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Kim Bum becomes a baddie for Mrs. Cop 2

Huh, what in the what? Kim Bum is joining Mrs. Cop 2? I have nothing against the drama, but it seems like a weird choice for him, especially after headlining his own badass police drama Hidden Identity for tvN. But maybe he just knows the appeal of Dark Bummie (and who could blame him, really), because he’s signed on to play the antagonist in Mrs. Cop’s sequel, over at SBS in March. A year ago I might’ve said that was absurd, but now I rather like the idea of Kim Bum as a baddie.

The series is technically more like a spinoff of Mrs. Cop rather than a sequel, with Kim Sung-ryung (Queen’s Flower) starring as the new Mrs. Cop who’ll lead a team of detectives in the violent crimes unit. She’s an elite FBI-trained agent who returns to work on a case that’s connected to her past. Kim Min-jong is the only member of the original cast who will reprise his role as the section chief who overseas the team.

Im Seul-ong (Ho-gu’s Love) and Sohn Dam-bi (What’s With This Family) will be the new younger pair of partners on the team. Im Seul-ong’s character is a rule-follower boy scout type who’s incorruptible, but a chameleon in the field when it’s required of him. And Sohn Dam-bi is a former small-town cop who both envies and admires Kim Sung-ryung for being so sophisticated and good at her job.

Kim Bum will play the director of EL Capital, the largest private loan company in the business, with more capital and information than any competitor. Ack, that’s just fancy talk for loan shark! His character is described as a handsome, sharply-dressed, well-mannered man with a pleasant smile on the outside, who’s a vicious, cold person underneath it all. He’s extremely smart and such a smooth talker that he knows how to get information out of people and use it against them cruelly.

Well, rich pretty-boy coldblooded villains ARE all the rage these days. Just look at Yoo Ah-in in Veteran and Namgoong Min in Remember—Son’s War. The dark side ended up being a career-changer for Namgoong Min, so take a page out of his playbook: If you’re gonna go evil, just go crazy, balls-out eeeeeeeeevil.

Mrs. Cop 2 follows I Have a Lover on Saturdays and Sundays in March.

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Oh Kim Bum, now I will be checking this out. I appreciate Kim Bum as an actor. He is willing to take risky, unconventional roles in Korean dramas. Not necesarily the best dramas out there, but he tries to pick good roles. And for that, I'll check out Mrs. Cop 2.

My favorite dramas of him are: Padam Padam, Women Who Still Wants To Marry, and Boys Over Flowers. Haven't seen His daily drama. Dropped Hidden Identity after Episode 4 --- the logic flaws in that drama is so overwhelming.

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I personally thought Hidden Identity was great. The ending was really nice and (maybe spoiler) I loved how all the main villians had their reason for doing what they did and why they risked so much just to do what they did. They were so loyal to Ghost and I thought this kind of loyalty was really special. It was the loyalty you have in a family. Anyway the show was really good in my opinion and maybe if you have time, you can continue watching it :-)

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no waaaay!!!
they should make him into a criminal who doing the bad things but everyone cant help but still love him and cheer everytime police lose against him!
that would be awesome!

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Whoa, a baddie Bummie, eh? Count me in!

I remember he once mentioned his desire to take on a villain role and here it is.

Let's see how he'll rock E-V-I-L.

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I know Kim Bum coz of the hype that was Boys over Flowers but I havent really watched that although he is the the real flower boy to me. I really want to watch his other dramas but either he looks scrawny or the character was boring. Lost interest to even start watching Hidden Identity coz of the bad reviews so I content myself just looking at his pictures online coz the guy's got a really beautiful smile.
So finally, here's the kdrama that I will watch Kim Bum for the first time, he may be the antagonist but when he looks like that who cares, really? Impeccably dressed, clean-shaven,soft spoken, with again the smile that can melt the arctic ice.
What I Appreciate more than anything is that he is confident enough with his handsome face, that he doesnt need to reshape his lips to a cupid's bow and curl the ends like the joker just to effect a beautiful smile coz he's gifted already. Love his nose which is quite manly just to balance out the youthfulness of his face.
So This now is his ideal look, not scrawny but with a little heft. Just perfect.
Now, I hope his next project will be a romcom, a real good one sonwe can see more of his handsome face.
For this year, It's the korean actors in their 30s who are shining bright.
On top of my head:
So Ji Sub
Park Hae Jin
Jung kyong Ho
Soong Jun Ki
Rain
Kim Bum
Nam Goong Min
And soon - Lee Jun Ki.

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Sorry, take Kim Bum out of that 30s list, it's a typo.

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"Come to the dark side,
We have Kim Bum..."

Me: count me in

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Me: LOL SAME XD

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wow, this dude is ageing really good..

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kim bum ah...

Smooth talker...yes
Speaking of pleasant smile, he's always had the heart melting type

I'm so ready for this ride with Mrs Cop 2,bring it on...

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I have yet to watch Padam, Padam and Hidden Identity.....

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Well -- Hidden Identity was pretty unwatchable. Maybe they can get the girl from BOF to join this drama. They were adorable.

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@girlfriday,
Thank: "The dark side ended up being a career-changer for Namgoong Min, so take a page out of his playbook: If you’re gonna go evil, just go crazy, balls-out eeeeeeeeevil". I agree so much. Go big or go home! If you're gonna be evil, be the best eeevvvvviiiiiieeeeeelllllll you can be!

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Thank = Thank you .... :|

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Nam Goong-min never appealed to me as a typical nice guy but when you put in the evil twist, he's totally Magic on-screen. But it's Shin Sung-rok who started it all, giving me chills even till today with his crazy evil roles lol.

I dunno if Kim Bum has the acting chops to pull it off though. I know Sung Joon didn't. But it could be his turning point because up until now, I've never liked him in anything. Ever.

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Kim Bum would be serviceable if he would just dial back his intensity in his dramas. He is just too intense. I didn't like his performance in Hidden Identity, he was too scrawny and mismatched with his character, it was an ill-fit. After Boys Over Flowers, I raved about his acting, but now I find I can barely stand it.

I wasn't planning on watching this drama anyway, and his addition to the cast cements it for me. Sung Joon also, is another one who had a lot of potential but is sadly lacking, he's also not pulling it off with his acting in the roles he plays nowadays after doing so well in Shut Up Flower Boy Band.

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Honestly, I see him trying to push himself out of his own comfort zone. Which is of course admirable, but doesn't quite work out because he's simply not that talented. I think in BOF, he was playing the 'easy' character - similar to Wooyoung's character in Dream High. But in more difficult roles, his weaknesses show.

Sung Joon is the same. He plays one type of character really well and then goes horribly wrong in most other roles.

Some actors are just unfortunate because they are defined by THAT one drama and their performance in it. Answer Me actors are a huge example of that. I think when people start remembering you for various roles instead of that one character, then you've made it to the next level.

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I think Park Bo-gum already has various roles (in Cantabile Tomorrow & I Remember You). And he nailed them all.

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Yep.

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He was quite good in Woman who still wants to marry.

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I think this will be interesting. I can see him doing it because it's a chance to expand his acting repertoire further. His character sounds a bit like the male lead from When A Man Loves... everyone loves a good Bad Boy, you know?

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I had zero interest in this drama until I read this, and I'm still a bit confused. But. . . another drama to add to my already long list of ones to watch. Sigh.

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mmmmmmDarkBummiiiie

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After Boys Over Flowers, I liked him in The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry too. It's cool he's picking darker, interesting characters as he gets older, makes for a far more interesting acting career. I'd watch it.

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Go Bum!

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