and Seo Ho Jeong (Yoon Hyun Soo).

The group poster showcases the four detectives of Chief Detective 1958 strolling through the streets of Seoul. The background and vibe evoke nostalgia for the '50s and '60s era. 

The text on the poster reads, "The age of barbarism, an investigation drama featuring true detectives," highlights the passion of the dedicated detectives who will uproot corruption from society.

 

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Park Young Han, the country detective, is shown dressed in a blue suit, standing with his hands in his pockets. Beside him is Kim Sang Soon, the "crazy dog" of Jongnam Police Station. Additionally, Cho Kyung Hwan and Seo Ho Jeong also shine.

Lee Je Hoon plays the lead role of Park Young Han. Park Young Han is a detective from the countryside who is determined to fight against evil.  

Lee Dong Hwi takes on the role of Kim Sang Soon, the "crazy dog" of Jongnam Police Station, who gets caught up in the wrong situation and ends up in trouble. He is tired of the harsh reality where corruption reigns supreme. Meeting Park Young Han becomes a turning point in his life.

Choi Woo Sung plays Cho Kyung Hwan, a young man with extraordinary strength, while Yoon Hyun Soo plays Seo Ho Jeong, who dreams of becoming a master investigator.

Chief Detective 1958 will premiere on April 19. The K-drama will be available to stream on Disney+.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/lee-je-hoon-and-team-shine-in-new-poster-for-chief-detective-1958

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Chief Detective Lee Je-hoon is on the case in 1958

by tccolb

 

MBC’s period-action Chief Detective 1958 is back with more promos, with our stalwart hero Lee Je-hoon (Taxi Driver 2) teaming up with his crew and chasing down baddies in the prequel’s new poster and teaser.

Freshly transferred from the backwaters to the big leagues in Seoul, the trailer begins with our Park Young-han (Lee Je-hoon) at an emotional low, desperate to catch the culprit and frustrated by his failure thus far. Regaining his composure, Young-han decides he’ll go back to the beginning and try again. But this time he assembles a ragtag squad, working together with crazy dog Lee Dong-hwi (Big Bet), brown bear Choi Woo-sung (Melancholia), and Yoon Hyun-soo (A Good Day to Be a Dog) who is nicknamed after the Chinese historical figure Zhuge Liang as the brains of the group.

 

 

The sequence then reveals our first glimpse of local bookshop owner Seo Eun-soo (Unlock the Boss), who is initially dismissive of the rambunctious Young-han. But as a crime novel aficionado with a keen ear for the town gossip, she’ll soon become an important source for intel to our detective team.

On his part, our hero is quite open about having little concern for social propriety when it comes to catching bad guys and Young-han doesn’t care if they’re 100 years old – lawbreakers are all bratty children in his eyes. As we come to a close, the captions then introduce Park Young-han as, “a handsome, bumpkin detective with good intuition and a good sense of humor.”

Written by Kim Young-shin with filmmaker Kim Sung-hoon (Rampant, Confidential Assignment) at the helm, MBC’s Chief Detective 1958 will be premiering next month on April 19.

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/chief-detective-lee-je-hoon-is-on-the-case-in-1958/

 

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