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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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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    5Clivi 1 day ago - edited
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    tala 13 days ago

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

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    Ayesha 17 days ago - edited

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

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      Lutien 12 days ago

      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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    SaadoudiIbrahim Dec 21, 2016
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    ladytristeza Nov 19, 2016 - edited

    too much absurdity, yeah it´s what pretty much destroyed this drama...and what it´s only could be if there would be better see beginning was really amazing and tense (even if unrealistic) but later it´s lost it´s steam and even ending was really predictable and downright absurd...and it´s just something what should´t happen with this kind of it´s seems like i dislike this drama but that´s not true...i like it, but i´m just disappointed it´s not as much good as it´s could be

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      SaadoudiIbrahim Dec 21, 2016

      idk what are you on but this drama is fucking great

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      ladytristeza Dec 21, 2016
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    PKsuperfan Oct 16, 2016 - edited

    So, Suicide squad Korean version.

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      Panda Nov 24, 2016

      Except this aired 90 years before the American suicide squad

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      Hermina05 Dec 24, 2016

      since this was made years before that, we can say that Suicide Squad is the American Bad Guys

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      Natalia Jan 17, 2017

      To be fair Suicide Squad was publish in the 80's so I think there could be a possibility that the writers get the idea from that.

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    Aryael Oct 5, 2016
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    Lorra-Patricia Oct 3, 2016

    This drama is SO FANTASTIC I'm at a loss for words, so I can't even review it. It has the feel of a movie. The acting is top notch. The actors are top notch. The writing is top notch. The action is fierce. Park Hae Jin - "Psychopathic Marvel" and my favorite of the bunch of bad guys. I highly recommend this drama if you're searching for a quality police/action drama.


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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 4,192 users)
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