Title : Tunnel (터널)
Genre: Fantasy, Crime
Release: March 25th, 2017 – May 21st, 2017
Bringing famous serial killer case back, this drama offered a different scene of previous similar drama, Signal (network: tvN). Focusing on one case, Tunnel recounted the life of senior detective of Hwayang Police in 1986.
Park Gwang-Ho, portrayed by Choi Jin-Hyuk as senior detective, was trying to catch serial killer at that time. As many victims appearing, Gwan-Ho became more struggling to catch the culprit. Running after the culprit through the tunnel, made him trapped in the future (2017)–time travel. He tried to come back to the past though he didn’t know how.
In the present, he met police who worked and sat on his desk (in the past), Kim Sun-Jae (Yoon Hyun-Min). A professor of Criminal Psychology, Shin Jae-Yi (Lee Yoo-Young) was also involved in the circle. As the time run, Gwang-Ho tried to convince people that he came from past. He wanted to come back to the past. Will people believe him? Can he catch the culprit and come back to the past?
Beside the story of chasing the culprit, the writer (Lee Eun-Mi) also tried to put personal life of those three. At first, I thought this drama were telling the detail of Lee Jae-Han (Signal) because the personality of the main cast was similar and the cast who became Park Gwang-Ho’s wife was same as Lee Jae-Han’s girlfriend. Inserting jokes in this kind of drama was not easy, but they did it well. The assist of support cast also made this drama more lively. Though the acting skill of the cast was not as great as Signal’s cast, it’s still recommended to watch.
P.s. The scene of Hwayang University was taken at my university, Seoul National University of Science and Technology. Ehehe.