Hidden Identity

Hidden Identity (2015)

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The story of the investigative team Number 5 specially organized to actively combat crime through stake outs, wiretapping, communications monitoring, and deep-cover infiltration. A secret police unit that bends the limits of the law in order to fight crime, the new department comes in addition to the existing departments for criminal investigations, special investigations, criminal affairs, and white collar crime.
The members are Cha Gun-Woo, Jang Moo-Won, Jang Min-Joo and Choi Tae-Pyeong. read moreThey will hunt down criminals and investigate crimes while undercover (hence the title).

  • Native title:

    신분을 숨겨라
  • Also Known as:

    Shinbuneun Sumgeora; Shinbooneul Soomgyeora; Hide Identity;

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People lose loved ones in crimes and the criminals are not punished. The daily lives of these people are completely broken. They form a group to bring justice.

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Aug 5, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Phew, that was fun! And I'm sad to see it ending so soon. It made for a refreshing change from previous spy dramas like Spy which were nothing but romantic stories with a spy-ish flavor. Not that I hate romantic side-stories - I love them, but only as long as they stay on the side.

Story: This drama focuses more on events rather than characters - at least that's the impression I read more got. It has its pros and cons - there are times you feel a character is dispensable and there are also times when you're not sad when a character dies coz you never felt one with him/her. It focuses on investigative Team Five - "We hide our identities to catch criminals. We don't exist in any records, not even police records." The concept is nothing new - it's been tried and tested over and over again. But its a worthwhile watch. There is a teeny-weeny bit of romance in the flashback scenes, but it doesn't interfere with the story. For those who think that with a young man and woman in the team, romance will bloom eventually - think again!

Acting/Cast: I like how equal importance is given to almost all of the team members. Frankly, I prefer this rather than the hero-worship of one or two persons with everyone else sidelined. I've seen most of the actors in some drama before (but hardly remember) and they did justice to their roles. Most of the times they are seen sporting stoic expressionless faces, so I'm not sure if my judgement is proper. I remember Lee Won Jong from The Girl Who Sees Smells and kinda miss his humor here.

Music: Great OST - loved it.

Rewatch: Why not!

Concluding Thoughts: Nothing new about the story, nothing new about the execution. But if you're a fan of spy/police/investigative dramas, you can try this once. It's better than many others I've seen in recent times.
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Aug 6, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I like police procedurals and this one did a good job with it. As has been said, no romance except a past one motivating several characters, which made the focus more on the team working together against the bad guys. But that's fine, since it's rare w/KDramas. I do prefer well-rounded characters w/fully developed personal lives, but in a suspense thriller police who-done-it that's not necessary for me to enjoy the story. read more The plot made sense, without many holes, and noone acted so completely stupid that I yelled at the TV. So often in these police/spy dramas, you're just going 'call for BACKUP! Tell someone where you're going' etc - but not so much in this one - maybe one incident. But I have to give creds for tight, consistent, logical story-telling :D
And for really awesome fight scenes! Especially Kim Bum fight sequences, but Team Leader there had awesome moments, and so did our lone girl detective, who was blessedly no push-over!
So I recommend this drama to those who prefer action & suspense. Also, this is one to get your male friends/family to watch if you want to show them KDramas are NOT all soaps LOL
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If you want some action, crime, thriller, investigation, and a detective story, you've got to watch this too.They go undercover. Almost the same plot but the difference is their main task. In cold eyes, they follow and get information while in hidden identity, they find information, go undercover and follow, get the evidence or retrieve the stolen item then catch the criminals. It is like watching a series of cold eyes movie. Expect the unexpected. The main character in hidden identity tries to seek revenge for his girlfriend's death. No love story except for the flashbacks.
Recommended by kimmynova24
If you want some action, crime, thriller, investigation, and a detective story, you've got to watch this too. Both of the teams are tasked to catch someone. In bad guys, POLICE +CRIMINALS. In hidden identity: SECRET AGENTS who go undercover. There are so many revelations. Expect the unexpected. The main character in hidden identity tries to seek revenge for his girlfriend's death. No love story except for the flashbacks. In bad guys, they identify and catch criminals to shorten their imprisonment. Plus, both series have the SAME DIRECTOR!
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    Annalisse 1 day ago - edited
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    Jen May 21, 2017

    Finally completed anyway.. 7.5/10

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    fanixx Sep 11, 2016 - edited

    i stopped watching at episode 12 when it was still airing. i have no negative thoughts on this drama, it's just that i drifted apart from it. should i continue? is it worth it?

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      Jen May 18, 2017

      that's exactly where i am and exactly my thoughts... o.O here for other people's answers as well (although this page is almost dead)

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    Kikka Jun 12, 2016 - edited
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      Narco May 1, 2017 - edited

      Kim Bum was probably most annoying characte, he had like 20 sentences in whole show. Always just looking down, being all sad and shit. Too bad he didnt die early in the show.

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      Kikka May 1, 2017
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    Narco Feb 6, 2016 - edited

    Is it episodic or ?

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      MinaVIP Mar 2, 2016

      No, it's just like other kdramas.

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    etsh Feb 1, 2016

    this drama is more than amazing

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    dayidream Jan 18, 2016 - edited

    I know very well you guys ignored and pissed off when anyone asking just romance part of the drama but I like crime and action with romance vibe so I am really curious is there any romance ??

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    SylasBwixML Jan 6, 2016

    not just good it was aWsome

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    WarrFork Dec 4, 2015

    All the plot twists, loved it!

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    MNH0131 Nov 22, 2015

    Handsome talented Kim Bum used to be underrated but this year at age 25, he got offered the main leading role back to back...He's a good leading actor in Hidden Identity and he's going to play Bruce Lee next. So excited!

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    solia Oct 31, 2015 - edited

    A very decent drama. They did well in the action scenes and suspense. Great acting on everyone's part. I like how roles are almost evenly spaced out on all the characters. the story itself is nothing new . I can't say I sympathized with the antagonists of the story; killing innocent people to prove your point is the worst. You can't say oh we need to kill an entire society for it to have new leaders and goals. After many years of wars and claiming lands; societies have already been established and developed. You can't set out to wipe them out and start something new it's just not how things work. Every life matters and this whole killing some for the greater good is out right wrong.

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    solia Oct 29, 2015

    I started this and man my anxiety level shot up. Too much suspense..now off to the next epsiode

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    princessberns Sep 22, 2015 - edited

    In what episode Kim Ji Won appeared? Thank you.

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      Jia Sep 25, 2015
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    ParkShinHyeILY Sep 20, 2015

    Is there romance??

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    Sookooyah_Gurl Aug 17, 2015 - edited

    I hate what happened to Teacher JUNG. Kim Min-Joon is smokin' Hot! I fell more in love with him after he defied the uber-conservative Korean culture and gave the paps the finger. I want him for Christmas. <3


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    South Korea
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    Jun 16, 2015 to Aug 4, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 1,348 users)
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