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Bad Guys, Vampire Prosecutor returns with new drama for OCN

A drama about tax fraud doesn’t sound exciting, but if there’s anyone to take on the challenge, I suppose the writer of OCN’s dark thrillers Bad Guys and both Vampire Prosecutor seasons would be up to the task.

Writer Han Jung-hoon will be penning another series for OCN, and after the buzz and high ratings of his previous shows, expectations will be high for the new drama, which is in early planning stages. Set in Seoul, the drama plans to track down hidden tax evaders who have skipped out on paying huge sums, tackling the dark realities of a current social problem in a satisfying swoop. Not only that, but it’ll be a comic crime drama, so less grit and gore, more feel-good laughs.

The plot centers around lead characters described as “heroes for the citizens” who will stoop to tricks and deceit to get those nefarious tax evaders to pay up. HA. It’s an definite twist on the usual type of crime task force show, but one I could totally get behind. Vampire Prosecutor was chock-full of cheeky humor and witty asides, in between all the bloodsucking and fist-fighting, so I can see what tone they might be going for.

As an added bonus, the drama addresses a hot-button social issue that’s prevalent in the public consciousness, but does it in a fun way. Tax evasion is an offense that the Korean public takes particularly seriously, in a way that can feel disproportionately severe to those of us in other cultures. But if you think of it as stemming from a frustration of the middle class with the one percent, it makes more sense; it’s a bit like military service that way, and if someone who already enjoys a ton of privilege is discovered to be skirting a civic duty that the regular folks are held to, well, the public contempt will be swift and severe. Which is why it’s one of those scandals that can tank a celebrity’s career (at least for a few years).

The drama is already looking to cast, and an offer is out to Ma Dong-seok, who worked with the writer in Bad Guys, although he’s not yet confirmed. The drama is aiming for a June 2016 broadcast.

Via TV Daily

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You know what, I just want Vampire Prosecutor season 3 fix :p

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Yup. I hope they're "paying their dues" so they can make a third season of VP. Especially after the main actor turned in such a deliciously evil performance in Mask.

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:sighs with longing: Me, too.

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This will be the Korean drama version of the jdrama 'A Taxing Woman' but using a team to take down the tax cheats. Who they cast for this drama will tell us more about the writing...

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Loved "Taxing Woman", that film must be about 30 years old.

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A Taxing Woman and Tampopo are mandatory viewing! Love them both.

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crime and fun? did somebody call my name?

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That title is kind of misleading! Was super excited or VP3... But I will take this series too!

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I think you forgot to write "writer" in the title of the post.

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Ha! You're right. Explains why the title looks slightly odd.

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i still waiting missing noir m season 2 ㅠ.ㅠ

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I was hoping for a. vampire prosecutor s3... too bad. But am ready 4. a crime film

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LOL that title is such a tease. You got me at "comic crime drama".

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June next year. Sounds cool. If production have offered Ma Dong Seok. maybe they can also gain th rest of Bad Guys cas. I don't mind Jo Dong Hyuk and also Kim Tae Hun (maybe as a nice guys this time)

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Arrgghhh...I thought there were gonna be Bad Guys season 2!! Season 2, pleeaaaseee

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I know! I was so excited until reality set in and I saw the post was about a completely different drama.

When are we ever gonna get our season 2???

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Hahaha .. I'm glad that I'm not the only one :P ..
I found out about Bad Guys just recently so the excitement is still fresh. Anyway, at least we're going to see Bear Ahjushi again ..

*missing the other 3 guys. Please, writer ..hear our begs :D

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For a second there I thought you're talking about Bad Guys & VP's new season. :/
"a comic crime drama..."~sounds fun! :)

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LOL: "who will stoop to tricks and deceit to get those ... to pay up"

Reminded me of Jeffrey Archer's old book Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less about four people who got conned out of their savings then got together and plotted to get back the exact amount stolen from them. [darn, now I have to get the ebook because I can't find that book to reread]

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I screamed silently, but then I read the article. I went back to read the title, but still that title gave me the impression that the dramas Bad Guys and Vampire Prosecutor were going to have new seasons.

But, I'm looking forward to the new drama anyway.

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>~< VP3? please ...

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I'm ready for Bad Guys 2!!! I hope the main cast remains the same.

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Ma Dong-seok is coming back! :D He can definitely do the comic and action part. :)

But we also need Cho Dong-hyuk back. Their rivalry in Bad Guys was ♥

Now I imagine Tax/Revenue officers dressed like gangsters and smashing offices just to get the offenders to pay up.

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It'll be hilarious if they can get Song Hye Kyo or Jang Geun Suk to cameo.
Well, I, by no means, support them of tax evasion scandal. It's just so sad that K-netz seems can't forgive these two (just an example here) because they evade taxes as if they have murdered someone. JGS even had to be cut from 3MAD and SHK now has the reputation as Song Tax Evader. Tax evasion is wrong, but when the people already pay their dues and apologize, they shouldn't continue to be called names and get tons of hate.

Oh, and how about Yeon Jung Hoon as the lead?

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But dat just means i wont be seeing bad guys season 2 any sooner...sobs

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Okay, thanks OCN. Because you just make me sure to stop hoping for TEN 3. Really goodbye for me.
Bye!

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"less grit and gore" Noooo~ but I will probably watch it anyways.

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Give me a good solid casts for this, OCN, and I'm yours.. ^^

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OCN still owe us TEN 3!

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