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Premiere Watch: Just Between Lovers, Bad Guys: City of Evil

There are two new cable shows on the way this week—OCN spinoff crime thriller Bad Guys: City of Evil and JTBC melodrama Just Between Lovers. JTBC is adding a new Monday-Tuesday drama time slot with this series, though we’ll have to see how Just Between Lovers fares to know if the time slot is here to stay. More dramas means more options for us, right? Who needs sleep anyway?

 

Just Between Lovers

Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Broadcaster: JTBC
Genre: Melodrama
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: Junho had a breakout year with his performance in the office comedy Chief Kim, and is following it up with his first leading drama role in this series. It sounds like a very emotional, sentimental melodrama because it’s all about people in pain who heal each other. Junho plays a wayward young man who’s hit rock bottom in every aspect of his life after surviving a traumatic accident that left him comatose and badly injured. He looks like a battered runaway puppy in every promo still and teaser for this drama, so I just have it in my head that he’s got a lot of beef with the universe for his plight. Coming from the writer of Secret and the PD of Nice Guy and Wonderful Season, I expect a hearty dose of pain and a moving romance to make up for it (it’d better make up for it, or we’ll have words).

 

Bad Guys: City of Evil

Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: OCN
Genre: Crime thriller
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: I never saw the original Bad Guys, but this is a spinoff with a brand new cast and story, and hardly any connection to the original other than the general concept of bad guys banding together to catch badder guys. I would wonder why they bothered naming it Bad Guys at all, except that it comes from the same writer, Han Jung-hoon, who also wrote Police Unit 38 and two seasons of Vampire Prosecutor for OCN. The writer has a really strong track record and a knack for ensemble crime capers, plus he’s re-teaming with the PD of Police Unit 38 for this show, so it’ll probably be worth checking out for that alone. Yunno, if you’re in the mood for badass dudes, lawlessness, and general mayhem.

 
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Looking forward to Just Between Lovers. After Chief Kim, Junho has completely won me over. ^^

Finally a drama that I want to watch. Not watching anything at the moment. Wise Prison Life is on my to-watch list, but it sounds like a sausage fest and I'd need to be in the mood.

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BAD GUYS! Finally! I haven't caught any of last week's premieres because I wanted to make room for this drama. Excited for an intense action thriller and the strong cast!

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Awwwww..
I won't watch either drama until they are over, but I can't wait for either.
This is one of the cases that I'd love to binge-watch a series Netflix-style 😦😧

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I could never make myself sit through the premiere of Secret but the teasers for Just Between Lovers have me intrigued. It's direction and production seem great as well. Here's to hoping for something to lure me back to dramaland.

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Interested in Just Between Lovers.

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"Bad Guys" has an impressive cast! It's been awhile since I look forward to a drama like "Forest of Secrets" with well known leads from Chungmuro.
I wish there was a bad girl in the mix. This is a typical male dominated crime thriller.

Here is hoping it'd live up to the expectation.

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Yeah, I'm with you on that wishing there was a 'bad girl' (or, dramagods forbid, 'bad girlS'?)
Maybe it's my exasperation with Hollywood ensembles playing up, but nowadays I just can't get into shows and movies without any female characters. I'm just so disinterested, for some reason. Le sigh.

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I am so ready so for Bad Guys. And badass Ji-soo, and Beautiful Banker.

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I want to be interested in this new Bad Guys because I loved version 1 so much despite its flaws. But somehow I am not. Zero interest, except for the name. I'll probably check out the first couple of eps anyway though.

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Just between lovers 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Here for Bad Guys: City of Evil! Let it be Saturday, December 16 already!

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it feels like I've been waiting forever for just between lovers so yea!!!

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Have you tried using ad blockers? For my iPhone i use Never Ads app and on Google chrome I have the Ad Block extension.
I used to have the same problems with DB and it was so frustrating. I haven't had any problems since I started using the two add on's. Both are free and secure. :) I hope that helps.

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You are a LIFESAVER!! Just installed Never Ads app, and no more freaking popup ads and all that other junk that popped up on this website. I am so happy...

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For sure! I'm glad I could pass on the tip. Now if you see another Beanie struggling you can pass it on. :)=

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You can try using a browser like Opera which not only has a built in ad blocker which makes life easy, it also has a built in VPN.

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I will check this out as well. Thanks for the tip!

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You can try using a browser like Opera which not only has a built in ad blocker which makes life easy, it also has a built in VPN.

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Both of these look amazing. I'll definitely be checking out both :)

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So happy for Junho. Though the show sounds a bit sad, and not my cup of tea normally, I'll still try to watch just to show my support!

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I mean... It's not like I'm curious about JunHo oppa and JiSoo oppa's upcoming dramas or anything.

I mean - I tooootally haven't been expecting these two dramas or anything (hahahaha)

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LOL.. I totally understand what you mean.

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That bad guys cast, I'm drooling at the possibility all round good acting. Hope it wil be good

And just between lovers, finally nice guy pdnim have a new solo project. Tears tears...

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Omg, Junho's drama is finally here. So excited for this one!

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Neither Viki nor DF seem to be going to show Bad Guys: COE...any rumor that Netflix will get it sometime? So frustrating these days to be missing out on dramas. Can't risk the off sites

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This was the same problem with Bad Guys. It was never picked up during its original run. It wasn't till recently that Netflix got it. I pray to all that is holy that one of them gets it (well excluding Netflix, cuz Netflix is a big meanie and doesn't do simulcast in the US!)

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Wow, I'm in Alaska and my memory is that I watched Bad Guys as it was coming out, probably on Viki. But since Kowcowa, DF is pretty much history for kdrama and even with Viki Plus, there are a lot of good (non-idol) dramas that you just can't view on legit sites, particularly if you stream through Roku. I am STILL waiting for final 2 episodes of Falsify which ended in September! Seriously? Why are they torturing us? Seems there is an audience out here...

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I had to illegally stream Bad Guys 😑😒

I actually contemplated getting rid of DF. They barely have any simulcast Kdramas! I wish Kocowa had made the deal with them. The only reason I prefer DF to Viki is guaranteed timely subs. I still don't understand why Viki can't pay subbers. It's so frustrating!!!!!! It's great you got the license but means nothing if there is no one to sub the darn thing!! Grr....

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Looking forward to Just Between Lovers. It seems like a good balance for the almost manic energy in Two Cops.

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My plate is already full! 😭😂

Just Between Lovers -I'm going to start maybe after 4 / 6 epi. So far it doesn't include in recap section, so I wonder if DB will pick up on it or not. Junho is also one the reasons I'm going to watch, but my main draw is Kang Hanna. I have said it before, this writer has quite an impressive credits for her drama specials and she was the second writer for Secret. The PD is also solid.

Bad Guys - will marathon it later. I have no patience (to wait for new epi) for OCN's thriller.

Good luck to both shows!

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Marathon is all I can do now with the lack of subs and I really don't mind.

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Yess.. OCN drama seems to be better for marathon for me.

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I'm definitely here for Just Between Lovers. It's been a while since a straight up love story has got me interested and I'm really hoping this won't disappoint, but the teasers have been great. Love the actors, loving the cinematography too.

I've had my feel of kdrama crimes, is it just me or has there really been too much of that this year?

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yeah there has been a lot of crime/legal dramas this yr,way too many. same ive been wanting a romance drama rather then rom com but nothing so far this yr has hooked me, so im hoping just between lovers is actually good

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I'm looking forward to Bad Guys the most, and the team behind looks promising so i have high hopes to be good.

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Yunno, it has been for awhile to me for watching Melodrama and Junho comes into the screen lol so my Monday & Tuesday secure with 3 show..

Finally! Bad Guys: City of Evil on Saturday & Sunday~~~ I'm so ready for you guys!!!

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I've been waiting for Just Between Lovers! Excited it's finally here.

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I might be biased, I'm looking forward to Just Between Lovers and had been excited for the past week. I had fallen in love with Seo Yul in Chief Kim and then made my way to discover Junho so I'm excited for his next project.
I feel like I'm not a melodrama type of person, but the teasers also has a fair share of cute and warm so I hope it won't disappoint (or have too much angst. My heart can only handle so many). I'm nervous and excited at the same time! For now, tear my heart apart and mend it back, drama!

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I want to watch both dramas. Hopefully within the next 6 months. :D

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Finally, it's here! I will definitely live-watch Bad Guys.

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I'm going to be watching both, can't wait! My husband and I are watching the first season of Bad Guys right now - have 3 more episodes to go. I'm late to the bandwagon, but it's sooooo good, and I'm pretty disappointed that we won't have the same cast. Can we at least get an epic cameo or two? Please?

Just Between Lovers looks promising. I have all the other genres covered with the currently airing shows, so a melo romance sounds good!!

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Stoked for both these shows. Junho did such a great job in Chief Kim I've been waiting for his next drama. <3 I'm excited about everything in Just Between Lovers.
I first saw Ji Soo from his cameo in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo and bamm I'm a FAN. The guy has something. I was disappointed in the character he got in Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon so I'm really interested in his part in Bad Guys 2. I'm hoping he's continue to grow as an actor and that he's given a well written character.

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Juhno was so good in Chief Kim and I am really looking forward to him here. But, I'm not sure my heart can handle a melodrama. We shall see if the power of Junho can overcome.

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Me either. I'm excited for the range as an actor he gets to showcase but I'm a little anxious about watching him in melodrama because of my tears...

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Yay! Who needs sleep, indeed! I'm really excited about Just Between Lovers ...

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Ready for the good hurt Just Between Lovers would give me

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I watched the first episode of Just Between Lovers and I think it's pretty good so far !

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Please update with written episode( just between lovers ) only then iam able to understand the episode online.

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Why don't you just watch it online with Eng Sub?

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I was definitely most excited by the next season of Bad Guys, but once I tried Just Between Lovers I was just too hooked, it's so beautiful. ;~~~; Trying to watch any other drama right now is hard because I can never let go of the feel of this show.
It hurts so good!!

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Watched the first 4 episodes of Just between lovers and I really love. :)

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Where can I find the written updates for Just Between Lovers???????

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