So Yi Hyun plays Detective Yang Si Ohn who was found shot at a crime scene, and has been in a coma for the last six years. She wakes up, but she can’t remember anything about why she was there, or what led up to the other person who was found there being killed.
According to the medical experts, nothing seems wrong with Si Ohn now– except that she has that hole in her memory. After the initial inquiry turns up nothing new, the police force takes her back, but she requests to be moved into the “Lost and Found” department, rather than back into one of the crime divisions. The mission statement of the detectives in Lost and Found is to return lost items to their rightful owners, and it’s usually seen as a huge demotion. No one asks to go there. Yang Si Ohn was top of her class and a decorated detective– already a senior inspector in spite of her young-ish age– before ending up in a coma. Other than the mystery around what happened six years ago, her record is spotless.
But she has been unconscious for the last six years, so command agrees to go ahead and send her in to Lost and Found as the new team leader.
OK Taecyeon, plays Inspector Cha Gun Woo, Si Ohn’s next in command at Lost and Found. He was sent there as a demotion– for an incident involving his service arm– and he’s no longer allowed to carry a gun. He desperately wants to get back on one of the crime investigation teams, and is always angling to get on bigger investigations. He believes in what he sees, establishing discipline, and following the rules– which is kinda funny, since he apparently broke the rules to end up in Lost and Found. He’s suspicious of Detective Si Ohn from the start because she has a reputation for having “woken up crazy”.
And she has sort of woken up crazy, because she’s started seeing ghosts that no one else can see. Si Ohn’d never had this problem before being in a coma, and at first she doesn’t believe in what she’s seeing either. But after a few of these ghosts lead her to solving their own murders, she starts to accept that what she’s seeing might be “real,” or at least somehow true. It seems to work something like being a touch-clairvoyant, because she usually picks up something that belonged to the ghost or that the ghost interacted with before they actually start manifesting to her.
So far the show has been lots of fun, and the biggest problem I see is the potential to have every lost item lead back to a murder. If the show really does that, it will get old pretty quick. But the last episode didn’t actually revolve around a new murder victim (episode 5), so I’m hopeful the show won’t fall into that trap. I actually like that they have Si Ohn as the Team Leader in lost and found because without her memory of how she got shot, and spending the last six years unconscious, the character is cut off from her own past and trying to find a place where she belongs in life. The department she works in really just becomes an extension of that.
I’m also really glad to see So Yi Hyun in a lead role. I’ve thought she was a great actress for ages, and then recently I saw her on a variety show where she was just hilarious– which totally made me want to watch her in more stuff. I had no idea she could be so funny. She hasn’t really had a chance to be funny in this supernatural thriller either, but I want to be around if it happens. :) OK Taecyeon has also been very natural as the slightly goofy side-kick/potential love interest in the show, which really surprised me since he was pretty stiff in front of the camera in We Got Married Global. I guess it must have been nerves? Or the fact that he was using a second language? Either way, both leads are worth watching, and I’m really enjoying the show so far.
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Who Are You airs on TvN in Korea on and is scheduled for 16 episodes.