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To pass the time and watch some Netflix programs, I stumbled on a Korean TV show called Bad Guys. Bad Guys is a thriller with action, some humor, dark moments, police procedures that will question one’s local officers and drama that can happen in real life.
The premise is of Detective Oh Gu-tak’s thirst for unmerciful revenge on the one responsible for the cold murder of his only daughter. After serving a suspension from his department, he enlists the services of the worst criminals to solve bloody crimes that plague his district: young genius Lee Jung-moon with an IQ 0f 165 who happens to be a psychopathic killer, gangster Pak Un-Cheol who remains a boss in prison because he fought his way to be the leader of a major gang in 25 days, and hitman Jung Tae-soo with a perfect record who suddenly killed people and turned himself into the authorities out of the blue. The crew deals with police corruption, gangs, organ traffickers, serial killers, and trust.
Although this series premiered in 2014, Bad Guys is still good to watch with intrigue, suspense, and a thirst to know why these characters are together in the first place; what is the main connector that binds the crew?
Each episode is like a mini-movie lasting about an hour long. Now and then, you’ll hear about some police procedures that are useful to use as an officer but can also be illegal. Certain laws are mentioned that prohibit certain authoritative actions portrayed in Bad Guys but Detective Gu-tak ensures there are loopholes that he can use to his advantage in his investigations. In other instances, the crew will be solving other cases in their unique way (e.g. recruiting a local mob to help find a murderer, hide from the authorities when the trail is hot).
There are 11 episodes to Bad Guys and I recommend this series to watch when time is available. Be warned: this is not like the crime shows playing on American TV. There exist some terrible truths displayed in Bad Guys that are blurred for a reason.