‘Signal’ of success

February 2, 2016
"Signal" poster (Courtesy of tvN)

“Signal” poster (Courtesy of tvN)

By The Korea Times Seoul staff

The new tvN TV drama “Signal” is immediately showing signs of becoming as big a hit as its predecessor ”Reply 1988.”

Starting with a 6 percent rating for its first episode on Jan. 22, “Signal,” which screens every Friday and Saturday, has been gaining an additional 1 percent with each following episode on average.

The fantasy drama portrays detective from the present and a policeman from 1989 communicating via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case. TV viewers are fascinated with the intriguing plot, which on Saturday showed the policeman in the past failing to stop his girlfriend being murdered.

There had been doubts about show, as it has an awful big shoes to fill after the rousing success of ”Reply 1988.”