Signal is a Japanese TV show that was produced by Fuji TV, which is one of the major TV operators in Japan. The original Signal was actually a Korean drama, so this is a Japanese remake. I have never watched the Korean version, but I would imagine that one is good as well.
I was a really big fan of Signal because it has a different plot compared to most other police/time travel shows. The main storyline revolves around a police unit that investigates long unsolved crimes, but it also has a time travel element. Unlike other time traveling shows though, no character actually is able to go back in time; instead, there is a radio which allows one police officer from 1998 to communicate with another from 2018.
Using the radio, the two police officers try to change the past, which will also affect the future. Still, it is a delicate balance they have to strike, and they end up changing many things they didn’t intend to. Also, there is an overarching villain who exists both in 1998 and 2018, so both police officers have to contend with them. It definitely sounds confusing if you have not watched it before, but it all ties together well in the show.
It does take time though before the entire show begins to come together, and you might be confused for a significant portion of the show (but hopefully still entertained). After 1 episode, I had no clue what was going on, and I was considering whether or not to continue watching; however, after watching the entire thing (it is 10 episodes in total), I can highly recommend the show. Once again, this is another great Japanese TV show!
Signal Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!