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Bad Guy preview video and stills

To be honest, I wasn’t too excited about the new SBS drama Bad Guy, but I’m warming up to it. Especially after seeing the preview video, which is GREAT. (Watch below.) Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching a lot of romance and comedy lately, but I’m in the mood for something dark, and the tone of this drama seems to be just what I’m looking for — a bit of melodrama, mystery, and thriller-esque intensity.

Not only that, the acting looks pretty solid, which is to be expected with Kim Nam-gil but a nice surprise for Kim Jae-wook, who hasn’t really had a chance to stretch himself dramatically yet. Nor has Han Ga-in, and maybe this’ll be a big jump for her; I’ll keep an open mind about her with this foray into heavier material, which — who knows? — may end up suiting her better than cute romantic-heroine fare.

The trailer opens with Kim Nam-gil’s narration: “The thing about cats is… they don’t just bite a mouse once and kill it. They pretend to let it go and play around with it, and finally kill the mouse when they get tired of it.” This is his way of describing his revenge plans for the Haeshin Group — which is the company to whom Tae-sung (Kim Jae-wook) is heir.

Kim Nam-gil’s Gun-wook meets Tae-sung in Japan, who challenges him on the bridge, “Now that I’ve told you to try and kill me, are you afraid? I said, kill!” (Note: there’s a lack of pronouns in the sentence so Tae-sung could be directing Gun-wook to kill someone else; I am inferring from context that he’s taunting Gun-wook to try and kill him.) Further complicating things is their intertwining fates with Jae-in (Han Ga-in). Gun-wook is described as an homme fatale, a man with hardened heart to match his hard body, and ambition enough to sell his soul to the devil to get what he wants. In these still photos of the dock, Gun-wook cleans the yacht he lives in, which he has reclaimed from Tae-sung.

Still no appearance of Oh Yeon-soo, though the trailer does remind me of her prior drama La Dolce Vita, which was also dark and intense. (I personally found that drama a little too pretentious, but well-acted.)

Bad Guy began its shoots in Japan, and plans to begin filming in Jeju Island at the end of the month. It will air on SBS in May.

Via Chosun

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YAY! First to comment! So excited for this drama...all the leads are so hawt!!

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LOOKS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!! I love Kim Jae-wook!!!

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I guess we can stop POOR BIDAM!!!-ing. Bidam appears to have reincarnated hisself into a lean, mean revenge machine. Good luck to KNG and the team, drama sounds very interesting.

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Let Bidam get the girl he wants for once hehe. Looks like it will just be that..? I wish KNG would get rid of his mustache though.. I think Han Ga-in's acting's going to be no better than average, but will be watchable.. at least she has better chemistry with her romantic partners than Lee Yo-won does.

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It does reminds me of La Dolce Vita (which I don't like it.. btw). Does anyone know who's the writer behind this "bad guy" drama? And what's his/her previous work?

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The writer seems to be relatively new and is listed as one of the three IRIS writers. Director is Lee Hyung-min of I'm Sorry, I Love You and Snow Queen.

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And 2010 has already toppled 2009 in drama awesomeness and its only March
where were all of these drama's last year?????

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Kim Nam Gil!!! I'm pretty sure I begin all my comments regarding KNG posts this way. His voice is so recognizable... drool*

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OMG if the writer kills Kim Nam Gil in dis drama I WILL B DEVASTATED, please do not hv a sad ending plz plz plz.. please do not hv a sad ending plz plz plz.. please do not hv a sad ending plz plz plz.. please do not hv a sad ending plz plz plz.. please do not hv a sad ending plz plz plz..

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I. Can. Not. Wait!!
All three look beautiful. KJW has amazing bone structure, he must be Kim So-yeon's relative.
But Kim Nam Gil at 1:14 -- those eyes are going to haunt me for many years now.

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Kim Jae Wook! He looks HOT in this drama ... even with his shorter hair!

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I'm not really into dark dramas. I've tried La Dolce Vita and Story of a Man but couldn't finish either of them. However, for the sake of Han Ga-In and Kim Jae Wook, I'm going to give it a try to see it it will last longer than LDV and SOAM for me.

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I am fully onboard for this drama. It doesn't look like a sorrow fest, which is what would I have really turned me off.

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Yay!! Other news of Bad guy!! Oh, KNG looks sooo cool with those sunglasses! :D
And the preview is so awesome, Jae-wook is so damn cute!! :x *ahem*...forgive me 4 my fangirl moment... =]]] I still have to wait until it's airing...but i'm patience..haha... Thanx javabeans!>:D<

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Okay, this looks REALLY good. I'm going to be all over it when it airs. :3

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KIM. NAM. GIL.

I. CAN'T. WAIT.

soooooooooo looking forward to this drama to drop!

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Kim Nam Gil looks like the perfect match for the character xD he was terrific in QSD D: !!

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HOLY WOW! I was expecting solid acting, but I totally didn't expect the drama to be like this. Rest assured, I'm watching this...not that I've had any doubts before the preview, but yeah, now I'm literally bouncing with excitement now! I cannot wait to watch this.

Re:Han Ga-in. OMG! You might be right. This kind of drama might suit her better. *crosses fingers* And hey, I was one of those who weren't so sure about her acting...

@ 7 hpn88
Word! Word!

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Kim Nam Gill..He has the look and intensity of the bad guy. WOW he looks gr8. Loved him in QSD..Looking forward to this drama..

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Is this the "Bad Guy" drama that Lee Min Ho considered? I can't imagine him in the role.

This looks cool, though. For tv shows and dramas, I watch almost exclusively comedies, but I might make an exception for this if it's good...

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@LL,
You're right, I'd forgotten about that. I imagine he'd have taken Kim Jae-wook's role, though, not the lead. I might be able to see that, and I'd like to see Lee Min-ho try something serious next.

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super excited!!!! i need something other than the boatload of romantic comedies and what not.

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sounds of music, it's like Lee Da hae's FC
snack

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dark, brooding, and intense... (and the nose in the end). interesting, might watch it, just like Story of a Man last year and I might enjoy it

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WOW! I didn't realize just how ready I am to go to the dark side, but after watching this I'm ready to hit warp speed to get to May faster.

Thanks JB!

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Kya....the trailer looks so good! Doesn't hurt that the it looks like a movie...

And Coffee Prince hottie.... Kim Jae Wook!!! Always know he had that in him, apart from looking pretty can well act... perhaps after "fluffy" roles in CP and Antique, this might be what he make his mark with...

And Kim Nam Gil, before his name change, before his popularity as Bidam, which I did not manage to follow, I'l remember him as the cool right hand man of Lee Seo Jin's character in Lovers(and wondering why an able actor like him is not expose more?) and that hot lover from Portrait of a Beauty...

It's amazing how actors transform and sometimes they just need that one role for breakthrough and Bidam nabs that for Kim Nam Gil... which brings us to this... that I am actually pretty excited and might check it out later...

Han Ga In, cute as ever, I need to see lady being fierce for a change!

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I've been waiting for something similar to La Dolce Vita to finally come up.
Unfortunately, in the teaser she's always sporting the same blank look in each of the cuts she appears in.
Please Han Ga In...please don't disappoint. :(

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Oh, I think I must just watch this one after watching this preview. Han Ga-in is pretty but I'm not a fan of her acting.

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oh this looks GOOD.

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Nice trailer.. It looks kinda mysterious and very dark.... Hope the actual drama is as good and interesting as the trailer. Good luck to Kim Nam Gil. Love him in Queen Seon Deok. He broke my heart though, seeing how he died in the end as Bidam.

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Sounds interesting! I was initially hesitant even though I really do like KNG, but after seeing that trailer, I'm on board. And it will be airing when I will have some time to watch it, so am definitely looking forward to that :)

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Man, this would have been amazing if it was a yaoi manga. LOL I love this type of dark plot. I just don't like it as a het love triangle.

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for 1 year+ i have not been really acive in watching kdramas....
but seems that now it's time for me to marathon on kdramas again!

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BIDAM! I love Kim Nam Gil. Can't wait for this to air. Yay!

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since it's kim jae wook...am looking forward to this drama...waaaaa...

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My, my, my how delicious, tempting and intense the trailer is?

I LOVE thriller so much. The vibe of this drama felt like my alltime/ultimate thrilelr/dark fav-classic Japanese drama Stars fallling from the sky starring Kimura Takuya and Fukatsu Eri.

I love dark/thriller/mystery drama but I haven't found any satisfying one (with exception of Resurrection, The Devil and ALTK).

I'm gasping with excitement and want to watch this BADLY like nothing before. Really want to!

I found the male leads is excellent but I have a doubt when I watch Han Ga In. I think to make a drama works, both male and female leads both are vital, if not it wouldn't be an excellent or a great drama. Hope she can make me eat my words. I already prepare to be surprise.

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I wish the female lead will be Im So Jung or anyone else tough.*wishful thinking*

this may be my top drama this year.

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oh my god!!! kim nam gil.. :) WAAAAH! i will watch this! i will!! :) kekeke..

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Oh yeah! Adding that to my "To be watched list" RIGHT NOW!

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oh exciting. I wasn't considering this drama before, too excited with other 3 upcoming dramas, but now this will complete the mood. We already got romance comedy, melodrama, and now this, a thriller ( hopefully it is ).
The casts look good ( and we have to be hopeful with Han Ga In, right? ). I'm going to try this when it airs.

Thank you for sharing!

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Of course I'm watching this because of KNG! Let's all pray the female lead won't kill this drama!

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Looks good. I was expecting a Bad Guy... Reforms type of drama but it looks more like a Bad Guy... Ruins Everybody's Life type. Honestly, I don't normally stray from romantic comedies but come on - it's Kim Nam Gil!

He could do an 8-hour infomercial for kitchenware and I'd watch it.

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OH, MY, MY. KNG AND KJW LOOK HOT. I'M GLAD KNG IS KEEPING HIS HAIR LONG. I DON'T LIKE DARK DRAMAS EITHER BUT I CAN'T MISS KNG.

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OMG!!! I missed KNG a lot...i hope his character won't be killed here,
since if i am not mistaken, he never had any popular drama where his character isn't killed...lol.

BIDAM...I wouldn't be surprised if his acting would overshadow other actors' skills...
~~~best of luck for Bad Guy...

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Looks intense! I'll be waiting for this drama to start...

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see not much better in HGI exclude her hair. However, I hope she 'll do well.
KNG and KJW are hot!

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Since CHUNO airing, we sported some actors with moustache and beard
ha! ha!.

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I was just thinking how awesome it would've been if KNG was paired with Kim So Yeon in this drama. Oh well, guess you can't have it all.

I don't know about Ha Ga In. Her character was so flat in Super Rookie but the other actors weren't so great either so it didn't bother me that much. KNG, on the other hand, is a very charismatic actor so he can make her character seem even more flat (like how Bidam made Yushin seem so dull and how the boys of Chuno completely overshadowed HW).

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i totally agree with you jb, although it's my first time hearing about 'bad guy' (or it just didn't trigger my curiosity before) but after watching the trailer, i might actually watch it..lol

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@47, Daniel Chen: Korean actors sporting mustaches and beards have been around... since Damo (that's the earliest I can think of in the K-drama world). I don't think Chuno did it. KNG probably did it create a different image in the minds of people since his Bidam character was pretty popular, or that was the appearance of his character.

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