cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung, Yoon Park, Lee Hyun Wook, Moon Jeong Hee, Choi Yoon Je, Lee Ha Yul, Yu Seong Ju, Choi Duk Moon, Yeon Woo Jin, Lee Soon Won, Park Da Yeon, Kim In Woo, Kim Ho Jung, Yoon Young Min
description: An elite military unit hunts down a mysterious creature along the DMZ.
Search replaces Missing: The Other Side and begins airing on Saturday, October 17.
I plan on watching Search but, as I've done with other OCN series (like Black and Train), I'll wait for it to end to start watching. I've found that I enjoy these series more as a binge watch than week to week.
Search is a 10 episode scifi fantasy series about a team of soldiers that hunt down a creature along the dmz. Beyond that, you have themes of military & government coverups along with family secrets. There's bits of romance between Dong Jin (Jang Dong Yoon) and Ye Rim (Krystal Jung) but it's not a main focal point of the series. I wanted to watch Search for something different and because I've enjoyed the last couple of OCN dramas I've seen.
While Search wasn't awful or anything, it underwhelmed. People repeatedly made dumb decisions. Even the ones that were supposed to be smart, kept messing up. For a team of elite soldiers none of them could hit a standing target. Not even the sniper. There was too much questioning of orders from superior officers. It wasn't just one or two characters either. It seemed like every single person would openly question their commanding officer in front of everyone. I understand that is a tv show and they want to create conflict/drama but, it got old quick, and that wouldn't fly in the military. A positive was the relationship between Dong Jin and his mom.
If Search interested you but you hadn't gotten around to it yet and you're looking for something different than your contemporary romance, I recommend checking out OCN's Train.