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OCN drama pairs Seo In-gook as charming swindler, Sooyoung as upright civil servant

Ah, so the cast has been finalized for OCN’s scam-artists-catching-scam-artists drama Police Unit 38, and it’s the same actors that were initially in contention: Seo In-gook (I Remember You), Sooyoung (My Spring Days), and Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys). I like the actors, and moreover, I like the way this drama is taking a humorous spin on a crime squad, so this is good news.

The drama is a little oddly specific in its premise: A team is assembled to go after tax evaders using any means necessary, which includes using the criminals’ own tactics to trick them and bring ’em down, whether it’s through lies, subterfuge, con artistry, or the like. Is it strictly ethical? Well, maybe not exactly… but sometimes you just want people to get things done, and a bureaucratic system full of red tape is not exactly the most efficient justice delivery vehicle.

(Fyi, the title is translated Police Unit 38, where Article 38 of the legal code is the part that deals with tax payment. The word for police unit has a prefix attached that plays on the word for scam, since the team will employ scams of their own in catching their targets.)

Seo In-gook will play a charming swindler who’s sexy, smart, and glib, which makes for frankly perfect casting. It should also give us a fun match-up, since he’ll have an unlikely bromance with Ma Dong-seok, who plays the upright, righteous chief of the tax collection department. Sooyoung, meanwhile, lives by the rules as a civil servant working in the tax evasion department who is principled and logical in everything — which suggests to me that she may not have the easiest adjustment to working with our con artist hero. Should be a fun meeting of personalities, and the producers promise a fast tempo to the cases, humor, and satisfying plots.

Police Unit 38 comes from writer Han Jung-hoon, who’s already produced several hit OCN crime dramas, Bad Guys and both seasons of Vampire Prosecutor. Directing is PD Hwang Joon-hyuk of Hidden Identity. It will air in June.

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Here for this. I would follow Seo In Guk into Mordor, tbh. Ma Dong Seok is always fun, too. I haven't seen much of Sooyoung but she is so cute I doubt I'd have a problem with her, lol.

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"I would follow Seo In Guk into Mordor"

LOL. Can I join the fellowship?

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Of course! I won't be a Gollum, I don't mind sharing ;D

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Haha ..I'm in for the fellowship! I've always had a soft spot for Seo In Guk.

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You have my sword

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And my axe.

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And my bow

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count me in!! lol

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ME TOO!

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They're taking the hobbits to Isendor

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that´s a good choice, cause the orcs probably won´t see you behind his broad shoulders.

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HAHAHA OH MY GOD YOU'RE SO RIGHT!

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LOL! Stooop! Commenters here are too silly.

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I love you for that comment!

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Into Mordor...LOL!!

Looking forward to this on all counts. Like the pre-produced dramas, and here's hoping the writing will be stronger than D-Day (which I liked, but come on...)

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It sounds like fun and seeing how the cast is all set already, they'll probably be shooting in advance too? I haven't watched D-Day yet! I should.

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"I would follow Seo In Guk into Mordor"

LOL. 15+ Alpha for this.

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15+ Alpha

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I will also be on the wagon. I just love this guy. There something so humbling about him.

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Seo in guk is my precious!

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Ha! Hahaha

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Canxi, I'll be right behind you dear.. haha, that is, into Mordor I mean.

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SIG - yay... Thank you very kamsa

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SIG!

What more can I say? I'm excited to see this! I can't wait!

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SIG YAAAS
Sooyoung is actually quite good. I was surprised at her performance in that spring day drama. One of the better idol actresses

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yes!! she was actually so amazing in that! I always wondered why they pushed yoona of SNSD into acting, when soo young always seemed more of a natural

I love this casting, I've seen everything of seo in gook, and I've loved all his roles

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SM pushes Yoona more because she's the visual, loool
but tbh we all know Sooyoung is the better actress

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Yes.You're very right! My Spring days was a breakthrough for Sooyoung. Gonna check out this drama with Seo In guk. It'll be surely fun to watch.

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Seo In Guk is a very energetic and charismatic actor. I hope Soo Young is up to the task in keeping up with him.

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Seo In-gook? Check.
OCN crime drama? Check.
Ma Dong-seok? Check.

As if I needed another reason to look forward to summer for...

I have loved most of the OCN crime dramas but haven't been watching Neighborhood Hero so definitely need my fix soon! Though hopefully Vampire Detective that airs after Neighborhood Hero will be good as well...

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Yayy!! This looks like it'll be a lot of fun. I trust Seo In-Guk to charm my socks off and I look forward to his partnership with Ma Dong-Seok. And I haven't seen Sooyoung in anything lol, she's cute so I'm cool with it.

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So freakin YES ! Sooyoung is headleading two dramas for early 2016 which makes up for her absence in KDramaland in 2015, haha.
I am still disappointed that she doesnt get to play a detective nor a con artist though. I hope she will still disguise somehow to trick their targets ... Sometimes, maybe ? Lol.

And I like the two guys especially Ma Dong Seok who was marvellous in Bad Guys and all his other projects, haha. Cameos by the killer team of Bad Guys, maybe ?

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SIG as charming , smart , sexy con artists... hell I'm in ....

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I am SO on board with this cast (I love them all, even Sooyoung) and if it's anywhere near as solid as Bad Guys, it could be great.

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+1

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oh it is justified. You cannot win the System if you don´t play dirty. real life is starting to feel like Liar Game every day.

so happy to see Ingukkie back! I wonder if he will participate in the soundtrack? Can Bogummy cameo as a smartpants lawyer?

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hoping that he is not a killer? yes please.

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Yes, cameo by PBG please!!

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Seo In-guk? Count me in!

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Ma Dong Seok? Yeay, count me in. If he play the cop, I wonder which drama he as a cop again?

I never seem to finished any Seo In Guk dramas. Or maybe I dropped it cos I remember watch Reply 97 but only few episodes.

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Have you seen I Remember You? Definitely worth checking out!

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Can we have Bad Guys season 2 and I Remember You season 2 instead?

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BAD GUYS 2 PLEASE

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Can't agree more, I Remembers You season 2 please

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I love thats 2, yes season 2 , or you can mix match it.

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Am watching Bad Guys now with my husband a bit slowly because of our schedules. He keeps asking 'what's the name of this show' and I tell him to thing if the characters as the mnemonic, lol. It's fantastic, stunning cinematography, complex characters with hearts waiting to grow like the Grinch (hopefully). And I Remember You became my all time favorite, one I can't help comparing characters and scripts of dramas to, (here's looking at you Madame Antoine). Yes, whyyyy can't we get season 2 of such stellar works as BG and IRY (let's throw Vampire Detective 3 for good measure)

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I read Seo In Guk and didn't even need to keep reading...already blocking off my viewing schedule for this!

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Looks good!! Like made for SIG :--)

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Why does this premise sound familiar? Isn't this 'White Collar' with Matt Bromer = Seo In Guk character?

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First thing I thought.

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ditto. korean version of "white collar", sounds awesome. i hope seo in gook comes with a fedora too.

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Yup, definitely what I think.

Seo In Guk's character description seems like Matt Bomer and Ma Dong Seok's character like Tim DeKay in White Collar.

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Am I the only one actually looking forward to how the writer is gonna write out the tax evasion cases? lol (i'm in finance line so I have particular interest in taxes)

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I want a lot of fun hijinks for this drama.

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Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho keep making interesting couple drama choices. First Sooyoung played someone who falls in love with the widow of her heart donor, then her boyfriend plays someone who falls in love with the ex of his heart donor. Then Jung Kyung Ho takes on a drama with Jang Na Ra, and his girlfriend signs on for a drama with Seo In Guk, who's Jang Na Ra's most recent on-screen partner.

Now I'm kind of hoping all four of them become besties and hang out together and send each other food trucks bc that would be adorbs.

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Haha that is cool, never really occurred to me! And speaking of Sooyoung, I'm not in the least bit worried about her casting. She's actually a pretty good actress and is hilarious to boot. I've always loved her random quips on reality shows and interviews. She also seems like a really nice person. JKH chose well, she's a keeper!

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Nice analysis. Very spot on. I didn't even think of that.

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Oh you're right! Double date also would be nice on top of food trucks.. ^^

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Yes, yes, and yes.

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haha! and MDS playing bad guy catch bad guy again? but now he is in a "clean bad guy"-mode? cool!
is it gonna be like brooklyn nine-nine? that can be awesome :D
i love MDS since bad guy. and i cant wait to see this ^^

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omg cries this premise gives off a very familiar vibe.... ! i really want the writer do bad guys season 2 >______<

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Oh my God Seo In Guk, YES!

So he played as adorkable con director in Savvy.
And genius sexy profiler in I Remember You.
Now they sort of mix them on this? I'm SO on board! Come soon pleaseee!

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I need this now

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Seo Inguk is getting better day by day. I like his performance in I Remember You.
And Ma Dongseok is really good in crime series.
If it's the writer behind Bad Guys, I'm in. It's not that captivating but enjoyable.
*put this drama to my waiting list*

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The writer is good so hope this will be also.

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awesome. i love both Sooyoung and Seo in guk

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sounds like a mashup of white collar and castle

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hahaha yeah it sounds like it
i missed those show

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With that casting and writer, there's no way this is not going to be awesome right? Please at least be as awesome as Bad Guy! And aww i wanted Sooyoung to play a sassy role :(

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This is sure gonna be good, OCN has the BEST crime dramas and thrillers

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Made me think of the ending of Catch Me If You Can.

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I can't wait to watch this. SIG and MDS are the main reason to watch. Only watched SY briefly in Cyrano Dating Agency, which I never finish. Hope this would be another good drama of SIG to remember before he join MS. *fingerscrossed*

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