Stranger aka Forest of Secrets [Season] - South Korean Police Purcedural
November 10, 2017 2:42 PM - Subscribe

A prosecutor without empathy and a bold female police are taking a murder case involving unrestrained political corruption.

It is definitely a slow burn murder mystery. Netflix only at the moment.

Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Doona Bae, Jae-woong Choi

posted by KaizenSoze (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
sure why not?
posted by miss-lapin at 10:51 PM on November 10, 2017

I have developed a fondness for South Korean police dramas. Though most of them get very silly too quickly. This one is very grounded so far. I have gotten sucked in and lost track of time, so that is a good sign.
posted by KaizenSoze at 5:59 AM on November 11, 2017

The typo in the title had me thinking this involved cats. Now I'm disappointed.
posted by axiom at 8:49 PM on November 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

Same here. Came for the cats, was let down.
posted by Balna Watya at 10:00 AM on November 29, 2017

Question:Where can I find this to view it in the US?
posted by miss-lapin at 3:14 AM on November 30, 2017

miss-lapin, it's on Netflix as just "Stranger" (I haven't watched it, just added to my list for eventual viewing)
posted by oh yeah! at 6:04 PM on November 30, 2017 [2 favorites]

Ahhhhhhh thanks. Netflix keeps suggesting it to me so it's good to know that. I shall add it to my list.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:05 AM on December 1, 2017

I watched the first 40 minutes of episode 1 last night. I'm intrigued, will definitely finish it eventually. I think this is the first Korean tv-show that I've watched (I've been meaning to try one, I'm sure there are a few others in my Netflix queue, but they've slid down the list) so I imagine there's a lot of subtext/genre-tropes I'll be missing.

I've submitted it as a show on Fanfare, if you feel like starting an episode thread, KaizenSoze. (Though maybe wait and see if the mods are able to get "Stranger" into the title - it's defaulted to the imdb-verified title for now, but I used the contact form to ask if it can be revised.)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:04 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

oh yeah! let me know about the title confusion. I can't manually change the title we have it under, so I'm adding "Stranger" to the plot description for now, and will try to see if there's a way to change it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:12 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

I just finished episode 4. I'm really enjoying. The woman who played the kick boxer on Sens8 is in it as a cop.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:15 AM on December 3, 2017

Just watched the first couple episodes of this, thanks to this FPP. Needed something to counteract the extra-stupid of season 5 of Grimm, and it's hitting the spot.

Dramabeans recaps here.
posted by asperity at 10:03 AM on December 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

Si-Mok looks exactly like a boss I had once, probably my most difficult boss ever, which makes this show uniquely weird for me.

I'm only partway through the second episode, but it's good so far. Some quirks and stiff translation in the subtitles, but it's working for me, I like where it's going, and I like the sardonic expressions everybody has. Plus everybody has a kickass Hyundai.
posted by rhizome at 9:28 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

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