When Crooks Take the Spotlight: the Crime/Heist Genre

There’s something about crooks pulling off a perfect crime that is so satisfying to watch. I’ve recently been following the OCN drama 38 Task Force, and it definitely reawakens my fascination with stories where bad guys become heroes.


First, a little intro about 38 Task Force (aka Police Unit 3838 Squad38 Revenue Collection Unit). Seo In-guk plays a con man that teams up with a tax collection chief (Ma Dong-seok) to swindle money out of high-profile tax evaders. He doesn’t do it alone, though. He gathers a team of professional criminals to deceive their way into people’s pockets – one unlucky victim at a time. See, even a boring thing such as taxes can turn sexy when you have a felon onboard.
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Midyear Roundup: Kdramas of 2016

The first half of 2016 is coming to an end, and so far so good in the land of dramas, bringing in a diverse set of solid productions. Some were comeback shows of our favorite actors, while others introduce us to new actors to watch out for.

While mega-hit Descendants of the Sun pretty much secured the limelight all to itself, there are other productions this year that are worth the attention (in one way or another). Here are some of the noteworthy dramas I followed that were completed between January 1st and June 30th, 2016.
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