Yoo Ji-tae offered KBS white-collar crime drama Mad Dog
There’s going to be a new investigation team on the block, this one specifically to catch large-scale white-collar criminals. The new KBS drama Mad Dog is about an insurance scam investigations squad, potentially to be led by Yoo Ji-tae (The Good Wife), who has been offered the starring role.
If he confirms, he’ll play a former detective with twelve years of experience in insurance crimes and a 99 percent success record for uncovering them. The character will be the leader of the Mad Dog team, who can spot a criminal or scam artist from a mile away from just a mannerism or tone of voice.
The upcoming drama promises to depict the realities of the corrupt Korean insurance system. Insurance scams are usually executed from one template, and thus are often called copycat crimes—so it’s a play on words that the Mad Dog team will be sent out to catch the copy-cats.
I think Yoo Ji-tae would be an awesome white-collar crime investigator. But let’s be honest, I think Yoo Ji-tae would be awesome as anything on my screen, especially after his recent stint in dramas like The Good Wife and Healer, not to mention the classic movie Oldboy. Directing is PD Hwang Eui-kyung, who has done Partner and Romance Town—not my favorite dramas ever but they were watchable. Hopefully with someone as experienced as Yoo onboard, it’ll kick the whole production up a notch.
KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Mad Dog is slated to begin in October after Manhole, which takes the spot following Seven Day Queen.