This Week’s Pick: Squad 38

Life sure is tough when you live by the rules.

squad 38

Squad 38 (aka Task Force 38 aka Police Unit 38. Sidenote: commit to a freakin’ English title, aigoo) follows Baek Sung Il (Ma Dong Seok), a tax collections government worker who spends his time hunting down those guilty of tax evasion. His department shows up at offices and homes, distributing seizure sticker notices on valuables all up in the place. Those moments are often met with some resistance.Screen shot 2016-06-29 at 12.22.20 PMScreen shot 2016-06-29 at 12.22.02 PM

Screen shot 2016-06-29 at 12.22.25 PMDream job, right?

Squad 38’s got a fresh energy to it; its slick, it’s dirty, and I like it.Screen shot 2016-06-29 at 12.22.17 PM

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It’s a new day when the family man whose occupation is to seize the scammers, gets scammed himself.

Screen shot 2016-06-29 at 12.27.38 PMAdd a freshly incarcerated con man to the mix, one bribed official too many (your own boss!), and a filthy businessman who keeps showing up and mangling all of your diligent, law-abiding efforts.

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Squad 38 (aka 38사기동대). Fri-Sat.
Network: OCN. 16 Episodes.
Airing: June 17 – August 16.
Writer: Han Jung Hoon (Bad Guys, Vampire Prosecutor)
Director:Kim Jung Min (Bad Guys, Hidden Identity)

Cast: Ma Dong Seok, Seo In Guk, Sooyoung, Oh Dae Hwan. With Song Ok Suk, Ko Kyu Pil, Lee Sun Bin, Jung In Gi, Heo Jae Ho.

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