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Flying fists and disguises for action thriller Hidden Identity

Shadows, subterfuge, and fisticuffs: What’s not to like? I was curious to see how Kim Bum (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), once so adorably round-cheeked, would transition into a badass action-fighter role, and I’m glad to see that he takes it on with style (even if I can’t quite take the facial scruff seriously on him. Not yet, at least!).

Hidden Identity is tvN’s upcoming drama about a shadow team created within the police force to go after criminals, with its members all under deep cover. In the first teaser, team leader Park Sung-woong (For the Emperor) narrates, “In order to punish evil, we don’t exist.” We get brief glimpses of the other team members, with cop-drama regular Lee Won-jong (Girl Who Sees Smells, Empress Ki) playing the detective well-connected to the back streets and Yoon So-yi (Color of Woman, Warrior Baek DOng-soo) as the disguise maven and “multiplayer.”

In the second teaser, Kim Bum faces off against a room full of thugs, as his boss asks him whether he can handle this alone. He tosses out a casual “The worst that could happen is I die” (just that? Well then) and launches into the fray, taking down everyone with ease.

There’s a distinct OCN flavor to the teasers, which is understandable since the director previously did Bad Guys. It’s not that tvN is a stranger to cop or crime shows, but Hidden Identity branches them out from the rom-coms and heart-warmers that have been tvN’s mainstays in recent years. Maybe this’ll be a good project to expand their repertoire a bit.

Hidden Identity will take over Let’s Eat 2′s timeslot and premieres on June 16 with a back-to-back broadcast of the first two episodes.

Via E News 24

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Im starting to get a little excited for this. I love Kim Bum. I would probably (and have) watch him in anything :P also im missing bad guys quite a lot (fingers crossed they do a second season) so this should hopefully fill the void a little :)

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Someone tell him to shave that thing growing on his upper lip off... It's not full thus it's a no-no. It's like a pubescent's stache...

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It's hard to find a korean actor who can rock a 'stache like cha seung won...

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True so very true... Maybe so ji sub too. I think it's because they just ooze masculinity even if they worse a dress the ladies would still go Hot Damn!

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Call the police and the fireman.

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I second that ;)

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don't forget uri Kim Nam Gil

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It looks totally fine to me. He looks manlier.

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I'll be happy to watch anything in the style of OCN crime procedurals, their current one 'Missing Noir M' is hitting all the right notes for me. It's so slick and smartly written, but understated, a truly unexpected pleasure. I'm happy also, that Kim Bum didn't choose to go through the natural leading man trajectory, as some of his contemporaries did after BOF, but is stretching his wings doing different genres and in different roles. I'll be more than happy seeing him in this.

On another note, Javabeans, if it isn't too much trouble, could you add 'My Unfortunate Boyfriend' to the ever increasing list of weekend dramas? I appreciate the forum you've created for viewers to discuss their love for kdramas. Thank you.

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Ever increasing list indeed! I am still watching last week's episodes of some shows which have n't happened for a long time.

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missing noir m is so good. it reminds me a lot of TEN, so I'm scared it will go the way of TEN and the reveal of the hero's backstory will be totally cliche and lame, and the last few episodes just...not as good. I am really intrigued about James and am hoping his story is dark and shocking.

I don't trust TVN to really make this a good show, but I'm always glad to see more crime and mystery k dramas. Eventually there will be a really good one....right? (At least I've got Japanese dramas and western TV to tide me over until then XD)

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I approve Kim Bum's haircut but I don't approve his (not so) subtle moustache

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OHH YEAH. Looking forward to this. And I really like that last shot. Haha.

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PARK SUNG-WOONG. Good heavens, my life is complete!
How did dramaland get a hold of him! This is too good!

And the cutie-turned-badass Kim Bum, why not!
It looks beautiful on him! :-D

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Kim Bummie!! I appreciate him taking dark role and different genre on each drama/movie..

On the other hand, is it wrong that I always associate all-black look now with Healer? My love to JCW is just too much sometimes..

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I was thinking the same. I think of JCW with Healer. :)

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Totally forgot about this drama! Definitely watching it....it's great to see Kim Bum in a different type of role :)

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I honest to goodness squealed at seeing my
Park Sung-Woongs's face. I'll be in my bunk.

Kim Bum's gotta work on his peach fuzz a bit more, but I think this role will successfully pull him up from flower boy sidekicks.

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This look promising (love YSY - that girl can kick ass!).

And yeah, they should have let KB grow some gruff minus the stash part.

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Boy! Has Kim Bum changed a lot since BOF.
Almost didn't recognize him.
Like his Bad Ass attitude, but not digging the weird mustache and the hairy chin. Looks too sparse.

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Can I score the fight scenes? I have the perfect song.

aaaaalmoooosttttt paaaarrraaaadddiiiissseeee~~~

:p

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he look a little pasty, unlike his normal color. like someone on drugs

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legit excited for this!!! can't wait for it to start!

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Park Sung-woong is soooo hot that i need to watch this.

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I remember Park Sung Woong from KBS's Drama Special 'The Strange Cohabitation'! Anyway, so looking forward to this show!

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Oooh Bummie looks so badass! I guess I'm the only one who's digging the 'stache. :D

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Oh I'm loving it. ;)

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Me too! :-D

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Oh no, I have already had inappropriate thoughts about that half 'stache. not at thing wrong with a bit of fuzz.

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I like this drama

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That last screen cap of Kim Bum is just...no words. (in a good way)

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Everyone talking bout how Bum needs to shave and whatnot and I'm just here like "I dig it"

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I dig his more mature look. KB used to look too much of a flower boy but this mature manly look is so much better and he has the acting chops to back it up! Yay!

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Let me have a say about Park Sung Woong. Love to see him on drama again. Last time I saw him on Gaksital and Baker Kim Tak-gu. And that was sooo long ago.

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So excited for this!! Kim Bum is looking good. ? And with the same director of Bad Guys? I am so watching this.

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Yes, definitely putting this to my to-watch list.

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Kim Bum is awesome in this drama

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Are you a fortune teller? Did you come from the future to encourage us to watch it?

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Bummies is a man now ?

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