Bad Guys

Bad Guys (2014)

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To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak 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 who is a gangster, Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer. Also, Police read moreInspector Yoo Mi Young joins the team. She tries to have the guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.

  • Native title:

    나쁜 녀석들
  • Also Known as:

    Na ppeun nyeo seok deul; Bad Boys

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Dec 17, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
And here it is! The Best drama of 2014 for me! Right from the start I believed in my guys and they didn't dissapoint me. If you're hesitant to watch it, may you should read this first. Who knows maybe I'll convince you ;)

Crime, detectives, action, invenstigation, blood, killers, victims, secrets, don't just by reading it excite you? I'm the biggest sucker for those kind of dramas and they always manage read more to make me feel good and give me exciting and indescribable feeling of happines and joy. But this drama was way more different than the others. Unique, original and rare.
Did you ever get a feeling to kickass somebody? Like some person that you can't stand, or is annoying to you? I know you do, cause there is no human being that is nice. Well you can pretend to be, but you can't run from dirty and ugly truth of you. And I know that I'm not wrong, even if I tried to deny who knows how many times. And this is what this drama is about. Speaking from my own angle of view while I was watching this drama I had that badass feeling and I got so into the story that I actually felt their pain, joy and a happiness of putting bad guys in jail to rot. Title "Bad guys" actually says itself so you can at least imagine what I think right?
As I said before I never watched a drama similar to this one. The story is simply brilliant and I want to thank the writer's mind and writer to bringing this drama into a dramaland. Former Detective Oh Gu Tak got a mission from Police Chef that in order to stop rising violent crime he must form a team and catch the culprits. He form a team by taking men with the worstest crimes' cases: a contract serial killer Tae Soo, the youngest serial killer, intellegent Jung Moon and a gangster Woong Chul. Bad guys killing bad guys, doesn't sound original? Every character has it's own story and secrets that are hidden deep inside their heart. By gaining trust the strong bond was formed and they started opening to each other. But, where's a trust there's a betrayal, but if you want to believe that person no matter how deep inside you think that he's wrong and bad betrayal again can be replaced by trust. This is a case of these guys. No matter how bad and dirty they were by learning to betrayal and trust they finally believed in each other. And those moments were so strong, emotional, powerful that they moved me to the bones.

Oh my how much I love Kim Sang Joon ahjussi. He is my love of older actors and I always say that he is born to play badass roles. That style suits him the best and in this drama he was no different. He potrays a former detective Oh Gu Tak who's lost his daughter due to a serial killing where his daughter was the last victim of it. Since then, his only goal was to put the bastard in jail.
Jo Dong Hyeok potrays a sexy contract killer, but very clever men. He's heartless, but when he develops feeling for a woman that he musn't love he changes.
My love Park Hae Jin potrays Lee Jung Moon, the youngest serial killer and very intellegent man. People see him as a psychopath and he has a bad past with Oh Gu Tak. Personally he was the most pitied character. His sad, teary eyes and innocent look were the moments where I couldn't help but cry whenever he was crying.
Awww my badass teddy bear will always be in a heart. Ma Dong Seok potrays Park Woong Cheol, a gangster who in a jail for almost 30 years. His character I experienced as a man who everything resolves with a fist and even though he's a bad man he hates evil people. He can be straight and very protective towards the people he cares.
I don't want to spoil anything to you anymore, but I'll simply just say this: These are guys who play by their own rule!

Every second of this spectacular drama was precious and worth. A deep, dark, violence drama with it's deep and strong characters, wonderful music, well made action scenes, twists that keeped me glued to screen for 11 hours brought me an enjoyment which I haven't enjoyed in a long time. Bad guys simply won my heart and will stay there forever. I LOVE you Bad Guys <3
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Dec 20, 2014
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Good action and good investigation sprinkled with suspense and thought deeper than the first glance is exactly what I search for in a good drama and this gave me exactly what I wanted and more. I stumbled upon it accidentally - by clicking on the OST MV on YouTube - and then I noticed a familiar face - Park HaeJin - and as the MV impressed me and I adore Park HaeJin read more because of "Doctor Stranger" I gave the drama a try and it didn't disappoint me a single bit.
Each character was crafted carefully - from visual to the inner world and reasoning behind their actions and decisions they make. Why an assassin is and assassin, why a gangster is a gangster, why a psycho became one and most importantly - why they all want to become human again, after being beasts for so long. Each and every actor fit their character flawlessly and it seemed that all of them still have a lot of stories to tell and that, to my mind, is important - that a character seems so rich, so full that you have a feeling it can tell even more than the scriptwriter has presented.
The subtle (and not so subtle) connections between the said characters that allowed the story to grow and evolve, filled each episode with suspense and anticipation for what will happen next. Who has killed who and why? How is he connected to him? Did he really do it? All those questions run at least through my head and I received an answer in each following episode, getting more questions as an addition.
Apart from the way that the drama made me think, I also loved the idea that even beasts want to be and can be human, that some beasts are only circumstantial and might not even be the ones that should be feared, that people we trust might be scarier than a beast hiding in the dark. No beast is ever as scary as human - human is the scariest person on earth no matter how we look at it.
The plot playing with monsters and humans, who turn to be the true beast, was captivating and I literally couldn't stop watching. The investigation done in extraordinary way, the perfectly choreographed action scenes, the raw and realistic feelings of friendship and trust that grow, get stumbled upon and the re-emerge, and, my favorite, basically no romance that would interfere with the story.
This is joining my top favorite dramas and in all honestly I need a season 2 with the same cast, same characters and new human-monsters to catch.
Give this drama a try - I guarantee you won't regret it.
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the plots aren't anything alike, but they're both exciting dramas. both quench the in-the-mood-for-a-crime-thriller-drama thirst.
Recommended by dearD4NI
If you want something that's just as thrilling, something that will have you on edge, do give this a watch. The actors and actresses did an outstanding job from beginning to end. The episodes are a little longer than usual, but amount of episodes is short. As a fan of crime and thriller dramas, I highly recommend this. (I also can't wait for Bad Guys 2, which supposedly is to be airing soon this year. Better watch this one before the new one comes out, ey?)
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    Maze 14 days ago

    This drama started so good and the actors are terrific! Though the drama may have some flaws/plot holes and sometimes scenes may be a little bit odd, or maybe I just expected too much from this because it is a crime drama so I was not convinced with the plot. But it ended up the way I liked it so.. The actors totally saved it. Looking forward for the second season!

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    claudya87 15 days ago

    I loved it..definitely the successful formula only disappointment/could have lived without Kang Ye Won. Other than that..everything was perfect.

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    Lisa Kim 20 days ago

    I'm currently watching this drama (still in EP05). And so far I'm really loving it. It just saddened me that this drama only have 11 EPISODES. I hope they will make the season 2 longerrrrrrrrr....

    PS: I'm a new fan of park hae jin ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Miss-Addicted 27 days ago - edited

    this is my kind of drama!! everything was amazing about it!!
    what's great about this drama is that it actual makes you question many things, you start feeling for the criminals and you realize how messed up our world is and how twisted some people are!!
    the only little downside for me is that i'd loved if there was some romance (YES SUE ME FOR WANTING SOMETHING I CAN'T SEEM TO HAVE IN REAL LIFE LOL!) but it didn't bother me so much cause the cast was great the story was great the action was great so i highly recommend it if you like these kind of dramas!!
    hoping for a season 2!! maybe with a hint of romance?
    overall amazing, has to be one of the dramas that i truly enjoyed!

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    plumpy Mar 29, 2017

    Awesome yeah the plot was easy but the acting and the action was top notch I was cheering for my bad boys!

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    KimSeokJin Mar 21, 2017 - edited
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      Maze 19 hours ago

      Same thought tbh

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    tala Mar 9, 2017 - edited

    are they really making the season 2 or not i keep seeing articles but..

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      dearD4NI 24 days ago

      they are, it's slated for the second half of 2017

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    Ayesha Mar 5, 2017 - edited

    Do the leads in this show solve different cases or only one case is solved throughout the series?

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      Lutien Mar 11, 2017

      Kind of both anwers are correct.

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    Vanesha888 Feb 2, 2017 - edited

    is there any romance, don't mind even if it's subtle

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      kdramaftw Feb 7, 2017 - edited
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    PabboStell Jan 31, 2017
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    ran Jan 23, 2017 - edited

    been wanting to watch it lol hope i can bear with the actor I never liked here

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      kdramaftw Feb 7, 2017

      who's the actor u dun like???!! :O they all did rly well

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    souldoc70 Jan 12, 2017 - edited

    Definitely must watched! Great acting great plot , keeps you addicted right from episode one. The directing especially the action scenes were of high standards- it's like a mini movie. The four bad guys were simply amazing- each has his own charm. Looking forward to season 2 eagerly

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    ManishaSingh Jan 4, 2017

    Watch it, guys, just watch it! The story and the acting are superb of this drama. After watching Park have jin in this drama you'll understand why he was a perfect Yoo Jung and why can't we get over him easily. No wonder Park Hae-jin is a brilliant actor, underrated but brilliant. Another wow factor of this drama was Jo Dong-hyuk. I saw him for the first time in this and I loved him! Ma dong seok will forever be our fav papa bear with the best comic timing along with a tint of a darker shade. Kim Sang joon's character was, however, a lot like his character from city hunter and he is obviously rocking in it!
    There are few shows that I would like to watch for the writers and the writer of Bad Guys is one of those few. I've watched 38 task force before this and after Bad Guys, i am planning to watch Vampire detective. People don't miss this awesome show and give it a chance,

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    tiffany Jan 1, 2017

    loved it

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    Yume Dec 30, 2016 - edited
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      ManishaSingh Jan 4, 2017

      The first serial killer they caught as a team was the one who killed Nam Goo Hyun's son!

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      LeejLicious Jan 10, 2017

      Use the spoiler tag please n_n!


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    South Korea
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    Oct 4, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014
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    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.8 (scored by 4,354 users)
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