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Revenge thriller Shark’s mysterious first teaser

The first teaser is out for KBS’s upcoming revenge melodrama Shark, and it looks pretty spiffy. We barely get a sense of the plot itself since the shark metaphor takes up most of the preview, but it gets across a cold, dark tone that certainly screams revenge thriller. The production looks slick and the camera work is intriguing — it makes me wish I could get past how much this show feels like Kim Nam-gil’s last drama, the revenge melo thriller Bad Guy. I know, totally different plot, totally different drama. (But is it?)

In the teaser, Kim Nam-gil voices over: “Sharks have no air bladders. In order to live, it must constantly be on the move. If it stops, it dies.” We get glimpses of a teary Sohn Ye-jin in a bridal gown, a car crash, and then he continues: “Go on. Don’t turn back. The time has come.” DUN dun!

I’m willing to look past the been-there-done-that sense of familiarity I get here because it looks like at least Shark will have a lot of directorial style and a cool-as-ice vibe. And while the writing will ultimately decide whether this show is any good, it looks like the drama’s got a strong cinematic flair, which is always welcome in dramaland.

I’ll even take Kim Nam-gil repeating the same kind of mysterious vengeful stranger he played Bad Guy, though that means his next drama had better showcase some kind of change. Please? He actually can be dynamic and funny, and that energy gets lost when he plays the cipher, which is a big reason why I couldn’t get behind his character or the revenge plot of Bad Guy. (The other big reason would be that Bad Guy was written by a crazy person.)

Well, it’s one more to look forward to in the upcoming batch. Shark follows God of the Workplace on Mondays and Tuesdays and will air its first episode on May 27.

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whoaaa!.. trailer look amazing.. cant wait for both kim nam gil and sohn ye jin comeback!

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HAAaAWWWWWT. Both of them. Can't wait!! <3

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Thank you!

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Well, it's a good thing that I haven't seen Bad Guy and I can totally look forward to Shark without anything to compare or feel repetitive...

I think this drama can be fun to watch!!

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me too! have not seen bad guy - looking forward to this drama.

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Same here! I really like the leads too.

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same here i tried to read the recaps but even there i felt as if the story was total nuts so i stopped

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Bad Guy was good....until the end! But this, going to be ride!

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Can't wait! I thought his previews drama wasn't that, though I especially loved the music... Just glad KNG is back in drama. S. Ye Jin never disappoints. :3

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*that bad...

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I really love Gu Family Book at the moment...but if SHARK air soon i have to admit I'll turn the channel to SHARK 1st......I'm promise you Kim NAm Gil yaa....

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kim nam gil..... been waiting for so long.... excited....!!

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Even though the plot feels like a Bad Guy Number 2, but I am still greatly anticipating it. The cast is just AWESOME!!! Just Kim Nam Gil and Sohn Ye Jin are enough to make me go gaga (though I thought a comedy-romance will be even better xD). I am still putting my bets on this drama and not let Bad Guy dampen my spirits for it.

Just a random thought. Kim Nam Gil's partner in Bad Guy was Han Ga In and this time it is Sohn Ye Jin. I always thought the 2 ladies look alike in a way, so I thought it is such a coincidence that his onscreen partner before and after army are both of them respectively. Haha~ Don't mind me. I am spouting nonsense which I dunno if it even makes any sense.xP

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Makes sense. They do favor to me too.

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wow, trailers have been so visually pleasing lately. love both KNG & SYJ, so i'll def be trying this out.

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Love the teaser. I dont mind if it's like Bad Guy. I have only one complaint. His hair is too short! :)

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Hahaha. I loved his hair in QSD xD

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I also have huge reservations because of the similarity to Bad Guy. I'm just hoping this show can be a redemption of sorts for Bad Guy, so we can get an actual normal ending that doesn't make you want to throw something at the TV and scream "I wasted 17 hours of my life watching this show to end up with *this*?!"

Ahem. Moving on to the trailer, I thought it was very promising and cool. It makes me want to give Shark a shot, in any case.

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Well at least SYJ can act...but no matter how brilliant the cast, if the writing isn't up to par I can never watch the full drama. So here's to hoping that the drama lives up to the promises in its premise! I would hate for a repeat of Bad Guy... KNG deserves better!

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I think this drama will be better than bad guy..I have faith in these writers they wrote some of the best korean revenge stories:mawang and resurrection and also sohn ye jin is a much better actress than han ga in who largely contributed to bad guy's suckiness and had no chemistry with KNG.

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love the teaser. KNG can always do this sort of role and i will always watch that, cause he GOOD at that

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Oh, that was a great thriller.

Wasn't really interested in the project (I usually hate all these revenge-y things, but I think I might just check it out!

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I don't know if I'm going to watch this one since I haven't been in the mood in watching anything...at all. The teaser and the play in the letters that look like shark is really great. This is a well directed and edited trailer I have to say.

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now THAT'S a teaser

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sorry, but I loved Bad Guy and its ending a Hell lot !
as my username suggests I take a lot interest in melodramas! and sad endings too
I don't know why but I loved pierce my heart or but a big stone on my heart by watching sad endings ..(y am I that cold?) like A love to kill , MISA , Bad Guy , etc etc ...
And so I hope this one too has a SAD ending! (dont kill me !)

uhm LOVE YOU SOHN YE JIN NOOOOONA :)

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I think people hated bad guy's ending,not because of the depressing ending,but because it made no sense!

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Love melos too! I gravitate to them and I don't care how many episodes! I liked Bad Guy, I just did not like the ending but I understood it...Somewhat.

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Hope it's going to be as good as Bad Guy or even better ♥

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Oh dear, I'm breathless. ::fans self::

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SO EXCITED!!!!

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OOOOOO!!! I love that way KNG's staaaare at the end & this teaser is very interesting!! <3

I am still fan of KNG since I first saw him in that DAEBAK drama 'Queen' Seon Deok'!! I am haaaappy that my school is OVER & my summer break is already BEGINS!! \(^o^)/
I really hope that you will definitely NAAAAIL it, Kim Nam Gil ~ Fiiiiighting!!!

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KNG's stare is something else. Just even thinking about it makes my heart beat faster. If he ever did that to me IRL, well, I'd probably laugh, but on screen, he's killing me softly. Hear that Oppa? You're killing me! And I like it...

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Ok, that stare from, from this man ...... well, there are no words ..... oh my!!

Kim Nam-gil is totally awesome!

So looking forward to this.

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Revenge dramas are my fave.... when done right it's beautiful and Bad Guy was an example of revenge drama done wrong......The reason for revenge and how it was done didn't make sense.....So here's to hoping this one makes sense and hits the nail on the head to produce a beautiful piece.....

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Maybe its the passage of time or just my psyche blocking the bad memoroies....but,this doesn't remind remind me Bad Guy at all...sure there's a certain familiar slickness but that is reminiscent of most noir dramas in recent memory.....this was really cool and KNG looks slimmer too..even the flashback felt different..plus Son Ye Jin!

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Isn't Shark being done by the people who gave us Resurrection and The Devil? That alone is worth the price of admission. KNG is just super fabulous wonderful icing on the cake. :)

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:-)

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waaa, *love* the part with the armchair and shark swimming beneath. i have a thing for metaphorical teaser making. for teasers in general, its an art form of its own.
drama teasers seem to be in the process of turning out way better than the average hollywood cutting-some-scenes-together-always-same-sound-effects teaser formula.
sure a different subject matter wouldnt have hurt, but if it turns out good... and its understandable for kng to want to have another go at revenge after bad guy not ending up all that satisfactory.

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I really like the teaser and I never thought that this would be bad guy2 even with the very predictable plot (waiting for surprises though) I'm really excited abt this drama !

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mustache be damned !

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*shaves moustache off and burns it*

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wow the trailer is beautiful if only the writer of this one is not as crazy as bad guy i'll be a faithful watcher, because i absolutely love this girl i was waiting for her to return to dramaland, last time was quite disappointing..... i just love the premise its the old the love that can't be but i have to say when it's done right i'm a big sucker for this trope..

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

I'm sorry, what?

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I can't wait to watch this!! Son Ye Jin!! :)

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Hopefully Sohn Ye-jin gets to be an actual lead . . . from this clip, it looks too much like KNG's story and they could slip in some actress who needs a paycheck to fill up the token leading lady space. SYJ deserves better.

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Of course, they met when they were younger.. or at least I think that's supposed to be them.

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That pic with him and the shark is all kinds of spooky/cool! I like it.

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The shark swimming underneath him was eerie and spooky in a really beautiful way.

I think I am also just hoping that it will be an excellent addition to its trilogy - Rebirth and The Devil being its predecessors - which I still need to watch...and not a failure. The writer/director pairing though seem to have done well with the other revenge dramas in the past, so I am hoping for good things.

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I hate melodrama. BUt the Sexy Bastard is back !! I'll give it a try

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TRILOGY!!
That trailer was vague but piqued my interest, nonetheless. I just hope my expectations don't get too high. Oh, who am I kidding, it's too late. I just hope it at least meets its predecessors. Resurrection might be a tall order, but hopefully it'll be up to par with The Devil. Well, even if it dips a bit from the previous two, it'll probably still be better than a lot of other dramas that have been produced.

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He is one sexy mofo!

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I'm excited just thinking this (1) is the latest project of the people who did Resurrection and The Devil; and (2) stars two wonderful actors. I also love the music used in the trailer, sounds very heart-pounding.

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I've never had the opportunity of watching any of Kim Nam Gil's work but I've seen and read articles about him. I'm just curious, has he always gone with the moustache image. It's rare to see a korean actor with a permanent moustache.

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Oh wow I thought Kim Nam Gil was the prosecutor from City Hunter in the first pic! O:

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I'm loving the pictures and definitely digging the trailers I've seen! KNG hasn't really disappointed me yet! Really looking forward to this one!!

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thought it is metaphorical, the shark looks so damn scary! Aside from that, I am definitely looking forward to this. I love both the actors and I am excited to see how they perform together!

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when will they stop putting old actors in school uniforms...

aside from that the trailer looks really slick and cool.

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spell her name right is son ye jin

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