[2016-12-09 UPDATE: Season 3 of Crime Scene is slated to air in the first half of 2017!
“Crime Scene” is the second Korean reality TV show that I am recommending on my blog, the previous being “The Genius“. Both are similar in a way that they test the intelligence, observation and deduction skills of the cast in a setting that depicts real-life activities and human reactions as realistically as possible.
“Crime Scene” is touted to be the first ever role-playing detective game in Korea. Produced by Korean cable network JTBC, the show presents murder cases that are modelled after real-world incidents, and cast members will play out the various suspect roles that they have chosen prior to the start of the game.
One of the cast members will play the role of the real killer, and he/she will have to deflect suspicion from himself/herself while diverting attention to the others. It is up to the cast members to build a case against whom they think is the real killer.
One case typically spans over two episodes. The cast members are given time to familiarise themselves with their new chosen suspect identities and dress up accordingly for a more convincing portrayal. They will then come together to gather evidence at the crime scene, find the murder weapon, deduce possible motives, and catch loopholes in alibis. Facts regarding the case, such as the background of the victim and the cause of death will be presented to the cast at intervals. The cast will also get opportunities to question one another.
After forming conclusions based on their investigations, the cast will choose whom they think is the ‘real killer’ among them. The cast member chosen by the majority will then be locked up. If he/she is revealed to be the ‘real killer’, the cast members who have chosen correctly will win their individual portions of the gold coins. On the other hand, if he/she is not the ‘real killer’, the cast member playing the real killer will walk away with all the gold coins. Viewers in Korea can also get involved by participating in the live voting while the episode is airing.
The permanent cast consists of:
– Jun Hyunmoo (TV host);
– Park Jiyoon (TV presenter);
– Hong Jinho (former pro-gamer; he also appeared in “The Genius“);
– Lim Banggeul (lawyer); and
– NS Yoonji (singer).
The guest member for the first four episodes is Henry of Super Junior (singer). Minhyuk of CNBLUE (singer) will take over as the guest member from episode five, which will also feature a non-role playing veteran police investigator to give his own observations.
Episode 1 (Part 1 & 2)
Episode 2 (Part 1 & 2)