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Seo In-gook, Sooyoung for new OCN comic crime drama

Ooh, Seo In-gook in a comic crime drama? I’m in! I know he just did I Remember You, which was a crime procedural of sorts, but Seo In-gook and comedy will always be the winning combination in my book. He’s entertaining an offer to headline the newest drama from OCN’s hit writer Han Jung-hoon (Bad Guys, Vampire Prosecutor) called Police Unit 38, about a specialized police squad that goes after tax evaders. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung (My Spring Days) is being courted as well, and Bad Guys’ Ma Dong-seok has been attached since the project was first announced in December.

The new series sounds similar to Bad Guys and yet completely the opposite: A special task force will mix cops and criminals in order to catch bad guys, but this time the good-bad guys will be con artists who use their skills of fraud and deception in order to help catch tax evaders. If that sounds strange and hilarious, I think that’s the point — the drama will be a comedy about using criminal tactics to catch real criminals, aka rich people who try to weasel out of paying their taxes.

It’s pretty specific (not to mention funny) to create a drama about catching tax evaders, but the premise seems to reflect the current public sentiment rather perfectly — namely that the rich shouldn’t get away with not paying their taxes like everyone else, and if there were any justice in this world, they would be tracked down and forced to pay by any means necessary.

That’s where the police unit comes in. They’ll use every con in the book to catch their targets, from voice phishing, pharming, insurance and real estate scams, to fake antiquities and delivery scams. It doesn’t sound legal, but Bad Guys busted killers out of jail to catch killers… so yeah. Any other tactic seems rather minor compared to that. It’s certainly a new idea to recruit con artists to become heroes of the people, though good luck trusting the members of your team.

The actors’ roles haven’t been specified, but I could certainly see all three of them as slick, shifty con artists. I hope it’ll have a heist-caper feel (getting a band of thieves together just has that ring to it, don’t you think?).

Police Unit 38 will be 100% pre-produced, and is being planned for the post-Vampire Detective slot on Saturdays and Sundays in May-June.

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Reminds me of Japanese drama Kurosagi, which I actually really enjoyed (even though yes, it is often a stretch of imagination for Yamapi's acting). Sounds promising and I always love a good heist drama if they can pull it off right.

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That never occurred to me since Kurosagi was too dark for me?
I love to see this- and can we have Park Go-geum too?

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Shocks! Park Bo-geum, that is. And I love Sooyoung too.

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I wish we could have PBG, but I think this drama would map too directly to IRY for the casting to fly. Hopefully SIG and PBG can team up on something different soon.

I'm really curious as to what PBG will do next. Min and Taek both had a little-boy theme to them (though obviously with Min it was a darker "children don't know right from wrong" kind), I wonder if his next role will deliberately avoid that sort of undertone?

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for PBG - a musician. Let´s see him sing and play piano in the next drama.

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I was just thinking the same .. The plot sounds a lot like Kurosagi , though the latter's hero is a real con artist and not a cop .. And Kurosagi was never a funny drama ..
I'm really anticipating this !

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"it is often a stretch of imagination for Yamapi’s acting~" Akira Shock!!!

but the plot seems nothing like Kurosagi. although, it does remind me of a dorama I've seen. then again, when it comes to unique, out-of-this world plots, doramas are great with that!

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It also sounds a lot like the American show White Collar, where a cop and a con man team up to catch white collar criminals. The tone is very slick, smart and funny. If they can do something similar in this show without it being 6+ seasons, I'd love it.

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Aw, IRY fan's pray is answered. Soe In Guk is back. And in crime drama which sound like Bad Guys? When i repeadly say that i hope i can mix match IRY with Bad Guys for Min's sake.

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IKR. Though I'm not a big fan of Sooyoung, but I'll definitely give it a try. Cos we're talking about SIG, you know.haha..ohh and I love Bad Guys too!

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2016 will be a great year. In Guk si, please take the role. It will definitely worth a try. OCN dramas are really great, especially when this is the writer of Bad Guys and Vampire Prosecutor. Both are great dramas for me.

BTW, I'm still in hope of TEN 3, Vampire Prosecutor 3 and Missing Noir M 2.

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Oh sorry, I wrongly put in reply column

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Yes, we're here, yay! This sounds great, I loved White Collar, very entertaining cable show. I've been waiting for a Seo In-Guk announcement. Will May/June just be here already?

Off to watch Bad Guys...

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Seo In-guk?!!! Count me in too!!!
Love to see him in new project. I hope he will take the offer, the drama premise sounds good.

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+1 ...I've got such a soft spot for SIG. He's definitely great at comedy.

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He really is very good. And I can imagine him as either a really slick con man or a harried cop who has to improvise to keep up. Fingers crossed the rest of the cast are as good!

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See, this combined with my current Cheese obsession just makes me want to rewatch Bad Guys...

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Me three.

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I'm totally in as Seo In Guk as main and i like Ma Dong-seok a lot,can't wait to see the other casting...still May-June seems soooooooo far away!!!!

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OH YAAAASSSS!!! Patiently waiting for May ??

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The premise sounds so funny already. I wonder if they'll make meta-plots based on real life celebs tax evaders.

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I love seo in guk the most in comedic stuff :D And that picture of him. ..swoon!

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Ah . . . Sooyoung finally gets a leading role Let's see if her acting charms are are good as they are in the videos.

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Wasn't she getting leading roles already ?
She has two leading roles under her bealt

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She's quite good at both melo and comedy, and hands down the best actress in her group. It was high time she did another acting project, I'm rather looking forward to this now.

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I agree. She's pretty good in both. I'm in for this one.

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Excellent!

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Seo In Guk? YESSSS!!!
Ohhh... the best news this year. May come soon please. Can't wait for that sexy smirks. Gawd.

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Seo In Guk! ayeeee!

I must already say their task is all noble, but impossible. The schemes peoplemake up in the name of money and their ways to do it... government support to real estate and mining companies and their donations to political parties, it all seems legal but.... BUT. it seems honest people can never win against money.

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thing with SIG and humor though: he is mostly funniest when he just give this "Are you kidding me?" look or when they just make him appear unexpectedly on an embarrassing moment with a very serious expression...

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IKR! Who could forget that expression when Lee Hyun got slipped saying that Cha Ji An is his dearest person before he gave out his Care Meter lol. It would be more interesting if SIG is signed up as the con artist instead of the police imo.

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Ugh I have been waiting for Seo In-gook to come back in a drama and this is just too perfect. I feel like OCN has been doing such a great job with crime dramas (Bad Guys and Missing Noir M were both wonderful) so I am having unrealistically high hopes right now for this. I don't think Sooyoung is bad (she definitely has charm) but I personally am hoping for a change in the leading lady - is Park Bo Young available?? I feel like she would go well with Seo In-gook and I'd love to see her do another comic role. Why is May so far away...

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Omg I immediately thought Park Bo-young would be perfect for this too! Would love to see her chemistry with Seo In Gook.

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Ooh, thank you very Kamsa....??????

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A 15+ alpha news!

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Today is a good day for in guk's fans ^^
This news casting and the other news casting for the web drama.
I hope he'll accept this one.

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OMG YEEEES

so ready for this

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Yes, yes, yes!!!! SIG! So it's become a trend to to pre-produce dramas, eh? Good!

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I know right? I am happy about the trend to pre-produce dramas, I must say it would be a lot easier on the actors and production crew. But I am curious if pre-production will have a noticeable impact on the quality of the dramas. It would be an interesting discussion to have, later on in the year, after we've watched all these 100% pre-produced dramas.

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I'm so happy that more are jumping onto pre-produced dramas. Quality is one aspect but I also think another is that writers have less chance to be swayed by the audience reactions to change the script. It's like a double edge sword where one needs to find balance to create good quality.

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Seo in guk!!!!
May/June come pali pali

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yayyyy Seo In-gook is back! Let's hope this project does well....

And I thoroughly approve of Sooyoung as a lead, though they likely won't have a love line since OCN likes to skip that sort of thing.

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usually female lead is not important in OCN dramas

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Ma Dong-Seok? He's a hoot, esp. BTS.
Soo-young? I just can't erase my memory of her early days (and pretty facial traits) and whenever she shows up onscreen, my brain just can not compute that this face is the new "her".

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So excited to hear him back!!

I love SIG and IRY but his character is Savvy is definitely my favorite.

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Ah. Like "white collar"?

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@mel

Exactly what I had in mind.. and I enjoyed and finished that one too.. :D

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Seo In Guk in a new show?! Yes yes yes!!

This news just made my day! I have been waiting for so long for a SIG casting news. And that too in a crime show! The premise sounds so funny. Count me in! :D

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Wow! Korea has finally figured it out that pre-produced dramas are less stressful than the filming done a couple of days prior to airing LOL.

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YESSSS I am totally tuning in for this! Er, as long as DramaFever or Viki picks it up. It's also airing during summer break, score!

Love me some Seo In Guk. I haven't seen Sooyoung act before, but she is my favorite SNSD member, she is HILARIOUS. I have heard good things about her acting so I'm looking forward to it!

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Anything about Seo In-gook, im in!

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YESSSS CANT WAIT FOR IT TO AIR!
CAN WE HAVE PARK BO GUM TOO? I NEED MORE OF THIS SEO IN GUK AND PARK BO GUM BROMANCE IN MY LIFE !!

Loved "i remember you" to death and can't wait for this too?

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I would just love to see these two together and being two swindlers - now how awesome would that be?

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Count me in! Two hot swindlers, too much to resist!

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YESSS!!! So excited, I loved Bad Guys!!! Plus Seo In Guk, I'll definitely watch no matter what ?❤

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YESSSS I am so watching this
I like Sooyoung's acting as well (she's the best in SNSD at least) so let's see

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ill watch any drama this human does, even if its 500 ep ?

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Ooooooh this sounds so fun! I'm excited! Would be wonderful to see SIG back on screen playing detective.

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Seo In Guk Fighting!
I know all Heartriders and SIG Angels are waiting for this. We are all excited. Congratulations to you in advance and to all the casts, staff and producers. Thank you.

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Oh so this is entirely pre-produced? That's why he has time to film a webdrama too. I wonder if the webdrama will air sooner than June. I hope so, I'm very curious to see him in a supernatural drama, especially if Kim Ji Won is starring as well.

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I'm super excited for that too. Never watched KJW but heard many positive comments on her. I heard the webdrama is called "Romance Island". Check out this MV, this was made last year. What a truly dream comes true!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vpzlY908rw

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Wow the person who made that video must be on cloud 9 right now, i didn't know people were already waiting for them to be paired up in a drama. Let's hope their chinese fans will help us watch this since it will air on a chinese tv site and having access to mainland China internet is not easy.

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Kind of reminds me of the show "Leverage" where their crew cons the rich and powerful for the good

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Loved that show!

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It does, doesn't it?

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I have been waiting years for Sooyoung to act opposite someone her own age! Yessss

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And it's about time for SIG to have female lead of his own age too. He was fabulous with noonas but with someone of his age would be a breath of fresh air after a while.

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It's so true considering only two actresses he has partnered with are younger than him

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So waiting for this. Thanks!

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Sooyoung! Yay! I am tune in.
I can picture her being badass con artist, though i don't know her role yet.

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I want Bad Guys season 2 is that even possible..........

On the other hand, so excited for thisss
Love all three, why oh why May is still so far away >.<

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Already excited for the writer alone. I loved both seasons of Vampire Prosecutor ( still holding out for a third) and Bad Guys was just pure awesomeness. But Seo In-gook and Sooyoung together? I'm so there. Can't wait for this!

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I adore SIG. He does a superb job in all his dramas. I first saw him in Love/Rain and have watched him in rest. ???
https://www.instagram.com/p/7l_7KSJ38w/

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I am so on board for it !!
Not just because it is the drama comeback of Sooyoung after more than one year (even tho I am so super excited and kind of relieved lol) but Bad Guys was such an amazing drama ! At least, I have faith in the writing :D.
Plus, Ma Dong Seok is in it too ? Awesome ! Kind of bummer than Park Hae Jin and Kim Sang Joon are missing but I am pretty sure that the new squad will rock it :)

So Sooyoung is going to be in Perfect Sense and in this drama for early 2016 ? At least, she is making for her absence in dramaland in 2015 XD

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Yes 100X. ThankU drama gods for potentially bringing SIG and MDS together in a drama by Han Jung-hoon, thankU !! I really really like Sooyoung, she has a real potential as an actress so I hope to see her in more and more projects in the near future. I'm all on board for this, bring it on !

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I am in!! No more talking..

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so its gonna have a bad guys and leverage feel to it, i am totally in !

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I will watch anything OCN puts out. No one else in Kdramaland does crime dramas like they do. :D
That the writer was the lynch pinch of the wonderful Bad Guys is just the icing on the cake.

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Not my preferred type type of drama but it's SIG so I'll give it a go.

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Plus 15 alpha!!!

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Yay for Seo In-gook. I 've enjoyed everything that I have seen him in.

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Yay to another 100% pre-produced drama!

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I was skeptic of Sooyoung twice. First on Dating Agency Cyrano, second on My Spring Days. But dang, the full weight of drama and emotions on My Spring Days -- Sooyoung can really act!

Acting is more of her true calling than singing. Girl can really act though I do not really like her. But she really is a good actress. Yezzz!

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Auw crime drama from OCN? I'm in for sure! ;)

and.... can we have out Bad Guys to cameo? lol. Whenever i see Ma Dong-seok's name, i always remember Bad Guys :P

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