Everything You Need To Know About Memorist, The New Suspense K-Drama
Curious about suspense drama Memorist? Check out everything we know here.
For a lot of us, K-dramas are our go-to source of kilig. It’s always a classic feeling when we swoon every time the two main leads in the drama engage in a heart-fluttering moment or when the second lead makes us question who we really ship in the story. But if you aren’t really a fan of shows that heavily rely on romance to get the story going, the new K-drama Memorist might be right up your alley.
When we’re in need of good vibes, K-dramas are really an instant picker-upper. While majority of the popular Korean dramas we know of are hyper-focused on romance, there’s more to these shows than just kilig. There are plenty of K-dramas whose storylines explore other genres, like fantasy, historical, action, and mystery—and Memorist is one such show. If you’re looking to embark on your first ever K-drama experience beyond the usual romantic tropes, give this new show a try. Here’s what you need to know about the K-drama Memorist:
Who stars in Memorist?
Yoo Seung Ho as Dong Baek
Yoo Seung Ho is a 26-year-old actor best known for his roles in I’m Not A Robot and My Strange Hero. Yoo Seung Ho started in the entertainment industry as a child actor. He appeared in his first TV drama Daddy Fish in 2000. Two years later, he landed his first film role for The Way Home.
Lee Se Young as Han Sun Mi
Like Yoo Seung Ho, Lee Se Young had her beginnings in the industry as a child actress. Her first role was for a TV drama called The Brothers’ River which aired back in 1997. At the time, she was only five years old.
Lee Se Young also starred in A Korean Odyssey with Lee Seung Gi where she played different roles, the medical TV drama Doctor John alongside Kill Me, Heal Me’s Ji Sung, and The Crowned Clown alongside Hotel del Luna’s Yeo Jin Goo.
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What is the K-drama Memorist about?
Memorist is crime thriller following the story of Dong Baek, a star detective who can read a person’s memories whenever he touches them, and Han Sun Mi, a top profiler and the youngest senior superintendent in the country, as they work together in solving murder cases. The crime drama is actually based on a webtoon of the same name written by Jae Hoo.
While Memorist dabbles in the supernatural thanks to Dong Baek’s telepathic powers, the execution of it tried to take a more scientific route to make Dong Baek’s supernatural ability as grounded in reality as it can be. In the drama’s first episode, Dong Baek is seen being tested and studied to figure out how his “powers” came to be. It was then explained that Dong Baek’s ability will be considered a “supernatural power until science can prove otherwise.” You’ll also see the use of his telepathic ability used in creative ways to assist in solving crimes throughout the series.
Much like your go-to Western crime thrillers like NCIS and Elementary, the way Memorist tackles its cases will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. The first episode alone is fast-paced, already revealing a handful of clues that would help them connect the murder cases—some of which turned out to be misleading, which made for more interesting twists. Of course, it’s not all suspense. There are moments of humor between the characters stitched here and there, which helps balance out the tension-filled plot of the series. The cherry on top would have to be the commendable chemistry between lead stars Yoo Seung Ho and Lee Se Young, whose characters seem to be vastly different from each other.
It isn’t surpising to find that the drama has already received high ratings upon its premiere. As reported by Soompi, the series had already taken the first spot in its time slot for various cable channels in South Korea.
Where can I watch Memorist?
The K-drama is available for streaming on Viu. There are a total of 16 episodes in the drama, each lasting for approximately 60 minutes. The drama is currently on going, with a new episode airing every week. At the moment, Episodes 1 to 10 have already been aired.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
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First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.