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Kim Bum becomes an elite detective for tvN crime drama

Aw, it’s been a while but I’m glad to hear Kim Bum (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) is returning with his next drama: He has selected Hidden Identity as his next project, the upcoming crime drama from the Bad Guys director that’s set to air on tvN. While I still think of Kim Bum as a baby-faced youngster, he’s been steadily maturing from role to role, and now I’ll have to get used to the idea of him playing a sharp elite cop.

Hidden Identity is the show about undercover detectives that recently cast Park Sung-woong, and Kim Bum will play one of the teammates. The character went to police academy, then served in the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) SEALs during his military service. After completing service, he then served as a SWAT officer, which is a pretty packed resumé for someone so young.

Those specs also make him an ideal choice to join the show’s specialized undercover team, which is a new unit established to handle crime cases more aggressively than the conventional teams already in service. Sort of like a black ops team within the police force, which goes after crime preemptively. That sounds like it might be a good idea on paper until you slide down that slippery slope and find yourself in Minority Report (can you arrest someone for a crime if they haven’t committed it yet?), but I’ll let the show work its way out that dilemma.

Hidden Identity will break up tvN’s long-running streak of Monday-Tuesday romances and comedies, airing after Let’s Eat 2 (which follows Ho-gu’s Love). It premieres in June.

Via TV Report, Osen

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I love Kim bum and I'm happy he was cast but because Lee yu bi rejected the School 2015 role, I just don't feel happy today.
:( and Kang Min hyuk too. I was so excited.

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she did? as in it's confirmed? that's a bummer :(

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whoo recently the actors are rrejecting to many roles

why people are rejecting the roles

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bad scripts?

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In this case, it's probably a good thing. If actors get pickier then maybe writers will step up their game. We are no longer living in the days when an actor's name alone can carry the success of the entire show on their shoulders. Viewers don't care anymore who's playing if the quality isn't there

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haha I'm not sure if you remember Heirs but that show was shitty (sorry for my french) and, what do you know, lee min ho's name carried it all the way to extreme stardom

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Kang Min Hyuk declined as well? I didn't know that.

Truthfully, I am not into high school dramas so not too upset if true.

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About time! This guy is just too good to be ignored. He'll nail this role, no doubt. I believe he's more fit for dark/tough characters than pretty boy roles.

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+1
He better be in dark/though roles forward.

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Kim Bum's back. Yay! I'm excited.

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Welcome back Kim Bum.

I think he's been working on Chinese dramas/movies lately.

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I like this news!!! No rumors, no blah blah blah and straight-to-the-point that he accept this project!!

Too many news that actor and actresses rejected the offers like Yubi and Woo Bin. I hope School 2015 and Jejudo Gatsby (Warm. Cozy) will be successful like KMHM.

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It's great to hear that he'll be back!

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OK, I have to ask: does anyone else think he looks like a Korean Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Ever since seeing him in "Boys Over Flowers" I found the resemblance quite striking at times.

(Or maybe Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the American Kim Bum!)

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Awh true.
JGL is American Kim Bum. :))

Glad to have him back in Kdramaland. Been a fan since BOF. There is always something more behind that pretty face, and i hope we'll be shown his talent.

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OMG I've been telling everyone the same thing! Asian JGL...love them both though :)

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Ah, it's so good to see him again. And in my kind of drama, too ! Looking forward to it !

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I am so gonna watch this! I loved Bad Guys and it's nice to have Kim Bum back on screen.

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well done!

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Aw yay can't wait it's been far too long. . .

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Yay, glad to see Kim Bum back in a new drama. I've only seen him in BOF, which felt like ages ago. He was cute. I liked his storyline with Kim So Eun's character. Probably the only highlight for me.

He looks more mature in the article photo.

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I agree.
"He looks more mature in the article photo."

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mte! Ga Eul and Yi Jung's romance was the only thing that made me finish BOF... -i was mad with Jandi, GJP and Shi Hoo too like the whole drama lol-
Hes got interesting projects like The woman who still wants to marry and Padam, Padam... I really enjoyed those! he looks quite mature too

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Ah, Padam Padam. One of the dramas on my long to-watch list, haha. I had forgotten he was in this! Thanks for the info. :)

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Cool, I think I like him more when he's not really a romantic interest or anything. Like he was in Padam, Padam. I really enjoyed that character.

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I can NOT believe how manly this former baby face has gotten! is this really the same guy??? and yet, he is not superskinny like he was in Padam Padam. Kinda seems like there is a balance. now, if they could just put Lee Jun Hyuk into that drama as well, I dunno, another investigator. too much hot and manly. I miss the handsome prosecutor.

hey, he could play a hyung to Kim Bums´ character?

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+1 Haha, I don't know if I'll be able to stand all the hotness. There's just something about men and women who are passionate about something iron like the law, something sizzling XD

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I really like him. Glad he's got the lead finally! Glad he's back!

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Park Sung-woong and Kim Bum? I'm in. Now, give me some good female characters to round out the cast.

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But, I miss Baby Bummie. He was the cutest thing ever! That beautiful man up there, though, I could get used to him.

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yaaayyy!!! this sounds like my cup of tea..! I think the PD behind this was in OCN soo I almost thought it was going to air there... Im glad hes taking different roles everytime hes back! hes been all over the place as a flower boy, an angel, a rocker, a conman and now an officer... cant wait to watch

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Not that I watched F4, but always thought that Kim Bum (rather than LMH) should have been the bigger star.

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This is what I thought

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Ditto!!!

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Wow cutie coming back. Looking forward to see him acting

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Oh it's about time KIM BUM!!! I am so excited for this cute oppa, though. I am a fan of ahjusshis, but Kim Bum is a great exception!

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Kim Bum. He can fold paper and I will watch. I love him and his character in BOF ended up being my favorite, almost, because I loved it period. Although yes by the end I wanted to smack JanDi, but still I loved it!! I adore Kim Bum though. ❤️

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