When investigating a case in 2015, profiler Park Hae Yeong comes across a walkie talkie that connects him to police officer Lee Jae Han. While stunned at first, Park Hae Yeong soon realises the officer is talking to him from year 1989 and together they set out to solve crimes that have been tossed aside as cold cases. While investigating, Park Hae Yeong also tries to find out why Lee Jae Han went missing in 2001.
Signal is one of the best crime shows recently in recent times. With great acting, writing and directing, the story fulfills the trifecta of dramas.
The plot starts out strong and manages to stay strong for the entire run. Each episode is filled with suspense, action and lots of crime. Unlike many other cop shows, we see the characters finding the evidence and putting together the clues as opposed to simply being told it happened off screen. And with tight writing, it's plainly clear that every step and action was carefully planned out for the entire show's run.
The acting is phenomenal. The fleshed out characters come to life in the hands of each cast member, whether they're main or supporting, helping to bring the show to life. And the directing ties it all into a neat, suspenseful show.
A definite recommend for any drama fan especially when you want something heavier, darker and just plain great.
Both feature a character, who, through changing the past, can influence the future. They have a similar suspenseful feel to them, featuring a plot revolving around crimes that had never been solved in the present.