Police Unit 38, a drama which I’m embarrassed to reveal I’d actually completely forgotten about, is almost here! Well, almost if you consider mid June right around the corner—which, I do so Yay! It’s almost here. Time for us to get our highly stylized, darkly quirky, police show on. Are you ready?
No? Well, how about if I mention Seo In Guk is in it? Does that make you a little more excited about a police drama? Yes? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Since it’s coming from the team that did Vampire Prosecutor (which, despite several attempts, I never finished) and Bad Guys (which I almost loved) you know that Police Unit 38 is going to be at least an interesting time. Add into the mix that it’s going to be part White Collar? You know, ultimate con artist gets sprung from jail on the condition that he use his particular set of talents to con tax evaders out of their ill kept gains? Which also kind of sounds like Bad Guys, ultimate bad guys get sprung from jail on the condition that they use their particular sets of talents to beat the crap out of other bad guys in an attempt to solve crimes?
Good thing I’m a sucker for that sort of plot.
Here is the teaser they released.
Kind of funny to see the guy who played the mobster in Bad Guys playing a harried cop here. I want to say to those people attacking him—watch out! Don’t poke the bear! He WILL murder you.
Seo In Guk plays our con artist in the drama, and as I can see the shmarmy-ness in him, so I guess it’s a good fit. I look forward to 12-16 episodes of him looking all smug. Or at least 8 episodes until the inevitable overarching plot comes in where he’s outwitted until the end when he ultimately succeeds. (Come on, we all know how these OCN shows go. Not that I don’t love a lot of them but there is a bit of a formula there. Just like how I know, he’ll get his smug back at at the end but they’ll leave it open for the inevitable ‘will there be a second season’ fan-bait.)
I’m going to go ahead and put this show on my can’t wait to watch list. The list currently is sadly small and can use a little bolstering. How about you? You going to watch?