Less Than Evil

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Less Than Evil
Less Than Evil.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asLuther
Original title나쁜 형사
Genre
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Thriller
Based onLuther
by Neil Cross
Developed byPark Jae-beom
Written by
  • Heo Joon-woo
  • Kang Yi-hun
Directed byKim Dae-jin
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Yoo Hyun-jong
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseDecember 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
Chronology
Related showsKlim (Russia)
External links
Website

Less Than Evil[1] (Hangul나쁜 형사; RRNappeun Hyeongsa; lit. Bad Detective) is a 2018 South Korean television series based on the British series Luther.[2] It stars Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Seol, Park Ho-san and Kim Gun-woo.[3] It will air on MBC starting from December 3, 2018.[4][5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

The drama centers on the ongoing psychological battle between a brilliant psychopathic murderer and a hot headed, justice-driven Detective Chief Inspector.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

As a tough and unscrupulous detective with the highest arrest rate, a character based on John Luther.
A female psychopath
  • Park Ho-san as Jeon Choon-man
A leading detective in the metropolitan area who is at odds with Woo Tae-suk
  • Kim Gun-woo as Jang Hyung-min
A serial killer who pretends to be a prosecutor and Woo Tae-suk’s greatest enemy

Supporting[edit]

A straight-as-an-arrow detective who graduated early from the police academy
  • Bae Da-bin[11] as Shin Ga-young
A prickly police officer
  • Bae Yoo-ram[12] as Ban Ji-deuk
An expert in IT programming who sets up her own detective agency.
The head of the PR department at the police station and Woo Tae-suk's best friend
  • Yang Ki-won as Lee Moon-ki
A policeman on Woo Tae-suk's team
  • Kim Na-yoon as Team Leader Sung
The head of forensic investigative team
A lawyer and Woo Tae-suk's wife
A victim of a case that Woo Tae-suk cannot forget
  • Bae Yoon-kyung as Woo Tae-hee
Woo Tae-suk's sister
  • Ryu Tae-ho [12] as Choi Jung-woo
A timid head detective who is indecisive. He works with Jeon Choon-man

Production[edit]

The rookie actress Lee Seol was chosen among 300 others who auditioned for the role of Eun Sun-jae to play the female lead.[17]

The first script ready was held in early September, 2018 with the attendance of cast and crew at the MBC in Sangam-dong.[17]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Less Than Evil
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2018
Genre
Language
LabelBlending

OST Part 1[edit]

Released on December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Shadow" (그림자)Kang Myeong-shin, Black NineZigZag NoteSon Seung-yeon, Black Nine03:46
2."The More" (Inst.) ZigZag Note 03:46
Total length:07:32

Ratings[edit]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[18] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul
1 December 3, 2018 7.1% (15th) 8.1% (9th) 6.5%
2 8.3% (9th) 9.2% (6th) 8.5%
3 December 4, 2018 8.6% (9th) 9.8% (6th) 8.2%
4 10.6% (6th) 11.5% (5th) 9.7%
5 December 10, 2018 7.4% (13th) 8.1% (9th) 6.9%
6 9.1% (9th) 10.0% (5th) 9.1%
7 December 11, 2018 7.3% (13th) 8.0% (8th) 6.2%
8 8.7% (6th) 9.5% (5th) 7.3%
9 December 17, 2018 7.1% (14th) 7.8% (11th) 6.2%
10 8.5% (9th) 9.4% (6th) 7.2%
11 December 18, 2018 7.6% (11th) 8.5% (8th) 6.6%
12 8.7% (7th) 9.6% (4th) 8.3%
13 December 24, 2018
14
15 December 25, 2018
16
17 January 1, 2019
18
19 January 7, 2019
20
21 January 8, 2019
22
23 January 14, 2019
24
25 January 15, 2019
26
27 January 21, 2019
28
29 January 22, 2019
30
31 January 28, 2019
32
Average % % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Less Than Evil [Title in the URL]". iMBC.com (in Korean). Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. ^ A. Kim (February 5, 2018). "MBC Confirmed To Remake BBC Crime Drama "Luther"". Soompi.
  3. ^ https://www.hancinema.net/orion-s-daily-ramblings-morality-is-negotiable-for-the-leads-of-bad-detective-123669.html
  4. ^ http://kpopherald.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=201808101631401768029_2
  5. ^ http://sports.donga.com/list/3/02/20181123/92990563/1
  6. ^ "'Less Than Evil': A Korean adaptation of 'Luther' with a twist". The Korea Herald. November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.hancinema.net/new-drama-bbc-crime-drama-bad-detective-to-get-korean-remake-115401.html
  8. ^ "Shin Ha-kyun cast in MBC remake of 'Luther'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 August 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.hancinema.net/shin-ha-kyun-and-baro-courted-for-bad-detective-remake-120945.html
  10. ^ Sung Kyun-yoon (20 August 2018). "바로, '나쁜형사' 합류 확정..신하균·박호산 호흡(공식)". Star News (in Korean).
  11. ^ https://www.hancinema.net/bae-da-bin-to-join-bad-detective-122003.html
  12. ^ a b Kim Hye-young (7 September 2018). "'나쁜형사' 홍은희부터 배윤경까지··· 황금 라인업 완성! 역대급 앙상블 예고". iMBC (in Korean).
  13. ^ "[공식입장] '나쁜형사' 홍은희·류태호·차선우·윤희석·배윤경 합류". Xports News (in Korean). September 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Jang Jin-ri (5 September 2018). "홍은희, '나쁜형사'로 2년 만에 안방 컴백…신하균 아내 된다 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean).
  15. ^ Kim Dong-ki (October 19, 2018). "[공식] 신예 조이현, MBC '나쁜형사' 캐스팅…신하균과 호흡". SE Daily (in Korean).
  16. ^ Noh Kyu-min (October 19, 2018). "JYP 신예 조이현, '배드파파'→ '나쁜형사'…눈도장 제대로". Tenasia HangKyung (in Korean).
  17. ^ a b Kim Dong-ki (5 October 2018). "'나쁜형사' 신하균X이설X박호산X김건우, 대본 리딩부터 시너지 폭발". SE Daily (in Korean).
  18. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2018.

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