iQiyi’s year-end heavyweight Original Korean drama series Bad and Crazy started last weekend and we are LOVING it so far! Bad and Crazy weaves together themes including action, dark comedy, suspense, and crime for a satisfying and exciting series of vengeance in an insane society. Here’s why you should watch it.
Why You Should Watch Bad and Crazy
The cast alone is good enough reason to watch Bad and Crazy. It stars Lee Dong-wook, Wi Ha-jun, Han Ji-eun, and Cha Hak-yeon, all playing distinct characters you won’t soon forget. Dong-wook is Ryu Su-yeol, a consequentialist police inspector looking to get ahead in life, while Ha-jun is the crazy yet righteous K who is not afraid to uphold justice in a corrupt world using any means. Ji-eun plays the role of hot-blooded narcotics police officer Lee Hui-gyeom, while Hak-yeon plays junior police officer O Gyeong-tae (my favorite character) who warms the team like sunshine.
The Action Scenes
If you’re a huge fan of action like I am, then you will love the exhilarating large-scale action scenes of this show. Aside from a ton of fight scenes (in which Dong-wook is sometimes just in a towel, by the way), there are also motorcycle scenes that undoubtedly tested the stars’ physical endurance. When quizzed about the greatest challenges filming the action scenes and their preparations, Dong-wook confidently stated that he did not have to prepare much for them as he simply had to follow the direction, though he did admit that they were a “war against exhaustion”. Ha-jun added that the heat didn’t help much during production, either. “Fighting while wearing a motorcycle helmet was really super hot,” he stated.
I don’t know about you, but I always love a good bromance in Kdramas. From Hwarang to Goblin, bromances are always a delight to see on-screen; and Dong-wook and Ha-jun’s chemistry makes it even better in Bad and Crazy. Talking about how they built that chemistry, Ha-jun revealed that his on-screen chemistry with Dong-wook was so strong that they were able to work together perfectly even without detailed coordination. Dong-wook added that “the fireworks between the male leads are not to be missed.”
Catch episodes of Bad and Crazy every Friday and Saturday at 9:50PM on iQiyi.