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Police Unit 38’s band of tax-collecting outlaws

You know, now that I see the whole cast assembled for OCN’s crime comedy Police Unit 38, I like the idea even more. It’s basically a heist movie that mated with a cop procedural drama: A ragtag band of thieves and con artists join forces with civil servants in order to con the wealthy out of their unpaid taxes. Thieves to catch thieves. Coming from the writer of Bad Guys (which was about a group of killers sent to track down killers), it seems to follow the same line of logic.

The new Saturday-Sunday series definitely has a leg up in tone, because the witty comedic vibe sets it apart from the usual gritty crime fare on OCN. Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys) plays the hapless, sincere team leader of a special unit devoted to collecting outstanding taxes, and Sooyoung (My Spring Days) is his straight-laced rule-follower teammate.

They’re not very successful at getting the tax-evaders to pay up, but that’s about to change when Seo In-gook (I Remember You) walks into their lives. He’s a fast-talking swindler who offers to con the culprits out of their money, which he demonstrates with ease in the trailer below. He says that conning people is very simple, because the base of all people’s ambition is money. He’ll clash with Sooyoung, who does everything in her power to convince her sunbae Ma Dong-seok not to work with him.

I don’t think things go her way, because they’ll be joined by a team of professional criminals, like any good ensemble caper. Song Eun-sook (Five Kids) plays a real estate mogul who acts as the team’s bankroll, and Heo Jae-ho (My Unfortunate Boyfriend) is the gangster with a low IQ and high EQ, who specializes in disposable phones and disposable bank accounts.

Go Gyu-pil (One More Happy Ending) plays their keyboard, a naive genius hacker who’s in his early twenties but looks like he’s in his mid-thirties. He’s got social phobia and agoraphobia, and “he’s not pretty, but his sites are pretty.” He’ll use phishing to get information on their targets.

And then there’s Lee Sun-bin (Madam Antoine) as a gold-digger con artist who followed in Seo In-gook’s footsteps to learn the trade, and joins the team because of him. Her character’s tagline is: “Men only see what’s visible, but women see what isn’t.” I do think the premise really rides on Seo In-gook’s cheeky charm, but I’m glad to see that it’ll have a fun ensemble to make the caper element come alive.

Police Unit 38 follows Vampire Detective and airs Saturdays and Sundays starting in June.

Via Xports News

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Seo In-gook is such a cheeky bastard and I love him for it. He fits this character to a T.

I love caper movies so I am eagerly anticipating this!

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Kyaahh, I can't believe June's almost here, so hyped for this show. Please recap this DB, I promise I'll try to behave and keep this as much within PG15 as possible - though if a certain con artist plans to wink like that (and god knows what else he'll do) during the show I can't guarantee anything. :-D

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This is the ONE I've been waiting for since forever. Please be good! If it's not good I'll cry more than I did for Marriage Contract.

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can't wait! ah, weekends full of conning, smirking, bickering... where is june???

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YESSSS so excited to see SIG back on screen! :)

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Seo Inguk. Im in.

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Seo In Guk slightly reminds me of a young Leonardo DiCaprio.

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You are so right! I kept on wondering who he reminded me of.

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True ..i've read one article in 2013 tht sig looks like leonardo DC

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I don't think SIG looks like DeCaprio though. It's more like he has a charisma and acting style on screen that is reminiscent of DiCaprio.

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Ikr..There was an article in 2013 tht he looks like leonardo dc

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A police procedural with more than one woman? There are three??? Somebody hold me ?

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That made me burst out laughing!

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we can all hold each other and rejoice! haha

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Ma Dong-seok <3. Great film actor. He is equally fantastic playing the good or bad guy (I prefer bad lol).

He is one of the few that cracks me up during interviews.

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Sooyoungiie :D.
I seriously hope for a great role. I know her character is extremely logical and full of ethics but I dont want her to be the annoying type especially by denying that they need those thieves and con artists after seeing how they get much better results. Strict but cool too.
Come to think of it, when you read the description, she really balances Ma Dong Seok's and Seo In Guk's character so I am expecting a lot of great dynamic among the team :)
I am also excited for the other characters. I am so anticipating this drama, so crazy :D.

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SO SO SO EXCITED for this!!! Seo In Gook being cheeky is exactly what my summer kdrama schedule needs to start off with!

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Ooh... I like the looks of things.

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YEEEEEEA GIVE THIS TO ME.

I have been waiting for these teasers. Looks like so much fun. Seo In-gook looks cheeky and charming (and hot). I love heist-type of shows and charming thieves are my weakness lol.

Also, THREE LADIES. HOORAY! Great cast, great premise. Gimme gimme gimme!

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Yes. Absolutely 100% yessssssssssssssssssssssssss. *loses entire vocabulary*

Can.not. Wait.

White collar crime +
Caper +
SIG
= those are just some of my favo-rite things! When the... hmmm da.... when the na naaaa.... *lyrics go bye bye*

*puts self in corner until excitement gets down to level of real human being instead of monkeys at the zoo who's just seen someone outisde the cage holding a banana*
I need June... June-ah, odiseo? June-aaahhh.... Bballiiii!

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LOL your post had me laughing specially the last part, ur cute *laughing*

Excited too

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Haha thanks, glad my lack of sleep and complete fangirl moment/breakdown could at least give someone a laugh! ;)

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^ Proof that I shouldn't stay up past Midnight...

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Especially as I now can't even spell 'outside' properly nor reply to my own post the right way... Yikes...

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Kaybee,

It's official. You've turned into a pumpkin. It's 5AM and I have, too. -- Sweet dreams!

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Yes, you really really shouldn't...

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Sounds similar to the US show Leverage, which I loved. Looking forward to it.

I was in a drama slump and now I have so many good ones: Another Oh Hae Young, Entertainer, Beautiful Gong Shim, Monster, and now this one. Plus the Taiwanese dramas...

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I was just about to say the same thing. It does give off little vibes of leverage but I am curious to see how the drama is going to be played out here. That, and Seo In-gook :D

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Thanks -- I was trying to remember the name of the show Christian Kane was in. He was great as one of the evil lawyers at Wolfram & Hart in ANGEL. He's also a terrific singer.

I think there a bit of an A-TEAM vibe as well.

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Ahh ..i almost forgot tht Seo In Guk also a singer b4 acting and a good one..tht makes him a Singer actor..?

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Oh god so many good dramas coming out when I have my finals ??. And not any dramas, SEO IN GUK DRAMAS!

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To say I worship at the Seo In-Gook shrine would be an understatement; he is, undeniably, one of the Korean actors I find most attractive. Take those lips performing the most ordinary of tasks, like conversing on a cell phone... If the camera decides never to cut to his entire face, I would still find just the lips themselves uncomfortably distracting.

Those full lips plus that low-registered voice are lethal combination enough, but then as we move up his face, that little ("tear") mole under his left eye just teases and teases--as if to say, I'm a sexy b--tard and you had better know it now. And don't we all know it.

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Stop.....I can barely keep my lust down on a normal day...

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Such a "lethal" comment... hahahah... for all Seo In Gook's fangirls. But this is a compliment u know... <3 <3 <3

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Ahem...On top of that knowing what those lips are capable to do with another set of lips is even more lethal. *fans herself*

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Seo In Guk can do no wrong in my eyes. That guy is the whole package. He can do comedy, drama -- everything in between. Just love the guy, dammit. ?

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I screeeeeaaam in delight. Love the poster, love all the casts, love the writer, and love love love the premise. I'm so ready for this drama.

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OMG Seo In Guk!

If I recover form just him looking at the screen we'll talk if the drama is good or not.

Odd question, does anyone know if he's going to be going into military service soon? I mean his career is just starting to blow up...

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Again, Seo In Gook looks so dapper in suits. I have high hopes for this show because this comes from the writer of Bad Guys. I love that this time the writer is mixing in a bit of comedy. And I'm sure there will be a bromance line between Ma Dong Seok and Seo In Gook. Can't wait for that to happen.

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oh this looks good...
and i didn't even understand a word they were saying in the trailer!

Seo In Gook just oozes charisma and confidence, coupled with that I'm-up-to-no-good-but-you-know-you-love-me twinkle in the eye.

Don't know why but I cant resist a bad boy gone good!

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This comment section is hilarious, we're all so thirsty for Seo In-gook LOL. It's some nice bonding time.

I didn't really get the SIG hype during AM1997, as in I didn't find him THAT attractive (still a great actor, though). However, I am currently watching I Rememer You and OMG. The guy is HOT. And CHARMING. And TALENTED. I especially love him with his hair up like in these teasers or like in IRY. So handsome. ?

My kryptonites: fun cop shows, heist ensembles, charming thieves/bad-guys-turned-good (or who were always good but put on a mask of badness... ACOMAF, anyone?).

In other words... This will hopefully be my fave shows of the summer.

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I forgot: so looking forward to Sooyoung. She's hilarious and I am a sucker for the classic straight-laced character paired with the rule breaker. Even if nothing romantic happens, I'm so lookin forward to the banter between SIG and Sooyoung. <3

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Me too! She hasn't played a funny role in a while.

I think the combination of her, SIG and MDS is going to be genius.

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Haha, me too. He sold me in IRY

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His looks from IRY paired with his cheekiness from High School King of Savvy is like a dream come true.

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I love them all! Writer-nim, I forgive you for not doing Bad Guys 2 yet.

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Hope everyone's changed their panties after this post. LOL these comments about SIG is hilarious. ???

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SIG! Seems like an extension of his role in IRY, but I'm certainly not complaining :) you are right on dot, to the one who mention he has Leo Dicaprio vibes!

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This sounds fun. I'm going to watch this if it gets subbed.

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Seo In Guk next flop

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Seo in-guk my baby!!!!!!! So handsome, so Sexy and SO GOOD...
Is it June yet??

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I love how every post about this show turns into a SIG fan- meet. It's so awesome that we are a small, but very vocal, group of SIG worshipers. I am guessing people who don't understand his charm (read: hot-ness, sexiness, etc) don't even open these posts. That actually helps as we have no haters like we can usually find in say a Lee Jong Seok post.

My birthday and this show- all good things are coming in June :P

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Seo In Guk!! Why is he so pretty?

I love dramas where good guys and bad guys work together and you throw Seo In Guk in the mix looking like that and I'm SOLD!

That wink!!!

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Hey, Seo In Guk. In a suit. Being cheeky. That's all I need.

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it really look fun.please dramabean recap this drama .who could resist seo in guk charm???

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Don't know what it is about SIG, he's not classically handsome, in fact I find his face a bit weird in Master's Sun and Reply 97.

But then I marathon-ed Savy and IRY after R97, and he was so sexy there I can't help being a fangirl. He is probably one of the few actors that can make me squee as soon as his name pops up on DB.

SO HOT I JUST CANT

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He's the boy in school who was just so quietly desperate to belong he didn't notice how good he was. I blame boys like him for keeping me celibate in HS...damn them

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Count me in..

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Wasn't that actress ahjumma the one who played Bae Yong joon's mother in winter sonata? Wow she hasn't aged.

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also, it seems that he can reinvent himself but still manage to look naturally charming; whether as a mature man in formal suit or as a young guy boy next door looks...he's in! that's versatility so to speak...he's my favorite! Go,go,go InGukssi.

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Jan, is this on the radar for recap?

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JB not Jan...dang auto spellcheck!

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Comments are hilarious. XD

*set up camp in the gutter*

I look forward to this drama, hopefully recaps and future Cookie Gukkie fangirling in the gutter.

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Been waiting this for monthssssss and now i am BEYOND EXCITED ???

Seo In Guk is spectacular, him in IRY gave me so much life last year. And i am so waiting his interaction with both Ma Dong Seok and Sooyoung <3

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Seo Inguk's smirk + dimples = I'm not paying attention to what he's saying anymore. Lost focus. Haha.

Fingers crossed for the good quality of this series, since we also have Ma Dongseok & the writer of Bad Guys.

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Soo Youngie... it's been a while since I watch you in drama. Welcome back, dear.

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This is what happens when you're not checking out DB regularly. You missed out the hype. A sexy hot Seo In Guk hype this one! Omg, you guys are hilarious n so funny lol. We all just miss this guy a lot, eh.

Fangirl is just a fangirl. With his charm and those lips, SIG can even make a drama with a log, and I'd still become a puddle of jelly.

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June come faster,can't wait for this one to start already

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Can i ever say ""NO"" to any Seo In Gook Drama?????? Off course NoT... :)

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call me bias ... but i watch everything with Seo In Guk in it :)

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Hi! all & sig's fan out there,
Just found out about seo in guk's interview and he sounds very intelligent https://daegorr.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/translation-seo-in-guk-nylon-october-2015-issue-another-autumn/

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Yup. He had a way with words. All of his interview.. He didnt reply with replies tht i expected. So proud of him

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mmm..SIG is definitely my 15+alpha <3 and i looove heist shows

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