Bad And Crazy was so hyped up because of its interesting premise, not to mention it’s Lee Dong-wook and Wi Ha-jun leading the story! Lee Dong-wook gave all of his acting range in this series – romance, sexy, angst, action, comedic timing. I love how this is an action thriller, but it still successfully brought in the comedy, thanks to the powerful bromance of Lee Dong-wook and Wi Ha-joon! Here’s a quick rundown of what we liked in this fun action comedy drama:
Ryu Soo-yeol (Lee Dong-wook) is a self-serving police officer assigned at the Anti-Corruption Unit of Munyang Police Agency. Even though he is a competent detective, his ethical practices are questionable. He is willing to suck up to the high officials for promotion and accept bribes from criminals to save money.
To balance this, I’m glad that he has a team of efficient subordinates who are willing to risk their lives in the line of duty. Yang Jae-sun (Cha Si-won) was Soo-yeol’s partner for the longest time. They’ve been through everything to the point that Soo-yeol was the one who introduced Jae-sun’s wife. Jae-sun acts like a pacifier most times, but the addition of Oh Kyung-tae (Cha Hak-yeon) ultimately brought the synergy.
The team also welcomed Lee Hee-gyeom (Han Ji-eun), a former member of the anti-drug unit (before they got busted), and Soo-yeol’s lovely ex. Han Ji-eun surprised me with her impressive fight scenes in the drama!
Another point I like about the drama is how they introduced the villains. At first, you would think that the politicians were the evils in this story, but then they’re just pawns used by drug lords – banking on their addiction and greed to advance their plans to expand their illegal business. Then, there’s the corrupt cops or the bad eggs in the police force. It’s not surprising that the very team who was tasked to go against the drug rings was the one who harbored them.
And just when we all thought that it was over, his dark past started to haunt our anti-hero. The reason behind the existence of his alter-ego. The supervillain hides cleverly under the guise of a harmless psychiatrist. It’s wild that they were able to squeeze in so much vileness in a 12-episode drama. But this isn’t a “superhero” drama for nothing! 🦸🏻♂️
Wi Ha-jun is all the craze these days, and I must say it’s well deserved! He breathes life to “K” (hilariously short for King!!) as the alter-ego of Ryu Soo-yeol and the source of his hero complex! I liked that even K had character development as well! He existed for the sole purpose of protecting Soo-yeol, but ever since he grew up as a corrupted police officer, K started to help him as part of his conscience. He did the dirty work and caught the bad guys without Soo-yeol’s knowledge. And when Soo-yeol accepted his split personality, he and K worked hand-in-hand in fighting the bad guys and surviving their childhood trauma together.
Lastly, Soo-yeol did not deny K’s existence before his superiors even though it would cost him his job! It takes time for the people around him to accept his situation, but he stood up against the prejudice and protected K in his own way. Soo-yeol is K and K is Soo-yeol.
🏍 It’s always Lee Dong-wook and his bros. He seems to choose projects that highlight his bromances with co-actors for the past half-decade or so. Not that I’m complaining, but it’s just too obvious not to notice. I must say, though, that this duo is more chaotic than the Goblin bromance!
🏍 I would have preferred the ex-lovers to get back together at the end, but I’m happy with what we got. There is a right time for everything, and I see it as a perfect excuse for season 2!
🏍 I thought –’s is a quack lol sorry sir
🏍 I miss K already! Wi Ha-joon nailed this role. This is my favorite role for now, but I miss seeing him in a romance drama.