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Bad Boys of OCN join forces to take down a bigger bad

Time to check back in with Bad Boys, the OCN crime thriller that features a rather compelling assortment of characters—all criminals of different stripes—who work together against an even bigger criminal element. The copy on the title reads, “The bad boys who catch bad guys.”

With reliably badass Kim Sang-joong (A New Leaf, City Hunter) leading the pack as a dogged cop (a “crazy dog” known for being even tougher than the bad guys), this should make for a dynamic ensemble. In the first teaser below, Kim tells us, “In order to carry out a perfect hunt, you need an even tougher hunting dog.” Park Hae-jin, meanwhile, plays a genius psychopath killer (…and I’m trying really hard to give him the full benefit of the doubt despite having just seen and been disappointed by Gap-dong)—he’s got an IQ of 160, a Mensa membership, and a doctorate in philosophy and mathematics. Too bad about that little detail where he kills people.

In the third teaser, we’ve got the always excellent Ma Dong-seok (Kundo, The Five, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band) playing a mob boss who looks like he could snap you in half with his bare hands. Then there’s Kang Ye-won (The Huntresses, Fortune Tellers), who doesn’t have a teaser yet but will play the show’s female lead, a police inspector working with the bad-boy team. Other cast members include Jo Dong-hyuk (Age of Feeling), Kim Tae-hoon (Roaring Currents), and Hwang Seung-un (Miss Granny).

I can’t help but get Gap-dong flashes given the serial-killer main character and the criminals-helping-police setup, though tonally I’m hoping that Bad Boys delivers a more dynamic, action-packed drama. But I’m not too worried, as OCN certainly has a solid track record for producing slick, entertaining crime procedurals like Ten and Vampire Prosecutor. Let’s see if this one can join their ranks.

Also encouraging is the fact that Bad Boys is filming with a decent amount of lead time, having begun shoots in mid-July for a premiere that’s all the way in October (the 4th). It’ll air 11 episodes as a late-night Saturday drama.

Via MBN

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There are no words to describe my happy anticipation of this.

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I agree.

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I have to admit. I am UBER excited about this.

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That cast =) This is a must for me! Story sounds interesting as well so... *starts praying for viki to get the license* :D

Also... can we maybe have a Shin Sung Rok cameo? You know as some kind of hero of Park Hae Jin's chara and the reason why he became a killer^^

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Bonus points if Park Hae-jin calls him 'hyung' >_^

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If it happen, I probably squee

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Waow... your imagination is chincha amazing... even it s your imagination i get exited such cameo appearance. I am looking forward seeing this drama

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That would be so cool. He's nice and cute in TL but, so effective as a creepy bad guy. Ooof, killer stare. Goose bumps!

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<--- Erases any memory of Gap Dong.

Let's get ready to rumble. Please be good.

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Wowie..! So looking forward to this!

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Yes, good Lord yes! This is one of the better gifts OCN can offer me. I love you channel!

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This sounds very intriguing, doubly so because it's on OCN -- although I'm still waiting around for Vampire Prosecutor 3 and Ten 3 *hint, hint*

Can't wait to see Kim Sang-joong being badass again. Liked him A New Leaf but there was something missing, because he felt very restrained there. I'll forget about the mess that was Golden Rainbow as long as if he's as kickass here :)

I think this'll have a different feel from Gap-dong...similar in the vein of VP and Ten -- more darker and thrilling, hopefully less frustrating.

But seriously, a geniusss killer?! *eyeroll* I see we can't escape that damn trend here either. It'll definitely be interesting to see Park Hae-jin in an antagonistic role though.

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but usually, serial killers are geniuses. Otherwise, how can they fool the authorities again and again? So go for geniuses serial killer, but only in the MOVIE and KDRAMA please. not in real life... now i suddenly wants to pray that he is not too good that copy cats will follow.

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argh, i know! Im really, really looking foreward to this, but why is it always a genius psychopath killer, who is also super charming? I get that they have to be smart to fool police and what not, but still, he got caught didn't he? I don't know. Often characters like that aren't given much depth, just 'oh he kills people because he's crazy, thats it' I hope his character will be more intricate. Anyway still cant wait for this.

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Oh! Good lord, Kim Sang Joong is looking mightyou fine. I can't wait for this show go premiere, and it's my first OCT drama ever.

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I think I've only watched one OCN show and that was the TEN series. I enjoyed that.

I hope Bad Boys will be thrilling and full of action & mystery as well.
Glad they prepared and filmed way in advance.
11 episodes seems a bit short now, haha. The story better be well-developed and resolved in that amount of time.

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I always thought KSJ to be cool in the roles that he plays from a dad to off grid vigilante type. I'm wondering when KIM SANG JOONG can show his other persona, I'm thinking it would be fun if NA PD can invite him for variety.

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I gotta say serial killer is a good look on Park Haejin, I've never seen him look so hot

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Park Haejin needs a haircut imo LOL

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What an awesome ensemble! I'm looking forward to this..

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That wait is TOO TOO long....

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The most interesting drama at OCN, for sure. Casting & premise are good.
I personally loved Gap Dong even if it had little flaws.

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Oh hey Bad Daddy...I quite enjoyed him in A New Leaf too...here for him

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First time hearing about Kang Ye-won, but she looks so hot in these script reading pics. Hope she's got a well-written character as well and not end up a token.

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I have to say, Gapdongi's genius psychopath was more or less flawfree on the acting front, and credit should go to Lee Joon for that. The writing though....

Let's just hope we don't get another set of incompetent cops to go with our genius killer this time.

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Well well what is this?? It sounds and looks all kinds of awesome, so bring it on! I love my romcoms, but a good suspense never gets old...

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I need to know if he kills bad people, but if he just kills innocents then I'm not sure how to root for this guy.

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Thank you for the Giant pictures of Kim Sangjoong. Swoon.

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I am very excited about this. What a cast. You can never have too much Ma Dong-seok. I have loved him since H.I.T. He is always good even if the show/movie he is in is not. Hurray for more Ma Dong-Seok!!!

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Happy joy joy! Hot ahjussi with sexy voice as a lead on a crime/suspense drama has me all sorts of excited. Totally giving those flower boys a run for their money.

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The strait jacket pics make me laugh....they're so inappropriately stylish.

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Park Hae Jin as a bad guy! Or well a bad guy being a good guy sort of role? It's nice to see him branch out, boy is he on a roll.

I didn't watch Gapdong, but I do hope this won't disappoint.

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Oh...bad daddy. *squeals*

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Park Hae-jin has lost weight since his YFATS days; his face is a lot slimmer.

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Love this kind of story that is why I pissed the way they did Gap Dong
Hopefully since it is OCN, we'll have better plot & writing
No need to comment on acting because everyone always bring it.
Ok, maybe except Kang Ye Won. Familiar name but I never watched her previous dramas.

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Ajusshi crush!

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Bad Daddy with Dobermans!

That is all.

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So uhmmm... The GENIUS SERIAL KILLER is necessary? We couldn't find a GENIUS con-man, or a GENIUS cat-burglar? Had to be a serial killer? Cause I am wondering, how are we justifying that? Maybe he's like Dexter, he only kills other serial killers, cause I could be talked into being okay with that. I am intrigued.

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Okay City hunter's evil daddy and Park Hae Jin? I am officially interested in this project!

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Can't wait for this!!! i love the cast, specially the policewoman, Kang Ye Won, she's a very good actress that can be crazy at times. She can totally pull this off =)

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Wow.. Park Hae Jin. Can't wait for watch this. I'm enjoying many OCN drama and I'm become hardcore to Vampire Prosecutor series. Sound like Gap-dong. Hope it more excited

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Watching for Park Hae Jin...but the main ahjusshi, he was so convincing in City Hunter!! Def a great actor!

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Kim Sang-joong!!! I'm on board.

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Bad daddy alert!!!

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The only thing scarier than Bad Daddy with a sword cane is Bad Daddy with a pack of Dobermanns!!

So excited to see him and Park Hae-jin in some badass action roles! Go on, give TvN a run for their money!

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park hae jin kinda give me the L vibes in the pics. (L as in Death Note's L) kinda wish they give him a thick eyeliner heuheuheu

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This sounds interesting.

I'm a little confused though.

Is Park He Jin playing the bad guy working with cops to catch an elusive badder-guy? Or is he the proper antagonist?

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Yes! Park Hae-jin! I'm so happy to see him as a lead.

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If the serial killer is one of the good buys maybe it's shades of Dexter. That would be a twist.

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I've watch Gapdong but every time I hear a news about this, Gapdong never comes to mind. I only remember it again after Javabeans mentioned it. It made me realize that even though I really like Gapdong, maybe I'm not as invested to it as Javabeans or other fans are because like I said Gapdong doesn't comes to my mind when I hear news about this drama or and serial killer.

If there's any drama it kinda reminds me off, it will Hannibal and not Gapdong. Park Hae Jin = Hannibal Lecter, Kim Sang Joong = Will Graham, Kang Ye Won = Alana Bloom.

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