Bad Guy

A freaking awesome new drama!!

Korean name: 나쁜 남자.

Starring Kim Nam Gil 김남길, Han Ga In 한가인, Kim Jae Wook 김재욱, Oh Yun Soo 오연수 and Jung So Min 정소민 .

Broadcast network is SBS and premiered on 26 May 2010, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 Korean time.
This is scheduled for 20 episodes. And due to the World Cup, SBS had stopped airing this drama for 2 weeks as they had exclusive rights to broadcast the football games – or something like that -, and so, will be longer than 10 weeks counting from 26 May.

This is a story about a man’s quest for revenge. Gun-wook (Kim Nam Gil’s) plots revenge against Haeshin Group, a chaebol family, RICH family, who took him in thinking that he was the father’s illegitimate son, but then threw him away when they found out that they mistook him for Tae-sung (Kim Jae Wook).


The trailer opens with Kim Nam-gil’s narration: “The thing about cats is… they don’t just bite a mouse once and kill it. They pretend to let it go and play around with it, and finally kill the mouse when they get tired of it.” This is his way of describing his revenge plans for the Haeshin Group — which is the company to whom Tae-sung (Kim Jae-wook) is heir.

Kim Nam-gil’s Gun-wook meets Tae-sung in Japan, who challenges him on the bridge, “Now that I’ve told you to try and kill me, are you afraid? I said, kill!” Further complicating things is their intertwining fates with Jae-in (Han Ga-in).

To watch, at Mysoju for English subtitles and at for Chinese subtitles.

To read Javabeans episode summaries, starting from episode 1.

And drama summary, here.

I started this drama because I needed something dark and mysterious, after watching happy ones like Oh! My Lady and Prosecutor Princess (which I will comment on really soon…), this is really really good. I love it, although it is only on its 7th episode. Although I feel that there are loopholes in the whole revenge plan, I am still so looking forward to it.

A point to note, I find it weird that Tae-sung is the heir to the group, because the father has another son, who is older than Tae-sung, so I don’t know. Unless it is the older sister’s (Oh Yun Soo’s) husband or something.