The Good Detective

모범형사 / The Good Detective
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The Good Detective is a crime investigation drama about detectives who never give up to uncover the ugly truth, and it will portray the real world of detectives who want to catch the culprit to the end.

  • Drama: The Good Detective (English title) / Model Detective (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Mobeomhyungsa
  • Hangul: 모범형사
  • Director: Jo Nam-Kook
  • Writer: Choi Jin-Won
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: July 6 – August 25, 2020
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:30
  • Official Website


Set in Incheon, South Korea, detectives try to catch criminals, who hide ugly truths.

Kang Do-Chang (Son Hyun-Joo) has worked as a detective for the past 18 years. He was born and raised in Incheon. He investigates cases using his experience and personal connections, forgoing scientific technique or reasoning power.

Oh Ji-Hyeok (Jang Seung-Jo) is an elite detective. He has 9 years of experience. Unlike Kang Do-Chang, he investigates cases using evidence and insight into the criminal’s psyche. Due to trauma from his childhood, he does not share his feelings. He is wealthy thanks to his late uncle, who left him with a large inheritance.

Jin Seo-Kyung (Lee Elijah) works as a newspaper reporter. She is a 5 year veteran and passionate about her work.


  1. The Good Detective takes over JTBC’s Monday & Tuesday 21:30 time slot previously occupied by “Sweet Munchies” and followed by “18 Again” on September 7, 2020.
  2. Related titles (drama series):
    1. The Good Detective | Mobeomhyungsa (JTBC / 2020)
    2. The Good Detective 2 | Mobeomhyungsa 2 (JTBC / 2022)
  3. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, filming was delayed. The drama series will now air from July, 2020 instead of its original April, 2020 air date.

The Good Detective

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