I watched ep.01 of Oguri Shun’s new drama BORDER this past week and it’s pretty good. It’s about a cop who gets shot in the head (by a still-unknown assailant— I’m sure this revelation will be part of the series’ climax) and miraculously survives, albeit with a bullet lodged in his brain. He eventually recovers and returns to the job only to realize he can see ghosts (pretty handy for a homicide detective, huh?). I really appreciate, in this first episode at least, how the story isn’t really about Ishikawa finding out who the murderer is (because the victims know their killer) but rather how he can steer the investigation in the correct direction (after all it’s not like he can just say, “The ghost told me so”).
I like that instead of running from his ability (like so many characters in the recent spate of “I-see-dead-people” dramas we’ve had lately), he’s actively using it to seek justice for the victims.
Also Haru as our unconventional coroner is at times giving me serious flashbacks of Yoon Eun Hye in Coffee Prince (looks-wise, at least).