Category Archives: Call It Like You See It

“Tell Me What You Saw” Drops 1st Trailer


OCN dropped the 1st trailer for Jang Hyuk’s new drama! Previously named “Call It Like You See It,” the Network and News outlets are now using the title “Tell Me What You Saw.” I personally like both, but “Tell Me What You Saw” rolls off the tongue better in English, sounds cool in Korean, and conveys a greater sense of urgency and intensity.

I can picture Jang Hyuk’s character shouting it, and shaking up a suspect, or even the Detective with the Photographic Memory. “Arrhh! You need to tell me what you saw!”

We don’t see the actors yet. (Boo!) In a rather sexy voice-over, Jang Hyuk reads the caption, “The only way to uncover the truth.” He then says, “Memory can be distorted, but only the truth is seen at the scene (of the crime).”

“Tell Me What You Saw” is created by Kim Hong-san from “Voice.” The production went through a few directorial changes and the new series Director is Kim Sang-Hoon.

There’s no official air date yet, but expect it in the first half of 2020.

 

“Call it” Confirmed!


 

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Jang Hyuk as an angst-ridden Criminal Profiler shunning society? YES PLEASE!

 

On November 3rd, Soompi gave confirmation that Jang Hyuk and Sooyoung will both officially star in the Crime Drama “Call it Like you See it. ” Jin Seo Yeon is still in talks.

It was fun to speculate on his character, but now we know for sure what role he’s playing.

Jang Hyuk stars as the gifted Cold-Case Profiler, Oh Hyun Jae. (I’m in love with his name!) He joins forces with Cha Soo Young (Played by Sooyoung) a young Detective with a photographic memory, to find a serial killer.

The serial killer acts on a terrorist-level when he sets an explosion that kills his fiancée. No word if it was a targeted attack on her or meant for a multitude of people, and she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Poor Jang Hyuk can’t catch a break in the crime dramas. In “Voice,” he also played a heartbroken and revenge-driven detective whose wife was murdered.

In a plot twist that I’d discussed in my last post, Oh Hyun Jae erases all traces of his life and disappears. I find that concept so intriguing. It’s reminiscent of the – hard-to-find with good subtitles – OCN Kdrama, “Children of a Lesser God.”

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After his beloved sister is brutally murdered, Genius, hot-shot Detective Cheon Jae-In (Kang Ji Hwan) spirals into a deep depression, eccentricity, and homelessness. He’s drawn back into the hunt by Kim Dan, a female Detective with Supernatural abilities to see a dead person’s final moments. Because I couldn’t decipher the available subtitles.

The “Call It Like You See It” Production team said of Jang Hyuk –  “He always brings a unique color to each project, so we’re sure that many viewers are excited to see him. Oh Hyun Jae will be a character who brings out a new side of Jang Hyuk. Please anticipate the drama.”

Our readers know I can’t express those exact sentiments enough in all my posts! Expect “Call It Like You See It” in the first half of 2020.

So near yet so far.

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“Call It Like You See It” – An Upcoming OCN Thriller


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Having been off the grid most of the summer, I was blindsided by the news that Jang Hyuk is slated to star in the OCN crime-thriller “Call it Like You See it.”

I should’ve known you can’t keep Jang Hyuk down! The main cast was announced in July and the drama is set to tentatively star Jang Hyuk, Choi Soo Young, And Jin Seo Yeon. Since it will premiere in February, 2020, there’s not much buzz on it. Right now the attention is on Netflix’s Exclusive, “My Country: The New Age” – which premieres October 4th worldwide and is close to wrapping up production.

“Call It Like You See It” will be directed by “Voice” PD Kim Hong-Seon, marking a reunion with Jang Hyuk. It will be written by Go Young Jae and Han Ki Hyun. With only a little info to go on, I feel like it’s in the same vein as “Voice” and has an intriguing plot.

According to info on Han Cinema

“Call It Like You See It” is a tracking thriller about an eccentric genius profiler, a detective with the ability to remember anything they have seen even once, and a serial killer who thought they were dead.”

A character having a photographic memory is a drama trope that’s almost run out of steam, but we’ll see how they employ it. I like when shows break out the special effects by giving us glimpses into their mind and thought processes. Similar to BBC’s “Sherlock.”

There’s no shortage of genius Criminal Profilers, especially eccentric ones. Could they be anything but in dramas? I found no official word on Jang Hyuk’s character, but I can see him as the Profiler or killer. He’s played eccentric geniuses before, in the underrated drama, “Beautiful Mind” and he also starred as a Joseon Era Sherlock Holmes type in “Tree With Deep Roots.” Rumor has it he’s playing the Detective, which is still a fascinating part since he’ll possess a powerful gift of the mind. (And we may get a lot of “hawt” deep concentration scenes!)

I’m not sure how I’d feel about Jang Hyuk as a serial killer, but I’m not doubting his ability to play one. There’s no right or wrong way. Jang Hyuk is drawn to charismatic roles and real life history is full of charismatic killers. It would display new facets of his acting skills we haven’t quite seen before. That’s something he strives for.

I like the twist in the synopsis. Usually law enforcement believes they’ve gotten rid of the killer “once and for all,” only to have them return and wreak havoc all over again. Maybe our heroes are vigilantes that go “underground” to catch the killer by staying a step ahead of them? They may have personal vendettas after being left for dead and possibly lost loved ones in the attacks.

There’s a lot to speculate at this point. We’ll keep you posted!

OCN is a formidable Network when it comes to crime/action/thriller genres and they’ve been on top of their game with quality shows for years. “Call It Like You See It” is sure to be an exciting and intense Winter drama.