Bad Guys…How ‘bad’ are they?

This post contains mild SPOILERS!

Bad Guys 

PlotTo combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo-Tak (Kim Sang-Joong) to form a team consisting of criminals. Detective Oh Goo-Tak is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. Detective Oh Goo-Tak gathers team members: Park Woong-Cheol (Ma Dong-Seok) who is a gangster, Lee Jung-Moon (Park Hae-Jin) who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae-Soo (Jo Dong-Hyeok) who is a contract killer. Also, Police Inspector Yoo Mi-Young (Gang Ye-Won) joins the team. She tries to have the guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.

Plot Credit: AsianWiki.com

I usually don’t write about a drama unless I really like a particular show. Especially if it is only a few episodes in.

I have to say that the male characters totally dominate this show.

Kim Sang-Joong: I saw him in  Golden Rainbow, where his character’s personality was not as’strong’ as this current one’s is. He could physically fight but when it came to saying “no” and putting his foot down towards his friends’ many wrong doings, he was a complete push over. IT DROVE ME INSANE for all 41 episodes or however many he appeared in. In Bad Guys however, tragedy has made him mentally as well as physically strong. He can teach a class on Manipulation 101 and the way he growls out everything he says is so bad ass. He keeps all of the ‘Team Members’ in check with extreme push and pull, which while knowing their individual criminal back grounds, is very interesting to watch.

Park Hae-Jin: I saw him in You who Came From The Stars and Dr Stranger. Honestly, his characters in both weren’t really my style. The SML (Second Male Lead) doesn’t suit him. However here, he is smexy in a absolutely terrifying way. Talk about less is more. His silence in this drama is worth so much more than him yelling out loud. His one eye covered fringe (hair style)  helps add to his allure. If someone can stare you down with one eye covered, then you’d better know your ass is in trouble. You can see the evil on his face. He tends to stick to moving in the shadows, which kind of makes you unconsciously want to double check where you are walking on the street at night irl (in real life).

Ma Dong-Seok: I don’t recall seeing him in a drama or movie but he does seem familiar to me. He gave off a ‘teddy bear’ feeling when his character was first introduced. Then I saw him maul a few people. I quickly changed that to just ‘bear’, scratch the ‘teddy’ part. His bark is definitely as bad as his bite. He is more brawn than brains but his character is still weirdly likable. Maybe it’s just me?

Jo Dong-Hyeok: I’ve seen him in Inspiring Generation. He was pretty good. I liked his fight scenes more than anything. However, in Bad Guys I absolutely his love his character. Especially when he gets mad! Ho ho ho!  You can see on his face the moment when he gets tired of all the long talking and/or when he hears/sees something he doesn’t like. You know the punishment is coming. What you don’t know is what he will do but when he does it…OMG. Not to mention that he is total eye candy. The combination suits him me him well.

Even though I know that all of the guys in this drama are bad to the bone, their character portrayal gives me a feeling similar to what could be called Stockholm Syndrome. I forget every single episode that even though they are helping the police, they are also fresh out of prison for doing really bad things.

*Sighs. Only four episodes so far and I am totally hooked.

If you like fight scenes, murder, mystery and bad guys turned good a teenie bit better, then I would definitely recommend Bad Guys. ^^

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