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Con artists and civil servants team up in Police Unit 38

A changeup has been announced, and now we will be able to enjoy Seo In-gook’s (I Remember You) charismatic charm starting one day earlier. Although originally planned as a Saturday-Sunday drama, OCN’s new cop comedy drama Police Unit 38 will now be airing on Friday-Saturday instead.

In it, Seo In-gook plays the glib professional swindler Yang Jung-do who lives with this cynical view that money runs the world. Tough-looking Ma Dong-seok who played a mobster in OCN’s other successful procedural drama Bad Guys is the timid-hearted but honest and hard-working tax agent Baek Sung-il for Police Unit 38. SNSD’s Sooyoung (My Spring Days) stars as his right-hand woman, the ethically-driven and morally-outstanding Chun Sung-hee.

The motto of the tax squad is: “While anyone can be born with a golden spoon or a dirt spoon, taxes should be paid by all.” Unfortunately, they aren’t really successful at getting tax evaders to pay their fair share at least until Yang Jung-do comes around. Yang proposes that they con rich tax evaders into paying their dues, with him getting a hefty commission. From the teasers, it seems like we’re going to get a drama full of comedic caper-heist antics, which is now totally going to add a bright note to my weekends. There’s even a full team of criminal specialists that will round out the unit, including a genius hacker, sexy gold-digger, bank account forger, and financial investor.

This drama really challenges the viewers to think about what is right and wrong. If you get results, do the methods that get you there matter? Do ends really justify the means? The plot actually reminds me a lot of the Japanese drama Kurosagi that starred Yamashita Tomohisa as a “black swindler” who only swindles other swindlers. Judging from his past works like Bad Guys and Vampire Prosecutor, I think that the writer for Police Unit 38 will create a thoughtful story to explore these themes.

Police Unit 38 premieres this week on Friday, June 17.

Via TV Daily

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SEO IN GUKKKKKKKKKK I HAVE MISSED YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

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Those pouty face pictures.... GLORIOUSSSSSSS!!!!

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I missed him like crazzzzy *embarrassed*

... I find myself lately being attracted to actors who don't have the conventional features - SIG, RJY etc ...

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SIG!!!!!!!!! This is gonna be good :)

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I was grinning like a fool the whole time I was watching these trailers. UGH I AM SO EXCITED!!!! EVERYTHING about this seems so perfect for me so I'm soo looking forward to it. This team never disappoints, not to mention this cast!

Two more days! TWO MORE DAYS!

Seo In-gooooook <33

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Seo In Guk, I've missed you!!!
I'm looking forward to watch this.

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I feel like I'm going to LOVE this.

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SO HAPPY.
Friday come faster.

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all their body language is telling me it is going to be fun.
Seo In Guk is back and sailing! ah me god now all I need is a...something I cannot say out loud cause then it will prob not happen though there is little chance anyway... but, you know what I would wish for, right?

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Second season of IRY? :P

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KISS!!!
No dramas should miss SIG's kissing skill! LoL

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Doesn't it look like they had a ton of fun filming this! So excited to have SIG back on my screen.

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all missed.

it is a certain person I need here

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Park Bo Gum then? :P

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"Bingo!"

actually all three - 2 psychoes and the nonchalant genius - should get together.

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Yup! That's the dream :)

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Anyone else getting High School King of Savvy vibes seeing Seo In Gook in the full suits? :P

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Oh baby smirk some more!

YAY SEO IN GUK!

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Thank you very kamsa, Drama God... SIG and MDS- I can see the bromance already.... Yay??????

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Eeekkkk, it's almost here... so excited! (Though I have no idea how I'm gonna watch 5 weekend shows, oh hello first world problems. lol)
Btw. did you guys know that this will air on both OCN and tvN? I wonder how this will influence the ratings, though it's airing half an hour later on tvN.

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Really?! Huh. That's interesting. Has that ever happened before?

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I'm pretty sure Monstar aired on Mnet and TvN at the same time. I have no idea how that affected ratings.

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Why do it that way? Is it a joint production thing?

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Most likely a joint production. I think TVN and Jellyfish (SIG's agency) are more connected than the obvious. I think both companies are under one umbrella corp or smth.

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Damn SIG is hot!

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GUKKIEEE!!!

Can't believe it's almost exactly a year since IRY first ep. Oh my love, you made me suffer this whole year lol.

Give me all your charms before you make me suffer again for the next 2 years! Oh korea military service, cries.

Anyone love the OST? It's hilarious. I love it to bits!

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So this IS the year he's leaving for military service. GOD DAMMIT!

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Oh no, I wasn't even thinking about the looming 2 year absence. What will I do those 2 years! Watch Reply 1997, King of High School and IRY on repeat, I guess!

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Which one? Somewhere I read background music?OST? was by my love Music Commander's band. Will watch the show for SURE.

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It's this one,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KMHm0EqJ6Rg
It's on one of those teasers. Not sure if it's really the OST but I like that it's different from normal kdramas OST.

Just like Signal OST, it's very unique and refreshing.

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Anything with Seo In Guk is a yes for me. He can do no wrong....where can I get myself one of him??

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Can we Ask for a Clone please, 1 for you and 1 for me?!

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One for me.. Can we order online...

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one for me tooooo.....

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My excitement level is as large as Seo In-gook's smile.

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As if I needed another reason to want Friday to come sooner! YAY!

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Seo In-gook? I'm in.

Soo-young? I'm in.

They both together in one drama, crime comedy at that and sharing a love-line? Where do I transfer all my lifetime savings to get all the episodes at once?

Seriously, level of anticipation is high for this one.

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LOL This is "Kurosagi" 2.0!!! I Cant wait to see Seo In-Gook’s being Cocky and Cool, I don't know how he does it but it makes him look so SEXY!!!

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Everytime I see Seo In Guk in glasses, I remember his double role in King of Savvy.. the schoolboy's cold brother.

And everytime I see him with his bangs up and smirks out, I remember Lee Hyun.

Neorul.... Gieokhae, In Guk-ssi!!

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Do you guys ever cringe whenever there is a sexist dialogue in a drama? I mean I am sure there must be many feminists here, right? I am one too, but what do you guys do if it happens?

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Frankly, it's something I've become used to. It bothers me but as long as there aren't too many I tend to let it go. If I let it bother me too much then I won't be able to enjoy 95% of dramas, haha.

I think you have to be able to criticize something you love, but for me, unless that something clearly crosses my own personal line/threshold, I still let myself enjoy it. This goes for any form of entertainment, not just dramas. You can (and should) acknowledge its faults without having to then hate everything about it.

Why? Was something sexist said in one of the trailers?

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Agree with Mindy. The amount of dramas (or indeed any kind of TV show or movie, Korean or otherwise) with overall female characterization, plot and dialogue that I as a feminist would put my stamp on can be counted using only one hand. And as a lit-major I'm constantly forced to reading stuff that is sexist whether in a slight or major manner. If you're just watching for entertainment purposes, the trick is to acknowledge those flaws, and whatever other flaws there might be, while still choosing to focus on the positives.

The entertainment industry and its products can be incredibly sexist, but those products might still be enjoyable or interesting for other reasons. It can get to be too much though and I don't have any qualms dropping a show if it's sexist, racist or otherwise prejudiced all the time; I'll then give it some episodes and drop it if it continues. And if the "-ism" it displays isn't because of ignorance, but downright hateful, I'll drop it like it's on fire lol, but haven't had that happen yet. I guess in the end only you can know what the limit is for you?

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Yep, I'm a Spanish Language & Literature minor and have had to read countless novels and watch countless movies with poor and sexist female characterization. We acknowledge it in the class most of the time but it does get tiring. The last class I took was about detective, crime, and thriller novels and films and the sad attempts at writing female characters (or complete lack of female characters at all) in some of them make lots of Kdramas look like feminist material. Out of the 7 novels and 5 films we watched, only one film and one novel passed the Bechdel test. Of course that isn't and shouldn't be used as the only measure of the importance of female characters in a medium, but it said a lot.

Completely agree with "in the end only you can know what the limit is for you".

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I have made peace with some of it. Unless it is too extreme (which is in 100% of my country's tv shows), i realise that if i expect much i won't be able to enjoy any tv

Thats why i watch Zero tv of my country.

But i do worry that what affect does it have on the younger (teens mostly) girls. I read alot. And that shaped me a lot.

But what about teenagers who think all the wrist grabbing, forced kissing, tolerating verbal abuse is "hot" . Not to mention the thousand more subtle nonsense like girls should always do the cooking/cleaning, career oriented girls end up lonely, SIL is treated like a king while DIL is humiliated and questioned at every turn etc etc ...

I worry for my kid sister

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I read a lot of books when I was younger that had women who were competent or at least tried. I think that helped me so I made sure my daughter also had some strong females in her books. I also make sure to discuss ( she says lecture) music lyrics, movies etc... I hope you can do the same for your kid sister. I'm curious as to where you are when you say 100% of your country's tv shows are like that. I'm in the US. Stay strong. It's worth it.

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I cussed a lot more at the beginning dialogue of Fiddler on the Roof that I went to see over years few days ago. that was serious male-worshipping bu*****t. like marriage is the only goal for women. even if they have their own dreams at first.

I do like Gong Shim cause she speaks her mind and has no reserve in front of people who think they are high and mighty.

and I like that there´s at least one ninja girl in every sageuk nowadays.

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I'm so excited. I've been waiting for this drama since Seo In Guk was announced as part of the main cast. Something to look forward to every weekend...

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This is going to air on the day my exam paper's to be handed in! Gaaaah, such good things await if I could only pull myself together and get this thing written!

It's friday, friday, gotta get down on friday!

*hides from the immense shame arising from the fact that I actually thought of that song and sung it in my head, YIKES*

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LOL.

Oh man. Now I'm singing it in my head, thanks a lot.

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One day earlier is awesome! Now I really am looking forward to the weekends arriving.

Am watching I Remember You now and while it's a bit darker than what I usually watch (psychopaths anyone?), I'm enjoying Seo In Gook and Jang Nara and Park Bo Gum a lot... So this coming out so soon, is chocolate icing on ice cream cake!

Definitely going to check this out...

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Man, SIG is made to wear that suit. How can he project boyish charm and being manly all at once is still puzzling me.

I've been counting days for this drama to start, so I am glad to hear that the drama is pushed forward for Friday-Saturday slot. Score one!!

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Am I the only one here for Ma Dong Seok? It will be such a kick to see him in comedy plus is he going to be a teddy bear?

I was less than impressed with Seo In Gook in I Remember You. He wasn't very good in scenes which required more complex and deeper emotions. His character was someone who couldn't emote well due to his childhood trauma. It was not an easy role for him. He's looking way better in these teasers. I think he should be good in comedies.

Looking forward to this :)

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I'm here for the reteam of the writer and Ma Dong Seok. That's what makes me think I might actually like it. :)

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I am here for the premise, the "Bad Guys" team and Ma Dong Seok.

I only saw Seo In Guk in "Master's Sun" and he was okay for that role, but I cannot say about anything more demanding. No experience with Choi Soo Young, but I hear great things.

Just give me a fun comedy with some adorable madongseokness and I'm happy.

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#madongseokness#

I like this!

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IRY required a level of depth Seo in Guk wasn't really prepared for. I think it was his 3rd? role ever. He's more practiced with comedies.

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To me his role in iry is brilliant..coz his role does not required emotional involved ..he is a psycopath genius..

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No. I'm here. My Teddy Ajusshi.

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I'm here for both and the script. I now have something to look forward to after taking my daughter to look at colleges. I can't believe I'm already doing this.

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Anyone know what website will be steaming the show?

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I WILL check this one out. Yay, looks like I found my weekend drama. Seo In-guk looks mighty fine in the teaser. I didn't realize how much I missed him in my screen.

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Sooyoung and Seo In guk? YES PLEASE!!!

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Seo In Guk is love. If he keeps smirking like that, I don't think I would even understand what the story is about! :P

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Wait, Friday 17th June? That's my birthday. Now that is like the best birthday present ever (though I would only be able to see the show the next day with subs) :D :D

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I'll be thinking about you when I watch it live tomorrow, dear, and wish you the happiest bday too. What an unforgettable bday gift you've got this year.. ^^

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Thanks @Gaeina lee It sure is an unforgettable bday gift :)

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Happy Bday to you tomorrow ObsessedMuch!!!

Get a much bigger new screen to celebrate it with SIG in all his awesomeness tomorrow! Haha

Don't we all miss him so much since IRY?

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Thanks a lot Asmara.. we really did miss SIG on our laptop screens as our long conversations on the IRY thread prove.. ?❤

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I have seen Seo In Guk in The King's Face, The Master's Sun, Reply 1997 and High School King of Savvy. He definitely can act, and you can count HSKOS, TKF, Reply 1997 on that(even some actors around his age unable to charmed me the way SIG does to me). Totally can't wait for his new drama to aired, and I have yet need to watch I Remember You to further solidify my growing heart for him!
Seo In Guk ssi! Ain't no other Korean male made me jumping and screaming like a lunatic fan girl and I'm totally gonna missed that hunky smile when you're off for your military service this year! (Can't even remember how many times I've rewatched HSKOS again and again).

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I love everyone and everything in this show. Please be good. Please please please.

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I loved lee sunbin when she was an ulzzang ( she was lee jinkyung ) so I'll probably watch this for her and ma dongseok.

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Seo In Guk I LOVE YOU !!!!!!

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awww seo in guk being touchy~~

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'Next attraction...38 Police Squad Team...i've been waiting for this, curious on how SIG handles his antics...this time in a light, comedic series, back to back with MDS & Soo Young, a must to watch...'get ready'!...whooah

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So I'll def be staying home and glued in front of my monitor every Friday and Saturday with MoTW and this drama air back to back. Guess I have to bid adieu to Fri/Sat night life temporarily.. ^^

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cant wait for thissss!!! >.<
anyway.. seo in guk seriously looking a lot like my friend... before he gaining weight. but SIG used to be fat, so i think he just went into the old SIG mode :D

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Omo. I'm gonna watch this. SEO IN GUK AND SOOYOUNG!!!!! Waaahhh. It's definitely not a romcom but with hijinks and heist, it would totally be fun.
Then Yamapi was metioned. Suddenly remebers 5-ji kara 9-ji made.?

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SIG in handcuffs mmmmmm

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You!.......read my mind.

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GUKKIEEEEEEE SQUEEEEEEEEEEE

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does anyone know where i can watch this, subbed if possible?
Thanks!

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I just saw the first EP and I went... Is DB recapping this? EP1 has given mi Misaeng feels. Is DB recapping this?

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I have also just watched episode 1.

Contrary though, this is so much more entertaining than Misaeng, which I found dull and boring

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I came back here since there's no recap yet. This got me hooked. The scamming is not very complicated that it sounds convincing and relatable to me. I quote Soo Young's character, "It's alright to get scammed at least once, it tells you about your place." There's also a lecturer who once told in his seminar that, if the earning or profit is too great a deal, you won't ever see it happen.

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I came back here because I need to vent too. That was an exhilarating first two episodes and I frig forgot my Stoompi password. No justice.

Just like the show. I'm loving the theme, the right amount of rush, (sarcastic-not-slapstick) comedy, and it's not too much of a thinker but it's entertaining and there's still enough material to get hooked on and just the right amount of bait to keep me curious about the next episode. I was so entertained, I want the next episode pronto all in the spirit of a continued weekend escapism.

But seriously. And SEOINGUK is sizzling. That CAR CHASE. And Ma Deong Seok being all Baymax-ish and then Grizzly. I like this show. Perfect weekend unwinder.

*waiting so hard for DB's recap*

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And the girls in this drama are so edgy! Nobody's candy yet and I'm loving it.

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