With just a week into broadcasts, critics and viewers alike are already hailing Kairos as a critical success.
Regarded as the 2020 version of Signal, Korean drama Kairos stars Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se Young as two unlikely individuals who team up together to solve a mystery. But there is the catch—Lee Se Young is actually from the past.
After the mysterious death of his daughter, Shin Sung Rok uses a phone to a call a number, and discovers that its receiver is a woman who claims to be one month from the past. Shin Sung Rok and the woman, Lee See Young, team up to solve mysteries that are respectively plaguing them in their time. However, the two can only communicate at a specific time: from 10:33 p.m. to 10:34 p.m. Viewers are still trying to figure out the significance of this time.
With a gripping storyline and innovative cinematography, Kairos is one of the year’s most stand-out television programs. The drama uses two different styles to represent the different time periods, so viewers can easily discern between scenes without having to actually decipher the time period through different dialogue.
Signal, the drama which Kairos was inspired by, received widespread critical acclaim when it aired in 2016. Inspired by real criminal events, Signal features a detective from 1989 who uses a walkie talkie to communicate with a cold case profiler from 2015.
Dramas that feature similar storylines or cross-generational crime solving include 2004’s To Get Unstuck in Time <隔世追兇>, a TVB drama starring Roger Kwok (郭晉安) and Flora Chan (陳慧珊), and the 2000 American film Frequency.
Source: Korea Star Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.