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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.

Via Sports Chosun

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaah....Seo In Gook is back.....the feels yay...

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Yay, Sooyoung! And thank goodness it doesn't sound like she'll be playing a sick/dying character again. Seems like the type of role where she'll be able to show her funny dorky side. You should watch old SNSD variety shows, Sooyoung is HILARIOUS! And even better that SIG's the male lead they're courting. I've liked him since Reply 1997.

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Yes! I love Seo In Guk. I Remember You was so underrated. I'm looking forward to this new drama

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Yay Seo In-gook & Sooyoung...looking forward to seeing them in a drama together!

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i hate crime procedurals :< but anything for my oppa SIG

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Seon In Guk, yessssss!!!!! *claps like a seal*

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Kyaa!!?? Seo In gook and Sooyoung unnie in a drama! Two of my favorite actors I'll deginitely watch this!

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SEO IN GUK...looking forward to his next release. He's very entertaining, no matter what part he's playing. Saw him on couple of YOU TUBE video's and almost pee-d my pants he was so funny. From what I've seen of his work, the comedic part of his personality hasn't really been taken advantage of. Maybe this new Drama will finally grab onto that?

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OMG, Seo In Guk? OCN?
Give me that remote control!! No one will stop me from watching SIG!!
Plus I Really liked Bad Guys, and as mentioned above, Seo in Guk and comedy is the perfect drama for me! Can't waiiiiiiiit until it is out!!

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I think storyline is pretty similar to the jdrama, Ogon no buta. Only difference is, the con artist is a female in the japanese version and here, the con artist is a guy. I thoroughly enjoy the jdrama. Hopefully, this drama is good too on its own without borrowing too much of the idea from the jdrama. We shall see in June...

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