The past and the present collide through a powerful walkie-talkie.
Alternative Name: Sigeuneol | 시그널 | 解碼追兇
Starring: Lee Je Hoon (李帝勋) | Kim Hye Soo (金惠秀) | Cho Jin Woong (赵震雄)
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Korean | Mandarin
Subtitle: English | Chinese
Release Date: May 2017
Number of episodes: 16
Number of dics: 4 High Definition DVDs
Signal 信號 Synopsis
Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) is a police lieutenant who is an expert criminal profiler. Hae Young went into police work despite his deep-rooted mistrust of cops stemming from a traumatic event from his childhood. When he was young, his friend Yoon Jung was kidnapped and later found dead. Hae Young saw a woman pick up Yoon Jung from school on the day that she went missing, but the police would not believe Hae Young and stated that a man took her. The case remains unsolved to this day. Now working at the same police station where Hae Young tried to get the cops to believe him as a child, Hae Young walks out of the station one day and hears someone talking to him. He searches around and finds a walkie-talkie with the voice of police detective Lee Jae Han (Cho Jin Woong) talking to him. But Jae Han is from decades into the past, and he is investigating the murder of Hae Young’s friend Yoon Jung. Cha Soo Hyun (Kim Hye Soo) was a rookie during Jae Han’s time and is now an experienced police detective. Can this unexpected trio help each other solve cold cases from the past by communicating through the walkie-talkie?
“Signal” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Won Suk. The series is based on a real-life crime spree that took place between 1986 and 1991 where 10 women were raped and murdered in the same geographic area in South Korea. The series was a critical and commercial success. With its finale rating of 12.54%, it is one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
The drama went on to win several awards from different award-giving bodies, including Best Drama, Best Screenplay for Kim Eun-hee, and Best Actress for Kim Hye-soo at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, as well as another Best Actress award for Kim and the Daesang (Grand Prize for Television) for Cho Jin-woong at the tvN10 Awards. Cho also won the Daesang at the 1st Asia Artist Awards for his performance.