Less Than Evil
|Less Than Evil|
|Also known as||Luther|
|Original title||나쁜 형사|
by Neil Cross
|Developed by||Park Jae-beom|
|Directed by||Kim Dae-jin|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||32|
|Running time||35 minutes|
|Original network||MBC TV|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||December 3, 2018|
|Related shows||Klim (Russia)|
Less Than Evil (Hangul: 나쁜 형사; RR: Nappeun Hyeongsa; lit. Bad Detective) is a 2018 South Korean television series based on the British series Luther. It stars Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Seol, Park Ho-san and Kim Gun-woo. It will air on MBC starting from December 3, 2018.
The drama centers on the ongoing psychological battle between a brilliant psychopathic murderer and a hot headed, justice-driven Detective Chief Inspector.
- As a tough and unscrupulous detective with the highest arrest rate, a character based on John Luther.
- Lee Seol as Eun Sun-jae
- 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
- A straight-as-an-arrow detective who graduated early from the police academy
- Bae Da-bin as Shin Ga-young
- A prickly police officer
- Bae Yoo-ram 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  as Choi Jung-woo
- A timid head detective who is indecisive. He works with Jeon Choon-man
|Less Than Evil|
|Soundtrack album by |
OST Part 1
|Released on December 3, 2018|
|1.||"Shadow" (그림자)||Kang Myeong-shin, Black Nine||ZigZag Note||Son Seung-yeon, Black Nine||03:46|
|2.||"The More" (Inst.)||ZigZag Note||03:46|
- 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|
|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|
|15||December 25, 2018|
|17||January 1, 2019|
|19||January 7, 2019|
|21||January 8, 2019|
|23||January 14, 2019|
|25||January 15, 2019|
|27||January 21, 2019|
|29||January 22, 2019|
|31||January 28, 2019|
- "Less Than Evil [Title in the URL]". iMBC.com (in Korean). Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
- A. Kim (February 5, 2018). "MBC Confirmed To Remake BBC Crime Drama "Luther"". Soompi.
- "'Less Than Evil': A Korean adaptation of 'Luther' with a twist". The Korea Herald. November 29, 2018.
- "Shin Ha-kyun cast in MBC remake of 'Luther'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 August 2018.
- Sung Kyun-yoon (20 August 2018). "바로, '나쁜형사' 합류 확정..신하균·박호산 호흡(공식)". Star News (in Korean).
- Kim Hye-young (7 September 2018). "'나쁜형사' 홍은희부터 배윤경까지··· 황금 라인업 완성! 역대급 앙상블 예고". iMBC (in Korean).
- "[공식입장] '나쁜형사' 홍은희·류태호·차선우·윤희석·배윤경 합류". Xports News (in Korean). September 7, 2018.
- Jang Jin-ri (5 September 2018). "홍은희, '나쁜형사'로 2년 만에 안방 컴백…신하균 아내 된다 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean).
- Kim Dong-ki (October 19, 2018). "[공식] 신예 조이현, MBC '나쁜형사' 캐스팅…신하균과 호흡". SE Daily (in Korean).
- Noh Kyu-min (October 19, 2018). "JYP 신예 조이현, '배드파파'→ '나쁜형사'…눈도장 제대로". Tenasia HangKyung (in Korean).
- Kim Dong-ki (5 October 2018). "'나쁜형사' 신하균X이설X박호산X김건우, 대본 리딩부터 시너지 폭발". SE Daily (in Korean).
- "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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